The Huntsville Times

Sunday, October 29, 1933


Funeral Held for I. D. Cobb, Aged Confederate Veteran Died Friday of Pneumonia


Funeral services were held at 3 o-clock yesterday afternoon for Isaac Denton COBB, 86-year-old Confederate veteran, at his home near Gurley, where he died at 11:25 o-clock Friday morning of pneumonia.  The Rev. Mr. WADE of Gurley officiated.


Burial was made in Beason Cemetery with Laughlin-McCaleb in charge of arrangements.  Members of Egbert Jones Camp of Confederate veterans served as pallbearers.


Mr. Cobb contacted pneumonia 10 days ago and grew steadily worse until he died Friday, leaving only 11 veterans left alive in the county.


The aged veteran was born in Madison County in October 1847, the son of Reyer and Lucinda Childress COBB.  He lived here all of his life and was an active farmer until 1927.


He joined Company C, 25th Alabama Cavalry in 1863, at the age of 16.  Throughout the remaining two years of war, he served as a scount under Capt. John C. DRAKE, traveling back and forth between Alabama and Tennessee.


He surrendered in Huntsville in May 1865.


Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mary Bowers COBB; two sons, J. I. COBB of Gurley and J. W. COBB of Owens Cross Roads; four daughters, Mrs. A. I. WILLIAMS and Mrs. John BRANDON of Owens Cross Roads, Mrs. A. L. BRAZELTON of Huntsville, and Mrs. W. J. ESSLINGER of Gurley; eighteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.