The Kopp/Cobb Families of North Carolina
(Alamance, Davidson, Guilford, Orange, Rowan, Counties)
(With related families)
Corrections and additions are welcome
Years have been spent collecting the data in this report on the Cobb families of North Carolina and those who traveled to Tennessee and Texas. Families related by marriage into the Cobb family are also included. Many people have been responsible in helping me to collect this information. I would like to particularly acknowledge the help of my mother-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy A Cobb and her sister, Mrs. Geneva Malone. Their knowledge and research of the families that moved to McNairy County Tennessee were invaluable to me.
The Kopp family left Germany in 1754 and traveled to Bucks County Pennsylvania. From there, they went to Guilford County North Carolina and nearby areas. They were in the Friedens Lutheran Church area near Gibsonville, North Carolina well before the American Revolution. German was spoken in this church and German names were used in the records until about 1830 when the American names were used—thus Kopp became Cobb in the records. Many of the tombstones in the Friedens Cemetery are written in German with the later ones in English.
The Kopp family is found in Bucks County Pennsylvania Church records and civil records. The Cobb families of North Carolina are tied to the families in West Tennessee by Power of Attorney records, cemetery records, census records and other documents.
Some of the surnames included in the database are: Albright, Boone, Clapp, Croskery, Cummings, Doggett, Fumbanks, Gerringer, Huffines, Kernodle, Kirby, Lain, May, Michael, Schumacher, Summers, Troxler, Wagoner, Wilson, and Wright. I have written a book about the Cobb family entitled “Cobb Connections” that gives many details about these families. I welcome new information and corrections since a work such as this is never complete.