Cobb, Asahel a Congregational minister, was born at Abington, Massachusetts, May 8, 1793. After pursuing a preparatory course of study in Litchfield, Connecticut, he graduated from Hamilton College in 1823, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1826. On December 12 of that year he was ordained assistant pastor at Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, from which he was dismissed in 1830. The following year he was installed at Sandwich, where he served eleven years. From 1844 to 1848 he was acting pastor at North Falmouth, the succeeding year at West Yarmouth, and in 1854 at Little Compton, R.I. For about eleven years he was pastor of First Church, New Bedford, but was not regularly dismissed until 1870. He resided thereafter, without charge, at Sandwich, Massachusetts, and died there, May 2, 1876. He served two terms in the Massachusetts Legislature — the first in 1843 and 1844, and the second in 1852 and 1853. See Cong. Quarterly, 1877, page 413.