Cobb, William Alexander Mckendree
Cobb, William Alexander McKendree a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, son of Reverend Jesse B. Cobb, was born in Granville County, N.C., September 2, 1817. He became religious very early, studied earnestly, began preaching in 1838, and in 1839 entered the Tennessee Conference, in which he travelled a few months, and was transferred to the Arkansas Conference. In 1849 he was transferred to the Indian Mission Conference, and served the Creeks and Cherokees until 1854, when ill-health obliged him to retire from active service. In 1861 he undertook the presidency of the Female College in Cross County, Arkansas, where he did excellent service till the institution was broken up by the war in 1864. In 1866 he entered the White River Conference, and labored zealously until his decease, January 2, 1873. Mr. Cobb excelled in all ministerial duties. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church. South, 1873, page 885.