Cobb, William Newell
Cobb, William Newell a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at McLean, Tompkins County, N.Y., July 15, 1818. He received an excellent common-school education; at the age of eighteen engaged in civil-engineering, which he followed six years; experienced religion during the time; served two years as class- leader; in 1842 entered the Genesee Conference; was transferred to the Oneida Conference the following year, and died August 3, 1878. Mr. Cobb's labors were highly acceptable. In the pulpit he was always practical, logical, and eminently edifying. In daily life he was judicious, solicitous, energetic, and faithful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1879, page 67.