Gurley Lions Club serving the Gurley community since 1948
Gurley Lions Club serving the Gurley community since 1948

Williamson Robert (“Will”) Winfield Cobb Jr.
Sarah Jane (“Jane”) Glass Cobb

A once prominent Gurley citizen

Lou Sams graciously shared this article 29 September 2004.
Lou Sams, G.R.I.
Averbuch Realty
(256) 337-9083 (direct)
(256) 883-6650 (fax)

The photo is of W.R.W. Cobb, Jr. (“Will”), and his wife, Sarah Jane (“Jane”) Glass Cobb. W.R.W. stands for Williamson Robert Winfield Cobb. He was named after his father’s first cousin, who was a six term U.S. Congressman out of Jackson County. Other members of the early Cobb family served as County Commissioners, Constables, Justices of the Peace, etc.

They were amongst the earliest settlers of Woodville, Owens Cross Roads, Gurley, Paint Rock, Big Cove, and surrounding areas.

Some biographical information on W.R.W. Cobb, Jr.:

Born December 20, 1832, Madison County, AL
Died June 19, 1913, buried in Gurley Cemetery
Served as a Private in Confederate Army, Russell’s AL 4th Cavalry
Postmaster of Gurley, 1889-1894 and 1899-1901
Prominent Gurley businessman
His wife Jane Glass was born January 8, 1837.

Will Cobb  J T Simms Jackson Street Gurleys Alabama They were amongst the earliest settlers of Woodville Owens Cross Roads, Gurley Paint Rock Big Cove and surrounding areas in North Alabama

They were amongst the earliest settlers of Woodville Owens Cross Roads, Gurley Paint Rock Big Cove and surrounding areas in North Alabama

Lou Sams, G.R.I.
Averbuch Realty
(256) 337-9083 (direct)
(256) 883-6650 (fax)

Lou Sams graciously shared this article 29 September 2004.