|Creator:||Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868|
|Creator:||Cobb, John Addison|
|Creator:||Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889|
|Creator:||Cobb, Sarah Robinson Rootes, 1792-1866|
|Creator:||Erwin, Alexander S., 1843-1907|
|Creator:||Erwin, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1850-1930|
|Creator:||Lamar, Zachariah, 1767-1834|
|Title:||Cobb / Erwin / Lamar family collection|
|Quantity:||22.6 Linear feet (46 document boxes, 3 cartons, 1 oversized boxes)|
Zachariah Lamar (1767-1834) married Mary Ann Robinson. Daughter Mary Ann Lamar (1818-1889) married in 1835 Howell Cobb (1815-1868), son of John Addison Cobb (1783-1855) and Sarah Robinson Rootes Cobb (1792-1866). Howell and Mary Ann Cobb's daughter Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1850-1930) married in 1872 Alexander S. Erwin (1843-1907).
The collection consists of personal and business papers of the Cobb, Erwin, and Lamar families from 1796-1929. Early records deal mainly with the Zachariah Lamar family and include deeds, bonds, land grants, receipts, slave bills of sale, and correspondence. The period 1811-1928 covers the Lamar, Cobb, and Erwin families and contains correspondence, both business and personal; bills; receipts; invitations; legal papers; telegrams; tax notices; postcards; case books; letterbooks; scrapbooks; account books; photographs; and genealogical and biographical information pertaining to the Cobb, Erwin, and Lamar families. Also includes information on the law practice and legal firms of the Cobb and Erwin families. Of particular interest are Howell Cobb's order books for the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment (Cobb's Brigade). The collection includes correspondence and material relating to the following family members: Zachariah Lamar, Howell Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, John Addison Cobb, Sarah Robinson Rootes Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb Erwin, and Alexander S. Erwin.
Arranged in chronological order.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Cobb / Erwin / Lamar family collection. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Other Cobb family papers.