Nicholas Hamner Cobbs paper
Scope and Contents note
This collection consists of a document describing the provisions of Grandfather McClung's will, including the direct and contingency provisions to the Missionary Society and the Bishops Cobbs and Brownell for use in their dioceses.
- circa 1850
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.
Nicholas Hamner Cobbs was born in Bedford County, Virginia on 5 February 1796. He was raised a Presbyterian but was subsequently confirmed as an Episcopalian and was ordained as a deacon on the same day. He served several parishes in Virginia. In 1843, he was called to the rectorship of St. Paul’s church in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1844 he was elected bishop of Alabama, the first to preside over that diocese. Although a slave owner himself, he opposed Alabama’s secession from the Union and ordered Alabama clergy to omit prayers for the Confederate Congress and President from services. Cobbs died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 11 January 1861, the same day Alabama seceded from the Union on the eve of the Civil War.
0.016 Linear Feet (1 item, 1 piece)
Language of Materials
Document describing the provisions of Grandfather McClung's will, including the direct and contingency provisions to the Missionary Society and the Bishops Cobbs and Brownell for use in their diocese.
To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.
Martha Bace, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
- Guide to the Nicholas Hamner Cobbs paper
- June 2008
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note