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COBB,Howell, soldier, born in Granville, North Carolina, about 1770; died in Georgia in 1820. He became a planter in Georgia, served in the army as ensign and captain from 1793 till 1806, and was in congress for three successive terms, serving from 1807 till 1812, when he resigned to accept a captain's commission in the army. He served through the war of 1812, resigned on the declaration of peace, and lived on his plantation till his death.
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