Cobb

Cobb, a 1ST. W. county of Georgia, bounded S. E. by the Chattahoochee, and drained by several creeks; area, 529 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 13,814, of whom 3,217 were colored. The surface is hilly, and in part mountainous. The soil is fertile. The rocks are granitic and meta-morphic, and produce gold. The Western and Atlantic railroad intersects the county. The chief productions in 1870 were 58,296 bushels of wheat, 215,522 of Indian corn, 23,182 of oats, 130,650 lbs. of butter, and 1,972 bales of cotton. There were 893 horses, 799 mules and asses, 1,784 milch cows, 3,035 other cattle, 2,843 sheep, and 10,897 swine; 2 manufactories of cotton, 1 of woollen goods, 1 of paper, 2 wool-carding and 3 leather-currying establishments, 1 flour mill, 4 saw mills, and 4 tanneries. Capital, Marietta.

Coburg Family

Coburg Family, a family of sovereign German dukes, originating in the 15th century, now celebrated for intermarriages with European royal families. A sister of Duke Ernest I., who died in 1844, was the duchess of Kent, mother of Queen Victoria; and his brother Leopold, whose first wife was a daughter of George IV. of England, and his second wife a daughter of Louis Philippe, became the first king of the Belgians; while Albert, son of Duke Ernest I., and brother of the reigning duke of Coburg, Ernest II., was the consort of Queen Victoria. One of the nephews of Ernest I., Ferdinand, was consort of the queen of Portugal, and after her death (1853) for some time regent of the kingdom; and another, August, married Marie Clementine, a daughter of Louis Philippe, while his niece, Victorie, became the wife of the duke de Nemours.

Coburg, Or Saxe-Coburg, Josias

Coburg, Or Saxe-Coburg, Josias, prince of, an Austrian field marshal, born Dec. 26, 1737, died Feb. 20, 1815. In 1788 he commanded the Austrian army against the Turks, and after the conquest of Khotin, and the victory at Fokshany, he entirely routed the Turks near Martinestie, and took possession of the larger part of Wallachia, including Bucharest. In the wars with France in 1793 and 1794 he took a successful part, defeating the French at Neer-winden and capturing Conde and Valenciennes, but eventually he was defeated at Maubeuge and Fleurus.

Cochimi

Cochimi, a nation of Indians in Lower California, occupying the district between lat. 25° and 33° N., with some islands. According to their tradition, they were driven southward by other nations after a general war. The Cochimis, including the Laymones, were the most populous of the California tribes. They were darker in color than the Indians of Mexico, and well formed, but in the lowest degree of savage life, rising somewhat however above the other Lower Californians, being more intelligent and less brutal. The Jesuits began missions among them at San Ignacio in 1706, and maintained them till the suppression of the order, when they were continued for a time by the Dominicans. They were taught to cultivate the soil, and until the mission system was broken up by the Spanish government they were self-supporting and prosperous, but have since declined greatly.