Known as the John R. Cobb home. He had moved from Hickory Grove to Sharon, SC and established a dry goods store, known as Cobb’s Grocery. It continued to operate until the early 1950’s.
John R. Cobb and his wife, Sallie were charter members of the Sharon Methodist Church; when its new building was dedicated in 1921, a quartet consisted of J. Mason Wilkerson, Sam H. Wilkerson, W. B. Wilkerson and John R. Cobb entertained the crowd with song. Since a newspaper article reported all the men were from Hickory Grove we may assume Cobb had not yet resided in Sharon. Working for W. L. Hill at his mercantile business, Cobb left the business and established one of his own in Hickory Grove. In October of 1934, J. L. Whitesides sold his business just below the
Sharon National Bank and Caldwell’s Store to John Cobb who then left Hickory Grove and moved into Sharon. In the 1937 town election, Cobb, W. T. Sims, J. L. Whitesides and K. L. Bankhead were re-elected to the town council. [Contribution by J.L. West]
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