Taken from Joe Cobb's book on Bertie Co. in response to Frank Lyman's inquiry concerning Stephen Buck.
1.Stephen Buck m. Edward Cobb's widow, Elizabeth, who was formerly a Collins.
2.At the May court of 1784 a deed of sale of a tract of land from James Baker and Mary Wiulliams to Stephen Buck was proven by the oath of John Lawrence.3
3.A deed dated Jan. 29, 1795 aand witnessed by Stephen Buck and Thomas Harden.
4.May court of 1784, permission was granted to Stephen Buck, Henry Cobb, and Thomas Whitmell Pugh to build a grist and sawmill across Bear Swamp. The same court appointed Luke Collins, Thomas Sutton, John Hopkins and Edward Griffin to measure off one acre of land from the property of Henry Cobb for the purpose of building the grist and saw mill
5.Edward Cobb died in 1778 after he was listed on the 1778 tax list. Stephen Buck m. Edward's widow on the 6th Nov. 1779. Buck filed an inventory of the estate of Edward on the 9th Nov., 1779. On the 11th 1779 Stephen buck, Wm. Lawrence, and Andrew South were bonded in the amopunt of 3000 lbs. in order for Stephen Buck to be the administrator of the estate of Edward Cobb.
6.there is no proof that Elizabeth was a Collins except that the Collins family was closely tied to the Cobbs.