COBB, Joel Raymond

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Last Name
 
COBB
Given Names
 
Joel Raymond
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
2/2/1965
Age at Death
 
13
Place of Birth
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 14
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C14
Religion
 
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Male
Information on __Source of Death
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Student
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
8/17/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(minor)
Birth Mother
 
Christine Cobb aka Elois Christine Young, Elois Christine Cobb
Birth Father
 
Jim Cobb, Sr.; Guy Young (stepfather)
Siblings
 
James Cobb, Jr.; Teresa Ann Cobb; Ava Phenice Jones, aka Ava Phenice Brown, Ava Phenice Cobb; Brenda Carole Cobb, Johnny Cobb aka John Raphael Cobb, John Cobb Jones; Sandra (Sandy) Yvette Cobb Jones, aka Sandra (Sandy) Yvette Cobb; Ramona (Mona) Lamothe Young aka Ramona Lamothe, Mona Cobb
Partner
 
Children
 
(nieces) Stephanie Brown aka Stephanie Jamelle Morgan; Marchelle Jacole Jones, Monyelle Maylene Jones; (nephew) Marshawn Cobb
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Joel, or "JoJo," was the youngest of Christine Cobb Young's children. Joel was lovable, courteous always, and good as gold, either by nature or from growing up with an older sister or brother nearby at all times. His sisters Brenda Cobb, Sandy Cobb Jones, and Ava Jones, all lived in the San Francisco Temple as did Joel. Their room was a magnet, overflowing with energy, activity, children and teenagers. Christine and her children came out to Redwood Valley from Indianapolis in 1966 and were solidly involved, exemplary members, and if old enough, already in leadership roles in Peoples Temple when I first joined in 1970. Christine and Guy Young adopted Ramona Young, 8, who is also in the book. Fortunately for us all, three of Joel's siblings survived: Jim Cobb, Jr, Theresa "Terry" (dec'd. 2/13/2015), and John, and went on to live lives full of service, as did Christine's husband, Guy, and Ava's adopted daughter, Stephanie. ” - Kathryn Barbour