COBB, Joel Raymond

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Last Name
Given Names
Joel Raymond
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Indianapolis, Indiana
Family Tree
  Cobb Family Tree
Birth Mother
Christine Cobb aka Elois Christine Young, Elois Christine Cobb
Birth Father
Jim Cobb, Sr.; Guy Young (stepfather)
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
(nieces) Stephanie Brown aka Stephanie Jamelle Morgan; Marchelle Jacole Jones, Monyelle Maylene Jones; (nephew) Marshawn Cobb
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Source of Death Information
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
Cottage 14
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Child (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26f)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
(minor); Supplies inspector (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ggg)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“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