Mary Willard1,2,3

ID# 1327, (abt 1753 - 1842)
  • Born: abt 1753 in Colchester, Connecticut.1,4
  • Baptised: 3 Dec 1753 in First Congregational Church, Colchester, Connecticut.1
  • Married First: Elkanah Cobb in Pawlet.2,4,3
  • Married Second: Zadock Remington 9 Oct 1805 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.7
  • Died: 2 Aug 1842.4,8
  • Buried: in Old Butterfield Cemetery, Centerton, Morgan Co., Indiana.4,8
  • Note: There is room for doubt about Mary's birth date and the identification of her mother. According to her grand-nephew Henry Willard, writing in 1867, Mary was the daughter of her father's first wife, Sarah Childs. She died in 1750, so Mary would have been born by then. But Mary wasn't baptised until 1753, and her tombstone shows an age suggesting she was born about 1754. If she was born after 1750 her mother would have been her father's second wife, Sarah Loomis. Given the Congregational Church's practice of infant baptism and other errors found in Henry's accounts, I believe the latter is correct as shown here.1,4,3
Mary also appears in our Family History Section where there is much more information about her.

Children with Elkanah Cobb:


  1. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920. Multiple volumes. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library, various.
  2. Unknown record type, Probate Records. Rutland District Probate Court. 83 Center St., Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  3. Hiel Hollister. Pawlet for One Hundred Years. Albany: J. Munsell, 1867. Digital reprint, Waterville, Maine: Kennebec Publishers.
  4. Online <>.
  5. Janet Muff, Extracts from early Vermont probate records.
  6. Elias Loomis, and Elias Scott Loomis, Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America and his Antecedents in the Old World. N.p.:, 1875, 1908.
  7. Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, Births, Marriages and Deaths, Town Clerk.
  8. Dave Kennedy. "Re: The Cobb Family." E-mail message. 17 Jan 2007.
  9. Wells Land Records. Town Clerk. Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont.