Frances Ann Cobb1,2,3

ID# 10114, (1835 - 1913)
FatherGideon Cobb4,5,6 (26 Jun 1791 - Aug 1864)
MotherRoxana Worden4,5,6 (4 Mar 1794 - 21 Apr 1863)

Key Events:

Birth: 9 Jan 1835, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York7,8,9
Marriage: Wilna Cole, 26 Nov 1857, Rochester, New York8,10,11
Death: 18 Mar 1913, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan12,13
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan14,15

Spouse:Wilna Cole (17 Feb 1827 - 15 May 1918)
     Children:

  • Mary Roxana Cole28,29,30 (abt Aug 1859 - 18 Feb 1879)
  • Edward L. Cole29,31,32 (abt 1861 - 12 Jul 1888)
  • Jennie S. Cole21,33,13 (1 Apr 1863 - 1961)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Frances Ann Cobb was born on 9 Jan 1835 in Rochester, Monroe Co., New York.7,8,9
     She was probably the female under age 5 listed in the household of her father, Gideon Cobb, in the 1840 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York.16 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, in the household of her parents, Gideon Cobb and Roxana Worden.17 She appeared on the 1855 State Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, in the household of her parents.18
     Frances married Wilna Cole, son of Edward Lester Cole and Mary Pancost, on 26 Nov 1857 in Rochester, New York.8,10,11
     Frances and Wilna Cole moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, after their marriage.19 They appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, enumerated 16 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $2,000 and personal estate of $6,000. Their daughter Mary was listed as living with them, as were his mother, Mary Pancost, and May Fagan, age 17, a domestic.20
     Frances and Wilna appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, enumerated 25 Jul 1870, reporting real estate valued at $18,000 and personal estate of $10,000. Their children Mary, Edward and Jennie were listed as living with them, as were Wilber Taylor, age 14, relationship unknown, and Kate McVain, a 17-year-old domestic servant.21
     Frances and Wilna appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, enumerated 1 Jun 1880. Their children Edward and Jennie were listed as living with them, as were two boarders, Mary and Lucy McVian, age 24 and 21.22
     Her brother James's will, which left all his property to his family's long-time housekeeper, was filed for probate 20 Mar 1899. Frances and her sister Maria filed to contest the will.23,24 Their contest was rejected by the judge 6 Sep 1899, and ordered them to pay costs.25
     Frances and Wilna appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, at 443 East Fulton, enumerated 11 Jun 1900, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their daughter, Jennie, and her husband and son were listed as living at the same address.26
     Frances and Wilna appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, at 23 North College Ave., enumerated 18 Apr 1910, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage.27
     Frances died on 18 Mar 1913 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, at age 78.12,13 She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan.14,15

Citations

  1. [S3255] Sherman application, The Michigan Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, shows name as Frances Ann Cobb.
  2. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows name as Frances A. Cobb, female.
  3. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46, shows name as Frances Cobb.
  4. [S4310] Francis A. Cole, Transcript of Certificate of Death.
  5. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46.
  6. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S4310] Francis A. Cole, Transcript of Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  8. [S3255] Sherman application, The Michigan Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, shows date, city, and state.
  9. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows age 15 and state.
  10. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46, shows year.
  11. [S4309] Wilna Cole, Transcript of Certificate of Death, shows her as his wife.
  12. [S4310] Francis A. Cole, Transcript of Certificate of Death, shows date, city, and county.
  13. [S3255] Sherman application, The Michigan Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
  14. [S4310] Francis A. Cole, Transcript of Certificate of Death, shows date and cemetery.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 85333390, Frances A. Cobb Cole, shows cemetery.
  16. [S2459] Curtis P. Buckland household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  17. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  18. [S4472] Gideon Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton.
  19. [S2467] Kling, "Gideon Cobb (1791-1864)," shows Frances moved to Grand Rapids with his wife.
  20. [S4311] Wilne Cole household, 1860 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan.
  21. [S4312] Wilna Cole household, 1870 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan.
  22. [S4313] Wilna Cole household, 1880 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan.
  23. [S4283] "Consumed Much Whisky," Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 4 May 1899.
  24. [S4284] "Housekeeper Gets All," Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 7 Sep 1899, shows date of probate.
  25. [S4284] "Housekeeper Gets All," Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 7 Sep 1899.
  26. [S4314] Wilna Cole household, 1900 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan.
  27. [S4316] Willna Cole household, 1910 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan.
  28. [S4311] Wilne Cole household, 1860 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  29. [S4312] Wilna Cole household, 1870 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  30. [S4320] Return of Deaths,, Kent Co., 1879, pg 80 no. 665, Mary R. Cole.
  31. [S4313] Wilna Cole household, 1880 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan, shows him as the son of her husband.
  32. [S4320] Return of Deaths,, Kent Co., 1888, pg 102 no. 2982, Edwin L. Cole.
  33. [S4313] Wilna Cole household, 1880 U.S. Census, Kent Co., Michigan, shows the girl as daughter of Frances's husband.