Mary Willard Cobb1,2,3

ID# 10180, (1817 - 1889)
FatherWilliam Cobb4,5,6 (25 Oct 1787 - 21 Sep 1826)
MotherLora Fitch4,5,6 (abt 1790 - 20 Dec 1871)

Key Events:

Birth: 31 Aug 1817, Rochester, New York7,8,9
Marriage: David B. McCormick, 1834, Rochester, New York10,11,12
Death: 20 Mar 1889, San Francisco, California13,14,15
Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan16,17

Spouse:David B. McCormick (4 Jul 1813 - 18 Aug 1884)
     Children:

  • William McCormick37 (abt 1836 - )
  • Weltha Adelaide McCormick37,38 (21 Jul 1838 - 10 Jul 1926)
  • Georgiana Fredore McCormick37,39 (22 Feb 1840 - 31 Jan 1860)
  • Mary Josephine McCormick37,40,41 (12 Aug 1841 - 5 Aug 1859)
  • Julia Alley McCormick37,42 (abt 1844 - )
  • Charles A. McCormick37,42,43 (abt 1848 - 26 Mar 1922)
  • Kate Elizabeth McCormick37,42,44 (Mar 1850 - 24 Sep 1928)
  • Almina Florence McCormick42,45 (abt 1851 - )
  • Lilla E. McCormick46,42,45 (12 Dec 1854 - 13 Jan 1924)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mary Willard Cobb was born on 31 Aug 1817 in Rochester, New York.7,8,9 She was baptized on 19 Sep 1820 in First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York.18
     Her father died on 21 Sep 1826, when Mary was 9 years old.6,19,20
     Mary married David B. McCormick in 1834 in Rochester, New York.10,11,12
     Mary and David moved with their young son to Michigan Territory in 1836.21 Mary was probably the female age 20 to 30 listed in the household of her husband David in the 1840 Federal Census of Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan.22
     Mary and David appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan, enumerated 5 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $700. Their children William, Weltha, Georgiana, Mary, Julia, Charles and Kate were listed as living with them, as was Augusta Denninger, age 22, who appears to have been a servant.23
     Mary and David appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan, enumerated 4 Jun 1860, reporting he had real estate valued at $2,100 and she of $2,300, and he had personal estate of $1,800. Their children Julia, Charles, Kate, Almina and Lilla were listed as living with them.24
     Mary and David moved to Ohio with their younger children, apparently by 1864, when a David McCormack appears in the city directory at 461 Michigan, Toledo.25 By 1866 they had moved to St. Clair and Orange.26 The next year they moved to 80 Huron.27,28
     By 1869 they had moved to Superior where they established a boarding house.29 They appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio, enumerated 23 Jun 1870, reporting no real estate, but $2,000 in personal estate. Their children Kate, Almina and Lilla were listed as living with them.30
     There were 13 boarders listed at their boarding house in 1870, including three couples, one with an infant. They seemed to cater to an up-scale clientele. Two of the residents reported $15,000 each in combined real and personal estate. Two others were a doctor and a lawyer. There were four resident servants, women ranging from 20 to 35 years old, all from Ireland.30 In 1880 the boarding house had five boarders, including a milliner, two iron dealers, and two life and fire insurance agents, who appear to have been father and son. There were two servants, a 40-year old woman from Prussia, and a 25-year-old man from England. The boarding house operated through about 1882, the last year it appeared in the city directory.31,32
     Mary and David appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio, at 204 Superior, enumerated 3 Jun 1880. Their children Kate and Lilla were listed as living with them.31
     Mary and David returned to Monroe, Michigan, in 1882.21
     Her husband died on 18 Aug 1884 in Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan.33,34
     When and why Mary moved to California is unknown but she and her daughter Lilla are listed in the 1889 San Francisco city directory, at 1213 Guerrero St.. Neither of them have been found in any other record in California. It may be that Mary moved there as a form of treatment since her death was reported to be from consumption, which commonly meant pulmonary tuberculosis.35,36
     Mary died on 20 Mar 1889 in San Francisco, California, at age 71.13,14,15 She was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan.16,17

Citations

  1. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows name as Mary Willard Cobb.
  2. [S7685] David McCormick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Michigan, shows name as Mary W. McCormick.
  3. [S7682] Welthea Adelaide Brown, Certificate of Death, shows name as Mary N. Cobb; handwritten original from Ohio Historical Society shows name as Mary Nell Cobb.
  4. [S2449] "Early Records from First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY", baptismal record.
  5. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45.
  6. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185.
  7. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114145343, Mary W McCormick, shows date and includes photo of part of tombstone showing date, with year as 1817.
  8. [S7706] Register of Deaths, etc. Kremple & Halsted, Undertakers, San Francisco, California, vol 1, no. 1269, Mary W. McCormick, shows age 70 yrs 6 mo 20 days at death 18 Mar 1889, and state, as Vermont.
  9. [S7679] Lilla E. McCormick, Certificate of Death, shows city and state.
  10. [S7760] David McCormick obituary, Monroe Democrat, shows summer, year, city, and state.
  11. [S7762] David McCormick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Michigan, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows year, as 1835.
  13. [S7706] Register of Deaths, etc. Kremple & Halsted, Undertakers, San Francisco, California, vol 1, no. 1269, Mary W. McCormick, shows date, as 18th.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114145343, Mary W McCormick, shows date, as 20th, and includes photo of part of tombstone not including death date.
  15. [S7764] Mrs. Mary McCormick obituary, Monroe Democrat, shows date, city, and state.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114145343, Mary W McCormick, includes photo of part of tombstone.
  17. [S7706] Register of Deaths, etc. Kremple & Halsted, Undertakers, San Francisco, California, vol 1, no. 1269, Mary W. McCormick, shows city and state.
  18. [S2449] "Early Records from First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY."
  19. [S2446] "Died," The Rochester Telegraph, 17 Oct 1826, shows date, city, and state.
  20. [S2466] Peck, Semi-Centennial History of the City of Rochester, pg 383, shows he died in the summer of 1821. This seems to be in error, since a contemporary obituary shows his death in 1826, and pg 439 shows that William was involved in a land transaction on 27 Oct 1822.
  21. [S7760] David McCormick obituary, Monroe Democrat.
  22. [S7761] David McCormic household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Michigan.
  23. [S7762] David McCormick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Michigan.
  24. [S7685] David McCormick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Michigan.
  25. [S4308] Williams' Toledo City Directory, 1866, pg 124.
  26. [S7689] Scott's Toledo City Directory, 1866, pg 135.
  27. [S7690] Brown's Toledo City Directory, 1868, pg 176.
  28. [S7689] Scott's Toledo City Directory, 1868, pg 207.
  29. [S7689] Scott's Toledo City Directory, 1869, pg 304, shows address; 1870, pg 240, shows address and boarding.
  30. [S7686] David B. McCormick household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lucas Co., Ohio.
  31. [S7687] David McCormick household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lucas Co., Ohio.
  32. [S7691] R. L. Polk & Co's Toledo City Directory, 1882, pg 421.
  33. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114145286, David McCormick, shows date and includes photo of part of tombstone showing same.
  34. [S7760] David McCormick obituary, Monroe Democrat, shows date, at his residence, and city.
  35. [S7706] Register of Deaths, etc. Kremple & Halsted, Undertakers, San Francisco, California, vol 1, no. 1269, Mary W. McCormick, shows cause of death as consumption.
  36. [S7707] Langley's San Francisco Directory, 1889, pg 890.
  37. [S7762] David McCormick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Michigan, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  38. [S7682] Welthea Adelaide Brown, Certificate of Death.
  39. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114099802, Georgiana F McCormick Haskell, includes tombstone photo apparently of same family monument with parents.
  40. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114099756, Mary Josephine McCormick, includes tombstone photo apparently of same family monument with parents.
  41. [S7763] Mary Josephine McCormick obituary, The Monroe Commercial.
  42. [S7685] David McCormick household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Michigan, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  43. [S7680] Charles McCormick, Certificate of Death.
  44. [S7681] Kate Elizabeth Brigham, Certificate of Death.
  45. [S7686] David B. McCormick household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lucas Co., Ohio, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  46. [S7679] Lilla E. McCormick, Certificate of Death.