Betsey Henryford1,2,3

ID# 10194, (1808 - 1890)
FatherSextus Henryford4

Key Events:

Birth: 3 Jan 1808, Vernon Center, Oneida Co., New York5,6,7
Marriage: Simeon E. Cobb, about 18278,9,10
Death: 15 Jun 1890, Whitewater, Walworth Co., Wisconsin11
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin12,13

Spouse:Simeon E. Cobb (1 Mar 1800 - 12 Oct 1866)
     Children:

Only three of Simeon and Betsey's five children, are known.24
  • Henry H. Cobb22,23,21 (Nov 1831 - 1907)
  • Ellen M. Cobb22,23 (Aug 1841 - 1911)
  • Lydia Elizabeth Cobb22,23 (abt 1846 - abt 1882)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

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Narrative:

     
Simeon & Betsy Cobb Monument
photo courtesy Cheryl Dooley
Betsey Henryford was born on 3 Jan 1808 in Vernon Center, Oneida Co., New York.5,6,7 While her given name seems to have been Elizabeth, she seems to have used the name Betsey almost universally.14,4
     Betsey married Simeon E. Cobb, son of Capt. Joshua Cobb and Hannah Edgerton, about 1827.8,9,10 She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband, Simeon E. Cobb, in the 1840 Federal Census of Lenox, Madison Co., New York.15
     Betsey and Simeon appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Lenox, Madison Co., New York, enumerated 2 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $8,300. Their children Henry, Ellen and Lydia were listed as living with them, as was Jacob Wolf, age 30, a laborer. They were apparently living quite near his sister Polly and her family, as they appear only three households away on the census record.16
     Betsey and Simeon moved their family to Wisconsin sometime after 1850. They located at Whitewater, Walworth Co. in the southeast corner of the state, a few miles from where his brother Joshua and his daughter and her husband had located in Rock Co.17,18 (See map.)
     Betsey and Simeon appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Whitewater, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, enumerated 25 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $10,000 and personal estate of $8,000. Their children Henry, Ellen and Lydia were listed as living with them.19
     Betsey appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Whitewater, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, in the household of Frank W. Tratt and Lydia Elizabeth Cobb, her daughter and her husband. She reported real estate valued at $8,000 and personal estate of $4,000.20
     Betsey appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Whitewater, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, in the household of Henry H. Cobb, her son.21
     Betsey died on 15 Jun 1890 in Whitewater, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, at age 82.11 She was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.12,13

Citations

  1. [S2434] Simeon E. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows name as Betsey Cobb.
  2. [S2490] Betsy Cobb, Walworth Co. Death Records, shows father's surname as Henryford.
  3. [S2491] "Died," Whitewater Register, 19 Jun 1890, shows name as Betsey Cobb.
  4. [S2490] Betsy Cobb, Walworth Co. Death Records.
  5. [S2490] Betsy Cobb, Walworth Co. Death Records, shows date and state.
  6. [S2491] "Died," Whitewater Register, 19 Jun 1890, shows year, town, county, and state.
  7. [S2434] Simeon E. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows age 42 and state.
  8. [S2491] "Died," Whitewater Register, 19 Jun 1890, shows married, when she was 19.
  9. [S2434] Simeon E. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S2511] Simeon E. and Betsey Cobb cemetery monument, Eddyville Cemetery, shows her as his wife.
  11. [S2490] Betsy Cobb, Walworth Co. Death Records, shows date, town, and county.
  12. [S2469] Kraege, Hillside Cemetery.
  13. [S2511] Simeon E. and Betsey Cobb cemetery monument, Eddyville Cemetery.
  14. [S2435] S. B. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows name as Elizabeth Cobb.
  15. [S2439] Simeon E. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York.
  16. [S2434] Simeon E. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York.
  17. [S2491] "Died," Whitewater Register, 19 Jun 1890, shows year.
  18. [S2435] S. B. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows the family in Whitewater.
  19. [S2435] S. B. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin.
  20. [S2437] Frank Tratt household, 1870 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin.
  21. [S2436] H. H. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin.
  22. [S2434] Simeon E. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  23. [S2435] S. B. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  24. [S2491] "Died," Whitewater Register, 19 Jun 1890, shows two of her five children survived her.