Sarah Emma Cobb1,2,3

ID# 10337, (1820 - 1905)
FatherCapt. Willard Cobb4 (17 Mar 1781 - 23 Jan 1855)
MotherAmy Allen4 (3 Dec 1778 - 27 Aug 1856)

Key Events:

Birth: 21 Dec 1820, Vermont5,6,7,8
Death: 25 Sep 19055
Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa11

Spouse:Enoch G. Crosthwait (26 Dec 1819 - 14 Dec 1888)
     No children

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Sarah Emma Cobb was born on 21 Dec 1820 in Vermont.5,6,7,8 She moved to Indiana with her parents by 1830. She was probably the female age 5 to 10 listed in the household of her father, Capt. Willard Cobb, in the 1830 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana.12 She was probably the female age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father in the 1830 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana, although she was actually age 17 by then.13 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Mahaska Co., Iowa, in the household of her parents.14
     She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., Iowa, in the household of William B. Street and Parolina M. Cobb, her sister and her husband, reporting she held real estate valued at $300, and that she was a seamstress.15
     Sarah married Enoch G. Crosthwait.9,10
     Sarah and Enoch G. Crosthwait appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa, enumerated 4 Aug 1870, reporting real estate valued ate $10,000 and personal estate of $3,000. His children by a previous marriage, Nancy, Mary and William, were listed as living with them.16
     Sarah and Enoch appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Valley Twp., Polk Co., Iowa, enumerated 5 Jul 1880. Also listed in the household are Jason Beeman, age 32, as farm laborer, and Elizabeth Dixon, age 23, a housekeeper.17
     Sarah and Enoch appeared on the 1885 State Census of Valley Twp., Polk Co., Iowa, shown as living on the west half of the southeast quarter of township 79, range 24, section 18. That would indicate that their farm was 80 acres. Hubert G. Jones, age 23, is also listed as living with them.18
     Sarah moved to Euclid Ave., Des Moines, following the death of her husband.19
     Sarah appeared on the 1895 State Census of Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa, reporting that she owned her home. Her younger sister, Marietta, and Ida Maria Street, daughter of her youngest sister Parolina, were listed as living with her, as was Hannah Anderson, age 30, a domestic from Sweden.20
     Sarah appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa, at Euclid Ave., enumerated 12 Jun 1900, reporting that she owned her home, which was mortgaged.21 Sarah appeared on the 1905 State Census of Iowa, living at 703 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, Polk Co..22
     Sarah died on 25 Sep 1905 at age 84.5 She was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa, in a lot adjacent to those of her sisters Marietta and Parolina.11

Citations

  1. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #30040121, Sarah Emma Cobb Crosthwait, includes photo of stone showing name as Sarah Emma Cobb, wife of E. G. Crosthwait.
  2. [S2328] Willard Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows name as Sarah E. Cobb.
  3. [S2333] William B. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows name as Sarah E. Cobb.
  4. [S2328] Willard Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #30040121, Sarah Emma Cobb Crosthwait, shows date, and includes photo of stone showing same.
  6. [S2328] Willard Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows age 27 and state.
  7. [S2333] William B. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows age 37 and state.
  8. [S2336] Sarah E. Crosthwait household, 1900 U.S. Census, Polk Co., Iowa, shows month, as Dec, year as 1820, age 79, and state.
  9. [S2334] Enoch G. Crosthwait household, 1870 U.S. Census, Polk Co., Iowa, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S2335] Enoch Crosswaite household, 1880 U.S. Census, Polk Co., Iowa, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #30040121, Sarah Emma Cobb Crosthwait.
  12. [S2331] Willard Cob household, 1830 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  13. [S2327] Willard Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  14. [S2328] Willard Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa.
  15. [S2333] William B. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa.
  16. [S2334] Enoch G. Crosthwait household, 1870 U.S. Census, Polk Co., Iowa.
  17. [S2335] Enoch Crosswaite household, 1880 U.S. Census, Polk Co., Iowa.
  18. [S2338] Enoch G. Crosthwait household, 1885 Iowa State Census, Polk Co., Iowa, Valley Twp.
  19. [S3965] R. L. Polk & Co.'s Des Moines City Directory, 1893 pg 242.
  20. [S5077] Sarah E. Crosthwait household, 1895 Iowa State Census, Polk Co., Iowa, Des Moines.
  21. [S2336] Sarah E. Crosthwait household, 1900 U.S. Census, Polk Co., Iowa.
  22. [S2337] Sarah E. Crosthwait household, 1905 Kansas State Census, Polk Co., Iowa, Des Moines ward 3.