William Henry Cobb1,2,3

ID# 10388, (1829 - 1904)
FatherGideon Cobb4,5,6 (26 Jun 1791 - Aug 1864)
MotherRoxana Worden4,5,7 (4 Mar 1794 - 21 Apr 1863)

Key Events:

Birth: Apr 1829, Monroe Co., New York8,9,10
Marriage: Charlotte A. Hill11
Marriage: Edna C. Buckland, 185512,13,14,15
Death: 23 Oct 190416,17
Burial: 26 Oct 1904, Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York18,19

Spouse: Charlotte A. Hill (about 7 May 1829 - 26 Jul 1853)
     No children

Spouse:Edna C. Buckland (about Jul 1837 - Apr 1928)
     Children:

It seems questionable whether the infant born in 1895 was in fact the child of William and Edna, given their ages, and that their last previous child was born about 1867. It seems more likely to have been the child of one of their children. The child is recorded on Mount Hope burial records as Wm H. Cobb's Inft" and is shown as buried in his lot, but does not appear on the plot plan for that lot. There is no other William H. Cobb in the family living in the area at the time; William's cousin of the same name seems to have moved to Michigan decades before.38,39
  • Willard G. Cobb4,34,25 (Feb 1857 - Dec 1927)
  • Charlotte Mary Cobb4,34,25 (abt Aug 1859 - )
  • Margaret Sherill Cobb4,35,36 (1867 - 1937)
  • infant Cobb37 (Nov 1895 - Nov 1895)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William Henry Cobb was born in Apr 1829 in Monroe Co., New York.8,9,10
     He was probably one of the two males under age 5 listed in the household of his father, Gideon Cobb, in the 1830 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York.20 He was probably one of the two males age 10 to15 listed in the household of his father in the 1840 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York.21
     He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, in the household of his parents, Gideon Cobb and Roxana Worden.22
     William married first Charlotte A. Hill.11
     William, his father Gideon, and other investors consolidated several small brickworks to form the Rochester Brick and Tile Manufacturing Company, incorporating it 7 Feb 1853. By 1855 it was producing over 12 million bricks per year, shipping them to many points in the U.S. and Canada.7
     His wife died on 26 Jul 1853.16,23
     William appeared on the 1855 State Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, in the household of his parents, Gideon Cobb and Roxana Worden.6
     William married second Edna C. Buckland, daughter of Leonard Buckland and Nancy [surname unknown], in 1855.12,13,14,15
     William and Edna appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 3 Jan 1861, reporting $300 in personal property. Their children Willard and Charlotte were listed as living with them.24
     William and Edna appeared on the 1865 State Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 29 Jun 1865, reporting they lived in a brick house valued at $1,000. Their children Willard and Charlotte were listed as living with them, as here his mother's brother Lyman Worden and Eliz Hickman, age 14, shown as adopted.25
     William and Edna appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $45,000 and personal estate of $3,025. Their children Willard, Charlotte and Margaret were listed as living with them, as were Lyman Worden, his mother's brother, Eliza Hacman, age 19, now shown as a domestic, and two farm laborers.26
     William and Edna appeared on the 1875 State Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 8 Jun 1875, reporting that they lived in a brick house valued at $5,000. Their children Willard, Charlotte and Margaret were listed as living with them.27
     William and Edna appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 29 Jun 1880. Their children Charlotte and Margaret were listed as living with them, as was Lenard Brown, a 25-year-old servant.28
     William was, in addition to his other ventures, a farmer.29,30,31 In the 1880 census he reported owning 24 acres of tilled land, six of meadow, six of woodland, and two of "other unimproved," valued at $15,000, tools and implements worth $200, and $550 worth of livestock. He reported that he had spent $25 in repairing fences in the prior year, $20 for fertilizer, and $340 for 52 weeks of hired labor. He reported one horse, four milch cows which had dropped three calves and produced 30 gallons of milk and 900 lb. of butter the prior year, four swine, and 33 chickens that had produced 120 dozen eggs. He reported that he had produced 175 bushels of corn on five acres, 114 of wheat on six acres, 210 of potatoes on three acres, and 500 of apples, worth $100, on 150 trees on six acres. He had also produced 460 lb. of grapes on half an acre, $40 worth of garden produce, and 3 tons of hay on 3 acres, with another 3 acres of grassland not mown. He had cut 2 cords of wood worth $6, for a total value of all products of $700.32
     William and Edna appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 9 Jun 1900, with Alice Hofeer, age 23, a servant from England also listed in the household. Their son Willard and his family were apparently living close by, as they are listed next in the census record.33
     William died on 23 Oct 1904 at age 75.16,17 He was buried on 26 Oct 1904 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York, between his two wives, in his father's lot.18,19

Citations

  1. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46, shows name as William Henry Cobb.
  2. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, Jan 1893 to Dec 1906 - Coa, shows name as William H. Cobb.
  3. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows name as William H. Cobb.
  4. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46.
  5. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S4472] Gideon Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton.
  7. [S2467] Kling, "Gideon Cobb (1791-1864),."
  8. [S2496] William H. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows month, year, age 71 and state.
  9. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows age 21 and state.
  10. [S4472] Gideon Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton, shows age 26 and county.
  11. [S2445] "Tombstone Inscriptions from Section I - Mt. Hope Cemetery," GenWeb Monroe County NY, shows her as wife of William H. Cobb.
  12. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46, shows year and as his second marriage.
  13. [S4472] Gideon Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton, shows him as widowed as of 1 Jun.
  14. [S2493] William H. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  15. [S2496] William H. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows married 44 years.
  16. [S2445] "Tombstone Inscriptions from Section I - Mt. Hope Cemetery," GenWeb Monroe County NY, shows date.
  17. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, Jan 1893 to Dec 1906 - Coa, shows he was interred 26 Oct 1904.
  18. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, Jan 1893 to Dec 1906 - Coa, shows date and lot.
  19. [S2489] Mount Hope Cemetery, plot records, range I, lot 48, shows their graves as adjacent in lot purchased by Gideon Cobb 10 Mar 1845.
  20. [S2462] Gideon Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  21. [S2459] Curtis P. Buckland household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  22. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  23. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, May 1837 to July 1860 - Coa, shows she was interred 28 Jul 1853.
  24. [S2493] William H. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  25. [S7832] W. H. Cobb household, 1865 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton.
  26. [S2494] William Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  27. [S4471] William Cobb household, 1875 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton.
  28. [S2495] William H. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  29. [S2458] Gideon Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows occupation as farmer.
  30. [S4472] Gideon Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton, shows occupation as farmer.
  31. [S2493] William H. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows occupation as farmer.
  32. [S4322] Edna C. Cobb farm, 1880 U.S. Census, agriculture schedule, Monroe Co., New York, shows his wife's name on agriculture schedule, but he is the one shown as a farmer on the population schedule.
  33. [S2496] William H. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  34. [S2493] William H. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  35. [S2494] William Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  36. [S4296] "Historic Marriage Records Research Site," City of Rochester Municipal Archives, record for Thos M. Lynn and Rilla M. Cobb.
  37. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, Jan 1893 to Dec 1906 - Coa, shows name as "Wm H Cobb's Inft."
  38. [S2489] Mount Hope Cemetery, plot records, range I, lot 48, does not show infant buried in 1895.
  39. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, Jan 1893 to Dec 1906 - Coa.