Horace Cobb1,2,3

ID# 10391, (1797 - 1848)
FatherJohn Cobb4,5 (21 Oct 1744 - 16 Dec 1815)
MotherMary Fuller6,5 (25 Nov 1762 - 16 Mar 1849)

Key Events:

Birth: 13 Mar 1797, Pawlet, Vermont7,8,9
Marriage: Thankful Bascom, 17 Oct 182010,11,12
Marriage: Abigail W. Nichols, 19 Nov 1829, Williston, Vermont13,14,15,16
Death: 16 May 1848, Brighton, New York17,18,19
Burial: 18 May 1848, Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York20,21

Spouse: Thankful Bascom (23 Dec 1800 - 19 Feb 1828)
     Children:

Spouse:Abigail W. Nichols (12 Oct 1797 - Jun 1852)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Horace Cobb was born on 13 Mar 1797 in Pawlet, Vermont.7,8,9
     He was probably one of the two males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, John Cobb, in the 1800 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.22 He was probably the male age 10 to 16 listed in the household of his father in the 1810 Federal Census of Orwell, Rutland Co., Vermont.23
     Horace was named an executor in the will of his father dated 10 Sep 1815, along with Col. William Fuller. He was also an heir, to receive an equal share with his sisters of the furniture left to his mother after her death.24
     Horace married first Thankful Bascom, daughter of Artemidorus Bascom and Chloe Hulburd, on 17 Oct 1820.10,11,12
     He appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Orwell, Rutland Co., Vermont, with a household consisting of two males age 16 to 26 (Horace and another), one female one age 16 to 26 (wife Thankful), and one over age 45 (perhaps his mother.)25
     His wife died on 19 Feb 1828 in Orwell, Vermont.26,27,10
     Horace married second Abigail W. Nichols, daughter of James Nichols and Rachel French, on 19 Nov 1829 in Williston, Vermont.13,14,15,16
     Horace appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Orwell, Rutland Co., Vermont, with a household consisting of two males age 5 to 10 (probably sons James and William, though William was only about 3), and one age 30 to 40 (himself), and one female under age 5 (daughter Jane), and one age 30 to 40 (wife Abigail.)28
     Horace and Abigail moved to Brighton, New York, where his older brother Gideon was living, between 1830 and 1840.29 (See map.) Horace appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, with a household consisting of two males aged 15 to 20 (probably sons James and William, though William seems to have been closer to 13), and one age 40 to 50 (himself), two females age 5 to 10 (daughters Jane and Mary), and one age 30 to 40 (wife Abigail.)30
     He was apparently was engaged in some sort of manufacturing in Orwell, but later was a farmer.31,32
     Horace died on 16 May 1848 in Brighton, New York, at age 51.17,18,19 He was buried on 18 May 1848 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York, apparently initially in his brother Gideon's lot, then moved to the adjacent lot when his heirs purchased it 26 Feb 1850, where he is next to his second wife.20,21

Citations

  1. [S2270] Muff, Extracts from early Vermont probate records, citing Part 1, pg 83, which cites 10:387-90, shows his name mentioned in his father's will.
  2. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, May 1837 to July 1860 - Coa.
  3. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pp 154, 186.
  4. [S2270] Muff, Extracts from early Vermont probate records, citing Part 1, pg 83, which cites 10:387-90, shows the boy named in his father's will as his son.
  5. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 154.
  6. [S2270] Muff, Extracts from early Vermont probate records, citing Part 1, pg 83, which cites 10:387-90, shows the boy named in her husband's will as his son.
  7. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pp 154, 186, shows date.
  8. [S2445] "Tombstone Inscriptions from Section I - Mt. Hope Cemetery," GenWeb Monroe County NY, shows he died 16 May 1848 at age 48.
  9. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows year and town.
  10. [S7879] Harris, A Genealogical Record of Thomas Bascom, pg 47, shows date.
  11. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for Thankful Cobb, prepared by Orwell town clerk, shows him as her husband.
  12. [S2274] Muff, "Fwd: cobb," e-mail to author, 6 May 2009, citing Jenks, Orwell Cemetery Inscriptions, shows she was his wife.
  13. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 186, shows married.
  14. [S2274] Muff, "Fwd: cobb," e-mail to author, 6 May 2009, citing Margaret R. Jenks, Orwell Cemetery Inscriptions, Addison County, Vermont (Granville, New York, privately published), shows his first wife died 19 Feb 1828.
  15. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows married, as his second marriage.
  16. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, marriage record for Abigail W. Nichols, prepared by Williston town clerk, shows date.
  17. [S2445] "Tombstone Inscriptions from Section I - Mt. Hope Cemetery," GenWeb Monroe County NY, shows date.
  18. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 186, shows date, city, as Brighton, and state.
  19. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows city, as Rochester.
  20. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, May 1837 to Jul 1860 - Coa, shows date and section, as I-48.
  21. [S2489] Mount Hope Cemetery, plot records, range I, lot 48, shows his grave, then crossed off; range I, lot 49, purchased by his heirs 26 Feb 1850, shows him next to Abigail.
  22. [S1522] John Cobb household, 1800 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  23. [S1172] John Cobb household, 1810 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  24. [S2270] Muff, Extracts from early Vermont probate records, citing Part 1, pg 83, which cites 10:387-90.
  25. [S2464] Joshua D. Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  26. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, death record for Thankful Cobb, prepared by Orwell town clerk, shows date.
  27. [S2274] Muff, "Fwd: cobb," e-mail to author, 6 May 2009, citing Jenks, Orwell Cemetery Inscriptions.
  28. [S2477] Horace Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  29. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 186, shows he lived in Orwell, Vermont, and Brighton, New York.
  30. [S2461] Horace Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  31. [S2464] Joshua D. Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont, shows one person in the household engaged in manufactures.
  32. [S2461] Horace Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows three people in the household engaged in agriculture.
  33. [S2478] Abigail W. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows the boy living with Horace's widow.
  34. [S4326] James Brewer Cobb, Certificate and Record of Death.
  35. [S7879] Harris, A Genealogical Record of Thomas Bascom, pg 47.
  36. [S4338] William Henry Cobb, Certificate and Record of Death.
  37. [S2478] Abigail W. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows the girl living with Horace's widow.
  38. [S4336] Jane Thankful Cobb, Certificate of Death.