Mary Willard Cobb1,2,3

ID# 1124, (1807 - 1878)
FatherGideon Dyer Cobb4,5 (11 Sep 1773 - 1 Mar 1834)
MotherModena Chittenden Clark4,5 (4 Oct 1779 - 7 Oct 1837)

Key Events:

Birth: 6 Jul 1807, Livingston Co., Kentucky6,7,8
Marriage: James Clark, 10 Sep 1829, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky9,10,11,12
Death: Dec 1878, Caldwell Co., Kentucky13

Spouse:James Clark (about 1800 - before 1878)
     Children:

Given the number of unknown children in the household in 1830 and 1840, it seems likely that James and Mary had were several older children not listed here.
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mary Willard Cobb was born on 6 Jul 1807 in Livingston Co., Kentucky.6,7,8 She was probably the female under age 10 listed in the household of her father, Gideon Dyer Cobb, in the 1810 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.14,15 She was probably one of the two females age 10 to 16 listed in the household of her father in the 1820 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.16
     Mary married James Clark on 10 Sep 1829 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.9,10,11,12
     She was probably the female age 20 to 30 listed in the household of her husband, James Clark, in the 1830 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.17 She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband in the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.18
     Mary and James appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of 2nd District, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 2 Oct 1850, reporting $1000 in real estate. Their children Elizabeth, Modena, Henry and Giles were listed as living with them.19
     Mary and James sold lot no. 51 in Eddyville to her brothers Gideon and Robert on 20 Apr 1857, for $1,000.20
     Mary appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, in the household of her brother Gideon, with her husband, and their four children, Modena, Henry, Giles and Elizabeth, as well as Ruben and Belle Shannon, who appear to have been Elizabeth's children.21,22
     Mary received a distribution of $119 from the estate of her brother Gideon, as reported in the settlement report for the estate, which was filed 17 Nov 1873.23
     Mary died in Dec 1878 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky, at age 71.13

Citations

  1. [S2303] Kilbury-Cobb, "RE: Cobb Ancestry," e-mail to author, 15 Jun 2001, citing hand-written pages titled "From Joshua Cobb's Family Bible," provided by Lillian W. Sprout, granddaughter of Joshua Cobb, with notarized statement 5 Dec 1931, Montrose, Pennsylvania, that they were from a Bible in her possession, shows name as Mary Willard Cobb.
  2. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, James Clark to Mary W. Cobb, 10 Sep 1829.
  3. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows name as Mary W. Clark.
  4. [S2303] Kilbury-Cobb, "RE: Cobb Ancestry," e-mail to author, 15 Jun 2001, citing hand-written pages titled "From Joshua Cobb's Family Bible," provided by Lillian W. Sprout, 5 Dec 1931, Montrose, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S1289] Mary W. Clark, Register of Deaths, shows parents as G & M Cobb.
  6. [S2303] Kilbury-Cobb, "RE: Cobb Ancestry," e-mail to author, 15 Jun 2001, citing hand-written pages titled "From Joshua Cobb's Family Bible," provided by Lillian W. Sprout, 5 Dec 1931, Montrose, Pennsylvania, shows date.
  7. [S1289] Mary W. Clark, Register of Deaths, shows age 70 and place of birth as Lyon Co. That county was not formed until 1854, so the record apparently refers to an area in Livingston or Caldwell Co. that later became Lyon Co.
  8. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 40 and state.
  9. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows date, city, county, and state.
  10. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, James Clark to Mary W. Cobb, 10 Sep 1829, shows date.
  11. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, license for James Clark and Mary W. Cobb, 11 Sep 1829, has return of minister on the reverse, showing married 10th.
  12. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as husband and wife.
  13. [S1289] Mary W. Clark, Register of Deaths.
  14. [S583] Cobb & Clarke household, 1810 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S826] Lyon letter to Witherell, 5 Apr 1828, shows that Samuel C. Clark was living with G. D. Cobb in 1828.
  16. [S576] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S1788] James Clark household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  18. [S1800] James Clark household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S3152] Lyon Co. Deeds, A:428, James Clark & wife to R. L. & G. D. Cobb, 1 May 1857; and B:556-7, Robt. L. Cobb & Gideon D. Cobb to Jacob T. Young, 24 May 1865.
  21. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  22. [S841] Gideon D. Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  23. [S7246] Settlements, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, 2:66-7.
  24. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  25. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows them living together as if parent and child.