Ellen Mary Cobb1,2,3

ID# 14702, (1835 - 1906)
FatherCaleb Clark Cobb4,5,6 (25 Dec 1797 - 19 Nov 1867)
MotherMary W. Machen4,5,7 (28 Jan 1804 - 11 Oct 1835)

Key Events:

Birth: 11 Apr 1835, Princeton, Caldwell Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: Robert Garrett, 14 Feb 1854, Caldwell Co., Kentucky2,11,12
Death: 6 Dec 1906, Leavenworth, Kansas13,14
Burial: Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kansas15

Spouse:Robert Garrett (Mar 1824 - 20 Jul 1901)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Ellen Mary Cobb was born on 11 Apr 1835 in Princeton, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.8,9,10 She was probably the female aged 5 to 10 appearing on the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of Henry Ballinger Machen, her grandfather.16 Ellen appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of her maternal grandparents, Henry Ballinger Machen and Nancy Tarrant.17,18
     Ellen married Robert Garrett, son of John Garrett and Elizabeth Urey, on 14 Feb 1854 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky, at Dr. P. B. McGoodwin's, with James Hawthorn officiating.2,11,12
     Ellen and Robert appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Princeton, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 13 Jun 1860, reporting $10,000 in personal estate. Their daughter Mary was listed as living with them, as is an un-named two-month-old girl who seems to have been a daughter who died soon after.19
     Ellen and Robert moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, about 1863.20,21 They appeared on the 1865 State Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, reporting no real estate, but personal estate of $650. Their children Mary E. and John R. were listed as living with them.22
     Ellen Mary Cobb and Robert appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, enumerated 22 Jun 1870, reporting $13,000 in real estate and $20,000 in personal estate. Their children Mary, John, Samuel and Frank were listed as living with them, as was Bridget Buckley, 42 year-old domestic servant born in Ireland.23
     Ellen and Robert appeared on the 1875 State Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas. Their children Mary, John, Samuel, Frank and Joseph were listed as living with them.24
     Ellen and Robert appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, enumerated 9 Jun 1880. Their children Mary, John, Samuel, Frank and Joseph were listed as living with them, as is Mary's husband, Joseph S. Keith, and Carrie Baker, a 23-year-old servant.25
     Ellen and Robert appeared on the 1885 State Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas. Their children Samuel, Frank and Joseph were listed as living with them.26
     Ellen and Robert appeared on the 1895 State Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas. Their children John R. and Joseph H. were listed as living with them, as were his niece, Ruth U. Garrett, John's wife, Annie, and Emma Jackson, a Black servant, age 39.27
     Ellen and Robert appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, at 500 Broadway, enumerated 11 Jun 1900, with Ida Lamb, a 25-year-old cook also in the household.28
     Ellen died on 6 Dec 1906 in Leavenworth, Kansas, at age 71.13,14 She was buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kansas, in the Garrett family lot.15

Citations

  1. [S2308] Ruth Cobb letter to Irvin S. Cobb, 29 Aug 1931, pg 11, shows name as Ellen Mary Cobb.
  2. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, license and certificate of marriage for Robert Garrett and Ellen Mary Cobb, 14 Feb 1854.
  3. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows name as Ellen M. Cobb.
  4. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, consent of C. C. Cobb to marriage of Robt. Garrett and Mary Elen Cobb, 10 Feb 1854, describes her as "my daughter."
  5. [S2308] Ruth Cobb letter to Irvin S. Cobb, 29 Aug 1931, pg 11.
  6. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows Ellen in the household of of Mary's parents, at an age suggesting that Mary may have died at her birth.
  7. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows Ellen in the household of Mary's parents, at an age suggesting that Mary may have died at her birth.
  8. [S2303] Kilbury-Cobb, "RE: Cobb Ancestry," e-mail to author, 15 Jun 2001, citing notes dated fall 1929 by Ruth Garrett Cobb, pg 5, shows date, with year as 1835.
  9. [S2925] Interview, Mt. Muncie Cemetery office, 10 Sep 2010, gave age 71 at death 6 Dec 1906, town, and state.
  10. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 14, county, and state.
  11. [S2308] Ruth Cobb letter to Irvin S. Cobb, 29 Aug 1931, pg 11, shows she married Robert Garrett, the writer's uncle.
  12. [S861] Robert Garrett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows married 46 years.
  13. [S2925] Interview, Mt. Muncie Cemetery office, 10 Sep 2010, gave date, as 6 Dec 1906.
  14. [S2303] Kilbury-Cobb, "RE: Cobb Ancestry," e-mail to author, 15 Jun 2001, citing notes dated fall 1929 by Ruth Garrett Cobb, pg 5, shows date, as 7th, city, and state.
  15. [S2925] Interview, Mt. Muncie Cemetery office, 10 Sep 2010.
  16. [S1801] Henry Machen household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  18. [S1747] Henry Machen, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  19. [S1640] Robert Garrett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S2926] Robt. Garrett household, 1865 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3, shows Robert, Ellen, Mary, and John in the household, with the children born in Kentucky.
  21. [S859] Robert Garrett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows Samuel, age 5, as born in state Kansas, while John, age 9 was born in Kentucky.
  22. [S2926] Robt. Garrett household, 1865 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3.
  23. [S859] Robert Garrett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas.
  24. [S2927] R. Garrett household, 1875 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth.
  25. [S860] Robt. Garett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas.
  26. [S2928] Robt. Garrett household, 1885 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth.
  27. [S2929] Robert Garrett household, 1895 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3.
  28. [S861] Robert Garrett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas.
  29. [S2923] William Francis Garrett, birth register.
  30. [S1640] Robert Garrett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them living apparently as parent and child.
  31. [S2926] Robt. Garrett household, 1865 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth ward 3, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  32. [S859] Robert Garrett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  33. [S2922] Susanna Garrett, birth register, shows parents as Robert Garrett and Ellen N. Cobb.
  34. [S2927] R. Garrett household, 1875 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  35. [S860] Robt. Garett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, shows him as the son of her husband.
  36. [S2928] Robt. Garrett household, 1885 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Leavenworth, shows them apparently living as parent and child.