Almeda Glenn1,2

ID# 15447, (1827 - 1899)
FatherCol. Samuel Glenn3,4 (26 Mar 1775 - 21 Jan 1854)
MotherNancy Langston3,4 (19 Jan 1791 - 29 Jan 1851)

Key Events:

Birth: 14 Aug 1827, Caldwell Co., Kentucky5,6,7
Marriage: Thomas Jefferson Cobb, 24 May 1848, Caldwell Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Death: 4 Jan 18995,6
Burial: Glenn's Chapel Cemetery, Lyon Co., Kentucky11

Spouse:Thomas Jefferson Cobb (5 Sep 1826 - 22 Feb 1881)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

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Narrative:

     
Almeda (Glenn) Cobb
photo courtesy Judith Kilbury-Cobb
Almeda Glenn was born on 14 Aug 1827 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.5,6,7
     Almeda married Thomas Jefferson Cobb, son of Caleb Clark Cobb and Mary W. Machen, on 24 May 1848 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.8,9,10
     Almeda and Thomas appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 18 Sep 1850, reporting real estate valued at $2000, and 8 slaves, 4 male and 4 female. Their son Henry was listed as living with them, as well as a 21-year-old laborer, Thomas Smith, who may have been a hired hand on the farm.12,13
     Almeda and Thomas appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 6 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $5000, personal estate valued at $8900, and 9 slaves in 2 slave houses, of which one, as 12 year-old male, was reported as a fugitive. Their children Henry, Samuel, Mary, Giles and Lucy were listed as living with them.14,15
     Almeda and Thomas appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 27 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $2000 and personal estate valued at $800. Their children Henry, Samuel, Mary, Giles, Jefferson, Thomas and William were listed as living with them.16
     She was named executrix and an heir in the will of her husband, Thomas Jefferson Cobb, dated 14 Aug 1879, to receive all his property of every kind. She was to be advised in her role as executrix by their sons Henry and Giles.17
     Almeda and Thomas appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 14 Jun 1880, with their oldest son, Samuel, and his wife apparently living close by as they were listed next in the record. Their children Giles, Jefferson, Thomas and William were listed as living with them.18
     After her husband's death in 1881, Almeda continued to live at the "home place" they had shared.19 On 19 Apr 1884 she sold the 200-acre parcel in Crittenden Co. that her late husband had purchased in 1864, excepting 60 acres he had sold to Mrs. Morris. She sold it to Jasper N. Riley, for $600.20 On 25 Feb 1886 Almeda sold the 60-acre parcel on the waters of Skinframe Creek that her late husband had purchased from Royal Bingham in 1877. She received $450 from George Kinnis for the property, $300 in cash and note for the balance. The note was recorded as paid off in Dec 1888.21
     Almeda died on 4 Jan 1899 at age 71.5,6 She was buried in Glenn's Chapel Cemetery, Lyon Co., Kentucky.11

Citations

  1. [S1301] Giles A. Cobb, Return of A Birth, shows name as Almeda Glenn.
  2. [S1967] "U.S. States - Marriage Index (1728-1850)," Genealogy.com, record for Thomas J. Cobb and Almedia Glenn.
  3. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 8.
  4. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #21438706, Almeda Glenn Cobb.
  5. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 11, section compiled Margaret Cobb from her mother's notes, shows date.
  6. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #21438706, Almeda Glenn Cobb, shows date and tombstone photo that appears to show same.
  7. [S1818] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 22, county, and state.
  8. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 8, shows date, and county, as Lyon [but Lyon was not formed until 1854].
  9. [S1967] "U.S. States - Marriage Index (1728-1850)," Genealogy.com, record for Thomas J. Cobb and Almedia Glenn, shows date, county, as Caldwell, and state.
  10. [S882] Crittenden Co. Wills,, 1:501-3, Thomas J. Cobb will, 6 Apr 1918, shows married.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #21438706, Almeda Glenn Cobb, includes tombstone photo.
  12. [S1818] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  13. [S1744] Thomas J. Cobb, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  14. [S1810] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S1674] Thomas J. Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  16. [S1806] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S882] Crittenden Co. Wills,, 1:501-3, Thomas J. Cobb will, 6 Apr 1918.
  18. [S1671] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S3152] Lyon Co. Deeds, H:632-4, Jeff D. Cobb to Giles A. Cobb, mentions the widow Almeda Cobb was then living on the home place of Thos. J. Cobb, decd., 28 May 1886.
  20. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, R:282-3, Almeda Cobb to Jasper N. Riley, 16 Jul 1884.
  21. [S3152] Lyon Co. Deeds, I:476-7, Almeda Cobb, wife of Thos. J. Cobb decd. to George Kinnis, lien released 4 Dec 1888, 26 Jan 1891.
  22. [S2821] Henry C. Cobb, Certificate of Death.
  23. [S1818] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  24. [S1810] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  25. [S1806] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  26. [S1309] Nancy E. Cobb, birth register.
  27. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #21439008, Robert A. Cobb, and includes tombstone photo showing he was the son of T. J. & A. Cobb.
  28. [S1303] Mary W. Cobb, birth register.
  29. [S1301] Giles A. Cobb, Return of A Birth.
  30. [S2975] G. A. Cobb Prominent Churchman, is Dead, undated clipping.
  31. [S1304] Thomas L. Cobb, birth register.
  32. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #21439187, Thomas L. Cobb, and includes tombstone photo that appears to show "son of T. J. & A. Cobb.
  33. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #21438862, Lucy May Cobb, and includes tombstone photo showing "daughter of T. J. & A. G. Cobb."
  34. [S1302] Jeff Davis Cobb, birth register.
  35. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #42531297, Willie Maghey Cobb, includes tombstone photo, he appears to have been the child of Thomas and Almeda as no other Cobb family is found in the cemetery, and they are the only parents in the family having children at that date.
  36. [S2309] Lyon County Historical Society, Cemeteries of Lyon County, pg 81.
  37. [S1671] Thomas J. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband.