Marion Catlett1,2,3

ID# 1553, (1828 - 1912)
FatherThomas Washington Catlett4,5 (27 Sep 1799 - 28 Apr 1880)
MotherIsabella Field Helm4,5 ( - bef 1840)

Key Events:

Birth: Dec 1828, Kentucky6,7,8
Marriage: Giles Lyon Cobb, 15 Jan 1850, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky9,10,11
Death: 9 Apr 1912, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky12
Burial: 10 Apr 1912, Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky13,14

Spouse:Giles Lyon Cobb (5 Dec 1820 - 4 Oct 1867)
     No children

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

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Narrative:

     Marion Catlett was born in Dec 1828 in Kentucky.6,7,8 She was probably the female under age 5 listed in the household of her father, Thomas Washington Catlett, in the 1830 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky.15 She was probably the female age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father in the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.16
     Marion married Giles Lyon Cobb, son of Gideon Dyer Cobb and Modena Chittenden Clark, on 15 Jan 1850 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.9,10,11
     Giles and Marion moved to Dycusburg soon after their marriage, if he wasn't living there already. The town had been incorporated 1844.17 Marion and Giles appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, enumerated 28 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $600. Listed as living with them were his sister's son James G. Hallick, and James Redford, an 18-year-old clerk. There were also two female slaves, one aged 15 and 45.18,19
     It appears that Giles and Marion moved back to Eddyville by 1855.20 They appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 11 Aug 1860, reporting $2800 in real estate, $12,000 of personal estate. Also listed in the household were her brother, Malcom G. Catlett; James Murphy, age 23, and Bartley James, age 19, both clerks; and one female slave, age 53.21,22
     After her husband's death Marion bought lot no. 2 in Eddyville, on Water St., facing the Cumberland River. She bought if from John W. Clark for $250, on 19 Nov 1870, with the seller reserving the right to remove the buildings. If he did, she built a home there as she was living there when she sold the property to the State in 1884.23 Marion appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 29 Jun 1880, with a 21-year old servant, Delia Boone, living with her.24 The State bought her home 3 Sep 1884, along with most of the others on the west side of down, to construct the Branch Penitentiary there. The State paid $670 for the land, and her brother-in-law, Frederick Henry Skinner, paid an additional $530 for the buildings.25 (For details of all deeds involving the prison, see the extracted Lyon Co. Deeds.)
     Marion apparently lived in St. Louis, Missouri, for a time after selling her home in Eddyville, though she had moved back to Eddyville by 1900.26 She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, in the household of John H. Hussey and Belle S. Pinner, her sister Letitia's daughter and her husband. Letitia and their brother James were also listed in the household.27 She appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, in the household of John and Belle.28
     Marion died on 9 Apr 1912 in Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, at age 83.12 She was buried on 10 Apr 1912 in Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.13,14

Citations

  1. [S727] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book B, no. 195, Giles L. Cobb to Miss Marion Catlett, 14 Jan 1850.
  2. [S1063] Marion C. Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows father's surname as Catlett.
  3. [S1782] Giles L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows name as Marion Cobb.
  4. [S1063] Marion C. Cobb, Certificate of Death.
  5. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  6. [S3080] John H. Haissey household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows month, year, age 71, and state.
  7. [S1782] Giles L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows age 20 and state.
  8. [S1814] Giles L. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows age 29 and state.
  9. [S727] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book B, no. 195, Giles L. Cobb to Miss Marion Catlett, 14 Jan 1850, return shows date as 15th.
  10. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows date, as 14th, town, county, and state.
  11. [S1782] Giles L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows apparently living as husband and wife, and both married within the year.
  12. [S1063] Marion C. Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, and county.
  13. [S1063] Marion C. Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows date and buried in Eddyville.
  14. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows buried in Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville.
  15. [S3072] Thomas W. Catlett household, 1830 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  16. [S3071] Thos W. Catlett household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S3055] Travis, "A Thriving Town in the 1800s", shows date of incorporation2.
  18. [S1782] Giles L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S1680] Giles B. Cobb, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  20. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, D:254-5, Isham Frost & Wm G. Priest to Giles L. Cobb of Lyon Co., 31 Jan 1856.
  21. [S1814] Giles L. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  22. [S1677] Giles L. Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  23. [S3152] Lyon Co. Deeds, D:274-5, John W. Clark and wife to Marion Cobb, 22 Nov 1870; and H:272-3, Mrs. Marion Cobb to Commonwealth of Kentucky, shows she was living on the lot, 10 Sep 1884.
  24. [S845] Marion Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  25. [S3152] Lyon Co. Deeds, H:272-3, Mrs. Marion Cobb to Commonwealth of Kentucky, 10 Sep 1884.
  26. [S3152] Lyon Co. Deeds, H:472-3, J. N. Catlett & wife, M. G. Catlett & wife, and Mrs. Marion Cobb of St. Louis, Missouri to Commonwealth of Kentucky, 31 Jul 1885.
  27. [S3080] John H. Haissey household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  28. [S3081] John H. Hussy household, 1910 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.