Nancy F. Clark1,2,3

ID# 15530, (1794 - 1845)
FatherCol. Ozias Clark4

Key Events:

Birth: 4 Dec 17945
Marriage: Joshua D. Cobb, 6 Dec 1812, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont6,7
Death: 17 Feb 18458
Burial: Old Pawlet Cemetery, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont9,10

Spouse:Joshua D. Cobb (3 Mar 1792 - 30 Sep 1866)
     Children:

The number of unidentified children in the household in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 censuses suggests Joshua and Nancy probably had other unknown children.21
  • Jane Ann Cobb16 (24 Oct 1813 - )
  • Rachel Fitch Cobb17,18 (abt 1816 - 31 Mar 1890)
  • Harry G. Cobb19 (abt Jun 1828 - 11 Apr 1832)
  • Mary Cobb20 (abt 1836 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Nancy F. (Clark) Cobb's Tombstone
photo courtesy Janet Muff
Nancy F. Clark was born on 4 Dec 1794.5
     Nancy married Joshua D. Cobb, son of Capt. Joshua Cobb and Hannah Edgerton, on 6 Dec 1812 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, with Rev. John Grisues officiating.6,7 She and Joshua D. Cobb purchased two parcels on the main road in Pawlet on 26 Oct 1815, from Nathan A. Stodard and Clasisa Strong, for $2,000. One parcel was adjoining the site of his father's former blacksmith shop. They took title as tenets in common, which is very unusual for the time. Most land was recorded in the husband's name alone. Perhaps the money for the purchase came from an inheritance she had received?11 On 18 Feb 1817 they sold the smaller of those parcels and part of another, a total of 36 acres, to Fitch Clark, presumably a relative of hers, for $720. A substantial number of additional land transactions involving Joshua and Nancy appear in the deed index, most involving his Edgerton and her Clark relatives, but they have not been examined.12 She was probably the female age 26 to 45 listed in the household of her husband, Joshua D. Cobb, in the 1820 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.13 She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband in the 1830 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.14 She was probably the female age 40 to 50 listed in the household of her husband in the 1840 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.15
     Nancy died on 17 Feb 1845 at age 50.8 She was buried in Old Pawlet Cemetery, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, next to her husband.9,10

Citations

  1. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 148, shows name as Nancy Clark.
  2. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38644449, Nancy F. Clark Cobb, includes photo of gravestone showing name as Nancy F, wife of Joshua D. Cobb.
  3. [S1171] Hollister, Pawlet for One Hundred Years, pg 178, shows name as Nancy, da. of Ozias Clark.
  4. [S1171] Hollister, Pawlet for One Hundred Years, pg 178.
  5. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38644449, Nancy F. Clark Cobb, shows date, and includes photo of gravestone showing she died 17 Feb 1845 at age 50.
  6. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 148, shows date, and they were of Pawlet, and the minister's return being recorded in the town records suggests they were married there.
  7. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38644449, Nancy F. Clark Cobb, shows she was the wife of Joshua D. Cobb, and includes photo of gravestone showing same.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38644449, Nancy F. Clark Cobb, shows date, and includes photo of gravestone showing same.
  9. [S2274] Muff, "Fwd: cobb," e-mail to author, 6 May 2009, citing Jenks, Pawlet Cemetery Inscriptions.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38644449, Nancy F. Clark Cobb, includes photo of his stone next to hers.
  11. [S2267] Pawlet Land Records, 7:500, Nathan A. Stodard and Clasisa Strong to Joshua Cobb Junr & wife Nancy, 14 Nov 1816.
  12. [S2267] Pawlet Land Records, 7:540, Joshua D. Cobb Junr & wife Nancy to Fitch Clark, 22 Feb 1817.
  13. [S1175] Joshua D. Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  14. [S1176] Joshua D. Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  15. [S1177] J. D. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  16. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 187.
  17. [S1171] Hollister, Pawlet for One Hundred Years, pg 185, shows the girl as daughter of Nancy's husband.
  18. [S1060] Edgerton Genealogy Database, online.
  19. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #39113184, Harry G. Cobb, shows his parents and includes photo showing same.
  20. [S1178] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Rock Co., Wisconsin, shows Mary living with Nancy's windowed husband, apparently as parent and child.
  21. [S4230] Cobb, Elder Henry Cobb Family, shows, in addition to the children listed, Altie, Betsey, and Robert, each with no details other than the name.