Willard Burr Cobb1,2,3

ID# 15531, (1807 - 1849)
FatherCapt. Willard Cobb4,5 (17 Mar 1781 - 23 Jan 1855)
MotherAmy Allen4 (3 Dec 1778 - 27 Aug 1856)

Key Events:

Birth: 19 Jan 1807, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont6
Marriage: Submit S. Garlinghouse, 19 Sep 1830, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana7,8
Death: 6 Sep 1849, Decatur Co., Indiana9,8

Spouse:Submit S. Garlinghouse (about 1814 - )
     Children:

  • Sarah J. Cobb15 (abt 1834 - )
  • Perlina E. Cobb15 (abt 1836 - )
  • Emma C. Cobb15 (abt 1842 - )
  • Marietta Cobb15 (abt 1846 - )
  • Alice M. Cobb15 (abt 1849 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Willard Burr Cobb was born on 19 Jan 1807 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.6 He was probably the male under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Capt. Willard Cobb, in the 1810 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.10 He was probably the male age 10 to 16 listed in the household of his father in the 1820 Federal Census of Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont.11
     He moved to Indiana with his parents by 1830. He was probably the male age 20 to 30 listed in the household of his father in the 1830 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana.12
     Willard married Submit S. Garlinghouse on 19 Sep 1830 in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.7,8
     Willard appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana, with a household consisting of one male age 30 to 40 (himself), and one female under age 5 (daughter Perlina), two age 5 to 10 (Sarah and one unknown), and one age 20 to 30 (wife Submit S. Garlinghouse.)3
     He was a farmer.13 He was seems to have been willing to try new approaches. There were attempts made to establish a silk industry in the county. In 1842 he cultivated 4,000 mulberry trees for the fledgling industry, but ended up selling them for $20 per thousand as shade trees in 1842.14
     Willard died on 6 Sep 1849 in Decatur Co., Indiana, at age 42, of cholera.9,8

Citations

  1. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 25, shows full name.
  2. [S2233] Paul and Parks, History of Wells, Vermont, pg 79, shows name as Burr.
  3. [S1579] W. B. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  4. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 25.
  5. [S2233] Paul and Parks, History of Wells, Vermont, pg 79.
  6. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 25, shows date. Since other entries show other places, it appears the absence of a place entry indicates a local birth.
  7. [S1170] Kennedy, "Amy Allen & Willard cobb," e-mail to author, 2 Jun 2002, shows month, year, county and state.
  8. [S2380] Kennedy, "Re: The Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 17 Jan 2007, shows date.
  9. [S1169] "U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index," Ancestry.com, record for Willard B. Cobb, 1850 census, shows month, county, and cause of death.
  10. [S2330] Willard Cobb household, 1810 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  11. [S2329] Willard Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  12. [S2331] Willard Cob household, 1830 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  13. [S1579] W. B. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows one person in the household engaged in agriculture.
  14. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pg 500.
  15. [S2375] Submit S. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows the child apparently living his widow as mother and child.