James Hartland Cobb1,2,3

ID# 15534, (1813 - )
FatherCapt. Willard Cobb4,5 (17 Mar 1781 - 23 Jan 1855)
MotherAmy Allen4 (3 Dec 1778 - 27 Aug 1856)

Key Events:

Birth: 20 Jan 1813, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont6,7
Marriage: Margaret Newman, 5 Nov 1835, Decatur Co., Indiana8,9

Spouse: Margaret Newman (about 1817 - )
     Children:

  • Sarah A. Cobb22 (abt 1836 - )
  • Allen James Cobb22,23 (abt 1840 - )
  • Emily J. Cobb22,23 (abt 1844 - )
  • Eliza A. Cobb22,23 (abt 1847 - )
  • Emily J. Cobb23 (abt 1850 - )
  • Helen A. Cobb23,24 (abt 1853 - )
  • Ada M. Cobb23,24 (abt 1856 - )
  • Kate E. Cobb23,24 (abt Jul 1859 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     James Hartland Cobb was born on 20 Jan 1813 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.6,7 He was probably one of the three males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Capt. Willard Cobb, in the 1820 Federal Census of Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont.10
     He moved to Indiana with his parents by 1830. He was probably one of the three males age 15 to 20 listed in the household of his father in the 1830 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana.11
     On 25 Sep 1835 James was granted a patent for 76.3 acres of land in Decatur Co., Indiana, under the Cash Entry Act of April 24,1820. That act reduced the minimum price of public land to $1.25 per acre, and the minimum purchase to 80 acres, but required payment in cash, not on credit.2
     James married Margaret Newman on 5 Nov 1835 in Decatur Co., Indiana.8,9
     James appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana, with a household consisting of two males under age 5, one age 20 to 30 (himself), and one female under age 5, one age 20 to 30 (wife Margaret Newman.)12
     On 1 Jan 1847 James was granted a patent for two parcels of land in Davis Co., Iowa, again under the 1820 act. One contained 80 acres, and the second contained 93.73 acres.13,14 Then, on 1 Mar 1850 he was granted a patent for an additional 40 acres under that act.15
     James and Margaret appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Perry, Davis Co., Iowa, enumerated 3 Sep 1850, reporting real estate valued at $1,600. Their children Sarah, Allen, Emily and Eliza were listed as living with them, as was 21 year-old Chapman Corick, apparently a farm hand.16
     He and Margaret appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Bloomfield, Davis Co., Iowa, enumerated 5 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $800 and personal estate of $600. Their children Allen, Emily, Eliza, Emily, Helen, Ada and Kate were listed as living with them.17
     James and Margaret appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Anna, Union Co., Illinois, enumerated 9 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $1,500 and personal estate of $500. Their children Helen, Ada and Kate were listed as living with them.18
     He was a farmer.19,20,21

Citations

  1. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 25, shows name as James Harttean Cobb.
  2. [S2350] Cobb, cash sale land patent, 25 Sep 1835, Bureau of Land Management, Jeffersonville Land Office.
  3. [S2233] Paul and Parks, History of Wells, Vermont, pg 79, shows name as Hartley.
  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. [S2348] James H. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Iowa, shows age 37 and state.
  8. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for James H. Cobb and Margaret Newman, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616, shows date and county.
  9. [S2348] James H. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Iowa, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S2329] Willard Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  11. [S2331] Willard Cob household, 1830 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  12. [S1581] James H. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  13. [S2351] Cobb, cash sale land patent, 1 Jan 1847, Bureau of Land Management, Fairfield Land Office.
  14. [S2352] Cobb, cash sale land patent, 1 Jan 1847, Bureau of Land Management, Fairfield Land Office.
  15. [S2353] Cobb, cash sale land patent, 1 Mar 1850, Bureau of Land Management, Fairfield Land Office.
  16. [S2348] James H. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Iowa.
  17. [S2349] Jas. H. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Iowa.
  18. [S2361] John H. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Union Co., Illinois.
  19. [S1581] James H. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows one person in the household engaged in agriculture.
  20. [S2348] James H. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Iowa, shows occupation as farmer.
  21. [S2349] Jas. H. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Iowa, shows occupation as nurseryman.
  22. [S2348] James H. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Iowa, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  23. [S2349] Jas. H. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Iowa, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  24. [S2361] John H. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Union Co., Illinois, shows them apparently living as parent and child.