Royal Pinkney Cobb1,2

ID# 15535, (1815 - 1874)
FatherCapt. Willard Cobb3 (17 Mar 1781 - 23 Jan 1855)
MotherAmy Allen3 (3 Dec 1778 - 27 Aug 1856)

Key Events:

Birth: 24 Jun 1815, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont4,5
Marriage: Ruth Ann Howard, 20 Dec 1842, Decatur Co., Indiana6,7
Death: 4 May 18748

Spouse: Ruth Ann Howard (about 1823 - )
     Children:

  • Melville W. Cobb17,18 (Mar 1844 - )
  • Lois A. Cobb17,18 (Mar 1844 - )
  • James S. Cobb17,18 (abt 1847 - )
  • Wilbert H. Cobb17,18,19 (May 1848 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Royal Pinkney Cobb was born on 24 Jun 1815 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.4,5 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.9
     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.10
     Royal married Ruth Ann Howard on 20 Dec 1842 in Decatur Co., Indiana.6,7
     Royal and Ruth Ann Howard appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Greensbrug, Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 21 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $4,000. Their children Melville, Lois, James and Wilbert were listed as living with them, as were Ann Howard, age 65, likely Ruth's mother or another relative, E. Fletcher, age 24, a milliner, and John Kelly, age 24, a student.2
     He and Ruth appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Hannibal, Marion Co., Missouri, enumerated 9 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $800 and personal estate of $300. Their children Melville, Lois, James and Wilbert were listed as living with them.11
     Royal and Ruth appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Hannibal, Marion Co., Missouri, enumerated 7 Jun 1870, reporting that she owned real estate valued at $1,000 and personal estate of $300. Their son Wilbert was listed as living with them.12
     He was a lawyer.13,14,15 He was served as a judge on the common-pleas court in Decatur Co., Indiana while he lived there.16
     Royal died on 4 May 1874 at age 58.8

Citations

  1. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 25, shows name as Royal Pinkney.
  2. [S2340] Royal P. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  3. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 25.
  4. [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.
  5. [S2340] Royal P. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows age 35 and state.
  6. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Royal P. Cobb and Ruth Ann Howard, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616, shows date and county.
  7. [S2340] Royal P. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  8. [S2380] Kennedy, "Re: The Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 17 Jan 2007.
  9. [S2329] Willard Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  10. [S2331] Willard Cob household, 1830 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  11. [S1865] R. P. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marion Co., Missouri.
  12. [S2729] Royal P. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marion Co., Missouri.
  13. [S2340] Royal P. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows occupation as lawyer.
  14. [S1865] R. P. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marion Co., Missouri, shows occupation as att. at law.
  15. [S2729] Royal P. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marion Co., Missouri, shows occupation as lawyer.
  16. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pp 278-9.
  17. [S2340] Royal P. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  18. [S1865] R. P. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marion Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  19. [S2729] Royal P. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marion Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.