Abigail Cobb1,2

ID# 15537, (1783 - 1854)
FatherCapt. Joshua Cobb3,2 (16 Jul 1751 - bt 1820 - 1822)
MotherHannah Edgerton4,5 (8 Sep 1765 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 23 Jan 1783, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont6,7,8
Marriage: William Stoddard, 18 Jan 1802, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont9,10
Death: 5 Nov 185411
Burial: Old Pawlet Cemetery, Pawlet, Vermont12

Spouse:William Stoddard (about 1779 - 9 Nov 1854)
     Children:

The number of unidentified children in the household in the 1820, and 1840 census suggests that William and Abigail likely had other children beyond the one listed here.
  • Henry Stoddard20 (abt 1820 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Abigail (Cobb) Stoddard's Tombstone
photo courtesy Janet Muff
Abigail Cobb was born on 23 Jan 1783 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.6,7,8 She was probably one of the five females listed in the household of her father, Capt. Joshua Cobb, in the 1790 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.13 She was probably the female age 16 to 26 listed in the household of her father in the 1800 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.14 She married William Stoddard, son of Jonathan Stoddard and Mary Wright, on 18 Jan 1802 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, with Gideon Adams, Justice of the Peace, officiating. His brother Grove married her sister Polly.9,10
     Abigail and William moved to Oneida Co., in central New York, after their marriage. Her sister, and his brother, Polly and Grove, also moved there, although it is not clear whether they moved at the same time or if one followed the other.15 (See map.) She was probably the female age 26 to 45 listed in the household of her husband, William Stoddard, in the 1820 Federal Census of Vernon, Oneida Co., New York.16
     Abigail Cobb and William Stoddard returned to Pawlet by 1840.17 She was probably the female age 50 to 60 listed in the household of her husband in the 1840 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.18
     Abigail and William appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont, enumerated 24 Oct 1850, reporting real estate valued at $1,400. Their son Henry was listed as living with them, as was his wife, Mary, and their daughter Eliza.19
     Abigail died on 5 Nov 1854 at age 71.11 She was buried in Old Pawlet Cemetery, Pawlet, Vermont.12

Citations

  1. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 38, birth record, pg 123, marriage record.
  2. [S1171] Hollister, Pawlet for One Hundred Years, pg 245.
  3. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 38, birth record.
  4. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 38.
  5. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 156, citing Pawlet Town Records.
  6. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 38, shows date. Since other entries show other places, it appears the absence of a place entry indicates a local birth.
  7. [S2427] William Stoddard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont, shows age 67 and state.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38694216, Abigail Cobb Stoddard, shows died 5 Nov 1854 at age 73, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  9. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 123.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38694216, Abigail Cobb Stoddard, shows she was the wife of William, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38694216, Abigail Cobb Stoddard, shows date, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #38694216, Abigail Cobb Stoddard, includes photo of tombstone.
  13. [S1778] Joshua Cobb household, 1790 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  14. [S581] Joshua Cobb household, 1800 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  15. [S7406] G. Stoddard household, 1810 U.S. Census, Oneida Co., New York, shows him, and apparently her, in Oneida Co.
  16. [S2429] William Stoddart household, 1820 U.S. Census, Oneida Co., New York.
  17. [S2428] Wm. Stoddard household, 1840 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont, shows him, and apparently her, in Pawlet.
  18. [S2428] Wm. Stoddard household, 1840 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  19. [S2427] William Stoddard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  20. [S2427] William Stoddard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont, shows them apparently living as parent and child.