Polly Cobb1,2,3

ID# 15539, (1787 - 1876)
FatherCapt. Joshua Cobb1,4,2 (16 Jul 1751 - bt 1820 - 1822)
MotherHannah Edgerton1,4 (8 Sep 1765 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 3 May 1787, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont5,6
Marriage: Grove Stoddard, 26 May 1805, Pawlet, Vermont7,8,9
Death: 23 Aug 1876, Oneida, New York2

Spouse:Grove Stoddard (26 Oct 1781 - 7 Mar 1864)
     Children:

The number of unidentified children in the household in the 1810, 1820, and 1830 census suggests that Grove and Polly likely other children beyond the two listed here.
  • Benjamin Butler Stoddard2 (15 Sep 1813 - 28 Aug 1865)
  • John Stoddard21 (abt 1828 - )
  • Hellen M. Stoddard21 (abt 1830 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Polly Cobb was born on 3 May 1787 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.5,6 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.10 She was probably one of the three females age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father in the 1800 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.11
     Polly and Grove moved to Oneida Co., in central New York, after their marriage. Her sister, and his brother, Abigail and William, also moved there, although it is not clear whether they moved at the same time or if one followed the other.12 She married Grove Stoddard, son of Jonathan Stoddard and Mary Wright, on 26 May 1805 in Pawlet, Vermont. His brother William married her sister Abigail.7,8,9 (See map.) Polly was probably the female age 16 to 26 listed in the household of her husband, Grove Stoddard, in the 1810 Federal Census of Oneida Co., New York.13 She was probably the female age 26 to 45 listed in the household of her husband in the 1820 Federal Census of Vernon, Oneida Co., New York.14 She was probably the female age 40 to 50 listed in the household of her husband in the 1830 Federal Census of Vernon, Oneida Co., New York.15
     Polly and Grove had moved to Lenox, Madison Co., the next county south of Oneida, by 1850.16 Polly and Grove appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Lenox, Madison Co., New York, enumerated 2 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $2,500. Their children John and Hellen were listed as living with them, as were a gardener and five carpenters, and a woman and 3-year-old girl who appear to be the wife and daughter of one of the carpenters.17 They were apparently living quite near her brother Simeon and his family, as they appear only three households away on the census record.18
     Polly and Grove appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Lenox, Madison Co., New York, enumerated 5 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $2,500 and personal estate of $1,200.19
     Polly appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Lenox, Madison Co., New York, in the household of Simeon Kenyon and Hellen M. Stoddard, her daughter and her husband.20
     Polly died on 23 Aug 1876 in Oneida, New York, at age 89.2

Citations

  1. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 38.
  2. [S3257] Stoddard application, The New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, supplemental application as descendant of Captain Simeon Edgerton.
  3. [S2423] Grove Stodard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows name as Polly Stodard.
  4. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 156, citing Pawlet Town Records.
  5. [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.
  6. [S2423] Grove Stodard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows age 62 and state.
  7. [S3257] Stoddard application, The New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, supplemental application as descendant of Captain Simeon Edgerton, shows date, town, and state.
  8. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 156, written in by an unknown hand, shows town and state.
  9. [S2423] Grove Stodard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S1778] Joshua Cobb household, 1790 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  11. [S581] Joshua Cobb household, 1800 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  12. [S7406] G. Stoddard household, 1810 U.S. Census, Oneida Co., New York, shows him, and apparently her, in Oneida Co.
  13. [S7406] G. Stoddard household, 1810 U.S. Census, Oneida Co., New York.
  14. [S2426] Grove Stoddart household, 1820 U.S. Census, Oneida Co., New York.
  15. [S2425] Grove Stodard household, 1830 U.S. Census, Oneida Co., New York.
  16. [S2423] Grove Stodard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows them in Lenox.
  17. [S2423] Grove Stodard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York.
  18. [S2434] Simeon E. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York.
  19. [S2422] Grove Stoddard household, 1860 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York.
  20. [S2424] Simeon Kenyon household, 1870 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York.
  21. [S2423] Grove Stodard household, 1850 U.S. Census, Madison Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.