Mary W. Machen1,2,3

ID# 1596, (1804 - 1835)
FatherHenry Ballinger Machen4,5,6 (8 May 1776 - 11 Apr 1861)
MotherNancy Tarrant5,6 (6 Sep 1783 - 1852)

Key Events:

Birth: 28 Jan 1804, South Carolina7,8,9
Marriage: Caleb Clark Cobb, 3 Dec 1822, Caldwell Co., Kentucky10,11,12
Death: 11 Oct 183513,14,15
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky6,16

Spouse:Caleb Clark Cobb (25 Dec 1797 - 19 Nov 1867)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mary W. Machen was born on 28 Jan 1804 in South Carolina.7,8,9 She was probably the female age 16 to 26 listed in the household of her father, Henry Ballinger Machen, in the 1820 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.17
     Mary married Caleb Clark Cobb, son of Gideon Dyer Cobb and Modena Chittenden Clark, on 3 Dec 1822 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.10,11,12
     She was probably the female age 20 to 30 listed in the household of her husband, Caleb Clark Cobb, in the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.18
     Mary died on 11 Oct 1835 at age 31.13,14,15 She was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.6,16

Citations

  1. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, Caleb C. Cobb to Mary W. Machen, 2 Dec 1822.
  2. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, consent of H. Machen to the marriage of his oldest daughter, 2 Dec 1822, shows name as Mary W. Machen.
  3. [S2088] Mary W. Cobb grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery.
  4. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, consent of H. Machen to the marriage of his oldest daughter, 2 Dec 1822.
  5. [S870] Cobb, "Jefferson Davis Cobb's family," e-mail to author, 23 Apr 2005, citing letter in 1930's from Ruth, wife of Frank A. Cobb, grandson of Thomas Jefferson Cobb, reporting she said Mary was the sister of Willis B. Machen.
  6. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  7. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 7, citing "Machen Family Bible" in possession of Mrs. Grace Brown, Princeton, Kentucky, shows date.
  8. [S2303] Kilbury-Cobb, "RE: Cobb Ancestry," e-mail to author, 15 Jun 2001, shows date and state.
  9. [S2088] Mary W. Cobb grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows died 11 Oct 1835, age 31 yrs, 8 mo, 13 days.
  10. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, bond of C. C. Cobb and John Long, 2 Dec 1822, shows intended to be married shortly.
  11. [S870] Cobb, "Jefferson Davis Cobb's family," e-mail to author, 23 Apr 2005, citing letter in 1930's from Ruth, wife of Frank A. Cobb, grandson of Thomas Jefferson Cobb, reporting she said Caleb married twice, first to Mary Machen.
  12. [S2088] Mary W. Cobb grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows her as "consort of C. C. Cobb."
  13. [S2088] Mary W. Cobb grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows date.
  14. [S2303] Kilbury-Cobb, "RE: Cobb Ancestry," e-mail to author, 15 Jun 2001, shows date.
  15. [S574] C. C. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows no white women in the household.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6656724, Mary W. Cobb.
  17. [S2962] Henry Machen household, 1820 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  18. [S577] C. C. Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S2093] Mary Jane & Modena Ann Cobb grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows "daughters of Caleb C. and Mary W. Cobb."
  20. [S2303] Kilbury-Cobb, "RE: Cobb Ancestry," e-mail to author, 15 Jun 2001.
  21. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 8.
  22. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 7.
  23. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, consent of C. C. Cobb to marriage of Robt. Garrett and Mary Elen Cobb, 10 Feb 1854, describes her as "my daughter."
  24. [S2308] Ruth Cobb letter to Irvin S. Cobb, 29 Aug 1931, pg 11.
  25. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows Ellen in the household of Mary's parents, at an age suggesting that Mary may have died at her birth.