Dyar Cobb1,2,3

ID# 16617, (1807 - 1900)
FatherJoshua Cobb4,5,6 (27 May 1776 - 27 Aug 1860)
MotherNancy Crawford4,6 (6 Aug 1782 - 3 Aug 1864)

Key Events:

Birth: 6 Aug 1807, Cumberland Twp., Greene Co., Pennsylvania7,8,9,10,11
Marriage: Almyra Tremain, 11 Nov 1830, Decatur Co., Indiana12,13,14
Death: 20 Oct 1900, Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana15,16,17
Burial: Sand Creek Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana18,19

Spouse:Almyra Tremain (3 Apr 1810 - 22 Aug 1885)
     Children:

  • infant Cobb36 (10 Jan 1831 - 10 Jan 1831)
  • Nancy H. Cobb36,37 (abt 1833 - 2 Nov 1899)
  • Joshua Cobb36 (15 Oct 1834 - 21 Apr 1842)
  • Hiram Cobb36 (7 Feb 1837 - 10 Apr 1837)
  • Mary Cobb36 (8 Jun 1838 - 4 Dec 1838)
  • John Cobb36 (1 Mar 1840 - 8 May 1842)
  • Sophronia Cobb36,37,38 (15 Sep 1842 - 5 Jun 1919)
  • Harry Cobb36,37 (5 Jun 1845 - 19 Aug 1852)
  • Jasper Cobb36,5,37 (5 Aug 1847 - 15 Jun 1916)
  • Newton Cobb36,37 (19 Mar 1850 - 23 Apr 1858)
  • Martha Cobb39,38,40 (28 May 1854 - 10 Aug 1933)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Dyar Cobb was born on 6 Aug 1807 in Cumberland Twp., Greene Co., Pennsylvania.7,8,9,10,11 He was probably one of the three males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Joshua Cobb, in the 1810 Federal Census of Cumberland Twp., Greene Co., Pennsylvania.20
     He moved to Aurora, Indiana, in 1819 with his parents.21 He was probably one of the three males age 10 to 16 listed in the household of his father in the 1820 Federal Census of Laughery, Dearborn Co., Indiana.22
     Dyar married Almyra Tremain on 11 Nov 1830 in Decatur Co., Indiana.12,13,14
     On 17 Apr 1833 Dyar was granted a patent for 80 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.23 On 20 Mar 1837 he was granted a patent for another 40 acres under the same act.24 Then, on 1 Aug 1839 he was granted a patent for another 40 acres under that act.25
     Dyar appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana, with a household consisting of one male under age 5, one age 5 to 10, one age 30 to 40 (himself), and one female age 5 to 10 (daughter Nancy), and one age 30 to 40 (wife Almyra Tremain). His father and his family were apparently living close by as he is listed on the following line.3
     Dyar and Almyra appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 6 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $3000. Their children Nancy, Sophronia, Harry, Jasper and Newton were listed as living with them, as were 9-year-old John Treman, apparently some relative of hers, and 22-year-old George Roe, a farmer.26
     He and Almyra appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Greensbrug, Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 4 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $13,000 and personal estate of $3615. Their children Sophronia, Jasper and Martha were listed as living with them, as were two 18-year-old farm laborers, John M Freeman and William Cutter.27
     Dyar and Almyra appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Greensbrug, Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 29 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $17,400 and personal estate of $8000. Their children Jasper and Martha were listed as living with them, as was 17-year-old Thomas Raedy, apparently a farm apprentice.28
     He was a farmer, apparently retiring by 1880 and turning the farm over to his son Jasper.29,30,31,32,33
     He and Almyra appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 8 Jun 1880. Their daughter Martha was listed as living with them, as is Jammie Taemain, age 17, who is shown as adopted and would appear to be some relative of hers, and his sister's son, William F. Christy, who is shown as a widower, with no occupation. Their son Jasper and his young family were apparently living close by, as they are listed next.34
     Dyar appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, in the household of Oliver Clay Elder and Sophronia Cobb, his daughter and her husband.35
     Dyar died on 20 Oct 1900 in Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana, at age 93.15,16,17 He was buried in Sand Creek Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana, in the oldest section, in a row with Joshua and Nancy's other children.18,19

Citations

  1. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows name as Dyar Cobb.
  2. [S1121] "Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850," Indiana State Library website, record for Dyar Cobb and Almyra Tremain.
  3. [S1582] Dyer Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  4. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb."
  5. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pg 640.
  6. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 287.
  7. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date, county, as Greene Co., and state.
  8. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pg 640, shows date, town, as Greensburg, county, as Westmoreland Co., and state; but there is no evidence the family ever lived in Westmoreland Co.
  9. [S1098] Campbell,[no subject] e-mail to author, 14 Feb 2006, states Dyer Cobb's death certificate shows date, town, and state.
  10. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date and state.
  11. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows age 42 and state.
  12. [S1121] "Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850," Indiana State Library website, record for Dyar Cobb and Almyra Tremain, shows date and county.
  13. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date, county and state.
  14. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  15. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date, town, and state.
  16. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date and county.
  17. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pg 640, shows year.
  18. [S1098] Campbell,[no subject] e-mail to author, 14 Feb 2006, states he visited the grave recently.
  19. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows all Joshua's children buried in a row in the oldest section.
  20. [S1099] Joshua Cobb household, 1810 U.S. Census, Greene Co., Pennsylvania.
  21. [S4077] Biographical History of Eminent and Self-made Men of the State of Indiana, pg 83.
  22. [S1173] Joshua Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  23. [S2354] Cobb, cash sale land patent, 17 Apr 1833, Bureau of Land Management, Indianapolis Land Office.
  24. [S2355] Cobb, cash sale land patent, 20 Mar 1837, Bureau of Land Management, Indianapolis Land Office.
  25. [S2356] Cobb, cash sale land patent, 1 Aug 1839, Bureau of Land Management, Indianapolis Land Office.
  26. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  27. [S1577] Dayor Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  28. [S1118] Dyer Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows Ready's occupation as "bound."
  29. [S1582] Dyer Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows one person in the household engaged in agriculture.
  30. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows occupation as Farmer.
  31. [S1577] Dayor Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows occupation as farmer.
  32. [S1118] Dyer Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows occupation as farmer.
  33. [S1564] Reuben R. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows Dyar's occupation as retired farmer, with Jasper and his family listed on the next line with an occupation of farmer.
  34. [S1564] Reuben R. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  35. [S1555] Oliver C. Elder household, 1900 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  36. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  37. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  38. [S1577] Dayor Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  39. [S4078] Isiaah Stewart and Mattie Cobb, marriage register.
  40. [S1118] Dyer Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.