Polly Maria Cobb1,2,3,4

ID# 16619, (1812 - 1896)
FatherJoshua Cobb5,6,7 (27 May 1776 - 27 Aug 1860)
MotherNancy Crawford5,6,7 (6 Aug 1782 - 3 Aug 1864)

Key Events:

Birth: 15 Jun 1812, Pennsylvania8,9,10
Marriage: Churchill G. Christy, 15 May 1834, Decatur Co., Indiana11,12,13,14,15
Death: 25 Jun 189616,17
Burial: South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana18

Spouse:Churchill G. Christy (23 Mar 1812 - 20 Oct 1901)
     Children:

  • James W. Christy6,27,28 (1838 - )
  • William F. Christy6,27 (1 Jan 1838 - 31 May 1926)
  • John W. Christy6,27 (1840 - )
  • Joshua S. Christy6,28,27 (1842 - )
  • Henry N. Christy6,27,28 (1843 - )
  • Oliver P. Christy6,27,28 (1844 - )
  • Martha E. Christy27,28 (abt 1846 - )
  • Nancy Mary Christy27,28,29 (abt 1848 - )
  • Milton Dyer Christy6,27,28 (1849 - 1892)
  • Oscar Christy28 (abt 1852 - )
  • Maria Amazett Christy6,28,29 (abt 1854 - )
  • Ella A. Christy6,29,30 (28 Sep 1855 - 18 May 1886)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Polly Maria Cobb was born on 15 Jun 1812 in Pennsylvania.8,9,10 She moved to Aurora, Indiana, in 1819 with her parents.19 She was probably one of the two females under age 10 listed in the household of her father, Joshua Cobb, in the 1820 Federal Census of Laughery, Dearborn Co., Indiana.20 She was probably the female age 15 to 20 listed in the household of her father in the 1830 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana.21
     Polly married Churchill G. Christy on 15 May 1834 in Decatur Co., Indiana.11,12,13,14,15
     She was probably the female age 20 to 30 listed in the household of her husband, Churchill G. Christy, in the 1840 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana.22 She and Churchill appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Center Twp., Dearborn Co., Indiana, enumerated 5 Aug 1850. Their children William, James, John, Joshua, Henry, Oliver, Martha, Nancy and Milton were listed as living with them, as was 18 year old Nancy Barnett.23
     Polly and Churchill appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Marion Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 9 Aug 1860, as were an 18 year-old schoolteacher, Joanna Corbel, and a retired couple, Joshua and Nancy Coble. Their children James, Joshua, Henry, Oliver, Martha, Nancy, Milton, Oscar, Maria and Ella were listed as living with them.24
     She and Churchill appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, enumerated 11 Jun 1870. Their children Nancy, Maria and Ella were listed as living with them.25
     Polly and Churchill appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, at West Tipton St., enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Their daughter Ella was listed as living with them.26
     Polly died on 25 Jun 1896 at age 84.16,17 She was buried in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana.18

Citations

  1. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows name as Polly Maria Cobb.
  2. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 287, shows name as Polly Maria.
  3. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Maria Cobb and Churchill G. Christy.
  4. [S1122] Churchill J. Christie household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows name as Mariah L. Christie.
  5. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb."
  6. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  7. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 287.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #37667847, Mary Maria Cobb Christy, shows date, as 5th, and state.
  9. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date, as 15th.
  10. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 287, shows date, as 15th.
  11. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date, with year as 1834.
  12. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Maria Cobb and Churchill G. Christy, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616, shows date, with year as 1834, and county.
  13. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date, with year as 1864. Given the census records found for 1860 and 1870 which seem to show them married on the earlier date, I conclude the 1864 date is a data entry error, and the correct year in 1834.
  14. [S1122] Churchill J. Christie household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  15. [S1117] C. G. Christy household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #37667847, Mary Maria Cobb Christy, shows date.
  17. [S1120] Churchill G. Christy household, 1900 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows her husband as a widower.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #37667847, Mary Maria Cobb Christy, and includes tombstone photo.
  19. [S4077] Biographical History of Eminent and Self-made Men of the State of Indiana, pg 83.
  20. [S1173] Joshua Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  21. [S1100] Joshua Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  22. [S1103] C. G. Christy household, 1840 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  23. [S1122] Churchill J. Christie household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  24. [S1117] C. G. Christy household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  25. [S1542] Cheril Christy household, 1870 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  26. [S1545] Churchill Christy household, 1880 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  27. [S1122] Churchill J. Christie household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  28. [S1117] C. G. Christy household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  29. [S1542] Cheril Christy household, 1870 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  30. [S1545] Churchill Christy household, 1880 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child, but the relationship fields were left blank.