Elkanah Cobb1,2,3

ID# 16623, (1819 - 1887)
FatherJoshua Cobb4,1,3 (27 May 1776 - 27 Aug 1860)
MotherNancy Crawford4,1,3 (6 Aug 1782 - 3 Aug 1864)

Key Events:

Birth: 19 Oct 1819, Dearborn Co., Indiana5,6,7
Marriage: Elizabeth Caffin, 27 Mar 1842, Decatur Co., Indiana8,9,10
Marriage: Sarah J. Youtsey11,12
Marriage: Lucy Barnaby, 2 Feb 1870, Johnson Co., Indiana13,14,15
Death: 4 Oct 188716,17,18
Burial: Sand Creek Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana19

Spouse: Elizabeth Caffin (1818 - before 1850)
     Children:

  • infant Cobb1 ( - 28 Feb 1845)
  • William G. Cobb1 (15 Jul 1846 - 1 Mar 1848)

Spouse: Sarah J. Youtsey (about 1832 - )
     Children:

  • infant Cobb1 (2 Jan 1856 - 10 Jan 1856)
  • Nancy E. Cobb1,26,25 (1857 - )
  • John J. Cobb1,26,25 (Sep 1859 - )
  • Abraham L. Cobb1,27,25 (18 Jun 1864 - 27 Jan 1886)

Spouse:Lucy Barnaby (Dec 1837 - 16 Apr 1906)
     Child:

  • Alice M. Cobb1,25 (Dec 1873 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elkanah Cobb was born on 19 Oct 1819 in Dearborn Co., Indiana.5,6,7 He was probably one of the two males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Joshua Cobb, in the 1820 Federal Census of Laughery, Dearborn Co., Indiana.20 He was probably one of the two males age 10 to15 listed in the household of his father, Joshua Cobb, in the 1830 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana.21
     Elkanah married first Elizabeth Caffin on 27 Mar 1842 in Decatur Co., Indiana.8,9,10
     Elkanah appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, in the household of John Cobb and Maria Caffin, his brother and his wife. He reported real estate valued at $400.22
     Elkanah married second Sarah J. Youtsey.11,12
     Elkanah and Sarah J. Youtsey appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, enumerated 14 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $20,000 and personal estate of $3000. Their children Nancy and John were listed as living with them.23
     Elkanah married third Lucy Barnaby, daughter of John Barnaby and Maria [surname unknown], on 2 Feb 1870 in Johnson Co., Indiana.13,14,15
     Elkanah and Lucy Barnaby appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, enumerated 25 Jul 1870. His children by his prior marriage, Nancy, John and Abraham, were listed as living with them, as are her children by her prior marriage, Robert, Winifred and Agnes Elliott.24
     He and Lucy appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., Indiana, enumerated 10 Jun 1880. Their daughter Alice was listed as living with them, as are his children by his prior marriage, Nancy, John and Abraham, and her daughters by her prior marriage, Winifred and Agnes Elliott. There were also two laborers apparently employed on the farm, Thomas Miskel, age 32, and Simon Larue, age 30.25
     He was a farmer.22,23,24
     Elkanah died on 4 Oct 1887 at age 67.16,17,18 He was buried in Sand Creek Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana, in the oldest section, in a row with Joshua and Nancy's other children.19

Citations

  1. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  2. [S1121] "Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850," Indiana State Library website, record for Elkanah Cobb and Elizabeth Caffin.
  3. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 287.
  4. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb."
  5. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 287, shows date, as 19th, county, and state.
  6. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date, as 19th.
  7. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date, as 10th.
  8. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date.
  9. [S1121] "Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850," Indiana State Library website, record for Elkanah Cobb and Elizabeth Caffin, shows date and county.
  10. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Elkanah Cobb and Elizabeth Chaffin, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616, shows date and county.
  11. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 287, shows married.
  12. [S1137] Elkann Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  13. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Elkanah Cobb and Lucy Elliott, citing Edna Bice, compiler, Johnson County, Indiana, Marriage Records 1851-1875, vol 2, pg 15, shows date and county.
  14. [S1132] Elkanah Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  15. [S1131] Elkanah Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows married.
  16. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date, with month as Nov.
  17. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date, with month as Oct.
  18. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 287, shows date, with month as Oct.
  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. [S1173] Joshua Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  21. [S1100] Joshua Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  22. [S1554] John Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  23. [S1137] Elkann Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  24. [S1132] Elkanah Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  25. [S1131] Elkanah Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  26. [S1137] Elkann Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  27. [S1132] Elkanah Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.