Maria Caffin1,2,3

ID# 16627, (1816 - 1901)
MotherSydia [surname unknown]4 (abt 1787 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 13 Jul 1816, Butler Co., Ohio5,6,7
Marriage: John Cobb, 11 Jul 1841, Decatur Co., Indiana8,9
Death: 19 Aug 1901, Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana10,11,12
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana13

Spouse:John Cobb (10 Jun 1809 - 15 Jun 1895)
     Children:

Mary was adopted about 1860, and is later shown with the surname Cobb.15,27
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

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Narrative:

     Maria Caffin was born on 13 Jul 1816 in Butler Co., Ohio.5,6,7
     Maria married John Cobb, son of Joshua Cobb and Nancy Crawford, on 11 Jul 1841 in Decatur Co., Indiana.8,9
     Maria and John appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, enumerated 26 Jul 1850, reporting real estate valued at $6500. Their children James, Davis and Thomas were listed as living with them, as was is younger brother, Elkanah, and Elizabeth Turney, age 15, who may have been a servant.14
     Maria and John adopted Mary Walsh, apparently about 1860. She is shown as adopted, with the surname Walsh, in the 1860 census, and with surname Cobb and no notation in the 1870 census.15
     Maria and John appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, enumerated Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $50,000 and personal estate of $50,000. Their children James, Davis and Thomas were listed as living with them, as were their adopted daughter, Mary Walsh, and Ann Suring, age 15, a servant. His brother Oliver and his family are listed six households later, apparently living close by.16
     She and John appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, enumerated 1 Jul 1870, reporting real estate valued at $40,000 and personal estate of $50,000. Their son Thomas was listed as living with them, as is their adopted daughter Mary Walsh, their eldest son James and his wife Martha Ella Trumbower. There was also an unknown apparent relative, Carrie Cobb, and a servant, Louise Rupker, age 17. His brother Oliver and his family are listed five households later, apparently living close by.17
     Maria and John appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, enumerated 4 Jun 1880. Their son Thomas was listed as living with them, as was her mother, Sydia, two servants, Carie Achman, age 22, and Augustus Gould, age 16, and Mary Criswell, age 26. Mary appears to be a daughter of a neighboring family, as there are several households with that surname nearby, including a widow with three daughters and son with her.18
     Maria appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, enumerated 1 Jun 1900. Her son Thomas was listed as living with her.19
     Maria died on 19 Aug 1901 in Aurora, Dearborn Co., Indiana, at age 85.10,11,12 She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.13

Citations

  1. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows surname as Caffin (Coffin?).
  2. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for John Cobb and Maria Caffin, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616.
  3. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows name as Maria Caffyn.
  4. [S1549] John Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows Sydia as John's mother-in-law, and Maria as his wife.
  5. [S2279] Greenwood, "Holman, Harvey, Greenwood family tree" family tree, Ancestry.com, citing Milton A. Masing, Dearborn County Indiana Cemetery Records, Volume B (Heritage Books, Inc.: 2000), pg 121, shows date, county, as Butler and state, as Ohio.
  6. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date, city, and state as Aurora, Indiana.
  7. [S1546] Mariah Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows month, year, age 83, and state, as Ohio.
  8. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for John Cobb and Maria Caffin, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616, shows date and county.
  9. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date.
  10. [S2279] Greenwood, "Holman, Harvey, Greenwood family tree" family tree, Ancestry.com, citing Masing, Dearborn County Indiana Cemetery Records, Vol B, pg 121, shows date, city, county, and state.
  11. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb", shows date, as 19 Aug 1901.
  12. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date, as 7 Feb 1876. That would appear to be incorrect, since Maria appears in the 1880 and 1900 census.
  13. [S1098] Campbell,[no subject] e-mail to author, 14 Feb 2006, states he visited the grave recently.
  14. [S1554] John Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  15. [S1123] John Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows "adopted" in Mary's occupation field.
  16. [S1123] John Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  17. [S1124] John Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  18. [S1549] John Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  19. [S1546] Mariah Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  20. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  21. [S1097] Campbell, "Descendants of Henry Cobb."
  22. [S4079] The William Crawford Memorial, pg 288.
  23. [S1554] John Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  24. [S1123] John Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows "adopted" in her occupation field.
  25. [S1124] John Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  26. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, lists Mary among the children of John and Maria.
  27. [S1124] John Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dearborn Co., Indiana, shows Mary's surname as Cobb.