Sophronia Cobb1,2,3

ID# 16676, (1842 - 1919)
FatherDyar Cobb4,5,6 (6 Aug 1807 - 20 Oct 1900)
MotherAlmyra Tremain4,5,6 (3 Apr 1810 - 22 Aug 1885)

Key Events:

Birth: 15 Sep 1842, Decatur Co., Indiana7,8,9
Marriage: Oliver Clay Elder, 28 Jan 1868, Decatur Co., Indiana10,11,12
Death: 5 Jun 191913,14
Burial: South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana15

Spouse:Oliver Clay Elder (Nov 1843 - 23 Feb 1924)
     Children:

  • O. Clifford Elder21,22 (17 Jun 1876 - 7 Oct 1965)
  • Edna A. Elder23,24 (Jun 1878 - )
  • Jessie Alice Elder25,26,27 (24 Sep 1882 - 15 Oct 1918)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Sophronia Cobb was born on 15 Sep 1842 in Decatur Co., Indiana.7,8,9 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, in the household of her parents, Dyar Cobb and Almyra Tremain.16 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Greensbrug, Decatur Co., Indiana, in the household of her parents.17
     Sophronia married Oliver Clay Elder, son of William M. Elder and Sarah [surname unknown], on 28 Jan 1868 in Decatur Co., Indiana.10,11,12
     She and her husband, Oliver Clay Elder, appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana, in the household of James Marshal Elder and Lydia A. Pratt, her husband's younger brother and his wife.18
     Sophronia and Oliver appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Their children O. and Edna were listed as living with them, as was F. McConnall, age 30, a farm hand.12
     Sophronia and Oliver appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 6 Jun 1900, reporting that they owned their farm, free from mortgage. Their children O., Edna and Jessie were listed as living with them, as was her father, Dyar Cobb, a 50-year-old servant, Frank McConnell, and William F. Christy, son of her father's sister, age 65, a widower, and identified as a boarder.19
     She and Oliver appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana, at 414 North Broadway, enumerated 2 May 1910, reporting that the family owned its home, free of mortgage. Their daughter Jessie was listed as living with them.20
     Sophronia died on 5 Jun 1919 at age 76.13,14 She was buried in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana.15

Citations

  1. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378470, Sophrina Cobb Elder, and includes tombstone photo showing name as Sophrina Elder.
  2. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Oliver C. Elder and Sophronia Cobb, citing Ruth M. Slevin, complier, Decatur County, Indiana Marriage Records 1852 - 1878, Part I - Grooms Part II, referencing bk J, pg 204.
  3. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows name as Sophrona Cobb.
  4. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  5. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S1577] Dayor Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378470, Sophrina Cobb Elder, shows date, county, and state, and includes tombstone photo showing year.
  8. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows age 7 and state.
  9. [S1555] Oliver C. Elder household, 1900 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows month, year, age 57, and state.
  10. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Oliver C. Elder and Sophronia Cobb, citing Ruth M. Slevin, complier, Decatur County, Indiana Marriage Records 1852 - 1878, Part I - Grooms Part II, referencing bk J, pg 204, shows date and county.
  11. [S1568] Marshal Elder household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S1119] Clay Elder household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378470, Sophrina Cobb Elder, shows date, and includes tombstone photo showing year.
  14. [S1167] O. C. Elder household, 1920 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows her husband as a widower.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378470, Sophrina Cobb Elder, and includes tombstone photo.
  16. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  17. [S1577] Dayor Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  18. [S1568] Marshal Elder household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  19. [S1555] Oliver C. Elder household, 1900 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  20. [S1524] Oliver E. Elde household, 1910 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  21. [S1119] Clay Elder household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows him as the son of her husband.
  22. [S1555] Oliver C. Elder household, 1900 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows him as the son of her husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  23. [S1119] Clay Elder household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows Edna as the daughter of Sophronia's husband.
  24. [S1555] Oliver C. Elder household, 1900 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows Edna as the daughter of Sophrona's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  25. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378461, Jessie Alice Elder, image of obituary from unidentified newspaper.
  26. [S1555] Oliver C. Elder household, 1900 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows Jessie as the daughter of Sophrona's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  27. [S1524] Oliver E. Elde household, 1910 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows Jessie as the daughter of Sophronia's husband.