Jasper Cobb1,2,3

ID# 16678, (1847 - 1916)
FatherDyar Cobb2,1,4 (6 Aug 1807 - 20 Oct 1900)
MotherAlmyra Tremain2,1,4 (3 Apr 1810 - 22 Aug 1885)

Key Events:

Birth: 5 Aug 1847, Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana5,6,7
Marriage: Ann E. Montgomery, 13 Mar 1873, Decatur Co., Indiana8,9,10
Death: 15 Jun 191611,12
Burial: South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana13

Spouse: Ann E. Montgomery (Dec 1849 - )
     Child:

  • Robert R. Cobb2,20 (abt 1876 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Jasper and Nancy Cobb
from History of Decatur County, Indiana14
Jasper Cobb was born on 5 Aug 1847 in Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana.5,6,7 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents, Dyar Cobb and Almyra Tremain.3 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Greensbrug, Decatur Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents.15
     Jasper and his cousin James Alfred Cobb both enlisted on 24 May 1864 as Privates in Company I, 134th Infantry Regiment Indiana. The regiment was one of eight making up Indiana's quota of "100 days' troops." They were used largely for guard duty and in garrisoning necessary points, relieving veteran troops for active field work in the important campaigns of 1864. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in May, 1864, and left the state at once for Tennessee. Upon reaching Nashville they were assigned to railroad guard duty along the lines of the Nashville & Chattanooga, Tennessee & Alabama, and Memphis & Charleston railroads. They were kept constantly engaged in this work until the latter part of Aug., 1864, serving beyond the time for which they had enlisted, keeping Sherman's lines of communication open for the transportation of supplies to his army. Jasper and his cousin both mustered out 2 Sep 1864 in Indianapolis.16,17,18
     He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Greensbrug, Decatur Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents, Dyar Cobb and Almyra Tremain.19
     Jasper married Ann E. Montgomery, daughter of John G. H. Montgomery and Sarah Shadrick, on 13 Mar 1873 in Decatur Co., Indiana.8,9,10
     Jasper and Ann E. Montgomery appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 8 Jun 1880. Their son Robert was listed as living with them, as are two farm labors, aged 18 and 21.20 His parents, Dyar Cobb and Almyra Tremain, were apparently living close by, as they are listed on the preceding line.21
     Jasper and Ann appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana, at 224 North Broadway, enumerated 19 Jun 1900, reporting that the couple owned their farm, free of mortgage.22
     He and Ann appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana, at 621 North Broadway, enumerated 29 Apr 1910, reporting that the couple owned their home, free of mortgage.23
     He was a farmer, apparently taking over the family farm upon the retirement of his father.24,22
     Jasper died on 15 Jun 1916 at age 68.11,12 He was buried in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana.13

Citations

  1. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pg 640.
  2. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  3. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  4. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pg 640, shows date and township.
  6. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378080, Jasper Cobb, shows date, county, and state.
  7. [S1101] Dyer Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows age 3 and state.
  8. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Jasper Cobb and Ann E. Montgomery, citing Decatur Co., Indiana Marriage Records bk K, pg 123, compiled by Ruth M. Slevin, shows date and county.
  9. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows married.
  10. [S1562] Jasper Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows married.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378080, Jasper Cobb, shows date.
  12. [S1523] Anna E. Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows his wife as a widow.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378080, Jasper Cobb.
  14. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana.
  15. [S1577] Dayor Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  16. [S1159] "American Civil War Soldiers," Ancestry.com, records for Alfred and Jasper Cobb of Dearborn County, Indiana, shows regiment, enlistment date, as 24th, and muster out date and place.
  17. [S2732] Alfred Cobb, Civil War discharge paper, shows regiment, enlistment date, as 9th, discharge date and place.
  18. [S1158] "American Civil War Regiments," Ancestry.com, record for 134th Infantry Regiment IN, shows history of the regiment, citing The Union Army, vol. 3, p. 186.
  19. [S1118] Dyer Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows Ready's occupation as "bound."
  20. [S1562] Jasper Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  21. [S1564] Reuben R. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  22. [S1557] Jasper Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  23. [S1525] Jasper Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  24. [S1562] Jasper Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows him as a farmer, with his father listed as the previous household with occupation of retired farmer.