John J. Cobb1,2,3

ID# 16725, (1859 - )
FatherElkanah Cobb1,4,5 (19 Oct 1819 - 4 Oct 1887)
MotherSarah J. Youtsey6,7 (abt 1832 - )

Key Events:

Birth: Sep 1859, Indiana8,9,10
Marriage: Ella O. Steinning, 10 May 1888, Decatur Co., Indiana11,12,13

Spouse: Ella O. Steinning (Nov 1868 - )
     Children:

  • Henry Elkanah Cobb21,14,15 (29 Jun 1889 - 23 Apr 1918)
  • Agnes Junia Cobb14,15,16 (Oct 1891 - )
  • Alice L. Cobb15,16,17 (abt 1909 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John J. Cobb was born in Sep 1859 in Indiana.8,9,10 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents, Elkanah Cobb and Sarah J. Youtsey.2 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, in the household of his father, and his stepmother, Lucy Barnaby.3 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Jackson Twp., Indiana in the household of his father.5
     John studied law, reporting he was a law student in 1880.5
     John married Ella O. Steinning, daughter of Henry Steinning and Emily [surname unknown], on 10 May 1888 in Decatur Co., Indiana.11,12,13
     John and Ella O. Steinning appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., Indiana, enumerated 2 Jun 1900, reporting that the family owned its home, which was mortgaged. Their children Henry and Agnes were listed as living with them, as was a servant, 15-year-old Carrie Thiel.14
     He and Ella appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, at 525 Poplar, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, reporting that the family owned its home, free of mortgage. Their children Henry, Agnes and Alice were listed as living with them.15
     John and Ella appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, at 512 West 6th St., enumerated 10 Jan 1920, reporting that the family owned its home, free of mortgage. Their children Agnes and Alice were listed as living with them.16
     John and Ella appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., Indiana, enumerated 12 Apr 1930, reporting that the family owned a home valued at $3000, and did not own a radio. Their daughter Alice was listed as living with them.17
     He was in the manufacturing business in 1900, and reported his occupation in 1910 as having his "own income." By 1920 he was working for wages as a hardware clerk.18,19,20

Citations

  1. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  2. [S1137] Elkann Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  3. [S1132] Elkanah Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  4. [S1137] Elkann Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S1131] Elkanah Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  6. [S1137] Elkann Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows Sarah J. living with Elkanah, apparently as husband and wife, and with John J., age 1. John would appear to be her son, because there seems not enough time for a Elkanah to have remarried if he were by another mother.
  7. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows him as Elizabeth's child.
  8. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows year.
  9. [S1138] John J. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows month, year, age 40, and state.
  10. [S1137] Elkann Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows age 1 and state.
  11. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for John J. Cobb and Ella O. Steinning, citing Ruth M. Slevin, compiler, Decatur County, Indiana , Marriage Records 1878 - 1905 Books L thru P, part I, referencing bk M pg 415.
  12. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows married.
  13. [S1138] John J. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows married 12 years.
  14. [S1138] John J. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  15. [S1148] John J. Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  16. [S1149] John J. Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  17. [S1150] John J. Cobb household, 1930 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  18. [S1138] John J. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows occupation as [unreadable] manft.
  19. [S1148] John J. Cobb household, 1910 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows occupation as own income.
  20. [S1149] John J. Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows occupation as clerk, and industry as hardware, working for wages.
  21. [S1151] "Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll, 1914-1918," Ancestry.com, record for Henry Elkanah Cobb, Cadet Aviator.