Gideon Berry Cobb1,2,3

ID# 2126, (1846 - 1895)
FatherCaleb Clark Cobb4,5,6 (25 Dec 1797 - 19 Nov 1867)
MotherLouisa Berry Long4,5,7 (1812 - 1881)

Key Events:

Birth: 27 Jun 1846, Caldwell Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: Sarah Elizabeth Summers, 8 Nov 1865, Livingston Co., Kentucky11,12
Marriage: Sarah Martha McElevey, 27 Jan 1880, New Liberty, Pope Co., Illinois13,14
Death: 16 Jul 189515,16,17
Burial: Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, Gallatin Co., Illinois18

Spouse:Sarah Elizabeth Summers (9 Aug 1849 - 17 Nov 1866)
     No children

Spouse:Sarah Martha McElevey (24 Jul 1856 - 30 May 1935)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Gideon Berry and Sarah Cobb, Frank and Madaline
courtesy Lyon Co. Historical Society
Gideon Berry Cobb was born on 27 Jun 1846 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.8,9,10 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of his father, Caleb Clark Cobb, and Louisa Berry Long, his mother.19 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents.20,21
     Gideon married first Sarah Elizabeth Summers, daughter of Joseph Summers and Evelina Haynes, on 8 Nov 1865 in Livingston Co., Kentucky, at her father's home, with Collin Hodge officiating.11,12
     His wife died on 17 Nov 1866 in Livingston Co., Kentucky.22,23,24
     He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, in the household of his mother, Louisa Berry Long.25 Gideon also appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky, enumerated 2 Jun 1870, living in a hotel.26
     Gideon married second Sarah Martha McElevey, daughter of Ezekiel McElevey and Louisa Caroline Stevens, on 27 Jan 1880 in New Liberty, Pope Co., Illinois, with Rev. Elisha Baugh officiating.13,14
     He was a steamboat clerk in 1870, and an "agent" when he married for the second time in 1880. His later residence in Shawneetown, Illinois, a significant river port at the time, suggests he continued to be involved in river trade.26,27
     It appears that Gideon and Sarah lived for a time in Kentucky after their marriage, as their eldest son was born there in 1881. By 1883 they had moved to Shawneetown, Illinois.28
     On 17 Mar 1883 Gideon sold the two lots in Dycusburg, Kentucky, purchased by his mother in 1869. Since no deed transferring them from her to him, it would appear that he inherited them at her death. He sold them to William J. Boyd of Gallatin Co., Illinois, for $800.29
     Gideon died on 16 Jul 1895 at age 49.15,16,17 He was buried in Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, Gallatin Co., Illinois.18

Citations

  1. [S7222] Alfred Willis Cobb, family history notes, list of Gideon Berry Cobb family dates, shows name as Gideon Berry Cobb.
  2. [S2814] Sarah Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows his name as Gideon Berry Cobb.
  3. [S1829] Clark C. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows name as Gideon B. Cobb.
  4. [S3399] Gideon B. Cobb and Sarah M McElevy, Return of Marriage to County Clerk.
  5. [S2529] Cobb, "Cobb-Garrett Family History", pg 7, shows Caleb married Louisa and by her had one son, Gideon.
  6. [S1829] Clark C. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S819] Caleb C. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  8. [S7222] Alfred Willis Cobb, family history notes, list of Gideon Berry Cobb family dates, shows date and town, as Shawneetown.
  9. [S1829] Clark C. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 4, county and state.
  10. [S819] Caleb C. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows age as 12, and state.
  11. [S2837] G. B. Cobb and Elizabeth Summers, marriage license and return, shows date, at Jos. Summers, county, and officant.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #48048110, Sarah Elizabeth Cobb, citing Livingston County Cemeteries 1738-1976 (1977), shows inscription "consort of Gideon B."
  13. [S3399] Gideon B. Cobb and Sarah M McElevy, Return of Marriage to County Clerk, shows date, town, and officiant.
  14. [S7222] Alfred Willis Cobb, family history notes, list of Gideon Berry Cobb family dates, shows date, town, and state.
  15. [S7222] Alfred Willis Cobb, family history notes, list of Gideon Berry Cobb family dates, shows date.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #43479566, Gideon B. Cobb, shows year and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  17. [S850] Sarah M. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows his wife as widowed.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #43479566, Gideon B. Cobb, and includes photo of tombstone.
  19. [S1829] Clark C. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S819] Caleb C. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  21. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, is listed with only one household between his and his brother's.
  22. [S2822] "International Genealogical Index," FamilySearch, record for Sarah Elizabeth Summers, source member submittal, shows date, town, as Mills [which would appear to actually be the cemetery where she was buried], county, and state.
  23. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #48048110, Sarah Elizabeth Cobb, citing Livingston County Cemeteries 1738-1976 (1977), shows date.
  24. [S3174] Hodge and Spencer, Henry G. Hodge, shows date, county, and state.
  25. [S1691] Louisa Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  26. [S1771] John Perry Gentry household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, lists Gideon B. Cobb as one of the hotel residents.
  27. [S3399] Gideon B. Cobb and Sarah M McElevy, Return of Marriage to County Clerk, shows occupation as agent.
  28. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, Q:397-8, Gideon B. Cobb & wife to William J. Boyd, 28 Mar 1883, shows them of Gallatin Co. Illinois.
  29. [S2793] Crittenden Co. Deeds, Q:397-8, Gideon B. Cobb & wife to William J. Boyd, 28 Mar 1883.
  30. [S2836] Frank M. Cobb and Marritta Christopher, application for marriage license.
  31. [S850] Sarah M. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hamilton Co., Ohio, shows the child as son of Gideon's widow.
  32. [S7222] Alfred Willis Cobb, family history notes, list of Gideon Berry Cobb family dates.
  33. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #43479582, Eleanor L. Cobb, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  34. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #43479629, Madaline Cobb, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  35. [S2916] "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," FamilySearch.org, record for Caleb Clark Cobb and Ethel Grace Jackson, citing FHL #365193, v 249 cn 318.
  36. [S2916] "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," FamilySearch.org, record for Albert W. Cobb and E. Margaret Stegemeyer, citing FHL #365189, v 241 cn 421.
  37. [S751] Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, burial records, record for Albert W. Cobb, 30 Mar 1996.
  38. [S2813] Aaron Barry Cobb, Certificate of Death.