Emeline Field Cobb1,2,3

ID# 21364, (1839 - 1918)
FatherCarlos Cobb4,5,6 (28 Feb 1815 - 16 Sep 1877)
MotherEmeline Field4,7,8 (10 Mar 1815 - 25 Nov 1875)

Key Events:

Birth: Mar 1839, Monroe Co., New York9,10,11
Marriage: Dr. Wilson Fred Peterson, 30 Dec 1878, Manhattan, New York12,13,14
Death: 6 May 1918, Manhattan, New York Co., New York15,16
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Monroe Co., New York17

Spouse: Dr. Wilson Fred Peterson (Oct 1831 - 19 Feb 1898)
     Children:

  • Florence C. Peterson33,30,31 (Jan 1880 - 25 Apr 1969)
  • Alice Peterson30,31,32 (Oct 1881 - 20 Nov 1930)
  • May Peterson30,31 (May 1883 - 19 Aug 1966)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Emeline Field Cobb was born in Mar 1839 in Monroe Co., New York.9,10,11 She was probably the female under age 5 listed in the household of her father, Carlos Cobb, in the 1840 Federal Census of Rochester, Monroe Co., New York.18
     She moved to Buffalo with her parents before Jun 1843.19,20 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, in the household of her parents, Carlos Cobb and Emeline Field.21 She appeared on the 1855 State Census of Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, in the household of her parents.5
Emeline Field Cobb
courtesy Heather Hendershot
She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, in the household of her parents.22
     She moved to New York City with her parents in 1862.23,24 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of New York, New York Co., New York, in the household of her parents.25
     Emeline was named executrix and an heir in the will of Carlos Cobb dated 6 Sep 1876 in New York City, to receive all his person and real estate.6 That will was proved 22 Sep 1877 in Surrogate's Court in New York Co., New York.6 As executrix, among other transactions, she collected $6,498 under a judgement issued 8 Jan 1877 in favor of her late father in a case that had been under litigation for five years.26
     Emeline married Dr. Wilson Fred Peterson on 30 Dec 1878 in Manhattan, New York.12,13,14
     Emeline and Wilson appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of New York, New York Co., New York, at 103 East 39th St., enumerated 2 Jun 1880. Their daughter Florence was listed as living with them.27
     Her husband died on 19 Feb 1898 at 656 Madison Ave., New York, New York.28,16,29
     Emeline appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of New York City, New York Co., New York, at 27 West 86th St., enumerated Jun 1900, reporting that she owned her home, free of mortgage. Her children Florence, Alice and May were listed as living with her.30
     Emeline appeared on the 1905 State Census of 27 West 86th St., Manhattan, New York Co., New York. Her children Florence, Alice and May were listed as living with her, as were four servants: Mary and Catherine Stringer, age 38 and 34 respectively, and Hedvig Swensen and Helen Hammer, both age 30 and from Sweden.31
     Emeline appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Manhattan, New York Co., New York, at 27 West 86th St., enumerated 16 Apr 1910, reporting that she owned her home, free of mortgage. Her daughter Alice was listed as living with her, as were four servants: Mary and Catherine Stringer, age 40 and 35 respectively, and Esther Anderson, age 28, and Lena Tandbury, age 27, both from Sweden.32
     Emeline died on 6 May 1918 in Manhattan, New York Co., New York, at age 79.15,16 She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Monroe Co., New York, in her family plot, next to her husband.17

Citations

  1. [S7721] Will book, New York Co., New York, 245:399-402, will of Carlos Cobb, shows name as Emmeline Field Cobb.
  2. [S7715] Carlos Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York, shows name as Emeline Cobb.
  3. [S7609] "New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948," Ancestry.com, record for EmelineF C Peterson, citing cert. no. 15422.
  4. [S7715] Carlos Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S7716] Carlos Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 2.
  6. [S7721] Will book, New York Co., New York, 245:399-402, will of Carlos Cobb.
  7. [S7716] Carlos Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 2, shows the girl as daughter of Emmeline's husband.
  8. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46.
  9. [S7785] E. F. C. Peterson household, 1900 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York, shows month, year, age 61, and state.
  10. [S7715] Carlos Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York, shows age 11 and state.
  11. [S7716] Carlos Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 2, shows age 16 and county.
  12. [S7782] "New York, New York, Marriage Certificate Index 1866-1937," Ancestry.com, record for Wilson Peterson and Emmeline F Cobb, shows date, city, and state.
  13. [S7778] Joseph Field obituary, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, shows recently married.
  14. [S7783] Wilson Petterson household, 1880 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York, shows married.
  15. [S7609] "New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948," Ancestry.com, record for EmelineF C Peterson, citing cert. no. 15422, shows date, city, county, and state.
  16. [S7805] Woodlawn Cemetery, burial records, shows date.
  17. [S7805] Woodlawn Cemetery, burial records.
  18. [S7720] Carlos Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  19. [S7775] "Public Meeting," Buffalo Daily Gazette, 17 Jun 1843, shows him on list of citizens.
  20. [S7716] Carlos Cobb household, 1855 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 2, shows they had lived in this city 11 years.
  21. [S7715] Carlos Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York.
  22. [S7717] Carlos Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York.
  23. [S7725] Wilson, Appletons' Cyclopedia of American Biography, I:666, shows he moved in 1862.
  24. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46 shows he moved in 1862.
  25. [S7719] Mary L. Underhill household, 1870 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York.
  26. [S7766] Browne, Civil Procedure Reports: State of New York, VI:3.
  27. [S7783] Wilson Petterson household, 1880 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York.
  28. [S7784] Dr. Wilson Peterson obituary, The New York Times, shows date, addresss, city, and state.
  29. [S7785] E. F. C. Peterson household, 1900 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York, shows her as widowed.
  30. [S7785] E. F. C. Peterson household, 1900 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York.
  31. [S7786] Emeline Peterson household, 1905 New York State Census, New York Co., New York, Manhattan, 21st Assembly Dist.
  32. [S7787] Emmeline F. E. Peterson household, 1910 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York.
  33. [S7783] Wilson Petterson household, 1880 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York, shows the girl as daughter of Emeline's husband.