Wealthy Ann Cobb1,2,3

ID# 2231, (1753 - 1827)
FatherGideon Cobb4,5 (8 Jul 1718 - 25 Jul 1798)
MotherAbigail Dyer4,5 (10 Apr 1718 - 10 Jan 1808)

Key Events:

Birth: 2 Oct 1753, Canterbury, Connecticut6,7,8
Marriage: Thomas Lathrop, 19 Dec 1771, Canterbury, Connecticut9,10
Death: 22 Sep 1827, Burlington, Vermont11,12

Spouse:Thomas Lathrop (13 May 1745 - 20 Mar 1826)
     Children:

Only a single reference has been found to their daughter Clarissa; she may have died young, or that reference may be in error. The migration of Thomas and Wealthy Ann's children can be seen on their Migration Map.24,25
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Wealthy Ann Cobb was born on 2 Oct 1753 in Canterbury, Connecticut.6,7,8 She was baptized on 7 Oct 1753.13 She married Thomas Lathrop, son of Samuel Lathrop and Elizabeth Bishop, on 19 Dec 1771 in Canterbury, Connecticut. He was the great-great-great-grandson of Rev. John Lothrop, in whose church her great-great-grandfather, Henry Cobb, was an elder and early leader.9,10 Thomas and Wealthy moved to Vermont by 1787, when they appeared in records at Wells. They may well have come earlier with her parents and her brothers John, Elkanah, Ebenezer, and Joshua.14,15 She was probably one of the five females listed in the household of her husband in the 1790 Federal Census of Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont.16
     Thomas and Wealthy moved to Shelburne, in Chittenden Co., Vermont, by 1800, when they appear in the census there. Wealthy was probably the female over age 44 listed in the household of her husband in the 1800 Federal Census of Shelburne, Chittenden Co., Vermont. Her brother Ebenezer apparently lived close by, as he is listed preceding them in the census record.17
     By 1810 Thomas and Wealthy had moved a few miles north, to Burlington, in the same county. She was probably the female over age 45 listed in his household in the 1810 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont.18 She was probably the female over age 45 listed in the household of her husband, Thomas, in the 1820 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont.19
     Wealthy received $33.74 from the estate of her sister Abigail in 1827, being the only surviving sibling. Twenty-three of Abigail's nephews and nieces, including Wealthy's children, received smaller amounts.20
     Wealthy died on 22 Sep 1827 in Burlington, Vermont, at age 73.11,12

Citations

  1. [S2250] White, The Barbour Collection, Canterbury Vital Records, pg 170, birth record, citing vol 1 pg 106, spells given name Wealthean; marriage record, shows name as Wealthy.
  2. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 106, shows name as Wealthy Ann.
  3. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 117, spells given name Welthean.
  4. [S2250] White, The Barbour Collection, Canterbury Vital Records, pg 170, citing vol 1 pg 106.
  5. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 117.
  6. [S2250] White, The Barbour Collection, Canterbury Vital Records, pg 170, citing vol 1 pg 106, shows date, as 2 Oct 1753.
  7. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 117, shows date, as 8 Aug 1753, town, and state.
  8. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 106, shows date, as 18 Oct 1755, town, and state.
  9. [S2250] White, The Barbour Collection, Canterbury Vital Records, pg 170, citing vol 1 pg 176, marriage record, shows date.
  10. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 106, shows date.
  11. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 106, shows date, town, and state.
  12. [S2606] Hall, Descendants of Governor William Bradford, pg 259, shows date.
  13. [S2606] Hall, Descendants of Governor William Bradford, pg 70.
  14. [S4241] "Vermont: Miscellaneous Censuses and Substitutes, 1778–1822, 1840," NewEnglandAncestors.org, record for Thomas Lathrop, 1787 "census record," citing page 289 vol S1a, shows town as Wells.
  15. [S2499] Thomas Lathrop household, 1790 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  16. [S2499] Thomas Lathrop household, 1790 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont, number of females is overwritten, apparently with a five and six, with the five appearing to be later. Since this census was actually taken after Vermont became a state in 1791, I am assuming this is because Nancy, who was born in Nov 1791 was initially counted and then excluded.
  17. [S2500] Thomas Lathrop household, 1800 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  18. [S2501] Thos Lathrop household, 1810 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  19. [S2498] Thomas Lathrop household, 1820 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  20. [S4239] Abigail Pearl, Chittenden District, Vermont, probate records, administrator's account, filed 19 Aug 1826; undated note listing expenditures in 1827 and 1828.
  21. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 148.
  22. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 44.
  23. [S2606] Hall, Descendants of Governor William Bradford, pg 259.
  24. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 44, shows Clarissa as their daughter, with no dates.
  25. [S2606] Hall, Descendants of Governor William Bradford, pg 259, which appears to have been largely drawn from Cleveland and Cleaveland, shows the same.