Mary W. Cobb1,2,3

ID# 2241, (1791 - 1859)
FatherElkanah Cobb4,5 (21 Jan 1746/47 - 10 Aug 1795)
MotherMary Willard4,5 (abt 1753 - 2 Aug 1842)

Key Events:

Birth: 16 Feb 1791, Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont6,7
Marriage: 18 Nov 1834, Decatur Co., Indiana, Rev. John Butterfield (about 30 Apr 1780 - 5 Oct 1865)3,8,9
Death: 25 Jan 185910
Burial: Old Butterfield Cemetery, Centerton, Morgan Co., Indiana11
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mary W. Cobb was born on 16 Feb 1791 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.6,7
     She moved with her parents to Wells, the next town north of Pawlet, by 1792.12,13
     Her father died on 10 Aug 1795, when Mary was 4 years old.14,15,16 She was probably one of the two females under age 10 listed in the household of her mother, Mary Willard, in the 1800 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.17
     We do not know when Mary moved to Decatur Co., Indiana, where she married, but her brothers Joshua and Willard had moved there as early as 1820, so she had likely joined one of them. After her marriage, she and her husband settled at his home in Morgan Co. (See map.)
     Mary married Rev. John Butterfield on 18 Nov 1834 in Decatur Co., Indiana.3,8,9 She was probably the female age 40 to 50 listed in the household of her husband, Rev. John Butterfield, in the 1840 Federal Census of Morgan Co., Indiana. It appears her mother, Mary Willard, was also in the household.18
     Mary and John appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Clay Twp., Morgan Co., Indiana, enumerated 17 Oct 1850, reporting real estate valued at $10,000. His son Oliver was listed as living with them, as were Lucinda Lawer, age 19, Rebecca Langley and Robert Stafford, both age 21, and George Sleeper, age 14, whose relationships with them, if any, are unknown.19
     Mary died on 25 Jan 1859 at age 67.10 She was buried in the Old Butterfield Cemetery, Centerton, Morgan Co., Indiana.11

Children:
     There were no children with Rev. John Butterfield

Citations

  1. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #34579501, Mary Willard Butterfield, includes photo of stone showing name as Mary W. wife of John Butterfield.
  2. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 5, shows name as Polly Cobb (Polly was a common nickname for Mary).
  3. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for John Butterfield and Mary M. Cobb, citing FHL # 1516965 & 1516616.
  4. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 5.
  5. [S1171] Hollister, Pawlet for One Hundred Years, pg 261, article attributed to Henry Willard.
  6. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 5, shows date. Since the entries for her older siblings show other places, it appears the absence of a place entry indicates a local birth.
  7. [S2192] John Butterfield household, 1850 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., Indiana, shows age 59 and state.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #34579501, Mary Willard]:ITAL] Butterfield, includes photo of stone showing name as Mary W. wife of John Butterfield.
  9. [S2192] John Butterfield household, 1850 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #34579501, Mary Willard Butterfield, includes photo of stone with date visible, but not totally clear.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #34579501, Mary Willard]:ITAL] Butterfield, includes photo of stone.
  12. [S2395] Wells Land Records, C:272-3, notes of town meeting 6 Mar 1792 at the schoolhouse near Nathan Warram and meeting of authority & selectmen afterwards for the appointment of tavern or houses of intertainment, shows Elkanah nominated for license; C:425, town meeting 14 Feb 1793 at schoolhouse near Elkanah Cobbs does not mention tavern license; notes for 1794 meeting not found; B:423 notes of town meeting 10 Mar 1795 held at school house near Elkanah Cobb's, and meeting of authority afterwards for the appointment of tavern or houses of intertainment, shows Elkanah nominated for tavern license.
  13. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 154, shows that in probate proceedings he is called "Elkanah Cobb late of Wells.
  14. [S2395] Wells Land Records, B:99-100, deaths 1782-1811, shows date.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #28545418, Elkanah Cobb, shows date, and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  16. [S2222] "Register of Deaths," The Rutland Herald, 7 Sep 1795, shows town, as Pawlet.
  17. [S1777] Mary Cobb household, 1800 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  18. [S1578] John Butterfield household, 1840 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., Indiana.
  19. [S2192] John Butterfield household, 1850 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., Indiana.