Sallie West Cobb1,2,3

ID# 78, (1849 - 1922)
FatherDr. Joshua Cobb4,5,6 (19 Apr 1809 - 7 Apr 1879)
MotherMarina Turner Bryan7,5,6 (18 Mar 1811 - 7 Dec 1890)

Key Events:

Birth: 11 Apr 1849, Tennessee8,9,10
Marriage: Bryce Stewart, 20 May 1873, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee11,12,13
Death: 29 Sep 1922, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania14,15
Burial: 1 Oct 1922, Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania16,3

Spouse:Bryce Stewart (22 Apr 1811 - 22 Jan 1894)
     Child:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Sallie West Cobb was born on 11 Apr 1849 in Tennessee.8,9,10 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Stewart Co., Tennessee, in the household of her parents, Dr. Joshua Cobb and Marina Turner Bryan.17,18 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of her parents, Dr. Joshua Cobb and Marina Turner Bryan.19,20 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of her parents.21
     Sallie married Bryce Stewart, son of Bryce Stewart and Marian Kerr, on 20 May 1873 in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.11,12,13
     Bryce was building a castle on eleven acres on North Second St. for his first wife when she died in 1866. It was nearly complete but he did not finish it. According to local legend, when he married Sallie he offered her a choice between finishing the castle or a tour of Europe. She supposedly choose the trip, as the building was never finished, and was razed in the early 1900's and the lots sold at auction.22 Whether or not that choice was actually offered, they did take an extended tour of Europe after their marriage. In fact, their son was delivered in Scotland, and they remained another six months before returning with their infant son. They arrived in New York on 20 Aug 1874, aboard the Bothnia, traveling in cabin class, the highest class available on that ship. The ship had boarded passengers in both Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland, and there is no indication of which port they boarded.23,24,25
     Sallie and Bryce Stewart appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 14 Jun 1880. Their son Norman was listed as living with them, as was Susan Dortch, the daughter of her half-brother.26
     Her husband died on 22 Jan 1894 in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.27,28,29
     After the death of her husband, Sallie and their son Norman moved to Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, where her sister Marina and her husband had been living since their marriage. It appears they moved in Dec 1895. Her sister Virginia and her husband moved there about the same time.30,31
     Sallie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, at Maple St., enumerated 16 Jun 1900, reporting that she is renting her home. Listed as living with her are her late sister Mary's daughter Mary C. Tapscott, and the daughter and son of her late sister Marina, Nina Bryan Jessup and Samuel M. Jessup. Also listed in the same building are her sister Virginia her husband, Robert Henry Williams.32
     Sallie and her brother-in-law Robert Henry Williams were both listed as landlords in the 1900 census in Pennsylvania. Since their families shared the same home, we might suspect they were in business together. However the extent of his involvement is questionable, as he was also listed as living with his son in Manhattan, where his occupation was shown as retired.33,32,34
     Sallie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, at 59 South Main St., enumerated 25 Apr 1910, reporting she owned her home, mortgage free. Also listed as living with her were Mary, the widow of her son; her grandsons, Norman and John; the son and daughter of her late sister Marina, Nina and Samuel M. Jessup; Mary C. Tapscott, daughter of her late sister Mary; and Nettie Saine, a 35-year-old servant.35
     Sallie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, at 23 Maple St., enumerated 6 Jan 1920. She is shown as boarding with Margaret Calby, who listed herself as manager of a boarding house, though the other residents are her three children, two grandchildren, and an uncle.36
     Sallie died on 29 Sep 1922 in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, at age 73.14,15 She was buried on 1 Oct 1922 in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.16,3

Citations

  1. [S728] Montgomery Co. Marriage Register, vol. 5, pg 116, Bryce Stewart to Sallie West Cobb, 20 May 1873.
  2. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows name as Sallie Cobb.
  3. [S3297] Sallie West Stewart tombstone, Montrose Cemetery.
  4. [S1015] "Death of Dr. Cobb," The Chronicle, 12 Apr 1879, shows Joshua and Marina were the parents of Mrs. Bryce Steward.
  5. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  6. [S5369] Sallie West Stewart, Certificate of Death.
  7. [S1023] "Death of Mrs. Cobb," Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, 9 Dec 1890, shows Mrs. Bryce Stewart as her daughter.
  8. [S5369] Sallie West Stewart, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  9. [S1639] Sallie Stewart household, 1900 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows month, year, age 51 and state.
  10. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows age 1 and state.
  11. [S728] Montgomery Co. Marriage Register, vol. 5, pg 116, Bryce Stewart to Sallie West Cobb, 20 May 1873, shows date.
  12. [S3316] Speer, Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans, pg 387, shows year and city.
  13. [S391] Bryce Stewart household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them in the same household, apparently living as husband and wife (the relationship column is not populated).
  14. [S5369] Sallie West Stewart, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, and county.
  15. [S3297] Sallie West Stewart tombstone, Montrose Cemetery, shows year.
  16. [S5368] Jennie Cobb Williams, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, and state.
  17. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee.
  18. [S643] Joshua Cobb, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  19. [S640] Joshua Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  20. [S641] Joshua Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  21. [S626] Joshua Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  22. [S3315] Griffey and Patch, "Clarksville’s Historic Cemetery Trails."
  23. [S3319] Bothnia arrival 20 Aug 1874, Passenger Lists, New York, 1820-1897, pg 1, shows Bryce Stewart age 63, Julia (or Sulia) W. age 25, and Norman age 9 mo.
  24. [S3316] Speer, Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans, pg 387, shows he traveled to Europe in 1866, 1873, and 1881, each time traveling nearly two years over the continent.
  25. [S3317] Norman Stewart, Naturalization Petitions for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, shows month, year, and port of entry.
  26. [S391] Bryce Stewart household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  27. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 86900957, Bryce Stewart, shows date as 22nd, city, county, and state, and includes tombstone photo showing same date, city, and state.
  28. [S3315] Griffey and Patch, "Clarksville’s Historic Cemetery Trails", shows date, as 23rd.
  29. [S1639] Sallie Stewart household, 1900 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows his wife as a widow.
  30. [S3324] "Clarksville, Tennessee City Directory, 1895," Ancestry.com, records for Sallie W. Stewart and Norman Stewart, shows them both residing at 303 Main.
  31. [S3317] Norman Stewart, Naturalization Petitions for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, shows he had lived continuousy in Pennsylvania since Dec 1884, or perhaps 1894. The year is unclear, but appears more like 1884. But other evidence says they were still in Clarksville until 1894 or 1895, and Bryce died in Jan 1894.
  32. [S1639] Sallie Stewart household, 1900 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  33. [S969] Robert H. Williams household, 1900 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  34. [S3326] William H. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York, shows him as retired.
  35. [S3321] Sally W. Stewart household, 1910 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  36. [S3320] Margaret Calby household, 1920 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  37. [S391] Bryce Stewart household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them in the same household, apparently living as parent and child (the relationship column is not populated).
  38. [S645] Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, pg 384.
  39. [S5370] Norman Stewart, Certificate of Death.