Charlotte Callender Wilcox1,2,3

ID# 9454, (1833 - 1867)
FatherBirdsey Wilcox4,5,6 (1799 - 1861)
MotherLydia Ann Callender7,6 (1807 - 1887)

Key Events:

Birth: 23 Jan 1833, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York8,9,10
Marriage: Oscar Cobb, 185611,12,13
Death: 12 Apr 1867, Buffalo, New York14,15
Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York16,17

Spouse:Oscar Cobb (8 Oct 1816 - 10 Oct 1911)
     Children:

  • Lydia A. Cobb23,24 ( - May 1857)
  • Julia Ida Cobb25,26,5 (1858 - 14 Oct 1945)
  • Jennie Sarah Cobb26,27,5 (abt 27 Oct 1860 - 19 Sep 1954)
  • John Callender Cobb28,5,6 (abt 19 Sep 1862 - 23 May 1955)
  • Charlotte Wilcox Cobb26,5,6 (abt 18 Aug 1864 - 1 Aug 1951)
  • Mary Emily Cobb5,6,29 (1867 - 28 Apr 1947)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Charlotte Callender Wilcox was born on 23 Jan 1833 in Buffalo, Erie Co., New York.8,9,10 She was probably the female age 5 to 10 listed in the household of her father, Birdsey Wilcox, in the 1840 Federal Census of Buffalo, Erie Co., New York.18
     Charlotte appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, enumerated 14 Sep 1850, as a student at the Ontario Female Seminary. The school, which opened in 1826, was one of the first women’s private schools in the state. It could accommodate at least 100 students, most of whom were boarders. In its early years, the price of tuition was $25 per year, with an extra charge for French, Latin or Greek and for music. Board was $1.75 per week, 37¢ per dozen for washing, and a moderate charge for light, fuel and room rent. Each student had to provide her own bed clothing and towels. The school closed in 1875.19,20
     Charlotte appeared on the 1855 State Census in the household of her parents, Birdsey Wilcox and Lydia Ann Callender.4
     Charlotte married Oscar Cobb, son of Dr. John Cobb and Sarah Robbins, in 1856.11,12,13
     Charlotte and Oscar appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, enumerated 27 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $15,000 and personal estate of $600. Their daughter Julia was listed as living with them, as was Mary Tobin a 24-year-old Irish servant.21
     Charlotte and Oscar appeared on the 1865 State Census of Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, enumerated 17 Jun 1865, reporting they lived in a wood house valued at $6,000. Their children Julia, Jennie, John and Charlotte were listed as living with them, as were her mother and Bridget Conue, a 20-year-old Irish servant.22
     Charlotte died on 12 Apr 1867 in Buffalo, New York, at age 34.14,15 She was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, in her husband's lot, with her infant daughter Lydia in the same grave.16,17

Citations

  1. [S7729] B. Wilcox household, 1855 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 9, shows name as Charlotte C. Wilcox.
  2. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46, shows name as Charlotte Callender Wilcox.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 75027970, Charlotte Wilcox Cobb, includes tombstone photo showing name as Charlotte Callender Wilcox , wife of Oscar Cobb.
  4. [S7729] B. Wilcox household, 1855 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 9.
  5. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46.
  6. [S7750] Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:64.
  7. [S7729] B. Wilcox household, 1855 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 9, shows the girl as daughter of Lydia's husband.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 75027970, Charlotte Wilcox Cobb, shows date as unknown and includes tombstone photo showing date as 23 Jan 1833.
  9. [S7718] Forest Lawn Cemetery, death registers, bk B, tab C, pg 2, Mrs. Charlotte Cobb, shows age 32 at death 12 Apr 1867, and city.
  10. [S7733] Oscar Cobb household, 1865 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 9, shows age 33 and county.
  11. [S7806] Cobb obituary, The Buffalo Courier, shows year.
  12. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185, shows year.
  13. [S7728] Oscar Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  14. [S7718] Forest Lawn Cemetery, death registers, bk B, tab C, pg 2, Mrs. Charlotte Cobb, shows date and city.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 75027970, Charlotte Wilcox Cobb, shows date as unknown and includes tombstone photo showing date as 12[?] Apr 1867.
  16. [S7723] Forest Lawn Cemetery, lot registers, sec. 3, lot S.E.Pt., Oscar Cobb, shows Charlotte and Lydia in same grave.
  17. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 75027970, Charlotte Wilcox Cobb, includes tombstone photo.
  18. [S7730] Birdseye Wilcox household, 1840 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York.
  19. [S7732] Paulson, "The Ontario Female Seminary", shows history of school.
  20. [S7731] Ontario Female Seminary, 1850 U.S. Census, Ontario Co., New York.
  21. [S7728] Oscar Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York.
  22. [S7733] Oscar Cobb household, 1865 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 9.
  23. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 75028028, Lydia Cobb, includes photo of tombstone with her Charlotte's name the child's as "Lydia A., their infant child."
  24. [S7723] Forest Lawn Cemetery, lot registers, sec. 3, lot S.E.Pt., Oscar Cobb, shows as infant, and in same grave as Charlotte.
  25. [S7728] Oscar Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Erie Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  26. [S7733] Oscar Cobb household, 1865 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 9, shows the girl as daughter of Charlotte's husband.
  27. [S7726] Forest Lawn Cemetery, burial permit, Jennie S. Cobb, no. 9594, 21 Sep 1954.
  28. [S7733] Oscar Cobb household, 1865 New York State Census, Erie Co., New York, Buffalo, ward 9, shows him as the son of her husband.
  29. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185.