Sarah Euselia Cobb1,2,3

ID# 9456, (1821 - 1897)
FatherDr. John Cobb4,5 (25 Jul 1789 - 6 May 1832)
MotherSarah Robbins4,5 (1 Sep 1789 - 27 Jul 1844)

Key Events:

Birth: 1821, Ogden, Monroe Co., New York6,7,8
Marriage: Edward Hyde Ball, 26 Aug 18479,10,11
Death: 30 Mar 1897, Milwaukee, Wisconsin12,13,9
Burial: 2 Apr 1897, Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin14

Spouse:Edward Hyde Ball (29 May 1825 - 7 Sep 1878)
     Children:

  • Elizabeth Church Ball34,35,4 (abt Jan 1850 - 1927)
  • Helen F. Ball35,36,4 (16 Mar 1852 - 11 Oct 1920)
  • Sarah Esther Ball35,36,37 (1853 - 1945)
  • Edward Henry Ball35,36,4 (12 Nov 1857 - 23 Aug 1912)
  • Mary C. Ball36,4 (1860 - 1913)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Sarah Euselia Cobb was born in 1821 in Ogden, Monroe Co., New York.6,7,8 She was probably the female age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father, Dr. John Cobb, in the 1830 Federal Census of Ogden, Monroe Co., New York.15
     Her father died on 6 May 1832, when Sarah was about 17 years old.16,17,18
     Sarah married Edward Hyde Ball, son of Joseph Ball and Esther Nye, on 26 Aug 1847.9,10,11
     Sarah joined her husband in Wisconsin after their marriage. They appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of East Troy, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, enumerated 1 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $1,000. Their daughter Elizabeth was listed as living with them, as were Albert Ball, relationship unknown, age 18 and listed as a clerk, and Isaac Bangs, age 19 and also listed as a clerk.19
     Sarah and Edward appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of East Troy, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, enumerated 20 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $16,500 and personal estate of $500. Their children Elizabeth, Helen, Sarah and Edward were listed as living with them, as were Ann McKake, age 20 from Ireland, a domestic servant, and Mary Brownlee, age 14 from Canada, with no occupation listed.20
     Edward sold his business in East Troy and he and Sarah moved to Milwaukee in 1862, living at 360 Milwaukee St.21,22 They moved to 496 Jefferson St. about 1863 and to 594 Jefferson St. about 1865.23,24
     They moved to 610 Jefferson St. about 1867, where the family lived for many years.25 They appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, enumerated 1 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $15,000 and personal estate of $100,000. Their children Elizabeth, Helen, Sarah, Edward and Mary were listed as living with them, as were two domestic servants, Ellen O'Connel, age 20 from Massachusetts, and Kate O'Malley, age 25 from Wisconsin.26
     Sarah was named an heir in the will of her husband, dated 31 Aug 1878 in Milwaukee. She was to receive all his property after payment of expenses and debts, except his sister was left the use of property he owned in New York and was to be paid $150 per year for life, and his brother was to receive $200 per year for life.27
     Her husband died on 7 Sep 1878 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.28,29
     According to the final accounting of her late husband's estate, Sarah had received $11,600 while the estate was being probated to pay funeral expenses, settle debts, and to support the family. On 7 Oct 1879 the court ordered that the remainder of the estate, $68,700, including personal property valued at $5,000 and his 5/8 share of the firm of Ball & Goodrich, valued at $16,800, be paid to her. In addition, all the real estate was assigned to her, including their home, horses, and carriages valued at $10,000; a parcel in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin valued at $12,000; and a half interest in property in Monroe Co., New York on which his father was living, estimated at $600. This was subject to her being required to pay $150 per year to his sister and $200 per year to his brother as directed by his will.30
     After her husband's death Sarah retained at least a titular role in his wholesale grocery business, Ball and Goodrich, until about 1884. How active her role was in not clear. The family's interest in the business may have been mainly represented by her son Edward, who was shown as a clerk in a wholesale grocery in 1880. About 1885 Goodrich found a new partner and the firm was then known as Goodrich & Wagner.31,32
     Sarah appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of 610 Jefferson St., Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, in the household of her eldest daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Oren Green Blodgett, along with her son Edward and youngest daughter, Mary. She and Mary were shown as traveling in Europe.33
     Sarah died on 30 Mar 1897 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.12,13,9 She was buried on 2 Apr 1897 in Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.14

Citations

  1. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46, shows name as Sarah Euselia Cobb.
  2. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114922402, Sarah E. Cobb Ball, and includes tombstone photo showing name as Sarah E. Cobb, wife of Edward Hyde Ball.
  3. [S7789] Edward H. Ball household, 1860 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows name as Sarah E. C. Ball.
  4. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46.
  5. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 186.
  6. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 46, shows year, town, county, and state.
  7. [S7788] Edward H. Ball household, 1850 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows age 28 and state.
  8. [S7789] Edward H. Ball household, 1860 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows age 38 and state.
  9. [S7808] Bruce, History of Milwaukee City and County, II:19, shows date.
  10. [S7788] Edward H. Ball household, 1850 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114922402, Sarah E. Cobb Ball, and includes tombstone photo showing her as his wife.
  12. [S2468] "Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907," Ancestry.com, record for Sarah E C Ball, citing vol 22 pg 282.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114922402, Sarah E. Cobb Ball, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114922402, Sarah E. Cobb Ball, includes tombstone photo.
  15. [S2451] John Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  16. [S7683] , "Marriages and Deaths from Rochester Newspapers, Jan. 1, 1832 - June 30, 1832," 16 May 1832 Rochester Daily Advertiser, 22 May issue of Anti-Masonic Enquirer and Rochester Republican all show date, as 9th, and "after a few days illness." Rochester Observer 16 May issue shows 3rd (may be a transcription error) and May 23 issue shows date as 8th. "Pioneer Cemetery," copied from July 1934 tombstone reading by the Irondequoit Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, shows date as 8th.
  17. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185, shows date, as 6th ,town, and state.
  18. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows year, town, county, state, and cause of death as "from infected poison of a patient."
  19. [S7788] Edward H. Ball household, 1850 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin.
  20. [S7789] Edward H. Ball household, 1860 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin.
  21. [S7808] Bruce, History of Milwaukee City and County, II:16, shows year.
  22. [S7793] Milwaukee City Directory, 1862, pg 32.
  23. [S7793] Milwaukee City Directory, 1863, pg 17.
  24. [S7795] Edwards' Annual Directory of Milwaukee, 1865, pg 167.
  25. [S7795] Edwards' Annual Directory of Milwaukee, 1867, pg 133.
  26. [S7791] Edward Ball household, 1870 U.S. Census, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  27. [S7798] Edward H. Ball, Milwaukee Co. Wisconsin loose probate records, will.
  28. [S7798] Edward H. Ball, Milwaukee Co. Wisconsin loose probate records, petition to probate will, 4 Sep 1878, shows date.
  29. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 114922332, Edward Hyde Ball, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  30. [S7798] Edward H. Ball, Milwaukee Co. Wisconsin loose probate records, widow's receipt 4 Oct 1879, settlement 7 Oct 1879; order same date.
  31. [S7797] Wright's Directory of Milwaukee, 1884, pg 82 shows Ball & Goodrich with Sarah as one of the principals; 1885 pg 266 shows the new firm.
  32. [S7792] Oren J. Bloodgett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, shows young Edward's occupation as clerk, wholesale groceries.
  33. [S7792] Oren J. Bloodgett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  34. [S7788] Edward H. Ball household, 1850 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  35. [S7789] Edward H. Ball household, 1860 U.S. Census, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  36. [S7791] Edward Ball household, 1870 U.S. Census, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  37. [S7808] Bruce, History of Milwaukee City and County, II:15.