Mary Cobb1,2,3

ID# 9482, (1808 - 1897)
FatherHenry Cobb4,5 (3 Jul 1784 - 2 Sep 1808)
MotherEsther Bennett4,5 (18 Mar 1785 - 27 Jun 1855)

Key Events:

Birth: 4 May 1808, Warsaw, Wyoming Co., New York6,7,8
Marriage: Benjamin Cowles, 10 Feb 18309,10,11
Death: 11 May 1897, Jefferson, Ohio12,13,14
Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York15

Spouse:Benjamin Cowles (30 Dec 1805 - 22 Jan 1855)
     Children:

  • Jane Eliza Cowles30,24 (abt 1831 - 17 Dec 1910)
  • Esther S. Cowles30,31 (abt 1834 - 25 Oct 1853)
  • Minerva S. Cowles30,32 (abt 1836 - Mar 1854)
  • Norman Benjamin Cowles30,24,33 (2 May 1839 - 18 May 1917)
  • Henry O. Cowles30,24,34 (20 Jan 1841 - 16 Aug 1911)
  • Roswell B. Cowles30,24,35 (abt 1844 - 14 Jul 1925)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mary Cobb was born on 4 May 1808 in Warsaw, Wyoming Co., New York.6,7,8
     Her father died on 2 Sep 1808, when Mary was an infant.16,17,18 She was probably one of the two females under age 10 listed in the household of her father, Esther Bennett, in the 1810 Federal Census of Orwell, Rutland Co., Vermont.19
     Mary married Benjamin Cowles, son of Sylvester Cowles and Sarah Northrup, on 10 Feb 1830, with Rev. Joel Parker officating.9,10,11
     She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband, Benjamin Cowles, in the 1840 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York.20
     Mary and Benjamin appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 17 Sep 1850, reporting real estate valued at $3,400. Their children Jane, Esther, Minerva, Norman, Henry and Roswell were listed as living with them, as were Sarah Northrop, age 91, apparently a relative of his mother, perhaps her step-mother, and Thomas English, a laborer.21
     Her husband died on 22 Jan 1855.22,23
     Mary appeared on the 1855 State Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 15 Jun 1855, reporting that they lived in a frame dwelling valued at $175, apparently a three-family building. Her children Jane, Norman, Henry and Roswell were listed as living with her. Her uncle Gideon Cobb, her father's brother, and his family were apparently living close by as they were listed as the next dwelling.24
     Mary appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 15 Nov 1860, reporting real estate valued at $5,000 and personal estate of $500. Her children Norman, Henry and Roswell were listed as living with her.25
     Mary appeared on the 1865 State Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, in the household of her son Norman and his wife, Frances [surname unknown].26 Mary appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, in the household of Norman and his wife.27 She appeared on the 1875 State Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, in the household of Norman and his wife.28
     Mary appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Albion, Orleans Co., New York, enumerated 18 Jun 1880, in the household of Jerome and Lydia Mason and their two children. She is identified as a aunt, but the actual relationship is unknown. Jerome or Lydia may have been a relative of her father or step-father, or of her husband.29
     Mary died on 11 May 1897 in Jefferson, Ohio, at age 89, at the home of her son Norman.12,13,14 She was buried in Brighton Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York.15
     Mary moved to Ohio with her son Norman and his family.

Citations

  1. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538011, Mary Cobb Cowles, includes tombstone photo showing name as Mary Cobb, wife of Benjamin Cowles.
  2. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185, shows name as Mary Cobb.
  3. [S7638] Benjm. Cowles household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows name as Mary Cowles.
  4. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185.
  5. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45.
  6. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185, shows date, town, and state.
  7. [S7642] Mary Cowles household, 1855 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton, shows age 47 and county.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538011, Mary Cobb Cowles, includes tombstone photo showing age 89 yrs 7 days at death 11 May 1897.
  9. [S7683] , "Marriages and Deaths from Rochester Newspapers, Jan. 1, 1830 - June 30, 1830," from 26 Feb 1930 Rochester Observer, marriage notice for Benjamin Cowles and Mary Cobb, shows date and officiant.
  10. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185, shows date, with month as Mar.
  11. [S7638] Benjm. Cowles household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185, shows date, town, and at home of Norman.
  13. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows she was living in Brighton in 1896.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538011, Mary Cobb Cowles, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538011, Mary Cobb Cowles, includes tombstone photo.
  16. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 184, shows date, with year as 1808.
  17. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows year, as 1811, town, county, as Livingston, and state. However, Livingston was not formed until 1823; before that the area known as Moscow, now in Leicester, was in Genesee Co. There are no Cobbs listed in Genesee Co. in the 1810 census, suggesting Philip Cobb's death date of 1808 is more likely correct.
  18. [S2270] Muff, Extracts from early Vermont probate records, citing Part 1, pg 83, which cites 10:387-90, shows him as deceased in his father's will written 10 Sep 1815.
  19. [S2476] Esther Cobb household, 1810 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  20. [S7639] Benjm. Cowles household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  21. [S7638] Benjm. Cowles household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  22. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538002, Capt Benjamin Cowles, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  23. [S7637] Northrup, The Northrup—Northrop Genealogy, pg 107, shows date.
  24. [S7642] Mary Cowles household, 1855 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton.
  25. [S7643] Mary Cole household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  26. [S7644] Norman B. Cowles household, 1865 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton.
  27. [S7645] Norman Cowles household, 1870 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  28. [S7646] Norman B. Cowles household, 1875 New York State Census, Monroe Co., New York, Brighton.
  29. [S7647] Jerome Mason household, 1880 U.S. Census, Orleans Co., New York.
  30. [S7638] Benjm. Cowles household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  31. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538006, Esther S. Cowles, shows inscription as "dau. of Benjamin & Mary Cowles."
  32. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538026, Minerva S. Cowles, shows inscription as "dau. of Benjamin & May Cowles."
  33. [S7648] Norman Benjamin Cowles, Certificate of Death.
  34. [S7649] H. O. Cowles, Standard Certificate of Death.
  35. [S7643] Mary Cole household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.