Calvin D. Cobb1,2,3,4

ID# 9785, (1791 - 1880)
FatherEbenezer Cobb5,6 (16 Mar 1748/49 - 1 Jul 1826)
MotherElizabeth Lathrop5,6 (bt 26 Jan 1755 - 1756 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 26 Feb 1791, Pawlet, Vermont7,8,9
Marriage: Phoebe Stone, 29 Jun 1817, Middletown, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania10,11,12
Death: 30 Jul 188013,14
Burial: Stone Street Cemetery, Forest Lake, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania13

Spouse:Phoebe Stone (12 Mar 1794 - 2 Apr 1871)
     Children:

Given the number of unidentified children in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 census, it seems likely that there were other children in addition to those listed here.
  • Elmer A. Cobb14,40 (abt Dec 1820 - 1 Aug 1900)
  • Ebenezer Cobb41 (abt 2 Oct 1822 - 11 Mar 1828)
  • Andrew J. Cobb14 (abt May 1826 - 26 Mar 1866)
  • Nathan Calvin Cobb14,42,43 (15 Jun 1836 - 16 Sep 1915)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Calvin & Phebe Cobb's Tombstone
photo courtesy Susquehanna Headstones
Calvin D. Cobb was born on 26 Feb 1791 in Pawlet, Vermont.7,8,9 He was probably the male under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Ebenezer Cobb, in the 1800 Federal Census of Shelburne, Chittenden Co., Vermont.15

The War of 1812 --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---


     According to family tradition Calvin was a Captain in the War of 1812. We do know that in Mar and Apr 1813 he transported troops, stores, and medical supplies for Gen. Chandler's command from Burlington, Vermont to Brownsville, near Sacketts Harbor, New York, for which he was paid for16 days at 24¢ per day. He enlisted as a corporal in Capt. James Taylor's Company, 30th Infantry Regiment on 29 Apr 1813 at Burlington, Vermont and was discharged at Vergenes, Vermont 1 May 1814, serving at Plattsburgh, New York and in Canada.16,17,18
     He was an early captain of the regiment formed in Susquehanna Co. in 1811, but since he did not mention that service in his pension application, it sees doubtful that he arrived in the county by the time of that unit's involvement in the war. The regiment was dispatched 23 Oct 1814, but reached only as far as Danville, Pennsylvania, some 85 miles, when it received orders to halt, and was then dismissed 24 Nov, afterwards being ridiculed for its fruitlessness.19

The Move to Pennsylvania --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---


     Family tradition also holds that Calvin and his brother Derrick moved from Vermont to Birchardville, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania and settled on a farm there which was later occupied by Calvin's grandson. They each purchased land in Susquehanna Co., Derrick in 1816 and Calvin 1817, but it is not clear this is the same land later owned by Calvin. In 1820 Calvin appeared in the census in Middlesex Twp., which then included Birchardville, but without his brother. By 1830 Derrick was some 25 miles southwest in Bradford Co.20,21,22,23 (See map.)
     Calvin purchased 50 acres of land in Bridgewater Twp., Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, on 12 Mar 1817, from Ebenezer Whipple and his wife Susanna, for $1 and a mortgage for $500.4
     Calvin married Phoebe Stone on 29 Jun 1817 in Middletown, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.10,11,12
     Calvin appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Middletown, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, with a household consisting of one white male under age 10 (unknown), one 26 to 45 (himself), and one white female age 16 to 26 (wife Phoebe.)24
     Calvin appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Middletown, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, with a household consisting of two males under age age 5 (son Andrew and another), two age 5 to 10 (Elmer and another), and one age 30 to 40 (himself), one female age 10 to 15 (unknown), and one age 30 to 40 (wife Phoebe.)25
     He appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Middletown Twp., Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, with a household consisting of one male under age 5 to 20 (son Nathan), two 10 to 15 (Andrew and another), one age 15 to 20 (Elmer), one age 40 to 50 (himself), one female age 15 to 20 (unknown), and one age 40 to 50 (wife Phoebe.)26
     Calvin and Phoebe appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Middletown Twp., Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 5 Dec 1850, reporting real estate valued at $2,500. Their son Nathan was listed as living with them.1
     On 6 Jun 1855, while living at Middletown, Pennsylvania, Calvin applied for bounty land for his service as a teamster in the War of 1812. He made his application under the bounty land act of 3 Mar 1855, which offered 160 acres to those who had served at least 14 days, and specifically included teamsters serving the military in those eligible. Recipients were allowed to sell their rights under these grants, and bounty land was not available near where he lived, so we can assume that Calvin sold his grant.27,28
     The post office at Birchardville was established in 1847, with John S. Birchard as postmaster. Calvin succeeded him in 1857 and served until 1861.29
     Calvin and Phoebe appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Forest Lake, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 19 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $2,700 and personal estate of $1,050. They were apparently living close to their son Elmer and his family, as they are listed as the previous entry on the census record.30
     Calvin and Phoebe appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Forest Lake, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 11 Aug 1870, reporting real estate valued at 44,000. Their son Elmer was listed as living with them, with his second wife, Norcissa Fish, their children Laura, Vilroy and Newton, and Laura's daughter Anna Newton. Also listed was Jane Fish, a domestic servant age 23, who may have been a relative of Elmer's wife.31
     On 26 Apr 1871, while living at Forest Lake Twp., Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, Calvin applied for a pension for his service as a corporal in the War of 1812. His pension of $8 per month was granted 27 Nov 1871, effective 14 Feb of that year.32
     Calvin appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Forest Lake, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of Elmer A. Cobb and Elizabeth Culver, his son and his third wife.33
     He was a farmer.34,35,36,37,38,39
     Calvin died on 30 Jul 1880 at age 89.13,14 He was buried in Stone Street Cemetery, Forest Lake, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, next to his wife.13

Citations

  1. [S2610] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  2. [S2533] Rodgers, "Affidavit", shows name as Calvin Cobb.
  3. [S2609] Bennett and Bennett, and Bennett, The Bennett Family, pg 147, shows name as Calvin Cobb.
  4. [S2678] Susquehanna Co. Deeds, 2:240-1, Ebenezer Whipple and Susanna his wife to Clavin D. Cobb, 9 May 1817.
  5. [S2533] Rodgers, "Affidavit."
  6. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 44.
  7. [S2533] Rodgers, "Affidavit", shows date, as 26 Feb 1791, town, and state.
  8. [S2609] Bennett and Bennett, and Bennett, The Bennett Family, pg 147, shows date, as 26 Feb 1792, town, county, as Addison, and state.
  9. [S2610] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 57 and state.
  10. [S2683] Calvin D. Cobb pension application, applicant's declaration, 26 Apr 1871, shows date, town, county, and state.
  11. [S2624] Calvin D. and Phebe Cobb tombstone, Stone Street Cemetery, shows her as wife of C. D. Cobb.
  12. [S2609] Bennett and Bennett, and Bennett, The Bennett Family, pg 147, shows married.
  13. [S2624] Calvin D. and Phebe Cobb tombstone, Stone Street Cemetery.
  14. [S2609] Bennett and Bennett, and Bennett, The Bennett Family, pg 147.
  15. [S2502] Ebenezer Cobb household, 1800 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  16. [S2609] Bennett and Bennett, and Bennett, The Bennett Family, pg 147, shows he was a captain in War of 1812.
  17. [S2681] Calvin D. Cobb, bounty land application, applicant's affidavit, 6 Jun 1855, shows he transported store - medicine chests, etc. - from Burlington to Sacketts Harbor, New York as a teamster starting 20 Mar 1813 for a day or two less than a month; statement of Third Auditors Office, 26 Jun 1856, show he was paid for transporting troops and stores of Gen. Chandler's command from Burlington to Brownsville, near Sacketts Harbor, date, and amounts.
  18. [S2683] Calvin D. Cobb pension application, applicant's declaration, 26 Apr 1871, shows enlistment, rank, locations of service, discharge; response of Third Auditor's Office 20 Nov 1871, shows he was in Capt. James Taylor's 30th U.S. Infantry from 29 Apr 1813 to 31 Dec 1813.
  19. [S2620] Blackman, History of Susquehanna County, pp 621-2, shows that a regiment was formed in 1811, and Cobb was an early captain; provides account of involvement in War of 1812 listing only higher ranking officers.
  20. [S2609] Bennett and Bennett, and Bennett, The Bennett Family, pg 145, citing records of Vilroy Cobb and person contact with the Cobb family, shows they migrated from Vermont to Birdhardville and settled on the farm later owned by Vilroy.
  21. [S2678] Susquehanna Co. Deeds, 2:112-3, Samuel Ewing, William Davidson, and Magdalen Ewing, executors for John Ewing, decd., to Derrick Cobb, 18 Oct 1816: adn 2:240-1, Ebenezer Whipple and Susanna his wife to Clavin D. Cobb, 9 May 1817.
  22. [S2619] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows shows only one adult male in household.
  23. [S2586] Derrick Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.
  24. [S2619] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  25. [S2618] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  26. [S2617] Cavin D. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  27. [S2681] Calvin D. Cobb, bounty land application, applicant's affidavit, 6 Jun 1855.
  28. [S2682] Instructions and Forms for Bounty Land under Act of March 3, 1855.
  29. [S2676] Stocker, Centennial History of Susquehanna County, pg 492.
  30. [S2612] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  31. [S2614] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  32. [S2683] Calvin D. Cobb pension application, applicant's declaration, 26 Apr 1871; Pension card, no. 8622.
  33. [S2615] Andrew J. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  34. [S2609] Bennett and Bennett, and Bennett, The Bennett Family, pg 145, shows he and his brother settled on a farm.
  35. [S2619] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows one member of the household engaged in agriculture and one in manufactures.
  36. [S2617] Cavin D. Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows two members of the household engaged in agriculture.
  37. [S2610] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as a farmer.
  38. [S2612] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as farmer.
  39. [S2614] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as farmer.
  40. [S2616] Elmer Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  41. [S2623] Ebenezer Cobb tombstone, Stone Street Cemetery.
  42. [S2622] Loehr, "Re: Calvin D. Cobb," e-mail to author, 10 Mar 2010.
  43. [S2610] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.