Derrick Cobb1,2,3

ID# 9786, (1789 - 1868)
FatherEbenezer Cobb4 (16 Mar 1748/49 - 1 Jul 1826)
MotherElizabeth Lathrop4 (bt 26 Jan 1755 - 1756 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 1 Feb 1789, Pawlet, Vermont5,6,7
Marriage: Cynthia Beeman, about 18208,9
Death: 17 Jun 1868, Pennsylvania10
Burial: Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania3,11

Children with an unknown spouse:

  • Phebe M. Cobb26 (abt 1814 - 2 Jan 1881)
  • Calvin D. Cobb26 (abt 1815 - )

Spouse:Cynthia Beeman (1 Jul 1803 - )
     Children:

  • E. Winchester Cobb27,28,29 (28 May 1822 - 14 Mar 1901)
  • Perry L. Cobb30,31,32 (abt 1823 - )
  • Harriett Cobb33 (abt 1825 - )
  • Ebenezer Cobb27,33 (abt 1826 - )
  • Jaxon Cobb27,33 (1829 - 1911)
  • Minerva Cobb27,33 (abt 1833 - )
  • Arlena Cobb33 (abt 1835 - )
  • Edward Cobb33,34 (abt 1841 - )
  • Emily Brewster Cobb33,34 (25 Apr 1843 - 1 Apr 1932)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     It is clear that Derrick's parents use the spelling Darick, as that is what was used in the family Bible, and in records for his older brother of the same name. However he seems to have used the spelling Derrick as an adult. Many Internet genealogies also attribute the name Richard to him, but that appears to be entirely based on the 1850 census, which shows that name for him. That record contains many other errors, which discredit it as a reliable source.12,13,2,1,3 He was born on 1 Feb 1789 in Pawlet, Vermont.5,6,7
     He was probably one of the three males under age 16 listed in the household of his father, Ebenezer Cobb, in the 1790 Federal Census of Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.14 He was probably one of the two males age 10 to 15 listed in the household of his father in the 1800 Federal Census of Shelburne, Chittenden Co., Vermont.15
     Derrick Cobb served in the War of 1812, having enlisted in Vermont.16
     According to family tradition, Derrick and his brother Calvin 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.17,18,19,2 (See map.)
     On 3 Sep 1816 Derrick purchased 17 acres and 7 perches of land in Bridgewater Twp., Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, from the estate of John Ewing, for $51.1
     Derrick married Cynthia Beeman, daughter of Dr. Ebenezer Beeman and Hannah Lum, about 1820.8,9 If he ever lived there he moved to Bradford Co. by 1830. Derrick appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Wyalusing, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, with a household consisting of two males under age 5 (sons Jaxon and Ebenezer), two age 5 to 10 (Winchester and Perry), one age 40 to 50 (himself), one female age 5 to 10 (daughter Harriett), one age 10 to 15 (unknown), and one age 20 to 30 (wife Cynthia.)2
     Derrick appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Wyalusing, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, with a household consisting of two males age 10 to 15 (sons Ebenezer and Jaxon), two age 15 to 20 (Winchester and Perry), one age 50 to 60 (himself), and one female under age 5 (daughter Arlena), one age 5 to 10 (Minerva), one age 15 to 20 (Harriett), and one age 30 to 40 (wife Cynthia.)20
     Derrick and Cynthia appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Wyalusing, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 17 Oct 1850, reporting real estate valued at $500. Their children Harriett, Ebenezer, Jaxon, Minerva, Edward and Emily were listed as living with them, While the record contains some inconsistencies (the head of household is shown as Richard Cobb, and he is shown 5 years too young), comparison with other census records suggests this was in fact their household.21
     Derrick and Cynthia appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Stevensville, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 25 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $1,000 and personal estate of $552. Their children Edward and Emily were listed as living with them, as were Emma Clink, age 6, and Perry Clink, age 3. A Clink family is listed close by the Cobbs in 1840, so these could be grandchildren if one of their daughters married a neighbor's son. They were apparently living close by their sons Winchester and Perry and their families, as they are both listed within a few households on the census record.22,23
     He was a farmer.24,25
     Derrick died on 17 Jun 1868 in Pennsylvania at age 79.10 He was buried in Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.3,11

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S2586] Derrick Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.
  3. [S2629] Derrick Cobb tombstone, Stevensville Cemetery.
  4. [S2533] Rodgers, "Affidavit."
  5. [S2533] Rodgers, "Affidavit", shows date, with year as 1789, town, and state.
  6. [S2629] Derrick Cobb tombstone, Stevensville Cemetery, shows age 78 ys 4 mo, 16 days at death 17 Jun 1868.
  7. [S2587] Derrick Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 71 and state.
  8. [S2621] Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, vol 2, pg 105, shows she married ---- Cobb.
  9. [S2587] Derrick Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S2629] Derrick Cobb tombstone, Stevensville Cemetery, shows date.
  11. [S2596] Tice, Tri-Counties Genealogy & History, shows cemetery and township.
  12. [S2533] Rodgers, "Affidavit", shows name as Darick Cobb.
  13. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 32 and repeated pg 81, record for Darick's older brother, also named Darick.
  14. [S580] Ebenezer Cobb household, 1790 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  15. [S2502] Ebenezer Cobb household, 1800 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  16. [S2689] Derrick Cobb, Record of Burial Place of Veteran.
  17. [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.
  18. [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.
  19. [S2619] Calvin D. Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows shows only one adult male in household.
  20. [S2585] Jonathan Rogers household, 1840 U.S. Census, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.
  21. [S2588] Richard Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.
  22. [S2587] Derrick Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.
  23. [S2585] Jonathan Rogers household, 1840 U.S. Census, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, shows William Clink listed three households below.
  24. [S2585] Jonathan Rogers household, 1840 U.S. Census, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, shows two people in the household engaged in agriculture, and one in manufactures and trades.
  25. [S2587] Derrick Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as farmer.
  26. [S3279] Seiferheld, "Re: Cynthia Beeman," e-mail to author, 16 Aug 2011, citing unsourced family notes passed down from her grandmother, cousin and aunt.
  27. [S2609] Bennett and Bennett, and Bennett, The Bennett Family, pg 146.
  28. [S2589] Elhanin Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows Darick's wife living in Elkanin's household, as if an elderly mother.
  29. [S2595] E. W. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows E. W.'s father as born in Vermont and his mother in New York.
  30. [S2591] P. L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows him listed two households away from his supposed brother E. W. Cobb.
  31. [S2592] D. L. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows the younger family listed three households before Derrick and Cynthia, and with their apparent son Jaxon living with the younger family.
  32. [S2594] Perry L. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Gove Co., Kansas, shows his father as born in Vermont and his mother in New York.
  33. [S2588] Richard Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  34. [S2587] Derrick Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.