Sarah Cobb

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Cobb was born in 1839, in Jennings, Indiana, United States, her father, Reuben Sampson Cobb, was 27 and her mother, Almira E Hopkins, was 23. She married Elmore Harte Mundell on 1 May 1858, in Hobart, Ross Township, Lake, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Taylor Township, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Lake, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 18 September 1862, in Hobart, Ross Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Hobart Township, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Elmore Harte Mundell
Sarah Cobb
Marriage: 1 May 1858
Sarah Ann Mundell
Charles Mundell

Sources (7)

  • Sarah Cobb in household of Reuben S Cobb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Cobb, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Sarah Ann Cobb Mundell, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (5)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


Historical Boundaries 1844: Richardville, Indiana, United States 1846: *Howard, Indiana, United States [*Renamed Howard in 1846]


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Angus): from the Middle English byname or personal name Cobbe, Cobba, or its Old Norse cognate Kobbi, which are probably from an element meaning ‘lump’, used to denote a large man.

Irish: shortened form of McCobb , a patronymic from the personal name Hob, an English pet form of Robert .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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