Sarah Cobb

1839–1862 (Age 23)
Jennings, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Cobb was born in 1839, in Jennings, Indiana, United States, her father, Reuben S. Cobb, was 26 and her mother, Almira E Hopkins, was 23. She married Elmore Harte Mundell on 1 May 1858, in Hobart, Hobart 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, Hobart Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

1 May 1858
Hobart, Hobart Township, Lake, Indiana, United States


    Sarah Ann Mundell


    Charles Mundell


Parents and Siblings



    Nancy Cobb



    Serilda Bonilea Cobb


    Martin S. Cobb


    Samantha Jane "Jennie" Cobb


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World Events (4)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

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.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 12

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Dorset; also East Anglia):1. 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. 2. from a reduced form of Jacob .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Cobb in household of Reuben S Cobb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Mundell in household of Elmore Mundell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Cobb, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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