Benjamin Cobb

8 December 1818–June 1899 (Age 80)
Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Cobb was born on 8 December 1818, in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Benjamin Cobb, was 32 and his mother, Subinita Burt, was 26. He married Harriet Martin on 20 February 1844, in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in June 1899, in Millington, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Millington Cemetery, Millington, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Cobb
1818–1899
Harriet Martin
1800–1880
Marriage: 20 February 1844
Melvin T. Cobb
1848–1933
Adeline Cobb
1849–
Echeard Cobb
1851–
Edward E. Cobb
1852–
Carrie C. Cobb
1855–1899

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 February 1844
Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1786–1863Male

    Subinita Burt

    Female1792–1844Female

siblings

(10)

    Nelson Cobb

    Male1811–1877Male

    Lucinda Cobb

    Female1816–1887Female

    Male1818–1899Male

    William R Cobb

    Male1821–1871Male

    Mary Cobb

    Female1822–1907Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 16

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1846

Age 28

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

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)

  • Benjamin Cobb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Cobb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benj Cobb in entry for Melvin T. Cobb and Francis M. Reed, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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