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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Benjamin Cobb
Harriet Martin
Marriage: 20 February 1844
Melvin T. Cobb
Adeline Cobb
Echeard Cobb
Edward E. Cobb
Carrie C. Cobb

Spouse and Children

20 February 1844
Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Subinita Burt




    Nelson Cobb


    Lucinda Cobb



    William R Cobb


    Mary Cobb


+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. 

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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