Beulah Leonard

3 May 1773–12 March 1864 (Age 90)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Beulah

When Beulah Leonard was born on 3 May 1773, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Leonard, was 32 and her mother, Silence Ripley, was 27. She married Wiliam Cobb on 25 February 1798, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 12 March 1864, in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Wiliam Cobb
Beulah Leonard
Marriage: 25 February 1798
Sophronia Cobb
Charles Church Cobb
Semira Cobb
Serotia Cobb
Charles Church Cobb

Spouse and Children

25 February 1798
Massachusetts, United States



    Charles Church Cobb


    Semira Cobb


    Serotia Cobb


    Charles Church Cobb


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 3

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 27

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English and French (Léonard): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses.2 Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .3 Americanized form of Italian Leonardo or cognate forms in other European languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bulah Cobb in household of William Cobb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bulah Cobb in household of Charles C Cobb, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Bulah in entry for Charles Church Cobb, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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