William Cobb Sr

20 October 1764–18 February 1842 (Age 77)
Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of William

When William Cobb Sr was born on 20 October 1764, in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Cobb the Third, was 41 and his mother, Jerusha Cushman, was 37. He married Charlotte Coffin in 1788. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1764. He died on 18 February 1842, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.

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William Cobb Sr
Charlotte Coffin
Marriage: 1788
William Cobb
George Cobb
Mary Cobb
Charlotte Cobb

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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 12
    "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."""
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 22
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • William Cobb, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • William in entry for George Cobb and Nancy W Coffin Doan, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Wm. in entry for Charlotte Cobb Dow, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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