Reuben Rice Cobb1,2,3

ID# 15533, (1811 - 1897)
FatherCapt. Willard Cobb1,4 (1781-1855)
MotherAmy Allen1 (1778-1856)

Spouse: Almira Hopkins – no children

Spouse: Amazette H. Morgan – children:

  • Casandra Cobb20,21 b. 10 Mar 1843, d. 31 Jan 1917
  • Woodson D. Cobb20,21,18 b. 15 Sep 1845, d. 10 Sep 1896
  • Mahala M. Cobb20,21,22 b. abt 1847
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Key Events:

     Reuben Rice Cobb was born on 2 Jan 1811 in Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont.5,6 He married first Almira Hopkins on 13 Mar 1832 in Jennings Co., Indiana.7,8 He married second Amazette H. Morgan on 22 Mar 1842 in Decatur Co., Indiana.9,10 He died on 5 Jun 1897 in Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 86.11 He was buried in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana.12

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Narrative:

     He was probably one of the three males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Capt. Willard Cobb, in the 1820 Federal Census of Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont.13
     He moved to Indiana with his parents by 1830. He was probably one of the three males age 15 to 20 listed in the household of his father in the 1830 Federal Census of Decatur Co., Indiana.14
     In an early effort to improve the roads in the county, the Greensburg and Napoleon Turnpike Co. was incorporated 24 Jan 1847, with Reuben as one of eleven directors.15
     He and Amazette H. Morgan appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 7 Apr 1850, reporting real estate valued at $5,000. Their children Casandra, Woodson and Mahala were listed as living with them, as are William Hendrickson, age 13, Susan Burrows, age 18, and Wm B. Green, a laborer, age 22.3
     Reuben and Amazette appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 5 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $31,300 and personal estate of $7,350. Their children Casandra, Woodson and Mahala were listed as living with them, as are Ida M. Chambers, age 4, and Elizabeth Fredrick, age 22, a domestic.16
     He and Amazette appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 28 Jun 1870, with no real estate or personal estate recorded. Their son Mahala was listed as living with them, as was Henry Sleth, age 20, a laborer. Their older son, Woodson, and his family seem to have been living close by as they was listed next.17
     Reuben and Amazette appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 11 Jun 1880 Their son Woodson, his wife Maranda Nancy Hillis, and their sons Hulbert and John were listed as living with them.18
     He was a farmer.3,16,17,18 He served a president of the Agricultural Society of Decatur Co., which held annual county fairs for many years. The 1858 fair, held during his term, was said to have been the greatest one up to that time.19

Citations

  1. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 25.
  2. [S2233] Paul and Parks, History of Wells, Vermont, pg 79, shows name as Rice.
  3. [S2362] Reuben R. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  4. [S2233] Paul and Parks, History of Wells, Vermont, pg 79.
  5. [S862] Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pawlet, Vermont, 1768-1856, pg 25, shows date. Since other entries show other places, it appears the absence of a place entry indicates a local birth.
  6. [S2362] Reuben R. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows age 39 and state.
  7. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Reuben Cobb and Almira Hopkins, citing FHL film #1305173, shows date and county.
  8. [S2380] Kennedy, "Re: The Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 17 Jan 2007, shows date.
  9. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Reuben R. Cobb and Amazett H. Morgan, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616, shows date and county.
  10. [S2362] Reuben R. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  11. [S890] "Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920," Ancestry.com, record for Renhen R. Cobb, citing bk H-6, pg 249 of the Indiana Works Progress Administration series.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #24378079, John Hillis Cobb.
  13. [S2329] Willard Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  14. [S2331] Willard Cob household, 1830 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  15. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pg 391.
  16. [S2363] Reibin R. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  17. [S2364] R. R. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  18. [S1564] Reuben R. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  19. [S4076] Harding, History of Decatur County Indiana, pg 388.
  20. [S2362] Reuben R. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  21. [S2363] Reibin R. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  22. [S2364] R. R. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.