The Cobb Family
Morris Co. Up


Source: J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J. Families, (Rockaway, N.J., Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902)

Aided by a member of the COBB family, considerable research has been made in this line, and to aid others related to this well known Morris county family I am enabled to give the result, partially, of our united research.

The progenitor of this family in America, Henry COBB, was born 1596 in Kent County, England. Came to Plymouth in ship Anne 1629, but a few years later than the Pilgrim Fathers. He removed to Scituate, Mass, 1633, and from thence to Barnstable 1639. He was deacon and ruling elder at Scituate and Barnstable thirty-four years. Deputy to General Court of the Colony several years. He died at Barnstable 1679.

Tradition has it that he ran away with a "lady of high degree," but she must have died on the passage, or soon after landing at Plymouth, as it is recorded that he married (1) Apr. 1631, Patience, daughter of James and Catharine HURST, of Plymouth. She died May 4, 1648; (2) Dec. 12, 1649, Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Sarah HINCKLEY. She was a sister to Governor Thomas HINCKLEY.

Children: John, born at Plymouth, June 7, 1632, married (1) Apr. 8, 1658, Mary, daughter of William NELSON, of Plymouth; (2) Jane WOODWARD, of Taunton, Mass., July 13, 1676. Edward, born 1633, took the oath of allegiance 1657, married Mary, daughter of William and Ann (HYND) HOSKINS, Nov. 28, 1660, removed to Taunton, died there 1675. His widow married (2) Samuel PHIPPS. James, born at Scituate, Jan. 13, 1634, married Sarah, daughter of James LEWIS Dec. 26, 1663. He died 1695. His wife, died Feb. 11, 1715. Mary, born Mar. 24, 1637, married Jonathan Dunham, of Barnstable, Oct. 15, 1657; Hannah, born Oct. 5, 1639, married Edward LEWIS May 9, 1681, died Jan. 17, 1730; Patience, born at Barnstable Mar. 19, 1641, married (1) Robert PARKER Aug. 1667; (2) Deacon William CROCKER 1686; Gershon, born Jan. 10, 1645, married Hannah DAVIS June 4, 1675. He was beheaded by the Indians. Children by second wife Sarah: Eleazer, born Mar. 30, 1648; Mehetable, born Sept. 1, 1652, died Mar. 8, 1653; Samuel, born Oct. 12, 1654, married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard TAYLOR, Dec. 20, 1680, died Dec. 27, 1727. She died May 4, 1721. Sarah, born Jan. 15, 1658, died Jan. 25, 1658; Jonathan, born Apr. 10, 1660, married Mar. 1, 1683, Hope (CHIPMAN) HUCKINS, daughter of John CHIPMAN, and widow of John HUCKINS. She was born Aug. 13, 1652, died July 1728, a descendant of Mayflower, TILLEY branch. He died Aug. 15, 1728, Mayflower records have the date Oct. 8, 1727. Sarah (2) , born Mar. 10, 1663, married Deacon Samuel CHIPMAN Dec. 27, 1686, died Jan. 8, 1743; Henry, born Sept. 5, 1665, married Lois, daughter of Joseph HALLETT, Apr. 10, 1690, removed to Stonington, CT; Mehetable (2), born Feb. 15, 1667, died young; Experience, born Sept. 11, 1671, died young.

Children of John COBB and wives Mary and Jane: John, born Aug. 24, 1662, married Rachel SOULE, of Middleboro, Mass, 1688, died Oct. 8, 1727; Samuel, born 1663; Elizabeth, born 1664; Israel, born 1666; Patience, born Aug. 10, 1668; married John BURNETT, of Middleboro; Ebenezer, born Aug. 9, 1671, married (1) Mercy HOLMES, of Middleboro, Mar. 22, 1694. She was born 1673, died Mar. 2, 1726. (2) Mary THOMAS, of Middleboro. He died at Kingston July 29, 1752; Elisha, born Apr. 3, 1679, married Lydia RIDER Feb. 4, 1703; James, born July 20, 1682, married Patience HOLMES July 20, 1705.

Children of Edward COBB and wife Mary HOSKINS: Edward (2) and John. Edward (2) had a son Ebenezer, born May 6, 1696, died 1769, and a daughter Mary, who married Seth DEAN and had sons: Ichabod, Paul and Silas. She married (2) John ROSHER; (3) Nicholas STEPHENS. Edward COBB (2) gave his son Ebenezer fifteen acres of land in Taunton, dated Feb. 22, 1733, being the northerly part of his homestead.

Children of Ebenezer COBB and wives Mercy and Mary: Ebenezer, born at Kingston Apr. 2, 1694, married (1) Ruth TINCKHAM Oct. 18, 1722. She was born 1700, died Oct. 7, 1726. (2) Lydia STEVENS Dec. 14, 1727. She was born 1698, died Sept. 18, 1745. (3) Joanna WILLIAMSON Dec. 14, 1747. She was born 1704, died Jan. 15, 1791. He died Dec. 8, 1801, aged 107 years, 8 months and 6 days, having lived in three centuries. Mercy, born Jan. 6, 1696, died Mar. 23, 1697; Nathaniel, born Feb. 20, 1698, married Mary WATERMAN July 20, 1720; Hannah, born Feb. 27, 1699, married John TINKHAM, Nov. 23, 1721; Sarah, born Aug. 15, 1702, married John BARTLETT Apr. 4, 1723; Mercy (2) born Jan. 1, 1705, married (1) Samuel DOTEN Apr. 10. 1727; (2) Cornelius HOLMES June 1748; Nathan, born Jan. 14, 1707, married Joanna BURNETT, of Middleboro, Mar. 9, 1733; John, born May 30, 1709, married Sarah BARTLETT Aug. 27, 1731, died Aug. 22, 1751; Mary, born Oct. 30, 1711, married Wm. HOSKINS, who was born 1692, died 1777; Elizabeth, born Mar. 30, 1714, married Thomas HOLMES, Jr., Apr. 13, 1736; Job, born Feb. 28, 1717, married Patience HOLMES Apr. 23, 1743. She was born 1722, died July 26, 1792. He died June 8, 1767. Roland, born Oct. 30, 1719.

Ebenezer COBB, son of Edward (2), was born at Taunton, Mass., May 13, 1696, married Mehetible ROBINSON Feb. 6, 1717. She was born Jan. 12, 1695, and died 1761. He died 1769.

Mehetible ROBINSON was a daughter of Increase ROBINSON (born 1670), and Mehetible WILLIAMS, who was born June 7, 1676, and married Feb. 11, 1695. She was the daughter of Joseph, the son of Richard WILLIAMS. Increase ROBINSON was a son of Increase ROBINSON, baptized at Dorcester, Mass, May 14, 1642, and Sarah PENNIMAN, born May 6, 1641, they were married Feb. 19, 1663. She was a daughter of James and Lydia (ELLIOTT) PENNIMAN, born May 6, 1641, they were married Feb. 19, 1663. Increase ROBINSON was a son of William and wife Margaret, who settled at Dorcester 1635. William died July 6, 1668.

Children of Ebenezer COBB and wife Mehetible ROBINSON: Jemima, born at Taunton, June 21, 1718; Sarah, born Dec. 6, 1719; Ebenezer, born Dec. 13, 1721; John born Dec. 17, 1723, married Rhoda ____, had a forge at Rockaway, and died 1799; Abiel, born Nov. 15, 1725, married Sarah VANWINKLE Jan. 4, 1750, died 1805; Mehetible, born Jan. 9, 1728, married (1) ____ WOODRUFF; (2) ____ BALDWIN; (3) Thomas GOULD, of Caldwell. Edward, born July 15, 1731, married Elizabeth BOWERS. She was born 1746, died July 11, 1788. He died Oct. 9, 1813, one record says Aug. 9, 1813. Mary, born Oct. 12, 1733, died 1805; Anne, born June 27, 1738, married John GOULD, died 1780.

Children of John COBB and wife Rhoda: Samuel, baptized June 3, 1753; Sarah, baptized June 3, 1753; Clisby, baptized June 10, 1753, served in Capt. Josiah HALLís Co., of Denville, in Revolution; John Jr., born Nov. 24, 1750, baptized June 10, 1753, had a forge at Troy Hills, and Franklin, was sheriff 1792, justice of the peace 1797, married Ann PARROTT Oct. 31, 1773, died Dec. 17, 1805, another record says Dec. 7, 1806, buried at Parsippany. Rhoda, baptized Apr. 20, 1755; Robert, baptized Oct. 18, 1771, and probably Thomas, born Jan. 16, 1760, Revolutionary soldier, married Clara A. ____, died Jan. 17, 1845. She was born Mar. 3, 1786, and died Apr. 20, 1863. Both buried at Parsippany.

Children of John COBB and wife Anna PARROTT: Lucinda, born Nov. 2, 1774, died 1777; Elenor, born Feb. 18, 1777, died Apr. 12, 1777; Henry, born May 23, 1778, married Maria BALDWIN, of Newark, died June 25, 1857. She was born Jan. 5, 1786, died Mar. 1, 1864. Both buried at Parsippany. John, born Oct. 19, 780, died 1782; John Joline, born Aug. 23, 1784, married Jane JACOBUS, July 9, 1811, died Feb. 4, 1846. He was a physician. His wife was born Aug. 15, 1790. Both buried at Parsippany. Jane, born Aug. 7, 1786, married James S. CONDIT, died July 25, 1855, buried at Parsippany; Samuel Allen, born Jan. 10, 1790, died Sept. 27, 1795; "A son", died young; Israel, born Nov. 11, 1794, died 1794.

Children of Henry COBB and Maria BALDWIN: Alexander, married Clara CHEDISTER; Anna Maria, married John O. CONDICT; John N., born Nov. 26, 1810, died Mar. 14, 1880, buried at Parsippanny; Archibald, married ____ BROWN; Cornelia, born 1813, died Aug. 30, 1881, buried at Parsippany; Eliza, still living at Troy; Henry, Jr., born Aug. 9, 1819, died Apr. 15, 1887, buried at Parsippany; Sarah, married ____ DeHART.

Children of Dr. John Joline COBB and Jane JACOBUS: Ann Parrott, born May 26, 1812; Henrietta, born Sept. 14, 1814; William Allen, born Nov. 20, 1816, married Valima GARDNER Aug. 18, 1841, died 1870; Abraham, born Jan. 19, 1819; Henry, born Feb. 20, 1821; Livingstone, born Dec. 24, 1823; Jane, born Jan. 29, 1825; Sophronia, born Apr. 8, 1828; Gilbert, born May 29, 1830, died June 3, 1831; Catharine, born Feb. 2, 1833, died Mar. 1839.

Children of William Allen COBB and Valima GARDNER: Fred L., born June 20, 1842, married Sarah TUTTLE; William Allen, born Aug. 3, 1844, married Carrie PARCELLS; Anna, born Mar. 13, 1847, married Robert G. WEEKS; Frank, born Aug. 14, 1849, married Ella ROSS; Harriet P., born Aug. 24, 1851, died 1870; Jeremiah, born Sept. 9, 1855, married Eliza ROSS.

Children of Fred L. COBB and Sarah TUTTLE: Jessie, Fred, Frank, Walter, Herbert, Valina and Archibald.

Children of Edward COBB and Elizabeth BOWERS: Lemuel, born May 15, 1762, married (1) Polly SMITH. She was born Sept. 24, 1767, died Apr. 25, 1792. (2) Susannah FARRAND, July 1, 1796. She was born Dec. 29, 1773, died Aug. 2, 1816. (3) Elizabeth (LINDSLEY) SHAW Aug. 8, 1819, widow of Jonathan W. SHAW, and daughter of Benjamin LINDSLEY, born Sept. 5, 1775, died June 1, 1858. He died Apr. 1, 1831. All buried at Parsippany. David, born Feb. 20, 1764, some records have Feb. 10, married Rebecca CLARK, died Nov. 28, 1830. She was born Dec. 20, 1768, died May 25, 1849. Both buried at Oak Ridge, NJ. Mary, born Feb. 7, 1766, married William SALMON: Mehetible, born May 4, 1769, married Jacob P. VANNESS; Elizabeth, born July 19, 1771, married John CLARK; Edward, born Nov. 17, 1773, died before 1831, not married; Ebenezer, born July 19, 1776, married Catharine WEAVER; Charity, born Oct. 4, 1778, married James KITCHEL; Jemima, born July 7, 1782, married David PADDLEFORD, died Jan. 12, 1873. He was born 1770, died July 13, 1845. Both buried at Parsippany. John B., born Sept. 28, 1784, not married, died Apr. 3, 1843, other record has 1849, buried at Parsippany.

Children of Col. Lemuel COBB: Elizabeth, married Benjamin HOWELL; Gabriel Smith, born Nov. 2, 1791, died Apr. 3, 1810, buried at Parsippany; Mary Caroline, born Oct. 12, 1798, married Hon. Walter KIRKPATRICK, son of Capt. David, died Oct. 6, 1826; Julia Ann, married Coventry H. WADDELL, buried at Parsippany, but no date of birth or death; Charles F., born Feb. 6, 1800, died July 6, 1817, buried at Parsippany; Andrew Bell, born June 7, 1804, married (1) Elizabeth Farrand KIRKPATRICK. She was born Nov. 19, 1799, died Dec. 11, 1857. (2) Frances CONDICT. He died Jan. 31, 1873. All buried at Parsippany.

Children of Andrew Bell COBB: Julia, married (1) Fred A. DeMOTT; (2) Stephen A. GUERIN; Andrew Lemuel and Elizabeth.

Children of David COBB and Rebecca CLARK: Jessee, born at Oak Ridge Apr. 22, 1798, married Temperance Ann CLARK, died Feb. 27, 1862. She was born Dec. 30, 1820, died Apr. 5, 1859. Both buried at Oak Ridge. Joseph Clark, born July 31, 1800, married (1) Catharine MEEKER. She was born 1810, died Jan. 8, 1872. (2) about 1873 ____ SCHOFIELD. He died about 1875, buried at Oak Ridge. Ebenezer, born May 16, 1804, married (1) Catharine CLARK. She was born Feb. 17, 1786, died Mar. 12, 1853. (2) Eunice L. CLARK. She was born Jan. 1, 1819, died Nov. 24, 1874. He died Mar. 21, 1888. All buried at Oak Ridge. Mary Ann, born June 22, 1811, died Mar. 29, 1827, buried at Oak Ridge; Maria, married Peter DECKER Nov. 20, 1847; Rhoda, unmarried.

Children of Ebenezer and Catharine and Eunice (CLARK) COBB: Edward, born Aug. 8, 1822, married Harriet YOUNG Jan. 1844, died Apr. 13, 1853, buried at Oak Ridge; Julia Ann, married Cornelius Allison; John, born Aug. 14, 1849, died Feb. 24, 1850; Harriet, married David WALLACE, Dec. 1, 1870; Emily, married Silas Y. BROWN; Rosetta, married Ira ZEEK; Sarah Eliza, born Jan. 9, 1857, died May 10, 1875; Augusta E., born Oct. 27, 1859, died Sept. 1, 1860; two other children died young.

Children of Joseph COBB and wife Catharine MEEKER: Frances Virginia, born Apr. 14, 1834, died Jan. 27, 1877; George Washington, born Feb. 2, 1839, died Oct. 2, 1861; Elizabeth, born 1841, married (1) John J. WOODRUFF. Had one child, John Lewis, who married Delila DAVENPORT Dec. 4, 1898; (2) Samuel GREGORY, died at West Milford Sept. 26, 1900, buried at Oak Ridge.

Children of Jessee COBB and Temperance Ann CLARK: Mary E., born Mar. 6, 1842, died Dec. 11, 1842, buried at Oak Ridge; Ann Amelia, born Jan. 24, 1846, married Martin V. DAVENPORT: Rhoda Caroline, born Oct. 11, 1848, died Feb. 22, 1898, buried at Oak Ridge; Eunice R., born Feb. 1, 1850, died Nov. 5, 1851; Samuel, born Apr. 20, 1853, died Aug. 3, 1853. Both buried at Oak Ridge. Jessee D., born Oct. 16, 1856, married Louisa M. WALLACE Feb. 11, 1879. She was born Dec. 15, 1856.

Children of Jessee D. COBB and Louisa M. WALLACE: Ernest N., born May 2, 1880; Otto Lee Jessee, born Oct. 1, 1882, died Mar. 13, 1890, buried at Oak Ridge; Charles R., born Dec. 23, 1886; Mary A., born Sept. 25, 1889; Carrie Louisa, born Aug. 8, 1892.

Transcribed by John Cresseveur


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