Cobb was born 8 June 1800 in Onondaga County. He was educated
in the schools of that day, and on 5 June 1821 he married Margaret
Soules; they had ten children that grew to maturity: Mary,
Eli, Perry, John, Elijah, Philena,
Carsendana, Julia, Elsie and Orlando
(who was drowned at the age of eight years).
Cobb was born 22 July 1833, in the town of Alexandria, Jefferson
County, New York, and came with his parents to Hounsfield when
ten years of age. He was educated in the district schools and
followed the occupation of farming a farmer.
13 November 1858, he married Emily Crandall of Hounsfield,
and they had four sons: Herbert C., George H., Eugene
F., and Edward E. Emily Crandall had previously
been married to Mr. Frink, by whom she had one son, Franklin
P. Frink, who married Minnie E. Waterbury of Hounsfield,
and they had two children: Perrin H. and Clara Emily
Cobb's father, William Crandall, was born in the town
of Brookfield, Madison County, New York, 13 July, 1803; he married
Maria Moore of his native place, and they had three children:
William D., Henry C., and Emily M. Mr.
Crandall died 13 August 1856, and his widow in 1876.
1864, Elijah Cobb enlisted in Co. B, 186th NY Vols., and
was wounded 2 April 1865, in front of Petersburg, Va., and was
honorably discharged 2 June 1865. He was subsequently a member
of Joseph K. Barnes
Post of Sackets Harbor, No. 360, G.A.R. In his political
choice he was a thorough Republican.
M. Cobb died on 22 May 1924, and Elijah Cobb joined
her March 1934. They
are both buried in Sulpher Springs Cemetery, Hounsfield, Jefferson
Co., New York.
C. Cobb married Olia Putnam of the town of Adams
and they have one son, Ray Putnam Cobb. Mr. Cobb was
a resident of South Dakota and held several town offices.
H. Cobb married Louisa Wenzel of Watertown; in 1898
he was holding the office of city recorder.
F. Cobb married Sadie Wadsworth of Adams Center,
they had one daughter, Florence E.
old native limestone house near Camp's Mills on the Middle road
to Sackets Harbor, known as the Membery
Home, was purchased by Edward E. Cobb, born 1873,
and Maude H. Cobb on 5 July 1923, including 95.75 acres
of land from Miss Carrie M. Membery, daughter of George
O. Membery and Melia I. Babbitt. It has remained in
the Cobb family ever since. Prior to that, the property had been
owned by the Membery family for 80 years.
Cobb died in 1964, and Edward Cobb, Jr., took up residence
in the homestead. He served as Hounsfield Town Supervisor for
a number of years, and still resides in the old Membery home.
Cobb and Anne Denee were parents of Madison Cobb,
who married Nettie Steele, daughter of Roswell M. Steele
and Polly A. Tubbs, of Ellisburgh. Madison and Nettie Cobb
had 13 children, as follows: Hubert Henry, grandfather
of Bruce Cobb; William M.; Alice, who died
at age 31; Clarence; Fanny, who died as a baby;
Jennie, died as a baby; twins Fred and Fern;
Benjamin; George; Bessie; Grace; and
Mary, who died age 21.
Cobb, born 1908, daughter of William M. Cobb and Lucy
Cook, married Mr. Main and presently resides on Salt
Point Road in Camps Mills, around the corner from the old Membery
home, in the house her father built in the 1930's, (two doors
north of Nichols' Sawmill).