Monday, August 01, 2005

Bible: John COBB, Massachusetts

19th Century family bible belonging to the John Kempton Cobb family.

The bible itself is King James version, published in 1845 by Luther Roby of Concord, NH. Contains both Old and New Testaments, plus Apocrypha, illustrated with several detailed etchings.

Of interest to the COBB family is the Family Record section between the two testaments.

Harriet H. Cobb (b. 1842)
Alice E. Cobb (b. 1844)
Laura Cobb (b. 1845)
Lemuel Cobb (b. 1847)
John H. Cobb (b. 1849)
Sarah F. Cobb (b. 1851)
Henry H. Cobb (b. 1854)
Eugene H. Cobb (b. 1856)

John H. Cobb (d. 1858)
Harriet Cobb (d. 1904)
Lemuel Cobb (d. 1910)

The last entry is for Lemuel Cobb. There are also newspaper clippings which identify this family as being of John K. Cobb. John K. Cobb was born in 1818 in Plymouth, MA, and married Harriet Rider, also of Plymouth, in 1845.

This family was found in the 1860 census in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts and included:

Name Age in 1860 Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Gender

Harriet Cobb 40 1819 Massachusetts Female
Alice C Cobb 16 1843 Massachusetts Female
Lemuel Cobb 13 1846 Massachusetts Male
John K Cobb 11 1848 Massachusetts Male
Sarah F Cobb 8 1851 Massachusetts Female

View this census image and find the family in other census years.