Biography of Mrs. Elijah Cobb


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Cobb, Mrs. Elijah.- Elijah Cobb was born in the town of Alexandria, Jefferson county, N. Y.. July 22, 1833, and came to Hounsfield when ten years of age. He was educated in the district schools and is a farmer. November 13, 1858, he married Mrs. Emily Frink of Hounsfield, and they had four sons: Herbert C., George H., Eugene F., and Edward E. Mrs. Cobb had one son by her first husband, Franklin P. Frink, who married Minnie E. Waterbury of Hounsfield, and they had two children: Perrin H. and Clara Emily. Herbert C. married Olia Putnam of the town of Adams and they have one son, Ray Putnam. Mr. Cobb is a resident of South Dakota and has held several town offices. George H. married Louisa Wenzel of Watertown; he holds the office of city recorder at this time. Eugene F. married Sadie Wadsworth of Adams Center, they have one daughter, Florence B. Elijah Cobb in 1864 enlisted in Co. B, 186th N. Y. Vols., and was wounded April 2, 1865, in front of Petersburg, Va., and was honorably discharged June 2, 1865. He is a member of Joseph K. Barnes Post of Sackets Harbor, No. 360, G. A. R In his political choice he is a thorough Republican. The ancestry of the family is Scotch, Dutch and English. Mr. Cobb's father, Joseph Cobb, was born in Onondaga county, June 8, 1800. He was educated in the schools of that day, and June 5, 1821, 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). Mr. Cobb died December 25, 1887, and his widow January 17, 1897. Mrs. Cobb's father, William C. Crandall, was born in the town of Brookfield, Mad. ison county, N. Y., July 13, 1803; he married Maria Moore of his native place, and they had three children: William D., Henry C., and Emily M. Mr. Crandall died August 13, 1856, and his widow in 1876.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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