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HELP! flag male ancestor  William Elwell  COBB

  (b. 4 September 1815 Otisfield, Massachusetts (District of Maine)   d. 8 June 1864 Casco, Maine, USA )  

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William Elwell COBB was born 4 September 1815 in Otisfield, Massachusetts (District of Maine)

William Elwell COBB was the child of Andrew COBB   and   Nancy Anna ELLWELL and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Daniel COBB and Molly BROWN

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William Elwell  married  Hannah COBB 25 December 1836 in Otisfield, Maine, USA .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Hannah COBB  was born 20 September 1815 in Otisfield, Maine, USA.  Hannah died 2 August 1873 in Otisfield, Maine, USA.  Hannah was the child of Jonathan COBB and Jane WHITMAN.

William Elwell COBB died 8 June 1864 in Casco, Maine, USA.

NOTE: William Elwell Cobb was the grandfather of Jessie Cobb, the murdered woman in the story above. He died before Jessie was born.


Details of the family tree of William appear below.

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Androscoggin's Secret - Based on the 1900 murder of Jessie Cobb in Lewiston, Maine
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William Elwell COBB married flag female ancestor Hannah COBB-- Date: 25 December 1836 Place: Otisfield, Maine, USA
Hannah COBB was the child of Jonathan COBB and Jane WHITMAN


NOTE: They were first cousins

Children of William Elwell COBB and Hannah COBB:



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birth1815 Birth
4 September 1815
Otisfield, Maine, USA

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News1826 - Former U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.
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News1827 - The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
marriage1836 Marriage / Partner
William Elwell COBB and Hannah COBB 25 December 1836, Otisfield, Maine, USA

He was 21 years old.
1839 Birth of Child
Cynthia COBB was born 1 April 1839, Otisfield, Maine, USA

William Elwell was 23 years old.
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1840 Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine
name: William E Cobb
residence: Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine
page number: 408
nara publication number: M704
nara roll number: 139
film number: 0009702
digital folder number: 004409673
image number: 00747

1 male (20-30), 1 female (20-30), 1 female (under 5)
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1842 Birth of Child
Ichabod COBB was born October 1842, Otisfield, Maine, USA

William Elwell was 27 years old.
Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)

Artificial Freezer Patented (Nancy M. Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
1845 Birth of Child
Ivory COBB was born December 1845, Casco, Maine, USA

William Elwell was 30 years old.
1850 Casco, Cumberland, Maine
name: William Cobb
event: Census
event date: 1850
event place: Casco, Cumberland, Maine, United States
gender: Male
age: 37
marital status:
race (original):
race (expanded):
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1813
dwelling house number: 154
family number: 158
line number: 34
nara publication number: M432
nara roll number: 249
film number: 9719
digital folder number: 004193967
image number: 00257
Household Gender Age Birthplace
William Cobb M 37 Maine
Hannah Cobb F 32 Maine
Ivory Cobb M 5 Maine
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News1857 - March 6 – Dred Scott v. Sandford: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Blacks are not citizens and slaves can not sue for freedom, driving the country further towards the American Civil War.
1860 Casco, Cumberland, Maine
name: William E Cobb
residence: , Cumberland, Maine
ward: Casco
age: 44 years
estimated birth year: 1816
birthplace: Maine
gender: Male

name: Hannah W Cobb
residence: , Cumberland, Maine
ward: Casco
age: 44 years
estimated birth year: 1816
birthplace: Maine
gender: Female

name: Ezra Cobb
residence: , Cumberland, Maine
ward: Casco
age: 14 years
estimated birth year: 1846
birthplace: Maine
gender: Male

page: 8
family number: 61
film number: 803437
dgs number: 4231248
image number: 00143
nara number: M653
1860 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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News1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away states
News1863 - January 1 - President Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
News1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
death1864 Death
8 June 1864
Casco, Maine, USA

He died at the age of 48.
Added: 6/14/2012 8:06:55 AM - Updated: 6/1/2016 6:22:09 PM
Did You Know?America - Did you know? August 14, 1916 - U.S. agrees to purchase Danish West Indies (Virgin Islands) for $25 million.
Did You Know?The name Maine is probably a practical nautical term which refers to the region being a mainland (separate from the many surrounding islands). Reference to the area as 'Maine' in writing first appeared in 1622. (statesymbolsusa.org)

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1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1775 - New England
1776 - 1820 - Massachusetts (District of Maine)
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