Ebenezer COBB

Ebenezer is my sixth great granduncle.  We are related through his grandparents Jonathan and Hope (CHIPMAN) COBB, my eighth great grandparents.  We are also related through his grandparents Captain Joseph and Joanna (THOMAS) VAUGHAN, my eighth great grandparents.  Ebenezer is the fifth child of Jonathan and Elizabeth (VAUGHAN) COBB.  Ebenezer is a Mayflower descendant related to John HOWLAND, Elizabeth TILLEY, John TILLEY and Joan HURST.  Ebenezer was taxed 18 November 1766 for 3s 4d and 8s 10d in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME he also was charged a vessel tax, but the records don’t state an amount.[1]  He was in Captain Loring Cushing’s Cape Elizabeth Company in the local militia.[2]  He was a defendant in a debt case at the York Court of Common Pleas.[3]  Ebenezer received 20 acres of land from his father in the Maiden Cove part of Falmouth, Cumberland, ME 14 December 1744.[4]

Ebenezer COBB was born 19 February 1721 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.[5]  He died 12 December 1777 in Cumberland, Cumberland, ME.  Ebenezer married twice; he married first Rebecca WHITFIELD about 1748 in ME.  Rebecca was born about 1733 in ME or MA.  She died about 1776 in ME.  He married second Rachel SAWYER 22 November 1770 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[6]  Rachel was born 16 June 1749 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[7]  She is the daughter of Joseph and Joanna (COBB) SAWYER.  Rachel is my second cousin seven times removed, we are related through two sets of great grandparents, Jonathan and Hope (CHIPMAN) COBB and Joseph and Joanna (THOMAS) VAUGHAN, and they are my eighth great grandparents.

Ebenezer and Rebecca had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth “Betsey” was born 15 October 1749 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME. She died 15 June 1831 in Durham, Androscoggin, ME.  She is interred at Strout Cemetery in Durham, Androscoggin, ME.[8]  It does not note that she married again, so could the marriage to Joseph PROCTOR be her?  Elizabeth married twice first to Joshua STROUT 6 April 1769 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  He was born in 1745 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  He died 3 December 1793 in the West Indies. Joshua was interred at Strout Cemetery in Durham, Androscoggin, ME.[9]  Elizabeth married second, Joseph PROCTOR 25 July 1795 in Durham, Androscoggin, ME.[10]
  2. Colonel Jedediah born 4 May 1752 in Gray, Cumberland, ME.[11] He died 16 June 1816 in Gray, Cumberland, ME.[12]  He was interred at Gray Village Cemetery in Gray, Cumberland, ME.[13]  Jedediah married Abigail JORDAN 3 November 1778, intentions filed 16 October 1778.[14] Abigail was born 7 January 1756 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.[15]  She is the daughter of Colonel Nathaniel and Hannah (WOODBURY) JORDAN.  She is my second cousin six times removed; we are related through her great grandparents, my seventh great grandparents, Dominicus and Hannah (TRISTRAM) JORDAN.  Abigail died 23 June 1816 in Gray, Cumberland, ME.[16]  She is interred at Gray Village Cemetery in Gray, Cumberland, ME.[17]
  3. Rebecca was born in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME. Rebecca married Nathaniel STEVENS after August 1782.  Nathaniel was born February 1761 in Townsend, Middlesex, MA.  He was the son of Jonas STEVENS.  He died 30 June 1816.

Ebenezer and Rachel had the following children:

  1. Mercy was born 5 October 1773 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[18] She died 16 July 1830 in Buxton, York, ME.[19]  She married Thomas Pennell SAWYER 26 December 1793 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.  Thomas was born 5 April 1770 in Buxton, York, ME.  He is the son of Jabez and Mary (PENNELL) SAWYER.  Thomas is my third cousin six times removed, we are related through two of his second great grandparents, my eighth great grandparents; Jonathan and Hope (CHIPMAN) COBB and Captain Joseph and Joanna (THOMAS) VAUGHAN.  Thomas and Nancy are first cousins through their grandparents Joseph and Joanna (COBB) SAWYER, and second cousins through their second great grandparents noted above.  Thomas died 21 June 1818.
  2. Joanna was born 11 May 1775 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[20] She married Joseph SAWYER Joseph was born April 1774 in Buxton, York, ME.  Joseph was the son of Jabez and Mary (PENNELL) SAWYER, and brother of Thomas Pennell SAWYER.  Thomas is my third cousin six times removed, we are related through two of his second great grandparents, my eighth great grandparents; Jonathan and Hope (CHIPMAN) COBB and Captain Joseph and Joanna (THOMAS) VAUGHAN.  Thomas and Nancy are first cousins through their grandparents Joseph and Joanna (COBB) SAWYER, and second cousins through their second great grandparents noted above.

 

[1] Marquis F. King, Baptisms and Admission from the Records of First Church in Falmouth: now Portland, Maine with appendix of historical notes (Portland, Maine: Maine Genealogical Society, 1898), 187; online images, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : online 24 March 2015; Benjamin Cobb.

[2] Marquis F. King, Baptisms and Admission from the Records of First Church in Falmouth: now Portland, Maine with appendix of historical notes (Portland, Maine: Maine Genealogical Society, 1898), 175; online images, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : online 24 March 2015; Ebenezer Cobb private.

[3] Maine Department of the Secrectary of State, “Maine Court Records, 1696-1854,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 24 March 2015), Ebenezer Cobb.

[4] Hubert F. Cobb and Stephen Cobb, Elder Henry Cobb Family (www.hcobbfamily.com : online 24 March 2015), Ebenezer Cobb.

[5] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002394, Ebenezer Cobb, 19 February 1721; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 24 March 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 24 March 2015), Ebenezer Cobb.

[6] Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, History of Durnham, Maine: with genealogical notes, online archive (Lewiston, ME: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1899), 7.

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 24 March 2015), Rachel Sawyer; FHL microfilm 10814.  Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001205261, Rachel Sawyer, 16 June 1749; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 24 March 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health..

[8] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 March 2015), Betsey Cobb Strout; memorial 44341652.

[9] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 March 2015), Captain Joshua Strout; memorial 47385329.

[10] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001205239, Joseph Proctor and Widow Betty Strout, 25 July 1795; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 25 March 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[11] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 62 [Abagail Jordan #181].

[12] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 62 [Abagail Jordan #181].

[13] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 62 [Abagail Jordan #181].

[14] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 62 [Abagail Jordan #181].

[15] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 62 [Abagail Jordan #181].

[16] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 62 [Abagail Jordan #181].

[17] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 62 [Abagail Jordan #181].

[18] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001205260, 9847, Marcy Cobb, 5 October 1773; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 24 March 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 25 March 2015), Joseph Proctor and Betty Strout; FHL microfilm 10821.

[19] Maine FamilySearch creator, “Maine, Death and Burials, 1841-1910,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 25 March 2015), Mrs. Mercy Sawyer; FHL microfilm 10594.

[20] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001205260, Joanna Cobb, 14 March 1775; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 24 March 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

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