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Gideon Dyer Cobb (1773 - 1834)

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Gideon Dyer (Gideon Dyer) Cobb
Born in Stillwater, Albany Co., New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in Castleton, Vermontmap [uncertain]
Died in Caldwell Co., Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Apr 2014
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This biography was generated from a GEDCOM import.[1]


Name: Gideon Dyer /Cobb/ [2][3][4]


Date: 11 SEP 1773
Place: Stillwater, Albany Co., New York[5][6]


Date: 01 MAR 1834
Place: Caldwell Co., Kentucky[7][8]


Reference: A much more detailed biography is available on Terry's website.


Date: 1810
Place: Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky
Note: with a household consisting of three white males under age 10, and two between 26 and 45; one female under 10, one between 10 and 15, and one between 26 and 45.[9][10]
Date: 1820
Place: Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky
Note: with a household consisting of one white male under age 10, two between 10 and 16, one 19-26, and two over 45 two white females under age 10, two between 10 and 16, one between 16 and 26, and one over age 45[11]
Date: 1830
Place: Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky
Note: with a household consisting of one white male age 5 to 10, one age 10 to 15, one 15 to 20, seven 20 to 30, and one 50 to 60; one white female 10 to 15, two 15 to 20, and one 30 to 40; and one female and one male slave[12]


Place: Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Kentucky
Note: in the Cobb family plot, next to his wife[13]


Husband: Gideon Dyer Cobb
Wife: Modena Chittenden Clark
Child: Caleb Clark Cobb
Child: Robert Livingston Cobb
Child: Mary Willard Cobb
Child: Joshua Cobb
Child: Hannah Chittenden Cobb
Child: Persis Clark Cobb
Child: Gideon Dyer Cobb
Child: Aurelia Skinner Cobb
Child: Giles Lyon Cobb
Date: ABT 1796
Place: Vermont
Note: in or near Castleton. According to family lore, her family was opposed to the marriage because she was so young (about 17), and forbade young Gideon from coming to the house. But one day he was out riding and met her taking a walk. He took her up on his horse behind him and they rode into the next county and were married. If so, no record has been found of their marriage in Castleton; no records survive from that period in Fair Haven[14][15]


  1. Cobb-3496 was created by Terry Reigel through the import on Apr 23, 2014.
  2. Source: #S826 Page: shows name as G. D. Cobb
  3. Source: #S862 Page: pg 5, shows name as Gideon Dyer Cobb
  4. Source: #S2092
  5. Source: #S862 Page: pg 5, shows date, town, and state
  6. Source: #S2092 Page: shows date
  7. Source: #S49 Page: shows date, town, as Eddyville, county, and state
  8. Source: #S2092 Page: shows date
  9. Source: #S583
  10. Source: #S826 Page: shows that Samuel C. Clark was living with G. D. Cobb in 1828
  11. Source: #S576
  12. Source: #S1789
  13. Source: #S2092
  14. Source: #S826 Page: shows married
  15. Source: #S2529 Page: pg vii, notes of author's daughter, citing 31 Jan 1930 letter from Hallie Cabouise Dobbin to the author, shows married at Castleton; pg 4, gives story of their marriage
  • Source: S1789 Title: 1830 U.S. Census, County: Caldwell Co., Household: Gideon Cobb, Location: Eddyville, State: Kentucky, Page: 162, Lines: 9, Film Number: M19-34 Note: viewed on Repository: #R9
  • Repository: R9 Name: National Archives and Records Administration Address: - 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW City: Washington State: DC Postal Code: - 20408
  • Source: S2092 Title: grvstone- Cobb, Gideon D., Record Type: grave marker, Name Of Person: Gideon D. Cobb Note: photographed and transcribed by Terry and Nancy Reigel 23 Nov 2006 Repository: #R103
  • Repository: R103 Name: Eddyville Cemetery Address: City: Eddyville State: Kentucky
  • Source: S49 Title: File from Deborah Freeman, Transmittal: by e-mail 31 Jul 1998, File Name: David and Deborah.GED Author: Compiler: Freeman, Deborah Anne Cobb Publication: Original Date, 31 Jul 1998
  • Source: S2529 Title: "The Cobb-Garrett Family History," Record Type: typescript, Author: Ruth Garrett Cobb, Publication: 1964, Note: Typed from her manuscript after her death (Nov 1962) by her daughter, Margaret Hawthorn Cobb, with some added comments
  • Source: S576 Title: 1820 U.S. Census, County: Caldwell Co., Household: Gideon D. Cobb, Location: Eddyville, State: Kentucky, Page: 46, Lines: second from bottom, Film Number: M33-19 Note: viewed on Repository: #R9
  • Source: S583 Title: 1810 U.S. Census, County: Caldwell Co., Household: Cobb & Clarke, State: Kentucky, Page: 7/393, Lines: 1, Film Number: M252-9 Note: viewed on Repository: #R9
  • Source: S826 Letter from: Chittenden Lyon, Recipient: Witherell, James, Author Address: Washington Author: Lyon, Chittenden Publication: 5 Apr 1828 Note: Published by Andrew N. Adams, A History of the Town of Fair Haven, Vermont (Fair Haven, Leonard and Phelps, Printers:1870) pp 424-5. Lyon was a member Congress from Kentucky at the time, and apparently wrote the letter while on the House floor. Witherell had been a U. S. Representative from Vermont and a judge, and was about this time named secretary of Michigan Territory
  • Source: S862 Title: Births, Marriages and Deaths, Volume: 1768-1856 Note: seen on FHL microfilm #28709, item #3. Records in no discernible order, with birth entries for multiple children in a family grouped together, suggesting they were all recorded at one time Repository: #R72
  • Repository: R72 Name: Town Clerk Address: City: Pawlet State: Vermont

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