COBB Ebenezer[1, 2]

Male 1714 - 1792  (78 years)


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  • Name COBB Ebenezer 
    Born 23 Mar 1713/4  Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Church Member 1733  Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    First Church 
    Marriage Intent 7 Apr 1734  Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mary Scott of Falmouth 
    Residence 1746  Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Church Member 2 Mar 1746  Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Middleboro Church 
    Occupation 1749  [10
    Housewright 
    Residence 1761  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Later Portland, Maine)
    Marriage Intent 29 Sep 1767  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Anna Noyes 
    Census 1790  Portland, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12
    • (1 of free white males.)
    _UID 14930D38EB9ED5118A064445535400001BD7 
    Died 12 May 1792  Portland, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10, 13
    • ("died of decay", aged 85 years.)
    Notes 


    • After living some time in Falmouth, Ebenezer and Mary moved to Middleborough about 1745. In a deed made in 1749, he is called "Ebenezer Cobb of Middleborough, housewright," but must have returned to Maine by 1750 because on 8 November 1750, Ebenezer Cobb of Falmouth, housewright, was appointed by the court as the guardian of his nieces and nephews, the children of his sister, Hannah, named as Anna, John, Benjamin, and Sarah Swett, "minors under 14 & children of John Swett, late of Falmouth, deceased, to act on their behalf during their minorities." [Frost, Maine Probate Abstracts 8/119, 191 (John Swett)]

      On 19 December 1761, Ebenezer Cobb of Falmouth, housewright, for £13-6-8 paid by his son, Smith Cobb of Falmouth, housewright, conveyed to him the westerly half of a small lot of land in Falmouth "called the Neck," which Ebenezer had bought from his father, Samuel Cobb of Falmouth, housewright, which "deed dated 4 February 1754 [shows that] I am lawfully seized and possessed of the same in my own proper right as a good, perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee simple." [Cum Co Deeds 1:392-3]

      On 12 August 1770, Ebenezer Cobb of Falmouth, housewright, for £72 lawful money paid by [his sons] Smith Cobb and Jedediah Cobb of Falmouth, housewrights "(without any advantage to be taken by survivorship)," sold them 30 acres of land in Falmouth "being the same I bought from my brother, Chipman Cobb, by his deed dated 16 September 1749, recorded in York records, Lib. 3 Fol. 301." Witnesses were John Erving, Jr. and Enoch Freeman. This deed was acknowledged and recorded the same day. [Cum Co Deeds 5:302]

      On 27 February 1788, Ebenezer Cobb, now called "of Portland," housewright, sold to his son, Smith Cobb of Portland, housewright, for £80, "the western moiety or half-part of a lot of land in Portland ... together with the westerly end of the dwelling house thereon standing wherein I now live, the other end or half of said house & moiety of lot being owned by Samuel Freeman, Esq., who purchased the same from my son, Jedediah. Witnesses were Samuel Freeman and Mary Toby. The deed was acknowledged and recorded the same day. [Cumb Co Deeds 19:188-89.
    Person ID I1625  Old North Yarmouth, Maine
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2008 

    Father Deacon COBB Samuel,   b. 23 Feb 1683/4, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1767, Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother [COBB] Abigail,   b. Jul 1686, Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1766, Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Bef 1708  Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 14, 15
    Family ID F560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 SCOTT Mary,   b. 28 May 1715, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1767, Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married Aft 7 Apr 1734  Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Children 
     1. COBB Abigail,   b. 5 Mar 1734/5, Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1797, North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. COBB Smith Woodward,   b. 1737,   d. 29 Dec 1819, Portland, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. COBB Elizabeth,   b. 1740,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. COBB Jedehiah,   b. 8 Aug 1742,   d. 2 Aug 1833, Gorham, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 STICKNEY Ann "Anna",   b. Bef 17 Feb 1711/2, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1791, Portland, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1767  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 16, 17
    • (Married by Rev. Mr. Thomas Smith, M.G.)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
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    3. [S44] Book-Portland Families in 1790, Vol. 1, p.52.

    4. [S29] Book-Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1, p.52.

    5. [S215] Magazine-The Mayflower Descendant, 3:85.

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    8. [S85] Book-Falmouth-Baptisms and Admission 1st Ch, Falmouth, ME, p.5.

    9. [S2455] Book-Baptisms and Admission 1st Ch, Falmouth, ME, p.5.

    10. [S44] Book-Portland Families in 1790.

    11. [S133] CD-NEHG Register, Vol 14, 1860, p.225.

    12. [S136] Census-1790-ME-Cumberland-Portland, Roll M637-2; Image 0110.

    13. [S198] Newspaper-Gazette of Maine, 18 May 1792.

    14. [S142] Internet-GENDEX.
      http://www.ezonline.com/aem/gen/d0008/g0000047.htm#I1079

    15. [S50] Book-Cobb-History of the Cobb Family.

    16. [S8] Book-Cumberland County Marriage Returns, 1:9 (Taken from Falmouth returns; p.149.).

    17. [S51] IGI, Batch 7007130; source call #0538393 film.