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Caleb Clark COBB
Mary W. MACHEN
Husband:  Caleb Clark COBB
Birth:  1796/7, VT
Father:  Gideon Dyer COBB
Mother:  Modena Chittenden CLARK
Marriage:  2 Dec 1822, Caldwell Co., KY
Wife:  Mary W. MACHEN
Birth:  1804
Death:  11 Oct 1835
Father:  Henry MACHEN
Mother:  Nancy TARRANT
Children born in Caldwell Co., KY:
1.  Thomas Jefferson COBB, b. 1826/7; m. Almeda GLENN (b. 1827/8, Caldwell Co., KY)
2.  Ellen M. COBB, b. 1835

Said to have had only these two children.

Others in household:
.  [Mrs?] Sarah LONG, b. 1779/80, Nelson Co., KY
.  [Mrs?] Louisa LONG, b. 1812/3, Caldwell Co., KY
.  David LACKMAN, b. 1831/2, TN
.  John C. COBB, b. 1836/7, Caldwell Co., KY
.  Gideon Berry COBB, b. 1845/6, Caldwell Co., KY
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont

Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Cobb, Caleb C. Machen, Mary W. 2 Dec 1822 Caldwell Co.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Calib C. COBB
Spouse: Mary W MACHIN
Marriage: 2 Dec 1822, Caldwell, Kentucky
Source: patron submission
Caleb C. COBB
Spouse: Mary Ann WARD
Marriage: 2 Dec 1822, Mason, Kentucky
Source: patron submission
Unfortunately, the latter record is leading people astray.

2.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #79-80 of 88; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 KY Caldwell Co. pp. 176B-177A C.C. Cobb 200 002 - 000 010 120 100 - 410 000
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 white males 4 or under 1825-1830 = ?
= Thomas (b. 1826/7)
2 white males 30-39 1790-1800 = Caleb (b. 1796/7)
= ?
1 white female 20-29 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1804)
 
1 male slave 9 or under 1820-1830 = ?
2 male slaves 10-23 1806-1820 = ? ?
1 male slave 36-54 1775-1794 = ?
4 female slaves 9 or under 1820-1830 = ? ? ? ?
1 female slave 10-23 1806-1820 = ?
It's hard to say who the other adult white male is; Caleb has no known brothers in this age class.  Caleb is said to have had only one son, so does the boy belong to the other adult male?  Listed 16 lines above Samuel GLENN.

3.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #49-50 of 94; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Caldwell Co. pp. 25B-26A Cobb C C 002 341 - 000 000 2/16/17 15/6/0 - 231 000 8006000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 white males 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
= Thomas (b. 1826/7)
3 white males 15-19 1820-1825 = Giles (b. 1823)
= ?
= ?
4 white males 20-29 1810-1820 = Gideon (b. 1817/8) 
= ?
= ?
= ?
1 white male 30-39 1800-1810 = Caleb Clark (b. 1796/7) 
 
2 male slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ?
16 male slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
17 male slaves 24-35 1804-1816 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
15 male slaves 36-54 1785-1804 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
6 male slaves 55-99 1740-1785 = ? ? ? ? ? ?
2 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ?
3 female slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ? ?
1 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
8 persons employed in mining
6 persons employed in manufacture and trades
It appears this census record may be of Caleb's place of business (viz., the iron works), which also served as residence.  Caleb is in the wrong age class, but there can be no doubt this is our subject.  Mary has died, and it appears he daughter, Ellen, has been placed with other members of the family (with obvious good reason), but his son, Thomas, appears to be with him.  Caleb's parents died in the 1830s, so his two unmarried brothers, Gideon and Giles, appear to be living with him.  Hard to say who the others are.  If only 14 persons were "employed," what were all the slaves for?

4a.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  District No. 1, Crittenden Co., KY, p. 223B, 195/195, enumerated 29 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Gideon D Cobb 32 M Merchant & Iron m 30000 Kentucky
Caleb C Cobb 53 M Iron maker   Vermont
James Durham 21 M L   Tenn
Albert   " 13 M L   "
Gabrel Jarrel 20 M L   Ky
Gideon Dyer COBB is Caleb's brother.  They are living next door to their sister, Persis (COBB) MARSHALL

4b.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  District No. 1, Caldwell Co., KY, p. 321A, 611/611, enumerated 7 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Clark C Cobb 55 M Iron Master 1000 Caldwell cty Ky
John C    " 13 M     "
Gideon B  "  4 M     "
Louisa P? Long 37 F     "
Sarah      " 70 F     Nelson cty Ky
David Lackman 18 M Labourer   Tennessee
Caleb Clark COBB has managed to get himself enumerated twice it does happen occasionally.  Caleb's son, Thomas J. COBB (æ 23, b. Caldwell Co., KY), is married and living with his wife, Almeda (æ 22, b. Caldwell Co., KY), in Caldwell Co., KY; Caleb's daughter, Ellen M. COBB (æ 14, b. Caldwell Co., KY), is living with her maternal grandparents, Henry & Nancy MACHEN, in Caldwell Co., KY.

5.  J.H. Battle, W.H. Perrin, & G.C. Kniffin.  1887. Kentucky, a History of the State.  F.A. Battey & Co., Louisville, KY (excerpts online at the Kentucky Biographies Project [link died]):
EX-UNITED STATES SENATOR, WILLIS B. MACHEN ... Leaving school, he engaged in the manufacture of iron with C.C. Cobb, in Livingston County, in which he was engaged for seven years, and in 1838 entered the mercantile business...
Crittenden Co. wasn't formed from Livingston Co. until 1842, so at the time, the business was in Livingston Co.

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

7.  Terry Reigel.  Reigel Roots. [link died]  Plus emails.

8.  Email from Marsha M. Cobb, who says a 1930 family letter indicates our subjects had only two children:  Thomas Jefferson COBB and Ellen M. COBB.

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