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Gideon Dyer COBB
Modena Chittenden CLARK
Husband:  Gideon Dyer COBB
Birth:  11 Sep 1773, Stillwater, [Essex? Co.,] NY
Death:  1 Mar 1834, Eddyville, Caldwell [now Lyon] Co., KY
Father:  Elkanah COBB
Mother:  Mary WILLARD

There are "Stillwaters" in Chautauqua, Essex, Herkimer, Oswego, Putnam, and Saratoga Cos., NY.  But if Caleb was born in Vermont, Gideon was most likely born in the Stillwater in Essex Co., NY, which county borders Vermont.  As the crow flies, this Stillwater is only about 65 miles NW of Pawlet.

Marriage:  1790, Rutland Co., VT
Wife:  Modena Chittenden CLARK
Birth:  4 Oct 1779, Ira, Rutland Co., VT
Death:  7 Oct 1837, Eddyville, Caldwell [now Lyon] Co., KY
Father:  Gen. Isaac CLARK
Mother:  Hannah CHITTENDEN, d/o Thomas CHITTENDEN, Governor of Vermont 

Modena's birth and death dates appear to be from a tombstone, which means Modena must have been fibbing about her age later in life because there is no way she married at age 11.

Children (data in braces are {age, birthplace} from the 1850 Census):
 1.  (Daughter A) COBB, b. 1794-1800
  2.  Caleb Clark COBB, b. 1796/7, VT {53, VT

born in Eddyville, Livingston [now Lyon] Co., KY:
  3.  Robert Livingston COBB, b. 1804/5  {45, Christian Co., KY
  4.  (Daughter B) COBB, b. 1804-1810
  5.  (Dr.) [Dyer?] Joshua COBB, b. 19 Apr 1809  {41, KY

born in Eddyville, Caldwell [now Lyon] Co., KY:
  6.  Mary Willard COBB, b. 1810  {40, KY
  7.  Hannah Chittenden COBB, b. 25 Dec 1811; d. 16 Feb 1841 
  8.  Persis C. COBB, b. 1812/3, KY {37, KY
  9.  Gideon Dyer COBB, b. 3 May 1818  {32, KY
10.  Aurelia Skinner COBB, b. 17 Oct 1819  {30, Caldwell Co., KY
11.  Giles L. COBB, b. 1823 

Robert was probably mistaken about being born in Christian Co. because 1) his father never appears on the Christian Co. tax rolls, 2) his father came to Livingston [now Lyon] Co. with Col. Matthew LYON ca. 1801, and 3) Livingston Co. was formed from Christian Co., KY, by 1798, so it's not just a matter of a county name change.


Timeline
Year Location Event
1773 NY: Essex? Co.: Stillwater birth of Gideon Dyer COBB
177? VT: Rutland Co.: Ira birth of Modena Chittenden CLARK
1785 VT: Rutland Co.: Pawlet Elkanah COBB, head-of-household
1790   marriage of Gideon COBB & Modena CLARK
1790 Census VT: Rutland Co. Gideon COBB, head-of-household
1796/7 VT birth of son, Caleb
1794-1800   birth of Daughter A
1797 KY: Christian Co. formed from Logan Co.
1798 KY: Livingston Co. formed from Christian Co.
1800 Census   not found in VT; KY census destroyed
c1801 Col. Matthew LYON brings colony from VT and founds Eddyville in Livingston [now Lyon] Co.
1804/5 KY: Christian Co. birth of son, Robert
1804-10   birth of Daughter B
1809 KY birth of son, Joshua
1809 KY: Caldwell Co. formed from Livingston Co.
1810 Census KY: Caldwell [now Lyon] Co.: Eddyville "Cobb & Clarke," heads-of-household
1810 KY birth of daughter, Mary
1811   birth of daughter, Hannah
1812/3 KY birth of daughter, Persis
1818 KY birth of son, Gideon 
1819   birth of daughter, Aurelia
1820 Census KY: Caldwell [now Lyon] Co.: Eddyville Gideon D. COBB, head-of-household
1822 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of son, Caleb, to Mary MACHEN
1823   birth of son, Giles L.
1829 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of daughter, Mary, to James CLARK
1830 Census KY: Caldwell [now Lyon] Co.: Eddyville Gideon COBB, head-of-household
1830 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of daughter, Hannah, to John HALLICK
1834 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of daughter, Persis, to George MARSHALL
1834 KY: Caldwell Co. death of Gideon Dyer COBB
1835 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of son, Robert, to Cornelia MIMS
1835 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of son, Joshua, to Julia MIMS
1837 KY: Caldwell Co. death of Modena Chittenden (CLARK) COBB
1840 Census   not found, as expected 
1848 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of son, Gideon, to Fannie WEBB
1850 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of son, Giles, to Marion CATLETT
1850 KY: Caldwell Co. marriage of daughter, Aurelia, to Wm. KIRKPATRICK 
1850 Census   not found, as expected
1854 KY: Lyon Co. formed from Caldwell Co.

Sources:

1.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):
1785 Cobb, Elkanah VT Rutland Co. Pawlet p. 143
Other COBBs in Rutland Co. were:  Ebenezer, John, John, John, and Joshua.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):
1790 Cobb, Elkanah VT Rutland Co. p. 41 04-05-04-00-00
1790 Cobb, Gideon VT Rutland Co. p. 41 01-00-01-00-00
Other COBBs in Rutland Co. were:  Ebenezer, John, John, John Jr., Joshua, and Justus.
Gideon's numbers indicate a newlywed couple with, as yet, no children:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white male 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Gideon (b. 1773)
1 free white female all ages in or bef. 1790 = Modena (b. 177?)

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):  not found, anywhere, but the 1800 census of KY was destroyed.  The COBBs in Pawlet, Rutland Co. were:  John, Joshua, and Mary, who appears to be Elkanah's widow.  Supposedly, the colony from Vermont led by Col. Matthew LYON did not arrive at the site of Eddyville until 1801; yet, clearly, Gideon is no longer in Vermont.

4.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 19; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen with thanks to Terry Reigle for correcting my former misinterpretation of this record):
1810 KY Caldwell Co. Town of Eddyville p. 7/393 Ln. 1 Cobb & Clarke 30020-11010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = Joshua (b. 1809)
= Robert (b. 1804/5)
= Caleb (b. 1796/7)
2 males 26-44 1765-1784 = Gideon (b. 1773)
= Mr. Clarke
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Daughter B
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Modena (b. 177?)
Caleb appears to be in the wrong age-class.  The "Clarke" is presumably kin of Modena's.  Listed four lines above Matthew LYON.  The Town of Eddyville consisted of only 27 households.

5.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 1; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 KY Caldwell Co. Eddyville p. 46 Gideon D Cobb 120102-22101-0-000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Gideon (b. 1818)
2 males 10-15 1804-1810 = Joshua (b. 1809)
= Robert (b. 1804/5)
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = Caleb (b. 1796/7)
2 males 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Gideon (b. 1773)
= Mr. Clarke?
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Aurelia (b. 1819)
= Persis (b. 1812/3)
= Hannah (b. 1811)
2 females 10-15 1804-1810 = Mary (b. 1810)
= Daughter B
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Daughter A
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Modena (b. 177?)
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Listed 21 lines down from brother, John COBB.  Eddyville consisted of only 31 households.

6.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #49-50 of 88 indexed "Cool"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 KY Caldwell Co. Eddyville pp. 161B-162A Gideon Cobb 011 170 010 - 001 201 000 001 000 - 000 100
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 5-9 1820-1825 = Giles (b. 1823)
1 white male 10-14 1815-1820 = Gideon (b. 1818)
1 white male 15-19 1810-1815 = ? (not a son)
7 white males 20-29 1800-1810 = Joshua (b. 1809)
= Robert (b. 1804/5)
=
1 white male 50-59 1770-1780 = Gideon (b. 1773)
1 white female 10-14 1815-1820 = Aurelia (b. 1819)
2 white females 15-19 1810-1815 = Hannah (b. 1811)
= Persis 
1 white female 30-39 1790-1800 = Modena (b. 177?) 
1 male slave 24-35 1794-1806 = ?
1 female slave 36-54 1775-1794 = ?
Modena is telling a whopping lie about her age.  Listed four lines above brother, John COBB, who is listed nine lines above our subjects' daughter, Mary (COBB) CLARK

7.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL (said to include every extant tax list from the state of Kentucky for the year 1795):  not found.  The only COB/COBB/COBBS in KY were James, Robert, William, and John.

8.  A.B. Willhite.  [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1804-1809.  (self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY):  not found.  The only COBB in the book is Jesse COBB on Pond River, in eastern Christian Co.

9a.  Lon Arneld Bostick, Sr. & James Taylor Killebrew.  1985.  County Court Order Book "A" for Christian County, Kentucky for the Years 21 March 1797 - 29 August 1805...  Christian County Genealogical Society (1101 Bethel St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240):  not found.  There are no COBB entries in the book.

9b.  Lon Arneld Bostick, Sr.  1987.  County Court Order Book "B" Part 1 for Christian County, Kentucky, for the years 14 Oct 1805 - 12 Sep 1809 for a County Court held at Town of Hopkinsville. Christian County Family and History Research Society (4465 Cadiz Rd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240):  not found.  There are no COBB entries in the book.

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

11.  Terry Reigel.  Reigel Roots. [link died]  And email from Terry.

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