Patience is a descendant of Polly “Mary” Chagum & William Wilson lineage – she is sister to my Hannah Chagum whom married Reuben Barber and had my lineage~ I have a note that Arthur Edward Cobb was possibly adopted out – more investigation is needed – do know of a few of the children of Barkhamsted was possibly adopted out – still more research needs to be done – this could be one of those adoptions~ From the New Hartford Historical Society Newsletter – Native American’s of New Hartford Jan 2001 edition Arthur Edward Cobb was said to have been traded by his parents to Ed Cobb for a calf. He lived in Satan’s Kingdom in the old house at the railroad crossing. The house was demolished when the Satan’s Kingdom Inn was built in the 1920’s The Inn was destroyed in the 1955 flood. Art Cobb worked for local farmers and primarily for Olin W. Murphy, the father of Society Board Member Laura Kavanaugh. According to Laura Kavanaugh, Art Cobb was prone to tell tale tales about the wildcats and snakes on Kingdom Mountain. Olin Murphy owned a large farm on the Farmington River Turnpike for 1918 to 1938 (photo circa 1935) The house below: was located on land now beneath the Nepaug Reservoir~
Via the Jan 2001 New Hartford Historical Society Newsletter the photo that was believed to be Mary Matilda Elwell is actually the photo of her sister Patience Elwell wife of Ed Cobb~
I got this email from Apryl on Oct 29. 2009 – I haven’t been able to place her as of yet – anyone know of a Phila Barber in the Barkhamsted Group? Or is she of the Colonial Barbers?
Hello Coni – Several years ago while visiting Boston, I purchased a sampler in one of the shops there. We are trying to look into the history of the sampler, and noticed that you’ve done research into the genealogy of the Barber family in Barkhamsted. The sampler is signed ‘Phila Barber Barkhamsted aged 13 1825’. We were wondering if you knew of any reference to a Phila (Philadelphia) Barber who would have been born in approximately 1812? I’d love to know who she was and anything you may know about her, if she is indeed from that area. Thanks so much – Apryl Southmayd