Ed Cobb and son Arthur Edward Cobb


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~
Ed Cobb Fixing Shoe – Husband to Patience (Elwell)
Rodney Edwards Photo Collection donated by the Barnes family of Nepaug and in the New Hartford Historical Society Collection – Photo taken from Jan 2001 New Hartford Historical Society Newsletter

Arthur Edward Cobb – Son to Ed & Patience Cobb
Rodney Edwards Photo Collection donated by the Barnes family of Nepaug and in the New Hartford Historical Society Collection – Photo Taken from the Jan 2001 New Hartford Historical Society Newsletter

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  1. Jo-Ann Schmitt

     /  September 26, 2013

    Jo-Ann Schmitt
    I have a tv show at t. http://www.ctv13.net. My mom is 94 and she tells history of Winsted,Ct but I also do history of surrounding towns ;such as Hartland Hollow . One name and family intrigue me.
    Mary Matilda Cobb Merrill.
    They say she was not buried near her father, but he wanted her buried in paupers spot of the “New Cemetery” but does not give the name. This information is out of “Images of America New Hartford. can you help. I have been to Nepaug Cemetery and many others, most of the citizens of Hartland Hollow were removed for the dam to be built. But the put them in different ones and I cannot find Mary Matilda Cobb Merril anywhere. Can you help. Thank you in advance. You are also invited to come on my show any Thursday and speak of the area history. My viewers just wait and see what it is going to be about; they know my mission on Mary Cobb Merrill. Jo-Ann Schmitt jbuick44@aol.com If you e-mail me could you please put The Senior Chat Hour on subject line, I get a lot of spam. thank you again. Han help me in my quest..ope you c

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