Captain Ephraim Dean Family
The History of Bristol County shows the following burials in the Pine Hill Cemetery in East Taunton:
"In memory of Capt. Ephraim Dean, who died in Gloucester June 23d, 1775, in the 75th year of his age."
"In memory of Mrs. Mary Dean, the wife of Capt. Ephraim Dean, who died Octo. ye 8, 1766, in ye 67th year of her age."
"In memory of Mrs. Martha Dean, the wife of Capt. Ephraim Dean, she died May ye 9, 1775, in the 72d year of her age."
The Vital Records of Taunton add that Captain Ephriam Dean died on his way to Ashford.
A quit claim deed in Ashford, CT, dated 8 Nov 1770 in which Martha Dean and her husband Capt. Ephraim Dean of Taunton give up any rights to a forty-one acre farm in Ashford which Jonathan Kingsbury bought from William Knowlton (Jr.) and upon which Martha Dean previously lived, confirms that Martha Dean was the previous Martha (Pinder) Knowlton, wife of William Knowlton.
Additionally, I have Hannah Hayward, daughter of John/Jonathan Hayward and Anne Carpenter, married Zephaniah Dean, son of Ephraim Dean and Mary Allen, on 2 Oct 1755. The Taunton VR confirm that Ephraim Dean married Mary Allen.
I am interested in any information relating to these families.
DEAN / ALLEN / Cobb FAMILIES
I have been trying to work on my Allen familytree and have had all kinds of problems.
My Allen family came from Berkley, MA and married into the Cobb family (Zipporah Allen m. Simeon Cobb 1743 in Berkley, MA). The Cobb family then married into the Dean family (Zipporah Cobb m. Nathan Dean 1762 in Norton, MA). The families lived mostly in Norton and Attleboro, MA. Cobb and Dean are very common names in the Norton / Taunton area and I can not make heads or tails as to where this family and their siblings may have gone.
If this rings a bell I'd appreciate your assistance.
The Cobb family mentioned (Simeon Cobb) is only a part of the Taunton (Bristol Co.)branch of the Cobb family. John, Augustine and Edward Cobb are the roots of this branch. The Taunton branch was later found in Dedham, MA; Wrentham, MA; Westmoreland, NH, Coventry, VT, and Canada. Some stayed in the Taunton, Norton, and Mansfield, MA area as well. Further emigration was westward to MI and KS as far as I know. Edward Cobb's descendants are less known than John's and Augustine's descendants. It is an incomplete picture right now.
Simeon COBB of Taunton, MA
Wow, thanks for the information. Do you have or know where I can find the descendants of Simeon Cobb and and Zipporah Allen? I would also like to get 1 or 2 generations back on the ancestors of Simeon Cobb.
One of the complications I have run into is that there were so many Cobbs in the Norton and Taunton area that it becomes diffucult to sory them out without mixing lines.
Any help would be appreciated.
Have you checked the "Edson Family History and Genealogy"? Vol.1, p. 50 has Ephraim's parents as:
BETHIA EDSON, youngest child of Deacon Samuel Edson (#1) and Susannah Orcutt, born on March 02, 1654 in the Duxbury Plantation, Plymouth Colony, married, in Bridgewater, on Dec. 17, 1676, Ezra Dean, son of Walter Dean and Eleanor Strong, born in Taunton about 1655. They lived in Taunton, Mass. He died between Oct 28, 1727 and Feb. 15, 1732
i. BETHIAH DEAN, b. October 14, 1677, d. November 27, 1679.
ii. EZRA DEAN, b. October 14, 1679(?); d. Taunton, MA July 01, 1737; m. (1) ABIGAIL LEONARD; m. (2) ABIGAIL BRETNALL.
iii. SAMUEL DEAN, b. April 11, 1681; d. February 16, 1683.
iv. SETH DEAN, b. June 03, 1683.
v. MARGARET DEAN. b.____, who married a Shaw
vi. EPHRAIM DEAN, b. ___; m. MARY ALLEN of Rehoboth
I have more on the Dean and Edson lines if you're interested
My Cobb lineage starts with [my 4th g.gr'dma] Caroline Cobb b. 03 Jan. 1810 bap. 13 May 1810 in Carver,MA d. 19 Apr. 1890 Palmer,MA m. 22 Oct. 1829 in Palmer,MA to Seva Brown (Sr.)1799-1872.
Caroline's father was Lemuel Cobb b.21 Dec. 1774 bap.02 Jul. 1786 in Carver, MA m. when ? to Polly Claflin 1779-1846.
Lemuel's father was Nehemiah Cobb b. 31 Mar. 1752 d. 15 Jan. 1841 in Carver, MA m. when ? to Mihetable (-?-) 1752-1835.
Look forward to share and compare with anyone along these . . .
Ken Hedgpeth email@example.com
Caroline Cobb, 1810 < Henry
My area of inquiry has been the Taunton, Bristol Co., Mass. line of the Cobb family. However, I have a copy of Philip Cobb's History of the family's Barnstable and Boston branches. These are from the book as regards your info. Caroline < Lemuel < Nehemiah < Nathan < Ebenezer < John < Henry Cobb, elder of the Barnstable branch.
1) Caroline bpt. May 13, 1810; other siblings: Lemuel, Cephas, Polly Whitmore, Malinda, and Fanny C. (who d. infant), at Carver, MA;(have birth or bapt. dates in book).
2) Lemuel b. 12/21/1774; d. ?; married "Polly Whitmore (Davis)" who d. 8/5/1850 at 72 y. Lemuel's siblings were Nathan, Persis, Nehemiah, Mehitabel, Melissa, and Frederick.
3)His father Nehemiah was b. 2/29/1752, bapt. at Bristol, RI on 3/29/1752; marr. 11/4/1773, at Plympton, MA, Mehitabel Rickard. He d. 1/15/1841, aged 88y 10m. 15d. He served in the Rev. War in 1775 and 1780. Mehitabel d. 12/7/1835, a. 83y 1m. 5d.
4) Nathan b. 1/14/1706/07 at Plymouth, MA. He marr. Joanna Bennett, dau. of Joseph Bennett, on 4/2/1734. He d. 6/3/1800 in Plympton. Children: William, Elizabeth, Deborah, Timothy, Nathan, Ebenezer, Joseph, Benjamin, and Nehemiah.
5) Ebenezer was b. 8/9/1671 at Plymouth and d. 7/29/1752 at Kingston, MA. He marr. 1st Mercy Holmes (1673 - 3/2/1726); he marr. 2nd Mary Thomas. He was a son of John and Martha (Nelson) Cobb who was a son of Henry and Patience (Hurst) Cobb.
If you need more info, let me know. Glad to help continue the work on the Cobb lineage.
Cobb/Davis Oops! I had wrong Polly
All I can say is oops! Yes there is a discrepency I do have the wrong Polly . . . I thought I had a live fish and ran with it . . . I guess . . .
My Lemuel Cobb, born 21 Dec. 1774 in Carver, MA married [abt. 1802 ] to "Polly Whitmore Davis" who was born 8 Aug. 1778 in Chelmsford, MA daughter of Benjamin Davis and Mary Mann of Brimfield and Billerica, MA . . .
I am so sorry for the miss information . . .
Thanks to all for keeping me stright.
your freind in Christ;
Ken Hedgpeth - firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin, son of Walter DEAN
Walter Deanes son Benjamin Dean is my direct ancestor if I can help.
Re: Cobb family of Carver
I am living in carver and have a branch of the cobb family off my fuller line- Ezra Fuller m. Eliza Cobb of carver b. 25 feb,1797 died-kingston MA 3 mar 1884, daughter of Isaac Cobb and Betsey. Any info surrounding these would be of interest to me especially location of homestead, where buried etc. Can offer info on Ezra Fuller's line back to Mayflower's Dr. Samuel fuller certified by mayflower society in return.