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Thomas COBB (1693-1768) m. (1) Mercy FREEMAN (1692-1759); (2) Nancy UPTON (nd)
s/o Richard COBB (1666-1709) and Esther BATES (1663-1717)
d/o Edmund FREEMAN (1657-1717) and Sarah MAYO (1660-1744)
p/o Betty COBB (1732-1815)


16 Sep 1691 Father Richard COBB married at Boston to Esther BATE, daughter of Joseph and Esther (Hilliard) BATE. She was born at Hingham, MA Aug 29 1663. [North American Families:
A History of the Cobb Family p.14]

2 Dec 1692 Mercy FREEMAN born at Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts ["Records from Old North Cemetery, Truro", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 12:6. Cobb, Mercy, wife of Thomas, died 2 December, 1759, in her 67th year. [Birth about 1692.]

28 Mar 1693 Thomas COBB born at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts [North American Families: A History of the Cobb Family p.14] [Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Hingham, Massachusetts, ca. 1639-1844. (New England Historic Genealogical Society), p. 60 (original p. 59). Thomas s of Richard Cobb & Hester B Mar 28 1693.] [Hillard, Victor Grant. "William Hillard of Duxbury, Massachusetts", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, Vol. 49, p. 101. Children of Richard Cobb and Esther Bates: Thomas Cobb, b. Hingham 28 Mar 1693, d. Truro 9 Feb 1768, m. Eastham 14 Oct 1717 Mercy Freeman.] [American Genealogical-Biographical Index Vol 31: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 17 Jul 1905, 7998; 31 Jul 1905, 7998; 14 Aug 1905, 7998; 28 Aug 1905, 7998; p.227] [MA Vital Records: lists parents names and date of birth (doc)]

1 Jun 1709 Father Richard COBB died at Hingham, MA [North American Families:
A History of the Cobb Family p.14]

1716 Mercy FREEMAN and Timothy NYE married at MA

4 Sep 1717 Marriage Bann (intentions) signed for Thomas COBB and Mercy FREEMAN at Eastham, Barnstable, MA ["Thomas Cob of Hingham gave account of the intention of him self and Mercy Freeman of Eastham to contract marriage and desired it should be published": Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans... by Smith and Smith, 1980, 1993. Baltimore MD, p.137 (MD28:108)] (doc)

14 Oct 1717 Thomas COBB and Mercy FREEMAN married at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts [From the Truro Town Records, p.417: On 14 Oct 1717 Mercy married Thomas Cobb, son of Richard Cobb (1666-1 Jun 1709) & Esther Bates (29 Aug 1663-), in Eastham, MA. Born on 28 Mar 1693 in Hingham, MA. Thomas died in Truro, MA, on 9 Feb 1768; he was 74.] (doc) [
Memoranda in aid of a Genealogy, Number One: Freeman Genealogy by Frederick Freeman p.39, confirms names and date of marriage (doc)] [The Treat Family: A genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat by John Harvey Treat, 1893, p. 262 (doc)]

21 Oct 1717 Mother Esther BATES buried; “old sexton’s bills.’ [North American Families:
A History of the Cobb Family p.14]

1718 dau Mercy COBB born at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts [Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)]; died at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

4 Jul 1720 son Thomas COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Massachusetts [
Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)]; died 9 Apr 1783 at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts [From the Truro Town Records p.417: Thomas the son of Thomas and Mercy Cob was born at Truroe ye 4th day of July in the year 1720.]

28 Feb 1721 son Richard COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Massachusetts [
Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)]; died 7 Jan 1809 at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; married Elizabeth TREAT 26 Nov 1747 [From the Truro Town Records p.417: Richard the son of Thomas and Mercy Cob was born in Truro the 28th day of February 1721/2.]

9 Jan 1723 dau Thomasine COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Massachusetts [
Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)]; died 18 Sep 1783 at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; married Lot HARDING 23 Oct 1746 [From the Truro Town Records p.417: Tamson the daughter of Thomas and Mercy Cob was born in Truro January ye 9th 1723/4.] [grave marker:
Here lies interr'd
the Body of
Mrs. TAMESIN HARDING
Wife of
Mr. LOT HARDING
who departed this life
Sept. 18 1793
in the 70th Year
of her Age

22 Aug 1726 son Joseph COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Massachusetts [Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)]; died 21 Jul 1807 at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; married Rachel TREAT 19 Mar 1750 [From the Truro Town Records p.417: Joseph the son of Thomas and Mercy Cobb was born in Truro August ye 22 1726.] [grave marker:
In Memory of
Mr. JOSEPH COBB
who died July 21st
1807
in the 82nd Year
of his Age.

1728 son Freeman COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Massachusetts [Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)]; died 23 Feb 1758 at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts [From the Truro Town Records p.417: Freeman the son of Thomas and Mercy Cobb was born in Truro October ye 25 1728.] [grave marker:
Here lies the Body of
Mr FREEMAN COBB
son of Mr THOMAS &
Mrs MARCY COBB
who departed this Life
February 23d 1758
In ye 30th Year
of his Age

27 Oct 1730 son Elisha COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Massachusetts [
Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)] (doc); 29 Jan 1802 at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; married Dorcas DOANE 23 Jan 1759 [From the Truro Town Records p.417: Elisha the son of Thomas and Mercy Cobb was born in Truro October ye 27 1730.] Served in Rev War (SAR 44200] [grave marker:
SACRED
to the memory of
Col ELISHA COBB
who died Jan'ry 29th
1802
in the 74th Year
of his Age

22 Dec 1732 dau Betty COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts [Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)]; died 14 Mar 1815 at Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine; married Simeon HOPKINS 28 Aug 1755 at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts [From the Truro Town Records p.417: Betty the daughter of Thomas and Mercy Cobb was born in Truro Decem ye 22 1732.] [Bowman, George Ernest, and Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Vital Records of the Town of Truro, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1933), 37. Betty Cobb the daughter of Thomas and Mercy Cobb was Born in Truro Decem'r : ye 22 1732

15 Aug 1735 dau Sarah COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts [
Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of birth (doc)]; died 6 Jun 1816 at Boston, Middlesex, MA [From the Truro Town Records p.417: Recorded pr Tho Paine Town Clerk. Sarah the daughter of Thomas and Mercy Cobb was born in Truro the fifteenth day of August in the year 1735.

2 Dec 1759 Mercy FREEMAN died at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; buried at Old North Cemetery, Truro, MA [grave marker:
Here lies the Body of
Mrs MARCY COBB wife
of Mr THOMAS COBB
who Died December ye 2d
1759 In ye 67th Year
of her Age
Remember Death
["Records from Old North Cemetery, Truro", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.
Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 12:6.Cobb, Mercy, wife of Thomas, died 2 December 1759, in her 67th year. [Birth about 1692.]

abt 1766 Thomas COBB and Nancy UPTON married??

9 Feb 1768 Thomas COBB died at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts [
Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1 Vol 2; Brewster, p.234 lists name and date of death (doc)]; buried at Old North Cemetery, Truro, MA ["Records from the Old North Cemetery, Truro, Mass.", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, Vol. 12, p. 6. COBB Thomas, died 9 February, 1768, age 76 years. [birth about 1692] [grave marker:
In Memory of
Mr THOMAS COBB
who died February
the 9th 1768
AE 76 Years
Remember Death

27 Sep 1775 Petition to the Massachusetts General Court, Sept 1775
The Petition of Elisha Cobb, of Wellfleet, in the County of Barnstable, most humbly she weth. That a number of whaling vessels is now preparing for sea, owned and possessed by Elisha Doane, Esq., Ezekiel Holbrook, Hezekiah Doane, Eleazer Atwood, and Naaman Holbrook and Company: "Your petitioner, therefore, in behalf of the aforesaid gentlemen, most humbly prays this honourable Court to take into consideration the great necessity of the whale fishery at this day, and grant them liberty of proceeding on their voyage; they complying with the order of this honourable Court, which they are always ready to obey. Your petitioner would further represent, that, should this honourable Court neglect granting the desire aforesaid, a large number of the inhabitants of said County will be unemployed in any sort of business; and as a number of said vessels hath been preparing for the employ aforesaid, your petitioner humbly hopes the aforesaid petition will be granted. And, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.
Resolved, That the Petitioners abovementioned, and all others who have Vessels fitting out for the Whale Fishery, be, and they hereby are permitted to send their Vessels out on said Fishery, they taking onboard no more Provisions than is necessary for said voyages, in the judgment of the Selectmen of the Towns from whence they sail, and giving bond to the Receiver-General of this Colony, in the sum of two thousand Pounds for each Vessel, that they will carry out no more Provisions than is hereby allowed; and that said Vessels, with their Cargoes, return to some Port in this Colony, and there land the same, the Ports of Boston and Nantucket excepted.
In Council, September 27, 1775: Read and concurred.
[A concurrent petition by Stephen Hussey et al, of Nantucket, was also granted]