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i am looking for the parents of charles m. cobb born about 1849-1850Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynn Klenow Dec 25, 2020.


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"Hi I am looking for any info or photos of the family of Ernest Osborne Cobb of Gray, Cumberland  Maine  He was born 7-8-1886  This is my great grandfather  thank you in advance Lynn Klenow"
Dec 25, 2020

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What Maine surnames are you researching?
Washburn, Cobb, hersey, tripp
What locations in Maine are you researching?
Gray, Cumberland, Maine and Portland, Maine

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i date back to the Abnaki tribe and that tribe split up. My ancestors surnames are Cobb and Tripp i need to know what tribe those names go to. who knows what tribe...... HELP ME PLEASE.

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

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At 11:54am on October 30, 2010, James Lucas said…
Hi Shaun,

I found a great old photo of Charles Cobb's parents, Chipman and Eunice Cobb!

Caption: Chipman Cobb (September 1819 - ?) and his wife Eunice A. Tripp Cobb (September 1825 - ?). Mother and father of Charles M. Cobb. Photo date unknown, assuming early 1900s.

I don't know anything about them, other than what's in census records. I know that they were alive in 1900, and the info from the census that year shows "Mother of how many children: 14; Number of those children living: 9".

Let me know if you find any old Cobb photos, I'd love to add them to my collection. You could upload them to the Cobb gallery or e-mail them to

Bobbie sent me some more census and military records for Chipman and Charles, I'll post those to the gallery soon and let you know when they're there.

At 12:15am on October 20, 2010, James Lucas said…
Hi Shaun,

Here's a link to some documents and the few photos I have:

You can download these and upload yours to the album if you like.

Here are captions for a couple:

Charles M. Cobb (1848 - 1936). Civil War veteran - GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) 1861-1865. Gray Cemetery, Gray, Maine: lat=43.885235, lon=-70.333991

Front: Arlene Spiller (July 18, 1925 - October 16, 1938), Eleanor Virginia Spiller (March 25, 1927 - July, 1938). Back: Harland Allen Spiller (September 21, 1904 - September 13, 1978), Kathleen Leona Spiller (January 25, 1929 - ?), Charles M. Cobb (1848 - 1936). Photo date unknown, probably 1931.

Charles M. Cobb. 1848-1936. Detail of full-plate Ferrotype (Tintype), measuring 8.5" x 6.5". Photo date unknown, probably 1870's.
At 11:01pm on October 19, 2010, James Lucas said…
Hi Shaun,

Here's info I've gathered so far. Any holes in the information you could fill would be great. I'd like to at least complete the info for Silas, Amy, and their children. I found one obituary for your great-grandmothers sister who died just recently.

I'll gather census pages and photos and send a link soon. Thanks in advance for any photos you have.

Silas Cobb
Born: May 1867, Gray, Cumberland, ME
Died: ?

Married about 1895, ?

Amy Hersey
Born: Nov 1870, ?, ME
Died: ?

Children: ? Mildred, Irving, Edythe, Pearl, Margaret, Clyde

Gathered from Census info: In June of 1900, Silas and his wife Amy were renting a house in South Boston, MA. He was an Engineer. In 1920, they lived in Natick, MA.

Obituary: Published in The Marlborough Enterprise from March 4 to March 11, 2010
Mildred (Cobb) Andre, 100 of Marlborough, died Wed. March 3, 2010 at Bolton Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Marlborough. She was the daughter of the late Silas and Amy (Hersey) Cobb and the wife of the late Frank Andre. She received her nurses training in Chicago and had worked at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital as an LPN until her retirement in 1975. She later worked for several years at the former Mary Jane Nursing Home, Ashland. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Pulsifer of Marlborough, her grandsons, Scott and Brian Pulsifer, both of Marlborough, and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late, Irving Cobb, Edythe Washburn, Pearl Furlong, Margaret Dow and Clyde Cobb. Visiting hrs were held on Sat. March 6, from 1-3 pm in the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Burial was held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to the Marlborough Senior Center, 240 Main St., Marlborough MA 01752.
At 6:51pm on October 19, 2010, James Lucas said…
Hi Shaun (I mean cousin),
Yes, Charles M. Cobb is my great-great-grandfather. I'm a descendant of his daughter Effie, from his first marriage to Hannah. When I started researching, I knew nothing. I know a little more now, all from census, marriage and divorce records. I don't know which parent was Native American or which tribe they were from, but I'm guessing Wabanaki? Here's the general information I know:

Chipman Cobb
b. Sep 1819, Maine
d. ? (aft 1900)
m. abt 1841

Eunice A. Tripp
b. Sep 1825, Maine
d. ? (aft 1900)


Charles M. Cobb
b. 1848, Poland, ME ?
d. 1936

Married about 1866
Divorced Oct 1881

Hannah P. Tripp
b. 1849, New Gloucester, Cumberland, ME
d. ?


Effie Winefred Cobb (my great-grandmother)
b. 16 May 1870, Gray, Cumberland, Maine
d. 28 Jan 1952

Married 17 Nov 1888, New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine

Frederick Lenroy Spiller
b. 11 Nov 1868, Raymond, Cumberland, Maine
d. 3 Jun 1941

and so on...

I have images of census pages I can share that show all this info, that might save you some time digging around. I also have a few photos. I'll gather all that up within the next day or two and post them to an online gallery you can access and download the images.

Any information you have about his second wife and children would be great, and if you have any photos to share, that would be a real treasure for me. Collecting a library of family images is my goal.

I'll drop you a line with the gallery link when it's up. Feel free to give me a shout with any questions.


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