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".
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.
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.
Born: May 1867, Gray, Cumberland, ME
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.
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:
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 ?
Married about 1866
Divorced Oct 1881
Hannah P. Tripp
b. 1849, New Gloucester, Cumberland, ME
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.