Friday, March 23, 2012

Olive Throop Enters The Picture

Here we are returning to the story of Silas W. Cobb (March 16th post) and revisiting the 1820 U.S. Census records for Silas W. Cobb of Moretown, Vermont. To better interpret the household members of that census, further research was needed. My amazement continues, as I am able to find so much information about a man born about 1777 on the Internet.

Following the 3 January 1815 death of “Sarah” Cobb, Silas W. remarried an Olive Peake Throop. The marriage took place on 9 Oct 1815.  Olive, widow of Charles Throop, brought four children into the new marriage. Additionally Silas W. and Olive Cobb had twins: Mary and an unknown child.

The Children of Charles and Olive Throop:
Martha Throop:              Birth Unknown
Nancy Throop:               1806
Sarah Throop:                1807
Charles Throop:             1809

The Children of Silas W. and Olive Cobb:
Mary Cobb:                     1817
Twin to Mary:                 1807

When I fill in the names of the Troop children and the Cobb children the 1820 household begins to look like this:

Free White Persons – Males – Under 10:               2 (Silas Bowman) (Charles Throop)
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15:              2 (Edwin) (George Whitman)
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44:              1 (Silas W. Cobb)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10:            3 (Mary Ann’s Twin Sister) (Mary & Twin)
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15:           2 (Nancy Throop) (Sarah Throop)
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25:           2 (Adeline)
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44:           1 (Olive Cobb)           
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture:        1
Total Free White Persons:                                      13
The family appears to be complete. The question arises regarding the number of daughters named Mary and their twins. Could this possibly be repeated information? I will need to look further.

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