I am unable to locate Silas W. Cobb in 1840 U.S. Census. Being about 62 years of age, Silas W. could be living with one of his children? After checking records of his children: Adeline, Edwin, George W. and Silas Bowman, I know he was not with them. The only child he might be with is his youngest child whose name and location is unknown.
Another thought is that Silas W. Cobb may have been traveling and was not home when the census taker knocked on his door. His whereabouts continue to be a mystery.
Silas W. Cobb does appear in 1850 U.S. Census. He was living with his daughter Adeline Stiles nee Cobb. Reuben and Adeline Cobb farmed in Columbia, Wisconsin.
It is in that 1850 census where I learned Silas W. Cobb’s birthplace was Massachusetts.
So, where in the world do you think Silas W. Cobb was in 1840?