So, I was reviewing and organizing some old correspondence (part of the source citation project) as I am now working on the Cobe’s WikiTree entries. During my review of her notes, I noticed something that cousin Sue mentioned back in 2016. She was following the property trail on our immigrant Richard and Eliza (Smith) Cobe. Because I … Continue reading Eliza Smith – Leads or Rabbit Holes?
So, I haven’t really been working too hard to pin down the Cobe's exact origins in Ireland. Mostly because I am just at a loss. So, I joined a British Isle’s Facebook group and made an inquiry to see if there were any other Irish Cobe researchers across the pond (I’m that desperate, I’m down … Continue reading The Cobe Dilemma
I have previously written about Richard and Eliza Cobe in two parts (part 1 and part 2). I have made some slow progress in strengthening their connection to Richard and Eliza Cobb of Barrie, Canada. Short refresher: Irish immigrants Richard and Eliza Cobe appear out of thin air in the 1840 U.S. Census district of … Continue reading Newest – Cobe Coincidences
1840 U.S. Federal Census for South Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I am at a hard brick wall on many of our female ancestors. I know who all of my 3 x great grandmothers are, but I am unable to complete documentation on four. Daniel’s mother, Mary Wible or Weigle, has been elusive; however, I may … Continue reading My Lost Grandmothers: More Brick Walls
John’s father, Henry Rhoads/Roth (2nd), arrived in Westmoreland County with his father, Henry (1st). This story is well documented by several earlier researchers, the earliest of which was published in Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1912), though source citations were not provided. This is one of those county histories where a genealogical … Continue reading John Henry Rhoads