Wyanet, Illinois
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Wyanet, Illinois 1894
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Lewis Tucker Cobb was born June 01, 1809 to Elias and Susan (Tucker) Cobb in Boston, Suffolk County,
Massachusetts. He met Jane Allen Kellogg and they were married October 23, 1839 in
Cummington, Hampshire
County, Massachusetts. Three children were born of this marriage, Ellen Francis, August 20, 1840, Edward
Kellogg, October 12, 1843 and Francis, July 17, 1852. They moved to Manlius, Bureau County sometime after
1850. Moving to
Wyanet in 1861, Lewis opened a lumber distribution business, where he did very well as the
area was in a building boom. Jane Allen (Kellogg) Cobb died
August 23, 1874 in Wyanet and sometime after her
death, Lewis moved with his son, Edward to Carleton, Thayer County, Nebraska to live with William and
Emerette (Nichols) Yearnshaw. In May of
1880, they moved to Hamilton, Fillmore County, Nebraska and then to
Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska.
Lewis T. Cobb died
April 22, 1885 in Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska and is buried at
Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.
Edward Kellogg Cobb was born October 12, 1843 to Lewis Tucker and Jane Allen (Kellogg) Cobb in
Massachusetts. He moved with his family to Bureau County after 1850, settling in
Manlius.
After moving to Wyanet in 1861, the Civil War broke out and he enlisted as a
Private in the 57th Infantry
Regiment, Company B on December 26, 1861 in Princeton, Illinois. On December 02, 1863 he was promoted to
Sargent Major of the
57th Infantry Regiment, Company B, a rank he held until he mustered out on July 07,
1865 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Moving back to
Wyanet after the war he met Lucy Ann Yearnshaw, daughter of John and Maria (Ross)
Yearnshaw. She was born October 11, 1847 in Centre, Bureau County, Illinois. They were married September
29, 1869 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois. Of that marriage five children were born, Herbert Ernest, June
27, 1870, Lewis G., December, 1871, Winfred Roy, May 25, 1873, Edna E, June, 1887 and Fred H., April 19,
1890. Edward opened a thriving grocery business in Wyanet around 1869.
After the death of his mother Jane in 1874, Edward moved to Carleton, Thayer County,  Nebraska, then to
Hamilton, Fillmore County, Nebraska in May of 1880 and finally to Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska.
During his time in
Geneva he held numerous positions including farmer, County Clerk and Bank Director.
Edward K. Cobb died
October 22, 1908 in Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska and is buried in Geneva Cemetery,
Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska.
His wife Lucy Ann (Yearnshaw) Cobb moved to Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota to live with her son and
daughter in-law,
Herbert and Nella Cobb, after the death of Edward. She then moved to Wichita, Sedgwick
County, Kansas in 1912 to live with her aunt,
Francis Annie (Fannie) (Yearnshaw) Spangler.  She moved to
Yucaipa, San Bernardino County, California, living with her son and daughter in-law,
Lewis and Nellie Cobb. She
then moved to
Redlands City, San Bernardino County, California and finally to San Bernardino, San Bernardino
County, California, to live with her other son and daughter in-law,
Fred and Mary Cobb.
Lucy Ann (Yearnshaw) Cobb died April 09, 1942 in San Bernardino, California and is buried with her husband,
Edward in
Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska.
Clarissa Eunice (Nichols) Crawford was born August 02, 1847 in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois to David Thomas and
Hulda Gertrude (Barry) Nichols. She arrived in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois in 1853 with her mother and
father, including brother Horace Wesley, July 27, 1842, Dexter Alonzo, January 08, 1849 and David Thomas
Jr., June 11, 1853, who was born in Wyanet. She attended school in
Wyanet and also helped out at the C. B. & Q.
depot in Wyanet, where her father was the station agent.
She met
James Crawford in 1864 and they were united in marriage on April 23, 1866 in Wyanet.
Five children were born of this marriage,
David Thomas, February 19, 1867, Henry Lee, October 05, 1868,
Clifford Lamotte, September 26, 1870, Robert Irving, September 25, 1875 and twins Earnest and Earl,
October 04, 1878, both who died within three weeks of birth.
After the death of her husband James, Clara moved in with
David and Hulda Nichols in Wyanet. She moved to
Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas in 1893 to live with her sister and brother in-law, Sadie and Edward
Engel. There she met Philip Augustus Millard, born October 03, 1848 to Phillip Wood and Sarah Cecilia (Murphy)
Millard in Montgomery County, Illinois. They were married on
April 05, 1894 at the residence of Edward and
Sadie Engel, 224 South First Street, Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas and made their home next door at
226 South First Street. After the death of her son
Henry Lee Crawford in 1899, she moved back to Wyanet
to take care of her granddaughter, Marie Crawford. She then moved back to
Argentine in 1901 and continued to
take care of Marie until Marie's marriage to Hewitt Eldridge Lovelace on August 17, 1918.
Clarissa Eunice Nichols died August 28, 1919 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas and is buried in Forest
Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.
Lewis T. Cobb                                                                                                          Carleton, Nebraska
February 09, 1880
Edward K. Cobb                                                                                                        Carleton, Nebraska
February 09, 1880
Clara Crawford                                                                                                               Wyanet, Illinois
January 03, 1883