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Cosby, Jr. Fortunatus

Male 1801 - 1871  (70 years)


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  • Name Cosby, Fortunatus 
    Title Jr. 
    Born 02 May 1801  Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 1871  [1
    Person ID I36977  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2017 

    Father Cosby, Fortunatus,   b. 25 Dec 1766, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1847, Harrods Creek near Louisville, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Fontaine, Mary Anne,   b. 14 Oct 1778, Louisa Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779/1872, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1786/1817  Louisa Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F14098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blake, Ellen,   d. 1848 
    Married 1826 
    Children 
     1. Cosby, Ellen Blake,   b. 01 Jan 1828, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1901  (Age 73 years)  []
     2. Cosby, Robert Todd,   b. 1827, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1853  (Age 26 years)  []
     3. Cosby, George
     4. Cosby, Mary Fontaine,   b. 07 Mar 1833, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1881, Nantucket, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  []
     5. Cosby, Frank C.
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F12386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • FORTUNATUS COSBY, JR., was a native of Kentucky, born near Louisville, May 2, 1802, and died in that city June 16, 1871, aged 69. His father, after whom he was named, was a prominent lawyer, member of the Ky. legislature, and circuit judge; died in 1846, aged 81. The son was a student at Transylvania University; but graduated at Yale College; studied law, but did not follow it steadily; was a clerk in the U. S. treasury department at Washington city, and for several years U. S. consul at Geneva, Switzerland. Between 1840 and 1850, Mr. Cosby was a frequent contributor of charming poems and prose to several Louisville newspapers.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1070] World Family Tree Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Broderbund Software, Inc., (Name: Release date: July 28, 1997;), Tree #2974.