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JONES / HOBBS

Hobbs
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~~~First Generation~~~


ZACARIAH JONES, a Baptist Preacher, (b: Abt 1735 Wales) m: (1) ELLEN SMITH (2) SADIE VANCE.

Child of ZACARIAH and ELLEN JONES:

1. EBENEZER JONES (b: Jan 21, 1763 DE, d: 9 Mar 1862, IN) m: (1)Mary Roten (2) Kattarine Slinkard

Children of ZACARIAH and SADIE VANCE:

1. SETH

2. JESSE

3. ROBERT

Zacariah Jones is said to have been a baptist preacher, who emigrated to the Colonies from Wales in about 1760, settling in what is now North Carolina. His wife was Ellen Smith. Shortly after their arrival in the Carolinas, the Jones' homestead was destroyed by Indians, so the family migrated north to Delaware, where their first son, Ebenezer, was born January 21, 1763. Zacariah married second wife, Sadie Vance, and had three other sons, Seth, Jesse, and Robert.


~~~Second Generation~~~


EBENEZER JONES, a Methodist preacher, (b: Jan 21, 1763 Kent Co, Dover, DE d: 9 Mar 1862, Washington, Daviess CO, IN) married (1) MARY ROTEN (b: April 8, 1762 Frederick CO., MD d: 1829 Washington, Daviess CO, IN), daughter of JOSIAH ROTEN and SABEA (SALLY) VANCE in 1783 in DE. (2) KATTARINE SLINKARD. Children of EBENEZER and MARY ROTEN (all born in NC):

1. WILLIAM JONES (b: June 10, 1784 d: unknown)

2. ENOCH JONES (b: Oct 23, 1784) m: Nancy Swain.

3. SMITH JONES (b: Nov 13, 1786 d: unknown)

4. VANCE JONES (b: Apr 13, 1788 d: unknown)

5. LEWIS JONES (b: June 23, 1790 d: unknown)

6. ANNA JONES (b: Mar 21, 1792 d: unknown) m: JOSEPH HOBBS, JR.

7. JESSE JONES (b: Oct 7, 1793, d: Sept 1812)

8. HULLUM JONES (b: Apr 17, 1797 d: unknown) m: SARAH KIMBALL

9. WILEY JONES (b: Nov 5, 1798 d: unknown)

10. MARY JONES (b: Dec 6, 1799 d: unknown)

11. NANCY JONES (b: Mar 7, 1801 d: unknown)

12. VIRCAM JONES (b: July 14, 1802 d: unknown)

13. SALLY JONES (b: Jan 14, 1804 d: unknown)

14. DELORA JONES (b: June 23, 1806 d: unknown)

15. JINCY OWEN JONES (b: Nov 17, 1808 d: unknown) m: GARTEN


~~~Third Generation~~~


"Living in Frederich County, Ann and Joseph Hobbs, Sr. were neighbors and good friends of the Josiah Roten famly. After the Josiah Rotens moved to Rowan Cty, NC, they maintained close contact with Joseph and Ann, encouraging them to join them in Rowan County. Joseph Hobbs, Sr. did eventually buy some land in Rotan County; but, he and his family never moved there. Instead, they sold their North Carolina land in November of 1784.

"The Josiah Rotens had a grown daughter named Mary who was maried to Ebenezer Jones. Ebenezer and Mary Jones were living in North Carolina when they, along with some fifteen other families, decided to move to Indiana. In August of 1810, they formed a train of 35 wagons and headed west. Joseph Hobbs, Sr seems to have found Indiana a more appealing destination than North Carolina, as he agreed to join the Ebenezer Jones Wagon Train somewhere in Virginia.

On This wagon train, young Joseph Hobbs, Jr. met Ebenezer and Mary Jones' teenage daughter, Anna. Joseph, Jr. and Anna began a courtship that lasted some ten months on the wagon train and culminated in marriage in Washington Twonsip, Knox County, on July 12, 1811, about two weeks after the wagons reached Indiana."


ANNA JONES (b: 21 Mar 1792 Rowan CO, NC d: 9 Oct 1880 Union-Stockdale, Wilson CO, TX Buried: Union Hill Cemetary, Nixon, Gonzales, TX) married JOSEPH HOBBS, JR. (b: Nov 29, 1789 Frederick, MD d: 19 Oct 1863 Gonzales, TX Buried: Union Hill Cemetary, Nixon, Gonzales, TX), son of JOSEPH HOBBS, SR. and ANN MAYNARD, on July 11, 1811 in Washington Twp., Knox CO, Indiana Territory. Their children:

1. POLLY HOBBS (b: Sept 16, 1812 d: unknown)

2. BENEDICT J. HOBBS (b: Jan 1814 d: unknown)

3. ED LAWSON HOBBS (b: Mar 10, 1815 d: unknown)

4. JOSEPH A. HOBBS (b: Dec 9, 1816 d: unknown)

5. WILLIAM PRESTON HOBBS (b: June 16, 1818, d: July 6, 1872) m: CAROLINE KATE DILLARD

6. DUDLEY VANCE HOBBS (b: July 8, 1820 d: unknown)

7. EMZY JANE HOBBS (b: Feb 10, 1822 d: unknown) m: CAMP

8. CORILLA A. HOBBS (b: Dec 27, 1823 d: unknown) m: JAMES RIDGEWAY

9. PLEASANT HOWE HOBBS (B: Dec 13, 1825, D: Nov 16 1895) M: (1) CATHERINE COTTER, (2) FLORENCE KING DAWSON

10. AMORY OLIVER HOBBS (b: Apr 11, 1828 d: 1872 Earth CO, TX) m: (1) ROSEANNA STRINGFIELD, (2) LAURA ARNOLD

11. RACHEL JOSEPHINE HOBBS (b: Jan 14, 1830, d: 1915 TX) m: GABRIEL G. HELMS

12. FRANCES MARION HOBBS (b: Sept 22, 1832 d: unknown)

13. TALMAN HUGH HOBBS (b: May 27, 1834 d: unknown) m: Nancy Ann Mills.


~~~Fourth Generation~~~


RACHEL JOSEPHINE HOBBS (b: 1830 IN, d: 1915 Gonzales CO., TX) married GABRIEL G. HELMS (b: 1817 SC, d: 1884 Nixon, TX). Their children:

1. AMANDA P. HELMS (b: Aug 1846 d: unknown) m: GEORGE CARAWAY

2. ADELIA ANN HELMS (b: Dec 22, 1848, d: June 11, 1933) m: ANDREW JACKSON PHIPPS

3. LAURA HELMS (b: Oct 19, 1851 d: unknown) m: M. W. BUNDECK

4. ORAL V. HELMS (b: May 17, 1854 d: unknown) m: MARELENE HAYNES

5. JULIA C. HELMS (b: Sept 9, 1856 d: unknown) m: WALTER JACK FOWLER

6. JAMES E. HELMS (b: Feb 9, 1858, d: May 18, 1937) m: EFFIE MASON

7. RACHEL JOSEPHINE HELMS (b: Dec 5, 1859 d: unknown) m: KENT JOHNSON

8. LULA HELMS (b: Apr 6, 1863) m: CLARENCE WHITEHEAD


~~~Fifth Generation~~~


ADELIA ANN HELMS (b: 1846 TX; d: June 11, 1933 TX) married ANDREW JACKSON PHIPPS (b: 1838 TN, d: Aug 8, 1930 TX)on Oct 17, 1867, son of MOSES PHIPPS and UNKNOWN. Their children (all born near Nixon, Texas):

1. LEE ELLA PHIPPS (b: Sept 2, 1868, d: Dec 1, 1960 TN) m: HENRY ACIE WORTHEY

2. AMANDA J. PHIPPS (b: Sept 6, 1870, d: Oct 25, 1880 of typhoid, buried Sandies Chapel, Dewville, TX)

3. MINNIE CLYDE PHIPPS (b: 1872 d: unknown) m: BOB RIPPLE

4. DOUGLAS GABRIEL PHIPPS (b: 1874 d: unknown) m: JEANNIE COKER

5. THEODORE PHIPPS (b: Feb 6, 1876, d: Oct 25, 1880 of typhoid, buried Sandies Chapel, Dewville, TX)

6. IONA EMMA PHIPPS (b: 1878, d: Dec 1962 TX) m: GAGE WASHINGTON O'NEILL

7. EDGAR PHIPPS (twin) (b: June 1884, d: Sept 28, 1916) m: ADELIA SCHOLLSER

8. OSCAR PHIPPS (twin) (b: June 4, 1884, d: Apr 1, 1977) m: MAY BELL O'NEILL

9. CLARENCE PHIPPS (b: Dec 25, 1886, d: Feb 2, 1981) m: LILLIAN GEORGE

10, CLAUDE ELMER PHIPPS (b: Oct 25, 1890 d: unknown) m: ETHEL LEE O'NEILL

11. EUL PHIPPS (b: Feb 3, 1893 d: unknown) m: VERA QUICK


~~~Sixth Generation~~~


IONA EMMA PHIPPS (b: 1878, d: Dec 1962 TX) married GAGE WASHINGTON O'NEILL (b: Apr 23, 1877 TX, d: Jan 10, 1926), son of GEORGE HENRY O'NEILL and ELIZABETH ANN "BETTY" TALLEY. Their children:

1. VIRGIE O'NEILL (b:1899 TX d: unknown) m: HARRY HUMBLE

2. CORVAL JAMES O'NEILL (b: Oct 1901 TX d: unknown) m: (1) BESSIE (2) LOIS (3) BEE

3. AUBREY O'NEILL (b: Abt 1905 TX d: unknown) m: JOHNNIE

4. WAYNE J. O'NEILL (b: Dec 23, 1906 TX d: unknown) m: (1) HAZEL, (2) DOROTHY

5. BERNICE ELIZABETH O'NEILL (b: May 5, 1909 TX d: Mar 11, 2000 TX) m: MATTHEW BOLEN CLENDENNEN

6. LEONARD GEORGE O'NEILL (b: July 25, 1911 TX) m: EVELYN

7. NORMAN DONALD O'NEILL (b: unknown TX d: unknown) m: BETTY BROWN

8. PASCO GAGE O'NEILL (b: 1913 TX d: unknown) m: FLORENE EDMINSTON


~~~Seventh Generation~~~


BERNICE ELIZABETH O'NEILL (b: May 5, 1909 Nixon, TX; d: Mar 11, 2000 Mathis, TX; buried: 13 March 2000 in Seaside Memorial Cemetary, Corpus Christi, TX) m: MATTHEW BOLEN CLENDENNEN (b: July 21, 1906 TX; d: Sept 18, 1988 Sinton, TX; buried: Seaside Memorial Cemetary, Corpus Christi, TX), son of WILLIAM CLENDENNEN and ALZORA HAMILTON. Their child:

1. NORMA JEAN CLENDENEN (b: 10 Nov 1927 Texon, TX) m: Orea A. Ehlers, Jr


~~~Eighth Generation~~~


NORMA JEAN CLENDENNEN (b: Nov 10, 1927 Texon, TX) married OREA ALVIN EHLERS, JR. (b: Sept 2, 1922 Corpus Christi, TX) on Feb 26, 1945 at South Bluff United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, TX., son of OREA ALVIN EHLERS, SR. and FRANCIS REBECCA WALKER of Odem, TX, Their children:

1. ORENE EHLIZABETH EHLERS (b: Oct 27, 1945 Sinton, TX) m: (1) LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE (2) MARK DOUGLAS CUSTER

2. BARBARA JEAN EHLERS (b: Aug 2, 1947 Sinton, TX) m: (1) DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS (2) GARNER GENE FARRIER


~~~Ninth Generation~~~


ORENE ELIZABETH EHLERS (b: Oct 27, 1945 Sinton, TX) married (1) LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE (b: Feb 3, 1948 Corpus Christi, TX) on March 22, 1966, son of FLOYD W. BURNSIDE and MABLE CRANK. (2) MARK DOUGLAS CUSTER (b: Mar 14, 1960 Corpus Christi, TX) on Mar 13, 1999 in Bandera, TX., son of MORRIS D. CUSTER and CEIL KELLY. Child of ORENE and LAWRENCE BURNSIDE:

1. LAWRENE ELIZABETH BURNSIDE (b: Oct 30, 1970 K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI)


BARBARA JEAN EHLERS (b: Aug 2, 1947 Sinton, TX) married (1) DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS (b: 1942) son of DOUG STEPHENS and EDNA CHANEY. (2) GARNER GENE FARRIER (b: Jan 11, 1953) on Oct 16, 1987 in Corpus Christi, TX., son of GARNER FARRIER and RUBY PULLIN. Child of BARBARA and DOUG STEPHENS:

1. CHRISTOPHER NOEL STEPHENS (b: Jan 11, 1969 Corpus Christi, TX)


~~~Tenth Generation~~~


LAWRENE ELIZABETH BURNSIDE (b: Oct 30, 1970 K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI). Children:

1. COLIN NOEL (b: Oct 16, 1989 Corpus Christi, TX)

2. TROY STEPHEN (twin) (b: Feb 13, 1995 Alameda, CA)

3. TREY MATTHEW (twin) (b: Feb 13, 1995 Alameda, CA)


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Prepared by: Orene Ehlers Custer, 25 August 2003
Last update: 13 September 2007
Information gathered from family members, the Family Search Internet Genealogy Service and Heathcock Family.

The information pertaining to Zacariah Jones and his family is from the Heathcock Family site which was obtained from a book entitled "Jones, Zacariah and Descendants, 1735-1971," compiled and published privately by Leoneade A. Ramsey and Olive J. Smith in 1971. The author obtained a copy of the book from Mrs. Smith in 1982. At that time she was 88 years old and lived 3350 NE 70th Street, Ocala, Florida 32670.

Another source of the Zacariah Jones information is Eileen Phipps