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My HOBBS family begins in Virginia in the year 1801. JOHN HOBBS is born in VA @1801/02, parents still unknown. He marries Nancy who was also born in Va @1805, last name unknown. John and Nancy are married in Va or Ky around 1825 and were in Kentucky from 1833 to 1838 (per Anna and Samuels birth information).

John enters a land grant for 17 acres of land on Dismal Creek, Tazewell Co VA (now Buchanan Co VA) on September 19, 1844. Tazewell Co Va entry book #2, page 105. Other land grants were entered on October 6, 1844 for 18 acres of land, Land grant #15410. This holler that he and his two sons farm for the next 20 years was called HOBBS BRANCH and is still called by that name today, even though no HOBBS' live there. HOBBS BRANCH is located about 6 miles west on route 80 from Grundy going towards McDowell Co WV. JOhn and Nancy are in Breathitt Co Kentucky from 1833 until 1839. They travel to Logan Co Va by 1840 census and then to Tazewell Co (now Buchanan) in 1844. No doubt they have travelled over Bradshaw Mountain in McDowell by wagon until they reached the farm lands on dismal and levisy branch. Many other farmers entered land in and around the same region. Some of the neighbors of John Hobbs were, Gibsons, Ratliffs, Blankenship, Breeding, Grose, and Stacy. Ratliffs, Stacy's and Blankenships still live in this area of Buchanan Co Va today. You will find these families traveling from Kentucky to Logan Co and on to Tazewell Co all about the same time.
Speculation is dangerous in genealogy, however, there is a George Washington Hobbs who married Ellen Cordelia Davis in Floyd Co Ky 1824. Cordelia is a name used often in the female HOBBS and Samuel Hobbs named his first son, George Washington Hobbs, so I am wondering if maybe NANCY HOBBS was NANCY DAVIS. John and Nancy had only two sons, their first son, George was my gr gr grandfather.

1840 census of LOGAN CO VA/WV
John Hobbs 30-40 age bracket
male; under 5 (Samuel 1837)
male: 5-10 (George 1833) female: 5-10 (Anna, 1835)
2 females: 10-15 unknown

1850 census of Tazewell VA, city of Grundy District #62, image #148.
house 984: John Hobbs, age 38 (should be 48) farmer VA
Nancy age 35 (should be 45) Va
George age 17
Anne age 15
Samuel "Sam" age 13
Polly (Mary) age 10
Matilda age 8
Ailsey/Arminda? age 4

1860 census of Buchanan Co Va, City of Grundy, Contrary District, image #54online, Aug 18, 1860
house 349: John Hobbs age 59 born VA
Nancy age 54
Matilda age 19: can't find anything on Matilda after this census. Ailsey dies before the 1860 census.

excerpt: Perry County early marriages record does not contain the names of the brides, instead the names was probably in the marriage bonds which have lost been lost. This is an early marrige record of Perry Co Marriages posted on the Knot Co Ky genweb site, Marriages from 1821 to 1846. This work orginally appeared in The East Kentuckian and was later donated in April 1979 to Perry Co Library entitled Missing Brides in Perry Co Ky by Dorothy Griffith.

In this list of marriages is: JOHN HOBBS MARRIED ??? ON OCT 28, 1830. I believe this is my John Hobbs, who had his first child around 1831 and three of them were in Breathitt (Perry first) Co Ky. I will probably never have the proof I need but it is the right name, place and date, if only someone had the insight to record the names of the brides.

*Children of John & Nancy Hobbs

1. +GEORGE HOBBS (b)1833 Ky, all census records and civil war records report born in VA, until George remarries in West Virginia after Lydia Honaker dies. His marriage record in Lincoln Co WV states he was born in Breathitt Co Ky

2. ANNA HOBBS (b) 1834, Breathitt Co. Kentucky: information on her marriage record, census and widow civil war pension record

3. SAMUEL HOBBS (b) 1837, Breathitt Co . Kentucky: information on census, marriage, and civil war records.

4. MARY "Polly" HOBBS (b)1840, Logan Co WV: Mary is also listed by Gibson researchers as Mary Rosy Hobbs and on one record listed in Kanawha Co WV, on her sons birth record, Mary says she was born on Smiths Creek, Kanawha Co, however in 1840, Smith Creek ran along the part of Logan that bordered Kanawha Co WV

5. MATILDA HOBBS (b) 1842, Logan Co WV

6. AILSEY (Alice or Arminda ?) HOBBS (b) 1846 (d) before 1853.

1. *GEORGE HOBBS (b)1833 in Kentucky and (d)about 1900 in LINCOLN CO WV. He married LYDIA JANE HONAKER Sept 12, 1853, in Tazewell Va. source: marriage bk #2, pg 13, Tazewell Co Va courthouse.
LYDIA HONAKER (b) 1826, Russell Co Va, (d) around 1885, LINCOLN CO WV.
LYDIA HONAKER: (daughter of Martin Honaker Jr, and Nancy Honaker
George is found on the Buchanan County Civil War website, serving in the 22nd, and 34th Va Calvary under Col. Witcher.
source: Tazewell County Landy Entry Books
Dec 5, 1851, enters 15 acres of lands on Dismal Creek,land warrant #N19833
Dec 11, 1852, enters 24 acres of land on Dismal Creek #N20474
Jan. 28, 1853, enters 9 acres of land on Dismal Creek #N20832.
April 23, 1853, enters 4 acres of land on Dismal Creek, #N21190.
George Hobbs appears on the Muster Roll of Co "G" 34th Va Battalion on October 3 1864, transferred from Co "A" 34th Battalion Va to Co "G". He appears on muster roll of Co "C" of Witchers Battalion VA Mounted Rifles on Oct to Dec 31 1862, enlisted on Nov 1 1862 at Tazewell VA by Major Witcher for a period of 3 years. $50.00 bounty due.
I have a drawing of HOBBS BRANCH taken from the land entry books of Tazewell Co VA courthouse when his land was surveyed in 1851 and a drawing of HOBBS BRANCH today in BUCHANAN CO VA from a topographical map, and they are identical.

1860 census of Buchanan Co VA, Grundy Dist, Contrary, Hobbs Branch, image #61, house #398
George Hobbs age 30,(should be 27) farmer, va
Lydia age 30 (should be 34) va
John age 6
Eli age 4
Samuel age 2

1870 census of Russell Co Va, New Garden Dist, image 52, house 364
this census is all wrong esp ages of children
George Hobbs, age 45, Va
Lydia age 48
John 14 (16)
Eli 11 (14)
Sam 9 (12)
Louisa 10
Rosina 8
George 5 , my gr grandfather

1880 census of Russell Co Va, New Garden District ED#67, house #147, image 19
George Hobbs age 49 (47)
Lydia 52 (54)
Samuel 22
Louisa 20
Rosina 18
George 15
Eli 24
farm laborer at home

This family moves to Lincoln Co WV around 1882
Lydia dies around 1885; Lincoln Co courthouse has a fire which destroys many vital records, including Lydia's death record.

1889: George Hobbs remarries to Mary Jane Hill Dunlap on June 8, 1889 in Lincoln Co WV. George Hobbs age 56, born Breathitt Co Ky, and Mary Jane age 40 born Kanawha Co WV. They have one daughter, Mary Hobbs born Aug 22 1889, Kanawha Co WV.
1900 census of Kanawha Co WV, Washington Dist.#62, image 37, house #354:
George Hobbs age 65, Mary Jane age 49, Everett Dunlap, 19, Genevia Dunlap 18, Nancy Dunlap 16, Mary Hobbs age 8.
George Hobbs dies in 1904 and is buried at Lively Cem in Lincoln Co WV. I believe that Lydia Honaker Hobbs was buried at the Honaker Cem. She had a brother and several cousins that had already moved to WV and George was not buried with any other family that I can find. Story is that neither side of the families, Hobbs, Dunlap or Hills approved of George and MaryJanes marriage. Could be why they moved from Lincoln Co to Kanawha Co WV.

*Children of George & Lydia Hobbs from Russell Co VA.
JOHN HOBBS:(george, john) (b) 1854, (m) abt 1872 to SARAH J.PECK . They are living in Russell Co VA in 1880 census, house # 139

children of John Hobbs and Sarah J .
1] Nancy J.Hobbs (b)1873: She was not the daughter of John Hobbs. Sara Peck had Nancy before she was married and Nancy supposedly belongs to a "Clairborne" man from Russell Co VA. NANCY marries WILLIAM JAMES CLARK in FAYETTE CO WV.
2] Louisa Cordelia Hobbs (b)1875 in Russell Co Va. "nickname Cord"
3] Annette Hobbs (b) 1876 in Russell Co VA
4] Eli Hobbs ,(b)1878 in Russell Co VA, married ANNIE ARRINGTON, April 6, 1898 in Fayette Co WV; and died 1901 in Fayette Co WV, of Tuberculosis. Eli and Annie are listed in the 1900 census of Fayette Co WV.
5] Charles W. Hobbs (b) 1880 in Russell Co VA.
6] Cassie Hobbs (b) 1888,in Fayette Co WV marries Alvis Dorman, abt 1905, Fayette Co WV.
Cassie is found in Fayette Co WV 1910 census , Cabin Creek ED 54, Roe District, house 58.
Alvis Dorman age 28, (b) WV, parents WV, married 4 yrs.
Cassie age 22, (b) WV, parents VA, 2children, 1 living.
Clifford, age 4months, born WV
HOBBS, Sara J., age 60, widow, 8children, 3 living
Arbaugh, Homer, age 15, single, boarder
....HOMER was the son of John Hobbs and Susie Arbaugh of Fayette Co WV.
Homer is listed among the WV WW1 dead as HOMER HOBBS. At some point Sara Peck Hobbs may have adopted Homer.
Homer died in WW1, Pvt. Co "C", 319 Inf, died Oct 12, lived at Ethel,WV
7] Henry W Hobbs born 1894, WV,
There is a HENRY W HOBBS in Boone Co, WV 1920 census, Washington District :
Henry age 26
Fannie age 26 (this looks like his 2nd wife because of the ages of the children)
William H Hobbs age 5 (by first wife)
Florence Peters age 6 step daughter (Fannies first marriage)
Daisy Peters age 4 step daughter
James H Hobbs 10 months.

ELI HOBBS , 2nd son of George & Lydia Hobbs was born in 1856 in Buchanan Co VA, Still living at home in Russell Co 1880, age 24, per census, house#142. Eli marries the widow, MARTHA BIRD, about 1890 in Putnam Co WV. HE is listed on the 1900 microfilm census of Putnam Co WV. He is age 40, Martha is 30, Wilbert, son, is age 8. He later has a son, Gilburt Lewis, Sept 15, 1903 who dies April 1 1954 and marries Garnett Hodson. Eli & Martha also have a daughter, Virgie Lee Hobbs , on July 11, 1904, Lincoln Co WV and ADA MAE HOBBS, born May 9 1907 at Byrnside WV (d) Nov 1975 in Michigan. Eli dies around 1909/10 at Yawkey, Lincoln Co WV.

SAMUEL HOBBS , 3rd son of George & Lydia Hobbs was born 1858, in Buchanan Co Va; Still living at home, age 22, Russell Co census 1880:
SAMUEL HOBBS marries MARY REYNOLDS (from Ohio) on February 22, 1886 in Fayette Co WV. He is listed on the 1900 microfilm census of Fayette Co WV. Samuel & Mary have at least 4 children. Annie, Lidda, Susie, and Arvil . They live in the Gauley Bridge area of Fayette Co WV until their death sometime between 1910 and 1920.

LOUISA HOBBS ,(george,john) "sometimes called LIZA" daughter of George & Lydia was born 1861 in, Buchanan Co VA. She marries a CHARLIE BALL in Russell Co VA and either leaves or divorces him while living in Lincoln Co WV . She has at least one son by Charlie; William Jasper Ball born Feb 12, 1885 who marries Lula Fleeman in Lincoln Co WV. There is a Charles W Ball age 17 living beside Louisa Hobbs in Russell Co 1880 census, and it is a possiblity that this is the Charlie BAll she first married. Louisa supposedly married a Thompson man in Kanawha Co WV in later years.

ROSINA HOBBS (george, john) daughter of George & Lydia was born in 1862, Buchanan Co VA. She married Columbus V. L. Hall,(b) June 5, 1855 Kanawha Co WV: son of William and Elizabeth {Tully} HALL.
Columbus Hall was a preacher and married several members of the HOBBS family, including my grandparents, Odor & Hettie Griffith Hobbs. My grandparents were married in 1916, Columbus is in 1920 census, but Rosa is a widow in 1930 census, so we have Columbus' death date after 1920 and Rosa is after 1930. Exact date is not known.
Columbus Hall was first married to Sarah A. Pauley the daughter of Preston Pauley and Mary Hill; born 1860:
1880 Putnam co census;
Columbus V. L Hall: age 25; Sarah; age 20;
Louetta Hall age 4 (b) 1876, married Elliot Griffith
Mary Elizabeth; age 2 (b) 1878, married Charles Gillenwater, s/o Harvey
Nancy M. J. Hall ; born April 17, 1883 (d) May 1, 1883 William P. G. Hall: (b) 1881
Columbus Hall and Rosie Hobbs married abt 1890;
*children of Columbus Hall and Rosie Hobbs:
1900 census of Putnam Co WV
Elsie (b) 1891 (married John Sigmon)
Annie (b) 1892 (married Corbet Hale)
Carrie (b) 1894 (died 1904, age 10)
John Shelva Hall (b) 1895 (m) Sylva Eplin ; had one son Columbus V. L. Hall born Kanawha Co , abt 1925. (exact date is online Kan co gen page, will get later)
James McKinley Hall (b) 1897, (d) Jan 26, 1920
Maud Hazel Hall (b) 1899 (married Jim Carr)
George Hall (b) 1904, Kan, CoWV
Columbus and Rosa are listed in 1910 census of Lincoln Co WV, Washington District,house #18; Rosa stating she had 8kids, 6 living.
In the 1910 census of WV, Rosa states that her father (George Hobbs (b)1833) was born in Kentucky.
Columbus and Rosa are listed in the 1920 Kanawha Co WV census, SpringHill District
Rosa is listed as widow in 1930 census of Kanawha Co WV, SpringHill, living with her son, John Shelva and his family.

+ GEORGE HOBBS (george, john) (b) 1865 - Russell Co. VA, (d) Dec 19, 1934 - Fayette Co WV, (m) Martha BAYS , 1884, Lincoln Co WV. (d) April 8, 1933, Fayette Co WV. George & Martha are buried at the Ward Cem. in Cedar Grove, Fayette Co WV. I hope to visit there this summer and see if I can find their graves.

+GEORGE HOBBS was born 1865 Russell Co Va,son of George Hobbs and Lydia Honaker. He married MARTHA BAYS in 1884 in Lincoln Co WV. Martha was bon 1864, Lincoln Co WV; (d) April 8, 1933, Fayette Co WV.
LULA HOBBS: (b) December 1884, (d) 1903
OTIS HOBBS: (b) December 1886, (d) 1918.
MANDIE {Maud} HOBBS: (b) September 1889
CARRIE HOBBS: (b) 1890,
+ODOR HENRY HOBBS: (george, george, john) (b) Aug. 8, 1892, Griffithsville, Lincoln Co WV, (d) July 1964 - (m) HETTIE GRIFFITH, March 10, 1916 , Boone Co WV.
GERTRUDE ELIZABETH HOBBS: (b) 1895, blind,never married that I know of.
Samuel Hobbs (b) April 1902, (d) April 1902, 1 day old. source: Kith & Kin vol.16, Lincoln Co WV.


1900 census of Boone Co WV, Scott District, ED3, image 21 & 32; house 240
George Hobbs, head of household, age 35, march 1865, married 16 years, 10 children, 10 living; Va,VA,VA
Martha, age 35, Mar 1865; WV, WV, NC
Lula, daughter, Dec 1884, age 15 WV
Odas (otis) son, Dec 1886, 13
Maudie, daughter, Sept 1889, age 11
Carrie, daughter, Dec 1890, age 9,
Myrtle, daughter, April 1893, age 7
Odor, son, Aug 1894, age 5 (my grandfather)
Girtie (gertrude), daughter, May 1896, age 4
Dennie daughter, June 1897, age 3
Pearlie, daughter, Dec 1898 age 1
James, son, Mar 1900, age 2 months

1910 Boone Co WV census, Scott District 3, image 9, house 102
Otis Hobbs, head, single age 23 farmer
Martha, mother, married, age 45, married 27years (cannot find husband, George Hobbs)
Maude, sister, single age 21
Myrtle, sister, single age 17; cook in hotel
Odor, brother, single, age 16, cook in boarding house
Dinnie, sister, single, age 14
Pearl, sister, single, age 12,
James, brother, single, age 10,
Dorthea Virginia, sister, single, 7 months

1920 census of Boone Co WV: Scott District ED3, image 10; house 82
George Hobbs head age 54
Martha age 54
James son, age 21 single
Virginia, daughter age 10 single

Otis Hobbs was born Dec 1886 and died 1918 Boone Co WV. He married Cora Comer; Dec 23 1910 Boone Co WV. Cora Lee Comer was the daughter of John Crockett and Rebecca Holdren. . marriage record of Boone Co WV 1854-1931, found at Charleston Archives WV. Otis age 24 born in Lincoln Co WV, Cora age 16 born in Kan.Co WV. Children of Otis Hobbs and Cora Lee Comer were, Romie Hobbs (b) Dec 28, 1913, Fayette Co WV, (d) March 1982, Fayette Co WV, married Mildred Hudson. 2-Reba Hobbs, 3-Marthanna Hobbs

Mandie Maude Hobbs was born Sept 1889 in Lincoln Co WV and married Earnest Oney, They are listed in the 1920 census of Boone Co WV, Scott Dist; house 77: Children are 1-Augustine, 2-Adeline, 3-Evelyn, 4-Ernestine, 5-Maxine, 6-Ollie Jean, 7-Aileen.

Carrie Hobbs was born Dec 9 1890 in Lincoln CoWV and died May 9 1968 in Milton, Cabell Co WV. She married Benjamin Everett Morrison on Sept 15, 1907, Boone Co WV. Children are, 1-Gladys, 2-Alberta, 3-Grant, 4-Garnett, 5-Lillian, 6-Georgia.

Everett Grant Morrison son of Carrie Hobbs and Bejamin Everett Morrison, married Ruby Thelma Wetherholt. Ruby was the daughter of Oden and Lida Gothard Wetherholt.
Ruby was born August 8, 1912 in Barboursville, WV. Known child of Grant and Ruby is James F. Morrison; listed grandchildren per obit are: Donna Morrison and husband Martin Fox; Steve Morrison and wife Retta; Mark Morrison and wife Beth.
Information provided by the obituary of Ruby Thelma Morrison who died in Milton WV at the age of 93.

Odor Hobbs was born Aug 8 1892 in Griffithsville, WV, Lincoln Co, and died July 27, 1965, Longacre, Fayette Co WV. He married Hettie Mae Griffith March 10 1916, Boone Co WV. He was married by Rev. Columbus V.L. Hall who was the husband to his Aunt Rosie Hobbs Hall. Hettie Mae Griffith was the daughter of Norman McCloud Griffith and Emmerida Pauley.
*Children of Odor Hobbs and Hettie Griffith are
1) FREDA HOBBS: (b) 1918 , Boone Co WV - (d) 1950 , Fayette Co WV - (m) Fred Livesay, Fayette Co WV.
2) HAROLD HOBBS: who married Reva Dent
3) ILA JEAN HOBBS: (b) 1924 , Boone Co WV - (d) 1978 - (m) Ralph Hall, - 2nd- Russell Livesay
4) + RUSSELL RAY HOBBS: {my father} (b) 1927, Boone Co WV, .Fayette Co WV - (m) Hattie Josephine McCALLISTER, October 6, 1947.
5) DREMA LYNN HOBBS: (b) abt 1928.......died as infant.
6) BILLY HOBBS: (b) June 27, 1929, Boone Co WV - (d) Feb. 25, 1987 - Fayette Co WV. (m) Nelma Harden June 27, 1947
7)JOANN HOBBS: (m) Oscar Richmond , Oscar died August 1998.

Myrtle Hobbs was born Nov 8 1984, in Lincoln Co WV. She married Pete Summers in Kanawha Co WV and 2nd, Earl Bailey.
Child of Myrtle Hobbs and Pete Summers is Lillian Summers.
Children of Myrtle Hobbs and Earl Bailey are 1-Susan Bailey, 2-Larry Bailey, 3- Rowna Bailey.

Dennie Dosha Hobbs was born June 1897 in Boone Co WV and died 1972 in Fayette Co WV, she married Oliver Ezra Lacy, June 30 1914 in Boone Co WV, the son of Oliver Lacy and Mary Price.
Children of Dennie Hobbs and Oliver Lacy are: 1-Frank, 2-Jack, 3-Clarence, 4-Ruth, 5-Bobby, 6-Jimmy, 7-Carl, 8-Clara Marie Lacy.

Pear Tennesse Hobbs was born Dec 1898 and died 1988. She married William Browning and (2) Allen Lake on March 8 1916, Boone Co WV.
Children of Pearl Hobbs and Allen Lake were 1-Samuel, 2-Ruth Lydia, 3-Edward.

James Hobbs was born May 1900 in Lincoln Co WV, and married (1) Thelma Thomas, (2) Gladys Cadel, (3) Wilma Kenney,Aug 3, 1922.
Children of James Hobbs and Wilma Kenney are 1-Lorna, 2-Betty.

June Dorthea Virginia Hobbs was born 1903, Lincoln Co WV,and married Woodrow Harmon, 2Frank Dotson, 3,Ernest Tucker.
Child of June Hobbs and Frank Dotson is 1-Ruby Dotson
Children of June Hobbs and Earnest Tucker are 1-Ruth Ann Tucker, 2-Charles Allen Tucker.

My direct HOBBS line, Russell Hobbs; ODOR; GEORGE; GEORGE;JOHN

2) +BARBARA ELLEN HOBBS: (m) King Boyce
5) TERRY DEE HOBBS: (b) September 23, 1959, Fayette Co WV
6) GARY LEE HOBBS: (b) September 23, 1959, Fayette Co WV; (d) Feb. 26, 2005, Princeton, Mercer Co WV
All the children of Russell and Josephine Hobbs were born in Montgomery, WV, Fayette Co.

SAMUEL HOBBS the son of John & Nancy and brother to George Hobbs.
2. SAMUEL HOBBS was born in 1837, in Breathitt Co Ky and served in the Civil War. 22nd and 34th , with his brother George Hobbs. married CHARLOTTE GROSS, Dec 7, 1858. inBuchanan Co VA. Charlotte was the daughter of Raleigh and Wilmouth {Terry} Gross, Tazewell Co WV. Samuel & Charlotte are in Buchanan Co VA 1860 census, Tazewell Co Va 1870 census, Russell Co Va 1880 census and I have no proof that they ever left Russell Co Va, but I have not found a death date for either of them as yet. There were no land entrys for Samuel in Tazewell Co Va courthouse, however, one of his sons wrote a letter telling of his father, Sam Hobbs owning land on Dismal Creek outside of Grundy Va and in the 1860 annotated census of Buchanan Co Va, there is 40 acres of land listed beside Samuel Hobbs' name.
Also for anyone researching Samuel Hobbs, there is a note on the Civil War REcords of Buchanan Co Va that Samuel Hobbs married 1866, 2nd wife Catherine Shrader. This is false information. Samuel and Charlotte are listed thru 1880 census of Russell Co Va. He never remarries and I cannot even find a Charlotte Shrader in Russell or Buchanan Co Va. I don't know where that info came from, but do not put it into your family files.
RALEIGH& WILMOUTH GROSS are in Tazewell Co Va, 1840 & 1850 census: children: Malinda (b) 1839, Charlotte (b) 1841, Joseph T. (b) 1843, James A. (b) 1845, Malissa (b) 1848, and John L. (b) 1850.
Samuel is in Buchanan Co 1860, Tazewell Co census-1870 and Russell Co 1880. [per census]
Children: of Samuel & Charlotte Hobbs.
1. George W Hobbs (b) 1859, Buchanan Co Va. (d) 1873, in Russell Co VA: source: Russell Co death records.
2. Wilmouth Idabell (b) 1865, Buchanan Co Va, (m) Charles Stump :source:Russell Co History, Vol 2. Their daughter, Ida Alice Stump is pictured in the book "Heritage of Russell Co" and it states she was 103 as of May 1988.
children of Wilmouth Hobbs and Charles Stump.
Ida Alice Stump born 1885 , married Henry Stump.
Silas Stump born 1886, married Mae Mutter.
Thomas Stump born 1887, married Caroline Ray.
Coy Stump married Minnie Ball (their daughter was Marie Stump who married Mr Fisher)
Roy Stump married Hattie Lee Monk.
William Stump married Dora Honaker.
Charlie Stump married Lula Stump.
Nannie Stump married Nicholas Honaker.

3. John Floyd Hobbs (b) 1867, Tazewell Co Va, (m) Nannie Belle Lowe:, Tazewell Co Va. source; Tazewell Co marriage records, Vol. 3 page 83;line 120: John Floyd Hobbs s/o Samuel & Charlotte, age 21, single; Nannie Belle Lowe, d/o Joseph & Melissa (Gross) Lowe age 17, married on September 27, 1888:
* Nannie Belle Lowe was born, July 7 1873 at Cedar Bluff, Tazewell Co VA.She was the daughter of; Joseph and Melissa Lowe of Tazewell Co. : The Joseph Lowe family is found in the 1880 Tazewell Co census.
John Hobbs and Belle lost a son; Joseph Hobbs Dec 17, 1893, he was 21 days old, died of Bold Hives; listed in the Wise Co death records.
I have received information , letters, and pictures of this family line from Mary Evanoff, granddaughter of John and Belle Hobbs; They moved around frequentl, which seems to be a HOBBS trait. We know they were in Wise Co Va (per death record) in 1893; In 1902, they lived in Norton VA, in 1909, Clinton, Ky; 1913, Banner , VA; 1917, English, WV (McDowell Co); and Coalwood WV; They also went to Texas for a short while, buying property and then losing for failure to pay taxes, around 1919/20; Fallerton Tx: John Hobbs and Nannie Belle Lowe died in Pennsylvania and are buried there. I also have a copy of Nannie Belles death notice in the paper. Nannie BElle said she was 17 when she married when in fact she was only 14. Her three sisters were mentioned in her death notice in the PA paper. Mrs Mattie Peak, GAry WV; Mrs Victoria Dial, Raysal WV; and Mrs Sarah Dunavent, Norton Va and 2 brothers, John Lowe, Chesapeake WV and Tom Lowe of Pikeville KY. She had lived in Pittsburgh Pa for the last 14 years of her life and attended the Gospel TAbernacle in New Kensington.
Children of John Floyd Hobbs and Nannie Belle Lowe:
Jospeh Hobbs born Nov 14 1893 and died Dec 7, 1893, Russell Co VA
Rosie Hobbs born March 13 1889, Cedar Bluff Va and died 1902 Cedar Bluff VA
Lillie Mae Hobbs born May 18 1899, Norton, Wise Co VA and died Feb 29, 1996, PA.
Minnie Hobbs born ?, died before 1972 married Fred Likens.
James Franklin Hobbs born June 6 1909, Clinton Ky, and died June 25 1972.
Stella Hobbs born Nov 15, 1913 in Banner , Wise Co VA, and died Feb 1, 1987 in New Kinsington PA.

4. Nancy J. Hobbs. (b) 1869, Tazewell Co VA (m) Jefferson Davis Lowe, Aug 5, 1887, Tazewell Va. source: Tazewell Co marriage records, Vol. 3, pg.78: Jefferson Lowe (b) abt 1862 was the s/o Joseph & Melissa Lowe of Tazewell Va. Nancy dies before the 1900 census; Jefferson Davis is listed as widow and living with his brother in Tazewell Co VA 1900 census. No children were born to this marriage.
5. Mary E. Hobbs (b) 1870, Tazewell Va. (m) Floyd Blankenship, April 19, 1896, Tazewell Va: source: Tazewell Co marriage records, Vol 3. pg. 119. * Floyd the s/o: John and Alice or Olivia Blankenship. (hard to read) I have not been able to find anything other than a marriage record for this family.
6. James P. Hobbs. (b) 1872, either Tazewell or Russell Co Va.
7. Malinda Hobbs (b) 1874, Russell Co Va.
8. Charles B. Hobbs (b) 1878, Russell Co VA (m) Martha Stump Honaker, 1908, Russell Co Va.: Martha had been married 1st to Lilburn Honaker, first cousin to Charles Hobbs, he died and Martha married Charles Hobbs. I have a letter that Charlie wrote to his neice in 1932 and he speaks of poor Aunt Martha being old and broken down and how they were barely making ends meet, and his asthma was getting worse.

child #3 of John & Nancy from Ky.
3. ANNA HOBBS(b) 1834, Breathitt Co Ky (m) NICHOLAS HONAKER: May 25, 1854, Tazewell Co VA. source: Tazewell County Courthouse marriage records, Vol. 3., page 1.
Living in Russell Co Va, 1870 and 1880. [per census]
I have a copy of Anna's widow pension application she applied for in Russell Co. sources for this family are: Tazewell Co Courthouse marriage records, Honaker Family Assoc. Book; Stump Family Genealogy, taken from Heritage of Russell Co, Vol 2: Russell Co census, 1870 and 1880 (books) and 1900 microfilm; Russell Co marriages online at Russell Co genweb site.
Anna Hobbs Honaker is living in Russell Co 1900 census, widow, living with her son, JOhn Honaker age 22 and a granddaughter Mariah, age 10. Anna had 11 children, with 9 of them living in 1900. Nicholas Honaker (b) 1831, Russell Co VA, the son of Martin & Nancy Honaker Jr.
Children: of Nicholas & Anna Hobbs Honaker
1. Martin Honaker son of Nicholas & Anna was born March 26 1856 in Russell Co VA and married Frances Rose on April 26 1875: online marriage shows, Martin s/o Nicholas & Anna age 19 single and Frances d/o John Rose, age 21 single married by James Dye. Children listed in 1900 census for Martin and Frances were; Catharine, Cora May, Nicholas, Melvin H., and George W. Honaker.
Martin and Frances are living beside Anna HObbs Honaker in 1900 Russell Co VA.

2. George Honaker son of Nicholas & Anna(b) 1856 (m) Oct 25, 1877, Polly Ann Stump, (b) abt 1858, Ireland; the daughter of John Michael and Martha {Hess} STUMP, source:[honaker bk,page 574]
3. Lilburn Honaker (b) 1858 (d) before 1908, believed to be first husband of Martha J. Stump (m) Feb. 21, 1881; had one child; William called "Will": source 2: Russell Co VA online marriages; LIlburn Honaker age 21 s/o Nicholas & Anna marries Martha J Stump age 16 d/o Michael & Martha.
4. Mary Ann "Polly" Honaker (b)March 23, 1861. Married Albert Giles 1883 in Honaker, Russell Co Va and died in Dec 13 1936 in Belspring Va.
5. Matilda Jane Honaker (b) 1868 married Benjamin Blankenship: online marriage source: Matilda age 20, single d/o Nicholas & Anna, married Benjamin age 50, born in Kanawha Co WV, son of John & Susan, March 23, 1888 by James Dye.
6. Melvin Honaker was born 1867 in Russell Co va and married Elizabeth Stump, August 17 1893 in Russell Co VA. listed in 1900 census of Russell Co Va, house #243, Melvin 29, Lizzie no age, Lula 2yrs; Honaker Book pg 1108 has Melvin as son of Alvin, this is in error.
7. Margaret "Maggie" Honaker (b)1869 in Honaker Va
8. Alta Honaker (b) 1871 Russell Co Va : (m) James Lawson, Aug 25 1887: 2nd Frederick Honaker on Oct 7, 1891, Russell Co VA.
source; online marriages; Alta Honaker age 16 d/o Nicholas & Annie, marries James Lawson, age 22 single, s/o Umberson & Villy Ann Lawson on Aug 25, 1887 by John Stallard.

9. Nancy Cordelia Honaker born Oct 3 1873 in Russell Co VA. died in Chicago Illinois, 1946.
10. John Honaker born June of 1877 in Honaker Va, married Nannie Belle Duncan in 1900, Russell Co Va

census information for Nicholas & Anna Honaker
1880 census for Russell Co Va, New Garden District, house 169
Nicholas Honaker age 51
Anna age 40
Polly A. 18
Matilda 16 (listed as Jane in 1870)
Melvin 14
Maggie 12 (listed as Margaret in 1870 census)
Alta 10
Nannie 8
John 4
earlier children listed in 1870 census of Russell Co Va are: Martin born 1855; George born 1857, and Lilburn born 1859

child of John & Nancy Hobbs
4. MARY "POLLY" HOBBS: (b) 1840, Logan Co WV, marries JAMES GIBSON, Oct. 20, 1858, Buchanan Co VA.They are living in Buchanan Co 1860. [per census]. James and Mary move to Roane co WV- 1870 census, and Clay Co WV 1880 census.
children of Mary Hobbs & James Gibson
1] Arminda J. Gibson , (b) 1861
2] Matilda Gibson. (b) 1862, (m) William Dodd , April 20, 1884, Clay Co WV.
3] Louisa Gibson , (b) July 4, 1866, Roane Co WV, (m) Lee L. Cummings , Feb 16, 1888. Roane Co WV
4] Cardella (b) 1870
5] Leathy, (b) 1872
6] Anna (b) 1874
7] John (b) 1876
8] Lee Arthur, (b) March 4, 1877, Roane co WV
9] William Henry Gibson (b) June 15, 1879, (d) 1938.
James is the son of MARTIN & MATILDA GIBSON.. Martin Gibson lives in Tazewell Co Va in 1840 & 1850.[per census, house#1002]. Martin Gibson and Matilda Davis are married in 1833, Pike Co Ky. Children listed in Tazewell census: 1840: Esquire (b)1835, James (b) 1834, Sally (b)1840, Lifa (b) 1842, Isaac (b) 1845, and Kissie (b) 1847.
*notes on Gibsons: source: Millie Stinnett:
Esquire Gibson marries Celina Adkins in 1856, Tazewell Co marriage records.
Sarah Gibson (b) Nov 5 1840, (m) John Wolford, {2} John David Hammonds: John Hammonds was born July 7, 1843, s/o Robert & Nancy Hammonds. This family lived in Webster Co WV until their deaths. John in 1922 and Sarah in 1936.
Thanks to Millie I found Mary Hobbs & James Gibson in Clay Co WV in the 1880 census.

The youngest daughter of John & Nancy Hobbs was recorded on the 1850 Tazewell Co Va census as Ailsey, probably Alice age 4. She is not in the 1860 census, so we are assuming she died as a young girl. I cannot find her in the Tazewell Co deaths, so she must have died in Buchannan Co before 1860.

*Misc. HOBBS information that I have found while researching:

Considering that my HOBBS family used the names John, Eli, Samuel, and George, from 1830 to 1900, it would be a "good guess" that the father of John Hobbs (b) abt 1805 in Kentucky is also named either, John, Eli, or Samuel. I need help connecting my John Hobbs found in Tazewell Va in 1850 to one of the HOBBS listed in the 1792 tax list or the 1810 census index of Kentucky. If you can help me in any way, please email.

HOBBS in Kentucky, 1792 tax list;
ELI HOBBS, Nelson Co Ky, 11/22/1792
JOHN HOBBS, Nelson Co Ky, 11/14/1792
JOSEPH HOBBS, Nelson Co Ky, 10/19/1792

HOBBS in Kentucky 1810 Census:
BAZIL HOBBS, Jefferson Co
ELI HOBBS, Nelson Co Ky,
JOHN HOBBS, Nelson Co Ky
JOSHUA HOBBS, Nelson Co Ky, (4 of them)
VACHEL HOBBS, Bullitt Co Ky,

HOBBS listed in the 1820 Kentucky Census Index.
ELI HOBBS, Nelson Co Ky.
JARED HOBBS, Harden Co Ky,
JOHN HOBBS, Nelson Co Ky,
JOSHUA HOBBS,Nelson Co Ky, (3 of them)
MARY HOBBS, Jefferson Co Ky,
WILL HOBBS; Mason Co Ky,
I only have access to the index so if anyone has the actual census of any of these counties, esp Wayne and Nelson Co's Ky, please email me.

According to court records, Aug 21, 1800 , the following HOBBS were in Kentucky:
William Hobbs, Christopher Hobbs and wife Jenny, William Blanton, Hannah Hobbs, Nancy Hackett.
November 1800: KNOX CO KY
Vincent Hobbs (court records say he had been in Va attending business), Ezekiel Hobbs, Christopher & Jenny Hobbs, William Blanton, Hannah Hobbs, Rachael Hobbs, Nancy Hobbs, : this was a court case of assult and battery against John & Barbara Hudson.
I also have information by email on the lineage of Vincent Hobbs, Washington Co VA: His daughter Hannah Hobbs married William Blanton. Vincent also had a daughter named Rachel and a son named William who supposedly died in Kentucky.
If you are researching this line, by all means, visit the HOBBS GENFORUM often. There are many researcers working on this family and you will find a lot of good information and will probably go away a little confused, hahahah.

John Hobbs and Eleanor "Nellie" Able were married in Nelson Co Ky, Dec 26, 1797.
children: John B, William A.; Elizabeth; Margaret; Matilda; Joshua M. ; Lucy; Elias; and James H.

Not sure what census year this is, but it is online in Ohio Co genweb.
John B. Hobbs, age 60
Mary E. (wife) , age 59
Lucy: age 16

Lineage of Samuel Eli Hobbs
sent to me by:
John Hobbs and Elizabeth ?, maryland
John Hobbs-1712; in Frederick Co MD, and Elizabeth Hammond.
Joshua Hobbs and Margaret Sellman
SAMUEL ELI HOBBS - 1761, Frederick Co MD, married ?
children of Samuel Eli Hobbs: Joshua, Margaret, Sarah, Susannah, Mary, William, Samule (who married Dicey Scot), Eli B; Elizabeth, and George.

Muhlenberg Co Kentucky
Eli B Hobbs married Sallie Ann Bell, Jan 1847
Sally Hobbs married David Strader, 1839
Margaret Hobbs married B.W. H. Hogan, 1847

Ezekiel Hobbs (1742) married ?: He was living in Maryland, his wife died and he moved his 12 kids to Nelson Co Ky. Is this the Ezekiel who married Elizabeth Blubaugh and then Elizabeth Lilly, having 20 kids in all. Ended up in Washington Co VA????? Sounds like it to me: This Ezekiel Hobbs is also the son of Vincent Hobbs the son of Nathaniel Berrye Hobbs whew!

1850 census: Absalom Hobbs age 25; Lila age 20: Mary age 3: Job age 3months

Nicholas Hobbs , (b) abt 1777, MD, married Sarah Shelton abt 1800, Nelson Co Ky
Had son John Hobbs and I believe Nicholas Jr, listed below. (conjecture on my part, haha)
Nicholas Hobbs Jr married Amanda Cox, Kentucky.

Anna Hobbs married Daniel Campbell, March 25, 1805

Children of Solomon & Winoford "James" HOBBS
Isaac - 1807; married Sallie Gipson
William - married Patsy Harris
Elizabeth "Betty" - 1808 married Jacob Rasnic
Lucretia - 1811; Russell Co Va married Isaac G. Pauley, died in Bell Co Ky, 1898
Nancy Hobbs
Elisha - 1818, married Ruth Campbell; 2nd. MD Latham
Solomon III - 1820, married Elizabeth M. Woodward
Ezekiel B. Hobbs - 1822, married Lydia Woodward
James Hobbs - 1824, married Jane ?
Ann J. Hobbs - 1825, married Joseph Arthur Brown

Washington Co Kentucky
Zachariah HObbs lisited in 1800 tax list:
Samuel W. Hobbs married Rose Ann Mahala Willet (b) 1814, Washington Co Ky.

John Hobbs (b) 1827, Floyd Co Ky 2nd wife is LYDIA ?, listed in 1870, Lawrence Co Ky.

JOHN HOBBS listed in 1820 census
John is in 19-26 age brackett
there was 4 girls under age 10
2 females between 16-26
John has got to be the older brother caring for his family: I dont see parents here.

Mason Co WV
burial records:
S.T. Hobbs , born March 15, 1834, Va
Nancy-wife: born 1848

Picked this info up at my library in Tazewell Va;
A.E. Hobbs-10 yrs. (d) Oct 4, 1892: parents Harvey Hobbs page: 28.
James K.P. Hobbs : 10yrs 9mo. (d) Oct 30, 1856: parents: Harrison & Maria Hobbs: page 11
Mary A.C. Hobbs : 3 mo 20 days: (d) Aug 3, 1871: parents Jefferson & Martha Jane Hobbs
Rhoda G. Hobbs 2 yrs. (d) Nov 24, 1854, parents: Henry B. & M.A. Hobbs
Sallie Hobbs 65 yrs. (d) Jan 1892
Thomas P. Hobbs 13 yrs. (d) March 5, 1892; parents; Thomas Hobbs

Mary H.C. Hobbs, Aug 3, 1870: parents: Jefferson & Martha J. Hobbs; (death record has Mary A.C. Hobbs) page 58

May F. Hobbs, April 11, 1858, parents: P. & Elizabeth Hobbs; page 39

Matilda Hobbs, Sept 1, 1854, parents; Henry B. & Mary A. Hobbs, page 14.

Reno Hobbs, June 10, 1892, parents: Sanford & Sallie Hobbs; page 66.

William Hobbs, Aug 7, 1892, parents: Martha Hobbs, page 66

William H. Hobbs, May 1870, parents: Elkana & Nancy J. Hobbs, page 58

William J. Hobbs, 1870, parents: Craig & Margaret E. Hobbs, page 58

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