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Ezekiel Hobbs

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Washington County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Hobbs Cemetery, Washington Co., VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Vincent Hobbs, Sr. and Ruth Hobbs
Husband of Elizabeth Hobbs and Sarah Hobbs
Father of William Zion Hobbs; Joel Hobbs; John Jackson Hobbs; Nathaniel Hobbs; Vincent Hobbs and 22 others
Brother of Capt. Vincent Hobbs; Absolom Hobbs; Mary Hanna "Polly" Benham; Hannah Blanton (Hobbs); Abner Hobbs and 1 other
Half brother of Thomas Hobbs; James Hobbs; William Hobbs; Rebecca Blanton and Rachel Russell

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About Ezekiel Hobbs

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A055927
  • Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE
  • Birth: 1762 VIRGINIA
  • Death: 6-13-1835 WASHINGTON CO VIRGINIA
  • Pension Number: *W8940
  • Service Source: *W8940
  • Service Description: 1) CAPT ADAMS,MAJ SMITH,1778, COL CAMPBELL,1780


WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA - MILITARY - Ezekiel & Elizabeth Hobbs, Revolutionary War Pension Application



Virginia 29.597 Ezekiel Hobbs of Washington in the State of Va who was a Pv in the _(blank)_ commanded by Captain _(blank)_ of the Reg commanded by Col Christian in the Virginia line for 10 months

Inscribed on the Roll of Virginia at the rate of 33 Dollars 33 Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1834.

Certificate of Pension issued the 22 day of Dec 2? and ? Hon. J. (or I.) H. Fulton

Arrears to the 4th of Sep 34 116.65 Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Mar 35 16.67

$ 133.32

{Revolutionary Claim}

{Act June 7, 1832 } Recorded by Nath Rice, Clerk Book E, Vol. 6 1/2 , Page 18



Virginia Richmond Elizabeth Hobbs widow of Ezekiel Hobbs Va who served in the Revolution- ary war , as a Private

Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 33 Dollars 33 Cents per annum, to commence on the 3d February, 1853.

Certificate of Pension issued 3d day of May 1854 and sent to John W. Stevens Abington Va

Recorded on Roll of Pensioners under act February 3, 1853, Page 124 Vol. A.



Washington County to wit

On the 6th day of October in the year 1834 personally appeared in open court before Benjamin Estill Judge of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery being a Court of Record Ezekiel Hobbs resident of the County of Washington in the State of Virginia aged seventy-two & upwards years who being first sworn according to law upon his oath doth make the following declaration in order to obtain the pension or provision made by the act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832. That he was drafted in the year 1776 in the County of _(blank)_ but now the County of Washington having been divided and sent to Fort Shelby where he did duty two months under the command of Captain Fulkerson. At that time the Army under the command of Col Christian marched into that country with which he went as a volunteer against the Cherokee and was in that service two months fully. In 1777 he was drafted to do duty in Benham Fort on the North fork of Holston River remained there one month and then march over the mountain to C?? fort on Clinch to prevent that fort from being taken by the Indians which was afected and the lives of a large number of women & children as well as men saved - there he served one month. He then was marched back to Benham fort and there employed two months as a guard in that year (1778) he believes in the month of August an expidition marched to Kentucky against the Indians in which he was drafted - and put under the command of Capt George Adams who was commanded by Major Daniel Smith. They returned not long before Christmas making a tour of service of four months in which he encountered great hardships. He was in that year 1778 nearly the whole year in actual hard service against the savage enemy on the frontier. In 1779 he was drafted for one month service at Benhams fort being all of his service in that year. In 1780 he was drafted to march against the British and Tories in Carolina they rendezvoused at one Evan Bakers and marched with the Regiment commanded by Col William Campbell on the expedition to Kings Mountain but being taken sick was left and did not share in the glory of that battle - he was only two weeks in that service and was the last. He was living on the north fork of Holston River when he was first called into service on the same farm where he now resides in the County of Washington, Virginia and where he has always resided. He never had any regular discharge that he can remember & if he had, it has long been lost. He served 13 months and 2 weeks in all. That his name is not on the pension list of any State and he hereby relinquishes all claim to any pension but this.

Ezekiel his X mark Hobbs


Washington County to wit

We Joseph Barker of the County of Washington being a Clergyman residing in the said County and Francis Ellington Esq also residing in the said County of Washington hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Ezekiel Hobbs who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be seventy two & upwards years of age and that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion. Sworn to and subscribed in open court on the 6th day of October 1834

Frank Ellington

Joseph Barker

And the said Court doth hereby declare an opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories subscribed by the War Department that the above applicant was a (rest missing)


Declaration of Elizabeth Hobbs, in order to obtain the bennefits of the 2d Section of the Act of February3/5 1853

Respectively Showeth State of Virginia } County of Washington } SS

On this 28th day of June 1853 personally appeared before the Washington County Court, of the State of Virginia, Elizabeth Hobbs, a resident of the County of Washington and State aforesaid, aged _(blank)_ years, who first, being duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the bennefits of the provision made by Act of Congress, passed on the 3d day of February 1853, granting pensions to widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War. That she is the widow of Ezekial Hobbs, who was a pensioner of the United States in the County of Washington, and State of Virginia. That she was maried to the Said Ezekial Hobbs on the _(blank)_ day of June Eighteen hundred and _(blank)_. That her said husband died on the 13th day of June _(blank)_. That she was not maried to him prior to the 2d day of January Eighteen hundred, but at the time stated above. She further declares that she is now a widow.

Elizabeth her X mark Hobbs

Sworn to, and subscribed on the day and year above written, in open court.

Jacob Lynch CC

And the said court doth hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant is the widow of the above named Ezekiel Hobbs deceased.

I Jacob Lynch Clerk of the court of the said county of Washington, do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of the application of Elizabeth Hobbs widow of Ezekiel Hobbs.


FORM OF A DECLARATION To be made by the widow of a deceased person who has not had a land warrant.

State of Virginia County of Washington

On this 24th day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five personally appeared before me, a justice of the peace, within and for the county and State aforesaid, Elizabeth Hobbs aged 70 years, a resident of Washington County in the State of Virginia who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Ezekiel Hobbs deceased, who was a in Revolution in the company commanded by Captain _(blank)_ in the _(blank)_ regiment of _(blank)_ commanded by _(blank)_ in the war with Great Britain, declared by the United States on the XXXXXXXXXX that her said husband _(blank)_ at _(blank)_ on or about the _(blank)_ day of _(blank)_ A.D._(blank)_ for the term of 14 days and continued in actual service in said war for the term of _(blank)_ and was honorably discharged at _(blank)_ on the _(blank)_ day of _(blank)_ A.D. _(blank)_

She further states that she was married to the said _(blank)_ in _(blank)_on the _(blank)_ day of _(blank)_ A.D. _(blank)_ by one _(blank)_ a _(blank)_ and that her name before her said marriage was _(blank)_ that her said husband died at _(blank)_ on the _(blank)_ day of _(blank)_ A.D. _(blank)_ and that she is now a widow.

She further declares that she has not heretofore made application for bounty land under the act approved September 28, 1850, XXXXXXXXXXX _(blank)_ XXXXX _(blank)_ XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX cannot now be returned.

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the act approved the 3d day of March 1855. - She is now in receipt of pension ?? said Hobbs under act 3d Feb 1853. - and refers to proof filed in pension office Elizabeth her X mark Hobbs [SEAL]


We, John Duff and J.W. Stevens residents of Washington County in the State of Virginia upon our oaths, declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Elizabeth Hobbs - - in our presence, and that we believe, from appearance and statements of the applicant, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be.

J.W. Stevens [SEAL]

John Duff [SEAL]


The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written; and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons; that the claimant is the person she represents herself to be, and that I have no interest in this claim.

Noble McGinnis J.P.


KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I Elizabeth Hobbs of Washington County Virginia do hereby make, constitute and appoint J.W. Stevens my true and lawful Attorney, for me and in my name, to demand and receive from the Department of the Interior of the United States, the Certificate or Warrant, to which I an entitled for my military services, as mentioned in the foregoing declaration, hereby ratifying and confirming whatsoever my said Attorney may do in the premises, by virtue hereof. and

In testimony whereof, my hand and seal this 24th day of March 1855 is affixed Elizabeth her X mark Hobbs (L.S.)


Attest: STATE OF Virginia COUNTY OF Washington SS.

On this 24th day of March 1855 personally appeared before me _(blank)_ a Justice of the peace duly authorized by law to take acknowledgements in and for the county aforesaid Elizabeth Hobbs subscriber to this foregoing, and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed, for the purposes therein described.

Nobel McGinnis (L.S.)


STATE OF Virginia COUNTY OF Washington SS.

I Jacob Lynch Clerk of the County Court, in and for the County and State above mentioned, do hereby certify, that Noble J. McGinnis whose genuine signature appears above, is, and was at the time of signing the same, a justice of the peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn; that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit; and that the aforesaid County Court, is a Court of Record, having general jurisdiction. Given under my hand and Seal of Office, at Abingdon this 2d day of April A.D. 1855

Jacob Lynch C.C.


Know all men by these presents that we Ezekiel Hobbs and Hardy Lilley are held and firmly bound to John Page esq Governor of Virginia in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars: To which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors in office we bind ourselves our heir executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seals this 27th day of July 1803.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ezekiel Hobbs and Elizabeth Lilley. Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the same, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force.

Ezekiel Hobbs seal

Hardy Lilley seal

The foregoing is a true copy of the bond executed in the clerks office of Washington County by Ezekiel Hobbs on obtaining license for the marriage of himself and Elizabeth Lilley, and is the only record evidence of such marriage in this office. In testimony whereof, I Jacob Lynch clerk of the court of the said county of Washington have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the said court this first day of November 1853.

Jacob Lynch C.C.


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Ezekiel Hobbs's Timeline

Virginia, United States
Age 19
Washington, Virginia, United States
Age 23
Wise, Virginia, United States
Age 26
Washington, Virginia, United States
April 3, 1790
Age 28
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November 2, 1791
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