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Joseph Hobbs, Sr.

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Frederick County, Maryland
Death: February 7, 1810 (70)
Nelson County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John S Hobbs, II and Elizabeth Dorsey Hobbs
Husband of Rachael Ann Hobbs
Father of Sarah Dorsey; Zachariah Hobbs; Susannah Hobbs; Thomas M. Hobbs; Nathan Hobbs and 5 others
Brother of Leonard Hobbs; Joshua Hobbs, Sr.; Nicholas Hobbs; Charles Exlam Hobbs and Greenberry Hobbs
Half brother of Ann Hobbs; John Hobbs, III; Joshua Hobbs, Sr. and William Hobbs

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About Joseph Hobbs, Sr.

d. 1810, Nelson Co., Ky. (Will Book B, p. 201), m. in Md

He was the brother of Joshua Hobbs and son of John Hobbs, d. 1768, Frederick Co., Md., and Elizabeth ______.

Joseph Hobbs first appears on the tax lists of Nelson Co., Ky., in 1790, a year after his son Zachariah. He should, by the way, be distinguished from the Joseph Hobbs who held the Anne Arundel Co. tract "Poverty Discovered." That Joseph was also a descendant of the John Hobbs who d. in 1731, but not through the line of John Hobbs who d. in 1768. While there is no existing deed by John Hobbs of land to his son Joseph, one finds that Joseph held part of "Hobbs's Purchase" in 1766 (Land Office Debt Book, Frederick Co., 1766, folio 213). In 1762 Joseph had patented "I Have Got It All" (150 acres) in Frederick Co., which adjoined "Charles Lott" and was on Bush Creek (Land Office, Liber BC&GS#17, folio 290). It will be noticed that "Charles Lott" and Bush Creek are mentioned in the land records of other members of the John Hobbs family. In 1763 Joseph held 196 acres of "I Have Got It at Last" (Debt Book, Frederick Co., 1763, folio 94). Joseph bought 100 acres of "Anything" in 1783 and in 1785 he was deeded "Fifth Dividend" by Henry Griffith of Montgomery Co. (Frederick Co. Deeds, Liber WR#4, folios 290 and 149). On 6 Oct. 1788, Joseph Hobbs must have already been contemplating his move to Kentucky. On that date he and wife Ann sold to Henry Crise of Frederick Co. parts of several tracts in Frederick Co. "Nothing Venture, Nothing Get," on the east side of Monocacy Creek near "Joseph's Friendship"; "Fifth Dividend"; "Anything," adjacent to "Fifth Dividend" (Frederick Co. Deeds, Liber WR#8, folio 248). It is not known what his activities were between this sale and the time (1790) that he first appears on tax lists in Nelson Co., Ky.

Joseph Hobbs served with the "Flying Camp," according to Maryland Archives, Vol. 18, p. 40.

Joseph Hobbs was a member of the 1792 convention in Danville, Ky. that compiled the first constitution of Kentucky.

Source of info - JOSHUA AND JOSEPH HOBBS, SONS OF JOHN HOBBS AND ELIZABETH compiled by Robert P. Moore Hobbs page: Stith Valley front page:

Source of info - JOSHUA AND JOSEPH HOBBS, SONS OF JOHN HOBBS AND ELIZABETH compiled by Robert P. Moore Hobbs page: Stith Valley front page:

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Joseph Hobbs, Sr.'s Timeline

Frederick County, Maryland
Age 20
February 26, 1764
Age 24
Age 28
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Age 30
Age 32
Frederick, MD, USA
July 25, 1778
Age 38
Madison Co, Kentucky
December 25, 1780
Age 40
Frederick County, Maryland
November 29, 1789
Age 49
Frederick County, Maryland, United States