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Vincent Hobbs

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Dorchester, Dorset, England
Death: May 28, 1808 (84-92)
Dryden, Lee County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Turkey Cove, Washington County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Barrye Hobbs; James Hobbs; Mary Hobbs and Margarit Hobbs
Husband of Ruth Hobbs
Father of Thomas Hobbs; Capt. Vincent Hobbs, Jr.; Mary Benham; Joel Hobbs; James Hobbs and 9 others
Brother of Meshech Hobbs; Mary Hobbs; Maria Hobbs; Beale Hobbs; William Hobbs and 5 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Vincent Hobbs

Vincent came to America in 1735 into the Port of Dover, Delaware. He and his brothers William and Beale settled in Maryland. Vincent married Mary Hanna Selby about 1742 and produced several (10) children.

As Vinson Hobs he signed the 1777 Petition of the North of Holston Men, along with Zekle Hobs and Joel Hobs, and men from other related families,

Later became the first documented white settler in Southwest Virginia what is now Lee County, Virginia,

Vincent at one time owned 10,000 acres in Virginia, yet ended up in the poor house. Vincent is buried in Dryden, Virginia in the Debusk Family Cemetery.

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From Hobbs_Family_California by Pati Perrault (dated Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009)

http://hobbsclan.blogspot.com/2009/08/vincent-hobbs-1-first-generation.html

Children (and grandchildren) of Vincent Hobbs (Abridged, for complete text, please visit the linked blog entry)

Most of the birth dates for the children below are estimates based on birth dates of children, tax records, etc. Vincent Hobbs was in Maryland up to about 1769-70, so most children were born there.

  • 11. Vincent Hobbs Jr. B. 1750-55 MD D. About 1820 (probable Lincoln Co. TN - other sources say Turkey Creek)
  • 12. William Hobbs B. c. 1760 MD D. Oct. 22, 1793 (killed by Indians). Was enlisted by Col. Arthur Campbell for two months for relief against the Indians in Powell's Valley. Apparently Indians ambushed these men, killing four - by the names of Hobbs (William), Stennett, Fowler, and Knowles. This area is somewhere in KY - across Cumberland Mountain, but in area unknown.
  • 13. Joel Hobbs – by 1782 – Margaret (Unknown -may have been daughter of Richard Price) ? D.1820-30 TN. According to notes from Miriam Hobbs, Joel moved later to Williamson Co. TN, then went into Hickman Co. TN. He had son John Hobbs who named sons Joel C. Hobbs and Richard. Miriam believes it was Joel who died on the Big Piney Creek, branch of the Duck River.
  • 14. James Hobbs - 1780 - Rachel Reynolds B. 5-14-1759 VA D. After 1805 (may have moved to Missouri). 1802 Washington County, Virginia. James Hobbs was listed as a minister. He died in March of 1847 and she died September 1841. They are buried in Decatur County, Indiana.
  • 15. Job (Johab) Hobbs B. June 21, 1759 MD D. 1862 AR (unconfirmed). Much of the proof of this family derives from the Revolutionary pension papers of Job Hobbs, which are important. This does not prove everything concerning the family though. The papers do mention his brothers, and what Job thought happened to them.
  • 16. Abner (Abraham) Hobbs - 1804 - Peggy Rignor (may have moved to Tennessee with brother Vincent)
  • 17. Mary (Polly) Hobbs - before 1769 - John Benham B. Estimate 1849 B. ? D. April 1823 D. 1800. Family settled in Dryden on what has recently been known as the Elkanah Pennington farm. They introduced the Benham apple there. Land was next to that of Vincent Hobbs Sr. Benham supposedly settled on the North Fork of the Holston River, about 4 miles or less the village of Holston and owned about 1000 acres. He had built a fort before the Revolutionary War between Saltville and the Anderson Blockhouse near Big Moccasin Gap. Benham was a hunter who kept a camp on the spur of Black Mountain in present Harlan County, Kentucky, which carries the name Benham Spur. 1787 Washington County, Virginia tax list = I poll, 3 age 16-21, no slaves, 6 horses, 30 cattle. John Benham's will was dated 12 March 1796.
    • 171. Sarah Benham - 7-6-1786 Wash. Co. VA – Drury Fletcher
    • 172. Vincent Benham
    • 173. William Benham – Mary Kendrick B. c.1771 D. 11-28-1814 Canada (War of 1812)
    • 174. John Benham - Elizabeth Grimes B. c.1772 D. 1835 Wayne Co. TN
    • 175. Joel Benham - Rebecca Hix (Hicks)
    • 176. Ruth Benham - James Fugate B. c.1774 D. after 1850 KY
    • 177. Ann Benham - Elijah Flanary
    • 178. James Benham
    • 179. Rachel Benham
    • 17A. Mary Benham - 5-18-1791 Wash. Co. VA - Samuel Cornett
    • 17B. Rebecca Benham
  • 18. Rebecca Hobbs - 1770 - William Blanton B. 1751 (unconfirmed) D. 1833 (unconfirmed) Lee Co. VA. He was son of William Blanton and Margaret Moss.
  • 19. Ezekiel Hobbs - (1) c. 1776 Hannah Hardy- (2) July 27, 1803* - Elizabeth Lilly (da. of Hardy Lilly) B. 1762 D. June 13,1835 Wash. Co. VA
    • 191. Rachel Hobbs (c. 1777)
    • 192. Nancy Hobbs (c. 1779)
    • 193. Betsey Hobbs (c.1782) - S. Rollins
    • 194. Rebecca Hobbs (c. 1782)
    • 195. Ruth Hobbs (c.1783)
    • 196. Mary Hobbs (c.1784) - Rouse
    • 197. Vincent Hobbs (c.1785 Wash Co. VA) – Sarah (Unknown)
    • 198. John-Hobbs (c. 1786 Wash. Co. d.-3-1865 Pike Co. IL – Elizabeth McGuire
    • 199. Joel Hobbs (c.1788 Wash. Co. VA - d. 1850-60 Scott Co. VA) - Hannah
    • 19A. Nathaniel Hobbs (1790 Wash. Co. VA - 1863 Morristown TN) Marriages: (1) Rosa Ozina King (2) Mary Mildred Hargis 1815 KY, (3) Mary Smith before 1817, (4) Cynthia (?) 1850. Apparently he was married to two or more women at the same time.
    • 19B. Isaac Hobbs (c.1794 VA-1869 IN) - 1809 Wash. Co. VA Sally Cook, (2) 1826 Scott Co. IN - Nancy Stark
    • 19C. William Zion Hobbs (c.1797 Wash. Co. VA - 1858 Lee Co. VA) - 1822 - Mary Spencer
    • 19D. Benjamin Hobbs (c.1800-bef.1835) - Agnes Smith
  • Children of Elizabeth Lilly Hobbs:
    • 19E. Wayne Hobbs (c. 1804 to 1870-80) - 1828 Wash. Co. VA - Catherine Cossett
    • 19F. Madison Hobbs (c.1807-bef.1870) - 1850 Wash. Co. VA - Nancy Hughes
    • 19G. Greenberry Hobbs (1807 Wash. Co. - 1897 Scott Co. IN) (1) 1832 Lee Co. VA Marg. Casebolt, (2) 1838 Scott Co. IN - Sarah Sutton
    • 19H. Polly Hobbs (c. 1808 Wash. Co.) - William M. Gobble
    • 19I. Harriett Hobbs (c. 1808)
    • 19J. Harrison Hobbs (c. 1809 Wash Co.-bef. 1880) - (1) bef. 1836 – Mariah (Unknown)- (2) 1874 - Sarah Fleenor.
    • 19K. Rebecca Hobbs (c. 1810)
    • 19L. Matilda Hobbs (c.1810-1891 Wash. Co. VA)
    • 19M. Ruth Hobbs (c. 1811)
    • 19N. George Washington Hobbs (c. 1811 to 1870-80)
    • 19O. Shelby Hobbs (1812 Wash Co. VA-1897 Lee Co. VA)
    • 19P. Andrew Jackson Hobbs (c.1813 to 1870-80 Russell Co. VA)
    • 19Q. Preston Hobbs (c.1816)
  • 1A. Absalom Hobbs - (1) estimated 1797 – Susan Helvy - (2) 1825 Lee Co. - Mary Ann Olinger B. 1764 MD D. c.1741 Lee Co. VA
    • 1A1. Henry Helvy Hobbs (1798-1852 Tipton Co. IN).
    • 1A2. Rebecca Hobbs (c.1799)
    • 1A3. Job Hobbs (1800 Lee Co. VA - 1880 Lee Co.)
    • 1A4. Emory Hobbs (1802 Lee Co.) - 1825 Lee Co. - Lavina Curry
    • 1A5. Mary Hobbs (1804 Lee Co. - 1832 Lee Co.) - 1832 James Pearl Abbey
    • 1A6. William Hobbs (1804 - died Fayette Co. KY)
    • 1A7. Levi T. Hobbs (1807-1863)
    • 1A8. Absolom Hobbs (1808-1880 Tipton Co. IN)
    • 1A9. John Hobbs
    • 1AA. Margaret Ann Hobbs (1826) - (Wise Co. VA) - Eli Buckles
    • 1AB. Vincent Hobbs (1827 Lee Co.-1861 Lee Co. VA)
    • 1AC. Jacob Hobbs (c.1829)
    • 1AD. Dewitt Clinton Hobbs (1831)
    • 1AE. Caleb Hobbs (1834)
    • 1AF. Joshua Hobbs (1835-1926). Same Joshua mentioned in the first part of this paper who gave history of the family.
    • 1AG. David Creed Hobbs (1837-1926).
    • 1AH. David Crokett Hobbs (1837)
  • 1B. Rachel Hobbs - Sept. 13, 1783 – John Russell B. November 24, 1767 B. 1758 Hereford, Eng. D. 2-23-1830 Lee Co. VA D. 8-3-1838 Lee Co. VA. John Russell was son of William Russell, born 1732 England, and died c.1794 Guilford Co. NC. William married Eleanor Cross. Rachel had 12 children - first five born Guilford Co. NC - apparently moved back to Lee Co. VA between 1793-95. According to the Russell family members, below are the descendants of Rachel Hobbs Russell:
    • 1B1. William Russell - Mary R. Ely B. 1785 D. 1831-39 Bartholomew. Co. IN
    • 1B2. James Russell (1786)
    • 1B3. John Russell (1788)
    • 1B4. Robert Russell (1789)
    • 1B5. Vincent Russell (1790)
    • 1B6. Margaret Russell (1793)
    • 1B7. Ruth Russell (1796)
    • 1B8. Alexander Russell (1800)
    • 1B9. Faith Russell (1802)
    • 1BA. Isaac Russell (1805)
    • 1BB. Ransom Russell (1801)
    • 1BC. Alfred King Russell (1805)
  • 1C. Thomas Hobbs (probable son) B. Before 1746 MD D.?? Unproven connection to the Vincent Hobbs family, but lived in the same area as Vincent and was wounded at the battle of King's Mountain in 1780. This may be the son of Vincent who explored the western Virginia area before the rest of the family arrived.
  • 1(13). Ruth Hobbs (speculative daughter) - James Fugate
  • 1(14). Nathaniel Hobbs (possible son) B. before 1767 D. after 1802

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Sources

  • 1777 Petition of the North of Holston Men <http://robertson-ancestry.com/1777-pet.htm> Accessed September 22, 2016.
  • Immigration: 1735 - Migrated to America through the port of Dover, Delaware with brothers Beal and William. Moved with his family to Powell's Valley of what eventually became Lee Co., VA.
  • Information: Said to have been one of the 2 most famous Indian scouts in SW VA.
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Vincent Hobbs's Timeline

1720
1720
Dorchester, Dorset, England
1735
1735
Age 15
Virginia, USA
1735
Age 15
Port of Dover, Delaware
1749
1749
Age 29
Province of Maryland
1750
1750
Age 30
Maryland
1750
Age 30
Maryland
1757
1757
Age 37
Maryland
1758
1758
Age 38
Maryland
1758
Age 38
Maryland