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Abingdon Parish Birth Register -- Robert Hobday b. May 13, 1744, son of Sarah
Abingdon Parish Birth Register — Robert Hobday b. May 13, 1744, son of Sarah (7th line from top)
Cover of Abingdon Parish Register 1677-1762
Cover of Abingdon Parish Register 1677-1762

This website was created by Elaine Hatfield Powell to help other Hobday/Hobdy family members to find their Hobday/Hobdy ancestors. Robert Hobday (b. 1744) is my 5th great grandfather. I have documented my descent from Robert Hobday to gain membership in the DAR. If you are a descendant of Robert Hobday and can document your direct line of descent from Robert, then you also can become a member of the DAR or the SAR. I took the above photos at the College of William and Mary library archives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

DNA Testing of Hobday & Hobdy Men

I have started a Hobday/Hobdy DNA Project. There are currently three men in the project. One is unrelated, and his surname is Hobdey. Hopefully the project will help Hobday/Hobdy men to compare with others to find how they are related and to determine who their immigrant ancestor was. WE NEED MORE HOBDAY/HOBDY MEN TO GET TESTED! You can get a discount by ordering a test kit thru the project from the link here: http://www.familytreedna.com/surname-search-results.aspx?sType=eq&Searchname2=Hobday
If you have any questions, please contact me at Elaine64@aol.com. Hopefully we can identify our different Hobday and Hobdy lines.

ORIGINS OF THE HOBDAY AND HOBDY NAME IN AMERICA

Many of the American Hobdy family members descend from the Hobdays of Gloucester Co., Virginia. Hopefully DNA testing will help to sort them out. Hopefully we can also find out from which Hobday family we descend from in the UK/England/Europe. I’m sure there are other spellings of the name and hopefully we can find out those through the project as well. If you have any questions about DNA testing, go to www.FamilyTreeDNA.com.

Robert Hobday of Gloucester Co., VA

My earliest known Hobday ancestor was Robert Hobday. He was born in Gloucester County, Virginia on May 13, 1744, as documented in the Register of the Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia. The copy of the Parish Register can be seen above. The register only lists his mother as Sarah Hobday, and no father is listed. Some people believe that Sarah’s husband was Thomas Hobday and for some reason just Sarah was listed as the mother on the birth register. We do know that Robert’s grandparents were Thomas and Sarah Hobdy and he may have inherited slaves from them. Robert was a carriage maker by trade. By 1780 Robert was in Northampton Co. NC, near Halifax, where he married his  wife Talitha Cotton. They most likely married at the Sandy Run Baptist Church. Because of a church fire, no record of their marriage has been found. Robert and Talitha had twelve children. Talitha Cotton was the daughter of Thomas Cotton, Sr. and Patience Bridgers (see my BRIDGER website) and he may have inherited slaves from them.


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This (above) might have been the type of carriage that Robert Hobday would have made. (Photo courtesy New York Historical Society Museum & Library.)

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Robert Hobday

When Robert was 19 he ran away from his apprenticeship in Williamsburg, Virginia, as documented in the:

Virginia Gazette, 4 Nov 1763, p. 4:

Robert Hobday in VA Gazette

“Runaway from Williamsburg an Apprentice lad named Robert Hobday, but may possibly call himself Robert Dobson, by trade a wheelwright;  he is 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, of a fair complexion, has light hair, but cut off.  A Down(?) look when frightened, and has two nipples, I believe on the left breast.  He has on a brown or dark colored lapelled waistcoat with metal buttons.  Russea drab breeches, light blue yarn or brown thread stockings, half worn shoes, an osnaburgs shirt, a felt hat, and a white cap.  Whoever apprehends the said runaways, and conveys them to me, shall have 50 s (shillings) reward, besides what the law Allows.”

William Trebell

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From Through Different Eyes: Biographies of Eighteenth-Century Residents

 Colonial Williamsburg Department of Education Outreach. 

APPRENTICESHIP AND COURT RECORDS OF

THOMAS HOBDAY

November 19, 1744

On this day by the consent and approbation of the ct bound himself [Thomas Hobday] an apprentice to JB and the sd JB askd the same deed on his part and that the same be certified. (More details below.)

15 July 1745

Thomas Hobday an apprentice to James Bird, this day made complaint to the Ct. that his sd Master misused him and praying relief It’s ord. that the sd. James Bird be summon’d to appear at the next Ct. to answer the sd. Complaint And it’s further ord. that the Complainant return directly to his sd. Masters Service and that he do not misuse the sd. Complainant on the acct or hinder him from coming to the next Ct. to prosecute the complaint aforsd.

19 Aug. 1745

Complaint of TH [Thomas Hobday] agt [against] his master JB [James Bird] on hearing the parties is dismt the ct (court) being of opinion that the sd complaint is groundless.

Thomas Hobday

Thomas Hobday was apprenticed in 1744 to Williamsburg blacksmith James Bird. Bird was the public armorer at the Magazine. In 1745, Hobday petitioned the county court to be released from his obligation to Bird because of “misus[e].” The court dismissed Hobday’s case as without basis. Four years later, Bird released Hobday from his apprenticeship.

Name: Thomas Hobday

Birth date: around 1730

Birth place: unknown

Death date: unknown

Death place: unknown

Parents: unknown

Siblings: unknown

Education: apprenticed to Williamsburg blacksmith James Bird from 1744– 1748

Spouse: unknown

Children: unknown

Occupation: blacksmith

Political affiliation: n/a

Residence(s): Williamsburg, Virginia

Sources: Journal of the House of Burgesses For more information: Blacksmith Courthouse

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26 May 1748 Thomas Hobday, Isaac Hobday and Richard Hobday, Infants, orphans of Wm Hobday, decd. with the approbation of the ct make choice of Richard Hobday for his guardian who is Wm Powell and Thomas Manfort his securities intered late and ack’d [acknowledged] bond according to law.

(Thomas Hobday complained that his master “misused” him and prayed relief. The Court found Hobday’s complaint groundless and dismissed it. Four years later Hobday finally gained his freedom.)

23 Aug. 1749

JB with the consent of the ct. [court] discharges his apprentice TH [Thomas Hobday] from any further service in consideration of which the sd Birds agreeing to pay £4 in part of a doctors acct that the said Hobday acquits to his sd Master of his freedom dues.

JC (1) 417

20 May 1751

Indenture of apprenticeship between Jamessiz Hattes & TH [Thomas Hobday] was ack’d [acknowledged] & is ordered to be recorded.

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From the Colonial Williamsburg Digital Collection – the book The Blacksmith in Colonial Virginia By Harold B. Gill, Jr.: In 1744 Thomas Hobday was apprenticed to Williamsburg  blacksmith James Bird to learn the trade of a blacksmith. Bird’s blacksmith shop was located on land leased from Williamsburg trustees “in the Market Square.” The following year Hobday complained to the county court that his master “misused” him and prayed relief. The Court found Hobday’s complaint groundless and dismissed it. Four years later Hobday finally gained his freedom:

James Bird with the Consent of this Court discharges his Apprentice Thomas Hobday from any further Service in Consideration of which and the said Birds agreeing to pay four Pounds in part of a Doctors Account the said Hobday acquits his said Master of his freedom dues.

Hobday later became a successful blacksmith in Yorktown.

Thomas Hobday

Master: James Bird

Beginning date: Nov. 19, 1744 (the year of Robert’s birth)

Sex: Male; Race: White

Occupation: Blacksmith

Ending Date: Aug. 21, 1749

Source: York Co. Judgements & Orders 1, 1746-1851, pg. 242

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Here is another Hobday record for Gloucester County:

John Hobday — April 17, 1752

STRAY’D from the Subscriber, in Glocester County, a small black Horse, about 13 Hands and a Half high, branded on the near Buttock with three Dots, not very plain. Whoever brings him to me, shall have a Pistole Reward. (Signed) John Hobday.

John Hobday Va Gazette.jpg

Transcription of above:

John Hobday — September 28, 1755 

Ran away from the subscriber, living in Gloucester County, a Servant Man, named John Dixon, about 19 or 20 Years of Age, and about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, well-set, of a swarthy Complexion, a full Face, large upper fore Teeth with one of them broke half off, and wears his own Hair, of a dark-brown Color; had on a Felt Hat, a light color’d Cloth or Drugget Wastecoat, and a black Stuff ditto under it, a Pair of black Breeches, black Worsted Stockings, a Pair of Shoes almost new, and a check’d Shirt; he has a Sore on his left Leg, just above the Ancle; says he was born in England, but is suppos’d to be an Irishman; by Trade a Smith, delights much in making Clasp-Knives, and has been used to the Sea. Whoever secures him, so that he may had again, shall have Two Pistoles Reward, paid by John Hobday.

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There is a John and (wife) Sarah Hobday on Find A Grave.

John was born in 1797 in Gloucester Co., Va. and died 1867 in Portsmith City, Va.

Sarah Hobday b. 1798 Virginia and died 1861 in Portsmith City, Va.

John and Sarah Hobday tombstone

 

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As of yet, I found no other Hobday records in Gloucester County, Virginia. The Virginia Tidewater county of Gloucester was created from York County in 1651, and at one time it was the most populous and wealthy county in the colony. The vast majority of Gloucester County records were destroyed in fires at the county clerk’s office in 1820 and at the burning of Richmond in 1865.

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Elizabeth Banks, born ca. 1727, may have been identical to “Mulatto Betty” who was living in Warwick County on 6 July 1749 when the (York County, Va.) court ordered the churchwardens to bind her son Malicai to Thomas Hobday to be a planter [Minutes 1748-62, 43 (p.30 of transcript)]

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Apprentice in Virginia: 

Edmund Hobdy

Master: Francis Durfey

Ran Away in 1771

Sex: Male; Race: White

Occupation: Tailor

Source: Virginia Gazette (PD) March 21, 1771

Virginia Gazette March 21, 1771

Run away from the Subscriber, on the 14th of this instant (March) an apprentice boy named Edmund Hobdy about nineteen years of age, by trade a tailor. He is a well fet lad, had dark hair which grows very low on his forehead, and dark eyes, he is a lively brisk boy. he had on when he went away a dark Virginia cloth Pea Jacket, a light colored bearskin do. A wilson under waistcoar (waistcoat), and a pair of white Ruffia Drill breaches. As he understands the sewing part of his trade very well, may soon change his clothes. He readily tells who he served, and endeavours to pass for a freeman. but as I never taught any other he cannot pass under that pretence. Whoever brings the said apprentice to me, in Charles City shall have a reward of five pounds. (Signed) Francis Durfey

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From The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

HOBDAY, ROBERT Ancestor #: A056004 Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE, CIVIL SERVICE Birth: 13 May 1744 GLOUCESTER CO VIRGINIA Death: (POST) 16 Jan 1797 SUMNER CO TENNESSEE Service Source: NC REV ARMY ACCTS VOL 8,BOOK F,P 785, #1157 BERTIE CO NC COURT MIN 1763-1780 HAUN P 50 #158Service Description: 1) FURNISHED SUNDRIES 1776 TO THE MILITIA; 2) APPOINTED SEARCHERS FOR THE TOWN OF WINDSOR MAY 1776 ; Residence: 1) WINDSOR – BERTIE CO – NORTH CAROLINA

Robert Hobday is a proven Patriot of the American Revolution and any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from him can gain membership into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Title: “DAR Patriot Index – Centennial Edition”

Page: 1443

Patriotic Service: Robert Hobdy furnished supplies per; North Carolina “Revolutionary Army Accounts”, Vol VIII, p. 67, Folio 4 – To Sundries paid by Charles Jacocks for Sundries Furnished the Military Vitz. Date 1776, Number 1157, To whom paid: Robert Hobdy, Amount 6 pounds, 13 shillings, 2 pence, Specie. per DAR application # 623526 A649

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From the book Some Early Settlers of Upper Sumner County, Tennesse

The Hobdy, Cotton, Durham, Gillespie, Perdue, Absher, Mattox, Cochran and Mayes Families

Compiled by

Lee Alton Absher, M.D.

Knoxville, Tennessee

© Copyright 1966

Reprinted with permission

The Hobday and Cotton Families

The Robert Hobdys, together with the Thomas Cottons came by wagons to Sumner County, Tennessee, from Halifax, North Carolina in 1795 or 1796. The Hobdys settled on acreage and established the Hobdy plantation, near the Kentucky line, in the present 13th district of Sumner County. The first tract of land, that is recorded as purchased by Robert Hobdy, was “86 acres on Drake’s Creek, purchased from John Payton, 15th of January, 1796, for $50.”

Robert Hobdy was a carriage maker by trade. His wife’s maiden name was Talitha Cotton. She was the older sister of Capt. Thomas Cotton, a Revolutionary soldier, who in 1795 first settled on a land grant and founded Cottontown, Tennessee. They were cousins, once removed, from John Cotton, who came with John Donelson and helped found Nashville, Tennessee.

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Robert Hobdy and Talitha Cotton were married in North Carolina. Their children were William, Richard, John, Thomas, Edmond, Elizabeth, Ropsy Anna, Hannah, Patience, Talitha, and Tobitha. They were all born in North Carolina. Robert died in 1797, in Sumner County, Tennessee. His will was probated in 1797 in the Sumner County Court. After Robert’s death, Talitha married Dempsey Powell.

Source for birth and death of spouse for Robert Hobdy, according to book First Families of Tennessee: A Register of Early Settlers and their present-day descendants.

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From the website http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/fahobday.htm

Hobday/Hobdy Family

Contributed by Bob C. Law

© 2005  (with permission to publish on this website)

My research on the Hobdy family starts with Robert Hobday, who was probably born May 13, 1744 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, VA. From parish records his mother was Sarah and his father was unnamed. Robert moved from Virginia to Windsor, Bertie County NC., and about 1770 he married Talitha Cotton. Robert had twelve children, the three older children stayed in North Carolina when Robert and Talitha came to Sumner County Tennessee in 1796. Robert died in 1797 and his will is recorded in Sumner County Tennessee. The children of Robert were: (1) Robert Hobday Jr., (2) Ripsey Ann Hobday, married John Wimberly Harrell in 1792. (3)Hannah Hobday married Wyriott Blount in 1793. (4)Edmond Hobday married Nancy Harrell and had twelve known children. (5) Thomas Hobday married Elizabeth Brackin and had nine known children. (6) Elizabeth Hobdy married John Rhoads and had nine known children, (7) Patience Hobdy, married Jacob Cartwright in 1803, they had eight known children and lived in Davidson County Tennessee. (8) William Hobdy — more on this family later. (9) John W. Hobdy, married Nancy Cummings (Cummins) in 1817 and Elizabeth Clay Hodges in 1835, John had eleven children and he lived in Sumner County Tennessee. (10) Talitha Hobdy married William Byrn in 1808; they had six known children and lived in Sumner County Tennessee. (11) Tabitha Hobdy married Wylie Howell in 1810 and had eight known children, they moved to Howell County Missouri. (12) Richard D. Hobday, married Betsy Cotton in 1819 and they had eleven known children and lived in Sumner County Tennessee. Richard is buried in Cottontown, Tennessee.

My direct line comes from William Hobdy, May 17, 1787-January 4, 1857, he married Elizabeth Scruggs on December 20, 1810 and they lived in Sumner County Tennessee and had nine children: Napoleon B. Hobdy married Sidney Jane Hollis, Vienna Hobdy married Reuben Wright, Eliza Jane Hobdy married Friar Trail then John Frazier, Moore Cotton Hobdy, more later, Mary D. Hobdy married William Smith Mayes, Jerome B. Hobdy married Louisa McGlothlin then Nancy McGlothlin, Harriet W. Hobdy married John Hollis, William Donaldson Hobdy married Rebecca Ann Hargis, Elizabeth D. Hobdy married Erasmus D. Fonville.

Moore Cotton Hobdy November 20, 1820-June 8, 1903, married Matilda Harrell November 13, 1842 and they had five children, after their first child was born in Sumner County Tennessee in 1843 they moved to Allen County Kentucky and the other four children were born there. In 1882 Moore Cotton Hobdy moved to Simpson County Kentucky. The children of Moore Cotton Hobdy are: James Wallace Hobdy who married Estella B. Edwards. William Rabey Hobdy who married Amanda Belle Horn. Joseph Cotton Hobdy who married first Mary F. Hinton and then Fannie M. Wilkins. Martha E. Hobdy who married Joseph S. Chaney and a daughter born 1856 and died 1857.

Joseph Cotton Hobdy, my great grandfather, was born in Allen County, Kentucky, September 10, 1848. Joseph received an excellent English and scientific education in youth, at the Presbyterian Academy of Bowling Green and at the Greenwood Academy of Sumner County, Tennessee. In January of 1879 he moved to the northwestern part of Simpson County Kentucky where he bought a farm of 351 acres. Joseph first married Mary F. Hinton daughter of William G. and Elizabeth C. (Horn) Hinton, both natives of Allen County, Kentucky. To this union were born two children: Leslie died in infancy and Cora who married Benjamin Denton Harris. Mary F. Hobdy’s death occurred June 7, 1880. Mr. Hobdy next married, on September 11, 1883, Fannie M. Wilkins, a native of Franklin, Simpson Co., Kentucky, before her marriage Fannie attended Nazareth Female Academy of Nelson County Kentucky. Joseph Cotton and Fannie had three children: Mary Francis Hobdy who married Alfred J. Carpenter, Anna Thomas Hobdy who married Benjamin F. Harris and Nathan Wilkins Hobdy, my grandfather, who married Nancye Elizabeth Helm. Nancye attended Auburn Seminary and Nathan Wilkins attended Kentucky Military Institute before returning to Simpson County.

Nathan Wilkins Hobdy and Nancye Elizabeth Helm had two children: Mary Virginia Hobdy who died in infancy and Nancye Elizabeth Hobdy born May 1, 1915 and married Clay Cornwell Law December 16, 1934. Elizabeth and Clay had two children Bobby Cornwell Law and Linda Ann Law.

Additional information on the Robert Hobday family can be found at the Mormon Library Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah, Film # 1597919, 1597920 and 1597921.

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At some point, the Hobday name was changed for SOME Hobday family members to Hobdy. 

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 The following excerpt is from the Cartwright Family History of Nashville, Tennessee. It was written by Alexander Cotton Cartwright.

My mother’s father, Robert Hobdy, lived in Northampton County, North Carolina, near the line of Beartie County, and near the Roanoke River, and not far distant from the town of Halifax. I have often heard my mother describe the great capture of fish by seining in the Roanoke.

The maiden name of Robert Hobdy’s wife was Talitha Cotton, who was a sister of John Cotton who came with the Donelson party from Watauga and who lost much of his household goods by the upsetting of his boat at the Suck in the Tennessee below Chattanooga. John Cotton settled on Station Camp Creek, one mile below Cottontown, and was the ancestor of the families of that name in Sumner and Davidson Counties. Some of the Cottons were noted in old times for rearing, ownership and training of fine race horses. When a boy, I remember old Arthur Cotton with his fine horses stopping with a relative of mine on his annual trip to the Nashville races.

Robert Hobdy emigrated with his family in wagons from North Carolina in 1796, and located in Sumner County on Drakes Creek a mile or two west of the site of the Beech Church. When a boy, I was riding with my mother on horseback on the Long Hollow Road near the head of the Hollow she pointed in a westerly direction, saying her father lived and died on a farm a mile or so distant. Grandfather Hobdy probably died within a year or two after reaching Tennessee, leaving a widow and eight children, four sons and four daughters. The sons were Thomas, William, John and Richard. The daughters were Elizabeth, Patience, Talitha and Tabitha. Thomas and Elizabeth were probably about grown when their father died. Robert Hobdy was a carriage maker by trade. The widow Talitha Cotton Hobdy did not remain single many years. She married probably about the year 1800 to Dempsy Powell, a widower with seven or eight children, whom it was said she refused in their youthful days. They must have lived together nearly thirty years. I remember seeing them together when I was a small boy probably in 1828 or 1829. Grandmother Powell, as I remember her, was not tall, rather fleshy and with a round pleasant face. I used to ride behind my mother on horseback to visit them.

I will here tell what little I know of the brothers and sisters of my mother and their descendants. Thomas Hobdy, the oldest son of Robert and Talitha Hobdy, married and settled in Kentucky, but I do not know the locality. I never saw him or any of his descendants. It was said his wife had triplets, two of which were sons; one of these sons was a man of almost gigantic size.

Elizabeth Hobdy, the oldest daughter of Robert and Talitha Hobdy married William Rhodes and moved to West Tenn. at an early day. One of their sons, William C. Rhodes, visited my mother just before her death. I have never seen any of the family, or heard from them since. The Rhodes were related to the Lassaters of Manskers Creek.

William Hobdy married Elizabeth Scruggs of a well known old family of Davidson Co. They settled on a farm in the northern part of Sumner County beyond Fountain Head. They raised a large family of sons and daughters, most of who have passed away. William Hobdy was a very excellent man, a plain sensible farmer, a man of great energy and who accumulated a good estate. He died at an advanced age in 1857. One of his sons, Esq. Joe Hobdy, about my age, lives in the Fountain Head neighborhood and is a man of influence and substance. Two older sons of William, N. B. (Bone) Hobdy and Moore C. Hobdy died, leaving families. Eliza Hobdy, the oldest daughter of William, married a man named Traill, who deserted her and was not heard of for several years. She obtained a divorce and married a Mr. Frazier, who died a few years later. Traill returned and courted and married Eliza the second time. Another daughter married a farmer named Mayes. The youngest daughter, Elizabeth, married Dr. Fonville, a grandson of Dr. Allen Mathes. One of the oldest daughters, Vienna, died unmarried. William, one of the younger sons, died young.

The third son of Robert and Talitha Hobdy was John Hobdy. I never saw his family but once and that was in 1844. His wife had died and his grown daughters were keeping house for him. The daughter’s names I have forgotten. One of them afterwards married a man named Martin. His two sons, Thomas and a younger one whose name I have forgotten, were clever amiable young men. But Uncle Jack as he was called was the interesting character of that household. He was a fine specimen of young manhood, he was a gallant soldier under General Jackson, whom he greatly admired and took part in the Battle of New Orleans. It was interesting to hear him relate incidents of his early experiences and the flow of humor with which he seasoned all those narratives and even his social conversation added much to that interest. His ability to run a conversation added much to that interest. His ability to run a joke was simply inimitable. His manner and utterances were so ridiculous that the victim of the joke could never take offence. Few men possessed a warmer heart than Jack Hobdy. When he met his old friends and comrades in arms, generally at public gatherings, his greetings were most hearty and enjoyable and even strangers would listen to the good cheer and reminiscences that followed with a hearty attention and interest. These recollections of fifty years ago do but poorly describe the rare qualities of this good and gifted man.

Richard Hobdy was the youngest son of Robert and Talitha Hobdy. He married a relative, a Miss Cotton, a daughter of Moore Cotton, and settled on a farm near Cottontown in Sumner County. He raised a family of several sons and one or more daughters. I remember the names of four sons: Noah, Robert, John and Rush. All of whom I believe to be dead. A daughter married a Dr. Edwards of Sumner County. I met Rush Hobdy at Eldorado Springs some years ago. I have heard that he has since died. John Hobdy was an excellent mechanic, a noted builder and contractor, and I have heard, moved to West Tennessee many years ago. Robert Hobdy was a farmer near Cottontown and raised a large family. Noah Hobdy died when young. I remember Uncle Dick Hobdy fifty years ago as a pleasant kind hearty old gentleman, socially inclined, and his conversation abounded with much wit and humor. His music on the violin was very enjoyable.

The younger two children of Robert and Talitha Hobdy were twin daughters, Talitha and Tabitha. Talitha married William Byrn who owned and occupied the adjoining farm on the north of her stepfather, Dempsey Powell, at whose house she lived when married. They raised two sons and four daughters. Preston and Jackson C. Byrn were sons. The daughters were Jane, Harriet, Bettie and Mary.

Patience Hobdy married Jacob Cartwright.

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Northampton & Bertie County North Carolina Records

Robert Hobday (b. 1744) lived in Northampton County, North Carolina, which later became Bertie County and he left several records there, as follows:

“Bertie County, VA, Real Estate Conveyance, 1766-1785, Vol. M, p. 141”

4 Dec 1769 – Robert Hobdey and his hands were to work on the road from the Town of Windsor to the road near Mr. Thos. Turners’.

4 March 1771 – Robert Hobdey was one of 12 men appointed to the Pettit Jury.

4 Dec 1771 – Robert Hobdy was one of 15 men on Grand Jury.

1776 – Sundries paid by Charles Jacocks for sundries furnished the Militia.  #1157 – paid to Robert Hobdy, 6 pounds, 13 shillings, 2 pence.

This probably refers to him providing supplies, etc. to the Patriots during the Revolutionary War.

Northampton Co., NC, Deeds, Vol. 7-p. 230:

1 May 1783 – Robert Hobday of Northampton County, NC, purchases 100 acres of land “lying on Sandy Run in Northampton County on the north side of said Sandy Run joining the plantation formerly the property of Thomas Barfield” from Augustus Morris and Mary his wife.

Bertie County, NC, Real Estate Conveyance, 1785-1794, Vol. N, p. 211-212″

22 Oct 1785 – Robert Hobdy of Bertie Co., NC, purchases “one Negro Woman named Annie” for 107 pounds from Nathan and Benjamin Mairs.

1791 – (Robert HOBDAY) for 15 pounds,  purchases 150 acres of land lying in Northampton Co., NC, which he has to register within one year.  This appears to be a land grant for service during the Revolution.

6 Sept 1796 – Robert Hobdy sells this 150 acres of land to John Rutland for “180 pounds Virga(?) currency”.

August 1774 – This is a long document, but generally states that  Robert HOBDAY, “for the consideration of 2 pounds, 5 shillings of proclamation money”,  purchased lot #104  or 1/2 acre in the Town of Windsor,  on which he would live and build a house within a 3 yr period.

Deed, Robert Hobdy in 1785 buys a negroe Annie at Windsor, Bertie Co., NC.

Deed, Windsor, Bertie Co., NC Robert Hobday buys “lots in Windsor 12 Aug 1774.

There was a Robt Hobdy that bought, along with several other men, in Bertie Co., NC on April 12, 1777: From book RECORDS OF ESTATES BERTIE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1734-1788 VOL. II, LOOSE ESTATE PAPERS, BY David B. Gammon:

CAPT. JOHN CAMPBELL

Administration grtd. Thomas Bogg, Feb. 11, 1777. Inventory by the admr., April 9, 1774 (sic). Account of sale Apr. 12, 1777 by Thomas Bogg. Buyers:

Robert Hobdy was one of 12 men.

Inventory of goods on the plantation at Fort Bridge by James Campbell (no date). Inventory of goods at the Lazy Hill plantation (no date.) Answer to a petition (May, 1786) by James Campbell, exr. of the dec’d stating he did not know if the petitioner (name not given) was an heir of Alexander Ford, but he did know that Alexander Ford had several brothers, and that his eldest brother William Ford had several children. He also stated that it was true that John Campbell, dec’d was admr. of the said Alexander Ford. Record of sale of the Negro Celia (age 6 or 7) to Samuel Rayner, Oct. 31, 1788, by James Campbell, exr. and John Campbell, legatee.

Bertie County North Carolina County Court Minutes Book, 1763-1771, Book III — the following 4 references to Robert Hobday:

1. pg 889 — Ordered that a road be laid off from the Town of Windsor to the road near Mr. Thos. Turners and that the following persons be appointed a Jury to Lay off the Same to Wit: (12 men are listed) and that the following persons work on the said road to wit John Bellote and his hands; John Brodon & his hands; Robert Hobdey and his hands….

Book IV,

2. Pg 107-49 — A Deed from the Commissioners of the Town of Windsor to Robert Hobdey by the Oath of Thomas Harrison a subscribing Witness and Ordered to be registered.

3 Pg 280-6 — Ordered that Robert Hobdey be Appointed Overseer of the Roads & Streets of Windsor in the Room of William Williams.

4. Book V, 1781-1787 — A Bill of Sale for two negroes from Nathan & Benjn. Mires to Robert Hobdy was proved in open Court in due form of Law by the Oath of Zedk. STONE one of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be registered.

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Sumner County, Tennessee

By 1791 the Robert Hobday family had moved to Sumner County, Tennessee

From a book “Tennessee Records & Marriage Bonds” pg. 175 – Bible Records – Tombstone Inscriptions; Under heading: “Record of Alexander Cotton Cartwright, Davidson County, Tennessee, in possession of Mrs. E. E. Pearson, Nashville, TN” – “Talitha Cotton and Robt. Hobdy married near Halifax, N.C.; came to Sumner County, Tenn., in 1791, in wagons. Robt. Hobdy, died about 1800, and Talitha Hobdy married Dempsey Powell.”

16 January 1797 – Robert Hobday purchases 83 acres on Drakes Creek in Sumner Co., TN.

Robert Hobday died on November 16, 1797 in Sumner County, Tennessee

The Will of Robert Hobday

Will of Robert Hobday, 1797, pg. 1
Will of Robert Hobday, 1797, pg. 1
Will of Robert Hobday, 1797, pg 2
Will of Robert Hobday, 1797, pg 2

From the Sumner Co TN County Court Clerk’s Office

Will Book – Vol. I

July 1789 – Aug 1822

Pages 42 and 43

In the name of God Amen:  I Robert Hobdy of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God – do this 16th day of January One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven, make publish this my last will and Testament.  In the manner following that is to say:

First I lend unto my wife all my land and plantation during her natural life, at her death I do give and bequeath the same land unto my youngest son Richard Hobday if he lives to the age of twenty one years, but if he dies before that age to return to my son John Hobday to him and his heirs forever.  I give and bequeath unto my before mentioned son Richard Hobday one negro boy named CAIN, I likewise do give and bequeath unto my son John Hobday one negro boy named BRIT.  I likewise give and bequeath unto my son William Hobday one negro boy named CEASOR.  I likewise give and bequeath unto my son Thomas one negro boy named ABRAM to them and their heirs forever.  Likewise I lend unto my wife Talitha Hobdy my one negro woman by the name of ROSE, also ALL OF HER CHILDREN also one negro man by the name of HARDY and one boy by the name of ABRAM during her natural life, also all my household kitchen furniture one sorrel mare one Horse by the name of Buck and all my plantation utensils – also one Horse by the name Fountian Head during her natural life, after her death I give to my son Thomas Hobday the aforesaid negro named HARDY to him and his heirs forever, if my negro ROSE doth live and have children, I desire that the first then she has from this time to belong to my three little daughters vis to Patience, Telitha and Tabitha to them and their heirs forever.  I likewise give unto my daughter Elizabeth Hobday after the death of my wife one negro woman by the name of ROSE to her and her heirs forever.  Likewise I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Hobday twenty shillings to him and his heirs forever.  Likewise I give unto my son Edmond Hobday twenty shillings to him and his heirs forever.  I give to my daughter Rapsy (Ropsy) Anna Twenty shillings to her and her heirs forever.  I give unto my daughter Hannah twenty shillings to her and her heirs forever.  I also lend all the rest of my estate to my wife during her life after her death to be equally divided amongst all my children.  I do appoint my wife and my friend James Cryer and Moore Cotton my sole Executors.

Signed sealed in the presence of                                   Robert Hobday (Seal)

William Carr

Peggy Carr

Moore Cotton

Transcription of the will can be seen on http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/will_robthobdy.htm

7 Slaves owned by Robert Hobdy/Hobday at the time of his death:

Female – Rose

Males – Cain, Brit, Ceasor, Abram, Hardy, and another Abram

SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE WILL BOOKS 1 and 2 ABSTRACTS 1779-1842, by Edythe Whitley, 1956, pg. 6.: Robert Hobday – 1797 Will -Wife Tolietha (?), youngest son Richard Hobday. Son John Hobday. Son William Hobday. Son Thomas Hobday. Daughter Patience Hobday. Daughter Jelitha Hobday. Daughter Tibatha Hobday. Daughter Elizabeth Hobday. Son Robert Hobday. Son Edmond Hobday. Daughter Rossy Ann Hobday. Daughter Hannah Hobday. James Cryer and Moore Cotton Exec. Wit: William Carr, Peggy Carr, Moore Cotton. (pg. 42)

Talitha Cotton Hobdy remarried in 1810 to Dempsy Powell.  Because of her remarriage in 1810, the slaves she had inherited were then divided between her daughters Patience, Talitha and Tabitha.  Assume this means the slaves HARDY and ROSE and all of Rose’s children who were born between 1797 and 1810.

Migration of the children of Robert Hobdy who inherited his slaves:

1.  Thomas Cotton Hobdy married Elizabeth Brackin in TN and moved to Butler Co KY.

2.  William Hodby married Elizabeth Scruggs (daughter of Drury Edward Scruggs who’s Will is posted on this site) and died in Sumner Co TN in 1857.  William’s Will makes no mention of his slaves.  But see Court records posted on this site about the slaves of his sons William Donelson Hobdy and John Hobdy.

3.  John (Jack) Hobdy married 1st Nancy Cummings (spelled Cummins in the Sumner County Marriage book)  on Oct. 4,  1817, then 2nd Elizabeth Clay Hodges in 1835.  He died in Sumner Co TN in 1835.  His Will stated that “all my other property”, i. e. slaves, be sold if his wife died or remarried.  But Elizabeth Hodges Hobdy did not die until 1899 in Allen Co KY, so hopefully these slaves were freed at Emancipation.

4.  Richard (Dick) Hodby married Elizabeth Cotton in 1819.  He died in Sumner Co TN in 1851.  His Will ordered that all his slaves be sold at the death of his wife.  Do not know if she died before or after Emancipation.

5.  Talitha (Lethy) Hobdy married William Byrn in 1808 and lived in either Davidson or Sumner Co TN.

6.  Tabitha (Bethy) Hodby married Willis Howell in 1810 and moved to Benton, Scott Co. MO about 1830.

7.  Patience Hobdy married Jacob Cartwright in 1803 and died in 1838 in either Davidson or Sumner Co TN.

8.  Elizabeth Hodby married John C. Rhodes in Sumner Co in 1800.  They moved to Carroll and Haywood counties TN.  Under the terms of her father’s Will, Elizabeth may have inherited ROSE, if she was still alive, when her mother Talitha Cotton Hobdy Dempsey died between 1830 and 1840 in Davidson Co TN.

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Here are a few other references that were in the Virginia Gazette on the HOBDAYs:

4 April 1751 –  Richard Hobday and Thomas Roberts advertise the sale of a sloop lying on Wormley’s creek near York Town.

26 April 1751 – Richard Hobday advertises for the return of a Mulatto fellow named Cain, age about 16 yrs.

21 March 1771 – Francis Dursey advertises for the return of his apprentice boy Edmund Hobdy, about 19 yrs, and by trade a tailor. (See info at top of page.)

5 Sept 1771 – Humphrey Harwood advertises for the return of his apprentice lad Richard Hobday, about 14 yrs.

There were many other references to Hobdays, but I did not copy them.

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Abingdon Parish Register (Gloucester County, Virginia) listing for Hobday:

Mary, daughter of Thomas & Margery Hobday, b. Oct 11th, 1744

Francis, son of John & Elizabeth Hobday, b. June 24, 1745

Edward Hobdy born December 8, 1874 to Robert & Sarah Hobdy

John, son of John & Mary Hobday, Nov. 4, 1749

Rebekah, daughter of Charles and Rebekah Hobday, baptized Feb . 21, 1749

Mrs. Mary Hobday died Age 21

Mary Huggins, daughter of John & Mary Hobday, baptized April 28,

Thomas, son of Isaac & Eliz Hobdy, born January 1758

Thomas Wilson, son of Isaac & Eliz Hobdy,

John, son of John & Hannah Hobday, baptized Dec. 20, 1759

I’m not sure about this next listing. Smith & John Hobday are listed by themselves on a line under the following: Negroes of the estates of Mr. Burwell, Maj

Smith and John Hobday “ I’m not sure if Smith & John Hobday are the negroes of the estates of Mr. Burwell.

Ed. Son of John & Sarah Hobday, b. Dec. 8, 1738

Rd (Richard ?) son of Thomas & Margery Hobday, Aug. 6,

Edmund Powell an Hannah Hobday, Nov. 29, 1736

John, Son of Ellenor Hobday & Thomas Stokes (father)  [I assume they might not have been married]

Susanna, wife of Thos Hobday, died July 14, 1729

Nanny, daughter of John & Ellenor Hobday, baptized June 28,

Ellenor, daughter of William Hobday, January 19, 1738

William, son of Thomas Hobday, born July 26,

William, son of John Hobday, age 7, 1723

Priscilla, daughter of Thomas & Susanna Hobday, b. Sept. 16,

Sarah, daughter of Thomas & Sarah Hobday, March 6, 1719/20

Hannah, daughter of John Hobday, born Jan 11, 1715

R’d (Richard?), son of Thomas Hobday, born Feb. 20, 1715

Ellenor, daughter of John Hobday, April 25, 1714

John, son of William Hobday, Sept. 4, 1714

John, son of Thomas Hobday, Nov. 1, 1714

Elizabeth, daughter of John Hobday, baptized April 13, 1712

Ann, daughter of Thomas & Margery Hobday, bap Sept. 13, 1747

William, son of John & Eliz Hobday, b. Feb. 15, 1747

Ann, daughter of John & Mary Hobday, March 10, 1747

John, son of John & Mary Hobday, Nov. 4,

Rebekah, daughter of Charles & Rebekah Hobday, Feb. 21,

Rd (Richard?), son of Wm & Eliz Hobday, b. July

Kingston Parish Register — Gloucester and Mathews Counties, Virginia 1749-1827

pg. 11

Marriages (Episcopal Church)

Brookes Hobdy & Mary Elliot, March 30, 1775  (by) Banns. Pg. 232

HOBDY and HOBDAY men in the Civil War 

Below is all the Hobdy & Hobday men that I found on the National Parks website that lists Civil War soldiers, at http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

4th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (Love’s)

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

ALTERNATE NAME:

John/Bowers

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

3rd Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Militia

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

30th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Gurley’s) (1st Texas Partisan Rangers)

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

ALTERNATE NAME:

James F./Hobday

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

Jeff Davis Legion, Mississippi Cavalry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

ALTERNATE NAME:

E.H./Hobdy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

12th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

 

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

5th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

ALTERNATE NAME:

Charles/Hobday

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

5th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

30th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Gurley’s) (1st Texas Partisan Rangers)

SIDE:

Confederacy

ALTERNATE NAME:

J.R./Hobdy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

ALTERNATE NAME:

James F./Hobday

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

9th Regiment, Virginia Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

7th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (7th Mounted Volunteers)

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

61st Regiment, Virginia Militia

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

89th Regiment, Virginia Militia

SIDE:

Confederacy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

41st Regiment, Virginia Infantry

SIDE:

Confederacy

ALTERNATE NAME:

John/Hobday

 

Union Army

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

17th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry

SIDE:

 

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

2nd Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry

SIDE:

Union

ALTERNATE NAME:

Irwin/Hobdy

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

46th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

SIDE:

Union

ALTERNATE NAME:

James/Hobday

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

54th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

SIDE:

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

177th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

SIDE:

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

56th Regiment, New York Infantry National Guard (30 days, 1863)

SIDE:

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

56th Regiment, New York Infantry National Guard (30 days, 1863)

SIDE:

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery

SIDE:

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

46th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

SIDE:

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps

SIDE:

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

7th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

SIDE:

Union

BATTLE UNIT NAME:

7th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

SIDE:

Union

I have no more information on the above Civil War solders.

Hobday Register Abingdon Parish Gloucester VA 033

Other Hobdays in the Abingdon Parish records:

There were 29 Hobdays in the index of the Abington Parish Records. Below is the list of the ones I photographed. For the ones with no year listed, that means I failed to get a photo of the year page.

Edmund Powell married Hannah Hobday, Nov. 29, 1736

Richard, son of Thomas & Margery Hobday, Aug 6, 1739

Edward, son of John & Sarah Hobday, b. Dec. 8, 1739

Mary, daughter of Thomas & Margery Hobday, b. Oct 11, 1744

Francis, son of John & Elizabeth Hobday, b. June 24, 1745

John, son of John & Mary Hobday, b. Nob. 4, 1749

Rebekah, daughter of Charles & Rebekah Hobday, b. Feb. 21, 1749

Mary Huggins, daughter of John & Mary Hobday, baptised April 28, 1753

Thomas, son of Isaac & Eliz. Hobday, born January 1758

John, son of John & Hannah Hobday, baptised Dec. 20, 1759

Edmund, son of Edmund & Hannah (Hobday) Powell, b. March 3, 1744

John, son of Ellenor Hobday & Thos. Stokes  (ca. 1736) (no exact date)

Susanna, wife of Thos Hobday, died July 14, 1729 (Negro)

Nanny, daughter of John & Ellenor Hobday, baptised June 28, 1729

Ellenor, daughter of William Hobday, b. January 19, 1738

William, son of Thomas Hobday, born July 26, (year ?)

William, son of John Hobday, baptised Feb 7, 1723

Priscilla, daughter of Thomas & Susanna Hobday, b. Sept. 16, (year ?)

Sarah, daughter of Thomas & Sarah Hobday, March 6, (year?)

Hannah, daughter of John Hobday, born Jan 11, 1715

Richard, son of Thomas Hobday, born Jan 20, 1715

John, son of William Hobday, born Sept 4, 1714

John, son of Thomas Hobday, born Nov 1, 1714

Elizabeth, daughter of John Hobday, baptised April 13, 1712

Ann, daughter of Thomas & Margery Hobday, baptised 1747

William, son of John & Eliz Hobday born Feb. 15, 1747

Ann, daughter of Mary Hobday, born March 10, 1747

John, son of John & Mary Hobday, born Nov. 4, (no year)

Richard, son of John & Eliz Hobday, b. July (no year)

Mrs. Mary Hobday, died April 21, (no year)

Mary Huggins, daughter of John & Mary Hobday, baptised April 28, 1723

 

Hobdy Cemetery Sumner Co

Hobday Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee

Descendants of Robert Hobday/Hobdy

1 Robert Hobday b: 13 May 1744 in Abington Parish, Gloucester Co., VA d: 16 Nov 1797 in Sumner Co., TN

 

.. +Talitha “Lytha” Cotton b: ca 1745 in Hertford Co., North Carolina m: Dec 1770 in (probably Sandy Run Baptist Church) Halifax, NC d: 16 Nov 1846 in Sumner Co., TN

…….. 2 Robert Hobday, Jr. ca. 1771

………….  + Lydia Harper

…….. 2 Ripsy Ann Hobday b: ca. 1773

………….. +John Wimberly Harrell m: 27 Jan 1792

…….. 2 Hannah Hobday b: ca 1775

………… +Wyriott Blount m: 15 Apr 1793

…….. 2 Thomas Cotton Hobdy b: 1780 in Halifax, Northampton Co., NC d: Aft. 1850 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky

………… +Elizabeth Brackin b: 1781 in Orange Co., N. C. m: 1800 in North Carolina d: Aft. 1850 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky

………………. 3 Patience Hobdy

………………. 3 William Hobdy

………………. 3 Tabitha Hobdy b: 11 Sep 1800 in Sumner Co., Tennessee d: Mar 1879 in Appanoose County, Tennessee

………………….. +Joseph Hays m: 10 Oct 1817 in Sumner Co., Tennessee

……………………….. 4 Sarah Hays

…………………………… +Robert McFarland

……………………….. 4 Polly Hays

……………………….. 4 Joseph Hays

……………………….. 4 Carroline Hays b: 08 Aug 1818 d: 19 Oct 1879

…………………………… +William Davis

……………………….. 4 Elizabeth Hays b: 09 Apr 1820 d: Bet. 1893 – 1894

…………………………… +Joseph Pedigo

……………………….. 4 Augustin Hays b: 22 Jul 1826 d: 04 Jun 1896

…………………………… +Emily Payton m: 20 Oct 1857

……………………….. 4 John Hobdy Hays b: 23 May 1830 d: 19 Dec 1894

…………………………… +Sadie Sedoris

……………………….. *2nd Wife of John Hobdy Hays:

…………………………… +Mary E. Truscott m: 08 Feb 1855

……………………….. 4 James Hays b: 1835

…………………………… +Christina Ann Bodley

………………. 3 James Hobdy b: 1803 in Tennessee d: Bef. 1837 in Ohio County, Kentucky

………………….. +Nancy Rogers b: 1804 in Kentucky m: 19 Feb 1824

……………………….. 4 Sarah Ann Hobdy b: Bet. 1820 – 1825

…………………………… +John D. Wise

……………………….. 4 William B. Hobdy b: 12 Mar 1828 d: 14 Dec 1869

…………………………… +Julia Ann Phelps m: 07 Sep 1852

…………………………………. 5 Lerega Hobdy b: 1852

……………………….. 4 BOY Hobdy b: Bet. 1830 – 1835

………………. *2nd Wife of James Hobdy:

………………….. +Tabitha ? m: Bef. 16 Feb 1836 in Ohio County, Kentucky

………………. 3 John Hobdy b: 05 Mar 1806 d: 05 Jul 1860

………………….. +Tabitha ?

………………. 3 Cotten Hobdy b: 1812 in Tennessee d: Aft. 1870 in Butler County, Kentucky

………………….. +Emaline James b: 1818 m: 13 May 1833 in Divorced/Butler County, Kentucky

……………………….. 4 Frances Hobdy b: Abt. 1847

……………………….. 4 Septimus Hobdy b: 1850 in Kentucky

……………………….. 4 Amos Hobdy b: 1852 in Kentucky

………………. *2nd Wife of Cotten Hobdy:

………………….. +Rebecca Kessinger b: Abt. 1822 in KY m: 12 Jul 1849 in Butler County, Kentucky

………………. *3rd Wife of Cotten Hobdy:

………………….. +Elizabeth Reynolds b: 1825 in Kentucky m: 28 Nov 1859 in Butler County, Kentucky d: Aft. 1870

………………. 3 Elizabeth “Betsy” Coffee Hobdy b: 01 Mar 1815 in Tennessee d: 02 Dec 1879 in Ohio Co., KY

………………….. +Mosby “Mode” James b: 15 Jan 1812 in Ohio Co., Kentucky m: 25 Dec 1832 in Ohio County, Kentucky d: 11 Jan 1873 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

……………………….. 4 Minerva James b: 1834

……………………….. 4 Melvina “Elvina” James b: 03 Aug 1835 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………… +George W. Taylor m: 04 Jul 1856

…………………………………. 5 Florence Taylor

…………………………………. 5 Mary D. Taylor

…………………………………. 5 Cornett R. Taylor

……………………….. 4 Robert Clinton James b: 01 Mar 1837 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………… +Elnora Gardner

…………………………………. 5 Samuel M. James b: 1879

…………………………………. 5 Adron V. James b: 1883

…………………………………. 5 Gilbert C. James b: 1897

……………………….. 4 Agnes E. James b: 04 Sep 1842 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………… +Vibella James b: 1844 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bef. 1863

……………………….. *2nd Husband of Agnes E. James:

…………………………… +Walter S. Dunn m: 29 Mar 1860

……………………….. *3rd Husband of Agnes E. James:

…………………………… +Luther Rogers m: 23 Oct 1863

……………………….. 4 Lycurgus James b: 04 Sep 1842 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………… +Elizabeth Rogers m: 20 Oct 1863

……………………….. 4 Samuel L. James b: 11 Aug 1844 in Ohio Co., KY d: 02 Feb 1855

……………………….. 4 John H. James b: 25 Oct 1846 in Ohio Co., KY d: 16 Dec 1884

…………………………… +Sally Sharer m: 12 Oct 1875

……………………….. 4 Margaret M. James b: 1849 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………… +James A. Fleener m: 24 Oct 1866

……………………….. 4 Eudora Frances “Martha” James b: 27 Oct 1851 in Ohio Co., KY d: 23 Oct 1876 in Butler Co., KY

…………………………… +William Mosby “Brud” James b: 17 Jul 1849 d: 01 Feb 1911

…………………………………. 5 Martha Addie James b: Abt. 1875 d: 17 Sep 1928

…………………………………….. +Robert C . Butler b: 1873 d: 13 May 1947

………………. 3 Richard C. Hobdy b: 01 Mar 1815 in Sumner Co., Tennessee d: Apr 1870 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

………………….. +Sarah Jane Porter b: 1824 in Logan Co., KY m: 11 Mar 1841 in Ohio County, KY d: Bet. 1865 – 1868 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

……………………….. 4 John B. Hobdy b: 1842 in Tennessee d: 01 Jan 1868

…………………………… +Margaret Campbell m: 20 May 1866

…………………………………. 5 Acrattie Jane Hobdy b: 06 Jan 1867

……………………….. 4 Permelia Ann Hobdy b: 02 Jan 1844 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 03 Jul 1880 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

…………………………… +Francis M. Crowdey m: 01 Jan 1866 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. 5 BABY Crowdey

…………………………………. 5 BABY Crowdey

…………………………………. 5 Alonzo Gilmore Crowdey b: 26 Dec 1866 d: 11 Nov 1924

…………………………………….. +Lucillen M. Leach m: 02 Jan 1899

…………………………………. 5 Henry Cicero Crowdey b: 04 Jan 1868 d: 31 Aug 1947

…………………………………….. +Emma Cox m: 20 Apr 1896

…………………………………. 5 Hannibal Thomas Crowdey b: 24 Feb 1871 d: 06 Jun 1955

…………………………………….. +Cinderella Cox m: 25 Dec 1896

…………………………………. 5 Cary Elliott Crowdey b: 28 Nov 1876 d: 29 Jun 1935

…………………………………….. +Effie F. Baize m: 20 Jul 1897

…………………………………. 5 Pernola Ann Crowdey b: 28 Nov 1877

…………………………………….. +Marion Autry m: 07 Feb 1897

……………………….. *2nd Husband of Permelia Ann Hobdy:

…………………………… +? m: 01 Jan 1866 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………….. 4 Mary E. Hobdy b: 1845 in Tennessee

…………………………… +William Thomas m: 01 Aug 1861

…………………………………. 5 Leila Thomas b: 1864

…………………………………….. +John McBryant m: 05 Oct 1882

…………………………………. 5 Mary L. Thomas b: 1867

…………………………………….. +Willie L. Edwards m: 01 Oct 1885

…………………………………. 5 Emma A. Thomas b: 1869

……………………….. 4 Nancy J. Hobdy b: 1852 in Kentucky

……………………….. 4 William Thomas Hobdy b: 01 Dec 1853 in Kentucky d: 17 Jun 1929

…………………………… +Mary Maddox m: 06 Sep 1877

……………………….. *2nd Wife of William Thomas Hobdy:

…………………………… +Filissa York m: 21 Jun 1893

……………………….. 4 Vibella Hobdy b: 15 Oct 1857 in Kentucky d: 18 Jun 1896

…………………………… +Lewis M. Maddox m: 25 Dec 1873

……………………….. 4 Richard Martin Hobdy b: 20 Feb 1860 in Kentucky d: 22 Apr 1950

…………………………… +Elizabeth Chapman m: 25 Dec 1882

…………………………………. 5 BABY Hobdy d: Bef. 1910

…………………………………. 5 BABY Hobdy d: Bef. 1910

…………………………………. 5 BABY Hobdy d: Bef. 1910

…………………………………. 5 Lotis E. Hobdy b: 05 May 1891 d: 01 Feb 1978

…………………………………….. +Fannie Chapman m: 04 Jul 1918

…………………………………. *2nd Wife of Lotis E. Hobdy:

…………………………………….. +Eva Leach m: 12 Nov 1951

…………………………………. 5 Blanche May Hobdy b: 10 Jul 1897 d: 04 Mar 1967

…………………………………….. +Roy Fraim m: 01 Jan 1920

…………………………………. 5 Birchel Hobdy b: 13 Nov 1899 d: 18 Apr 1981

……………………….. 4 Preston Hulbert Hobdy b: 20 Jun 1864 d: 06 Sep 1929

…………………………… +Bernice Chapman m: 26 Feb 1885

………………. 3 Thomas Hobdy b: 01 Mar 1815 in Tennessee

………………….. +Lucy Ann McKinney m: 10 Apr 1843 in Butler Co., Kentucky

……………………….. 4 William Thomas Hobdy b: 1844

………………. 3 Emiline Hobdy b: Abt. 1818 in Kentucky

………………. 3 Alexander Hobdy b: 1818 in Kentucky d: Bef. 1880 in Butler Co., KY

………………….. +Sarah Ann “Sally” James b: 1825 in Butler County, Kentucky m: 27 Jun 1843 in Butler County, KY d: Aft. 1880 (See my JAMES website.)

……………………….. 4 Acrater Hobdy b: 13 Apr 1844 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 08 Mar 1872 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………… +William Earlis Hudson b: 21 Feb 1838 in Sumner Co., TN m: 15 Mar 1859 in Ohio County, Kentucky d: 29 Aug 1887

…………………………………. 5 Sarah Elizabeth Hudson b: 1860

…………………………………….. +Bud Sharp m: 31 Oct 1878

…………………………………. 5 James A. Hudson b: 1864

…………………………………….. +Mary E. James m: 13 Mar 1898

…………………………………. 5 Olive C. Hudson b: 1868

……………………….. 4 Evaline Hobdy b: 28 Jan 1846 in Ohio Co., KY d: 16 Apr 1938 in McHenry, Ohio Co. KY

…………………………… +Samuel Francis Warren b: 07 Aug 1835 in Garrard Co., KY m: 04 Feb 1863 in Corning, Clay Co., AR d: 08 Dec 1911 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., KY (See my WARREN website)

…………………………………. 5 Sarah M. “Sally” Warren b: 23 Aug 1866 in Butler Co., KY d: Aft. 1938

…………………………………….. +Jesse Bennett

………………………………………….. 6 Ethel Bennett

……………………………………………… +Carl Brown

………………………………………….. 6 Betsy Bennett

………………………………………….. 6 Ernest Bennett

…………………………………. 5 Robert Elvis Warren b: 05 Feb 1867 in Butler Co., KY

…………………………………. 5 Alexander Arthur Warren b: 16 Apr 1868 in Butler Co., KY d: 15 Nov 1947 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL

…………………………………….. +Martha A. Short b: 20 Feb 1874 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois m: 02 Jan 1894 in Greene Co., IL d: 04 Feb 1899 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., Kentucky

………………………………………….. 6 Catherine Evelyn Warren b: 12 Jan 1895 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., Kentucky d: 07 Oct 1983 in St. Louis City, MO

……………………………………………… +Ora Ezrah Hatfield b: 08 Dec 1897 in Elsberry/Annada, Lincoln Co., Missouri m: 10 Apr 1917 in Alton, Madison County, IL d: 14 Mar 1944 in San Francisco, CA as Edward Hatfield

………………………………………….. *2nd Husband of Catherine Evelyn Warren:

……………………………………………… +Louis G. Rieker b: 25 Aug 1890 in St. Louis, MO m: 27 Dec 1926 in St. Louis, MO d: 09 Sep 1954 in St. Louis Missouri

………………………………………….. 6 Clifford Earless Warren b: 16 Jul 1897 in Warren’s Mill, Kentucky d: 14 Oct 1971 in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA

……………………………………………… +Sada Shields m: 1922

………………………………………….. 6 Samuel Everett Warren b: 30 Dec 1898 in Warren’s Mill, Kentucky d: 06 Feb 1953 in Kane, Greene Co., Illinois

……………………………………………… +Elsie Christina Perkins b: 20 Mar 1901 d: 26 Jul 1986 in Alton, Illinois 62002

…………………………………. 5 Mary Frances Warren b: 15 Feb 1870 in Butler County, KY d: 28 Jun 1931 in McHenry, Ohio County, KY

…………………………………….. +Henry Euphratus James b: 16 Feb 1866 in Ohio County, KY m: 07 Oct 1894 in Butler County, KY d: 30 May 1945 in McHenry, Ohio County, KY

………………………………………….. 6 Jesse James

………………………………………….. 6 Jesse James

………………………………………….. 6 Favorite James

……………………………………………… +? Bethel

………………………………………….. *2nd Husband of Favorite James:

……………………………………………… +Alvin Albin

………………………………………….. 6 James O. James b: 1895 d: 1925

……………………………………………… +May Hudson

…………………………………. 5 Ida Jane Warren b: 15 Feb 1872 in Butler County, KY d: Bef. 1900

…………………………………….. +Robert Butler

…………………………………. *2nd Husband of Ida Jane Warren:

…………………………………….. +Robert Butler

…………………………………. *3rd Husband of Ida Jane Warren:

…………………………………….. +Robert E. Butler m: 1896

………………………………………….. 6 [3] ? Butler b: Bef. 1900 d: Bef. 1900

…………………………………. *4th Husband of Ida Jane Warren:

…………………………………….. +Robert E. Butler m: 1896

………………………………………….. 6 [3] ? Butler b: Bef. 1900 d: Bef. 1900

…………………………………. 5 Willie A. Warren b: 17 Aug 1874

……………………….. 4 Sally A. Hobdy b: 1849 in Butler Co., Kentucky

……………………….. 4 Mary Idel Hobdy b: 15 May 1855 in Kentucky

…………………………… +Lewis P. James d: 1932

…………………………………. 5 O. F. James b: 1873 d: 1879

…………………………………. 5 J. P. James b: 1875 d: 1875

……………………….. 4 Frances Hobdy b: 17 Dec 1857 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 30 Apr 1882 in Warren’s Mill Cemetery, Butler County, KY

…………………………… +Robert Fulton Arbuckle b: 1856 m: 21 Nov 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 1902

……………………….. *2nd Husband of Frances Hobdy:

…………………………… +Robert Fulton Arbuckle b: 1856 m: 21 Nov 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 1902

…….. 2 Edmond Hobday b: 28 Dec 1776 in Northampton Co. NC d: 1848 in Pike Co., AL

………… +Nancy Ann Harrell b: in VA m: Abt. 1790 in Pike Co., AL (now Bullock Co.) d: 1840 in Pike Co., AL

………………. 3 [1] Joses Harrell Hobdy b: 10 Nov 1797 d: 11 Jul 1853

………………….. +[2] Lizetta Cartwright b: 20 Aug 1804 m: 12 Mar 1822 d: 23 Dec 1852

………………. 3 Harrell Hobday b: 23 Sep 1799 d: 21 Feb 1865

………………….. +Jane McNeill b: 1804 d: 1863

………………. 3 Robert Hobday b: 24 Aug 1801 in prob Pitts Co., NC d: 1847 in Coushatta, Red River, Louisiana, USA.

…………………. +Caroline ? b: 1815 in Tennessee m: Abt. 1832

………………. 4 John Randolph Hobdy b: 1833 in Alabama d: 16 Mar 1874 in Leon Junction, Coryell, Texas, USA (died intestate)

(John Randolph Hobdy was appointed a guardian — along with his brothers and sisters — when his father Robert died young.)

…………………………… + Frances “Fannie” Walters b: 1839 in Arkansas m: Abt. 1856 d: Abt. 1870 in Coryell Co., TX

(Fannie married (2nd) after John’s death to W. R. Butler, so she is listed on John’s probate records as Fannie Butler.)

…………………………………. 5 John Harrell Hobdy b: 17 Mar 1864 in Texas d: 27 Mar 1902 in Leon Junction, Coryell, Texas, USA

…………………………………….. +Mary Ann Whittenburg b: 11 Nov 1862 in Alabama m: 13 Dec 1887 in Coryell Co., TX d: 12 Dec 1950 in McLennan or Coryell Co., TX (Original marriage license held by the Coryell County Genealogical Society)

………………………………………….. 6 William Ira Hobdy b: 11 Apr 1898 in Leon Junction, Coryell, Texas, USA d: 08 Dec 1992 in Hillsborough Co., FL

……………………………………………… +Vernie Jewel Spencer b: 17 May 1901 in McGregor, McLennan, Texas, USA m: 12 Aug 1916 in Coryell Co., TX d: 24 Jan

1981 in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, USA

………………. 3 William Hobday b: 18 Sep 1803

………………….. +Sarah ?

………………. 3 Edmond Hobday b: 14 Jul 1805 d: 06 Dec 1861

………………….. +Martha Williams Purifoy m: 05 Jan 1829

………………. 3 Margaret Hobday b: 27 Apr 1807 d: 24 Nov 1834

………………….. +Samuel Good Brooks Adams

………………. 3 Nancy Hobday b: 19 May 1810

………………….. +? Harrell

……………………….. 4 [1] Joses Harrell Hobdy b: 10 Nov 1797 d: 11 Jul 1853

…………………………… +[2] Lizetta Cartwright b: 20 Aug 1804 m: 12 Mar 1822 d: 23 Dec 1852

………………. 3 Calvin Hobday b: 15 May 1811

………………. 3 Thomas Hobday b: 29 Apr 1812

………………….. +Mary Jane Lewis

………………. 3 Ira C. Hobday b: 21 Aug 1818 d: 22 May 1880

………………….. +Sarah Love m: 20 Jan 1841

………………. *2nd Husband of Ira C. Hobday:

………………….. +Jane Nall m: 04 Nov 1869

………………. 3 Ivy Hobday b: 21 Aug 1818 d: 1854

………………….. +Elizabeth Reynolds m: 07 Dec 1843

………………. 3 Eliza J. Hobday b: 27 Jun 1825 d: 20 Jun 1852

………………….. +Osborne S. Johnson

…….. 2 Elizabeth Hobday b: 1783

………… +John C. Rhoads m: 19 Mar 1800 in Sumner Co., TN

………………. 3 Zachariah Rhodes b: 1802 d: Bet. 1870 – 1880

………………….. +Sarah Hobday

………………. *2nd Wife of Zachariah Rhodes:

………………….. +Tabitha Mathews m: 18 May 1843

………………. 3 MALE Rhodes b: Bet. 1802 – 1804

………………. 3 Louisa G. Rhodes b: Bet. 1804 – 1810

………………….. +David Garrett m: 31 Mar 1824

………………. 3 William G. Rhodes b: 1814

………………….. +Elinor White

………………. 3 GIRL Rhodes b: Bet. 1815 – 1819

………………. 3 GIRL Rhodes b: Bet. 1815 – 1819

………………. 3 John R. Rhodes b: 1817

………………….. +Cornelia ?

………………. 3 GIRL Rhodes b: 1820

………………. 3 BOY Rhodes b: Bet. 1823 – 1824

…….. 2 Patience Hobday b: 03 Nov 1785 in Northampton Co., NC d: 25 Jul 1837

………… +Jacob Cartwright m: 1803

………………. 3 [2] Lizetta Cartwright b: 20 Aug 1804 d: 23 Dec 1852

………………….. +[1] Joses Harrell Hobdy b: 10 Nov 1797 m: 12 Mar 1822 d: 11 Jul 1853

………………. 3 Harriet Cartwright b: 15 Dec 1807 d: 07 Nov 1874

………………….. +Allen Mathis m: 01 May 1824

………………. 3 Talitha Cartwright b: 05 Apr 1809 d: 21 Dec 1873

………………….. +Andrew Milam m: 24 Jun 1830

………………. 3 John Hunter Cartwright b: 01 Jan 1812 d: 02 Aug 1863

………………….. +Kitty Connell m: 17 Mar 1832

………………. 3 Johnson Cartwright b: 21 Jul 1816 d: Abt. 1817

………………. 3 Robert Hobdy Cartwright b: 05 Jun 1818 d: 17 Jul 1875

………………….. +Emma Ward m: 15 Nov 1866

………………. 3 Alexander Cotton Cartwright b: 16 Jul 1823 d: 18 Feb 1899

………………….. +Mary Stark m: 07 Jan 1844

………………. 3 Mark LaFayette Cartwright b: 31 Jul 1825 d: 27 Jun 1896

………………….. +Sarah Ann Few m: 13 Feb 1848

…….. 2 William Hobday b: 17 May 1787 d: 04 Jan 1857

William Hobdy 1787-1810
William Hobdy
1787-1810

Wm Hobday 1787 1857 Tombstone

………… +Elizabeth “Betsey” Scruggs m: 20 Dec 1810 in Sumner Co., TN

………………. 3 Napoleon Bonaparte Hobdy b: 1813 d: 1856

………………….. +Sidney Jane Hollis m: 23 Oct 1841 in Sumner Co., TN

………………. 3 Vienna Hobdy b: 10 Jun 1815 d: 27 Aug 1863

………………….. +Reuben Wright m: 17 Apr 1858

………………. 3 Eliza Jane Hobdy b: 1819

………………….. +Friar Trail m: 30 Jan 1836 in Sumner Co., TN

………………. *2nd Husband of Eliza Jane Hobdy:

………………….. +John Frazier m: 06 Oct 1846

………………. 3 Moore Cotton Hobdy b: 20 Nov 1820 d: 08 Jun 1903

………………….. +Matilda Harrell m: 13 Nov 1842

……………………….. 4 William Rabey Hobday b: in Allen Co., Kentucky

…………………………… +Amanda Belle Horn

…………………………………. 5 Nathan Wilkins Hobdy

……………………….. 4 Martha E. Hobday b: in Allen Co., Kentucky

…………………………… +Joseph S. Chaney

……………………….. 4 James Wallace Hobday b: 1843 in Sumner Co., TN

…………………………… +Estella B. Edwards

……………………….. 4 Joseph Cotton Hobday b: 10 Sep 1848 in Allen Co., Kentucky d: 31 Jul 1928

…………………………… +Mary F. Hinton b: 17 Aug 1856 m: 17 Nov 1874 d: 07 Jun 1880

…………………………………. 5 Leslie Hobday b: 20 Oct 1875 d: 08 Jan 1876

…………………………………. 5 Cora Hobday b: 14 Jun 1877

…………………………………….. +Benjamin Denton Harris

………………………………………….. 6 Frances McAlister Harris b: 07 Aug 1901 d: 04 Aug 1988

……………………….. *2nd Wife of Joseph Cotton Hobday:

…………………………… +Fannie M. Wilkins b: 30 Mar 1855 in Franklin, Simpson Co., Kentucky m: 11 Sep 1883

…………………………………. 5 Mary Francis Hobdy b: 20 Jun 1884 d: 19 Jul 1942

…………………………………….. +Alfred J. Carpenter

…………………………………. 5 Anna Thomas Hobdy b: 20 Apr 1886 d: 28 Mar 1934

…………………………………….. +Benjamin F. Harris m: 21 Sep 1908

………………………………………….. 6 Mary Jo Harris b: 19 Jan 1910 d: 05 Feb 1910

………………………………………….. 6 Joe Frank Harris b: 13 Mar 1915 d: 15 Mar 1915

…………………………………. 5 Nathan Wilkins Hobdy b: 06 Dec 1891

…………………………………….. +Nancye Elizabeth Helm

………………………………………….. 6 Mary Virginia Hobdy

………………………………………….. 6 Nancy Elizabeth Hobdy b: 01 May 1915

……………………………………………… +Clay Cornwall Law m: 16 Dec 1934

……………………….. 4 DAUGHTER Hobday b: 1856 in Allen Co., Kentucky d: 1857 in Allen Co., Kentucky

………………. 3 Mary D. Hobdy b: 13 Jan 1823 in Tennessee d: 07 Mar 1886

………………….. +William Smith Mayes b: 29 Jun 1819 in Sengtown, Sumner Co., Tennessee m: 16 Jul 1839 in Sumner Co., TN d: 14 Feb 1898 in Sumner Co., Tennessee

……………………….. 4 Pleasant Victor Mayes b: 22 Aug 1842 in Sumner Co., Tennessee d: 08 Jan 1916 in Simpson, Kentucky, USA

…………………………… +Eliza J.”Mittie” Gaither m: 31 Oct 1871

…………………………………. 5 Eddie Mayes b: 03 Oct 1872 d: 01 Nov 1953

…………………………………. 5 Edgar Mayes b: 27 Aug 1875 d: 27 Aug 1923

…………………………………. 5 Annie Mayes b: 09 Dec 1877 d: 27 Aug 1923

…………………………………….. +Russell m: 26 Dec 1898 in Robertson Co., Tennessee

…………………………………. 5 Essie Mayes b: 23 Oct 1881 d: 07 Jan 1970

…………………………………….. +John L. Stewart m: 11 May 1899

…………………………………. 5 Harry J. Mayes b: 02 Jan 1895 d: 1938

…………………………………….. +Mary Sue Mayes

……………………….. 4 Martha A. Mayes b: Abt. 1844

…………………………… +? Stinson

……………………….. 4 Ann Mayes b: Abt. 1844

……………………….. 4 Eliza Mayes b: Abt. 1846

……………………….. 4 Elizabeth Mayes b: Abt. 1846

……………………….. 4 Harriet S. Mayes b: Abt. 1848

……………………….. 4 Madora E. Mayes b: Abt. 1849 in Kentucky

……………………….. 4 Delila Mayes b: Abt. 1849 in Tennessee

……………………….. 4 William Franklin Mayes b: 28 Apr 1854 in Kentucky d: 08 Aug 1892

…………………………… +Mary J. Lynch b: Abt. 1857 in Tennessee m: 08 Jul 1874

…………………………………. 5 W. Claude Mayes b: 28 Mar 1876 in Tennessee d: 23 Jun 1927

…………………………………….. +Flora Webb b: Nov 1876 in Tennessee m: 16 Feb 1896

………………………………………….. 6 Clinton V. Mayes b: Jun 1899 in Tennessee

…………………………………. 5 Walter Mayes b: 11 May 1878 in Tennessee d: 23 Aug 1925

…………………………………. 5 Julia M. Mayes b: 28 Feb 1881 d: 15 Oct 1970

…………………………………….. +Charlie Denning m: 06 Nov 1896

………………………………………….. 6 Grace E. Denning b: 28 Nov 1897

……………………………………………… +Fred Ray m: 20 Nov 1915

………………………………………….. 6 Luther Gilbert Denning b: 15 Feb 1898 d: 13 Mar 1977

……………………………………………… +Florence Enders m: 05 Oct 1922

………………………………………….. 6 Taylor O. Denning b: 07 Apr 1901

……………………………………………… +Louis Mellon

…………………………………. 5 Vollie Mayes b: 06 Feb 1886 d: 12 Apr 1894

…………………………………. 5 Clarence V. Mayes b: 19 Apr 1889 d: 19 Sep 1961

…………………………………….. +Fannie C. Laney m: 30 Dec 1919

…………………………………. 5 John William Mayes b: 24 Jun 1892 d: 14 Jun 1965

……………………….. 4 Mary Trail Mayes b: Abt. 1857 in Tennessee

……………………….. 4 Napoleon D. Mayes b: 07 Sep 1860 in Tennessee d: 20 Apr 1940 in Sumner Co., Tennessee

…………………………… +Elizabeth Denning b: Abt. 1861 m: 25 Mar 1885 in Sumner Co., Tennessee d: Aft. 1930 in Sumner Co., Tennessee

…………………………………. 5 Ballard Mayes b: Abt. 1890

…………………………………….. +Susan ?

…………………………………. 5 Clinton Mayes b: Abt. 1897 in Sumner Co., Tennessee

……………………….. 4 Georgia Ann Mayes b: 07 Feb 1863 in Tennessee d: 1950

…………………………… +John H.Duffer m: 13 Aug 1885

…………………………………. 5 Luther D. H.Duffer b: 02 Jan 1887

…………………………………. 5 Hattie Oma Duffer b: 22 Oct 1890 d: 25 Oct 1918

…………………………………….. +Herbert C. Fisher m: 05 Nov 1909

……………………….. 4 Joel C. Mayes b: Abt. 1866 in Tennessee d: 03 Oct 1916 in Simpson Co., KY

…………………………… +Ada ? b: 1866 in Kentucky

…………………………………. 5 Herman B. Mayes b: Abt. 1891

………………. 3 Jerome Bonaparte Hobdy b: 19 Oct 1824 d: 11 Jan 1912

………………….. +Louisa McGlothlin

………………. *2nd Wife of Jerome Bonaparte Hobdy:

………………….. +Nancy McGlothlin m: 28 Jan 1860

………………. 3 Harriett W. Hobdy b: 1826 d: Bef. 1857

………………….. +John M. Hollis m: 02 Jul 1843 in Sumner Co., TN

………………. 3 William Donaldson Hobdy b: 04 Jan 1829 d: 05 Nov 1876 (SEE HOBDAY FAMILY BIBLE)

………………….. +Rebecca Ann Hargiss b: 02 Oct 1838 in Tennessee m: 14 Apr 1857 in Sumner Co., TN d: 06 Mar 1908

……………………….. 4 Jerome B. Hobdy

……………………….. 4 Eliza Hobdy b: 22 Feb 1858 d: 08 Apr 1924

…………………………… +Henry Cornelius Mayes m: 27 Jun 1874

……………………….. 4 William “Willie” D. Hobdy b: 22 Feb 1860 d: 27 Feb 1926

…………………………… +Kora F. Tucker m: 25 Dec 1894

……………………….. 4 Thomas Hobdy b: 12 Jan 1863 d: 12 Jan 1868

……………………….. 4 Moore Cotton Hobdy b: 25 Jan 1864 d: 25 Sep 1923

…………………………… +Ada M. Fowler m: 31 Dec 1893

…………………………………. 5 Joseph Cotton Hobdy

……………………….. 4 Nannie Hobdy b: 03 Sep 1866 d: 30 Dec 1895

…………………………… +Marcus Bates Perdue m: 28 Feb 1886

…………………………………. 5 Willie Perdue

…………………………………….. +J. W. Dorris

………………………………………….. 6 Mildred Perdue

……………………….. 4 Harriett “Hattie” Hobdy b: 26 Mar 1869 d: 19 Mar 1960

…………………………… +John Louis Hill m: 15 May 1892

…………………………………. 5 Hugh Bennett Hill

……………………….. 4 Fountain E. Hobdy b: 17 Dec 1871 d: 30 Jul 1937 in Portland, Simpson Co., TN

…………………………… +Addie G. Sarver m: 26 Dec 1894 d: Aft. 1937

…………………………………. 5 Allene Moore Hobdy b: 18 Nov 1902

………………. 3 Elizabeth D. Hobdy b: 1832 d: 01 Sep 1861

………………….. +Erasmus D. Fonville m: 11 Apr 1848 in Sumner Co., TN

…….. 2 John William “Jack” Hobday b: 1790 d: 31 Dec 1852 in Sumner Co., TN

………… +Nancy Cummings  (Cummins) m: 04 Oct 1817 in Sumner Co., TN

………………. 3 Thomas Cotton Hobdy b: 20 Oct 1818 d: 19 Jan 1881

Tombstone of Thomas Cotton Hobday, son of William

Tombstone of Thomas Cotton Hobdy 1818-1881

………………….. +Sarah Jane McGlothlin m: 21 Dec 1843

Tombstone of Sarah Jane McGlothlin Hobdy

Tombstone of Sarah Jane (McGlothlin) Hobdy

………………. 3 Talitha A. Hobdy b: Bet. 1819 – 1820 d: Bef. 1869

………………….. +James L. Martin

………………. 3 Margaret M. Hobdy b: Bet. 1819 – 1820 d: Bef. 1852

………………….. +William Butler m: 20 Aug 1843

………………. 3 John C. Hobdy b: 1826 d: Abt. 1865

………………….. +Bettie Jones

…….. *2nd Wife of John W. “Jack” Hobday:

………… +Elizabeth Clay Hodges m: 22 Sep 1835 in Sumner Co., TN d: 13 Jul 1899

………………. 3 Martha P. C. Hobdy b: 1836

………………….. +William H. Barber m: 18 Apr 1854

………………. 3 Lycurgus M. H. Hobdy b: 1838 d: Bef. 1874

………………….. +Elly Ann Denning

………………. 3 William Lucilius Hobdy b: 1839

………………….. +Charity Jones m: 03 Nov 1859

………………. 3 Mary E. T. E. Hobdy b: 1841

………………….. +John Barber m: 23 Jun 1856

………………. 3 Elvira Ann V. Hobdy b: 1843 d: Bef. 1883

………………….. +David Barber m: 28 Oct 1866

………………. 3 Francis J. W. Hobdy b: 1845

………………. 3 Catherine E. V. L. Hobdy b: 1848

…….. 2 Talitha “Lethy” Hobday b: 1792 in Bertie Co., North Carolina

………… +William Byrn m: 1808

………………. 3 Jane Byrn b: 20 Jan 1810 d: 10 Feb 1885

………………….. +William Pitt Bowers m: 19 Jul 1827

………………. 3 Harriet Byrn b: 1812 d: Bet. 1860 – 1870

………………….. +Thomas Warmack m: 07 Oct 1828

………………. 3 Preston Byrn b: 08 Mar 1813 d: 10 Oct 1882

………………….. +Mary E. Warmack Newburn m: 15 Oct 1864

………………. 3 Elizabeth Ann Byrn b: 1814 d: Abt. 1835

………………….. +Richard Warmack m: 11 Sep 1833

………………. 3 Jackson C. Byrn b: 29 Jul 1815 d: 04 Jul 1868

………………….. +Sarah Luton m: 22 Jan 1850

………………. 3 Mary P. Byrn b: 1820 d: Bet. 1850 – 1860

………………….. +Jesse Warmack m: 12 Dec 1841

…….. 2 Tabitha “Bethy” Hobday b: 22 Feb 1792 in Bertie Co., North Carolina d: 01 Oct 1851 in Benton, Scott Co., Missouri

………… +Wylie Howell b: 01 May 1788 in Bertie Co., NC m: 13 Aug 1810 in Davidson Co., TN d: 18 Sep 1859 in Benton, Scott Co., or Howell Co., Missouri

………………. 3 DAUGHTER Howell b: Bet. 1810 – 1820

………………….. +Frank Simpson

………………. 3 Josiah King Howell b: 16 Oct 1816 d: 01 Sep 1872

………………….. +Elizabeth Casey m: 18 Feb 1844

……………………….. 4 Willie Howell

………………. 3 Wylie Howell b: 1818

………………….. +Permelia ?

………………. 3 Eason C. Howell b: 1820 d: Dec 1872

………………….. +Martha Thomas

………………. *2nd Wife of Eason C. Howell:

………………….. +Susan Campbell m: 03 Mar 1846

………………. 3 Timothy W. Howell b: 1821

………………….. +Hannah Campbell m: 06 Feb 1848

………………. 3 Thoms Hobdy Howell b: 12 Aug 1824 d: 13 Nov 1896

………………….. +Eliza Hall

………………. *2nd Wife of Thoms Hobdy Howell:

………………….. +Nancy Thomas Cotton Hobdy m: 30 Dec 1847

………………. 3 Sarah Ann Howell b: 20 Jan 1826 d: 15 Oct 1883

………………….. +Peter Bingaman m: 09 May 1843

………………. 3 George W. Howell b: 1827

………………….. +Mary E. Champion m: 24 Aug 1851

…….. *2nd Husband of Tabitha “Bethy” Hobday:

………… +John Bobdy m: 10 Oct 1817 in Sumner Co., TN

…….. 2 Richard “Dick” Hobday b: 22 Apr 1794 in Sumner Co., TN d: 02 Jul 1851 in Sumner Co., TN

RichardHobdayTombstone

Tombstone of Richard D. Hobdy 1794-1851

………… +Elizabeth “Betsy” Cotton m: 03 Mar 1819 in Sumner Co., TN

………………. 3 Noah Hobdy b: 1821 d: Bef. 1867

………………. 3 Robert M. Hobdy b: 1823

………………….. +Sarah Jane Barrett m: 07 Dec 1847

……………………….. 4 Thomas M. Hobdy

………………. 3 John Hobdy b: 22 Nov 1824 d: 08 Oct 1886

………………….. +Sarah Cummings m: 12 Jan 1848

………………………   4 Bridger Pitts Hobday b. 16 Oct 1853 in Dyer Co., TN; d. 19 May 1925 in Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX

Death Certificate of Bridger Pitts Hobday
Death Certificate of Bridger Pitts Hobday

(This Bridger Pitts Hobday is the 6th great grandson of Joseph Bridger (1628-1686) — see my BRIDGER website.)

………………. 3 Mary C. Hobdy b: 1826

………………….. +Thomas Edwards m: 24 Jan 1849

………………. 3 Alexander Rush Hobdy b: 27 Mar 1831 d: 02 Apr 1895

………………….. +Elizabeth Jackson m: 27 Oct 1851

………………. 3 Elizabeth “Talitha” Hobdy b: 04 Apr 1833 d: 05 Feb 1892

………………….. +George W. Hughes m: 27 Oct 1858

………………. 3 Thomas C. Hobdy b: 29 May 1835 d: 15 Oct 1836

………………. 3 Andrew Hobdy b: 25 Mar 1837 d: 01 Jun 1837

………………. 3 William Hobdy b: 1838 d: Bef. 1867

………………. 3 Mary Francis Hobdy b: 1840 d: Bef. Dec 1869

………………. 3 Hugh Hobdy b: 1842 d: Bef. Dec 1869

Sources:

  1. From a book “Tennessee Records & Marriage Bonds” pg. 175 – Bible Records – Tombstone Inscriptions; Under heading: “Record of Alexander Cotton Cartweight, Davidson County, Tennessee, in possession of Mrs. E. E. Pearson, Nashville, TN” — “Talitha Cotton and Robt. Hobdy, married near Halifax, N.C. ; came to Sumner County, Tenn., in 1791, in wagons. Robt. Hobdy, died about 1800, and Talitha Hobdy married Dempsey Powell.”

2. Abingdon Parish Register 1677-1761, Glouester Co., Virginia as part of the William Carter Stubbs Papers II, copied by Mattie & Amy at Valley Front, Gloucester Co., Virginia in 1908. Photos of this register taken by me at the Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Department of Special Collections, Manuscript Division,

3. Death cert for Samuel Warren

4. Death cert of Evelyn Hobdy Warren

5. 1880 census, Butler Co., KY

6. 1870 census, Butler Co., KY showing Samuel, Evelyn, & Alexander Warren

7. 1850 census of Butler Co., KY; Middle Tennessee Genealogy, pg. 143

8. Cemeteries of Butler County (KY), Anita Dann, The Butler Co. Gen. & Hist. Soc. 2002, pg. 540

9. 1900 Census of Butler Co., KY

10. 1880 census of Butler Co., KY

11. Deed 1859, Ohio Co.,KY

12. Marriage Bond, Butler County, KY for Alexander Hobdy & Miss Sarah Ann James dated 26 June 184, from Butler Co. Marriage Book No. 1, 1810-1865

13. Ohio County Deed dated 1859 that says Sarah Sally Ann is wife of Alexander Hobdy

14. 1870 Census of Alexander & Sally Hobdy (looks like Hody);

15.  Will of Robert Hobday, TSL&A Microfilm, Roll #91, Probate Records (County or Chancery Court), Wills Vol. 1-5, July 1789-July 1904

16. Transcript of Will of Robert Hobdy, Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes, 2002

17. THE  REGISTER OF ABINGDON PARISH, GLOUCESTER CO., VIRGINIA 1677-1780, compiled by Robert Robins, Honford House, pg. 91

18. SOME EARLY SETTLERS OF UPPER SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE — THE HOBDAY, COTTON, DURHAM, GILLESPIE, PERDUE, ABSHER, MATTOX, COCHRAN AND MAYES FAMILIES by Lee Absher, M.D., The Portland Herald, 1909-1910, Knoxville, Tennessee 1966

19. TENNESSEE RECORDS, BIBLE RECORDS AND MARRIAGE BONDS, Jeannette Acklen, Clearfield, 1994 , pg. 175

20. FIRST FAMILIES OF TENNESSEE, East Tennessee Historical Society, pg. 178

21. Will of Thomas Cotten, 18 Apr 1787, Hertford Co., NC, Private Manuscript Collection of John Vann 1817-1911, PC 122.1-5, Hertford Co., NC, North Carolina State Archives; Transcript of Thomas Cotton’s Will

22. Journals of the House of Burgesses, 1742–1747, 1748–1749, H. R. McIlwaine, ed. (Richmond, 1909), vol. VII, p. 173.

23.  The Blacksmith in Colonial Virginia By Harold B. Gill, Jr.

24. Through Different Eyes: Biographies of Eighteenth-Century Residents, Colonial Williamsburg Department of Education Outreach.

Other Hobday/Hobdy websites:

Website of Bob Law…

http://www.simpsonco.bizland.com/FAMILY_HISTORY_HOBDAY_HOBDY.HTM

Bob Law’s Collection — at Western Kentucky University (available on microfilm from www.familysearch.org

Sally’s Family Place…

http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/MulberryGrove/cottenb3a.htm

Descendants of William Armfield Hobday (no known connection to my Hobday family.) 

http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/users/h/o/b/Roger-A-Hobday/index.html

Hobday Family Genealogy Forum

http://genforum.genealogy.com/hobday/

Contact me

I would like to included documented evidence of the ancestors of Robert Hobday. I will give credit on this website to anyone who can provide copies of documents, if the researcher would like me to do that. I would also like to include a complete list of Robert’s descendants on this website.  I will not include any living persons. Please email me at Elaine64@aol.com or leave a comment, below if you have a question or have information to share.

(c) Elaine Powell 2016

13 Comments

  • Alice Ramer Rice Bratcher

    William SMITH Mayes and Mary D. Hobday Mayes son
    P V Mayes
    who was in the Confederate Army. Attended the 1910 Orphan Brigade Veterans Reunion in Franklin, TN. (I am trying to locate some of their descendants.) Daughter, Eddie Mayes, never married and died Nov 1, 1953.

    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 about P V Mayes
    Name: P V Mayes
    Death Date: 8 Jan 1916
    Death Location: Simpson
    Residence Location: Simpson
    Age: 73
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 22 Aug 1842
    Birth Location: Tennessee
    Father’s Name: Smith Mayes
    Mother’s Name: Miss Hobdy
    Mother’s Birth Location: Tennessee

  • Alice, I have the following children & grandchildren listed for William S. Mayes and Mary D. Hobdy:

    1 William Smith Mayes b: Abt. 1820 in Tennessee d: Aft. 1880

    .. +Mary D. Hobdy b: 13 Jan 1823 in Tennessee m: 16 Jul 1839 in Sumner Co., TN d: 07 Mar 1886

    …….. 2 Pleasant V. Mayes b: Abt. 1842

    …….. 2 Martha A. Mayes b: Abt. 1844

    ………… +? Stinson

    …….. 2 Ann Mayes b: Abt. 1844

    …….. 2 Eliza Mayes b: Abt. 1846

    …….. 2 Elizabeth Mayes b: Abt. 1846

    …….. 2 Harriet S. Mayes b: Abt. 1848

    …….. 2 Madora E. Mayes b: Abt. 1849 in Kentucky

    …….. 2 Delila Mayes b: Abt. 1849 in Tennessee

    …….. 2 William F. Mayes b: Abt. 1853 in Kentucky

    ………… +Mary J. ? b: Abt. 1857 in Tennessee

    ………………. 3 Claud Mayes b: 28 Mar 1876 in Tennessee

    ………………….. +Fiara ? b: Nov 1876 in Tennessee

    ……………………….. 4 Clinton V. Mayes b: Jun 1899 in Tennessee

    ………………. 3 Walter Mayes b: Abt. 1878 in Tennessee

    …….. 2 Mary Trail Mayes b: Abt. 1857 in Tennessee

    …….. 2 Napoleon D. Mayes b: Abt. 1861 in Tennessee d: Aft. 1930 in Sumner Co., Tennessee

    ………… +Elizabeth Denning b: Abt. 1861 m: 25 Mar 1885 in Sumner Co., Tennessee d: Aft. 1930 in Sumner Co., Tennessee

    ………………. 3 Ballard Mayes b: Abt. 1890

    ………………….. +Susan ?

    ………………. 3 Clinton Mayes b: Abt. 1897 in Sumner Co., Tennessee

    …….. 2 Georgia Ann Mayes b: Feb 1863 in Tennessee

    ………… +John H.Duffer m: 1885

    ………………. 3 Luther D. H.Duffer b: Jan 1887

    ………………. 3 Hattie O.Duffer b: Oct 1890

    …….. 2 Joel C. Mayes b: Abt. 1866 in Tennessee d: 03 Oct 1916 in Simpson Co., KY

    ………… +Ada ? b: 1866 in Kentucky

    ………………. 3 Herman B. Mayes b: Abt. 1891

    You could probably follow the census trail to find more descendants.

    Hope this helps some.

    Elaine

  • Bob Law

    Thank you for the work you have done on the Hobday family. I started working on the family in 1961 and did not publish a book since the computer was not in existance at that time and I have much too much information to enter it now. I did send all of my material to the Mormon Library for them to microfilm and they did on three 35mm rolls that you can get from any Mormon Famiy History Center if you are interested. I have also listed several Hobdy/Hobday graves on http://www.findagrave.com in Kentucky and Tennessee. One for Richard Hobday is in Sumner County TN and he used the Hobday spelling all of his siblings used Hobdy. There was a Thomas Hobdy that went to Ohio County Kentucky that also used the Hobday spelling. The most interesting find that I ran across was the Cartwright account of the Hobday famiy in North Carolina, they have a coplete copy of that in the TN State Library and Archives and I saw the original journal from a lady here in Nashville. I was wondering what the Abingdon Parish Register 1677 to 1761 was in the Hobday first page? I did not find the name on that page anywhere. I had known about Robert being the son of Sarah but had never seen the documnet just transcriptions of it so I was excited to see the actual page from you, thank you. I do have charts of all of the children of Robert Hobday that I could locate that were hand done at the time and only give the dates but not where the events took place. They are still a big help to me when people contact me about the family. Thank you again for all you have done.

    Bop

  • Hi Bob,

    It’s good to hear from you! We’ve emailed each other before, when I was just digging into my Hobday family. You and I are 5th cousins, 1x removed. After you told me about your research being on microfilm at the LDS library I ordered the films. In fact, I paid for them to stay at our Family History Center here in Orlando. It took me a while to get through the film, and I’m actually still not done. It takes so long to look at them and then either print them or save them. Their equipment at our FHC is slow.

    I’m so glad to hear you’ve put Hobday/Hobdy family members on FindAGrave. I was just putting some JAMES family on their recently. My Sarah Ann James married Alexander Hobdy. He was the son of Thomas Cotton Hobdy. Perhaps he is the Thomas Hobday you refer to because he lived in Ohio Co., KY and then Butler Co. Thomas is actually listed as LOBDY in the Ancestry.com index. But I did send in a correction.

    I had 14 different ancestors living in Butler Co. My grandmother’s WARREN family lived in Butler Co. and married into the Hobdy family. I’ve been to Sumner Co. to do research on Robert Hobday.

    I did read your info about the Cartwright family that included info on the Hobday family. Cartwright and Related Families by J. A. Cartwright, April 30, 1958, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Ms. Div. ac. no. 69-80, page 99. I would like to go to the Tennessee State Archives to do more research so if I get there, I’ll look up the Cartwright book. My husband’s Powell family came from the area around Sumner Co. so I’ve got to look them up also.

    Yes, it was exciting to see the old Abingdon Parish Registers in the William & Mary College archives. I’ve attached the full page of that and also the section that shows Robert, son of Sarah. I’ve been trying to find out who Robert’s father was. There is a lot of talk online about those early Hobdays and I don’t know if they’ll ever be sorted out. However, with DNA testing, perhaps we’ll figure it out some day. However, there is not yet a Hobday DNA Project. I had my husband tested and it proved he is descended from the Powell line of Thomas Powell of Isle of Wight Co., VA ca. 1650. And I had my dad’s DNA tested and found out that we are descended from the Pennsylvania Hatfields! THAT was exciting to know!!

    Yes, I took all your charts and entered them into my Family Tree program. I saw that you have 9 children for Thomas Hobday. I found some information that I can’t seem to find at the moment that shows an additional 3 children: Patience, William, and Emiline. But that might be incorrect info. I’ve attached a copy of your chart for my Thomas & Elizabeth Brackin Hobday/Hobdy. I’m sure that you saw that I did include your Hobday info on my website. I gave you credit but did not ask your permission, so I hope that is okay. You’ve done such an excellent job on the Hobday history and I wanted to include all that you’ve done to be able to help other researchers. So if you give me your official permission, I’ll note that on my website.

    I had the good fortune of being able to travel frequently with my husband from our home in Orlando to Williamsburg, Virginia where he worked for almost 3 years. I did a lot of research in county courthouses, libraries, and the Virginia State archives. I have stacks and stacks of papers from books and microfilm that I copied. I do have some Hobday info. It’s going to take me YEARS to get all the stuff entered into my computer. When I find new Hobday info, I’ll add it to my website.

    I’ll let you know when I go to Tennessee. Thanks for contacting me.

    Your cousin, Elaine

  • Norma McArthur

    Elaine,

    I just read your posting and wondered if you have any additional information on the Alexander Rushton Hobdy Line. He was married to Elizabeth Jane Jackson and their son Richard D. Hobdy was my great-
    grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Norma

  • Hi Norma,

    Here is some additional info I have on Alexander Rushton Hobday…

    1860 United States Federal Census
    about A R Hobdy Name: A R Hobdy
    Age in 1860: 29
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1860: District 10, Sumner, Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Gallatin
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    A R Hobdy 29
    Elizabeth J Hobdy 28
    William T Hobdy 7
    Elizabeth W Hobdy 4
    Hetty P Hobdy 2

    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Alexander R. Hobdy Name: Alexander R. Hobdy
    Home in 1880: District 15, Sumner, Tennessee
    Age: 49
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse’s Name: Elizabeth J. Hobdy
    Father’s birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother’s birthplace: Tennessee
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alexander R. Hobdy 49
    Elizabeth J. Hobdy 49
    Hettie K. Hobdy 21
    Richard Hobdy 12
    John A. Hobdy 10
    Arthur R. Hobdy 4
    John F. White 10
    Gertrude White 6
    Sementie Griffin 21

    You can read some history regarding “Rush” on this website: http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsumner/shobday.htm

    Here is the outline descendant chart for Richard Hobday:

    1 Richard “Dick” Hobday b: 22 Apr 1794 in Sumner Co., TN d: 02 Jul 1851 in Sumner Co., TN

    .. +Elizabeth “Betsy” Cotton m: 03 Mar 1819 in Sumner Co., TN

    …….. 2 Noah Hobdy b: 1821 d: Bef. 1867

    …….. 2 Robert M. Hobdy b: 1823

    ………… +Sarah Jane Barrett m: 07 Dec 1847

    ………………. 3 Thomas M. Hobdy

    …….. 2 John Hobdy b: 22 Nov 1824 d: 08 Oct 1886

    ………… +Sarah Cummings m: 12 Jan 1848

    …….. 2 Mary C. Hobdy b: 1826

    ………… +Thomas Edwards m: 24 Jan 1849

    …….. 2 Alexander Rush Hobdy b: 27 Mar 1831 in Sumner Co., TN d: 02 Apr 1895 in Sumner Co., TN

    ………… +Elizabeth Jane Jackson m: 30 Oct 1851 in Sumner Co., TN

    …….. 2 Elizabeth “Talitha” Hobdy b: 04 Apr 1833 d: 05 Feb 1892

    ………… +George W. Hughes m: 27 Oct 1858

    …….. 2 Thomas C. Hobdy b: 29 May 1835 d: 15 Oct 1836

    …….. 2 Andrew Hobdy b: 25 Mar 1837 d: 01 Jun 1837

    …….. 2 William Hobdy b: 1838 d: Bef. 1867

    …….. 2 Mary Francis Hobdy b: 1840 d: Bef. Dec 1869

    …….. 2 Hugh Hobdy b: 1842 d: Bef. Dec 1869

    Here is the outline descendant chart for Alexander Rustin Hobday (Notice that his children’s surnames are all spelled Hobdy.

    1 Alexander Rush Hobdy b: 27 Mar 1831 in Sumner Co., TN d: 02 Apr 1895 in Sumner Co., TN

    .. +Elizabeth Jane Jackson m: 30 Oct 1851 in Sumner Co., TN

    …….. 2 William T. Hobdy b: 1853 in Sumner Co., TN

    …….. 2 Elizabeth W. Hobdy b: 1856 in Sumner Co., TN

    …….. 2 Hetty P. Hobdy b: 1858 in Sumner Co., TN

    …….. 2 Richard Hobdy b: 1868 in Sumner Co., TN

    …….. 2 John A. Hobdy b: 1870 in Sumner Co., TN

    …….. 2 Arthur R. Hobdy b: 1876 in Sumner Co., TN

    Here is some various info on Richard Hobday, who was the father of Alexander.

    Richard Hobday’s will dated Oct. 11, 1850 was probated in Sumner Co., TN in Will Book 3, page 150, July 1851, names wife Elizabeth, Also: Polly Edwards, Noah Hobdy, Rush Hobdy, Talitha Hobdy, William Hobdy, Frances Hobdy, Hugh Hobdy, John Hobdy, Robert M. Hobdy, Josiah Walton, executor. Witnesses signatures: John Cotton, A. J. Barrett.
    Richard is the youngest son of Talitha Cotton and Robert Hobday from Bertie, North Carolina. He is a brother of William Hobdy buried in the Hobdy Cemetery Sumner County. Richard married Betsy Cotton March 3, 1819 they had eleven known children. He was probably born in Bertie, North Carolina and was age two when the family came to Tennessee.
    Burial:
    Cotton Cemetery
    Sumner County
    Tennessee, USA
    Richard (Dick) Hodby married Elizabeth Cotton in 1819. He died in Sumner Co TN in 1851. His Will ordered that all his slaves be sold at the death of his wife. Do not know if she died before or after Emancipation.

    I have many copies of the files of Bob Law, a Hobday descendant, which you can see on this webpage — http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1457&context=dlsc_mss_fin_aid&sei-redir=1#search=%22Alexander%20Rushtin%20Hobdy%20son%20Richard%20Hobdsy%22
    I have yet to go thru all those files and put that info into my family tree program, so I might be adding more info for Rush.

    A copy of the original marriage record for Alexander Hobday and wife Elizabeth Jackson is attached.

    I hope this provides you with the info you are looking for.
    Regards,
    Elaine

  • Carolyn Adams

    What a work you have done. My husband’s family is Hobdy. Samuel Goodbrooks Adams married Margaret Hobdy. I love to study the family. Thanks for all your work.

  • Elaine Powell

    Hi Carolyn,
    Coincidentally, I have been working on the Hobday/Hobdy family for the past two days. From whom does Margaret Hobdy descend? I have discovered Hobday/Hobdy pedigree charts with hundreds of names and I am in the process of entering all the names into my family tree program. When I get them all entered, I’ll be updating my outline descendant chart on my website.
    Regards,
    Elaine Powell

  • Daniel Cormode

    For Elaine Powell.
    I am trying to establish a connection between Stephen Conger Powell (1817-1909) and Thomas Powell, son of Dempsey Powell.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    R
    Daniel Cormode

  • Carolyn Adams

    Elaine, I had made a comment on your wonderful work on the Hobdy’s info. That was back in July, 2012. I came across this again and saw your question about Margaret Hobdy. The book “Some Early Settlers of Upper Sumner County, Tennessee The Hobdy, Cotton, Durham, Gillespie, Perdue, Absher, Mattox, cochran and Mayes Families”, says Robert and Talitha had 11 childred and 1 was Edmond. He married Nancy Harrell and their child was Margaret Hobdy. Margaret Married Samuel Good Brooks Adams and they had 4 children in Alabama. The only boy John Hobdy Adams married Martha Elizabeth Womack and they had 12 children. One of their boys was Dr. Samuel Womack Adams which is my husbands grandfather. From what I see this is correct but of course I may have wrong info..You said you would be updating the chart on your website. Is there a way we can look at it?? Thanks

  • I am related to Edmund Hobdy
    The Alabama Hobdys were politically active during the pre- rebellion time.
    One of the Hobdy daughters married into the mcRae family
    In Barbour county, Alabama
    The Hobdy family were prosperous planters
    Thank you
    Shelly Jakes
    Tampa, Florida

  • Elaine Powell

    Hi Shelly,
    I live in Orlando! Thank you for providing me with info on the Edmund Hobdy family. I have Edmond in my file as Edmond Hobday. I think it’s been spelled both ways for his first and last name. I recently added a lot more info on Edmond’s family because I was helping another descendant of his to get into the Colonial Dames under our shared COTTON line, from which Edmond descends. Edmond’s mother was Talitha COTTON. I descend from Edmond’s brother Thomas Cotton Hobdy. I’m a little confused by your statement “The Alabama Hobdys were politically active during the pre-rebellion time.” Do you mean the Revolutionary War? Edmond wasn’t born until 1776. And to my knowledge, Edmond was the only child of Robert Hobday who went into Alabama. Most of the others migrated to Tennessee.

    I do have a Charles M. McRae who married Edmond’s granddaughter Mary E. Do you have children, etc. for Mary & Charles? If so, I would very much like to have their names, date, with locations. Below is what I have:

    1 Edmond Hobday b: 28 Dec 1776 in Northampton Co. NC d: 11 Jun 1853 in Pike Co., AL

    .. +Nancy Ann Harrell b: Abt. 1779 in VA m: Abt. 1790 in Pike Co., AL (now Bullock Co.) d: 1840 in Pike Co., AL

    …….. 2 Harrell Hobday b: 23 Sep 1799 d: 21 Feb 1865

    ………… +Jane McNeill b: 1804 d: 1863

    ………………. 3 Mary E. Hobday b: 1845 m. Charles M. McRae

    ………………… +

    If you have any more info on that family that you are willing to share, I’d love to have it. You can email me directly at Elaine64@aol.com.

    Thanks!
    Elaine Powell

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