Males with the surname Dobbs or Dabbs born before 1801 in the southern Atlantic states (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia) and who appear in the 1850 census.

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Southern Dobbs/Dabbs Males Born Pre-1801

Found in US Census of 1850

The table below comes from a search of the United States Census of 1850. The criteria of the search were for males with the surname Dobbs or Dabbs born before 1801 in the southern Atlantic states (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia).

There were found 37 men with the surname Dobbs and six with the surname Dabbs (one was listed in the index as Dabbe, but an inspection of the image confirmed the name was spelled as Dabbs).

Of the group with the surname Dobbs: ten gave Virginia as their birthplace, ten were from North Carolina, nine from South Carolina, and ten from Georgia.

In 1850, twelve of the Dobbs were living in Georgia, six in Tennessee, five in Alabama, four each in Kentucky and Mississippi, three each in Illinois and Virginia, two resided in North Carolina, and one each in Indiana, South Carolina, and Texas.

Of the men where more than one lived in same locale in 1850: two lived in Macon, Alabama, two in Cass, Georgia, two in Cobb, Georgia, two in Gwinnett, Georgia, three in Allen, Kentucky, and two in Bradley, Tennessee. Five out of the six Dabbs were born in Virginia with one born in North Carolina. One other note: out of the forty-four men found, nine have the first name John and three are named Josiah.

In the table below the year of birth is estimate based on the age shown in the census record:

 

 

 

 

BIRTH

RES IN 1850

ITEM

NAME

SURNAME

STATE

YEAR

PLACE

STATE

1

WILLIAM

DOBBS

VA

1795

CHICKASAW

MS

2

JOSIAH

DOBBS

VA

1790

LAUDERDALE

MS

3

NATHAN

DOBBS

VA

1754

GWINNETT

GA

4

DAVID

DOBBS

VA

1783

MONTGOMERY

VA

5

HENRY

DOBBS

VA

1780

ALLEN

KY

6

JAMES

DOBBS

VA

1794

BRADLEY

TN

7

HS

DOBBS

VA

1779

ALLEN

KY

8

JOHN

DOBBS

VA

1791

WAYNE

KY

9

WS

DOBBS

VA

1790

CANNON

TN

10

JOHN

DOBBS

VA

1790

WHITE

VA

11

CALEB

DOBBS

NC

1794

BRADLEY

TN

12

JOHN

DOBBS

NC

1799

LEWIS

TN

13

JOHN

DOBBS

NC

1793

ALLEN

KY

14

NATHANIEL

DOBBS

NC

1785

MACON

AL

15

CYRAZ

DOBBS

NC

1798

CASS

TX

16

WILLIAM S

DOBBS

NC

1789

MACON

AL

17

WILLIAM

DOBBS

NC

1779

GREENE

IN

18

JOSIAH

DOBBS

NC

1785

WAYNE

IL

19

JOHN

DOBBS

NC

1780

MCDONALD

MO

20

JESSE

DOBBS

SC

1779

COBB

GA

21

PETER

DOBBS

SC

1796

CHEROKEE

AL

22

JOHN

DOBBS

SC

1797

FAYETTE

AL

23

LEWIS

DOBBS

SC

1800

LUMPKIN

GA

24

LEWIS J

DOBBS

SC

1757

WARE

GA

25

JOSEPH

DOBBS

SC

1794

UNION

SC

26

CILAS

DOBBS

SC

1794

CHOCTAW

MS

27

WILLIAM

DOBBS

SC

1762

JOHNSON

IL

28

DAVID

DOBBS

GA

1791

COBB

GA

29

BURRELL

DOBBS

GA

1800

CHEROKEE

GA

30

ELISHA

DOBBS

GA

1793

MERIWETHER

GA

31

JOHN

DOBBS

GA

1792

MADISON

GA

32

PETER

DOBBS

GA

1776

CASS

GA

33

JOHN

DOBBS

GA

1790

CASS

GA

34

JESSEE

DOBBS

GA

1793

ELBERT

GA

35

JAMES

DOBBS

GA

1790

GWINNETT

GA

36

LODANY

DOBBS

GA

1793

GALLATIN

IL

37

THOMAS A

DOBBS

GA

1797

MONROE

MS

38

JOSIAH

DABBS

VA

1782

HALIFAX

VA

39

JOHN

DABBS

VA

1786

HENDERSON

TN

40

LEMUEL S

DABBS

VA

1794

CASWELL

NC

42

ABNER

DABBS

VA

1792

GREENE

MO

43

SILAS

DABBS

VA

1798

LIMESTONE

AL

44

JOEL

DABBS

NC

1785

PERRY

TN