Solomon Dobbs

M, #1699, (1815 - 1860)
Solomon Dobbs|b. 1815\nd. 30 Apr 1860|p1699.htm|Jesse Dobbs|b. 1779\nd. a 1850|p1692.htm|Polly|b. c 1778|p6368.htm|Lodowick Dobbs|b. c 1759\nd. c 1814|p696.htm|Sarah Adams||p2672.htm|||||||

Last Edited=4 Nov 2009
Solomon Dobbs was born in 1815 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.2 He was the son of Jesse Dobbs and Polly.1 He married Laura P. Cowen on July 19, 1836 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia.2,1 He died on April 30, 1860 in Alabama.2

He may have some relationship or connection with Martin Dobbs of Cobb County, Georgia.
"It is more than likely that there were two Solomon Dobbs. There is one in Cobb Co., GA in 1840 and another in Murray Co., GA in 1840. But the Solomon who married Laura Cowen was almost certainly the son of Jesse Dobbs, oldest son of Lodowick and Sarah Dobbs of Pendleton Dist., SC. Cowen family researchers say that Solomon was born in Pendleton Dist., SC and that seems to fit. Also we know that Solomon, son of Jesse, was living in Hall Co., GA when his son, Guilford was born. Then in the late 1830's Jesse moved to Cobb County and it is most likely Solomon moved to Cobb at the same time before moving a little later to Cherokee Co., AL. There seems to me to be no clue that Lott had a son named Solomon. The Solomon who married Frances Carson in Franklin Co., GA was in Cass Co., GA in 1850 and living next door to his father, Peter Dobbs, brother of Lott. This also appears to me to be the Solomon who was in Murray Co., GA in the 1840 census showing two male children, ages 5-10, and 3 female children under 5. So I believe we have set the record straight in identifying two Solomon Dobbs, one the son of Lodowick, and one the son of Peter."1


1840District 898, Cobb County, GeorgiaSolomon Dobbs appeared on the census of 1840 in District 898, Cobb County, Georgia.3

Children of Solomon Dobbs and Laura P. Cowen

  • Mary Elizabeth Dobbs2 (1837 - )
  • Guilford Lafayette Dobbs+2 (1838 - 1918)
  • Elbert Clarke Dobbs2 (1840 - )
  • Jesse Dobbs2 (1841 - )
  • James Cowen Dobbs2 (1842 - )
  • Juliana Melvina Dobbs2 (1844 - )
  • Oliver Munro Dobbs+2 (1845 - 1901)
  • Francis Marion Dobbs2 (1847 - )
  • Eliza Jane Dobbs2 (1848 - )
  • William David Dobbs2 (1850 - )


  1. [S409] R. L. Guffin. Balaam Dobbs, "Balaam Dobbs." Listserve message to 8/24/2009.
  2. [S416] Bevers, Hadaway, Wheeler & Griggs Families, online <>. Hereinafter cited as Bevers, Hadaway, Wheeler & Griggs Families.
  3. [S53] 1840 United States Census (Free Schedule), Cobb Co., Georgia (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.