David Judson Dobbs

M, #462, (1835 - 1877)
David Judson Dobbs|b. 14 May 1835\nd. 18 Jul 1877|p462.htm|David Dobbs|b. c 1792\nd. 1872|p614.htm|Elizabeth McMullan|b. 16 May 1800\nd. 6 Mar 1859|p612.htm|Josiah Dobbs|b. est 1765\nd. 1810|p639.htm|Luzanna|b. est 1770\nd. a 1820|p610.htm|Patrick McMullan|b. 15 Aug 1772\nd. 31 Aug 1836|p732.htm|Sarah Walker|b. bt 1743 - 1772\nd. 30 Oct 1818|p733.htm|

Relationship=Grandfather of James Monroe Dobbs Jr.
Last Edited=16 Jan 2009
Grave site of David J. Dobbs - Citizens Cemetery - Marietta, GA


David Judson Dobbs was born on May 14, 1835 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia.1 He was the son of David Dobbs and Elizabeth McMullan. He married Martha Josephine Prothro, daughter of Evan Prothro and Sarah "Salley" Hickson, in 1856 in Aiken County, South Carolina. He died on July 18, 1877 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, at age 42. He was buried in Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.2

He graduated from Georgia Military Institute in Marietta in 1856.3,4 He was a Farmer in Marietta from 1859 to 1877. In 1861, David Judson Dobbs served in Kennesaw Dragoons during the American Civil War. The Kennesaw Dragoons was a small calvary troop. His rank is listed as master private.3,2
He may have served in company E, 7th Georgia Infantry with the rank sargeant.5 Between 1861 and 1864, David Judson Dobbs served in Co. E 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (State Guards).6 He left a will on August 30, 1877 in Cobb County, Georgia.2


1850Marietta, Cobb County, GeorgiaDavid Judson Dobbs appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of David Dobbs and Elizabeth McMullan in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.1
1860Marietta, Cobb County, GeorgiaHe and Martha Josephine Prothro appeared on the census of 1860 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, - listed in the same household: James Monroe Dobbs Sr. and Lillian Elizabeth Dobbs; Occpation farmer; listed with family is D.S. Gray, the plantation overseer.7
1870Marietta, Cobb County, GeorgiaHe and Martha Josephine Prothro appeared on the census of 1870 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, - listed in the same household: James Monroe Dobbs Sr., Herbert Clifton Dobbs, Lillian Elizabeth Dobbs, Evan Prothro Dobbs and Martha Prothro Dobbs; occupation listed as farmer.8
My Ancestors
Ancestors of James Monroe Dobbs, Jr.
Descendants of John Dobbs
Descendants of John McMullan
Descendants of John Pruddo
Descendants of Thomas Hickson
Dobbs Timeline

Children of David Judson Dobbs and Martha Josephine Prothro


  1. [S54] 1850 United States Census (Free Schedule), Cobb Co., Georgia (Washington: National Archives And Records Adminstration) ,.
  2. [S18] Shelly Dobbs Dooley, Descendants Of Josiah Dobbs (Descendancy Report with Notes), 1999.
  3. [S33] Gary Livingston, Cradled In Glory: Georgia Military Institute 1851-1865 (New York: Caisson Press) ,.
  4. [S88] Eastern Digital Resources, The Boys Went Forth to War, the Unit History of the Cadets of the Georgia Military Institute (PO Box 1451, Clearwater, SC 29822-1451: Eastern Digital Resources), Georgia Military Institute Class Of '56 Senior Class
    Barron, A. J., Clinton, GA (10)
    Carmody, Thomas J., Savannah, GA (8)
    Dobbs, David J., Marietta, GA (11)
    Eve, Joseph C., Augusta, GA, (5)
    Ford, John H., Savannah, GA, (6)
    Harkey, C. B., Cobb County, GA, (4)
    Haywood, E., Savannah, GA, (7)
    Lawson, E. F., Burke County, GA (9)
    Olmstead, Charles H., Savannah, GA, (1)
    Reid, William A., Savannah, GA, (3)
    Ruff, Solon Z., Cobb County, GA, (2)
    . Hereinafter cited as The Boys Went Forth to War.
  5. [S189] Civil War Compiled Military Service Records (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
  6. [S342] National Park Service, U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line] (n.p.: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, unknown publish date).
  7. [S55] 1860 United States Census (Free Schedule) Cobb Co., Georgia, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, page 292.
  8. [S89] 1870 United States Census, Marrieta, Cobb Co., Georgia, population schedule, National Archives micropublication , page 301.