Josiah Dobbs

M, #639, (est 1765 - 1810)
Josiah Dobbs|b. est 1765\nd. 1810|p639.htm|John Dobbs|b. est 1745\nd. est 1795|p615.htm||||||||||||||||

Relationship=2nd great-grandfather of James Monroe Dobbs Jr.
Last Edited=27 Sep 2009


Josiah Dobbs was born (est.) 1765 in Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He was the son of John Dobbs. He married Luzanna about 1789 in Elbert County, Georgia. He died in 1810 in Elbert County, Georgia.2

He resided nearby John Dobbs in 1790 in Cedar Creek, Elbert County, Georgia. He has been identified as possibly being a son of Fortune Dobbs. He and is sons acquired land in Georgia through the land lottery system: Josiah was among the Dobbs men who drew land in the Georgia Land Lottery of 1806 in Elbert County. Also among them were Silas, Peter and John.3 Upon his death, Josiah owned the following property: 400 acres of land on Little Cedar creek Elbert Co. (Lot No. 106, 12th Dist.) and in Wilkinson Co., 202 1/2 acres (Lot No. 159, 19th Dist & half of lot No. 20, dist. 49). This land was divided between his wife Luzanna and their two sons, John and David. The reference to Wilkinson County Georgia, found in the Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters of the DAR (v. iii Records of Elbert County), appears to be a mistake. It most likely should be Wilkes County, Georgia which is adjacent to Elbert county. Wilkinson county is about a hundred miles southwest of Elbert county and was not formed as a county until 1803.2 This Josiah Dobbs who was born in North Carolina and died in Elbert county in 1810 has been confused with another Josiah Dobbs who was born in 1758 in Henry county, Virginia and who died 1815 in Gwinnett county, Georgia.4
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  1. [S57] E-mail from R. L. Guffin to D. M. DeBacker, 2/11/2000.
  2. [S328] Historical collections of the Georgia chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Historical collections of the Georgia chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution. Atlanta, Ga.: C.P. Byrd, state printer, 1926.
  3. [S381] State of Georgia. Recorder Office. Official Register of the Land Lottery of 1827. Milledgeville, GA: Grantland & Orme, 1827.
  4. [S18] Shelly Dobbs Dooley, Descendants Of Josiah Dobbs (Descendancy Report with Notes), 1999.