John Dobbs

M, #665, (a 1790 - 1864)
John Dobbs|b. a 1790\nd. 28 May 1864|p665.htm|Josiah Dobbs|b. est 1765\nd. 1810|p639.htm|Luzanna|b. est 1770\nd. a 1820|p610.htm|John Dobbs|b. est 1745\nd. est 1795|p615.htm||||||||||

Relationship=Great-granduncle of James Monroe Dobbs Jr.
Last Edited=8 Nov 2009


RelationshipSibling of Ancestor
John Dobbs was born after 1790 in Elbert County, Georgia. He was the son of Josiah Dobbs and Luzanna. He married Jane Haynes, daughter of Moses Haynes, on September 14, 1810 in Elbert County, Georgia.1 He married Rachel Davis after 1827 in Georgia. He married Lydia Wilson on March 12, 1833 in Jackson County, Georgia. He married Martha R. Matthews on August 10, 1858 in Meriwether County, Georgia. He died on May 28, 1864.2

John Dobbs was a soldier in the War of 1812. From the War of 1812 Muster Rolls: Dobbs John - 4th Regiment (Booth's), Georgia Militia. Private.3 He witnessed the will of John McMullan on January 14, 1818 in Elbert County, Georgia.4 He witnessed the will of Evan Prothro in December, 1822 in Elbert County, Georgia.5 He is listed as an executor of the will of Nathaniel Prothro in 1823 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia. Was a fortunate drawer in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery.6 The eldest of the children; lived in Cartersville, Georgia. He left a daughter, Mary, who married a Patterson of Cartersville, Georgia, and a son, Newton Dobbs.2


1820Christian Township, Elbert County, GeorgiaJohn Dobbs appeared on the census of 1820 in Christian Township, Elbert County, Georgia.7
1840District 822, Cass County, GeorgiaHe appeared on the census of 1840 in District 822, Cass County, Georgia.8
1850Division 12, Cass County, GeorgiaHe and Lydia Wilson appeared on the census of 1850 in Division 12, Cass County, Georgia, - listed in the same household: John Newton Dobbs, Narcissa Dobbs, Caroline Dobbs, Benjamin L. Dobbs, T. M. Dobbs and Mary E. Dobbs.9
Descendants of John Dobbs

Child of John Dobbs and Jane Haynes

Children of John Dobbs and Lydia Wilson


  1. [S56] Jordan Dodd, Georgia Marriages to 1850 ([database online] Provo, UT: ,. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by individual counties in Georgia.
  2. [S18] Shelly Dobbs Dooley, Descendants Of Josiah Dobbs (Descendancy Report with Notes), 1999.
  3. [S48] Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration) , M602, 234 rolls.
  4. [S112] John McMullin will (14 Jan 1818), Elbert County, Georgia, Miscellaneous Inferior Court Records 1816 - 1820 Will Book L, Elbert County Court Records, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia. Hereinafter cited as Will Of John McMullan.
  5. [S414] Neil O. Myers, Myers and Neighbors of Jefferies Creek, SC (Aiken, South Carolina: Neil O. Myers, 2007), page 40 - Cites: Elbert County Will Book L, pgs 456-457.
  6. [S381] State of Georgia. Recorder Office. Official Register of the Land Lottery of 1827. Milledgeville, GA: Grantland & Orme, 1827.
  7. [S47] 1820 United States Census, Elbert Co., Georgia (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
  8. [S175] 1840 United States Census (Free Schedule), Cass Co., Georgia (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
  9. [S144] 1850 United States Census (Free Schedule), Cass (Bartow) Co., Georgia (Washington: National Archives And Records Adminstration) ,.