Josiah Dobbs

M, #698, (1804 - c 1855)
Josiah Dobbs|b. 1804\nd. c 1855|p698.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=30 Sep 2009


RelationshipSibling of Ancestor
Josiah Dobbs was born in 1804 in Georgia. He was the son of Josiah Dobbs and Luzanna. He married Elizabeth Prothro, daughter of Nathaniel Prothro and Zilphia Morgan, on November 18, 1830 in Elbert County, Georgia.1 He died about 1855 in Cobb County, Georgia.2

Josiah Dobbs was also known as Joseph Dobbs. The 1848 tax records of Cobb County, GA, show Josiah with 10 slaves. By 1851, he lived in the Big Shanty (now Kennesaw) District and owned 11 slaves and 240 acres.


1840Lumpkin County, GeorgiaJosiah Dobbs appeared on the census of 1840 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.3
1850Big Shanty, Cobb County, GeorgiaHe appeared on the census of 1850 in Big Shanty, Cobb County, Georgia, - listed in the same household: Asa A. Dobbs, Thomas J. Dobbs, Nathaniel Judson Dobbs, Fannie Dobbs, Delina J. Dobbs, Mary A. Dobbs and William B. Dobbs.4
Descendants of John Dobbs
Descendants of John Pruddo

Children of Josiah Dobbs and Elizabeth Prothro


  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. [S177] 1840 United States Census (Free Schedule), Lumpkin Co., Georgia (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
  4. [S54] 1850 United States Census (Free Schedule), Cobb Co., Georgia (Washington: National Archives And Records Adminstration) ,.