John M. Dobbs

M, #930, (1827 - 1897)
John M. Dobbs|b. 23 Sep 1827\nd. 13 Feb 1897|p930.htm|Asa Dobbs|b. 31 Jul 1801\nd. 28 Aug 1854|p676.htm|Frances McMullen|b. 1 Jul 1806\nd. 12 Apr 1900|p680.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=1st cousin 2 times removed of James Monroe Dobbs Jr.
Last Edited=16 Jan 2009


John M. Dobbs was born on September 23, 1827 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. He was the son of Asa Dobbs and Frances McMullen. He married Elizabeth Ballenger after 1857 in Cartersville, Georgia. He died on February 13, 1897 in Cartersville at age 69.

From 1861 to 1865, John M. Dobbs served in 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (State Guards).1 From 1861 to 1865, John M. Dobbs served in 4th Regiment, Georgia Reserves.1 In 1870, John M. Dobbs, then 33, was taxed in Bartow County, Georgia. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth (25), and his children, Mary F. (9),Anna (7), John Hamiter (3), William G. (3) (John H. and William G. were twins) and James M. (6). By 1880, Frances Dobbs, John M.'s mother, had moved in with him and Elizabeth. Still living with him were his children, Mary F. (17), Anna(16), John Hamiter (13), William (13), James (11) and Charles (5). Age discrepancies appear in the records. Also in 1880, the Bartow County tax records show and Arminda Dobbs (age 40) as head of a household. She could be the widow of William. Living with her were a son, John S., 21; a daughter, Emma, 18; and a nephew, Walter B., 17. From his obituary in the Cartersville paper: "Mr. John M. Dobbs, whose sudden illness was mentioned in these columns a week or more ago, died at 7 o'clock Saturday morning and was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. Dobbs was in his 70th year and was one of the oldest citizens of the county, his parents having moved here when he was quite a boy. He was here long before the Indians were removed from this section of the state and he was fond of talking of their customs and relating happenings of those times. Before the war Mr. Dobbs was a merchant, but since then he has been mostly engaged in farming. For three or four years he was superintendent of the Moon Shoe factory in this city. He was a member of the Methodist Church, having professed religion at the Sam Jones tent meeting, held about ten years ago, before the erection of the present tabernacle. Mr. Dobbs leaves six children, four sons and two daughters, all of whom are grown. They are Mrs. Edgar Todd of Rockmart, Miss Anna Dobbs and Messrs.John, Will, James and Charlie Dobbs, all excepting Mrs. Todd and Mr. John Dobbs residing with him at the time of his death. Besides these Mr. Dobbs leaves an aged mother who is in her 91st year. She was the mother of four children, all of whom are now dead. The funeral services were held at the residence one and a half miles from this city at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. The sermon was preached by Rev. B. P. Allen, pastor of the Methodist Church. After the services the remains were carried to Oak Hill Cemetery and interred."


1850Big Shanty, Cobb County, GeorgiaJohn M. Dobbs appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Asa Dobbs and Frances McMullen in Big Shanty, Cobb County, Georgia.2
1850Marietta, Cobb County, GeorgiaHe appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of W. P. Young in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.2
Descendants of John Dobbs
Descendants of John McMullan

Children of John M. Dobbs and Elizabeth Ballenger


  1. [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).
  2. [S54] 1850 United States Census (Free Schedule), Cobb Co., Georgia (Washington: National Archives And Records Adminstration) ,.