Dobbs and collateral families shown in a timeline from the mid-18th century to the late 19th century.
John Pruddo b. about 1700, d. about 1761
Yellow fever epidemic in Pennsylvania.
James Proth(e)ro b. (est.) 1722, d. 1765
Prothro family migrates to South Carolina.
Evan Prothro b. about 1742, d. about 1822
John Dobbs b. (est.) 1745, d. (est.) 1795
French & Indian War.
Josiah Dobbs b. (est.) 1765, d. 1810
Nathaniel Prothro b. about 1765, d. 1823
American Revolution.
John and Lodowick Dobbs in Wilkes Co., NC.
John Dobbs, Sr. in Pendleton Dist., SC.
Lodowick Dobbs in Franklin Co. GA.
John Dobbs, Sr. in Wilkes Co. GA.
Elbert Co. GA formed from part of Wilkes Co.
First US Census - John, Josiah, Silas, Lott, and Peter Dobbs all in Elbert Co.
Evan Prothro b. 1790, d. 6 December 1864
David Dobbs b. about 1792, d. 1872
Eli Whitney invents Cotton Gin.
War of 1812.
Creek War.
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British land forces on Georgia coast.
First Seminole War.
David Dobbs sheriff of Elbert Co., Georgia.
Georgia Gold Rush begins.
David Dobbs moves to Cobb Co., GA.
Marietta, Georgia established.
Martha J. Prothro b. 2 May 1834, d. 9 May 1928
Second Seminole War.
David J. Dobbs b. 14 May 1835, d. 18 July 1877
Mexican-American War.
James M. Dobbs Sr. b. 4 July 1859, d. 25 December 1922
American Civil War.
Marietta falls to Sherman's army.
J. M. Dobbs, Sr. in South & Central America.
J. M. Dobbs, Sr. in Atlanta.
J. M. Dobbs, Sr. in Chile.
J. M. Dobbs, Sr. in Brazil.
J. M. Dobbs, Sr. first wife dies.
J. M. Dobbs, Sr. marries Helen Spiegel in NYC.
J. M. Dobbs, Jr. born.
Historical Events
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