John Hobbs


Brief Life History of John

When John Hobbs was born in 1718, in Prince George, Prince George, Virginia, United States, his father, William Hobbs Sr, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Drury, was 20. He married Elizabeth Hamlin in 1754. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1808, in Greensville, Virginia, United States, at the age of 90.

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John Hobbs
Elizabeth Hamlin
Marriage: 1754
Lucy Hobbs
John Hobbs
William Hubbard Hobbs
Howell Hobbs
Frederick Hobbs
Elizabeth Hobbs
Martha Patsey Hobbs

Sources (8)

  • John Hobbs, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Hobbs in entry for Elisabeth Hobbs, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • John Hobbs, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (5)

    1758 · Mount Vernon

    Age 40

    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


    Age 58

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 62

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Hobb(e), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Hobb .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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