Samuel Porter Dobbins

Brief Life History of Samuel Porter

When Samuel Porter Dobbins was born in 1816, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, James A Dobbins Jr, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth A Porter, was 24. He married Elizabeth Kent on 9 March 1843, in Taliaferro, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and Buckhead, Morgan, Georgia, United States in 1880.

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Samuel Porter Dobbins
Elizabeth Kent
Marriage: 9 March 1843
Martha A E Dobbins
James William Dobbins
Samuel L Dobbins
Nancy Evaline Dobbins
Mary Frances Dobbins
Cornelia Dobbins
Roberta A Dobbins
Sylvester Quinn Dobbins
Susan Dobbins
Sarah Dobbins
George Porter Dobbins
Robert Lee Dobbins

Sources (9)

  • Samuel Dobbins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel C Dobbins, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Sam P Dobbins in entry for J W Dobbins, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1825: Taliaferro, Georgia, United States


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English (Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire): variant of Dobbin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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