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WILLIAM HENRY DOBBS came to the United States in 1822. He settled in Pennsylvania, the last place there being Washington, County; then in Marshall Co., WV in the Maggoty Run and Nauvoo Ridge Areas. Henry, as everything I have seen written about him lists, was blind. Family stories say he was blinded from illness while on the boat to the USA, but the obituary of his second wife, Mary, states that he was blind from birth. He was a farmer and a basket weaver. Family stories tell of him walking along the creek banks gathering reeds and sticks, after getting an armful, he would lay them in a pile then continue doing this until he had several piles. Then he would come back through, gathering them all up, and walk back home to make his baskets. He apparently had a pretty full and busy life, he had three wives and five children.

WILLIAM HENRY DOBBS, b Abt. 1784 in Ireland, d 15 July 1861 in Marshall Co., WV. Married (1) SARAH JANE BILLITER in PA., (2) MARY AMOS, d 4 Sept. 1837, Marshall Co., WV, at the age of 39 years. (3) NANCY ROBERTS (possibly married name of HELMS), d Mar. 1874, Marshall Co., WV.


CHILD OF WILLIAM HENRY AND SARAH JANE:

NANCY DOBBS, b 13 May 1824 in PA, d 21 Jan. 1901 in Marshall Co., WV. Married AARON HARRIS, s/o JOHN FRANKLIN HARRIS & NANCY "AGNES" BITTENGER/BINNEGAR, in 1841. Both are buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery on Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV


CHILDREN OF WILLIAM HENRY AND MARY (AMOS) DOBBS:

1 - ISRAEL DOBBS, b Abt. 1830, PA. Is on the 1850 Marshall Co. Census with his Father, as a 20 year old. Supposedly settled in Texas at an early age.

2 - AMOS DOBBS, b 10 May 1832, PA, d 18 Apr. 1898, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV. Married LOVINA E. HOPKINS, d/o JARRETT HOPKINS and SARAH ELLIOTT, on 1 June 1854 in Marshall Co., WV. Both are buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV.

3 - RHODA DOBBS, b Abt. 1834, in PA, md ALBERT SCRAGES.

4 - SARAH JANE DOBBS, b Abt. 1837 in PA, md (1) THOMAS HARDWICK, (2) MR. RISINGER.


DOBBS

Amos & Lovina E. (Hopkins) Dobbs

CHILDREN OF AMOS DOBBS AND LOVINA E. HOPKINS:

1 - WILLIAM HENRY DOBBS, b 2 Mar. 1855, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV, d 6 Oct. 1933, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV. Married (1) ANNA ELIZABETH GILL, d/o ANDREW GILL and ANNA E. BIRCH, in 1882, Marshall Co., WV; (2) ANNA IRENE HARRIS THOMPSON, d/o JOHN HARRIS and MARTHA RUSH, md 1915, Marshall Co., WV. ANNA I. HARRIS had md (1) JAMES A. THOMPSON, 16 Sept. 1891, and (3) WILLIAM LOGSDON.

WILLIAM

William Henry Dobbs

WM & ANNA

William Henry Dobbs & 1st wife, Anna Gill.

2 - CHARLES DENNIS DOBBS, b 28 Dec. 1856, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV, d 11 or 12 July 1907, Marshall Co., WV, md EMMALINE CORTWRIGHT, b 1865, d 1932. Married on 28 Mar. 1882, Marshall Co., WV. Both buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV.

3 - MARTHA JANE DOBBS, b 25 Oct. 1858, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV, d 13 July 1914. Married Theodore F. McIlvain, 28 Apr. 1887, Marshall Co., WV.

4 - MARY E. DOBBS, b 1 Mar. 1860, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV, d 23 Sept. 1924, Ohio Co., WV, buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV. Married (1) GUY C. MONROE, bd R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV (2) MR. FRITZ (3) MR. BAYLON/BOYLON.

5 - JARRARD FRANKLIN DOBBS, b 21 Feb. 1861/2, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV, d 7 Feb. 1926, Marshall Co., WV. Married ROSELLA GRIMM, in 1892. Both buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge.

6 - SARAN ANN DOBBS, b 7 Apr. 1864, Nauvoo Ridge, d 1954. Married ALBERT FULLER.

7 - AMOS CLINTON DOBBS, b 16 Oct. 1866, Nauvoo Ridge, d 26 Jan. 1938, Marshall Co., WV, md (1) JENNIE MAY EVANS, (2) MYRTLE MONAHAN. Buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge.

8 - GORDON E. DOBBS, b 2 Jan. 1870, Nauvoo Ridge, d 28 Feb. 1927, Marshall Co., WV. Married (1) LILLY MAY GUMP, d/o PETER GUMP and SARAH JANE STEWART WILSON, on 4 Oct. 1894, Marshall Co., WV, (2) SUSAN BLAKE, 19 Sept. 1925. Gordon and Lilly are buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge.

9 - JAMES BENJAMIN DOBBS, b 1899, Nauvoo Ridge, d 4 Sept. 1906, Marshall Co., WV. Married ILA NINA KERNS, 1899 in Marshall Co., WV. Both are buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV.

10 - ISRAEL DOBBS, died at birth.


CHILDREN OF WILLIAM HENRY DOBBS and ANNIE E. GILL:

1 - ANNA DIORA DOBBS, b 12 Jan. 1875, Marshall Co., WV, d 1952, Marshall Co., WV. Married, 13 Oct. 1892, SAMUEL McCLELLAN "CLELL" LYDICK, in Marshall Co., WV. Both buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV.

2 - LOVINA ELLEN DOBBS, b 14 July 1879, d 24 Dec. 1880.

3 - JASPER N. DOBBS, b 17 June 1884, Marshall Co., WV, d 1958, Marshall Co., WV. Married EMMA J. McCARDLE,b 25 July 1888, d 19 Oct. 1906. They married, 9 Feb.1905, Marshall Co., WV.

4 - ALLIE MYRTLE DOBBS, b 18 May 1887, Marshall Co., WV, d 29 Nov. 1950, Marshall Co., WV. Married, GLENDON TALBERT BRIGGS, 1904, Glen Easton, Marshall Co., WV.

5 - LILLIE E. DOBBS, b 5 Nov. 1889, Marshall Co., WV, d Jan. 1984, Moundsville, WV. Married, W. ARTHUR CHAMBERS. Both buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV.

6 - NETTIE IRENE DOBBS, b 27 June 1891, Marshall Co., WV, d 1917, Marshall Co., WV. Married, 1908, to ENCIL M. HICKS, b 1883. Both buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV.


CHILD OF WILLIAM HENRY DOBBS and ANNA IRENE HARRIS THOMPSON:

1 - ILA NAOMI DOBBS, b 2 Jan. 1918, Glen Easton, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV. Married, 22 Nov. 1933 to LUSTER T. "PETE" KERNS, d 1990, buried in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery, Nauvoo Ridge, Marshall Co., WV.

Ila Dobbs Kerns is still living in the house on Nauvoo Ridge, built by her father, that was the place of her birth.