Name: Rudolph SHOBE
Given Name: Rudolph
Nickname: Little Rudy/Twin?
Change Date: 4 Nov 2009
Bible Record of the Children of Rudolph Shobe. (Little) This record written on the leaf of an old Bible once belonged to Rudolph SHOBE is now in possession of Miss Lee SHOBE, of Petersburg, West Virginia. Copied September 17, 1952, C. G. Mark.
Birth: 1748 in Pennsylvania, Berks County 1 2
Death: 2 APR 1829 in West Virginia, Hardy County, Moorefield 1
Burial: 1829 West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg
Note: Family cemetery at homestead near Petersburg.
FILE: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\Shobe Family\Rudolph_Shobe_Gravestone__Died_1829.jpg
Title: Rudolph Shobe Gravestone, 1829
Jacob SHOBE, oldest son of Rudolph and Magdalene SHOBE, was born 27 Dec 1779
Daniel was born 9 Aug 1782
Elizabeth was born 23 Nov 1783
Mary was born 13 Nov 1784
Clora was born 7 July 1788
Samuel was born 28 May 1791
Solomon, 4 Jan 1793
Isaac was born the 22 of September 1795
Hannah was born the 12 of December in the year of 1806
On the hill southwest of the old homestead is the SHOBE graveyard (Grant Co. WV), where are buried: Rudolph SHOBE died Apr 2, 1928, aged about 80 years
Magdalene, wife of Rudolph SHOBE, died Dec. 18, 1848, aged about 93 years.; Ross B. Johnson, West Virginia Estate Settlements (1753-1850) (Fort Worth, TX: American Reference Publishers, Inc, 1969), Pg 115, SHOBE, RUDOLPH. Will, 5-13-1829 Dev.: Magdalena, wife; Isaac, Solomon, Samuel, Daniel, sons; Eliz. Alkire, Mary Judy, Clory Judy, daus.; others; born 1748; married Magdaline Hire, daughter of Hans Rudolph "Rudy" Heyer and Nancy (--?--), circa 1779; died 2 Apr 1829 at Grant Co, VA/WV; buried at Shobe Cem, south of Petersburg, Grant Co, WV, est Virginia.
He was known as "Little Rudy" to distinguish him from his cousin "Big Rudy", the son of Martin Shobe. Rudolph is believed to have been a twin of Clara, because both tombstones clearly show that they were both born in 1748. The 1787 tax list for Hardy Co shows Little Rudy as owning 11 horses and 19 cattle. And in the 1820 Census for Hardy he is shown as owning 7 male and 2 female slaves. Rudolph was well-to-do, in as much as he left a large estate, and, by his will left a slave as a personal servant to each of his nine children; yet he was unable to write his name, having signed his will with his mark.
Photo of the gravestone of Rudolph "Little Rudy" Shobe that died in 1829. Grave is located in Shobe graveyard on Wilson Shobe farm. The stone is broken and was leaning against Magdalen's stone on the left side as facing her stone. I laid the stone on the ground to photograph. In the graveyard picture you can see Magdalen's stone with Rudolph's leaning against it in the center of the picture.
Probate: 12 MAY 1829 West Virginia, Hardy County 3
Will: 16 JUN 1827 West Virginia, Hardy County
Date Taken: May 1999
Place Taken: Wilson Shobe Farm, South of Petersburg, WV
Owner: Hal Phillips
Will of Rudolph Shobe 1827 - 1829. This document was transcribed by
Will: 23 MAR 1829 Codicil to Will
Margaret Lew from Leonard Hire's xeroxed copy of the original records.
Illegible words are indicated by [...]
In the name of God amen, I Rudolph Shobe of the county of Hardy State
of Virginia being weak of body but of sound and disposing memory (for
which I thank God) in calling to mind the uncertainty of human life
and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath
pleased God to bless me with --- I give and bequeath the same in
manner following, that is to say, I give and bequeath to my beloved
partner <u>Magdalene</u> Shobe all the land I purchased of Christopher
Strother during her natural life and no longer, and also one negro boy
named Joseph her life time and two negro girls, Lucy and Nelly; three
head of horses of her own choice, three cows of her own choice, three
heifers of her own choice, and also all my household and kitchen
furniture, two pair of gees, one big plow, one shovel plough, one loom
& tackling belonging thereto, all the above bequest except the land
and negro Joseph to be disposed of by her as she may think best.
Item I give and bequeath to my son <u>Isaac</u> Shobe, one negro boy Joseph
after the death of my wife, and also one negro boy named Willie as
Also the use [...] For five years from the date hereof; the two negro
boys Levi and Henry hereinafter bequeathed to my sons <u>Solomon</u> &
<u>Samuel</u>, also one 8 day clock, he the said Isaac paying to his brother
<u>Daniel</u> the sum of thirty dollars on account said clock, also one sett
of blacksmiths tools two wagons and gear, one wind
mill and all my livestock (except the three in the devise to my wife)
for which he must pay to my executor hereafter named part on the south
side of said Creek with the exception of a five acre lot. ----- it is,
likewise to understood that in the event of my son Daniel leaving this
country, only a part of said Landers place, which we shall hereafter
mention, will be for the use and benefit of said Daniel -- namely,
from the Moorefield road up the creek to Fishers line, and with
Fishers line to the Moorefield road again -- should Daniel remain at
home he is to have the part first above mentioned, only with the
exception of the five acre lot which is to be for the use and benefit
of Isaac. ----
My son Isaac to have the remainder of said Landers land on the north
side of said creek, and in the event of Daniel's going away the
balance on the south side, with the exception of the part above
mentioned which Daniel is to retain namely, from the Morefield &c.
The above to be for their use and benefit for the term of six years,
to commence after my decease, and at the end of said term they are to
leave it in good repair not destroying the crop(?) fences which are
now standing, but keeping them in good order, in failure of which to
pay such damages as my executors shall determine, they being the
judges; -- and to pay all manor rents and taxes on the same during the
time they have it in possession.--
It is my will after my sons Daniel and Isaac's six years, shall have
expired that my executors hereafter named, sell at public or private
sale as they may think best all my lands, and make title to the
purchaser or purchasers, with the following exception, viz -- provided
the whole be sold at once no possession to be given of that part in
the devise retained for my wife Magdalene Shobe, untill after her
decease, and payment for said part only to be made when put in
possession of the same.
From the monies arising from the sale of my lands it is my will that
one thousand dollars, from the first payment be paid, one half to my
son Daniel, and the other half to my son Isaac Shobe, and the balance
to be equally divided amongst all my children, namely <u>Daniel </u>Shobe,
<u>Jacob Shobe's heirs</u>, <u>Solomon</u> Shobe, <u>Samuel </u>Shobe, <u>Isaac</u> Shobe,
<u>Elizabeth</u> Shobe now Alkire, <u>Mary </u>Shobe now Judy, <u>Clory </u>Shobe now
In case the hundred dollars I have left to my son Isaac Shobe should
not be sufficient to discharge all my debts, I hereby order that my
executors dispose of as much of my son Isaacs & of my wife Magdalenes
property as shall discharge all such claims at my decease, --
It is my will that my son Samuel Shobe pay to my son Isaac Shobe
three hundred dollars out of his share arising from the sales of my
land in the following manner, one hundred fifty dollars out of the
second payment and the same sum out of the third payment and my son
Solomon to pay to my son Isaac the same amount and in the same
payments out of the shares arising to him from said sales.
It is my will that <u>Daniel Shobe son of Jacob Shobe,</u> or my son Samuel
Shobe or either of them, draw all the money coming to my son Jacobs
children, (with the exception one hundred dollars to be paid to the
widow of said Jacob Shobe deceased) and pay the same out in land where
they may think best for the use of said children, and the aforesaid
Daniel & Samuel Shobe or either of them divide said land and give to
each one his or her just proportion equally, it is my wish if possible
that the above be drawn by the aforesaid Danl & Samuel Shobe out of
the fourth payment should said payment be sufficient for that purpose,
and if insufficient the balance to be drawn from some other payments.
It is my will that my daughter Clory Judy draw five hundred dollars
of what may fall to her in the equal division of the proceeds of my
land, and that the balance over and above said sum be distributed
equally amongst her children.
I wish my wife Magdalene Shobe to take out her six heads and the
balance of the cattle sheep and hogs to be divided equally between my
sons Daniel and Isaac, as also the balance of moveables not herein
I wish my executors to take notice of Woods and Greers law-suit, that
in the event of any damages being created by said suit, said damages
are to be drawn out of the whole and not out of any of my heirs
I do hereby constitute and appoint Aaron Welton, Jacob Hire, Job
Welton and my son Daniel Shobe, executors of this my last will and
testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by
me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal,
this 16th day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and twenty seven.
Signed, sealed, published His
and [...] By Rudolph Rudolph R Shobe
Shobe as [...] For his last
will and Testament, in the Mark
presence and hearing of us, who,
at his request[...] And in his,
presence have subscribed our
names as witnesses
Codicil: To t his my last will and Testament as follows I do give
and bequeath to my son Isaac Shobe [...] A negro boy named Joseph to
be his and his heirs and assigns forever.
Whereas a dispute now exists between my son Daniel Shobe and my
son-in-law Michael Algire for the lands Daniel purchased for said
It is my will and I do hereby direct that if my son Daniel Shobe
should sustain any damage or loss by any suit conducted by said Algire
against him for the lands then the amont of said damage of loss so
sustained shall be deducted from the part devised in my last will to
said Michael Algire. In which hereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal this 23 of March in the year 1829
James Gray His
John Borkdoll Rudolph RS Shobe (seal)
Jonathan Barkdoll Mark
At a court held for hardy county the 12th day of May 1829.
This last will and testament of Rudolph Shobe decd was presented in
court and together with the codicil thereto annexed proved (each) by
the oaths of John Barkdoll and Jonathan Barkdoll two of the witnesses
thereto and ordered to be recorded.
And at a court held for said County the 18 day of February 1834
On the motion of John Welton, one of the executors therein who made
oath according to law a certificate is granted him for obtaining a
probate thereof in due form on entering into bond with security
whereupon he with security entered into and acknowledged bond
conditions as the law directs.
Jos Carr Gamble
Both Rudolph Shobe and his wife Magdalena are buried near their
former home Hardy County, Virginia, which is now Grant County, West
Codicial; To this my last will and Testament as follows.
Education: Illiterate; could not read or write
_SDATE: 1 JAN 1778
... I do give and bequeath to my son Isaac Shobe (Nells son) a negro boy named JOSEPH to be his and his heirs, and assigns forever.
Whereas a dispute now exists between my son Daniel Shobe an my son-in-law Michael Algire for the lands Daniel purchased for said Algire ...
... It is my will and I do hereby direct that if my son Daniel Shobe should sustain any damages or loss by any suit conducted by said Algire against him for the lands that the amount of said damages or loss so sustained shall be deducted from the part devised to my last will to said Michael Algire.
In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of March in the year 1829
Contributed by: LEELEE114
he was unable to write his name, having signed his will with his mark.
PROP: Purchased land. 26 DEC 1815 Virginia, Hardy County 4
Event: Public Service, American Revolution
_SDATE: 1 JAN 1778
research of "pioneer settlers of Osage County has led to the identification of the following Revolutionary War ancestors. Descendants of these individuals able to document this relationship and service would be able to apply for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution or Sons of the American Revolution"
Event: was on Personal Property Tax List
Misc 1800 West Virginia, Hardy County
On page 24 of ledger.
Event: Tax List
Misc 1787 West Virginia, Hardy County
White Tithables 3. Slaves over 16=0 Slaves under 16=1 Horses=13
Also on tax list: Rudolph Biz; Martin; Abraham; Martin Sr, Jacob Jr?; Leonard; Jacob Sr.
The 1787 tax list for Hardy Co shows Little Rudy as owning 11 horses and 19 cattle.
Event: Tax List
Misc 1820 West Virginia, Hardy County
in the 1820 Census for Hardy he is shown as owning 7 male and 2 female slaves.
Father: Jacob SHOBE b: 1714 in Switzerland, Basel, Wittisburg c: 9 SEP 1714 in Switzerland, Basel, Wittisburg
Mother: Anna HEYER b: 22 FEB 1724 in Switzerland, Basselland, Benken
Magdaline HIRE b: ABT 1739
Barge Family gedcom gives husband's name as Siegmund Homan
- Jacob SHOBE b: 27 DEC 1779 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Daniel SHOBE b: 9 AUG 1782 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Elizabeth SHOBE b: 23 NOV 1783 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Mary SHOBE b: 13 NOV 1784 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Clory SHOBE b: 7 JUL 1788 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Samuel SHOBE b: 28 MAY 1791 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Solomon SHOBE b: 14 JAN 1793 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Isaac SHOBE b: 22 SEP 1795 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Hannah SHOBE b: 12 DEC 1806 in West Virginia, Hardy County
- Abbrev: Shobe Family Web Site
Title: Shobe Family Web Site
- Abbrev: Gedcom Alkire
Title: , "Alkire family group sheet," compiled (www.alkire.org).
Note: Gives POB
- Abbrev: Gedcom Harrigan/Alkire
Title: Cecil Hubbard (Cehubb@sbcglobal.net), "Jacob Schaub family group sheet," compiled (Ancestry.com).ilable from Ancestry.com
- Abbrev: Descendants of Hans Heyer
Title: Don Norman. Descendants of Hans Heyer. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hcpd/norman/HEYER.htm
Text: Hardy County Deed Book 7, page 389 records the sale of Hardy
County land to Rudolph Shobe by "Leonard and Dolly Hyer of Harrison
County" on December 26, 1814.
- Abbrev: Virginians in 1800
Title: Steven A. Bridges, <i>Virginians in 1800: Counties of WV</i> (On WV GenWeb: huskyfan ix.netcom.com,)Web: huskyfan ix.netcom.com,.
Note: 1800 Personal Tax List: original is at University of Virginia.
- Abbrev: Assumed
Note: Based on birth of first known child in 1779.