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  • ID: I42912
  • Name: William Christopher Hobbs
  • Surname: Hobbs
  • Given Name: William Christopher
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 Dec 1824 in Lincoln County, Tn
  • Death: 29 Jun 1903 in Hardin County, Il
  • Burial: Adams Cemetery
  • Reference Number: 20073
  • _UID: 41D345789F74704FA932E851C5FE94101ED3
  • Event: Seal to Spouse 1850 Census Hardin Co. Il.
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Note:
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    !PARENTS: Newspaper article in Sun, Paducah, Kentucky, March 1981"Golconda
    Acts Out Its History".

    !PARENTS-BIRTH-MARRIAGES-DEATH-BURIAL: Early Newspaper Clippiugs of Hardin
    County Illinois, compiled by Marion Lavender Reynolds, printed and bound1994
    by Evansville Bindery Inc., Evansville, Indiana, page 70.

    !RELIGION: Christian Church of Rock Creek, Hardin County Illinois RecordBook,
    page 7 lists him as charter member. Later note shows "withdrawn from Feb5
    1881 for adultery. page 11 shows him as member #23 on a list of membersdated
    30 Jun 1883; page 14 shows him as member #23 on a list of members dated 1Jul
    1884; page 17 shows him as member #18 on a list of members dated 1889.

    !LAND RECORDS: Shawneetown Land District Records, 1814-1820, Transcribedand
    Indexed by Lowell M. Volkel, Printed by Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe,Heritage
    House, Indianapolis Indiana. On 27 Dec 1851 he filed on 40 acresdescribed as
    the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 20, Twp 11S,Range
    9E, Hardin County Illinois.
    On 6 Aug 1852 he filed on 80 acres described as the North half of the
    Northeast quarter of Section 20, Twp 11S, Range 9E, Hardin County,Illinois.
    On 7 Mar 1854 he filed on 40 acres in the Southeast quarter of Section14, Twp
    12S, Range 7E, Hardin County, Illinois and on 40 acres in the Southwest
    quarter of Section 14, Twp 12S, Range 7E, Hardin County, Illinois.
    On 21 Sep 1854, he filed on 160 acres in the West half of Section 14, Twp12S,
    Range 7E,; and on 80 acres in the Southeast quarter of Section 14, Twp12S,
    Range 7E;
    On 7 Oct 1856, he filed on 40 acres described as the Southeast quarter ofthe
    Southwest quarter of Section 20, Twp 11S, Range 9E, Hardin County,Illinois
    and on 40 acres described as the Northwest quarter of the Southwestquarter of
    Section 21, Twp 11S, Range 9E Hardin County, Illinois.

    !BIRTH-DEATH-SPOUSES-CHILDREN: Foster Facts and Fiction, an unpublished
    manuscript, written 1987-88 by Frances Campbell Foster based on theresearch
    of Dr. Owen Foster supplemented by her own considerable research, page112.

    !RESIDENCE: Illinois Federal Census report, 1850, Hardin County, Dwelling#305
    AGE 25; BORN TN.
    Illinois Federal Census Report, 1860, Hardin County, Twp 11, R 8, Dwelling
    #231; he shows as farmer who owns land worth $1800. AGE 35; BORN TN.
    Military Census of Hardin County Illinois, Rock Creek Prec., taken1862/63 of
    all able bodied males between the ages of 18 & 45. Age 33.
    Illinois Federal Census Report, 1870, Hardin County, Rock Creek Prec.,
    Dwelling #53, a farmer owning land valued at $3000; Age 45; Born IL.Illinois
    Federal Census Report, 1880, Hardin County, Rock Creek Prec., Dwelling10; AGE
    51; BORN TN. (Father & mother born in Alabama.) Illinois Federal Census
    Report, 1900, Hardin County, Elizabethtown, Dwelling #88; AGE 75; BORN TN;
    Married 54 years. (Parents born Tennessee)

    !BIRTH-MARRIAGES-CHILDREN-DEATH-BURIAL: Hardin county Illinois, Past and
    Present published 1987 by the Hardin County Historical and Genealogical
    Society. Volume 1, pages 133/134 under "Hobbs-Page".

    !BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Genealogy of Samuel Davis of Oxford, Mass., and JosephDavis,
    of Dudley, Mass., and Their Descendants, Compiler and publisher, George L.
    Davis, North Andover Mass., published 1884, page 440.

    !BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Cemetery Compilation of Hardin County Illinoispublished
    1980 by McDowell Publications, Owensboro, Kentucky, page 213.

    !BIOGRAPHY: Hardin County Illinois Newspaper Abstracts 1871-1889, Volume1, by
    Marion Lavender Reynolds, published 1992 by Evansville Bindery, Inc.
    Evansville Indiana, page 47 (dated 31 Oct 1879) under the heading "Grand
    Jury"; page 129 dated 20 May 1881 under "Local Intelligence".

    !SPOUSE-CHILD: Hardin County Illinois Marriage Register 1, May 1884-Dec1891,
    Volume 1 with annotations, compiled and indexed by Judy Foreman Lee and
    Carolyn Cromeenes Foss, 1996, page 21 & 52 & 60 & 69.

    !PARENTS-BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Hardin County Illinois Marriage Register 1, May
    1884-Dec 1891, Volume 1 with annotations, compiled and indexed by JudyForeman
    Lee and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss, 1996, page 53.
  • Change Date: 28 Dec 2004 at 23:08:11



    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: ABT 1845 in Tn
    Children
    1. Has Children Susan Catherine Hobbs b: ABT 1848 in Hardin Co., Illinois

    Marriage 2 Julia Ann Foster b: 30 Aug 1835 in Pope County, Il
    • Married: 23 Aug 1864 in Hardin County, Il
    Children
    1. Has No Children Hannah Hobbs b: 3 Mar 1866 in Hardin County, Il
    2. Has No Children Henry Hobbs b: 12 Nov 1868 in Hardin County, Il
    3. Has No Children Archibald Hobbs b: 5 Oct 1870 in Hardin County, Il
    4. Has No Children Marion Hobbs b: 28 Nov 1872 in Hardin County, Il
    5. Has Children Lydia Ann Hobbs b: 3 Mar 1874 in Hardin County, Il
    6. Has No Children Ruth Hobbs b: 29 Mar 1877 in Hardin County, Il
    7. Has No Children Daniel Hobbs b: 29 Mar 1880 in Hardin County, Il
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