Name: William Christopher Hobbs
Given Name: William Christopher
Birth: 15 Dec 1824 in Lincoln County, Tn
Death: 29 Jun 1903 in Hardin County, Il
Burial: Adams Cemetery
Reference Number: 20073
Seal to Spouse 1850 Census Hardin Co. Il.
Change Date: 28 Dec 2004 at 23:08:11
!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 Later note shows "withdrawn from Feb5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,
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!BIRTH-DEATH-SPOUSES-CHILDREN: Foster Facts and Fiction, an unpublished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.
- Susan Catherine Hobbs b: ABT 1848 in Hardin Co., Illinois
Julia Ann Foster b: 30 Aug 1835 in Pope County, Il
23 Aug 1864
in Hardin County, Il
- Hannah Hobbs b: 3 Mar 1866 in Hardin County, Il
- Henry Hobbs b: 12 Nov 1868 in Hardin County, Il
- Archibald Hobbs b: 5 Oct 1870 in Hardin County, Il
- Marion Hobbs b: 28 Nov 1872 in Hardin County, Il
- Lydia Ann Hobbs b: 3 Mar 1874 in Hardin County, Il
- Ruth Hobbs b: 29 Mar 1877 in Hardin County, Il
- Daniel Hobbs b: 29 Mar 1880 in Hardin County, Il