Wednesday, September 21, 2011

John Thomas Hobbs (1859-1939)

John Thomas Hobbs

John “Thomas” Hobbs was born on September 11, 1859 in Nelson County, Kentucky.  He was the eldest of five children born to William M. Hobbs and Sarah Graves.  He was raised on the family farm in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky.

Thomas married Rachel Ann “Annie” Herndon on May 25, 1887 in Nelson County.  He was 27 years old and she was 30 years.  Annie was born on October 8, 1856 in Kentucky.  They were the parents of five children:

            Hubert H.                    born October 26, 1887
            William J.                    born October 1889
            Estella                         born March 12, 1892
            Catherine                     born March 1894
            Maggie                        born November 1896

Like his father, Thomas was a farmer.  He and Annie raised their children on their farm in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky.  Sometime after 1910, Thomas and Annie moved their family to Taylorsville in Spencer County, Kentucky.

Rachel Ann Herndon Hobbs died in Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky, on October 20, 1917, shortly after her 61st birthday.

By 1920, Thomas had married Sallie B. (maiden name unknown) and the two were living and working on Thomas’ farm in Taylorsville.  Sallie was born about 1864 in Kentucky. 

Just four days after his 80th birthday, John Thomas Hobbs died on September 15, 1939, in Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky. 

Notes for John Thomas Hobbs
Birth, Death & Marriage to Sallie:  Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.

Notes for Rachel Ann Herndon
Birth, Marriage, & Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place:  ChaplinNelsonKentucky; Roll: T623_546; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 95.
Death: Family Tree for Rachel Ann Herndon

Notes for Sallie B. (maiden name unknown)
Birth:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 776; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 363.0.

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