Hobbs of Chowan and Gates, North Carolina
Thomas Hobbs [a] b abt 1695, poss Wales, d aft 1753, prob Chowan, NC. He md Mary abt 1716. She was b abt 1697.
Child of Thomas Hobbs and Mary was:
Guy Hobbs b abt 1745, Chowan, NC, d bef May 1786, Gates, NC. He md Patience abt 1767. She was b abt 1748.
Child of Guy Hobbs and Patience was:
Jesse Hobbs b 1783, Gates, NC, d 1855, Gates, NC. He md Sinthy Spivey 2 Nov 1807, Gates, NC, daughter of Jacob Spivey and Zilpha Walton. She was b abt 1785.
William S. Hobbs b 1811, Gates, NC, d abt 1880. He md Sarah "Sally" Bunch abt 1840, daughter of Willis Bunch and Margaret Hobbs. She was b 1816, Gates, NC, d bef 1878.
Thomas Hobbs b abt 1756, d 1830, Gates, NC. He md Sarah abt 1778. She was b abt 1758.
Child of Thomas Hobbs and Sarah was:
a. While traditional sources, including The Hobbs Family Tree from Northeast North Carolina, show the earliest two generations of this line, preceding Thomas Hobbs, as Abrahams (of Devonshire, England), Diane Hobbs Mickey states that the bible of Thomas' son, Elisha, states that his father, Thomas, came from Wales. Based upon this bible information, as well as noting that the given name Abraham appears in NONE of the descendants of Thomas, the inclination is to believe that there was likely no connection with Abraham Hobbs of Devonshire. Sorting through the Hobbs families of the Chowan/Perquimans/Gates County areas of North Carolina is difficult, as there were often several individuals with the same given name living during the same time period. There is also some confusion regarding Guy Hobbs. Diane Hobbs Mickey shows this Guy (father of Jesse), as a son of Thomas Hobbs, and brother of Amos; chronologically this is impossible. Since Amos also had a son, Guy, and the Hobbs book shows him to be Jesse's father, this has been followed here as the more probable connection.
The Hobbs Family Tree from Northeast North Carolina, by Betty Smith Hobbs, 1996, privately published; Diane Hobbs Mickey.
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