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Jesse Hobbs[1]

Male 1848 - 1918  (69 years)


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  • Name Jesse Hobbs 
    Born 26 Nov 1848  Conecah county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Oct 1918  Alvin, Brazoria county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    Buried Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Brazoria county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Notes 
    • Obituary from Alvin Sun, Oct. 1918
      Judge Jesse Hobbs is no more.  The familiar figure of this loved citize
      n that has been a part of Alvin's daily life formore than 34 years, and a g
      rand old veteran of the Civil Ware, has passed on to join the rapidly g
      rowing ranks of the wearers of the grey.
      Several months ago Judge Hobbs resigned his position as Justice of the P
      eace on account of failing health, and accompanied by his daughter, Mrs
      . Alice Pate, went to Boerne, Texas, hoping that the change would benef
      it him.  For a time he apparently improved.  About a week ago last Thur
      sday, he contacted a light cold.  The next day he left Boerne for San A
      ntonio to visit relatives and upon arriving there complained of feeling s
      ick.  A physician was summoned and members of the family were advised t
      hat his condition was serious and it was thought best to bring him back t
      o Alvin and the return was made last Sunday night.
      At no time did the Judge give up hope and while he seemed conscious tha
      t the end was drawing near he conversed freely with his children and vi
      sitors in his usual cheerful manner.
      Friday afternoon at about 2 o'clock his long pilgrimage of 78 years dre
      w to a close and the spirit of a man among men left its tenement of cla
      y to dwell forever in the raiment of the Master's own kingdom.
      Funeral services were held at First Methodist Church Saturday afternoon
      , Rev. C. M. Meyers officiating and a long procession of surviving frie
      nds followed the funeral cortege to the Confederate Cemetery, to pay th
      eir last earthly respects to the deceased.
      Judge Hobbs was a man that was loved by everyone.  He never seemed more h
      appy than when spending his time in doing little acts of kindness and c
      harity among the poor and unfortunate.  For a number of years he has su
      ffered much from ill health, but never complained and always had a chee
      rful word for everyone.  He is lost to this world forever, but the exem
      plary life he leaves behind him will move on and on, in the lives of hi
      s former associates, creating an influence that will make the world bet
      ter, purer and clearer.
      The above picture represents Judge Jesse Hobbs when a youth just after t
      he war and as commander of John A. Wharton Comp No. 286 United Confeder
      ate Veterans at 70 years of age.  Jesse Hobbs was born in Alabama, Nove
      mber 26, 1842.  Moved to Texas with his widowed mother in 1852, settled i
      n Matagorda county.  He entered the Confederate army in 1868 and saw se
      rvice in Louisiana and Texas during the war in Company G, Thirty-third T
      exas Cavalry regiment.  He was married in 1868.  The cattle industry wa
      s principal occupation until 1884, at which time he settled in Alvin.  H
      e has been justice of the peace for the last 24 years and commander of J
      ohn A. Wharton camp, United confederate veterans, for the last ten year
      s.  He has the reputation of settling more suits out of court than in c
      ourt by advising litigants to get together and talk over their differen
      ces and agree to be friends.  He has been a reader of The Sun ever sinc
      e it began publications.
      He leaves to mourn his loss seven children: Mrs. Lillie Greenlee, Oklah
      oma City; Mrs. Irene Floyd, Port Arthur; Mrs. Frank Le Clere, Galveston
      ; H. Hobbs, Port Arthur; Horace Hobbs, Damon Mound, and Mrs. Alice Hobb
      s and Irvin Hobbs of this city.

    Person ID I84580  mykindred
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2010 

    Father Charles Hobbs,   d. Y
     
    Mother Kesiah Godwyn,   b. 1805, Georgia, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1870, Matagorda county, Texas, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married  
    Family ID F28516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celia Ann Lee,   b. 21 Apr 1861, Matagorda county, Texas, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1903, Alvin, Brazoria county, Texas, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1868  Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Maggie Lorena Hobbs,   b. 15 Sep 1870, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Horace Greeley Hobbs,   b. 28 Jul 1872, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1928, Pelly, Harris county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +3. Harriet Gertrude Hobbs,   b. 28 Jul 1872, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1938, Houston, Harris county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +4. Lillian Hobbs,   b. 1875, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Poteau, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Irvin Hobbs,   b. 27 Jan 1876, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1952, Alvin, Brazoria county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +6. Alice Hobbs,   b. 1878, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925/26, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +7. Hiram Hobbs,   b. 1880, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F28501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1208] Gedcom - Garrison, Hallie Whittington .

    2. [S1209] Pension File .

    3. [S561] Death Certificate .

    4. [S1210] Vital Records, Texas , No. 411
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      License issued 3 Nov 1868; ceremony performed by William Baxter, Minis