Tag Archives: James Ashley Hobbs

George Hobbs & North Carolina Laws

It is always good to find corroboration of old family stories. Such is the case with George Hobbs. Hazel Armstrong Valentine was the great-granddaughter of George Hobbs. In article #419 of Martin County Heritage,[i] she writes of family history and … Continue reading

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The Estate of James Ashley Hobbs (1843-1920)

Amanuensis Monday Wills and probate records can provide valuable insight and speculation into family dynamics that I find fun to consider. Such is the case of James Ashley (J.A.) Hobbs (1843-1920). J.A. Hobbs was a civic leader. He was the … Continue reading

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Transcription of Will: Annie D. (Long) Hobbs

There have been many articles and blogs regarding the newly available Ancestry.Com Wills and Probate Records. I thought I would give it a try. My goal was to find wills for my Howell/Hobbs project. The Hobbs family lived in Martin … Continue reading

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100 Years ago – The Howells of North Carolina.

James Dallas Howell – c.1905 Source: The Howler James Dallas Howell (1789-1964) & Mary Lillian Hobbs (1885-1964) In 1915, James Dallas Howell and his wife, Mary Lillian (nee Hobbs) were living in Clarkton, Bladen County, North Carolina. The household consisted … Continue reading

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James Ashley Hobbs (1843-1920)

James Ashley Hobbs (1843-1920) James Ashley Hobbs was probably born in October 1843.  The 1850 and 1870 Censuses indicate he was 6 and 26 at the times of the two censuses. The 1880 and 1910 censuses infer that his was … Continue reading

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Veterans Day – 11/11/2013 – Howells & Darlings

Veterans Day – 11/11/2013 – The Howells & Darlings General Frank Alton Armstrong Official USAF Photo The Howell/Hobbs line has had many in the military.  Certainly, the most famous of them is Greybeard’s 1st cousin, Frank Alton Armstrong. During World War … Continue reading

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