James Dobbins & Elizabeth Stephenson


James DOBBINS was born 1740-1755 in Ireland. He married Elizabeth STEPHENSON.

James's will names the children of James and Elizabeth:

  • 1. Robert Boyd, born August 23, 1773, VA; died August 18, 1854, Vermont Twp, Fulton, IL, married Catherine ALEXANDER, 25 Sep 1804
  • 2. John Boyd, born Abt. 1775, Augusta, Virginia; d. April 12, 1827, Jennings, IN, married, 1. Jennett SEAWRIGHT, 1803, 2. Elizabeth MILLER
  • 3. Mary "Betsy", born Abt. 1778, Abbeville, Ninety-Sixth Dst, SC, married John Harris MORRIS.
  • 4. Elizabeth, born 29 Jul 1781, Abbeville, SC; died 04 Mar 1850, Sugar Creek, Lawrence Co, TN; married George H. HILLHOUSE, 26 Feb, 1807, Marion, Livingston Co, KY. George was born 11 Apr 1777, Clinch River, NC; died 20 Sep 1834, Sugar Creek, Lawrence Co, TN; buried Hillhouse Cemetery, Sugar Creek, Lawrence County, TN; son of James D. HILLHOUSE and Mary DICKEY.
  • 5. Sarah, born 15 Jun 1784, Abbeville, SC, died 2 Sep 1869, married Hugh F. CALLAHAM, 1807
  • 6. Jean (Jane?), born Abt. 1789, Abbeville, SC; died 1860-1870; married George LIDDLE, Abt.1814/5.
  • 7. James, Jr, born Abt. 1790, Abbeville, SC; died Abt. 1827, married 1. Elizabeth PORTER, 1813, 2. Martha ERSKINE

From 1779 to May 1783 James served as Private in the South Carolina Militia and the 1st Regiment Continental Line. According to Col. Anderson's Return, he served 71 days on horseback, 110 days on foot, and 12 days horse in service. On 19 April 1785 he was paid 25 lbs, 11 shillings, 5 pence for this service. The Revolutionary file in SC also shows that he served under Lt. David Smith (in 1781), the 1st REg. Cont. Line, under Col. Chas. Pinckney, and under Capt. Samuel Rosamond. On April 24, 1786 he received pay for militia duty under Col Water's Regiment.

James died 24 July 1817 in Anderson, Pendleton District., South Carolina. His will was recorded 29 Jul 1817, Anderson Co, SC.

Sources Of Information

1800 Federal Census, Pendleton Dist, SC

James Dobbins Will, Recorded in Will Book A, Page 215, Recorded July 29 (26), 1817, Proved July 29 (or 26), 1817, Roll # 1754

John Morris Will, Recorded in Will Book A, Page 113, 15 Aug 1809, Pendleton Dist., SC Archives Roll # 432.

History of John County Indiana, Chicago, Brant & Fuller, 1888, p 783.

DAR papers of Jewel Elsberry Snow # 513042 and Margaret Davis Whitenton # 575922.

Information from Bible in possession of Mary Ross, New Philadephia, IL (6 Oct 1964) descendant of Robert.

SC Archives: Rev. Claims - James Dobbins AA 1956; SC - AR - MB Positive AD 328; Acct Audited Roll #35, by Dillard, Nickolas - Dotey, Jeremiah; Stub Entried to Indents, Bks O-Q#383, X #2494, L #193; Entry Book, page 96 Revolutionary War Claims, State of South Carolina James Dobbins, # of Returns 28-110

The Roberts-Orme Ancestry, Volume II, Orme, Wood, and Allied Families, John F. Vallentine, Published by John D. Roberts, 1 Melrose St, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Thanks also to Bobby Dobbins, Diane Hopman, St Charles, MO, Roger Hillhouse, and Marne Whittenton, Bolivar, TN for sharing their research with me.

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