William Joseph DOBSON

Male Aft 1829 -

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  • Name William Joseph DOBSON 
    Born Aft May 1829 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I38622  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2001 

    Family Elizabeth VANHOY,   b. 21 Jan 1812, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1875, Perry, Martin County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1835  Perry, Martin County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. James Vanhoy DOBSON,   b. Abt 1827
    Family ID F13772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paul VanHoy]

      Subj: Family of James Hamilton Vanhoy and Frances Marshall
      Date: 1/15/2001 6:21:27 PM Eastern Standard Time
      From: PaulVanHoy
      To: DMarsh1041, ncgen@mindspring.com, sherry_carpenter@yahoo.com

      David I thought you should be included in on this.

      Interesting facts have arisen in the family of James Hamilton Vanhoy's his wife Frances b. Dec. 1790 Va. When and were her and James were married remains unknown in actuality but by mathematical equations it is suspected that they were married no earlier that DEC 1805 and not later than the summer of 1806.
      James's Brother Abraham married Verlinda Marshall in Dec. 1805 and their first child, a son, was named John Marshall Vanhoy.
      James and Frances had 11 children of which there were five boys and the youngest was named John Marshall Vanhoy and is buried at Love Cemetery, Martin County, IN at his father's right hand.
      Given that before 1850 it was almost impossible to track down who was who we have all been left to deal with what written documents our ancestors have left behind to help in our research. I suspect that James H. Vanhoy's wife Frances's maiden name was Marshall and that they were married in a double ceremony with Abraham and Verlinda in Stokes County, NC.
      Now on to the other part. I was under the impression that James and Frances had 5 boys and 5 girls but this past two weeks has uncovered some interesting facts.
      James Hamilton Vanhoy died Aug. 20, 1845 and he died intestate (without a will).
      The following summer a Probate hearing was held and a probate agreement signed or marked by members of the family leaving the estate to Frances, Rebecca, and Charles. The Document was signed on Aug. 3, 1846 and filed at the end of the month. In attendance were the following;

      Rebecca Vanhoy
      Joseph Hays & his wife
      Elizabeth Hays (formerly Elizabeth Dobson born 1811 NC)
      Milton D. Love and wife Rachel (Vanhoy) Love
      John Vanhoy
      Clayton Vanhoy & wife Mary (Walker) Vanhoy
      William M. Fair & wife Nancy (Vanhoy b. Feb 19, 1808) Fair
      Charles Vanhoy, Attorney

      Not in Attendance or mentioned are Abraham Vanhoy who married Nancy Sullivan
      and Permelia (Vanhoy) presumed to have died in Morgan County, IN in 1839

      The odd thing that I caught was the attendance of Joseph Hays & his wife Elizabeth.
      I did some research through the Family Search web site and found Joseph Hays married to Elizabeth Dobson b. 1811 NC. They were married Aug. 1830. I decided to go back a bit farther. The 70 Acres that James Hamilton Vanhoy purchased in 1829 in Perry Township, Martin County, IN. was from William and Elizabeth Dobson and there is a record of a Joseph Dobson who married an Elizabeth Vanhoy In NC on 31 Oct., 1826, I strongly suspect that this Elizabeth Vanhoy is the daughter of James Hamilton Vanhoy and Frances Marshall.
      I also believe that Elizabeth Dobson b. 1811 NC is Elizabeth Vanhoy and she left some clues to her identity behind.
      Joseph Hays and his wife Elizabeth Dobson had seven children and their first son b. 1831 was named William Clayton Hays the fifth child a girl b. 1840 was named Nancy and married a Stuckey.

      The Census of 1830 for Perry Twp. Martin County, IN shows 5 girls in the household of James Vanhoy. The Census of 1840 only shows two. Two of the three that are not there are Rachel Vanhoy who married Milton D, Love Dec. 1835
      and Permelia who married Lewis Scott Feb. 3, 1833 in Morgan County, IN.
      The other I suspect was the widow of Joseph W. or William J. Dobson and married Joseph Hays Aug. 1830.

      I meant to say that the Marshall family, among the women, would give their sons the middle name Marshall. This was passed onto me by a gentleman that had done considerable research on the Marshall family also. That is why I think that Frances is in fact a Marshall.

      I leave you with this and if I have left out anything or there are questions please feel free to ask.

      I hope that I have done the best to explain my presumption and the research that it is based upon.

      Paul D. VanHoy