I am helping my partner research his family tree. I thank all of you that have information that is available for public view as that has helped me immensely with this research.
I have a problem, however. I have a hand written account that was converted to an email by a son/grandson, but the original account was written based on a minimal amount of formal education on April 13, 1950. The person that wrote the original account was Joseph Edward Gobbell, Sr (b. 20 Aug 1893) who was married to Clara Hooks.
His account shows that his father was Isaac Harrison Gobbell (b. 2 Dec 1833), son of John Gobbell (b. cir. 1778).
This account indicates that John Gobbell was born in 1778 in Germany (Girmnie) and that he immigrated to the United States in 1800 and landed in New York. He stayed there for 2 years and then moved to the Dayton, Ohio area where he married Martha Short (Marthey Shote) of Allen in 1814. The record further states that they lived in Ohio until about 1844 when they followed the railroad construction work to the Cumberland Tunnel in Tennessee near Nashville. The family eventually moved to Wayne County, TN and settled on a farm at the head of Fort Eight Creek where John Gobbell died in 1875.
Through all of my research, I don't find any record where John married Ruhamy Maner. I also find no record that indicates that he was born or spent any time in North Carolina. Basically my research dead ends at a John Gobbell that I can't find and without being able to show that he did marry Ruhamy Maner, I do not want to accept this as the norm if it is not factual.
Can someone help us with this dilemma or give me some form of factual back up that shows this is the correct lineage? Please email me directly at cLanton923 (at sign) yahoo (dot) com.
Philip Weathers and Robert King