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Smith/Dobbs family

Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 9:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for any information on the decendants of James and Prudie Dobbs. They had a daughter Kizzie who married John Alford Smith. I would be interested in knowing who his parents were as well.

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 3:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Were they in the 1930s? or the 1730s? Were they in California? or Maine? (You need to include time and place so that folks can 1. make a sure match or 2. give you good advice as to finding relevant records.)

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 1:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry,I'm new at this. They were from the Ky/Tn area, 1800's. James and Prudie had a daughter named Kizzie who married James Alford Smith. They had sons, Roscoe, Maynard, daughter Alma, and another son Lora Bell.

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Are the kids listed Dobbs? or Smiths?

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 2:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
This looks like the family. Have you seen this?

Name: James Dobbs
Home in 1900: Parmleysville, Wayne, Kentucky
Age: 46
Birth Date: Dec 1853
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Spouse's name: Pruda A
Marriage Year: 1874
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 26
Name Age
James Dobbs 46
Pruda A Dobbs 54
Kissise Dobbs 20
Levi Dobbs 18
Ernerine Dobbs 16
Una Dobbs 13
James S Dobbs 9

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 2:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
This seems to be the same man as in the census. Do you have access?

Kentucky Death Records

Name: James S Dobbs
Death Date: 14 Apr 1942
Death Location: Mccreary
Residence Location: Mccreary
Age: 88
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1853
Birth Location: Wayne, Kentucky
Spouse's name: Pruda Ann Dobbs
Father's Name: George W Dobbs
Father's Birth Location: North Carolina
Mother's Name: Lumnonia Strunk
Mother's Birth Location: North Carolina

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
This seems to be the same man as in the census. Do you have access?

Kentucky Death Records

Name: James S Dobbs
Death Date: 14 Apr 1942
Death Location: Mccreary
Residence Location: Mccreary
Age: 88
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1853
Birth Location: Wayne, Kentucky
Spouse's name: Pruda Ann Dobbs
Father's Name: George W Dobbs
Father's Birth Location: North Carolina
Mother's Name: Lumnonia Strunk
Mother's Birth Location: North Carolina

I think this is the family in 1880: (Note different spellings)
Name: James S. Dobbs
Home in 1880: Wayne, Kentucky
Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Trudy A.
Father's birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
James S. Dobbs 27
Trudy A. Dobbs 27
Pearson Dobbs 6
Joseph Dobbs 4
Kissiah Dobbs 2

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 1:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the information. What is the best way to access census and death records. I don't mind doing a pay site, just want to be sure I am going to get my monies worth before signing up, there are so many.

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 2:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
I've used ancestry.com for years. I think it's an excellent site. You might be able to get a trial subscription to see if you like it....

Re: Smith/Dobbs family

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 3:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, I will do that.
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