William Zion Hobbs

Male 1844 - 1915


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  • Name  William Zion Hobbs 
    Born  13 Feb 1844  Lee Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Apr 1915  Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., Ky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Researched by Sharon Milich Kouns
      1880 Lee Co. Ky Census
      Page 24, Dwelling 222, Family No. 222
      Hobbs, William Z. white, male, age 36, married, farmer, born Va. both parents born Va.
      Sarah, white, female, wife, age 32, married, keeps house, born Ky, parents both born Va.
      Ezekiel R.?, white, male, age 9, son, born Ky. Father born Va., Mother born Ky.
      Cora C., white, female, age 5, daughter, born Ky. Father b. Va. Mother born Ky.
      Mary A., white, female, age 2, daughter, born Ky. Father b. Va. Mother born Ky.

      1910 United States Federal Census
      about W Z Hobbs
      Name: W Z Hobbs
      Age in 1910: 66
      Estimated birth year: abt 1844
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Virginia
      Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
      Spouse's name: Nancy
      Home in 1910: Fincastle, Lee, Kentucky
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      W Z Hobbs 66
      Nancy Hobbs 32
      Edna Carroll 4
      B D Hobbs 17

    • Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
      Name: Isaac S Hobbs
      Death Date: 10 May 1874
      Death Location: Lee
      Residence Location: Lee
      Gender: Male
      Ethnicity: White
      Birth Location: Lee
      Father's name: William E Hobbs
      Mother's name: Sarah Hobb
      Mother's Birth Location: Wolfe
      This child died age 5 months of croup. Not proven to be son of this family.


    • According to Eunice "Maude" Cox Milich, W. Z. Hobbs, Jr. sold a patent cough syrup to a major company for a large sum of money. With this money he was able to send his son Wm. Harrison Hobbs to Medical School.

      On W. Z.'s marriage certificate to Nancy Carroll (Book 8, page 567, Lee Co., Ky) he listed his parents as Wm. Hobbs born Washington Co., VA and Mary Spencer born Lee Co., VA.

    • 1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Z Hobbs
      Home in 1900: Thomas, Lee, Kentucky
      Age: 56
      Estimated birth year: abt 1844
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Spouse's name: Sarah J
      Race: White
      Occupation: View image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Z Hobbs 56
      Sarah J Hobbs 51
      Grover C Hobbs 13
      Brack D Hobbs 7


    Person ID  I014  Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker
    Last Modified  26 Nov 2007 

    Father  William Zion Hobbs,   b. abt. 1797, Washington Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Lee Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Spencer,   b. 1806, Lee Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Lee Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1820  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F011  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sarah Jane Shoemaker,   b. 13 Oct 1849,   d. 18 Aug 1904, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1870 
    Children 
     1. Ezekiel Preston Hobbs,   b. 3 Feb 1871, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1938, Perry Co., Ky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Isaac S. Hobbs,   b. Dec. 1873, Lee Co., Ky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1874, Wolfe Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cora C. Hobbs,   b. 23 May 1875, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934
     4. Mary Ann Hobbs,   b. 27 Dec 1878, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb.1955, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Harrison Hobbs,   b. 22 Jul 1880, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1954, Fayette Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Sarah Margaret Hobbs,   b. 23 Dec 1885, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1965, Neon, Letcher Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Grover Cleveland Hobbs,   b. 11 Mar 1888, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1949
    >8. Braxton Dean Hobbs,   b. 13 Oct 1892,   d. 12 Oct 1927, Hardin Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Louvina Hobbs
     10. Aaron Hobbs
     11. James Hobbs
     12. Ernest Hobbs
     13. Temperance Hobbs
    Last Modified  13 Jul 2009 
    Family ID  F002  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Nancy Carroll,   b. abt. 1881 
    Married  19 Jul 1909  Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edna Carroll Hobbs,   b. abt. 1906, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Clayton Hobbs,   b. 1911,   d. 24 Jun 1960, Preble Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Sep 2009 
    Family ID  F010  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Hobbs, W.Z. and Sarah
    Hobbs, W.Z. and Sarah
    William Zion and Sarah (Shoemaker) Hobbs
    William Zion Hobbs and wife, Sarah Jane Shoemaker
    William Zion Hobbs and wife, Sarah Jane Shoemaker
    Lived in Lee county, Kentucky
    Dr. Harrison Hobbs
    Dr. Harrison Hobbs
    Dr. Harrison Hobbs, son of Wm. Zion and Sarah Shoemaker Hobbs
    Temperance Hobbs
    Temperance Hobbs
    Hobbs Sisters
    Hobbs Sisters
    Seated left, Cora Hobbs, standing middle, Sarah Margaret, seated right, Mary Hobbs
    Shoemaker - Hobbs Family
    Shoemaker - Hobbs Family
    Front Row: Sarah Shoemaker Hobbs, unknown child, Cora Hobbs Cox, Sherman Cox, unknown child

    Back Row: Unknown, Temperance Hobbs (sister to Sarah Hobbs Cox), Mary Hobbs Gentry, unknown, unkown, William Henry Harrison Hobbs, unknown
    {feel free to correct me if I am wrong skouns7@aol.com)
    Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox with children
    Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox with children
    Grover C. Cox left, Ila Myrtle Cox, Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox, Cora Ann Cox on Sarah's lap, Sherman A. Cox on right, William B. Cox standing beside of his mother in back.
    Sarah Jane Shoemaker Hobbs
    Sarah Jane Shoemaker Hobbs
    Malon and Mary A. (Hobbs)Gentry with sons, Oscar on left and Brack on right.
    Malon and Mary A. (Hobbs)Gentry with sons, Oscar on left and Brack on right.
    Sherman Cox and wife, Cora.
    Sherman Cox and wife, Cora.
    Sherman Cox and Cora (Hobbs) Cox.