Elizabeth Willis
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Elizabeth Willis (Dec 4, 1841 - Oct 19, 1914)

  • Parents: Benjamin VI and Sarah (Sallie) Willis

  • Husband: William Hobby (September 9, 1841-December 8, 1875)

    • They were married on October 25, 1866 in Worth County, Georgia.

    • He was the son of Andrew Hobby and Lydia Sweat

    • He died in Turner County, Georgia

  • Children: (they had two sons)

    • James Daniel Hobby (Oct. 29, 1867- July 25, 1897)

      •  Married Mattie Owens (1872-1936)

      • Born in Worth County, Georgia

      • Died in Sumner, Worth County, Georgia 

    • Benjamin Andrew Hobby (May 3, 1869-July 20, 1952)

      • born in Worth County, Georgia

      • Died in Ware County, Georgia

  • History Notes

    • Died at the age of 71

    • Her body was interred in Pine Forest Cemetery, located on the road
      between Sylvester and Tifton.

    • 1870:  Census Worth Co, GA -Isabella P O - July 16, 1870  13th Dist pg 32, Wm J Ford, enum.  William Hobby and family living on farm.  Real estate value $375 and personal estate $670.(12)

    • 1880: Census Worth County Georgia: Elizabeth Hobby, white female, 37, Worth
      Co, #1124 v26 ed88 sh29 line 11 is shown with her two sons; James 12, and
      Andrew 10. Husband, William, has been dead 5 yrs.

    • 1900: Census Worth County, Georgia: Elizabeth Hobby lives with son, Ben A
      Hobby v75 ed116 sh14 line 49

    • Huxford: [Pioneers of Wiregrass GA] Vol 4 pg 137, lists Williams birth 1840.  m. Elizabeth Willis, dau of Benjamin,  He also has father as Andrew, b GA in 1802 a son of Jesse Hobby, Sr and brother of Jesse Hobby [Vol I]  Andrew married Lydia Sweat, born 1801 in South Carolina.  They had nine known children. (12)


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