Canton, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

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Is a grandson of William Hobbs, a son of Louis Harrison Hobbs, and brother of Elder John R. Hobbs. They constitute one of the old and honored families of Van Zandt County, They are from Alabama and are farmers. His father married Wincey Sides January 10, 1838, in Alabama. They came to Van Zandt County in 1850. They became the parents of fourteen children. The father died January 15, 1874, the mother September 25, 1896, both in Van Zandt County. Our subject was born June 29, 1850, in Talledga County, Alabama, and was educated in the common schools of Van Zandt County, Texas. He is a great reader, and writes with much freshness, and is one of the best posted men in the history of his County to be found anywhere. July 18, 1872, he married Miss Josephine Cook. February 22, 1876, he married a second time, Miss Paralee Walters and has five daughters and two sons. Having lost both wives, he lives in his country home, near Canton, with his daughters. He has for fifty-three years been identified with Van Zandt County and her history, part of his time serving as Deputy Sheriff and always wide-awake and interested in her welfare, and with what made for the best interest of the people. He is a Baptist preacher and a farmer, is a fine thinker and a reliable and honored citizen. It is wisely and generally remarked, no better man can be found in the country anywhere.


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