Thanks for your reply to my posting about Thomas Dobekin--Viriginia.
Unfortunaely, the information that you present is all that I have, too. I have found nothing to show a connection of that Thomas Dobekin to neither John, Sr. nor John, Jr. (Captain John Dobkins).
As to Eleanor Dobkins Brickey, I sent an inquiry to Izora Waters Frizzell in the early 90's asking if she knew whether Thomos Dobkins and Eleanor, m. William Brickey, were related. I received a very short answer saying "they were probably related". That is close as I have come to establishing that relationship.
I do believe that Thomas and Eleanor were brother and sister, or if not, surely cousins.