Re: James Luman Garfield Hobb
Thank you Susan,I had just been to the local library last week and found some of this same information.Although there is something that has confused me.I have found birth records for a J R E Hobbs ( permananent birth record )and a James R E Hobbs (register birth record)Both of these have the same birth date and parents information except for the mother's maiden name.I have traced Elisabeth Parsons as being the mother but it also seems that her maiden name at one time was Harper.I found this under the Missouri birth records of 1851-1931.
What is confusing is that if he is listed as James then where did Joseph come from and how it changed, unless this is why the J R E Hobbs showed up in the permanent birth record. But I do believe his full name is Joseph Roderick Elon Hobb.
I believe that I have also traced the father James Hobb back to Menheriot in Cornwall, England, he was born abt. 1826, and by other families records traced him back to Cornwall England.He is listed as age 15 son of Jacob and Mary Hobb.Although I can not find when he came to the US any help would be much appreciated.