Thank you for taking an interest in my query about Emmett HOBBS.
Since posting my query I have discovered that his full name is Robert Emmet HOBBS. He married Rosetta BRATTON in Prince George County, Virginia, 27 December 1877. In the marriage records recorded and available at the Prince George County Courthouse it indicates that R E HOBB's parents are "E and MG HOBBS. [Prince George County, Virginia, Marriage Records, p. 19, Book 1, record returned 18 March 1878
Robert E HOBBS, age 27 and Rosa E BRATTON, age 17 parents: E and M G Hobbs & Wm and F BRATTON].
Robert Emmet HOBBS died in April 1896 [Prince George County, Virginia, Inventories and Appraisements Book 4, pp. 130-1, dated May 1896].