Re: JAMES DANIEL HOBBY
Below is a link to my father, bill hobby.Hope some of this helps.More on the way.Regards:andrew hobby.
In a message dated 6/5/00 1:32:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< I am unaware of my father's sister Helen.She may have died young,
Thanks for the information and for having your secretary send me your
I am glad to have an update.I had some dated information from Who's
when I was initially doing my research several years ago.I am awed by
you have accomplished in your life.
Helen was your father's eldest sibling.She is shown in the 1870
Tyler County, Texas with her parents and brother, Alfred, when she was
years old.The 1880 census lists her as 13 years old, and the other
listed were Alfred (11), Mary (9), Laura (7) and Pettus (2).At that
the family was living in Moscow, Polk County, Texas.
The last time I have found information on Helen was in 1882 when the
Galveston City Directory listed Miss Helen Hobby as living in the
of William E. Danelly.As you probably know, Judge Danelly was an
brother of your grandfather, Judge Edwin E. Hobby, and was the only son
Capt. William J. Danelly of Macon, Georgia and Ann Eliza Slade.After
Danelly died in 1830 his wife, Ann Eliza, remarried to Alfred McKinne
Shortly thereafter they moved to Tallahassee where he engaged in
died in 1849.His house is still there, having been moved several
About 12 or 15 years ago it was moved again to form a "mall" for the
school at Florida State University.Ann Eliza (Slade) Danelly Hobby
followed her sons to Texas and lived in Galveston as late as about
assume she died there.
By the way, William E. Danelly had one full sister, Helen Danelly who
a man named William R. Pettus.I haven't figured out how he might fit
your grandmother's family, but I feel sure there must be a relationship
there.He and Helen lived in Florida, but she died shortly after their
marriage, possibly after the birth of their first child, who also died
days later.This was all in the 1840s before anyone in the family had
I had hoped that you might possess a family Bible with more detailed
information that would clear up some of the loose ends that I have.If
looked over my report you might note that there are a number of inexact
dates.I wonder if the mimeographing that you did for your aunt might
survive in some other places?
Do you remember if it was it mailed out to other Pettus researchers?
In case you are wondering just who I am, my interest is through the
Family.My wife and children are McKinne descendants, and when we
Augusta in 1989, we rediscovered those roots.The matriarch of the
Elizabeth (Pope) McKinne (who died in 1809) is buried at Saint Paul's
Episcopal Churchyard where we are members.There is a street here
McKinne Street and a number of interesting landmarks that have some
to them, although the family name has completely died out.In fact,
your line of descent, my wife comes from a daughter of the original
so the last name has changed as the generations have passed along.The
Crawford Family intermarried after a couple of generations, and my
part of the family only had knowledge of them back to Gov. George W.
Crawford, who married a McKinne granddaughter.I got started in this
began to document their connection to Mr. Crawford, who was Georgia's
Whig Governor in the 1840s and a Cabinet member in the Taylor
But no one seemed to know anything about his wife.Her connections
out to be very helpful to the ambitious young Crawford, not to mention
lucrative when he represented some of her McKinne cousins in the
"Galphin Claim."George Crawford's share of the settlement with the
government in 1849 turned out to be $150,000.Part of the money was
apparently invested in land around Dallas in partnership with his
friends, Robert Toombs and Alexander Stephens.My research into the
and their descendants have turned up countless episodes that are of
interest, although their names are not generally McKinne.
Not knowing how interested you are in these matters, I have probably
too long.If you are interested in more information, I would be glad
share some of my findings from my files.
Thanks, and if you have anything else that would be of interest, I
very appreciative.Although I am a professional historian, as
Director of Historic Augusta, Inc., genealogy is my avocation.Thanks