Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameRachel Josephine Hobbs 208, GG Aunt
Birth14 Jan 1830, Washington, Daviess Co IN165
Death4 Feb 1915, Gonzales Co TX Age: 85
BurialUnion Hill Cemetery, near Gonzales, TX
FatherJoseph Hobbs (1789-1863)
MotherAnna Jones (1792-1880)
Birth25 Dec 1817, Alabama209
Death24 Jun 1884, Gonzales Co TX Age: 66
BurialUnion Hill Cemetery, near Gonzales, TX
Death23 Jul 1884209 Age: 66
FatherJonathan Helms (1770-1836)
MotherAnn (Unknown) (1770-1837)
Marriageca 1844, Walker Co TX179
ChildrenAmanda P (1846-)
 Adelia Ann (1848-1933)
 Laura Parmelia (1851-1932)
 Oral B. (1851-)
 Julia Cates (1856-)
 Rachel Josephine (1857-1937)
 James E. (1861-1937)
 Lilla (1863-1932)
Notes for Rachel Josephine Hobbs
Adelia's mother--sometimes called Rachel and sometimes called Josephine--was born to Joseph and Anna Jones Hobbs on January 14, 1830, in Indiana. Rachel came with her family to Walker County, Texas, as a child around 1840, and married Gabriel Helms around 1845 in Walker County.210

OBITUARY: Cindy S Munson
Gonzales Inquirer Feb. 5, 1915

Aged Lady Passes On To Her Reward

Mrs. R. J. Helms of Leesville, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of the county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. Johnson at Leesville, Thursday, Feb. 4, at 12:30 p.m. following an illness of about a month. She was about 86 years of age.

She leaves one son and seven daughters. She was the mother of Mrs. M. T. Haynes of this city. Her husband died about thirty years ago .

Surviving her are also a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was a resident of Gonzales county for many years, living in the Leesville section and she was greatly revered by all who knew her.

The funeral was held this afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground in Union Cemetery near her old home.
Notes for Rachel Josephine Hobbs
About 20 years ago, I met Dora Hastings, daughter of Otha King and Adelia Hobbs. Adelia Hobbs was daughter of Pleasant Howe Hobbs, my great grandfather. Dora was his granddaughter by his first wife, Catherine Cotter, and I am his great grandson by his second wife, Florence King.

One of the things Dora sent me was a copy of writings in the Josephine Helms bible. This was Rachel Josephine Hobbs, b 14 Jan 1830, d 4 Feb 1915. She was one of the 13 children of Joseph Hobbs and Anna Jones, daughter of Ebenzer Jones. The copy I have is apparently in Dora Hastings' hand, but is of the "white on black" type and is difficult to read in places. It is three pages in total and includes the following:

First page:

Record from Bible of Josephine Helms (Mama King's Aunt Josephine Helms Record)

Gabriel G. Helms born Dec. 25, 1817
Rachel J. Helms  Jan. 14, 1830

Amanda P. Helms October 8, 1846
Adelia Ann Helms Dec. 25, 1848
Laura P. Helms Oct. 16, 1851
Orah B. Helms May 19, 1854
Julia C. Helms Sept. 9, 1856
Rachel J. Helms Dec. 5, 1859
James E. Helms April 6, 1863

Not from above source:
John Cotter born Nov. 20, 1833
Katherine Cotter Oct 30, 1835 - D. March 1879
Ruth Cotter Oct 15, 1837
Susanah Cotter Jan. 27, 1840
Rhoda Cotter March 20, 1842
Elizabeth Cotter Nov. 29, 1844
George Cotter March 31, 1848
Daniel Cotter March 10, 1850
Wiliam E. Cotter Dec. 27, 1854

Second page:

Date of Births of Joseph Hobbs & Wife Anna Hobbs nee Jones

Joseh Hobbs born November 29, 1789
Anna Hobbs born March 21, 1792

Pollie Hobbs born September 16, 1813*
Benedict Hobbs " January 5, 1814
Lawson E. Hobbs " March 10, 1815
Joseph A. Hobbs " December 9, 1816
W. P. Hobbs " January 17, 1818
Dudley V. Hobbs " July 8, 1820
Emry Hobbs " Feb. 10, 1822
Corilla Hobbs " Dec. 27, 1823
Pleasant H. Hobbs " Dec. 13, 1825
A. O. Hobbs " April 11, 1828
Rachel J. Hobbs " Jan. 14, 1830
Frances M. Hobbs " Sept. 22, 1832
Talman H. Hobbs " May 27, 1834

Children of Pleasant H. Hobbs & Katheine Cotter Hobbs

Dora A. Hobbs March 8, 1855 Died July 17, 1869
Blanche Hobbs Dec. 21, 1856 " July 7, 1861
Livonia E. Hobbs April 14, 1859 " Dec. 25, 1908
Josephine Hobbs Nov. 26, 1861 " Feb. 29, 1921
Edward V. Hobbs June 2, 1864 " 1937
William Hobbs June 2, 1864 " June 2, 1864
Adelia Hobbs Dec. 10, 1867 " Jan. 11, 1950
Archie T. Hobbs Nov. 21, 1875 " Nov 2, 1939


* Birth year for Pollie given elsewhere as 1812 and this must be correct, as Sept 16, 1813 is only four months before birth of Benedict Hobbs.

Third page:

Family Record from a Bible of Hardy Jones

Ebenezer Jones Born in Delaware - 1760
Died in Washington, Indiana, Davis Co 1860
William Jones born in N. Carolina June 1784
Enoch Jones " October 23, 1786(*a)
Died in the 1860s in Walker Co., Texas
Vance Jones born April 23, 1788
Died in the 50's
Lewis Jones born June 23, 1790 Died 1863
Anna Jones (Hobbs) born March 21, 1782
Jesse Jones born Oct. 7, 1793 Killed by Indians 1812
Hulburn Jones born April 17, 1797 - Died 1868
Wiley Jones born Nov. 5, 1798 - Died 1879
Nancy Jones (Allison) born Dec. 14, 1799(*c)
Vincon Jones(*e) born July 14, 1802 - Died in Utah 1857
Sally Jones (Clark) born Jan. 1803(*f) - Died in Ill. 1859
Debora Jones (Wise) born Dec. 17, 1807(*g) - Died Jan. 2, 1891
Jincy Jones (Garten) born Nov. 17, 1808(*h)

(Ebenezer Jones was Mama King's great grandfather)

I want this after you have made your copy. Dora Hastings.

(*a) Enoch's birthday listed in the Ebenezer Jones bible as Oct 23, 1785
(*b) Eb. Jones bible includes Smith Jones, b November 13, 1786, at this point
(*c) Listed in the Ebenezer Jones bible as "Poicy" Jones, b Dec 14, 1799
(*d) Eb. Jones bible includes Nancy Jones, b _?_ 16, 1800, at this point
(*e) Eb. Jones bible gives "Ebenezer Vincent Jones, b July _?_, _?_
(*f) Eb. Jones bible gives Saley J. Jones, b January 11, 1804
(*g) Eb. Jones bible gives Debby C. Jones, b June 22, 1806
(*h) Eb. Jones bible gives _?_n_?_ O. Jones, b Nov. 11, 1807
Notes for Gabriel (Spouse 1)
1850 Census of Walker Co TX

Name Age

Gabriel G Helms 28 AL
Rachel Helms 28 IN
Amanda Helms 3 TX
Adelia Helms 1 TX

1870 Census of Gonzales Co TX

Name Age

Gabriel Helms 50 SC
Rachel G Helms 41 AL
Airy B Helms 16 TX
Julia C Helms 14
Rachel Helms 12
James Helms 9
Lilly Helms 9

1880 Census of Gonzales Co TX

Name Age
Gabriel G. Helmes 63
Jesephine Helmes 50 wife
James E. Helmes 19 son
Lilly Helmes 17 dau
Effy Bundick 6 granddaughter
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