Amelia E. Fox
John O. Hobson

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
January 12, 1893, Page 1
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John O. Hobson.

The subject of this sketch was born in Pickens county, near Anderson court house, S. C., on Sep. 18 th 1812 and died Dec. 13 th 1892 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Sam H. Law. At the age of 18 years he left his home and came to Habersham county, Ga. There he met and married Miss Rachel Speer. There were nine children born to them, and he lived to see seven of them and his first wife buried. In 1865 he moved to Bartow county, Ga., and remained there until his death. During the war with Mexico he volunteered and joined Capt. Byrd’s company, and while on the banks of the Rio Grande he made a profession of faith in Christ and joined the Methodist church and lived a consistent member until about six years before his death when he joined the Baptist church at Zion [word blurred] a member there at his death. He assisted in gathering the Indians together to send them away from this country. His first wife died February 10 th, 1868, and was laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery, and he was again married to Miss Amelia Fox Feb. 28 th, 1869 who survives him with two daughters one of them now in Arkansas, the other Mrs. Law with whom he and his aged wife have been living for the last eight years. He received a pension from the government of the U. S., for his services in the American war. He lived to see the third generation of his family. While it is with sorrow we chronicle his death we humbly bow to the Divine will and recognize that while we lose his labor and association here that he is resting from his labor, and his works will follow him. Therefore we commend his wife and children with other sad memories for consolation in this their hour of bereavement to the precious promises of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Friend

Amelia E. Fox was born April 16 th, 1828, and married to John O. Hobson February 28 th, 1869. She departed this life on the 2 nd of January, 1893.




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