Family Photo Album(Click on any picture to enlarge!)
My brother George Hobson, Great-Grandson of Robert Hobson, handed our Aunt Lillian an exercise book one day and asked her to record what she knew of the family history. What follows is a word-for-word transcription of her narrative. Had she known that it would one day find a home on the 'web' I'm sure she would have worried herself sick with editing. We're indebted to her for all the time and effort she expended to help preserve our family's history.
Not long after I started transcribing the Hobson family information that was available to me, I was contacted by Nick Anderson who lives in Ohio. Nick has been doing genealogy for a number of years and had apparently entered a few names into an internet search engine and came up with my pages! We share a kinship to Robert and Eliza Hobson. Nick is a descendant of Anne Jane Hobson. He is her great-great grandson and therefore Robert Hobson's great-great-great grandson! He tells me that this makes me his dad's 4th cousin and his 4th-cousin-once-removed. Nick has shared a wonderful quantity of information with me, so much that I barely know how to begin to transcribe it all. Since I haven't a clue where to begin, I'm just going to begin... You know the old cliche about the journey of a thousand miles beginning with a single step. Here I go! I'll start on this page but information relating to other members of the line will probably end up on other pages. Whenever that happens, I'll do my best to refer back to Anne Jane's page and for now I'll highlight the new data with (TYNA) TYNA means "Thank you, Nick Anderson!"
Married Agnes Sophia Bell (born Hall)
Martha Brown, married
Euphemia and Samuel Bell adopted Agnes
Uncle Deed Tait
Aunt Kate (nee Caston)
Charles Gordon (wrote under pseudonym of Ralph Connor)