Alfred Hobson, son of Jesse Hobson and Lydia Newlin.
Born Jul 6, 1828 at Chatham, Nc, died Feb 7, 1896, 67 years
Alfred HOBSON, farmer, Marshall, is the son of Jesse and Lydia NEWLIN Hobson, and was b. in NC July 6, 1828. His parents removed to Parke Co. in the same year, and entered land close to where Marshall station is now. Mr. Hobson now owns some of that land, a part of which he has laid out in village lots. His father d. in this county in 1852 and his mother in Howard Co In about 1873. Mr. Hobson has been a resident of Parke Co. all his life. His pursuit has always been that of a farmer. In 1855, he was marr. to Mary A. NELSON, a native of England, b. July 16, 1835. They have 7 living children: Alice J; Edward M; Lydia E; Mary I; Margaret R; Agnes E; Laura M, and one deceased, Elizabeth E. M/M Hobson have long since been members of the Society of Friends, and in politics Mr. H. casts his vote with the republican party. (Taken from: The 1880 History of Parke County, Indiana. JH Beadle.
Chicago: HH Hill)
Married estimated EST. WFT, 1859-1887 at Parke, in (approximately 9 years married) to:
Mary Ann Nelson
Born estimated EST. WFT, 1824-1843, died estimated EST. WFT, 1859-1928, approximately 85 years