Lorenzo Dow Hobbs

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
January 27, 2000

West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Supplement Vol. 7, Hardesty’s,
Wayne County, published by Jim Comstock, Richwood, WV 1974

Lorenzo Dow Hobbs-is a son of Arthur and Mary A. (Fraley) Hobbs, whose
record is in the sketch preceding this one, as is his brother’s war record.
He was born in Wayne County, on Camp Creek of Twelve Pole, May 1, 1849, and
was married at Beech Fork, Wayne County, (now) West Virginia, July 29, 1875.
His wife was born on Guyandotte River, in Lincoln County, (now) West
Virginia, Maria Ann, daughter of William Preble Blankinship and Mary Jane
(Adkins) Blankinship. Her father was born in August 1828; her mother was born
in that part of Cabell County now Lincoln, June 18, 1829, and they made their
home in Wayne County on the 22nd. day of March 1861. Lorenzo D. Hobbs owns
over 300 acres of good land beautifully situated on Beech Fork, at the mouth
of Turkey Camp Branch. The land is very productive, so far as put in
cultivation, and the uncleared land is finely timbered. There are some
springs of superior quality on the land, and it is altogether one of the most
pleasant homesteads of the many pleasant farms of the county. Tooley, Wayne
County, West Virginia, is the post office address of Lorenzo D. Hobbs