**Special Thanks to Freida Wells for most of the research and photos for this family**
William Shepherd Jobe--b. November 1, 1846 near Blandinsville, McDonough Co., Illinois
--d. August 28, 1927 Chautauqua Co., Kansas
----buried Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chatauqua Co, Kansas
--m. Malinda Iowa BUNCH
--November 25, 1868 Ottumwa, Wapelo Co., Iowa
----b. May 18, 1847 Fairfield, Iowa
----d. March 27, 1917 Chatauqua Co., Kansas
------buried Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chatauqua Co, Kansas
------d/o Micajah Bunch, Sr. and Anna Ritta SCOTT
--------gd/o Paul Bunch and Nancy --
William Shepherd Jobe
Photo: Courtesy of Freida Wells
William Shepherd Jobe - We got some Civil War Veterans photos into the library and William was one that we got, so took a pic of it (is in a glass case) and am attaching. Do not know what year it was taken, but was probably just before he died (abt 1925-1927).
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William Shepherd Jobe Family - 1908
Photo: Courtesy of Freida Wells
William Shepherd Jobe Family, 1908.Taken in Sedan Chautauqua Co KS. by Avery.
L-R Mabelle Jobe wife of Charles Elmer Jobe, James E. Stafford, husband of Allie E. (Jobe) Stafford, Allie E. (Jobe) Stafford- daughter of Wm and Malinda Jobe, Elizabeth Arminta Jobe, wife of Wm Harrison Jobe. Front row: L-R Charles Elmer Jobe son of Wm Shepherd and Malinda Jobe, William Shepherd Jobe, Charles Louis Jobe son of Wm and Elizabeth Jobe, Malinda Iowa (Bunch) Jobe wife of Wm Shepherd Jobe, William Harrison Jobe son of Wm Shepherd and Malinda Jobe. There is an interesting story behind this photo, it was found in an antique store in Springfield, MO by Marilyn Siebert. She wrote to Ann Brown who in turn sent the letter to Freida Wells who contacted Marilyn. Freida purchased this one and one like it and another photo you will see next to go back to Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS to the Historical and Genealogy Society library.
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Sedan, Chautauqua Co., Kansas
Photos: Courtesy of Freida Wells
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My Websites for William S.
June 10William enlisted in the Co. I, 1st Iowa Cavalry under General Rosencrans and served 1 years and 9 months.
Sept 27, 1917,. Sedan Times Star, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., Ks
*shows where W. S. Jobe came to Kansas
W. S. JOBE 23 M W Farmer (real estate value) $300 Malinda 23 F W Keeping house IA
William S. JOBE Self M Male W 32 IL Farmer IL OH Malinda I. Wife M Female W 32 IA Keeping House TN TN William H. Son S Male W 9 KS IL IA John H. Son S Male W 7 KS IL IA Ella A. Dau S Female W 3 KS IL IA Allen J. KILLGORE Other Male W 35 IN Farmer OH OH
W. S. JOBE 38 M W M Farm IL IA Malinda 37 F W W M IA IA W. H. 13 M W S KS KS E. A. 8 M W S KS KS ? 1 M W S KS KS Military IA Co I 1st Cav W S. Jobe Under Fence 160 Not Under Fence, -0- Total acres 160 Of Farm Including Improvements 3000 Of Farming Implements & Machinery $50 Corn- 33 Acres Irish Potatoes- 1 Acre Bushels of Corn on hand since March 1, 1885, 200 HAY Acres of Grasses- Prairie 20 Acres # of tons of fame cut in 1884, 15 tons # of tons of Prairie cut in 1884, 15 tons GARDENS Value of produce in gardens marketed during the year ending March 1, 1885 $50 Value of poultry and eggs sold during the year ending March 1, 1885 $10 DAIRY Butter , # of pounds made - 100 LIVESTOCK Horses - 3 Cows - 2 Cattle - 2 Mules - 2 Swine - 1 Other Cattle - 1
March 1, W S Jobe called and left the needful. Mr. Jobe says his wheat is looking well. He has a large acreage and is much encouraged at the present prospects.
July 19, Shepard Jobe Threshed 3,934 bu. of wheat from 150 acres. A yield of 26 ¼ bushels per acre.
March 14, Peru - Sheppard Jobe moved to Monett Wednesday.
April 4 Monett, M. S Jobe is farming the Ecker place this season and is busy planting corn this week
*Monett Kansas sets east of Sedan, Kansas in Chautauqua Co. It can be found in Washington Tw.p. Peru Kansas is a also in Chautauqua Co and it can be found in Belleville Twp. (Freida Wells)
April 17 A. J. Norris and Jimmie G. Norris, husband and wife of Black Hawk Co., in the State of Iowa to William S. Jobe in the sum of thirty one hundred dollars for 160 acres,section 2, thownship 34, south range 12 east of the 6th pm. Filed May 4, 1895 in Black Hawk Co.,, Iowa and Chautauqua Co.,, Kansas (A note was given on this property)
Belleville Twp., Shep Jobe Alternate
Mrs. Shep Jobe is enjoying a visit from her mother Mrs. Burch of Iowa.
Messers, Jobe, West and Hancock sold their wheat to Rea Patterson Milling Co. for ninety cents and are loading on the Missouri Pacific.
Lulu M. Endicott and her husband R. H. Endicott of the Co., of San Joaquin and State of California to William S, Jobe, in the sum of two thousand dollars for 330 acres,setion 7, township 34, south range 12. east fo the 6th pm. Filed 22 July 1898 in San Joaquin Co.,, California and Chautauqua Co.,, Kansas
William 53 Malinda 53 (6 children - 3 living) Charles C 15
W. S. Jobe and Malinda I. Jobe his wife of Chatuauqua Co.,, Kansas to William H. Jobe of Chatuauqua Co.,, Kansas for the sum of three thousand dollars, 160 acres, in section 2, township no. 34, south range no. 12, est of 6th pm. Filed 7 March 1901, Chautauqua Co.,, Kansas. ($2000 was stilled owed to A. J. Norris on this land when William S. Jobe sold to his son William H. Jobe. This was the original land William S. purchased when he moved from Independence to Chaut. Co.)
May Jurors Drawn - W. S. Jobe, Sedan
Oil Wells drilled in Co.,
Farm - Jobe ,Owner of Well 1, Production 5 (this means that his well made 5 barrels a day) Papers I have on file tells me this is Wm S. Jobe.
There was a HUGE oil boom in Peru, Chautauqua Co., Kansas in 1904 and the Co., population really grew, at one time there was no where for people to live, no houses to rent or buy and the towns people opened their homes so people would have a place to sleep. Bu October of that year there were 2500 people in Sedan, the biggest population that Co., has ever seen. Freida Wells 1/1/02
GAR Reunion - The Seventh Annual Reunion to Be Held In Sedan September 21-25
The Seventh Annual reunion of the Soldiers of Chautauqua county has been postponed. The new date for the reunion will be September 21 to 25, the former date of September 14 to 18 having been canceled on account of not being able to get the state tents on that date.
The officers of the tarff [sp] of Colonel W. H. Dennis, Commander of the Chautauqua County Reunion Association are as follows:
Col W. H. Dennis , Commander
Sam Loy , S. V. Commander
H. H. Taylor, J. V. Commander
W. S. JOBE, Chief of Staff
I. N. Sharp, Quartermaster
A. M. Holston, Asst. Quartermaster
Dr. H. G. Hahn, Surgeon
Rev. John Smallwood, Chaplain
Col. R. H. Nichols, Master of Ceremonies
G. G. Shirk, Commissary
Enoch Todd, Asst. Commissary
Mart Bazer Prov. Marshal
W. W. Littrell, Hospital Stewart
Capt. G. W. Sharp. Chief of Artillery
J. W. Fultz, Officer of the Day
E. R. Bennett, Ordinance officer
John Gorley, Officer of the guard
J. H. Edwards, S. M.
Jobe, W. S. Head M W 63 M1 41 IL MO OH English Farmer Employed Can read and write Rents Farm Jobe, Malinda Wife F W 62 M1 41 #children 5, 3 living. IA TN TN English Can read and write
List of the Old Soldiers and Settlers Who Registered During the Chautauqua Co., Reunion Held in Sedan Last WeekState of Service: Iowa Name: Jobe, W. S. Town: Sedan Co: I Reg: Cav 1 Age: 66
1914- Settlers Who RegisteredW. S. Jobe Co., I, 1st Cav., age 67, Sedan
RECORD OF FUNERAL Date, March 27. 1917 No. 17Name of Deceased...Malinda Jobe Charge to...W.S. Jobe Order Given By...W. S. Jobe How Secured...Personal Date of Funeral...Residence Place of Death...Residence, Sedan Twp. Funeral Services at...Residence Time of Funeral Service... 2 PM Clergyman...Edwards Certifying Physician...Lambdin Cause of Death...Pneumonia Date of Death...March 27, 1917 Date of Birth...May 18, 1847 Occupation of the Deceased...House wife Single or Married...Married Aged 69yrs 10mos 9das Size and Style of Casket or Coffin...6-3 Manfactured by...K C. Casket Co. Interment...Greenwood Cemetery Price of Casket or Coffin... $90.00 Carraiges to Cemetery...$10.00 Amount Paid in Advance...$100.00 March 30, 1917. Paid by Ck $100.00 from W. H. Jobe on First National Bank
Charles E. JOBE 34 (1886) Kansas Illinois Iowa Mable E 35 KS GER GER WS 73 IL IL OH WD Father
"Mr. and Mrs. Chas Jobe entertained at an elegant 1 0'clock dinner last Saturday in honor of Mrs. C. S. Veal of Economy, INd. Seaed with honor of guests were Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Jobe, Mr. and Mrs. Will Jobe and Howard Jobe, and Mrs. P. Looby."
1925 - Old Settlers Register, War Veterans Who Registered
W. S. Jobe, 1st Ia. Cav.
December Jury List
W. H. Jobe, Belleville
"being Mr. John Gorby's 81st birthday anniversary, his two daughters, Mrs. David Mitchell and Mrs. Tom Boone, and his son's wife, Mrs. Jess Gorby, entertained for him at the home of Mrs. Dave Mitchell. AS Mr. Gorby is a Civil War veteran the gues list included all the Civil War veterans and their wives and widows of veterans, but several of these old people were unable to attend on account of illness. The grandchildren assisted by a few friends, gave a delightful program of reading and songs. The guests sang "Tenting on the Old Camo Ground." The gathering was indeed a happy one, old settlers and comrades meeting and visiting as in days of yore. The guests were refreshed by delicious ice cream and cake. Messrs. W. H. Jobe"
"J. A. Stafford and Ike Alford threshed J. A. Stafford's wheat and W. H. Jobe's and partly threshed at W. R. Custer's"
W.S. JOBE Dead
The remains of Willam S. Jobe an esteemed pioneer resident of the Co.,, were laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery Wednesday afternoon. His death occured Sunday following a brief illness which was the first severe illness of his life as well as the last.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at Westlake Funeral Home in which a large number of friends joined the sorrowing relatives in paying final respects to his memory. Rev. Harry T. Vigour read a scripture lesson and offered a prayer which was followed by a brief funeral discourage by Hon. W. H. Sproul a close friend of the deceased for many years, who spoke from intimate knowledge of his high ideals and upright character. Music was furnished by a male quartet composed of W. A. Dennis, Roy Taylor, Norman Frye and Fred Loyd. A violin duet was beautifully played by Charles Foltz and Charles Wasson of Peru. A firing squad composed of Legion boys fired a salute over his grave.
William S. Jobe was born near Blandinville, Illinois November 1, 1846 and departed this life August 28, 1927, age 80 yrs. 9 mo. 27 da.
At an early age he moved from Blandinville to Hancock Co., where the family lived for four years. Then the family moved to Ottumwa, Iowa where they resided 15 years. On June 20, 1864, at age 17 yrs., he enlisted in the US Army and served as a Volunteer in Co I, 1st Iowa Cavalry, until February 15, 1866, when he was discharged from the service in Austin, Texas. He was married to Malinda Iowa Bunch, November 25, 1868, who departed this life March 27, 1917.
They moved to Kansas the following year and settled on a claim at Independence, near the mouth of Elk River, where they lived until the fall of 1879 when they moved to Chautauqua Co., where they have since resided.
To them were born 5 sons and 1 daughter, William Harrison, John H., infant son unnamed, Claude D., Ella Alice and Charles E. Three of these sons preceded their father and mother to the great beyond. He is survived by 3 children, William H., Mrs. James Stafford and Charles E. Two grandsons, Charles Lewis and Howard J. and four brothers and one sister living in California. He lived a noble and upright life and was a devoted husband and father and commanded the largest respect of all who knew him.
He and Malinda are buried in Sedan, Chautauqua Co.,, Kansas at the Greenwood Cemetery. The plot where William and Malinda are buried is a big one. There is a massive stone that is about 4' wide and 3' tall that says JOBE in the middle. On the each end of this stone it is arched and looks like church windows with flowers. Then that is setting on a huge cement base probably 12" high. Inside the plot are
5 stones that read like this:
William Shepherd, 1846-1927, Co I 1st Iowa VOL. CAV.
Malinda Iowa 1847-1917,
Charles E. 1885-1959
Mabelle E. 1884-1968
Kenneth Chas. E. son of C. E. & M.E. Jobe 1911-1918.
If you have any old photos for any descendants of this family, please send to me at
Ann (Jobe) Brown