|My Jobe Ancestors (Ann Jobe Brown--me)|
John F. 'Sorrell' Jobe--b. June 6, 1801 Indian Lands (present-day Lawrence Co.,TN)
--d. April 27, 1889 Alcorn Co., MS
----buried Shady Grove Cemetery, Alcorn Co., MS
--m/1 Sarah Adaline 'Sally' FARMER
--September 21, 1818 Lawrence Co., TN
----b. abt 1801 South Carolina
----d. abt 1840 probably Tishomingo Co., MS
------d/o Ezekiel Farmer
--m/2 Nancy LAWSON
--1841/42 probably Tishomingo Co., MS
----b. 1824 Alabama
----d. between Aug 1854 - Feb 1858 Tishomingo Co., MS
------d/o George Washington Lawson and Susannah ---
--m/3 Nancy MASSEY
--February 9, 1858 Tishomingo Co., MS
----b. 1813/20 South Carolina
----d. AFTER August 6, 1870 Tishomingo Co., MS
--m/4 Roberta ---
----b. abt 1813 Soouth Carolina
--m/5 Willie ---
Painting of John F. Jobe
Photo: Courtesy of Stanley Max 'Stan' Jobe
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My Websites for John
- Scanned documents, photos, Memorials for John F. 'Sorrell' Jobe
- Job(e) Legacy - Gedcom on Rootsweb World Connect
Descendants of Andrew Job Jr
"History of Old Tishomingo Co."
-- published in 1903
"Mr John Jobe, Sr. Among the many pioneers of Tishomingo Co., no one attained to greater confidence, nor made a better or more loyal citizen, than Mr. John Jobe, Sr. Fifty-five years of his long and eventful life were spent in this section, where he was always recognized as an honorable and upright gentle- eman. He was born in Lawrence Co.,, Tennessee, in June, 1801, and at the age of eighteen enlisted under General Andrew Jackson and served with that illustrious soldier and statesman in the many Indian wars of that period. After the cession of North Mississippi to the Federal government by the Chickasaws, and the passage of an act by the Congress of the United States providing for the survey of the newly acquired territory, Mr. Jobe was employed as one of the surveyors, and the latter part of 1833 and the whole of 1834 was devoted to the work. Mr. Jobe moved to Tishomingo Co., from McNairy Co.,, Tennessee, after the organization of the former, and settled between Danville and Corinth, in which neighborhood he continued to live until his death, which occurred in April, 1889, his remains being interred in Shady Grove cemetery. Mr. Jobe enlisted under Gen. Reuben Davis, when the first call was made for sixty-day troops, and went with his company to Bowling Green, Ky. At the expiration of the time for which he enlisted he returned home and did not again enter the army owing to his advanced years. Mr. Jobe's descendants are quite numerous in this section, and all have every reason for feeling proud of their worthy ancestor." *lived in part that later became Alcorn Co, MS)
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Bill Jobe Journal - l988
"He was nicknamed Sorrell as a result of his hair being the color of his favorite horse. He was a very independent, gregarious person with a strong compulsion for love, a light-hearted optimist with a memorable sense of humor"
He was a surveyor, farmer and soldier. He volunteered at the age of 18 to served with Andrew Jackson in the Seminole Indian Wars. He was called upon to survey the Co., of Tishomingo when it was being organized.
The Historians of Tishomingo state, 'among the many pioneers no one attained greater confidence, or made a better or more loyal citizen, than John Jobe. He spent 55 years of his long and eventful life in the Co., and was always recognized as an honorable and upright Gentleman
During the way between the states he enlisted under General Ruben Davis, when the first call was made for sixty-day troops, and went with his company to Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was in his 60's at the time.
He died a few short weeks short of his 88th birthday and is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery near Corinth, Mississippi. John Jobe had 4 marriages and 22 children that we are aware of.
-John enlisted in Captain William Hutner Company, Colonel Thomas Williamson Regiment of volunteer mounted gun men. They fought in the Seminole Indian War in Florida.
June 30, 1818
John was dischaged on June 30, 1818 in Columbia
James Forbes, Henson Day, David Crockett and John Hillhouse, Esquires, who were appointed at the November term, 1818, of Lawrence Co., Court, to take a list of Taxable property and polls and to take a list of voters according to the late Act of assembly, making provisions for taking the Census, returned into Court their several lists of voters according to law.
The following is a list of the number and names of the Census returned by John Ray, Esquire, to-witt:
Phillip Chronister, Adam Chronister, Jesse Hutchinson, William Burris, Joseph Reynolds, Equilla Burns, Robert Heralson, John Garrison, John Pritchford, Jacob Pennington, Moses Pennington, David Pennington, Isaac Pennington, Abraham Pennington, Charles Williams, Alexander Shadrack, William Williams, Samuel Williams, Nathaniel Christian, John Hutchson, William Scears, Rueben Peoples, Mr. Cunningham, William Burlison, Ezakiel Farmer, John Lockard Jr., Coleman Hutchinson, William Seahorn, William Voss, John Voss, Daniel Sims, Thomas Mitchell, John Heralson, John Lockard, Leroy Farmer,Thomas Steele, George Isham, John Duckworth, William Long, Joseph Tease, James Tease, John Anthony, Daniel Flannery, Joseph Lancaster, Isham Christian, Joel Poeples, Mr. Perkins, John Brumley, John Young, Samuel McBride, William McBride, James Chronister, John Burns, John McClish, John Ray, JOHN JOBE, Dalton smith, James Foster, John Foster, David Steele, John Farmer, Phillip Bryant, Issac Shipman, Josiah Hurley, Eli Kennedy, Green Williams, John Alton, Miles Songbird, Binnet Pope, Charles Gorrell, James Pollock, Henry Pollock, Samuel Adkins, John Sellars, David adkins, John Canida, Young Yewmans, Thomas Cockran, William Pennington.
Making in the whole 82.
Brothers - John, Nathan and Jonathan Jobe were registered voters in Lawrence Co, TN
*Listed in Lawrence Co, TN census with infant daughter
*Served as juor in McNairy Co, TN
3 sons and 1 daughter 5-10, 1 daughters under 5, and a wife under 30
*John worked with team that surveyed land for the railroad from Memphis to Savannah, Tennessee
-Dec 9; Jacinto Circuit Court was held at the courthouse; the presiding judge of the 9th Judicial Dsitrict and the sheriff returned in open court the writ of venire facus (jury selection) of 35 persons including John Job, Daniel Lawson, Joseph Phillips, Reuben Rorie and John Reeves.
John 50 TN Nancy 26, AL Wiley 18 TN Sarah 16 TN Franklin 10 MS Wesley 7 MS Martha 6 MS John 5 MS Columbs 3 MS Mary 3 MS Thomas 1 MS
*John worked with team that surveyed land for the Charleston/Memphis railroad
*John Jobe married Nancy Massey
JOBE, John 1801 Tn , Nancy 1813 SC , William 1844 MS , Martha 1845 MS , John 1846 MS , Archibald 1847 MS , Mary 1848 MS , Thomas 1849 MS , Cordelia 1850 MS , Alexander 1851 MS , George W. 1853 MS *He is listed with 3 slaves, real estate worth $2000 and property worth $2500.
--lists heirs of Hezekiah Massey at his death in 1866: a widow Margaret, who has since died, and the following children: viz:
- Your Petitioner (John M. Massey)
- Nancy Jobe, wife of John Jobe, who resides in Tishomingo Co. MS
- H. V. Massey, who resides in SC
- S. B. Massey who resides in SC
- S. P. Massey who resides in AL.
- J. C. Massey who has since died leaving no heirs
- J. T. Massey; Rachel Tucker, wife of Woodford Tucker
- Amy Perry, wife of John Perry
- Turzy Shults, wife of Wm. Shults
--- all of whom reside in Tishamingo Co. MS
JOBE, John 1802 TN , Nancy 1820 SC , Mary 1850 , Delia 1851 , Bertie (f) 1852 , George W 1854 **Real Estate worth $1800 and property worth $700.
Wiley JOBE Self M Male W 47 TN Farmer TN -- Phoebe JOBE Wife M Female W 52 IN Keeping House IN IN James JOBE Son S Male W 26 MS Farm Laborer TN IN George JOBE Son M Male W 23 MS Farm Laborer TN IN Lona JOBE Wife M Female W 20 MS Keeping House TN TN Mary T. JOBE Dau S Female W 13 MS At Home TN IN John JOBE Father W Male W 78 TN At Home VA VA *John is living with his son, Wiley.
*John died a few weeks short of his 88th birthday and was buried at Shady Grove Cemetery in Alcorn Co., MS
If you have any old photos for any descendants of this family, please send to me at
Ann (Jobe) Brown