John F. 'Sorrell' Jobe


John F. 'Sorrell' Jobe - 5 wives

Sarah Adaline Farmer - Nancy Lawson
Nancy Massey - Roberta ? - Willie ?

My Own Jobe Branch

Son of Daniel Jobe and Mourning Pryor

1st cousin to my 3rd great grandfather, Eli B. Jobe

My Picture My Jobe Ancestors (Ann Jobe Brown--me)
Andrew Sr - Andrew Jr - Caleb - Samuel - Isaac - Eli B. - Jesse - Caleb - Jessie William - Earl Frederick
Intermarriages
Vernon - MacKay - McIntire - Brewer - Mears - Davis


Painting of John F. Jobe

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


Biographies

"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.


Chronology


    Children by Sally Farmer


  1. Unknown Daughter Jobe

    --b. abt 1819 Lawrence Co., TN
    --believed to have died 1820/21 Lawrence Co., TN

  2. Joseph Jobe

    --b. abt 1821 Lawrence Co., TN
    --d. 1863 Mississippi
    --m. Elizabeth 'Sesu' PHILLIPS
    --July 4, 1841 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----b. 1821 Chatham Co., NC
    ----d. November 1870 Alcorn Co., MS
    ------buried Vanderford Cemetery, Tishomingo Co., MS
    ------d/o Lazarus Phillips and Rachel SANDERS
    --------gd/o Jeremiah 'Jerry' Phillips and Susan --
    ----------gt gd/o William Phillips and Elizabeth --
    --------gd/o Benjamin Sanders and Leah SMITH
    ----------gt gd/o Joel Sanders and Charity Clarke HOLLOWELL
    ------------2nd gt gd/o James Sanders and Elizabeth PRITLOWE
    --------------3rd gt gd/o William Sanders and Mary HALL
    ----------------4th gt gd/o John Sandes and Phoebe THOMAS
    --------------3rd gt gd/o John Pritlowe and Elisabeth SEBRELL
    ------------2nd gt gd/o Thomas Hollowell and Sarah SCUTCHINS
    ----------gt gd/o Thomas Smith and Esther SAWYER
    ------------2nd gt gd/o James Smith and Susannah BOUNDS
    --------------3rd gt gd/o James Smith and Ann HARRIS
    ------------2nd gt gd/o Robert Sawyer and Frances SCARBOROUGH

    These are the DIRECT ANCESTORS of Katharine Reynolds,
    who did so much in preserving the Job(e) heritage for all of us.

  3. Daniel Jobe

    --b. abt 1821 Lawrence Co., TN
    --d. abt 1880 Texas
    --m/1 Nancy Caroline CURTIS
    --October 17, 1842 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----b. abt 1824
    ----d. 1845
    --m/2 Elizabeth 'Lizzie' CHEEK
    --August 13, 1847 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----b. 1825/28 Tennessee
    ----d. 1906 Indian Territory, Oklahoma
    ------d/o Silas Cheek and Elizabeth PHILLIPS
    --------gd/o Lazarus Phillips and Rachel SANDERS
    ----------gt gd/o Jeremiah 'Jerry' Phillips and Susan --
    ------------2nd gt gd/o William Phillips and Elizabeth --
    ----------gt gd/o Benjamin Sanders and Leah SMITH
    ------------2nd gt gd/o Joel Sanders and Charity Clarke HOLLOWELL
    --------------3nd gt gd/o James Sanders and Elizabeth PRITLOWE
    ----------------4th gt gd/o William Sanders and Mary HALL
    ------------------5th gt gd/o John Sandes and Phoebe THOMAS
    ----------------4th gt gd/o John Pritlowe and Elisabeth SEBRELL
    --------------3rdd gt gd/o Thomas Hollowell and Sarah SCUTCHINS
    ------------2nd gt gd/o Thomas Smith and Esther SAWYER
    --------------3rd gt gd/o James Smith and Susannah BOUNDS
    ----------------4th gt gd/o James Smith and Ann HARRIS
    --------------3rd gt gd/o Robert Sawyer and Frances SCARBOROUGH

    These are the DIRECT ANCESTORS of William Leonard 'Bill' Jobe,
    Compiler of the Bill Jobe Journal

  4. Cynthia (Jobe) Phillips

    --b. abt 1822 Lawrence Co., TN
    --d. abt 1860 Mississippi
    --m. Jeremiah J. 'Jerry' PHILLIPS
    --October 13, 1840 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----b. 1813 Chatham Co., NC
    ----d. October 13, 1868
    ------s/o Lazarus Phillips and Rachel SANDERS
    --------sd/o Jeremiah 'Jerry' Phillips and Susan --
    ----------gt gs/o William Phillips and Elizabeth --
    --------gs/o Benjamin Sanders and Leah SMITH
    ----------gt gs/o Joel Sanders and Charity Clarke HOLLOWELL
    ------------2nd gt gs/o James Sanders and Elizabeth PRITLOWE
    --------------3rd gt gs/o William Sanders and Mary HALL
    ----------------4th gt gs/o John Sandes and Phoebe THOMAS
    --------------3rd gt gs/o John Pritlowe and Elisabeth SEBRELL
    ------------2nd gt gs/o Thomas Hollowell and Sarah SCUTCHINS
    ----------gt gs/o Thomas Smith and Esther SAWYER
    ------------2nd gt gs/o James Smith and Susannah BOUNDS
    --------------3rd gt gs/o James Smith and Ann HARRIS
    ------------2nd gt gs/o Robert Sawyer and Frances SCARBOROUGH

  5. Greenbury 'Berry' Jobe

    --b. abt October 1824 Lawrence Co., TN
    --d. AFTER 1900 probably Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas
    ----buried Caney Cemetery, Nevada Co., AR
    --m/1 Mary BURTON
    --abt 1843 probably Tishomingo Co. MS
    ----b. 1825 Tennessee
    ----d. 1860/69 Nevada Co., AR
    --m/2 Mary A. SMITH
    --March 2, 1875 Nevada Co., AR
    ----b. 1845 Mississippi

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    Caney Cemetery
    Tombstone of G. B. Jobe

    Caney Cemetery Entrance

    G. B. Jobe Tombstone

  6. Unknown Daughter Jobe

    --b. 1825/30 Lawrence Co., TN
    --d. probably as a young child

  7. Rebecca A. (Jobe) Burton

    --b. abt 1826 Lawrence Co., TN
    --d. AFTER 1880 probably Logan Co., AR
    --m. James M. 'Jim' BURTON
    --December 16, 1846 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----b. 1827 North Carolina
    ----d. AFTER 1880 probably Logan Co.,AR
    ------s/o Noel Burton and Nancy DOBBINS
    --------gs/o John Burton and Martha Cocke FARLEY
    ----------gt gs/o John Burton, Jr. and Mary COCKE
    ------------2nd gt gd/o John Burton, Sr. and Catherine COCKE
    --------------3rd gt gd/o Robert Burton and Mary NOWELL

  8. Wiley Taylor Jobe

    --b. abt 1832 Purdy, McNairy Co., TN
    --d. AFTER 1900 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --m. Phoebe LAWSON
    ----b. abt Decmeber 1827 Alabama
    ----d. AFTER 1900 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ------d/o George Washington Lawson and Susannah MENDENHALL
    --------gt gd/o Isaac Mendenhall

  9. Sarah A. (Jobe) Ross

    --b. 1835 Tennessee
    --d. 1880/1900 Alcorn Co., MS
    --m. James W. 'Jim' ROSS
    --December 18, 1859 Mississippi
    ----b. 1832 South Carolina
    ----d. 1902 Alcorn Co., MS
    ------s/o Abner Ross and Elizabeth --

  10. Benjamin Franklin Jobe

    --b. 1840 Tishomingo Co., MS


    Children by Nancy Lawson


  11. William Wesley 'Wes' Jobe

    --b. March 25, 1843 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --d. July 10, 1930 Alcorn Co., MS
    ----buried Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS
    --m. Eliza Matilda 'Tilda' CHILDRESS
    --August 2, 1864 Alcorn Co., MS
    ----b. March 21, 1849 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----d. July 9, 1935 Alcorn Co., MS
    ------buried Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Kossurth, Alcorn Co., MS
    ------d/o James Childress

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    William Wesley Jobe
    Photo: Courtesy of Stan and Jill Jobe

    William Wesley Jobe

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    Wheeler Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery
    Tombstone of William Wesley Jobe
    Photo: Courtesy of Brent Jobe

    Wheeler Grove Baptist Church Sign

    Wheeler Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery

    William Wesley Jobe Tombstone

  12. Martha P. (Jobe) Polk

    --b. 1844/45 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --m. Mr. POLK

  13. John Marion Jobe

    --b. 1845/46 Tishomingo Co., MS

  14. Archibald Columbus 'Lum' Jobe

    --b. February 1847 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --d. 1902 Alcorn Co., Ms
    ----buried hady Grove Cemetery - 3 m. South of Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS
    --m. Ann Elizabeth (Hawkins?Bradford)
    --1869 probably Alcorn Co., MS
    ----b. August 1, 1851 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----d. December 27, 1927 Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
    ------buried Shady Grove Cemetery - 3 m. South of Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS

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    Lum and Ann (Hensley) Jobe Tombstone
    Photo: Courtesy of Pam Brent Jobe

    Lum and Ann (Hensley) Jobe's Tombstone

  15. Mary Elizabeth (Jobe) Johnston

    --b. 1848 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --d. 1922 Alcorn Co., MS
    ----buried Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS
    --m. Joseph G. JOHNSTON
    --December 12, 1871
    ----b. 1846 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----d. 1877 Alcorn Co., MS
    ------buried Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS

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    Joseph and Mary's Tombstone
    Photo: Courtesy of Pam Hamlin Crabb

    Joseph's Tombstone Mary (Jobe) Johnston's Tombstone

  16. Thomas Jefferson Jobe 'Tom'

    --b. August 15, 1849 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --d. February 11, 1929 Alcorn Co., MS
    ----buried West Shady Grove Cemetery, Alcorn Co., MS
    --m. Georgia Almettia VANDERFORD
    --August 8, 1872 McNairy Co., TN
    ----b. Decmeber 27, 1855 Alcorn Co., MS
    ----d. March 17, 1941 Alcorn Co., MS
    ------buried West Shady Grove Cemetery, Alcorn Co., MS
    ------d/o John Daniel Vanderford and Mary Holland 'Hollie' JOBE
    --------gd/of Joseph Taylor Jobe and Judeth KEMP
    ----------gt gd/o Daniel Jobe and Mourning PRYOR
    ------------2nd gt gd/o Samuel Job and Dorcas MacKay
    --------------3rd gt gd/o Caleb Job and Barbary ---
    ----------------4th gt gd/o Andrew Job Jr. and Elizabeth VERNON
    --------------3rd gt gd/o Zachariah MacKay
    ----------------4th gt gd/o Robert MacKay and Ann BROWN
    ------------2nd gt gd/o Richard E. Pryor and Mourning THOMSON
    --------------3rd gt gd/o Thomas Thomson and Hannah McALLISTER
    ----------------4th gt gd/o Samuel Thomson and Helen GLASS
    ----------------4th gt gd/o William McAllister and Elizabeth GARLAND
    --------gd/o Barzillai Vanderford and Milberry TAYLOR

    Descendants of this family are DOUBLE COUSINS to me as there are two Jobe connections.

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    Thomas Jefferson Jobe's Tombstone
    Photo: Courtesy of Brent Jobe

    Thomas Jefferson Jobe's Tombstone

  17. Alexander L. 'Shank' Jobe

    --b. abt 1851 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --d. November 27, 1894 Alcorn Co., MS

  18. Cordelia Frances 'Delia' (Jobe) Johnston

    --b. December 20, 1851 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --d. February 13, 1926 Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS
    ----buried Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Alcorn Co., MS
    --m. William Peter 'Bill' JOHNSTON
    --abt 1873
    ----b. December 22, 1848 Tishomingo Co., MS
    ----d. January 8, 1913 Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS
    ------buried Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Alcorn Co., MS

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    Cordelia Frances (Jobe) Johnston
    Photo: Courtesy of Stan and Jill Jobe

    Cordelia Frances (Jobe) Johnston

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    Cordelia and William's Tombstone
    Photo: Courtesy of Pam Hamlin Crabb

    Cordelia and William's Tombstone

  19. Roberta 'Bertie' (Jobe) Smith

    --b. abt 1852 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --m. Mr. SMITH

  20. George Washington 'Sonk' 'Sook' Jobe

    --b. August 5, 1854 Tishomingo Co., MS
    --d. October 5, 1936 Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS
    ----buried Salem Cemetery, Alcorn Co., MS
    --m/1 Willie May 'Mattie' BRADFORD
    --abt 1876
    ----b. abt 1857
    ----d. March 2, 1895
    --m/2 Clester Maude Ellen PARSONS
    --August 13, 1895 Alcorn Co., MS
    ----b. August 6, 1874 Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS
    ----d. March 25, 1954 Pascagoula, , Mississippi
    ------buried Salem Cemetery, Alcorn Co., MS


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