|My Jobe Ancestors (Ann Jobe Brown--me)|
--d. September 20, 1864 Mountain Twp, Washington Co., AR
----buried Mt.Comfort Church Cemetery, Prairie Grove, Washington Co, Arkansas
--m. Elizabeth Ann McROY
--abt 1843 Tennessee or Arkansas
----b. abt 1827 Tennessee
----d. July 12, 1884 Washington Co., AR
------buried Evergreen Cemetery, Washington Co,. AR
--------also has memorial at Mt. Comfort Church Cemetery, Prairie Grove, Washington Co., AR
------d/o Allen McRoy and Rebecca --
Middle name for William P
In early research of this family with Lois (Jobe) Cunningham about 1970, there was some discussion whether his middle name was Pryor or Preston and there was more evidence pointing to the middle name or Pryor - though nothing was ever proven for sure. Most of the descendnats have the name Preston - though we never did figure out where this name originated from. I just discovered that Martha Ann Azbell did have a brother named John Preston Azbell.
NATIVE HERITAGE for these descendants
- Elizabeth Ann McRoy
Though many claim that Elizbeth did have part native blood, I have not located where it came from, if in fact there is any. If so, I do believe it was l/16 or less.
- Alice Josephine (Staggs) Jobe - wife of son, Louis Peal Jobe
Though I haven't researched it thorough, it is claimed that BOTH of her parents were of Indian descent. Also many of their children intermarried with others of native descent.
- Several grandchildren did have spouses of native heritage. At this time, I haven't researched all of these claims.
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My Websites for William P.
- Job(e) Legacy - Gedcom on Rootsweb World Connect
Descendants of Andrew Job Jr
This part of my genealogy site is dedicated to a very good friend and fellow genealogist, Lois (Jobe) Cunningham who passed away in August 1982. Back around 1970, she lived in Dallas, Texas while I was living in Grand Prairie, Texas. We became great friends and met several times - at both of our houses.. Even after I moved to Canada, we remained in touch for several years. When I met Lois, she was in her mid 60's while I was in my late teens.
She spent many hours at the Dallas and Tarrant County, Texas court houses copying records which she would eagerly share with me.
She and I also shared a genuine interest in poety.
Lois Cunningham (Aug 1970 while on vacation in Vancouver, Canada)
This is the way that I remember my dear friend, Lois. We remained in close contact between 1969 and about 1979
*Nathan Job 1022001 - 100001 1 male under 5(1835-1840) - Thomas 2 males 10-15(1825-1830) - Daniel and Hugh 2 males 15-20(1820-1825) - John Wesley and William P. 1 male 40-50(1790-1800) - Nathan abt 1789 1 female under 5(1835-1840) - Mississippi 1 female 30-40(1800-1810) - Martha Azbell abt 1800
William and Elizabeth were grantors in land deeds.
William P. JOB 25 TN -William Pryor Jobe Elizabeth 23 TN -nee Elizabeth McRoy William 6 ARK Eliza 4 ARK Felix 1 ARK (living very near father - Nathan Jobe)
William Jobe 35 TN -William Pryor Jobe Ann 32 TN -nee Elizabeth Ann McRoy William 16 ARK Eliza 14 ARK Jerome 11 ARK LOUIS 7 ARK Josephine 5 ARK Lee M. 2 ARK Sofronia ARK (infant-born Jan 1860)NOTE: Two of these children (Eliza and Felix Jerome got listed also at that grandparents who lived next door)
Allen McRoy 52 TN Rebecca McRoy 54 NC Eliza Jobe 13 ARK Felix Jobe 11 ARK
CSA, 1st Reg. Arkansas Mounted Voluteers
William was killed (shot) in his own front yard by bushwackers at the close of the Civil War. His oldest sons, with neighbors, trailed the killers along the Arkansas/Oklahoma Trace, but never found them. His son William Virgil had in his possession, his father's army canteen and bayonet, his Confederate uniform, and other articles. He used to show them to his grandchildren.
Elizabeth Jobe 40 TN Lewis 18 ARK Josephaine 15 ARK Leeroy 12 ARK -Presely Leeroy (Preston Lee) Saphronia 10 ARK Clementine 8 ARK
Wm. REED Self M Male W 36 MO Farmer --- - Sophronia REED Wife M Female W 24 AR House Keeping --- TN May REED Dau S Female W 5 AR MO AR Arthur REED Son S Male W 3 AR MO AR Paul REED Son S Male W 1 AR MO AR Elizabeth JOBE MotherL W Female W 52 TN Doing House Work --- --- Clementine JOBE SisterL S Female W 17 AR Works At House TN ---
Jobe, William P. 8-11-1824--9-20-1864 Jobe, Elizabeth A. 7-12-1884 --(Wife of W. P. age 56y 7m 4d erected to her memory by her devoted daughter Sophronia A. Reid)
William Vergil Jobe - son Lewis Emmit Jobe - granddaughter, Pearl (Jobe) Green - gt gs, James
Front row (left to right) are: Jerome Felix Jobe, Nancy Volenda Douthit Jobe, son-Henry Alton Jobe.
Back row are: son - Thomas Lee Jobe, daughter - Elizabeth Catherine "Kate" Jobe, son - Felix William Jobe.
Mississippi (Jobe) MYERS in little room
2nd row - Mattie (wife of Felix J. Jobe); Clem (Watson) and Henry JOBE; Kate(Jobe) LAWRENCE
Bottom - Felix JOBE with children (2), Jerome Felix JOBE and wife Nancy, Tom L. and wife Etta with children
If you have any old photos for any descendants of this family, please send to me at
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