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HUNTER CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY, MT PLEASANT, TENNESSEE


Unmarked grave perhaps near the other Dobbins memorials shown here.
DOBBINS, Dr. Wilson, unknown dates. (unmarked grave. Listed in MCTC by Fred Hawkins. s/o David and Catherine Gilchrist Dobbins.
According to Mr. Fred's book (I don't know about They Passed This Way, my brother has the book) Dr. Wilson Dobbins is buried at Hunter Cemetery.
Bio info. from Rick Gray:
Wilson Dobbins' father was David Dobbins, who came to Maury County in 1807 with a group of Presbyterian settlers from South Carolina, and his mother was Catherine Gilchrist, daughter of Malcolm Gilchrist, another early settler. His brother was Confederate General Archibald Dobbins who was born at Sandy Hook and moved to the Brazilian jungle after the war was over out of protest. Dr. Wilson Dobbins, had joined him, but he returned to the U.S. about 1870 disillusioned with the Brazilian adventure. He said Brazil was impossible, the climate terrible, and dependable labor non-existent. He had urged his brother Arch to return, but the general remained, confident that he could make another fortune in timber here.
Information and photos by Mary Bob McClain Richardson, 19 May 2010.