Edward Dobyns was born on 19 Dec 1774 in Richmond County, Virginia. He was the son of Edward Dobyns and Amony (maiden name unknown). Sarah “Sally” Mott was born on 18 Feb 1775 in Northumberland County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Randolph Mott and Nancy Ann Walker.
Edward and Sally were married on 26 Dec 1797 in Richmond County, Virginia. The Dobyns and Mott families were apparently close as Edward’s brother, Frederick, married Sally’s sister, Lucy and his sister, Tabitha, married her brother, Joseph. Sometime before 1810, Edward and Sally moved to Hopkins County, Kentucky along with Frederick and Lucy.
Edward and Sally had six children who were all under the age of 21 at the time Edward’s will was written on 28 Feb 1817. Edward died within a few months of writing his will as it was probated in May 1817. He was 43 years old. The date of Sally’s death is unknown but it was after 1820 as she appears in that census.
Children of Edward and Sally: [The birth order of the children is not known, they are listed here in the order they are mentioned in Edward’s will.]
Fidelia married Samuel D. Hawk on 18 Sep 1823 in Hopkins County.
Sally was born 18 Feb 1801 in Virginia. She married Absalom Ashby on 8 Jan 1819 in Hopkins County and they had one child. Sally died on 3 Aug 1883 in Union County, Kentucky.
Jenetta married John Robertson on 15 Mar 1826 in Hopkins County.
Eliza Ann married John Emerson Goodloe on 5 Oct 1836 in Hopkins County. They had four children and she died between 1846 and 1848.
Edward was probably born between 1800 and 1810 as he appears to be listed as under 10 in the 1810 census.
Washington was born on 23 Apr 1813 in Hopkins County.
Edward and Sally were my 4th great-grandparents through their daughter, Eliza Ann. For sources and additional information, click on the links above. If you have a connection to this family, leave a comment or e-mail me.