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Thomas R. Jobes
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1837
Dunbar
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1917
Dunbar
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA

Nelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Henry Elliot Shepherd, author, Uniontown, PA, S.B. Nelson, ed, 1900, pp. 981-982:

THOMAS R. JOBE, one of the substantial citizens of Dunbar, Pa., was born January 28, 1837, in North Union township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Daniel and Jane McCulloch Jobe. Daniel Jobe was a native of Fayette county, Pa., born in 1801, and died in 1889 and Jane (McCulloch) Jobe was born in 1800, and died in 1879. The paternal grandparents were Samuel and Eleanor (Low) Jobe, who had three sons and three daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter went west, and Daniel and two sisters, Catherine and Nancy, remained in Fayette county. Daniel Jobe aided in building the National Road across the mountains, and he and his wife, who was a native of Fayette county, were both members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Nine children were born to Daniel and Jane Jobe: Samuel, who moved west when a young man, James, a resident of Uniontown, was a member of the Sixth Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry, to which he was transferred from the Third West Virginia Infantry, entering the service in 1864 and remaining until 1866; Elizabeth, deceased, married William Foster, and resided in Franklin township, Fayette county, until her death; Nancy, deceased, was the wife of David Stewart, and resided in Luzerne township; Jane, wife of Benjamin Mackey, of North Union township; Eleanor, singe, and resides in Uniontown; Thomas R., the subject of this sketch; Daniel, a resident of Uniontown, served in Company H, First Virginia Cavalry, until the close of hostilities; and William, who died when eleven years of age. Thomas R. Jobe attended the common schools of the county, and engaged in farming which followed until 1862 when he enlisted in Company G, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry. He took part in many of the hard fought battles of the ware. The following are some of the engagements in which he participated; Kelley's Ford, Culpeper Court House, Centreville, Upperville and the three days' fight at Gettysburg, in which his company contained fifteen men and lost three in the engagement. He was in the battle of Shepherdstown, Va., where he experienced some of the hardest fighting during his military service, which engagement took place July 16, 1863, soon after which Mr. Jobe was transferred to a team which he drove until the close of the war. Mr Jobe had charge of hospital supplies and was between the firing lines at the battle of Mine Run, Va. He served until June 15, 1865, when he received an honorable discharge at Lynchburg, Va. At the close of his military service he located at Mt. Braddock, where he was engaged at the blacksmith trade until 1871, when he came to Dunbar township, where he worked for William Beeson at mechanical work for twenty-one years. In 1892 he moved to Dunbar, Pa., where he has since been engaged in the carpenter trade and is an expert in his trade, doing only the finest class of work. Mr. Jobe was married July 2, 1861, to Miss Nancy Wood, of Fayette county. Six children bless that union: James W., a resident of Uniontown; Daniel, born March 22, 1866; Sarah Jane, born October 2, 18667; John, born February 2, 1870, a resident of Dunbar; Luther, born January 19, 1873, a resident of Dunbar, and Rachel, born December 8, 1878. Mr. Jobe is a member of the Grand Army of the Grand Army of the Republic and has been a hard working, industrious citizen and enjoys the confidence and esteem of the entire community in which he resides. He has been a hard working man all his life and has raised a large and industrious family. Hi is a good citizen and was a brae soldier. His ancestors were among the pioneers of the county. His grandfather, Samuel Jobe, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, where he served for seven years, and was killed while in service in the war of 1812. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel B. Jobes (1801 - 1889)
  Jane McCullough Jobes (1799 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Wood Jobes (1840 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  James William Jobes (1861 - 1941)*
  John Jobes (1870 - 1946)*
 
 Sibling:
  Thomas R. Jobes (1837 - 1917)
  William Jobes (1842 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Photo of headstone is here: http://www.pagenweb.org/~fayette/headstones/surname_j/jobes004.jpg
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Dunbar
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: dscott
Record added: Mar 10, 2010
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Thomas R. Jobes
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Thomas R. Jobes
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