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Rev James Gober, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1811
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1890
Old Burleson
Franklin County
Alabama, USA

James Gober, Jr. is my gg-grandfather. He was an ironworker and a blacksmith. He became a Primitive Baptist minister in 1855 in Benton County, Alabama. My sister Carolyn Gober and I went to visit his grave at Old Friendship Cemetery on July 28, 1991. Vandals had desecrated many graves in the cemetery, so we could not identify his grave, nor that of his wife, Nancy Wynne (Winn) Gober. It is a peaceful cemetery, with large trees surrounding the cemetery; sunlight was dappling through the trees and birds were chirping. This cemetery is hard to find; we did so with the help of a Dobbs relative who lived nearby.

Minutes of the Little Vine Association of Primitive Baptists, Held with New Hope Church, Marion County, Alabama on Friday before the Third Sunday in September 1891

Through the goodness of the allwise Creator, the churches composing the Little Vine Association have once more been permitted to meet by delegation pursuant to adjournment with the New Hope Church on Friday before the third Sunday in September 1891. The introductory was delivered by J. A. Holcombe.

After a short intermission the delegates assembled in the grove attended the business of the day after a prayer by John Godsey.

In Remembrance of our beloved brother, James Gober, who was born Sept. 15, in the year of our Lord 1811, and departed this life January 20, in the year of our Lord, 1890, aged 78 years, four months and five days. He was a loving husband and father in his family, and lived in peace with everybody. He joined the Primitive Baptist Church in the year 1855 and began preaching a short time afterwards, and from that time to his death contended for the faith as it was once delivered to the saints, giving God all the honor and glory of his salvation. His departure is the absence of a well-beloved brother whose place is not easily filled. We feel his absence, but at the same time we feel that our loss is his eternal gain. We extend to his bereaved family and widow, our beloved sister, our heartfelt sympathy. May the blessings of God attend them through life and comfort them in death, is our prayer.

Done by the Little Vine Association in Session on Friday before the Third Sunday in September 1890.

Children of James Gober, Jr. and Nancy Winn Gober. All but the last child were born in Benton County, now Calhoun County, Alabama:

1. William Arthur Gober b. 3 Aug 1834, d. 31 Dec 1897 m. #1 Lucy Almeda Smith, #2 Clemie Hill Chafin. He is buried Rea-Gober Cemetery in Franklin Co, Alabama, as is his second wife.
2. James Thomas Gober, b. 29 Dec 1837, d. 26 Feb 1899 m. Annie Naomi Smith. He is buried Gober Home Place, Atwood, Franklin Co, Alabama
3. Mary Ann Rebecca Gober, b. 18 Jan 1840, d. 07 Dec 1871, m. Albert Lee Osborn. After Mary Ann's death, her sister widow Martha Texanna Gober Flake married Albert Lee Osborn.
4. Sarah C. Gober, b. 25 Jul 1842 m. James Monroe Jordan; they are buried at Maud-Burns Cemetery, Colbert County, Alabama.
5. Dorcas E. Gober, b. circa 1847 m. Dock Flake
6. Martha Texanna Gober, b. 31 Mar 1850 m. #1 James Flake, #2 Albert Lee Osborn
7. George Washington Gober, b. 6 Nov 1852 m. Mary E. Dobbs
8. Penelope Emma Gober, b. 14 May 1855, m. John Elliott
9. Newton Jasper Gober, b. 17 Dec 1859, Franklin Co Alabama m. Rachael Dobbs (sister of Mary E. Dobbs who married George Washington Gober)

Note: James Gober Jr. was a Primitive Baptist preacher, and was called Elder instead of Reverend. The honorific Rev. is used by me on this memorial for my gg-grandfather because some folks are unfamiliar with the term Elder as it applies to a Minister of the Gospel in this denomination. His middle name may have been Edward.

Family links: 
  James Gober (1786 - ____)
  Nancy Wynne Gober (1815 - ____)*
  William Arthur Gober (1834 - 1897)*
  James Thomas Gober (1837 - 1899)*
  Mary Ann Rebecca Gober Osborn (1840 - 1871)*
  Sarah C. Gober Jordan (1842 - 1895)*
  Dorcas E. Gober Flake (1847 - 1871)*
  Martha Texanna Gober Osborn (1850 - 1904)*
  George Washington Gober (1852 - 1940)*
  Penelope Emmaline Gober Elliott (1855 - 1919)*
  Newton Jasper Gober (1859 - 1945)*
  Daniel Gober*
  James Gober (1811 - 1890)
  Susannah Gober Brown (1815 - ____)*
  Harriet Gober Summerhill (1817 - 1896)*
  Sanford Wisdom Gober (1850 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Friendship Cemetery
Glasgow Corner
Franklin County
Alabama, USA
Created by: BonnieGober12
Record added: Mar 26, 2010
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Rev James Gober, Jr
Added by: BonnieGober12
Rev James Gober, Jr
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Rev James Gober, Jr
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In memory of Rev. Gober in my family tree
- Ms.Nana
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014

- Dee
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
a Find A Grave volunteer has reported a problem with your photo request for James Gober.The general problem they reported is:I searched the entire cemetery and could not find the grave
- Lanie
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
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