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Rachel Ledford Tharp/Thorpe Hobbs
Birth: Nov. 6, 1842
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1927
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

She was the only child of Noah Tharp and Dosey Wray. She married Montesquieu Vanculen Hobbs on September 6, 1859. Rachel just turned 16 two months before their marriage. When they married, M. V. was one month shy of turning 30!

She was the mother of ten children: George (possibly), Jennie (Lane), Walter (died at age 13), John Montesquieu, James Noah, Thomas Cicero, William Johnson, Edward Victor, Mary Viola (Byers), and Anna May (died at age 13).

She may have changed her maiden name to "Thorpe" since that's how all her children spelled it, and it's on her gravestone. Her maiden name was actually "Tharp."

Rachel died in Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA, but was buried at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Guilford Co., NC. Many of her children and grandchildren are also buried there.

Her tombstone reads: Rachel Thorpe, Wife of M.V. Hobbs, Nov. 6, 1842 - July 3, 1927.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Montesquieu Vanculen Hobbs (1829 - 1895)
 
 Children:
  Jennie Hobbs Lane (1860 - 1938)*
  John Montesquieu Hobbs (1863 - 1928)*
  James Noah Hobbs (1866 - 1948)*
  Thomas Cicero Hobbs (1868 - 1929)*
  William Johnson Hobbs (1870 - 1943)*
  Edward Victor Hobbs (1873 - 1964)*
  Anna May Hobbs (1876 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.11708, -79.8363
 
Created by: Marge
Record added: Jun 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27457204
Rachel Ledford <i>Tharp/Thorpe</i> Hobbs
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- Polly Fry Hagerman
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
I also wish I could have met you. I am honored to be in Tharp Family lineage.
- Dee Tharp-Garrison
 Added: Jan. 9, 2013
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