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 James Harvey “Harve” Gober Sr.

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James Harvey “Harve” Gober Sr.

Birth
Belgreen, Franklin County, Alabama, USA
Death
9 May 1954 (aged 74)
Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
Burial
Leedy, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA
Plot
Gober
Memorial ID
37224714 View Source

James Harvey "Harve" Gober, Sr., married Mary Emmaline "Amy" Floyd on December 16, 1903 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. They settled near Burnsville in the Leedy Community and were the the parents of eleven children, eight of whom lived to adulthood.

Harve Gober was a prosperous merchant, farmer, realtor, and sawmiller until October 29, 1929, when the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began. Harve lost all his cash, a substantial sum, on deposit in the bank that day. He never fully recovered from that loss followed by the death of his only brother William Thomas "Bill" Gober on December 24, 1929.

Harve was a member and deacon of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church near Burnsville.

PARENTS
Harve's parents were George Washington Gober (1852-1940) and Mary Elizabeth Dobbs Gober (1851-1917) who are buried in Little Flock cemetery, as are most of Harve's siblings and numerous other relatives.

GRANDPARENTS
Harve is the grandson of James Gober Jr. who was born in Georgia in 1811 and died in Franklin County, Alabama, January 15, 1890; and Nancy Wynne (1815-1890). [Nancy Wynne was the daughter of John Wynne born December 14, 1760 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, died 1828 in Sweetens Cove, Marion County, Tennessee; and Mary "Polly" St. John, born abt 1774 Campbell County, Virignia, died Feb 1860 Sweetens Cove, Marion County, Tennessee.] James and Nancy Wynne Gober are buried in OLD Friendship Cemetery, just north of Vina & southeast of Red Bay, Franklin County, Alabama. Their graves have been desecrated by vandals and their tombstone destroyed.
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NOTICE OF DEATH in Alabama newspaper:

The Weekly Advertiser
06 February 1890
Montgomery, Alabama

In Franklin county, James Gober.
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Following is James Gober Jr's obituary:

MINUTES
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.

OBITUARY
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 1866 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 Wynne/Winn Gober. All but the last child were born in Benton County, now Calhoun County, Alabama:

1. William Arthur Gober b. 3 Aug 1834 m. #1 Lucy Almeda Smith, #2 Clemie Hill Chafin
2. James Thomas Gober, b. 29 Dec 1837 m. Annie Naomi Smith
3. Mary Ann Rebecca Gober, b. 18 Jan 1840 m. Albert Lee Osborn
4. Sarah C. Gober, b. 25 Jul 1842 m. James Monroe Jordan
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)
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GR-GRANDPARENTS
Harve's gr-grandparents were James Gober, Sr., born about 1787 in Granville County, North Carolina, and died March 29, 1857 in Georgia; and first wife Rebecca Arendall, daughter of Nathan Arendall (died 13 Apr 1823) & Susannah Fannin (died Apr 1846), d/o of Lincoln Fannin of Elbert Co Georgia. Rebecca Arendall Gober was born 29 Jan 1789 in Franklin County, Georgia and died before the 1850 census. After Rebecca's death, James Gober Sr. married Mary Wisdom with whom he had one child: Sanford Wisdom Gober (FAG Memorial #108036436).
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GG-GRANDPARENTS
Harve's gg-grandparents: William Gober, born about 1744 Granville County, North Carolina, and died April 1826 Newton County, Georgia; and, his second wife Lucy Campbell born abt 1758 Lunenberg County, Virignia, died October 18, 1825 Newton County, Georgia. [Both William Gober and his brother George Gober served in the Revolutionary War.]

WILL OF WILLIAM GOBER
In the name of God, Amen, I, William Gober, of the State of Georgia, and County of Newton, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks to God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say touching my wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life and dispose of the same in the following manner:

First, I give and bequeath unto my dear wife, Lucy Gober, all my estate, both real and personal during her natural life.

Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Dorothy Hodge, a negro boy by the name of Platoe.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Nancy Clarkson, a negro boy by the name of Samuel.

Fourth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Sarah Gober, a negro boy by the name of Gilbert and I also give her at the present time or at my death one feather bed and furniture.

Fifth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Lucy Gober, a negro boy by the name of Gabriel. Also I now give her or otherwise at my death two feather beds and furniture.

Sixth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Rody Blackwell, a negro girl by the name of Catherine.

Seventh, I give and bequeath unto my son, Roley Gober, two negro girls by the name of Elizabeth and Aggy and the land on which I now live and I also give him my wagon and team but if the horses die or the wagon be destroyed or worn out before the division of my estate which is to take place at the death of my wife my estate is not to make them good to him and I also give unto him now or at my death one feather bed and furniture.

Eighth, I give and bequeath unto my son, William Gober, five dollars.

Ninth, I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my son, Craddock Gober, five dollars.

Tenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, John Gober, five dollars.

Eleventh, I give and bequeath unto my son, George Gober, five dollars.

Twelfth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Clarcy Taylor, two dollars.

Thirteenth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Alcey Pitchford, filve dollars.

Fourteenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, JAMES GOBER, five dollars.

Fifthteenth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Harris, one dollar.

Sixteenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, Daniel Gober, five dollars.

Seventeenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, Richard Gober, five dollars.

Eighteenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, Lewis Gober, five dollars.

I have a lot of land in the County of Franklin, if unsold at my death, I hereby authorize my executors to sell it when it can be done at a reasonable price and divide the price as I have directed the remainder of my estate.

So I conclude, appointing and ordering Lucy Gober, my wife, and Roley Gober, my son, my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannull every other former testament, wills, legacies, bequeaths, executed by me in anywise before named, willed and bequeathed and confirming this and no other, this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-Five.

S/ William Gober (SEAL)

Will Book 1, pages 12, 13 &14, Records Newton Court of Ordinary, Covington, Newton County, Georgia on Sept. lst 1826.

State of Georgia)
Newton County)
This Indenture made and entered into the fifth day of February Eighteen hundred and twenty eight between Rollen Gober, Administrator of William Gober deceased of the one part and William Gober of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred ninety three dollars to him the said William in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold and conveyed unto the said William all that tract of land in the Sixteenth district originally Henry now Newton County, containing two hundred two and a half acres, more or less, known by the number three hundred and Seventeen which land was this day sold in obedience to an order of the superior Court of said County while sitting for Ordinary purposes. Now the said Rollen does as Administrator aforesaid warrant and defend the said tract of land against the claims of all and every person whomsoever unto the said William, his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper benefit, use and behalf except a reserve of twenty foot square for the use of the grave yard.

In testimony whereof the said Rollen has hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year above written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered

In the presence of Signed: Roley Gober (Seal)

William G. Worrel
Edwin Payne
Registered 5th May 1828
John V. Trimble
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GGG-GRANDPARENTS
Harve Gober's ggg-grandparents were: William Gober, born abt 1718 in Virginia/England, died August 1794 Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina; and Nancy Meakins/Meekin, born April 16, 1720 England, died December 12, 1785 Granville County, North Carolina. William Gober is shown in DAR records as a Patriot.

An Inventory of William Gober's Deceased Estate:

Four Feather Beads, two Chests, two Spinning Wheels, one par of Cards, Two pots, one Oven, one Skillet, one Loome, one case of knives & forks, Three Dishes, four Basons, eight plates, nine Spoons, three Jugs, one Bon Iron, eight Working Hoes, two Axes, one drawknife, 1 food Ads, one hand Saw, 1 Frow, 1 Chisel, one pair of Wedges, 1 Gun, 1 Reap hook, one Saddle and Bridle, Sixteen head of Cattle, three head of Horses, five Sheep, Sixteen head of Hogs, Two Buter pots, two Washing Tubbs And two pigon three cowhides. The Above is a True Copy Signed: William Gober Adm.r. Granville County August Court 1794. Copies from Record of Wills, Book 3, page 128, in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Granville County, North Carolina.

James Harvey "Harve" Gober, Sr., married Mary Emmaline "Amy" Floyd on December 16, 1903 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. They settled near Burnsville in the Leedy Community and were the the parents of eleven children, eight of whom lived to adulthood.

Harve Gober was a prosperous merchant, farmer, realtor, and sawmiller until October 29, 1929, when the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began. Harve lost all his cash, a substantial sum, on deposit in the bank that day. He never fully recovered from that loss followed by the death of his only brother William Thomas "Bill" Gober on December 24, 1929.

Harve was a member and deacon of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church near Burnsville.

PARENTS
Harve's parents were George Washington Gober (1852-1940) and Mary Elizabeth Dobbs Gober (1851-1917) who are buried in Little Flock cemetery, as are most of Harve's siblings and numerous other relatives.

GRANDPARENTS
Harve is the grandson of James Gober Jr. who was born in Georgia in 1811 and died in Franklin County, Alabama, January 15, 1890; and Nancy Wynne (1815-1890). [Nancy Wynne was the daughter of John Wynne born December 14, 1760 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, died 1828 in Sweetens Cove, Marion County, Tennessee; and Mary "Polly" St. John, born abt 1774 Campbell County, Virignia, died Feb 1860 Sweetens Cove, Marion County, Tennessee.] James and Nancy Wynne Gober are buried in OLD Friendship Cemetery, just north of Vina & southeast of Red Bay, Franklin County, Alabama. Their graves have been desecrated by vandals and their tombstone destroyed.
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NOTICE OF DEATH in Alabama newspaper:

The Weekly Advertiser
06 February 1890
Montgomery, Alabama

In Franklin county, James Gober.
________

Following is James Gober Jr's obituary:

MINUTES
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.

OBITUARY
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 1866 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 Wynne/Winn Gober. All but the last child were born in Benton County, now Calhoun County, Alabama:

1. William Arthur Gober b. 3 Aug 1834 m. #1 Lucy Almeda Smith, #2 Clemie Hill Chafin
2. James Thomas Gober, b. 29 Dec 1837 m. Annie Naomi Smith
3. Mary Ann Rebecca Gober, b. 18 Jan 1840 m. Albert Lee Osborn
4. Sarah C. Gober, b. 25 Jul 1842 m. James Monroe Jordan
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)
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GR-GRANDPARENTS
Harve's gr-grandparents were James Gober, Sr., born about 1787 in Granville County, North Carolina, and died March 29, 1857 in Georgia; and first wife Rebecca Arendall, daughter of Nathan Arendall (died 13 Apr 1823) & Susannah Fannin (died Apr 1846), d/o of Lincoln Fannin of Elbert Co Georgia. Rebecca Arendall Gober was born 29 Jan 1789 in Franklin County, Georgia and died before the 1850 census. After Rebecca's death, James Gober Sr. married Mary Wisdom with whom he had one child: Sanford Wisdom Gober (FAG Memorial #108036436).
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GG-GRANDPARENTS
Harve's gg-grandparents: William Gober, born about 1744 Granville County, North Carolina, and died April 1826 Newton County, Georgia; and, his second wife Lucy Campbell born abt 1758 Lunenberg County, Virignia, died October 18, 1825 Newton County, Georgia. [Both William Gober and his brother George Gober served in the Revolutionary War.]

WILL OF WILLIAM GOBER
In the name of God, Amen, I, William Gober, of the State of Georgia, and County of Newton, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks to God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say touching my wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life and dispose of the same in the following manner:

First, I give and bequeath unto my dear wife, Lucy Gober, all my estate, both real and personal during her natural life.

Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Dorothy Hodge, a negro boy by the name of Platoe.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Nancy Clarkson, a negro boy by the name of Samuel.

Fourth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Sarah Gober, a negro boy by the name of Gilbert and I also give her at the present time or at my death one feather bed and furniture.

Fifth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Lucy Gober, a negro boy by the name of Gabriel. Also I now give her or otherwise at my death two feather beds and furniture.

Sixth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Rody Blackwell, a negro girl by the name of Catherine.

Seventh, I give and bequeath unto my son, Roley Gober, two negro girls by the name of Elizabeth and Aggy and the land on which I now live and I also give him my wagon and team but if the horses die or the wagon be destroyed or worn out before the division of my estate which is to take place at the death of my wife my estate is not to make them good to him and I also give unto him now or at my death one feather bed and furniture.

Eighth, I give and bequeath unto my son, William Gober, five dollars.

Ninth, I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my son, Craddock Gober, five dollars.

Tenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, John Gober, five dollars.

Eleventh, I give and bequeath unto my son, George Gober, five dollars.

Twelfth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Clarcy Taylor, two dollars.

Thirteenth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Alcey Pitchford, filve dollars.

Fourteenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, JAMES GOBER, five dollars.

Fifthteenth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Harris, one dollar.

Sixteenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, Daniel Gober, five dollars.

Seventeenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, Richard Gober, five dollars.

Eighteenth, I give and bequeath unto my son, Lewis Gober, five dollars.

I have a lot of land in the County of Franklin, if unsold at my death, I hereby authorize my executors to sell it when it can be done at a reasonable price and divide the price as I have directed the remainder of my estate.

So I conclude, appointing and ordering Lucy Gober, my wife, and Roley Gober, my son, my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannull every other former testament, wills, legacies, bequeaths, executed by me in anywise before named, willed and bequeathed and confirming this and no other, this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-Five.

S/ William Gober (SEAL)

Will Book 1, pages 12, 13 &14, Records Newton Court of Ordinary, Covington, Newton County, Georgia on Sept. lst 1826.

State of Georgia)
Newton County)
This Indenture made and entered into the fifth day of February Eighteen hundred and twenty eight between Rollen Gober, Administrator of William Gober deceased of the one part and William Gober of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred ninety three dollars to him the said William in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold and conveyed unto the said William all that tract of land in the Sixteenth district originally Henry now Newton County, containing two hundred two and a half acres, more or less, known by the number three hundred and Seventeen which land was this day sold in obedience to an order of the superior Court of said County while sitting for Ordinary purposes. Now the said Rollen does as Administrator aforesaid warrant and defend the said tract of land against the claims of all and every person whomsoever unto the said William, his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper benefit, use and behalf except a reserve of twenty foot square for the use of the grave yard.

In testimony whereof the said Rollen has hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year above written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered

In the presence of Signed: Roley Gober (Seal)

William G. Worrel
Edwin Payne
Registered 5th May 1828
John V. Trimble
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GGG-GRANDPARENTS
Harve Gober's ggg-grandparents were: William Gober, born abt 1718 in Virginia/England, died August 1794 Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina; and Nancy Meakins/Meekin, born April 16, 1720 England, died December 12, 1785 Granville County, North Carolina. William Gober is shown in DAR records as a Patriot.

An Inventory of William Gober's Deceased Estate:

Four Feather Beads, two Chests, two Spinning Wheels, one par of Cards, Two pots, one Oven, one Skillet, one Loome, one case of knives & forks, Three Dishes, four Basons, eight plates, nine Spoons, three Jugs, one Bon Iron, eight Working Hoes, two Axes, one drawknife, 1 food Ads, one hand Saw, 1 Frow, 1 Chisel, one pair of Wedges, 1 Gun, 1 Reap hook, one Saddle and Bridle, Sixteen head of Cattle, three head of Horses, five Sheep, Sixteen head of Hogs, Two Buter pots, two Washing Tubbs And two pigon three cowhides. The Above is a True Copy Signed: William Gober Adm.r. Granville County August Court 1794. Copies from Record of Wills, Book 3, page 128, in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Granville County, North Carolina.


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