Posted By:Linda Erland
Subject:Deen/Dean + Hobbs, NE TX abt. 1850-1870
Post Date:July 30, 2001 at 18:10:55
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Forum:Wood County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I'm hoping to find someone who has examined 1850-1870 census reports for Wood County, Texas. A cousin, now
deceased, said he found my great grandmother, Louisa (Eliza) Jane Hobbs listed in the household of a Dean or Deen
family. Family lore states she was married once before she married my great grandfather. If we find her with a
Deen/Dean family, perhaps she was in the household of her first husband. The story was that her husband went on a
cattle drive and never returned. She later married John Billingsley Mansell, my great grandfather. The local Hobbs
families of that area claim to have no knowledge of Eliza/Louisa Hobbs.