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William H Dobson born abt 1828 in Virginia (per census) married Martha Ann (Annie) Cripe Aug 14 1856 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Her sister, Elizabeth R married Joseph W Dobson 3 May 1860 also in Rochester, Indiana. Were they brothers or cousins? Both Dobsons fought for the north in the Civil War and seemed to have mustered out in Bloomington, Illinois. Joseph died there 7 Sept 1878. He was an Engineer and owned quite a bit of property. They had 5 children, William A, Franklin, Caroline, Lillian and Charles Madison. William H and Annie, my Great Grandparents, were living in Columbia, Van Buren, Michigan by the 1870 census. William was a carpenter. They also had 5 children, Charles H, Lincoln A, my Great Grandfather, Minnie B, Dr Frederick Albert Dobson and Mabel Ann. William died 13 Feb 1891 in Columbia, Michigan. According the census Williams father was born in North Carolina and according to Williamís death certificate his father was William H Dobson Sr. I have been searching for Williamís parents to no avail.