Seaborn DOBSON

Submitted by Descendants:  Amy Katherine, John Albert, and John Edward BURNETT

Seaborn Dobson was the son of Isaiah Dobson and Sarah Yelvington and was born 15 December 1825 in what was then Leon County, Florida Territory.  He was married circa 1855, most likely in Columbia County, Florida to Melvina Newmans (1836-circa 1866).  They had the following children:

Mollie Dobson                      (1856-1940)                         married Jackson Dugger

Gideon Dobson                    (1858-Bef. 1950) married Hattie Thomas

Elijah James Dobson          (1860-1950)                         married Mary Jane Roberts

Seaborn Dobson, Jr.            (1863-1942)                         married Emma Lulu Fellinger

Circa 1866 Melvina “Viney” (Newmans) Dobson died.  After her death, Seaborn Dobson married Martha Ann (Alford) Harriett (1843-1912), the widow of Joseph Harriett.  She was the daughter of Hansford Alford and Louvicy Crosby.  Seaborn and Martha Ann Dobson had the following children:

Henry Dobson                      (1868-circa 1880)

Joseph Dobson                     (1870-1910)                         married 1st Mintie Driggers and 2nd Barbara Rigdon

Seleta Dobson                      (1871-1948)                         married Calvin Jerome Green

Martha “Mattie” Dobson  (1875-1952)         married J. Lacy Green

Bell Dobson                          (1877-1971)                         married John B. Dowling

Anna Dobson                       (1879-1978)                         married John Henry Green

George Dobson                    (1882-1964)                         married Daisey Fraser

Sidney Dobson                     (1884-1944)                         married Mary Magnolia Crews

Bessie Dobson                      (1888-1968)                         married Gordon Johnson

According to the U.S. Census records, Seaborn Dobson lived in the following places in the State of Florida:  1850 Columbia County, 1860 New River County, 1870,1880, 1885(state-census) Baker County, 1900 & 1910 Bradford County.  New River, Baker and Bradford Counties had been formed from Columbia County, Florida.

Seaborn Dobson served in the Confederate Army, Company F, 4th Florida Infantry as a private.  He enlisted in 1862 and in 1864 he was captured at Dallas, Georgia and was sent as a prisoner of war to Rock Island, Illinois.  In a statement given for his pension he stated that he was held at Rock Island and paroled ninety days before the war ended.  He applied for a Confederate pension which was granted in 1908 and received until his death, which occurred on 08 September 1919.  According to his death certificate, he died at Olustee, Baker County, Florida.  He was buried at Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion) next to his wife Martha ann.  Seaborn Dobson was a farmer by occupation.

Seaborn Dobson was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2006