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From: Jean Leeper <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Hobson disowned by Plymouth MM?
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 22:42:36 -0500
I looked in Vol. IV p1133 of Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy
and find two entries
1859, 1,18 Linnsaus D s John W and Mary b.
1887 2,21 Linnsaus D dis mcd. (disowned for marrying contrary to discipline)
It looks like he was a birthright member of Plymouth MM in Jefferson
County, OH and had not moved his membership, thus the monthly meeting to
deal with the issue. Dan gave a good explanation as to why it may have
taken the time it did.
There are several unknowns. One being did he ever go back to Ohio for a
time, (maybe just for a visit), after they married and then returned to
Iowa? People did do that back then and there were trains in this time
period. A visit might be how the monthly meeting came to learn about
his marriage outside of the Quaker faith. You know how people like to
spread the latest news.
> OK! I'm officially confused. Sometime between 1859 and 1880 John W
> HOBSON and his son Linneaus moved from Ohio to Iowa. They are listed in
> the 1880 Census in Black hawk CO., Iowa. Linneaus graduated from Law
> School, and married Nellie SPERRY in 1884. They moved to Orange City,
> Sioux Co., IA. Yet Linneaus was disowned in 1887 in Plymouth MM OH? Why
> did it take 3 years, and why the Plymouth MM in Ohio. I do know that
> Orange City has no MM and his father was disowned in 1860 for disunity.
> Anybody got any answers or guesses?
> Forrest Plumstead
> Researching: Plumstead Risser Schroeder Senne Thayer
> Quaker Families:Heald Hobson Hollingsworth Mendenhall Ross
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