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John Hobson

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Cameron, TX, USA
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     Born in Nashville, Tennessee, to John and Susannah Harris Hobson, John Hobson moved to Texas in 1835 and was received as a Robertson colonist in December of that year. Hobson received a headright for a league of land. When Texas went to war against Mexico he enlisted in the Texas Army under the command of Captain Jesse Billingsley and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1863. After the war Hobson remained in the Texas Army, serving as a Ranger until 1837. Receiving additional land grants as payment for his army service, he became one of the largest landowners in the Milam County area. In 1839 he married Eliza Moore, the daughter of a local justice of the peace. Hobson became one of the first commissioners of Milam County in 1846 and helped to select the town of Cameron as the county seat. (1999)

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