Person:Joseph Dobbs (1)

Joseph Dobbs
b.16 Jan 1751
d.19 May 1790
m. 23 Sept 1744
  1. Ann Dobbsabt 1745 -
  2. Catherine Dobbsabt 1747 -
  3. Mary Dobbsabt 1749 - aft 1836
  4. Joseph Dobbs1751 - 1790
  5. William Dobbsabt 1753 - 1831
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Dobbs
Gender Male
Birth[1] 16 Jan 1751
Death[1] 19 May 1790

The red sandstone grave marker in the Fishkill Dutch Church cemetery has broken away, and is only partly legible now. It reads: "In M(e)mory of Jos(eph Dobb)s, son of (William Dob)bs, who (departed this l)ife May (19, 1790, aged 3)9 Years, (4 months &) 3 days".S1

  1. 1.0 1.1 Van Voorhis, E. W. Tombstone Inscriptions from the Churchyard of the First Reformed Dutch Church of Fishkill Village, Dutchess Co., N.Y, p. 59, 1882.

    Information from this book was used in compiling a database of graves in the Fishkill Reformed Church, by William Wolf III as an Eagle Scout project in Oct 2000. The database is published on the church website. The gravestone of Joseph Dobbs, located next to his father William, gives his death date, and his age in years/months/days implying a specific birth date. Fortunately, the gravestones of this cemetery were thoroughly catalogued, and the inscription was recorded in Mr. Van Voorhis' book of 1882.