David Mobley and His Descendents
David Mobley born about 1810 was the son of Edward Mobley and Mary Mabry. He married Catherine Dixon, the daughter of Tillman Lee Dixon and Eliza Barnes. After Catherine’s death he married Lucy Woodward Heath. By the Heath marriage he left one child, Mannie who married a Pendleton.
The children of David and Chatherine were Edward Dixon Mobley married Roxanna Dixon, William Dixon Mobley married Elizabeth A. Dixon, Samuel W. married a Kee, Amerlia married J. B. Dixon, Mary Estelle married Tillman Lee Dixon, Jr., David Mabry Mobley married Minnie Heath.
I would like to use this space to copy from William Woodwood Dixion’s book just what he has to say about Edward Dixon Mobley and all the descendent of Edward Mobley and Mary Mabry.
They have the blood of the English Mobleys, the blood of the French nobility through Maire DeLashmette, Leutonic strain, through Han Wagner, and the heroic Cletic blood of the Ap Pooles, his German descendant, his elegance of manner, this from the French, from the Welsh side there was the clannish love of kindred, and a pride in the hill and Vales of the home.
Edward Dixon Mobley, (the son of David) was of cheerful disposition, even in the trying time during the war, when the vast bulk of his estate was swept away. His home, barns and stables, cotton and grain were al burned by Sherman, and his stock and cattle were taken by the same army.
His barn and stables were the largest in Fairfield County. He was a large slave owner, many and old nergo delighted for it to be know that he belong to Mars Edward. Prosperity soon smiled upon him again. No one left his home without want to visiting again.
William Dixon Mobley born February 1845, died February 29, 1917 and married July 31, 1862, Elizabeth A Dixon, enlisted in Company “D”, under Captain Walker, after that he join the 1st Reg Gaval. They went to Virginia in 1862 joined Hampton Brigade, Stuart’s Divison. He was in the battle of Brandy Station and served in Virginia for two years, was at the bombardment of Charleston, and joined Johnston’s Army toward the close of the war. His wife Elizabeth wrote a very pretty hand and she was a sweet noble women.
S.W. Mobley moved to Brazil. He had two girls who married Brazilian. Amelia Mobley had two children who lived in Texas.
Mary Estelle Mobley married Tillman Lee Dixon, Jr., a fine generous man who drowned. Children, a daughter Cattie who married W. D. Harrison ( a family that are decended from the first Harrison’s of American) Cattie had one child Mary who married Beattie Ferguson.
David Mabry Mobley (the son of David and Catherine) was a brave, wealthy citizen and kind owner of many slaves. He had a son who was killed in a railroad collision which occurred a mile from Winnsboro. He was a train conductor. It is the finest roses that are the ones plucked in a garden, sometimes it it this way in the garden of life. It seems that way about David, wrote W. W. Dixon.
It is much regreted the grand-children, great-grand-children and all the in-laws of David Mobley and Catherine can not be written about in the sketch.
David was born about 1810 in Chester County, South Carolina, and died in Chester, before February 16, 1866 married about 1830 Catherine Dixon, born 1813 Liberty Hill, South Carolina and died Chester, South Carolina, on March 14, 1857.
I hope to list the family of William Mobley and Elizabeth Amanda Dixon in a sketch on Catherine Mobley Caldwell.
The soure of information from research paper of Clowney Hall and the book “ The Mobley’s and Their Connection” By William Woodward Dixon.
Information retrieved from Chester County Courthouse 8/23/2002
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