History of Ann Owen Hobbs

Ann Owen Hobbs died at the residence of her daughter, Caroline Watterson, July 25, 1894. She was born April 3, 1809, a daughter of Thomas and Ann Baker Owen, in Reading, Berkshire, England.

She was orphaned at the age of eleven, soon after went to France with a traveling family and was there during the Revolution. She married William Hobbs in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England in 1831, left a widow in 1847, with seven children, Charles, Henry, William, James, Thomas, Caroline, and Mary Ann.

She joined the Mormon Church with the rest of her family in 1854, came to Utah in 1864, crossed the plains in Captain Murdock’s company. She has lived in Cache County ever since. She was the mother of seven children, forty-two grandchildren, and fifty-two great grandchildren, total—102.

She as fought the fight and kept the faith and will come forth in the morning of the first resurrection.

[From a typescript from Vicky Holley, transcribed by Ben Parkinson June 2002]

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