Born: 1803 Kentucky
Died: 1861-10-19 Mason County, Illinois
Dobson moved to Crane Creek, Illinois, in 1835. In 1850, he was working as a farmer in Mason County with his wife Lucinda and their six children.
U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mason County, IL, 168; Petition of Mentor Graham and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 411; Gravestone, Carter Cemetery, Mason County, IL.