Samuel Atkinson Dobbins 1814-1886
Daniel Wills and Margaret Newbold had:
1- Daniel Wills married Margaret Eayres. They had Margaret
Wills who married Joseph Goldy
2- James Wills married Elizabeth Woolston and had Lettice Wills
who married James Dobbins who had Zebedee Dobbins who married Hope Atkinson who had Samuel
Dobbins who married Elizabeth Scroggy and had Samuel Atkinson Dobbins.
DOBBINS, Samuel Atkinson, a Representative from New Jersey; born near
Vincentown, Burlington County, N.J., April 14, 1814; attended private and public schools;
engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Mount Holly, N.J., in 1838 and continued
farming; high sheriff of Burlington County 1854-1857; member of the State house of
assembly 1859-1861; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; trustee of
Pennington (N.J.) Seminary 1866-1886, serving as president of the board of trustees for
ten years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March
4, 1873-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed agricultural
pursuits; died in Mount Holly, N.J., May 26, 1886; interment in Mount Holly Cemetery.
Samuel Atkinson Dobbins (1814-1886) Born in New Jersey, 1814. Republican. Member of New
Jersey state legislature; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1873-77. Died
in 1886. Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery.