Submitted by Floyd Harlow Lawrence
Rev. Orlando Hobson, son of Minos and Mary Ann Hobson was born in Henry County in 1869 and moved to Kingman Co.,KS where he was one of the early elected officials.
His brother, Dr. Ellis Hobson, born in Henry County on 30 Aug 1871 was a well-known physician in the Kingman area. They had another brother Lynn and a sister Della.
Orlando married Bessie Harlow. They were biblethumpers, she being the 1st female biblethumper in the region. (While the term "biblethumper" currently has a rather negative connotation the old term tended to refer to those individuals who were evangelists and/or exhorters. pjm)