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Genealogical and Personal History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1912

Dr. Daniel Dobbins Biography

Dr. Daniel Dobbins died Feb. 27, 1844, after long illness, aged fifty-eight. He was born near Gettysburg, Pa. His father was a member of the Covenanters' Church, who emigrated from Ireland to this country. Dr. Dobbins studied under Dr. Church, of Philadelphia, and after graduating at the University of Pennsylvania, came to Bellefonte in the summer of 1807. He was a man of strong mind, sound judgment, and never turned from his door night or day any one who needed medical aid, and died a martyr to his profession.

The citizens of Bellefonte, as a token of their grateful remembrance of his useful services among then during a period of thirty-seven years, erected monument over his grave in Bellefonte Cemetery His wife Eliza; daughter, of James Harris, Esq., dies Feb. 25, 1841. Their, son, James H. Dobbins, is a physician of Bellefonte.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883

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