Ida Virginia Hobbs, the daughter of James and Harriette Hobbs, was born in March 1861 in North Carolina. Hobbs married James Edward Wadsworth Belote (17 February 1846-6 June 1911) on 5 November 1879 in Northampton County, North Carolina. By 1880 the Belotes moved to Virginia and started a family. When James died on 6 June 1911 from throat cancer, in addition to their three daughters, the Belote’s had five grown sons, Luther N. Belote (25 September 1880-18 April 1952), William James Belote (born 24 February 1884), Bernard B. Belote (born 13 February 1886), Edward Linwood Belote (born 22 September 1887), and Paul W. Belote (10 July 1889-May 1969). For additional information on the Belote sons see: Christman, Roger. "Souls of the Departed: Ida V. Belote." Out of the Box: Notes from the Archives @ The Library of Virginia. The Library of Virginia, 15 Aug. 2012. Web. 26 Feb. 2016.