"Father said we were English and Welsh. He (John G. Bobbitt) is buried in the same cemetery as your great grandfather a few miles out in the country". (from Chapin, Illinois)
"Grandfather (William J. Bobbitt) died when father was but a boy, but I remember grandmother tho I was but a small child when she died. There were eleven children of that family, your grandfather and Uncle Hardie being the younger. (This means Elzorah and Hardy) Madison, Everett, John William, Elzy, Hardie, Martilla Glover, Purity Gentry, Pollie Boyd, Elma Giddings and Betsy Giddings, five of the Bobbitt relations married Giddings."
The Bobbitt lineage of William James Bobbitt is:
William Bobbitt from Wales 1645 - 1703 Anna Sturdivant
John Bobbitt of Chowan 1678 - 1736 Sarah Green
William Bobbitt Senior 1704 - 1768 Amy Bennett
John Richard Bobbitt 1725 - 1791 Amy Alston
Isham Bobbitt 1754 - 1836 Elizabeth James
William James Bobbitt 1775 - 1836 Elizabeth Hale
For many years William N. Bobbitt was church clerk for the Chapin Christian Church, Chapin Illinois.