The Bobbitt Family In America

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In 1917 Hattie Bobbitt a granddaughter of William J. Bobbitt wrote to her cousin, Mildred Welsh, a letter concerning family history. Some of the excerpts from this letter are interesting.

"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.

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