The Bobbitt Family In America
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The census studies in this family are interesting and important. William Bobbitt and his family were first counted in Mississippi in 1840 in Yalobusha County.

William Bobbitt: 

1 male under 5 (1835-1840)       2 females under 5 (1835-1840) 

1 male 5 10 (1830-1835)          

1 male 40 50 (1790-1800)          2 females 10 - 15 (1825-1830) 

                                                   1 female 30 - 40 (1800-1810)

The two sons are John B. Bobbitt born in 1830 and William C. Bobbitt born in 1840. The three eldest daughters belong to the first family and probably are Sarah, Delitha, and Matilda. The oldest female is of course Elizabeth S. (Oliphant) Bobbitt.

In the 1850 census, the family was counted as family # 296.

William Bobbitt                   53 1797 North Carolina - Planter 

Elizabeth (Oliphant) Bobbitt 39 1811 Tennessee

John B. Bobbitt                   20 1830 Tennessee 

Matilda Bobbitt                   18 1832 Tennessee 

Martha Bobbitt                   13 1837 Tennessee 

Sardina Bobbitt                  12 1838 Tennessee 

William Bobbitt                  10 1840 Mississippi 

Cassandra Bobbitt                8 1842 Mississippi 

Thomas B. Bobbitt               7 1843 Mississippi 

Mary Bobbitt                       5 1845 Mississippi 

Walter Bobbitt                     2 1848 Mississippi

John Benson Bobbitt married Sarah Louisa Perkins, daughter of Edmund B. Perkins and Clarinda (Smith) Perkins, on January 15, 1853. The family was counted in the census of 1860 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. Family # 1205

John Bobbitt                      30 1830 Tennessee 

Louisa (Perkins) Bobbitt     26 1836 Tennessee 

William E. Bobbitt               6 1854 Mississippi 

Mary C. Bobbitt                  4 1856 Mississippi 

John D. Bobbitt                   2 1858 Mississippi 

Edward S. Bobbitt (brother) 5 1855 Mississippi

Edward S. Bobbitt was a brother of John B. Bobbitt and he was the last child of William and Elizabeth Bobbitt. He apparently was visiting when the census was taken.

From these records it is easy to determine which of the children' married and remained in Tennessee and which ones married and lived in Mississippi.

The war between the states of course caused many of the children to migrate to other sections of the country.


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