William Bobbitt was the first born child of James and Rebecca (Day) Bobbitt. William was born in Grayson County Virginia on September 2, 1797. The family moved to Pulaski County Kentucky in 1803. William Bobbitt was a grandson of Captain William Bobbitt of Grayson County Virginia who served in the Revolutionary War.
On November 27, 1819 William Bobbitt married Permelia Cragg in Pulaski County Kentucky. Permelia Cragg was the daughter of John and Margaret (Randall) Cragg.
William and Permelia Bobbitt had ten children who lived to maturity. All the children were born in Pulaski County.
Joseph Day Bobbitt born 1820
Elizabeth Bobbitt born 1822
James Washington Bobbitt born 1824
Ashsah Bobbitt born 1827
John William Bobbitt born 1829
Rebecca Day Bobbitt born 1832
Francis Marion Bobbitt born 1834
Nancy Bobbitt born 1836
William Madison Bobbitt born 1839
Martha Jane Bobbitt born 1846
Francis Marion Bobbitt died in 1852 at the age of 19. The other children all married in Pulaski County.
Joseph Day Bobbitt married Polly Ann Barron July 28, 1848
Elizabeth Bobbitt married George W. Lee August 4, 1842
James W. Bobbitt married Nancy Jane Edwards July 30, 1844
Ashsah Bobbitt married Squire Thompson October 19, 1844
John W. Bobbitt married Sarah Barron October 23, 1859
Rebecca D. Bobbitt married James Hays February 22, 1858
Francis M. Bobbitt single died at age 19 on August 30, 1852
Nancy Bobbitt married John Randall March 31, 1853
William M. Bobbitt married Lucy Jane Starns 1858 Book 1, page 347
Martha J. Bobbitt married James Conrad Starns 1867 Book 4, page 327
William Bobbitt died on May 25, 1850. The federal census counted the family on July 24, 1850 as family # 586.
Pamela Bobbitt 45 (1805) born in Kentucky
John W. Bobbitt 21 (1829) born in Kentucky
Rebecca Bobbitt 18 (1832) born in Kentucky
Francis M. Bobbitt 16 (1834) born in Kentucky
Nancy Bobbitt 14 (1836) born in Kentucky
William Bobbitt 12 (1838) born in Kentucky
Martha Bobbitt 4 (1846) born in Kentucky