By 1860, Permelia Bobbitt and her daughter Martha Bobbitt were living alone in Pulaski County. Permelia's sisters-in-law Nancy and Mary Bobbitt were living alone on a nearby. farm. Her son, John William Bobbitt was living on a farm with his wife Sarah (Barron) Bobbitt and their three sons, James, William and David.
Between 1850 and 1860 many of the Bobbitt families of Pulaski County had migrated to Missouri in search of better farming lands, and jobs with the expanding railroads.
In the old Bobbitt family cemetery now located off old Mt. Vernon road just east of Mark Kentucky and not far from Somerset there are several well marked graves and many unreadable field stones. Among the many marked graves are those of this family.
William Bobbitt, born September 2, 1797 died May 25, 1850 his wife, Permelia S. Bobbitt, born February 10, 1802 died August 24, 1875
James Bobbitt, born April 27, 1772 died November 12, 1853 his wife, Rebecca Bobbitt, born September 12, 1774 died September 10, 1851
Francis M. Bobbitt, born June 13, 1834 died August 30, 1852
Polly D. Bobbitt, daughter of James and Rebecca Bobbitt born August 23, 1813, died June 21, 1863
Caleb Bobbitt, (brother of James Bobbitt) born January 5, 1770, died June 12, 1830
There have been many renowned descendants of William and Permelia Bobbitt. Their son William M. Bobbitt was a well known and accomplished missionary. Dr. Joseph M. Bobbitt, Behavioral Scientist of Bethesda Maryland, was a great-grandson of William and Permelia Bobbitt.