William Bobbitt was listed in the 1830 census of Grayson County Virginia as still living with his mother, Nancy Bobbitt. William did not moved to Pulaski County Kentucky until 1835 and probably made his home with the family of Randolph Bobbitt.
In 1837, Nancy Phillips Bobbitt, the wife of Randolph Bobbitt died in Pulaski County. In 1838, William Bobbitt married Nancy Bobbitt the daughter of Randolph who had become the caretaker of the family. In 1839, William and Nancy Bobbitt had their first child, a daughter, born in 1839, named Eliza Ann Bobbitt. William and Nancy made their home with Randolph Bobbitt. The family was listed in the 1840 census record of Pulaski County Kentucky as:
Randolph Bobbitt: (born 1796) 1 female under 5 (1835-1840)
1 male 5 - 10 (1830-1835) 1 female 5 - 10 (1830-1835)
2 males 10 - 15 (1825-1830) 2 females 15 - 20 (1820-1825)
1 male 15 - 20* (1820-1825) 1 female 20 - 30* (1810-1820)
1 male 40 - 50 (1790-1800)
*The male is William Bobbitt and his age has been listed incorrectly. The female 20-30 is Nancy Bobbitt wife of William.
There is a marriage recorded in Pulaski County records for a William Bobbitt to a Nancy Bobbitt on June 10, 1841. The surety for this marriage was Lorenzo Thomas who had married Rebecca Bobbitt a daughter of Randolph and Nancy Bobbitt. Rebecca was a sister to Nancy Bobbitt who married William Bobbitt. I do not believe that William and Nancy had their first child illegally as Randolph Bobbitt was a Justice of the Peace and a very religious man. It is likely that William and Nancy were married by Randolph Bobbitt in 1838 and the marriage was not recorded in the records until 1841. It is also possible that the marriage refers to another William and Nancy of which there were several in the Kentucky Bobbitt families.
"William" is the most common name in the Bobbitt family and we like to think that it has been carried down through the ages from our original ancestor to the colonies, William Bobbitt from Wales.
William Bobbitt was a blacksmith and earned his living for his family as a blacksmith in Pulaski County. The land deeds do not indicate that he owned much land if any.
In 1843 Randolph Bobbitt and most of his family left Pulaski County and moved to Missouri. William and Nancy remained in Kentucky.