Greenberry Bobbitt was born in Grayson County Virginia in that section which later became Carroll County. He was born on May 1, 1845 the ninth son in a family of ten sons and one daughter. He was a son of Charles and Sarah (DeFries) Bobbitt, and a grandson of John and Nancy Nuckolls Bobbitt.
Greenberry Bobbitt preferred to be called Green B. Bobbitt. He was named after a great uncle, Greenberry McKenzie, although the name of Green and Greenberry as given names is common in the Bobbitt family throughout the various sections and branches of the family. Green Bobbitt was first listed in the 1850 census of Grayson County.
Family # 303, counted July 13, 1850Nancy (Nuckolls) Bobbitt 60 1790 Virginia
Family # 304Charles Bobbitt 43 1807 Virginia Sally (DeFries) Bobbitt 41 1809 North Carolina (Clifton Bobbitt) (26 1824) (Virginia) Calvin Bobbitt 22 1828 Virginia Alexander Bobbitt 21 1829 Virginia Andrew Bobbitt 16 1834 Virginia Martin Bobbitt 13 1837 Virginia George Bobbitt 11 1839 Virginia Samuel Bobbitt 7 1843 Virginia Joseph Bobbitt 6 1844 Virginia Green Bobbitt 5 1845 Virginia Polly Bobbitt 4 1846 Virginia Peyton Bobbitt 3 1847 Virginia
We think that this family lived in what is today called "Old Town" which was the first site of the courthouse in Grayson County. Living near to the Bobbitt family was the Bryant family.
There were so many members of this family living in or near Independence. Virginia that here was a small village just outside of town called "Bobbitt Town". In later years most of the descendants living in or near "Bobbitt Town" were of the Joseph Bobbitt family. Most of the family settled from the bottom to the top of what is called Buck Mountain. The countryside is rugged but extremely beautiful. Green Bobbitt and his family settled in Lambsburg, Virginia at the foot of Pipers Gap and Sugarloaf Mountains. The area is not easily accessible but the valley is one of the most beautiful scenic areas of Virginia.
It was in this rural, farming area that Green Bobbitt was reared and where he later reared his family.