George Edward Bobbitt was born in March of 1845. He was the first Bobbitt member of our family to be born in Ohio. We are not certain whether George was born in Clinton County or Jackson County Ohio, but believe that it was in Clinton County. The family was first recorded in the 1840 census of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The family could not be located in any 1850 census records, and then in 1860 the family was counted in Jackson County, Ohio. This record of the family is interesting. It was counted as family # 741, on July 14, 1860.Lewis Bobbitt 40 (1820) Virginia Catharine (Crider) Bobbitt 40 (1820) Virginia Samuel Bobbitt 17 (1843) Virginia Thomas Bobbitt 16 (1844) Virginia Elizabeth Bobbitt 14 (1846) Virginia Mary A. Bobbitt 13 (1847) Virginia George E. Bobbitt 12 (1848) Ohio Martha Bobbitt 10 (1850) Ohio Lewis Bobbitt 9 (1851) Ohio John H. Bobbitt 7 (1853) Ohio James Bobbitt 6 (1854) Ohio Amanda Bobbitt 4 (1856) Ohio Joseph Bobbitt 2 (1858) Ohio David Bobbitt 5/12 (1860) Ohio
If the birth pattern of the children may be used as a basis for judgment, it would seem likely that George was not born till 1848. George was consistent in giving his age as being born in 1845 and of course he was certain that he was born in Ohio.
The family of Lewis Bobbitt was living in Clinton County, Ohio for the 1870 census. Lewis Bobbitt had died, and his widow was rearing the children.
In 1874 George Bobbitt married Martha E. Taylor, a daughter of William Henderson and Margaret (Pyle) Taylor. Martha was born on October 12, 1855 in Randolph County, Indiana.
Clinton County published a "Historical Atlas" in 1903. In the atlas, George E. Bobbitt was listed under Green Township as being of New Vienna, owning one lot three miles north. He was born in 1845. Jesse his son, was listed as living three miles northwest of the Post Office of New Vienna, born in 1876. William, his son was listed as living near Jesse and was born in 1883.
The family was first counted in the census of 1880 in Clinton County, Green Township.