The Bobbitt Family In America
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GEORGE A. BOBBITT      1851 - 1934       Son of James and Margaret Bobbitt

George A. Bobbitt was born near the town of Lynchburg in Highland County, Ohio, on November 2, 1851. He was the third child and second son of James W. and Margaret (Mann) Bobbitt.

A biography of George A. Bobbitt was published in " A History of Clinton County, Ohio" by Albert J. Brown in 1915. Some of the following are quoted from this work.

"Among the highly respected citizens of Washington Township and the retired farmers now living in the pleasant village of Cuba, is George A. Bobbitt, who owns a magnificent farm of one hundred and seventy two acres in Washington.

"To James W. and Margaret (Mann) Bobbitt three children were born, namely: Mary C., who married Daniel Sharp, who is now deceased; Henry, (William Henry) who married Mary Brown (first) and George A. the subject of this sketch. The Bobbitt family were members of the Christian church, and Mr. Bobbitt was a Democrat in politics.

"George A. Bobbitt was educated in the common schools, of Lynchburg. Until 1892 he was engaged with his father in various business enterprises to which he had devoted himself. In 1892 he moved to a farm near Cuba, in Washington township, Clinton County, and now owns the farm, "Sunny Slope", containing one hundred and seventy two acres. He was engaged in farming and stock raising until the fall of 1911, when he retired and moved to Cuba, where he now lives.

"Mr. Bobbitt has been twice married, his first wife having been Nancy E. Kibby, the daughter of Ephraim and Ruth Kibby, to whom were born seven children, two of whom, William E. and Charles K. are deceased. The living children are Cleo P. who is at home, Clarence who married Veda J. Mitchell, Winchester, Mary D. , who is the wife of Joseph Kelley and has one child, Mary F., and Ruth who is married to Frank Burnett and has two children, Margaret and Morine. After the death of Mrs. Nancy E. Bobbitt, Mr. Bobbitt married secondly Katie E. Spilker, the daughter of Charles Spilker, to whom were born three children, Paul James, Catharine, and George E.

"Mr. Bobbitt has always occupied a position of prominence in local politics and was elected on the Democratic ticket to the office of trustee, a position in which he served two terms. He also served on the school board for six or seven years. Fraternally Mr. Bobbitt was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows."


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