Harris Bobbitt was a son of Stephen and Celah (Harris) Bobbitt. Harris was born in 1775 and was named to honor the Harris family. Several members of the Harris family lived on plantations near the places where the Bobbitt families lived. It was from the Harris families that Bobbitt males found their wives.
The first record of Harris Bobbitt was a land transaction from his father, Stephen Bobbitt, recorded in Warren County, in Book 24, page 85, on August 8, 1823.
"Stephen Bobbitt, to Harris Bobbitt, in consideration of 125 pounds of Virginia money, for 220 acres of land on the waters of Turkey Creek, bounded by Walkers old corner, and running along Sledges, and Shearins, line. Witnesses: Zackariah Shearin, Peter Robertson."
Harris Bobbitt seems to have been much like his father. He was a good businessman, stable, earnest, and devoted to duty. He was mentioned in his father's will, which was written on April 4, 1823, just a few months before the above deed was recorded. The land in the deed was part of the inheritance, Harris Bobbitt received from his father.
Harris Bobbitt married Partheny Harris, on March 11, 1801, in Warren County. Partheny Harris was a first cousin to Harris, and a daughter of Joel Harris. The family is best represented in the 1810 census of Warren County.Harris Bobbitt: 3 males under 10 (1800-1810) 1 female under 10 (1800-1810) 1 male 26 - 45 (1765-1784) 2 females 16 - 26 (1784-1794)
Partheny Harris was ten years younger than Harris Bobbitt. In this census record, one of the sisters of Partheny was living with the Harris Bobbitt family in 1810.
Harris Bobbitt enlisted in Captain John L. Laughter's Company of Infantrymen, first regiment North Carolina Detached Militia, on September 24, 1814, for a period of six months. His name is on the muster rolls at Norfolk, Virginia and Portsmouth, Virginia and at a Rendezevous at Gates Court House, in North Carolina. His last service record in the war of 1812 was dated January 14, 1815. His brother, Arthur Bobbitt, and several of his cousins served in the war of 1812 in the company with Harris Bobbitt.