Despite the census records which indicate that Harris Bobbitt had four sons, we know that he had only three sons. It is believed that one of the younger brothers of Partheny (Harris) Bobbitt was raised by Harris Bobbitt. The census records also indicate that John Randolph Bobbitt was born in 1810 although, John Bobbitt has consistently stated that he was born in 1812.
The children of Harris and Partheny Bobbitt who lived to maturity were:Elizabeth Bobbitt born 1802 Kinchen Bobbitt born 1806 John R. Bobbitt born 1810 Martha Bobbitt born 1814 Julie Bobbitt born 1816 William H. Bobbitt born 1820 Lucy Bobbitt born 1823 Nancy Bobbitt born 1827 Tempie Bobbitt born 1829
All the children married in either Warren or Halifax counties. Most of the children reared large families.
Elizabeth Bobbitt married Nathaniel Shearin Jan. 9, 1828Kinchen Bobbitt married Sally Dobbin Jan. 12, 1833 John R. Bobbitt married Mary Ann Fleming 1847 Martha Bobbitt married Weldon E. Robertson 1838 Julie Bobbitt married David Isles 1836 William R. Bobbitt married Louisa E. Pope Oct. 25, 1852 Lucy Bobbitt married ....... Fleming 1848 Nancy Bobbitt married B. Ray Browning 1848 Tempie Bobbitt married Jesse L. Shaw 1852
Most of the families were listed in the 1850 and 1860 census records of Warren and Halifax counties.
Partheny Bobbitt, wife of Harris Bobbitt was born in 1784. She was 63 years of age when Harris Bobbitt died in 1847. According to the estate settlements, Partheny Bobbitt died in 1848.
Part of the Harris Bobbitt plantation and the homeplace was willed to William Henry Bobbitt. William lived on the land until after the war between the states.