SOLDIER OF WAR OF 1812
Robert Lee Bobbitt was the last son and child of Captain William and Nancy (McKenzie) Bobbitt. Robert was born on October 12, 1790 and was the sixth son of the eleven children to live to maturity. Robert Bobbitt was born in what was at the time Montgomery County, Virginia and is today Carroll County.
In every land deed that Captain William Bobbitt had recorded, he always included his wife Nancy Bobbitt as his partner in the land transaction. Nancy Bobbitt died in 1807 and in 1810 it is interesting to note that Captain William Bobbitt, alone, deeded property to his youngest son, Robert Bobbitt.
The first record of Robert Bobbitt is the land deed recorded in Grayson County in Deed Records, pages 530, 531.
APRIL 23, 1810:
"William Bobbitt of Grayson County to Robert Bobbitt of the same County, for one hundred pounds of lawful money .... paid by Robert Bobbitt for a parcel of land in Grayson County on the waters of Big Snake Creek,. containing one hundred thirteen acres of land "
No Witnesses: WILLIAM BOBBITT
In the same year of 1810, Robert Bobbitt was listed for the first time in the Grayson County tax lists. Robert was taxable for himself, his land, and two horses.
In 1813, Robert Bobbitt married Dicey Bullard, the daughter of James Bullard of Grayson County. The marriage was recorded in the county on August 25, 1813. Surety for the marriage was John Trimble.
In 1814 and until sometime in 1815, Robert L. Bobbitt served in the war of 1812 as a private in Captain Benjamin Cooley's Company of the Virginia Militia. His original service records were lost by a senate committee so that the exact dates of his service record are unknown.
After the war of 1812, Robert returned to his home and wife, and never left Grayson County again. Robert and his family were first listed in the 1820 census records of Grayson County.
Robert Bobbitt: (born 1790)
4 males under 10 (1810-1820) 1 female 16 - 26 (1794-1804)
1 male 26 - 45 (1775-1794)