The Bobbitt Family In America
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Before Rufus and Jane married, they entered into a legal agreement which stated that neither they or the children of Rufus could inherit property from the survivor. The agreement was recorded and approved of by John Rader.

Jane Bobbitt was a careful mother to her step children. In 1868 Jane Bobbitt had a son, who she named Newman Rader Bobbitt. The family was counted in the 1870 census of Nicholas County as:

Family # 19, counted June 30, 1870, Muddelty, by Patrick D. Horan.

Rufus Bobbitt            44 (1826) Virginia 

Jane (Herold) Bobbitt 40 (1830) Virginia 

John W. Bobbitt        21 (1849) Virginia 

Elizabeth Bobbitt       19 (1851) Virginia 

Alexander Bobbitt      17 (1853) Virginia 

Elijah Bobbitt            15 (1855) Virginia 

Lidia A. Bobbitt         11 (1859) Virginia 

Nancy Bobbitt           11 (1859) Virginia 

Mary M. A. Bobbitt     9 (1861) Virginia 

Lee Bobbitt                 7 (1863) Virginia 

Newman Bobbitt         2 (1868) Virginia 

John Fulkineer           20 (1850) Virginia

John Fulkineer was a nephew of Rufus Bobbitt and was working on the farm. John was a son of Elizabeth, a sister of Rufus Bobbitt.

The children of Rufus and Mary Elizabeth Bobbitt were:

Joanna Susan Bobbitt             1845 - 1864 

Matilda Irene Bobbitt            1847 - 1867 

John Williams Bobbitt           1849 - 1930 

Martha Elizabeth Bobbitt      1851 - 1931 

Alexander Winfield Bobbitt   1852 - 1942 

Elijah Bobbitt                     1855 - 1930 

Nancy Ellen Bobbitt (twin)   1858 - 1934

Lydia Ann Bobbitt (twin)     1858 - 1928 

Charles Dowtain Bobbitt      1853 - 1856 

Mary Mahulda Bobbitt         1861 - 1893 

Lee Hill Bobbitt                   1863 - 1964

The son of Rufus and Jane Bobbitt was:

Newman Rader Bobbitt 1868 - 1891

Rufus Bobbitt had frequent contacts with his family in Monroe and Greenbrier counties. He was concerned about politics and was in sympathy with the Confederate cause. His sons were all too young to serve in the war between the states, but Rufus gave aid to the Confederate soldiers of the area.


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