Few people who ever lived in Hill County were better known or more highly respected than Captain Bobbitt, and the large crowds attending the funeral services with the numerous and beautiful floral offerings were a slight token of their sorrow at his calling away. He was the oldest member of the local camp of Confederates and one of the oldest citizens of the county."
In the 1900 census of Hill County Texas, the family of Joseph Alderson Bobbitt was counted in Volume 58, Enumerator District 38, Page 4, Line 15.
Joseph A. Bobbitt Dec. 1858 41 Virginia
Irene (Ficklin) Bobbitt Feb. 1873 27 Texas
Oscar Bobbitt Nov. 1882 17 Texas
Joseph M. Bobbitt Oct. 1884 15 Texas
Frank D. Bobbitt Nov. 1891 8 Texas
Martha M. Bobbitt Aug. 1894 5 Texas
Leroy Bobbitt Jan. 1886 14 Texas
Robert Lee Bobbitt Jan. 1888 12 Texas
Eugene A. Bobbitt Jan. 1898 2 Texas
Matilda Bobbitt Aug. 1899 10 Texas
James T. Bobbitt(father) Mar. 1836 64 Virginia
Malinda(Alderson)Bobbitt Jan. 1836 64 Virginia
Ridge Park Cemetery is located on a hill outside the city of Hillsboro. Numerous members of the Bobbitt family are buried in the cemetery in beautifully marked graves well-tended. Both Captain James and his wife are buried there, as well as their first child and son, Joseph Alderson Bobbitt. Malinda Catherine Bobbitt was born January 12, 1836 and died February 7, 1917.
The Bobbitt lineage of Captain James Bobbitt is:
William Bobbitt from Wales 1649 - 1703
William Bobbitt 1675 - 1738
James Bobbitt 1707 - 1761
John Bobbitt 1742 - 1815
John Bobbitt Jr. 1785 - 1856
Tilman Bobbitt 1806 - 1892