Kinchen Bobbitt was the second child and first son of Harris and Partheny (Harris) Bobbitt. His grandfather was Stephen and Celah (Harris) Bobbitt. Harris Bobbitt was named after the Harris family of Warren County, North Carolina. The unusual name of Kinchen comes also from the Harris side of the family.
Harris Bobbitt, father of Kinchen Bobbitt followed the custom of giving property and assistance to hi; eldest son during his lifetime. Because of this custom, the will of Harris Bobbitt seemingly slights his eldest son.
"I loan to my son, Kinchen Bobbitt, the tract of land that I bought of Drumgole, also one negro boy by the name of Jim, one feather bed and furniture, one cow and a calf."
Kinchen Bobbitt was not named one of the executors of the estate, but he shared equally in the division of the negroes and the sale of all the perishable property. There is no reason to believe that Harris Bobbitt had more affection for his sons, John Randolph Bobbitt and William Henry Bobbitt, than he did for Kinchen Bobbitt.
Kinchen Bobbitt married Sally M. Dobbin in Warren County on January 12, 1833. His family was counted in the 1840 census of Warren County as:
1 male 30 - 40 (1800-1810) 2 females under 5 (1835-1840)
1 female 5 - 10 (1830-1835)
1 female 20 - 30 (1810-1820)
In 1850 the family was counted as Family # 849, in Warren County, on December 4, 1850, Warrenton District.
Kinchen Bobbitt 44 (1806) North Carolina
Sally M. (Dobbin) Bobbitt 36 (1814) North Carolina
Mary F. (Fletcher) Bobbitt 17 (1833) North Carolina
Margaret Bobbitt 11 (1839) North Carolina
Burwell Bobbitt 7 (1843) North Carolina
Haywood F.(Fletcher) Bobbitt 1 (1849) North Carolina
One daughter born before 1840, died before 1850. The four children listed above lived to maturity and represent the entire family. The youngest son was named Haywood Fletcher Bobbitt. In later years he was called Fletcher H. Bobbitt and some believe that he changed Haywood to Henry. Burwell had a middle name of Boisseau, and was called B.B. Bobbitt.