Willis Smelly Bobbitt was born on March 10, 1828 in Madison County, Tennessee. Willis married Harriet Paradise Alvis. Willis Bobbitt lived near Holly Springs, Mississippi and died there on November 10, 1912. Their son was John Douglas Bobbitt who was born in 1866. He married Emily Green Waley. John Douglas died in 1929. The second son was James Bobbitt who never married.
We have not been able to identify Mary Martha Bobbitt or to determine if her name was Mary Bobbitt or Martha Bobbitt. We believe she may have married a William L. Bobbitt of Madison County, Tennessee.
Emily Paradise Jones, daughter of Mariah (Bobbitt) Jones was born on March 30, 1843 in Bethlehem, Mississippi. She died at Oxford, Mississippi on May 28, 1932. Emily married Robert Greer Morgan on July 15, 1859. Among their twelve children was Donna Lee Morgan who was born on March 7, 1880.. Donna Lee Morgan married Alexander Brown McLure on June 24, 1908. Alexander B. McLure was born on September 28, 1884 at Glenville, Arkansas and died at Ruston, Louisiana on May 15, 1913. Joseph Richard McLure was a son of Alexander and Dona McLure.
From the research of J. Richard McLure we know that the homestead of Arthur Bobbitt was sold by court order, because Arthur Bobbitt died without a will. Jordon B. Boon purchased the land and home on January 7, 1857.