The Bobbitt Family In America

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Bobbitt family of North Carolina

The second census of the United States government was taken in the year of 1800. George Washington died in 1799. John Adams was president at the time the census was taken. Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated in 1801. The second census counted 5,308,000 white persons as the total population in 1800.

The 1800 census records of North Carolina are among the few that have been preserved. The records of Kentucky and Virginia were accidentally destroyed.

The entire 1800 census records for North Carolina have been searched for members of the Bobbitt family. After many years of research most of the families can be identified. All are considered to be the descendants of William Bobbitt who came from Wales and was granted land in Charles City County, Virginia in 1673.

ANSON COUNTY - formed from Bladen County in 1750.

William Bobbitt: 

3 males under 10 (1790-1800)  3 females under 10 (1790-1800) 

2 males 10 16 (1784-1790)  1 female 10 - 16 (1784-1790) 

1 male 26 45 (1755-1774)  1 female 26 - 45 (1755-1774) 

2 slaves

William Bobbitt was a son of John Richard and Amy (Alston) Bobbitt. He married Susanna James on May 15, 1784 in Warren County. William was a plantation manager and moved frequently during the early years of his marriage. In 1810 he was living in Chester County South Carolina. William and Susanna Bobbitt reared a large family. William died in 1839 in Chester County South Carolina. William was a Revolutionary War Soldier.

BUNCOMBE COUNTY - formed from Burke and Rutherford in 1791.

James Bobbitt:

1 male 10 - 16 (1784-1790)      3 females under 10 (1790-1800) 

1 male 45 & over (....-1755)    1 female 26 - 45 (1755-1774)

James Bobbitt was probably born in Hanover County, Virginia. His lineage is unknown. Judging from his family he was born in 1848 or 1849. We know that he later moved to Tennessee and was the father of Jubel Bobbitt and several daughters who were married in Giles County, Tennessee.

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