The Bobbitt Family In America

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Bobbitt family of North Carolina

Warren County is the cradle of the descendants of William Bobbitt from Wales who received his land grant in Charles City County, Virginia in 1673. The larger number of his descendants can trace their families back to ancestors from Warren County in North Carolina.

The land in Warren County on which Bobbitt families reared their children has not always been in Warren County. In 1722 the land was in Bertie County. In 1741 the land was in Edgecombe County. In 1746 Granville County was formed from Edgecombe. In 1764 Bute County was formed from Granville County. In 1779 Bute County was discontinued and Warren County was formed. The county was named after Joseph Warren a soldier of Massachusetts who fell while fighting at Bunker Hill in the Revolutionary War.

Bobbitt families have lived on land in what is today Warren County since 1744. Before 1744 the family lived in Halifax County and Chowan Precinct. Since 1719 until the present day, Bobbitt families have been a part of, and lived in, North Carolina.

The names in the 1800 census of Warren County do not mean much to the casual researcher one hundred and seventy six years later. It is hoped that families with Bobbitt ancestors will be aided by the identification of these families living in Warren County in 1800.

Thomas Bobbitt:

1 male 16 - 26 (1774-1784) 2 females under 10 (1790-1800) 

                           2 females 26 - 45 (1755-1774)

Thomas Bobbitt was a son of Drury and Elizabeth (Harris) Bobbitt. He was born in 1776 on Ben's Creek in Warren County. He married  Louise of Warren County. In 1806 he and his family moved to Twiggs County, Georgia. His descendants may be found in census records of Twiggs County from 1830 thru 1900.

John Bobbitt:

2 males under 10 (1790-1800) 1 female under 10 (1790-1800) 

1 male 26 - 45 (1755-1774)   1 female 10 - 16 (1784-1790) 

                             1 female 26 - 45 (1755-1774)

John Bobbitt was a son of Miles and Mary (Powell) Bobbitt. He was born in 1762. John married Patience Harris on January 16, 1789. He died in Warren County in 1837. John and Patience had two sons, John and Charles Bobbitt. They had several daughters.

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