The Bobbitt Family In America

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Samuel Hays inherited and purchased from other heirs, 200 acres of land in Lincoln County Kentucky on Pitman Creek. When Samuel Hays died, this land was inherited by his widow, Patsy (Stigall) Hays, and her children.

On July 12, 1834, John Bobbitt married Martha Patsy Hays in Pulaski County Kentucky, and Nicholas Stigall was the bondsman.

This was the first marriage for John Bobbitt who was 34 and the second marriage for Patsy who was 27. After the marriage they went to Lincoln County Kentucky to live on the farm inherited from Samuel Hays.

In 1850 the family was listed in the Pulaski County Census records and it is undoubtedly a complete record of all the children, since Patsy was 44 years of age.

In 1861 John Bobbitt was the post master of the newly established Post Office in Bee Lick , Lincoln County Kentucky. This post office was discontinued in 1910 and the mail sent to Crab Orchard Kentucky.

On March 25, 1856, Nancy Bobbitt, widow of Caleb Bobbitt wrote to her son, Greenberry Bobbitt in Virginia. In this letter she refers to Jack Bobbitt.

"We got a letter some time ago from Jack Bobbitt in Kentucky. He stated in his letter that William and his family were well, and that he (Jack) had quit drinking and was doing very well now."

The children of John and Patsy Bobbitt were:

James E. Bobbitt                  born 1838

Fountern P. Bobbitt         born 1839

Elizabeth Bobbitt                born 1840

Malinda Bobbitt                  born 1842


In 1880 Fountern Bobbitt was a law student in Somerset, Kentucky. living at the Ponfineter Hotel which was run by William Dutton.

John Bobbitt, born in Grayson County Virginia on March 28, 1800 died February 10, 1878.

Patsy Bobbitt, born at Stigall's Ferry, Pulaski County Kentucky in June 1807, died December 4, 1887.

The above lines were taken from their grave markers in the City cemetery at Crab Orchard Kentucky in Lincoln County.

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