Family # 248, counted September 10, 1850
John S. Bobbitt 34 (1816) Tennessee (N. C.)
Martha (Glenn) Bobbitt 34 (1816) Tennessee
Stephen Harris-Bobbitt 12 (1838) Tennessee
Mary Ann L. Bobbitt 9 (1840) Tennessee
Martha Bobbitt 7 (1843) Tennessee
Meredith Gentry Bobbitt 2 (1848) Tennessee
I. Hill (male)* 15 (1835) Tennessee
A. Hill (male)* 8 (1842) Tennessee
*The Hill children were nephews of John and Martha Bobbitt. They were children of Nancy (Bobbitt) and Benjamin Hill.
John and Thomas Bobbitt moved to Texas about the same time. They left Williamson County Tennessee about the time of the oncoming War between the States, after having volunteered their services to the Confederate army. The families must have moved in 1858 or 1859 according to the birth records of their children, as stated in Federal census records.
John S. Bobbitt served as a corporal in Company A. of Wells Battalion Texas Cavalry. His son Stephen Harris Bobbitt served in Company K, 18th Texas Cavalry, and his son, Meredith Gentry Bobbitt served in Company D, 28th Texas Cavalry.
The family first lived in Bellview Texas in Rusk County. John Bobbitt died shortly after moving to Texas, and his wife Martha (Glenn) Bobbitt moved the family to Mineola Texas, in Wood ounty, where she ran a large hotel for railroad workers. The children married in Rusk, Wood, and Van Zandt Counties.
Stephen Harris Bobbitt m. Cynthia L. Dobbins Apr. 30, 1861
Mary Ann L. Bobbitt m. Wm. H. Smith Dec. 23, 1857
Martha Bobbitt m. George A. Leath Oct. 24, 1866
Meredith Gentry Bobbitt m. Jean Virginia Smith Feb. .. 1876
Meredith Gentry Bobbitt and Jean Virginia Smith were married in Wood County. The family was first counted in the census of 1880 in Van Zandt County, Texas.
M. G. Bobbitt 32 (1848) Tennessee
Jeanie (Smith) Bobbitt 27 (1853) Georgia
Ava Bobbitt 3 (1877) Texas
Mary Bobbitt 1 (1879) Texas
Virginia Smith Bobbitt was born in Newton County, Georgia. The family lived at various times in the counties of Wood, Kaufman, and Van Zandt.