The Bobbitt Family In America
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JOHN WILLIAM BOBBITT        1820 - 1893       Son of James and Mary Bobbitt

John William Bobbitt was born on June 30, 1820 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He was the first child of James and Mary (Gunn) Bobbitt to be born in Tennessee. He was the third son and sixth child in a family of ten children who lived to maturity. When John was ten years of age in 1830 the family moved from Rutherford County to Gibson County where John lived until his death in 1893.

On December 3, 1845, John William Bobbitt married Mary Jane Province at Dyer. The marriage is recorded. Mary Jane Province was born in Kentucky on December 1, 1821. The family was counted in the 1850 census of Gibson County.

Family # 1803, counted December 12, 1850.

John W. Bobbitt                     30 1820 Tennessee 

Mary Jane (Province) Bobbitt 29 1821 Kentucky 

Ann Bobbitt                             4 1846 Tennessee 

James Bobbitt                          2 1848 Tennessee 

Mary (Gunn) Bobbitt              60 1790 North Carolina

In 1850 John was the eldest living son of James and Mary (Gunn) Bobbitt. John lived on the home place, was a successful planter and a highly respected citizen of Bobbittville, Tennessee. Nine children were born to John and Mary Bobbitt.

Annie Eliza Bobbitt        born Dec. 17, 1846 Tennessee

James Robert Bobbitt    born Dec. 14, 1848 Tennessee

Mary Gunn Bobbitt       born Feb. 17, 1851 Tennessee

John Bobbitt                  born Oct. 11, 1853 Tennessee

Nannie Bobbitt              born Oct. 29, 1855 Tennessee

Frances Bobbitt             born Aug. 29, 1858 Tennessee

William Henry Bobbitt   born Mar. 25, 1860 Tennessee 

Emma Lee Bobbitt         born Dec. 6, 1862 Tennessee

Allien Bobbitt                 born Jul. 25, 1865 Tennessee

Nannie, Frances, and William Henry Bobbitt never married. The other children married and most of their marriages are recorded in Gibson County.

Annie Eliza Bobbitt        m. Billy Pyland

James Robert Bobbitt    m. Mary Susanne Orr    Jan. 19, 1870 

Mary Gunn Bobbitt       m. John S. Pyland

John Bobbitt                  m. Mattie Pyland 

Emma Lee Bobbitt        m. Joe Calhoun

Allien Bobbitt                m. Robert Aiken


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