Walter Newton Bobbitt was born on December 15, 1877 and died on November 21, 1961. For several years he was clerk of the Christian Church in Chapin, Illinois. He was a son of Lewis M. Bobbitt.
John Charles Bobbitt was born in February 1882 and was a son of Lewis M. and Ellen (Busey) Bobbitt. He was only two years of age when his father died.
The families were listed in the 1900 census records of Morgan County, Illinois as:
John G. Bobbitt Nov. 1824 75 Missouri
Martha J. Bobbitt Oct. 1827 72 Kentucky
Hattie Bobbitt Jun. 1864 35 Illinois
Ellen Bobbitt Aug. 1849 50 Illinois
Walter Bobbitt Dec. 1877 22 Illinois
John Bobbitt Feb. 1882 18 Illinois
A first cousin of John G. Bobbitt lived near by. He was a son of Stephen and Elizabeth Bobbitt. Stephen was a brother to William J. Bobbitt.
John W. Bobbitt Feb. 1833 67 Kentucky
Susannah M. Bobbitt Dec. 1835 64 Kentucky
These were the only families by the name of Bobbitt listed in the 1900 census of Morgan County. There were numerous other relatives in the county by other family names.