In 1860 Isham and Cynthia Bobbitt moved to be near their son William and his family and their daughter Teressa, wife of Rev. Robert F. Haynes. Their daughter Malissa had married George W. Mays and was also living with her family in Putnam County.
Putnam County, Illinois, Census of 1860.
Family # 722, counted July 11, 1860William Bobbitt 29 (1831) Missouri ? Jane (Keys) Bobbitt 22 (1838) Illinois Ada B. Bobbitt 1 (1859) Illinois
We do not understand the birth place of William as being in Missouri. It is either a mistake of the census taker, or it is possible that Isham and Cynthia were visiting a brother of Isham's in Missouri when William was born. The brother was William J. Bobbitt. The age of William is also wrong. I suspect that, whoever gave the information was in error.
Family # 182, counted July 25, 1860
Isham Bobbitt 68 (1792) South Carolina
Cynthia Bobbitt 51 (1809) Kentucky
Family # 83, counted July 25, 1860George W. Mays 22 (1838) Illinois Malissa (Bobbitt) Mays 25 (1835) Illinois Franklin Mays 8 (1852) Illinois Lanna Mays 6 (1854) Illinois Hellen Mays 4 (1856) Illinois Wilmer Mays 1 (1859) Illinois Dudley J. Bobbitt 22 (1838) Illinois
Dudley J. Bobbitt was a first cousin to Malissa (Bobbitt) Mays. He was a son of Stephen and Eliza (Mays) Bobbitt.
John W. Bobbitt married Julia Hoyt in 1852 and was living in Marshall County, Illinois. He and his family were counted in the 1850 census of Marshall County. See the chapter on John W. Bobbitt 1832 - 1909.