Will of Isham Drury Bobbitt: Written April 12, 1854.
I, Isham Bobbitt of Putnam County and State of Illinois, do hereby make and delcare this my last will and testament.
First: It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid.
Second: I devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Cynthia Ann Bobbitt, the farm on which I now live, ...in all about 120 acres, during her widowhood, and all cattle, horses and hogs by me now owned; also all the household furniture, and other articles of personal property not herein mentioned.
Third: It is my will that my children shall each be charged uppon this my last will with the amount that I have heretofore bestowed upon them severally, and what they may otherwise be owing to me, and their obligations be delivered to them upon their giving their receipts for the amount to my executors, hereinafter appointed.
Fourth: it is my will that after the marriage or decease of my wife, that what may be left and remaining shall be so divided that each of my children with what they have already received shall share equally. I hereby appoint my son-in-law Robert F. Haynes and my son, William W. Bobbitt, executors.
ISHAM X BOBBITT
In 1871, Cynthia Ann Bobbitt moved to Richardson County in Nebraska to live with her youngest son, David Frank Bobbitt. She never remarried, and died at the home of her son, in 1885, which at that time was in Kansas City, Missouri.
The children of Isham and Cynthia Bobbitt were:
Teressa J. Bobbitt born June 15, 1826
William W. Bobbitt born Feburay 10, 1829
John William Bobbitt born June 9, 1832
Malissa D. Bobbitt born June 27, 1835
David Frank Bobbitt born June 15, 1840