The Bobbitt Family In America

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SOLOMON BOBBITT       1771 - 1827      Son of William and Martha Bobbitt

Solomon Bobbitt was the youngest son of William and Martha (Turner) Bobbitt. He was born in Granville County, North Carolina in 1771.

On December 6, 1796, Solomon Bobbitt married Honour Wiggins, daughter of Cresey Wiggins. The marriage is recorded in Franklin County.

The first census record in which Solomon Bobbitt is listed is Franklin County in 1810.

Solomon Bobbitt 

5 males under 10 (1800-1810)        1 female 10 - 16 (1794-1800) 

1 male 10 - 16   (1794-1800)        1 female 26 - 45 (1765-1784)

2 males 16 - 26* (1784-1794)       

1 male 26 -45    (1765-1784)             1 slave


*The two males 16 - 26 are nephews of Solomon Bobbitt and sons of his widowed brother William Bobbitt.

On October 10, 1807, Creasey Wiggins had a will recorded in Franklin County.

"I give unto my grandaughter Barbary H. Bobbitt. I bequeath unto my daughter Honour Bobbitt all my interest that I have in the estate of my brother, Samuel Smith (Wiggins) after his death, agreeable to my deceased fathers will. I appoint my two nephews, Abel Douglas and John Douglas as my executors. Creasey Wiggins. "

In Granville County Court minutes, book 1746-1820, on page 274, the May Court of 1818 made this notation.

"Solomon Bobbitt tried for misconduct,, and released with the promise to have good behavior toward his wife, Honour Bobbitt."

In the 1820 Franklin County tax lists, Solomon Bobbitt was listed:

"Solomon Bobbitt 1 taxable, 61 acres"

Solomon Bobbitt married in 1796 and the father of six sons, and one daughter, never had more than one taxable in the tax lists. All sons over 16 years of age were taxable. We know of only two sons and one daughter who lived to maturity.

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