The Bobbitt Family In America

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EDWARD FLETCHER BOBBITT     1829 - 1863   Son of Sheerwood H. and Eliza A. Bobbitt

Confederate Soldier Casualty.

Edward Fletcher Bobbitt was born on January 11, 1829. He was the third child and son of Sheerwood Haywood and Eliza Ann (Pearce) Bobbitt. He was a grandson of Revolutionary War soldier, Sheerwood Bobbitt, and Sarah (Burrows) Bobbitt. Edward was born in Halifax County, North Carolina. Edward was the beginning of the sixth generation of Bobbitts to be born in North Carolina.

Edward's middle name of "Fletcher" became a popular name for male members of the Bobbitt family mostly on account of this Edward Fletcher Bobbitt. The name "Fletcher" we think was the maiden name of Eliza Ann Pearce's mother.

The first record of Edward Fletcher Bobbitt was in the census of 1830 taken in Halifax County, North Carolina.

Sheerwood H. Bobbitt: 

1 male under 5* (1825-1830)         1 female 20 - 30 (1800-1810) 

2 males 5 - 10 (1820-1825)          1 female 60 - 70**(1760-1770) 

1 male 20 - 30 (1800-1810)


*This is Edward F. Bobbitt and ** this is his grandmother, Sarah (Burrows) Bobbitt. The two males born before Edward did not live to maturity.

In 1850, Edward F. Bobbitt went to Warrenton, North Carolina and worked for Dr. Macon. He lived with the family and was counted with them in the 1850 census.

On November 23, 1853, Edward Fletcher Bobbitt married Indiana Frances Brame in Warren County. Indiana Brame was a daughter of Anderson and Alice (Milam) Brame of Warren County. She was born on April 22, 1833 and died on March 18, 1914 in Warren County.

The family was counted in the 1860 census of Warren County.

On April 28, 1862, Edward Fletcher Bobbitt enlisted in Company B, 30th Regiment of the Army of the Confederate States of America. He was killed in action on October 23, 1863 at a battle in Richmond, Virginia. He was buried in Richmond, Virginia at the age of 34.

Indiana Frances (Brame) Bobbitt, a woman of strong character and purpose, never remarried. She reared her family of five with such care and skill that they became one of the most accomplished and respected Bobbitt families of North Carolina.

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