The Bobbitt Family In America

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Miles Bobbitt was a successful planter and owned a large plantation. In the 1850 census of Warren County, Miles and his wife, Martha, were living alone. The family was counted as family # 526, on August 28, 1850 in the Warrenton District.

Miles Bobbitt        58 (1792) North Carolina 

Martha Bobbitt       65 (1785) North Carolina

Both Miles and Martha were listed in the 1860 census of Warren County. Miles Bobbitt died in 1861 and Martha must have died soon after as she was not listed in the 1870 census.

The family of Miles and Susan Bobbitt had three sons and two daughters who lived to maturity.

Eliza Bobbitt               born 1815

Samuel L. Bobbitt         born 1816 

Alpheus Bobbitt         born 1817

Lewis T. Bobbitt              born 1819

Susan Gunn Bobbitt      born 1822


Eliza Bobbitt                       married Hubbard A. Sledge

Samuel Lewis Bobbitt        married Martha Ann Dowtain

Alpheus Bobbitt                married Mrs. Julia Ann Sledge

     Second marriage         married Nannie H. Griffin

Lewis Bobbitt                  married Ann T. Minor

     Second marriage        married Mary F. Minor 

     Third marriage          married Ann Holmes Walton 

Susan Gunn Bobbitt        married John M. Wilson

Several of the children of Miles and Susan Bobbitt, named their children, Martha, in memory of their stepmother. All showed their appreciation for the love and care Martha Bobbitt gave to them.

The Bobbitt lineage of Miles Bobbitt is:

William Bobbitt from Wales 1645 - 1703 

William Bobbitt Junior     1675 - 1738 

Lewis Bobbitt Senior       1704 - 1769 

Lewis Bobbitt Junior       1742 - 1818 

Miles Bobbitt                  1792 - 1861


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