The Bobbitt Family In America

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The records are not entirely reliable and therefore it is likely that John and Lewis Bobbitt are a few years older than we are able to state from the records. Elizabeth Harris was born in 1760 which she consistently states in the census records. It is unlikely that she was having children at the age of 13, although at this period of our history many women had children before the age of 17. Several children probably died young. The best we can determine as the family of Randolph and Elizabeth Bobbitt is the following.

From the census records we believe that there was six sons and only two daughters.

John Richard Bobbitt II            born 1775

Rebecca Bobbitt                       born 1776

Lewis Charles Bobbitt              born 1784 

Sarah Bobbitt                          born 1790 

William Bobbitt                       born 1791 

Anthony Bobbitt                      born 1796

Frederick Harris Bobbitt         born 1800

Many of these dates are set according to the records and the pattern seems very strange, but probably true for very good reasons unknown to us.

John Bobbitt died in 1823, Lewis died in 1836, William is not easily identified, we believe that he went to Fayette County, Alabama, Richard John seems to have lived out his life in North Carolina, and Frederick Harris Bobbitt lived and died in Franklin County, North Carolina, with descendants still living there today.

In the 1830 census Elizabeth was listed as head of her own household, although one son was living with her. The census was taken in Franklin County, and listed immediately aster the family of her son, Lewis C. Bobbitt.

Elizabeth Bobbitt:

1 male 30 - 40 (1790-1800)                         1 female 60 - 70 (1760-1770)

The male here is believed to have been Richard John Bobbitt and we do not think that he ever married. He does not appear in any other records throughout the United States. He does not seem to have been living in 1848 when Elizabeth wrote her will.

The children of this family migrated to distant southern states and most did not know when their mother died. The war between the states completely separated the family and few if any of the descendants know of their Warren County heritage.

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