Son of Kinchen and Sally Bobbitt
SERGEANT OF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
Burnell Boiseau Bobbitt was the first son of Kinchen and Sally (Dobbin) Bobbitt. There is some question as to whether his name was Burwell or Burnell, but military papers seem to be in agreement with census records in calling him Burnell. Our subject did not like either name and was more frequently called and listed as B. B. Bobbitt.
Burnell Bobbitt was born in Warren County, North Carolina in April 1843. The family was listed in the 1850 census of Warren County as family # 849, on December 4, 1850, Warrenton District.Kinchen Bobbitt 44 1806 North Carolina Sally M. (Dobbin) Bobbitt 36 1814 North Carolina Mary Fletcher Bobbitt 17 1833 North Carolina Margaret Bobbitt 11 1839 North Carolina Burnell B. Bobbitt 7 1843 North Carolina Haywood Fletcher Bobbitt 1 1849 North Carolina
The grandfather of Burnell B. Bobbitt was Harris Bobbitt, a son of Stephen and Celah (Harris) Bobbitt. Harris Bobbitt married Partheny Harris. They were all wealthy land and slave owners from this area of North Carolina.
Burnell Bobbitt is mentioned in the will of his father, written on February 5, 1880 and recorded in Warren County in Book 51, page 147. In this will, Burnell was left 150 acres of land in North Carolina.
According to Moore's Roster of North Carolina Confederate Soldiers, Burnell Bobbitt enlisted on August 16, 1861 in Company B of the 30th Regiment. He was wounded at Chancellorsville. Recorded in Volume 2, page 507.
After the War between the States, Burnell went to work for the Norfolk and Western Railroad and lived in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1870, Burnell married Fanny A. Smith a resident of Petersburg and born in Virginia. The family was first listed in the 1880 census of Dinwiddie County, Petersburg District.Burnell B. Bobbitt 37 1843 North Carolina Fanny A. (Smith) Bobbitt 26 1854 Virginia Pauline Bobbitt 9 1871 Virginia Howard Bobbitt 7 1873 Virginia Emmet Bobbitt 4 1876 Virginia Harry Bobbitt 2 1878 Virginia Carrie Bobbitt 1/12 1880 Virginia