The Bobbitt Family In America
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CHARLES HARRIS BOBBITT      1797 - 1865

Son of John and Patience Bobbitt

Charles Harris Bobbitt was the second son of John and Patience (Harris) Bobbitt. He was a grandson of Charles and Rachel (Edgerton) Harris, and a grandson of Miles and Mary (Powell) Bobbitt. Charles Harris Bobbitt was born in Warren County, North Carolina in 1797.

On March 14, 1821, Charles Harris Bobbitt married Mary Ann Atherton Alston, in Halifax County. Mary Ann was a daughter of Joseph John Alston (1702-1780) Mary Ann Alston was born on August 2, 1799 in Halifax County.

The first record of Charles Bobbitt was in the census of 1830 taken in Warren County. Charles was living on land adjoining the plantation of his parents, John and Patience Bobbitt.

Charles H. Bobbitt: 

1 male under 5 (1825-1830)      1 female under 5 (1825-1850) 

2 males 5 - 10 (1820-1825)      1 female 30 - 40 (1790-1800)

1 male 30 - 40 (1790-1800)

The census of 1840 counted the family as living in Halifax County. The two census records list all the members of the family.

Charles Bobbitt: 

1 male under 5 (1835-1840)    1 female under 5 (1835-1840) 

1 male 10 - 15 (1825-1830)    1 female 5 - 10 (1830-1835) 

1 male 15 - 20 (1820-1825)    1 female 40 - 50 (1790-1800) 

1 male 40 - SO (1790-1800)

The family of Charles and Mary Ann (Alston) Bobbitt was:

Frank Alston Bobbitt             born 1822

Gideon Chauncy Bobbitt       born 1824

Nathaniel Macon Bobbitt       born 1825

Frances Dorothy Bobbitt       born 1829

Evelyn Winnifred Bobbitt      born 1837 

Elizabeth Chauncy Bobbitt    born 1839 

Bluford Burge Bobbitt          born 1840

We think that only two of the children married. Dorothy Frances Bobbitt married Thomas Jefferson Hamill on November 15, 1858 in Halifax County. After Dorothy Frances died, Evelyn Bobbitt married Thomas Jefferson Hamill, but they did not have any children. Frank Alston Bobbitt was married three times. His first spouse was a black woman named Susan Adams. His first legal marriage was to Adaline S. Allen in Halifax County on February 10, 1851. His last wife was Mary L. Baker who was born in Connecticut. There is a separate chapter on the life of Frank Alston Bobbitt,


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