Charles Bobbitt was the second son of John and Nancy (Nuckols) Bobbitt. He was born in 1809 in Grayson County, Virginia. Charles was only 9 years of age when his father died, and he was guided to manhood by various members of the Nuckols family. Although Nancy Bobbitt, mother of Charles, left most of the family wealth in a deed to her eldest son, John Bobbitt, she lived the balance of her life, near the family of Charles.
Charles Bobbitt was named after his grandfather Charles Nuckols. Of the six sons of John and Nancy Bobbitt, only two remained in Virginia. Charles and his brother, George Washington Bobbitt.
Charles Bobbitt was the first of the six sons of John and Nancy Bobbitt to be married. He married Sally DeFries on December 29, 1825 at the court house in nearby Surry County, North Carolina.
The family was first counted in the census of Grayson County,
Virginia in the 1830 census.Charles Bobbitt: 2 males under 5 (1825-1830) 1 female 20 - 30 (1800-1810) 1 male 5 10 (1820-1825) 1 male 20 30 (1800-1810)
The first five years of their marriage, only sons were born. Their first son was born in December of 1826 and named Clifton Bobbitt. The other two sons were named Calvin and Alexander. No where in Bobbitt genealogy records is there more confusion about ages and the year of birth than in this Charles Bobbitt family. Each census record gives a different age for each member of the family. The 1850 census counted on July 13, 1850 lists all the children who lived to maturity except Clifton, who was away from home. Nancy (Nuckols) Bobbitt was family # 303.
Family # 304:Charles Bobbitt 41 1809 Virginia Sally (DeFries) Bobbitt 41 1809 North Carolina (Clifton Bobbitt) (24) (1826) (Virginia) Calvin Bobbitt 22 1828 Virginia Alexander Bobbitt 21 1829 Virginia Andrew Bobbitt 16 1834 Virginia Martin Bobbitt 13 1837 Virginia George Bobbitt 11 1839 Virginia Samuel Bobbitt 7 1843 Virginia Joseph Bobbitt 6 1844 Virginia Green Bobbitt 5 1845 Virginia Polly Bobbitt 4 1846 Virginia Peyton Bobbitt 3 1847 Virginia