Columbus Bobbitt was born in 1843 Boone County, Kentucky, the first child of Elijah and in 1843 in Bobbitt. Not long after Columbus was born the family moved to Martin County, Indiana where his father owned a large farm.
On February 24, 1864, Columbus Bobbitt married Elizabeth Ellen Todd in Greene County, Indiana. The family lived near the borders of Martin and Greene counties, and near to Elizabeth Todd's parents, Lloyd and Susan Todd. Lloyd and Susan Todd were first cousins and came to Indiana from Columbiana County, Ohio.
Columbus and his family were first counted in the 18710 census of Greene County, Indiana.
The children of Columbus and Elizabeth Bobbitt were:Milo Bobbitt b. Jan. 9, 1866 Indiana Joselyn Bobbitt b. Jan. 4, 1868 Indiana Harry Bobbitt b. Nov. 25, 1869 Indiana Vergil Bobbitt b. 1872 Indiana Lester C. Bobbitt b. 1879 Indiana Milo Bobbitt m. Margaret Scott Jan. 23, 1889 Pettis Co. Mo. Joselyn Bobbitt m. Nora E. Weathers Feb. 18, 1891 Pettis Co. Mo. Harry Bobbitt m. Never married, moved to Missouri Vergil Bobbitt m. Ivy ........ Lester Bobbitt m. Adele De Magnee
Columbus Bobbitt died on April 15, 1880 in Greene County, Indiana. His death followed the death of his father which was on April 6, 1880. Both men died of Pneumonic fever according to a resident physician.
Within a year or so after Columbus Bobbitt's death, his wife Elizabeth took her sons and moved in a covered wagon to Pettis County, Missouri. Elizabeth Bobbitt died suddenly while visiting a friend in Lenexa, Kansas.
The Bobbitt lineage of Columbus Bobbitt is:William Bobbitt from Wales 1649 - 1703 Anna Sturdivent William Bobbitt Junior 1675 - 1738 Mary Green William Bobbitt 1705 - 1771 Lucy Leftivich Randolph Bobbitt 1769 - 1819 (1) Nancy Mays (2) Mary Keene Elijah Bobbitt 1818 - 1880 Mary Quick Columbus Bobbitt 1853 - 1880 Elizabeth Todd