The Bobbitt Family In America
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DRURY BOBBITT JUNIOR      1773 - 1838      Son of Drury and Elizabeth Bobbitt

Drury Bobbitt Junior was a son of Drury and Elizabeth (Harris) Bobbitt. He was born in 1773 in Warren County, North Carolina. Drury was the third son and the ninth child in a family of ten children. Drury was also the fourth Bobbitt male by the name of Drury living in Warren County.

Descendants of Drury Bobbitt Junior know that he had at least three children, but do not know of any others. They know that Drury left North Carolina about 1822 and died in Tennessee before 1840. Drury Bobbitt was the father of Major William Bobbitt of Mississippi who was born in North Carolina in 1797.

Drury Bobbitt Junior was listed in the 1790 census along with his older brother, John Bobbitt. They were listed as living in Sampson County, and the printed census mistakenly calls Drury "David" Bobbitt. John and Drury were working in the Fayette District of Sampson County. Drury was not married at the time and they did not live long in the area. John Bobbitt married Mary Hazelwood of Warren County. Drury returned to Warren County, where he married Lavina Park in 1796.

Drury Bobbitt Junior was reared on his fathers plantation on the south side of Ben's creek in Warren County. They lived near the plantation of William Park who had a son named Robert and a daughter named Lavina. After Drury Bobbitt married Lavina Park, they made their home with Drury Bobbitt Senior, his wife, and an unmarried daughter. The family was counted in the 1800 census of Warren County.

Drury Bobbitt Senior:

1 male under 10 ** (1790-1800)            1 female 16 - 26* (1774-1784) 

1 male 16 - 26* (1774-1784)                 1 female 26 - 45 (1755-1774)

1 male 45 & over (.... -1755)                 1 female 45 & over ( -1755)

 

** This is William Bobbitt born in 1797 the first child of Drury Junior and Lavina. Drury Senior was born in 1744. The female 26 - 45 we believe is a sister to Drury Bobbitt Junior, named Amy Bobbitt.

Drury Junior and Lavina Bobbitt had three children born before the end of 1804. The children were:

William Bobbitt      born 1797

Sarah Bobbitt        born 1802

Emily Bobbitt        born 1804

 

Lavina Bobbitt died during or shortly after the birth of Emily Bobbitt in 1804.


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