The Bobbitt Family In America
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LEMUEL BOBBITT       1787 - 1848      Son of William and Susannah Bobbitt

Lemuel Bobbitt was the second son and third child of William and Susannah (James) Bobbitt. Lemuel was born in Warren County, North Carolina in 1787. In 1802 he moved with the family to Chester County, South Carolina where his father was an overseer for a large plantation.

In 1807 Lemuel Bobbitt married Ellendar Greer, believed to have been the daughter of Thomas Greer of Lancaster County, South Carolina. Marriages were not recorded in South Carolina until after 1900, but records in Montgomery County, Alabama support the marriage. Lemuel and his family were first recorded in Lancaster County, South Carolina in the census of 1820. 

Lemuel Bobbitt: 

3 males under 10 (1810-1820)        1 female 16 - 26 (1794-1804) 

1 male 10 - 16 (1804-1810)          1 male 26 - 45 (1775-1794)

In 1828 Lemuel and his family, along with his brother James and his family left South Carolina and went to Alabama where several of their cousins and their brother William had moved earlier. Lemuel settled in or near Montgomery Alabama. James moved to Humboldt, Tennessee and was living there at the time of the 1830 census.

In 1830, Lemuel and his family was listed in the Federal census of Montgomery County, Alabama.

Lemuel Bobbitt: 

2 males under 5 (1825-1830)                 2 females 5 - 10(1820-1825)

1 male 5 - 10 (1820-1825)         *1 female 15 - 20 (1810-1815)* 

1 male 10 - 15    (1815-1820)              1 female 40 - 50 (1780-1790)

1 male 15 - 20 (1810-1815)

1 male 20 - 30 (1800-1810) 

1 male 40 - 50 (1780-1790)

This census is the best representation of the entire family with the exception of George Washington Bobbitt born in 1829 or 1830 and one son born before 1835 who apparently did not live to maturity. *This female listed here is the wife of Henry A. Bobbitt and not a daughter of Lemuel and Ellendar Bobbitt. One daughter was born after the 1830 census.

The census of 1840 lists the family as:

2 males 5 - 10 (1830-1835) 1 female 5 - 10 (1830-1835) 

1 male 50 - 60 (1780-1790) 1 female 10 - 15 (1825-1830)

                                                  1 female 15 - 20 (1820-1825) 

                                                  1 female 50 - 60 (1780-1790)

 


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