James Levi Bobbitt was born in Pulaski County Kentucky on February 7, 1817. James was the third son, the sixth child, and the last child, of James and Rebecca Day Bobbitt. He was one of the executors of the will of his father.
James married Jane Hubble on December 28, 1841 in Pulaski County. Jane was the daughter of Levi and Jane Hubble and was born in Pulaski County on September 16, 1822.
James lived on land owned by his father. Through the years he purchased shares from the other heirs, purchased many of the adjoining farms, and eventually owned one of the largest farms in the area.
The children of James and Jane (Hubble) Bobbitt were:Rebecca Bobbitt born 1842 Nancy Bobbitt born 1645 Sarah Bobbitt born 1846 Mary Bobbitt born 1848 William L. Bobbitt born 1850 Susannah Bobbitt born 1854 Deniza M. Bobbitt born 1856 John B. Bobbitt born 1861
The children who married, were married in Pulaski County.Rebecca Bobbitt married William Brent Cragg 1866 Nancy Bobbitt married George M. Claunch 1867 Sarah Bobbitt married Edwin S. Brinkley 1867 Mary Bobbitt married Henry H. Brinkley 1866 William L. Bobbitt married Alice Jane McHargue 1872 Susannah Bobbitt single Died in 1946 Deniza M. Bobbitt single Died young in 1865 John B. Bobbitt married Nannie Gilmore 1891 Hessie Miller 1928
James L. and Jane Bobbitt lived their entire lives in Pulaski County Kentucky. James died on July 6, 1889 and Jane died on August 3, 1892. Both were buried in the Old Bobbitt cemetery east of Mark Kentucky.
James L. Bobbitt became the family caretaker and looked after his two unmarried sisters, Nancy Bobbitt and Polly Bobbitt. James and his other sister, Susannah (Bobbitt) McKenzie were the only two of the James and Rebecca Day Bobbitt family to remain in Pulaski County. The other children pioneered to Missouri. For many years James was the postmaster at Valley Oak when it was established in 1866.