The Bobbitt Family In America
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In November court of 1824 in Warren County, Kentucky an appraisal of the estate of John Bobbitt deceased, October 15, 1824 was made by Harden Camp, James Franklin, and James H. Cole. They were sworn in by H. Dixon. Claiborn Bobbitt was appointed administrator. The following slaves were listed in the appraisal: Ferraby, Sam, Jane, Perry, Alfred, Edmund, Jemina, Arthur, Jonathan, Betsey, Barbary, Wrett, Mariah, Harrison, and Ruben.

After the settlement of the estate, Claiborn Bobbitt moved with his family to Jackson County Alabama where he and his family were counted in the 1830 census.

Claiborn Bobbitt

1 male 20 - 30 (1800-1810) ?          1 female 10 - 15(1815-1820)

1 male 50 -.60 (1770-1780)             1 female 15 - 20 (1810-1815) 

                                                        1 female 40 - 50 (1780-1790)

The family was recorded in the 1840 census of Jackson  County, Alabama.

Claiborn Bobbitt 

1 male 15 - 20 (1820-1825)      1 female under 5 (1835-1840) 

1 male 60 - 70 (1770-1780)      1 female 20 - 30 (1810-1820) 

                                                  1 female 60 - 70 (1770-1780)

 

The 1850 census record of Jackson County, Alabama was the most interesting as each person was named, their age stated, and the place of birth.

Alfonza Bobbitt       25 (1825) Alabama 

Emoliz Bobbitt        25 (1825) Virginia 

John Bobbitt           6 (1844) Alabama 

Mary Bobbitt           5 (1845) Alabama 

Claiborn Bobbitt       3 (1847) Alabama 

Claiborn Bobbitt      76 (1774) North Carolina 

John Kelly              15     (1835) Alabama 

Thomas Kelly          13 (1837) Alabama

 

The records indicate that Claiborn and Martha Bobbitt may have had several daughters, but not more than two sons. William Bobbitt of Fayette County, Alabama may be their other son.


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