John William Bobbitt was a minister of the gospel. He was active in Christian County Kentucky in community affairs and performed many marriages in the county. His first wife was Hester Bain, Banes, or Boney and because of the large well known Boney family in South Carolina I have interpreted the name as "Boney". The only record is very difficult to read. His second wife was Lucy Jones. All of the sons and daughters of John Bobbitt were born to his first wife. Hester Boney was born in South Carolina on March 17, 1772 and died in the area of Hopkinsville, Christian County Kentucky on September 9, 1844. John Bobbitt married Lucy Jones on October 3, 1846 and she died in Christian County Kentucky on August 1, 1856. John Bobbitt died in Christian County on July 25, 1855. All are buried in the Bobbitt-Boyd-McCord cemetery near Kellys, Kentucky.
Since Hester Bobbitt was born in 1772 and was about ten years older than John Bobbitt it is not unusual to find that all of their children were born before 1820. Hester would have been 48 in 1820. The children in the family were:
Elizabeth Bobbitt born 1804
Sally Bobbitt born 1808
Stephen Bobbitt born 1810
Lucinda Bobbitt born 1811
Isham D. Bobbitt born 1812
John W. Bobbitt born 1813
Emsley C. Bobbitt born 1817
William G. Bobbitt born 1819
A comparison with the 1820 census will show that all of the above belong to the family of John and Hester Bobbitt. Certainly the additions to the family in the census records of 1830 and 1840 would have to be grandsons and granddaughters.
John Bobbitt died on July 25, 1855. On September 3, 1855 in the records of Christian County on page 384 was recorded this item.
"A writing, purporting to be the last will of John Bobbitt, deceased was this day produced in court and ordered to be filed and lay over until the next term of this court and it is further ordered that a summons returnable at the next term of this court be issued for William Brown and P. J. Bailey the subscribing witnesses."
Lucy (Jones) Bobbitt, the widow of John Bobbitt and his second wife was living at the time. She was not the mother of any children.