The Bobbitt Family In America
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out the balance of his life in Illinois. Stephen and his family were first listed in the census records of Christian County, Kentucky in 1820. His family was then listed in the census of 1830 of Morgan County, Illinois. The two records are interesting when compared. 

CHRISTIAN COUNTY,  KENTUCKY 1820 CENSUS: 

Stephen Bobbitt: 

1 male under 10 (1810-1820)                  3 females under 10 (1810-1820) 

1 male 26 - 45 (1775-1794)                    2 females 16 - 26 (1794-1804)

 

MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS 1830 CENSUS:

Stephen Bobbitt:

1 male under 5 (1825-1830)      1 female under 5 (1825-1830) 

3 males 5 - 10 (1820-1825)       1 female 5 10 (1820-1825) 

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

1 male 50 - 60 (1770-1780)       1 female 30 40 (1790-1800)

 

In 1830, Isham and Elizabeth Bobbitt were living in the home of John and Nancy (Bobbitt) Chrisman. In 1836, Isham Bobbitt died and was buried in Morgan County. In the 1840 census, Stephen and Barbara Bobbitt were living in Pike County, Illinois.

PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 1840 CENSUS:

Stephen Bobbitt: 

1 male under  5 (1835-1840)       1 female under 5 (1835-1840) 

1 male   5 - 10 (1830-1835)        1 female 20 - 30 (1810-1820) 

1 male  10 - 15 (1825-1830)       1 female 40 - 50 (1790-1800) 

2 males 15 - 20 (1820-1825) 

1 male  20 - 30 (1810-1820) 

1 male  60 - 70 (1770-1780)

 

By the 1840 census, Stephen and Barbara had lost two daughters, who died young, and two of their daughters had married. The family had six sons and six daughters. The children who lived to maturity were:

Amy Thompson Bobbitt        born 1815 May. 19, 1815

Hester Campbell Bobbitt      born 1817 Feb. 16, 1817

James Garfield Bobbitt        born 1820 Mar. 7, 1820

Drury Allen Bobbitt             born 1822 May. 19, 1822 

William Bryant Bobbitt        born 1825 Feb. 1, 1825

Catherine Bobbitt               born 1827

George Chrisman Bobbitt   born 1828 Sep. 18, 1828

John Carroll Bobbitt           born 1833 may. 28, 1833

Benjamin Franklin Bobbitt           born 1836 

Matilda Josephine Bobbitt               born 1839 Aug. 28, 1839

The children were born between 1815 and 1839. James Garfield Bobbitt was the first child to be born in Illinois.


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