Sheerwood Haywood Bobbitt Junior was the last child of Sheerwood Haywood and Sarah (Burrows) Bobbitt. He was born in Halifax County on August 2, 1806. His father was a soldier in the war of the American Revolution. Only two of his brothers lived to maturity. William Bobbitt of Halifax County who married Sally Allen, and Thomas Bobbitt of Chatham County who married Lucy Moss, were the two older brothers who married and reared families of their own.
Sheerwood Bobbitt Junior married Ann Eliza Pearce in Halifax County, on January 12, 1825. They had ten children, all of whom lived to maturity.
William Hillard Bobbitt born Mar. 11, 1826
Thomas Jackson Bobbitt born Sep. 27, 1827
Edward Fletcher Bobbitt born Jan. 11, 1829
Sarah Angellica Frances Bobbitt born Nov. 4, 1830
Martha Rebecca Jane Bobbitt born Oct. 11, 1832
James Burrows Bobbitt born Apr. 23, 1835
Sheerwood Henry Bobbitt born May. 15, 1841
Mary Eliza Christian Bobbitt born Mar. 30, 1843
Margaret Eliza Bobbitt born Nov. 4, 1846
Doctor Walter Bobbitt born Dec. 8, 1848
The children were reared by a strict Christian discipline. Several of the children became ministers and leaders in the Methodist Church of North Carolina. All the children, except Margaret Eliza, married and reared large families of their own.
William H. Bobbitt m. Harriet L. Kelley Dec. 16, 1852
Thomas J. Bobbitt m. Martha A. Nevill Dec. 16, 1845
Edward F. Bobbitt m. Indianna F. Brame Nov. 23, 1853
Sarah A. Bobbitt m. Rev. A. Weaver Mar. 16, 1854
Martha R. Bobbitt m. Robert H. Arrington Aug. 15, 1855
James B. Bobbitt m. Mary A. Miller Nov. 17, 1858
Sheerwood H. Bobbitt m. Elizabeth T. Howell Sep. 1, 1862
Mary Eliza Bobbitt m. 0. 0. Edison Nov. 13, 1867
Margaret Eliza Bobbitt s. never married
Doctor Walter Bobbitt m. Mary A. P. Combs Aug. 31, 1870
Sheerwood Bobbitt Senior died in 1827. After his death, Sarah (Burrows) Bobbitt made her home with Sheerwood Bobbitt Jr. There are numerous connections between the Bobbitt families of North Carolina and the Burrows families. Drury Bobbitt Junior a brother of Sheerwood Bobbitt Senior, had several children who married into the Burrows family. Sarah (Burrows) Bobbitt made her home with her youngest son's family, helping in the household,