Nancy Bobbitt born 1829 Kentucky
Elzorah Bobbitt born 1830 Kentucky
Hardy G. Bobbitt born 1833 Kentucky
John Wesley Bobbitt born 1835 Kentucky
R. William Bobbitt born 1838 Kentucky
James W. S. Bobbitt born 1840 Illinois
Dudley Bobbitt born 1842 Illinois
Emsley D. Bobbitt born 1843 Illinois
Andrew Bobbitt (Stephen) born 1844 Illinois
George W. S. Bobbitt born 1845 Illinois
All the children married and reared families of their own. Most of the marriages were in Mason County, but also in other counties of Illinois, Indiana, and Nebraska.
Nancy Bobbitt m. Charles Mays .... ... 1847
Elzorah Bobbitt m. Elizabeth Ann Cashe Jun. 23, 1858
Hardy G. Bobbitt m. Emily Jane Giddings Feb. 22, 1858
John Wesley Bobbitt m. Susanna M. Owengs Dec. 4, 1862
R. William Bobbitt m. Susan Davis .... . .. 1862
James W. S. Bobbitt m. Killed in Civil War Sep. 17, 1861
Dudley Bobbitt m. Susan H. Straton Dec. 14, 1867
Emsley D. Bobbitt m. Isadore Bagshaw Sep. 12, 1871
Andrew Bobbitt m. Elizabeth White Jan. 14, 1863
George W. S. Bobbitt m. Phebe E. Cline Jul 4, 1869
m. Hannah A. Cole Sep. 27, 1885
Seven of the nine sons served in the Union army during the war between the states. Hardy, John, William, James, Emsley, Andrew and George all served with various regiments of Illinois. Stephen Andrew Bobbitt and James W. S. Bobbitt were both killed in service during the war. Emsley D. Bobbitt lost his left leg during the battle of Missionary Ridge.
It was one of the usual traps of the civil war that these men of southern origin would be caught so soon in a battle that was against their relatives in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
We do not know when Elizabeth Bobbitt died. She was living near Bloomington, Illinois in 1859 with two of her sons living near by. John W. Bobbitt and R. William Bobbitt were both working in McLean County at the time. John Bobbitt later returned to Scott County Illinois and we think it likely that Elizabeth went with him. She probably died in Scott county and is buried with other members of the Bobbitt family near Jacksonville.