SOLDIER OF THE WAR OF 1812
Thomas Bobbitt was born in 1783 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, on the banks of Cedar Creek. He was a son of Randolph and Fanny Walden Bobbitt. He was a grandson of James and Elizabeth (Dalton) Bobbitt.
On September 1, 1814 he was drafted by the United States Army to serve in the War of 1812 which was declared on the 18th day of June 1812, against Great Britain. Thomas served for about three months. He served in the Company of Captain George Town, of the Virginia Militia.
On December 1815 Thomas Bobbitt married Mildred Dalton, a daughter of Lewis Dalton. They were married by the Reverend Shadrack Mustain in Pittsylvania County. Thomas was 22 years of age and Mildred was fifteen.
The family of Thomas Bobbitt is best recorded in the census of 1840 taken in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
1 male under 5 (1835-1840) 1 female under 5 (1835-1840)
1 male 5 - 10 (1830-1835) 2 female 5 10 (1830-1835)
1 male 10 - 15 (1825-1830) 1 female 10 15 (1825-1830)
2 males 15 - 20 (1820-1825) 1 female 30 40 (1800-1810)
1 male 50 - 60 (1780-1790)
All of the children who lived to maturity are listed in this census record. They are:
Lewis Bobbitt born 1816
James W. Bobbitt born 1818
Thomas Bobbitt born 1824
Charles Bobbitt born 1828
William Bobbitt born 1829 twin
Anna Bobbitt born 1829 twin
Mildred Bobbitt born 1834 twin
Lucy Bobbitt born 1834 twin
Clara Bobbitt born 1836
Lewis married in 1840 and was counted in the family of his parents and separately in a family of his own. Shortly after the beginning of the 1840's James and Lewis left Virginia, traveled in Kentucky, and Ohio. James settled in Ohio about 1843 and Lewis settled there shortly after. Thomas joined the family in Clinton County, Ohio. All that was left of this particular family by the time of the 1850 census was Thomas, his wife, and five of the youngest children.