The Bobbitt Family In America
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THOMAS BOBBITT       1788 - 1884      Son of Sheerwood and Sarah Bobbitt

 

Thomas Bobbitt was the third son and child of Sheerwood Haywood Bobbitt Senior, and Sarah (Burrows) Bobbitt. He was born in 1788 in Halifax County, North Carolina. His father was a soldier in the Revolutionary Way. His grandfather was Drury Bobbitt Senior of Warren County, North Carolina.

We think that Thomas was named after a brother of his father, Thomas Bobbitt who migrated to Georgia. Thomas had several brothers And sisters, but not many who lived to maturity.

There is a deed recorded in Halifax County records that is proof of the marriage of Thomas Bobbitt to Lucy Moss. The record is in Book 26, page 178, dated May 5, 1823.

"From Drury Bobbitt and his wife, Nancy Frances (Moss) Bobbitt, and Thomas Bobbitt and his wife, Lucy H.  (Moss) Bobbitt, all of Moore County it being our two tenths share of a certain tract formerly the property of Richard Moss Senior, deceased."

We know from the 1850 census record that Thomas was born in 1788 and that Lucy Moss Bobbitt was born in 1792. We think that Thomas and Lucy were married in 1814 and probably in Halifax County. The young male between 16 and 20 living in Thomas' household in the 1820 census must have been a younger brother of Lucy Moss.

Thomas Bobbitt:

1 male under 10 (1810-1820)        2 females under 10 (1810-1820) 

1 male 16 - 20  (1800-1804)        1 female 26 - 45   (1775-1794) 

1 male 26 - 45  (1775-1794)

Compare the census record above with the 1830 census of the same family. 

Thomas Bobbitt: 

1 male under 5 (1825-1830)        3 females under 5 (1825-1830) 

1 male 15 - 20 (1810-1825)        1 female 5 - 10 (1820-1825) 

1 male 40 - 50 (1780-1790)        2 females 10 - 15 (1815-1820) 

                                                    1 female 30 - 40 (1790-1800)

We cannot find the family in any 1840 census records. The family was listed in the 1850 census of Chatham county, North Carolina, but by that time most of the daughters were married and living in homes of their own.

We think that Thomas and Lucy Bobbitt moved from Moore County to Chatham County in 1839 and lived the rest of their lives there.


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