Thomas Elliott Bobbitt was born in 1822 in Warren County, North Carolina. He was the last son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Bradley) Bobbitt. Thomas was named after James Elliott a close friend of the Stephen Bobbitt family. Although the records show that there were four sons born in this family, only two lived to maturity. John born in 1816 and Thomas born in 1822.
On February 3, 1842, Thomas Bobbitt married Elizabeth Walker in Williamson County, Tennessee. Shortly after their marriage the couple moved to Robertson County, Tennessee, where Thomas and his family were counted in the 1850 census on October 26, 1850.
Family # 1445
Thomas E. Bobbitt 28 (1822) Tennessee (error)
Emily Elizabeth (Walker) 24 (1829) Virginia
William H. Bobbitt 7 (1843) Tennessee
Mary E. Bobbitt 3 (1847) Tennessee
Nancy L. Bobbitt 1 (1849) Tennessee
Living near to Thomas Bobbitt was his double first cousin, James Bobbitt.
Family #1359, counted October 26, 1850
James Bobbitt 24 (1826) Tennessee
Saphronia Bobbitt 21 (1829) Not Stated
Sarah (Bradley) Bobbitt 55 (1795) North Carolina
Rebecca Bobbitt (sister) 19 (1831) Tennessee
Leonard Bobbitt 1 (1849) Tennessee
Thomas Bobbitt had been taught how to make shoes by James Elliott. Sometime before 1860, Thomas and his family moved to Rusk County, Texas where he made shoes for the laborers laying railroad tracks through Texas. The family was counted in the 1860 census of Rusk County, Texas.
Family # 721, counted July 14, 1860.
Thomas E. Bobbitt 38 (1822) Tennessee (Shoemaker)
Elizabeth (Walker) Bobbitt 38 (1822) Virginia
Mary Bobbitt 15 (1845) Tennessee
Nancy L. Bobbitt 11 (1849) Tennessee
Henry F. Bobbitt 6 (1854) Tennessee
Louisiana Bobbitt 1 (1859) Texas
We do not know what happened to William H. Bobbitt if he lived to maturity. The other children married in Rusk County, Texas.