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JAMES WASHINGTON BOBBITT      1824 - 1880     Son of William and Permelia Bobbitt

James Washington Bobbitt was the third child and second son of William and Permelia (Cragg) Bobbitt. James was born in 1824 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He was a grandson of James and Rebecca (Day) Bobbitt of Grayson County Virginia.

On July 30, 1844, James Washington Bobbitt married Nancy Jane Edwards. The marriage is recorded in Pulaski County, Kentucky.

The family of James and Nancy (Edwards) Bobbitt was recorded in the 1850 census of Pulaski County. They were counted as family # 736, on July 24, 1850.

James Bobbitt           26 (1824) Kentucky 

Nancy (Edwards) Bobbitt 28 (1822) Kentucky 

Polly Bobbitt            6 (1844) Kentucky 

Cyremis Bobbitt          4 (1846) Kentucky 

Pamela Bobbitt*          2 (1848) Kentucky 

Rachel Edwards**        20 (1830) Kentucky

 

*The census taker misunderstood this name, it is Permelia, the same as that of her grandmother. Rachel Edwards** was a sister of Nancy.

In 1855, James and Nancy Bobbitt moved from Pulaski County, Kentucky to Pettis County, Missouri. In 1860 the family was counted as living in Rosaletta, Pettis County. The census reads.

Family # 618

James Bobbitt           38 (1822) Kentucky 

Nancy (Edwards) Bobbitt 38 (1822) Kentucky 

Polly Ann Bobbitt       16 (1844) Kentucky 

Cyrinus Bobbitt         13 (1847) Kentucky 

Permelia Bobbitt        10 (1850) Kentucky 

Martha Bobbitt           8 (1852) Kentucky 

George Bobbitt           6 (1854) Kentucky 

William Bobbitt          4 (1856) Kentucky 

John Bobbitt             1 (1859) Missouri

 

Living in the next house, was the family of George W. Lee, who married, Elizabeth Bobbitt, a sister of James. The family was # 617.

George W. Lee           38 (1822) Kentucky 

Elizabeth (Bobbitt) Lee 38 (1822) Kentucky 

William Lee            17 (1843) Kentucky 

Charles Lee            15 (1845) Kentucky 

Nancy Lee              12 (1848) Kentucky 

John Lee               10 (1850) Kentucky 

Mary Lee                5 (1855) Kentucky 

Emma Lee                2 (1858) Missouri


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