Bobbitt's on 1850 Census Green Co., Arkansas
Descendants of John Bobbitt from Becceles, Suffolk, England
John was a surveyor who arrived in Washington DC shortly after 1800 and sent to Shelby Co., Alabama.
In 1822-23 the family was in Maury Co., TN.
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1 John Bobbitt born June 1784 Beccles, Suffolk, England was the spouse of Lydia Bobbitt, not Simpson Bobbitt.
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ARKANSAS BOBBITT'S .

THE BOBBITT FAMILY IN AMERICA
By John W. Bobbitt 1985

Page 730
THIS PAGE HAS SOME INCORRECT ASSUMPTIONS

ARKANSAS CENSUS OF 1850

Bobbitt Family records.

There are few positive records that members of our Bobbitt families lived in Arkansas before 1845. The 1840 census lists only two families which might be part of our family history. Lydia Bobbett with a large family in Poinsett County, and likely the widow of Simpson1 Bobbitt of Maury County, Tennessee(NOT her spouse). The other family was a Lewis Bobbett living in Union County.
For some reason, Arkansas had several families of New England "Babbitt" origin. Bobbitt families which are part of our family history lived in Greene County. Poinsett County was formed from Green in 1838.
We have very little information about the family of Simpson
1 Bobbitt. He was born in North Carolina and we believe that he was a son of John and Mary Hazelwood Bobbitt. He was born in 1788 and is listed only in the 1830 census records of Maury County, Tennessee.

Simpson1 Bobbitt: Maury Co. Tenn. 1830

1 male 5 10 (1820-1825)        2 females under 5 (1825-1830) 
1 male 10 15 (1815-1820)       1 female 5 10 (1820-1825)
1 male 15 20 (1810-1815)       1 female 10 15 (1815-1820) 
1 male 40 50 (1780-1790)       1 female 15 20 (1810-1825) 
                               1 female 40 50 (1780-1790)

We believe that Simpson1 Bobbitt and his wife left Tennessee about 1837 and shortly thereafter Simpson1 Bobbitt either died or was killed. His wife Lydia Bobbitt (NOT) was counted in the Poinsett County census of 1840.

Lydia Bobbitt: Poinsett Co. Arkansas 1840

3 males 5 - 10 (1830-1835)           1 female under 5 (1835-1840) 

1 male 10 - 15 (1825-1830)           1 female 10 - 15 (1825-1830) 
1 male 15 - 20 (1820-1825)           1 female 15 - 20 (1820-1825) 
                                     1 female 20 - 30 (1810-1820) 
                                     1 female 40 - 50 (1790-1800)

Simpson Bobbitt1 was born in 1788, his wife was born in 1790, married in 1814, not unusual for women of this time, and their first child was a son born in 1815. By 1840 some of the girls and a son or two were married and away from home. In any event we think that the three families listed in the 1850 census of Greene County Arkansas are descendants of Simpson and Lydia Bobbitt.There is more work than theory to our conclusion. We have searched all the records and cannot find any Bobbitt families which will account for these families in Greene County. Furthermore these families and their descendants live in this county to the present time.

 

GREENE COUNTY, AR  (Chird Bobbitt relatives)

Family # 266, counted November 11, 1850, Powell Township.

Samuel Bobbett       23 1827 Tennessee 
Nancy Bobbett        24 1826 Tennessee 
Mary Bobbett            6 1844 Tennessee 
Edward Bobbett        4 1846 Arkansas 
John Bobbett             2 1848 Arkansas
 

Family # 387, counted November 16, 1850.

Moses L. Bobbett       27 1823 Tennessee 
Rachel Bobbett           21 1829 Tennessee 
William Bobbett           4 1846 Alabama 
Benjamin Bobbett         3 1847 Arkansas 
Mary Bobbett               2 1848 Arkansas 
Nancy Winchester        4 1846 Arkansas
 

Family # 350, counted November 16, 1850.

Edward G. Bobbett       32 1818 Tennessee 
Elizabeth Bobbett          31 1819 Arkansas 
Elizabeth E. Bobbett     14 1836 Tennessee 
James M. Bobbett          2 1848 Arkansas
 

FRANKLIN COUNTY   (NOT related to Chird Bobbitt)

Family # 554, counted November 30, 1850, Mill Creek

John J. Bobbet       40 1810 Kentucky ? N.Carolina 
Martha Bobbet       38 18,12 Georgia 
William Bobbet      16 1834 Alabama 
Belinda Bobbet      13 1837 Tennessee 
John Bobbet          11 1839 Tennessee 
James Bobbet         5 1845 Arkansas 
Albert Bobbet         5 1845 Arkansas
 

John J. Bobbitt was a brother of Green W. Bobbitt of Fayette County, Tennessee. Who ever gave the census information about John made a mistake. John was born in North Carolina, not Kentucky. John J. and his brother Green W. were sons of Drury and R

 

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