Bobbitt Family
from Waveney District, Beccles, Suffolk, England
UPDATED: 25 Aug 2011

Chird's DNA above does not match the majority that of other Bobbitt's in the USA 
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Chird;s Bobbitt family from  Arkansas, TN, AL, VA appear to be from
Waveney District, Beccles, Suffolk, England

Bobbitt Tree on Ancestry    Bobbitt Research

Research by: Eileen Sears and Marsha Berry

This Bobbett family who were The Church of England came directly from Eastern England to the USA and were not Quakers in England. 
Only two of your Bobbitt relatives were converted to Quaker in the USA in Virginia. (Marsha Berry)

Most Quakers who came to the USA came from the England midlands like Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Nottinghamshire.
Most who came from the East Counties in England were Church of England or Puritan. There were no Quakers in East England or Suffolk.
Those who came from East England were converted to be Quaker in America.
Source:  Coming to America:  The Quakers by Sue Roe. Copyright 2002.

The source for your relative Peter Bobbett is from the 1500's to 1900's All Bobbitt and Variations National Burial index England and Wales, page 12 of 14, available burial records records for family with the Peter given name and the Peter naming pattern, finding Peter Bobbitt born about 1720, buried 5 January 1802 in Beccles, Suffolk, England and Peter Bobbit buried 24 July 1778 in Beccles, Suffolk, England.

The Quaker Randolph Bobbett:
On ancestry is:
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI [Virginia]. page 880
Bedford County, Virginia
Bobbett 1792, 12, 24.  Randolph & Nancy Mays. 
Elijah Mays, Surety.  Consent of John Mays.  Married by John Ayers, Dec. 27, 1792

As far as we know Peter Bobbett headed from England to Virginia.  Peter Bobbett may have been converted to be a Quaker when he lived in Virginia. 
Peter Bobbett the Quaker in 1824, 10, 20 married Elizabeth Evans, a Quaker, the daughter of Anthony Evans, a Quaker, in Bedford County, Virginia.
Source:  Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI [Virginia]

Mr. Bobbitt, surveyor, was in Washington, D. C. a short time, and was in Virginia a short time before he went to Tennessee & Alabama to survey.
Source of Mr. Bobbitt, surveyor in Pond Branch, Carroll Co., Tennessee and John Bobbitt about 1770-1830: History of Carroll County, Tennessee, Vol. 1 by Turner, pages 52 and 53.

Shelby County Alabama Census 1820 web site:
Name:  Bobitt, John    born abt 1770  Beccles, Suffolk, England  d: abt 1830 Carroll Co., TN?
2 [1] White males over 21 years
3 [2] White males under 21 years
1 [3] White females over 21 years
4 [4] White females under 21 years
10 [5] total white population
0 [6] total of free people of color
0 [7] total of slaves
10 [8] total of inhabitants

Very soon after the 1830 US Census Carroll County Tennessee, the widow Lodicia "Disa" Bobbitt and her children left with the Burrow, Cook and Cardwell families for Arkansas because they are on the 1839 tax list and 1840 US Poinsett County Census in Arkansas.

White County Information    White County, Arkansas