Name: James BOBBITT
Given Name: James
Birth: 1768 in Pittsylvania County, Va
Death: 1849 in Grayson County, Va
BIOGRAPHY: From The Bobbitt Family in America by John W. Bobbitt
Change Date: 23 Nov 2001 at 15:47:16
BIOGRAPHY: James Bobbitt was a son of John and Sarah (Gibson) Bobbitt. He was born on the banks of Frying Pan Creek and the Pigg River in the County of Pittsylvania in Virginia in 1768. James was the grandson of James and Elizabeth (Dalton) Bobbitt of Pittsylvania County.
BIOGRAPHY: Sometime between 1785 and 1794, James Bobbitt went to Grayson County to live near his Uncle, Captain William Bobbitt.
BIOGRAPHY: Robert Jones, a minister of the Gospel, married James Bobbitt and Rosanna Bobbitt on February 16, 1799 in Grayson County, Virginia and the marriage is recorded. Rosanna Bobbitt was a first cousin to James, and a daughter of Captaiin William Bobbitt. She was married with her father's consent. Rosanna was 27 years of age and James was 31 years of age.
BIOGRAPHY: James Bobbitt acquired a considerable quantity of land in Grayson County which was located near to Captain William Bobbitt and his family. Much of this land was bounty land which came to his father for his service in the Revolutionary War.
BIOGRAPHY: James and Rosanna Bobbitt were buried in the Bobbitt-Harris cemetery on the old James Bobbitt farm just south of Hillsville Virginia. Their momuments are of large fine granite but have become so weather-beaten that they are unreadable.
Father: John BOBBITT b: 1742 in Prince George County, Va
Mother: Sarah GIBSON
Rosanna BOBBITT b: 1773 in Pittsylvania County Va
16 Feb 1799
in Grayson County, Va
- William R. BOBBITT b: 27 Oct 1810 in Grayson County, Va
- John BOBBITT b: 1800
- Elizabeth BOBBITT b: 1801
- Nancy BOBBITT b: 1803
- Jane BOBBITT b: 1805
- Acenah BOBBITT b: 1807
- Ann BOBBITT b: 1812
- Lacy BOBBITT b: Jan 1815
- Celestia BOBBITT b: 1819