Capt. William Levi Bobbitt, Sr.

Capt. William Levi Bobbitt, Sr.

Male 1744 - 1817  (73 years)
Person ID: I19576 


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  • Name William Levi Bobbitt  [1
    Title Capt. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1744  Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1817  Mountain Plains, Carroll, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Bobbitt Cemetery, Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings
     1. Diannah Bobbitt (ID:I36116),   b. 1739, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F24869 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father James Bobbitt (ID:I32891),   b. 1707, Rocky Run, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1761, Antrim, Halifax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Dalton (ID:I32892),   b. 1709, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1734  Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Family

    Family ID: F8272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Nancy Ann McKenzie (ID:I21888),   b. Abt 1753, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Mountain Plains, Carroll, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 1768  Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
      1. Jane Bobbitt (ID:I36118),   b. 1768, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, Rush, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
      2. William Bobbitt (ID:I36119),   b. 1769, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Vernon, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
      3. Caleb Bobbitt (ID:I36111),   b. 5 Jan 1770, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1830, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
      4. James Levi Bobbitt (ID:I36117),   b. 27 Apr 1772, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1853, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
      5. Rosanna Bobbitt (ID:I36110),   b. 1773, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Carroll, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
      6. Nancy Bobbitt (ID:I36120),   b. 1777, Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
      7. Elizabeth Bobbitt (ID:I20750),   b. 1778, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
      8. Lucy Bobbitt (ID:I36109),   b. 19 Oct 1781, Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1865, Carroll, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
      9. John Bobbitt (ID:I36112),   b. 1783, Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
      10. Jane Bobbitt (ID:I36113),   b. 1785, Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Rush, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
      11. Lacy Bobbitt (ID:I36114),   b. 1788, Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1816, Norfolk, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
      12. Robert Lee Bobbitt (ID:I36115),   b. 12 Oct 1790, Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1864, Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)

    Other Personal Events

    Military Service Capt. in Revolutionary-War. 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1744 - Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1768 - Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1817 - Mountain Plains, Carroll, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bobbitt Cemetery, Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    William Levi Bobbitt My Direct Line Document
    William Levi Bobbitt My Direct Line Document
    Headstones
    McKenzie Nancy Headstone
    McKenzie Nancy Headstone
    Bobbitt William Levi Descendants Headstone
    Bobbitt William Levi Descendants Headstone

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1251] Find A Grave, Capt William Levi Bobbitt, Sr.
      Capt. William Levi Bobbitt, III
      1744 -1817
      Captain, Vestryman, Master and Justice

      William, first child of James and Elizabeth (Dalton) Bobbitt, was born in 1744 in Lunnenburg County, Virginia probably on his father’s plantation. He married Nancy (Ann) Ann McKenzie around 1767. William passed away on August 15, 1817 in Carroll County, Virginia.

      He came to prominence quickly in Montegomery County. He was recommended as Captain in the County militia (Summer, Annals, p. 688) and surveyed as such for four years before he resigned in 1782 ( Summer, Annals, p. 779). The Montgomery minutes also contained a claim he made in 1782 for furnishing a steer for the militia (Summer Annals, p. 770), although in the interest of historical accuracy it must be said that the steer was taken from him.

      The details of the Bobbitt’s four years as militia commander are not known, but they covered the period when the revolution was touching the western Virginia. Aaron Collier’s penion application makes it plain that company met at the Bobbitt’s house before marching on to the far western Virginia in the Indian campaign. Again Collier refers to the company meeting at the Bobbitt’s house before marching off to North Carolina and the battle at Shallows Ford on the Yadkin River. The implication is that Bobbitt commanded the company on both occasions. (Collier, Pension File # R2111).

      By 1782 William was a prosperous man; that year he was taxed with six slaves, five horses and twenty cattle. In 1793 he attended the first Grayson County Court and stood for surety for the sheriff of the county. A few years later he was appointed Justice and for many years sat on the court. There are many references to him in the minutes, the most memorable being found in the records for 1808 on which occasion he was fined eighty-three cents for having profanely sworn on oath in the present of the court.

      William died interstate in August 1817 (Grayson, Chancery File # 14). His estate was appraised in September, and, when sold, brought the considerable sum of $1830.00 . It is not known for certain where he is buried, but the likely place is the old Bobbitt Cemetery in Mountain Plains. The deeds whereby his children sold the land and the old Chancery records in Grayson furnish a list of children: (1). Jane Bobbitt born about 1768 married twice to John Laws and second husband William Richardson. (2). Caleb Bobbitt born on January 5, 1770 probably in Pittsylvania County, died on June 12, 1830 in Pulaski County, Kentucky and married Nancy Blair in 1795. (3) James Bobbitt born on April 27, 1772 and died on November 12, 1853, married Rebecca Day, daughter of Joseph Day in 1796. He left for Kentucky about 1804. (4). Nancy Bobbitt born about 1773 and married Esau Worrell in 1793; she lived into the 1860’s. (5). William Bobbitt, Jr. born about 1774 and married Nancy Clifton, lived on the Big Reed Island. They moved away about 1841. (6). Rosanna Bobbitt was born about 1779 and died in the 1840’s. She married her cousin James Bobbitt. (7). Elizabeth Bobbitt was born about 1780. She married William Morgan in 1798 or 1799. (8). Lucy Bobbitt born about 1784. She married Shadrack Collier on February 8, 1803. (9). John Bobbitt was born about 1786. She married Nancy Nuckolls on March 26, 1806 and died a little before 1820, leaving six sons. (10). Robert Bobbitt was born on October 12, 1790 and died on December 23, 1864, was the tenth and youngest of the children. He married Dicey Bullard in 1813.

      by: Bryan Bunney 2015

      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74066818/william-levi-bobbitt
      McKenzie Nancy Headstone
      McKenzie Nancy Headstone
      Bobbitt William Levi Descendants Headstone
      Bobbitt William Levi Descendants Headstone