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"Gabriel (Baubeau) Bobo
[French: BEAUBEAU, BAUBEAU & BOBEAU]

"Gabriel (Baubeau) Bobo

"The theory that the 30 year old Gabriel in St. Sauvant [France] in 1681 was the immigrant to VA, that Moses Boboe was Spencer's brother and that John Boboe was Spencer's son, was compiled and researched by Robert G. Bobo. He was able to acquire and copy the passages from the Rivierre Journals at the museum in Couarde, Vienne Dist., France. Translations of the pertinent pages from that material were published in the BOBO ROOTS CELLAR, VOL. 1, No. 8, December 1997. In my opinion, this theory appears to be the most valid anyone has on Gabriel Baubeau/Bobo and his family. I wish to thank Bob for his research and considerable effort to find our early Bobo lineage. For more information, visit The Bobo Family Home Page at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/o/b/Robert-G-BOBO/index.html

Source researched by Robert G. Bobo:
Rivierre, Jean "Dictionaire Des Familles Protestantes du Poitou, 1680-1780" Maison du Protestanisme Couarde, Vienne Dist., France

"Robert Nash, 350 acs., New Kent Co., in St. Stephens Parish, 7 Nov. 1700, p. 281. Beg. at land formerly Mr. Giles Moodie's; by Barrow's old house; &c. Granted James Taylor, 20 Oct. 1688, deserted & now granted by order, &c. Imp. od seven pers; John Pass, Thomas Hopkins, Thomas Atkinson, Francis Walker, Gabriel Banban (or Baubau), Charles Crewley, Wm. Archer." Dated Oct 25, 1700. Filed Nov 7, 1700. (Virginia Patent Book No. 9, p. 281) (Nugent, Nell Marion, "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Abstracts of Land Patents and Grants, Vol. 3, 1695- 1732, p. 38-39)


"Gabriel (Baubeau) Bobo

Samuel Williams and Daniel Coleman granted 600 acres in King William Co., "between Williams and Bubboe's plantations" on Apr 23, 1703. (King William Co., VA Patent Book 9, p. 549)

Presumed to be of French Huguenot descent through family folklore.

There is little doubt that the Gabriel Baubau of the Nash grant (above) is the immigrant ancestor from whom we are all descended. This grant, coupled with the records in which Elizabeth Spencer appears (See notes for Elizabeth), are key elements in establishing his identity.

Although I was unable to find a direct link to the Baubeau's of St. Sauvant, it appears likely that the Gabriel Baubeau, the son of Gabriel Baubeau & Catherine Rivault, fled France sometime after 1681. There is no record of his having a wife. If this is the Gabriel of the Nash grant then he would have been 49 years old when he arrived in Virginia in 1700. His age might explain his early disappearance from early Virginia records.

The conclusions that I have drawn with regard to Gabriel Baubeau, his parents and siblings are my own, resulting from my research in France in July, 1997 and the discovery of the Journals of Jean Rivierre in la Couarde. The material from these journals appears to be a primary source for "Huguenots in the Back Country", a collection of material that Scott Johnson had collected sometime earlier, which I used as a guide to my work in 1997.


"The date of Gabriel's death is important because it defines a time span during which he could have fathered children. Most researchers tend to ignore Moses Boboe who witnessed the deed of John Coffey on Nov 28, 1752, but his birthdate (before 1731) limits his relationship with Spencer to a brother or son. Since there is some considerable material for the children of Spencer, it seems more likely that he is Spencer's brother.

Current records make it impossible to accurately determine a date for the death of Gabriel. Some researchers use the Quit Rent Rolls of 1704, showing Elizabeth renting 200 acres, as proof of Gabriels death. It was unusual for women to act in legal matters if they were married, but not unknown. Gabriel, a recent immigrant, may have been unfamiliar with the legal vagaries of a new world. He may have been unable to speak or understand English, may have been unable to read or write English even if it were his native tongue. They might well have agreed to leave legal matters to a more worldly, and better educated, Elizabeth who appears to have been involved in the importation of immigrants in her previous marriage to James White and later in the purchase or rental of land. It seems more likely that Elizabeth became a widow sometime after 1704.


"I have spent considerable time responding to the GenForum, Roots-Cellar queries, answering E-mail and generally discussing and debating the many bits and pieces of information we know, or think we know, about our ancestors with scores of people over the past 15 years. During this time we have proven a few theories and have dispelled at least an equal number.

During this time I have developed a few theories which I have shared with some of those respondents. Ideas that in some cases contradict the generally accepted "facts" that we share. Finding no other evidence, it appears to me that Scott JOHNSON's manuscript, "Huguenots in the Back Country, The Bobo Family of France, Virginia and South Carolina", accurately pinpoints the location of our French ancestors. Having visited all of these sites, and seeing the Rivierre Journals for myself, only strengthens my conviction of JOHNSON's accuracy. I have included the data that I found in France in July 1997 in the latest version of our database (BOBO0699.GED or BOBO0699.ZIP).

There is no proof that we have found his parents but, according to the Journals of Jean RIVIERRE, one Gabriel BAUBEAU, age 30 was living with his parents in St. Sauvant in 1681. I believe that he is the immigrant of the Nash Grant of 1700.

RIVIERRE uses three variations in identifying members of the same family: BEAUBEAU, BAUBEAU and BOBEAU. The museum curator in Couarde deduced that, despite the spelling variations, all these people were of the same family. While there is no hint as to which may be the "correct" spelling, BAUBEAU appears to be the most commonly used. For that reason you will find Gabriel the immigrant listed under that spelling."


Considering the sketchy information that we have, it appears likely that GABRIEL BAUBAU came to Virginia from England circa 1700 and settled about two miles south of present day Beulahville, on Herring Creek. He married ELIZABETH SPENCER WHITE, widow of James White, before 23 Oct 1703.

ELIZABETH and James appear to have been involved in the importation of immigrants to the colony, and had received at least one land grant (23 Oct 1703) for that reason. It is unclear what their role was in this endeavor, but it was common practice among the early settlers to pay for passage of immigrants in exchange for working their plantations, and often granting land in exchange for their labor.

While there is no further record of GABRIEL, ELIZABETH'S name continues to appear in several land records until 1724. At lease one of these refers to land that can be identified as being about 10 miles west of GABRIEL'S homestead, in Caroline Co., that county being divided from King William Co. in 1728.

7 Nov 1700 - Robert Nash granted 350 acres in St. Stephen's Parish, New Kent Co. for transporting GABRIEL BAUBAU and six others into the colony. (New Kent Co., VA Patent Book 9, pages 281-2).

19 Feb 1703 - ELIZABETH WHITE makes gift of 1300 pounds of tobacco a horse and 100 acres. ("about a quarter mile below BUBBOES's house") to each of her sons Thomas and James (by late husband James White. "The land being 200
acres of land given me by my father Thomas Spencer of King and Queen Co.." Witnessed by GABRIEL BUBAU. (King William Co.,VA Patent book 5, page 17).

23 Apr 1703 - Samuel Williams and Daniel Coleman granted 600 acres in King William Co., "between Williams and BUBBOES plantations." (King William Co., VA Patent Book 9, page 549).

1703 - Married to ELIZABETH SPENCER White.

23 Oct 1703 - ELIZABETH BUBBOE, widow of James White, receives grant of 250 acres in King William Co. for transporting 5 people into the colony. (King William Co., VA Patent Book 9, page 552).

1704 - ELIZABETH Rented 200 acres. (32nd volume of "The Virginia Magazine of History", page 69.)

1 Apr 1717 - ELIZABETH BOBOE and Thomas Cartwright purchase 400 acres in King William Co. (King William Co., VA Patent Book 10, page 313).

1719 - ELIZABETH Received land grant in King and Queen Co..

8 Jul 1724 - William Eubank purchased 400 acres in St. John's Parish. King William Co. adjoining land of Thomas Cartwright and ELIZABETH BOBOE. (King William Co., VA Patent Book 10, page 346.)

May 1988 Issue

VIRGINIA PATENTS: Book 9, p. 281-2 7 November 1700 to all &c Whereas &c Now know yee that I the said Frances Nichelson Esqr Governr erl doe with the advise and Consent of the Council of State accordingly Give and Grant unto Robert Nash three hundred and fifty acres of Land lying in the Parish of St. Stephens in the County of New Kent Lying behind the Land formerly Mr. Giles Moodies Beginning at his Corner White Oake by a South branch and running thence North thirty five degrees West sixty poles thence North five degrees West forty eight poles to a red Oake by Barrows old house thence by Barrows line North Seventy Seven degrees East two hundred and Eighteen poles to a branch thence with the branch thirty five poles thence North twenty degrees East one hundred poles to three oakes thence North seventy eight degrees East five hundred poles to the back line of Moodies and by the line South forty five Degrees East where it began the said Land being formerly granted to James Taylor by patent dated the twentieth day of October 1688 and by him deserted and since granted to the said Robert Nash by ordr of the General Court bearing date the 25th day of October 1700 and if further due unto the said Robert Nash by and for the importation of seven persons into this Colony whose names are to be in the records mentioned under this patent to have and to hold &c To be held &c Yielding and paying &c Provided &c Given under my hand and the Seale of the Colony the Seventh day of November 1700. Robert Nash his patent Fr. Nicholson for 350 acres of Land in New Kent Co.

John Pass
E. Jennings, Dept Secy
Thomas Hopkins
Thomas Atkinson
Francis Walker
GABRIEL BAUBAU
Charles Crawley
Wm Archell


King William City, Va. ELIZABETH BOBO listed on 1704 Quit Rent Rolls. Note: Apparently ELIZABETH BUBBOE is again a widow with a bouncing baby boy, Spencer Bobo. Some researchers give him the name Francis Spencer Bobo but I
have seen nothing to indicate that Francis was part of his name.

King William City, Va. Patent Book #12, Pge 250, August 17, 1725. A deed references ELIZABETH BOBOS land. Note: Caroline Co., VA, was established in 1727 and took that part of King William Co. in which ELIZABETH BOBO lived. Orange Co. was established in 1737.

Gabriel Bobo (Baubau) is the probable progenitor of the origional Bobos of Virginia. He was transported from England along with John Boyd,Thomas Hopkins,Thomas Atchinson, Francis Dullin, Charles Crawley and William Archell in 1699 by Robert Nash in Grant Patent of 350 acres in St. Stephen's Parish, New Kent Co., VA Dated 25 Oct 1700, filed 7 Nov
1700 Patent Book 9: 281-282. He probably landed in or near Jamestown on James River.In 1703 he had piece of land in King William Co., VA about two miles south of present day Beulaville and is on Herring Creek described in one record as "Bubboes Plantation". In 1703 he married Elizabeth Spencer White, widow of James White. His son Spencer Bobo was born ca 1705 in St. Mark's Parish Orange/Culpepper Co., VA. She was daughter of Thomas Spencer.Her children by James White were Thomas & James. [Edwards.FTW]

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #2285, Date of Import: Jul 14, 1998]

Buried:

In 1698, emigrated from France to Virginia. "Huguenots in the Back country: The Bobo Family of France, Virginia and South Carolina" by Bryan Scott Johnson, pages 1-4. In this article, he quotes the following:

"First, the surname BOBO, BEAUBEAU, BAUBEAU, BOBEAU is of French origin, being found in the Poitou district towns (south-west of present day Poiters) of Couhe, Rom, Payre, Brux, Vaux, Messe, Ceaux, Saint-Sauvant, and Lusignan.

Second, the surname BOBO is found among the lists of "reformers" (Protestants) in the French district of Poitou, who dissented under pressure from the "dragonnades" in 1681. The Poitou records also list a Louis and Jean Bobo (Bobeau) as being among those persons arrested for assisting in the clandestine (Protestant) assemblies in 1697. The province of Poitou in western France was a haven for many Protestants, with their number being estimated around 90,000 in the 1660s, but falling to near 20,000 by the 1690s. Their ranks were primarily composed of merchants, craftsmen, artisans, and moderately prosperous farmers.

Third, the surname BOBO appears among the records of the French Church at Threadneedle Street in London, where on 1 September 1706, Suseane BOBO (BEAUBO) witnessed the baptism of Suseane GODIN, daughter of Jean GODIN and his wife Estere CALEAU. Fourth, the timing and place of arrival of the first BOBO emigre to America were consist ant with those of many other Huguenots, particularity when considering the nearby French settlement of Manakintowne, King William County, Virginia, that had been founded in 1699.

Further, Gabriel BOBO's name is the only one of French derivation listed in the Nash patent, the others being traditionally English surnames." Johnson further states the following on the First Generation of Bobo and their issue:

"The first record of the surname BOBO in the America occurs in 1700. In that year a patent of land was granted to Robert Nash in New Kent County, Virginia. This land patent was dated 25 October 1700 and was in return for the transportation of seven persons into the colony. Among the persons listed as being transported was Gabriel BOBO (BAUBAU); this was the progenitor of all BOBOs in the United States. On 19 Feb 1703, Gabriel BOBO (BUBAU) witnessed a deed conveying 100 acres in King William County from Elizabeth WHITE to her sons Thomas and James. This deed mentions Gabriel BOBO's (BUBBOE's) house and reveals the maiden name of his wife to be. Between the time of his arrival in 1700 and April of 1703, Gabriel BOBO appears to have successfully integrated himself into the society of early Virginia. In the interval between February and October of 1703, Gabriel BOBO also appears to have married Elizabeth WHITE, widow of James WHITE and daughter of Thomas SPENCER."

"In October of 1703, ELIZABETH BOBO (BUBBOE) was granted land under her own name without any mention of her husband Gabriel BOBO. An examination of the quit rent roles for 1704 provides a fuller understanding of the absence of his name. The 1704 Quit Rent Role for King William County, Virginia shows Elizabeth BOBO as the taxable head of a household responsible for 200 acres. This listing of a woman as a taxable entity was a highly unusual practice unless she were
herself a widow. There are four (1717, 1719, 1724, and 1725) more references to Elizabeth BOBO with regard to Virginia land transactions during the second and third decades of the eighteenth century. A complete examination of records for New Kent, King William, and King and Queen counties is not possible owing to their destruction during the War Between the States. However, it appears from the extant records that Gabriel BOBO and his wife Elizabeth both had died by the end of the first quarter of the eighteenth century. Only one child is known to have been a product of their union. His name was Spencer BOBO."


The "Fairforest Story; History of the Fairforest (Lower) Baptist Church and Community" by Vera Smith Speaks, Page 92, lists the following about the BOBO family: "The Bobo (Beaubeaux) family originally came from a town not far from the city of La Rochelle, France. They were Huguenots and were followers of Calvin. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 a great number of the members of the family migrated to England and Switzerland. From the early records of Virginia, Elizabeth Bobo (Gabriel's wife) was granted land by the Proprietors in 1719. The name is found in the counties of King and Queen, Prince William, Orange, Culpepper and Caroline Counties, Virginia."

Individual:
Gabriel Bobo (Baubau) is the probable progenitor of the origional Bobos of Virginia. He was transported from England along with John Boyd, Thomas Hopkins, Thomas Atchinson, Francis Dullin, Charles Crawley and William Archell in 1699 by Robert Nash in Grant Patent of 350 acres in St. Stephen's Parish, New Kent Co., VA Dated 25 Oct 1700, filed 7 Nov 1700 Patent Book 9: 281-282. He probably landed in or near Jamestown on James River. In 1703 he had piece of land in King William Co., VA about two miles south of present day Beulaville and is on Herring Creek described in one record as "Bubboes Plantation". In 1703 he married Elizabeth Spencer White, widow of James White. His son, Spencer Bobo, was born ca 1705 in St. Mark's Parish Orange/Culpepper Co., VA. She was daughter of Thomas Spencer. Her children by James White were Thomas & James.

Current records make it impossible to accurately determine a date for the death of Gabriel. Some researchers use the land grant of October 23, 1702, granting 250 acres to Elizabeth, widow of James White, and the Quit Rent Rolls of 1704, showing Elizabeth renting 200 acres, as proof of Gabriel's death. It was unusual for women to act in legal matters if they were married, but not unknown. Gabriel, a recent immigrant, may have been unfamiliar with the legal vagaries of a new world. He may have been unable to speak or understand English, may have been unable to read or write English even if it were his native tongue. They might well have agreed to leave legal matters to a more worldly, and better educated, Elizabeth who appears to have been involved in the importation of immigrants in her previous marriage to James White and later in the purchase or rental of land. It seems more likely that Elizabeth became a widow sometime after 1704.


BIOGRAPHY: Huguenots in the Backcountry: The Bobo Family of France, Virginia and South Carolina by Bryan Scott Johnson, pages 1-4. In his article he quotes the following:

" First, the surname BOBO, BEAUBEAU,BAUBEAU, BOBEAU is of French origin, being found in the Poitou district towns (southwest of present day Poiters) of Couhe, Rom, Payre, Brux, Vaux, Messe, Ceaux, Saint-Sauvant, and Lusignan."

Second, the surname BOBO is found among the lists of "reformers" (Protestants) in the French district of Poitou, who dissented under pressure from the "dragonnades"in 1681. The Poitou records also list a Louis and Jean Bobo (Bobeau) as being among those persons arrested for assisting in the clandestine (Protestant) assemblies in 1697. The province of Poitou in western France was a haven for many Protestants, with their number being estimated around 90,000 in the 1660s, but falling to near 20,000 by the 1690s. Their ranks were primarily composed of merchants, craftsmen, artisans, and moderately prosperous farmers.

Third the surname BOBO appears among the records of the French Church at Threadneedle Street in London, where on 1 September 1706, Suseane BOBO (BEAUBO) witnessed the baptism of Suseane GODIN, daughter of Jean GODIN and his wife Estere CALEAU.

Fourth, the timing and place of arrival of the first BOBO emigrant to America were consistant with those of many other Huguenots, particuliarly when considering the nearby French settlement of Manakintowne, King William,Virginia, that had been founded in 1699. Further, Gabriel BOBO's name is the only one of French derivation listed in the Nash patent, the others being traditionally English surnames."

Johnson further states the following on the First Generation of Bobo and their issue: "The first record of the surname BOBO in the America occurs in 1700. In that year a patent of land was granted to Robert Nash in New Kent County,
Virginia. This land patent was dated 25 October 1700 and was in return for the transportation of seven persons into the colony. Among the persons listed as being transported was Gabriel BOBO(BAUBAU); this was the progenitor of all BOBOs in the United States. On 19 Feb 1703, Gabriel BOBO(BUBAU) witnessed a deed conveying 100 acres in King William County from Elizabeth WHITE to her sons Thomas and James. This deed mentions Gabriel BOBO's (BUBBOE's) house and reveals the maiden name of his wife to be. Between the time of his arrival in 1700 and April of 1703, Gabriel BOBO appears to have successfully intergrated himself into the society of early Virginia. In the interval between February and October of 1703 Gabriel BOBO also appears have married Elizabeth WHITE, widow of James WHITE and daughter of Thomas SPENCER."

"In October of 1703, Elizabeth BOBO (BUBBOE) was granted land under her own name without any mention of her husband Gabriel BOBO. An examination of the quit rent roles for 1704 provides a fuller understanding of the absence of his
name. The 1704 Quit Rent Role for King William County,Virginia shows Elizabeth BOBO as the taxable head of a household responsible for 200 acres. This listing of a women as a taxable entity was a highly unusual practice unless she were
herself a widow.There are four (1717, 1719, 1724, and 1725) more references to Elizabeth BOBO with regard to Virginia land transactions during the second and third decades of the eighteenth century. A complete examination of records for New Kent, King William, and King & Queencounties is not possible owing to their destruction during the War Between the States. However, it appears from the extant records that Gabriel BOBO and his wife Elizabeth both had died by the end of the first quarter of the eighteenth century.One one child is known to have been a product of their union. His name was Spencer BOBO."


BIOGRAPHY

THE FAIRFOREST STORY History of the Fairforest (Lower) Baptist Church and Community by Vera Smith Speaks, p. 92, lists the following about the BOBO family: "The Bobo (Beaubeaux) family originally came from a town not far from the city of LaRochelle, France. They were Huguenots and were followers of Calvin. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 a great number of the members of the family migrated to England and Switzerland. From the early records of Virginia, Elizabeth Bobo (Gabriel's wife) was granted land by the Proprietors in 1719. The name is found in the counties of King and Queen, Prince William, Orange, Culpeperand Caroline Counties, Virginia."

BIOGRAPHY: The following from the Bobo0699.ged received from Robert G. (Bob) BOBO (TwoBos@uscom.com):

BIOGRAPHY: "Robert Nash, 350 acs., New Kent Co., in St. Stephens Par., 7 Nov. 1700, p. 281. Beg. at land formerly Mr. Giles Moodie's; by Barrow'sold house; &c. Granted James Taylor, 20 Oct. 1688, deserted & now granted by order, &c. Imp. od seven pers; John Pass, Thomas Hopkins, Thomas Atkinson, Francis Walker, Gabriel Banban (or Baubau), Charles Crewley, Wm. Archer." Dated Oct 25, 1700. Filed Nov 7, 1700. (Virginia Patent BookNo. 9, p. 281) (Nugent, Nell Marion, "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Abstractsof Land Patents and Grants, Vol. 3, 1695-1732, p. 38-39)

BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Williams and Daniel Coleman granted 600 acres in King William Co., "between Williams and Bubboe's plantations" on Apr 23, 1703.(King William Co., VA Patent Book 9, p. 549)

BIOGRAPHY: Presumed to be of French Huguenot descent through family folklore.

BIOGRAPHY: There is little doubt that the Gabriel Baubau of the Nash grant (above) is the immigrant ancestor from whom we are all descended. This grant, coupled with the records in which Elizabeth Spencer appears (See notes for Elizabeth), are key elements in establishing his identity.

BIOGRAPHY: Although I was unable to find a direct link to the Baubeau's of St. Sauvant, it appears likely that the Gabriel Baubeau, the son of Gabriel Baubeau and Catherine Rivault, fled France sometime after 1681. There is no record of his having a wife. If this is the Gabriel of the Nash grant then he would have been 49 years old when he arrived in Virginia in 1700. His age might explain his early disappearance from early Virginia records.

BIOGRAPHY: The conclusions that I have drawn with regard to Gabriel Baubeau, his parents and siblings are my own, resulting from my research in France in July, 1997 and the discovery of the Journals of Jean Rivierre in la Couarde. The material from these journals appears to be a primary source for "Huguenots in the Back Country", a collection of material that Scott Johnson had collected sometime earlier, which I used as a guide to my work in 1997.

BIOGRAPHY: The date of Gabriel's death is important because it defines a time span during which he could have fathered children. Most researchers tend to ignore Moses Boboe who witnessed the deed of John Coffey on Nov 28, 1752, but his birthdate (before 1731) limits his relationship with Spencer to a brother or son. Since there is some considerable material for the children of Spencer, it seems more likely that he is Spencer's brother.

BIOGRAPHY: Current records make it impossible to accurately determine a date for the death of Gabriel. Some researchers use the Quit Rent Rolls of 1704, showing Elizabeth renting 200 acres, as proof of Gabriels death.It was unusual for women to act in legal matters if they were married, but not unknown. Gabriel, a recent immigrant, may have been unfamiliar with the legal vagaries of a new world. He may have been unable to speak or understand English, may have been unable to read or write English even if it were his native tongue. They might well have agreed to leave legal matters to a more worldly, and better educated, Elizabeth who appears to have been involved in the importation of immigrants in her previous marriage to James White and later in the purchase or rental of land. It seems more likely that Elizabeth became a widow sometime after 1704."

(Researched by Robert G. Bobo, April, 1999)"

[Published in THE BOBO NEWSLETTER 3 September 1988 Issue]"

 

OTHER RESEARCH

GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU Bobo [Beaubeaux], Gabriel was born in France, and died in France. He married CATHERINE RIVAULT in France. She was born in France, and died in France. Children of GABRIEL BAUBEAU and CATHERINE RIVAULT are:

1. GABRIEL BAUBEAU Bobo [Baubau], Gabriel , b. 1651, Saint Sauvant, Poitou Dist., France; d. Aft. 1737, MD.
2. LAURENCE BAUBEAU, b. 1656, Saint Sauvant, Poitou, France.
3. JEAN BAUBEAU, b. 1657, Saint Sauvant, Poitou, France.


Generation No. 2
GABRIEL2 BAUBEAU Bobo [Baubau], Gabriel (GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU) was born 1651 in Saint Sauvant, Poitou District, France, and died Aft. 1737 in Maryland, USA. He married (1) ELIZABETH SPENCER Bef. October 23, 1703, in King William County, Virginia, USA. Shewas the daughter of THOMAS SPENCER & ANN. She was born Bef. 1685, and died Bet. 1725 - 1737 in Virginia. Child of GABRIEL BAUBAU and ELIZABETH SPENCER is:

1. SPENCER BOBO, SR. Bobo, Spencer , b. Abt 1705, Orange, Virginia; d. Culpepper, Virginia.
Children of GABRIEL BAUBAU are:

1. THOMAS BOBO, b. Abt 1715, Charles County, Maryland; d. Stafford County, Virginia.
2. MOSES BOBO, b. Bef. 1719; d. Aft. 1752.
3. GABRIEL BOBO, b. 1719, Charles County, Maryland; d. 1790, Prince William County, Virginia.


Generation No. 3

SPENCER3 BOBO, SR. Bobo, Spencer (GABRIEL2 BAUBEAU, GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU) was born Abt 1705 in King William County, Virginia, and died Aft. March 15, 1764, in Virginia. He married (1) JANE. She was born Abt 1705, and died and died Aft. December 09, 1737, in Virginia. He married (2) MARY TAYLOR Bef. September 21, 1749 in Virginia. She died Aft. March 15, 1764. Children of SPENCER BOBO and JANE are:

1. SPENCER BOBO, JR., b. 1728, Caroline, Virginia; d. October 20, 1817, Laurens County, South Carolina.
2. MARY ELIZABETH BOBO, b. Abt 1729, Virginia; d. 1789, Orange County, North Carolina.
3. ABSOLOM BOBO, b. 1730, Abemarle County, Virginia; d. June 11, 1811, Laurens, South Carolina; m. AMY SIMS, Bef. 1781.
4. JOHN BOBO, b. Bef. 1732; d. Aft. 1753.
5. SIMPSON BOBO, b. 1732, Caroline, Virginia; d. Virginia.
6. LEWIS BOBO Bobo, Lewis , b. 1736, Caroline, Virginia; d. March 07, 1808, Union, South Carolina.
7. SAMPSON BOBO, SR., b. 1737, Caroline, Virginia; d. January1806, Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
8. SARAH BOBO, b. Abt 1738; d. December 31, 1815, Laurens County, South Carolina.
THOMAS3 BOBO (GABRIEL2 BAUBEAU, GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU) was born Abt 1715 in Charles County, Maryland, and died in Stafford County, Virginia. Children of THOMAS BOBO are:

1. RICHARD BOBO, b. 1751, Virginia; d. Aft. 1792, Prince William County, Virginia.
2. WILLIAM BOBO, b. 1783, Virginia; d. Aft. 1780, West Virginia.
3. THOMAS BOBO JR., b. Abt 1784, Maryland. He died between 1860 and 1870 in Hardy County, West Virginia.
4. BETSY BOBO, b. Abt 1786, Virginia; m. JESSE BURCH, June 25, 1814, Athens County, Ohio.
5. HENRY TRIPLET BOBO, b. Abt 1790, Virginia; d. October 1859, Athens County, Ohio.
GABRIEL3 BOBO (GABRIEL2 BAUBAU, GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU) was born 1719 in Charles County, Maryland, and died 1790 in Prince William County, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH GARNER Abt 1750 in Virginia, daughter of JOSEPH GARNER. She was born in Maryland, and died 1813 in Prince William County, Virginia. Children of GABRIEL BOBO and ELIZABETH GARNER are:

1. JOSEPH BOBO, b. 1760, Prince William County, Virginia; d. Aft. April 06, 1846, Prince William County, Virginia.
2. FEMALE BOBO, b. Bef. 1765, Virginia.
3. JESSE BOBO, b. Abt 1766, Prince William County, Virginia; d. Abt 1825, Stafford County, Virginia.
4. JARED BOBO, b. Abt 1770, Virginia; d. May 01, 1844, Delaware County, Indiana.
5. HENRY BOBO, b. 1771, Prince William County, Virginia; d. 1829, Athens County, Ohio.
6. GARNER BOBO, b. Bef. 1780, Virginia; d. January 21, 1849, Piqua, Miami County, Ohio.
7. ELIZABETH BOBO, b. Abt 1784; d. 1854, Rush County, Indiana; m. ISRAEL HEWITT, February 19, 1799, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio; b. August 27, 1775, Lancaster, Worchester County, Massachusetts; d. April 20, 1843, Rush County, Indiana.
8. MARTIN BOBO, b. 1785, Prince William County, Virginia; d. April 13, 1835, Granville, Niles Township, Deleware County, Indiana.
9. VIOLETTA BOBO, b. Abt 1788 Virginia. She married JACOB SHIDLER 21 June 1803 in Washington County, OH. He was born 1778
Pennsylvania. They died in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.
10. ISRAEL BOBO, b. Abt 1789, Prince William County, Virginia; d. 1840, Athens County, Ohio.


Generation No. 4
SPENCER4 BOBO, JR. (SPENCER3 BOBO, GABRIEL2 BAUBAU, GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU) was born 1728 in Virginia, and died October 20,
1817, in Laurens County, South Carolina. He married JUDITH FOSTER Bef. 1756 in Virginia, daughter of JOHN FOSTER and ISABELLE
GOLDING. She was born Aft. 1730 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1830 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Children of SPENCER BOBO and JUDITH ?FOSTER are:

1. SPENCER BOBO III, b. Abt 1756, Virginia; d. Aft. 1824, Georgia; m. NANCY BERRY, Abt 1776; d. Georgia.
2. ABSALOM BOBO, Bobo, Absalom b. March 13, 1765, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. December 11, 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. He married (1) NANCY ANN CROSBY. He married (2) ANN MUSGROVE in South Carolina, daughter of EDWARD MUSGROVE and ANN ADAIR. He married (3) MARY BOBO Bobo, Mary "Polly" Bobo , Jan 1802 in SC. She was born May 25, 1773, and died November 10, 1857, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
3. TILLMAN BOBO, Bobo, Tillman , b. March 13, 1766, Culpepper County, Virginia; d. February 23, 1844, Cross Keys, Union County,
South Carolina; m. BEULAH YARBROUGH, Bobo, Beulah Yarbrough Bet. 1800 - 1801, South Carolina; b. February 28, 1781,
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. November 10, 1840, Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina.
4. LEVINGSTON BOBO, b. Abt 1769, Virginia; d. October 1827, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; m. ELIZABETH.
5. JUDITH BOBO, b. Abt 1771; m. WILLIAM GOLDING FOSTER.
MARY ELIZABETH4 BOBO (SPENCER3 BOBO, GABRIEL2 BAUBAU, GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU) was born Abt 1729 in Virginia, and died
1789 in Orange County, North Carolina. She married JOHN HOLT Abt 1749 in Virginia, son of JOHN MICHAEL HOLT. He was born 1721 in
2nd Germanna Colony, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died June 1802 in Orange County, North Carolina. Children of MARY BOBO and JOHN HOLT are:

1. MARY DUFFIE HOLT, b. 1750; d. 1801. She married JOHN LOY JR. He was born 1747, and died 1840.
2. OBADIAH HOLT, b. 1752.
3. SHADRACK HOLT, b. December 12, 1753; d. 1838; m. MARTHA SALINGER.
4. ELIZABETH HOLT, b. 1754; d. 1800; m. WILLIAM LOKEY; b. 1747; d. 1800.
5. JOHN HOLT JR., b. 1754; d. 1824.
6. AMELIA HOLT, b. 1755; m. JACOB WILHOLT; b. 1751.
7. JEREMIAH ABLE HOLT, b. 1756; d. 1817.
8. MARTHA ELENOR HOLT, b. 1769; d. 1820; m. JACOB ALBRIGHT, North Carolina; b. 1758; d. 1839.
9. WILLIAM HOLT Holt, W , b. August 07, 1774, Orange County, North Carolina; d. October 06, 1865, Maury County, Tennessee; m. CATHERINE Holt, Catherine ; b. February 22, 1776; d. May 6, 1859.

ABSOLOM4 BOBO (SPENCER3 BOBO, GABRIEL2 BAUBAU, GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU) was born 1730 in Abemarle County, Virginia, and died June 05, 1811, in Laurens County, South Carolina. He married AMY SIMS April 17, 1784, in Virginia, daughter of THOMAS SIMS and REBECCA PETTY. She was born Abt 1734 in Culpepper County, Virginia, and died September 10, 1823, in Laurens County, South Carolina. Child of ABSOLOM BOBO and AMY SIMS is:

1. NANCY BOBO, b. Virginia; d. August 11, 1807, Laurens County, South Carolina.
LEWIS4 BOBO Bobo, Lewis (SPENCER3 BOBO, GABRIEL2 BAUBAU, GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU), was born 1736 in Caroline, Virginia, and died March 07, 1808, in Union, South Carolina. He married SARAH SOLOMAN Bef. 1755 in Virginia. She was born Abt 1740 in Culpepper County, Virginia, and died 1809 in Union County, South Carolina. Children of LEWIS BOBO and SARAH SOLOMAN are:

1. ELIZABETH BOBO, b. Abt 1757, Culpepper County, Virginia; d. Abt 1827, Georgia; m. ROBERT SKELTON, Abt 1774, Ninety Sixth District, South Carolina; b. Abt 1747, South Carolina; d. 1826, Madison County, Alabama.
2. SAMPSON BOBO, b. Abt 1759, Virginia; d. Aft. 1806, Franklin County, Georgia; m. SARAH.
3. SARAH MARTHA "SALLY" BOBO, b. Abt 1763, Virginia; d. Tennessee; m. JONATHAN CHARLES NORMAN; b. 1759, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia; d. 1839, Bedford County, Tennessee.
4. SOLOMON BOBO, SR., Bobo, Solomon, Sr b. 1765, Virginia; d. February 10, 1847, New Prospect, Union County, South Carolina.
5. PATSY BOBO, b. Abt 1765, Virginia; m. LEVI SMITH.
6. JEANNY BOBO, b. 1768, North Carolina; m. RAY.
7. MARY "POLLY" BOBO, b. Abt 1769, North Carolina; d. April 07, 1815, Union County, South Carolina; m. JOHN A. RHODES, 1798;
b. Abt 1761, Union County, South Carolina; d. 1807, Richmond County, Georgia.
8. ABIGALE BOBO, b. Abt 1771, Union County, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1805, Union County, South Carolina; m. JOHN M. COOPER,
Abt 1789; b. Abt 1763; d. Aft. 1850, Marion County, Mississippi.
9. NANCY BOBO, b. Abt 1773, South Carolina; m. JOSEPH RAY; d. 1805, Georgia.
10. LAODICEA "DICEY" BOBO, b. September 09, 1773, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. October 31, 1837, Union County, South
Carolina.
11. KINDRED BOBO, b. June 14, 1775., Union County, South Carolina; d. 1829, South Carolina.


SAMPSON4 BOBO, SR. (SPENCER3 BOBO, GABRIEL2 BAUBAU, GABRIEL1 BAUBEAU) was born 1737 in Caroline, Virginia, and died January 1806 in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married SARAH "SALLEY"1762 in Culpepper, Virginia. She was born 1743, and died February 16, 1816 in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Children of SAMPSON BOBO and SARAH are:

1. LEVINAH BOBO, b. Abt 1760, Bute County, North Carolina; d. 1849, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
2. BURRELL (BURWELL) BOBO, SR., b. April 13, 1763, Bute County, North Carolina; d. December 10, 1830, Spartanburg County,
South Carolina.
3. ABSOLOM BOBO, March 3, 1765, Bute County, North Carolina; d. 1831, Claiborne County, Mississippi.
4. SPENCER BOBO, Bobo, Rev Spencer b. March 29, 1767, Bute County, North Carolina; d. February 20, 1816, Spartanburg, South
Carolina; m. JANE FARROW, Bobo, Jane Farrow August 22, 1790, Spartanburg, South Carolina; b. August 01, 1771; d. July 28, 1828, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
5. NANCY BOBO, b. Abt 1770, Bute County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1850, Carroll County, Tennessee; m. (1) JEREMIAH HOLLAND, Bef. 1790, Laurens County, South Carolina; b. September 16, 1768, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland; d. 1795, Laurens County, South Carolina; m. (2) SAMUEL SIMPSON, Bef. 1797; b. Abt 1765; d. August 11, 1796, Union County, South Carolina; m. (3) JOHN COLBERT, Abt 1797; d. Abt 1809, Carroll County, Tennessee; m. (4) MATTHEW PATTON Patton, Matthew , b. 1758; d. 1837.
6. SAMPSON BOBO, JR., b. Abt 1771, Bute County, North Carolina; d. April 17,1804, Spartanburg, South Carolina; m. SARAH EDWARDS; d. Aft 1812.
7. MARY "POLLEY" BOBO, Bobo, Mary "Polly" Bobo b. May 25, 1773, South Carolina; d. November 10, 1857, Spartanburg County,
South Carolina; m. her cousin ABSALOM BOBO, son of SPENCER BOBO and JUDITH FOSTER.
8. BARAM (BARHAM) BOBO, SR., Bobo, Barram b. March 28, 1776, Cross Anchor, Spartanburg County, d. September 20, 1829, Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina.
9. HIRAM BOBO, b. Abt 1777, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. July 19, 1830, Robertson County, Tennessee; m. ELIZABETH CONNEL.
10. CHANEY (CHENEY) BOBO, b. December 25, 1777, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. July 1844, Robertson County, Tennessee; m. RACHEL MARTINDALE; b. 1786, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1850, Robertson County, Tennessee.
11. ELIZABETH "BETSY" BOBO, Foster, Elizabeth Bobo b. February 14, 1779, Cross Anchor, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. October 21, 1851, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
12. JEREMIAH BOBO, b. 1785, Union County, South Carolina; d. 1857, Franklin County, Alabama; m. (1) NANCY LANGSTON; b. June 13, 1798, Union County, South Carolina; m. (2) MARY GOOD, December 30, 1809, Christian County, Kentucky; b. 1788, Rutherford County, North Carolina; m. (3) JANE, Abt 1815, Tennessee; b. 1788, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1860, Franklin County, Alabama.
13. WILLIS BOBO, b. Abt 1788, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1860, Braden, Fayette County, Tennessee; m. DELILAH SIMPSON, Aft. 1809, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; b. 1788, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. May 1879, Braden, Fayette County, Tennessee. [See Sampson Bobo Genealogy]
14. Female BOBO d. before 1816 m. WILLIAM WILDER.

[From THE BOBO NEWSLETTER ]

[COPYWRITE NOTICE: The above accounts and translations are the property of the Bobo Family Association and are intended for the exclusive use of family members in their genealogical research.]

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Gabriel Bobo probably landed in or near Jamestown on the James River. By 1703, he had a piece of land in King William Co., about two miles south of present day Bulahville, and is described in one record as "Bubboes Plantation." In the same year he married ELIZABETH (SPENCER) WHITE, the widow of James White. Gabriel and Elizabeth had at least two children> One was SPENCER (from his mother's surname), the mane generally recognized as the father of ELIZABETH, ABSOLOM, LEWIS, SAMPSON and SPENCER Jr."

   The Bobo families lived for many years in the Virginia counties of King William, Caroline, Orange/Culpeper, Albemarle and Prince William. In 1770 LEWIS BOBO received a 700 acre land grant and migrated to Berk County, South Carolina. In 1773 SAMPSON BOBO received a land grant of 450 acres on the Tyger River, Craven Co., South Carolina and he made his home at Cross Anchor in Spartanburg County. Leonardo Andrea stated, "The brothers Lewis and Sampson came with the WOFFORDs, POSEYs, TRAILs and perhaps the RHODEs and RUSHes into the Spartanburg area some years before the War of the Revolution." ABSOLOM BOBO-3 is believed to have migrated to South Carolina after 1781 and lived in Laurens County. Many Bobos and their allied families served as soldiers in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

   SAMPSON BOBO (1737) migrated with his wife, SARAH SIMPSON (1743) and five children in 1773 to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. They had additional children, two of whom were sons -- JEREMIAH (ca 1787) and WILLIS (ca 1782). WILLIS (ca 1782) married DELILAH SIMPSON, a daughter of Samuel Simpson of Union Co., before 1809 when a 'partition suit' was filed against him in Union Co., South Carolina. The Cross Keys land was sold to BARRAM (sic Barham) BOBO and the money given to Delilah and the other plaintiffs (Simpson siblings). Many of Sampson Bobo's children married and some migrated to the surrounding states, one of which was Tennessee.

   This web site focuses upon theWILLIS and DELILAH BOBO family, who later lived in old Maury County, Tennessee, around 1817 through 1850. Both Willis and Delilah were born in South Carolina. On 11 Jan 1806, Willis Bobo was a witness in Spartanburg to a sale of land between William Calvaret to Roland Jennings (Book K, p. 491-3). In 1809 a partition suit places them at Cross Keys, Union Co., near Spartanburg. Willis witnessed a land sale in 1817 and was first taxed in Maury County in 1818. He purchased land from JEREMIAH BOBO and lived in the extreme southeastern corner of Maury, known as 'south side of Duck River.' Willis was recorded in the 1820 Maury County census and the 1840 Marshall County census. In 1836, Marshall County was created from eastern Maury and portions of Bedford, Giles and Lincoln Counties. Willis and Delilah Bobo had a large family from which five daughters and one son were married in Maury County between 1829 and 1843. The Willis Bobo allied families in Maury County were: COOPER, HARGIS, HUEY, OWEN, REDDING and WILLIAMS. The Willis Bobo family began migrating from south-central to western Tenessee around 1843. Willis and Delilah Bobo lived the remainder of their lives in Braden, Fayette County, Tennessee (near Memphis). Some Redding descendants still live in Culleoka, the southeastern corner of Maury.

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WILLIS BOBO


   WILLIS BOBO-4 (ca 1782) was recorded in 1817 as a witness to a Maury County, Tennessee deed transaction by JEREMIAH BOBO on Bear Creek, the south side of Duck River. Two years later, JEREMIAH BOBO sold WILLIS BOBO 152 acres and 52 poles of his Bear Creek tract for $608. Between the years 1819-1837, Willis Bobo bought and sold land that was in the extreme southeastern corner of Maury County. In 1836 this same area was divided to form Marshall County. Evidently some of Willis Bobo's land was in Maury County and some in Marshall County. He sold his last tract of Maury County land in 1837.

   The 1820 U.S. Census recorded WILLIS BOBO as head-of-household in Maury County with a wife, two sons and four daughters. For some unknown reason, he or his family wasn't recorded in the 1830 census; however, his married daughter ELIZABETH ("Betsey" BOBO-5) REDDING was recorded with her husband, ISAAC REDDING and male between 10-15. In addition to ELIZABETH BOBO, who was married in 1829, three others were also married by 1840: SUSAN BOBO-5 to GREEN HUEY (1832); SARAH BOBO-5 to LOGAN OWEN (1837); and SPENCER S. BOBO to MARGARET J. WILLIAMS (1840). The 1840 U.S. Census in Marshall County recorded WILLIS BOBO as head-of-household, along with his wife, two sons and four daughters. Two more marriages occurred in the next few years: DELILA BOBO to ABRAM S. HARGIS (1841) and MARTHA BOBO-5 to LANCASTER B. COOPER (1843). Finally in 1850, SPENCER S. BOBO-5 (30) was recorded with his wife, Margaret (26), in her father's Maury Co., household, along with their two children: JOSEPHINE (6) and JOHN W. (1). Sometime after 1843, Willis Bobo and parts of his family began moving westward to Fayette County, Tenn. After 1850, only allied families and descendants remained in Maury and the adjacent counties of Marshall and Giles.

   It's difficult to determine specific ages before 1850, since age ranges were then given, and afterwards the specific census ages sometimes differed due to unreliable recording methodology. WILLIS BOBO was between 26-45 in 1820 (or born between 1775-94), between 50-60 in 1840 (or born between 1780-90), in 1850 he was recorded in Fayette Co., Tenn. as 62 (or born in 1788) and in 1870 DELILAH BOBO (same age as Willis) was 82 (or 1788). An important non-census age observation was from researcher Monte Knight who said, "The 1836 Maury County tax list in District 2, the old 4th Civil District, was an initial citing of WILLIS BOBO not being taxed on himself as head-of-household. Heads-of-household, age 55 and over, were exempt, as were widows. Therefore, this approximates Willis Bobo's birth year as 1781-82." Monte Knight later elaborated on the telephone by saying he thought the age approximation by tax data was more reliable than the census data. He feels Willis was probably older than his wife and Delilah's true birth year may have been 1788.



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TAXES


   WILLIS BOBO was first taxed in Maury County in 1818, one year after Jeremiah Bobo, presumably his brother, was first taxed. Willis was again recorded on the 1823 tax list and taxed for 152 acres. After this he was recorded on Bear Creek and taxed through 1836 for 89 acres and valued at $350. Researcher Monte Knight commented that the year 1836 was the "initial citing of his not being taxed on himself, as head-of-household. Heads-of-household, age 55 and over, were exempt (as were widows); therefore, this approximates his birth year as 1781/82." His location was District 2 or the old 4th Civil District.


DEEDS


   Deed transactions show that WILLIS BOBO purchased "152 acres, 52 poles for $608" from JEREMIAH BOBO on 25 December 1819 and then had it registered on 17 July 1821. It was a tract on Bear Creek, a branch of Globe Creek - south side of Duck River. In 1817, Jeremiah Bobo had previously purchased "277 acres, 54 1/2 poles for $1,109" from WILLIAM HOLT. Willis Bobo and John Holt were both witnesses to the 1817 transaction. Willis Bobo then sold 100 acrea, 65 poles of his tract for $550 to Amzio Black in 1825. In 1827, he again sold 50 or 53 acres, 62 1/2 poles for $287.50 to David Calvert. On 1 November 1832 Willis Bobo took a lien on "Bobo's plantation" (Vol. 1, Bk Q, p. 206) and assigned the note to Andrew Smith. On the same date, Andrew Smith sold Willis Bobo 114 acres, with exception of 25 acres in the southeast corner of tract, on the waters of Fountain Creek for $326. On 24 February 1837, WILLIS & son, SPENCER BOBO of Maury Co. sold 77 acres for $120 to Joseph Frey of Marshall Co., Tenn. The tract of land was lying partially in Maury Co., and partially in Marshall Co. on the waters of Fountain and Bear Creeks. On the same date, they also sold 10 acres to William Tomlinson, all from Maury Co. Finally on 3 January 1837, Willis Bobo sold 114 acres for $51 & 1/2 cents to Joseph Brown, less 25 acres in consideration of a lien Brown had on the place for some years. There were no further deed transactions for the Bobo surname in Maury County.


LEGAL


   An 1842 Maury County trial involved deceased ELIZABETH BOBO REDDING and her husband, ISAAC REDDING. Included among the names recorded as witnesses in the trial were several names that have had particular interest to descendants of Willis Bobo. These names concern the probable family of Willis and Delilah Bobo, even though all family relationships haven't yet clearly been designated. This article not only names many of the family members but also includes family names that have been closely associated with the Bobo family -- HOLT and ALLEN.

   Isaac Redding was brought to trial in Maury Co., Tennessee for the death of his wife, Elizabeth "Betsey" Bobo, but was acquitted for first and second degree murder. He was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to prison for five years. Several members of the Willis Bobo family were mentioned as participants. Willis's son, SPENCER S. BOBO, was the prosecutor and his wife, DELILAH, testified. A daughter, SARAH (BOBO) OWENS, also testified. At the end of the document, Willis Bobo asked the court to pay ALLEN H. BOBO for his wife's expenses.

   The HARGIS surname was also somewhat clarified in the civil suit Wells vs Wells, 1836. "WILLIAM HARGIS of Fayette Co., Tenn., states, "Mrs. Wells (ELIZABETH WORSHAM WELLS, 2nd wife of old DAVID WELLS, Sen'r) is a sister of mine . . . her children, JOHN, HENRY, NANCY PRUDENCE (Nancy L. Worsham, who married Samuel Wells) . . ." ALLEN H. BOBO was a witness for the defense in Maury county in WELLS VS. WELLS, 1836. William Hargis was involved in two other suits for 'civil causes.' He sued his sister's (Elizabeth (Hargis) Worsham Wells) stepson, Robert Wells on 10 April 1832 and also Richard Bentley.

   No deeds of purchase or transferral were found in Maury County for the surname HARGIS between 1807 and 1860. William Hargis and his family were recorded in the 1830 census in the extreme southeastern section of Maury County -- the Fountain and Globe Creek area. He was born between 1770-80, his wife (40-50 yrs), males: 1 (5-10), 1 (10-15), 1 (15-20); and females: 2 (<5), 2 (5-10), & 1 (10-15). William Hargis and his family had evidently moved westward to Fayette County by 1836.



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ALLEN HOLT BOBO



   ALLEN HOLT BOBO, son of Willis Bobo, was in the 1850 U.S. Census, 1st Civil District, Shelby County, Tennessee which was recorded on 22 October 1850. It showed him and his family at dwelling number 758. "Allen Bobo" was 35 years old, a male, occupation a farmer and he was born in Tenn. Sarah, his wife, was 31, female and born in Tenn. "Wm" was 4 years old, male and born in Tenn. James was 3 years old, a male and born in Tenn. (At dwelling number 757, John W. Curle (36, born in GA) and his wife, Lucinda (34, born in AL) have six children listed: Miranda 14, David 10, Edward 10, Thos 8, John 2 and Catherine Bobo 2.)Allen was also a Methodist: "A. H. BOBO attended the second quarterly meeting at Belmont" [Fayette Co., Tenn.] on 6 April 1850. ALLEN HOLT BOBO was later recorded in the 1860 U.S. Census in Pennington Township, Bradley County, Arkansas which was taken on 30 July 1860. "Allen H. Bobo," was 41 years old, male, a Constable, with real estate valued at $3,000 and personal property valued at $1,000. He was born in Tenn. Sarah A. Bobo was 36 years old, female and born in Tenn. James Bobo was 13, male and born in Tenn. John Bobo was 6 years old and born in Ark. Nancy Bobo was 4, female and born in Ark. Samuel Bobo was 9/12, male and born in Ark. Oliver Allen was living with them at the age of 23, a farmer with a personal estate of $150, who was born in Ala.

   Nobody by the name of Allen Bobo was listed in the 1870 or 1880 U.S. Census in Arkansas. Nor was there an Allen Bobo in the1900 census in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.



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ALLEN HARGIS BOBO


   In the 1910 U.S. Census, ALLEN HARGIS BOBO, son of Allen Holt Bobo, was recorded in Reno City, Precinct 5, Washoe Co., Nevada. He was listed as "Allen H. Bobo," head, male, white, 47, second marriage, married 10 years, born in AR and both parents born in TN. Minnie K. Bobo was listed as wife, female, white, 55, married once for 10 years, 4 children born with 3 living, born in MO, father born in NY and mother born in IL. Vera was listed as a daughter, female, white, 7 years old, single and born in MO. Ernest was listed as son, male, white, 3 years old, single and born in NV. Lester was listed as son, male, white, 1 year old, single and born in NV.

   Otto was listed as son, male, white, 19 years old, single and born in AR. Valma was recorded as an adopted daughter, female, white, 7 years old, single, born in OK, father born in AR and mother born in TN.

   In the 1920 U.S. Census, ALLEN H. BOBO, age 58 (AR) and Minnie K. Bobo, age 46 (MO) lived on Tyler Street, Riverside (actually Arlington), Riverside County, California. Their family consisted of six dependents: Vera, a daughter at age 17 (MO), Velma, an 'adopted' daughter (actually a Ketchum niece and daughter of Grace (Ketchum) Conley -- Minnie's deceased older half-sister), age 17 (OK), Ernest, a son 13 (NV), Lester, a son 11 (NV), Herbert, a son 7 (CA) and Mary a daughter 5 (CA).



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DISCUSSION


   WILLIS & DELILAH BOBO lived in the extreme southeastern corner of Maury County and had nine children who were born between 1810 and 1820. In the 1830 Maury census, ELIZABETH "Betsey" (BOBO) REDDING was married (1829) to Isaac Redding and was described between the ages of 20-29. A male between the ages of 10-15 was also listed. In the 1840 Maury census, in the 6th Civil District, SARAH (BOBO) OWENS had married (1837) Logan Owens and was described as a female between 20-29. They had 1 male under 5. BETSEY REDDING was listed between the ages of 30-39, as was Isaac Redding and they had 2 males under 5, 3 males between 5-9, 2 males 10-14 and 1 male 15-19. They also had 1 female 5-9. Finally, also in the Maury 6th Civil District, LANCASTER B. COOPER was listed with his first wife and family (he didn't marry MARTHA BOBO until 1843). Both he and his wife were 20-29 and they had one male and one female under 5. Sometime around 1843, Willis Bobo and his household migrated to Fayette County, Tennessee. ALLEN HOLT BOBO had also migrated westward and married (3 June 1844) Sarah "Sally" Ann Hargis in Fayette Co., Tenn. When Spencer Bobo first migrated to Somerville, Fayette County on or before 1847, he joined the local Masonic Fraternity 14 May 1847. In the 1850 Maury census, in the old 14th Civil District, SPENCER S. BOBO had married (1840) Margaret J. Williams and was living in her father's household (John E. Williams, 53, farmer, TN & Rachael H., 56, KY). Spencer was described as a tailor, 30 years old and born in Tenn. Margaret was 26 and born in Tenn. Their two children, Josephine (6) and John W. (1). Sometime after 1850, the BOBO surname ceased to exist in Maury County, Tennessee.

[For more Maury County, TN information, link to: http://www.tngenweb.usit.com/maury.]


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