Thomas B. Bobbitt
of
White County, Arkansas

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Gibson Co., TN History   Gibson Co. Marriages  James   Carroll Co., AR  Cemetery   Carroll Co., TN James Family
Query by Beth Howser  Philip Yancey Graves     Albert Bobbett b: abt 1845 AR 1860 in Carroll Co.

From the History of Arkansas, White County - 1889, p. 132    and p.  284-5,  794 , 859 Bobbitt Book 

Thomas B. Bobbitt, M. D. is one of the most worthy men engaged in the practice of medicine in White County, and is much esteemed and respected by all his medical brethren. He was born in Gibson County , TN, November 8, 1849, and while assisting his father on the farm, he attended school at every opportunity, and by applying himself closely to his books he, at the age of twenty years, had a much better education than the average farmer's boy. Not being satisfied with the education thus acquired, he entered the high school at Gibson, TN, and formed while there a desire to enter the medical profession. In 1872 he entered the Nashville Medical College, graduated in the class of 1873 and the following year engaged in selling drugs. He next farmed one year and in 1876 began the practice of medicine in Madison County, TN, continuing there until 1879, when he settled in White County, AR, at Antioch Church, and in 1886 came to Beebe. 
Since his residence here he has practiced his profession, kept a drug store and has farmed, and in all these enterprises has been successful, being now the owner of 500 acres of good farming land, lying in several different farms, and has 200 acres under cultivation.

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In 1873, in Gibson Co.,  Thomas was united in marriage to Miss Eddie James, a daughter
of Edward James, a native of Tennessee
They have four children:
Nora Bobbitt, born 1 Mar
1875, Pinkie Bobbitt, born in 1879, Lawson E. Bobbitt, 829 born in 1881 and Edgar Bobbitt, born in 1886.
The Doctor is a member of the, A.F.& A.M. and was a member of the the K. of  L.
He and his wife and eldest daughter are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
1910 Census Union TWP, White Co., AR

His parents, Drury James "Doctor J"  Bobbitt  and Elizabeth Wallace were born 
in South Carolina and Tennessee, respectively, and the former (Drury) at the age of seven years 
was taken to Tennessee by his father, James Bobbitt, who had previously been an influential
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Drury and Elizabeth were married in Gibson County, [p.133] TN., in 1835, and reared the following family:
William H. Bobbitt  a lawyer of Humboldt TN,
Caroline Bobbitt (wife of W F Lawson, at present mayor of Eureka Springs, AR,
James Bobbitt (a carriage and wagon maker of Joplin MO), Mattie Bobbitt (who died at the age of
twenty at Eureka Springs, AR), Ellen Bobbitt (wife of H M Brimm, a druggist at Eureka Springs,
Mollie Bobbitt, (wife of William Boyd, an editor of Seneca, MO) and Lena Bobbitt (who died in infancy).

Both parents (Thomas & Eddie)  are living in retirement at at Eureka Springs and are members of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the former a Mason and a member of the Union Labor party.
J.N. Wallace, the maternal grandfather of our subject was a soldier in the War of 1812, was a farmer and
one of the pioneers of Tennessee


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