biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
EVERETT H. BOBBITT is a farmer and stock-raiser, living on section 30, White Oak Township. He was born in Missouri, Jan. 26, 1816, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Hale) Bobbitt, who were natives of North Carolina, and emigrated to Kentucky in the very earliest settlement of that State. They then removed to Missouri, in 1815, where they remained nntil 1829, and then went to Morgan County, Ill., where they died. The subject of this sketch, Everett H. Bobbitt, came from the old home in Illinois to this county in the year 1848, and opened a farm and resided here until 1850, when he went back to Illinois and remained three years, still retaining the ownership of his farm in this county, to which he returned in 1856, and where he has continued to reside since. In May, 1842, he was married to Miss Mary Newton, a daughter of Henry and Martha (Izell) Newton, who were natives of Virginia, but who moved to Kentucky, and thence to Illinois about the year 1838. By this union there were three children: Theodore N., David F. and Melissa J. The mother died in 1849, in Iowa, and in 1851 he was again married, to Nancy G. Moss, a daughter of William and Rachel (Brattain) Moss, both of whom died in Illinois. By this latter marriage there were three children: William E., deceased; Rachel E. and Mary E. Mr. and Mrs. Bobbitt are members of the Baptist Church, and the girls of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Politically Mr. B. is a Democrat, has held the office of Supervisor two terms, and nearly all the minor offices of the township. He owns 121 acres of excellent land, all under fence, in a good state of cultivation, with the best class of improvements of all kinds. He pursues the occupation of general farming and stock-raising, giving his particular attention to breeding and raising Cleveland Bay horses, and has several very fine animals of this family of horses. Mr. Bobbitt is a citizen of long residence in this county, a man of positive convictions, and equally as positive in the expression of his views upon any and all questions, yet a man who enjoys the confidence and regard of neighbors and friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy