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Martha Jane Newton Bobbitt
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1827
Trigg County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1911
Morgan County
Illinois, USA

Wife of John Granville Bobbitt. Miss Martha J. Newton, who was born in Trigg County, Ky., Oct. 22, 1827, but who at the time of her marriage (which took place in Brown County, this State.) Was a resident of Bloomington, Ill. Her parents, Henry and Martha (Ezell) Newton were natives of Virginia, and are long since deceased. Henry Newton was twice married and was the father of a large family. Mrs. Bobbitt was a daughter of the first wife, who died when comparatively a young woman. She lived with her father and her sister Mary, principally in this county, growing up with a limited education. In those early days the plan of the resent school system had not been developed, for the children were scattered over the desolate country at such distances as to prevent a common meeting ground. Only armed men would traverse the lonely pats leading from one cabin to another. Mrs. Bobbitt like her husband, was taught to make herself useful at an early age, learning to be a good
housekeeper and to perform all those duties necessary to the comfort and happiness of the household. Of the three children born to Mr. and Mrs. bobbitt, one son, Louis M., died at the age of thirty-four years, in township 15, range 10. He was married to Miss Ellen Busey, who survives him. They had two children - Walter N., and John C. Mary L., became the wife of J. B. Holliday, and they are living on a farm in township 15, range 11. They have four children - Ralf, Mable, Charles L., and Frank S. Hattie E., remains at home with her parents; she is a very intelligent young lady, greatly interested in music. Mrs. Bobbitt and her children belong to the Christian Church. Mother of Walter Newton Bobbitt. Daughter of Henry N. & Martha Ezell Newton 
 
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 Spouse:
  John Granville Bobbitt (1824 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Lewis M. Bobbitt (1850 - 1884)*
  Mary Louise Bobbitt Holliday (1852 - 1941)*
  Hattie Bobbitt (1864 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chapin Cemetery
Chapin
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Craig & Tonya Banks
Originally Created by: Calvin Kyle Bobbitt
Record added: Jun 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11162425
Martha Jane <i>Newton</i> Bobbitt
Added by: Calvin Kyle Bobbitt
 
Martha Jane <i>Newton</i> Bobbitt
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Sleep Peacefully
- Sheila H.
 Added: Jun. 13, 2010
Rest in Peace my distant cousin
- Sheila H.
 Added: Jul. 11, 2009
~ Rest in Peace ~
- Sheila H. a descendent
 Added: May. 31, 2007
 
 
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