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Birth: Jan. 15, 1804
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Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1885
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Lawyer; Civic Leader; Entrepreneur. Founded the oldest continually operating law firm in the United States: Bobo, Carlisle & Edwards, which operates today as the Bean Law Firm, Spartanburg, SC. Served on the first Board of Trustees of Wofford College 1851-1861, and again 1863-1885 (twice as chairman). Elected Dec. 6, 1860 as a delegate to the SC Secessation Convention. A signer of the South Carolina Declaration of Secession from the Union during the formation of the Confederate States of America. Served in the congress of South Carolina 1862-1864. Member of Central Methodist Church (first church in Spartanburg 1837) 1839-1885; Superintendent of Sunday School 1841-1880. Delegate to Methodist General Conference. Father-in-law of civic leader John W. Carlisle (1827-1914).
Married Nancy Holland Foster c.1833. She was the daughter of Anthony Foster, Jr. and Elizabeth Bobo of Cedar Springs, SC.
(Source: History of Spartanburg County, Landrum, 1900; History of Wofford College; and window plaque in Central United Methodist Church) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy Holland Foster Bobo (1807 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  Louisa Caroline Bobo Carlisle (1834 - 1906)*
  Edwin Henry Bobo (1837 - 1886)*
  Ella Viola Bobo Nicholls (1852 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Portrait once hung at Wofford College; now in private collection of Carlisle family.
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Area A, Plot 62, #12
 
Created by: Ray Bobo
Record added: Mar 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25456256
Simpson Bobo
Added by: robin pellicci moore
 
Simpson Bobo
Added by: Ray Bobo
 
Simpson Bobo
Added by: Ray Bobo
 
 
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Thank you for your service to South Carolina
- Julious
 Added: Dec. 7, 2012

- S .OBryant
 Added: Dec. 29, 2011
Rest in Peace. You may be gone although by no means - you are not forgotten.
- liz
 Added: Mar. 10, 2010
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