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Ray Bobo (#46978725)
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Bio Photo I am an 11th generation descendant of Gabriel Baubau (also spelled Beaubeau, Babeau, Baubeau, etc.), who is believed to be the first Bobo immigrant circa 1700. He came from western France to Virginia under the headright system. For more information on the headright system click here.
For documentation about Gabriel Baubau and his descendants click here.
Though Bobo is an uncommon name, there are thousands of us all over the US. It is absolutely amazing how quickly a family can grow from an original pair. Why, just look at the human family! Bobos have fought in every American war since the Revolution. One was awarded the Medal of Honor, and several are on the Viet Nam Wall.

PLEASE LEAVE ONLY THANK YOU NOTES ON THIS PAGE!! Send personal notes to email address below. Thanks.

Sadly of late it seems that Find A Grave has turned into Find An Obituary. I do not post obits word for word from the newspaper. First of all, out of respect for the living, and second because once the funeral is past it is old news. Yes, I post deceased relations and other pertinent information. I especially dislike scanned obits that are posted as photos of the individual.

Here is a poem I like by Emily Dickinson

I Died for Beauty, but was Scarce

I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, -the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met at night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.
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Arminda Bobo
Bobo Family
Gabreil Beaubeau from France was my 7th Great Grandfather. I have been able to better piece together my tree from your information. Thank you!!! I am new to this, but have tons of fun and have found out amazing things!
Added by Arminda Bobo on May 25, 2015 1:50 PM
Kathy Nance
Elsie Bratton Sadler
Thanks for finding my typo on the marriage. I had reversed the 7 and 8.
Added by Kathy Nance on Mar 28, 2015 3:39 PM
Annie Hollis
RE: Thomas Hollis
Thank you. I'll look forward to hearing from you later this spring.Annie
Added by Annie Hollis on Mar 15, 2015 11:24 AM
RE: Gabriel Beaubeaux [Bobo]

Thanks for the info on Gabriel. I am using info I get from Ancestry.
I will make the correction to my tree that you suggested.

Added by SilWil on Mar 09, 2015 1:54 PM
Fredrick Tucker
RE: Lillian Sims
Thanks so much for this transfer.
Added by Fredrick Tucker on Feb 17, 2015 6:07 AM
Annie Hollis
Thomas Hollis
Hi there. I think Thomas is my great, great, great grandfather.
Father: John Henry Hollis 1918 - 1995
Grandfather: James Walter Hollis 1876 - 1930
Gr Grandfather: Richard H. Hollis 1852 - 1912
Gr Gr Grandfather: James Willis Hollis 1816 - 1899
Gr Gr Gr Grandfather: Thomas

Can you give me the information on the headstone? I can see it has the number of years, etc but there is also an inscription I can't read.

Thanks so much. I guess you and I are related!!

Annie Hollis
Added by Annie Hollis on Feb 10, 2015 10:27 AM
Sonja Yount
Absalom Bobo
Thank you for posting this picture of his grave and the information on the Bobo Family. I am a 5th Great Grand daughter, and am just getting started trying to trace my family ..... Again THANK YOU so very Much

Sonja M (Thomason) Yount
Added by Sonja Yount on Nov 11, 2014 9:44 AM
Thomas Irwin Dashiell
Ray, many thanks for adding the additional information and linking Thomas Irwin Dashiell; who is buried at Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, South Carolina to his parents and wife.

Your incredible contributions here at Find-a-Grave are invaluable and much appreciated. ~ George Gaston
Added by GMG on Oct 15, 2014 4:18 AM
James Bernard West
RE: Benjamin West
thank you for your time and efforts. it really means a lot to me.
Added by James Bernard West on Sep 28, 2014 7:24 AM
Daivd Sloan
I just wanted to thank-you from the bottom of my heart. I searched for his grave about 10 years ago but never could find it. We spent many a weekend rambling in the woods hunting his grave.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2014 4:35 PM
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