I am still trying to figure out who Jesse Boblit’s parents are. In an 1880 US census, Jesse’s parents are identified as having been born in North Carolina. Is it possible that John Boblet and Ann Ratcliff Married before 1800 in Chatham, North Carolina are his parents?
I recently found that Jesse and his second wife Julia Ann Dodson are berried in the Wright Cemetery, North East of Findly, Illinois. Jesse died in 1888. Letitia Humphrey Boblit Apparently died sometime between April 1863 when her fifth child was born and 1866 when Jesse remained. Jesse and Latitia had been living in Sullivan County, Il in 1860. In an 1865 Illinois Census, Jesse and the children are listed as living in the Tower Hill, Illinois area, but Latitia had apparently died before that census was taken.
I have continued to be interested in how often the family name has its spelling changed by both members of the family and in government records. It is spelled Boblet in some records. The family spelled it Boblit on Jesse’s grave marker and three of his daughters including my great grand mother, Emily, spelled it Boblett later in life.