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Capt. Lewis Bobo (b. 1736, d. May 10, 1806)Capt. Lewis Bobo (son of Spencer Bobo and Jane Wofford) was born 1736 in Fourney, France, and died May 10, 1806 in Union Co, Sc.He married Sarah Solomon on Abt. 1775 in Albemarle Co., , Va.
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The following from the Bobo0699.ged received from Robert G. (Bob) BOBO
Lewis Bobo granted judgement against John Honey for 2 Pounds, 17
Shillings, 9 Pence current money.(Caroline Co., VA Order Book 1755-58,
"8 March 1760. Thomas Hill 447 acres in Granville Co in the Parish of St
John on Isingglas the waters of Shocco Creek, joining William Williamson,
Brittain Jones, John Gaunt, John Thornton, Hills line and the sd
Isingglas signed by his mark.Witnesses Tho Jones, William
Matthews.Surveyed 5 October 1759 Sworn chain carriers Lewis Bobo, Jno
Wood, Wi Churton Surveyor (North Carolina Patent Book 11, Entry 1650, p.
"Sherwood Harris 28 November 1760, 525 acres in Granville Co in the
Parish of St Johnon both sides of Fishing Creek, joining Harris's line.
Signed Sherrd HarrisWitnesses Will Hurst, Lewis Bobo..."
(North Carolina Patent Book 11, Entry 1727, p. 396)
Lewis Bobo on list of taxables in Shocco District, Granville Co. in 1762.
("Gantrees" Newsletter of the Gant Family of America, Vol. 4, No. 4, p.
Land plat for 700a of land in Berkeley Co., between the fork of Broad and
Saluda Rivers and on a small branch called Woffords Branch of the Tyger
River and bounded by Wofford Branch, Barnett Branch and the land of
Amanuel (Emanuel) Stephens and by a vacant land, surveyed 7 May 1770 by
Enoch Pearson. Said plat delivered to owner, Lewis Bobo.(Leonardo
Andrea, #10)The tax return on this land was made by William Gist (also
from Maryland?) 20 August 1770 in Charleston for Lewis Bobo...The acerage
(?) indicates that in the home of Lewis Bobo was a wife and 11
dependents. (Leonardo Andrea #10a)
Capt. Lewis Bobo...Claim for a horse lost while he was in service and
also for oats and corn furnished...Reciepts for the corn and oats from
the following: Turner Rountree, 1 September 1782...John Hammond, QM, 12
August 1781...Lt. William Farr, 8 September 1781 and 11 September
1781...Col. Hays Regiment, 11 August 1780...John James of GA. , 16
November 1781. Reciept for supplies furnished troops enroute from
Charleston to Fort Ninety-Six, SC...Camden District 17 April
1777..."Captain Lewis Bobo lost one horse in service under Col. Neal in
his Regt. from 19th day of February to the first day of April
1777...sworn to 3 June before William Kennedy, J.P.""...The claim for
supplies and for the lost horse was approved and paid for with
indents...23 December 1786 before Thomas Norman, J.P.Lewis asks for the
interestbe assigned to Jonathan Norman for the fee...and grant of 200
acres...29 September 1787, Lewis Bobo assigns the balance to Jno.
Blasingame." Leonardo Andrea, #25)
On 23 Jan 1786, to Lewis Bobo "for provisions supplied to the militia" in
1779 through 1783, 6 pounds, 14 shillings, 3 1/2 pence. (Stub Entries to
Indents, A.S. Salley, Offset Lithography, 1915, Book B, p.140, No. 1342)
"Lewis Bobo, 200a on Tyger River in Spartanburg (?), 3 April 1787."
(Leonardo Andrea, #15a)
Lewis Bobough of NC sold 287.5 acres, on March 7, 1788, to Robert
Flournoy on the waters of Shoulderbone of Richland Creek in Wilkes Co.,
NC for 125 pds. sterling.Witnessed by Richard Call.R. Middleton, JP.
"Jesse Dod of Arrensburgh (Orangeburg) District, bound to Peter Renffro
of Ninty Six District, SC, for 286 pounds, 10 shillings and 8 pence
sterling, 7 Feb 1784, to make title to 300 acres of land on Tyger River
waters, Ninty Six District on or before 7 Feb 1787."Witnessed by Lewis
Bobo (and others). "Proved by Lewis Bobo before John Moffrett, J.P. 27
Mar 1789." (Union Co. Miscellaneous Records, Book 1&2, pp. 56-60)
"Certificate that Samuel Tindell will never call on C.R. Edson for his
negro man Stephen, now in his posession, 3 May 1790." Witnessed by Lewis
Bobo. (Union Co. Miscellaneous Records, Book 1&2, p. 132)
"to my wife Sarah, all my estate real and personal during her life or
widowhood; at her death to be sold and moneys be equally divided amongst
my children Elizabeth Skelton, Sampson Bobo, Solomon Bobo, Salley Norman,
Pattey Smith, Jeany Ray, Polley Rhoades, Abigail Cooper, Nancy Ray,
Kindred Bobo and Darcey (Dicey) Holcomb; my wife Sarah, Solomon Bobo and
Kindred Bobo, exrs., 14 June 1805.
Wit. Simpson Bobo, Andrew Torrence, George Gordon, signed as witness 10
(Union Co. Will Book A, pp. 139-140)
"Lewis Bobo died about 1806....probably buried in the family graveyard in
(Sparks, Claude, "The Union Daily Times History Book")
Will proved by George Gordon in Union Co. on 7 March 1808.
(Union Co. Will Book A, pp. 139-140)
Lewis' land in Union Co., granted to him in 1772, was bounded by the
Tyger River on the North and encompassed 300 acres.In 1795 he gave his
son Kindred a parcel on the South end of this property as a wedding
present.On this land Kindred built his home which is still standing
today (1999) It is now known as the Murphy - Bobo House and has been
recently renovated (1980-1990) and identifies the approximate Southern
boundary of Lewis' original homestead. About 100 yards North of the
Murphy - Bobo House is what remains of a burial ground of considerable
age.The stones are mostly field stones but at least one could be
identified as a man made stone. and all were covered by decades of dead
leaves, dirt and debris.In 1994 several Bobo cousins visited the area
and, after some digging,came to the conclusion that this was indeed a
cemetery and determined that there were about 20 burial plots. It is
presumed that Lewis is buried here as well as some of his kin. (from the
original records for the house in the possesion of Richard Campbell)
Lewis and Sarah lived in Caroline Co., VA in 1756. They moved to the
Cross Keys area of Union Co., SC around 1770.
"Bobo Cousins by the Dozens" by Herbert M. and Jeanie Newell
Union Co., SC Family Histories
Union Co. Heritage, 1981, by Mannie Lee Mabry, Editor. Published by the
Union Co. Heritage Committee in cooperation with Hunter Publishing
Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Section 86, "The Bobo Family."
"Huguenots in the Backcountry: The Bobo Family of France, Virginia and
South Carolina" by Bryan Scott Johnson, pages 1-4. In this article, he
quotes the following
"Just prior to the American Revolutionary War, Lewis and his brothers
Sampson and Sepncer, Jr. migrated into the backcountry of South Carolian.
The family of Lewis BOBO settled in Berkley (later Union Co.) Co., SC,
around 1770 following a receipt of a royal grant of land. Sampson BOBO's
family moved to Craven (later Spartanburg Co.) South Carolina around
1773, following a similar grant from the King of England. No record of a
land grant to Spencer, Jr. has been located. However, his name does
appear as an adjoining land owner on the plate of Ezekial Backler in
Craven Co. in 1775. The appearance of his name on his document indicates
that he had purchased lands in that area before 1775. An additional son
of Spencer BOBO, Absalom would wait until after the war to remove to
South Carolina. His first purchase of land must have occurred before
1791, when he sold (for 30 pounds sterling) 250 acres in Laurens Co., SC,
to John Frederick Harmoning situated "on the draught of Cedar Shoal
Creek, the waters of the Enoree River, and bounding N.E. on Sampson
BOBO." This would leave daughter Mary Elizabeth BOBO, now married to John
HOLT and residing in Orange Co., NC, since the 1750's. The first federal
census occurred in 1790, and its data reflect the following: Absalom BOBO
residing in Laurens Co., SC, with no sons over sixteen, no sons under
sixteen, and one female, and three slaves; Sampson BOBO, residing in
Spartanburg Co., SC, with 2 sons over sixteen, five sons under sixteen,
and four females; Spencer BOBO, Jr., residing also in Spartanburg Co.,
SC, with no sons, and two females; and Lewis BOBO residing in Union Co.,
SC, with two sons over sixteen, one son under sixteen, five females, and
Lewis BOBO was living in Culpeper Co. when he received a grant Jul 13,
1770 for 700 acres in Berkley Co., SC on the south side of the Tyger
River. Lewis and Sampson had had some land transactions in Bute Co., NC
as early as 1769. Lewis BOBO made a will June 4, 1805 recorded in Union
Court House March 18, 1808. he named the following in his will: Wife,
Sarah;Children: Elizabeth SKELTON,Sampson, Solomon, Sally NORMAN, Patty
SMITH, Jeanny RAY, Mary RHODES, Megail COOPER, Nancy RAY, Kindred, Sr.,
and Dicey HOLCOMBE. Will of Lewis BOBO recorded in Will Book A, Page 234,
Box 5, Package 32.Recorded on the 7th day of March 1808 and filed at the
Union Co. Courthouse, Union, S.C. Lewis BOBO rendered patriotic service
during the Revolutionary War. On January 23, 1786 he was paid for
provisions supplied the militia in 1779,1780,1781,1782,and 1783. Many of
his descendents have been and worked in the Fairforest(Lower) Baptist
The earliest settlers in Cross Keys between the Enoree and Tyger Rivers,
located in southwestern Union Co. (near Spartanburg and Laurens
Counties), arrived during the 1750s. Families that settled in the Cross
Keys area included: Barrum and Lewis BOBO, BOYCE, Jesse DODD, FLOYD,
GORDON, HOLCOMBE, JACKSON, MARTIN, MARTINDALE, MURPHY, RAY, SMITH, Samuel
SIMPSON, SKELTON, William RHODES, Andrew TORRANCE.
More About Capt. Lewis Bobo:
Burial: Unknown, Padgett Cr. Cem, Padgett Creek, Union Co, Sc.
More About Capt. Lewis Bobo and Sarah Solomon:
Marriage: Abt. 1775, Albemarle Co., , Va.
Children of Capt. Lewis Bobo and Sarah Solomon are:
- +Kindred Bobo, b. January 14, 1775, New Prospect, Union, Sc, d. August 24, 1829, Union, Sc.