Israel Bobo

1785–1840 (Age 55)
Prince William, Virginia, United States

The Life of Israel

When Israel Bobo was born in 1785, in Prince William, Virginia, United States, his father, Gabriel Bobo, was 66 and his mother, Elizabeth Garner, was 56. He married Margaret Graham on 2 April 1801, in Washington, Monroe, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1840, in Athens, Ohio, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Elk Cemetery, McArthur, Elk Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Israel Bobo
Margaret Graham
Marriage: 2 April 1801
Elizabeth "Betsey" Bobo
Mary Bobo
Sarah Bobo
Susan Bobo
Ezekiel Bobo
Gabriel G. Bobo
Jacob Bobo
Lavimer Bobo
Lovina Bobo
Jemima Bobo
Henry B. Bobo
Joseph Bobo

Spouse and Children

2 April 1801
Washington, Monroe, Ohio, United States


    Elizabeth "Betsey" Bobo


    Mary Bobo


    Ezekiel Bobo


    Sarah Bobo


    Gabriel G. Bobo


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 3

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Altered form of a French (Huguenot) name, probably Bobeaux, which is unexplained.2 Spanish: nickname for a sufferer from a speech defect, from Spanish bobo ‘stammering’ (Latin balbus).3 Hungarian (Bobó): from the old secular personal name Bobó.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Isreal Bobo, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Israel Bobo, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Israel Bobo, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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