Lemuel Jones Bobo

1836–1896 (Age 60)
New Hope Church, Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Lemuel Jones

When Lemuel Jones Bobo was born on 3 May 1836, in New Hope Church, Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Kindred J Bobo, was 35 and his mother, Comfort Free, was 22. He married Mary Louisa Sparks in 1860, in Union, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Goshen Hill, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Union, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 15 June 1896, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Cross Anchor, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lemuel Jones Bobo
1836–1896
Elizabeth Caroline Lee
1852–1927
Marriage: 24 December 1868
Mary Ann Bobo
1868–1944
Jesse Jackson Bobo
–1897
William Lester Bobo
1870–1947
Melvin W Bobo
1871–1937
Ella Bobo
1872–1947
Martha Ann Bobo
1872–1949
Burl F. Bobo
1875–1910
Frank Bobo
1877–1955
Agnes Elizabeth Bobo
1879–1908
Nolen Bobo
1881–1881
Lula Bobo
1882–1921
Virgil Kid Bobo
1886–1931
Juanita Carolina Bobo
1887–1976
Lee Nora Bobo
1890–1922
Bobo
1892–1892
Charles Victor Bobo
1892–1892
Jimmie Green Bobo
1895–1895

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1868
Union, South Carolina, United States
children

(17)

+12 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 24

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1863

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • L G Bobo, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lemuel J Bobo, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lemuel Bobo in household of Kin Bobo, "United States Census, 1860"

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