THE BOBO NEWSLETTER
JANUARY 1990 ISSUE
11 Feb 1773 Granted "unto SAMPSON BOBO, his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land
containing Four Hundred and Fifty acres in Craven (later Spartanburg) County on a
small Branch the waters of Tyger River Bounded on all sides by Vacant Land."
14 Feb 1799 Elizabeth born in Spartanburg Co. Daughter of SAMPSON and SARAH SIMPSON
BOBO and wife of Anthony Foster.
Jun 1785 SAMPSON BOBO was Appointed overseer for the construction of a road "from
Blackstock's Ford on Tyger to Musgrove's on Enoree.
May 1786 SAMPSON BOBO awarded "Four pounds, fourteen shillings, and three pence
farthing...for Militia duty, since the fall of Charleston in Brandon's regiment" (Copy of the
Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims Filed in South Carolina Between
August 20, 1783 and August 31, 1786, Kept by James McCall, Auditor General.
Copies by Janie Revill. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD 1949.)
1 Dec 1788 SAMPSON BOBO was granted 410 acres in 96 District.
8 Apr 1790 SAMPSON BOBO purchased from the estate of the late Col. Benjamin Roebuck "for
and in consideration of one Hundred pounds Sterling money...two plantations parcels or
tracts of land...lying and being in Spartanburg County aforesaid, on two mile creek waters
of Enoree a branch of Broad River" Witnessed by Spencer Bobo, Junr.
17 Nov 1791 SAMPSON BOBO purchased in Spartanburg County from George Roebuck "for and in
consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling money...all that plantation and
tract of Land containing two hundred acres Surveyed for David Hendrix the twenty fourth
of Novr one thousand seven Hundred and sixty seven in Craven County a branch of Tyger
River called Jameys Creek" Deed witnessed by Burrell Bobo (Roebuck had purchased
this same tract from Nicholas Holley for two hundred pounds sterling on 20 Oct 1791.)
4 Feb 1793 SAMPSON BOBO was granted 190 and 160 acres in Spartanburg Co.
2 Jan 1797 SAMPSON BOBO was granted 500 acres on Cedar Sholds Creek in Spartanburg Co.
5 Jun 1797 SAMPSON BOBO was granted 300 acres on Jamey Creek in Spartanburg Co.
17 Apr 1804 Sampson Bobo died in Spartanburg Co. 24 Apr 1804 SAMPSON BOBO made
application for the administration of the estate of Sampson Bobo. (S. C. Archives,
Spartanburg Co. Estates, File 440.) "In the court of the Ordinary 24th April 1804
issued a citation to SAMPSON BOBO who claims the admn. of Sampson Bobo, Jr. his
son..." (Spartanburg County - South Carolina Will Abstracts" Holcomb, 1983, p. 10.)
3 May 1804 "Spenser Bobo & Thirum (Hiram?) Bobo claimed the admn. of Sampson Bobo Junr. gave
them a citation returnable on Friday. (Holcomb, p. 10.)
3 Jan 1806 SARAH BOBO made application for administration of the estate of SAMPSON BOBO.
(S.C. Archives, Spartanburg Co. Estates, File 440.)
6 Jan 1806 Letters of admn & warrant of appraisement of the estate of SAMPSON BOBO SENIOR
granted to SELBY (SALLY?) BOBO widow..." (Holcomb, p. 17.)
15 Jan 1806 "Inventory & appraisement of the estate of SAMPSON BOBO decd returned on oath of
SALLY BOBO admx..." (Holcomb, p. 18.)
31 May 1806 "SALLY BOBO SENR returned an inventory of the sale of personal estate of SAMPSON
BOBO SENR decd..." (Holcomb, p. 20.)
20 Jan 1813 SALLY BOBO signed will in Spartanburg District naming sons Burrell, Absolum, Chaney,
Jeremiah, Sampson, William Wileder, Spencer, Baram, Hiram, William and daughters
Levina, Polly, Betsy and Nancy. Also named in her will are grandchildren Polly, John ,
Nancy, Betsy, Sally, (children of Sampson) Sally Rochell and Samuel Simpson children of
Nancy. Sons Chaney and Hiram are appointed executors. (Vol. 1, Section A. p. 69.)
2 Feb 1816 SALLY BOBO (nee Simpson) "Proved the last will and testament of SALLEY BOBO
decd without citation...evidence of Aaron Casey; qualifying Cheney Bobo exr: Hiram Bobo
being out of the limits of this state." (Holcomb, p. 63.)
26 Dec 1816 SALLY BOBO (nee Simpson) Will probated in Spartanburg District wife of SAMPSON.
(Will Book A. pp. 79- 81.)
20 Feb 1818 "Settlement of estate of SALLY BOBO, legatees of the estate of Sampson Bobo Jr. who
hath a part of said estate of SAMPSON BOBO SENR. of which SALLY BOBO was
admx...Sampson Bobo Jr. four children each $100; 14 legatees." (Holcomb, p. 72.)
22 Oct 1818 "Chaney Bobo exr. of Sally Bobo decd came forward with the advancements to the
legatees of SAMPSON BOBO SENR...to Wm Wilder, George Robuck, Spencer
Bobo, Sampson Bobo Jr., Absalom Bobo Senr, Chaney Bobo, Matthew Patton, Barram
Bobo, Absalon Junr., Anthony Foster, Hiram Bobo, there being fourteen legatees...31st
October 1818" (Holcomb. p. 77.)
SEPTEMBER 1989 ISSUE
Bobo information compiled from data available under the name of Bobo which is to be found in the South Carolina State Archived in Columbia, S.C.:
2. The family originated in France and was Protestant. It is said that the head of the family came first to England and thence into Maryland and on into Virginia. The Brothers, Lewis and SAMPSON are proved. There were other brothers and also sisters who came to America. The brothers, Lewis and SAMPSON came with the Wofford's, Posey's, Trail's, and perhaps the Rhodes and Rushes into the Spartanburg area some years before the Revolutionary War. All of these families came direct from Virginia but had first resided in Maryland along the Pennsylvania line.
8. Joseph Green Simpson (son #6 Andrew Simpson & Elizabeth) ...Wife Elizabeth...Children:...SARAH SIMPSON m. 1762 to SAMPSON BOBO.
9. Land grants to Bobo's before the Revolution:...SAMPSON BOBO, 450a of land on Tyger River in Craven Co., 11 Feb 1773.
11. A plat for SAMPSON BOBO for 450a in Craven Co., * on the waters of Tyger River and all sides vacant at the time of the survey--surveyed 1 Apr. 1772 by James Wofford and the plat delivered 21 Oct. 1774 to James Samples, Jr. for SAMPSON BOBO.
11a. Tax return made in Charleston 18 June 1773 by James Wofford for SAMPSON BOBO, and the tax return data same as that on the plat,---The acreage indicates a wife and six dependents under age 18.
15. South Carolina Land Grants after the Revolution...Index II.
SAMPSON BOBO, 410 a in 96 District, 1 Dec. 1788
16. South Carolina Land Grants after the Revolution...Index III.
SAMPSON BOBO, 190a & 160a in Spartanburg Co., 4 Feb 1793.
SAMPSON BOBO, 300a on Jamey Creek in Spartanburg Co., 5 Jun 1797.
SAMPSON BOBO, 500a on Cedar Sholds Creek in Spartanburg Co., 2 Jan 1797.
21. 1790 Census for Union County of 96 District South Carolina...SAMPSON BOBO, 3-5-4...
23. In am inclined to think that Absalom Bobo in #19, Spencer in #20, were brothers to the two known brothers, Lewis and SAMPSON BOBO in #21. Note that Spencer, Lewis and SAMPSON all have boys aged over 16.
26. SAMPSON BOBO, but spelled as Bowbo...Military Duty under Col. Brand...Papers in the file are missing, save the account which was granted for his Militia Duty.
51. SAMPSON BOBO was born in France circa 1735 and came to Caroline Co., Virginia and was married soon after 1760 to SARAH SIMPSON (dau #8)...Then before the Revolution, he removed to South Carolina and settled six miles from Cross Keys where he died 17 April 1804...His son Burrell Bobo was born April 1763 and was the eldest child and married 15 Oct. 1786 to Elizabeth Roebuck (dau #30)...His next son Absalom Bobo was born 3 March 1765 and married as his first wife Ann Musgrove, a daughter of Edward Musgrove and his third wife, Nancy Ann Crosby...His son, Spencer Bobo was born 29 march 1767*...His son, Baram (Barham) Bobo was born 28 March 1776 and wed Frances Ann Wood and they had twelve children...His Daughter, Elizabeth Bobo was born 14 Feb 1779 and married Anthony Foster...From McCall-Tidwell Book.
*Spencer Bobo was born in 1767 and could not have been the same Spencer in #12 in 1775 as land owner before 1775...This Spencer in 1775 would have been but 8 years old and not likely at that age to have owned land.
52. Mrs SALLY BOBO (SARAH SIMPSON BOBO dau #8 and widow #51 Will
sg. 26 Jan 1813; pr 20 Feb 1816 in Union Co., S.C...Children,/
and no surnames used for any:
Chaney & Ex. Sampson*
Burrell Jeremiah William Wilder***
Absalom Betsy Spencer
Baram Hiram & Ex. Levenia
Nancy** Willis Polly
*Sampson's five children: Polly, John, Nancy, Betsy, & Sally.
**Nancy's two children: Sally Rachel and Samuel Simpson. /Wit. Aaron Casey and Moses Casey (see #28) ***Wildes Bobo or Wilder Bobo, is listed as a son by McCall-Tidwell...Like so much of WPA Data, this is likely true but no comma was placed by WPA in the name William Wilder...McCall is evidently correct. McCall states there were 15 children born to SAMPSON and SARAH SIMPSON BOBO.
OCTOBER 1992 ISSUE Page 11
Bute City, NC Deed Bk 3, Pge 187, September 22, 1770 SAM(P)SON BOBO, SALLEY BOBO witness land sale.
Bute City, NC Deed Bk 3, Pge 531, September 9, 1771, SAM(P)SON BOBO & SARAH, his wife, sell land.
Bute City, NC Court Minutes, Pge 236, August 13, 1772. SAMPSON BOBO sells land.
Craven Cty, SC February 11, 1773. SAMPSON BOBO is granted 450 acres on Tiger River.
BOBO, SAMPSON bc 1738 d 1804 m Sarah Simpson, Pvt SC
SOUTH CAROLINA REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, PATRIOTS & DESCENDANTS by Carter & Maddox Vol. I p. 16
BOBO, SAMPSON m. SARAH "SALLY" SIMPSON
BUTE COUNTY, N. C. LAND GRANTS PLATS & LAND ENTRIES Holcomb
p. 89 #107 W. Issued 16 June 1778 Benj. Hill enters 604 A where SAMPSON BOBO formerly lived adj. Thos Hill Junr line, Nicholas Murffey's line, John Persons 17th March 1778 Benj. Hill
UNION COUNTY HERITAGE, UNION COUNTY S.C. p. 34
Spencer Bobo and his wife Mary were parents of five children: Absolom, Simpson, Lewis, SAMPSON, and Spencer, Jr.
BUTE COUNTY N.C. 1771 - LIST OF TITHABLES TAKEN BY MATTHEW THOMAS
(From original County books)
Judgement Docket C.R. 015.3011
In back of book 22 pages 1771 (Bute Co. 14 1/2 pages (pp 5-top half 7 p. 14)
p. 3 8th down SAMPSON BOBO WHITES - 1, BLACKS - 0, TOTAL - 1
p. 211 BOBO, SAMPSON, born about 1738 in France; died in 1805 in Spartanburg. South Carolina; married April 16, 1763 to SARAH SIMPSON who died on February 16, 1816.
Service: Private in South Carolina
1. Burwell, born April 15, 1763, married Elizabeth Roebuck
2. Absolom, born March 3, 1765, married Annie Musgrove
3. Spencer, born March 29, 1767, married Janie
13. Barrun, born 1776
14. Elizabeth, born 1779
Members: Mary Marvel Bobo Wallace, No. 469124
Marquita Bomar Fox, No. 362833
S. C. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ALPHABETICAL INDEX p. 2923
Dates Entry Nbrs
BOBO, SAMPSON, Plat for 1772/04//01 0009 003 0013 00254 01
450 acres in Craven County
Kirshaw, Joseph Plat for 1772/12/21 0009 003 0017 00444 02
250 acres in Berkeley County
BOBO, SAMPSON, Land grant 1773/02/11 0002 005 0028 00261 00
for 450 acres in Craven County
BOBO, SAMPSON, Memorial 1773/06/18 0030 002 0012 00248 04
for 450 acres on Tyger River, Craven County
Kershaw, Joseph, Memorial 1775/02/03 0030 002 0013 00276 03
for 4 tracts, one for 250 acres on Cedar Sholas Creek, one for 15 acres on Wateree River, one for 292 acres and one for 49 acres both on Spears Creek
Backler, Ezekiel, Plat 1775/05/14 0009 003 0013 00100 02
for 700 acres on the fork of Enoree and Tyger Rivers
Backler, Ezekiel, Memorial 1775/10/18 0030 002 0002 00423 05
for 700 acres on Enoree River
Semple, James Jr., Memorial 1775/11/11 0030 002 0002 00444 03
for 1,000 acres between Enoree and Tyger Rivers, Craven County
1773 SC CENSUS
Shows SAMPSON BOBO & wife & 6 dependents under 18
Thomas W. Glover's Orangeburgh District ACCOUNT OF PLATS FOR
LANDS GRANTED BEFORE THE LATE WAR WITH GREAT-BRITAIN WHICH ARE NOT IN THE SURVEYOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE BUT WERE NEVER RECORDED 1776
p. 9 BOBO SAMPSON 1
Copy of the Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims Filed in South Carolina Between August 20, 1783, and August 31, 1786. Kept by James Mc Call, Auditor General
Copies by Janie Revill
Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Md. 1969
p. 163 Entry Book Nos. Returns
BOBO, SAMPSON 112. (page 47 of above pub.)
Revolutionary Record of SAMPSON BOBO, SR.
State of South Carolina
"2753 No. 112 - 11 May 86
SAMPSON BOBO for Milita duty, since the fall of Charleston in Brandon's regiment Anderson Returns
Currency L 33
Stg - 4.14.3 - 1/4
Four pounds, fourteen shillings, and three pence farthing stg.
State of South Carolina
office Historical Commission
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of an account against the State of South Carolina from SAMPSON BOBO, which account is on file and of record in this office is a dept. of the govt. of S. C.
Given under my hand and seal this 3rd of March 1915.
AJS Salley, Secretary
BOBO COUSINS BY THE DOZEN Newell
P. iv The Bobo is from French Bobeaux or Beaubeaux, meaning "very Beautiful".
P. 34-5 BOBO, SALLEY = Spartanburg County, S. C. - Vol. 1 -
1787-1820 - Section A Page 69 - Box 4 Package 19.
In the name of God amen --- I SALLY BOBO of the District of Spartanburg and State of South Carolina being in health of body and of sound mind and memory praised be God for the same do make and declare this my last will and Testament - in manner and form following Items, I give and Bequeath to my Son Burwell, his Executors Administrators and Assigns one hundred Dollars - also I give and Bequeath to my son Absolum my sertorius Colt - to my son Chaney I give one Negro Girl Nam'd Maxy - To my son Jeramiah I give one Negro Girl Nam'd Lynda - To my son Sampson five Children viz Pollly - John - Nancy - Betsy - and Sally I give five hundred Dollars to be Equally Divided Amongst them - Att the Residue and Remainder of my Estate and Effects of what Nature or kind soever, I will that my Executors do sell at Twelve months Credit and Equally Divide the Amount of such sale, in manner following Amongst my Children and Grandchildren whose names are under written - my son William Wileder - my son Spencer Bobo - my son Baram - my son Absolum - my son Chaney - my son Hiram - my son Jeremiah - my son Willis - my Daughter Levina - my Daughter Polly - my Daughter Betsy - my five Grandchildren above named to have one part amongst them - and my Daughter Nancys two children viz Sally Rochell and Samuel Simpsen each to have a part - and I do Constitute and appoint my sons Chaney and Hiram my Executors, to this last Will and Testament - in witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixd my seal this 20th day of January in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and thirteen -
Signed Seald, Declared and published
In presence of SALLEY BOBO
A. Casey M. Casey
P. 40 BOBO, SAMPSON - Spartanburg County, S. C. - Court Record - "History of Spartanburg Co., S. C." by J. O. B. Landrum.
June Court, 1785 - Ordered that Major Ford and Samuel Ford view the ground and conduct the road from Blackstocks Ford on Tyger to Musgroves, on Enoree; Overseer, SAMPSON BOBO, Warner, Edward Hooker.
P. 46 BOBO, SAMPSON = Military Record - General Services Adm., Washington, D. C. - SAMPSON BOBO was a Revolutionary Soldier in S. C., "To SAMPSON BOBO, for Militia Duty in Brandon's Regiment since the fall of Charleston, S. C." Anderson return, certified copy by A. S. Sally, Jr. No. 275 3, No. 112, May 11th 1786. Office Historical Commission: "I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of an account against the State of S. C. from SAMPSON BOBO, which account is on file and of record in this office, a Department of the Government of S. C. Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of March 1916. A. S. Sally, Jr., S. C. He died in 1804 and his wife died in 1816, in S. C.P. 78 SAMPSON BOBO, b. 1738, France, came to America with brother Lewis and possibly others prior to 1762, moved from Virginia to S. C. about 1771, first S. C. record shows that SAMPSON was given a grant of land on Tyger River, Feb. 11, 1773, lived six miles from Cross Keys in Spartanburg Co., S. C. In Spartanburg Court, June 1785 he was listed as over seer from Blackstock's Ford on Tyger River to Musgrove's Mill on Enoree. He was certified for military duty in the American Revolutionary War, May 11, 1786, after the fall of Charleston and served in Brandon's Regiment. He aided in founding Padgett's Creek Baptist Church after the Revolution. In Claude Spart's History of New Hope Baptist Church, ... is recorded the following:"A plat of 1081 acres of land, made in November, 1809, of which 620 acres were laid off for the widow of SAMPSON BOBO, shows the approximate location of Bobo's Meeting House, it being situated about three-fourths of a mile west of Cedar Shoal Creek and not far from a branch. This location seemt to be the place where the first New Hope Baptist Church building was erected." Near the location of the first church Horseshoe Robinson hid from the British in the rock cliffs of Cedar Shoal Creek. The first house of worship was a very plain, log building. SAMPSON died 17 April, 1804, buried Union Co., S. C., married 1763, SALLY - SARAH - (MARY) SIMPSON, b. 1743, Culpepper Co., Va., made Will 20 Jan. 1813, probated 16 Sept. 1816, Exes: Chaney Bobo, Hiram Bobo, died 1816, dau. of Joseph Green Simpson - (Robert Green came from Maryland to Culpepper Co., Va., where he died. In his estate settlement 1789, two children Thomas Green and Elizabeth Green, wife of Andrew Simpson are listed for shares. Andrew's son Joseph Green Simpson was father of SARAH SIMPSON, wife of SAMPSON BOBO, her brothers were Thomas, Andrew and John Simpson.)
1. Burrell Bobo, b. 15 April 1763, Albemarle Co., Va., d. 10 Dec. 1830. Spartanburg Co., S. C., m. 15 Oct 1786, Elizabeth Roebuck, b. Spartanburg Dist., S. C., d. 20 Oct. 1851, Spartanburg. S.C.
2. Absolom Bobo, b. 13 Mar 1765, Albemarle Co., Va., d. 1 Dec. 1846, Laurens Co., S. C., m. 1st. Ann Musgrove, b. 25 May 1773, d. 10 Nov. 1857 (he died before she died - perhaps they separated and he married again) records sent in show he m. 2nd. Mary Polly Bobo and m. 3rd. a Nancy Ann Crosby - this leaves much room for speculation.
3. Spencer Bobo, a minister of the Gospel, b. 29 March 1767, d. 20 Feb. 1816, m. 4th sabbath 4 Aug. 1790, Jane Farrow, b. 1 Aug 1768, buried beside him at New Hope Cem., Cross Anchor, S. C.
4. Jeremiah Bobo 5. Sampson Bobo, Jr., m. Sarah
6. William Wilder Bobo 7. Chaney Bobo
8. Hiram Bobo 9. Willis Bobo
10. Levina Bobo 11. Mary Polly Bobo
12. Nancy Bobo
13. Barrum Bobo, b. 28 Mar. 1776, Union Co., S. C. d. 20 Sept. 1829, m. Frances Ann Anderson
14. Elizabeth "Betsy" Bobo, b. 14 Feb. 1779, m. Anthony Foster.
Rainwater This Indenture made the twenty second day of
to Sept one thousand seven hundred and seventy
Hill Between John Rainwater of Cumberland County
Deed and Province of North Carolina of the one
21st Day of part and Benj Hill of Bute County and
Sept 1770 Deed Province afsd of the other part Witnesseth
to Ben Hill that the said John Rainwater for and in
consideration of the sum of twenty pounds Prodv money to him in hand paid at or upon the Ensealing and Delivery of these Presents by the sd Benja Hill the rect whereof the sd John Rainwater doth herewith acknowledge himself therewith fully and Entirely satisfied and said hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien enforce and confirm unto him the sd Benja Hill his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county afsd containing by estimation one hundred and twelve acres more or less. Beginning at a red oak George Bledsoes line then along a line of markd trees along Ivoys Path to the road to a white oake and Hickory corner from thence down a line of markd trees and the road Norwoods line to a white oak then along a line of marked trees to a hickory and Red oak then up Bledsoes line to the First Station and the remainder and remainders rents Issues and profits thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Benja Hill his heirs and assigns forever To have and to hold the afsd Land and Premises with the appurtenances to him the sd Benjamin Hill his and assigns to his their only Proper use Benefit and behoof of him the sd Benjamin Hill his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Rainwater doth warrant and forever defend the afsd land and premises from himself his Exors Admrs and assigns and from all and every other Person or persons whatsoever saying right title or claim unto sd Land and Premises as witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In presence of John Rainwater SEAL
SAMPSON E BOBO
Bute County February Court 1771
this Deed was proved by the oath of SAMPSON BOBO a witness thereto and on motion the same is ordered to be Registered
Test Ben McCullock C. C.
the aforegoing Deed from John Rainwater to Benja Hill having been proved in Bute Inferior Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions and ordered to be registered the same is truly Registered this 2nd day of May 1771 by North Carolina
William Johnson Pub Regs
George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To all to whom These Presents shall come, Greeting: Know Ye, that we of our special Grace, our heirs and successors, Do give and Grant unto SAMPSON BOBO, his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing Four Hundred and Fifty acres in Craven County on a small on a small Branch the Waters of Tyger River Bounded on all sides by Vacant Land. And hath such shape, form and marks, as appear by a plat thereof, hereunto annexed. Together with all woods, under-woods, timber and timber-trees, lakes, ponds, fishing, waters, water-courses, profits commodities, appurtenances and hereditiments whatsoever, thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining : together with privileges of hunting, hawking and fowling in and upon the fame, and all mines and minerals, whatsoever; saving and reserving, nevertheless, to us, our heirs and successors, all white pine-trees, if any there should be found growing thereon; And also saving and reserving, nevertheless to us, our heirs and successors, one tenth-part of mines of gold and silver only; To have and to hold, the said tract of Four Hundred and fifty acres of land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said SAMPSON BOBO his heirs and assigns for ever, in free and common soccage, the said SAMPSON BOBO his heirs and assigns yielding and paying therefore unto us, our heirs and successors, or to our Receiver General for the time being, or to his Deputy or Deputies for the time being, yearly, that is to say on the twenty-fifth day of March, in every year, at the rate of three shillings sterling or four shillings proclamation money, for every hundred acres, and so in proportion according to the number of acres, contained herein; the same to commence at the expiration of two years from the date thereof. Provided always, and this present Grant is upon condition, nevertheless, that the said SAMPSON BOBO his heirs or assigns shall and do yearly, and every year, after the date of these presents, clear and cultivate at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion according to the number of acres herein contained: And also shall and do enter a minute or docket of these our letters patent in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in our said Province, within six months from the date hereof; And upon condition, that if the said rent, hereby reserved, shall happen to be in arrear and unpaid for the space of three years from the time it shall become due, and no distress can be found on the said lands, tenements and hereditiments hereby granted; or if the said SAMPSON BOBO his heirs or assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly and every year, at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres herein contained, or if a minute or docket of there our letters patent shall not be entered in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in our said Province within six months from the dte hereof, that then and in any of these cases, this present Grant shall cease, and determine and be utterly void; and the said lands tenements and hereditiments hereby granted, and every part and parcel thereof, shall revert to us, our heirs and successors, as fully and absolutely as, if the same had never been granted, Given under the Great Seal of our said Province, Witness his Excellency Lord Charles Greville Montagu Governor and Commander in chief in and over our said Province of South Carolina, this Eleventh Day of February Anno Dom. 1773 in the Thirteenth year of our Reign. Signed by his Excellency C. G (I.M.S.) Montagu And hath hereunto a plat thereof annexed Governor in Council representing the same, certified by John Baemar Depy. Surveyor-General Geo. Davidson C.C.
2 February 1773
Book 3, pages 531-2
BOBO This Indenture made this ninth day of September in the
to year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy
Murphy one by and Between SAMPSON BOBO and SARAH his wife of
Deed Bute County & province of North Carolina of the one
10th part and Nicholas Murphy of the same County and province
Feby aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said
1773 SAMPSON BOBO & SARAH his wife for and in consideration
of the sum of twenty pounds Virginia money to him in hand paid by the said Nicholas Murphy & by the Receipt whereof I doth hereby acknowledge and himself truly satisfied and content hath given granted Bargained sold aliened Enforced Released and confirmed unto the said Nicholas Murphey his heirs and assigns forever, Viz, one Certain Dividing tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Bute containing by estimation one hundred acres by the same more or less and bounded as follows to witt Beginning at a red oak on the north side of Izingless thencenorth to a red oak in Thomas Hills like thence west to a red oak thence with to a hickery on the aforesaid Izingless then down the said Creek to the first station it being part of a Deed formerly granted to Daniel Butts with Reversion & Reversions Remainders & remainder Rents Houses profits Trust property Claim also all the Era Right title Interest and Demand whatsoever of him the said SAMPSON BOBO of in & to the said land & premises & every part and parcel thereof to have & to hold the aforesaid Land & premises with the appurtenances privileges profits advents Commodities & hereditiments thereunto belonging or in wise appertaining unto the only proper use & behoof of the said Nicholas Murphey his heirs & assigns to warrant & by these presents, forever Defend him them or Either of them peaceable possession and enjoyment of the land & premises above mentioned against the lawful claim challenge or Demand of any person or persons whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 9th Day of September Witnesseth
Sealed & Deliverer his
in presents of SAMPSON S BOBO SEAL
William Park mark
Bute County August Court 1772
This Deed was proved by the oath of William Clark Esq a witness hereto and on motion the same is ordered to be Registered
Test Ben McCullock Clk
The aforegoing Deed from SAMPSON BOBO to Nicholas Murphy having
been proved in Bute inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions and ordered to be Registered the same is truly Registered this 5th day of Nov. 1772 by Jas Thomson
Book 3, pages 316-7
Wood This Indenture made the Eleventh Day of Decr in the
to year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Seventy
BOBO Between Charles Wood of the county of Bute and Province
Deed of North Carolina of the one part and SAMPSON BOBO of
12th the County & Province afsd of the other Part Witnesseth
Feby that the sd Charles Wood for and in consideration of
1772 the sum of twenty Pounds Current money of Virginia to
Delv to him in hand paid at or upon the ensealing and Delivery
Nicholas of these Presents the Rect whereof the sd Charles Wood
Murphey doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained. Sold
Aliened Ensealed and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien Enseal and confirm unto him the sd SAMPSON BOBO his heirs and Assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county nd province afsd and on the north side of Izinglass Creek containing by estimation one hundred acres be the same more or less Bounded as follows Beginning at a red oak on the north side of the sd creek thence north to a red oak in Martin Line thence St to a red oak thence so to a Hickory on the aforesd Izinglass thence down the sd creek to the first Station it being Part of a tract of Land granted to Daniel Butts Decd for three hundred and fifteen acres and all Houses buildings Improvements profits commodities and Improvements thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the sd SAMPSON BOBO his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use Benefit and behoof of him the said SAMPSON BOBO his heirs and assigns forever and him the sd Charles Wood at the home of the Delivery of these Presents is and Stands Seized of an Indefatigable Estate of Inheritance in and to the above bargained premises and him the sd Charles Wood doth by these Presents Warrant and forever Defend the above granted and bargained premises unto him the said SAMPSON BOBO and his heirs and assigns forever against himself his heirs Exers Admrs or Assigns and against all and every other person or persons saying any right title Claim or Demand in or to the Premises In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
Signed Sealed and Delivered his
In Presents of Charles X Wood
Ben Hill mark
Bute County August Court 1771
This deed was proved by the oath of Benjamin Hill a witness thereto and on motion the same is ordered to be Registered
Test Ben McCullock
The aforegoing Deed from Charles Wood to SAMPSON BOBO having been proved in Bute inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions and ordered to be Registered the same is truly Registered this 20th Day of Novr 1771 by James Johnson Rub Reg.
Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book D, Page 356 -7
George Roebuck South Carolina
To To all whom these presents shall come -
SAMPSON BOBO Deeds know ye that I George Roebuck and Lovina
July 10th 1797 my wife heirs of law of all the Real Estate of
our late Brother Col. Benjamin Roebuck of
Spartanburgh County & State aforesaid Deceased for and in consideration of one Hundred pounds Sterling money to us in hand said by SAMPSON BOBO of Spartanburgh County aforesaid have bargained sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed & by these presents, doth grant bargain sell alien release convey & confirm unto the said SAMPSON BOBO, his heirs and assigns forever all these two plantations tracts or parcels of Land, together with Every appurtenance thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining late the property of the said Col. Benjamin Roebuck Decd which the said Col. Benjamin Roebuck purchased of Isaac Hendrix, Situate lying and being in Spartanburgh County aforesaid, on two mile creek the waters of Enoree a branch of Broad River Vizt one tract containing one Hundred acres, granted December 23rd 1771 by his Esq Ld Chf G. Montague to Isaac Hendrix aforesaid bounded on all sides by vacant Land at the time of the original Grant one tract containing Two Hundred and fifty acres granted August 19th 1774 by the Honorable William Bull Esqr. Lieut Govr to the said Isaac Hendrix bounded at the time of the original grant NW by George Lawthers Southwardly by Daniel Morning & John Hendrix, and Northwardly by the said Isaac Hendrix and Easterly Vacant Land which said bargained premises and appurtenances the said George Roebuck & Louvina his wife doth hereby warrant & for ever will defend unto the said SAMPSON BOBO his heirs & assigns from and against all persons whatsoever - In Witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands and seals this 8th day of April 1790 - and the fourteenth year of the Independence of America
George Robuck SEAL
in the presence of her
William Wilder Lovina X Robuck SEAL
Spencer Bobo, Junr mark
Recd the day & year first within written of the within named SAMPSON BOBO One Hundred pounds Sterling it being the full consideration money within mentioned
William Wilder George Robuck
Spencer Bobo Junr
South Carolina Personally appeared before me William Wilder
Spartanburgh County & made oath as the law directed & saith that
he saw George Robuck & Lovina his wife signseal & deliver the within deed to SAMPSON BOBO, and that he the Deponent witnessed the same together with Spencer Bobo Junr who was also a subscribing witness - Sworn & Subscribed to this day of 1797
Moses Casey JP William Wilder
Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book G, Page 94-5
Nicholas Holley State of S. Carolina This Indenture
To N 71 Spartanburgh County made this twentieth
George Robuck Deed day of our Lord
Came to hands 25th Oct 1800 one thousand Seven Hundred and
Recorded 24th November 1800 ninety one between Nicholas
Holley Planter and county and state aforesaid of the one part and George Robuck of the county and state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Nicholas Holley for and in considerations of the sum of two Hundred pounds sterling money of So Carolina to him in hand payed by the said George Robuck at and before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold alined released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said George Robuck in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made for ever from the day of the date hereof and by force of the Stated for transferring into possessions and to his heirs and assigns for ever all that plantation and tract of land containing two hundred acres surveyed for David Hendrix the twenty fourth of November one thousand seven Hundred and sixty seven in Craven County a branch of Tyger River called Jameys creek Bounded S. Easterly by William Hendrix land all other sides by vacant land at the date of the present granted to the above David Hendrix containing two hundred acres situate and Lying in the State of So Carolina Ninety Six District and County of Spartanburgh granted by his excellency Lord Charles Govt Montigue Esquire commander in chief, in and over the State of NoCarolina to David Hendrix the twenty fourth day of Novr Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred and sixty seven together with all houses out houses buildings fences woods underwoods ways pathes possessing water courses ponds lacks fishing ways appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainders and remainders unto and profits all and singular be the said premises with their and every of their appertain every and also all the Estate right title interest claimes and demands whatsoever doth in law and Equity of him the said Nicholas Holley of and unto the same and every part and parcel thereof with their appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the said plantation or tract of two hundred acres hereditiments premises and appertaining above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof unto the said George Robuck his heirs and assigns for ever and lastly the said Nicholas Holley his heirs and assigning the said premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances forever and against all persons claiming to claim the said premises by from or under the said Nicholas Holley shall and will warrant to the said George Robuck his heirs and assigns hereby for and Defers in witness the said Nicholas Holley has hereunto set his hand assigned his seal the day an year first above written.
Signed sealed and Delivered in the presents of us
Alexr Alexander Nicles Holley SEAL
John X Thorton
Received from George Robuck the sum of two Hundred pounds being the full consideration by me.
Spartanburgh Alexander Alexander personally came before me
District Jegore Brewton & duly made oath as the Law
directs that he saw Nicholas Holley sign and acknowledge the within deed to George Robuck for the use within mentioned and that he saw John Thornton and William Earnest subscribers with himself as witnesses Sworn Subscribed before me the 23rd of October 1800
G. Brewton JP Alexr Alexander
Spartanburg County, South Carolina Deed Book G, Page 96-7
George Robuck State of So Carolina This indenture made
To No. 72 Spartanburg County this seventeenth Nov
SAMPSON BOBO one thousand seven
This deed came to hand hundred and ninety one between
25th October 1800 George Robuck of the State and
Recorded 45h November County aforesaid and SAMPSON BOBO
1800 of the aforesaid State and County
witnesseth that the said George Robuck for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling money to him in hand payed by the said SAMPSON BOBO at and before the Sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold alined released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell aline release and confirm unto the said SAMPSON BOBO in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sell to him thereof made forever from the day of the hereof and by force of the statues for transforming possession said to his heirs or assigns for ever all that plantation and tract of Land containing two hundred acres Surveyed for David Hendrix the twenty fourth of Novr one thousand and seven Hundred and sixty seven in Craven County a branch of Tyger River called Jameys creek bounded So Esly by Wm Hendrix all other sides by vacant land at the date of the grants granted to the above David Hendrix containing 200 acres Situate and lying in the State of So Carolina 96th District and County of Spartanburgh granted by his excellency Lord Charles G. Montigue commander in chief in & over the State of S. Carolina to David Hendrix the 21st day of Novr 1767 Together with al houses out houses buildings fences woods under woods under woods ways paths possesses water courses ponds lakes fishing ways appertaining and the revision and revisions remainders & remainders rents of all and singular the said premises and every of these appurtenances and also all his estate rights titles interest claims and demands whatsoever doth in law and equity of him the said George Robuck of and unto the same and every part and parcel thereof with their appurtenances to have and to hold all and singular the said plantation and tract of 200 acres hereditiments premises appertaining above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof unto the said SAMPSON BOBO & lastly the said George Robuck his heirs and assigns the said premises and every part thereof with the appertaining forever and against all persons claiming to claim the said premises by from or under the said George Robuck shall and will warrant to the said SAMPSON BOBO his heirs and assigns hereby for ever defend in witness the said George Robuck has hereunto sealed and delivered in presence of us
Jesse Casey George Robuck SEAL
William Wilder Burrell Bobo
Spartanburgh Personally came before me William Wilder and made
County oath that he saw George Robuck Sign seal and deliver the within deed of conveyance to SAMPSON BOBO for the use within mentioned and that he saw Jessy Casey and Burrell Bobo sign their names as witness at the same time with himselfSworn to and subscribed before Thomas Feinosee JP
me this 6 day of February 1792 William Wilder
George Robuck State of South Carolina This Indenture
to No. 365 Spartanburgh District made this 4th
Isham Foster day of September
20th February 1811 in the year of our Lord one thousand
Eight Hundred and ten between George Robuck of the one part of the State and District aforesaid and Isham Foster Sheriff of the other part witnesseth that whereas the said George Robuck by his notes of hand on bonds duly executed bearing even date with these presents stand bounded unto the said Isham Foster Sheriff as aforesaid and to his successors in office in the sum of eighty dollars twelve cents and five miles the first note or bond for the sum of forty dollars and sixty cents payable within twelve months from these presents doth the other note or bond for the sum of forty dollars and sixty cents payable Two years from these presents And now this Indenture witnesseth that the said George Robuck for and in consideration of the said Debt or sum of Eighty dollars twelve cents and five miles and for the better securing the payment of the same to the said Isham Foster Sheriff as aforesaid and his successors in office according to the tenor and effect of said notes or bonds have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Isham Foster or his successors in office two tracts plantations or parcels of land lying and situate in the District aforesaid on Jamie's Creek and on to a off Jamies Creek one tract beginning on a post oak running thence N 50 & 26 chains 18 links to a hickory thence S 56 chains 84 links to a stake thence S 72 W 16 50 to a Stake thence N 30 W to the beginning corner and the other tract of Sixty acres more or less adjoining lands John Caven Kings & Robucks lands the said tract of land being also sold by the said Isham Foster Sheriff as aforesaid in pursuance of an order of Court of Spartanburgh District as the property of SAMPSON BOBO Deed for their benefit of the heirs and legatees of said Deed together with all and Singular the rights members hereditiments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and Singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Isham Foster Sheriff aforesaid and his successors in office forever against my self my heirs and against all and other person or persons claiming the same or any part thereof under by or through me provided always never the less and it is the true intent and meaning of the parties to these presents and is hereby agreed and concluded upon that if the said George Robuck his heirs Executors Administrators or assigns do and shall will and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Isham Foster Sheriff as aforesaid or his successors in office the said sum of Eighty dollars twelve cents and five mills at the terms and according to the terms mentioned and contained in the said notes or bonds then and in that case these presents indenture and the grant and release herein made and every herein contained And also the said recited bonds or notes shall cease determine and be absolutely void null and of no effect. Otherwise to be and Still remain in full force and virtue in Law In witness whereof I the said George Robuck hath hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
In presence of George Robuck
State of South Carolina Personally appeared before me Willis
Spartanburgh District Bobo and made oath that he saw
George Roebuck sign and seal the within mentioned and that he also saw Nathl Rochelle sign his name as a witness to the same with himself sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day Jany 1811
W. Bobo M Casey JP
Citation Estate South Carolina by Gabriel Bumpass, Esq.
of SAMPSON BOBO Spartanburg Ordinary
SAMPSON BOBO Whereas SAMPSON BOBO made application to me to
grant him letters of administration of the goods
and effects of Sampson Bobo decd
I certify that
I have published These are therefore to cite and admonish all
the within this and singular the kindreds of creditors of the
27th of April said decd that they be and appear before me
1804 in the court or ordinary to be held for said
District on Saturday the Twenty ninth instant.
Nathan Langston To show cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of April Anno Dom 1804 and in the 28th year of America independence April 29th 1804 Red by one Joshua Palmer
SAMPSON BOBO South Carolina by Gabriel Bumpass Ordinary
District whereas SARAH BOBO made
application to me to grant her
Gab. Bumpass letters of administration of
the goods and effects of
SAMPSON BOBO decd
New Hope Church These are therefore to cite and admonish all
January the 4 & singular the kindreds & creditory of the
Day 1806 this Day said SAMPSON BOBO Decd that they be and
I published the appear before me in the court of ordinary at
within situation Spartanburgh court House on the first Monday
according to the in the month after the publication hereof to
there of show cause if any they have why the said
letters of Administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal this third day of January
Anno Dom 1806 and the 30th year of Independence.
SALLY BOBO Adm South Carolina
J. F. Harmoning bond Known all men by these presents
John Hobby $15000$ that we SALLY BOBO, J. F. Harmoning
& John Hobby are ?holsum & firmly bound unto Gabriel Bumpass esquire ordinary for the District of Spartanburgh in the full and just sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars lawful money of this State to be paid to the said Gabriel Bumpass or to his successors ordinary of this District or to their certain attorney or assigns. To which payment will and truly to be done and made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs, executors and administrators for the whole and in the whole jointly severally firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and attached this 11th day of January Anno Dom 1806. The condition of this obligation is such that if the within bound in administratrix of all and singular the Goods Chattels and credits of SAMPSON BOBO Senior Deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattels and Credits of the said Decd which have or shall come into the hands possession or knowledge of her the said SALLY BOBO or into the hands or possession of any other person or person for her the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the ordinaries office of this District at or before the Sixth day of May next ensuing. And the same Goods Chattels and credits and all the other the goods chattels and credits of the said Decd at the time of his death which at anytime hereafter shall come to the hands and possession of her the said SALLY BOBO or unto the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her do will and truly administering to Law. And further do make or cause to be made a true and just amount of her administration of or before the Sixth day of May next. And all these and residue of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administration amount the same being first examined and allowed of her the ordinary of the District for the time beings shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively or the said ordinary by his decree or sentence pursuant to the true intent and meanings of the status and acts of assembly of forces. This State for the better settling intestate estates shall limments and appoint & if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said Decd the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same to the said ordinary making request to have it allowed and approved of accordingly if the said SALLY BOBO within bounden being thereunto required to under and deliver the said letters of administration approvation of last testament being first had and made to thee said ordinary than this obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force and virtue.
SALLY BOBO SEAL
John Fred Harmoning
Spartanburg By Gabriel Bumpass, Esquire Ordinary
This is to authorize and empower you or either three of you whose names are here under written. These pair to all such parts and places within the District as you shall be Directed unto by SALLY BOBO administrator of the goods and effects of SAMPSON BOBO Senior Deceased wheresoever any of the goods and chattels of the said Decd are as do remain within the said parts and plats and which shall be shewn unto you by the said SALLY BOBO and there view and appraise all and every of said goods and chattels being first sworn on the holy evangelists of almighty God do make a true and perfect Inventory and appraisement there of and to cause the same to be returned under your hands to the said SALLY BOBO on or before the fifth Day of March now next ensuing.
Dated the 11th day of January Anno Domini 1806 and the
Thirtieth year of American Independence
Gab Bumpass O.L.D.
SAMPSON BOBO Sr.
J. F. Harmoning or either three
Samuel Farrow Esquire
Spartanburgh District--January 16th 1806 Personally appeared before me A. Carey one of the justices for sd District. T. E. Harmoning, John Farrow, Isaac Crow who being duly sworn made oath that they would make a Just and True appraisement of all and Singular the goods and chattels of SAMPSON BOBO Senr decd as shall be produced by SALLEY BOBO. Administration of the Estate of the sd Decd and that they would return the same certified under their hands to the sd SALLEY BOBO by the fifth day of March next ensuing Given under my hand This day and date above written.
SAMPSON BOBO SENR Inventory & appraisals
A true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattels and personal estate of SAMPSON BOBO SENR Deceased late of the District of Spartanburg made by us whose names are here unto subscribed this 20th day of Janr 1806
Ten negroes, Jubiter $ 400
Win & child 500
16 Hed of Horses 6$5
26 Hed of Cattle 156
H sheep 21
His Purse 7
45 hed of Hogs 112
$ Goats 10 - 50
Pile of Shingles 5
plantation pots & other implements of Husbandry 55 - 50
House-hold goods 612 - 50
Towls of Deforenent Limbs 3$ - 53
Seed Coitton 6000 wt at 3 1/2 $ 210
Waggeon Gear etc 144
Corn small grain Hay etc 444.25
Raw hides Tanned Lether 19
Wilde Hogs 7
debts 514 - 19
$5,741 - 47
other debts suppose to be disproved 1$ - $7
debts owing by the Deceased 240$
Appraised by us this day and year above written
John Fred Harmoning
SAMPSON BOBO Senior Inventory Sale
(folio 1) Articles of Sale Belonging to the Estate of Dead
Feby 17th 1806
There is a very lengthy list of all the Buyers & the items they purchased from the sale. The last page - repeated here - are the individuals & the amount purchased:
Absolom Bobo $ 205.50
Jeremiah Bobo 297.00
Hiram Bobo 423.75
George Roebuck 177.31 1/2
Spencer Colbert 6.00
Arkillis Foster 65.31 1/4
Obediah Moss 24.25
Burrell Bobo 82.66
Spencer Bobo 51.00
James Brown 1750"53 3/4 16.25
Paul Castleberry 11.50
Willis Bobo 337.25
Anthony Foster 373.50
Barron Bobo 370.25
William Wilder 137.57 1/2
B. W. Waters 11.99
George Devine 23.62 1/2
Chaney Farrow 11.50
Williams Bennett 11.18 1/2
William Wilburn 11.12 1/2
Aaron Casey Esqr 9.75
Daniel Tucker 1 2.00
Landers Miles 333.51 5.25
Solomon Smith 25.87 1/4
Drury Gouch .50
John Rainwaters 20.50
Aaron Sterns .50
John Leatherwood 3.25
James Clayton 17.75
John F. Harmoning 13.75
Edward Stone 11.87 1/2
Mary Spears 1.00
Chaney Bobo 136.56 1/4
Capt. Matthew Patt 2.56 1/4
William Stewart 5.28 1/2
SARAH BOBO 2511" 63 1/4 2272.22 1/2
$ 5595" 68 $4494.68