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Israel Bobo

Israel Bobo

Male 1780 - 1840  (60 years)


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  • Name Israel Bobo 
    Born 1780  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Anecdote Abt 1805  [1
    • "History of Athens County, Ohio," by Charles M. Walker, 1869, page 352 states: "Jeremiah Clements and Israel Bobo, noted as hunters in the early settlement of the county, killed in one season sixty-five bears in one neighborhood, included in the site of the present town of Hebbardsville. The same men were fond of whiskey, and, to get a supply, took a horse-load of bear skins to the Ohio River and traded for a barrel of the desired article. The next difficulty was how to get it home. They finally cut two poles from the forest and formed sort of a drag to be drawn by the horse, the largest ends of the pole resting on the ground. The barrel of whiskey was then secured between the poles and thus dragged through the woods to Alexander township, where they lived. This was the first barrel of whiskey ever brought into Alexander. In after years the use of it became common and greatly the fashion, but at the present time it is not kept for sale at any place in the township."
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    Record ID Number 536 
    Died 1840  Athens, Athens, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 8 Siblings 
    Person ID I536  Hillbillies & Vikings
    Last Modified 12 May 2014 

    Father Gabriel Bobo,   b. Abt 1740,   d. Oct 1790, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Garner,   d. Jun 1813, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1757 
    Family ID F977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Graham,   b. 1783, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1801  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 21 years and 4 months - She was 18 years and 4 months  
    Children 
     1. Joseph Bobo,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Bobo,   b. 1802, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Bobo,   b. 28 Feb 1803, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1888, Vinton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Ezekiel Bobo,   b. 10 Sep 1804, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1885, Vinton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Sarah Bobo,   b. 10 Sep 1808,   d. 4 Dec 1885  (Age 77 years)
     6. Gabriel G. Bobo,   b. Between 1809 and 1810, Athens, Athens, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1876  (Age ~ 67 years)
     7. Susan Bobo,   b. 1812,   d. 12 Sep 1887, Nelsonville, Athens, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Jacob Bobo,   b. 1814,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lavina Bobo,   b. 1816, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Jemima Bobo,   b. 24 Apr 1818, Athens, Athens, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1897 and 1904  (Age 78 years)
     11. Henry Bobo,   b. 26 Nov 1821, Athens, Athens, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1887, Drowned, Racoon Creek, Vinton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F97  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Polly Davis,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Jul 1832  Meigs, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 52 years and 7 months - She was ??  
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F98  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Israel Bobo". Hillbillies & Vikings. https://jonandjohn.org/getperson.php?personID=I536&tree=tree1 (accessed October 5, 2022).

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Susan Sharp. Research by Susan Sharp on her husband's Sharp line.; Recipient: Carl Jón Denbow; Date: Mainly 1990s; Author Address: 215 Oak St., Hillsboro, OH 45133; Recipient Address: 17 Coventry Lane, Athens, OH 45701-3718.


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