Sampson Bobo (1809 - 1884) MP

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Birthplace: Cross Anchor, Spartanburg Co., So. Carolina
Death: Died in Panola, Mississippi, United States
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About Sampson Bobo

Born in 1807 in Cross Anchor, Spartenburg County, South Carolina to Absalom Bobo & Ann Musgrove Bobo, Sampson Bobo married Rebecca Woodruff about 1829 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Six children: Nancy Woodruff Bobo Cansler, Mary Ann Bobo Todd, Alice Arseneth Bobo Wynne Burnett, Samuel A. Bobo, Jane Elizabeth Bobo Wells and Biram Bobo.

After the death of baby son Biram, followed by the death a month later of wife Rebecca at age 39, Sampson married Elizabeth Territhal Pearson on Sept. 14, 1848. Three children: Sallie Bobo Bius (7/1849-after 1900; married Wm. P. Bius in 1880), George S. Bobo (1851-1879; married Minnie Cleveland in 1877) & Anthony Franklin Bobo (1853-1884). The couple moved with their three children and the five surviving children of his previous marriage to Panola County, Mississippi around 1857.

Sampson served as a private with Co. E, 1st Mississippi Cavalry (State Troops). He enlisted June 11, 1864, at the age of 55 and was discharged March 15, 1865.

Sampson died October 26, 1873 in Elbert County, Georgia, and is buried with Elizabeth, his second wife, at Antioch Cemetery, Courtland, Panola County, Mississippi.

Children of Sampson Bobo and Rebecca Woodruff (all born in South Carolina)

  • Nancy Woodruff Bobo, 1831-1900, married Adolphus Cansler
  • Mary Ann Bobo, 1832-1907, married William Alonzo Todd
  • Alice Arsenth Bobo, 1834-1918, married (1) John Benson Wynne, (2) Jeremiah Burnett
  • Samuel A. Bobo, 1839-1859, died unmarried
  • Jane Elizabeth Bobo, 1841-1911, married Charles Daniel Wells
  • Birum Bobo, 1843-1845, died as a small boy

Children of Sampson Bobo and Elizabeth Territhal Pearson:

  • Sallie Bobo, born July 1849, married William P. Bius
  • George S. Bobo, 1851-1879, married Minnie Cleveland
  • Anthony Franklin Bobo, 1853-1884, died unmarried


Sampson Bobo's line of descent: Gabriel Baubeau (1651-after 1737)came from France to MD, grave unknown, Spencer Bobo, Sr. (c. 1705 in VA - after 1764 in VA), grave unknown, Spencer Bobo, Jr. (1728 in VA - 1817 in SC), Absalom Bobo (1765 in VA - 1846 in SC) then Sampson.


Pvt Sampson Bobo, CSA's Timeline

May 1, 1809
Cross Anchor, Spartanburg Co., So. Carolina
Age 19
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Age 21
Age 22
Age 22
Georgia, United States
Age 24
Age 28
April 17, 1841
Age 31
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Age 33
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
September 14, 1848
Age 39
South Carolina