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Spencer Francis Bobo (abt. 1704 - abt. 1764)

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Spencer Francis Bobo
Born about in Culpeper County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Virginiamap
Husband of — married before [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Culpeper County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Aug 2010
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Spencer Bobo was a US Southern Colonist.

Spencer Francis Bobo, son of Gabriel Baubeau and Elizabeth Spencer, was born about 1704 in Culpeper County, Virginia. There is no record of his birth or baptism. There is this record: "The only child of Gabriel and Elizabeth Spencer Bobo is thought to be a son, Spencer." [1]

The first mention of him is as a defendant in a suit brought in 1733.Spencer Bobo sued by Benjamin Walker. Suit dismissed June 14, 1733. [2]

As well as this first legal document of him in the courts, he served on Juries, Spencer Bobo served on:

March 14, 1734 in the case of Larkin Chew against Thomas Cousin[3]
October 10, 1735 in the case of John Garrott against John Yarborough. [4]
October 10, 1735 in the case of Mary Hobday against the estate of William Dilling. [5]

Spencer's wife Mary is mentioned here: "Spencer Bobo of St. Mark's Parrish Culpepper Co. planter to Robert Terrell of same, planter. Lease and release for 50 current money 400 acres in Parrish aforesaid being the land whereon Spencer Bobo now lives and did formerly belong to Henry Kendall and Thomas the mouth of Stony Run on the North side of Robinson River... on September 21, 1749. Acknowledged by Spencer Bobo. Mary, the wife of Spencer, relinquished her right of dower." [6]

"While involved in suit against Lynch Head, Spencer Bobo named John Bobo as the only other family member in 1753." [7]

According to information in the Document above, Spencer and his wife Mary live in St. Mark's Parrish Culpepper Co. Virginia. They could not have been married in Union County South Carolina and also have been signing land lease papers in Virginia. Marriage date given has be noted as "before" September 21, 1749.

Spencer Bobo passed away March 15, 1764 at St. Mark's Parish, Culpepper, Virginia.

Research Notes

Here is another profile for this fella - seems an Ancestry tree has him as the child of his grandparents? Francis Spencer Bobo (Not sure who added this but that is not the same person as the dates and locations are totally different)


  1. A source is needed for this information.
  2. Caroline Co., Virginia Order Book 1732-40, p. 281
  3. Caroline Co., Virginia Order Book, 1732-40, p. 281
  4. Caroline Co., Virginia Order Book, 1732-40, p. 311
  5. Caroline Co., Virginia Order Book, 1732-40, p. 313
  6. Culpeper Co., Virginia Deeds, 1749-55, pp. 41-46
  7. Orange Co., Virginia Order Book 3, p. 639
  • Virginia Census, 1607-1890 Author: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Publication: On-line publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Orig Note: APID: 1,3578::0
  • Virginia Tax Records,
  • The Huguenot Herald. Volume 17, Number 3, September 2007, The Huguenot Society of South Carolina. p8.Huguenot Sketch: GABRIEL BAUBEAU, born c. 1651 probably in St. Sauvant, France

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On 14 Oct 2018 at 05:20 GMT K. Cathey wrote:

Bobo-238 and Bobo-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same birthplace and daughter; birth years uncertain but similar.

On 9 Feb 2018 at 16:00 GMT Lisa Franklin RN, BSN wrote:

John, unless there is a tombstone photo, all information on findagrave outside of what appears on a tombstone is heresay and no better than an online tree at or elsewhere. I don't use findagrave pages as a source unless there is a marker and then only what is actually on the marker. FYI

On 7 Dec 2017 at 18:17 GMT John Wesley wrote:

here is a find a grave memorial with some details about spencer I ran across. going to let someone else review them before I just started changing stuff....

On 5 Oct 2017 at 19:20 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey y'all I have posted to other profiles that I am doing some work in this line (with a thank you nod to Meg Powell).

You will hopefully see me updating the format of profiles, improving the their readability and adding sources.


On 5 Oct 2017 at 02:54 GMT Meg (Harris) Powell wrote:

Bobo-20 and Bobo-2 do not represent the same person because: Parents are not the same, birth years are not the same, locations are not the same. The two Gabriels are father and son.

On 4 Oct 2017 at 19:56 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Bobo-181 and Bobo-2 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profile with no sources other than, personal knowledge. Merge will correct dates, Etc.

Thanks! Mags

On 4 Oct 2017 at 19:54 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Bobo-20 and Bobo-2 appear to represent the same person because: Misattributed to his grandparents - dates and parents will be corrected by the merge. Thanks, Mags

Rejected matches › Francis Bobo (abt.1679-abt.1717)

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