I am an 11th generation descendant of Gabriel Baubau (also spelled Beaubeau, Babeau, Baubeau, etc.), who is believed to be the first Bobo immigrant circa 1700. He came from western France to Virginia under the headright system. For more information on the headright system click here. For documentation about Gabriel Baubau and his descendants click here. Though Bobo is an uncommon name, there are thousands of us all over the US. It is absolutely amazing how quickly a family can grow from an original pair. Why, just look at the human family! Bobos have fought in every American war since the Revolution. One was awarded the Medal of Honor, and several are on the Viet Nam Wall.
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Sadly of late it seems that Find A Grave has turned into Find An Obituary. I do not post obits word for word from the newspaper. First of all, out of respect for the living, and second because once the funeral is past it is old news. Yes, I post deceased relations and other pertinent information. I especially dislike scanned obits that are posted as photos of the individual.
Here is a poem I like by Emily Dickinson
I Died for Beauty, but was Scarce
I died for beauty, but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When one who died for truth was lain In an adjoining room.
He questioned softly why I failed? "For beauty," I replied. "And I for truth, -the two are one; We brethren are," he said.
And so, as kinsmen met at night, We talked between the rooms, Until the moss had reached our lips, And covered up our names.
Do you have any info about his brother Elisha Bobo/wife Lucy Dean and their son Alfred P Bobo and his wife Elizabeth Hobby? I am looking for any kind of proof of the birth of Alfred to Elisha and Elizabeth.
You have done a lot of terrific work. With your work and the work of my first cousin, I have learned so much about my Bobo Family.
My great, great grandfather, Elisha Madison Bobo from Arkansas was in the War Between the States.
RE: James Leonard Denman The photo is not specifically James Denman's grave. The mass graves on Memorial Hill are not marked individually in any way, there are simply state markers in each area for soldiers whose state of origin was known, and "unknown" markers for areas were the soldiers could not be identified. Since James Denman's burial was noted to be in the Georgia section, that is the only marker denoting the approximate area of his burial.
There is a directory online of burials at Blandford, including the small percentage of identified Confederates - it can be found here:
Thank You Mr. Bobo I would like to thank you for the work that you do for Findagrave.com! My family history went back on my maternal Grandfathers side to only his name and his approximate year of death, I still have not found much information about my Grandfather but I chased a lead on his parents to Spartanburg, SC. and after searching Findagrave.com I found a picture of my Great Grandfathers headstone in the Episcopal Church of the Advent Cemetery, the picture was taken by you. This spring I made a short trip to Spartanburg and put flowers on my Great Grandfathers,Great Grandmothers, Great Uncles and Great Aunts graves.I went to the Spartanburg Library and with help I found approximately where they lived and that my Great Grandfather was a successful businessman [as far as I knew he could have been a horse thief] who died very unexpectedly after a buying trip, his wife died 4 days later and they left 5 young children [I thought that there were only 3 children] behind that were sent to Baltimore Md. to live with an aunt. In the end I have so much more to learn about that side of my family but thanks to your picture I now know alot more than I ever did before and have been able to follow my family back one additional generation. I will make another trip to Spartanburg soon and hope to check a few additional leads I found on the site to a possible Great Aunt buried in a different Cemetery and the possibility that some of her descendants might still live in the area.
So in case you ever wonder if the work you do provides people with valuable information I just wanted to let you know that not only do your pictures help in locating a grave the pictures helped me to find 2 generations [and I hope more] of my family that we knew nothing about and for that I Thank You!
P.S. I also found my Great uncles and Grandfathers enlistment papers for World War 1 and a letter that was written by Grandfather to his aunt in Baltimore when he was serving as a forward post lookout just before the start of the Battle of the Bulge, again this all started with your picture and some accidental good luck that came from finding the picture you took.
Bobo Family Gabreil Beaubeau from France was my 7th Great Grandfather. I have been able to better piece together my tree from your information. Thank you!!! I am new to this, but have tons of fun and have found out amazing things!