The Bobbitt Family In America

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WILLIAM BOBBITT      1761 - 1839

Son of John and Amy Bobbitt


William Bobbitt was the seventh and last son of John Richard and Amy (Alston) Bobbitt. He was born in 1761 in Granville County North Carolina, in that section which is today Warren County.

William Bobbitt married Susannah James on May 15, 1784 and the marriage was recorded in Warren County. George James and M. D. Johnson were witnesses to the marriage. Susannah James was a daughter of Charles James. In 1794 Charles James named in his will, sons, George, Isaac, and Joshua; daughters, Elizabeth Myrick, Nancy James, and Susannah Bobbitt. ( Will Book 7, page. 148 Warren County.) They were first cousins to Elizabeth James, wife of Isham Bobbitt.

John Bobbitt Senior deeded 200 acres of land to his youngest son on April 29, 1786. It was recorded in Book 9, page 2 of Warren County. It was just after the birth of James Bobbitt, the first son of William and Susannah Bobbitt.

"John Bobbitt Senior to William Bobbitt, 200 acres of land in consideration of twenty pounds specie, but more especially for the good will he beareth him. Land beginning at a corner oak near the road 'that leads to Warrenton from Halifax and running by a line oil marked trees on the Great Branch, to Thomas Judkins line, thence by said Thomas Judkins, George Patterson, Leonard Kimball's and Sterling Harris's lines to Warwick Hazelwoods line ........"

John Moore, Senior

Randolph Bobbitt                                 JOHN BOBBITT

John Bobbitt died in 1791 and in his will he mentions his youngest son, William Bobbitt.

"I give to my son, William Bobbitt, one negro man by the name of Okey, together with a parcel of land adjoining him above my old line to the mill path, supposed to be about fifty acres."

In the tax lists of Warren County, William Bobbitt was listed and taxed for his 200 acres of land in 1786, 1787, and 1790. He was also listed in the 1793 tax list which included the fifty acres of land inherited from his father.

William worked as a plantation overseer and foreman. He moved frequently from one location to another.

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