JANUARY 5, 1824, Deed Book 5, pages 153-155 Grayson County.
"William Bobbitt, Caleb Bobbitt, Robert Bobbitt, James Bobbitt, Esau Worrell (for Nancy), Jane Richardson, William Morgan (for Elizabeth) Nancy (Blair) Bobbitt (for John) James Bobbitt, Shadrack Collier (for Lucy), all heirs of WILLIAM BOBBITT deceased, late of Grayson County ....... and David Fleming of Surry County, North Carolina, for the sum of 330 dollars, for 150 acres of land in Grayson County ..... on the waters of snake Creek..........
(signed by all the heirs)
Witnesses: Edward Jones
Greenberry G. M. Bobbitt
Executed by: Thomas Baldwin, John Cock, Justices of the Peace.
Captain William Bobbitt was born in 1744, married in 1768, and died in 1817. Nancy Ann McKenzie Bobbitt was born in 1753 and died in 1807. William and Ann Bobbitt went to Montgomery County, Virginia in 1778. Of their ten children six were born in Pittsylvania County and four in what was then Montgomery County but is today Carroll County. The family that lived to maturity is:
William Bobbitt Jr. born 1769 married Nancy Clifton 1792
Caleb Bobbitt born 1770 married Nancy Blair 1795
James Bobbitt born 1772 married Rebecca Day 1796
Rosanna Bobbitt born 1773 married James Bobbitt 1799
Elizabeth Bobbitt born 1775 married William Morgan 1799
Nancy Bobbitt born 1777 married Esau Worrell 1793
Lucy Bobbitt born 1779 married Shadrack Collier 1799
John Bobbitt born 1783 married Nancy Nuckolls 1806
Jane Bobbitt born 1785 married David Richardson 1804
Robert Bobbitt born 1790 married Dicey Bullard 1813
Two of the sons of William and Nancy served in the War of 1812. They were Caleb and Robert Bobbitt. Randolph Bobbitt a grandson of Captain William, and son of William Junior also served in the War of 1812. Lacy Bobbitt a nephew of Captain William and son of John Bobbitt also served in the War of 1812.
The well documented family of William and Nancy (McKenzie) Bobbitt is one of the key families in our family history. Descendants of this family live today in Virginia, Missouri, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and later descendants live throughout the United States.