John and Amy Bobbitt had a son by the name of Alston Bobbitt. There is only one record of Alston Bobbitt and that was made in Bute County on June 11, 1778. The record is the entry of Samuel Taylor, land entry number 213.
Samuel Taylor enters 125 acres of land on the waters of Little Fishing Creek, adjoining the land of Alston Bobbitt.
Alston Bobbitt was not 21 in the Bute County tax list of 1771. He was not mentioned in the will of John Bobbitt written in 1789. He was not listed in the state census of 1786, and he was not listed in any of the land deeds or tax lists. Alston Bobbitt was born in 1752 and died before 1780. He did not have any sons but is believed to have had one daughter named Mary Alston Bobbitt.
John Richard Bobbitt married Amy Alston in 1743. Amy was a daughter of Richard John Alston.
Drury Bobbitt was the first son and child of John and Amy (Alston) Bobbitt. In Bute County on February 15, 1773, the following interesting deed was recorded in Deed Book 8, page 221.
John Alston of Halifax county to Drury Bobbitt of Warren County, for 2 pound specie, land in the Parish of St. John's in Warren County on the north side of Ben's Creek....it being an area granted by the order of the court for the use of and profit of a mill, together with all the woods, timbers, and timber trees, water and water courses, low lands etc .............
Richard John Alston
This land and mill was a gift from John Alston to his grandson Drury Bobbitt. The price of this land, when compared with other transactions recorded in 1773, indicates that the money involved was for the sole purpose of making a legal deed.
For our purposes and based on this evidence, I will conclude that John Richard Bobbitt married Amy Alston. The North Carolina Bobbitt descendants say that they know they were related to the Alston family, but no one knows in what way. There is no doubt that the knowledge of this relationship was lost between 1743 and 1943.