Sale of the estate of John Bobbitt, deceased, willed to his wife Amy, at her decease, by Drury Bobbitt and Stephen Bobbitt, executors. Names of purchasers at the sale: Drury Bobbitt, Stephen Bobbitt, John, Randolph, and William Bobbitt. John Bobbitt Senior, Ben Kimbel, John Smith, Warwick Hazelwood, David Hazelwood, Herbert Walker, Calop Capps, Samuel Harper, Edward King, Luke Dearden, Joshua James, Frederick Tucker, Nelson Harris, Abner Shearin, Josiah Womble, and John Lancaster.
Most of the purchasers at the sale were relatives in one way or another, with the closest members of the family listed first in the list of purchasers.
The will of John Bobbitt written in 1789 was written for posterity. It is a priceless statement of family history and genealogy.
All of the children who lived to maturity are named in his will. All the daughters were named by their given names and their married names.
By the most tedious research and with the aid of some exact dates from the military service records, we are able to determine the dates of birth for each of the children. The census records will confirm these dates. The list includes all the children who were mentioned in the records and who lived to maturity.
Drury Bobbitt born 1744
Winnine Bobbitt born 1746
Stephen Bobbitt born 1747
John Bobbitt born 1749
Alston Bobbitt born 1752
Isham Bobbitt born 1754
Randolph Bobbitt born 1755
Sally Bobbitt born 1758
William Bobbitt born 1761
Amy Bobbitt born 1763
The birth dates for Isham and William are taken from their Revolutionary War service records. The dates for the others are calculated on the census records and the birth of each of the known children of those on this list.
All of the children may be identified in the early records.