The land Kinchen Bobbitt inherited from his father, Harris Bobbitt, was sold to William Bowden, who is frequently referred to as a "Yankee". One of my notes says that the wife of William Bowden was a Bobbitt, but I am unable to verify this. It is apparent from the records that William Bowden was a long time friend of Kinchen Bobbitt and was one of the witnesses to his will.
Harris Bobbitt and his son Kinchen Bobbitt had many well cared for slaves. Their slaves were well trained in the tasks and trades necessary for a successful plantation. Uncommon for the time, their slaves were trained to read and write. When the war between the states was over and the slaves freed, the state of North Carolina offered freed slaves the opportunity to return to Africa at government expense. Many slaves did take advantage of this offer. Among those who returned to Africa were several of the slaves of Kinchen Bobbitt. Several years after the slaves returned to Africa some of them wrote back to the Kinchen Bobbitt family about their new life styles in their new country.
The four children of Kinchen and Sally Bobbitt married and reared large families of their own.
Mary Fletcher Bobbitt married Lee Pope
Margaret Ann Bobbitt married James B. Clements
Burwell Boisseau Bobbitt married Fanny A. Smith
Haywood Fletcher Bobbitt married Ella Nicholson
Margaret Bobbitt Clements is said to have later married into the Pope family after the death of James B. Clements. I have not researched this. H. Fletcher Bobbitt lived in Warren County all his life. B. B. Bobbitt went to Norfolk Virginia after the war, married Fanny Smith and moved to Petersburg, Virginia.
Kinchen and Sally Bobbitt are said to have been buried on the homeplace. There is no record of the dates of their deaths and the graves apparently were not marked. There are a large number of their descendants living in North Carolina and Virginia at the present time.
Note that Burwell Boisseau Bobbitt is sometimes called Burnell Boisseau and is so written in a chapter of this book.