Allen Bobbitt lived on the plantation of his grandfather, William M. Bobbitt until January 1820. In that month of 1820, Allen Bobbitt purchased a share of his father's estate, about 100 acres, and was listed as a taxpayer in Franklin County.
"January 7, 1820, From William Bobbitt Senior, to Allen Bobbitt, both of Franklin County, for $ 350.00 for 100 acres of land lying between the said Bobbitt and Ingram, joining Major Stone, Mrs. Taylor, and Mrs. Turner. Witnesses: John Person, Turner Bobbitt. Book 19, page 65."
The 1820 census records for Franklin County are missing. In 1810 Allen Bobbitt had no children. We do not know how many children he had in 1820. The 1830 census of Franklin County is probably the most complete picture of his family.
2 males under 5 (1825-1830) 1 female 10 - 15 (1815-1820)
1 male 5 - 10 (1820-1825) 1 female 15 - 20 (1810-1815)
1 male 10 - 15 (1815-1820) 1 female 40 - 50 (1780-1790)
2 males 15 - 20 (1810-1815)
1 male 40 - 50 (1780-1790)
This would indicate a family of six sons and two daughters. In 1831, William Bobbitt the father of Allen Bobbitt was deceased, and William M. Bobbitt the grandfather of Allen Bobbitt was deceased. On August 13, 1831, Allen Bobbitt entered a deed which secured land for him in Granville County and moved to that county about 1833. The recorded deed is in Franklin County, Book 26, page 314.
"From Ann Turner of Franklin County, to Allen Bobbitt of Franklin County, for $ 1.00, 230 acres of land whereon the said Ann now lives, the land joins John Bobbitt and others, as a mortgage to secure debts the said Ann owes. Witnesses: P. H. Bobbitt, Thomas V. Bobbitt, and D. Stone."
This land was sold at auction and bid by Archibald Turner of Granville County for $ 91.00, payable to Allen Bobbitt as a trustee.
On February 21, 1821, Allen Bobbitt sold the 100 acres of land he purchased from his father to David Stone for $ 219.14. The deed is recorded in Franklin County in Book 26, page 254. It is not clear how much land Allen Bobbitt purchased or sold in Franklin County before he moved into Granville County.