The Thomas Bobbitt mentioned in this deed was a first cousin to Drury Bobbitt IV. The Richard Moss family lived near the Sheerwood Bobbitt family in Halifax County. Martha Bobbitt, a sister of Thomas Bobbitt, married Richard Moss Junior. Rebecca Bobbitt married Gideon Moss.
In 1817 the will of Richard Moss recorded in Halifax County, names his wife Nancy, and his children, Thomas, Gideon, Lodowick, Lucy Bobbitt, Frances Bobbitt, Sally Moss, Joseph Moss, Betsey Moss Harper, Elizabeth, Rebecca Marshall, Mary Foote, and William Moss. Several of the children were believed to have been too young and went to live with various members of the Bobbitt family when their father died.
The families of Drury Bobbitt Senior, Drury Bobbitt Junior, John Bobbitt, and Thomas Bobbitt, all lived near to each other. After the death of Drury Bobbitt Senior in 1826 in Moore County, the families began to migrate to Tennessee and Kentucky. Drury and Frances Bobbitt moved first to Davidson County, Tennessee, and then to Montgomery County, and then they moved to Butler County, Kentucky. Green W. and John J. Bobbitt both moved to Fayette County, Tennessee where they are believed to have lived till they died.
Drury Bobbitt IV and his family were counted in Montgomery County, Tennessee census of 1830.Drury Bobbett: 2 males under 5 (1825-1830) 1 female 5 10 (1820-1825) 3 males 10 15 (1815-1820) 1 female 10 15 (1815-1820) 1 male 50 60 (1770-1780) 1 female 40 50 (1780-1790)
We do not believe that Drury and his family lived in Tennessee very long. They likely moved there in 1827 and moved to Kentucky in 1835. The first records in Butler County, Kentucky are dated 1836.
Frances (Moss) Bobbitt died in 1839 in Kentucky. The family was counted in the 1840 census of Butler County. There were eleven sons three daughters in the second family. There were two sons and one daughter in the first family.