"John Jinkins Taylor, to Miles Bobbitt, both of Bute County. For 30 pounds of Virginia money, for 100 acres, on the north side of Great Fishing Creek, to the ridge, and down the Great Branch, adjoining, John Green. Witnesses: James Johnson, James McInvaill."
Miles Bobbitt was listed in the Warren County tax lists from 1781 until 1793. He was never taxed 'for more than 100 acres of land. There are no recorded deeds but it seems likely that Miles gave some of his land to his sons, John and Joshua.
The 1786 census taken by the state of North Carolina lists the family of Miles Bobbitt, in Warren County.
Miles Bobbitt, 2 males 21-60, 2 males under 21, 6 females.
According to this census record, Miles had one son born before 1765 and two sons born after 1765, five daughters of various ages, and his wife. Miles who we believe was married in 1761 could easily have a son who was born in 1762 and would be 24 years of age by 1786, and old enough to be married and away from home. Our studies show that this was true. The son not recorded in the above census was Jacob Bobbitt, born in 1762, and at the time of this census was living in Georgia. The son born before 1765 was John Bobbitt, and the two sons born after 1765 were Joshua and William. Joshua Bobbitt was born in 1765 and we do not think that he was home at the time this census was taken.
The 1790 federal census for Warren County lists the family of Miles Bobbitt, the family of his son, Joshua, and the family of his son, John Bobbitt. This census listed all the males over 16, and all the males under 16, or those born before 1774 and those born after 1774.
John Bobbitt 1 male over 16, 0 males under 16, 2 females
Miles Bobbitt 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, 6 females
Joshua Bobbitt 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 1 female
Miles Bobbitt died in 1794 and in the 1800 census of Warren County, his widow, Mary Bobbitt was listed in the census.
1 male under 10 (1790-1800) 2 females 16 - 26 (1774-1784)
2 males 16 - 26 (1774-1784) 1 female 45 & over ( -1755)