The land Miles and Mary Bobbitt reared their family on was the land given by Alpheus Bobbitt to his son Miles Bobbitt. It was for the most part the same land sold by Miles Bobbitt Sr. to his son Alpheus Bobbitt. While the deeds to the land and many of the records are in Warren County the land apparently was located in Nash County, just across the border.
William Edgar Bobbitt, a grandson of Miles Bobbitt writes, "After Miles married Mary Christian Sledge he began farming near Fishing Creek, where he lived most of his life. For a short time probably 1905 to 1910 he lived in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where he was in the retail grocery business on Tarboro Street with his son, Joseph R. Bobbitt. Later he moved back to his farm near Fishing Creek where he died on January 27, 1919. His wife moved back to Rocky Mount and lived with a son, James 0. Bobbitt, until her death on January 31, 1929."
There are supposed to be ten children in the family of Miles and Mary Bobbitt, however I can list only nine. Not all the children lived to Maturity.
Clara W. Bobbitt born 1868
Maud L. Bobbitt born 1870
Eugene Carl Bobbitt born Mar. 1873
Edgar Miles Bobbitt born Feb. 1876
James 0. Bobbitt born May. 1877
Joseph R. Bobbitt born Aug. 1879
Garland Ashland Bobbitt born Jul. 1881
Mattie Bobbitt born May. 1883
Nannie Bobbitt born Jun. 1886
I think the other child was Mary Bobbitt born in 1878 and she married Ernest Harris of Inez, North Carolina. I have not been able to verify this from the records.
Miles and Mary Bobbitt are buried in their Bobbitt family cemetery which was located on the farm. The cemetery is about 17 miles west of Rocky Mount in the northern part of Nash County. The burial plot is one mile west of Fishing Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Several of the children who did not live to maturity are also buried there. The graves are marked, but the land is no longer in the family.
Miles Bobbitt b. Oct. 13, 1843 d. Jan. 27, 1919
Edgar Miles Bobbitt b. Feb. 23, 1876 d. Apr. 13, 1879
Garland Ashland Bobbitt b. Jul. 7, 1881 d. Mar. 20, 1882
Mattie Bobbitt b. May. 21, 1883 d. Oct. 3, 1884
Mary Christian Bobbitt b. Aug. 13, 1884d. Jan. 27, 1929