"I James Bobbitt of Pulaski County ... desire that may wife live on and occupy as much of my farm as she may think necessary ......
That 180 acres of my land be divided, after the death of my wife, between my three children, James L. Bobbitt, Nancy Bobbitt, and Polly Day Bobbitt. ....I have advanced to my other children, land equal to them.
After the death of my wife, my property is to be sold, and divided into six shares, and divided equally among my six children.
I appoint James L. Bobbitt and William Bobbitt, my sons, executors October 24, 1844. In presence of:
Will Ford, John W. Gowan JAMES BOBBITT
Thomas T. Ford.
Rebecca Bobbitt died on September 10, 1851. James died on November 12, 1853. The property and the furnishing were used by Nancy and Polly, the two daughters who never married. William Bobbitt, son of James and one of the executors of the will, died on May 25, 1850. James Levi Bobbitt became the sole executor of the will.
After the death of Polly D. Bobbitt, John W. Bobbitt, son of William and Permelia (Cragg) Bobbitt purchased the shares of the others entitled to a division of the estate. The action was recorded in Deed Book 16, page 566, December 30, 1854.
Joseph D. Bobbitt and Polly Ann, his wife, Squire Thompson and Acey, his wife, late Acey Bobbitt, George W. Lee, and Elizabeth, his wife, late Elizabeth Bobbitt, James W. Bobbitt and Nancy Bobbitt, his wife, and Rebecca Bobbitt, and Nancy Bobbitt, heirs at law and legal representatives of William Bobbitt, deceased, to John W. Bobbitt.. $ 75.00 each for land on Buck Creek, and Flat Lick Creek .... 116 acres along William Hubble's line.... to James Bobbitt's line .......
The next record identifies the son of James and Rebecca Bobbitt as the brother of Polly Day Bobbitt. He had married Orpha Paschal and was living in Johnson County Missouri. In this record he is selling his interests in his father's property to his brother.