"July 22, 1823, indenture between Nancy Bobbitt and John Bobbitt, her son, a minor of the same place, that out of love and affection, which she bears towards her son, the following real and personal property, by estimation, 140 acres of land, whereon, the said Nancy Bobbitt now lives, it being her share, as one of the heirs of the estate of Charles Nuckolls. Also, one slave, named Mary, also 14 head of cattle, one set of smith's tools, beds, household furniture, farming utensils and so forth, to the said John Bobbitt, free of any claim .......
Witness: Sam Cox NANCY BOBBITT"
This is a generous deed to a five year old son. One can only guess at her motives, but apparently she felt that this son would one day care for her and her youngest son, James. In any event John married an Amanda (some think a Bobbitt, some a daughter of Sam Cox) and lived his entire life in Grayson County, Virginia.
Benjamin Floyd Nuckolls wrote a book in 1838 which tells the story of Grayson County and the Nuckolls family. The book is now called "Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County, Virginia". In this book is an interesting account of the early settlers.
"Flower Swift and Charles Nuckolls (father of Nancy Bobbitt) donated the one hundred acres of land for the purpose of building the first court house and public buildings for Grayson County. The town was first named Greenville, the post office was Grayson Court House. After the courts were moved and Carroll County formed, the post office was changed to "Nuckollsville."
Living near to the home of Nancy Bobbitt and her six sons was Randolph Bobbitt, a son of William Bobbitt Junior. Randolph was a first cousin to the sons of John and Nancy Bobbitt. Randolph and Rachel (Phillips) Bobbitt had a family of four sons and five daughters who were near the ages of Nancy's sons.
There were at least two and probably three marriages between the children of Randolph Bobbitt and the children of John Bobbitt his first cousin. As you know this would be marriages between first cousins, once removed.