"John Williams, son of Huckey Williams, was born September 19, 1764, in Brunswick County, Virginia. After his father's death, and while an infant, he was taken by his mother to Granville County, North Carolina. He was raised by his uncle, Roger Jones, with whom he lived and clerked in his store until her marriage. He was married to Amelia Gill, in Franklin County, North Carolina, at her father's residence, on November 15, 1787 and in the same year emigrated and settled in Lincoln County, Kentucky, where he resided until his oldest children were born. He then moved to Montgomery County, Kentucky where all his other children were born, and where he remained until the spring of 1831, when he moved to Adams County, Illinois. He remained there until his death on October 11, 1833."
The dates of this story agree with the records of the John Bobbitt family records found in North Carolina. John Williams who was born in 1764, would have had to have a mother who was born by 1748. John Bobbitt was born in 1749 and the census records indicate that both John and Sarah were about the same age.
It is likely the messages from John Williams to his mother, Sarah (Williams) Bobbitt, were the reasons for John and Sarah Bobbitt moving to Kentucky.
The area that the Bobbitt, Jones, and Williams families lived in was near the border of Granville County and Franklin County. The early records are frequently confused as to exactly where that border was. One of the interesting records of Franklin County was the first Bobbitt deed recorded in the county.
September 4, 1787:
"From James Deabord of Franklin County to Turner Bobbitt of Warren county, for 61 pounds, 6 shillings, 75 acres of land on the Great Branch in Persons line. Recorded in Book 6, page 133, in March Court of 1788. Witnesses: ROGER JONES, Wm. BOBBITT."
Note the names of "Williams" and "Jones" in other records associated with the John Bobbitt family.