On May 23, 1825, John Bobbitt posted a $ 500.00 bond in Warren County as guardian to Holly W. Burrow, a minor orphan. This action seems strange to me as by 1825 Holly W. Burrow had to be at least 18 years of age. Sometime after this date, Holly Burrow married Pleasant Ellington of Warren County.
On October 20, 1814, Drury Bobbitt Senior deeded land to his son, John Bobbitt to pay a debt that he owed. John mortgaged the land, lost and had to pay the debt. After the loss of this land John and his family moved to Moore County, North Carolina. The record is in Book 19, page 397 of Warren County.
"Drury Bobbitt Senior to John Bobbitt, for $ 2,500.00 paid, or secured to be paid, land on the south side of Ben's Creek, said to contain about 575 acres."
It is not possible to reconstruct the family of John Bobbitt. There was a large number of daughters in the family and they cannot be correctly identified in the records. The census also includes some of his granddaughters and this makes it impossible to determine how many children were in the family.
On October 20, 1814, the same date as the above deed from Drury Bobbitt, John Bobbitt recorded this deed.
"John Bobbitt of Warren County and James Harris of Hallifax County, in consideration of 1220 pounds and 10 shillings, for indebtedness to Richard Jones of Halifax County, land where the said John Bobbitt, Drury Bobbitt Senior, and Drury Bobbitt Junior, now live, on the south side of Ben's Creek."
After the loss of this land, John, Drury Senior, and Drury Junior moved from Warren County to Moore County. The families were counted in the 1820 census of Moore County. See the study of Drury Bobbitt IV for the complete record. This is the listing of the family of John Bobbitt in the 1820 census of Moore County.
1 male 10 - 16 (1804-1810) 3 females under 10 (1810-1820)
1 male 26 - 45 (1775-1794) 1 female 10 - 16 (1804-1810)
1 male 45 & over ( 1775) 1 female 26 - 45 (1775-1794)
1 female 45 & over (.....1775)
Drury Bobbitt Senior died in Moore County in 1826.