"John R. Bobbitt to William Clanton and Anthony Dowtain, Trustees: John Bobbitt is indebted to William Clanton because Clanton endorsed a $550.00 bond of James Kearney's $100.00 is due on bond signed by John Bobbitt and he being desirous to secure the bond and for an additional consideration has had $100.00 paid by the said Anthony Dowtain, for land on the waters of Reedy Creek...for.... 236 acres of land to include the mill, mill dam, and mill dam pond, together with millstones and other implements. Upon special confidence that John Bobbitt will pay before August next. Property must be sold and If money is not enough, John Bobbitt must pay the balance due."
Witnesses: Thomas Reed, Jeremiah Stevens.
On April 5, 1822, John Bobbitt entered into an agreement with William Clanton to hold on to half of the mill and the mill land for the amount of $700.00. Record Book 23, page 142.
Two hundred and thirty six acres of land where said John Bobbitt now lives. Said Bobbitt to have and retain possession of one half of the mill in as full a manner As if he had not conveyed the same to said Clanton. Bobbitt to have and to hold the use and occupy the land and dispose as he may think proper. Half the mill in fee simple."
Witnesses: James Kearney, Edward Kearney, Jeremiah Stevens.
All of these records were dated April 1822. In November of 1823, Lewis C. Bobbitt brother of John R. Bobbitt posted a two thousand dollar bond as the administrator in the estate of John R. Bobbitt deceased.
In Record Book 26, page 144, in 1823 the settlement of the estate of John R. Bobbitt was recorded.
"Sale of the property of John R. Bobbitt in Warren County in 1823, by Lewis C. Bobbitt. Purchasers included: Elizabeth Bobbitt, and Richard J. Bobbitt."
"And an additional sale was held in Franklin County on December 23, 1823, where the purchasers were: Frederick Harris, Frederick H. Bobbitt, and Elizabeth Bobbitt."