I found the 1870 Bertie NC census of Quinton T. Hobbs
Quinton T 41 (1829)
Margaret 34, Joh 14, Louisa 12, ellen 6 Charle 2
In 1850 Gates NC, Quinton Hobbs is listed at age 21 in the household of William Bunch and family. He was a laborer on the Bunch farm.
I looked at te 1840 GATES NC census for Hobbs, there are many Hobbs in Gates i 1840 and many with sons in the 10-11 yr range. Unusual name for that time period.