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Descendants of ???Arthur??? Leath
Working SKETCH
MOSTLY SPECULATION IN EARLY GENERATIONS
Generation No. 1

1. ???ARTHUR???3 LEATH (?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1655, and died Abt. 1722. He married XX ANDERSON? JONES? POYTHRESS???, daughter of PETER JONES and MARGARET WOOD. She was born Abt. 1662.

Children of ARTHUR??? LEATH and XX POYTHRESS??? are:
2.       i.       THOMAS4 LEATH, b. Abt. 1680; d. Prince George Co., VA.
       ii.       JOHN LETT OR LEATH, b. Abt. 1682; m. ELIZABETH HARDAWAY; b. Abt. 1688.
3.       iii.       JAMES LEATH, b. Abt. 1683.
       iv.       ARTHUR LEATH, b. Abt. 1685; d. Aft. 1722, unknown.
4.       v.       CHARLES LEATH, b. Abt. 1687, Surry Co., VA; d. 1770, Sussex Co., VA.
5.       vi.       PETER LEATH, b. Abt. 1689; d. 1759, Prince George Co., VA.
6.       vii.       JANE LEATH, b. Abt. 1705.
       viii.       ABRAHAM LEATH, b. Abt. 1708.

More About ABRAHAM LEATH:
Fact: 1810, An Abraham Leath was listed in the VA census in Petersburg Town.

       ix.       SARAH LEAD OR LEATH, b. Abt. 1710; m. ROBERT HUNNICUTT, June 04, 1733, Henrico Co., VA; b. Abt. 1710.


Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS4 LEATH (ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1680, and died in Prince George Co., VA. He married ANN TEMPLE? COLEMAN?, daughter of FRANCIS COLEMAN and HONOUR X. She was born Abt. 1685.

Notes for THOMAS LEATH:
1768 L-2-121 Robert West of Bertie Co to Thomas Leath of same. 23 Mar 13£ 50 acres (messuage) between Joseph Demsey & Thomas Ashley. Wit: Charles Worth Jaicocks, Saml. Power. Mar Ct 1768.

1772 M-67 Thomas Leath of Hide Co to Ann Lawrence relict of Humphrey dec'd of same. 28 Dec. 12£ proclamaion. 50 acres (messuage) between Joseph Demcy & Thomas Ashley. Wit: Charles Hodgson, Frederick Lawrence. May Ct 1774. John Johnston C J C
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(e-mail from Robert Leath)
There were a Thomas and Jane Leath in Barbados in the 1670s who had a daugher named in Barbados records (I believe) Elizabeth, but no further record of them either.
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1712
Peter and Thomas Leath were witnesses to John POYTHRESS' will. Both use the spelling LEETH which is used in a couple of early records.
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GRANTEE Chamnis, John. grantee.
DATE 20 August 1734.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 390 acres on the south side of Warwick Swamp, adjoining John KERBY, Thomas Leath &c.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 15, 1732-1735 (v.1 & 2 p.1-522), p. 275 (Reel 13).

GRANTEE Egleton (EGGLESTON), Thomas. grantee.
DATE 30 August 1744.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 200 acres on both sides of the heads of Warwick Swamp adjoining Thomas Leath and John KIRKLAND.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2 p.1-631), p. 143 (Reel 20).

GRANTEE Egleton, Thomas. grantee.
DATE 12 January 1746.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 441 acres on both sides of the Moccosoneck Road adjoining Thomas LEATH, James PITTILLO &c.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 25, 1745-1747, p. 344 (Reel 23).

GRANTEE Leath, Thomas. grantee.
DATE 12 January 1746.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 222 acres on the north side of Warwick Swamp between the lines of John THOMAS, Nichael ROSSER, and Howard OWEN.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 25, 1745-1747, p. 321 (Reel 23).

GRANTEE LEE, Samuel. grantee.
DATE 1 December 1740.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 1963 acres on both sides of the Great Branch of Warwick adjoining Howard OWEN, Thomas LEATH, &c.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 19, 1739-1741, p. 863 (Reel 17).


Prince George Co., VA
21aug1734
John CHAMNIS of Prince George 390ac in Prince George, s side of WARWICK SWAMP adj John KERBY, Thomas LEATH, TITMARSH & Arthur LEATH.

Prince George Co., VA
12jan1746
Thomas LEATH 222ac in Prince George n side of WARWICK SWAMP between lines of John THOMAS, Michael ROSSER and Howard OWEN; adj John EDWARDS, Thomas ROSSER, John ROSSER.
Thomas LEATH

Prince George Co., VA
27aug1770
James PITTILLO 60ac in Prince George on n side of WARWICK SWAMP adj THOMAS LEATH, Samuel LEE, Wm ANDERSON and Thomas TEMPLE.
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Prince George Co., VA
ca1735
John LEATH, Thomas LEATH, William TEMPLE Jr, acknowledge bond to Thomas AVENT (of Surry/Sussex Co.).

Prince George Co., VA
In trespass suit brought by Nicholas KNIGHTON against Robert HUDSON for beating and wounding John KNIGHTON, the son of said Nicholas, an infant & servant, at Bristol Parish on 10may1737, whereby said Nicholas lost his services for one month. Trial set & jury impanelled as follows: William BATTE (foreman), John JONES, Robert ABERNATHY Jr., Miles WOOTEN, Edward BIRCHETT, Thomas LEATH, Charles HAMLIN, William CRYER, John SIMMONS, William LOCKLEY, John WOODLIEF Jr., and William MATTOX. Jury found for the defendant.

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Culpeper's Rebellion
IV. A New Government,
A New Disorder (Part 1)


By 1677 the scene was set for another confrontation between the opposing factions. Eastchurch as governor-appointee and Miller as secretary and collector of customs, holding their commissions from the Lords Proprietors and the Commissioners of Customs, were enroute back to Albemarle County. Their opponents were apparently in nominal charge of the government there.

Eastchurch and Miller took a ship sailing one of the normal trade routes from England to the island of Nevis in the Leeward Islands where they could obtain another ship for America.108 In Nevis, Eastchurch met a woman of considerable fortune and took the opportunity to marry her. Not wishing to depart quickly and to avoid further delay in settling affairs in Albemarle County, Eastchurch provided Miller with a commission to serve as president of the Grand Council until his arrival and gave him "very full and ample powers."109 The president of the Grand Council normally acted as governor in that official's absence. Miller, however, chose this time to begin his own scheme for acquiring power and fortune. Instead of taking a ship directly for America, he went via Bermuda where he took passage for Albemarle County in the shallop Success. Previous writers, using the testimony prepared for the November 1680 trial of John CULPEPER, have stated that Miller outfitted, manned, and sailed the shallop to North Carolina at his own cost for use in collecting customs and as defense for the colony in his role as commander-in-chief.110 A recently found deposition from a crewman on that voyage shows that Miller was only a passenger, and that the master, Solomon Summers, was directed by the shallop's owner, THOMAS LEECH*****, to return in 40 days with the proceeds from their cargo of calico, salt, and powder.111 The voyage had begun 20 May 1677 but was not completed until 9 July 1677, an extraordinarily long time for such a short trip.112 On arrival in Albemarle County the shallop was anchored off Timothy Biggs' landing. Miller and Summers, along with LEECH's boy, took lodgings with Biggs, and the goods from the shallop were placed in Biggs' storehouse. Some of the calico was used for clothing for Biggs and his wife as well as for Miller. Additional calico was used for curtains and valences on Miller's bed.113 The salt was used for preparing meat to be shipped to Antigua in Biggs' sloop. Miller, however, refused to account to Summers for the shallop's goods. The inhabitants of Albemarle County were told that Miller was the owner of the shallop's goods, and since those goods, which had not been distributed, were kept at Biggs' storehouse, no one doubted this statement.114

On 15 March 1679/80 Summers stated in an affidavit to the Lords of the Treasury that he departed Bermuda on 20 May 1677 and arrived in Albemarle County on 9 July. He further indicated that from that time until 4 December of the same year he and his crew were employed by Miller for the prevention of frauds by stopping New England traders using the new inlet of the country.115 Summers claimed £84 14s. 3d. as being due him for this work;116 yet recently found testimony from William Hammond, a resident of the county during that time, claimed that Summers had been so badly abused by Miller and Timothy Biggs that both Summers and LEECH's boy had to take refuge in Durant's house prior to December.117 Richard Gamble also testified that the shallop's sails were kept in the Biggs storehouse after Summers moved to Durant's house.118 During a May 1678 trip to London with Gillam and Durant, Summers freely thanked Durant for the debt he owed to Durant's wife for entertaining him prior to Durant's return in December 1677.119

We see here evidence of a systematic process of thievery by Miller against Summers, and then later Summers pleading for relief from the English treasury for work not actually done. Miller was in London at the time Summers submitted his petition and could have protested this claim had he wished, but there is no evidence of his doing so. We also see the close tie between Thomas Miller and Timothy Biggs, the two main sources for information on which much of the history previously written about this event has been based.

Some authors have said that Miller required armed force to establish his position as president of the Grand Council and acting governor,120 but neither Miller nor Solomon Summers, master of the shallop Success, report any such difficulties.121 We also find that another observer, as well as one of Miller's deputy collectors, Timothy Biggs, confirmed that "all people haveing quietly submitted... & the New England Men complied in payeing their duty."122 Henry Hudson, appointed a deputy collector by Miller, made no mention in his deposition of any difficulty on Miller's arrival.123 The Lords Proprietors in their summary of the case in February 1679/80 wrote that Miller "is quyetly received into ye Governmt."124 Similar words are used by the Lords Proprietors in their 20 November 1680 final statement on the affair.125 A remonstrance from Quakers in Albemarle County declared that "Miller was received as president by the Inhabitants of this County."126 The one place where we find documentation of armed resistance at Miller's arrival is in the unsigned document entitled "Representation to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina Concerning the Rebellion in that Country. To be Made use of in Further Examinations." That anonymous author stated, "Bird and the rest of the subscribers were the first that took armes and opposed Miller at his first landing."127 Without knowing either the full meaning of the "first landing" or author of this piece, we cannot evaluate his bias or his access to the facts. Solomon Summers does report "upon ye 2d or 3d day of ye sd Miller's arrivall there was great abuse & affronts offered to him ... by some of ye inhabitants there." Summers also reported a violent assault by "Patt White" at Richard Foster's house when White "swearing yt he could freely run his knife were itt not for feare of ye law into ye sd Miller . . . many other words to this or worse purpose uttered by . . . White & his wife & others . . . "128 Dangerous words to be sure; even felonious words in those times, but they hardly fit the twentieth century usage of "armed resistance."129 One must conclude that Miller was received peaceably despite the prior attempts to prosecute him for his intemperate language.

Culpeper's reaction to Miller's arrival is not known. Mattie Erma Parker has written a comprehensive study of the "Legal Aspects of 'Culpeper's Rebellion'" in which she shows that Miller was not on firm legal ground in assuming the position of acting governor.130 She also makes extensive use of a then recently found, but as yet unpublished, narrative by Timothy Biggs which discusses events of the Miller administration in the second half of 1677.131

Regardless of how he was received, Miller gained control of the government in the summer of 1677 and promptly began to follow his instructions from Eastchurch to set the affairs of the county in order. Summers reported that Miller

reduced & quietted ye Indians settled ye Malitia brought ye Inhabitants to a good ordr & peaceable decorum & lastly settled his Majtys affaires in reference to the customes & all this done wthout ye least dropp of bloodshed wch peaceable & quiett posture of affaires to ye then general satisfaction of ye Inhabitants soe continued from July aforesd nothwth:standing the seditious designes of a few there till Xber [December] following.132

Another report of Miller's actions on his arrival is the Biggs narrative, which Parker believes was written about January 1677/78. Biggs wrote that Miller arrived about 15 July 1677 with various commissions, including one for himself to act as governor in Albemarle County and as deputy to one of the Lords Proprietors. Miller called a meeting of the assembly, whose power the Lords Proprietors had confirmed until the new elections scheduled for September under the Fundamental Constitutions could be held. Major Richard Foster, designated as deputy for Sir George Carteret, initially declined the appointment and even allowed his home to be used by Patrick White to abuse Miller. Foster later relented and accepted Carteret's commission as well as one as deputy collector of the county from Miller.133 The representatives from Currituck precinct declined to appear at the scheduled assembly meeting, claiming the press of business, but Miller proceeded with the meeting and presented the instructions, commissions, and orders which he had brought from London and from Eastchurch. Prior to adjourning, the assembly appointed a court to begin clearing cases, some of which had been pending for three or four years. The court found several persons guilty of sundry misdemeanors, and Biggs claimed that to protect the court from danger, Miller was forced to have a guard of men in arms.134 It would appear that the only protection required was from the inhabitant's reaction to Miller's attempts to acquire excessive power. This is supported by the recently found depositions which contain statements that Miller assembled the guard for his personal protection. The depositions also alleged that the guard consisted of thirty to forty men of bad repute who had assisted Bacon in his rebellion in Virginia and who had fled or been run out of that colony after Bacon's death.135 In addition to the previously noted irony that Culpeper (with possible connections to Berkeley) was a member of the faction described by some writers as anti- proprietor, we see here that Miller was supporting the so-called proprietor faction with fugitives from Bacon's rebellion. Again we have evidence that while the factions certainly existed, they did not see themselves as primarily pro- or anti-proprietor.

As the time for elections approached, Miller obtained the consent of the appointed deputies to issue the necessary writs for the election of burgesses. Miller's instructions that accompanied the writs, however, called for new election procedures requiring the use of ballots and specifically excluded certain persons who opposed Miller. Even though some of those whom Miller had excluded were elected anyway, Miller's supporters would not allow them to serve. This led to considerable dissension among the inhabitants. The accepted members of the assembly met with the appointed deputies and with Miller as president to elect Thomas Cullen speaker. This assembly set a tax levy to cover the cost of the recent Indian wars, and since there had been no levy for the two preceding years, it was high.136 In addition to "omitting many hainous matters" Miller was later accused in a remonstrance drawn up by Culpeper of denying free elections of an assembly, cheating the country of 130,000 pounds of tobacco, and raising the levy to 250 pounds of tobacco more than it otherwise would have been to pay for his "pipeing guard."137

To assist him in collecting customs, Miller appointed Timothy Biggs and Henry Hudson to be his deputy collectors. They recovered a £500 sterling bond given by Valentine Bird, the collector serving at Miller's arrival, for allowing ships to depart without paying the required duties; seized a £200 sterling bond from John Willoughby for allowing John Liscomb, a New England trader, to sail for New England with 70 tons of tobacco without paying the necessary customs; and forced Richard Foster, a deputy collector and then member of the Grand Council, to surrender a bond of 410 hogsheads of tobacco. The total of these bonds and tobacco, plus other seizures and customs, was £1242 8s. 1d., in addition to 817 hogsheads of tobacco and the vessel Patience.138

According to Timothy Biggs, all was quiet until the 1 December 1677 arrival of Captain GILLAM***'s ship from London with George DURANT on board.139 In the newly found depositions made by other residents of Albemarle County during that time, we find a different view. John Wood, who was in Albemarle County from 1677 until May 1679, declared in a 4 August 1681 deposition that three or four days prior to the arrival of Gillam's ship, Miller had commanded the inhabitants to bring their arms to him.140 Peter BROCKWELL****, who was in Albemarle County from October 1677 until about 1680 also deposed on 25 July 1681 that when Miller feared that the country would not endure his government, he sent out warrants in his name for the inhabitants to bring their arms to him.141 Thus Miller's own actions had created the climate for rebellion prior to the arrival of Gillam's ship. This is at significant variance from previous histories of this event in that it clarifies the immediate readiness of many inhabitants to oppose openly Miller's government...

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Prince George Co., VA
ca1735
John LEATH, Thomas LEATH, William TEMPLE Jr, acknowledge bond to Thomas AVENT (of Surry/Sussex Co.).

More About THOMAS LEATH:
Fact 1: May 1768, Prince George Co. Court, FIELDS & CALL v. Thomas LEATH.
Fact 2: 1712, Petr (P) LEETH and Thomas (T) LEETH and William STAINBACK were witnesses to the will of John POYTHRESS of Prince George Co., VA. "My two brothers Thomas and Joshua WYNNE and William STAINBACK to be ye Deviders of my Estate."
       
Children of THOMAS LEATH and ANN COLEMAN? are:
7.       i.       ELIZABETH5 LEATH, b. Abt. 1705.
8.       ii.       JOHN LEATH, b. Abt. 1707.
       iii.       THOMAS? LEATH, b. Abt. 1710; d. Aft. 1770, Prince George Co., VA.
       iv.       COLEMAN? LEATH.
       v.       JAMES? LEATH.
       vi.       PETER LEATH, b. September 22, 1722, Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA.

Notes for PETER LEATH:
GRANTEE Lee, Peter. grantee.
DATE 10 September 1767.
NOTE Location: BRUNSWICK County.
NOTE Description: 204 acres on both sides of Fountains Creek.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 37, 1767-1768, p. 192 (Reel 37).
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Prince George Co., VA
20sep1751
Peter LEATH 213ac in Prince George Co. s side of WARWICK SWAMP adj John MAN***, Thomas BURGEs, Richard BURGEs, Shan's RAYNES, WALLIS and CHAMNUS now PACEs.

Surry Co., VA
21aug1734
William PETTIWAY and wife Elizabeth to CHARLES LEATH 150ac (part of tract of 350ac bounded by the south side of Indian Swamp, the line of Prince George Co., John MAN*** and LEATHERCOATs Branch).
Wits: Robert WYNNE and Thomas ELDRIDGE Jr.

Halifax Co., VA
May Court 1763
p. 18

Peter LEATH v. George SCOGGAN, deft, on a petition for 1 pound 16 shillings and 3 pence, said to be due by a judgment of BRUNSWICK Court. This day came the plt by his atty, and the deft not appearing, and sd judgment being produced, judgment for plt for the debt afsd, and 7 shillings and 6 pence for lawyer's fee.

Peter ROYSTER v. George SCOGGAN, deft, on a petition for _____ and 3 pence, said to be due by a judgment of BRUNSWICK Court. This day came the plt by his aqtty and the deft not appearing and sd judgment being produced, judgment for plt for the debt afd and 7 shillings and 6 pence for a lawyer's fee.

John HALL v. George SCOGGAN, deft, on a petition for 3 pounds 18 shillings and 9 pence said to be due by a judgment of BRUNSWICK COURT. This day came the plt by his atty...

Amelia Co., VA
2aug1766
Peter LEATH of Prince George Co. to Peter Randolph BLAND of same 400ac in Amelia Co. adj lands of Christopher HASKINS, Lewis TUCKER***, John CLARK, and bounded by LEATH's Creek.
Wits: James DAVENPORT, Joel EPES, Drury BURCHETT, George TARRY, Wm CURETON & Richard BOOKER.

Amelia Co., VA
16aug1766
Peter COLEMAN Sr of Amelia to Thomas TUCKER*** of same 80ac adj Tucker's Branch, lines of Michael CLARDY, Thomas BERRY, Wm COLEMAN, Peter COLEMAN, Henry TUCKER, Matthew TUCKER Sr.
Wits: Thomas BERRY, John HOOD, Matthew (x) TUCKER.
Martha (x), wife of Peter Coleman Sr, reliquished her dower right.

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Prince George Co., VA
1apr1789
Accounts of the estate of JOEL STURDIVANT by John Sturdivant Sr., Exec.
Names: Adam FLEMING, Francis POYTHRESS, Wm TIMBERLAKE, Alexander G. STRACHAN, George RIVES, PETER LEATH - ORPHAN, Mary LEATH - orphan, Robert STURDIVANT, Richard PRINGLE, Richard AVERY, Glaister HUNNICUTT, coffins for Joel Sturdivant and his wife, Robert BOLLING, Edward SCOTT, Joseph POYTHRESS, Joseph THOMAS, Alexander MORRISON, Elizabeth WARREN, Edward NEWELL, Wm JONES, Jane PATTERSON, John BROCKWELL***, Thomas PETERSON, John THWEATT, John KING, Richard BLAND, Alexander GORDON, Walter PETER, Jane STURDIVANT -- ORPHAN of Joel STURDIVANT, John MARKS, John STURDIVANT Jr., John JARRETT, John LAWRY, Benjamin PUTNEY, Thomas BOISSEAU, Francis STURDIVANT, William COCK, Archibald DUNLOP.
Accounts examined by John BLAND, Edmund HARRISON, Francis B. GREEN.
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Brunswick Co. 1748...

Pole for Drury Stith

William Wall John Steed BAXTER DAVIS
James Denman William Petty Chris. Tatum
Henry Embry William Randle GEORGE SIMS
John Moutrey William Wray John WALL
Giles Kelly Benjamin Lanier Robt. Rynolds [sic]
William McKinney John Moore John Davis
William Maclin Robert Hicks Edward Robinson
James Speed John Hicks Joseph Burnett
Hazekiah Massie Thomas Dean James CLACK
Thomas Loyd (Sworn) John Randle Abraham PHENIX
Lewelling Jones Charles Goulfter Chas. MATTHIS (Sworn)
Robert Christy John Maclin William Short
Thomas Bull William Read John Hagood
Richd. Hagood Peter Simmons James Hicks
Randal Brasie Isaac House James Taply
William Jones Geo. Clayton John Johnson


P. 62


Augustine HIGHTOWER John Marshall William Williams
Geo. Tilman John Ward James LOVE
Stephen Caudle Stephen Scizon James PARHAM
MASON BISHOP Hinchy Mabry John EDWARDS
HUBARD QUARLES Richard Pepper Thomas HARDWAY
John Johnson Samuel Lanier Geo, SCOGGING
John Avery John Mishaux Richard Yarburough
William Brewer Charles King James Bennitt
William Smith James Cooke William Edwards
Roger Reese (Sworn) William LEDBETTER Nicholas Lanier

Thomas Lanioir Ceorge Wilson Rob. Briggs
William Lrndsey Nsthl. Harriaon Henry SnnnKws
William Seoggin Thomas Ltoy<^ Swr. Jawies McDamet
Williaiti Gree« John Ingram J&hn Burrow
George I>£ardaH Jes^e Tatam William Burrow
Robert &uakley John Pettaway WiRiaKt Duggar
RolneTt CunrKll Jo. Mahry (Swyrn) John Rose
Friuicis Lett William TUwaa Jolin Robiason
Hix Jcrnes Sampsoti Lanier Thoroaa Jackson
Henry Bailey Th^, Bland Charles ColHcr
I-tugh Williams .REchd- Swaaaen George Stamhack
Willtam Aveoce William House WtiUam RoNns<'ai
Witliam Mo$eley William Smith John Parker
Heaektah Mas$w Geo. Mosetey WiUiam Haton
Owen Strange Thomas Cl&nton John D^^gSaa
T!i0»na& Txvi^y Thomas Moseley John Thornton
Wt^ian» Stnith 1»aa<; Mstthi^ Henry Jackson
Josbs Floyd John Peanel j^athaniel Hicks
Thomas Procter James Madm Heoo' Morris
Drury Malone (Sworn) John Ezdl William Morris
Gee. Tilnian, Jtmr. E4war4 Hudand John Jackson
Frands Hagood John Geo. Peanington Davtd Wstfter
Geo. Hagood WilllaTn Nance Hubbard Han'te
Thomas Brooks WilHam Barley Jebnte Peebles
Richard Birch Drury Robinson John Collw
John LamlK'rt Daniel Taylor Lewis Parham
Nicholas Proctor JamfcS Jofeoson James Mo&eley
Sampson Caadle Samyel Rus&ctll Samuet Harwell
WtiSiam Gorden John Johnson Isaac Coltier

(under construction to be continued)


More About PETER LEATH:
Date born 2: Abt. 1722

       vii.       CHARLES LEATH, b. August 23, 1725, Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA; d. Abt. 1808, Brunswick Co., VA.

Notes for CHARLES LEATH:
As I said before, the mystery of the two Charles Leaths is the biggest problem to resolving the Leath family tree.
In 1763, a Charles Leath appears in Amelia County tax records living on the 400 acres sold the next year by Peter and Elizabeth Leath. In 1764, Charles Leath advertises in the Virginia Gazette a horse stolen in Prince George County. The other Charles Leath also appears in Prince George County personal property tax records from 1782 (the first year for tax records) until he presumably died around 1808. But he never appears in land tax records, suggesting that despite the fact that he owned about 8 slaves, plus livestock, he did not own land - unusual. I wondered if it might be because he was Thomas's younger son, that he might not have inherited land. If that's the case the land would have gone to Peter, and our Charles might have been the eldest son of the eldest son. What do you think?

3. JAMES4 LEATH (ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1683.

Notes for JAMES LEATH:
1770 -John Job was witness Guilford County, NC - Book 2 page 4
ABSTRACT: 31 July 1770
Robert Allison of Guilford, farmer to his brother James Allison of same, farmer for "a Certain Sum of Money", one hundred ninety acres, land said James Allison now lives being on the S. side of the North fork of Alamance Creek, being part of two tracts Entered by said Robert Allison, begin: at a black walnut on Jacob SUMMER's on the bank of the Haw branch, S6E up said branch, a conditional line near JAMES LETH 72 ch. to a post oak and hickory sapling near a pond. S. 18 ch. to a black oak sapling on Finley Stuart's line, W.28 ch. to an ash standing in a branch, N8W 78 ch. to a poplar on the bank of Alamance, down Alamance to aforesaid Summer's line to begin:

signed (18 August) Robert Allison, Sarah Allison,
witness; John Job, Mattes Russell;
acknowledged August Court 1779

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John PEYTON (ca1720-1774) of Prince William Co., VA wife Seth HARRISON...

John Peyton was said to be of LOUDOUN Co. in 1757. From Loudoun Co., VA Order Book A:509; September 10, 1761. Robert Peyton, an infant, is represented by John Peyton his guardian. From Loudoun Co., VA Order Book B:20; July 15, 1762. Robert Peyton, infant under age 21, is represented by his guardian John Peyton, John Peyton in a suit against JAMES LEITH. From Prince William Co., VA, Order Book 1762-1763, p. 385: November 2, 1762. Rush appointed guardian to Peyton. Robert Peyton, orphan of Valentine Peyton, Gent., deceased, came into court and choice of Benjamin RUSH for his guardian who is to enter into and execute a bond at the next court with good and sufficient securitys for his faithful performance of his guardianship.

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The Leath (Leeth/Leith) Family History, Volume 1, by Leslie R. Waltman and Andrew L. Leath
page 6, "Caleb Jobe's will probated in June 1750, names his wife Barbara and four children, Samuel, Jacob, Nathan and Elizabeth Jobe. The three Jobe sons went to present-day Tennessee in the 1780's and are found in Sullivan County, Tennessee, records at an early date. We have no evidence of what happened to the daughter Elizabeth who appears to be the youngest of the Jobe children so was probably born ca. 1748. We speculate that she may be the same as the Elizabeth, b ca 1748, who married Josiah Leath, Ephraim's nephew, whose land adjoined Ephraim's."

1768
-Ephriam Leeth was named in the will of his brother, George Leath in Frederick Co., VA. He was given the land where he now lives. Their father was James.
-Ephriam Leeth made bond for title to the church wardens of the parish of Frederick for half of an acre of land when he had clear title to the land.' It appears that Ephraim Leeth lived on his portion of the 200 acres he inherited from his father James Leath

1771
-Son, Samuel Job, and his family moved to CASWELL Co, NC -which then extended to the Holston River. (Likely he was one of the 1st ettlers of those Virginians known as the Wataugua Association.--soon realized that this settlement was part of NC)
Abt 1774
-Nathan Job, s/o Caleb Job, married Lydia McCorky probably in Shenandoah or Old Dunmore Co., VA
-Samuel Job, s/o Caleb Job, resided in the Wataugua Settlement

1775
-Census of Dunmore County, Virginia shows Ephriam Leith with three males over 16,three males under 16, and six females
Abt 1776
-Ephriam Leith appeared in court in the 1770's in the case of Hite et a]. vs. Fairfax to claim this land which was due his father as an early settler of the Hite and McKay survey. Ephraim Leeth finally received clear title to this land in 1791, some six years after his death. The grant totaled 133 acres and was on Jeremy's Run. As Previously written, the land is located in present-day northern Page County, Virginia
-Wataugua Settlement was annexed to NC. Washington District became Washington Co.-with Mississippi River as Western Boundary. After start of RW, Samuel enlisted as Private and became one of the hardy mountaineers of Washington Co., who under John Seiver & Evan SHELBY, did valiant service against the loyalist and royal troops.

1777
-Samuel Job, s/o Caleb Job, and his young sons left the Shenandoah Valley to join the Continental Army. He was 42. The Quakers asked him to resign; he refused and was therefore dismissed. During the war year, Samuel & his sons were quartered at the plantation of Richard PRYOR in LOUISA CO., VA. Samuel's sons Caleb & Daniel later returned to Augusta Co, VA after the war and married the red-haired Pryor sisters.
1778
-The war had depleted the family coffers. The offer of gvt. lands in lieu of unpaid wages were accepted. (Large tracts of land were being given to the veterans for their services)
Samuel Job, s/o Caleb, received Land Grant #189 (state of NC-now TN)-issued 24 Oct 1782 for 512 acres on Kendricks Creek in Washington Co, NC

1781
-Ephriam Leith was given a receipt for selling one steer to the Continental Army
1782
-Personal Property of Ephriam Leatch was taxed for two tithables and ten slaves
-Big Pigeon settlement on Kendrick's Creek, Washington Co., TN, was visited by two primitive Baptist preachers, Jonathan Mulkey and William RENO; which resulted in the election of William and Abraham McKay as a committee to meet with the Association at Kendrick's Creek Church and petition for the assistance of two ministers to establish a primitive church

Octobr 24
200 more acres on Kendricks Creek was granted to Samuel Jobe, s/o Caleb Job

1783
-Ephriam Leith was shown on tax list of Shenandoah County with six whites and no blacks
29 May -Ephriam Leath of Shenandoah County deeded to Moses MOODY, land, houses, buildings,orchards, and water courses. The property had been granted to Ephriam by deed on 12 March 1771

[[[p.548 Account of Sales of Estate of Peter Moody by Peter Williams and Joseph Kirkland, Commissioners, by order of the court April 25, 1788
Names: LEWIS PARHAM, Edmund Perkins, Peter Williams, John Wilkerson, Thomas Daniel, William Ledbetter, Hea. Kirkland, Herbert Ledbetter, John Crews, Daniel Davenport; Slaves: Frank, Amacy, Anthony, Sall, Doctor, Patt and child Silva; Jones Bonner James Burge, Jr., John Bonner, Henry Bonner JAMES LEATH, Signal Pace, James Clemonds, Littleton Raines, John Cate, Stephen Temple, William LEDBETTER for "boarding Peter Moddy's children James and Henry Moody", Legatees: Leah Perkins, Benjamin Moody, Henry Moody, James MOODY.]]]

1784
-Ephriam was included in census of Shenandoah County, on the list of Alexander Hite.
Abt 1784
Letters of Katharine Reynolds (written to me about 1970) and the Jobe Journal, Volume II, Sixth Issue, says that Will of Barbary Job Leath mentioned grandchildren, Caleb &Isaac children of son, Samuel (So far I have not been able to obtain a copy of this will to verify)
-Barbary (?) Job Leath, widow of Caleb, dies in Shenandoah Co., VA

1785
April 28
-James Leeth was appointed administrator of Ephriam’s estate
1786
-Samuel Jobe of Caswell County, NC (now TN) deeded land to brother Nathan Jobe of Sullivan Co, TN. (Both were sons of Caleb Job)
1787
Decmeber 1787
-The inhabitants of the Western County requested the North Carolina Legislation create a new state called Tennessee. Jacob Job and Nathan Job (sons of Caleb Job) were among the signers.
1788-1789

The Leath (Leeth/Leith) Family History, Volume 1, by Leslie R. Waltman and Andrew L. Leath

near bottom of page 7
"Josiah Leath's will was proved 3 Nov 1789 (Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas, Greene Co., Tenn, Book 1783 -95. p. 136). The will was written 7 Nov. 1782 but has not been located among Greene Co. records. His widow, now Mrs. Elizabeth Matthews, is named as Administratix (Ibid., p. 182). Jeremiah Matthews (also Mathes) was appointed guardian of Josiah's son Josiah (Ibid, p. 208). Josiah's widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Leath, had md. (2) 9 Oct 1788, Greene Co., NC (now Tenn.), to Jeremiah Mathes (originally Matthews), the son of Alexander and GRIZZIE MATHEWS (MATHES) of Shenandoah Co., VA Jeremiah was a brother to Alexander MATHES, Jr., who married Josiah Leath's younger sister Ann Leath. Jeremiah and Elizabeth Mathes had one child, a daughter Polly Mathes, b. ca. 1789, Greene Co., Tenn., and md. 19 Aug. 1806, Jefferson Co., Tenn, to George DOHERTY, Jr. George Jr. was the son of General George Doherty and his 1st wife Priscilla GOFORTH, and a younger brother to Rachel Doherty who married Polly Mathes older half-brother, Josiah Leath, Jr."


More About JAMES LEATH:
Burial: **** see VINES MATHIS/MATTHEWS
       
Children of JAMES LEATH are:
9.       i.       ?XY5 LEATH, b. Abt. 1710.
10.       ii.       GEORGE LEATH, b. Abt. 1710.
11.       iii.       EPHRAIM LEATH, b. 1720; d. 1785.

4. CHARLES4 LEATH (ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1687 in Surry Co., VA, and died 1770 in Sussex Co., VA. He married (2) URSULA JORDAN?. She was born Abt. 1705.

Notes for CHARLES LEATH:
Surry Co., VA Court Records 1712-1718
1712
Charles LEATH producing an acct against the publick for five days ditching and four days going and returning and making oath that he never received any satisfaction for the same, it is therefore ordered to be certified to the next Generall Assembly for Allowance.

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Sussex Co., VA
Will Book B, p. 272
CHARLES LEATH
9jan1765
18oct1770
Wife URSA Leath the land I live on for life.
Daughter ELIZABETH RAINES, wife of Ephraim Raines, 413ac that I live on.
Grandson CHARLES RAINES, son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Raines, the above land.
Grandson JOHN LEATH, son of Peter Leath, 200ac WHERE HE NOW LIVES.
CHARLES LEATH, son of my grandson John Leath, the 200ac his father now lives on at his death.
JOHN HEATH, son of my loving wife, the 75ac of land he lives on in Prince George Co.
Exec: EDWARD PETTWAY.
Wits: Reuben WEATHERS, John ZILLS Jr., Robert PETTWAY.
[At probate Ephraim Raines is named administrator with HENRY MITCHELL his security.]

John RICKS, of Sussex Co., Va. Deed: 26 Nov. 1763....Joshua Poythress and wife, Mary Poythress, to William Wilkerson and wife, Elizabeth [Ricks] Wilkerson, John Adams and wife, Mary [Ricks] Adams [formerly Cook] (said Elizabeth and Mary are sisters of and coheirs of John Ricks, decd., late of Sussex Co.) for 400 pounds—595 acres on Monkonneck Creek (less land deeded to Abraham Parham in 1763) and bounded by Abraham PARHAM, CHARLES LEATH SR., Sir William SKIPWITH and the county line. [signed] Joshua Poythress, Mary Poythress, Wit.: William Gilliam, Francis Hattan, John Poythress Jr., and William Hamlin. Rec.: 19 Jan. 1764. Request info on John Ricks and his siblings.
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Name of Family Head & Wife John SCOTT Sr. and wife Sarah
Came to Lunenburg Co. from: County~State~Year ????????
Moved from Lunenburg Co to: Co~State~Year To Halifax Co. Virginia-1770
Comments:
Their children were Robert, John Jr. William, Mary, Catherine, a daughter married to Samuel CUNNINGHAM, a daughter married to David LOGAN. They bought 790 Acres on WYNN's Creek in Halifax Co. Va. from a Mr. JONES of Amelia Co. Va. His daughter Catherine was married to The REV. HUGH McADEN of Semora Co. N.C. His son John Scott Jr. married Dicey Moon, daughter of Gideon Moon of Lunenburg Co. Va.
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Halifax Co., NC
19feb1786
Henry MONTFORT of Warren Co. to Nathaniel ALLEN of Chowan Co. for 1500 pounds Lots 31, 32, 52 in the Town of Halifax.
/w/ H. MONTFORT
Wits: Wm GILMORE.

27oct1784
State of NC to David LANE Sr 250ac joining BARNEY's BRANCH, Henry MONTFORT, David LANE, JOHN RICKS, CUNNINGSON (CUNNINGHAM?).
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Here's a brief sketch of Charles's will:

He left two slaves and personal property, plus life use of his manor plantation (463 acres) to his second wife Ursula, then to go to his daughter Elizabeth Raines, then to her son Charles Raines.

Two other slaves to his daughter Elizabeth Raines.

200 acres to grandson John Leath, son of his son Peter, deceased, then to go to his grandson John's son, Charles Leath.

75 acres in Prince George County to his step-son, John Heath (he was Ursula's son by her first husband Abraham Heath).

Executor: Edward Pettway; Pettway declined executorship and Ephraim Raines agreed to serve as executor with Henry Mitchell security.)


(Charles did not mention the family of his son John, deceased, but he had previously given 400 acres to John. That John married Mary and they had several children: William and John plus numerous daughters whose births are in the Albemarle Parish register.)

(Grandson John died in 1795, I believe. His family is mentioned in Richard WYNNE's 1798 will. Richard left a slave and "all his mother's clothes" to Sarah Leath, daughter of John Leath, deceased, and named Sarah's brother Peter Leath as executor; Peter's and Sarah's brother James Leath was a witness along with Reps Mitchell.)

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April 19, 1786. JOHN LEITH of Amelia County, Virginia to John Mills-350 acres adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps JONES, John ANDERSON, Benjamin Brickford, Benjamin ALLEN. Witness, ARTHUR LEITH, Wm. CANABIS, Abraham Snow*.
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Here's another one - when Charles Leath of Sussex County gave 400 acres to his son John the witnesses were Robert Wynne, Edward Pettway, and Henry Freeman.

Grant, that was in the late 1740s/early 1750s. It's a Surry County deed so before Sussex County was formed.

I double checked last night and got part of it wrong, the witnesses were Edward PETTWAY and ARTHUR FREEMAN (who I believe was Henry Freeman's brother). There were lots of Freemans in Sussex County and there was a Freeman's Bridge. Robert WYNNE of Sussex County was not a witness to this particular deed, but he did witness several of Charles Leath's other deeds.
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Robert, did you know an Arthur FREEMAN married Nancy MALONE 25nov1783 in Brunswick Co. (son HAMLIN Freeman for one). She was later married to Moses OLDHAM in 1804, brother to Capt. Jesse Oldham who married Elizabeth SIMPSON, dau of my Capt. Richard Simpson of Fairfax Co., VA/Caswell Co., NC. This family was especially involved with the CONNALLYs/WILLIAMS/REIDs and also Andrew McCAULEY (who was brother-in-law of Spencer PRENDERGAST from that earlier record)...

WARREN CO., NC
DB-5, page 4. 14 August 1772. SPENCER PENDERGRASS to HERBERT(HARBERT) HIGHT***, both of Bute Co. l0 Sh: Procl. money for one acre in Bute Co. on Lynches (Linches) Creek. Wit: ROBERT WYNNE***, DAVID WILLIAMS***. Proved by ROBERT WYNNE, Bute Aug. Court 1774, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 4 Sept. 1774, JAMES JOHNSON,P.R.
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Robert, I forgot to tell you Moses OLDHAM (I'm sure you're familiar with him from our Charles LEATH records), on 7mar1788, was witness to the will of my George BARKER (whose dau Susannah married FREEMAN LEATH). Also my Susan Leath who married George Thomas BOULDIN was son of John Bouldin and Frances CONNALLY, dau of George Connally and Frances MOORE. George Connally was a son of John Connally and Margaret OLDHAM of Richmond Co., VA.

Again per Moses Oldham above, 17dec1779 he was granted 640ac on Stoney Creek adj GEORGE SIMS*** (MAYNARD tie), McKonkey (McCAULEY), David HART and Wm MITCHELL. Then Moses was taxed for 890ac on Stoney Creek in 1784.

Oh yeah... and I remember you expressed an interest in Sen. Thomas Hart BENTON... did you realize that Sen. Benton's uncle Epaphroditus Benton on 18feb1794 bought from our Charles Leath 200ac e side of Stoney cr adj BARKER excluding Leath Graveyard. Wit. John PINNIX, James RAY.
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Brunswick was formed from the lowermost part of Surry in the 1730s, then Sussex was formed from the next lowest part of Surry in the 1740s.
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GRANTEE Leath, Charles. grantee.
DATE 18 February 1722.
NOTE Location: Surry County.
NOTE Description: 170 acres upon Harrys Swamp, on the north side of Nottaway River.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 11, 1719-1724, p. 184 (Reel 10).

GRANTEE Leath, Charles. grantee.
DATE 16 June 1727.
NOTE Location: Surry County.
NOTE Description: 400 acres on the north side of Nottaway River. Beginning and extending on the north west side of the Gum Swamp.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 13, 1725-1730 (v.1 & 2 p.1-540), p. 141 (Reel 12).

GRANTEE MITCHELL, John. grantee.
DATE 13 October 1727.
NOTE Location: Surry County.
NOTE Description: 640 acres on both sides Harrys Swamp. On the north side of Nottaway River. Beginning and extending on the west side of Harrys Swamp, corner of CHARLES LEATH's land.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 13, 1725-1730 (v.1 & 2 p.1-540), p. 259 (Reel 12).

GRANTEE Leath, Charles. grantee.
DATE 20 July 1738.
NOTE Location: Surry County.
NOTE Description: 263 acres on the east side of Mockerson Creek.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 18, 1738-1739, p. 230 (Reel 16).

GRANTEE Leath, Charles. grantee.
DATE 10 July 1755.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 65 acres on the north side of Rowanty Swamp, adjoining the county line.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-751), p. 493 (Reel 29).

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Surry Co., VA Deeds
May 1717
Robert ELLICE to Charles LEE for 3000 pounds tobacco, 50ac at Beaverpond Swamp.
Wits: Wm (x) BARRAN, Robert (x) BAYLY.

20mar1728
Writ against Thomas BOLLING who is summoned to answer Robert BOLLING and Frances BOLLING over the equal division of 1800ac which they hold in Southwarke Parish. Division of the land by Wm (x) MOOR, Edward (x) ECHOLS, CHARLES (x) LEATH, Jarvis (x) WYNFIELD, George (x) BOOTH, John (x) THROWER, Daniel POYTHRESS, Thomas WYNNE, Stephen HOUSMAN, John (x) JACKSON, SLOMAN WYNNE and Thomas (x) THROWER.

19aug1729
Henry MITCHELL of Southwarke Parish to John COATS for 10 pounds current money, 100ac on the Trading Branch in the said county.
Wits: Robert WYNNE, John MITCHELL, David POYTHRESS.

16jun1718
John ROBERTS to Wm MOOR and wife Mary MOOR... 170ac whereon the said Moor now lives on the north side of Nottoway River adj Davis BRANCH, the line of Roberts and WYNN and Wm MALONE.
Wits: George HAMELTON and Arthur KAVANAUGH.

17jul1734
Stephen HOUSMAN and wife Mary to John EDWARDS, 16ac on west side of Josephs Swamp and bounded by Robert DOBY, Nathaniel TATUM and said Housman (being land granted to said Stephen Housman on 28sep1730).
Wits: Richard JONES, John MASON.

21aug1734
William PETTIWAY and wife Elizabeth to CHARLES LEATH 150ac (part of tract of 350ac bounded by the south side of Indian Swamp, the line of Prince George Co., John MAN*** and LEATHERCOATs Branch).
Wits: Robert WYNNE and Thomas ELDRIDGE Jr.

[[[Prince George Co., VA
20sep1751
Peter LEATH 213ac in Prince George Co. s side of WARWICK SWAMP adj John MAN***, Thomas BURGEs, Richard BURGEs, Shan's RAYNES, WALLIS and CHAMNUS now PACEs.]]]

Surry Co., VA
16jul1734
Robert CARLISLE and wife Elizabeth to John COLLIER, 100ac on south side of main Blackwater Swamp and bounded by Elizabeth Carlile and Charles SLEDGE (land granted to Nicholas PARTRIDGE on 23mar1715).
Wits: John MASON, CHARLES (x) LEATH

10jun1734
Samuel CLERK of Brunswick Co. to John PEOPLES of Surry Co., 200ac bounded by the southwest side of PIDGEON Swamp, Col. Wm RANDOLPH, Robert CLERK, Charles SLEDGE and Henry WYCHE.
Wits: John MASON, Thomas EDMUNDS, Robert CARLILE

24jul1735
Wm PARHAM of Southwarke Parish to Matthew Parham Jr of same 280ac on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by Monkeseneck Creek, Wm Parham decd and CHARLES LEATH (part of patent granted Wm Parham decd 24oct1701).
Wits: Robert WYNNE, Joseph TUCKER Jr., Thomas WYNNE

16oct1738
CHARLES LEATH to John MOSS***, 170ac near HARRYs SWAMP on the north side of Nottoway River in Southwarke Parish.
Wits: Robert JONES Jr., Nicholas PARTRIDGE and Wm MOSS.

15apr1741
Account of Estate of Edward STEPHENS decd lists Col. Benjamin HARRISON, Joseph MASON, John MASON Jr, Mr. Thomas ELDRIDGE, John GILHAM (GILLIAM), Maj. ROBERT WYNNE, Thomas GILHAM, John HAY, John ALLEN, John MASON, Mr. John CARGILL and William CLARKE.
Rebecca MOSS, administratrix
Samuel WELDON
James WASHINGTON

13Aug1739
CHARLES LEATH of Albemarle Parish to James BROWN of same 50ac on Beaverpond Swamp (part of a patent granted Wm PARHAM 24oct1701).
Wits: Richard BIRD and John SMITH.

16apr1740
The Churchwardens of Albemarle Parish report on the Precinct for Processioners between Nottoway River and the Hunting Quarter Swamp above STOKES Road, Richard REEVES refused to accept his line with Edward PETTWAY. The line was then established by:
John THREEWIT, William (x) PARHAM, Charles (x) LEATH, Hollum (x) STURDIVANT, William (x) BRIDGES, William (x) FREEMAN, Henry MITCHELL, Henry (x) FREEMAN, Henry (x) STURDIVANT, John (x) FREEMAN, Sloman WYNNE, Robert (x) GREEN.

14may1741
Anthony RATLEIF (RACKLEY?) of Albemarle Parish to CHARLES LEATH of same 200ac on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by the INDIAN SWAMP, said Charles LEATH, James PARHAM, the Black Branch and the Prince George County line (tract granted to said Anthony RATLIEF on 20aug1740 (Jean Ratleif, wife of Anthony Ratlief, relinquished her Right of Dower).
Wits: William WILLIE (WILEY?), ROBERT WYNNE.

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Halifax Co., NC
November Court 1784

...Edward JACKSON came into Court and chose Wm Jackson his guardian, which is approved of on his giving John JUSTISS Esquire & John GARIS (?) Securities bound in the sum of One thousand pounds...

Ordered that John JUSTISS, Willis ALSTON, Esquires, Holomon SOUTHALL & CHARLES LEATH or any three, do settle & divide the Estate of Thomas JACKSON decd agreeable to the said deceased will and report their proceedings & c...

Ordered that William JACKSON sell the Perishable Estate of Edward Jackson orphan of Thomas Jackson decd & report & c...

Deed John NORWOOD Exec & c to Jesse DIXON proved by Charnal CORBIN & witness and Ordered & c...

Deed ISRAEL WEST to Wm WALKER proved by Matthew RABURN & c...

Deed Archibald SLEDGE to JAMES MALLORY was acknowledged...

Jesse HAYNIE No. 3 in the sum of One thousand Pounds with Wm JACKSON and Elisha PITTMAN securities...

Thomas MASON No. 4 in the sum of Six Hundred Pounds with Gee BRADLEY and Wm WHITFIELD securities...

Benjamin PULLEY (Pullen?) No. 7 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds to Charnall CORBIN and Jesse DIXON...

Gillome NEWSOME No. 6 in the sum of One thousand pounds with Wm MORRISS and JOHN JUSTISS securities...

Dolphin D. YOUNG No. 14 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds with Samuel PITTMAN and Charnal CORBIN...

Wm PULLEN No. 15 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds with James MATTHEWS and Joseph WARD...

Thursday Morning. Court met according to adjournment. Present the worshipfull Charles PASTEUR, Joseph Jno WILLIAMS, Good DAVIS, Jeremiah NELMS, Nicholas LONG, Richard CARNEY, MONTFORT ELBECK, Esquires Justices...

Ordered that GARDNER HARWELL Overseer of the Road in place and Sted of Thomas COLLINS...

Ordered that CHARLES LEATH ditto in place and Stead of JOHN JUSTICE, Esq....

James BOND Exhibited in Open Court and Entry of 1000ac of land on Quankey Creek which Ordered to be inserted on his book of Public Entrys & Mrs. ELBECK and Joseph TURNER Caveatts this Entry...

Ordered that James PARKER be appointed Overseer of the road in place and stead of BROWN EDWARDS the former Overseer...

Theodorick HALL appointed overseer of the road in place and stead of CHARLES LEATH the former Overseer...

Ordered that Thomas DAVIS, Isaac RICKS********, Robert HULM*** and Richard CARNEY or any three of them be appointed to divide the money arising from the sale of the negroes belogning to Ann POPE decd orphan of Wm POPE decd between the orphans of Wm Pope decd and their mother.

Ordered that Thomas DAVIS, ISAAC RICKS********, Robert HALL*** and Richard CARNEY or any three of them be appointed to audite and settle the Guardanship and administratorship account of Charnal CORBIN with the Estate of Wm COCKBERN decd and his orphans and report to next Sessions...

John GEDDY v. Littleberry GREEN } The following Jury impannaled and sworn to witt Henry DAWSON, Thomas CAVANAH******, Thomas YOUNG, Thomas DAVIS, BROWN EDWARDS, Edward CROWELL Jun, George MORRISS, Thomas HAWKINS, Charnal CORBIN, Matthew WHITAKER, Lemuel BELL and Joseph CARTER. Verdict for L3.7.11 & Costs from which Verdict Jno GEDDY the plaintiff prays an appeal which is granted he enters into bond with LUNSFORD LONG and Howell TATUM Securities. Appeal waved.

[[[Surry Co., VA Deeds
16jun1718
John ROBERTS to Wm MOOR and wife Mary MOOR... 170ac whereon the said Moor now lives on the north side of Nottoway River adj Davis BRANCH, the line of Roberts and WYNN and Wm MALONE.
Wits: George HAMELTON and Arthur KAVANAUGH******.]]]

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Poythress Estate records

Estate of John Poythress, NORTHAMPTON County, North Carolina (c. 1779)

Mentions: Mary Poythress, Nanny Portress, Temperance Poythress, Hardimon Porthress

C the Worshipful the Justices of Northampton County Court

The Petition of Mary Poythress, Nanny Portress, Temperance Poythress, Edmund Hathcock & Anritta his wife & Newman Hathcock & Winifred his wife humbly sheweth that John Poythress the husband of your petitioner Mary & Brother of your Petitioners Temperance Anritta, Nanny & Winifred being entitle to pay as a Soldier from the public to the amont value of one hudred pounds & upward departed this live some time in the year 1778 or 1779 Intestate His Brother Hardimon Porthress of the said County obtained Letters of Administration of his Estate in your Worships Court about June Court Last past whereby he became intitled to and has actually received from the public the pay and arrages (?) of pay due to the intestate as aforesaid, and notwithstanding Your Petitioners have frequently in a friendly manner requested the said administrator to pay and deliver to them their respective parts. & shares of the said Estate so received by him as aforesaid to wit one half to your petioner Mary the widow & one seventh part of the residue thereof to each of your other Petitioners the said intestate having left no chid & seven Brothers & Sisters, Yet the said administrator has always evaded or refused to comply with such reasonable requests. Wherefore as your Petitioners are without redress except before you Worships agreeably to the Act of the General Assemly in such case made proided. May it lease your Worship to grant to your petitiners your Writ of Subpeoena summoning the said Hardimon Poythress before your Worships to answer upon his Corporal Oath the promises (?) as fully as if the same were herien again particularly interrogated (?) & refuted (?) And that your Petitioners may have such releif in the prim(?) the Equity and Justice of their Case may intitle them to & they will pray so

B. Baker Att

for pett





More About CHARLES LEATH:
Burial: *** See "Spouses" ****
Fact 1: October 14, 1770, Charles Leath age 83 in Albemarle Parish of Sussex Co., VA per R. JACKSON... born in VA they were neighbors for 70 years, and I am told, never had an angry word together.
Fact 2: 1741, Bought 200ac on Nottoway River and Indian Swamp in Surry Co., VA from Anthony Rackley. RACKLEY also witnessed will of Peter Leath 17Feb1737. Rackleys were close to the PERSON family.
Fact 3: 1755, In Sussex Co. with 7 poles.
Fact 4: 1770, Will recorded in Sussex Co., VA.
Fact 5: October 12, 1770, John JACKSON aged 90 died in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA. Robert Jackson stated John Jackson was born 1june1680 and came to VA in 1710.
Fact 6: December 20, 1770, Inventory of Estate of Charles Leath, decd., in Sussex Co., VA.

More About URSULA JORDAN?:
Burial: *** See "Spouses" ****
       
Children of CHARLES LEATH are:
12.       i.       ?FRANCIS?5 LEATH, b. Abt. 1710, VA.
13.       ii.       PETER LEATH, b. Abt. 1713; d. April 1738, Surry (later Sussex) Co., VA.
14.       iii.       JOHN LEATH, b. Abt. 1715; d. 1765, Sussex Co., VA.
15.       iv.       THOMAS? LEATH, b. Abt. 1717; d. Bef. 1766.
16.       v.       CHARLES? LEATH, b. Abt. 1719.
       
Child of CHARLES LEATH and URSULA JORDAN? is:
17.       vi.       ELIZABETH5 LEATH, b. March 03, 1742, Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA; d. Abt. 1790, Prince George Co., VA.

5. PETER4 LEATH (ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1689, and died 1759 in Prince George Co., VA. He married ABIGAIL THWEATT? PETTUS? TATUM? LANGLEY?, daughter of STEPHEN PETTUS and XX FREEMAN. She was born Abt. 1695.

Notes for PETER LEATH:
1712
Peter and Thomas Leath were witnesses to John POYTHRESS' will. Both use the spelling LEETH which is used in a couple of early records. This was the son of Francis Poythress I and his wife Mary (Sloman?) who married second Robert Wynne. In the 1712 will, John Poythress refers to his brothers Joshua and Thomas Wynne.
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PG Co., VA
Apr 25, 1722 Arthur LEATH, both sides of Warwick Swamp...335 acres
Apr 26, 1722 Peter LEATH, both sides of Warwick Swamp...131 acres
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... 17 VPB 9 p493 28 October 1702 Francis Nicholson Gover Robert CARLISLE 100a Charles City Co.
18 *PG# VPB 10 p51 19 December 1711 10th YoR Anne, Alexande CHARLES WILLIAMS of the C 347a Prince George County on S side
19 *PG# VPB 10 p51-52 19 Dec 1711 Alexander Spotswood WILLIAM RIVES 422a NL Prince George County and on
20 PG# VPB 10 p77-78 2 May 1713 Alexander Spotswood Lt. William Stainback of ? Co 200a in parish of _____ in Prince G
21 VPB 10 p157 16 June 1714 Alexander Spotswood THOMAS ANDERSON 105a Prince George County on the Ca
22 PG#A VPB 10 p320 1Apr1717 Samuel Lee 172a PGCo. on Warwick Sw.
23 PG#C VPB 14 p489 28Sep1732 Samuel Lee of PGCO 679a both sides of the great Br. of
24 PG#D VPB 19 p863-865 1Dec1740 Samuel Lee 1963a PGCo. both sides of the Great
25 A VPB 10 p319 1 April 1717 Peter Lee 112a Prince George Co.
26 B VPB 11 p334 20 February 1723/24 Peter Leath 131a Prince George County
27 C VPB 25 p316-318 12 Jan 1746/47 William Gooch Peter Leath 719a Prince George Co. on both side
28 PG#A VPB 11 p124 Richard CARLILE
29 PG#B VPB 25 p106-107 5 June 1746 William Gooch William Peoples 597a Prince George Co. on the S side...

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NC Secretary of State Wills
Leath, John               1752 Hyde
Leath, John, Senr.               1751 Hyde
Leath, Richard               1749 Hyde
Leaton, Hugh               1784 Richmond
Lee, George               1729 Pasquotank
Lee, James               1732 Edgecombe
Lee, Mary               1716 Chowan
Lee, Richard               1756 Edgecombe
Lee, Stephen               1773 Onslow
Lee, Stevens               1747 Tyrrell
Lee, Thomas               1719 Chowan
Lee, Thomas               1722 County Not Given
Lee, Thomas               1752 Bertie
Lee, Thomas               1753 Tyrrell
Leeth, John               1757 Anson

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GRANTEE Lee, Peter. grantee.
DATE 14 December 1656.
NOTE Location: Henrico County.
NOTE Description: 126 acres known by the name of Worricke &c. begineth at a small run and at a place called London bridge.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 67 (Reel 4).

GRANTEE Knowles, John. grantee.
DATE 6 May 1665.
NOTE Location: Henrico County.
NOTE Description: 220 acres on the South side of James River; adjoing. the Land of Peter Lee's tract of 163 acres.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 62 (Reel 5).

GRANTEE Byrd, William. grantee.
DATE 20 April 1687.
NOTE Location: Henrico County.
NOTE Description: 1820 acres in the Parish of Virina; on the south side of James River begg. &c. in Grindons Run, belongg. to ye. land of Peter Lee runeth &c. corner of Henry Shermans land.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 549 (Reel 7).

GRANTEE Lead, John. grantee.
DATE 24 September 1667.
NOTE Location: County location not given.
NOTE Description: 75 acres 24 pole. 50 acres hereof being formerly granted to Wm. BAYLY &c. beg.g &c. on ye east side of Foure Mile Creeke.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 53 (Reel 6).

GRANTEE Lead, William. grantee.
DATE 16 June 1714.
NOTE Location: Henrico County.
NOTE Description: 500 acres on the north side of James River, and in the fork of Beaverdam Creek.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 10, 1710-1719, p. 132 (Reel 10).

GRANTEE Lee, Peter. grantee.
DATE 1 April 1717.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 112 acres on both sides of the Warwick Swamp.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 10, 1710-1719, p. 319 (Reel 10).

GRANTEE LEATH, PETER. grantee.
DATE 20 February 1723.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 131 acres on both sides Warwick Swamp adjoining ARTHUR LEATH.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 11, 1719-1724, p. 334 (Reel 10).
NOTE Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

GRANTEE ALDRIDGE, William. grantee.
DATE 1 March 1743.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 400 acres on the north side of Wirwick Swamp and on both sides of PETER LEATH's path.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2 p.1-631), p. 37 (Reel 20).

GRANTEE DENNIS, Richard. grantee.
DATE 13 October 1736.
NOTE Location: Amelia County.
NOTE Description: 340 acres on the lower side of the CELLER Creek, adjoining PETER LEATH's lower line.

GRANTEE ELDRIDGE, Thomas. grantee.
DATE 25 August 1731.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Grantee(s): Eldridge, Thomas and LEATH, Peter.
NOTE Description: 243 acres on both sides the upper Rockey Run of Stoney Creek.

GRANTEE Leath, Peter. grantee.
DATE 25 August 1731.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 400 acres on the lower side of the Middle Seller Fork of Deep Creek.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 14, 1728-1732 (pt.1 & 2), p. 310 (Reel 11).

GRANTEE Leath, Peter. grantee.
DATE 25 August 1731.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Grantee(s): ELDRIDGE, Thomas and Leath, Peter.
NOTE Description: 248 acres. .

GRANTEE Leath, Peter. grantee.
DATE 12 January 1746.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 719 acres on both sides of Warwick Swamp, and on the Reedy Branch.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 25, 1745-1747, p. 316 (Reel 23).

GRANTEE Leath, Peter. grantee.
DATE 20 September 1751.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 213 acres on the south side of Warwick Swamp adjoining Burges, RAYNES &c.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-751), p. 20 (Reel 29).

GRANTEE Woodlief, Edward. grantee.
DATE 12 May 1770.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 26 acres on the south side of Warwick Swamp, adjoining Peter Leath.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 39, 1770-1771, p. 78 (Reel 39).
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Prince George Co., VA
12jan1746
Peter LEATH 719ac Prince George Co. both sides of WARWICK SWAMP up the REEDY BRANCH above BURGEs PATH down JACOBS BR. and BUTLERS BR adj WALLICE and WEEKES; 112ac part formerly granted said Peter Leath by patent 1apr1717 [Peter LEE (sic) in pb 10, p. 319] and 131ac other part formerly granted said Leath by patent 20feb1723/24 and 476ac the residue never before granted.

Prince George Co., VA
20sep1751
Peter LEATH 213ac in Prince George Co. s side of WARWICK SWAMP adj John MAN, Thomas BURGEs, Richard BURGEs, Shan's RAYNES, WALLIS and CHAMNUS now PACEs.
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Prince George Co., VA
ca1737
In the case of Edmond IRBY Jr. v. Peter LEATH, for saying said Edmond was a thief and had picked his pocket of half a pistole, a jury was impanelled, consisting of: John BUTLER, George GORDON, Thomas LISTER, Thomas HARDAWAY, John HAMLIN, John GILLAM, Burrell GREEN, Nathaniel TATUM, William MATTOX, Evan JONES, Edward FINNEY, Owen GILMORE***, but plaintiff failed to appear. Case dismissed.

Prince George Co., VA
8mar1760
Charles WILLIAMS of BRUNSWICK Co. to PETER LEATH and Thomas BONNER of Prince George Co. Charles Williams desires to make some provision for the support of Elizabeth, his wife. He sells for 5 shillings several slaves and all other estate he can claim as right from said wife, as descended to her from her father PETER LEATH decd for the above Bonner & Leath to hold in trust for Elizabeth Williams, and at her death for the children of Charles & Elizabeth Williams.
Wits: Edward BIRCHETT Jr., Mary LEATH.
Recorded 11mar1760
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Prince George Co., VA
Peter Leath Inventory
11sep1759
A True and perfect Inventory of the Estate of Peter Leath late of Prince George County deceased

To one negro man YORK L55.0.0 Ditto WALT L65.0.0              L120
To NED a negro man L50.0.0 LUCY a woman slave L60.0.0       L110
To TABB a woman slave L55.0.0 Do SUE L55.0.                     L110
To AGGY a woman slave and her child JOHN                     L 75
To MOGG a woman slave and her child ADAM                     L 70
To JONE a woman slave L40.0.0 Ditto ANEKEY L25.0.0              L 65
To HANNAH and her child WINNEY                            L 70
To TOM a negro boy L50.0.0 SALL a garl L35.0.0                     L 85
To VILE to a garl L25.0.0 Ditto ANNEKEY L20.0.0                     L 45
To HARRY a boy L20.0.0 Ditto EADY a garl L15.0.0              L 35
To CATE a garl L15.0.0 Ditto FRANK a garl L15.0.0              L 30
To NANN a garl L15.0.0 YORK a boy L15.0.0                     L 30
To JANEY a woman and her child POMMY(?)                     L 70
To ABRAHAM a boy L25.0.0 MILLY a garl L20.0.0              L 45
To DAVEY a boy                                          L 15
To 23 head Cattle                                          L 23
To one mare L1.10.0 do 2 horses L2.10.0                     L 4
To 13 sheep L2.10.0 9 hoggs L3.0.0                            L 5.10
To 2 barrells Virginia Brandy                                   L 7.10
To 4 iron potts 3 pair hooks                                   L 1.
To one Feather bed and Furniture                            L 3.
To one ditto pair sheets and hide                            L 2.5
To one ditto                                          L 5.
To 2 chests & 2 tables                                   L 1.12
To 6 leather chairs 6 rush ditto                            L .18
To juggs & other earthen ware & bottles                            L .18
To ___ Iron & Heathers                                   L .10
To fire tongues and shovel                                   L .5
To candle stick ____ box and salt                            L .3
To a parcel Books 3/ one Linning Wheal 10/                     L .13
To a spinning wheal 2 pair cards 12/? seven pewter basons L1       L 1.12
To 17 pewter plates 7 doxen pewter spoons 7 pewter dishes       L 2.18
To a pewter tankerd one dish 9 spoons                            L .6
To 1/2 dozen knives and forkes 4/ Iron skilets & fryin pans              L .9
To one throw & iron wedges 6/ a parcel old iron                      L 1.6
To a cross cut saw, 2 files, one lathing hamer                     L .6
a parcell of lumber 15/3 cow hides 12/ tanned leather              L 1.7
To a mans sadle and bridle                                   L .16
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                                                 L1041.8

/s/ Peter Leath, admr
Abigail (x) Leath admx

Pursuant to an Order of Prince George County Court dated the 11th day of September 1759 in Obediance thereto, We the subscribers being first sworn for that purpose, have duely appraised the Estate of Peter Leath late of this County deceased and make report Accordingly. Given under my hands this 12th day of Novr. 1759
/s/ Thom. BONNER
/s/ Henry BONNER
/s/ F___ _______

Prayers Sworn before
       /s/ William EV???

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I have always thought this could be our guy, but again, no proof. Prince George was part of Charles City and not Henrico, but one of the early court records for Peter Leath is a PG County court case, Bowler Cocke vs. Peter Leeth. It is around 1717, which I believe is the second record for Peter after witnessing John Poythress's will. And Bowler Cocke was from Henrico County.

There is a record in Henrico deeds in the 1680s, however, for land patented by Peter Lee, deceased, being sold by his brother Richard Lee of London. In both these cases they definitely say "Lee."

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Two of the slaves listed in Peter's 1759 inventory show up as tithables in Amelia tax lists for Arthur that same year, suggesting that Arthur might have inherited them.

Yes, in the 1650s a Peter and Charles pair shows up in several land patents. Their names are spelled differently each time, Leech, Leach, and in one case, Leeth. They both appear in a string of names that is replicated almost exactly in three different patents. Captain Charles Leech finally receives a patent for land in York County with the same string of names, including Peter. It suggested to me that he might be a ship captain and the men his crew.

Colonial Williamsburg has exhausting files on early York County records and I have checked, sadly, the only record for this Charles Leech is the patent, nothing else, nada - not even a deed selling the land, which is very frustrating since York County's records didn't burn.
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The Bristol Parish register seems pretty complete for the familiies it mentions for 1720s and 30s, then seems to get sketchy in the 1740s. Therefore, I tend to think that if Peter and Abigail had other children, they were probably born before 1720 instead of after.

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Prince George Co., VA
May 1738

p. 106

Presents, William Poythress, gentl Pursuant to the Directions of the Act of Assembly concerning Jurys, a Grand Jury was Empanelled and Sworn by name William Batte, Joshua Poythress, Robert Poythress, Edward Wyatts, Joseph Thomas, John Holloway, Charles Anderson, William Cureton, John Jones, William Bonner, William Martin, Drury Oliver, Daniel Jackson, PETER LEATH, RICHARD SIMPSON, John Womack, Thomas Farreld, James Baugh, Bernard Lyke and John Livesay who having received their charge, were sent out, and soon after returned into Court, and made their report as follows, viz:

We find Ward’s Creek Bridge to be out of repair.

Wm. Batte, foreman

More About PETER LEATH:
Fact 1: 1718, Joseph WOODLIEF inherited land on WARWICK SWAMP.
Fact 2: 1712, Petr (P) LEETH and Thomas (T) LEETH and William STAINBACK were witnesses to the will of John POYTHRESS of Prince George Co., VA. "My two brothers Thomas and Joshua WYNNE and William STAINBACK to be ye Deviders of my Estate."
Fact 3: November 13, 1759, Inventory of Peter LEATH of Prince George Co. recorded by Peter Leath and Abigail Leath, administrators. Appriased by Thomas BONNER, Henry BONNER and ______. Value 1041/8/3.
Note: CONTACT: RLeath@CWF.org

More About ABIGAIL THWEATT? PETTUS? TATUM? LANGLEY?:
Burial: **** See Abigail LANGLEY
       
Children of PETER LEATH and ABIGAIL LANGLEY? are:
18.       i.       ARTHUR5 LEATH, b. Abt. 1719, Per NED & LUCY see STEWART and Peter WINFIELD; d. 1774, Amelia Co., VA.
       ii.       ELIZABETH LEATH, b. October 19, 1721, Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA; m. CHARLES WILLIAMS, Bef. 1759; b. June 11, 1725, Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA; d. Brunswick Co., VA?.

Notes for CHARLES WILLIAMS:
Prince George Co., VA
8mar1760
Charles WILLIAMS of BRUNSWICK Co. to PETER LEATH and Thomas BONNER of Prince George Co. Charles Williams desires to make some provision for the support of Elizabeth, his wife. He sells for 5 shillings several slaves and all other estate he can claim as right from said wife, as descended to her from her father PETER LEATH decd for the above Bonner & Leath to hold in trust for Elizabeth Williams, and at her death for the children of Charles & Elizabeth Williams.
Wits: Edward BIRCHETT Jr., Mary LEATH.
Recorded 11mar1760

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p. 97 (p.56) 10 May 1717...John Freeman, Sr. to Isaac Hall for 10 pounds current money 150 acres on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by John MITCHELL. Land was patent.
Wit: James Thweatt, Henry (X) Freeman, and John SPAINE
Rec: 15 May 1717
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 97 (p.57) 10 May 1717...John Freeman, Sr. to his son, Henry Freeman, for one negro boy who was given to Henry Freeman and wife, Prudence Freeman, by her father, Arthur Jones, in his will...181 acres on north side of Nottoway River bounded by Isaac Hall
Wit: James THWEATT, John SPAINE and John (X) READ
Rec: 15 May 1717
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 97 (p. 58) 9 May 1717...John Freeman, Sr. to John MITCHELL...100 acres on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by ISAAC HALL.
Wit: ISAAC HALL and John SPAINE
Rec: 15 May 1717
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 127 (p.551) 12 Nov 1724...John Freeman to Nathaniel HARRISON...300 acres on both sides of Nottoway River in Southwarke Parish (being land granted to said John Freeman on 2 Oct 1701).
Wit: James BAKER***, Henry BEDINGFIELD, CHARLES (X) WILLIAMS***
Rec: 16 Dec 1724
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis


       iii.       FRANCES LEATH, b. November 02, 1723, Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA.
19.       iv.       SARAH LEATH, b. March 08, 1727; d. Bef. 1790, Brunswick Co., VA.
       v.       MARY LEATH, b. April 05, 1729; d. March 1800, SUSSEX Co., VA; m. JAMES CHAPPELL, Aft. 1760; b. Abt. 1715.

Notes for MARY LEATH:
Sussex Co., VA
Will Book F, p. 172
Mary CHAPPELL
9mar1800
3apr1800
Niece Poly CHEIRS.
Nancy HINES, dau of Allen Hines.
William CHAPPELL who married my niece Lidia LEATH.
James LEATH.
Execs: William CHAPPELL and Nathaniel DOBIE.
Wits: John TREYVANT, Sally CHAPPELL.
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Prince George Co., VA
8mar1760
Charles WILLIAMS of BRUNSWICK Co. to PETER LEATH and Thomas BONNER of Prince George Co. Charles Williams desires to make some provision for the support of Elizabeth, his wife. He sells for 5 shillings several slaves and all other estate he can claim as right from said wife, as descended to her from her father PETER LEATH decd for the above Bonner & Leath to hold in trust for Elizabeth Williams, and at her death for the children of Charles & Elizabeth Williams.
Wits: Edward BIRCHETT Jr., Mary LEATH.
Recorded 11mar1760

More About MARY LEATH:
Fact: March 01, 1769, _____ Chappell, wife of James, died 1mar1769 in Albemarle Parish of Sussex Co., VA per Howell JONES.

Notes for JAMES CHAPPELL:
Surry Co., Deeds
Churchwardens of Albemarle Parish in Surry County to Gilbert GRAY for 11 pounds current money, a tract of land created by the division of Lawnes Creek Parish and Southwarke Parish.
Wits: Robert JONES Jr., Thomas WYNNE, Robert WEBB Sr., Thomas ELDRIDGE, Richard BLOW, ROBERT WYNNE, JOHN MASON, Howell BRIGGS, JAMES CHAPPELL.
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RICKS/CHAPPELL
D. M. Ricks 26 May 1997

Philemon (Phillip) RICKS (Benjamin), was born after 1738; married Elizabeth Chappell, daughter of James Chappell, Sr. of Sussex Co., Va., whose will was probated 17 May 1770. Phillip was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War. He moved to Lunenburg Co., Va., and later settled in Mecklenburg Co. Children: (a) James Ricks, (b) Thomas Ricks, and (c) Benjamin Ricks; perhaps others. Desire contact with descendants who have knowledge of this family.
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1789: Prince George County, Will and Deed Book 1787-1792 , p. 321: 13 Oct, 1789, Charles Harrison of Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George Co. to Elizabeth Cocke of same for 125 pounds, sells 250 acres, bounded by Robert Donald, CARTER BROCKWELL. Wit: Carter Brockwell, John Aarthen, Theodorick Harrison, Recorded 13 October 1789

1789: Richard Bailey and wife Lizza to William Hargrove, 4 9 acres in Sussex

n. side of Lightwood Swamp, joining Lightwood Bridge, Windhams Branch

Wit: John PEEBLES, CHARLES HARRISON, Stephen Peebles, Thos . CHAPPEL

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Poythress Deeds: Thomas Poythress to John Dawson, 6 July 1773

Thomas Poythress of Prince George County to John Dawson 6 July 1773

Deed Book 11, pages 239-241, Brunswick County, Virginia

This Indenture made the Sixth Day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and seventy three Between Thomas Poythress of Prince George County Virginia and John Dawson of Brunswick County Virginia Witnesseth that the said Thomas Poythress for and in Consideration of the sum of Four Hundred Pounds Current Money as aforesaid to him in Hand paid as aforesaid by the said, John Dawson at and before the sealing and Delivery of these Presents the Receipt hereof the said Thomas Poythress Doth Hereby Acknowledge and thereof Doth acquit the said John Dawson his Heirs Extors and Administrators Hath granted Bargained sold aliened Enfeoffed Confirmed and made over and by these Presents Do Grant Bargain sell alien Enfeoff & Confirm and make over unto the said John Dawson his Heirs and assigns forever Two Certain Tracts, Parcels or Dividends of Land Containing by Estamation five hundred and Twenty five Acres be the same more or Less, to wit, Begining at a Gum on the East side of the Cane Branch thence East by south forty four Poles to a black oak thence north seventy five Degrees East Twenty eight Poles to a White Oak thence North Eighty five Degrees East fifty four Pole to a Red oak thence North seventy five Degrees East fifty seven Pole to a Red Oak thence North by West Eight Nine Pole to a White Oak Thence North west by West One Hundred and seventy seven Pole to a Black Oak thence south west by west Eighty Six Pole to a Maple by the side of the Cane Branch aforesaid and Down the Various Courses of the Run of the said Branch to the Begining Containing Two Hundred acres more or Less part of the above Mentioned five Hundred and Twenty five Acres also one other Tract or Parcle of Land Containing by Estamation three Hundred and Twenty five Acres Bounded by the above Mention'd Tract of Two Hundred acres of Land to wit Begining at a Sassafrass and Holly by the sides of fountains Creek a Corner of James Chapples Land Thence by Chappell's Land line North Two Hundred and thirty six powls to a Black Oak and North East Sixty Six Poles, to a Mapel by the side of Great swamp thence up the Various Courses of the said swamp to a Marked Live Oake a Corner of William Doughlass's Land thence by Doughlass's Line North Eighty Degrees West fifty four Pole to a Black a Corner of Samuel Clark's Land thence by Clark's Line south west by west one Hundred and sixty Poles to a Hickory, thence south Twenty Eight Degrees West Sixty two Poles to a Maple by the side of the Cane Branch a Corner of the above tract of Two Hundred acres of Land thence along the said Land North East by East Eighty Six Poles to a Black oak, south East by East one Hundred and seventy seven Poles to a White Oak south By East, Eighty Nine Poles to a Red Oak south seventy five Degrees West fifty seven Poles to a Red Oak, south Eighty five Degrees West fifty four Poles to a White Oak south seventy five Degrees west Twenty Eight Degrees poles to a Black Oak and west by North forty four Poles to a Gum by the side of Fountain's Creek Just against the Mouth of the Cane Branch and Down the varias Courses of the Run of the said Creek to the Begining and the Revertion and Revertions Remainder & Remainders of and singular the Premises with the appertenances and all the Estate Right Title, Possession Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said Thomas Poythress to the said Land and Premisses on of in or unto any Part thereof To have and to hold, the said Land and Premisses with the appertenances unto the said John Dawson his Heirs and assigns forever and to no other use intent or Meaning Whatsoever and the said Thomas Poythress Doth hereby Promise for himself his Heirs and assigns that he and every of them shall and will warrent and forever Defend by these Presents the above Mentioned Premises with their and every of their appertenances unto the said John Dawson his Heirs and assigns forever In Witness whereof the I said Have Hereunto set my Hand and affixed my seal the Day and year first above Written.
Sealed and Delivered

In the presence of








Thomas Poythress (LS)


David Edmunds
Howell Edmunds
David Edmunds Jr.

Memorandom that on the sixth Day of July 1773 the within Named Thomas Poythress Did Deliver to the within Named John Dawson Quiet and Peaceble Possion and seison of the within Mentioned Tract or parcle of Land and Premisses with the appertenances thereunto Belonging to Hold to him the said John Dawson His Heirs and assigns forever According to the true intent & Meaning of the within Written Deed

In the presence of








Thomas Poythress (LS)


David Edmunds
Howell Edmunds
David Edmunds Junr.

July 6th 1773 then Received of John Dawson the sum of Four Hundred Pounds Current Money of Virginia it being in full for the Consideration Money within Mentioned





Received P me







Thomas Poythress


At a Court held for Brunswick County the 24th Day of January 1774

This Indenture of Bargain and sale and Memorandum from Thomas Poythress to John Dawson was proved by the Oaths of David Edmunds and David Edmunds Junr. two of the Witnesses Hereto and Ordered to be Certified and At a Court held for the said County the 28th Day of February following the same was proved by the Oath of Howell Edmunds and ordered to be Recorded.

Test

Peter Pelham Junr. Clk.

Deed Book 11, pages 239-241, Brunswick County, Virginia

Patent transcription courtesy of Carol Morrision




More About JAMES CHAPPELL:
Fact: February 12, 1769, James Chappell died 12feb1769 in Albemarle Parish of Sussex Co., VA per James Chappell Jr.

20.       vi.       PETER LEATH, b. Abt. 1732; d. 1782, Prince George Co., VA.
       vii.       CHARLES? LEATH, b. Abt. 1735.

More About CHARLES? LEATH:
Fact: 1764, Amelia Co. taxed for 400ac. Land later sold by Peter and Elizabeth Leath of Prince George Co. Originally granted to Peter Leath on 25aug1731.

6. JANE4 LEATH (ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1705. She married ANTHONY RACKLEY, son of ?XY RACKLEY. He was born Abt. 1700.

Notes for ANTHONY RACKLEY:
WARREN CO., NC
DB-l, page 107. 30 August 1764. JOHN RACKLEY, Planter & MARY RACKLEY to JOHN BIRD (BYRD), Joyner, both of Bute Co. 25 Pds. Va. money for 130 A. in Bute Co. on SS Sycamore Swamp, adj. PAUL PATRICK & PASSON RACKLEY, part of two tracts granted by EARL GRANVILLE in 1760, one 1 December & the other 27 November. Wit: WM. HUNT, JAMES HUNT, MILLS RACKLEY, THOS. SHERROD, RICHD. REASE. Proved by THOMAS SHERROD, Bute July Court 1766, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 18 November 1766, by WILLM. JOHNSON, P.R.

Surry Co., VA
14may1741
Anthony RATLEIF (RACKLEY?) of Albemarle Parish to CHARLES LEATH of same 200ac on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by the INDIAN SWAMP, said Charles LEATH, James PARHAM, the Black Branch and the Prince George County line (tract granted to said Anthony RATLIEF on 20aug1740 (Jean Ratleif, wife of Anthony Ratlief, relinquished her Right of Dower).
Wits: William WILLIE (WILEY?), ROBERT WYNNE.

More About ANTHONY RACKLEY:
Associate: Close to the PERSON family in VA and NC.
Sale: 1741, Sold to Charles Leath 200ac on Nottoway River and Indian Swamp of Surry Co., VA.
Witness: February 13, 1737, Witness to the will of Peter Leath of Surry Co., VA.
       
Child of JANE LEATH and ANTHONY RACKLEY is:
21.       i.       JOSHUA5 RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1730.


Generation No. 3

7. ELIZABETH5 LEATH (THOMAS4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1705. She married WILLIAM TEMPLE, son of WILLIAM TEMPLE and REBECCA TATUM. He was born Abt. 1692.

Notes for WILLIAM TEMPLE:
Prince George Co., VA
ca1735
John LEATH, Thomas LEATH, William TEMPLE Jr, acknowledge bond to Thomas AVENT (of Surry/Sussex Co.).
       
Children of ELIZABETH LEATH and WILLIAM TEMPLE are:
       i.       WILLIAM6 TEMPLE.
       ii.       ELIZABETH TEMPLE, b. March 07, 1725, Prince George Co., VA.
       iii.       AMY TEMPLE, b. June 03, 1731, Prince George Co., VA.

8. JOHN5 LEATH (THOMAS4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1707. He married REBECCA FREEMAN? TEMPLE?, daughter of WILLIAM TEMPLE and REBECCA TATUM. She was born Abt. 1710.

Notes for JOHN LEATH:
Prince George Co., VA
ca1735
John LEATH, Thomas LEATH, William TEMPLE Jr, acknowledge bond to Thomas AVENT (of Surry/Sussex Co.).

More About REBECCA FREEMAN? TEMPLE?:
Fact: September 21, 1746, A Rebecca HEETH with Daniel CARTER and Anne COOK were listed as godparents to Anne CARTER, dau of Richard and Anne Carter of Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA.
Note: March 02, 1739, A Rebecca HEATH with Eliza DANIEL and Jehu BARKER were godparents to Elizabeth TOMLINSON, dau of John and Mary Tomlinson of Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA.
       
Child of JOHN LEATH and REBECCA TEMPLE? is:
22.       i.       ELIZABETH6 LEATH, b. January 22, 1749, Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA.

9. ?XY5 LEATH (JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1710.
       
Children of ?XY LEATH are:
23.       i.       AGNES LEECH OR6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1737.
24.       ii.       MARY LETTS, b. Abt. 1745.
       iii.       XY LEATH, b. Abt. 1750; m. MARTHA GRAY.
       iv.       MARION LEATH.

Notes for MARION LEATH:
Revolutionary War Records VIRGINIA
SECTION IV
page 598
Family No. Male Female Over Sixteen Under Sixteen Blacks

Henry Nelson 11 6 5 8 3 5
Samuel Odell 3 2 1 3 1
Samuel
Harding 3 2 1 3
David Job 7 3 4 3 4
Alex: Mathes 10 4 6 4 6 3
Barneby Eagan 4 3 1 4 1
George
Whitson 6 1 5 3 3
Barneby
Eagan, Junr 7 4 3 4 3
Joseph
Whitson 5 2 3 3 2 4
Jeremiah
Odell 3 2 1 3 1
Charles
Whitson 8 5 3 3 5
Ann Hankins 6 2 4 3 3
James Mcneil 2 1 1 2
Zachariah
Campbell 9 4 5 2 7
Thos. Sisk 4 2 2 2 2
Moses JOB 9 6 3 3 6
Enoch JOB 8 3 5 5 3
Fergus Cron 8 4 4 6 2
Israel Morris 7 5 2 3 4
Jonah CAVE 6 3 3 2 4
Will Nail 10 4 6 2 8
John Skelton 3 2 1 2 1
John Bailey 5 3 2 2 3
MARION LEETH 6 3 3 4 2
Jonah Denton 5 3 2 3 2
Jonah MORGAN 6 4 2 3 3
Joshua Job 5 2 3 3 2
William Penly 11 7 4 4 7
Thos. JONES 2 1 1 2
SPENCER
COLEMAN 3 1 2 2 1
Peter JACKSON 8 5 3 2 6
George Snider 8 5 3 3 5
John COLEMAN 7 4 3 4 3
William
Fleming 3 1 2 2 1
John Levesque 8 4 4 3 5
Adam
Cuningham 5 3 2 4 1
John Pence 6 2 4 3 3
Isom Wood 5 3 2 2 3
Benjamin
Odell 4 3 1 2 2
John Whitson 5 3 2 2 3
Jeremiah
McKAY 8 4 4 6 2
[p.598]
William Davis 4 1 3 2 2
Abram
McKAY 3 2 1 2 1
Isaac McKAY 6 3 3 3 3 1
Jonathan
Odell 9 3 6 3 6
George
Conkion 3 2 1 2 1
Sinnit Young 8 7 1 2 6
Absalom Hurst 5 2 3 2 3
James Odell 10 8 2 3 7
Matthew
Maddux 4 2 2 2 2
Daniel Trygler 6 4 2 2 4
Abram
Strickler 4 1 3 4
Jacob
COLEMAN 2 1 1 2
John Bullington 5 2 3 2 3
Thos. Hurst 4 2 2 3 1
John McDaniel 2 1 1 2
Moses MOODY 8 4 4 3 5
Will: Dobson 6 3 3 2 4
Will: White 10 6 4 3 7
Will Whitson 10 3 7 6 4 4
Thos. Bragg 4 3 1 3 1
Will Whitson, J 7 3 4 3 4
John Allen 8 6 2 2 6
Thos. Dotson 8 2 6 3 5
Samuel Stover 10 5 5 3 7
Cunrod Beaver 9 6 3 4 5
Benjn. Williams 4 2 2 2 2
Daniel Strickler 7 3 4 2 5
Joseph CAVE 4 3 1 3 1
(Endorsed on back folded, "Capt. Henry Nelson List.")

       v.       GEORGE LEATH, b. Abt. 1755; m. RACHEL MCKAY; b. Abt. 1765, Frederick Co., VA; d. 1842, Benton, Polk Co., TN.

Notes for GEORGE LEATH:
"Caleb Job (b. 1704) was living on the South River Shenandoah north and east of present-day Overall, Warren county, Virignia where there were two waterways named after him. Present-day Overall Run was called Caleb Job's Mill Run in the Fairfax grants issued to Michael Hilligas on 10 March 1768 and to Andrew McKay on 23 May 1794. McKay's 261-acre acre tract had been surveyed on 22 November 1766. (according to Gray, Northern Neck Grants) Both of these tracts were located approximately two miles east of Overall, Virginia on Overall Run. The term "Caleb Jobs Mill Run" established that Caleb was operating a mill on this run before his death in 1750. The surveys for William Saffer's tract located adjacent south of Overall referred to Over Run as "Caleb's Run". The other waterway named after Caleb Job was called Calebs/Caleps/Cunningham Run and emptied into the South River about three-fourths mile down river, running north on both sides of U.S. Highway 340 to near Bentonville, Virginia. The run was referred to as "Caleps Run" in Ephriam Leith's 133 acre Fairfax grand and as "Caleb Jobs Run" in Josiah Leith's (George Leith's son) 214-acre grant. When these two tracts were sold, the run was referred to as 'CUNNINGHAM's Run' in the deeds."
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Name of Family Head & Wife John SCOTT Sr. and wife Sarah
Came to Lunenburg Co. from: County~State~Year ????????
Moved from Lunenburg Co to: Co~State~Year To Halifax Co. Virginia-1770
Comments:
Their children were Robert, John Jr. William, Mary, Catherine, a daughter married to Samuel CUNNINGHAM, a daughter married to David LOGAN. They bought 790 Acres on WYNN's Creek in Halifax Co. Va. from a Mr. JONES of Amelia Co. Va. His daughter Catherine was married to The REV. HUGH McADEN of Semora Co. N.C. His son John Scott Jr. married Dicey Moon, daughter of Gideon Moon of Lunenburg Co. Va.
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Halifax Co., NC
19feb1786
Henry MONTFORT of Warren Co. to Nathaniel ALLEN of Chowan Co. for 1500 pounds Lots 31, 32, 52 in the Town of Halifax.
/w/ H. MONTFORT
Wits: Wm GILMORE.

27oct1784
State of NC to David LANE Sr 250ac joining BARNEY's BRANCH, Henry MONTFORT, David LANE, JOHN RICKS, CUNNINGSON (CUNNINGHAM?).

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GRANTEE KENNEDAY, Merridy. grantee.
DATE 7 October 1788.
NOTE Location: Shenandoah County.
NOTE Description: 360 acres between the South River of Shannandoah and the Blue Ridge adjoining George LEETH, SPENCER Breeding &c.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants T, 1788-1789, p. 13-15 (Reel 299).
NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. 1, 1786-1789, p. 134-135 (Reel 312).

GRANTEE Leeth, George. grantee.
DATE 15 October 1777.
NOTE Location: Dunmore County.
NOTE Description: 434 acres adjoining Edward HUMSTONE.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants Q, 1775-1778, p. 210 (Reel 297).
NOTE Original survey exists.

GRANTEE Trickler, Daniel. grantee.
DATE 2 April 1779.
NOTE Location: Shenandoah County.
NOTE Description: 148 acres adjoining George Leeth, and Matthew Mattox.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants R, 1778-1780, p. 173 (Reel 297).


       vi.       RACHEL LEATH, b. Abt. 1765; m. WILLIAM LILLARD, Abt. August 28, 1783, Shenandoah Co., VA; b. Abt. 1762.
25.       vii.       WHEATMAN LEATH, b. Abt. 1775.

10. GEORGE5 LEATH (JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1710. He married MIRIAM X.

Notes for GEORGE LEATH:
GRANTEE Leith, George. grantee.
DATE 1 August 1752.
NOTE Location: Augusta County.
NOTE Description: 250 acres at a place called and known by Birks Spring.
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In the name of God Amen, I John Champe of Louden County and Parish of Truroe
Planter being weak of Body but of sound memory yet considering that all
Men is once to Die and the Transitory state of this life do make this my
last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

My Soul I Bequeath to God Almighty my Creator and Jesus Christ my redeemer
in hope at the General Resurrection to obtain full pardon for my sins and
to enjoy eternal Happiness and my Body to the earth to be decently interred
at the will of my Executor hereafter mentioned and as for what worldly
substance God Almighty was pleased to endow me with after my Just Debts
and Funerall Charges paid, I Bequeath in the manner and form following----

To my grandson John Champe I gave three Iron pots two pair of pot hooks
and my Gun Bed and furniture two Butterpots Chest lock and key half a Dozen
knives and forks Cow and calf Two pewter dishes five plates and a ? two
Basons and my Riding Mare Bridle and Sadle---
To my daughter Susy Champe I give my yellow Cow---
I give my daughter Ann Champe one CowCalf Spice Mortar and one Brass Candlestick---
To my daughter Elizabeth Jones I give one Two year old steer---
To my son Thomas Champe I give my Roan mare---
Appointing my Son John Champe and my Son Thomas Champe both Executors of
this my Last Will and Testament renouncing and disanowling (sic) all former
Wills by me made, appointing and ? this to be ny Last Will and Testament
firmly by these presents whereunto I have set my hand and Seal this 30th
day of July 1763." John (his mark) Champe. Witnesses: Thomas Hogan and
George Leech.
       
Child of GEORGE LEATH and MIRIAM X is:
26.       i.       JOSIAH6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1735, Frederick Co., VA; d. August 1787, Jefferson Co., TN.

11. EPHRAIM5 LEATH (JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born 1720, and died 1785. He married BARBARA X October 20, 1752.

Notes for EPHRAIM LEATH:
28 May 1751 (Augusta County Court Records, Order Book No. II: 571) 5/28/1751:Road ordered from Caleb JOB'S to James McKAY'S, crossing the river at a place called the Brush Bottom Ford, and so along the river by Henry SPEARS' plantation, and that said SPEARS, with Mason Combs, John SALLERS [Sellers?], Richard SHEITZ, William HURST, William OVERALL, Thomas HUES [HUGHES?], Zachariah McCOY, Torrance CARROLL, Wm. DICKENSON, Steven PHILIPS, Alexr. GUNNOD (?), James McNEAL, John HAWKINS, Benj. GRIDER, Ephraim LEATH, Charles WILLIAMSON, Josiah PARENT, Wm. P?RENT, Thomas PARENT, Edmond BOLLEN [BOLLING?], Adam CONINGHAM [CUNNINGHAM], Francis GRUBBS, keep it in repair. (Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. 1, p. 44)

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"Caleb Job (b. 1704) was living on the South River Shenandoah north and east of present-day Overall, Warren county, Virignia where there were two waterways named after him. Present-day Overall Run was called Caleb Job's Mill Run in the Fairfax grants issued to Michael Hilligas on 10 March 1768 and to Andrew McKay on 23 May 1794. McKay's 261-acre acre tract had been surveyed on 22 November 1766. (according to Gray, Northern Neck Grants) Both of these tracts were located approximately two miles east of Overall, Virginia on Overall Run. The term "Caleb Jobs Mill Run" established that Caleb was operating a mill on this run before his death in 1750. The surveys for William Saffer's tract located adjacent south of Overall referred to Over Run as "Caleb's Run". The other waterway named after Caleb Job was called Calebs/Caleps/Cunningham Run and emptied into the South River about three-fourths mile down river, running north on both sides of U.S. Highway 340 to near Bentonville, Virginia. The run was referred to as "Caleps Run" in Ephriam Leith's 133 acre Fairfax grand and as "Caleb Jobs Run" in Josiah Leith's (George Leith's son) 214-acre grant. When these two tracts were sold, the run was referred to as 'Cunningham's Run' in the deeds."

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Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol I
(Augusta County Court Records - Order Book No. I) p. 168

“(168) Road ordered from Caleb JONES's mill down to County line, James McKAY, Moses McKay, HENRY HARDING, John Hill, Philip Crine, Thos. LAND, Wm. Hursh, Thos. Burk, Wm. HARREL, Thos. Grubbs, Wm. Hawkins, Zachery McKay, Joshua Job, James McNeal, Adam Cunningham, Jacob Sterrell, Charles Coxe, Charles Burk, EPHRM LEECH, CALEB JOB

1750
Ephriam Leith, future husband of Barbary ? Job, was added to the list of Titheables in Augusta Co., VA.
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Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Volume I
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT ORDERS
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.
ORDER BOOK No. I.
MAY 28, 1751

(571) Road ordered from Caleb Job's to James McKAY's, crossing the river at a place called the Brush Bottom Ford, and so along the river by Henry SPEARS'*** plantation, and that the said Spears, with MASON Combs, John Sallers, Richard Sheitz, William Hurst, William Overall, Thomas Hues, Zachariah McCoy, Torrance Carroll, Wm. Dickenson, Steven Philips, Alexr. Gunnod (?), James McNeal, John Hawkins, Benj. Grider, EPHRAIM LEATH, CHARLES WILLIAMSON, Josiah Parent, Wm. Parent, Thomas Parent, EDMOND BOLLEN, Adam Coningham, Francis Grubbs, keep it in repair.

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Halifax Co., NC Deeds
15jan1783
Stephen BUTLER of Halifax Co. to William BARROW of same for 150 pounds silver money 130ac which had been a Granville Grant to John GARRIS on north side of FISHING CREEK joining M. RORIE, SHORT SWAMP, Elias FORT, Wm GARRIS, HAYNIE; 180ac which had been patented by Joseph PARKER 7may1742 joining John SPIER***.
/s/ Stephen Butler, Blanch (x) Butler (Stephen's wife)
Wits: Christopher HAYNES, Sherwood FORT, Wm FORT.

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Orderly Book of Major William Heth of the Third Virginia Regiment, May 15 - July 1, 1777


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INTRODUCTION
Paens to the virtue, valor and worth of the impressive "Scotch-Irish race" increase in volume as the years pass and orators and books multiply. The generic designation is made more and more comprehensive in its representation.

William Heth, to whose providence posterity is indebted for the accompanying memorial of the Revolution,1 was truly an example of the admired component strain.

His father, John Heth, is said to have emigrated from the North of Ireland some time during the earlier half of the eighteenth centrury. He settled first in Pennsylvania, and married there Mary MACKEY,2 of Scotch parentage. Here,3 it is presumed, William, the eldest of a somewhat noted family of twelve children-six sons and six daughters-was born July 19, 1750. Of his brothers, Henry4 and Andrew, served with the rank of captain in the Revolution; John, who entered the army in 1777 at the age of seventeen as a cadet, attained the rank of lieutenant. He was appointed March 5, 1792, captain Second United States infantry, and served under Wayne in his campaign against the Northwestern Indians. He was a member of the Virginia Society of the Cincinnati, and died November 15, 1810. Andrew Heth also served subsequent to the Revolution as a commissioner for apportioning and surveying the lands granted by Virginia to the Illinois regiment.

Of the sisters of William Heth, Mary became the wife of one of his army comrades, Captain Robert PORTERFIELD, subsequently general of the State militia, and Anne or Nancy, the wife of another, Lieutenant Josiah Tannehill, subsequently colonel of militia.

Of the boyhood and educational advantages of William Heth his descendants can furnish no definite account. His diaries, however, recorded in a flowing hand, exhibit refined tastes, acute discernment, and ease of diction. He appears to have been a lover of music and the drama, and a judicious critic of both. He had the faculty of versification, and was skilled in the use of the pencil, and notes the copying thus of engravings and the makng of portraits of his wife and of several of his female friends. His first military service is believed to have been as a lieutenant in the company of Daniel MORGAN in Lord Dunmore's5 expedition against the Indians in 1774. The following year, as one of the captains of the three companies under Daniel Morgan, he participated in the expedition of Arnold against Quebec, which began its arduous march through the wilderness of Maine, September 16th. In the unsuccessful assault of Quebec, December 31, 1775, he was wounded and taken prisoner, and kept in captivity more than six months. His diary of prison life, covering the period February 3-July I, 1776, has been preserved. In the orderly book, the last entry of which is July I, 1777, there is no record of his promotion, but his appointment as lieutenant-colonel must have been announced soon thereafter, and it dated from April I, 1777.6 He was subsequently promoted colonel, and is stated served under Lincoln in the siege of Charleston, and to have commanded the regiment to the close of the war.7 The latter statement is evidently erroneous, as be appears on the list of supernumerary officers October, 1781.8 The writer is in possession of no further details of the service of Colonel Heth in the Revolution.

In 1787 he was appointed a member of the Council of State of Virginia, a position then entailing frequent and exacting service, as the body decided upon the claims for service in the Revolution; examined the accounts of various officers of the State, and was consulted by the Governor in the appointment of State officers. In the act of the Virginia Assembly, passed March 1, 1784, ceding to the United States all the territory held by the State "North-Westward of the river Ohio," it was stipulated "that the necessary and reasonable expenses incurred by Virginia in subduing British posts, maintaining garrisons, etc.," were to be reimbursed by the United States government. In January, 1788, Colonel Heth and David Henley were appointed commissioners on the part of Virginia to settle with John Pierce, commissioner of army accounts of the United States, the claim of Virginia. His diary of daily events and experiences in the execution of his commission presents a curious and interesting mirror of the period.

On Friday, February 15, 1788, he "left Richmond in the Stage without company 1/2 after seven o'C; drove at the rate of 8 miles an hour; breakfasted at Norvell's. Dined at Linch's & reached Bolling Green [Caroline] county 1/2 after 4 o'C."

Saturday 16th. "Reached Fredericksburg about 11 o'C. No company going on to Alex'a, & from Acct's of the badness of the road & high waters I concluded to stay until Tuesday's Stage when I expect Cob. Henley.-Making my quarters good at Gen'l Weedon's where I dined with a British officer, Capt. Engs, from Canada, making a tour through the Continent & who in the course of conversation I found was one of those who commanded a guard over us when I was a Prisoner in Quebec in 1776. He has a nose of such a size, shape & complexion as excited my curiosity aS much to touch it as that what possessed the bandy legged drummer's wife when the promontory of noses was passing through Strasburg."

Sunday, 17th. "Dined at Gen'l WEEDON's in Compan'y with Colo. BALL, 'Doct. Mortimer and Domine Rian. Spent an hour with Cob. Wallace in the forenoon.

18th. Gen'l Weedon, Colo. Ball & Self dined with Doct. Mortimer & Spent the Evening at Colo. Ball's."

Tuesday, i9th. "Took leave of Gen'l Weedon & went off in Stage alone. Dined at Stafford C. H.; reached Dumfries about 7 o' C in the evening. Spent it very agreeably at McDonald's tavern in Comp'y with my old friend, Mr. A. Henderson."

20th. "Left Dumfries alone before 6 o'C-reached Colchester between 8 and 9. Understanding that the Patowmack was impassible I sent on my trunk to Alexandria and hiring a horse rode down to Cob. Geo. MASON's, where I din'd & spent the day. Very politely received & treated."

21st. "Took my leave after breakfast of Cob. Mason, who sent a servant & pair of horses with me to Mount Vernon, where I was fortunate enough to find the General without any other company than Cob. Hum phreys who has been here some months. Dined & Spent an agreeable day; find that the General is very anxious to see the proposed Federal Constitution adopted by all the States. He received letters this Evening from Boston and New York informing him that the Convention of Massachusetts, then sitting, would unquestionably accept of it."

Friday, 22d February. "Took my leave of the Gen'l (and family after breakfast) who sent with me a servant & pr. Horses. Maj'r Geo. Washington was polite enough to accompany me two or three miles; reached Alexandria between 11 & 12 o'C. expecting to go with the Stage which did not get in from the Southward to-day. Dined with Mr. Arthur Lee at our lodgings, Mr. Leigh's. Spent the afternoon with Mr. W. Hunter, and an hour or two in the evening with my old friend Doct'r [James] Craik." 24th. "Left Bladensburg about 6 o'C. Reached Baltimore between 4 and 5 o'C. Spent an hour or two with my intimate friend Gen'l [Otho H.] Williams. Wrote Eliza [his wife] the 4th letter [since leaving her]."

25th. Left Baltimore /2 after 7 o'C in company with Mrs. Jackson (her husband riding on horseback) of Philadelphia, a sensible, gentle Lady, Mr. Richard Cursons, Jr., Merch't, Baltimore, Benedict HALE, of this State, a gentleman with whom I was acquainted at Bath [Va.] in the year 1768, Mr. SCOTT, a lawyer, and two young fellows going to Philadelphia. Reached the Susquehannah a little after sun set. We concluded not to venture to cross 'til morning."

26th. "Arose all hands at 5 o'C and as it had froze pretty hard we set out as soon as we could fairly see across. The ferry-man piloting us & dragging our baggage and Mr. Jackson on a small steed a little better than a mule, got all over without any boat or danger & set off in the stage 1/2 after 6 0' C. Breakfasted at head of Elk & refreshed in Wilmington while horses were changing; halted for the same purpose at Chester & got to Phil'a about 10 o'C at night. Stopped at the Indian Queen, 4th Street.

27th. "Spent the day in delivering letters & doing private business for Gen'l Weedon & others. Dined at Mr. Sam'l Pleasants ; waited on Mrs. Jackson in the evening; received many thanks from her husband for my attention to her. Met with Miss Rittenhouse & a Miss Dale, both of whom played a few pieces on the Piano forte, as did Mrs. LEATH, SISTER of Mrs. JACKSON. Took my leave between 7 & 8 o'C."

28th. "Set Out [with stage] for New York at 6 o'C; reached the Gen'l Washington 1/4 after 7 o'C-10 miles


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GRANTEE CUNNINGHAM, Adam. grantee.
DATE 1 April 1779.
NOTE Location: Shenandoah County.
NOTE Description: 89 acres adjoining William Saffer, Ephraim LEETH, and his own land.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants R, 1778-1780, p. 171-172 (Reel 297).

More About BARBARA X:
Burial: ********************* See "spouses." **************************
       
Children of EPHRAIM LEATH and BARBARA X are:
       i.       JAMES6 LEATH, b. 1753, Frederick, VA; d. 1806, Shenandoah, VA; m. LYDIA MCKAY, September 13, 1774, Dummore, VA; b. 1750.

Notes for JAMES LEATH:
p.548 Account of Sales of Estate of Peter Moody by Peter Williams and Joseph Kirkland, Commissioners, by order of the court April 25, 1788
Names: LEWIS PARHAM, Edmund Perkins, Peter Williams, John Wilkerson, Thomas Daniel, William Ledbetter, Hea. Kirkland, Herbert Ledbetter, John Crews, Daniel Davenport; Slaves: Frank, Amacy, Anthony, Sall, Doctor, Patt and child Silva; Jones Bonner James Burge, Jr., John Bonner, Henry Bonner JAMES LEATH, Signal Pace, James Clemonds, Littleton Raines, John Cate, Stephen Temple, William Ledbetter for "boarding Peter Moddy's children James and Henry Moody", Legatees: Leah Perkins, Benjamin Moody, Henry Moody, James Moody.

1783
-Ephriam Leith was shown on tax list of Shenandoah County with six whites and no blacks
29 May -Ephriam Leath of Shenandoah County deeded to Moses MOODY, land, houses, buildings,orchards, and water courses. The property had been granted to Ephriam by deed on 12 March 1771



27.       ii.       EPHRAIM LEATH, b. 1755, Fredericksburg, VA; d. 1806, Anderson, TN.
       iii.       JOHN LEATH, b. 1758, VA; d. 1783, VA.
28.       iv.       LYDIA LEATH, b. 1761, VA; d. 1830, Indiana.

12. ?FRANCIS?5 LEATH (CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1710 in VA. He married XX FREEMAN?, daughter of DAVID WALKER and MARY MUNFORD. She was born Abt. 1720.

Notes for ?FRANCIS? LEATH:
Brunswick Co., VA
Pole for Sterling Clack--William Wall, Francis Deloah, JamesDenman, Henry Embry, John Moultry, Giles Kelley, WilliamMcKinney, William Maclin, James Speed, Hezekiah Massie, ThomasLloyd, Lewelling Jones, Robert Christy, Thomas Bull, RichardHagood, Randall Brasie, William Jones, Augustine Hightower, Geo:Tilman, Stephen Caudle, Mason Bishop, Hubbard Quarles, JohnAverie, William Brewer, William Smith, Roger Reece, AbrahmBurton, Thomas Lanoir, William Lyndsey, William Scogging, WilliamGreen, Geo: Deardin, Robt. Dunkley, Robt. Cunnel, ***FRANCIS LETT***, Hix JONES, Henry Bailey, Hugh Williams, William Averice, HezekiahMassie, Owen Strange, Thomas Twitty, William Smith, JohnSulivant, Jos: Floyd, Thomas Proctor, Drury Malone, Geo: Tilman,Francis Hagood, Geo: Hagood, Thomas Brooks, Richard Birch,William McKnight, Nicholas Edmunds, John Lambert, NicholasProctor, Sampson Caudle, William Gower, John Birch, Robert Gee,James Rigbie, Francis Stainback, Edward Adams, Shep: Lanier,Curthbert Smith, William Stroud, Samuel Crafts, Thomas Scizon,Geo: Cain, Athanatious Robinson, John Duke, Henry Jones, DavidSinclar, Lamuel Cocke, William PETTY, William Randle, WilliamWray, Benjamin Lanier, John Moore, Robt. HICKS, John HICKS, Geo:Harper, John Ray, John Harwell, Thomas Dean, John Randle, CharlesGoulstor, James Lanier, John Maclin, William Read, Peter Simmons,Isaac House, Geo: Clayton, John Marshall, John Ward, StephenScizom, Hinchy Mabry, Richard Pepper, Lamuel Lanier, CharlesKing, James Cooke, Geo: Wilson, nathl: Harrison, Thomas LloydSenr., John Ingram, Jesse Tatum, John Pettaway, Jo: Mabry,William Tilman, Sap Lanier, Theodk: Bland, Richard Swanson,William House, William Smith, Junr. William Smith, Junr. IsaacMatthis, James Maclin, John Ezell, Edward Hueland, John Geo:Pennington, William Nance, William Bailey, Drewry Robinson,Daniel Taylor, James Johnson, Samuel Russell, John Johnson, PeterTatum, Adam SIMS, Michael Young, Richard Russell, Thomas Jones,Thomas Carril, John Evans, Griffin Humphris, Geo: Clark, RichardScogging, John Moreton (MORTON), James Parrish, William Scoging, EdwardDavis, Baxter Davis, Chrs: Tatum, Geo: SIMMS, John Wall, Robt.Rynolds, John Davis, Edward Robinson, James CLACK***, ABRHAM PHENIX***, Charles MATTHIS, William SHORT, John Hagood, JamesTapley, John Jackson, Daniel Carril, William Smith, WilliamWilliams, James LOVE***, JAMES PARHAM, John Edwards, ThomasHardiway, Geo: SCOGGINg***, Richrd. YARBUROUGH, JAMES BENNITT,William Edwards, Nicholas Lanier, ROBERT BRIGGS, Henry Simmons,James Macdaniel, John BURROW, William BURROW, William DUGGAR, JOHN ROSE, John Robinsons, Thomas Jackson, Geo: Stainback, JohnParker, William Eaton, John Duglas, John Thornton, Henry Jackson,Henry Morris, William Morris, John Jackson, DAVID WALKER, JohnDaniel, Jehue Peebles, JOHN COLLIER, Thomas Jackson, LEWIS PARHAM, James Moseley, Hinchy Mabry, Samuel Harwel, WilliamPennington, SAMUEL CENTAL Batt Peterson, John Jones, ThomasJones, Thomas Sadler, William Whittington, John Yarburough,Thomas Cock, Thomas Avant, Nichs. Lanier, John Hunt, ThomasParson, William Samford, Drury Stith, John Robinson, EdwardGoodrich, Richd. Lanier. Micahel Wall Sheriff. This 13th Day ofJune 1748. Miachel Wall Sherif made Oath before me that this istrue copy taken for this County Given under my hand this dayabove written. Signed John Willis. Deed Book 3, Page 515.

       
Children of ?FRANCIS? LEATH and XX FREEMAN? are:
29.       i.       ?XY...6 LEATH.
       ii.       FREEMAN? LEATH.
30.       iii.       CHARLES LEATH, b. Abt. 1740, Amelia Co., VA? Brunswick Co., VA?; d. 1795, Caswell Co., NC.
31.       iv.       JOHN LEATH, b. Abt. 1745.
32.       v.       STEPHEN LEATH, b. Abt. 1750.

13. PETER5 LEATH (CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1713, and died April 1738 in Surry (later Sussex) Co., VA. He married SARAH X.

Notes for PETER LEATH:
Surry Co. Wills
Peter LEATH (verbal will)
18feb1737
19apr1738
Son JOHN, dau ELIZABETH, wife.
Wits: John JACKSON, John PARHAM
Probate by Sarah Leath.


More About PETER LEATH:
Fact 1: February 13, 1737, Will written. Witnessed by Anthony RACKLEY???
Fact 2: 1738, Will recorded in Surry Co., VA.
       
Children of PETER LEATH and SARAH X are:
33.       i.       JOHN6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1735; d. 1798, Sussex Co., VA.
       ii.       ELIZABETH LEATH, b. Abt. 1737.
       iii.       CHARLES? LEATH, b. Abt. 1738.

14. JOHN5 LEATH (CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1715, and died 1765 in Sussex Co., VA. He married (1) REBECCA? FREEMAN?, daughter of HENRY FREEMAN and PRUDENCE JONES. She was born Abt. 1720. He married (2) MARY MOORE? EPPES? WYNNE? Abt. 1738, daughter of ROBERT WYNNE and MARTHA JEFFERSON. She was born Abt. 1720, and died 1765.

Notes for JOHN LEATH:
Grant, I have never seen any documentation of Betsy's parents. And I have to admit, I think your theory is interesting, but a stretch, no documentation. I will through you a bone - the Bristol Parish register shows a John and REBECCA Leath having a daughter Elizabeth in the late 1740s. I have never been able to place him - unless he is Charles's grandson John - but this really compresses the timeline if Charles Leath was born in 1687. The Albemarle Parish register says Charles was 83 years old when he died in 1770. You try the math and see what you come up with, four generations should take how many years?

But Sussex County records show an unaccounted for Elizabeth Leath marrying a James Obire (Overby?) in 1781, and I can't account for this Elizabeth. If this is the same family, then they were closely tied to the Wynnes given Richard Wynne of Bristol Parish's 1798 will leaving property to a Leath and naming a Leath as his executor. More frustrating, however, I can't figure out who Richard Wynne was.

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Surry Co. Deeds
20aug1745
CHARLES LEATH of Albemarle Parish to his son, John Leath, for love and affection, 400ac (part of two tracts on north side of Nottoway River) bounded by the GUM SWAMP, Wharrcocks (WARWICKs) Branch and Joshua POYTHRESS. The two patents were granted said Charles Leath on 16jun1727 and 26mar1739.
Wits: Edward PETTWAY and Arthur FREEMAN

More About JOHN LEATH:
Burial: *** see "Spouses."
Fact 1: 1765, Will recorded in Sussex Co.
Fact 2: May 04, 1740, Godparent with Mary Leath and Anne WILLIAMS to Elizabeth GIBBS, dau of Matthew and Parnell Gibbs of Albemarle Parish, Surry Co., VA.
Fact 3: 1755, In Sussex Co. with 4 poles.
Fact 4: March 21, 1765, Inventory of Estate of John LEETH, decd., in Sussex Co., VA. Mary Leeth administratrix.
Note: GIBBS involved in many records with STURDIVANTs.

Notes for MARY MOORE? EPPES? WYNNE?:
Sussex Co., VA
Will Book B, p. 70
Mary LEATH
17jul1765
17oct1765
Daughter MARTHA LEATH.
Daughter JELEKY LEATH.
Son JOHN LEATH.
Daughter ANN LEATH.
Daughter SELATH LEATH.
Daughter SALLY LEATH.
Exec: Abraham PARHAM Jr.
Wits: John LEATH, Thomas PARHAM

More About MARY MOORE? EPPES? WYNNE?:
Fact: 1765, Will recorded in Sussex Co.
       
Child of JOHN LEATH and REBECCA? FREEMAN? is:
       i.       CHARLES6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1738.

More About CHARLES LEATH:
Fact 1: October 06, 1777, Gave Oath of Allegiance in Sussex Co.
Fact 2: November 16, 1769, From the Virginia Gazette... taken up in PRINCE GEORGE, a white mare about 4 feet 8 inches high, trots, paces and gallops and appears to be very old, and branded in the near buttock 3. Posted, and appraised to 21. CHARLES LEATH
Fact 3: 1777, With John LEATH in Sussex Co., 2 poles, 200ac. Also Wm Leath with 1 pole and 96ac.
       
Children of JOHN LEATH and MARY WYNNE? are:
       ii.       MARY6 LEATH, b. March 06, 1740, Albemarle Parish, Surry Co., VA.

More About MARY LEATH:
Fact: May 04, 1749, Christened w/godparents Matthew GIBBS, Mary GRIFFIN and Helen MORELAND. Birth given as 6mar1739/40 [[[she was 10 when she was baptized???]]].

       iii.       WILLIAM LEATH, b. Abt. 1742.

More About WILLIAM LEATH:
Fact 1: 1777, Sussex Co. tithable with 1 pole and 96ac.
Fact 2: 1777, Gave Oath of Allegiance in Sussex Co.
Fact 3: 1790, There was a William Leath in the Halifax Co., NC Census alone as head of household with no slaves.

       iv.       ANGELICA LEATH, b. June 19, 1745, Albemarle Parish, Surry Co., VA.

More About ANGELICA LEATH:
Burial: **** See Angelica WYNNE, CONNALLY
Fact 1: August 18, 1745, Christened in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA as ANNE Leath, dau of John and Mary Leath. Godparents John NOTT, Eliza PARHAM, Susanna MANN.
Fact 2: September 14, 1746, Nathaniel RAINES, Anne RAINS, Eliza PARHAM listed as godparents to Anna RAINES, dau of Wm and Angelica Rains of Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA. Birth date given as 22jul.

       v.       SARAH LEATH, b. Abt. 1746.
       vi.       ELIZABETH LEATH, b. Abt. 1748.
       vii.       CELIA LEATH, b. Abt. 1750.

More About CELIA LEATH:
Burial: **** see Cecelia FREEMAN

       viii.       JOHN LEATH, b. August 25, 1754, Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA; m. LUCRETIA PARHAM, October 20, 1781, VA; b. Abt. 1763.

Notes for JOHN LEATH:
September 22, 1779. Deed John May of Amelia County, Virginia, land adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps Jones, John Leith*.

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There was an earlier Epes Moore in Sussex County who was a godfather to one of John and Mary LEATH's children in the 1740s - I think their son John, but not sure. His estate sale included sales of property to both William Leath, John and Mary's eldest son, and his cousin John Leath, son of Peter and Sarah. That Moore family was very tied in with the Epes and Pettway families who show up so many times Leath family records.

Epes's father was William Moore. He was married twice, first to (I think) Elizabeth, a daughter of John Roberts or Robards, and they had several children. Those children, mostly daughters, intermarried with the Pettway, Epes and Verell families. I believe he married a second time and that Epes Moore was a son from the second marriage. Epes Moore and Edward Epes, Jr. were godfathers to John Leath, son of John and Mary Leath who was born in Sussex County in the 1750s.

More About JOHN LEATH:
Fact 1: October 27, 1754, Christened in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA with godparents Goodrich HATTON, Edward EPPES Jr., Eliza PARHAM. Birth date given as 25aug.
Fact 2: October 06, 1777, Gave Oath of Allegiance in Sussex Co.

Notes for LUCRETIA PARHAM:
NOTTOWAY CO., VA
Nov. 21, 1812. Stephen Beasley, of Nottoway Co. to his son Daniel
J. Beasley, of same; "plantation I purchased of Peter Beasley, containing
301 acres, also the tract of land my father gave me which he purchased
of Pleasant Roberts containing 100 a. Also tract I purchased of Lewis
Leath containinig 225 acres, being in all 625 acres in Nottoway Co.
adjoining lands I now live on;" also 17 negros.

August 5, 1811. Peter BLAND and Martha W., his wife, of Nottoway Co.,
to Richard DENNIS, Sr., of same, L500; 200 acres adjoining the lands of
the estate of Richard Bland, decd., John Parham and David STURDIVANT,
Peter ROBINSON and LEATH's Creek, or mill pond of said Robinson, said
land conveyed by said Dennis to said Peter Bland by deed in the year
1801; also another tract containing 107 1/4 acres.

15. ???THOMAS???5 LEATH (CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1717, and died Bef. 1766. He married CATHERINE STURDIVANT, daughter of JOHN STURDIVANT and MARY X. She was born October 16, 1721 in Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA.

Notes for CATHERINE STURDIVANT:
It has taken me years to get so steeped in these records. I envy your profound knowledge of the Caswell material. The Sturdivant parents were John and Mary. John was the son of Chichester Sturdivant (could Charles be a derivation?).
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No idea, she was alive when Joel wrote his will in 1766, but that's the only known record of her. She does not appear in the 1782 Virginia tax records, suggesting she was either dead or didn't live in Virginia.

An 1850s claim by the Sturdivant family for Revolutionary War bounty land lists all the heirs of Joel's brothers John and William, but says that Catherine's family has removed from the area and not been in touch with them for more than 45 years. This seems odd since we can positively trace Peter and Barbara Leath's daughters to Henry County, Virginia, where they lived and raised children with the Penn family.
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I guess you saw the Sturdivant connection here. The John Sturdivant who married Mary Eppes and Dr. James Thompson's daughter, Mary Thompson, was Joel Sturdivant's and Catherine Sturdivant Leath's brother.
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Richard Moore, 112 A., 3R., 18p., Charles. City Co., S. side of Appomatock
Riv., 7 Apr. 1671. p. 350 Adj. Maj. John EPES. nigh Michaell Hill. adj. Mr.
WHITTINGTON, the Spring Garden Patt. John STURDEVANT & c. Trans. of 2
persons; Tho. Belcher. John Learewood. (endnote 2)

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"Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 123 (p.493) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henrietta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to Nicholas Partridge...262 acres on east side of Pidgeon Swamp and bounded by the Underground Branch and RICHARD BLAND***, decd.
Wit: John MASON, John (X) Freeman and William (X) Raynes
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 125-126 (p.529) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henritta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to John Mason...223 acres on east side of Pidgeon Swamp and bounded by Cattail Branch and Richard Bland, decd.
Wit: Nicholas Partridge, John (X) Freeman, Jr. and William (X) Rayne
Rec: 18 Dec 1723 and 15 Apr 1724
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 126 (p.532) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henrietta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to Nicholas PARTRIDGE...262 acres on east side of Pigeon Swamp and bounded by Underground Branch and Richard Bland, decd.
Wit: John MASON, John (X) FREEMAN, Jr. and William (X) Rayne
Rec: 18 Dec 1723 and 15 Apr 1724
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis
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NOTTOWAY CO., VA
Nov. 21, 1812. Stephen Beasley, of Nottoway Co. to his son Daniel
J. Beasley, of same; "plantation I purchased of Peter Beasley, containing
301 acres, also the tract of land my father gave me which he purchased
of Pleasant Roberts containing 100 a. Also tract I purchased of Lewis
Leath containinig 225 acres, being in all 625 acres in Nottoway Co.
adjoining lands I now live on;" also 17 negros.

August 5, 1811. Peter BLAND and Martha W., his wife, of Nottoway Co.,
to Richard DENNIS, Sr., of same, L500; 200 acres adjoining the lands of
the estate of RICHARD BLAND***, decd., John Parham and David STURDIVANT,
Peter ROBINSON and LEATH's Creek, or mill pond of said Robinson, said
land conveyed by said Dennis to said Peter Bland by deed in the year
1801; also another tract containing 107 1/4 acres.
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GRANTEE Williams, Joseph. grantee.
DATE 1 March 1781.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 414 acres on the north side of the Second Swamp adjoining Isham Baugh, Danl Sturdivant &c.
NOTE Source: Land Office Grants D, 1780-1781 (v.1 & 2 p.1-930), p. 661 (Reel 45).
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Name: Mary Sturdivant
Sex: F

Father: James Sturdivant
Mother: Mary Unknown

Marriage 1 Daniel Jones b: 30 OCT 1723 in Prince George County VA [Batte 134 AE]
Children
Sarah Jones
Edward Jones b: in [BATTE 134 AEC]
Mary Jones
Martha Jones
Rebecca Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Prudence Jones
Daniel Jones b: ABT 1748 in VA "Mt. Airy"Nottoway County [Batte 134 AEA]
       
Children of THOMAS? LEATH and CATHERINE STURDIVANT are:
34.       i.       ?XY6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1740.
       ii.       CHARLES? LEATH, b. Abt. 1740.
       iii.       THOMAS? LEATH.

Notes for THOMAS? LEATH:
Warren Co. Deeds

DB-5, page 289. 5 January 1775. HARRISON MACON (MASON?) to BENJAMIN SEAWELL, both of Bute Co. 500 Pds. Va. money for 400 A. in Bute Co. on NS Tar River, adj. POPE, below West Cabbins, granted to HENRY SIMMS at Newbern 20 April 1745. Wit: THO. LEACH, JAMES RANSOM,JR. Proved by JAMES RANSOM,JR., Bute August Court 1775, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 12 October 1775, by JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.
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DB-4, page 173. ll May 1774. CHARLES ALLAN to THOMAS LEACH, both of Bute Co. 170 Pds. Va. money for 160 A. in Bute Co. adj. DAWSON, JOS. HACKNEY, COL.EATON, reserving an acre where MOOREs Meeting House stands for the use of the Minister & Congregation for as long as the meeting of the REVD. HENRY PATILLO is held or until he should die or remove. Wit. JAS. JOHNSON, JAMES RANSOM, JR. Ack. by CHARLES ALLAN, Bute May Court 1774, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg. 17 January 1775, by JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.

       iv.       JOHN LEATH, b. Abt. 1749.
35.       v.       PETER LEATH, b. Abt. 1752; d. Abt. December 31, 1792, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA.
       vi.       MARY LEATH, d. 1807, Brunswick Co., VA.

More About MARY LEATH:
Fact: Left entire estate to friend John THWEATT whom she'd lived with for more than 25 years.

16. CHARLES?5 LEATH (CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1719. He married XX FREEMAN?, daughter of ARTHUR FREEMAN and AGNES STOKES. She was born Abt. 1725.
       
Child of CHARLES? LEATH and XX FREEMAN? is:
       i.       JEMIMA6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1769; m. JAMES NEWELL, December 26, 1787, Prince George Co., VA; b. Abt. 1765.

Notes for JEMIMA LEATH:
.....5 Arthur Freeman b: Abt 1706 in Surry or Essex County, VA d: Bef 1755
From Register of Albermarle Parish Surry & Sussex Counties 1739-1778:
( ) s. of Arthur Freeman and w. Agnes: b. Sept 11; c. Oct 12, 1740; gdpts. Robert Farrington, Henry Freeman jr, AGNES STOKES. (Is this Hamlin, below?)
( )harlotte d. of Arthur Freeman and w. Agnes; b. Jan 29, 1741/2; c. March 30, 1746; gdpts MILLINGTON Dickson, Mary Randal, Eliza Green
JEMIMA d. of Arthur Freeman and w. Agnes; b. Feb 13; c. March 21, 1741/2; gdpts. John Rolland, Lucy Stokes, Mary Gillum
Henry s. of Arthur Freeman and w. Agnes; b. Feb 10, 1747/8; c. March 27, 1748; gdpts. John Wellborn, Joel Freeman, Anne DICKSON
Kesiah d. of Arthur Freeman dec'd and w. Agnes; b. July 29; c. Sept 9. 1753; gdpts. Daniel Knight, Angelica Cain, Mary Kellyham

This Arthur must have died 1752/3.


Notes for JAMES NEWELL:
Northampton Co., NC Deeds

24apr1772
mar1773
James REAVIS of Northampton Co. to CHARLES LEATH of Brunswick Co., VA for 160 pounds VA currency 260ac on PEAHILL CREEK, joining the GREAT BRANCH, EDWARDS, the old country line.
/s/ James REAVIS
Wits: Thomas OWEN, Miles ALLEY.

9jul1772
mar1773
ISHAM REAVIS schoolmaster of Northampton Co. to Zacharias THOMPSON minister of Brunswick Co., VA for 55 pounds VA currency 285ac joining the country line, Wm REAVIS, ARTHUR JORDAN, ISHAM REAVIS.
/s/ Isham REAVIS
Wits: Wm REAVIS, ROWLAND WILLIAMS, Christopher WILLIAMS, John NEWELL.


More About JAMES NEWELL:
Burial: **** see Lucy LANIER

17. ELIZABETH5 LEATH (CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born March 03, 1742 in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA, and died Abt. 1790 in Prince George Co., VA. She married EPHRAIM RAINES, son of SHAND RAINES and MARY LEE. He was born Abt. 1740 in Prince George Co., VA, and died Bef. January 14, 1791 in Prince George Co., VA ***see Nathaniel RAINES, Phoebe WYNNE.

Notes for ELIZABETH LEATH:
Francis Haddon shows up in both Prince George and Sussex Counties around the 1740s and is involved with both the Peter and the Charles Leath families. Like I said, the two families lived so close to each other and intermarried with some of the same families that they had to be closely related, probably brothers.

Francis Haddon lived in Prince George along the Sussex County line. He was one of the three appraisers of Peter Leath's estate in 1759, and a later Francis Haddon, probably a son or grandson, married one of Charles Leath's granddaughters, a daughter of Ephraim Raines and his wife Elizabeth Leath - so the Prince George and Sussex families go back and forth.

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Let me throw this one at you. In the 1750s, there was a PG estate settlement for Arthur Biggins, Jr. One of the debtors to the estate was Thomas Leath and the executor of the estate was Freeman Clemonds.

BUTLER. John & Mary and Elira WOODLEY
To Arther BIGGERS
100 acres, adj Baker's line & Thomas Crook's line
Oct 14, 1713

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Grant, that was in the late 1740s/early 1750s. It's a Surry County deed so before Sussex County was formed.

I double checked last night and got part of it wrong, the witnesses were Edward Pettway and Arthur Freeman (who I believe was Henry Freeman's brother). There were lots of Freemans in Sussex County and there was a Freman's Bridge. Robert Wynne of Sussex County was not a witness to this particular deed, but he did witness several of Charles Leath's other deeds.
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It was definitely Freeman Clemonds. He was a son of Thomas Clemonds and his birth record in the 1720s is in the Bristol Parish register. I did make a mistake however. This estate record was for Shands Raines, Jr. His brother Ephraim would have been the Raines who married Charles Leath of Sussex's daughter Elizabeth - showing just how close the two Leath families in Prince George and Sussex really were.

More About ELIZABETH LEATH:
Fact: April 18, 1742, Christened w/godparents Peter RIVES, Frances RIVES, Bethia TATUM.

Notes for EPHRAIM RAINES:
Prince George Co., VA
Will of Ephraim RAINES of Bristol Parish
14jan1791
13mar1792
To wife Elizabeth, use of plantation and of negroes JIM and SUE for life.
To son CHARLES, land he lives on called "LEATHs," 413ac, and negro BOB.
To daughter Mary BIGGINS, 2 negroes DILCE and NATHAN.
To daughter Frances HADDON, 2 negroes SARAH and GRACE.
To daughter Frances HADDON, 5 shillings.
To son ALLEN Raines, negro JORDAN.
To son EPHRAIM, negro TONY.
To son FREDERICK, land I now live on, 314ac, and if he dies before 21, to my son Richard.
To son ARCHIBALD, negro SUE after his mother's death.
To son RICHARD, negro CUPID.
In suit between me and VANDEVAN LEONARD for negroes; if I recover them, they are to be divided between son Allen and other children.
Executors wife and son Allen.
Wits: Lewis WILLIAMS, Thomas WILLIAMS, Benjamin FIGG.

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"Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 123 (p.493) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henrietta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to Nicholas Partridge...262 acres on east side of Pidgeon Swamp and bounded by the Underground Branch and RICHARD BLAND***, decd.
Wit: John MASON, John (X) Freeman and William (X) Raynes
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 125-126 (p.529) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henritta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to John Mason...223 acres on east side of Pidgeon Swamp and bounded by Cattail Branch and Richard Bland, decd.
Wit: Nicholas Partridge, John (X) Freeman, Jr. and William (X) Rayne
Rec: 18 Dec 1723 and 15 Apr 1724
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 126 (p.532) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henrietta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to Nicholas PARTRIDGE...262 acres on east side of Pigeon Swamp and bounded by Underground Branch and Richard Bland, decd.
Wit: John MASON, John (X) FREEMAN, Jr. and William (X) Rayne
Rec: 18 Dec 1723 and 15 Apr 1724
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis
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NOTTOWAY CO., VA
Nov. 21, 1812. Stephen Beasley, of Nottoway Co. to his son Daniel
J. Beasley, of same; "plantation I purchased of Peter Beasley, containing
301 acres, also the tract of land my father gave me which he purchased
of Pleasant Roberts containing 100 a. Also tract I purchased of Lewis
Leath containinig 225 acres, being in all 625 acres in Nottoway Co.
adjoining lands I now live on;" also 17 negros.

August 5, 1811. Peter BLAND and Martha W., his wife, of Nottoway Co.,
to Richard DENNIS, Sr., of same, L500; 200 acres adjoining the lands of
the estate of RICHARD BLAND***, decd., John PARHAM and David STURDIVANT,
Peter ROBINSON and LEATH's Creek, or mill pond of said Robinson, said
land conveyed by said Dennis to said Peter Bland by deed in the year
1801; also another tract containing 107 1/4 acres.
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8 Mch 1760
Appraisement (p. 158)

Appraisement of the Estate of Mary Poythress (dced)

Viz: livestock, furniture, household items (itemized)

Appraised at: 61, 18, 7

Appraisers: Anthony Peniston, Peter Epes, Nath. Raines

Signed: ______ Watts, Adm. of Estate of Mary Poythress

Sworn before me: Richard Bland, Jr.


More About EPHRAIM RAINES:
Burial: **** See Anthony RAINES and Henry WISHEART
       
Children of ELIZABETH LEATH and EPHRAIM RAINES are:
       i.       XX6 RAINES, m. FRANCIS HATTON; b. Abt. 1760.

Notes for FRANCIS HATTON:
Francis Haddon shows up in both Prince George and Sussex Counties around the 1740s and is involved with both the Peter and the Charles Leath families. Like I said, the two families lived so close to each other and intermarried with some of the same families that they had to be closely related, probably brothers.

Francis Haddon lived in Prince George along the Sussex County line. He was one of the three appraisers of Peter Leath's estate in 1759, and a later Francis Haddon, probably a son or grandson, married one of Charles Leath's granddaughters, a daughter of Ephraim Raines and his wife Elizabeth Leath - so the Prince George and Sussex families go back and forth.

More About FRANCIS HATTON:
Fact 1: August 23, 1752, John PARHAM, son of Thomas and Anne Parham, christened 23aug1752 in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA. Godparents Guthridge HATTON, Matthew GIBBS, Anne WYNNE.
Fact 2: October 27, 1754, Goodrich HATTON, Edward EPPES, Eliza PARHAM listed as godparents of John LEATH, son of John and Mary Leath, christened in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA.

       ii.       XX RAINES, m. BENJAMIN FIGG; b. Abt. 1760.
       iii.       CHARLES RAINES.

Notes for CHARLES RAINES:
Orange Co., NC Marriages
Palmer, Nathaniel Lavinia Bryant 19 July 1826 Thos. Clancy
Palmer, Thos. Sarah Dishon 29 Feb. 1808 LEWIS DISHON
Palmer, Wm. Elizabeth Clancy 6 July 1799 S. Benton
Parham, Amos Sally Wood 11 Feb. 1814 HUBBARD BLALOCK

More About CHARLES RAINES:
Fact: February 12, 1798, He, Francis PALMER, and JOEL HALL witnessed sale by Peter and James LEATH of 239ac on Nottoway River at GUM SWAMP in Sussex Co., to John HALL.

       iv.       MARY RAINES.
       v.       REBECCA RAINES.
       vi.       FRANCES RAINES.
       vii.       ALLEN RAINES.
       viii.       EPHRAIM RAINES.
       ix.       ARCHIBALD RAINES.
       x.       RICHARD RAINES.
       xi.       SARAH RAINES.
       xii.       SHAND RAINES.
       xiii.       FREDERICK RAINES, b. Aft. 1769.

18. ARTHUR5 LEATH (PETER4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1719 in Per NED & LUCY see STEWART and Peter WINFIELD, and died 1774 in Amelia Co., VA. He married (1) SARAH X. She was born Abt. 1715, and died in Nottoway Co., VA. He married (2) XX Abt. 1735.

Notes for ARTHUR LEATH:
Apr 25, 1722 Arthur LEATH, both sides of Warwick Swamp...335 acres
Apr 26, 1722 Peter LEATH, both sides of Warwick Swamp...131 acres

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Will Book 2
Amelia County, Virginia
Wills 1771-1780
Abstracted and Compiled by
Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
Mid-South Publishing Company - Amelia, Virginia, 1980

page 111
Arthur (x) Leath of Nottoway Parish. Will D. Mar. 11, 1768, pro. (no date given) Wit. William (x) FEATHERSTONE, William (x) STOW, & James (x) ECHOLS. Ex. Friend & Neighbor Francis EPES. (On Feb 23, 1774 the Court ordered that Lewis Fetherstone be appted Adm of Est, with consent of Sarah Leath. Wit. WILLIAM MOORE & Theoderick WOLLIS (WALLIS)]. Leg. son Arthur Leath land & plant. whereon In now live cont. by patent 303 acres; also 200 acres adj. same which I purchased of James BEVIL. Son John Leath, all tract of land on Reedy Branch of Little Nottoway River cont. by patent 336 acres. Wife Sarah Leath, in lieu of her dower for life a feather bed and furniture & negroes NED & LUCY, but at her decease sd. Negroes to be equally divided between my 6 children. My 6 children MARY, ELIZABETH, SARAH, ARTHUR, KATIE & JOHN, remainder my negroes, together with the residue of my estate, to be equally divided between them. All my negroes as well as those given my wife for life and those given to my children, together with my other estate, to be kept together, and the Negroes worked on my plantation, and the profit of their labor, as well as that of the other est., to be applied to the education and maintenance of my children and their mother. If wife thinks proper, she will continue to live on my manor plantation with her children and be maintained in common with my children out of the profit of my estate for her widowhood. When either of any of my sd. children marry or become 21 (and not sooner), then my Ex. are to make a division of the Negroes and other estate as given above to my children & the share of each child is to be delivered to him upon coming of age or marrying; the remaining negroes and other estate are to be continued or kept on the plantation as my Ex shale consider most convenient for the benefit of my then remaining children until the like shall happen again and so on unitl the youngest shall marry of become 21. Estate not to be appraised.

page 228 Estate Inv. 3 bible 16 Negroes etc.

page 301
23may1776
suit brought by John PAMPLIN and Sarah his wife & Arthur LEITH against exec if estate of Arthur Leath. Ordered that Edward DUDLEY, Stephen COCKE and William FITZGERALD or any three divide estate of Arthur Leith decd agreeable to will and allot the plt John, in right of his wife, and the plt Arthur such parts of sd estate as they are respectively entitled to under the will and report to court in order to receive a final decree. Division made 23aug1778 as follows:
Lot 1 value 152/18/0 slaves incl LITTLE BOB and FRANK.
Lot 2 value 153/0/6 slaves incl GREAT BOB and PHILLIS.
Lot 3 value 152/14/7 slaves incl SOLOMON and CHARLES
Lot 4 value 152/11/6 slaves incl JANE and her children DICK and DUKE.
Articles in Lot 1 allotted to John PAMPLIN in right of his wife.
Articles in Lot 4 allotted to Arthur Leath.
John Pamplin paid to administrator 1 pound 10 shillings and 1/2 pence.
The administrator paid to Arthur Leath 4/7/2.

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PG CO., VA
Apr 25, 1722 Arthur LEATH, both sides of Warwick Swamp...335 acres
Apr 26, 1722 Peter LEATH, both sides of Warwick Swamp...131 acres
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Amelia Co., VA
Will Book 1, p. 49

6apr1744

George CABANESS estate settlement.
Returned to Court 1748 by Thomas ANDERSON, Matthew Cabaness, settled by William Watson, Charles IRBY.
Alexander Gray, Samuel TARRY, Frederick Ford, William Hardcastle, James Hudson, Col. Robert BOLING, Thomas TAYLOR, Mr. George CURRIE, John Taylor, Jonathan MOTE, John BANISTER, Mary WILLIS, William Hulme, Timothy MURRELL, Henry Roberson, John MOORE, James ANDERSON Sr, Edmund BOOKER, Richard WHITTON (Weedon?), George BAGLEY, Samuel JORDAN, John CRENSHAW, THOMAS ELLIS, Mr. FARQUARD GRANT, William STOA [sic], ***Capt. Francis EPPES***, Abraham Green, John RAGSDALE, Joseph GRIGG, Edward Roberson, Herbert Roberson, John FLYNN, Edward THWEAT, John MITCHELL, Leonard RAY, ***Arthur LEATH***, Richard Ennis, James CLARKE.

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1749, Jan 19. Deed. Amelia County Deed Book 5/6 page 165. 19 Jan 1749. Henry TOMINSON*** and Jane, his wife to James Bevis (REAVIS? BEVILL?), for consideration of 15 pounds, 200A on Middle Cellar Creek, adjacent to Gamin's corner and line to Rainey's corner and line, and the lines of LEATH, RAINES and MOOR. Wit: John Crenshaw, Charles Westbrook & Josiah Grigge.

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Grant, I think what you outline is entirely possible. I have thought the same, but couldn't figure out how so many siblings could appear spontaneously without any trace of a parent. Also, I think Amelia County tithable lists and Arthur Leath's will prove that Arthur acquired, either through inheritance or perhaps purchase, the two slaves Ned and Lucy listed together in Peter Leath's inventory. That, combined with the repetition of the name Arthur later in the Prince George family, led me to conclude that Arthur was one of Peter's eldest sons. And once that seemed true, then it followed that Thomas was also an elder son and thus named his son Peter, born 1722, after his father.

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Arthur Leath was a nextdoor neighbor in Amelia County to Peter Wynne who was William Wynne of Halifax's nephew, son of his brother Peter who died in the 1730s.
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Grant, Amelia County has a pretty amazing survival of tax records that begin with the county's founding in 1736. They list the head of household, the number and often the names of their tithables, and the number of acres they own. T

Because the lists sometimes mention names, you can trace the sons (and overseers) and also track slaves. That's how we can find Ned and Lucy (listed in Peter Leath's inventory) becoming owned by Arthur Leath in 1759.

Arthur shows up on the very first list in 1736 and continues to appear from that year on. His name is usually spelled Arthur Leath, but a few years it appears as Leigh.

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GRANTEE Leath, Arthur. grantee.
DATE 5 June 1746.
NOTE Location: Amelia County.
NOTE Description: 303 acres on both sides of the Middle Seller Fork of Deep Creek.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 24, 1745-1746, p. 229 (Reel 22).
NOTE Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
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GRANTEE Leath, Arthur. grantee.
DATE 5 April 1748.
NOTE Location: Amelia County.
NOTE Description: 336 acres on the south side of the Long Branch of the Hurricane Swamp.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 26, 1747-1748 (v.1 & 2 p.1-730), p. 290 (Reel 24).
NOTE Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
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GRANTEE Leath, Arthur. grantee.
DATE 17 August 1725.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 335 acres on both sides of Warwick Swamp adjoining land of Peter Leathers.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 12, 1724-1726, p. 272 (Reel 11).
NOTE Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
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April 19, 1786. JOHN LEITH of Amelia County, Virginia to John Mills-350 acres adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps JONES, John ANDERSON, Benjamin Brickford, Benjamin ALLEN. Witness, ARTHUR LEITH, Wm. CANABIS, Abraham Snow*.


Amelia Co., VA
6jan1769
Isaac BROWN of Lunenburg to Wm HAMBLIN and Francis WHITE of Amelia for 50 pounds 426 ac by patent dated 1763 adj lines of BOWRY and JORDAN, Long Branch, lines of FERGUSON and WALLACE.
Wits: Thomas WILLIAMS, John MALLORY, John McCUTCHERY and Samuel MORGAN.

25feb1769
Wm MAY and Betty his wife of Amelia to Reps JONES of Lunenburg for 150 pounds 517 ac in Amelia on n/s Little Nottoway River adj lines of BATT, COCKE, Peter WYNN and ARTHUR LEATH.
Wits: Francis MALLORY, James MALLORY and Charles HAMLIN Jr.

25may1765
James BEVES (BEVERS/BEAVERS) of Amelia to ARTHUR LEITH of same for 50 pounds 200ac being same land patented to Henry TOMLINSON on 21jul1748.
Wits: David GREENHILL, Thomas LOWRY, Richard HAYES, Peter JONES.

Prince George Co., VA
21aug1734
John CHAMNIS of Prince George 390ac in Prince George, s side of WARWICK SWAMP adj John KERBY, Thomas LEATH, TITMARSH & Arthur LEATH.

Amelia Co., VA
2jun1746
John FREEMAN to Francis WALLICE, late of CAROLINA for 35 pounds 200ac, being part of greater tract patented on 20aug1745 lying on HURRICANE SWAMP and bounded in part by ECKOLS' corner and the swamp.
Wits: John CRENSHAW, Arthur (x) LEATH, John WALLICE and James (x) WALLICE.
Deed acknowledged by John Freeman on 18jul1746 and proved by oaths of John Crenshaw and John Wallice.



More About ARTHUR LEATH:
Burial: **** See Jordan ANDERSON
Fact 1: November 1771, Prince George Co. Court, Arthur LEATH v. Drury SMITH.
Fact 2: 1736, First mention of an Arthur Leath in Amelia Co.
Fact 3: 1768, Will recorded in Amelia Co., VA.
       
Children of ARTHUR LEATH and SARAH X are:
       i.       MARY6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1749; d. Bef. 1774.
       ii.       ELIZABETH LEATH, b. Abt. 1750; m. LEWIS FEATHERSTONE, Bef. February 23, 1774; b. Abt. 1742; d. January 02, 1781, Amelia Co., VA.

Notes for ELIZABETH LEATH:
4. William (jr) FEATHERSTON, born ABT 1710 in Virginia; died 27 Apr 1769 in Amelia County, Virginia. He was the son of 8. William (II) FEATHERSTON and 9. Frances (FEATHERSTON) Howell?. He married 5. Susanna (FEATHERSTON) GRIGG 1737 in Amelia County? Virginia.
5. Susanna (FEATHERSTON) GRIGG, born 11 Jun 1720 in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia; died Bef 1767. She was the daughter of 10. William (III) GRIGG and 11. Elizabeth (GRIGG) MITCHELL?.
Children of William FEATHERSTON and Susanna GRIGG are:
i. William Grigg Featherston, born ABT 1741 in Amelia County, Virginia; died ABT 1787 in Amelia County, Virginia.
ii. Lewis Featherston, born ABT 1742 in Amelia County, Virginia; died 2 Jan 1781 in Amelia County, Virginia; married Elizabeth (Featherston) Leath.
iii. Richard Featherston, born ABT 1746 in Amelia County, Virginia; died ABT 1790 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married Susanna (Featherston) Davenport.
iv. Jesse Featherston, born ABT 1748 in Virginia; died Bef 15 Oct 1816 in Rutherford County, Tennessee; married Catherine (Featherston) Thorne?.
2 v. Burwell (Sr.) FEATHERSTON, born ABT 1762 in Amelia County, Virginia; died ABT 1808 in Nottoway County, Virginia; married Ann (FEATHERSTON) HIGHTOWER ABT 1780.
vi. Charles Howell Featherston.
vii. Frances (Still) Featherston.
viii. Lucy (Vaughan) Featherston.
ix. Elizabeth (Clarke) Featherston.
x. Susannah (Wells) Featherston, born ABT 1752 in Nottoway County, VA; died ABT 1792 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married Burrell Wells Aft 1767.

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Family Topic 1654



WILLIAM FEATHERSTONE I (—c.1720)


His Pedigree Chart

William Featherstone I was in Charles City County as early as October 1689 when he appeared as a defendant in a lawsuit . William had married Mary (—) May, the widow of Henry May who had left some property to Ruth Wilkinson in his will. William Randolph, Ruth’s guardian, pursued a judgement against Featherstone for the value of the property but Edward Chilton, Featherstone’s attorney, asserted May gave away in his will more than he owned. The court ordered two citizens to assess May’s property and distribute it proportionately to the May heirs .
In August 1695 Thomas Cocke sued for an attachment on the estate of William Featherstone who had unlawfully left the county. Featherstone owed Cocke 572 pounds of tobacco and sub-sheriff Joshua Wynn attached Featherstone’s property .
We do not know if William Featherstone was born in England or the Colony. Several submitted the name of William Featherstone as a land patent headright: Robert Richardson for land in Accomack in 1666 , Nathaniel Bradford in Northampton in 1672 , and John Wallop in Accomack in 1674 .
William Featherstone and John Edwards secured a patent to 545 acres in Westover Parish, Charles City County, on 6 June 1699 . Drury Stith and Samuel Eale held a neighboring 680 acres on the north side of the James River on 24 Apr 1703. Featherstone got 50 acres on the southeast side of Herring Creek in July 1717 . It was next to William Cole [14498.1.1.7.1]. When John Roach Jr. got 85 acres on Herring Creek on 19 December 1711, he submitted the name of William Featherstone — perhaps William Featherstone II — as a headright .
William Featherstone wrote his will, now lost, on 23 December 1718 leaving Herring Creek land to his son William. When William Featherstone II sold 150 acres on Herring Creek in Westover Parish to Elias Booth in 1726, the deed confirmed he inherited it from his father, William Featherstone, by his will of 23 December 1718.

— Featherstone [1654.1]


Her Pedigree Chart

William and Mary (—) Featherstone had a daughter who grew up along Herring Creek. We do not know her name but she was possibly Mary — the name of her mother and of her only known daughter. John Cross [826] was living on the same creek by 1714 and they later married.
Their Family


William Featherstone II [1654.2]


William Featherstone II, only known son of William and Mary (—) May Featherstone, lived in that part of Prince George County that is now in Dinwiddie County near the Amelia County line. On 27 January 1725/6, Robert Bolling surveyed for William Featherstone 200 acres on both sides of Bear Swamp in Prince George County. It was not until 22 September 1739 that he secured it with a patent . The tract was next to land of Charles Howell for whose estate Featherstone was the administrator in 1728 . We believe William married a daughter of Charles Howell because William’s son named a child Charles Howell Featherstone.
Featherstone held 400 acres near Wigg Island in Prince George County on 22 September 1739 that he soon sold to Capt. Richard Taylor. William was still living 5 April 1748 when Abraham Cocke and Charles Jennings got a patent to 354 acres on Namozine Creek next to William Featherstone Sr. and William Featherstone Jr.
Only known child of William and — (Howell) Featherstone:
William Featherstone III [1654.2.1] married Susannah Grigg, daughter of William Grigg and his wife, Elizabeth —, about 1737. In the Bristol Parish Register is the record of her birth on 11 June 1720. Featherstone held land on Leaths Creek near his Grigg brothers-in-law in 1757 . We presume this was land his wife inherited from her father. William was “the younger” when he secured a patent to 150 acres on the head of Woody Creek of Deep Creek in Amelia County 20 Jul 1738 . He and Susannah sold the land to Timothy Murrill on 21 March 1739/40 . William was still “junior” on 12 March 1739/40 when he got 321 acres on White Oak Swamp of Prince George (later Dinwiddie) County. William’s cousin Richard Cross [826.4] owned land nearby on White Oak Swamp . On 25 July 1746, “junior” held 100 acres on Namozine Creek next to his father.
William Featherstone moved from Dinwiddie County to Amelia County buying 200 acres on Middle Cellar Creek of Deep Creek in Amelia County from Francis Raney for £100 on 15 December 1755.
William survived his wife and died in Amelia County about 1769 [22 Aug 1767 / 27 Apr 1769]. He divided his 200 acres on Deep Creek among four youngest sons. William and Lewis appeared as tithables as early as 1763 and were undoubtedly the older sons. His Leaths Creek land was apparently partitioned into 42-acre tracts that all the children shared.
Burwell Featherstone [1654.2.1.1] inherited 50 acres. Amelia County listed Burwell Featherstone head of a family of four with three blacks in 1782. He was in Nottoway County in 1810 . The Bible belonging to Burwell’s son, William, identified Burwell’s wife as Ann — .
William Featherstone [1654.2.1.1.1] (27 Feb 1781 — c.1878) married Elizabeth Jones [3524.3.1.2.5.1.8] in Nottoway County 9 January 1809. Their Bible depicts their name as Featherston. They moved from Nottoway County to Dinwiddie County between 1816 and 1820 and settled permanently in Robertson County, Tennessee, between 1826 and 1830. William and Elizabeth were the parents of ten children born between the years 1811 and 1832.
Jesse Featherstone [1654.2.1.2] inherited 50 acres. He and his wife, Catherine —, sold 42 acres on Leaths Creek to William Grigg Featherstone [1654.2.1.9] on 3 January 1775. They were in Lincoln County, North Carolina, by 1788 .
Charles Howell Featherstone [1654.2.1.3] inherited 50 acres. Amelia County listed Charles H. Featherstone head of a family of two with eight blacks in 1782. He bought 20 acres on Leaths Creek from Archer Leath on 25 February 1786. Charles died in Nottoway County [12 Jan 1791].
Richard Featherstone [1654.2.1.4] inherited 50 acres. His bride was Susannah Davenport, daughter of George Davenport of Amelia County who mentioned daughter Susannah Davenport in his will of 2 September 1773 . Richard and Susannah received one-eighth of his estate on 24 January 1782 .
Amelia County listed Richard Featherstone head of a family of seven with five blacks in 1782. They were living in Granville County, North Carolina, on 28 March 1774 when they sold 42 acres on Cellar Creek in Amelia County to his brother-in-law George Still.
Lucy Featherstone [1654.2.1.5] married John Vaughan.
Frances Featherstone [1654.2.1.6] married George Still II. As George Still Jr. he secured a patent to 200 acres on White Oak Swamp on 2 January 1737/8. The same day his father of the same name got 100 acres on the north side of Bear Swamp . On 1 December 1740, the elder George Still held 189 acres on Cellar Fork of Deep Creek in Amelia County. He was George Still Sr. of Dinwiddie County 23 August 1769 when he gave this land to his son, George Still Jr.
George Still II died in Amelia County in 1780 [10 Dec 1779 / 27 Jul 1780 ]. He left one-third of his property to his wife, Frances, for life. His son would inherit all the land after the death of Frances. In 1782 Amelia County listed the estate of George Still with one white and four blacks.
Jeremiah Still [1654.2.1.6.1] inherited all his father’s land after the death of his mother.
Martha Still [1654.2.1.6.2] was a minor beneficiary of the 1779-will of her father.
Elizabeth Featherstone [1654.2.1.7] married Lewellyn Clark. His name appeared as Lew and Leigh.
Susannah Featherstone [1654.2.1.8] was dead before 1788.
William Grigg Featherstone [1654.2.1.9] bought 200 acres on Leaths Creek from Henry Clay on 16 October 1764 and 166 acres on Leaths Creek from Charles Clay [1848.4.1] on 23 March 1775. Amelia County listed William Featherstone head of a family of two with nine blacks in 1782.
William’s final recorded purchase was for 50 acres on Cellar Creek from Henry Westbrook on 11 November 1783. A deed dated 24 October 1786 from Henry Mitchell for 50 acres was never recorded. William died before 27 December 1787 when Amelia County granted Richard Featherstone administration of his estate . Three Amelia County citizens appraised his estate on 28 February 1788. After his death, his 42 acres on Leaths Creek fell to his brothers and sisters who conveyed their interest in the land to Charles Howell Featherstone on 21 March 1788 .
Lewis Featherstone [1654.2.1.10] married Elizabeth Leath, daughter of Arthur Leath of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County [11 Mar 1768 ]. The court appointed Lewis Featherstone administrator with the consent of Arthur’s widow, Sarah — , on 23 February 1774.
Lewis died in Amelia County in 1781 [14 Jan 1781 / 27 Sep 1781]. He spoke in his will of his wife, Elizabeth, yet mentioned no children. Elizabeth was still living 2 June 1791 when her brother Arthur Leath sold her a slave that she gave to his children the same day for £62:7:10 .
It was perhaps nephew and namesake, Lewis Featherstone, who was living in Nottoway County in 1810 whom Nottoway appointed to survey Irbys Road from Leaths Creek to Cockes Road in 1811. One Lewis Featherstone married Sally Hurt in Lunenburg County 20 December 1809 .
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Notes for LEWIS FEATHERSTONE:


Will of Henry Randolph, dced. Dated 17 June 1769

Gives to his son John Randolph 1000 acres called "Plantation" on which testator lives. Gives William Randolph, land called Rich Neck. Gives sons Peter Randolph and Thomas Randolph all of his lands in Amelia County

equally. Gives son Robert Randolph £500. Gives son Richard Randolph £500. Gives to all of his children his personal property & slaves equally.

Directs that his unmarried children shall be maintained out of the profits of the estate. Executrix, his wife, Executors Major Peter Poythrus, John Gilliam,

Senior, John Gilliam, Jr.

Witnesses, Henry Featherstone, Wm. Dyson, John Ratcliffe.



Dated 17 June 1769

Chesterfield County

Will Book 2, page 6-abstracted.

From: The Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers



MP notes:



* the wife may be presumed to be Tabitha Poythress(1725-1805), daughter of Robert Poythress(1690-c.1745).



* Executor Major Peter Poythrus may be presumed to be Peter Poythress (of

Branchester-1715-1785), brother of Tabitha Poythress.


       iii.       SARAH LEATH, b. Abt. 1752; m. JOHN PAMPLIN, Bef. May 23, 1776; b. Abt. 1745, Lunenburg Co., VA.

Notes for JOHN PAMPLIN:
1. John MAISE s/o William MAISE dec'd, 293 acres
southside of Appomattox River, 125 acres, part thereof,
being a former patent of 250 acres granted to Ed. TOWNSTALL
& by him sold . Bounded by a great sw.(swamp?) being at the
head of the said MAISE. Patent…along Samill(Samuel?)
WOODWARDS side line, to the end of the great sw…to
The beginning. 168 acres, part thereof due for transporting
Of 4 persons: 29 Apr 1668

1. Sarzel BERRY
2. Jeremy RIGHT
3. William BELNETT
4. Jno BIRD

2. Henry LEADBEATER, 224 acres, 2 R on the south
of Appomattax River. Bounded: 99 acres 3 R, at a corner
tree of COLEMANS at the head of his land where he
now lives…to the beginning. 125 acres thereof, being a
part of a former patent of 250 acres sold to Ed. TUNSTALL
& by him to the said LEADBEATER's father. Part thereof
being due for the transport of 2 persons: 29 Apr 1668

1 Margery LUCAS
2. Mary HOUSE

3. Elias OSBORNE, 200 acres S.E. side of Wards Creek
at the mouth of Hancocks bottom, the land is due by the
transportation of 4 persons: 29 Apr 1668

1. John OSBORNE
2. William OSBORNE
3. Elias OSBORNE
4. Joseph OSBORNE

4. William PEBLES (PEEBLES?) 862 acres, 2 R, S. side
Of James River. Part thereof, beginning on a line formerly
Surveyed : NEWHOUSE ….to ye Birchen Sw(swamp?) to
The beginning. 388 acres, 16 poles, the residue,…..at the head
Of a bottom nigh ye old Towne, to ye Westward of Thomas
NEWHOUSE his corner to the beginning. There being 473
Acres, 3 R, 24 poles, by patent 30 Jul 1670; the remainder
Being 2 R, 16 poles, …by transporting 7 persons:
3 Nov 1673

1. Mary BENNETT
2. Robert COCKE
3. Jno TRAHOANE
4. Eliza JETTLY
5. Mary GIBBONE
6. Tho. ANDERSON
7. Henry MADEBEY


5.Robert COLEMAN, Sr. 283 acres, 14 poles, S. side of Appamatox
River, 207 acres thereof formerly granted to Mr. Walter CHILES
and by him sold and assigned to said Robert COLEMAN Sr. 2 acres
at the head thereof was granted to Henry LEADBEATER and by him
and by him sold and assigned to the said Robert COLEMAN---to
Poiney Swamp--- to the beginning. The said land was due for the
transporting of two persons. 29 Dec 1668.

Tho. PAMPIN (PAMPLIN)****
William JENKINS

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ID: I17103
Name: Rebecca PETTUS
Given Name: Rebecca
Surname: PETTUS
Sex: F
Birth: Abt 1740 in of Lunnenburg co.,Va
Change Date: 13 OCT 2000 at 11:04:19

Marriage 1 John PAMPLIN b: Abt 1735 in Va
Married: Abt 1760 in of Lunnenburg co.,Va
Children
Henry Blagrave PAMPLIN b: Abt 1763 in of Lunnenburg co.,Va
Thomas WIlliam PAMPLIN b: Abt 1764 in of Lunnenburg co.,Va
John Walker PAMPLIN b: Abt 1765 in of Lunnenburg co.,Va
Jane PAMPLIN b: Abt 1767 in of Lunnenburg co.,Va
Unity PAMPLIN b: Abt 1769 in of Lunnenburg co.,Va
Sally PAMPLIN b: Abt 1771 in of Lunnenburg co.,Va

More About JOHN PAMPLIN:
Burial: **** See Pamplin City in Prince Edward Co., VA

36.       iv.       ARTHUR LEATH, b. Abt. 1754.
       v.       CATHARINE LEATH, b. Abt. 1756; d. Bef. 1774.
       vi.       JOHN LEATH, b. Abt. 1759.

Notes for JOHN LEATH:
September 22, 1779. Deed John May of Amelia County, Virginia, land adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps Jones, John Leith*.

GRANTEE Leath, John. grantee.
DATE 26 March 1807.
NOTE Location: Monongalia County.
NOTE Description: 100 acres adjoining the land of Ignatuis BUTLER, on a hill near Cheat River.
NOTE Source: Land Office Grants No. 56, 1806-1808, p. 148 (Reel 122).

GRANTEE WILSON, Thomas. grantee.
DATE 17 January 1800.
NOTE Location: Monongalia County.
NOTE Description: 174 acres adjoining the south of the lands of John Leath and land of John RAMSEY on waters of Cheat River.
NOTE Source: Land Office Grants No. 44, 1799-1800, p. 207 (Reel 110).

GRANTEE Wilson, Thomas. grantee.
DATE 17 January 1800.
NOTE Location: Monongalia County.
NOTE Description: 500 acres adjoining land of John Leath, John Ramsey and extending to and down Cheat River.
NOTE Source: Land Office Grants No. 44, 1799-1800, p. 210 (Reel 110).
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       vii.       WESLEY PYRON, b. Abt. 1818; m. MARY MANLEY, Abt. July 02, 1839, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1821.

Notes for WESLEY PYRON:

Fact: October 1770, Rebecca FREEMAN, wife of JONES, died Oct1770 per Wm MEANLY. She died of dropsy.

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This Indenture made this twenty fourth day of May One thousand seven hundred and eighty six between John LEATH of Amelia County of the one part and John ANDERSON of the aforsaid county of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Leath for an din consideration of the sum of Eighteen Pounds six shillings to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge doth grant bargain and sold afixed and confirmed unto the said John Anderson his heirs Executors and Assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing thirty acres and a half be the same more or less bounded by Mills and Bridgeforth and also all hereditments ways waters water courses and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tract or parcel of land belonging or any way appurtaining and also the Revision and Revisions Remainder and Remainders of the said premises and every part thereof to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and all singular the premisses above mentioned and that the said John Leath his heirs or assigns to the only proper and behoof of him the said John Anderson his Heirs Executors and Assigns forever and that the said John Leath for him self his heirs and assigns against all and any person or persons whatsoever to the said John Anderson his heirs Executors and assigns will warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof I have to these presents set my hand & seal the day and year above written.
Signed Sealed & acknowledged
before John X Leath
Richard CROSS
Am Cross
John Cross
Armstead Anderson
William MANLY
At a court for Amelia County the 22nd day of June 1786 this indenture was acknowledged by John Leath the party thereto and ordered to be recorded.

More About WESLEY PYRON:
Fact 1: July 02, 1839, John KENNON, bm.


       
Children of ARTHUR LEATH and XX are:
       vii.       PETER?6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1736.
       viii.       CHARLES? LEATH, b. Abt. 1738.

19. SARAH5 LEATH (PETER4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born March 08, 1727, and died Bef. 1790 in Brunswick Co., VA. She married EDWARD BURCHETTE Aft. 1742, son of ?XY BURCHETTE. He was born Abt. 1710, and died Abt. 1790 in Brunswick Co., VA.

Notes for EDWARD BURCHETTE:
Sarah, daughter of Peter and Abigail, has a birth record in the Bristol register, I don't remember the exact year, but around 1725. Edward Birchett, Jr. was a witness to Elizabeth Leath Williams's property arrangement for her father's estate, giving Elizabeth and her heirs control over the slaves and personal property she had inherited. The other witness was Elizabeth's sister Mary Leath, and the securities were Peter Leath and Thomas BONNER.

Edward Birchett, Jr. married a woman named Sarah and by the 1740s they were having children, including a son named Peter. So I think it's possible this was Peter and Abigail's daughter Sarah, but unproven.

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Prince George Co., VA
8mar1760
Charles WILLIAMS of BRUNSWICK Co. to PETER LEATH and Thomas BONNER of Prince George Co. Charles Williams desires to make some provision for the support of Elizabeth, his wife. He sells for 5 shillings several slaves and all other estate he can claim as right from said wife, as descended to her from her father PETER LEATH decd for the above Bonner & Leath to hold in trust for Elizabeth Williams, and at her death for the children of Charles & Elizabeth Williams.
Wits: Edward BIRCHETT Jr., Mary LEATH.
Recorded 11mar1760

More About EDWARD BURCHETTE:
Burial: *** See "Spouses" ****
       
Children of SARAH LEATH and EDWARD BURCHETTE are:
37.       i.       ?XY6 BURCHETTE, b. Abt. 1745.
       ii.       EDWARD BURCHETTE.
       iii.       AGNES BURCHETTE.
       iv.       PETER BURCHETTE.
       v.       THEODORICK BURCHETTE.

20. PETER5 LEATH (PETER4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1732, and died 1782 in Prince George Co., VA. He married ELIZABETH DUPREE? JORDAN? TUCKER?, daughter of LEWIS DUPREE and LURANA ELLESBY. She was born Abt. 1736.

Notes for PETER LEATH:
Prince George Co., VA
25may1782
By order of the Court we have divided negroes: Tabb, Lucy, Amey and their increase between the plaintiffs and defendants (in estate of Peter Leath, decd). Names Arthur Leath (who gets Tabb and LUCY), James Leath (who gets Amey), Jessee Leath (who gets Joan), Lewis Leath (who gets Sam), and Joel Leath (who gets York).
/s/ Nathaniel RAINES, Hea. RAINES, Peter WILLIAMS.
Recorded 13jul1790

Accounts of Estate of Peter Leath.
Names: James Leath, Sarah GARY, John HALL, John CONWAY, Charles BUTTERWORTH, Arthur Leath, Ann CHEAVES, Lidia Leath, Molly Leath, Jessee Leath, Lewis Leath, Joel Leath, Peter Leath Jr.
Sale of negroes: Abraham, NED, York, and Joan.
Recorded 13jul1790
_______

Amelia Co., VA
2aug1766
Peter LEATH of Prince George Co. to Peter Randolph BLAND of same 400ac in Amelia Co. adj lands of Christopher HASKINS, Lewis TUCKER, John CLARK, and bounded by LEATH's Creek.
Wits: James DAVENPORT, Joel EPES, Drury BURCHETT, George TARRY.
_______

Prince George Co., VA
9jun1787
Commission & Certificate. Peter POYTHRESS and John POYTHRESS, Gent., are appointed to obtain dower relinquishment of Elizabeth LEATH, wife of Peter Leath, for 400ac in Amelia Co. sold to Peter Randolph BLAND of Prince George Co. on 2aug1766.
Elizabeth Leath, wife of Peter Leath, relinquished her right of dower before them on 8dec1767, and it was recorded on 24mar1768.
_______

GRANTEE Woodlief, Edward. grantee.
DATE 12 May 1770.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 26 acres on the south side of Warwick Swamp, adjoining Peter Leath.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 39, 1770-1771, p. 78 (Reel 39).

GRANTEE Lee, Peter. grantee.
DATE 10 September 1767.
NOTE Location: BRUNSWICK County.
NOTE Description: 204 acres on both sides of Fountains Creek.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 37, 1767-1768, p. 192 (Reel 37).




More About PETER LEATH:
Fact 1: September 1768, Prince George Co. Court, Isham MALONE v. Peter LEATH.
Fact 2: August 23, 1765, Peter LEATH, two tithes and 400ac, added to lot of tithables for Raleigh Parish.
Fact 3: April 1769, Prince George Co. Court, William STANBECK v. Peter LEATH.

Notes for ELIZABETH DUPREE? JORDAN? TUCKER?:
More About UNITY LEATH:
Burial: *** See "Spouses."
Fact 1: Defendant in a lawsuit in Nottoway Co. Court by Arthur Leath over a shared inheritance. He may have been her brother.
Fact 2: Dates for her, her mother Mary (b 25nov1756), and her children, from the DUPREE Bible of OVERTON and Mary Cheatham DUPREE.
       
Children of PETER LEATH and ELIZABETH TUCKER? are:
38.       i.       ARTHUR6 LEATH, b. Abt. 1757; d. Abt. 1810, Petersburg, VA or Dinwiddie Co., VA.
       ii.       PETER LEATH, b. Abt. 1758; d. Bet. 1780 - 1782.
       iii.       STEPHEN LEATH, b. Abt. 1759; d. Abt. January 01, 1780, PA.

More About STEPHEN LEATH:
Fact: 1759, There was a Stephen LEACH on the Rowan Co., NC tax list.

       iv.       JAMES LEATH, b. Abt. 1761.

Notes for JAMES LEATH:
1770 -Guilford Co., NC was formed from Rowan and Oranges Counties, NC
----------
1770 -John Job was witness Guilford County, NC - Book 2 page 4

ABSTRACT: 31 July 1770

Robert Allison of Guilford, farmer to his brother James Allison of same, farmer for "a Certain Sum of Money", one hundred ninety acres, land said James Allison now lives being on the S. side of the North fork of Alamance Creek, being part of two tracts Entered by said Robert Allison, begin: at a black walnut on Jacob Summer's on the bank of the Haw branch, S6E up said branch, a conditional line near JAMES LETH (Lett?) 72 ch. to a post oak and hickory sapling near a pond. S. 18 ch. to a black oak sapling on Finley Stuart's line, W.28 ch. to an ash standing in a branch, N8W 78 ch. to a poplar on the bank of Alamance, down Alamance to aforesaid Summer's line to begin:

signed (18 August) Robert Allison, Sarah Allison,
witness; John Job, Mattes Russell;
acknowledged August Court 1779

       v.       ANN LEATH, b. Abt. 1763; m. WILLIAM CHEVES; b. Abt. 1760.

Notes for WILLIAM CHEVES:
WARREN CO., NC
DB-3, page 203. 25 October 1770. WILLIAM CHAVERS (CHAVIES), of Granville Co.,to JOHN HAIN(E)S, of Bute Co. 40 Pds. Va. money for 300 A. in Bute Co. on ES Little Buffalow Creek, part of land bought from CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTON. Wit: JNO. PERSON, JOHN NEVILL. Proved by JOHN PERSON, Bute February Court1771, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 9 May 1771, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: 14th. Novr. 1771 Deld. to JNO. HAINS

________

The surveyor's record (in SR 2 in Prince George Co. Court House) is
there because of an estate settlement in 1820. The owner of the
property who had died is John Phillips. Survey of February 7, 1820.
Surrounding owners were in order: Peter Fenn (later identified as Finn
in Civil War map), Francis Pace, Richard STURDIVANT (of the mill-owning
Sturdevants), Richard Williams, Joel CHIEVES (the Cheeves had come to
Bristol Parish in 1730s), John B. Williams and James F. TEMPLE.
The property was divided between John A. Phillips (500 A), George E.
Phillips and James Pace (in right of his wife, who was obviously a
Phillips).

The Phillips land was up Second Swamp from the Sturdevants' mill --it
was west of it.

In the Loose Wills of Prince Geo. Co. (typescript there in Court House)
in 1842 there is probate of will of William Phillips, dated October 27,
1839. Land (loc. not specified). to William F. Phillips, George W.
Phillips, and John T. Phillips., who are desc. as "children of Polly
Phillips" 1/3 of land to Polly Phillips for life, then return to three
chidlren. Execs. William BROCKWELL and Gilliam R. Moore.

39.       vi.       JESSE LEATH, b. Abt. 1765.
       vii.       JOEL LEATH, b. Abt. 1767; m. MARY BISHOP; b. Abt. 1770, Petersburg, Chesterfield Co., VA.

Notes for JOEL LEATH:
GRANTEE Weeks, John. grantee.
DATE 13 October 1797.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 314 acres 2r. 36po. on Warwick Swamp and Butter Branch adjoining Joel Leath.
NOTE Source: Land Office Grants No. 37, 1796-1798, p. 192 (Reel 103).
______

1810 PG CO. CENSUS
LEE, Nathan...3 persons and 6 slaves
LEE, Joel...9 persons and 3 slaves*****
LEE, Mary...7 persons and 2 slaves
LEDBETTER, William...4 persons and 11 slaves
LANTHROPE, Jesse...6 persona and 1 slave
LEE, Mary...5 persons and 3 slaves
LANTHROPE, Ledbetter...7 persons and no slaves
LANTHROPE, Rebecca...4 persons and no slaves
LEE, Alexander...self and 3 slaves
LEWIS, Thomas...7 persons and 33 slaves
LIVESAY, Hubbard...5 persons and 1 slave
LEDBETTER, Edmund...4 persons and no slaves
LEE, Adam...5 persons and 5 slaves
LEE, Herbert...8 persons and 9 slaves
LEE, ISAAC...8 persons and 4 slaves*****
LIVESAY, Amos...5 persons and no slaves
LIVESAY, Joel...6 persons and no slaves
LEATH, Stephen...8 persons and ? slaves*****
LIVESAY, Randolph...6 persons and 1 slave
LIVESAY, Jamima...7 persons and 9 slaves
LIVESAY, Thomas...8 persons and 2 slaves
LIVESAY, William...6 persons and no slaves
LANTHROPE, Mary...4 persons and no slaves
LANTHROPE, Elizabeth...self
LIVESAY, John...6 persons and no slaves
LIVESAY, Herbert...10 persons and no slaves
LIVESAY, Clemont...3 persons and 5 slaves
LIVESAY, Thomas...10 persons and 4 slaves
LEE, Nathaniel...3 persons and 23 slaves
LEE, Adam...5 persons and 5 slaves
LEE, Sally...3 persons and no slaves
LEE, Littleberry...7 persons and 8 slaves
LEE, Ammon...3 persons and no slaves
LEONARD, Vandoan...5 persons and 15 slaves
LIVESAY, Thomas Jr...9 persons and 2 slaves
LANTHROPE, William...6 persons and np slaves
LEONARD, Lasfield...5 persons and 6 slaves


More About JOEL LEATH:
Burial: **** See Joel PAMPLIN

Notes for MARY BISHOP:
Wills not fully proved (due to unavailability of witnesses, etc.) or in
Sussex County, VA:
David BISHOP, Nov. 23, 1828. To son Austin Bishop and daughters Meriah
and Mary Bishop, each 15 schillings. To sons Thomas and David and
daughter Lewisey Bishop all the balance of the estate at death of my
wife. Executrix: wife Elizabeth. To Edwin W. BROCKWELL a young mare
called his. Witnesses: Harrison Bishop, Richard Bishop, Edward W.
Brockwell, Edward (X) Marks. Proved 26 April 1830 by Brockwell and
continued; Augustin Bailey qualified as administrator.
Mary BISHOP, Aug. 18, 1759. To son David Bishop what is left after debts
are paid; daughter Mary to have a quiet living in the estate while
single and at her marriage David to have the whole estate. Executor:
David Bishop, with my son Joseph Bishop. Witnesses: Dan Ellis, Thomas
Bishop, James (X) Bishop. Proved March 1760 by one witness and continued.


       viii.       LEWIS LEATH, b. Abt. 1769; m. CLARISSA WALTHALL, February 03, 1796, Amelia Co., VA; b. Abt. 1778.

Notes for LEWIS LEATH:
NOTTOWAY CO., VA
Nov. 21, 1812. Stephen Beasley, of Nottoway Co. to his son Daniel
J. Beasley, of same; "plantation I purchased of Peter Beasley, containing
301 acres, also the tract of land my father gave me which he purchased
of Pleasant Roberts containing 100 a. Also tract I purchased of Lewis
Leath containinig 225 acres, being in all 625 acres in Nottoway Co.
adjoining lands I now live on;" also 17 negros.

August 5, 1811. Peter BLAND and Martha W., his wife, of Nottoway Co.,
to Richard DENNIS, Sr., of same, L500; 200 acres adjoining the lands of
the estate of Richard Bland, decd., John Parham and David STURDIVANT,
Peter ROBINSON and LEATH's Creek, or mill pond of said Robinson, said
land conveyed by said Dennis to said Peter Bland by deed in the year
1801; also another tract containing 107 1/4 acres.

_______________________




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PETER LEATH, WILLIAM C. LEATH
Posted by: Saundra Brown (ID *****7720) Date: August 04, 2002 at 08:30:58
of 23691


I am looking to converse with any descendants of this family that I am researching. How did William C. Leath migrate from Virginia to Georgia? What routes did he take? Are there any old stories, records, etc.


FIRST GENERATION

1. PETER LEATH died in 1759 in Prince Georges Co., VA.

He was married to ABIGAIL UNKNOWN. PETER LEATH and ABIGAIL UNKNOWN had the following children:

+2 i. PETER2 LEATH.


SECOND GENERATION

2. PETER2 LEATH.

He was married to ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. ELIZABETH UNKNOWN died about 1780 in VA. PETER2 LEATH and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN had the following children:

3 i. ARTHUR LEATH was born about 1760.
+4 ii. LEWIS LEATH Sr..
5 iii. JESSE LEATH.
6 iv. JOEL LEATH.
+7 v. LYDIA LEATH.

THIRD GENERATION

4. LEWIS LEATH Sr. was born before 1775. He appeared on the census in 1820 in AMELIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 1820 CENSUS, P. 13 M. 11311 F. 01100 1 SLAVE He appeared on the census in 1830 in AMELIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 1830 CENSUS P. 153 M. 0001/0001 F. 000/1 7 SLAVES He appeared on the census in 1840 in AMELIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 1840 p. 183 He appeared on the census in 1850 in Dinwiddie Co., VA. 1850, p. 354 Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA. There is also a Lewis B. Leath on p. 354. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Early Co, GA. 1860 LEATH LEWIS Early County GA 636 Octavia P. O. Federal Population Schedule GA 1860 Federal Census Index GA37085191

1860 LEATH RICHARD Early County GA 351 6th Dist. Slave schedule GA 1860 Slave Schedule GA12023600

1860 LEATH WILLIAM C. Early County GA 636 Octavia P. O. Federal Population Schedule GA 1860 Federal Census Index GA37085192

1860 LEATH WILLIAM C. Early County GA 351 6th Dist. Slave schedule GA 1860 Slave Schedule GA12023601

ubj: Lewis Leath
Date: 8/22/00 2:24:20 PM Central Daylight Time
From: rleath@mindspring.com
To: saundrab@aol.com

Dear Saundra -

I saw your query posted on genforum and have a little information worth
sharing with you.

Lewis Leath was born in Prince George County, VA, and appears in the estate
settlement of his father, Peter Leath, in 1788. As you probably know, the
destruction of Prince George County records makes retracing the family's
history very difficult, but Lewis and Jesse Leath were brothers who in the
1790s both moved to Amelia from Prince George.

Peter Leath was married to a woman named Elizabeth (they sell land in Amelia
County together) and he was the son of Peter and Abigail Leath, the first
Leaths in the area.

You will find several mentions of these Peters in the Bristol Parish records
and some in the surviving county court records. Peter, Sr., died in 1759
and his estate inventory is among the surviving records. Peter, Jr., and
his widow Abigail were the estate's administrators.

I have seen an 1840s Petersburg Hustings Court record that refers to a debt
owed by William C. Leath of Early County, GA, to Lewis Leath of Petersburg,
so I think Lewis married to Sarah Steward was his brother and not his
father. The Amelia County tax records refer to both Lewis Leath, Sr. and
Jr, and at some point to Lewis Leath's estate. I am not sure where he died,
and I always thought there was a chance he died in Georgia.

Again, I hope this information is useful. Perhaps you have found out lots
more since posting your query. If so, please let me know. It is always
good to find out more.

Best wishes,

Robert Leath

Subj: Re: Lewis Leath
Date: 8/23/00 12:26:37 PM Central Daylight Time
From: rleath@mindspring.com
To: SaundraB@aol.com

My guess is that Lewis was born sometime around 1775. Lewis, Jr., and
William C. are the only sons I know of, but I think there was also a sister.
It seems there are a few Amelia County deeds identifying a sister that
relate to a Walthall family estate, but I will have to double check.

I believe you will find Lewis in Prince George County land records owning
100 acres from his father's estate; he was a minor and the land was held in
trust by his eldest brother Arthur. (Arthur had 300 acres of his own and
200 acres in trust for his younger brothers Lewis and Joel.) Arthur Leath
is identified as the administrator of Peter Leath's estate in the 1780
Prince George county records, and he is not to be confused with the Arthur
Leaths in Amelia County who were cousins.

I have never pursued William C. and Martha's descendants so thanks for the
information.

By the way, Lewis Leath had a sister Lydia who married William Chappell in
Sussex County, VA - that might be where the names William C. and Chappell
come from. He might have been named for his uncle.


Marriages--Virginia to 1800
Search Terms: LEATH (14)

Results (14 combined matches)

MarriageDateContext
Leath, Lewis & Walthall, Clarissa Feb031796
Leath, JesseMarshall & Harrie tFeb011797t
Barbara, GordonLeath & Peter Jan141787t
Leath, MargaretWickliffe & DavidOct281782
Leath, LeahRiggens, WilliamMar101780
Leath, LydiaMccoy, RobertJul091782
Leath, EbenezerMckay, NancyAug291782
Leath, RachelLillard, Wm.Aug281783
Chears, JohnLeath, Mrs Margaret
context
Leath, SamuelOverall, AbramSep071799
Leath, ElizabethObire, JamesAug251781
Leath, JohnParham, LucretiaOct201781
Leath, JamesVinson, BetseyMar181800

He was married to UNKNOWN UNKNOWN. LEWIS LEATH Sr. and UNKNOWN UNKNOWN had the following children:

+8 i. LEWIS2 LEATH.
+9 ii. WILLIAM C. LEATH (Slaveowner).
+10 iii. "SISTER" LEATH.

7. LYDIA LEATH.

She was married to WILLIAM CHAPPELL on 13 Mar 1789.


FOURTH GENERATION

8. LEWIS2 LEATH.

He was married to SARAH STEWARD.

9. WILLIAM C. LEATH (Slaveowner) was born in 1804 in VA. He migrated to From Virginia to Georgia before 31 Mar 1828 from Zebulon, Georgia. On p. 897 from the Genealogical Abstracts of the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, Vol III 1824-1828 Vidalia, GA: Gwendolyn Press, 1994 Newspaper dated 14 April 1828, A list of letters remaining in the Post Office at Zebulon, was listed on 31st March 1828 for William C. Leath. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Early Co, GA. CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: GA COUNTY: EARLY DIVISION: NO. 25 REEL, NO: M432-68 PAGE NO: 306B
========================================================================
LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL.
BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
========================================================================

14 173 173 Leath William C. 46 M Farmer Va
15 173 173 Leath Martha 32 F Ga
16 173 173 Leath Lewis 14 M Ga X
17 173 173 Leath Ashley 14 M Ga X
18 173 173 Leath William 12 M Ga X
19 173 173 Leath James 9 M Ga X
20 173 173 Leath Susan 10 F Ga X
21 173 173 Leath John 8 M Ga X
22 173 173 Leath Sarah 6 F Ga
23 173 173 Leath Zacheus 2 M Ga
24 173 173 Leath Clary 3/12 F Ga
He appeared on the census in 1860 in Early Co, GA. 1860 - Ellen Henderson age 24 lived with William C. Leath, along with Ann Jones, age 16. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Early Co, GA. He died before 1880 in Early Co, GA. Apparently, he died before the 1880 census because he was not in it. MARTHA and several children are living in Meriwether County, Georgia. COLLECTIONS OF EARLY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, VOL. 2, BLAKELY, GEORGIA: EARLY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1980

pp. 123-126/7 W. C. Leath's farm was above Howard's Landing. The second farm above the landing was Grandma Glenn's whose oldest daughter married William C. Leath. "...William C. Leath. He had a house full of boys but the most of them died before they became of age. Louis married Miss Henderson, John married Miss Ann Reson, and Miss Lou marrked Mike Henderson, and Miss Sallie married Mr. Brooks."

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Leath <ALeath98@aol.com>
To: saundrab@email.msn.com <saundrab@email.msn.com>
Date: Monday, 29 June, 1998 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: William C. Leath

Saundra,

I do know a bit about William C. Leath, but only about his life in Georgia. I
know he was in Early County, GA, as early as 1850 since he is on the census
for that year: 1850 Early Co., GA, census, Div. 25, page 306.

Recently I have been working with Robert Leath of Charleston, SC, to try to
put together the Leath family that lived in Southside Virginia, and one of the
goals is to place what family William C. Leath comes from. We have never
found any Leath family actually living in Richmond in the 1800s. We think
William C. Leath came from a family that lived somewhere in the vicinity of
Amelia/Nottoway/Dinwiddie/PrinceGeorge/Sussex Counties. they are not too far
from Richmond. If we make the discovery, I'll let you know what we find.

In the meantime, I have recently abstracted all the Leaths I could find in
Virginia censuses, 1810-1850. While William C. doesn't show up as head of a
household, I'll be glad to send you a copy if you are interested. Let me
know.

Andy Leath P. O. Box 1166, Tyler, TX 75710


-----Original Message-----
From: ALeath98@aol.com <ALeath98@aol.com>
To: saundrab@email.msn.com <saundrab@email.msn.com>
Date: Friday, 03 July, 1998 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: William C. Leath

Saundra,

Here's what I have from the census records of Georgia. I do not have a
photocopy of the census, I just looked at the microfilm and wrote down what I
found:

1860 Census, Early Co., GA, p. 636
LEATH, William C. 56 VA Planter
Martha 42 GA
William 23 GA School Teacher
John 18 GA
Sarah 15 GA
Zachary 12 GA
Chappell 4 GA
HENDERSON, Ellen 24 GA
JONES, Ann 16 GA

1850 Census, Early Co., GA, Div. 25, p. 306
LEATH, William C 46 VA Farmer
Martha 32 GA
Lewis 16 GA
Ashley 14 GA
William 12 GA
James 9 GA
Susan 10 GA
John 8 GA
Sarah 6 GA
Zacheus 2 GA
Clary 3/12 GA

It sure sounds like William C. Leath should be on the 1840 census of GA, but I
haven't found him yet.

Now to go back to the 1810 census of Virginia. I don't know if you have
looked at the actual microfilm before of an 1810 census to know that back in
1810, they did not list the names of all the people in the household. They
only listed the name of the head of the household. Then they included the
numbers of how many people in various age ranges in the family.

The categories are:
white males under 10
white males 10 under 18
white males 18 under 26
white males 26 under 45
white males over 45

Then the same five catgories for females

Then total number of free blacks, then total number of enslaved blacks.

That's what the numbers are that you have from the 1810 census for Loudoun
Co., VA.
For instance, for the William Leath from Loudoun Co.: p. 278, 20010-33010-00
In his household he has 2 white males under 10, 2 white males 26 under 45, 3
white females under 10, 3 white females 10 under 18, and 1 white female 26
under 45, and no blacks.
>
Since William C. Leath would be about 4 years old in 1810, we want to find the
Leath households that have white males under 10. There are several other
possibilities:

1810 Census
Dinwiddie Co., VA,
p. 152 Stephen Leath white male 11420 white female. 10201 no blacks

Prince George Co., VA
p. 267 Stephen Leath white male 10111 white female 11011 no blacks

Shenandoah Co., VA
p. 176 George Leeth white male 30110 white female 21210 no blacks

Brunswick Co., VA
p. 720 Richd. Leath white male 20010 white female 10010 3 free blacks,
1 enslaved black

Amelia Co., VA
There are several Leath families in Amelia Co., but the copy of the census in
my local library is too dim for me to read, so I can't find out whether they
have white males under 10 to be a possibility for William C. Leath or not.

Another possibility is that William C. Leath's father does not appear in the
index, at least under the name Leath/Leeth/Leith. Some of these census
records are difficult to read because of bad handwriting. And some of the
people who made these indexes couldn't always read the handwriting, so they
just guessed. I hae found Leaths in the census whom I could not find in the
index. So there's always that possibility, too.

Hope this is of some help.
Andy Leath

1860 - Ellen Henderson age 24 lived with William C. Leath, along with Ann Jones, age 16.

Subj: William C. Leath
Date: 99-07-24 16:02:22 EDT
From: ALeath98
To: SaundraB

Saundra,

One more little tidbit about William C. Leath:

Fred R. & Emilie K. Hartz. _Geneaological Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840_. Vol. III 1824-1828. Vidalia, GA: Gwendolyn Press, 1994

p. 897 from newspaper date 14 Apr 1828
A List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Zebulon, on the 31st March 1828
William C. Leath

Andy


1860 LEATH RICHARD Early County GA 351 6th Dist. Slave schedule GA 1860 Slave Schedule GA12023600

1860 LEATH WILLIAM C. Early County GA 636 Octavia P. O. Federal Population Schedule GA 1860 Federal Census Index GA37085192

1860 LEATH WILLIAM C. Early County GA 351 6th Dist. Slave schedule GA 1860 Slave Schedule GA12023601


INFORMATION ABOUT THE GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY IS AS FOLLOWS:

GEORGIA Tax Digests

>"Do for" is simply "ditto for", where the person making the return on the
>line immediately above is making the return for some other person subject to
>taxation.
>One member of a family often made returns for other members of the same
>family. Since there was travel involved in getting to the place appointed for
>making returns to the Receiver of Tax Returns, a friend or neighbor would be
>asked to make a return, with no family relationship between the two.
>Technically, and legally, the one making the return was acting as "Agent" for
>the other person. The Receiver didn't care who made the return. In the early
>days, it was the responsibility of the Captain of the Military District, which
>by law was the same area as the taxing district, to turn over to the Receiver
>a list of all those in his district subject to taxation. The Captains often
>failed to strike the names of those subject to Militia duty, but not subject
>to taxation.This created a list of hundreds of Defaulters, who were by
>definition, those who failed to make a tax return, not those who failed to pay
>the taxes due. It took many years of Grand Jury Presentments to get the law
>changed to relieve the Captains of the responsibility. By law, a person moving
>into a district was required to register with the Captain within a certain
>period of time, but the law failed to require one moving from the district to
>notify the Captain, creating more Defaulters. Thank God for the bad laws that
>created so many Defaulters. How else would we be able to prove some of them
>were ever there?

LAND LOTTERY IN GEORGIA - Georgia's First Land Lottery (1805).
Quoting from Robert Scott Davis's "Research in Georgia":
1 Every free white male, age 21 years or older, a US citizen, and an
inhabitant of the State for twelve months immediately prior to the Act of 11
May 1803 (or had paid a tax towards the support of the state govenment of
Georgia*) was entitled to one draw.
*Presumably, although the act does not so clearly state, this tax had to
have been paid in the twelve months immediately prior to the Act of 11 May
1803.
2. Every free white male, meeting the same qualifications above, but with a
wife and/or legitimate child or children (At least one of whom had to be under
age 21) was entitled to two draws.
3. Every widow having a legitimate child or children under the age of 21 and
who has been an inhabitant of the State for twelve months prior to the Act of
11 May 1803 was entitled to two draws.
4. Every family of Orphans, under the age of 21 and having both parents dead
or the father dead and the mother remarried, was entitled to one draw.

Warning: These qualifications applied to the Lottery of 1805 only.
Qualifications for the Lotteries of 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832 Gold, and
1832 Cherokee differed in varying degrees from the above, mostly more complex.

The act which created the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery laid down certain
requirements which had to be met before a citizen was eligible to enroll
for the lottery at the court house of their county of RESIDENCE:

1. They had to be U.S. citizens and residents for at least one year in
Georgia before enrollment. They must have met at least ONE of the
following requirements as well:

2. BACHELOR or WIDOWER with no minor children - 1 draw

3. MARRIED MAN with wife and/or MINOR child/children living - 2 draws

4. WIDOW WITH MINOR child or children - 2 draws (childless widows or widows with adult children were excluded from enrollment. Adult single women "spinsters" were excluded also.

5. MINOR ORPHAN or FAMILY of MINOR ORPHANS, father dead, mother either DEAD or REMARRIED - 1 draw

6. "W" or "Widow" and "O" or "Orphans" following many names discloses the
eligibility of these enrollees.

7. Military eligibility was NOT asked on ANY GA land lottery until 1820.
8. To qualify as a resident in GA for the 1805 Land Lottery you had to prove your residence on or before 11 MAY 1802.


1805 GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY
This lottery dispensed 202.5 acre lots in the original Baldwin and Wilkinson counties and dispensed 490 acre lots in the original Wayne county to single adult males, heads of household, and families of orphans who were residents of the state of GA on or before 11 MAY 1802. To qualify residence in GA you had to prove you were a resident in GA on or before 26 JUN 1803. All of the participants of this lottery can be found in 1805 LAND LOTTERY by Virginia S. WOOD and Ralph V. WOOD (c)1964. According to Robert Scott DAVIS, Jr. the numbers listed in this book are for the most part meaningless. You can get the numbers of the lots won from the GA Surveyor General Department, 330 Capitol Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30334.

1807 GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY
The second land lottery in GA dispensed 202.5 acre lots in the original Baldwin and Wilkinson counties using the same categories of Georgians as in the first [1805] lottery. Added to the list of requirements were single women and widows without children. In order to participate in this lottery one had to prove residence on or before 26 JUN 1803. You can find the list of winners only in the publication THE 1805 LAND LOTTERY OF GA by Silas E. LUCAS, Jr. (c)1973.

1820 GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY
The third land lottery for GA dispensed land lots of 490 acres each for the original counties of Appling, Irwin, and Rabun. The original counties of Early, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Rabun, and Walton had 250 acre lots dispensed to the winners. Residents of GA could participate under the same requirements of the first [1805] lottery. This lottery allowed extra chances to draw to veterans, widows and orphans of the American Revolution and War of 1812. The residential requirement was for one to be a resident of GA on or before 15 DEC 1815. There are a number of publications concerning this particular lottery but the first was THE 1820 AND 1821 LAND LOTTERIES OF GA by Silas E. LUCAS, Jr. (c)1973.

1821 GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY
The fourth land lottery in GA dispensed land lots in the original counties of Dooley, Fayette, Henry, Houston, and Monroe of 202.5 acres each. The same categories of the 1820 lottery governed who could participate. The residential qualifying date one had to prove residence on or before 15 MAY 1818. Again, you can find this information in THE 1820 AND 1821 LAND LOTTERIES OF GA by Silas E. LUCAS, Jr. (c)1973.

GEORGIA PROBATE COURT RECORDS
A will named an Executor or Executors to be responsible for the Estate of the deceased testator. The person is said to have died TESTATE. If a person died without a will, he died INTESTATE, and the court appointed an Administrator. An Executor had more freedom in administering the Estate than did an Administrator. Where there is no will, there should be found:
1. Letters of Administration appointing the Administrator;
2. Warrant of Appraisement appointing a Commission of three or more good citizens to appraise the Estate;
3. The Appraissal of the estate, listing all assets down to the cups & saucers;
4. Sale of the estate, to whom, and for how much. Buyers were usually family members or close friends;
5. Annual Returns of income, expenditures, and distributions to heirs;
6. Divisions of property among the heirs, which could require a court order appointing another Commision to assure equal distribution;
7. Twelve Months Support for a widow, who had no more rights than a child in many cases; and finally
8. Letters of Dismission relieving the Administrator of his office and the incumbent
liabilities.
You will find some or all of the above in Miscellaneous Records, sometimes. Where disputes among heirs, creditors, or debtors occur, usually in large estates, suits were moved from Inferior Courts to Superior Courts, where the records are on file in the Office of the Superior Court, or simply the Clerk's Office.

The final Annual Return, made before Letters of Dismission were issued, usually, but not always, has the most information for genealogical research, since it often includes a list of all the heirs, the amount distributed to each, and their receipt for same. The actual receipts (vouchers) are sometimes found in the "loose papers". assuming they have not been stolen, thrown away, destroyed by vermin, sold to collectors, used for starting fires, etc. If there was real property in the estate to be held for minors, Guardians were
appointed, creating another set of records.

In Coweta County, the Judge of Probate, formerly known as the Ordinary, has both records filed in books and loose records. The charge is 25 cents for a copy of a page from the books; and $1.00 per page from the loose records, since the female employees have to request someone to bring in a ladder to get them down from storage overhead. These charges relate to walk-ins. Ask about the charge for mail-ins
.
Loose records from some counties have been deposited at Georgia Archives in Atlanta. Some have been microfilmed by LDS and some by the State. It is all up to the Judge of Probate in the county. Some judges do not want to have researchers on the premises, some welcome them. Since they are all on salary now, the fees they charge are fixed by law and are used to pay for things they can't get County Commissions to pay for from tax funds. It is a jumbled up system.






He was married to MARTHA S. GLENN on 7 Feb 1833 in Troup County, Georgia. MARTHA S. GLENN was born in 1818 in GA. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Early Co, GA. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Early Co, GA. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Early Co, GA. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Meriwether Co., GA. By 1880, William C. Leath is apparently dead and Martha and several children are living in Meriwether County, GA. WILLIAM C. LEATH (Slaveowner) and MARTHA S. GLENN had the following children:

+11 i. RICHARD LEWIS LEATH.
12 ii. ASHLEY LEATH was born in 1836 in GA.
13 iii. WILLIAM2 LEATH was born in 1838 in GA.
+14 iv. SUSAN LEATH.
15 v. JAMES (1841) LEATH was born in 1841 in GA.
+16 vi. JOHN S. LEATH.
+17 vii. SARAH LEATH.
18 viii. ZACHEUS/ZACHARY LEATH was born in 1848 in GA.
19 ix. CLARY LEATH was born in 1850 in GA.
20 x. CHAPPELL LEATH was born in 1856 in GA.
+21 xi. LOU LEATH.
22 xii. VIRGINIA LEATH was born in 1859 in GA.

10. "SISTER" LEATH.

She was married to UNKNOWN WALTHALL.


FIFTH GENERATION

11. RICHARD LEWIS LEATH was born in 1834 in Early Co, GA. He was born in 1842 in GA. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Early Co, GA Slave Schedule. 1860 Slave Schedule, P. 351, 6th Dist., RICHARD L. LEATH (white) had 1 slave. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Early Co, GA. 1860, p. 636 Octavia P. O. Census He appeared on the census in 1870 in West Side Flint, Decatur, GA. 1870 census - p. 156, roll 146, M593

He was married to MARGARET HENDERSON (daughter of UNKNOWN HENDERSON and UNKNOWN UNKNOWN ) on 7 Sep 1858 in Clay Co., GA. CLAY CO. MARRIAGE BOOK, p. 060-A-Cla RICHARD LEWIS LEATH and MARGARET HENDERSON had the following children:

23 i. MARTHA LEATH was born in 1859 in Early Co, GA.

14. SUSAN LEATH was born in 1840 in GA.

She was married to UNKNOWN BEASLEY. UNKNOWN BEASLEY was born in 1841 in GA. SUSAN LEATH and UNKNOWN BEASLEY had the following children:

24 i. UNKNOWN BEASLEY was born in 1861 in Early Co, GA.
25 ii. BLANCHE BEASLEY was born in 1867 in Early Co, GA.

16. JOHN S. LEATH was born in 1842 in GA. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Early Co, GA. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Early Co, GA. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Early Co, GA. 1880 Census, Dist 1140 Urquhart, Early Co., GA

He was married to CLARA A. RISON on 17 Mar 1867 in GA. P. 659, by John Gilbert, J.P. (not colored)

17. SARAH LEATH was born in 1844 in GA.

She was married to CICERO BROOKS on 21 Aug 1861. Early County, GA


21. LOU LEATH appeared on the census in 1850 in Early Co, GA. CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: GA COUNTY: EARLY DIVISION: NO. 25 REEL
NO: M432-68 PAGE NO: 305A
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LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL.
BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
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1 146 146 Brown Rebecca 27 F SC
2 146 146 Brown Nancy A. 12 F Ga
3 146 146 Brown Martha A. 10 F Ga
4 146 146 Brown James E. 8 M Ga
5 146 146 Brown Robert 6 M Ga
6 146 146 Brown Henry M. 10/12 M Ga
7 147 147 Henderson Michael A. 45 M Farmer 500 Ga
8 147 147 Henderson Sarah A. 43 F SC
9 147 147 Henderson William L. 13 M Ga
10 147 147 Henderson James A. 10 M Ga
11 147 147 Henderson Nancy 4 F Ga
12 148 148 Segars ?? 40 M Farmer NC

She was married to MIKE HENDERSON (son of UNKNOWN HENDERSON and UNKNOWN UNKNOWN ).


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Indenture made 31 May 1751 between John Harwell of Brunswick
County, Planter, and Lewis Parham of same, Merchant, £50, Land
and plantation whereon the said John Harwell now liveth with the
rest he lately took up and surveyed and haths a Patent for
containing 250a, also personal property; true intent and meaning
that if the said John Harwell shall on or before the Last Tuesday
in September next ensueing the date hereof will well and truely
pay Lewis Parham the sum of £5-6 Shillings & 6 pence with lawful
interest according to the tenour of a Bond given for the same,
etc., then this Indenture shall be void. Signed John Harwell
(bhm). Wit: Lewis Lanier, Robert Campbell, James Eppes, John
Collier (bhm). Court 25 September 1751, Indenture proved by the
oaths of Lewis Lanier and Robert Campbell and on 31 day of
December following was acknowledged by John Harwell. Deed Book
5, Page 132.

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Willis was born 1800/1801 in Virginia. Willis Chumley married Elizabeth Hamblen on December 24, 1823, in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

In the book, Amelia County, VA, Marriages, Bonds, Consents and Minister Returns (1816-1852) by Hughes, Willis Chumney is listed as being surety to the marriage of Lewish Leath and Sarah Ann Steward on January 14, 1833. Willis Chumney is also listed as surety to the marriage of John McLarven and A. Hamlin on November 28, 1833.


       ix.       LYDIA LEATH, b. Abt. 1771; m. WILLIAM CHAPPELL, Abt. March 13, 1789, Sussex Co., VA; b. Abt. 1768, Sussex Co., VA.
       x.       MARY LEATH, b. Abt. 1773.

21. JOSHUA5 RACKLEY (JANE4 LEATH, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1730. He married SETEVIUS RACKLEY Abt. 1753, daughter of JOHN RACKLEY and MARY PERSON. She was born Abt. 1735.
       
Children of JOSHUA RACKLEY and SETEVIUS RACKLEY are:
       i.       SHADRACH6 RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1754; m. SARAH MARY CHESTNUTT, Abt. 1780, Duplin Co., NC; b. Abt. 1760.
40.       ii.       ELIZABETH RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1756.
       iii.       JOHN MICAJAH RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1758; m. (1) ELIZABETH STALLINGS; b. Abt. 1765; m. (2) MARY PUCKETT; b. Abt. 1765.

More About JOHN MICAJAH RACKLEY:
Burial: *** See "Spouses."

       iv.       JEREMIAH RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1760; m. SARAH HAIL; b. Abt. 1765.
       v.       LUCY RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1762; m. JAMES WEST; b. Abt. 1760.
       vi.       JESSE RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1764.
       vii.       SARAH RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1766; m. REUBEN EZZELL; b. Abt. 1760.
       viii.       JAMES RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1768; m. JEMIMA KELLY; b. Abt. 1770.
       ix.       ELIJAH RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1770.
       x.       LUCRETIA RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1772; m. JOHN CARROLL; b. Abt. 1770.
41.       xi.       FREDERICK RACKLEY, b. Abt. 1774.


Generation No. 4

22. ELIZABETH6 LEATH (JOHN5, THOMAS4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born January 22, 1749 in Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA. She married ?JAMES? OBIRE? OVERBY? 1781, son of NICHOLAS OVERBY.

Notes for ELIZABETH LEATH:
Grant, I have never seen any documentation of Betsy Vinson's parents. And I have to admit, I think your theory is interesting, but a stretch, no documentation. I will through you a bone - the Bristol Parish register shows a John and Rebecca Leath having a daughter Elizabeth in the late 1740s. I have never been able to place him - unless he is Charles's grandson John - but this really compresses the timeline if Charles Leath was born in 1687. The Albemarle Parish register says Charles was 83 years old when he died in 1770. You try the math and see what you come up with, four generations should take how many years?

But Sussex County records show an unaccounted for Elizabeth Leath marrying a James Obire (Overby?) in 1781, and I can't account for this Elizabeth. If this is the same family, then they were closely tied to the Wynnes given Richard Wynne of Bristol Parish's 1798 will leaving property to a Leath and naming a Leath as his executor. More frustrating, however, I can't figure out who Richard Wynne was.
       
Child of ELIZABETH LEATH and ?JAMES? OVERBY? is:
       i.       ?XY7 OVERBY, b. Abt. 1785.

23. AGNES LEECH OR6 LEATH (?XY5, JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1737. She married THOMAS LACKEY, son of MISCELLANEOUS LACKEY. He was born Abt. 1735.

More About AGNES LEECH OR LEATH:
Burial: **** see Agnes RIVES Walker
       
Children of AGNES LEATH and THOMAS LACKEY are:
       i.       JAMES7 LACKEY, b. Abt. 1755; d. 1829, Rockbridge Co., VA; m. (1) MARY MONTGOMERY; b. Abt. 1780; m. (2) ISABEL GILMORE; b. Abt. 1760.

More About JAMES LACKEY:
Burial: *** See "Spouses" ****

       ii.       MARTHA LACKEY, b. Abt. 1770; m. WILLIAM GILMORE.

Notes for WILLIAM GILMORE:
Halifax Co., NC
19feb1786
Henry MONTFORT of Warren Co. to Nathaniel ALLEN of Chowan Co. for 1500 pounds Lots 31, 32, 52 in the Town of Halifax.
/w/ H. MONTFORT
Wits: Wm GILMORE.

27oct1784
State of NC to David LANE Sr 250ac joining BARNEY's BRANCH, Henry MONTFORT, David LANE, JOHN RICKS, CUNNINGSON (CUNNINGHAM?).

24. MARY6 LETTS (?XY5 LEATH, JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1745. She married THOMAS JORDAN, son of ARTHUR JORDAN and ELIZABETH TURNER. He was born Abt. 1743, and died in IL?.
       
Child of MARY LETTS and THOMAS JORDAN is:
       i.       REUBEN7 JORDAN, b. Abt. 1777, Bute Co, NC; d. April 02, 1824, Edward, IL; m. MARTHA WELLS; b. Abt. 1780.

25. WHEATMAN6 LEATH (?XY5, JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1775. He married MARGARET SQUIRES October 19, 1810 in Fauquier Co., VA, daughter of JOHN SQUIRES and ELIZABETH TAYLOR. She was born 1778 in Fauquier Co., VA.

More About WHEATMAN LEATH:
Burial: **** See Wheaton WILLIAMS

More About MARGARET SQUIRES:
Burial: *** See "Spouses."
       
Children of WHEATMAN LEATH and MARGARET SQUIRES are:
       i.       LEWIS7 LEATH.
       ii.       BENJAMIN LEATH.
       iii.       MARGARET LEATH.

26. JOSIAH6 LEATH (GEORGE5, JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1735 in Frederick Co., VA, and died August 1787 in Jefferson Co., TN. He married ELIZABETH JOBE Abt. 1756, daughter of CALEB JOB and BARBARA X.

Notes for JOSIAH LEATH:
"Caleb Job (b. 1704) was living on the South River Shenandoah north and east of present-day Overall, Warren county, Virignia where there were two waterways named after him. Present-day Overall Run was called Caleb Job's Mill Run in the Fairfax grants issued to Michael Hilligas on 10 March 1768 and to Andrew McKay on 23 May 1794. McKay's 261-acre acre tract had been surveyed on 22 November 1766. (according to Gray, Northern Neck Grants) Both of these tracts were located approximately two miles east of Overall, Virginia on Overall Run. The term "Caleb Jobs Mill Run" established that Caleb was operating a mill on this run before his death in 1750. The surveys for William Saffer's tract located adjacent south of Overall referred to Over Run as "Caleb's Run". The other waterway named after Caleb Job was called Calebs/Caleps/Cunningham Run and emptied into the South River about three-fourths mile down river, running north on both sides of U.S. Highway 340 to near Bentonville, Virginia. The run was referred to as "Caleps Run" in Ephriam Leith's 133 acre Fairfax grand and as "Caleb Jobs Run" in Josiah Leith's (George Leith's son) 214-acre grant. When these two tracts were sold, the run was referred to as 'Cunningham's Run' in the deeds."

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GRANTEE McCoy, Jeremiah. grantee.
DATE 22 December 1804.
NOTE Location: Shenandoah County.
NOTE Description: 120 acres on the Blue Ridge at the end of the Knob Mountain adjoining Josiah Leath.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants Z, 1800-1801, p. 528-529 (Reel 305).


More About JOSIAH LEATH:
Burial: Shady Grove Cemetery, Dandridge, Jefferson Co., VA
       
Children of JOSIAH LEATH and ELIZABETH JOBE are:
       i.       ?XY7 LEATH, b. Abt. 1756.
       ii.       MIRIAM LEATH.
       iii.       JOSIAH LEATH.
       iv.       ELIZABETH LEATH.
       v.       GEORGE LEATH.
       vi.       BARBARA LEATH, m. SAMUEL GEORGE; b. Abt. 1770.
       vii.       EBENEZER LEATH, b. Abt. 1761; m. NANCY MCKAY, Abt. August 29, 1782, Shenandoah Co., VA; b. Abt. 1764.

Notes for EBENEZER LEATH:
Sophie,

I can help you on this family. You descend from some Leaths who settled in East Texas around 1850, coming from Cherokee Co., AL.

I've worked on East Texas Leaths for a number of years, since I'm related to most of them. A number of years ago I called your Aunt Ruby when I was in Longview one time and got quite a bit on your branch of the family.

Cole Leath was the son of Oliver Guilford Leath and Nancy Ann McDonough of Rusk Co., TX. This Guilford Leath was the son of Ebenezer Leath, called "Abe", and his second wife Mrs. Nancy (Wheeler) Thornton.

Click on my name at the top of this message and it should give you my email address. Then you can contact me.


Posted by: Edward Pinkowski Date: October 22, 1999 at 05:29:05
In Reply to: Re: Leath Family Portrait by Edward Pinkowski of 349
Rose Anna, or Rosannah, daughter of JAMES LEATH and Catherine Sadowski, married in the middle 1820's to Solomon B. Smith, sixth generation of Lawrence Smith, and had the following children: Spencer, John W., Elijah, Martha Caroline, Solomon D., Lucretia, Daniel, William A. M., Brittain C., Nancy Louisa Jane, Hester Ann, and Eliza Jane.

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Mrs. Cordia Leath Pinnix
BURLINGTON — Mrs. Cordia Leath Pinnix, 85, of 728 Ross St., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at her home after a long illness.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Samuel Pinnix and the daughter of Mr. William Leath and Mrs. Elizabeth Howard Leath, both deceased.
Before retirement, she was employed with the Burlington School System cafeteria department
A member of Union Chapel United Church of Christ for 25 years, she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Deaconess Board, the Missionary Department and the Usher Board.
Survivors include three daughters, Ms. Nadine Pinnix and Ms. Ruby Jean Pinnix, both of Burlington, and Ms. Linda P. Thompson of Charlotte; two sons, Mr. Therbold Pinnix of Burlington and Mr. Wayne Pinnix of the home; a brother, Mr. John Arthur Leath of Burlington; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at Union Chapel United Church of Christ. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home from 5 to 6 this evening, and at other times at the home of Mr. Wayne Pinnix, 728 Ross St. in Burlington.
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D. M. Ricks 26 May 1997
John RICKS, of Sussex Co., Va. Deed: 26 Nov. 1763....Joshua Poythress and wife, Mary Poythress, to William Wilkerson and wife, Elizabeth [Ricks] Wilkerson, John Adams and wife, Mary [Ricks] Adams [formerly Cook] (said Elizabeth and Mary are sisters of and coheirs of John Ricks, decd., late of Sussex Co.) for 400 pounds—595 acres on Monkonneck Creek (less land deeded to Abraham Parham in 1763) and bounded by Abraham Parham, CHARLES LEATH SR., Sir William Skipwith and the county line. [signed] Joshua Poythress, Mary Poythress, Wit.: William Gilliam, Francis ****HATTON****, John Poythress Jr., and William HAMLIN***. Rec.: 19 Jan. 1764. Request info on John Ricks and his siblings.

***A Charles HAMLIN was witness to deeds of gift by John and Mary (JORDAN) ANDERSON of Nottoway Parish to their children in 1755. Crispin SHELTON also a witness. John and Mary Anderson owned land adjacent ARTHUR LEATH who died testate 1774 in Nottoway Parish [[[Crispin SHELTON lived adj my Thomas WALKER and Betty ELLIS Walker and my GUNNs in Nottoway.]]]

Halifax Co., NC
27oct1784
State of NC to David LANE Sr 250ac joining BARNEY's BRANCH, Henry MONTFORT, David LANE, JOHN RICKS***, CUNNINGSON (CUNNINGHAM?).

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09/06/1800 will
10/ /1800 probate
Nottoway County, Virginia
Old Will Book 1, page 401, Estate inventory page 408

In the name of God Amen, I Martha May of the County of Nottoway do give and dispose of my wordly estate in the following manne, Inprincius, First I give to my sister Caty Vaughan two negroes named Sarah and Daniel they being children of the negroe woman Peggy which my late husband John May dec'd willed to said Caty Vaughan to her and her heirs or assigns forever. Item I give to my sister Hannah Anderson the sum of twenty dollars to be raised out of my estate. Item I give to my three sisters Hannah ANDERSON, Rebecca Anderson & Lucy Anderson a certain bond given me by Peter ROBINSON for the sum of ninety nine pounds 8/11 bearing date the first day of November 179Eight which bond was for Tobacco sold sd Robinson which Tobacco it is thought belonged to my three sisters aforesaid by virtue of the will of my late husband John May dec'd to be equally divided amongst them as soon as the money can be collected, Item I give to my brother William Anderson one feather bed and furniture to him his heirs or assigns forever, Item I give to my brother in Law Peter Hawks my cross cut saw. Item my will and desire is that my Executor's shall as soon as possible purchase a likely young negro man to be paid for out of my estate which negro I lend to my father and mother to work for them as long as they live and after their death I give said negro to my brother William Anderson to him and his heirs or assigns forever. Item, I give to my sisters Polley B. ECKELS and Sally HARP all the residue of my estate after all my just debts are paid to be equally divided between them their heirs etc. Item lastly I constitute leave and appoint my two friends William MOORE*** and Kennan HARPER my sole executors to execute this my last will and testament and I do hereby make void and revoke all and every other will or wills made by me of for me, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of September one thousand eight hundred.

Signed sealed and acknowledged in her
presence of Martha x May {seal}
Jno E Jackson mark
Wm. T. Jackson
Thomas CONNALLY

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Grant,

Great to get your email. I really appreciate all your hard work on this topic, and believe me, I know it isn't easy. Looking over your notes, I have the following tidbits to add:

1. I descend from Charles and Mason's son James through his second marriage in Wythe County, VA, to Catherine Wampler. He was married first in Orange County, NC, to Rachel Pond.

2. Charles and Mason's children did not include a Calvin. I have seen James Leath's original marriage bond to Rachel Pond and the bondsman's name is actually Coleman, Coleman Leath, James's brother.

3. The identity of Mason Leath is a bit of a mystery, but I believe she might have been the Mason Wynne listed in the Bristol Parish Register as a daughter of Robert and Frances Wynne, born in 1745. The date is right, and like the Leaths, the Wynne family was based in Prince George County, VA and later spread to the Caswell County, NC/Pittsylvania County, VA area and, by the early 1800s, into Sumner County, Tennessee.

I have seen someone say that her maiden name was Winston. Do you have any idea where that came from? The names Wynne and Winston are obviously similar.

4. Charles Leath's identity seems equally hard to pin down. Have you seen the records for him buying land in Brunswick County, VA, in 1774? I believe these are the first records that mention him. He later moves to Northampton and Halifax Counties in North Carolina, and then finally to Caswell County in the late 1780s.

For a long time I though he was tied to the Sussex County Leaths, but I no longer think so. The Charles Leath named as a great-grandson in Charles Leath's 1770 Sussex County will couldn't have been born any earlier than the late 1750s. He is listed as a tithable in his father's household in 1774, by which time we know that our Charles Leath is already married with children and living in Brunswick County. Also, he never inherits the land given to him by his great-grandfather suggesting that he had died sometime before his father John Leath died in the early 1790s.

That leaves the Prince George County Leaths who suffer from the destruction of so many of their records in the Civil War. The Bristol Parish Register lists Charles Leath, son of Thomas and Ann Leath, born in 1725. And the 1782 Virginia land records list two Charles Leaths, ours living in Brunswick County and another living in Prince George.

I tend to believe that our Charles Leath was the other Charles Leath's nephew (he seems just a bit too old to be his son), and that his parents were probably Peter Leath, born 1722, and Catherine Sturdivant Leath, born 1721. Catherine's brother Joel Sturdivant wrote a will in the 1760s that named his sister Catherine Leath, nephews John and Peter Leath, and neice Mary Leath. This would explain the use of the name Joel, and I believe the Mary Leath named in her uncle Joel's will was the Mary Leath who died in Brunswick County around 1808.

Ultimately, I think all the Prince George County Leaths descend from the Peter Leath who died in 1759 and his wife Abigail. There is an estate inventory for this Peter.

Grant, I'd be happy to talk to you about all these issues. It's probably too much to go over via email. My home telephone number is (757) 258-8949.

Great to find someone else with a Leath family connection and interest.

Robert Leath

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Northampton Co., NC Deeds

24apr1772
mar1773
James REAVIS of Northampton Co. to CHARLES LEATH of Brunswick Co., VA for 160 pounds VA currency 260ac on PEAHILL CREEK, joining the GREAT BRANCH, EDWARDS***, the old country line.
/s/ James REAVIS
Wits: Thomas OWEN, Miles ALLEY.

9jul1772
mar1773
ISHAM REAVIS schoolmaster of Northampton Co. to Zacharias THOMPSON*** minister of Brunswick Co., VA for 55 pounds VA currency 285ac joining the country line, Wm REAVIS, ARTHUR JORDAN, ISHAM REAVIS.
/s/ Isham REAVIS
Wits: Wm REAVIS, ROWLAND WILLIAMS, Christopher WILLIAMS, John NEWELL.

7oct1772
mar1773
Eleazer JUSTIS planter of Northampton Co. to Samuel LOCKHART cabinetmaker of same for 60 pounds proclamation 142ac (110 of which was an old patent and had been deeded from John GLOVER of Edgecomb Co. 9 oct1740 to JOHN JUSTIS decd then of BERTIE Co; 32ac of which was part of land surveyed by John EDWARDS*** Esq. for sd John Justis...

Halifax Co., NC
28feb1785
Deed Book 16, p. 105
From Agnes THOMPSON and William THOMPSON*** of Halifax Co. to John JUSTICE of same for 20 pounds Virginia money 100ac joining GREAT NORTHUMLAND CREEK.
/s/ Agnes (x) THOMPSON, William (x) THOMPSON
Wits: James MALLORY, Freeman LEATH, Benjamin JUSTICE.

9jan1786
Jesse WILLIAMS of Halifax Co. to Josiah JOHNSON of same for 160 pounds 225ac which was part of land patented by William MacCAY 18jun1741 on Fishing Creek, joining POPE's Branch.
/s/ Jesse Williams
Wits: Aaron CLARK, R. CLARK
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WARREN CO., NC
DB-3, page 477. 13 November 1768. ANTHONY STREET*** & DAVID MEGEE, of Bute Co., to LEWIS WILLIAMSON, of Northampton Co. 80 Pds. Va. money for 242 1/2 A. in Bute Co. on LYONs Creek., adj. SHEARIN(SHEARING), ANDREWSON & SAMUELL JONES***. Wit: HOLMAN SOUTHALL***, JAMES REAVIS***. Proved by HOLMAN SOUTHALL, 18 April 1772, before MORRIS MOORE,Esq., A.J. Reg: 4 August 1772, by JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.
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Brunswick Co., VA
26nov1774
Isaac LEDBETTER of Brunswick Co. to CHARLES LEATH of Northampton Co., NC for 150 pounds VA money 400ac where said Isaac Ledbetter now lives, joining FLETCHER, CLANTON's BRANCH, BROWN, BLALOCK, BEDDINGFIELDs, the old road.
Wits: Edmund WEBB, Wm BRYANT.
Proved 28nov1774 -- Probate indicates that Jane the wife of sd Isaac Ledbetter was examined. P. Pelham Jr, CC.

1may1774
John PERSONS of Brunswick Co. to HOWELL EDMUNDS of Southampton Co. for 300 pounds VA money 500ac on the south side of Meherrin River, part of which was part of a patent to John Persons decd 17sep1731 joining CHARLES TAYLOR, a hickory below the mouth of HILLS BRANCH, Thomas JORDAN, Thomas DURPREY, and other 380ac of which was a patent to Thomas Persons 28sep1730.
Wits: Henry RAMSEY, David EDMUNDS, Wm TEMPLE.
Proved 28nov1774 P. PELHAM Jr, CC.

17oct1774
Robert RUFFIN & his wife Mary of King William Co. & Thomas CAMP (Kemp) of Brunswick Co. to Robert TURNBULL of Dinwiddie Co. for 1400 pounds 250ac in St. Andrew Parish which sd Robert Ruffin had purchased from John CLACK******** 25nov1755; also 170ac which sd Robert Ruffin had purchased from Peter TATUM 24nov1755; the sd tracts Thomas Camp the father of sd Thomas Camp had purchased from sd Robert Ruffin.
Wits: Benjamin BLICK, SCARBROUGH PENTECOST, Wm CLACK.

11nov1774
Order to Francis NASH, John QUARLS & Holt RICHARDSON. Robert RUFFIN & his wife Mary of King William Co. did 14oct1774 sell to Robert TURNBULL of Dinwiddie Co. 370ac called The COURTHOUSE TRACT. Thus this order to examine sd Mary. She was examined 22nov1774.
Proved 28nov1774 P. PELHAM Jr, CC.

7nov1774
John BAKER & his wife Mratha of Brunswick Co. to John TATUM of same for 65 pounds VA money 200ac on the south side of WHITE OAK SWAMP joining Daniel CATOE, LEDBETTER, UPCHURCH.
Wits: BRIGGS GOODRICH, David TILLMAN, Anne TILLMAN, Jesse TAYLOR.
Proved 28nov1774 P. PELHAM Jr, CC

7nov1774
John BAKER & his wife Martha of Brunswick Co. to BRIGGS GOODRICH of same for 135 pounds VA money 223ac on north side of RATTLESNAKE CREEK joining the mouth of Rattle Snake Creek, James RANDAL, Richard TILLMAN, LEDBETTER.
Wits: David TILLMAN, John TATUM, Jesse TAYLOR, Anne TILLMAN, Richard TILLMAN.
Proved 28nov1774 P. PELHAM Jr, CC.
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That's always been the big mystery to me. Why did they move to Caswell County? I have never found a really good connection. Up until the late 1780s, they are living squarely among all the Southside Virginians - Halls, Harwells, etc. - who moved down into Halifax and Northampton, then they pick up and move west to Caswell.

Isaac's wife, Elizabeth Story, whom he married in Tennessee had Prince George County connections through the Rickmans that lead back to the Tatums, once again old Leath family neighbors along with the Temples and Ledbetters.

If our Mason was Mason Wynne then she had first or second cousins living in the Caswell and Pittsylvania County area, the Wynnes, Eckles, Dixons, and Hendricks. The Malones were related to the Wynnes of Sussex County and I believe they show up in Caswell. Mason Wynne also had a sister Margaret, daughter of Robert and Frances, born in Bristol Parish in 1742, but no further record. They went up in smoke in the 1830s when the Dinwiddie County Courthouse burned.

William Wynne who lived in Pittsylvania had a son named Robert, and I sometimes wondered if that Robert could possibly be the one with daughters Margaret and Mason born in the 1740s.
There is an unplaced Charles Wynne who shows up in the 1780s owning land in both Dinwiddie and Pittsylvania, then he moves down to Franklin County, NC, in the 1790s and where he dies as a very old man in the 1830s.

This seemed to show that the Prince George/Dinwiddie Wynnes and the Pittsylvania branch kept a very close connection (and might have cross polinated). Any ideas? Again, I have got all this info in my files.

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I know from the tidbits I have seen, the pages with Charles' early deeds mention John Baird of Prince George and Sterling QUARLES of Brunswick, and Hubbard Quarles had been a neighbor of Robert and Frances Wynne (Mason Wynne's parents) in Brunswick County. So there were some connections there.
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Peter and Abigail Leath had a daughter Elizabeth who married a Charles WILLIAMS. In 1759, there is an agreement promising Elizabeth and her heirs right to inherit the property she had inherited from her father. Peter Leath and Thomas BONNER were the guarantors and Mary Leath was a witness. The document described Charles Williams as "of Brunswick County" but I have never been able to positively pin him down.

[[[PG CO., VA MARRIAGES -- Edward LEE to Polly BONNER---21 Feb 1788
John Taylor LEE to Sarah Chappell MOORE---7 Oct 1790]]]

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April 19, 1786. JOHN LEITH of Amelia County, Virginia to John Mills-350 acres adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps JONES, John ANDERSON, Benjamin Brickford, Benjamin ALLEN. Witness, ARTHUR LEITH, Wm. CANABIS, Abraham Snow*.

December 27, 1773. Deed of Trust-Samuel MORGAN to Wm. Fitzgerrald. Witness: James GUNN*.

December 31, 1774. James GUNN purchased 146 acres from STITH BOLLING*******. This adjoins COCKE's corner on the Little Nottoway River below the store house adj. lines of Wm. MUSE, James GUNN, and the river. Wit. Thomas GUNN, Junior, Wm. Muse, and Moses HURT, Junior*.

September 22, 1779. Deed John MAY of Amelia County, Virginia, land adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps JONES, John LEITH*.

February 20, 1782. Deed Wm. MUSE of Amelia Virginia to Thomas COCKE of same, 130 acres in fork of Nottoway River adj. lines of James GUNN, as it meanders, John Cocke, Charles HAMLIN*.

May 21, 1784. Deed John Comer of Amelia County, Virginia to Elisha GUNN for forty pounds, 50 acres in Amelia County, Virgina, adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps JONES, JOHN LEITH. Witness: James GUNN, William GUNN, and John Beveis (REAVIS?).

December 15, 1791. James GUNN purchased from his son Elisha, 41 1/2 acres, which Elisha had bought from Matthew MAYs. (NOTE! Elisha's purchase was 50 3/4acres. No explanation for the unaccounted acreage.) Bounded by lying and being in the county of Nottoway and bounded as follows. Adjoining the said James GUNN and John Mills and FREEMAN JORDAN. Wit: Crawford Zachry (ZACHARY), SPENCER GUNN, Sally GUNN.

May 7, 1807. James GUNN in a Deed of Trust (additon to his will) makes a gift of a slave to his son James Junior. Witness: FREEMAN JORDAN, Sr., EPHRAIM THWEATT, Griffin GUNN. (Freeman was father-in-law of James Jr. and Griffin. Ephraim was James' son in law.)
*******STITH BOLLING witnessed the will of Nathaniel TATUM OF PG CO.
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1749, Jan 19. Deed. Amelia County Deed Book 5/6 page 165. 19 Jan 1749. Henry TOMINSON (THOMPSON? TOMLINSON?) and Jane, his wife to James Bevis (REAVIS?), for consideration of 15 pounds, 200A on Middle Cellar Creek, adjacent to Gamin's corner and line to Rainey's corner and line, and the lines of LEATH, RAINES and MOOR. Wit: John Crenshaw, CHARLES WESTBROOK*** & Josiah Grigge.
[[[SEE Thomas TOMLINSON who married Sarah EPPES]]]

1759, Oct 25. Deed. Amelia Co. Deed Book 7, p. 197 dtd 25 Oct 1759. From Billington WILLIAMS of Amelia Co. Planter, to William Stoe, shoemaker, of same county, for 25 pounds, a certain tract of land of 120A in Amelia Co., on the upper side of the Great Branch of the Middle Seller Cr., and bounded by ARTHUR LEATH, RANY, in being a certain tract formerly purchased by deed recorded in Amelia, by the said Williams from Thomas FLAKE. Signed Billington Williams. No witness.
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5 Sept 1685. Court Record. From "Scots on American Plantations". John Rennie and Marion Rennie, both Covenanters. Prisoners at Dunnottar and Leith. Banished to plantations at Leith, 18 Aug 1685, transported from Leith to East New Jersey by George SCOTT of Pitlochie on the "Henry and Francis", master Richard Hutton, 5 Sept 1685. From the register of the Privy Council of Scotland.
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Cemetery At Leath Farm, Surry Co., VA
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Halifax Co., NC
November Court 1784

...Edward JACKSON came into Court and chose Wm Jackson his guardian, which is approved of on his giving John JUSTISS Esquire & John GARIS (?) Securities bound in the sum of One thousand pounds...

Ordered that John JUSTISS, Willis ALSTON, Esquires, Holomon SOUTHALL & CHARLES LEATH or any three, do settle & divide the Estate of Thomas JACKSON decd agreeable to the said deceased will and report their proceedings & c...

Ordered that William JACKSON sell the Perishable Estate of Edward Jackson orphan of Thomas Jackson decd & report & c...

Deed John NORWOOD Exec & c to Jesse DIXON proved by Charnal CORBIN & witness and Ordered & c...

Deed ISRAEL WEST to Wm WALKER proved by Matthew RABURN & c...

Deed Archibald SLEDGE to JAMES MALLORY was acknowledged...

Jesse HAYNIE No. 3 in the sum of One thousand Pounds with Wm JACKSON and Elisha PITTMAN securities...

Thomas MASON No. 4 in the sum of Six Hundred Pounds with Gee BRADLEY and Wm WHITFIELD securities...

Benjamin PULLEY (Pullen?) No. 7 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds to Charnall CORBIN and Jesse DIXON...

Gillome NEWSOME No. 6 in the sum of One thousand pounds with Wm MORRISS and JOHN JUSTISS securities...

Dolphin D. YOUNG No. 14 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds with Samuel PITTMAN and Charnal CORBIN...

Wm PULLEN No. 15 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds with James MATTHEWS and Joseph WARD...

Thursday Morning. Court met according to adjournment. Present the worshipfull Charles PASTEUR, Joseph Jno WILLIAMS, Good DAVIS, Jeremiah NELMS, Nicholas LONG, Richard CARNEY, MONTFORT ELBECK, Esquires Justices...

Ordered that GARDNER HARWELL Overseer of the Road in place and Sted of Thomas COLLINS...

Ordered that CHARLES LEATH ditto in place and Stead of JOHN JUSTICE, Esq....

James BOND Exhibited in Open Court and Entry of 1000ac of land on Quankey Creek which Ordered to be inserted on his book of Public Entrys & Mrs. ELBECK and Joseph TURNER Caveatts this Entry...

Ordered that James PARKER be appointed Overseer of the road in place and stead of BROWN EDWARDS the former Overseer...

Theodorick HALL appointed overseer of the road in place and stead of CHARLES LEATH the former Overseer...

Ordered that Thomas DAVIS, Isaac RICKS, Robert HULM*** and Richard CARNEY or any three of them be appointed to divide the money arising from the sale of the negroes belogning to Ann POPE decd orphan of Wm POPE decd between the orphans of Wm Pope decd and their mother.

Ordered that Thomas DAVIS, ISAAC RICKS, Robert HALL*** and Richard CARNEY or any three of them be appointed to audite and settle the Guardanship and administratorship account of Charnal CORBIN with the Estate of Wm COCKBERN decd and his orphans and report to next Sessions...

John GEDDY v. Littleberry GREEN } The following Jury impannaled and sworn to witt Henry DAWSON, Thomas CAVANAH, Thomas YOUNG, Thomas DAVIS, BROWN EDWARDS, Edward CROWELL Jun, George MORRISS, Thomas HAWKINS, Charnal CORBIN, Matthew WHITAKER, Lemuel BELL and Joseph CARTER. Verdict for L3.7.11 & Costs from which Verdict Jno GEDDY the plaintiff prays an appeal which is granted he enters into bond with LUNSFORD LONG and Howell TATUM Securities. Appeal waved.
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DELEGATES FROM SEVIER CO. CHURCHES TO TENNESSEE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

...Forks of Little Pigeon Baptist Church

1803 Richard Wood, Isom Guin, Ebenezer LEATH, SPENCER CLACK********; 1804 Richard Wood, Elijah Rogers; 1805 Richard Wood, Henry Haggard, John H. Scruggs, John Hatcher, John Chasteen, George OLDHAM; 1806 Richard Wood, Elijah Rodgers, Abraham Slover, George Oldham, Spencer Clack; 1807 Richard Wood, John Hatcher, George Long, Spencer Clack, George Oldham; 1808 Richard Wood, Daniel Duggan; 1809 Richard Wood, Spencer Clack, Daniel Duggan, Steven Oldham, Abraham Slover (STOVALL???); 1810 Richard Wood, William Maples, George Oldham; 1811 Richard Wood, Elijah Rodgers, Eben LEATH, Stephen Oldham, George Oldham, Spencer Clack; 1812 Richard Wood, Ebenezer Leath, H. Parrott, John Selvage, Stephen Oldham, Spencer Clack; 1813 Richard Wood, John Hatcher, Joseph BISHOP; 1814 Richard Wood, Jonas Moon, William Wood, John Hatcher; 1815 Richard Wood, Jonas Moon, John Hatcher, Thomas Williams, William Maples, Spencer Clack, Ebenezer LEATH, George Long, William Wood, John Roberts; 1816 Richard Wood, William Wood, John Roberts, Henry Parrott, George Long; 1817 Richard Wood, George Long, John Lindsey, William Wood; 1818 Richard Wood, Daniel Layman, Thomas Williams, George Long, Henry Parrott, William Wood; 1819 Richard Wood, George Long, Daniel Layman, Henry Parrott; 1820 R. Wood, G. Long, W. Henderson, Henry Parrott; 1821 Richard Wood, Jonas Moon, John Moon, J.P. Wood, William Ogle...


Notes for NANCY MCKAY:
Halifax Co., NC
9jan1786
Jesse WILLIAMS*** of Halifax Co. to Josiah JOHNSON of same for 160 pounds 225ac which was part of land patented by William MacCAY*** 18jun1741 on Fishing Creek, joining POPE's Branch.
/s/ Jesse Williams
Wits: Aaron CLARK, R. CLARK

       viii.       JAMES LEATH.

27. EPHRAIM6 LEATH (EPHRAIM5, JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born 1755 in Fredericksburg, VA, and died 1806 in Anderson, TN. He married NANCY JONES August 30, 1784 in Shenandoah, VA, daughter of ?XY JONES. She was born Abt. 1765.

Notes for EPHRAIM LEATH:
GRANTEE CUNNINGHAM, Adam. grantee.
DATE 1 April 1779.
NOTE Location: Shenandoah County.
NOTE Description: 89 acres adjoining William SAFFER, Ephraim LEETH, and his own land.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants R, 1778-1780, p. 171-172 (Reel 297).

GRANTEE Leeth, Ephraim. grantee.
DATE 12 March 1776.
NOTE Location: Dunmore County.
NOTE Description: 367 acres at the foot of the Blue Ridge and on the waters of Jeremy's Run, a branch of the South River of Shannandoah.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants Q, 1775-1778, p. 32 (Reel 297).

       
Child of EPHRAIM LEATH and NANCY JONES is:
       i.       MARY ELIZABETH7 LEATH, b. August 20, 1785, VA; d. 1882, TN; m. JOHN BOYD; b. Abt. 1780, NC.

28. LYDIA6 LEATH (EPHRAIM5, JAMES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born 1761 in VA, and died 1830 in Indiana. She married ROBERT MCKAY Abt. July 09, 1782 in Shenandoah Co., VA?, son of ?XY MCKAY. He was born Abt. 1761.
       
Child of LYDIA LEATH and ROBERT MCKAY is:
       i.       ?LUCY7 MCKAY, b. Abt. 1805; m. JOHN FISHER SELECMAN; b. Abt. 1800.

Notes for JOHN FISHER SELECMAN:
PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA
In Pursuance to an Order of Prince George County bearing Date the 10th
of Jan.y 1726 We the Subscribers being first Sworn before Mr. Wilson
Cry one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for Elizabeth City
county, Have to the best of our Judgment, Appraised the aforesaid Goods
being the Estate of the Late Henry Maynard dec.d amounting to Thirty
Three pounds, Eleven Shillings and Ten pence three farthings. Given
under our hands at Hampton this 16th of August 1727.
Eliza. City Aug.t the 15th 1727
Edward Jones

Joseph BANISTER

WILLIAM HUNTER
Thereon Mr. Edward JONES, Mr. Wm. Hunter and
Mr. Joseph Banister appointed by Prince George
Court as of the above Order, made Oath before
me according to Law. Given under my hand.
Wilson Cary

At a Court held at Fitzgeralds, for Prince George County, on the Second
Tuesday in November, being the fourteenth day of the sd. month, Anno
Dom. 1727


The above written inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Henry
Maynard decd. was returned by Alexander MACKENZIE Admistr. &c. and by
Order of the Court is truly Recorded.

Teste: Wm. Hamlin Ct. Cur.

29. ?XY...6 LEATH (?FRANCIS?5, CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1)
       
Children of ?XY... LEATH are:
       i.       JOHN A.7 LEATH.

Notes for JOHN A. LEATH:
Thompson Family Bible
Taken from the Thompson Bible in possession of J. T. Bradsher of Milton, NC, 23 December 1978.
Contributed by Martha Spencer


Joseph S. Thompson married Mary A. Leath the 17th February 1831.
Joseph S. Thompson departed this life April the 11, 1891, in his 86 year --- only 9 days of being 86.
Mary A. Thompson departed this life July 2nd 1905, in her 97th year, only one month and 17 days of being 97.
Justina L. Thompson was married to John C. Wilkerson the 25th of March 1852.
Joseph R. Thompson married Manerva Ann Winstead the 20th of December 1855.
Jacob A. Thompson was married to Louisa J. Torian the 11 of April 1860
. Laura R. Thompson was married to Z. T. (Zachary) Bradsher the 17th of Feb. 1876.
Laura's second marriage to J. A. Long was May the 23, 1883.
Joseph Sidney Thompson was born the 30th of April, 1805.
Mary A. Thompson, wife of Joseph S. was born the 19th of August 1808.
Justina L. Thompson was born 18th December, 1831.
Joseph R. Thompson was born 24th December 1833.
Jacob A. Thompson was born 24th of June 1836.
Mary A. Thompson was born March 17, 1838.
James N. Thompson was born March 27, 1840.
Catharine A. Thompson was born 15th September 1842.
Laura Rebecca Thompson was born 24th June 1845.
Mary Ella was born December 1, 1847.
John Sydney Thompson was born the 9th August 1852.
Mary, daughter of Z.T. and Laura Bradsher was born January 7, 1877.

The next two were loose handwritten scraps of paper that appeared to have been taken from another Bible:


Nancy S. Leath departed this life October the 12, 1850.
John A. Leath departed this life the 5th March 1843 in his 36th year.
Mary A. Thompson departed this life 8th Oct. 1838 , age 6 months and 21 days.
M. Ella Thompson departed this life 9th November 1851. Age 3 years, 10 months, and 9 days.
John Sidney Thompson departed this life 13th October 1853. Age 1 year, 2 months, and 4 days.
James N. Thompson departed this life April the 4 - 1863, age 23 years, one month and 27 days. [He died in the Civil War.]
Eugenia Thompson Bradsher departed this life October 20th, 1901.
Lucy A. Thompson departed this life, October 6, 1902 in her 14th year.
Jacob A. Thompson departed this life January 12th, 1903 in his 67th year.
Nicholas Thompson, our father, departed this life 28th of July 1857 in his 77th year.
Lucretia Thompson, our mother, departed this life 19th of March 1858.
Z. T. Bradsher departed this life June 30, 1877, age 30 years and 2 months.
Mary Bradsher departed this life September 5, 1880.
Joseph R. Thompson departed this life August 5, 1897.
Mary E. Thompson, wife of Dr. J. A. Thompson, departed this life July 17, 1905.
Minerva A. Thompson, wife of Joseph R. Thompson, departed this life March 22, 1910 in her 79th year.
[* There is an error in my copying at this point. I have mixed together the death of Minerva A. Thompson
and Justina Wilkerson. I do not know which of the two women died on March 22, 1910.]
Laura Rebecca Thompson, wife of J. A. Long, departed this life May 10, 1930 in her 84th year.

Obituary with penciled date 1891 loose in Bible:
Joseph Sidney Thompson, taken ill April 8, 1891, died April 11, 1891, age 85. Born April 20, 1805.
Five children survive: Joseph Thompson of Oregon, Dr. Jacob Thompson and Mrs. Kate Bradsher of Leasburg,
Mrs. Jessie Wilkerson of Durham and Mrs. J. A. Long [this must be from the Roxboro newspaper as that is where
Mr. and Mrs. Long lived.]


Obituary clipping undated:
Died April 4, 1863 at General Hospital No. 2, Lieutenant James W. Thompson of Manley's Battery of North Carolina.


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       ii.       REBECCA LEATH, b. Abt. 1815; m. JOHN ELLISON, May 13, 1833, Jefferson Co., TN; b. Abt. 1810.

More About JOHN ELLISON:
Burial: *** See "spouses"

       iii.       O. GUILFORD LEATH, m. NANCY MCDONOUGH.
       iv.       THOMAS LEATH, b. February 28, 1774; d. January 11, 1836; m. ANN HUMPHREY, October 03, 1808; b. Abt. 1790.

More About THOMAS LEATH:
Fact: December 01, 1791, A Thomas Leath was witness with Lancelot JOHNSTON to the will of Freeman Leath of Caswell Co., NC.

       v.       CORBETT E. LEATH, m. ELLEN MAY KING; b. December 12, 1867, Cooke Co., TX; d. July 14, 1964.

Notes for CORBETT E. LEATH:
ID: I06394
Name: Ellen May King
Sex: F
Birth: 12 DEC 1867 in Cooke Cty, Texas
Death: 14 JUL 1964

Father: John Wilouby King b: 15 FEB 1845 in Illinois
Mother: Elizabeth Jane Ledbetter b: 10 JUN 1850 in Collin Cty, Texas

Marriage 1 Corbet E. Leath

       vi.       XY LEATH, b. Abt. 1790, TN; m. XX PETERSON?; b. Abt. 1800.
       vii.       ISHAM RANDOLPH LEATH.

Notes for ISHAM RANDOLPH LEATH:
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CENSUS - TAX LISTS

1860 SLAVE SCHEDULE
Lauderdale County, Alabama
page 2

As transcribed in 1988
by the late Theo Williford Sr.


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District 2, 1 June - 3 July 1860
Peter R. Garner, Enumerator
Name No. of Slaves Page
...
CHILDRESS, Mrs. Est, Mr. Price Admr 17 221
LEATH, Isham R.                15 221
BAUGH, R. B.                8 221


       viii.       WILLIAM LEATH.
       ix.       ANDREW LEATH.

More About ANDREW LEATH:
Fact: 1870, In the FAUCETT Township of Alamance Co., the census lists: FREEMAN Leath, Andrew Leath, CREASY Leath, Jess Leath, MARTIN Leath and Samuel Leath. Benjamin Leath was in PLEASANT GROVE Township.

       x.       BENJAMIN LEATH.

Notes for BENJAMIN LEATH:
Posted by: Andy Date: March 13, 2002 at 17:50:06
In Reply to: Benjamin Leath married to Mary Elizabeth Daniel by Charles Leath of 350


I can't help you with Benjamin's parentage, but I have found him also in the 1860 census, Robeson Co., NC, p. 123/524 as Benj. Leith. The name of his wife and child don't quite match up with 1870, though his age and occupation do.

The AIS index to 1830 NC says there is a James Leath on p. 242 of Robeson Co., but I've can't found this listing on the actual census. Maybe an error in the index? The two main Leath/Leith families in North Carolina in the 1820-1830 range (when Benjamin was born) were centered in the Orange-Caswell-Person-Alamance area and the Beaufort-Hyde area.
As far as I know, your Benjamin does not connect to my Leath family. :(

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I am trying to find some information on Benjamin who was born 10/15/1824. He can be found in the 1870,1880 and 1900 Robeson Cnty, NC census. In 1870 he is listed as Benjamin Leith. He died in Robeson Cnty, NC 9/18/1900.

More About BENJAMIN LEATH:
Fact: 1870, In the FAUCETT Township of Alamance Co., the census lists: FREEMAN Leath, Andrew Leath, CREASY Leath, Jess Leath, MARTIN Leath and Samuel Leath. Benjamin Leath was in PLEASANT GROVE Township.

       xi.       CREASY LEATH.

More About CREASY LEATH:
Fact: 1870, In the FAUCETT Township of Alamance Co., the census lists: FREEMAN Leath, Andrew Leath, CREASY Leath, Jess Leath, MARTIN Leath and Samuel Leath. Benjamin Leath was in PLEASANT GROVE Township.

       xii.       JESS LEATH.

More About JESS LEATH:
Fact: 1870, In the FAUCETT Township of Alamance Co., the census lists: FREEMAN Leath, Andrew Leath, CREASY Leath, Jess Leath, MARTIN Leath and Samuel Leath. Benjamin Leath was in PLEASANT GROVE Township.

       xiii.       SAMUEL LEATH.

Notes for SAMUEL LEATH:
1880 Anderson Township, Caswell Co...

Page 189B
Marion Bosnell Self M M W 25 NC
Bettie Bosnell Wife F M W 28 NC
Coro Bosnell Dau F S W 1M NC

Page 189B
Samuel Leath Self M M B*** 30 NC
Mary Leath Wife F M B 25 NC
Mary L. Leath Dau F S B 07 NC
Ben Leath Son M S B 04 NC

Page 189B
Logan Waker Self M W B 53 NC
Mary Walker Dau F S B 12 NC
Dilsey Walker Dau F S B 11 NC
David Walker Son M S B 09 NC
Martha Walker Dau F S B 06 NC

Page 190C
Marth. Shaw Self F W W 47 NC
Lefuyt Shaw Son M - W 25 NC
John Shaw Son M - W 22 NC
Haroil Shaw Dau F - W 19 NC
Mary Shaw Dau F - W 17 NC
Ned Walker Other M S B 20 NC

Page 190C
Jiles Walker Self M M B 36 NC
Lissey Walker Wife F M MU 37 NC
Fannie Walker Dau F S B 13 NC
Betty Walker Dau F S B 12 NC
Bedford Walker Son M S B 10 NC
Mary Walker Dau F S B 08 NC
Logan Walker Son M S B 06 NC
Charlott Walker Dau F S B 04 NC
Emen. Walker


More About SAMUEL LEATH:
Fact: 1870, In the FAUCETT Township of Alamance Co., the census lists: FREEMAN Leath, Andrew Leath, CREASY Leath, Jess Leath, MARTIN Leath and Samuel Leath. Benjamin Leath was in PLEASANT GROVE Township.

       xiv.       MARTIN LEATH.

More About MARTIN LEATH:
Fact: 1870, In the FAUCETT Township of Alamance Co., the census lists: FREEMAN Leath, Andrew Leath, CREASY Leath, Jess Leath, MARTIN Leath and Samuel Leath. Benjamin Leath was in PLEASANT GROVE Township.

       xv.       SAMUEL ZACHARY TAYLOR LEATH, b. September 10, 1847; d. August 31, 1922.
       xvi.       JOHN HENRY LEATH, M. D., b. 1854; d. 1899; m. LILLIE ISABELLA KILGORE, April 07, 1889, TX; b. April 10, 1868, TX; d. November 18, 1941.

Notes for JOHN HENRY LEATH, M. D.:
Hi, I am looking for the Leath's that would be from Wood County (Quitman, Texas). My grandmother was Lizzie Lou Leath and her mother was Ollie Belle Perrin Leath and her father was Bogal Leath. Ollie and Bogal divorced when my grandmother was very young. I have no other information on my natural great-grandfather and was hoping this would get me some leads. I do know that in the cemetary in Quitman there are two graves, Lillie Leath who died in 1941 and Dr. John Henry Leath who died in 1899. I believe that John Henry and Lillie were the parents of Bogal and since the Wood County Courthouse burned down in 1925 all the records were lost. I would love to hear from anyone! Thanks, Jan Hollis


Jan,

I think the Wood County courthouse burned about 1880 rather than 1925. I've been through their records a number of times, and they're pretty intact after that date.

At any rate, William Bogle Leath was the son of Frederick M. Leath and Louisa Self. John H. Leath in the Quitman Cemetery is the brother of Frederick M. Leath, so an uncle of Bogle Leath.

Suppposedly Frederick M. and Louisa are buried there, but in unmarked graves.

I'll contact you privately since I have quite a bit on this family. I talked to your grnadmother on the phone one time about 20 or so years ago, and that's how I was able to connect up your family.

Andy

Notes for LILLIE ISABELLA KILGORE:
p. 238; WOOD COUNTY DEMOCRAT, 29 Nov 1917, Moves to Alba, Wednesday of last
week quitman lost one of its best and noblest of women in the person of Mrs.
Lillie Leath who with her family moved to Alba where she will make her future
home...

Mrs. Leath goes to Alba to take charge of the Alba News next week, having
bought the plant some weeks ago...She has purchased the W. B. Gilliland
residence on Quitman street and moved to same last week..She will be assisted
in the work by her brother, J. T. Kilgore, an experienced printer and all round
newspaper man himself.

       xvii.       ROBERT LEATH, b. Abt. 1900; m. ONIE ADA KING, May 30, 1962, Gadsden, AL; b. August 31, 1901.

More About ONIE ADA KING:
Burial: *** See "Spouses" ****

       xviii.       TEMPLE LEATH.

Notes for TEMPLE LEATH:
Bond - Administration of Wm.A.Temple Estate
(Bond Book A, page 79, Prince George Co.VA.)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that we W.H.Burrow & Robert Harrison
are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the
just and full sum of Two Thousand Dollars, current money of Virginia,
to the payment whereof well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves,
our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly
by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 9th day of
March A.D. 1871.
THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION is such, that if the above bound
W.H.Burrow who hath this day been appointed admin., with the will
annexed of Wm.A.Temple dec'd. and hath qualified in the County Court of
the County of Prince George, shall faithfully discharge the duties of
his said office or trust, then the above obligation to be void, or else
to remain in full force and virtue.
W.H.Burrow (Seal)
Ro.Harrison (Seal)



Bond - Administration of Thomas Temple Estate
(Bond Book A, page 48, Prince George Co.VA.)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that we Wm.T.Temple, Jno.W.Temple,
Henry E.Leath and Peter T.Hobbs are held and firmly bound unto the
Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of Three Thousand
Dollars, current money of Virginia to the payment whereof, well and
truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and
administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. sealed
with our seals and dated this 12th day of Nov'r. A.D. 1868.
THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION is such, that if the above bound
Wm.T.Temple who hath this day qualified as administrator of Thomas
Temple dec'd. in the County Court of the County of Prince George, shall
faithfully discharge the duties of his said office or trust, then the
above obligation to be void,or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Wm.T.Temple (Seal)
Henry E.Leath (Seal)
John W.Temple (Seal)
Peter T.Hobbs (seal)



Bond(1)- Executor of Frederick Temple Estate
(Bond Book A, page 36, Prince George Co.VA.)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS,that I James A.Temple am held and firmly
bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of
Ten Thousand Dollars, current money of Virginia, to the payment whereof
well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors,
administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed
with our Seals, and dated this 9th day of January A.D.1868.
THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION is such that if the above bound
James A.Temple who hath this day qualified as Executor of the last will
and Testament of Frederick Temple deceased in the County Court of the
County of Prince George, shall faithfully discharge the duties of his
said office or trust, then the above obligation to be void, or else to
remain in full force and virtue.
James A.Temple (Seal)



Bond(2)- Executor of Frederick Temple Estate
(Bond Book A, page 84, Prince George Co.VA.)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that we James A.Temple, Robert E.Bland
& Charles T.Livesay are held and firmly bound onto the Commonwealth of
Virginia, in the just and full sum of Eight Thousand Dollars current
money of Virginia, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made, we
bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors
and administrators jointly and severally,firmly by these presents.
sealed with our seals and dated this 10 day of August 1871.
THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION is such, that if the above bound
James A.Temple, who has been ruled to give a new bond as Executor of
Frederick Temple dec'd. by W.H.Burrow, one of his sureties on the bond
Executed by him as such Execution shall faithfully discharge the duties
of his said office or trust, then the above obligation to be void, or
else to remain in full force and virtue.
James A.Temple (Seal)
Rob't.E.Bland (seal)
Charles T.Livesay (Seal)



Bond - Executor of Andrew J.Temple Estate
(Bond Book 1904-1910, page 124, Prince George Co.VA.)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that we Thomas Temple principal and
Theodore Temple surety are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth
of Virginia, in the sum of One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars, to the
payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth of
Virginia, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs,
executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these
presents. And we hereby waive the benefit of our exemption as to this
obligation, and any claim or right to discharge any liability to the
Commonwealth arising under this bond, or by virtue of said office,
post, or trust with coupons detached from the bonds of the State.
Sealed with our seals, and dated this twenty fourth day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and nine.
THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That whereas the said
Thomas Temple is nominated and appointed by the last will and testament
of Andrew J.Temple deceased late of the County of Prince George
Executor of said Andrew J.Temple and now qualified as such in the
Clerks Office of the Circuit Court of the said County before the Clerk
of said Court.
Now,therefore,if the said Thomas Temple,as aforesaid,shall faithfully
discharge the duties of his office, post or trust of Executor as
aforesaid then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full
force and virtue.
Thomas Temple (Seal)
Theodore Temple (Seal)

In the Clerks Office of the Circuit Court for the County of Prince
George the 24th day of September 1909 this bond was executed and
acknowledged by the obligors and ordered to be recorded,Theodore Temple
the surety therein having first justified on oath that his estate,
after payment of all his just debts, and those for which he is bound as
security for others and expect to have to pay, he is worth the sum of
One Thousand Dollars, over and above all exemptions allowed by law.
Teste W.D.Temple Clerk Circuit Court.


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Thomas Temple was born in 1617. He died between 1671 and 1709.

!1. PARISH RECORDS PRINTED TRANSCRIPT OF HUTTON BUSHELL,
[The Hulion Family Tree]

!1. PARISH RECORDS PRINTED TRANSCRIPT OF HUTTON BUSHELL,
[The Hulion Family Tree2.FTW]



!1. PARISH RECORDS PRINTED TRANSCRIPT OF HUTTON BUSHELL,
[The Hulion Family Tree]

!1. PARISH RECORDS PRINTED TRANSCRIPT OF HUTTON BUSHELL, Parents: Thomas Temple.
He was married to Bettenish Pennock on 28 Nov 1654.

He was married to Elizabeth Jonson on 30 May 1668.



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Thomas Temple was born between 1530 and 1573. He died between 1551 and 1656.

!1. WILL OF HUSBAND, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND VOL. 19
[The Hulion Family Tree]

!1. WILL OF HUSBAND, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND VOL. 19
[The Hulion Family Tree2.FTW]



!1. WILL OF HUSBAND, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND VOL. 19
[The Hulion Family Tree]

!1. WILL OF HUSBAND, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND VOL. 19 Parents: Lionell Tempell and Elizabeth (Wife of Lionell Tempell).


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Thomas Temple was born about 1696 in CHARLES CITY, VA. He died about 11 Apr 1738 in PRINCE GEORGE, VA. [The Hulion Family Tree]

!1. BRISTOL PARISH REGISTER, PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA
2. PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA MINUTE BOOK (1737-40) P. 95
3. PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA DEEDS (1713-28) P. 744
[The Hulion Family Tree2.FTW]

[The Hulion Family Tree]

!1. BRISTOL PARISH REGISTER, PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA
2. PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA MINUTE BOOK (1737-40) P. 95
3. PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA DEEDS (1713-28) P. 744 Parents: William Temple and Rebecca Tatum.
He was married to Frances (Wife of Thomas Temple) between 1727 and 1737 in PRINCE GEORGE, VA. Children were: Temple (Husband of FIELD), David Temple, Temple (Wife of ROPER), Rebecca Temple, Samuel Temple, Temple (Husband of Agnes).



30. CHARLES6 LEATH (?FRANCIS?5, CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1740 in Amelia Co., VA? Brunswick Co., VA?, and died 1795 in Caswell Co., NC. He married MASON WYNNE Abt. 1763, daughter of ROBERT WYNNE and FRANCES TUCKER?. She was born May 29, 1745 in Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA, and died 1808 in Caswell Co., NC.

Notes for CHARLES LEATH:
Mrs. Cordia Leath Pinnix
BURLINGTON — Mrs. Cordia Leath Pinnix, 85, of 728 Ross St., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at her home after a long illness.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Samuel Pinnix and the daughter of Mr. William Leath and Mrs. Elizabeth Howard Leath, both deceased.
Before retirement, she was employed with the Burlington School System cafeteria department
A member of Union Chapel United Church of Christ for 25 years, she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Deaconess Board, the Missionary Department and the Usher Board.
Survivors include three daughters, Ms. Nadine Pinnix and Ms. Ruby Jean Pinnix, both of Burlington, and Ms. Linda P. Thompson of Charlotte; two sons, Mr. Therbold Pinnix of Burlington and Mr. Wayne Pinnix of the home; a brother, Mr. John Arthur Leath of Burlington; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at Union Chapel United Church of Christ. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home from 5 to 6 this evening, and at other times at the home of Mr. Wayne Pinnix, 728 Ross St. in Burlington.
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D. M. Ricks 26 May 1997
John RICKS, of Sussex Co., Va. Deed: 26 Nov. 1763....Joshua Poythress and wife, Mary Poythress, to William Wilkerson and wife, Elizabeth [Ricks] Wilkerson, John Adams and wife, Mary [Ricks] Adams [formerly Cook] (said Elizabeth and Mary are sisters of and coheirs of John Ricks, decd., late of Sussex Co.) for 400 pounds—595 acres on Monkonneck Creek (less land deeded to Abraham Parham in 1763) and bounded by Abraham Parham, CHARLES LEATH SR., Sir William Skipwith and the county line. [signed] Joshua Poythress, Mary Poythress, Wit.: William Gilliam, Francis ****HATTON****, John Poythress Jr., and William HAMLIN***. Rec.: 19 Jan. 1764. Request info on John Ricks and his siblings.

***A Charles HAMLIN was witness to deeds of gift by John and Mary (JORDAN) ANDERSON of Nottoway Parish to their children in 1755. Crispin SHELTON also a witness. John and Mary Anderson owned land adjacent ARTHUR LEATH who died testate 1774 in Nottoway Parish [[[Crispin SHELTON lived adj my Thomas WALKER and Betty ELLIS Walker and my GUNNs in Nottoway.]]]

Halifax Co., NC
27oct1784
State of NC to David LANE Sr 250ac joining BARNEY's BRANCH, Henry MONTFORT, David LANE, JOHN RICKS***, CUNNINGSON (CUNNINGHAM?).
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09/06/1800 will
10/ /1800 probate
Nottoway County, Virginia
Old Will Book 1, page 401, Estate inventory page 408

In the name of God Amen, I Martha May of the County of Nottoway do give and dispose of my wordly estate in the following manne, Inprincius, First I give to my sister Caty Vaughan two negroes named Sarah and Daniel they being children of the negroe woman Peggy which my late husband John May dec'd willed to said Caty Vaughan to her and her heirs or assigns forever. Item I give to my sister Hannah Anderson the sum of twenty dollars to be raised out of my estate. Item I give to my three sisters Hannah ANDERSON, Rebecca Anderson & Lucy Anderson a certain bond given me by Peter ROBINSON for the sum of ninety nine pounds 8/11 bearing date the first day of November 179Eight which bond was for Tobacco sold sd Robinson which Tobacco it is thought belonged to my three sisters aforesaid by virtue of the will of my late husband John May dec'd to be equally divided amongst them as soon as the money can be collected, Item I give to my brother William Anderson one feather bed and furniture to him his heirs or assigns forever, Item I give to my brother in Law Peter Hawks my cross cut saw. Item my will and desire is that my Executor's shall as soon as possible purchase a likely young negro man to be paid for out of my estate which negro I lend to my father and mother to work for them as long as they live and after their death I give said negro to my brother William Anderson to him and his heirs or assigns forever. Item, I give to my sisters Polley B. ECKELS and Sally HARP all the residue of my estate after all my just debts are paid to be equally divided between them their heirs etc. Item lastly I constitute leave and appoint my two friends William MOORE*** and Kennan HARPER my sole executors to execute this my last will and testament and I do hereby make void and revoke all and every other will or wills made by me of for me, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of September one thousand eight hundred.

Signed sealed and acknowledged in her
presence of Martha x May {seal}
Jno E Jackson mark
Wm. T. Jackson
Thomas CONNALLY
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Grant,
Great to get your email. I really appreciate all your hard work on this topic, and believe me, I know it isn't easy. Looking over your notes, I have the following tidbits to add:
1. I descend from Charles and Mason's son James through his second marriage in Wythe County, VA, to Catherine Wampler. He was married first in Orange County, NC, to Rachel Pond.
2. Charles and Mason's children did not include a Calvin. I have seen James Leath's original marriage bond to Rachel Pond and the bondsman's name is actually Coleman, Coleman Leath, James's brother.
3. The identity of Mason Leath is a bit of a mystery, but I believe she might have been the Mason Wynne listed in the Bristol Parish Register as a daughter of Robert and Frances Wynne, born in 1745. The date is right, and like the Leaths, the Wynne family was based in Prince George County, VA and later spread to the Caswell County, NC/Pittsylvania County, VA area and, by the early 1800s, into Sumner County, Tennessee.
I have seen someone say that her maiden name was Winston. Do you have any idea where that came from? The names Wynne and Winston are obviously similar.
4. Charles Leath's identity seems equally hard to pin down. Have you seen the records for him buying land in Brunswick County, VA, in 1774? I believe these are the first records that mention him. He later moves to Northampton and Halifax Counties in North Carolina, and then finally to Caswell County in the late 1780s.
For a long time I though he was tied to the Sussex County Leaths, but I no longer think so. The Charles Leath named as a great-grandson in Charles Leath's 1770 Sussex County will couldn't have been born any earlier than the late 1750s. He is listed as a tithable in his father's household in 1774, by which time we know that our Charles Leath is already married with children and living in Brunswick County. Also, he never inherits the land given to him by his great-grandfather suggesting that he had died sometime before his father John Leath died in the early 1790s.
That leaves the Prince George County Leaths who suffer from the destruction of so many of their records in the Civil War. The Bristol Parish Register lists Charles Leath, son of Thomas and Ann Leath, born in 1725. And the 1782 Virginia land records list two Charles Leaths, ours living in Brunswick County and another living in Prince George.
I tend to believe that our Charles Leath was the other Charles Leath's nephew (he seems just a bit too old to be his son), and that his parents were probably Peter Leath, born 1722, and Catherine Sturdivant Leath, born 1721. Catherine's brother Joel Sturdivant wrote a will in the 1760s that named his sister Catherine Leath, nephews John and Peter Leath, and neice Mary Leath. This would explain the use of the name Joel, and I believe the Mary Leath named in her uncle Joel's will was the Mary Leath who died in Brunswick County around 1808.
Ultimately, I think all the Prince George County Leaths descend from the Peter Leath who died in 1759 and his wife Abigail. There is an estate inventory for this Peter.
Grant, I'd be happy to talk to you about all these issues. It's probably too much to go over via email. My home telephone number is (757) 258-8949.
Great to find someone else with a Leath family connection and interest.
Robert Leath
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Northampton Co., NC Deeds

24apr1772
mar1773
James REAVIS of Northampton Co. to CHARLES LEATH of Brunswick Co., VA for 160 pounds VA currency 260ac on PEAHILL CREEK, joining the GREAT BRANCH, EDWARDS***, the old country line.
/s/ James REAVIS
Wits: Thomas OWEN, Miles ALLEY.
[Peter and Frances REVIS were godparents of Elizabeth LEATH, dau of Charles Leath SR of Sussex. Elizabeth LEATH married Ephraim RAINES, son of Shand Raines and Mary LEE, dau of Samuel Lee and Frances EDWARDS.]

9jul1772
mar1773
ISHAM REAVIS schoolmaster of Northampton Co. to Zacharias THOMPSON*** minister of Brunswick Co., VA for 55 pounds VA currency 285ac joining the country line, Wm REAVIS, ARTHUR JORDAN, ISHAM REAVIS.
/s/ Isham REAVIS
Wits: Wm REAVIS, ROWLAND WILLIAMS, Christopher WILLIAMS, John NEWELL***.

7oct1772
mar1773
Eleazer JUSTIS planter of Northampton Co. to Samuel LOCKHART cabinetmaker of same for 60 pounds proclamation 142ac (110 of which was an old patent and had been deeded from John GLOVER of Edgecomb Co. 9 oct1740 to JOHN JUSTIS decd then of BERTIE Co; 32ac of which was part of land surveyed by John EDWARDS*** Esq. for sd John Justis...

Halifax Co., NC
28feb1785
Deed Book 16, p. 105
From Agnes THOMPSON and William THOMPSON*** of Halifax Co. to John JUSTICE of same for 20 pounds Virginia money 100ac joining GREAT NORTHUMLAND CREEK.
/s/ Agnes (x) THOMPSON, William (x) THOMPSON
Wits: James MALLORY, Freeman LEATH, Benjamin JUSTICE.

9jan1786
Jesse WILLIAMS of Halifax Co. to Josiah JOHNSON of same for 160 pounds 225ac which was part of land patented by William MacCAY 18jun1741 on Fishing Creek, joining POPE's Branch.
/s/ Jesse Williams
Wits: Aaron CLARK, R. CLARK
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WARREN CO., NC
DB-3, page 477. 13 November 1768. ANTHONY STREET*** & DAVID MEGEE, of Bute Co., to LEWIS WILLIAMSON, of Northampton Co. 80 Pds. Va. money for 242 1/2 A. in Bute Co. on LYONs Creek., adj. SHEARIN(SHEARING), ANDREWSON & SAMUELL JONES***. Wit: HOLMAN SOUTHALL***, JAMES REAVIS***. Proved by HOLMAN SOUTHALL, 18 April 1772, before MORRIS MOORE,Esq., A.J. Reg: 4 August 1772, by JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.
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Brunswick Co., VA
26nov1774
Isaac LEDBETTER of Brunswick Co. to CHARLES LEATH of Northampton Co., NC for 150 pounds VA money 400ac where said Isaac Ledbetter now lives, joining FLETCHER, CLANTON's BRANCH, BROWN, BLALOCK, BEDDINGFIELDs, the old road.
Wits: Edmund WEBB, Wm BRYANT.
Proved 28nov1774 -- Probate indicates that Jane the wife of sd Isaac Ledbetter was examined. P. Pelham Jr, CC.

[[[13Aug1739
CHARLES LEATH of Albemarle Parish to James BROWN of same 50ac on Beaverpond Swamp (part of a patent granted Wm PARHAM 24oct1701).
Wits: Richard BIRD and John SMITH.]]]

1may1774
John PERSONS of Brunswick Co. to HOWELL EDMUNDS of Southampton Co. for 300 pounds VA money 500ac on the south side of Meherrin River, part of which was part of a patent to John Persons decd 17sep1731 joining CHARLES TAYLOR, a hickory below the mouth of HILLS BRANCH, Thomas JORDAN, Thomas DURPREY****, and other 380ac of which was a patent to Thomas Persons 28sep1730.
Wits: Henry RAMSEY, David EDMUNDS, Wm TEMPLE.
Proved 28nov1774 P. PELHAM Jr, CC.

[[[Caswell Co., NC
April Court 1828
Will of Nathan MOORE
8 March 1828
Wife Elender; 4 children, oldest child under age.
Exec: wife Elender and brother James Moore.
Wit: FREEMAN LEATH, Ellis G BLAKE. James Moore qualified.

Book I pg 23 October Court 1821 Sales property of William SWIFT to among
others: NATHAN MOORE
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Caswell Co Guardians Accounts

Book 3 pg 137, 1833 Samuel Moore for Julietta and Nathaniel H Gregory. Recd
from estate of West Gregory.

Book 4 pg 296, 1845 William J Moore for Robert and Margaret DUPREE

Book 4 pg 392, 1847 Joseph SIMPSON*** for Ephraim Moore

[[[Joseph Simpson was married to Susannah Bird ANDERSON]]]]]]
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17oct1774
Robert RUFFIN & his wife Mary of King William Co. & Thomas CAMP (Kemp) of Brunswick Co. to Robert TURNBULL of Dinwiddie Co. for 1400 pounds 250ac in St. Andrew Parish which sd Robert Ruffin had purchased from John CLACK******** 25nov1755; also 170ac which sd Robert Ruffin had purchased from Peter TATUM 24nov1755; the sd tracts Thomas Camp the father of sd Thomas Camp had purchased from sd Robert Ruffin.
Wits: Benjamin BLICK, SCARBROUGH PENTECOST, Wm CLACK.

11nov1774
Order to Francis NASH, John QUARLS & Holt RICHARDSON. Robert RUFFIN & his wife Mary of King William Co. did 14oct1774 sell to Robert TURNBULL of Dinwiddie Co. 370ac called The COURTHOUSE TRACT. Thus this order to examine sd Mary. She was examined 22nov1774.
Proved 28nov1774 P. PELHAM Jr, CC.

7nov1774
John BAKER & his wife Martha of Brunswick Co. to John TATUM of same for 65 pounds VA money 200ac on the south side of WHITE OAK SWAMP joining Daniel CATOE (CATES?), LEDBETTER, UPCHURCH.
Wits: BRIGGS GOODRICH, David TILLMAN, Anne TILLMAN, Jesse TAYLOR.
Proved 28nov1774 P. PELHAM Jr, CC

7nov1774
John BAKER & his wife Martha of Brunswick Co. to BRIGGS GOODRICH of same for 135 pounds VA money 223ac on north side of RATTLESNAKE CREEK joining the mouth of Rattle Snake Creek, James RANDAL, Richard TILLMAN, LEDBETTER.
Wits: David TILLMAN, John TATUM, Jesse TAYLOR, Anne TILLMAN, Richard TILLMAN.
Proved 28nov1774 P. PELHAM Jr, CC.
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That's always been the big mystery to me. Why did they move to Caswell County? I have never found a really good connection. Up until the late 1780s, they are living squarely among all the Southside Virginians - Halls, Harwells, etc. - who moved down into Halifax and Northampton, then they pick up and move west to Caswell.
Isaac's wife, Elizabeth Story, whom he married in Tennessee had Prince George County connections through the Rickmans that lead back to the Tatums, once again old Leath family neighbors along with the Temples and Ledbetters.
If our Mason was Mason Wynne then she had first or second cousins living in the Caswell and Pittsylvania County area, the Wynnes, Eckles, Dixons, and Hendricks. The Malones were related to the Wynnes of Sussex County and I believe they show up in Caswell. Mason Wynne also had a sister Margaret, daughter of Robert and Frances, born in Bristol Parish in 1742, but no further record. They went up in smoke in the 1830s when the Dinwiddie County Courthouse burned.
William Wynne who lived in Pittsylvania had a son named Robert, and I sometimes wondered if that Robert could possibly be the one with daughters Margaret and Mason born in the 1740s.
There is an unplaced Charles Wynne who shows up in the 1780s owning land in both Dinwiddie and Pittsylvania, then he moves down to Franklin County, NC, in the 1790s and where he dies as a very old man in the 1830s.
This seemed to show that the Prince George/Dinwiddie Wynnes and the Pittsylvania branch kept a very close connection (and might have cross polinated). Any ideas? Again, I have got all this info in my files.
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I know from the tidbits I have seen, the pages with Charles' early deeds mention John Baird of Prince George and Sterling QUARLES of Brunswick, and Hubbard Quarles had been a neighbor of Robert and Frances Wynne (Mason Wynne's parents) in Brunswick County. So there were some connections there.
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Peter and Abigail Leath had a daughter Elizabeth who married a Charles WILLIAMS. In 1759, there is an agreement promising Elizabeth and her heirs right to inherit the property she had inherited from her father. Peter Leath and Thomas BONNER were the guarantors and Mary Leath was a witness. The document described Charles Williams as "of Brunswick County" but I have never been able to positively pin him down.

[[[PG CO., VA MARRIAGES -- Edward LEE to Polly BONNER---21 Feb 1788
John Taylor LEE to Sarah Chappell MOORE---7 Oct 1790]]]
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April 19, 1786. JOHN LEITH of Amelia County, Virginia to John Mills-350 acres adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps JONES, John ANDERSON, Benjamin Brickford, Benjamin ALLEN. Witness, ARTHUR LEITH, Wm. CANABIS, Abraham Snow*.

December 27, 1773. Deed of Trust-Samuel MORGAN to Wm. Fitzgerrald. Witness: James GUNN*.

December 31, 1774. James GUNN purchased 146 acres from STITH BOLLING*******. This adjoins COCKE's corner on the Little Nottoway River below the store house adj. lines of Wm. MUSE, James GUNN, and the river. Wit. Thomas GUNN, Junior, Wm. Muse, and Moses HURT, Junior*.

September 22, 1779. Deed John MAY of Amelia County, Virginia, land adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps JONES, John LEITH*.

February 20, 1782. Deed Wm. MUSE of Amelia Virginia to Thomas COCKE of same, 130 acres in fork of Nottoway River adj. lines of James GUNN, as it meanders, John Cocke, Charles HAMLIN*.

May 21, 1784. Deed John Comer of Amelia County, Virginia to Elisha GUNN for forty pounds, 50 acres in Amelia County, Virgina, adj. lines of James GUNN, Repps JONES, JOHN LEITH. Witness: James GUNN, William GUNN, and John Beveis (REAVIS?).

December 15, 1791. James GUNN purchased from his son Elisha, 41 1/2 acres, which Elisha had bought from Matthew MAYs. (NOTE! Elisha's purchase was 50 3/4acres. No explanation for the unaccounted acreage.) Bounded by lying and being in the county of Nottoway and bounded as follows. Adjoining the said James GUNN and John Mills and FREEMAN JORDAN. Wit: Crawford Zachry (ZACHARY), SPENCER GUNN, Sally GUNN.

May 7, 1807. James GUNN in a Deed of Trust (additon to his will) makes a gift of a slave to his son James Junior. Witness: FREEMAN JORDAN, Sr., EPHRAIM THWEATT, Griffin GUNN. (Freeman was father-in-law of James Jr. and Griffin. Ephraim was James' son in law.)
*******STITH BOLLING witnessed the will of Nathaniel TATUM OF PG CO.
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1749, Jan 19. Deed. Amelia County Deed Book 5/6 page 165. 19 Jan 1749. Henry TOMINSON (THOMPSON? TOMLINSON?) and Jane, his wife to James Bevis (REAVIS?), for consideration of 15 pounds, 200A on Middle Cellar Creek, adjacent to Gamin's corner and line to Rainey's corner and line, and the lines of LEATH, RAINES and MOOR. Wit: John Crenshaw, CHARLES WESTBROOK*** & Josiah Grigge.
[[[SEE Thomas TOMLINSON who married Sarah EPPES]]]

1759, Oct 25. Deed. Amelia Co. Deed Book 7, p. 197 dtd 25 Oct 1759. From Billington WILLIAMS of Amelia Co. Planter, to William Stoe, shoemaker, of same county, for 25 pounds, a certain tract of land of 120A in Amelia Co., on the upper side of the Great Branch of the Middle Seller Cr., and bounded by ARTHUR LEATH, RANY, in being a certain tract formerly purchased by deed recorded in Amelia, by the said Williams from Thomas FLAKE. Signed Billington Williams. No witness.
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5 Sept 1685. Court Record. From "Scots on American Plantations". John Rennie and Marion Rennie, both Covenanters. Prisoners at Dunnottar and Leith. Banished to plantations at Leith, 18 Aug 1685, transported from Leith to East New Jersey by George SCOTT of Pitlochie on the "Henry and Francis", master Richard Hutton, 5 Sept 1685. From the register of the Privy Council of Scotland.
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Cemetery At Leath Farm, Surry Co., VA
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Halifax Co., NC
November Court 1784

...Edward JACKSON came into Court and chose Wm Jackson his guardian, which is approved of on his giving John JUSTISS Esquire & John GARIS (?) Securities bound in the sum of One thousand pounds...

Ordered that John JUSTISS, Willis ALSTON, Esquires, Holomon SOUTHALL & CHARLES LEATH or any three, do settle & divide the Estate of Thomas JACKSON decd agreeable to the said deceased will and report their proceedings & c...

Ordered that William JACKSON sell the Perishable Estate of Edward Jackson orphan of Thomas Jackson decd & report & c...

Deed John NORWOOD Exec & c to Jesse DIXON proved by Charnal CORBIN & witness and Ordered & c...

Deed ISRAEL WEST to Wm WALKER proved by Matthew RABURN & c...

Deed Archibald SLEDGE to JAMES MALLORY was acknowledged...

Jesse HAYNIE No. 3 in the sum of One thousand Pounds with Wm JACKSON and Elisha PITTMAN securities...

Thomas MASON No. 4 in the sum of Six Hundred Pounds with Gee BRADLEY and Wm WHITFIELD securities...

Benjamin PULLEY (Pullen?) No. 7 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds to Charnall CORBIN and Jesse DIXON...

Gillome NEWSOME No. 6 in the sum of One thousand pounds with Wm MORRISS and JOHN JUSTISS securities...

Dolphin D. YOUNG No. 14 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds with Samuel PITTMAN and Charnal CORBIN...

Wm PULLEN No. 15 in the sum of Six Hundred pounds with James MATTHEWS and Joseph WARD...

Thursday Morning. Court met according to adjournment. Present the worshipfull Charles PASTEUR, Joseph Jno WILLIAMS, Good DAVIS, Jeremiah NELMS, Nicholas LONG, Richard CARNEY***, MONTFORT ELBECK, Esquires Justices...

Ordered that GARDNER HARWELL Overseer of the Road in place and Sted of Thomas COLLINS...

Ordered that CHARLES LEATH ditto in place and Stead of JOHN JUSTICE, Esq....

James BOND Exhibited in Open Court and Entry of 1000ac of land on Quankey Creek which Ordered to be inserted on his book of Public Entrys & Mrs. ELBECK and Joseph TURNER Caveatts this Entry...

Ordered that James PARKER be appointed Overseer of the road in place and stead of BROWN EDWARDS the former Overseer...

Theodorick HALL appointed overseer of the road in place and stead of CHARLES LEATH the former Overseer...

Ordered that Thomas DAVIS, Isaac RICKS, Robert HULM*** and Richard CARNEY or any three of them be appointed to divide the money arising from the sale of the negroes belogning to Ann POPE decd orphan of Wm POPE decd between the orphans of Wm Pope decd and their mother.

Ordered that Thomas DAVIS, ISAAC RICKS, Robert HALL*** and Richard CARNEY or any three of them be appointed to audite and settle the Guardanship and administratorship account of Charnal CORBIN with the Estate of Wm COCKBERN decd and his orphans and report to next Sessions...

John GEDDY v. Littleberry GREEN } The following Jury impannaled and sworn to witt Henry DAWSON, Thomas CAVANAH******, Thomas YOUNG, Thomas DAVIS, BROWN EDWARDS, Edward CROWELL Jun, George MORRISS, Thomas HAWKINS, Charnal CORBIN, Matthew WHITAKER, Lemuel BELL and Joseph CARTER. Verdict for L3.7.11 & Costs from which Verdict Jno GEDDY the plaintiff prays an appeal which is granted he enters into bond with LUNSFORD LONG and Howell TATUM Securities. Appeal waved.

[[[Surry Co., VA Deeds
16jun1718
John ROBERTS to Wm MOOR and wife Mary MOOR... 170ac whereon the said Moor now lives on the north side of Nottoway River adj Davis BRANCH, the line of Roberts and WYNN and Wm MALONE.
Wits: George HAMELTON and Arthur KAVANAUGH******.]]]
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DELEGATES FROM SEVIER CO. CHURCHES TO TENNESSEE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

...Forks of Little Pigeon Baptist Church

1803 Richard Wood, Isom Guin, Ebenezer LEATH, SPENCER CLACK********; 1804 Richard Wood, Elijah Rogers; 1805 Richard Wood, Henry Haggard, John H. Scruggs, John Hatcher, John Chasteen, George OLDHAM; 1806 Richard Wood, Elijah Rodgers, Abraham Slover, George Oldham, Spencer Clack; 1807 Richard Wood, John Hatcher, George Long, Spencer Clack, George Oldham; 1808 Richard Wood, Daniel Duggan; 1809 Richard Wood, Spencer Clack, Daniel Duggan, Steven Oldham, Abraham Slover; 1810 Richard Wood, William Maples, George Oldham; 1811 Richard Wood, Elijah Rodgers, Eben LEATH, Stephen Oldham, George Oldham, Spencer Clack; 1812 Richard Wood, Ebenezer Leath, H. Parrott, John Selvage, Stephen Oldham, Spencer Clack; 1813 Richard Wood, John Hatcher, Joseph BISHOP; 1814 Richard Wood, Jonas Moon, William Wood, John Hatcher; 1815 Richard Wood, Jonas Moon, John Hatcher, Thomas Williams, William Maples, Spencer Clack, Ebenezer LEATH, George Long, William Wood, John Roberts; 1816 Richard Wood, William Wood, John Roberts, Henry Parrott, George Long; 1817 Richard Wood, George Long, John Lindsey, William Wood; 1818 Richard Wood, Daniel Layman, Thomas Williams, George Long, Henry Parrott, William Wood; 1819 Richard Wood, George Long, Daniel Layman, Henry Parrott; 1820 R. Wood, G. Long, W. Henderson, Henry Parrott; 1821 Richard Wood, Jonas Moon, John Moon, J.P. Wood, William Ogle...
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Absolutely, for some reason the Peter Leath family never paid taxes for that land, at least not in their own name, the land could have been rented out and the renter appeared in the tax lists paying the taxes. But in 1763 the name Charles Leath appears in the tax lists paying taxes on 400 acres plus himself and one slave. The next year the Amelia court ordered that Peter Leath be added to the tithables list with 400 acres and two tithables, then in 1765 Peter Leath of Prince George County sells the land to Peter Randolph Bland, and the next year, 1766, his wife Elizabeth testifies before witnesses and relinquishes her dower right.
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Name: Thomas FREEMAN Eppes
Sex: M
Birth: 26 OCT 1814 in Nottoway co, Virginia
Death: 2 FEB 1897 in Nottoway co, Virginia

Marriage 1 Jacqueline HARDAWAY b: 19 DEC 1818 in Amelia co, Virginia
Married: 29 AUG 1839 in Nottoway co, Virginia
Children
Fannie Harris Epes b: 16 JUL 1840 in Nottoway County, Virginia
James FLETCHER Epes b: 23 MAY 1842 in Nottoway County, Virginia
Freeman Epes b: 10 JUL 1845 in Nottoway County, Virginia
John Segar Epes b: 21 OCT 1847 in Nottoway County, Virginia
Theodorick Pryor Epes b: 4 JAN 1854 in Nottoway County, Virginia
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Grant, here's another coincidence. In 1719, John LEDBETTER bought land on Warwick Swamp in Prince George County from Adam SIMS. Thomas Leath was one of the witnesses to that deed.

You are right about the name Isaac, I believe it comes to Isaac Ledbetter through the Walton family. I have long thought the Leaths and the Ledbetters had to be related but couldn't find any proof of the relationship. You will notice on that Brunswick County deed that the 400 acres Charles Leath purchased from Isaac Ledbetter included Isaac's house.
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Grant, I think you might be really onto something. She seems to have lots of potential. If Rev. James Smart was a Baptist, you might recall that our Charles Leath signed the "10,000 Man Petition" in 1776 to disestablish the Anglican Church in Virginia. This was a primarily Baptist- led petitition, although other dissenting faiths participated.

Yes, Mary Jackson was the daughter of Charles Leath of Sussex's neighbor John Jackson. Her brother Robert Jackson was the one who actually reported Charles death to the Albemarle Parish register in 1770. I also believe this is the same Eckles/Echols family - at least distantly - that intermarried with the William Wynne family of Pittsylvania.

I did run across one fact that throws a possible wrench into the Mason Smart theory. The Reverend James Smart was definitely living in South Carolina by the mid-1750s, when Mason would have been just a little girl. And he apparently continued to live there until his death around 1788. The Baptist church he founded, Coosawhatchie, was right along the Georgia-South Carolina border. So this raises the question, how would our Charles Leath and Mason Smart have known each other to court and marry?

He was, however, living at the time in the same vicinity as Henry Ledbetter (possible brother-in-law?) who left South Carolina and moved to Caswell County.
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Brunswick County, Virginia
Deed Book 5 (1751-1755)

Indenture made 26 March 1751 between John TOMLINSON of St.
Andrews Parish, Brunswick County, and Thomas VINSON*** of same, £1,
on South side of FOUNTAINS Creek, 150a. Signed John Tomlinson.
Wit: Thos. ELDRIDGE, J. WALL, Junr. Court 26 March 1751,
Indenture acknowledged by John Tomlinson, and Susanna the wife of
the said John personally appeared and relinquished right of
dower. Deed Book 5, Page 1.

Indenture made 7 February 1750, between Thomas TATUM of
Brunswick County, and Thomas Tomlinson of same, £55, on North
side of Fountains Creek, 280a. Signed Thomas Tatum. Wit:
Samuel Clark, James Clark, ROBERT MITCHELL (bhm). Court 26 March
1751, Indenture and Memorandum acknowledged by Thomas Tatum, and
Ann the wife of the said Thomas personally appeared and
relinquished her right of dower. Deed Book 5, Page 6.

Indenture made 26 March 1751, between Thomas Jackson of
Brusnwick County, and Ralph Jackson of same, £50, 250a, being
part of a tract of land granted to Thomas Jackson aforesaid for
325a, by Patent dated 22 February 1724, Chinkaponbottom/Road from
Allens Mill to Meherrin River/ Little Creek/Plantation Branch.
Signed Thomas Jackson (bhm). Wit: Sampson Lanier, Mark Harwell,
John Jackson (bhm). Court 26 March 1751, Indenture and
Memorandum acknowledged by Thomas Jackson. Deed Book 5, Page 18.

Indenture made 26 March 1751 between Hezekiah Thrower of
Johnston County, North Carolina, and Joseph Wran of Surry County,
£37, 195a, Begining upon the upper Fork of the first great Creek
above Christiana fort at a white oak thence South Twenty two
degrees East Eighty two Chains to a red oak thence south Twenty
Eight degrees west one hundred and Sixteen poles to a red oak
Thence forty nine and a half degrees west one hundred and twenty
four poles to a white oak thence north Sixty four and a half
degrees west twenty nine poles to a hickory Thence north Twenty
four degrees west one hundred thirty Six poles to a white oak at
a branch thence north Thirty four degrees East one hundred and
Thirty two poles to a red oak thence South Eighty Three degrees
East forty three Poles to a white oak thence south forty Two
degrees East fifty six poles to the Beginning, granted to John
Ray by Patent dated 16 October 1727. Signed Joseph Rann. Wit:
M. Cadett Young, Thomas Jackson. Court 26 March 1751, Indenture
acknowledged by Joseph Rann. Deed Book 5, Page 22.


More About CHARLES LEATH:
Burial: **** see Robert JACKSON, Andrew JACKSON, George JACKSON
Fact 1: 1790, St. David's District, Caswell Co. Census.
Fact 2: November 16, 1769, From the Virginia Gazette... taken up in PRINCE GEORGE, a white mare about 4 feet 8 inches high, trots, paces and gallops and appears to be very old, and branded in the near buttock 3. Posted, and appraised to 21. CHARLES LEATH
Fact 3: 1776, Petition delivered to VA House of Burgesses to disestablish the Anglican church "10,000 man petition." Brunswick Co., VA names. James and Francis MALLORY signed.
Fact 4: February 16, 1786, Listed in Halifax Co., NC Census in District 6 (taken by Walter C. BALLARD) with 1m (21-60), 5m (-21 and 60+), 6f, 4slaves (12-50) and 3 slaves (-12 and 50+). Mark RICKMAN, John STORY, John JUSTISS, Charles HAMLIN, Archibald SLEDGE also in his district.
Fact 5: 1788, Taxed for 450ac in Caswell Co.
Fact 6: 1790, St. David's District in Caswell Co. Census.
Fact 7: January 09, 1790, Bought from John SPENCER 200ac on Stoney Cr adj Ephraim LOGAN, Thomas Spencer. Wits. John HENSLEE, John PINNIX.
Fact 8: February 03, 1790, Bought from Wm SWIFT 152ac on Haw River adj OLDHAM, LOGAN, Robert ALLISON, James SCOTT. Wit Wm (TK) Swift, Jeremiah WILLIAMSON.
Fact 9: January 10, 1791, Witnessed sale from Malon STACY of CC to Wm CARTER 69ac Stoney Cr adj Carter, excluding old mill site. Also witnessed by Freeman Leath.
Fact 10: February 18, 1794, Sold to Epaphroditus BENTON 200ac e side of Stoney Cr adj Barker (excluding Leath Graveyard). Wits. John PINNIX, James RAY.
Fact 11: February 18, 1794, Who had died by 18feb1794 that there was already a LEATH GRAVEYARD???
Fact 12: 1795, There was an estate settlement for Charles Leath. There were many obvious mistakes in this record and I'm not certain about the exact date of Charles' death.
Fact 13: May 02, 1795, harles Leath "formerly of CC" to John Barker 57ac Stoney Creek. Wm CARTER, Thomas Spencer, wits. [[[seemingly posthumously recorded]]]
Fact 14: December 22, 1795, Charles Leath and Wm BROWN of CC sold to James Brown of CC 200ac on Stony Cr adj Orange Co. line. Wits Robert MITCHELL, Hudson BROWN. [[[seemingly posthumously recorded]]]
Fact 15: February 16, 1796, Buyers (among others): Mason Leath, Robert Lackey, John MALLORY, John HENSLEE, Thomas Mallory, John Kerr, Sam FRENCH, David Henslee, Henry HARDIN, Thomas Spencer, Wm Conti, Garland Snead, Richard HORNBUCKLE, James Mallory, Nathan WILLIAMS, John DAWSON.
Fact 16: February 16, 1796, Estate sale by Thomas Spencer.

Notes for MASON WYNNE:
Will of John Bishop
(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 114, Prince George Co.VA.)

In The Name of God Amen.
I John Bishop Sen. of Prince george County being in health and perfect
sense and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do hereby make
and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in manner and form
following, adnulling and makeing void all other wills by me formerly
made & Declared, and this only to be taken for my Last Will and
Testament vizt. First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, hopeing thro'
the merritt of my redeemer to Inheritt Eternal Life, and my body to the
Earth to be buried in such Decent manner as my Executrix hereafter
named shall think meet, and as for such worldly goods as it has pleased
God to bless me with, I give and bequeath as followeth.
Item. I give unto my Eldest son John Bishop, and to his heirs for ever,
the plantation whereon he now liveth, together with the full halfe part
of all my land to be divided across, being the cro__ part, I give also
to my said son John Bishop a feather bed, to be Delivered to him after
the Death of my wife, and not before.
I give to my Loving wife Sarah my plantation where I now live, together
with the other moiety, or halfe of my Land, for and during her natural
Life, after which I doe hereby give all the said plantation, with the
moiety of Land, to my son James Bishop, and to his hirs forever. I also
give to my said son James Bishop my feather bed in the outward room,and
the furniture belonging thereto, & two Pewter Dishes.
I give to my son's William and Henry Bishop, to each of them a two year
old heifer.
I give to my Daughter Mary Potts, five Shillings.
I give to my Daughter Hannah REVES, five Shillings.
I give to my grandson MASON, a small gunn and sword and belt, which was
formerly my son Harmons, and lastly, I give and bequeath to my Loving
wife Sarah Bishop; all the remaining part of my Estate, be it in what
nature or quanity so ever found, and doe also hereby appoint my said
Loving wife Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, as witness my
hand and seale this Eighth Day of November, Anno 1714.
John Bishope Sealed with red wax.

Signed and Declared in
Presence of}
P.Hall

On the back of the above written Will was an Endorsement in the
following words Vizt.
MEMO: Not well considering at making the bequest unto my Elder son John
Bishop I hereby adnull and make void his having the full halfe of my
Land, because that I have as before considered with take all to the
plantation given to my son James, which is not my intent, but that my
son John shall enjoy so much of the within bequeath, as the plantation
and Land he now liveth on from the creek taking its full breadth of my
whole tract, untill it comes up to the Bottom below my spring, and then
to run South two points Easterly till it strike the Mill Line, this
being my will and meaning, anything herein before Exprest to the
contrary notwithstanding. As witness my hand this twenty second Day of
January 1714/15.
John Bishop

Test R.Hall

Att a Court held for Prince George County, on Tuesday the Twelfth Day
of June 1716. The above written Last Will and Testament of John Bishope
Dece'd. with the above endorsement thereon, was presented into Court by
Sarah his relict and Executrix therein named, who made oath thereto,
and the s'd. Will and Endorsement, being proved by the oath of Mr.
Robert Hall is admitted to record and a Certificate granted to the said
Executrix for obtaining a probate in due form.
Test. Wm.Hamelin ClCur.

This Will further proved at Aug.Court 1716 by the oaths of Richard
Worth (Jr.?) & Ailce his wife.


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1741 Sept 17- Oct 5. Mr. Jonathan CHAPMAN of Stafford County, no warrrant, date from survey; 650 acres on Broad Run of Occoquan on ye Mt. 295 acres taken up by Godfrey Ridge 24 June 1737 (the residue waste & surplus); adjoining Col. Carter, Waugh, Dent. Surv. John Savage.

1741 May 16 Mr. Thomas Dent of Stafford County 380 acres in Prince William County adjoining Col. CARTER, Godfrey Ridge, CHARLES TAYLOR, South Run Mts, Blackley's Mt. Surv. by Mr. John Grant. 16 May 1741

1742 March 3 Mr. Jonathan CHAPMAN of Stafford County 650 acres (355 acres surplus) in Prince William County, Surv. Mr. John Savage. Chapman purchased of Godfrey Ridge, who received deed 24 Jun 1737 for 295 acres, on Branch of Occoguan in Prince William County adjoining Col. CARTER, WAUGH, DENT. 3 Mar1742

1744 March 6 Capt. John Grant of Prince William County, 555 acres in said County, Surv. Mr. James Genn. adjoining William Watkins. Col. Carter's Broad Run Tract, Godfrey Ridge now Chapman's on CATLETT's Br. Run.

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Caswell Co., NC
Will Book R 1855
Page July Court 1855
315 JOHN HUGHS - Will - w. 4 Mar 1854. Sons Thomas Hughs and James Hughs already advanced their share. Daughters Elizabeth and Mary Hughs two-thirds of tract of land with his residence plus livestock. Son William Hughs and daughter Martha TAYLOR the other one-third of land div equally between them. Remainder of estate sold and div to daughters Mary and Elizabeth Hughs, Martha TAYLOR, and son William Hughs. Exec: friend Samuel Hughs. Wit: John F. FAUCETT, TOLIVER FLORANCE.


650 SARAH HUGHES - Will - w. 31 May 1839. Granddaughter Martha Woods; sons Samuel Hughes, William Hughes (negro woman Pheby). Tract of land where John MASON lives to son Samuel Hughes. Maranda Mason, Sarah Mason, Henry C. Mason, James E. Mason, William Mason (all grandchildren) the children of John Mason to have tract of land where John Mason now lives in Caswell and Orange Counties, 140 acres, on head waters of Jordan Creek. Exec: sons Samuel and William Hughes. Wit: Garrison WALKER, William HENSLEE. Codicil: 31 July 1844. Div of increase of slave Pheby to Samuel and William Hughes. Wit: John W. FAWCETT, William T. Mayhan.

CASWELL CO., NC
Property of Henry DAVIS on 18 July 1799 given in by Mary Norman Davis. Cash due from James HUGHS, ANTHONY HORTON.
Page 78
Book D cont. 1801-1802
January Court 1802
92 Sales estate of John HUGHES decd. Sold on 22 Nov 1801 by Thomas Morean guardian to the orphans. /s/ Thomas Mareign.
Sales to: HENRY HARDEN, Thomas Mareign, John WINDSOR, MOSES SIMPSON, William BOSWELL, John BRINSFIELD, Richard HORNBUCKLE, Robert HATRICK***.

LOUISA CO., Book: 5, Page: 205, William Hughes, Type: Will, Date: 11-Oct-1805
Written 20 Jul 1803, Recorded 11 Oct 1805 I have already given and put my children Joshua, Billey, David, Suky, and Molly in possession of property; To Joshua, an undivided tract of land in Kentucky containing 1000 acres patented in the name of Asa THOMSON, also 50 acres of land patented in the name of Waller OVERTON who is bound to make me a legal title, also all that part of my tract of land lying in Louisa County known by the name of Zacharies Old Field on north side of road leading to Richmond. To son Billy, 100 acres of land I purchased of Robert YANCEY adjoining Suckey Hughes land, but the land being in dispute between William McGEHEE and myself, plus 1/3 part of my slaves. daughter Suckey, 1/3 part of my slaves; Ruthey Dunn, Nancy Dunn, and Suckey Dunn, children of Martin Dunn by his former wife [Molly Hughes] the following property; all of the balance of that tract of land known by the name of Zacharies Old Field which I have not already disposed of which balance is lying on the south side of the road leading to Richmond, also 1/3 part of my slaves. Executor Capt. William Thomson. Witnessed by Ralph QUARLES, David Watson, Garrett Minor, William G. Poindexter, David BULLOCK, Robert Yancey, Charles Young.

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I guess you saw the references to Thomas and William Wynne in a few of those Halifax County deeds. Plus the Echols who intermarried with the Wynnes.

There is one Halifax County court record in the 1760s in which Peter Leath and two others sue George Scoggan in Halifax court for damages awarded them in Brunswick County.

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Grant, I think you might be on to something, but there is better info on the William Wynne family on the internet. A Prince George court deposition proves he was born in 1697, and the effort to tie Daniel Winn to him is completely unsubstantiated. In fact, I know it's dangerous because there really were two different families, Wynne and Winn (although sometimes spelling their names the same way) living in the same counties - Amelia, Halifax, Lunenburg - in the late 18th century.

But one thing you will find is that William's son Robert is untraced. His son John stayed in Lunenburg, son Thomas moved to Georgia, and son William moved to southwestern Virginia - in fact some of his family later shows up in Grayson County. But Robert, inconclusive.

It all comes down to the sequence of Robert Wynnes and which Robert married Sarah Knibb, which married Frances, and which was William's son. I can send you some of that information.

But there is definitely the mystery of Charles Wynne who owned land in both Dinwiddie and Pittsylvania counties in the 1780s, proving that the two branches of the family were still tied together. This is the Charles that later moved to Frankin County and died in the 1730s, I think I emailed you about him once before.

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"Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 123 (p.493) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henrietta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to Nicholas Partridge...262 acres on east side of Pidgeon Swamp and bounded by the Underground Branch and RICHARD BLAND***, decd.
Wit: John MASON, John (X) Freeman and William (X) Raynes
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 125-126 (p.529) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henritta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to John Mason...223 acres on east side of Pidgeon Swamp and bounded by Cattail Branch and Richard Bland, decd.
Wit: Nicholas Partridge, John (X) Freeman, Jr. and William (X) Rayne
Rec: 18 Dec 1723 and 15 Apr 1724
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 126 (p.532) 17 Dec 1723...John Hardyman and wife Henrietta Maria Hardyman, Francis Hardyman and wife Sarah Hardyman, Elizabeth Duke and Frances Greenhill to Nicholas PARTRIDGE...262 acres on east side of Pigeon Swamp and bounded by Underground Branch and Richard Bland, decd.
Wit: John MASON, John (X) FREEMAN, Jr. and William (X) Rayne
Rec: 18 Dec 1723 and 15 Apr 1724
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 153 (p.22) ____1729...William Reed and wife, Mary Read, of Brunswick County to Nathaniel Mellone of Surry County...100 acres on the north side of Nottoway River and both sides of Sappony Creek adjoining John Jones.
Wit: John (X) Freeman, Nathaniel (X) Roberson and Robert Wynne
Rec: 19 Aug 1730
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis
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NOTTOWAY CO., VA
Nov. 21, 1812. Stephen Beasley, of Nottoway Co. to his son Daniel
J. Beasley, of same; "plantation I purchased of Peter Beasley, containing
301 acres, also the tract of land my father gave me which he purchased
of Pleasant Roberts containing 100 a. Also tract I purchased of Lewis
Leath containinig 225 acres, being in all 625 acres in Nottoway Co.
adjoining lands I now live on;" also 17 negros.

August 5, 1811. Peter BLAND and Martha W., his wife, of Nottoway Co.,
to Richard DENNIS, Sr., of same, L500; 200 acres adjoining the lands of
the estate of RICHARD BLAND***, decd., John Parham and David STURDIVANT,
Peter ROBINSON and LEATH's Creek, or mill pond of said Robinson, said
land conveyed by said Dennis to said Peter Bland by deed in the year
1801; also another tract containing 107 1/4 acres.
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There was a Mason Bolling born in the 1720s, there was a Mason Alley and Mason Rees born in the 1740s (but her father's will proves she is not our Mason), there was a Mason Hardaway born in the 1750s, and there was a Mason Edwards, later Wilkinson, living in PG County in the early 1800s. I think I have come across one or two others.

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Name of Family Head & Wife John Scott Sr. and wife Sarah
Came to Lunenburg Co. from: County~State~Year ????????
Moved from Lunenburg Co to: Co~State~Year To Halifax Co. Virginia-1770
Comments:
Their children were Robert, John Jr. William, Mary, Catherine, a daughter married to Samuel Cunningham, a daughter married to David Logan. They bought 790 Acres on Wynn's Creek in Halifax Co. Va. from a Mr. Jones of Amelia Co. Va. His daughter Catherine was married to The Rev. Hugh McAden of Semora Co. N.C. His son John Scott Jr. married Dicey Moon, daughter of Gideon Moon of Lunenburg Co. Va.
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Surry Co., VA
17jul1734
Stephen HOUSMAN and wife Mary to John EDWARDS, 16ac on west side of Josephs Swamp and bounded by Robert DOBY, Nathaniel TATUM and said Housman (being land granted to said Stephen Housman on 28sep1730).
Wits: Richard JONES, John MASON.

21aug1734
William PETTIWAY and wife Elizabeth to CHARLES LEATH 150ac (part of tract of 350ac bounded by the south side of Indian Swamp, the line of Prince George Co., John MAN and LEATHERCOATs Branch).
Wits: Robert WYNNE and Thomas ELDRIDGE Jr.

24jul1735
Wm PARHAM of Southwarke Parish to Matthew Parham Jr of same 280ac on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by Monkeseneck Creek, Wm Parham decd and CHARLES LEATH (part of patent granted Wm Parham decd 24oct1701).
Wits: Robert WYNNE, Joseph TUCKER Jr., Thomas WYNNE

More About MASON WYNNE:
Burial: **** See Mason PARKER
Fact 1: 1797, Guardian for James, Coleman, ISAAC and Betsy Leath, orphans of Charles Leath. Approved by James YANCEY and Richard SIMPSON.
Fact 2: January 15, 1753, John MASON, son of ISAAC and Anne Mason, christened in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA. Godparents Slowman WYNNE, Thomas PARHAM, Mary DANSEY.
Fact 3: 1803, Taxed for 124ac in Caswell Co.
Fact 4: 1808, Sale of her estate in Caswell Co. with buyers: Coleman Leath, John PYRON, Dennard BRINSFIELD, John HASTINGS, Thomas GOSSETT, James Leath, Isaac Leath, Joel Leath, William GILCHREST.
Fact 5: 1870, Prince George Co., VA Census lists a MASON J. Leath in the BLAND Township as well as a Bland Leath and many others. There was a FREEMAN E. LEATH in the Templeton Township with CHARLES H. Leath and others.
Note 1: TAYLOR??? HENSLEE? PINNIX? TATUM? RAINES?
Note 2: **** See Mason KIRBY born 1734, wife of Jesse HOLT.
Note 3: **** See Coleman MASON (1737), wife of Peter KNIGHT
Note 4: **** see Nancy MASON Temple.
Note 5: ***See Thornton CARTER *** see Mason Williamson TURNER.
       
Children of CHARLES LEATH and MASON WYNNE are:
       i.       FREEMAN7 LEATH, b. Abt. 1766, Brunswick Co., VA; d. Abt. January 1792, Caswell Co., NC **** see Mary LOVE wife of Joseph MONTGOMERY; m. SUSANNAH BARKER, Abt. 1791; b. Abt. 1768, Louisa Co., VA or Orange Co., NC; d. Abt. October 1811, Caswell Co., NC.

Notes for FREEMAN LEATH:
Posted by: Bobby Killen Date: March 18, 2001 at 06:26:39
In Reply to: Re: Leath Family Portrait by Vonda Smith King of 349


Here's the line as I know it.
Solomon B.Smith B.1805 in S.C. D. ? M. Rosannah Leath

Elijah Smith B.1783 in Accomack Co.,Va. D.1827 in Lawrence Co.,Tn. M. Ester Bird
I believe them to be buried in Smith Cemetery in Lawrence Co.

Spencer Smith Sr. B.1741 in Accomack Co.,Va. D. 1838 in Wayne Co.,Tn. M. Margaret?

Bayly Smith B.1720 in Accomack Co.,Va. D.1794 M.Elizabeth Miles

Valentine Smith B.1700 D. ? M. ca.1720 to Elizabeth Bayly in Accomack Co.,Va.
Valentine was believed to be a Junior. I'm not sure.

Mary Nell Franks who lives near me is in the process of putting together a book on the
Smiths,Birds,and Franks. This hopefully will be done by June 1st of this year. She has a lot more info. I will try and let you know when she has it finished.

I hope this helps.

Bobby Killen


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ELON COLLEGE — Mrs. Mary Ann Mebane Leath, 82, of 3164 Leath Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at White Oak Manor in Burlington after a short illness.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. FREEMAN LEATH and the daughter of Mr. Baxter MEBANE and Mrs. Jessie Vaughn Mebane, both deceased. She was a line server with A.R.A. Food Services, Elon College. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gibsonville, where she was an usher, member of the Missionary Circle and was Mother of the Church.
Survivors include six sons, Mr. Harold Leath, Mr. Larry Leath, Mr. Mack Leath and Mr. Donald Leath, all of Burlington, Mr. Norman Leath of Houston and Mr. Roger Leath of Fort Washington, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Lovey Swann of Glen Raven and Mrs. Willys Johns of Danville, Va.; a brother, Mr. Thomas Baxter Mebane of Glen Raven; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Gibsonville by the Rev. Eugene Gant, pastor, and the Rev. Donald Leath. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at Sharpe Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8 this evening, and at other times at 1722 Sandy Cross Road, Burlington.

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Halifax Co., NC
28feb1785
Deed Book 16, p. 105
From Agnes THOMPSON and William THOMPSON of Halifax Co. to John JUSTICE of same for 20 pounds Virginia money 100ac joining GREAT NORTHUMLAND CREEK.
/s/ Agnes (x) THOMPSON, William (x) THOMPSON
Wits: James MALLORY, Freeman LEATH, Benjamin JUSTICE.

8aug1786
John JUSTICE of Halifax Co. to Theodorick HALL of Northampton Co. for 340 pounds Virginia money 216ac joining RONE RIVER, ROANOKE RIVER (excepting 3 acres which John NORWOOD had sold to Wm EATON Jr.
/s/ John JUSTICE
Wits: Thomas RECKMAN (RICKMAN), John (x) TUCKER

29aug1785
John PONS (PONDS) of Town of Halifax to Charles PASTEUR of same for 20 pounds part of Lot 74 which had been obtained by John Ponds 8aug1785 from sd Pasteur the sheriff.
/s/ John PONS (???)
Wits: Jesse RHYMS (Grimes?)

19feb1786
Henry MONTFORT of Warren Co. to Nathaniel ALLEN of Chowan Co. for 1500 pounds Lots 31, 32, 52 in the Town of Halifax.
/w/ H. MONTFORT
Wits: Wm GILMORE.

27oct1784
State of NC to David LANE Sr 250ac joining BARNEY's BRANCH, Henry MONTFORT, David LANE, JOHN RICKS***, CUNNINGSON (CUNNINGHAM?).

23aug1786
Henry MONTFORT of Warren Co. to Nathaniel ALLEN of Chowan Co. for 1500 pounds Lots 31, 32, 52 in the Town of Halifax.
/w/ H. MONTFORT
Wits: Wm GILMORE.

29aug1785
James ALLEN to John JUSTICE of same for 266 pounds 266ac which James MORRIS had formerly owned joining John WATTS.
/s/ James ALLEN
Wits: Josiah DAVIS, Jonathan CARPENTER.

Halifax Co., NC
9jan1786
Jesse WILLIAMS*** of Halifax Co. to Josiah JOHNSON of same for 160 pounds 225ac which was part of land patented by William MacCAY*** 18jun1741 on Fishing Creek, joining POPE's Branch.
/s/ Jesse Williams
Wits: Aaron CLARK, R. CLARK
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1786 Halifax Co. Census
Charles Leath hoh
Tax List District 6
16feb1786
by Walter C. BALLARD
Charles Leath with 1 man 21-60, 5 men under 21, 6 women and 7 slaves.

10MAR1788
Caswell Co. Deeds
TARPLEY MASTEN LIGHTFOOT of SC to Richardson OWEN in Caswell Co. slave woman named Doll (20 yrs old).
Wits: James GREGORY, John JUSTIS.
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MOORE, William, late of FREEMAN's Bridge, SUSSEX Co, decd, his estate to be
sold by his admr., John Verell (VG 27 Aug 67)
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Warren Co., NC
DB-l, page 88. 15 October 1765. WILLIAM MOORE to LODWICK ALFORD, both of Bute Co. 23 Pds: 6 Sh:8 d. Va. money for 290 A. on NS Tarr River & down the river, granted to JAMES PACE by agent of LORD GRANVILLE. Wit: JAMES ALFORD, BRIDGES FREEMAN. Ack: by WILLIAM MOORE, Bute April Court 1766, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 6 November 1766, by WILLM. JOHNSON, P.R.
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Amelia Co., VA
2jun1746
John FREEMAN to Francis WALLICE***, late of CAROLINA for 35 pounds 200ac, being part of greater tract patented on 20aug1745 lying on HURRICANE SWAMP and bounded in part by ECKOLS*******' corner and the swamp.
Wits: John CRENSHAW, Arthur (x) LEATH, John WALLICE and James (x) WALLICE.
Deed acknowledged by John Freeman on 18jul1746 and proved by oaths of John Crenshaw and John Wallice.

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Prince George Co., VA
ANDERSON, Matthew
From William LEADBETTER
Deed (lease) 49 acres Apr 24, 1711 A-46
Deed (release) Apr 24, 1711 A-47
Adj. John MAYES

ANDRESON, Matthew Page 249
From James THWEATT
200 acres FREEMAN's Bottom-Bailey's Run
Aug 10, 1713

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John Puttenham (or Putnam as the family name was already on some occasions being recorded), had four sons, the eldest ‘John Putnam of Hawridge’ next ‘William Putnam of Cholesbury’ and younger brothers of these, Richard, Edward and Hugh. On his father’s death in 1521, John inherited lands in Hawridge identified today as PINNOCKS LEATH and Putnams, and William in 1561 acquired lands mainly in Cholesbury but also at HEATH End, (still known today as Marshall’s) bequeathed from a separate line of the family.

REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 7th day of Dec. 1850 by Wm. P. Graves
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Charles Dickens
The Holly Tree
Three Branches by Charles Dickens Myself I have kept one secret in the course of my life. I am a bashful man. Nobody would suppose it, nobody ever does suppose it, nobody ever did suppose it, but I am naturally a bashful man. This is the secret which I have never breathed until now. I might greatly move the reader by some account of the innumerable places I have not been to, the innumerable people I have not called upon or received, the innumerable social evasions I have been guilty of, solely because I am by original constitution and character a bashful man. But I will leave the reader unmoved, and proceed with the object before me. That object is to give a plain account of my travels and discoveries in the Holly-Tree Inn; in which place of good entertainment for man and beast I was once snowed up. It happened in the memorable year when I parted for ever from ANGELA LEATH, whom I was shortly to have married, on making the discovery that she preferred my bosom friend. From our school-days I had freely admitted Edwin, in my own mind, to be far superior to myself; and, though I was grievously wounded at heart, I felt the preference to be natural, and tried to forgive them both. It was under these circumstances that I resolved to go to America--on my way to the Devil. Communicating my discovery neither to Angela nor to Edwin, but resolving to write each of them an affecting letter conveying my blessing and forgiveness, which the steam-tender for shore should carry to the post when I myself should be bound for the New World, far beyond recall,--I say, locking up my grief in my own breast, and consoling myself as I could with the prospect of being generous, I quietly left all I held dear, and started on the desolate journey I have mentioned...
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Jackson, Andrew

Born: 15 MAR 1767, Waxhaws, South Carolina
Died: 8 JUN 1845, Nashville, Tennessee
Interred: Hermitage Garden, Nashville, Tennessee
Notes:
Was elected over John Quincy Adams by a popular vote of 647,286 to 508,064
and an electoral vote of 178 to 83. Was reelected 1832 over Henry Clay by a
popular vote of 687,502 to 530,189 and an electoral vote of 219 to 49. During
his first term 1829-1832 John C. Calhoun served as vice-president, during his
second 1833-1837 his successor Martin Van Buren. Called "Old Hickory".

Father: Jackson, Andrew, b. ABT 1730


Mother: Hutchinson, Elizabeth, b. ABT 1740


Married AUG 1791, Natchez, Mississippi to Robards, Rachel Donelson


More About FREEMAN LEATH:
Burial: *******SEE FREEMAN ECKLES, JORDAN ANDERSON
Census: 1790, CC census on p. 82, same page as Charles Leath. Coleman and Joel Leath on p. 71. A TATEMAN (TATUM?) Leath on p. 69.
Fact 1: 1790, St. David's District, Caswell Co. Census.
Fact 2: 1788, 450ac in Caswell Co. tax list.
Fact 3: 1790, St. David's District in Caswell Co. Census.
Fact 4: January 09, 1790, John SPENCER to Charles LEATH 200ac on Stoney Creek adj Ephraim LOGUE/LOGAN and Thomas SPENCER. John HENSLEE and John PINNIX.
Fact 1: April 17, 1790, Witnessed deed from John Spencer of Caswell Co. and Benjamin Spencer of Rockingham Co., NC, exec of Thomas Spencer, dec., to William Carter of CC for 100lbs., 73 ac on Stoney Creek adjacent John Barker. Joseph Carter also a witness.
Fact 2: December 01, 1791, Will written. Exec. wife and George Barker. Lancelot JOHNSTON, Thomas LEATH, wits. Mentioned his wife Susannah and his unborn child. Left wife slave EDY, a horse called DARBY, and all real and personal property including livestock.
Fact 2b: Slaves KENT, DUKE and DINAH to be sold at 6 months credit, proceeds to his unborn child. Lends wife horses COMET and PRINCE during her widowhood.
Fact 2c: His signature looks as if he was barely able to lift his hand to sign.
Fact 3: 1793, Account of estate of Freeman Leath by George Barker. Payments to John Pinnix, Benjamin Spencer, Montgomery & Love, William Holdnerness (for taxes), John BALDWIN, Jethro Brown, John Lennox. Approved by James Williamson and Azariah Graves.
Fact 4: Some buyers at his estate sale were: Will KING, William DICKEY, John CARMON, H. WEEDON, Jacob Summers, John F. Leath, William SHAW, Henry GARRISON, L. SANDERS, M. Hazell, F. A. Leath, A. R. Kernodle, C. D. TURNER, Wm VAUGHAN, Wm G. DUKE, Peter BALLARD...
Note: The Leaths are old allies with the GARDNERs of Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Notes for SUSANNAH BARKER:

Indenture made 7 February 1750, between Thomas TATUM of
Brunswick County, and Thomas Tomlinson of same, £55, on North
side of Fountains Creek, 280a. Signed Thomas Tatum. Wit:
Samuel Clark, James Clark, ROBERT MITCHELL (bhm). Court 26 March
1751, Indenture and Memorandum acknowledged by Thomas Tatum, and
Ann the wife of the said Thomas personally appeared and
relinquished her right of dower. Deed Book 5, Page 6.


More About SUSANNAH BARKER:
Burial: **** See Jane Cooper, wife of James Penn
Fact 1: 1795, Account of Freeman Leath, orphan of Freeman Leath, guardian Susannah Leath.
Fact 2: April 26, 1800, W/Geo SMITH, wit sale by Aaron SIMPSON of Orange Co. to John Barker on Stony Cr.
Fact 3: April 02, 1803, Bought slave boy "Jack" from Joseph STREET for $150 with promise to convey Jack back to Street if he pay $160 by April 1804. Wits: John PINNIX, John Barker, Richard Street, John Street.
Fact 4: July 06, 1811, In her will, she left everything to her son Freeman Leath but if he were to die before 21 years, estate to go to John Barker (her brother) and after John's death to be divided between James, Hiram and Susannah TAYLOR.
Fact 5: July 06, 1811, Will written, witnessed by Robert S. MITCHELL and James BROWN.
Fact 6: October 1811, Probate in Caswell Co., NC.
Fact 7: 1812, Inventory of property. Bonds on Ben CANTRELL and James and John COOPER.
Note: Seems to have been quite independent and business-minded. Sole manager of her plantation after the death of her husband. She was granted sole guardianship of son Freeman Leath and estate by CC Court.

       ii.       THOMAS LEATH, b. Abt. 1768; d. Bef. 1795.

Notes for THOMAS LEATH:
Warren Co. Deeds

DB-5, page 289. 5 January 1775. HARRISON MACON to BENJAMIN SEAWELL, both of Bute Co. 500 Pds. Va. money for 400 A. in Bute Co. on NS Tar River, adj. POPE, below West Cabbins, granted to HENRY SIMMS at Newbern 20 April 1745. Wit: THO. LEACH, JAMES RANSOM,JR. Proved by JAMES RANSOM,JR., Bute August Court 1775, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 12 October 1775, by JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.
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DB-4, page 173. ll May 1774. CHARLES ALLAN to THOMAS LEACH, both of Bute Co. 170 Pds. Va. money for 160 A. in Bute Co. adj. DAWSON, JOS. HACKNEY, COL.EATON, reserving an acre where MOOREs Meeting House stands for the use of the Minister & Congregation for as long as the meeting of the REVD. HENRY PATILLO is held or until he should die or remove. Wit. JAS. JOHNSON, JAMES RANSOM, JR. Ack. by CHARLES ALLAN, Bute May Court 1774, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg. 17 January 1775, by JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.

More About THOMAS LEATH:
Fact: December 01, 1791, W/Lancelot JOHNSTON, witness to the will of Freeman Leath of Caswell Co., NC.

       iii.       JOEL LEATH, b. Abt. 1771; m. ELIZABETH JONES, Abt. December 21, 1798, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1780; d. Aft. 1850.

Notes for JOEL LEATH:
DB Q:543 - JOEL LEATH of Caswell to JAMES TAYLOR of same, for $158, 84 acres head waters Thom's Creek adj. BROTHERS old line, Edmund HEARNDON, WILLIAM SMITH, CANTRELL. 09 Dec 1812. Wts: Alex MURPHEY, James RUDD.

DB R:101 - Deed of trust - JAMES TAYLOR of Caswell to Alexander MURPHEY of same, for $168 against value of 84 lbs. which Taylor owes QUENTIN ANDERSON, for $1, sale of livestock, household furniture, 84 acres on Tom's Creek adj. BROTHERS old line, Edmund HERNDON, WILLIAM SMITH, CANTRELL. If Taylor repay by 25 Dec 1813, deed void. 21 Dec 1812. Wts: James RUDD, ?? SCOTT.

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GRANTEE Wisheart, James. grantee.
DATE 29 April 1694.
NOTE Location: Norfolk County.
NOTE Description: 145 acres in Little Creek precincts, which said land was granted by patent to JAMES WISHEART decd. dated Augt. 8, 1673, Beg.g &c. a corner tree of Richard WILLIAMS and Charles GRIFFENS.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 349 (Reel 8).

GRANTEE JONES, Walter. grantee.
DATE 16 December 1714.
NOTE Location: Princess Anne County.
NOTE Description: 159 acres escheat land. Lying and being in Little Creek, in Lynhaven Parish. Beg.g &c. corner tree of JAMES WISHARDs land.

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.....5 Arthur Freeman b: Abt 1706 in Surry or Essex County, VA d: Bef 1755
From Register of Albermarle Parish Surry & Sussex Counties 1739-1778:
( ) s. of Arthur Freeman and w. Agnes: b. Sept 11; c. Oct 12, 1740; gdpts. Robert Farrington, Henry Freeman jr, Agnes Stokes. (Is this Hamlin, below?)
( )harlotte d. of Arthur Freeman and w. Agnes; b. Jan 29, 1741/2; c. March 30, 1746; gdpts Millington Dickson, Mary Randal, Eliza Green
Jemima d. of Arthur Freeman and w. Agnes; b. Feb 13; c. March 21, 1741/2; gdpts. John Rolland, Lucy Stokes, Mary Gillum
Henry s. of Arthur Freeman and w. Agnes; b. Feb 10, 1747/8; c. March 27, 1748; gdpts. John Wellborn, Joel Freeman, Anne Dickson
Kesiah d. of Arthur Freeman dec'd and w. Agnes; b. July 29; c. Sept 9. 1753; gdpts. Daniel Knight, Angelica Cain, Mary Kellyham

This Arthur must have died 1752/3.

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Halifax Co., NC
November Court 1784

...Ordered that GARDNER HARWELL Overseer of the Road in place and Sted of Thomas COLLINS...

Ordered that CHARLES LEATH ditto in place and Stead of JOHN JUSTICE, Esq....

James BOND Exhibited in Open Court and Entry of 1000ac of land on Quankey Creek which Ordered to be inserted on his book of Public Entrys & Mrs. ELBECK and Joseph TURNER Caveatts this Entry...

Ordered that James PARKER be appointed Overseer of the road in place and stead of BROWN EDWARDS the former Overseer...

Theodorick HALL appointed overseer of the road in place and stead of CHARLES LEATH the former Overseer...

Ordered that THOMAS DAVIS***, Isaac RICKS, Robert HULM*** and Richard CARNEY or any three of them be appointed to divide the money arising from the sale of the negroes belogning to Ann POPE decd orphan of Wm POPE decd between the orphans of Wm Pope decd and their mother.

Ordered that THOMAS DAVIS***, ISAAC RICKS, Robert HALL*** and Richard CARNEY or any three of them be appointed to audite and settle the Guardanship and administratorship account of Charnal CORBIN with the Estate of Wm COCKBERN decd and his orphans and report to next Sessions...

John GEDDY v. Littleberry GREEN } The following Jury impannaled and sworn to witt Henry DAWSON, Thomas CAVANAH, Thomas YOUNG, THOMAS DAVIS***, BROWN EDWARDS, Edward CROWELL Jun, George MORRISS, Thomas HAWKINS, Charnal CORBIN, Matthew WHITAKER, Lemuel BELL and Joseph CARTER***. Verdict for L3.7.11 & Costs from which Verdict Jno GEDDY the plaintiff prays an appeal which is granted he enters into bond with LUNSFORD LONG and Howell TATUM Securities. Appeal waved.
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Descendants of James Vaughan and his unknown third wife:
Dr. William H. Vaughan [384.3.4.3], called “Billy,” married Martha CHAPPELL in Amelia County on 17 March 1813. Milton Vaughan and Samuel OVERTON, the surety, witnessed John Chappell’s consent to the marriage. They had five children.
After “Patsy’s” death, Billy married Mason Jeter Lockett in Amelia County in February (bond) 1828.
Dr. Vaughan served as a physician in the War of 1812. He died in Botetourt County, Virginia, on 16 February 1853.
Virginia A. Vaughan [384.3.4.3.1] married Samuel G. Roper on 28 April (bond) 1836. His security was S.F. Burton.
Louisa Jane Vaughan [384.3.4.3.2] married ***Joel LEATH*** on 4 July 1832. William P. Ferguson married them.
Elizabeth F. Vaughan [384.3.4.3.3] married Branette S. Waddill on 1 December 1836. Rev. T.W. Howe married them in Amelia County, Virginia.
John W. Vaughan [384.3.4.3.4] was a carpenter.
Francis L. Vaughan [384.3.4.3.5] married Mary C. Whitworth on 16 January (bond) 1838.
Thomas W. Vaughan [384.3.4.4] was perhaps the Thomas Vaughan who married Tallitha Howell on 22 April (bond) 1810 in Amelia County.


More About JOEL LEATH:
Burial: **** See Joel PAMPLIN
Fact 1: 1803, Taxed for 77ac in Caswell Co.
Fact 2: December 21, 1798, James MALLORY, bm.
Fact 3: 1802, Bought at estate sale of Maxfield HENSLEE.
Fact 4: February 20, 1802, Bought at estate sale of James MALLORY of Caswell Co.
Fact 5: August 23, 1805, Bondsman for Thomas DAVIS and Nancy MALLORY.
Fact 6: July 20, 1810, Bought 170ac on Tom's Creek at SHAW's Bridge in CC on Orange Co. line from Samuel DICKEY of CC. This land was adj land of John JONES, Thomas LLOYD, Benjamin CANTRELL, Edmund HERNDON, William RAINEY, John BERRY. Quinton ANDERSON, witness.
Fact 7: December 09, 1812, Joel LEATH of Caswell Co. to James TAYLOR of same for $158, 84ac head waters of Thom's Cr adj BROTHERS old line, Edmund HERNDON, Wm SMITH, CANTRELL. Alexander MURPHEY, James RUDD, wits.

Notes for ELIZABETH JONES:
1 1120 1124 Sawyer Jno. R. 13 M . . . Caswell* . . . . handwritten pg. #494
2 1120 1124 Sawyer Mary E. 9 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
3 1120 1124 Sawyer Thos. J. 3 M . . . Caswell* . . . . .
4 1121 1125 Sawyer Nancy 52 F . . 400 Caswell* . . X . .
5 1121 1125 Sawyer Susan 24 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
6 1121 1125 Sawyer Sarah 23 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
7 1121 1125 Sawyer Jas. 22 M . Farmer . Caswell* . . . . .
8 1121 1125 Sawyer Malinda 14 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
9 1121 1125 Sawyer John 14 M . . . Caswell* . . . . .
10 1121 1125 Sawyer Robt. 12 M . . . Caswell* . . . . .
11 1121 1125 Sawyer *iley A. 9 F . . . Caswell* . . . . First name: 1st letter marked through
12 1122 1126 McNutt Absolum 65 M . Blacksmith . Pensylvania . . . . .
13 1122 1126 McNutt Frances 50 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
14 1122 1126 McNutt Mary 27 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
15 1122 1126 McNutt Elizabeth 25 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
16 1122 1126 McNutt William 23 M . Blacksmith . Caswell* . . . . .
17 1122 1126 McNutt Susan 21 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
18 1123 1127 Corbett Burl 49 M . Farmer 1,000 Caswell* . . . . .
19 1123 1127 Corbett Susan G.* 32 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
20 1124 1128 Leath Elizabeth 65 F . . . Caswell* . . X . .
21 1124 1128 Leath Mary 48 F . . . Caswell* . . X . .
22 1125 1129 Anderson Quinten 66 M . Farmer 9,360 Caswell* . . . . .
23 1125 1129 Anderson Melissy W. 38 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
24 1125 1129 Anderson John V. 30 M . Physician 900 Caswell* . . . . .
25 1126 1130 Fitch Lucynda 65 F . . . Virginia . . X . .
26 1126 1130 Fitch Caroline 26 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
27 1126 1130 Fitch Jas. 18 M . Farmer . Caswell* . . . . .
28 1126 1130 Fitch Mary V. 1 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
29 1127 1131 Ward Nancy 54 F . . . Orange* . . X . .
30 1127 1131 Ward Alfred 16 M . * . Orange* . . . . Occ: blank
31 1128 1132 Walker Rachael 45 F . . . Orange* . . . . .
32 1128 1132 Walker Levi H. 13 M . . . Caswell* . X . . .
33 1128 1132 Walker Benjam. C. 10 M . . . Caswell* . X . . .
34 1128 1132 Lamb John 22 M . Student . Caswell* . X . . .
35 1129 1133 Evans Edward 35 M . Farmer . Wake NC . . X . .
36 1129 1133 Evans Artilia 29 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
37 1129 1133 Evans Rachael* 1/12 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
38 1130 1134 Massey Wm. H. 34 M . Farmer . Caswell* . . X . .
39 1130 1134 Massey Martha 28 F . . . Caswell* . . X . .
40 1130 1134 Massey Jas. W. 6 M . . . Caswell* . . . . .
41 1130 1134 Massey Elizabeth J. 4 F . . . Caswell* . . . . .
42 1130 1134 Massey Joseph 3 M . . . Caswell* . . . . .


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Prince George Co., VA
Miscellaneous Wills

Will, and Related Papers, of James Jones 1719
(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 310, Prince George Co.VA.)

In The Name of God, Amen. I James Jones being weake and sick but of
sound and perfect mind and memory,praise be therefore given to Almighty
God, doe make and ordain this my present Last Will and Testament in
manner and form following, that is to say, First and principally I
commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, hopeing through the
merritts, Death, and passion of my Saviour Jesus christ, to have full
and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sinns, and to Inherit
everlasting Life, and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently
buried, at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter named, and as
touching the disposition of all such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased
Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows.-
First. I will that my Debts, and funeral charges, shall be paid and
Discharged.
Item. I will that my Loving wife have the Labour of four Negro's
dureing her natural Life, they are named Will, Robin, Maria, & Betty,
provided they are not removed of from the plantation I now live upon,
if they are, then Imediately to return to my Executor, which plantation
I will my wife shall Live upon dureing her life.
Item. I give my wife's two sons two Negro children, one named James,
the other unborn, the first child that either Betty or Maria shall
bring, to be the other which two Negro children to be Disposed of, to
my wife's two sons, as she shall think, the unborn and the born child
James to be and remain with their mothers till they come to the age of
two years, and a halfe, my will is Likewise that my wife have dureing
her life, what household stuff my Executor shall think fitt, and that
she have a reasonable maintenance yearly out of my stock.
Item. I give to my Daughter Mary Dardin my Negro man Jo, Dureing her
life then after to her son Charles Williams.
Item. I give my Daughter Eliz. a Negro named Hanna,to be at her dispose
at her death or before as she thinks fitt.
Item. I give to my Daughter Rebecca two hundred acres of Land, Lying in
Surry county, begining from the swamp, up by the spring South, to the
outline that to the head line, to her and her heirs for ever.
Item. I give my Grandaughter Eliz.Glover one hundred acres of Land on
the South side of Paul Runn, to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give my Grandson James Jones, this my plantation, I live upon
after my wife's Decease, and all my Land in Prince George County, after
his Father and Mother's Decease, to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my Grandson Thomas Chappell one hundred acres of land
lying in Surry from the swamp South, joining upon William Cooke above
to the out Lines to him and his heirs for ever.
Item. I give to my Grandaughter Jane Cooke Daughter to John Cooke, one
Negro named Amy, to her and her heirs for ever, as also one hundred
acres of Land Lying in Surry County, begining at the head Line, to her
and her heirs for ever, as also one feather bed and bolster, one rugg
one blanket, and if the Ticke be bad Lett a new ticke be bought,as also
two young cows, one young mair, one Iron pott, two pewter Dishes, and
one Doz. of spoons.
All the rest and Residue of my personal Estate, goods, and chattels
whatsoever, I do give and bequeath unto my Loving Son James Jones, full
and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, and I do hereby
revoke Disannull and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me
heretofore made. In Witness whereof I the said James Jones to this my
Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this 6th Day of April 1719.
James(his marke)Jones Seald wth.red wax.

Signed and Seald
in presence of
Gilbt.Hay
Edward Prince
Thomas Sample

At a Court held at Merchants hope for Prince George County on the
second Tuesday in May being the twelfth Day of the said month Anno Dom.
1719. The above written Last Will and Testament of James Jones Dece'd.
Exhibited into Court by James Jones his Executor who made oath thereto
and it being proved by the oaths of Gilbert Hay, Edward Prince & Thomas
Sample the severall witnesses thereto, is by order of the Court truly
recorded and a Certificate is granted the said James Jones for
obtaining a probate of the s'd. Will in Due form.
Test Wm.Hamlin ClCur.


Letter - Sarah Jones, widow of James Jones 1719
(deeds etc. 1713-28, page 311, Prince George Co.VA.)

Worthy Sirs. I having seen and heard the Last Will and Testament of my
Late Husband James Jones Dece'd. I therefore think fitt to acquaint
y'r. w'ps. that I think my selfe justly dealt by therein, and to
prevent any further Disputes I desire the Will may be proved I being
contented to Relye on the Legacys Left me in the said Will.
Given under my hand and seal this 20th April 1719.
Sarah(signum +)Jones Seald wth a wafer.

Test
E.Goodrich
Mary(her+marke)Loyd

To the Worshipful his Majestys Justices of the Peace of Pr. George
County.

At a Court held at Merchants hope for the County of Prince George on
the second Tuesday in May, being the twelfth Day of the said month Anno
Dom. 1719. The above written Letter being proved by the oath of Edward
Goodrich one of the witnesses thereto, in open Court, is by order of
the Court truly recorded.
Wm.Hamlin ClCur.


Deposition - Will of James Jones 1719
(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 318, Prince George Co.VA.)

Prince George County
WHEREAS JAMES JONES the Elder Late of this County Dece'd. did by his
Last Will and Testament made and Executed the sixth Day of April 1719
amongst other things in his said Will in the Last clause thereof made
a Devise in these words viz.
"All the rest and residue of my personal Estate, goods and chattels
whatsoever, I do give and bequeath to my Loving Son James Jones full
& sole Exor. of my Last Will and Testament."
And whereas by a Law of this Colony which Declare Negro, Mullatto, &
Indian slaves within this Dominion real Estate etc. it may remain a
Doubt whether any of the Dece'dts. slaves pass to the said James Jones
by virtue of the said Bequest therefore for Explanation thereof I
Gilbert Hay aged sixty three years or thereabouts Deposeth as follows:
That at the Instance and request of the said Dece'dt. I did write his
Last Will and Testament which is proved and recorded in this County
Court, and that the said Dece'dt. did direct me to make the same to his
Son James best advantage, Declareing that all these (except his Grand-
child Jane Cook) to whom he had given any Negro or Negro's to, in his
former Will (which I likewise made) shall have no Negro or Negro's, but
they shou'd be given to his Son James Jones and his heirs for ever,
with all other his slaves which he had not particularly given away in
his said will, and that I accordingly apprehended they were fully given
to the said James Jones and his heirs for ever, by virtue of the said
Devise, In testimony whereof I have hereto put my hand this 9th June
1719.
Gilbt.Hay

(Jane Cooke)Interlined & said to be before signed.
Test. W.H. Cl.

I Edward Prince aged thirty nine years or thereabouts Deposeth that I
was a witness to the Will of James Jones mentioned in the within
Deposition of Gilbert Hay and that I heard and know the contents of the
said Deposition in every part to be true. Witness my hand this 9th June
1719.
Edward Prince

At a Court held at Merchants hope for Prince George County on the
second Tuesday in June being the ninth Day of the said month Anno Dom.
1719. The above written Deposition of Gilbert Hay and Edward Prince
relating to the Last Will and Testament of James Jones Dece'd. were
taken in open Court and by order thereof are truly recorded.
Test Wm.Hamlin ClCur.
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Prince George Co., VA
MUNFORD, Robert
From Richard JONES
½ interest in 6 acres, Mill at
Indian Corn Field Run
Deed (lease) Aug 10, 1713 Page 236
Deed (release) Aug 11, 1713
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Name of Family Head & Wife John Scott Sr. and wife Sarah
Came to Lunenburg Co. from: County~State~Year ????????
Moved from Lunenburg Co to: Co~State~Year To Halifax Co. Virginia-1770
Comments:
Their children were Robert, John Jr. William, Mary, Catherine, a daughter married to Samuel Cunningham, a daughter married to David Logan. They bought 790 Acres on Wynn's Creek in Halifax Co. Va. from a Mr. Jones of Amelia Co. Va. His daughter Catherine was married to The Rev. Hugh McAden of Semora Co. N.C. His son John Scott Jr. married Dicey Moon, daughter of Gideon Moon of Lunenburg Co. Va.


More About ELIZABETH JONES:
Fact: 1850, There was an Elizabeth Leath listed as HOH in the Caswell Co. census with Mary Leath (48).

       iv.       FRANCES? MARTHA? LEATH, b. Abt. 1773; d. Bef. 1796, Caswell Co., NC; m. THOMAS SPENCER, Abt. 1795, Caswell Co., NC?; b. July 01, 1767, Louisa Co., VA; d. January 1854, Lincoln (now Moore) Co., TN.

Notes for THOMAS SPENCER:
Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 1, William Dickerson, Type: Acct, Date: 13-Apr-1767
Account of sale of William Dickerson, Dec'd. Recorded 13 Apr 1767. Mentions: Charles Dickerson, GRIFFITH DICKERSON, orphans of William Dickerson, dec'd., Edward JONES, Sr., John HIGGASON, THOMAS SPENCER***, Robert FOSTER, Elizabeth HENCELY (HENSLEE?)***, Jos. GOODMAN, Dudley BROWN, Catherine TOBEY, Benj. COOK, Absalom BROWNING, George LUMSDEN, John TAIT, Jr., Jos. STREET, ISHAM RICHARDSON, WILLIAM SWIFT, John SNEAD, Charles SNELSON, Benj. TIMBERLAKE, David DAVIS, Samuel WADDY, William TERRELL, Edward JONES, George GEARSEY, John CRANE, Obadiah HINCHEE (HENSLEE?), Thomas Pears (PEARCE), David HAMBLETON, Robert FOSTER, James FOSTER, John BICKLEY, John RICHARDSON as buyers. Lb 107 4 5.

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Name: Thomas SPENCER III 1
Sex: M
Change Date: 24 MAR 2001
Will: 23 SEP 1848 Lincoln Co., TN
Note:
Wife named; children mentioned but not by name, except for
William, who is appointed executor along with his mother, Mary.
Witnesses: B. E. Spencer and Alfred M. Spencer. Thomas
Spencer's will was written and witnessed on September 23, 1848

The last two distribution records of Thomas' estate listed:
Mary N. Tipps, Stephen Sawyer, his wife Elizabeth Spencer dead,
J.M. Frame, his wife Martha Spencer dead, John Spencer, James
M. Spencer and William Spencer. (Martha Spencer is the daughter
of his 1st marriage; son Thomas was probably not included in
the distribution records of his father's estate because he had
moved to Illinois before 1850; his father died in 1854.)

2
Birth: 01 JUL 1767 in Louisa, VA 3
Death: JAN 1854- FEB 1854 in Lincoln (now Moore) Co., TN
Note:
"We do not know just when Thomas Spencer died but an inventory
of his estate was dated March 2, 1854, so he must have died in
January or February of 1854." (Spencer, p. 20)
4
Burial: Lincoln Co., TN 3

Father: Thomas SPENCER II b: ABT 1732 in New Kent, VA
Mother: Elizabeth

Marriage 1 Mary 'Polly' MITCHELL b: 06 JUN 1772 in VA
Married: 21 FEB 1796 in Caswell Co., NC 5 6 7
Children
William 'Billy' SPENCER b: 14 MAR 1797 in Caswell Co., NC
Thomas SPENCER IV b: 05 SEP 1798 in Davidson Co., TN
Elizabeth SPENCER b: 1802 in Williamson Co., TN
Mary H. SPENCER b: 1805 in Williamson Co., TN
James Mitchell SPENCER b: 07 JAN 1809 in Bedford Co., TN
John SPENCER b: 1810 in Lincoln Co., TN

Marriage 2 LEATH
Married: BEF 1794 in Caswell Co, NC
Note:
Thomas married ________ Leath in Caswell Co., NC; we know he
married a first time because in the distribution of his
estate he leaves money to a married daughter who was born in
1794, before he married Mary Mitchell.
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Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 1, William Dickerson, Type: Acct, Date: 13-Apr-1767
Account of sale of William Dickerson, Dec'd. Recorded 13 Apr 1767. Mentions: Charles Dickerson, Griffith Dickerson, orphans of William Dickerson, dec'd., Edward Jones, Sr., John Higgason Thomas Spencer, Robert Foster, Elizabeth Hencely, Jos. Goodman, Dudley Brown, Catherine Tobey, Benj. Cook, Absalom Browning, George Lumsden, John Tait, Jr., Jos. Street, Isham Richardson, William Swift, John Snead, Charles Snelson, Benj. Timberlake, David Davis, Samuel Waddy, William Terrell, Edward Jones, George Gearsey, John Crane, Obadiah Hinchee, Thomas Pears, David Hambleton, Robert Foster, James Foster, John Bickley, John Richardson as buyers. Lb 107 4 5.


More About THOMAS SPENCER:
Burial: *** See "Spouses."
Fact 1: January 1796, Recorded his inventory of the estate of Charles Leath in Caswell Co. Court. Thomas Spencer said he himself had received one negro girl and one bed and furniture in his lifetime from the estate of Charles Leath.
Fact 1b: Susannah Leath, widow of Freeman Leath, made oath that her deceased husband had only received one cow from his father's estate. Inventory signed by Richard SIMPSON.
Fact 2: February 21, 1796, John MITCHELL, bm.

       v.       REBECCA LEATH, b. Abt. 1775, *** See Rebecca Thompson *** Rebecca FREEMAN wife of Jones Freeman; d. Abt. November 1837, Orange Co., NC *** See Rebecca COLEMAN wife of John HALL; m. (1) JOHN JOHNSTON, Abt. September 16, 1796, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1770; d. Bef. October 25, 1816; m. (2) THOMAS BYRD, Abt. October 25, 1816, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1774; d. Bef. October 16, 1829, Orange Co., NC.

Notes for REBECCA LEATH:
Grant, I have never seen any documentation of Betsy's parents. And I have to admit, I think your theory is interesting, but a stretch, no documentation. I will through you a bone - the Bristol Parish register shows a John and Rebecca Leath having a daughter Elizabeth in the late 1740s. I have never been able to place him - unless he is Charles's grandson John - but this really compresses the timeline if Charles Leath was born in 1687. The Albemarle Parish register says Charles was 83 years old when he died in 1770. You try the math and see what you come up with, four generations should take how many years?

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Warren Co., NC
DB-3, page 55. 29 January 1770. JOSEPH MEGEHEE to ANTHONY WINSTON, both of Bute Co. 112 Pds:lO Sh: Current money of N.C. for 800 A. in Bute Co. on BS Brandy & Richland Creek, part of two surveys from ARTHUR FULLER ll March1760, adj. *** MORGAN & JOHN POND****. Wit: JOHN DENT.Ack: by JOSEPH MEGEHEE, Bute May Court 1770, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: 13 October 1770, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: Deld. to you at September Court 1770.

DB-3, page 222. 11 May 1771. RICHARD WILLIAMS, Blacksmith, to JAMES MORRIS, both of Bute Co. l0 Pds. Va. money for 200 A. in Bute Co. from Ledbetter's Prong, mouth of Watters Branch, along Cade's Path & down Brandy Creek, adj. ANTHONY WINSTON & *****JAMES BETTIE*****, part of a 611 A. Grant 1Aug. 1762 from Hon. THOMAS CHILDS, Esq., Special Agent. Wit: JOHN KITTRELL, ANTHONY WINSTON. Proved by ANTHONY WINSTON, Bute February Court 1771, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: 15 May 1771, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: 14th. Augst. 1771 Deld. to GEO. WINSTON

DB-3, page 224. 26 January 1771. WILLIAM BASS, Planter, to SAM(P)SON BASS, both of Bute Co. 7 Pds:10 Sh: Va. money for 100 A. in Bute Co. on SS Cedar Creek, down Beaver Dam Branch to the Creek, bought from THOMAS HUTON (HUTTON? HATTON?). Wit: JOHN DENT. Proved by JOHN DENT, Bute February Court 1771, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 16 May 1771, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: 13 May 1772 Deld. to ANTONY WINSTON.
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D. M. Ricks 26 May 1997
John RICKS, of Sussex Co., Va. Deed: 26 Nov. 1763....Joshua Poythress and wife, Mary Poythress, to William Wilkerson and wife, Elizabeth [Ricks] Wilkerson, John Adams and wife, Mary [Ricks] Adams [formerly Cook] (said Elizabeth and Mary are sisters of and coheirs of John Ricks, decd., late of Sussex Co.) for 400 pounds—595 acres on Monkonneck Creek (less land deeded to Abraham Parham in 1763) and bounded by Abraham Parham, CHARLES LEATH SR., Sir William Skipwith and the county line. [signed] Joshua Poythress, Mary Poythress, Wit.: William Gilliam, Francis ****HATTON****, John Poythress Jr., and William HAMLIN***. Rec.: 19 Jan. 1764. Request info on John Ricks and his siblings.

***A Charles HAMLIN was witness to deeds of gift by John and Mary (JORDAN) ANDERSON of Nottoway Parish to their children in 1755. Crispin SHELTON also a witness. John and Mary Anderson owned land adjacent ARTHUR LEATH who died testate 1774 in Nottoway Parish [[[Crispin SHELTON lived adj my Thomas WALKER and Betty ELLIS Walker and my GUNNs in Nottoway.]]]
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Maryland Calendar of Wills p. 30
William HEWES
2dec1662
8nov1664
To William HATTON***, eld son of William and Elizabeth Hatton, 1/3 of estate.
To William DENT***, eld son of Thomas and Rebecca Dent, 2/3 of estate.
Exec. not named.
Test: John DENT, John WYNN***.

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7/17/1793
William JOHNSTON of Fairfax Co., VA
slave Milly/ £50
Milly was about 21 years old. Her freedom was purchased by WILLIAM HALLEY, the former master of her husband, Nace.
wits: Peter WISE, FRENCH SIMPSON, Esther HALLEY, William HALLEY.
Hust E:473
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George Mason II
>1680<1716 unknown James Joyner unknown
>1680<1716 100 acres **********William BETTY*********** Pohick Creek
>1681<1716 unknown Madam BRENT Little Hunting Creek
1690-91 March 10 unknown Martin SCARLETT Pohick Creek
1690 July 19 500 acres Thomas JAMES Pohick Creek
1691 Feb 10 320 acres Michael Vanlandingham Pohick Creek
1691 Feb 11 lots Mathew THOMPSON and John WITHERS Marlborough **********
1693 April 19 780 acres William Lambert Dogues Creek
1694 July 8 150 acres Henry Peyton Acquia Run
1696 2109 acres William Sherwood Dogues Island
>1698 unknown John Harper Little Hunting Creek
>1699 unknown William Travers Dogues Creek
1699 Nov 17 200 acres JOHN SIMPSON Little Hunting Creek **********
1700 March 12 300 acres James MANN Pohick Creek
>1687<1715 1100 acres Edward Smith Dogues Neck (Part of BUSHROD's patent)
[In 1704, GM II paid quitrents on 8,000 acres. That means Joyner, Brent, Scarlett, Harper, Travers, and Mann lands together must be about 3,300 acres, taking into consideration the acreage the Masons sold before 1704]
1707 May 13 1085 acres Joseph WAUGH Potomac Creek
1707 June 11 1200 acres Joseph WAUGH Potomac Creek
1707 Oct. 9 1200 acres Alexander WAUGH Head of Potomac Creek
1709 Apr 12 833 acres Bryant and Mary Folio Mathews Patent
1711 Feb 7 1406 acres Mathew THOMPSON Hunting Creek

More About REBECCA LEATH:
Burial: *** See "Spouses." *** see Wm LEDBETTER
Fact: October 1770, Rebecca FREEMAN, wife of JONES, died Oct1770 per Wm MEANLY. She died of dropsy.
Fact 1: August 18, 1837, Will written. James BYRD, exe. Thomas REEVES, wit. "Son James J. Bird to be educated."
Fact 2: November 1837, Will proved in Orange Co. Court.

More About JOHN JOHNSTON:
Fact 1: December 01, 1791, Lancelot JOHNSTON was with Thomas LEATH a witness to the will of Freeman Leath of Caswell Co. George BARKER exec.
Fact 2: May 21, 1792, Bondsman for Delphia SIMPSON and Reuben HIX.
Fact 3: September 16, 1796, Thomas SPENCER, bm.
Fact 4: May 06, 1800, Could be the John Johnston who, with James Johnston, witnessed the will of William CLENDENNIN of Orange Co., NC.

More About THOMAS BYRD:
Burial: *** See "Spouses."
Fact 1: Abt. February 10, 1815, Zaccheus PAUL, bm.
Fact 2: October 25, 1816, William FITCH, bm.
Fact 3: October 16, 1829, Mentioned as deceased in the will of Richard Bird.

       vi.       SARAH LEATH, b. Abt. 1780; m. JOHN PYRON, Abt. November 26, 1799, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1777.

Notes for SARAH LEATH:
Very interesting. I think Sarah Pyron is in the 1850 Caswell County census with members of her family, including a son or grandson named Coleman Pyron.

More About SARAH LEATH:
Fact: 1850, Caswell Co. Census (70) with Mary (23), Permelia (21), Sobrina (12), John (10) and Abner A. (5). Sarah stated her birthplace was "unknown."

More About JOHN PYRON:
Burial: **** see the EASLEY family
Fact 1: November 26, 1799, Joel Leath, bm. John G. Murphey, wit.
Fact 2: 1808, Bought at estate sale of Mason Leath.
Fact 3: ? is as to the children I've attributed to him, not his parentage.

       vii.       JAMES M. LEATH, b. Abt. 1779, Caswell Co., NC; m. (1) RACHEL POND, Abt. October 14, 1813, Orange Co., NC; b. Abt. 1785; m. (2) CATHERINE WAMPLER, Abt. 1830; b. Abt. 1795.

Notes for JAMES M. LEATH:
Subj: Re: leath
Date: 10/14/2002 12:08:28 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: aleath98@cox-internet.com
To: Grantpinnix@cs.com

File: Leath,Charles.rtf (146317 bytes) DL Time (115200 bps): < 1 minute


Grant,

My Leath lines go back to James Leath who settled near the Cecil Co., MD, and Chester Co., PA, boundary line about 1721. We think he was our immigrant, probably of Scots-Irish origin and a part of the large Scots-Irish immigration about 1720. Then in the 1730s he moved to the Shenandoah Valley of VA. I've never been able to connect my Leaths to the Caswell Co., NC, Leaths who came from the greater Southside Virginia Leaths.

I am away from my Leath family notes right now, so it may take me a few weeks to get back to you. But I have an email address for a Robert Leath who has done some research on the Caswell Co., NC, Leaths. He can take you back several more generations from Coleman, back to Prince George Co., Co., VA. If I remember correctly, this guy descends from James Leath who married Rachel Pond, though I think he descends from a second marriage. When I get back to my notes, I'll be back in touch with you.

Andy Leath

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LEITH-HATFIELD
Leith-Hatfield is a CDP in Fayette County Pennsylvania, USA.
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA

On December 9, 1785, 307 men of Washington County signed a petition addressed to the Virginia House of Burgesses reqesting the formation of a new county from the western area of Washington County. The petition suggested a line be "fixed along Clinch Mountain and Montgomery line to the Carolina line" to separate them from Washington County. These inhabitants include those in settlements of Clinch River, Mocason Creek, Powells Valley, north branch of Holstein River, and "others." Russell County, Virginia was created in that year. No Gowens [or spelling variations] appeared on the petition.

The list of petitioners, transcribed by Rhonda S. Robertson was published in "The Southwest Virginian," Vol. 1, No. 3 in Wise, Virginia:

“H. SMITH, David WARD, Alexr. BARNETT, Andw. COWAN***, Sam'l ROBINSON, Charles BICKLEY, James LEITH*****, James BUSH, James WHARTON, David COX, Ben GRAVES, John McFERRAN, Moses DAMRON, Lazarus DAMRON, John DAMRON, Edw. STAPLETON, Isaiah STILLS, James OSBURN, James McKENNEY, Wm. BOWLAND, Abrm. HAYTER, Jos. CARTER*****, James GIBSON***, John MCCULOCK***, Thomas PRICE, Jr., James HARRIS, John BAKER, Joel GALLAHER, Thos. PRATER, Wm. GILMORE*****, Charles HAYS, Wm. VAUGHN, Wm. SMITH, Shadrick MONTZ, Edward SMOTE***, James ALLEY, Sr.******, James ALLEY, Jr, Samuel ALLEY, Peter ALLEY, John ALLEY, Hosea ALLEY, David ALLEY, Patrick PORTER***

Saml. PORTER, John PORTER, Richd. PORTER, John MONTGOMERY, Stephen OSBURN, Jeremiah HERRIL***, Christopher COOPER***, Sammuel STALLARD, Alexr. RITCHIE, Thos. CARTER, John CARTER, Norris CARTER, John CARTER, Jr, Daniel YOUNG, Ambrose FLETCHER, Richard FLETCHER, Jos. BLACKMORE, Wm. Cen. DUNCAN, Alexr. RITCHIE, Jr, Wm. McDUEL, Hamelton CROCKETT, Jos. BLACKMORE, Townsend DUNCAN, Namrod HADDON, James DUNCAN, Peter NICHOLSON, Benj. NICHOLSON, Alexr. CROCKETT, Edwd. YOUNG, John WRIGHT, John JACKSON, James ELKINS, Drury ELKINS, James JONES, David MUSICK, Electius MUSICK, Henry SKAGGS, David SKAGGS, Simon COCKRELL, Henry DICKSSON, Jr, John KINKEAD, Arthur BOWEN, Wm. HAMOND, Robert BENHER, Archalus BREMLY, Jonathan CUNNINGHAM.

Wm. GILMORE, Charles HAYS, Wm. SMITH, Jonathan LANGDON, Henry DICKINSON, Edmund PENDLETON, Amos ALLARD, John FRAYOR?, James DAVISSON, Saml. WHITE, Peter MACKINTAVISH, Patrick RIGHLEY, Champ FARIS, Jams. DAVISSON, Wm. DAVISSON, Daniel DAVISSON, John WHITE, Jacob CASSTLES, Jonathan WOODS, James OSBORNE, Joseph CASTLES, Wm. HUSTON, James OVELTON, Zachariah FUGATES***, Wm. FUGATE, Coleby FUGATE, Charles DEVER, Samuel HADDON, Siles ENYART, George ROBERTS, John ENYART, Alexr. KIRK, George GIBSON, Adam HOP___, Allen BRAKING?, Edom JONES, Thomas GREEN, John CAMPBELL, David CAIN, Saml. FLEMING, Joseph HENSLEY, John LATHIM, Robt. CARR***.

James MONTGOMERY, Robt. LARGE, John CAMPBELL, Jos. BLACK, Henry DICKENSON, James CRAIG, George CLARK, Hugh? BRUCOM?, _____ HENSLEY***, Wm. LONG, Thos. BELSHER, Henry MAUK, Wm. PRATER, Jonathan PRATER, Daniel NELSON, Johnson NELSON, Lylis DOLSBERRY, Ramey BATY, Thos. CALDWELL, James WRIGHT, Robert MONTGOMERY, Matthew KINCANNON, Saml VANCE, Aber. DONELSON, John FOWLER, James BRADLEY, John KENNDAY, Wm. NALL, Alexr. MONTGOMERY***, John SMITH, Edwd. SMITH, John BOWEN, Henry DAVIS, Saml YOUNG, Josiah FUGATE, James DANIEL, Wm. ONEY, George BELSHER, Nat. KENDRICK, Jesse GRAY, George LARK, Henry HAMLIN***.

Will. ROGERS, John SKAGGS, Jesse ELKINS, Archd. PRATER, Solomon SKAGGS, Jeffery HILDRITH, Robt. HIGGANBOTHAM, Adam LARK, John ASBERRY, James BROWN, Wyatt DANIEL, James YOUNG, Samuel VANHOOK***, Wm. GARRISON, Shade WHITE, Dudley YOUNG, John GREEN, Isaac BRISTOW, Wm. ASBERRY, James PRATT, Francis BROWNING***, Thomas PRICE, Thomas FRANCE, Jecilia PRICE?, James QUILLIN, Thomas LANDRIX, Benjamin JONES, Anyer PRICE, John LEWIS, George HATFIELD***, Masheck STACY***, Tom STACY***, Thos. CONWAY, Moses HIGGONBOTHAM, Jared BOWLAND, George ASBERRY, Henry ASBERRY, John WELLS, Thos. GREEN, Joseph HATFIELD***, Enius SMITH, Eli SMITH.

Jno. HATFIELD***, George HATFIELD***, Evens SMITH, Jr, Thomas CONWAY, John LEWIS, Charles NIEL, Harris WILLSON, Richd WILLSON, Jno. WILLSON, Joseph MEREDITH, Benj. ONEY, Richd ONEY, Jno. DESKINS, James FUGATE, John FULTON, John VANDYETHE, John HEANY, Abrm. MILLARD, Charles RAINY***, Mathew RAINY***, James ROGERS, Wm. FRANCE, Jesse JACKSON, Jesse VERMILION, John WELLS, James SHEWMAKER, John GIBSON, John SHOEMAKER, George ROBINSON, Wm. HEARELSON, John RANEY***, John THOMSON, Abraham CHILDERS, John WELLS, Ritchard FIELDS, Joseph PERRIN, Wm. BRUSTER, Micahel BRUSTER, Thomas TATE, David YOUNG, John THOMPSON, Wm. ELAM.

James LANDRIX, John GIBSON, Wm. PRICE, George PUCKETT, Zachariah KINDERIK, David PREES, Daniel PRICE, Thos. JOHNSTON, Richard PRICE, Alexander SEAL, Henry HAMBLEN****, John BRISTER, Michal LORD, Abrm. BEAVERS, Wm. ROBERTSON, Robt. McFARLAND, Absolom ROBERTSON, Jacob ROBERSON, George McCOY, Robt. McCOY, John WAGG, David CALHOOLN, Joseph McFARLAND, Robert MCFARLAND, Jr, John ENGLISH, Robt. CRAIG, Thos. BIRD*****, Wm. BIRD*****, Wm. McPIKE, Voluntine CHOAT, Thos. WALLIN, Stephen WALLIN, Robert TATE***, Jr, Rober TATE***, Sr., Frederick FRILEY, Martin FRILEY, John FRILEY, Wm. OSBORN, Lewis WALTER, Yeah STILS?, Josh WHITELY, Wm. BLANTON, Thos. M. MAHEN, Thos. HOBBS***, Ephraim HATFIELD***, Zachariah PRICE, Isaac ELAM, John COWEN, F. J. COLVILL.

Allden WILLIAMSON, Wm. EVANS, John SHORT, Benj. ALDERSSON, Thos. SHORT, Wm. RUMMEN, John HATFIELD***, Christopher HAINS, Wm. THOMPSON, Richd. THOMPSON, Wm. JOHNSON, Edward KELLEY, Joseph KISER, James CRAIG, Elijah SMITH, Wm. EDMISTON, James GILMORE, Jeremiah COLES, Abraham HAYTER, Jr, James MC FARLAND, Soloin LITTEN, James FULLEN, Alexander MCFARLAND, Wm. PREECE, Josel BARKER*****, Drury PUCKETT, Doles BARGE, Mechel ELLIS, James PRICE, Simeon RICHON?, John BORUM, Saml. RITCHIE, Wm. CRABTREE, John GARRISON, James FRILEY, Calip FRILEY, Wm. FRILEY, Thomas OSBORN, Edward STAPLETON, Wm. DORTEN, John TATE***, Edward GIVENS, Richd. HENDERSON, Jeremiah PUCKETT, Jas. JACKSON, Meshack STACY, Alexr. MARTIN, Wm. GILMORE, And. COLVILL.
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REV. ROBERT M'GEE KING, A.M.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CAL.

Robert McGee King was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, near Gallatin, July 30, 1812. His father's name was William King; his mother's maiden name Priscilla Hassell. His paternal grandfather, Robert King, was from North Carolina, and was of Scotch-Irish descent. His ancestors were of the Presbyterian faith to as remote a period as the family have any record of tradition. Robert King was a man of very devout piety and trained his family in the strictest observance of the Sabbath day. Soon after his removal to Tennessee he was joined by a young immigrant whose name was REED. Before young Reed had become fully acquainted with the strict Sabbath observing habits of his host, he walked out one Sabbath and surprising a number of squirrels which were taking their repast from the crib, threw a stone at the retreating crowd and killed one of them. He took his prize to the house and was exhibiting it to the children and servants. The pater-familias came upon the young gentleman just at this time and, as Mr. Reed told it when he was a very old man, then and there he received the severest lecture upon Sabbath breaking he ever listened to, and one which had exerted a restraining influence upon his entire life. As rigid was the grandfather in the observance of all other religious duties.

In such a home was Cumberland Presbyterianism cradled! Three of its original preachers were from it: Samuel King, a son, and James Farr and Wm. McGee, sons-in-law. The Reed above mentioned was father-in-law of Rev. Hugh B. Hill, of sacred and precious memory.

This Grandfather King was a captain in the Revolutionary war, and fought in the battles of King's Mountain and of Guilford Court House. The maternal grandfather, Abram Hassell, was on one of those privateers which so much harassed the British commerce during our Revolutionary struggle, being a seafaring man in early life.

Both of these grandfathers received "Land Warrants" for their Revolutionary services, with which they entered land in Sumner and other counties in Tennessee, for homes for themselves and their children.

The father of R. M. King died when the latter was an infant of eighteen months, and the mother when he was a child of nine years. He felt the death of his mother very bitterly, and for months would occasionally take the garments which she had made for him, retire to some secret place and look at the stitches which her fingers had drawn and weep that he should never see her again!

He was raised by John BELL, a very intelligent and pious elder of our Church, whose wife was a sister of his father. Two daughters of John Bell, Mary and Elizabeth, by a former wife, a Miss Wear, became the wives of Rev. Aaron Alexander and of Rev. Reuben BURROW, both of whom were distinguished preachers of our Church.

He professed religion at New Hope Campground, Wilson County, Tennessee, on the morning of the 22d of August, 1833. The work of repentance was a very honest business with him. He was immeasurably distressed, almost in the blackest despair, when the Lord graciously enabled him to look to Jesus, and to trust in him for salvation. This view by faith of Jesus as his Savior, turned his darkness into light, his despair into joy, and filled his soul with inexpressible peace. He immediately felt the deepest desire for the salvation of others, particularly his acquaintances and friends.

He owed more to the exertions of his relative, James MITCHELL McMurry, afterwards a distinguished preacher of our Church, than to any other human instrumentality. Next to him he owes more to his cousin, Harriet N. Hassell, who professed religion about a week before. He joined the church about a week later, at the old Beech church in Sumner County, and his name was transferred to Gallatin. Rev. Hugh Kirkpatrick was moderator of the session when he joined the church, and Robert Taylor and his brother James, and James Kirkpatrick, were members of the session. A great multitude of new converts joined the church at the same time in that old stone meeting house, and Heaven itself seemed to come down among the new converts, and such a time of rejoicing was seldom ever seen. That summer and autumn he witnessed the conversion of more than five hundred souls. The instrumentalities chiefly employed in these wonderful revivals were Rev. Messrs. John L. Smith, Wm. Ralston, Francis Johnston, John L. Dillard, George Donnell, Thomas Calhoun, and many others. His joy in the Lord was constant for months, and seemed to flow like a river, and his desire for the conversion of souls so increased that it ripened into the firm conviction that God had made it his duty to invite sinners to the Savior.

He immediately started to school at Gallatin, Tenn., to James T. LEATH, Esq., and commenced the Latin Grammar, not knowing what would come of his impressions, but very desirous to be prepared for any emergency. He went to school there a year and then went to Cumberland College, at Princeton, Ky. In the fall of 1835 he presented himself before the Princeton presbytery, gave a relation of his experimental acquaintance with religion, and his internal call to the work, and was received as a candidate for the holy ministry. There were present at that meeting of presbytery, Rev. Messrs. F. R. Cossitt, Richard BEARD and others...

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1836 Giles Co., TN Tax List
Leath James 05
Leath James L. 05
Leath James W. 05
Leatherman Charles 10
Leatherman D. M. 07
Lee Ben. J. 12
Lee Elizabeth. 12
Lee John M. 12
Lee Susun E. 17
Lee W. W. 12
Leetch Amelia S. 15
Leetch James 15

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James' son James married Lucy Ann Brewer, their son William Winton married Martha Hale, their son Robert Thomas married Martha Elizabeth Funk, their son Robert William married Ann James, then me. I think I have most of my other lines pretty under control.

According to the census, James Leath was born in 1783, and the census indicates that he and Rachel Pond may have had children, but none of them seem to have survived to adulthood. James and Catherine Wampler were married in the Methodist Church, and they continued to be Methodist until my family all became Presbyterian about 60 years ago - before I was born.
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Caswell Co., NC
Book G, Page 65.

Insolvents for 1812. John Baxter, James Kanaday, Joshua Coleman, John Coleman, Sterling Caroll, Henry Evans, Larkin Ford, Allen Kelly, David Geleason, John Nichols, John Payne, Rich Perkins, John Perkins, James Perkins Jun., Abner Perkins, Isaac West, Lemuel Worsham, Benjamin Williamson, William Carroll, Ro Elam, James Flipps, Pleasant Hall, Danl Smith, Isaac Wilkins, Anderson Birk, Azariah Bruce, Ro Bruce, Samuel Boman, Bartholomew Ellis, Joseph Guess, Bidsy Hughs, Hendly Humphreys, JAMES LEATH, Geo Loyd, Isaac Mahan, Henry Perkins, Thomas Shanks, Samuel Tapscott, Dempsey Ashford, Thompson Birk, James Brawton, WILLIAM BURCH, Robert Bevell, Windle Cook, George EUBANK, James Fowler, Tho Forest, Alex Griffin, Jno Haraway, Elijah Kimbrough, Jordan Massey, Miles Scott, Charles Mathis, Nicholas Vaughan, Richd Vaughan, Jno Warren.

Book G, Page 66.

Insolvents for 1813 (Repeats from 1812 not included) Larken Ballard, Joseph Burrows, Elijah Duncan, John Farell, Andrew Haddock, Samuel Jelton, George Lay, Thomas Langwell, Jno Nicholas, Jno Travis, Pennel Willson, Absolem Bass, Jesse Elmore, Jno Howard, William Newell, Thomas Poteat, Daniel Smith, Robert Sanders, Caleb Wright, John Garyham, John Horseford, John Noles, William Timberlake, Joseph Broadway, Philip Baynes, HENRY BURCH, Benj. Birk, Enoch Collins, James K. Daniel, Saml Everett, John Fitch, JAMES JOHNSTON Jun, JOEL LEATH, AMBROSE LEWIS, John Murry, Ro McNab, Tho Morris, Abram Price, William Prewet, Paschall Roberts, JOB Compton, Zaeby Powell.

October Court 1821

Book I, Page 33. Insolvents returned by George Williamson Sheriff for 1817. Lewis G. Bradley, Barzillai Gomer, Wm. T. Glasgow, Benjamin Jones, John Jones, Hutchins Burton, David Kersey, Edmond Richardson, John ARNOLD, HENRY BURCH, John Boyles, James Bower, Daniel Carson, Green Lewis, William Lewis, William Pleasant, Leroy Parks (no such man found), Step Roberts, James Mitchell, William Rudd, John Stewart Thomas Smith, Robert Tindol, John Ward, Miles W. Brown, Paschall Westbrook, Ezekial Warren, Robert Zachary, William Southard, Solomon BRINSFIELD, John Brown, Jesse Beaver, Thomas Christmas, John Eskridge, Fielder Every, William Groom, Andrew Haddock, John Horford, John Hughes, James Lettrell, JOEL LEATH, Edmond Paschall, John Revell? Jun., Williamson Rice, John Roland, Henry Roland, Henry Scott, Benjamin Walker, William Ferrel, David Hailey, Joseph P. Hall, James Kennedy, Benjamin Loafman, Thomas Jewett, Daniel Morgan, Albert Maddin, Samuel Ruark, Elijah Flack.

Book I., Page 33-34. Insolvents for 1818. Lewis G. Bradley, John Elmore Jun. William F. Glasgow, Daniel S. Aarley, William Fisher, Adam Hughs, Thomas Gatewood, Barzillai Gomer, Abram Hood, Richard Jones, Benjamin Jones, Thomas Lipscomb, Joshua Mabray, George Page, Morris Piles, William Stanfield, Thomas Taylor, George Yealock, Madison Burk, RICHARD BURCH JUN, Thompson Burk, Jesse Corbett, William Collier Jun. , Love Malone, William Price, Joseph Smith, Reubin Smith, Christopher Spencer, Robert Tindol, William Wilkins, Timothy Warren, Ezekiel Warren, RICHARD BURCH, Jesse Beaver, William Davis, William Denny, Andrew Haddock, Thomas G. Meroney, John Read Jun. Williamson Reid, John Roland, Benjamin Walker, Thomas M. Dailey, William Evans, William Ferrel, John Ferry, Levy Fords, David Haily, William Jones, Daniel Morgan, Joseph Murphey, John Pucket, William Denton, Henson Alverson.

Insolvents for 1819. Stephen Boles, Joshua Butler, JOHN BOWDEN, Benjamin Birk, RICHARD BURCH, James Collier, Alexander Griffin, LEWIS HAGOOD, Wiley Jones, Phillip Jones, Joseph King, James Murray, LOVE MALONE*** , Alexander Murphey (for heirs of Jno. Vaughn), Nathaniel S. Muzzall, Robert Payne, John Right, George L. Taylor, John Warren, Timothy Warren, Jesse Wisdom, Elijah Warren, John Zachary, John Brim, John Dalton, William Evans, William Ferrell, Richard Foster, James Jurgerson, John Gomer, John HARDIN, Elijah SIMS, JOHN BARKER, Jr., William Camichail, William FREEMAN, George W. Godwin, Anderson Haddock, COLEMAN LEATH, David Pounor Jun. Edmond Pascahl, Jeremiah Rice, Wiley Robertson, James Robertson, William Scott, Nathan SIMS, Benjamin WALKER, Henson Alverson, Samuel Littrell, WILLIAM SMITH.

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1770 -Guilford Co., NC was formed from Rowan and Oranges Counties, NC
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1770 -John Job was witness Guilford County, NC - Book 2 page 4

ABSTRACT: 31 July 1770

Robert Allison of Guilford, farmer to his brother James Allison of same, farmer for "a Certain Sum of Money", one hundred ninety acres, land said James Allison now lives being on the S. side of the North fork of Alamance Creek, being part of two tracts Entered by said Robert Allison, begin: at a black walnut on Jacob SUMMER's on the bank of the Haw branch, S6E up said branch, a conditional line near JAMES LETH 72 ch. to a post oak and hickory sapling near a pond. S. 18 ch. to a black oak sapling on Finley Stuart's line, W.28 ch. to an ash standing in a branch, N8W 78 ch. to a poplar on the bank of Alamance, down Alamance to aforesaid Summer's line to begin:

signed (18 August) Robert Allison, Sarah Allison,
witness; John Job, Mattes Russell;
acknowledged August Court 1779

More About JAMES M. LEATH:
Burial: *** See "Spouses" ****
Fact 1: October 13, 1806, Bondsman for Dennard Brincefield and Elizabeth Leath.
Fact 2: October 14, 1813, Calvin (Coleman) Leath, bm.
Note: Contact Robert Leath 415-B Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185.

Notes for RACHEL POND:
Warren Co., NC
DB-3, page 55. 29 January 1770. JOSEPH MEGEHEE to ANTHONY WINSTON, both ofBute Co. 112 Pds:lO Sh: Current money of N.C. for 800 A. in Bute Co. on BS Brandy & Richland Creek, part of two surveys from ARTHUR FULLER ll March1760, adj. MORGAN & JOHN POND. Wit: JOHN DENT.Ack: by JOSEPH MEGEHEE, Bute May Court 1770, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: 13 October 1770, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: Deld. to you at September Court 1770.

DB-3, page 222. 11 May 1771. RICHARD WILLIAMS, Blacksmith, to JAMES MORRIS, both of Bute Co. l0 Pds. Va. money for 200 A. in Bute Co. from Ledbetter's Prong, mouth of Watters Branch, along Cade's Path & down Brandy Creek, adj. ANTHONY WINSTON & JAMES BETTIE, part of a 611 A. Grant 1Aug. 1762 from Hon. THOMAS CHILDS, Esq., Special Agent. Wit: JOHN KITTRELL, ANTHONY WINSTON. Proved by ANTHONY WINSTON, Bute February Court 1771, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: 15 May 1771, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: 14th. Augst. 1771 Deld. to GEO. WINSTON

Halifax Co., NC
29aug1785
John PONS (PONDS) of Town of Halifax to Charles PASTEUR of same for 20 pounds part of Lot 74 which had been obtained by John Ponds 8aug1785 from sd Pasteur the sheriff.
/s/ John PONS (???)
Wits: Jesse RHYMS (Grimes?)
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By the way, there is an Orange County marriage record for a Pond, I think Ellender (?) Pond, who either marries a Thomas Wynne or Thomas Wynne is her bondsman around 1810, just a few years before James marries Rachel Pond. I have wondered if they could be sisters.

More About RACHEL POND:
Burial: **** See Caleb CARMAN, Richard LARUE, Peter ABELL
Fact 1: Reportedly a dau of John Pond of Orange Co., NC.
Fact 2: 1790, John PONNS listed in Halifax Co., NC Census... 3 males over 16, no males under 16, 2 females, 5 other free persons, 18 slaves.

       viii.       COLEMAN M. LEATH, b. Abt. 1782; m. HANNAH SIMMONS, Abt. March 14, 1808, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1785.

Notes for COLEMAN M. LEATH:
Insolvents for 1819. Stephen Boles, Joshua Butler, JOHN BOWDEN, Benjamin Birk, RICHARD BURCH, James Collier, Alexander Griffin, LEWIS HAGOOD, Wiley Jones, Phillip Jones, Joseph King, James Murray,**********LOVE MALONE********* , Alexander Murphey (for heirs of Jno. Vaughn), Nathaniel S. Muzzall, Robert Payne, John Right, George L. Taylor, John Warren, Timothy Warren, Jesse Wisdom, Elijah Warren, John Zachary, John Brim, John Dalton, William Evans, William Ferrell, Richard Foster, James Jurgerson, John Gomer, John HARDIN, Elijah SIMS, JOHN BARKER, Jr., William Camichail, William FREEMAN, George W. Godwin, Anderson Haddock, COLEMAN LEATH, David Pounor Jun. Edmond Pascahl, Jeremiah Rice, Wiley Robertson, James Robertson, William Scott, Nathan SIMS, Benjamin WALKER, Henson Alverson, Samuel Littrell, WILLIAM SMITH.
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COLEMAN, Frances Jr
From John LEADBETTER
150 acres, Warwick Swamp
Jan 12, 1713 Page 266

COLEMAN, Jno
From Robert COLEMAN
200 acres where Jno. COLEMAN lives
Jan 19, 1711 Page 195

COLEMAN, Robert
To Robert MUNFORD
Deed ( 100 acres, Haycock's)
Nov 8, 1710 Page 80

COLEMAN, Robert
To Jno. COLEMAN
200 acres, where he lives
Jan 19, 1711 Page 195

COLEMAN, William Jr
To Robert MUNFORD
Deed (lease) Feb 7, 1710 A-14
Deed (release) Feb 8, 1710 A-15

COLEMAN, WILLIAM & John
To Robert MUNFORD
Title bond, 100 acres A-17

BYRD, Lucy & William BYRD
to Robert MUNFORD
25 acres on Apptomattox River adj. Jno. COLEMAN
and John MAYES
Deed (lease) Feb 9, 1712 Page 214
Deed (release) Feb 10, 1712 Page 215

BYRD, Richard
From Edward GOODRICH
Deed (lease) Feb 9, 1711 Page 99
Deed (release) Feb 10, 1711
50 acres at Baker's Corner

BYRD, William
From John STROUD
Deed, 50 acres where STROUD now lives
Deed (lease) Jun 11, 1711 Page 45
Deed ( release) Jun 12, 1711 Page 46

BYRD, William & Lucy BYRD
To Robert MUNFORD
25 acres on Appomattox River adj. Jno COLEMAN
and John MAY
Deed (lease) Feb 9, 1712 Page 214
Deed (release) Feb 10,1712

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1. John MAISE s/o William MAISE dec'd, 293 acres
southside of Appomattox River, 125 acres, part thereof,
being a former patent of 250 acres granted to Ed. TOWNSTALL
& by him sold . Bounded by a great sw.(swamp?) being at the
head of the said MAISE. Patent…along Samill(Samuel?)
WOODWARDS side line, to the end of the great sw…to
The beginning. 168 acres, part thereof due for transporting
Of 4 persons: 29 Apr 1668

1. Sarzel BERRY
2. Jeremy RIGHT
3. William BELNETT
4. Jno BIRD

2. Henry LEADBEATER, 224 acres, 2 R on the south
of Appomattax River. Bounded: 99 acres 3 R, at a corner
tree of COLEMANS at the head of his land where he
now lives…to the beginning. 125 acres thereof, being a
part of a former patent of 250 acres sold to Ed. TUNSTALL
& by him to the said LEADBEATER's father. Part thereof
being due for the transport of 2 persons: 29 Apr 1668

1 Margery LUCAS
2. Mary HOUSE

3. Elias OSBORNE, 200 acres S.E. side of Wards Creek
at the mouth of Hancocks bottom, the land is due by the
transportation of 4 persons: 29 Apr 1668

1. John OSBORNE
2. William OSBORNE
3. Elias OSBORNE
4. Joseph OSBORNE

4. William PEBLES (PEEBLES?) 862 acres, 2 R, S. side
Of James River. Part thereof, beginning on a line formerly
Surveyed : NEWHOUSE ….to ye Birchen Sw(swamp?) to
The beginning. 388 acres, 16 poles, the residue,…..at the head
Of a bottom nigh ye old Towne, to ye Westward of Thomas
NEWHOUSE his corner to the beginning. There being 473
Acres, 3 R, 24 poles, by patent 30 Jul 1670; the remainder
Being 2 R, 16 poles, …by transporting 7 persons:
3 Nov 1673

1. Mary BENNETT
2. Robert COCKE
3. Jno TRAHOANE
4. Eliza JETTLY
5. Mary GIBBONE
6. Tho. ANDERSON
7. Henry MADEBEY


5.Robert COLEMAN, Sr. 283 acres, 14 poles, S. side of Appamatox
River, 207 acres thereof formerly granted to Mr. Walter CHILES
and by him sold and assigned to said Robert COLEMAN Sr. 2 acres
at the head thereof was granted to Henry LEADBEATER and by him
and by him sold and assigned to the said Robert COLEMAN---to
Poiney Swamp--- to the beginning. The said land was due for the
transporting of two persons. 29 Dec 1668.

Tho. PAMPIN (PAMPLIN)
William JENKINS


More About COLEMAN M. LEATH:
Fact 1: October 14, 1813, Bondsman for James Leath and Rachel Pond in Orange Co., NC.
Fact 2: March 14, 1808, Joel Leath, bm.
Note: MASON? MOORE?

       ix.       ELIZABETH LEATH, b. Abt. 1785; m. DENNARD BRINSFIELD, October 13, 1806, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt. 1785.

More About ELIZABETH LEATH:
Fact: 1819, Divorce from Dennard Brinsefield was recorded in Caswell Co.

Notes for DENNARD BRINSFIELD:
MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS
Capt. James Naill 8.215 Inventory CH £269.15.6 Aug 26, 1684
the inventory also included # 3765
Appraisers John FANING, John COURTS, Jr.
Mentions Anthony Neale, Madam Neale, father(unnamed) of deceased.
list of debts: Mr LYNES upon account of Thomas Stacks (merchant of London), John Wudge (WAUGH???) of a bill upon John Lucomce, Patience Blagg, John Faning, William Wells, Ed. Hapstone of Virginia, Bernard FIELDER of Virginia.
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Caswell Co., NC
Will Book R 1855
Page July Court 1855
315 JOHN HUGHS - Will - w. 4 Mar 1854. Sons Thomas Hughs and James Hughs already advanced their share. Daughters Elizabeth and Mary Hughs two-thirds of tract of land with his residence plus livestock. Son William Hughs and daughter Martha TAYLOR the other one-third of land div equally between them. Remainder of estate sold and div to daughters Mary and Elizabeth Hughs, Martha TAYLOR, and son William Hughs. Exec: friend Samuel Hughs. Wit: John F. FAUCETT, TOLIVER FLORANCE.

Caswell Co., NC
Book C cont. 1799
360 JOHN HUGHES - Will - w. 31 Aug 1798. Wife Mary; sons And, John, Gibson; daughter Obedience; unknown heir; Wit: Thomas BRINSFIELD, Samuel FIELDER, Thomas Johnson
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Caswell Co. NC
Divorce Folders
Found in box C.R. 020.604.1
NC Archives

1878...Hannah ADKINS vs. Green ADKINS

1906...Sarah BARKER vs. George BARKER

1896...Caroline BLACKWELL vs. Stephen BLACKWOOD

1900...Lelia BLACKWELL vs. John B. BLACKWELL

1842...Harriet BOULDIN vs. Edward BOULDIN ***married 3 July 1838, maiden
name PARKS

1835...Elizabeth BOWLEY vs. Parham BOWLEY

1875...James BRADSHER vs. Elvy BRADSHER

1818...Dennard BRINSFIELD vs. Elizabeth BRINSFIELD ****married 13 Oct 1806,
maiden name LEATH...

More About DENNARD BRINSFIELD:
Fact 1: October 13, 1806, James Leath, bm. Name of wife illegible.
Fact 2: 1808, Bought at estate sale of Mason Leath.

       x.       ISAAC LEATH, b. May 22, 1788, Caswell Co., NC; d. Aft. 1850, Trousdale Co., TN **** See Isaac LARUE, HALL, RICKS; m. ELIZABETH S. STORY, October 11, 1809, Sumner Co., TN; b. February 26, 1792; d. March 26, 1878.

Notes for ISAAC LEATH:
Northumberland Co., VA

...Isaac Lunsford mentioned in Will of Martha COANE, dated September 18, 1762 and proved March 9, 1768. Also mentioned friend, Jesse Coppedge. Witnesses: David LATTIMORE, HANNAH SIMSON, and Betty Simmons. Record Book 7, page 235, Northumberland County, Virginia.

Estate of Richard Lunsford, administered by John HEATH with Thomas HUDNALL security, February 8, 1768. Order Book 1767-1770, page 155, Northumberland County, Virginia...

Division of Estate of Joseph Carter, August Ct. 1778. Recorded May 17, 1781. Mr. RODHAM Lunsford who intermarried with the widow of sd. Jos. Carter. Samuel HAYNIE who intermarried with Ann P. Carter. Will Book 20, page 192, Lancaster County, Virginia.

Settlement of Estate of Joseph Carter, recorded September 16, 1784. Matt. Myers extr. Mr. Rodham Lunsford in right of his wife. Extrx. of Jos. CARTER, James BALL, James GORDON, JAMES TAPSCOTT. Will Book 22, page 51, Lancaster County, Virginia.

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p. 97 (p.56) 10 May 1717...John FREEMAN, Sr. to ISAAC HALL for 10 pounds current money 150 acres on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by John MITCHELL. Land was patent.
Wit: James THWEATT, Henry (X) Freeman, and John SPAINE***
Rec: 15 May 1717
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis


More About ISAAC LEATH:
Burial: Hargis & Leath Cemetery, Trousdale Co., TN
Fact 1: October 11, 1809, William CARTER, bm.
Fact 2: January 15, 1753, John MASON, son of ISAAC and Anne Mason, christened in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA. Godparents Slowman WYNNE, Thomas PARHAM, Mary DANSEY.
Fact 3: December 02, 1770, Richard CARTER died in Albemarle Parish of Sussex Co., VA per John RIVES. "He was taken with ague Friday night and soon after speechless."

Notes for ELIZABETH S. STORY:
Peter and Abigail Leath had a daughter Elizabeth who married a Charles WILLIAMS. In 1759, there is an agreement promising Elizabeth and her heirs right to inherit the property she had inherited from her father. Peter Leath and Thomas BONNER were the guarantors and Mary Leath was a witness. The document described Charles Williams as "of Brunswick County" but I have never been able to positively pin him down.
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TATUM Deed, 1727 - Prince George Co. VA

(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 1005, Prince George Co.VA.)

THIS INDENTURE made the thirteenth of June in the year of our Lord God,
One Thousand Seven hundred and twenty seven. Between Nathaniel Tatum
Senr. of Prince George County and in the Parish of Bristoll, of the one
part and his son Nathaniel Tatum Junr. of the same County and Parish of
the other, whereas the said Nathaniel Tatum Senr. by Indenture bearing
date the twelfth day of this Instant did grant, Bargain and sell unto
the said Nathaniel Tatum Junr. a part of a tract of Land, Lying and
being in the sd. County and bounded, viz. Begining at a corner Hiccory,
being a corner between the said Nath'l.Tatum and Christopher Tatum,
thence along the Line between them to a corner pine, thence along the
said line to a corner Hiccory standing at the Lower end of the dividing
Line between Nath'l.Tatum and Christopher Tatum, thence along the said
dividing Line to a corner white oak standing in the out Line, thence
along the said Nath'l.Tatums own out Line to a corner Hiccory between
Nathaniel Tatum Junr. and his Brother Samuel Tatum, thence along their
dividing Line to the head of a small Branch, which Branch is a
division between the said Brothers, thence down the said Branch to the
main Josephs Swamp thence down the said swamp to the begining Hiccory,
containing two hundred & twenty acres of Land, more or less and the
reversion thereof as by Indenture bearing date the day before the date
of these presents, as by the said rental Indenture more fully and
Large it doth appear. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said
Nath'l.Tatum Senr. for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds,
current money of Virginia,and for divers good causes, & considerations,
hath granted, released & confirmed & by these presents doth grant,
Release and confirm unto the sd. Nath'l.Tatum Junr. his heirs and
assigns, all the aforesaid parcel of Land with the appurtenances, and
every part thereof, and all the Estate Right title, Intrest, Claim &
Demand whatsoever of him the said Nath'l.Tatum Senr. of, in, or to the
said Land or any part thereof, to Have and to Hold the said Land and
every part thereof with the appurtenances mentioned or Intended to be
hereby granted, Released & confirmed unto the said Nath'l.Tatum Junr.
his Heirs and assigns for ever, and to no other use, Intent or purpose
whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Nath'l.Tatum hath hereunto set
his hand and seal, the day & year above written.
Nath'l.(hisTmark)Tatum Sealed with a wafer

Signed, Sealed and Delivered
in Presence of us.
John BONNER Junr.
Wm.Hamelton

At a Court held at Fitzgeralds, for Prince George County on the the
second Tuesday in June, being the thirteenth day of the said month
Anno Dom: 1727.
The above written Deed of Release of Land (Indented & Sealed) was
acknowledged by Nathaniel Tatum to be his act & Deed to his son
Nathaniel Tatum, and by order of the Court is truly recorded.
Test Wm.Hamlin ClCur


Submitted by Russell Lawrence <ruslaw@bellatlantic.net>

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31. JOHN6 LEATH (?FRANCIS?5, CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1745. He married DELILAH HIGHTOWER? PETERSON? SPAIN?, daughter of WILLIAM SPAIN and MARY PETERSON. She was born Abt. 1750.

Notes for JOHN LEATH:
22 November 1787. Richard Featherston gave bond in sum of L2000 as administrator of the estate of William Featherston deceased. & Charles Featherston executor of the estate of Lewis Featherson who was guardian of John Leath was to render an account of same. (Orders 1786-88, p. 166.)


More About JOHN LEATH:
Burial: Could he actually have been married to Lucretia PARHAM???
Fact: A John LEITH was indexed in Papers of George WASHINGTON... Leith, John, 5:340.
       
Children of JOHN LEATH and DELILAH SPAIN? are:
       i.       PETER7 LEATH, b. Abt. 1769, VA; d. 1840, Wilson Co., TN; m. ELIZABETH HATTON; b. Abt. 1775.

Notes for ELIZABETH HATTON:
D. M. Ricks 26 May 1997
John RICKS, of Sussex Co., Va. Deed: 26 Nov. 1763....Joshua Poythress and wife, Mary Poythress, to William Wilkerson and wife, Elizabeth [Ricks] Wilkerson, John Adams and wife, Mary [Ricks] Adams [formerly Cook] (said Elizabeth and Mary are sisters of and coheirs of John Ricks, decd., late of Sussex Co.) for 400 pounds-595 acres on Monkonneck Creek (less land deeded to Abraham Parham in 1763) and bounded by Abraham Parham, CHARLES LEATH SR., Sir William Skipwith and the county line. [signed] Joshua Poythress, Mary Poythress, Wit.: William Gilliam, ***FRANCIS HATTON***, John Poythress Jr., and William HAMLIN***. Rec.: 19 Jan. 1764. Request info on John Ricks and his siblings.

***A Charles HAMLIN was witness to deeds of gift by John and Mary (JORDAN) ANDERSON of Nottoway Parish to their children in 1755. Crispin SHELTON also a witness. John and Mary Anderson owned land adjacent ARTHUR LEATH who died testate 1774 in Nottoway Parish [[[Crispin SHELTON lived adj my Thomas WALKER and Betty ELLIS Walker and my GUNNs in Nottoway.]]]

       ii.       JOHN LEATH, b. Abt. 1771.
       iii.       CHARLES M. LEATH.
       iv.       SAMPSON WISE LEATH.

Notes for SAMPSON WISE LEATH:
7/17/1793
William JOHNSTON of Fairfax Co., VA
slave Milly/ £50
Milly was about 21 years old. Her freedom was purchased by WILLIAM HALLEY, the former master of her husband, Nace.
wits: Peter WISE, FRENCH SIMPSON, Esther HALLEY, William HALLEY.
Hust E:473

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Father: Gilbert Simpson
Mother: Elizabeth Williams
Marriage 1 Rosannah MASON b: ABT. 1720
Children:
FRENCH SIMPSON
Anne Simpson

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Fairfax Co., VA
Will Book E, p. 184
7jan1787
15jun1787

Will of Moses Simpson, the elder...

To my nephew Richard Simpson, son of my brother Richard in Carolina...
To my niece Sibby HALLEY
To my nephew Richard HALLEY
To my nephew John HALLEY
To my nephews Richard, George, Aaron, William, George and James and Joseph Simpson, sons of my brother George... special legacies to the above named...
To all of my brothers and sisters' children... the residue of my estate not otherwise devised...

p. 411
1790
Moses BARKER
Aaron BARKER
Wm BARKER
John BARKER
Leonard BARKER
Barbara BARKER
Sarah GRAY
Samuel SMITHERMAN and Mary his wife
Kimes DEVERS and Ann his wife
Nancy BARKER and
Sybil BARKER

Recites... that said Moses Simpson, decd by his will devised the residue of his estate to be equally divided with the children of the other brothers and sisters... they now ask for a division... 1790

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STYLE : [Justices vs Aldermen of Fredericksburg]
PLAINTIFF(s) : Judges of the District Court
DEFENDANT(s) : Aldermen of Fredericksburg; David C. KERR; William DRUMMOND; Stephen Winchester; Benjamin Day; Hugh MERCER; Robert LEWIS; James BROWN; Fielding LUCAS; William HERNDON; George FRENCH; William S. STONE
PLACES MENTIONED : Fredericksburg
REMARK(s) : Jail - requirement to build a new District Ct. jail or repair the old one
CITATION : [Justices vs Aldermen of Fredericksburg] / 1802 / CR-DC-S / 563-88


       v.       JAMES LEATH.
       vi.       SARAH LEATH, m. JOHN SARGENT, December 21, 1799, Columbia Co., GA; b. Abt. 1775.
       vii.       HANNAH LEATH, m. SAMUEL PAUL; b. Abt. 1780.
       viii.       WILLIAM LEATH.
       ix.       ELIZABETH LEATH, m. WILLIAM MEGAR.

32. STEPHEN6 LEATH (?FRANCIS?5, CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1750. He married XX EPPES, daughter of JOHN POYTHRESS EPPES. She was born Abt. 1770.

Notes for STEPHEN LEATH:
Unless Arthur Leath of Prince George County (who married Sarah) committed a fraud when he submitted a Revolutionary War claim for his two deceased brothers, Peter and Stephen. The only problem there is that the regiment's captain, Theodorick Bland, also submitted a deposition saying that both Peter and Stephen, soldiers in his calvary regiment, had died in battle during the Revolution.

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Let me see if I can get this right. There were three Stephens. Stephen who seems to have been a son of Charles, Stephen who died in the Revolution, plus a later Stephen who was the son of Arthur and Sarah. The 1810 census shows two Stephen Leaths, one in Prince George (this is the one who should have been son of Charles) and one in Dinwiddie (the son of Arthur and Sarah). But you're right, it is very confusing and has taken me years to get it all in my head.

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The only reason to believe that Stephen was the son of the other Charles is that there are so few other candidates. Wills burned and only tax records to go on, but Charles is the only member of a previous generation of the family living in Prince George County at the time.

All of Peter, died 1780's family are accounted for, unless we can believe that Arthur Leath committed a fraud when he filed his Revolutionary War claims for deceased brothers Peter and Stephen, and that Captain Theodorick Bland was willing to go along with it.

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Prince George Co. Chancery Book 1836-1853
p. 145
Freeman E. Leath, Benjamin SPAIN and Mary his wife (formerly Leath) v. Eppes Leath in his own right and as guardian of John P. Leath re division of 480ac of John Poythress EPPES between Freeman Leath, Benjamin and Mary Spain, Eppes Leath, "they being the surviving children of Stephen Leath decd." under the 7th clause of his will October Court 1843 -- also 3 slaves: Lewis, Fed? and Jane.
p. 151
January Court 1844 -- bond required of Freeman Leath & Spain to indemnify Eppes Leath for slaves.
p. 157
May Court 1844
Committioners to divide tract of land belong to estate of John P. Leath as follows:
Eppes Leath 113ac w/mansion house
Freeman Leath 147ac
Benjamin Spain 163ac = 483ac

Slaves divided as follows per rate:
Lewis -- Eppes Leath -- $135.25
Fed? -- Joel STURDIVANT -- $326.00
Jane -- Ben Spain -- $80.50

May 10, 1840
Wm E. PROCTOR
James A. YOUNG
Wm E. TEMPLE
Henry TEMLE
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[pg 120][Patent Book No.1 - Part II]
Georg Minifye, Esqr. & one of
the Councell of State, 3,000 acs. upon
N. side of Charles River, Mar. 9, 1639,
page 704. Beg. at the Creek upon W.
side of the Indian Feilds. Opposite
Queens Cr. & down the river to Tim-
berneck Cr. To be augmented &
doubled when he or his assignes shall
have sufficiently peopled & planted the
same. Done by order of court dated
Oct. 11, 1639 & for trans. at his own
costs of 60 pers.: Benjamine Pixley,
Thomas Greene, John Chapman, Henry
Martin, John Burgis, Mathew Ward,
Thomas Prince, James Sheers, Richard
Turner, 4 Negroes bought of Mr. Oldis,
2 Negroes bought of Randall Holt,
William Menifie, Francis Garrett, Tho-
mas Sharples, James Sherbourne, Robert
Williams, William Jones, John Wilkin-
son, Joane Wilkinson, Thomas Wag-
gatt, Georg Kennon, John Kennon, John
Richards, Edward Andrewes, Francis
Young, James Hawkins, Joseph Willis,
Francis Blacke, Thomas Mortar, 9
Negroes bought of Mr. Constable, John
Brooke, Thomas Howler, Humphrey
Dennes, John Tabor, Henry Ashwell,
Robert Mason, Thomas Hearne, John
Williiam, Thomas Holmes, Adam Key,
Samll. Walker, STEPHEN LEECH, Julian
Reed, William Hill, William Munday,
Adam Coote, William Powell, Humphry
Landon.



More About STEPHEN LEATH:
Burial: **** See Stephen COCKE, MALLORY, WILLIAMSON, PETTUS
Fact: 1759, There was a Stephen LEACH on the Rowan Co., NC tax list.
       
Children of STEPHEN LEATH and XX EPPES are:
       i.       EPPES7 LEATH, b. 1790.
       ii.       FREEMAN E. LEATH.

More About FREEMAN E. LEATH:
Note: EPPES? ECHOLS???

       iii.       MARY LEATH, m. BENJAMIN SPAIN; b. Abt. 1790.

Notes for BENJAMIN SPAIN:
p. 97 (p.56) 10 May 1717...John FREEMAN, Sr. to ISAAC HALL for 10 pounds current money 150 acres on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by John MITCHELL. Land was patent.
Wit: James Thweatt, Henry (X) Freeman, and John SPAINE
Rec: 15 May 1717
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 97 (p.57) 10 May 1717...John FREEMAN, Sr. to his son, Henry Freeman, for one negro boy who was given to Henry Freeman and wife, Prudence Freeman, by her father, ARTHUR JONES, in his will...181 acres on north side of Nottoway River bounded by Isaac Hall
Wit: James THWEATT, John SPAINE and John (X) READ
Rec: 15 May 1717
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 97 (p. 58) 9 May 1717...John Freeman, Sr. to John MITCHELL...100 acres on north side of Nottoway River and bounded by ISAAC HALL.
Wit: ISAAC HALL and John SPAINE
Rec: 15 May 1717
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis

p. 127 (p.551) 12 Nov 1724...John Freeman to Nathaniel HARRISON...300 acres on both sides of Nottoway River in Southwarke Parish (being land granted to said John Freeman on 2 Oct 1701).
Wit: James BAKER***, Henry Bedingfield, CHARLES (X) WILLIAMS***
Rec: 16 Dec 1724
Per "Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684" by Eliza Timberlake Davis


       iv.       JOHN POYTHRESS LEATH, d. Bef. 1843.

More About JOHN POYTHRESS LEATH:
Burial: **** see Peter Poythress GOODWYN

33. JOHN6 LEATH (PETER5, CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1735, and died 1798 in Sussex Co., VA. He married XX Abt. 1765. She was born Abt. 1735.

Notes for JOHN LEATH:
This John Leath inherited 200 acres from his grandfather's estate, and the land was then to go to his son Charles. Will was written in the late 1760s, probated in 1770. John and his son Charles appear together in a 1777 tax list for Sussex County, but Charles does not inherit the land. After John's death, it is sold by sons Peter and James who then move to Sumner County, Tennessee.
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(Charles did not mention the family of his son John, deceased, but he had previously given 400 acres to John. That John married Mary and they had several children: William and John plus numerous daughters whose births are in the Albemarle Parish register.)

(Grandson John died in 1795, I believe. His family is mentioned in Richard WYNNE's 1798 will. Richard left a slave and "all his mother's clothes" to Sarah Leath, daughter of John Leath, deceased, and named Sarah's brother Peter Leath as executor; Peter's and Sarah's brother James Leath was a witness along with Reps Mitchell.)
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Grant, I have never seen any documentation of Betsy Vinson's parents. And I have to admit, I think your theory is interesting, but a stretch, no documentation. I will through you a bone - the Bristol Parish register shows a John and Rebecca Leath having a daughter Elizabeth in the late 1740s. I have never been able to place him - unless he is Charles's grandson John - but this really compresses the timeline if Charles Leath was born in 1687. The Albemarle Parish register says Charles was 83 years old when he died in 1770. You try the math and see what you come up with, four generations should take how many years?

But Sussex County records show an unaccounted for Elizabeth Leath marrying a James Obire (Overby?) in 1781, and I can't account for this Elizabeth. If this is the same family, then they were closely tied to the Wynnes given Richard Wynne of Bristol Parish's 1798 will leaving property to a Leath and naming a Leath as his executor. More frustrating, however, I can't figure out who Richard Wynne was.

More About JOHN LEATH:
Fact: February 01, 1798, Account of Estate of John LEATH decd by Peter Leath, administrator. Sussex Co. Will Book F, p. 93.
Note: Where was he in 1755? In 1777?
       
Children of JOHN LEATH and XX are:
       i.       PETER?7 LEATH, b. Abt. 1766; d. Bef. 1770.
       ii.       CHARLES LEATH, b. Abt. 1768; d. Bet. 1777 - 1798, uncertain.
       iii.       SARAH LEATH, b. Abt. 1770.

Notes for SARAH LEATH:
Sussex Co., VA
Will Book F, p. 92
Richard WYNNE of BRISTOL Parish
1feb1798
Sarah LEATH, dau of John Leath decd, my mother's clothes.
Exec: Peter LEATH.
Wits: REASS (REPS) MITCHELL, James LEATH.

       iv.       PETER LEATH, b. Abt. 1772; d. Sumner Co., TN?.

Notes for PETER LEATH:
Sussex Co., VA
Will Book F, p. 92
Richard WYNNE of BRISTOL Parish
1feb1798
Sarah LEATH, dau of John Leath decd, my mother's clothes.
Exec: Peter LEATH.
Wits: REASS (REPS) MITCHELL, James LEATH.

More About PETER LEATH:
Fact: February 12, 1798, He and brother James Leath sold 239ac on Nottoway River at GUM SWAMP in Sussex Co. to John HALL. Charles RAINES, Francis PALMER, JOEL HALL, wits.

       v.       JAMES LEATH, b. Abt. 1774; d. Sumner Co., TN?; m. ELIZABETH VINCENT, Abt. March 18, 1800, Sussex Co., VA; b. Abt. 1782.

Notes for JAMES LEATH:
James Leath who married Betsy Vinson/Vincent was definitely the son of John Leath who died in Sussex County in 1795. He and his brother Peter sold their father's 200 acres, the same land bequeathed to their father and then to their brother Charles Leath and his heirs in Charles Leath's 1770 Sussex County will.

GRANTEE Leath, James. grantee.
DATE 6 June 1796.
NOTE Location: Russell County.
NOTE Description: 36 acres on the east side of Stoney Creek.
NOTE Source: Land Office Grants No. 36, 1796-1797, p. 3 (Reel 102).

GRANTEE Allaback, John. grantee.
DATE 10 May 1817.
NOTE Location: Hampshire County.
NOTE Description: 18 1/2 acres on drains of Great Cacapehon adjoining the lands of James Leath, Foxcraft, &c.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants B, No. 2, 1812-1820, p. 291-292 (Reel 307).
NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. A, 1810-1818, p. 330-331 (Reel 318).
NOTE Original survey exists.

GRANTEE Hamilton, William. grantee.
DATE 30 March 1809.
NOTE Location: Hampshire County.
NOTE Description: 50 acres on the waters of Great Cacapehon on the southeast side thereof, adjoining James Leath.
NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants A, No. 2, 1805-1812, p. 252 (Reel 306).
NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. 6, 1802-1809, p. 329-330 (Reel 317).
NOTE Original survey exists.
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Sussex Co., VA
Will Book F, p. 92
Richard WYNNE of BRISTOL Parish
1feb1798
Sarah LEATH, dau of John Leath decd, my mother's clothes.
Exec: Peter LEATH.
Wits: REASS (REPS) MITCHELL, James LEATH.

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Brunswick County, Virginia
Deed Book 5 (1751-1755)

Indenture made 26 March 1751 between John TOMLINSON of St.
Andrews Parish, Brunswick County, and Thomas VINSON*** of same, £1,
on South side of FOUNTAINS Creek, 150a. Signed John Tomlinson.
Wit: Thos. ELDRIDGE, J. WALL, Junr. Court 26 March 1751,
Indenture acknowledged by John Tomlinson, and Susanna the wife of
the said John personally appeared and relinquished right of
dower. Deed Book 5, Page 1.

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1770 -Guilford Co., NC was formed from Rowan and Oranges Counties, NC
----------
1770 -John Job was witness Guilford County, NC - Book 2 page 4

ABSTRACT: 31 July 1770

Robert Allison of Guilford, farmer to his brother James Allison of same, farmer for "a Certain Sum of Money", one hundred ninety acres, land said James Allison now lives being on the S. side of the North fork of Alamance Creek, being part of two tracts Entered by said Robert Allison, begin: at a black walnut on Jacob Summer's on the bank of the Haw branch, S6E up said branch, a conditional line near JAMES LETH (Lett?) 72 ch. to a post oak and hickory sapling near a pond. S. 18 ch. to a black oak sapling on Finley Stuart's line, W.28 ch. to an ash standing in a branch, N8W 78 ch. to a poplar on the bank of Alamance, down Alamance to aforesaid Summer's line to begin:

signed (18 August) Robert Allison, Sarah Allison,
witness; John Job, Mattes Russell;
acknowledged August Court 1779

More About JAMES LEATH:
Fact: February 12, 1798, He and brother Peter Leath sold 239ac on Nottoway River at GUM SWAMP in Sussex Co. to John HALL. Charles RAINES, Francis PALMER, JOEL HALL, wits.

Notes for ELIZABETH VINCENT:
PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA
POYTHRESS, Joseph
From Thomas VINCENT & Sarah
His mother
100 acres line of John ELLIS &
Queen's land
Deed (lease) May 11, 1713
Deed (release) May 12, 1713
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1712
Peter and Thomas Leath were witnesses to John POYTHRESS' will. Both use the spelling LEETH which is used in a couple of early records.

D. M. Ricks 26 May 1997
John RICKS, of Sussex Co., Va. Deed: 26 Nov. 1763....Joshua POYTHRESS and wife, Mary Poythress, to William Wilkerson and wife, Elizabeth [Ricks] Wilkerson, John Adams and wife, Mary [Ricks] Adams [formerly Cook] (said Elizabeth and Mary are sisters of and coheirs of John Ricks, decd., late of Sussex Co.) for 400 pounds—595 acres on Monkonneck Creek (less land deeded to Abraham Parham in 1763) and bounded by Abraham Parham, CHARLES LEATH SR., Sir William Skipwith and the county line. [signed] Joshua Poythress, Mary Poythress, Wit.: William Gilliam, Francis Hattan, John Poythress Jr., and William Hamlin. Rec.: 19 Jan. 1764. Request info on John Ricks and his siblings.

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17oct1768
John Pinner of IOW and John Pinner JR of Perquimans Co., NC sold Josiah Jordan of IOW 100ac (part of patent granted Wm DINSON) adj Wm SCOTT, Richard Seleway, Robert COGGAN, Robert RICKS. Hezekiah Jordan, Thomas Jordan, Charles MURFREE, Rob Jordan, wits.

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Prince George Co., VA
ca1736
Walter LONG and Mary his wife, executrix of John VINCENT decd, returned accounts of the estate which George GORDON and John EPES are appointed to audit.

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WILL of COL. THOMAS AVENT

In the name of God Amen, September 21st, 1756. I, Thomas Avent, of the Parish of Abermarle, in the county of Sussex, being of good health and of disposing mind and memory thanks be to God for the same, calling to mind the uncertain time of certain death, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first I bequeath my soul to God that gave it, hoping and trusting in the advocacy and Mediatorship of my blessed Lord and Savior Christ for remission of all my sins and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried according to the directions of my Executors herein after named, and as for such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and desire for thereof as follows, to wit:


Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my son William Avent and to his heirs and assigns forever the plantation whereon I now dwell together with all the land I have on the North side of the Otterdam Swamp below the first great branch above the Meadow, commonly called the cart wheel branch and binding upon the said branch to the head thereof and from thence by a line of marked trees a strait across back to the great swamp and down the same as it meanders to the extent of my land, and also my land and plantation where on Thomas Johnson lately dwelt situated in the county of Northampton and province of North Carolina together with all my other lands situated in the County and province aforesaid all which I give to my said son William Avent and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and devise to my son Peter Avent and to his heirs and assigns forever all my lands on both sides of Otterdam Swamp not devised for sale, and also one hundred pounds current money of Virginia to him and his heirs and assigns forever in full of all that I intend him out of my estate.

Item: I give and devise to Thomas Avent, son of John Avent, deceased, and to his heirs and assigns forever the land and plantation that I purchased of John Golightley lying in Sussex and Southampton County's and one hundred and seventy five acres adjoining patented in my own name and an entry adjoining that is unsurveyed.

Item: I give and bequeath to my five grandaughters, daughters of Thomas Avent, deceased, on their attaining the age of twenty one years respectively the sum of twenty pounds Virginia currency each in full of all that I intend them out of my estate.

Item: I give and devise to my daughter ****Mary VINCENT**** one hundred and ninety three acres of land joining Joseph Prince and Robert Lynn in Sussex County and to her heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and devise unto my daughter Sarah Fox and to her heirs and assigns forever six hundred and twenty five acres of land where on William Foxher husband now lives together with all the appurtenances there to belonging.

Item: I give and devise my tract of land on Dickery's Creek in Lunenberg County and that part of my land lying on each side of the great swamp in Sussex County to be sold at the discretion of my Executors and that they convey the same to the purchaser and the money arising herefrom I give to be equally divided amongst William Avent, Mary Vincent, Sarah Fox, and the children of John Avent, deceased, share and share alike, the children of the said John to have but one share for all of them.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Athaliah Casiah Norris and to her heirs and assigns forever one negro girl named Sue and also ten pounds Virginia currency and also my riding horse named Glaees and likewise the second best bed and furniture and one trunk and likewise the priviledge of living in my mansion house six months after my death and to be maintained with diet out of my estate all of which I devise to her and her heirs forever.

Thomas Avent
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[pg 117][Patent Book No.1 - Part II]
Edward PRINCE***, Gent., 500 acs.,
Chas. City Co., Oct. 10, 1639. page
689. Upon S. side of Apcmuttuck Riv.,
adj. NATHANIEL TATUM***, running up by
the falls of the river one half mile. Due
for trans. of 10 pers: Seth Briggs, John
Alten, John Randall, George Spurjoye,
John Adye, John Higgins, William
Andrews, Herbert Friffett, Thomas
Masters, Christopher Rawlings.

34. ?XY6 LEATH (THOMAS?5, CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1740.
       
Children of ?XY LEATH are:
       i.       LEAH7 LEATH, b. Abt. 1762; m. WILLIAM RIGGINS, Abt. March 10, 1780, Chesterfield Co., VA; b. Abt. 1759.
       ii.       MARGARET LEATH, b. Abt. 1764; m. DAVID WICKLIFFE, Abt. October 28, 1782, Chesterfield Co., VA; b. Abt. 1761.
       iii.       FRANCES LEATH, b. Abt. 1770; m. THOMAS PENN, Abt. 1790, Amherst Co., VA; b. Abt. 1765.

Notes for FRANCES LEATH:
17. ROBERT HAIRSTON5 HUNTER (ROBERT4, ALEXANDER JR.3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) He married ELIZABETH CAROLINE SANDIFER April 20, 1830 in Patrick Co. VA.

Notes for ROBERT HAIRSTON HUNTER:

Robert Hairston Hunter married Miss Elizabeth Caroline Sandifer (20 Apr 1830 - Patrick Co VA), to this union was born four boys and five girls, Robert Alexander, William M., Sarah E. (Sallie), Mary W., Peter Leath, Johnathon L., Permelia A., America, Virginia Abigail. (Source: 1850 and 1860 Census-Franklin Co, Va)


35. PETER6 LEATH (THOMAS?5, CHARLES4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1752, and died Abt. December 31, 1792 in Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA. He married BARBARA BAKER January 14, 1787 in Chesterfield Co., VA, daughter of THOMAS BAKER and SARAH OVERTON. She was born Abt. 1754.

Notes for PETER LEATH:
Chesterfield Co., VA
Will of Peter Leath of Town of Manchester
To wife Barbary, privilege of getting wood from land purchased from Daniel BRANCH, items, and a servant maid she may choose out of estate of Joell STURDIVANT, decd, which may fall into my estate; and all accounts I have against estate of Solomon GORDON, decd. The instrument between Reuben COUTTS and myself to be strictly enforced. My lots *87, 73 and 89 in Town of Manchester to be improved until my eldest daughter Nancy Leath is of age and she to choose one. The other two lots to two daughters Patsey and Catey. Rest of Joel Sturdivant's estate falling into my hands, if negroes, to be hired out for rising & educating my children.
Execs: Matthew CHEATHAM and Daniel GORDON.
Land purchased of Daniel Branch to be sold at my wife's death, and money divided among my children. In case all my children die without issue, then estate to be divided among 4 daughters of Solomon Gordon, decd., namely: Sally, Polly, Betsey and Judith.
Dated 31 dec 1792
Wits: John HENDRICK, Nathan QUARLES




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Loree LaChance Wed Oct 16 18:36:55 1996
GILBERT, DINWIDDIE, HELM, LEATH, WARD
Looking for information on Samual and Jane (Dinwiddie) GILBERT. They married 1 Oct 1807 in Madison Co, KY, but moved at some point to Henry Co, probably with her parents James and Sarah (Helm) Dinwiddie. They died on 13 Nov 1844, and 6 Aug 1844, respectively, and are buried in one of two Dinwiddie cemeteries. I know much more about the Dinwiddies than I do about the GILBERTS. Their daughter Sarah anor Susannah GILBERT, b. 18 Nov 1818, married ***Peter C LEATH*** on 25 Dec 1834, had 6 or so children, then he died at some point and she married Jordan P. WARD. sometime before 1846. Their marriage date, or anything about Mr. WARD's family are unknown, but they had 6 more children in TN, before moving to TX. I have a family Bible, probably Jane DINWIDDIE's that has some good information I can share. But mainly I am dying to know more about Samual GILBERT and Jordan WARD!!! Thanks.


Notes for BARBARA BAKER:
Abstracts 18 Century Newspapers VA

Barbara Leath of Manchester, adv. that she has lately returned to the
tavern on the south end of Manchester formerly kept by Peter Leath dec'd
and last year by Zachariah Brooks 8-21-1794.

More About BARBARA BAKER:
Burial: *** See "spouses."
Note: The LEITHs/Leaths/GORDONs go wayyyy back in Scottish nobility.
       
Children of PETER LEATH and BARBARA BAKER are:
       i.       NANCY7 LEATH, b. Abt. 1788, Chesterfield Co., VA; d. 1821, Patrick Co., VA; m. GRANVILLE PENN; b. May 16, 1779, Henry Co., VA; d. June 20, 1884, Patrick Co., VA.

More About GRANVILLE PENN:
Burial: Penn's Store Cemetery, Patrick Co., VA *** See "Spouses."

       ii.       CATHERINE LEATH, b. Abt. 1792, Chesterfield Co., VA; d. Bef. 1818, Patrick Co., VA; m. JAMES FRANCIS PENN, May 10, 1808, Patrick Co., VA; b. January 31, 1785, Patrick Co., VA; d. 1849, Patrick Co., VA.

More About JAMES FRANCIS PENN:
Date born 2: January 31, 1785

       iii.       MARTHA LEATH.

36. ARTHUR6 LEATH (ARTHUR5, PETER4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1754. He married MARY X Abt. 1775. She was born November 25, 1756.

Notes for ARTHUR LEATH:
April 19, 1786. John LEITH of Amelia County, Virginia to John Mills-350 acres adj. lines of James GUNN, REPPS JONES, John ANDERSON, Benjamin BRICKFORD, Benjamin ALLEN. Witness, Arthur LEITH, Wm. CANABIS*****, Abraham Snow*.
       
Children of ARTHUR LEATH and MARY X are:
       i.       ARTHUR7 LEATH, b. Abt. 1775; d. March 22, 1817, Person Co., NC?; m. NANCY S.; d. October 12, 1850.

More About ARTHUR LEATH:
Fact: Brought a suit against Unity Leath Bradshaw concerning a shared inheritance. He was possibly her brother.

       ii.       UNITY LEATH, b. January 15, 1777; m. (1) STEPHEN CHEATHAM; b. 1770; d. Bef. 1802; m. (2) XY BRADSHAW, Abt. 1803; b. Abt. 1775.

Notes for UNITY LEATH:
17. JOHN5 PENIX/PINNIX (EDWARD4 PENICK, EDWARD3, EDWARD?2, MISCELLANEOUS1 PINNIX) was born June 17, 1715 in New Kent Co., VA, and died Bef. September 17, 1787 in Prince Edward Co., VA. He married MARY MALLORY 1747, daughter of THOMAS MALLORY. She was born Abt. 1725 in Hanover Co., VA, and died Bef. October 17, 1803 in Prince Edward Co., VA.

Notes for JOHN PENIX/PINNIX:
GRANTEE Penick, John. grantee.
DATE 20 March 1745.
NOTE Location: Amelia County.
NOTE Description: 382 acres on both sides of Sandy River.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2 p.1-631), p. 625 (Reel 20).


More About JOHN PENIX/PINNIX:
Fact 1: March 20, 1745, Granted 382ac on Sandy River in Amelia Co. (later P.E. Co.)., VA.
Fact 2: November 18, 1771, Bought from Charles KNIGHT and MILLER WOODSON for Donald & Co. of St. Patrick's Parish, 200ac.
Fact 3: April 25, 1784, Will written, witnessed by John ROWLETT, Joseph Liah MORTON and Ben BRADSHAW (***see Unity LEATH). Mentioned sons Thomas PENICK, John Penick, Wm Penick and Nathan Penick, daus Judith Penick, Anne Penick and Jane Penick and wife Mary.
Fact 4: During Revolutionary War, furnished 400 pounds worth of provisions to Continental troops as per Capt. John MORTON.
Fact 5: Listed as a "patroler" and therefore exempt from taxes.


More About UNITY LEATH:
Burial: *** See "Spouses."
Fact 1: Defendant in a lawsuit in Nottoway Co. Court by Arthur Leath over a shared inheritance. He may have been her brother.
Fact 2: Dates for her, her mother Mary (b 25nov1756), and her children, from the DUPREE Bible of OVERTON and Mary Cheatham DUPREE.

Notes for XY BRADSHAW:
Bradshawe, Henry 6 Oct. 1658: THOMAS KIRKE, 100 A. 59 James City Co., 6 Oct. 1658, p. 219 (316) Bet. branches of Pohatan, extending N. by E. along land of Sir William Berkeley, S.S.E. along land of Mr. Richard Ford, S.S.W. by land of Richard Vardy & finally along land of sd. Kirke & Henry Bradshawe (lately purchased of Mr. Nicholas MERIWETHER*** & Jno. LEECH***). Trans. of 3 pers: Thomas Kirke, Thomas Herman, Ellinor Woodstock.

37. ?XY6 BURCHETTE (SARAH5 LEATH, PETER4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1745.
       
Child of ?XY BURCHETTE is:
       i.       MARTHA7 BURCHETTE, b. Abt. 1770; m. JAMES STURDIVANT, January 22, 1788, Prince George Co., VA; b. Abt. 1765.

38. ARTHUR6 LEATH (PETER5, PETER4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1757, and died Abt. 1810 in Petersburg, VA or Dinwiddie Co., VA. He married SARAH X.

Notes for ARTHUR LEATH:
Prince George County, Virginia
       I do certify that I was well acquainted with the family of the above sd Peter Leath and that the above named Arthur Leath is Heir at Law to the sd Peter decd.
/s/ Peter WILLIAMS
A Copy       W. LYNE C. B. A.       13 Apl. 1785


                                   Richmond, Apl. 10 1785
Gent. Auditors
       Please to grant to the bearrer (sic) M. Pemuel PEEBLES, the Certificates, Interest Warrants, & Land Warrants, arising from my Brothers Peter Leath & Stephen Leath's Discharges, & youl greatly obl
                                   Yr Obt & Servt
                                   /s/ Arthur Leath


Farmindell Prince George County Virga.
May 12, 1780
[abst.] Peter Leath & Stephen Leath enlisted in my rgt. of cavalry. The regt. was raised by the state of Virginia under an act of the Legislature of the State passed about June 1776. Stephen was wounded in action with the enemy on the banks of the Skughkill in PA. He died of his wounds a short time after the time for enlistment expired 25 Dec 1779. Peter Leath reenlisted for a further term of 3 years of the war and marched with said regt. of Light Dragoons to GA. He was present at the assault of Savannah. He was killed by accident when a carbine discharged at him while asleep.

                                   /s/ Theop. BLAND

       Arthur Leath is the Heir at Law & Legal Representative of the sd. Peter and Stephen Decd as appears by a decree of the County Court of Prince George

Prince George
       I do hereby certify that John RAINS & John BONNER, neighbors & acquainted with the family of the Deceased Peter & Stephen Leath have this day made oath before me that Arthur Leath is the Elder Brot. & Heir at Law to the sd. Peter & Stephen Leath. Given under my hand this 13 day of April 1785.
(copy) Wm. Lyne C. B. A.                      /s/ Edwd. BLAND
       
Children of ARTHUR LEATH and SARAH X are:
       i.       ARTHUR7 LEATH, b. Abt. 1783; m. LUCRETIA ALDRIDGE; b. Abt. 1790.

Notes for ARTHUR LEATH:
My Grgr Grandfather, David P. Leath was in Petersburg Hastings Court, as an heir to sell property of his father Arthur Leath. David's mother was Lucretia Aldridge, daughter of Peter Aldridge. Arthur's two brothers, Stephen and Peter, were killed in The Rev War. Their parents were Arthur and Sarah Leath. Arthur's parents were Peter and Elizabeth Leath. Peter's parents were Peter and Abigail Leath. We don't know any maiden names except Lucretia's. They were involved in tobacco cultivation in the Warwick Swamp area of Prince George. Later, Arthur JR. advertised in Petersburg newspapers as a master brickmaster and John W. & Lewis B. Leath were both wheelwrights in Petersburg where they remained. I have just discovered our connection with Prince George and hope Leath and Aldridge families will have some information to help me fill in this family. David P. Leath went to Floyd and Greenup counties in KY. He married Amanda Hamilton 1844 in Floyd Co. KY. Thank You for any assistance.
Eleanor Patrick irinsctstarchild@cs.com

Notes for LUCRETIA ALDRIDGE:
Marriages--Virginia to 1800
Search Terms: LEATH (14)

Results (14 combined matches)

MarriageDateContext
Leath, Lewis & Walthall, Clarissa Feb031796
Leath, JesseMarshall & Harrie tFeb011797t
Barbara, GordonLeath & Peter Jan141787t
Leath, MargaretWickliffe & DavidOct281782
Leath, LeahRiggens, WilliamMar101780
Leath, LydiaMccoy, RobertJul091782
Leath, EbenezerMckay, NancyAug291782
Leath, RachelLillard, Wm.Aug281783
Chears, JohnLeath, Mrs Margaret
context
Leath, SamuelOverall, AbramSep071799
Leath, ElizabethObire, JamesAug251781
Leath, JohnParham, LucretiaOct201781
Leath, JamesVinson, BetseyMar181800

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GRANTEE Aldridge, William. grantee.
DATE 1 March 1743.
NOTE Location: Prince George County.
NOTE Description: 400 acres on the north side of Wirwick Swamp and on both sides of Peter Leaths path.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2 p.1-631), p. 37 (Reel 20).


More About LUCRETIA ALDRIDGE:
Burial: **** See Lucretia WYNNE, RACKLEY

       ii.       STEPHEN LEATH, b. Abt. 1785.
       iii.       ISHAM LEATH.

39. JESSE6 LEATH (PETER5, PETER4, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1765. He married HARRIETT MARSHALL February 01, 1797 in Amelia Co., VA, daughter of ROBERT MARSHALL and MARGARET OSBORNE. She was born Abt. 1779.

Notes for JESSE LEATH:

Indenture made 18 May 1751, between John Rae of St. Andrew
Parish, Brunswick County, and Jesse Tatum of same, £10, 100a,
being part of a larger tract of 277a formerly granted to the said
John Rae by Letters Patent dated 12 July 1750. Signed John Rae
(bhm), Frances Rae (bhm). Wit: John Dugger, James Scott, Robt.
Campbell. Court 26 September 1751, Indenture acknowledged by
John Rae and Frances his wife and frances relinquished her right
of dower. Deed Book 5, Page 124.


More About JESSE LEATH:
Burial: **** See Jesse RACKLEY
       
Children of JESSE LEATH and HARRIETT MARSHALL are:
       i.       JOSEPH7 LEATH.
       ii.       JESSE H. LEATH, m. MARY J. C. BACON; b. Abt. 1810, Nottoway Co., VA.

Notes for JESSE H. LEATH:
ELEVEN OAKS, also known as Robertson's Tavern, was situated just on the
outskirts of Crewe, on the old road to Nottoway Court House. John
Robertson, whose wife was Sarah Jennings, daughter of William Jennings of
Jennings Ordinary, was the first Robertson to live here of whom we have any
record. His son, William ARCHER I, known as "Lame Archer", next lived here,
whose wife was Nancy KNIGHT. Their children were,

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Eliza; Martha, who married Major Hezekiah Anderson; John Archer, of Rock
Castle; James, Mary, Malloy and William Archer II. William Archer Robertson
II married Eliza Davis, daughter of Dr. John Davis and Eliza Durant of
Violet Bank, near Petersburg, and lived at Eleven Oaks until the house was
burned by Yankee soldiers, during the latter part of the war. He then moved
to Hollywood across the road from Eleven Oaks. His son, William Archer III
married Elizabeth Henry Southall, and lived at Nottoway Court House until
his death.

BACON'S HALL, to the north of Crewe and almost in sight, was the home of
Colonel TYREE GLENN BACON. Colonel Bacon was a veteran of the War of 1812, and
served in the General Assembly of Virginia, session 1832. His son, Dr.
George S. G. Bacon, who lived in Mecklenburg County, married Elizabeth
HARRIS Jones, a daughter of Major Richard JONES of The Poplars. Dr. Bacon
it was who killed Dr. John S. Hardaway in the duel at Nottoway Court House
in 1818.

Dr. Bacon himself was severely wounded by Dr. HARDAWAY***, and is said to
have died from the effects of his wounds.

Colonel Tyree Bacon's daughter, Mary J. C. Bacon, married Jesse H.
Leath, March 22, 1832, and Colonel Bacon gave Bacon's Hall to her after her
marriage. By this marriage there were eight children, five sons and three
daughters: James,

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Branch, Tyree, Joseph, George William, Virginia, Harriett and Sarah. All
five of the sons served in Company C, 18th Virginia Pickett's division, and
one of the sons, Tyree Glenn Bacon Leath, was lieutenant of the Company.
All five received wounds during the war.

Lieutenant Leath was wounded at Fraser's Farm on June 20, 1862. He was
incapacitated for active service because of this wound and was made chief
enrolling officer for Nottoway County until April 4, 1865, when he was met
by Sheridan's Scouts and shot through the body. He never fully recovered
from the effect of this wound, and died in May, 1875.

At the outbreak of the war, Lieutenant Leath was presented with a silver
handled sword by the ladies of Nottoway County.

Bacon Hall later was the home of George William LAMKIN LEATH, a son of
Jesse H. Leath and Mary J. C. Bacon Leath. He married Laurel H. Vaughan, a
daughter of Jesse NELSON VAUGHAN. George William Lamkin Leath died June 29,
1922, the last of his generation.

[[[Amelia Co., VA
Will Book 2, pp. 21-32.

Will of John Ellis of Nottoway Parish

14jan1762

Wits: Charles IRBY, James BEUFORD, Patrick COINE.
Executrix: Wife Elizabeth Ellis.
Executor: Son Richard Ellis.
Security: Charles IRBY, John HIGHTOWER.

Legatees: son William Ellis, 600ac adj lines of HARDAWAY***, WADE, FINNEY, Samuel SMITH, line to be run from Hampton WADE's lower corner near Jack's branch to Finney's nearest corner, but with condition that my son William Ellis pay my son Austin Ellis 50 pounds current VA money in 3 years after my decease; if he refuses, then I give aforementioned land to my son Richard Ellis, and he pay son Austin 60 pounds to be raised out of my estate and paid by Exec. within 3 years after my decease; son Thomas Ellis; Thomas WALKER and Betty his wife, 400ac L/S Horsepen Creek, being land WALKER now lives on and laid off by William STOKES; wife Elizabeth Ellis, labor and profits of 17 Negroes to maintain her and her family, and use and profits of plantation, together with 600ac for life or widowhood, then to son Richard Ellis; son Richard Ellis, 17 slaves, stock and furniture on plantation, also 16 other slaves and 638ac, the plantation he now lives on, including mill and land adj both sides of Great Nottoway River, and all remainder of my estate; son Richard Ellis to provide proper support and maintenance for my daughter Sarah WINN; George, Judy, and Fanny (slaves) to continue to live on my plantation and not be put under an overseer; son Richard Ellis to manage and direct estate.

Presented 22apr1762 by James BEUFORD to Amelia Co. Court.]]]
_________________

BURKE'S OLD TAVERN. A short distance southwest of Burkeville is Burke's Old
Tavern, built about 1731 by the father of Colonel Richard Burke, from whose
family Burkeville later derived its name.

The builder of the tavern was a salt merchant, and lived in Norfolk
before coming to Nottoway. His son, Colonel Richard Burke, first

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married a Miss Leigh from Prince Edward, and his second wife was a Miss
LIGON. The old tavern has housed many famous guests, among them John
RANDOLPH of Roanoke. The stage road ran by here to Richmond. The original
house is still standing and is owned by W. B. FARRAR, who married Miss
LEATH.

_______________

LEATH, Tyree, G., III Clothing sales. Career: 1968-69, Richmond Barber College; 1970-71, Harpers Barber Shop; 1972-85, Leath Barber Shop; 1985-89, Leaths Book Nook; 1989-present, sales, W.S. Kincheloes Clothing Store. Member: Pryor Memorial Presbyterian Church; Crewe Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M. 123, two-time past master, present secretary; Tyrean Royal Arch Chapter #8, secretary; Olivet Commandery #18, recorder; former member of Nottoway County Emergency Squad; member, AMA Alumni Association board. AMA activities: Ad Astra, postal officer 1967-68, did report sheets 1967-68.

       iii.       EDWARD R. LEATH.
       iv.       HARRIETT E. A. LEATH, m. JOHN MARSHALL, April 26, 1832.

40. ELIZABETH6 RACKLEY (JOSHUA5, JANE4 LEATH, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1756. She married JOHN FOWLER, son of ?XY... FLOWER. He was born Abt. 1750.

Notes for JOHN FOWLER:
Posted by: Cathy James (ID *****7931)

Date: September 10, 2002 at 18:06:48
In Reply to: Willoughby Rose-KY>Mo by Sharon Moore Wolff

of 7341



The Rose Quarterly offers some valuable information regarding the
parents of Willoughby Rose to wit:(from The Rose quarterly
"Origins of Willoughby Rose" p1735-1737 by Seth Warner) The origins of
Willoughby Rose: Willoughby Rose, who on 27 February
1795, having attained the age of "13 years last December", was
apprenticed to Sterling Clack by order of the Court of Pleas and
Quarter Sessions of Warren County, North Carolina, who married Charity
Barton in 1806 at Bowling Green, Kentucky, and who died
in 1852 in Lafayette County, Missouri, was the illegitimate son of a
Nancy Rose, as the following Warren Court minute of Friday
following the fourth Monday in February 1795 shows* :

"ORDERED that Williby Rose and Nancy Rose base born children of Nancy
rose dec'd. be bound to Sterling Clack until they arrive to
lawful age."

The evidence points to Ann Rose, widow of George Rose, who died testate
in Warren County between 26 February 1777, the date of
his will, and August 1778, when it was proved, as the mother of
Willoughby and Nancy.

Ann Rose, had, indeed, just died, as the following Warren Court minute
of the fourth Monday of August 1794 shows:

"Admn. on the Estate of Anne Rose dec'd. is granted to Sterling clack
with the Will Annexed who executed. a bond for that purpose
with William Smith his security in the sum of two hundred pounds &
qualified accordingly. **

The will has not survived.

Warren Co tax lists exist from the year 1779, when the county was formed
from the northern half of Bute co. to 1801, although the
1780 list is very incomplete. The total worth of a head of household was
recorded in 1779-1783 and the amount of acreage thereafter.
Ann Rose is listed as a head of household each year from 1779 to 1793,
the year before her death, except 1780 and 1790. she is called
Anney in 1783, Nanney in 1791, Nancy in 1792, and Ann the other years.
she is listed as owner of 200 ac in 1784, 208 in 1785, 200 in
1786, 208 in 1787, 268 in 1788-9, 60 in 1791-3 [these acreages
undoubtedly refer to the two plots of land purchased by her husband
George; 200 (perhaps actually 208, but recorded as 200 by clerical
error) acres on 11 May 1761, 60 ac on 2 Oct 1765]

Since Willoughby was 13 years old in 1795, it seems clear that Nancy
Rose was able to provide for her children which she was alive
without county intervention, and that her children were forced into
apprenticeships only by her death. The tax lists establish that Ann
rose had sufficient means to support at least two children. They also
establish the fact that Nancy, a common nickname for Ann at the
time, was applied to Ann rose near the time of her death.

Sterling Clack was both administrator of Ann Rose's estate and master of
Willoughby and Nancy, another tie suggesting that Ann rose
and the children's mother were the same person.

Was Ann Rose sufficiently young to bear children in 1781? No record of
her marriage has survived, but it seems likely that her maiden
name was Parham and that she married George Rose around 1761, when he
settled in that part of Granville co that became Bute Co in
1764 and Warren co in 1779. As noted in a research report on George Rose
by Christine Rose, Ann was named Admn of the estate of
Richard Parham in August 1792. Also, Ann had a grandson named John
Parham Rose, born 12 Mar 1793. Moreover, immediately
preceding George Rose on the Bute co 1771 tax list (the only reasonably
complete tax list taken in that county) is Nath(anie)ll Bullock,
assigned four polls, one for himself, one for Richard Parham, and two
for slaves. Thus Richard Parham, certainly a close relative and
probably the father of Ann Rose, was an immediate neighbor of George
Rose after George settled in Granville Co. Consequently, Ann
very likely did not meet and marry George before 1761, and so was
probably not born before the early 1740s.

Finally, there really are no other Rose families that might have
candidates for the mother of Willoughby and Nancy. George Rose's son
William, who appeared in the Warren Co tax lists of 1792-4, and a Samuel
Rose are the only Rose heads of household in Warren Co
other than Ann to appear on either a census return or a tax list in
1779-1799. Samuel Rose was listed among the "men not worth 100
pounds" on the 1779 tax lists and as owner of no land on the tax list of
1781, 1784, and 1787-8. It seems unlikely that a daughter of
the impoverished Samuel had sufficient means to support two illegitimate
children, one for 13 years, without support from the county.

No information about the fathers of Willoughby and Nancy is available.
There were no bastardy bonds, and indeed, Warren County
officials had no reason to believe, in view of Anne Rose's land holding,
that her children would become a financial burden to the
county. The only possible hint concerning Willoughby's father is his
name, which was very uncommon in Warren co at the time. Only
one person having that first name was sufficiently prominent to be
mentioned several times in the Warren court records for
1779-1800, namely Willoughby Fann, who purchased from James Dozer on 8
Aug 1777 land adjacent to Ann Rose's (for George
Rose's purchase from Benjamin and Sarah Parham on 31 Oct 1765 of 60 ac
adjoined Dozer's land, and also on 26 Sept 1776 John
Fowler sold Lewis Patrick 200 acres adjacent to Rose's and Dozer's
land.)

footnotes:
[*Minute Docket, vol 4, May 1792-May 1800, p 59b. The page number refers
to the number stamped on each sheet of the minutes,
not the original pagination, which is incomplete.]

       
Child of ELIZABETH RACKLEY and JOHN FOWLER is:
       i.       ?NANCY7 FOWLER, m. PETER BOOKER, April 14, 1804, Amelia Co., VA.

Notes for ?NANCY FOWLER:
No information about the fathers of Willoughby and Nancy is available.
There were no bastardy bonds, and indeed, Warren County
officials had no reason to believe, in view of Anne Rose's land holding,
that her children would become a financial burden to the
county. The only possible hint concerning Willoughby's father is his
name, which was very uncommon in Warren co at the time. Only
one person having that first name was sufficiently prominent to be
mentioned several times in the Warren court records for
1779-1800, namely Willoughby Fann, who purchased from James Dozer on 8
Aug 1777 land adjacent to Ann Rose's (for George
Rose's purchase from Benjamin and Sarah Parham on 31 Oct 1765 of 60 ac
adjoined Dozer's land, and also on 26 Sept 1776 John
Fowler sold Lewis Patrick 200 acres adjacent to Rose's and Dozer's
land.)

warren co., nc
DB-3, page 240. 25 September 1770. SAMUEL FOWLER to JOHN PERSON, both of Bute Co. l0 Sh: Sterling money of Great Britain for 100 A. in Bute Co. which SAMUEL FOWLER, SR. bought from ALLEN MONJOY, on NS Sandy Creek adj. sd. MONJOY, ABRAHAM ELLESS, land bought from sd. MONJOY by PERSON & land JOHN FOSTER bought from Old CAUDLE. Wit: ALLEN MONJOY, FRANCIS PERSON. Proved by ALLEN MONJOY, Bute May Court 1771, BEN. McCULLOCH,C.C. Reg: 24 July 1771,WILLIAM JOHNSON,P.R.

DB-4, page 43. 26 June 1771. MARGARET JACKSON to JOHN PERSON, both of Bute Co. 20 Pds. Procl. money for 100 A. on NS Sandy Creek, adj. CAUDLE, ELLIS & STALLONS, part of a 690 A. grant, 5 Dec. 1761, to SAMUEL FOWLER, SR. Wit. BEN HILL, ABRAM ELLIS. Proved by BENJAMIN HILL, Bute November Court 1772, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg. 22 January 1773, by JAMES JOHNSON, P.R.

More About ?NANCY FOWLER:
Fact: "Dau of John Fowler."

41. FREDERICK6 RACKLEY (JOSHUA5, JANE4 LEATH, ARTHUR???3, ?XY2, MISCELLANEOUS1) was born Abt. 1774. He married MARY CHESTNUTT.
       
Child of FREDERICK RACKLEY and MARY CHESTNUTT is:
       i.       JOHN7 RACKLEY.