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Descendants of John LaVelle


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN LAVELLE was born 1675, and died 1740. He came to VA. Oldest son Edward. Will probated in 1750's names sons John, Edward, James (book cites VIRGINIA WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS, 1631-1800 here), all Revolutionary soldiers. The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. I, p. 681, states that a John LaVelle (1675-1740) did not arrive in Virginia until 1715, and that he settled probably in York County. It is possible that this John LaValle was also known as Jean LeaVelle (Jean LaVelle, also spelled Jean LeVillian) when he came to America from France, via England, on the ship PETER AND ANTHONY, arriving September 20, 1700. Daniel Perreau was Captain of the PETER AND ANTHONY, arriving weeks before the MARY ANN, with George Hawed as Captain. The MARY ANN arrived on October 1, 1700. These two ships carried French refugees to America.

Children of JOHN LAVELLE are:
2......i. EDWARD LEAVELL, b. 1685; d. July 1749, St. George's Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia.
......ii. JOHN W. LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1720, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1782, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
......iii. WILLIAM LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1722, Virginia. He was mentioned in will of James
......iv. JAMES LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1725; d. October 17, 1775 Kentucky. He was never married. He went to Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. His Will was recorded in Spotsylvania County, VA on Aug. 21, 1783 and also recorded in Garrard County, Kentucky on July 27, 1813. James was a slave holder and served in the Revolutionary War.

Database: Spotsylvania, Virginia County Records, 1721-1800
Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
WILL BOOK E 1772-1798, page 39
LEAVELL, JAMES, Spotsylvania Co., d. Oct. 17, 1775. Executors Bond dated Sept. 18, 1783. Wit. Henry Pemberton. Ex. William Pember-ton. Leg. my mother; sister Nancy Pemberton; brother John Leavell; and his children, and Edward Leavell; brother William Leavell. (Page 545)

Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEED BOOK E 1751-1761, page 220
March 15, 1761. Benjamin Davis of St. Mark's Par., Culp. Co., to Benjamin Martin, Junr., of Spts. Co. 60 curr. 101 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Chs. Linch, John Leavell, James Davis. April 7, 1761.

Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782, page 423
Augt. 7, 1788. Wm. Riardon and Ann, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Thomas Haydon of same county. 30 curr. 100 a. in Spts. Co., etc. G. Bell, L. Branham, Thos. Whiting, Jno. McWhirt, Danl. Branham, Edwd. Leavell, James Lewis, Thomas Strachan. Jany. 6, 1789.

Database: Revolutionary War Muster Rolls, 1775-83
Surname Given Name Middle Initial Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Notes Roll Box Roll Exct Roll Rec
Leavell James Corporal 48 0 246

Surname Given Name(s) Maiden Name Birth Date Birth Place Biographical Info Reference
LEAVELL James 174? Virginia Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):464

Generation No. 2

2. EDWARD LEAVELL (JOHN LAVELLE) was born 1685, and died July 1749 in St. George's Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia. He married MARY ? Abt. 1704. His will was executed 8-1-1749 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. WILL BOOK A (1722-1749) Edward of St. George's Parish died Feb. 23, 1742/3, probated this date. Wit. George Nix, Martin True, William Woolbank. Ex. wife Mary Leavil. Leg. wife Mary, sons Joseph and Benjamin Leavil, 200 acres of land, my son Joseph having the manor plantation. (page 484

Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800, WILL BOOK E 1772-1798, page 33
VAUGHAN, ELIZABETH, Spotsylvania Co. d. Nov. 14, 1775, Executors Bond dated Nov. 19, 1778. Wit. Nathan Hawkins, Edward Leavell. Ex. William Pemberton. Leg. my four children which are now alive, and my son Martin Vaughan's four children, his part to be equally divided amongst them, Cornelius Vaughan, Bridget Broadas, Elizabeth Pember-ton, Margaret Geter. (Page 251)

April 6, 1738. Thomas Benson and Sarah, his wife, of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Edward Levill (Leavell) of Drysdale Par., King and Queen Co. 30 curr. 200 a. in Spts. Co., on branches of Massaponnax. George Nix, Matthew Gayle, Martin x Trew. June 6, 1738.

City of Fredericksburg, Virginia Court Records Digest
STYLE : Leavell vs Ballard &c
PLAINTIFF(s) : John Leavell
DEFENDANT(s) : James Ballard; Charles Ballard; Charles Lewis; Henry Robinson
DEPONENT(s) : John Minor; Clement Montague (46); Mary Hutcherson (53)
PLACES MENTIONED : KY (Woodford Co.); Spotsylvania
REMARK(s) : Family of Elizabeth Vaughan
Marriage ref. - Edward Leavell -mr- Elizabeth, dau. of Elizabeth Vaughan
Marriage ref. - William Pemberton -mr- Elizabeth Leavell, widow of Edwd.
Slave - Ank - property of John Leavell
CITATION : Leavell vs Ballard &c / 1807? / CR-DC-L / 571-61

Children of EDWARD LEAVELL and MARY ? are:
3......i. ELIZABETH LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1705; d. November 14, 1775, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
4......ii. EDWARD LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1710; d. 1755, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
5......iii. JOHN LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1715, Virginia; d. 1783, Kentucky.
6......iv. ROBERT LEAVELL, b. September 15, 1718, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. June 28, 1797, Newberry County, South Carolina.
.......v. BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1720.

Generation No. 3

3. ELIZABETH LEAVELL (EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1705, and died November 14, 1775 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. She married (1) WILLIAM PEMBERTON. She married (2) CORNELIUS VAUGHN 1722 in King and Queen County, Virginia. He was born Abt. 1695, and died Bet. 1734 - 1735 in King and Queen County, Virginia.

Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 WILLS, WILL BOOK E 1772-1798, age 33BR> VAUGHAN, ELIZABETH, Spotsylvania Co. d. Nov. 14, 1775, Executors Bond dated Nov. 19, 1778. Wit. Nathan Hawkins, Edward Leavell. Ex. William Pemberton. Leg. my four children which are now alive, and my son Martin Vaughan's four children, his part to be equally divided amongst them, Cornelius Vaughan, Bridget Broadas, Elizabeth Pember-ton, Margaret Geter. (Page 251)

. Leavell, Edward before 11-14-1775 witnessed will of Vaughan, Elizabeth of VA, Spotsylvania Co.

The will of Cornelius Vaughan was found in a chancery court case and published in THE MAGAZINE OF VIRGINIA GENEALOGY, Vol. 37, No. 3, August 1999. He didn't mention a son named Martin, but did mention an unborn child. Since Cornelius' widow, Elizabeth, in her own will, mentioned her son Martin, it seems reasonable to think that that unborn child was Martin. In Caroline County, Virginia, on April 12, 1751, one Martin Vaughn bound himself as apprentice to Thomas Montague. I believe he would have been at least 14 in order to bind himself, and probably was not yet 21, therefore, born between 1730 and 1737. If, as I believe, he was the posthumous son of Cornelius Vaughan, he was probably born between November 1735 and May 1736.

7. i. BRIDGET VAUGHN, b. Abt. 1721, King and Queen County, Virginia; d. Bet. 1789 - 1794, Madison County, Virginia.
8. ii. ELIZABETH VAUGHN, b. Abt. 1722, King and Queen County, Virginia.
9. iii. MARGARET VAUGHN, b. Abt. 1724, King and Queen County, Virginia; d. Bet. 1793 - 1797, Edgefield County, South Carolina.
iv. MARTIN VAUGHN, b. Abt. 1726, King and Queen County, Virginia; d. 1764, Caroline County, Virginia; m. ELINOR BROADDUS, Abt. 1755, King and Queen County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1721, King and Queen County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1755, King and Queen County, Virginia. Some believe that Martin Vaughan married Eleanor LEA. Francis Lea's will is dated July 14, 1766, and is recorded in Louisa County, Virginia, WB 1, p. 82. He mentions his daughter "Eleanor Relict of Martin Vaun". This suggests that Martin, son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Vaughan, married Eleanor, daughter of Francis Lea. Eleanor (Lea) Vaughan married as her second husband, Joseph Edwards of Caroline County, Virginia; they lived in Amherst County, Virginia, and Woodford County, Kentucky.
v. CORNELIUS VAUGHN, b. April 18, 1729, King and Queen County, Virginia; d. February 1785, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; m. FRANCES SPENCER, June 05, 1750, Caroline County, Virginia.

4. EDWARD LEAVELL (EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1710, and died 1755 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH VAUGHN, daughter of CORNELIUS VAUGHN and MARY THRELKELD. She died 1795 in Virginia. (However, E. Jay Levell says Edward La LaVelle was born about 1675 in Normandy, France and died February 23, 1742/43, probably in King and Queen County, VA; his wife was Mary Nix. They had two children, Joseph Leavell (born 1732 in King & Queen Co. VA, died 1775 in Culpeper or Faquier Co. VA, spouse Sarah Canady) and Benjamin, who married Mildred Louise Haydon.)

See CAROLINE CO. ORDER BOOK 1755/56, p. 35; also p. 36 for wife Elizabeth (or Saran) Vaughan.

Order Book 1746-54, part 1, p. 69: He produced a certificate from George Hoomes Gent. for taking up a runaway Negro belonging to Henry Willis Gent. of Spotsylvania county.

Order Book 1755/6, p. 35. 8/14/7155 his will was presented by Eliza. Leavel exec. and Thomas Berry and Cornelius Vaughn execs. Proved by David Snodgrass, Richard Broadus and Bridgett Broaddus, witnesses.
Son Edward had John Leavell as guardian 1771; son James Leavell had William Pemberton, per Campbell, T.E., COLONIAL CAROLINE (Dietz Press, VA), p. 49. Order Book 1756/58, Part Two, p. 92. William Pemberton returned an account against the orphans of Edward Leavel.

Leavell, Edward before 11-14-1775 witnessed will Vaughan, Elizabeth VA, Spotsylvania Co. Elizabeth Vaughan died 14 November 1775

10. i. BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1735, Virginia; d. September 02, 1819, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.
11. ii. EDWARD LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1755; d. May 17, 1824, Garrard County, Kentucky.
iii. JAMES LEAVELL, b. Virginia; d. Abt. 1783, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. His will was probated 18 Sep 1783 in Spotsylvania Co., VA
12. iv. JOHN L. LEAVELL.
v. JOSEPH LEAVELL, m. SARAH ?. Could his wife be the Sarah Leavell who later was married to Leroy Canady in 1782 by Baptist minister George Eve in Culpeper Co. VA? Deed Book F, June 7, 1762, Joseph Leavell and Sarah, his wife, of St. Geo. Par. Spts. Co., and Wm Darnaby of same par. and co. L20. 100a. in Spts. Co. Witnesses Joseph Herndon, Laurence Campbell. June 7, 1762.

5. JOHN3 LEAVELL (EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1715 in Virginia, and died 1783 in Kentucky. He married MILLEY WALDEN. She was born Abt. 1724 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1787. In Book N, p. 97 John and wife Milley to James Leavell for 1 negroe girl, 158 1/3 acres in Brumfield Parish, Culpeper, on E. side of Muddy Run Mt. Deed rec. 1785

Culpeper County, Virginia Deeds, Vol. I 1749-1755, pages 112-115. 20 June 1754. Christopher Yowell and Margaret his wife of Brumfield Parish, Culpeper County, to Michael Glore of same. For 80 pounds current money. 400 acres in Brumfield an old field corner to Jas. Yowell...on Coplands Run...corner to Michael Oneal...corner to Peter Glore...corner to Michael Glore's...corner to Nicholas Crigler...
Christopher (C) Yowell
Margaret (X) Yowell
Wit: Richard Pollard, John Leavell
20 June 1754. Acknowledged by Christopher Yowell and Margaret his wife.

13. i. JAMES LEAVELL, b. March 22, 1749/50, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. 1837, Barren County, Kentucky.
14. ii. JOHN LEAVELL, b. 1750; d. 1826.
iii. EDWARD VAUGHN LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1752.
iv. SARAH LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1754; m. BENJAMIN GIVINS, April 13, 1795, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

John Spindle and Lucy Sale, April 13, 1795, Thomas Marston.
Burrell Leavell and Mary Purvis, April 13, 1795, Thomas Marston.
William Smith and Judith Farish, April 13, 1795, Thomas Marston.
Benjn. Givin and Sarah Leavell, April 13, 1795, Thomas Marston.
15. v. BURWELL L. LEAVELL, b. April 11, 1775, Spotsylvania County, VA; d. December 28, 1847, Spotsylvania County, VA.
vii. SARAH LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1754; m. BENJAMIN GIVEN, April 13, 1795, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

6. ROBERT LEAVELL (EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born September 15, 1718 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died June 28, 1797 in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married SARAH COLES Abt. 1740 (Last name variously given as Cole, Griffin, or Marshall.) . She died 1795. Robert was the progenitor of the Leavells in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas. Robert left Virginia in 1769. On January 12, 1769, Robert Levil was granted 300 acres on Bush River in Berkley (now Newberry County), South Carolina, found in Vol 18, page 153 in Sec of State, Columbia, South Carolina. Robert sold provisions for militia. He lived in The Bush River Community of Newberry County, South Carolina, in the 1770's. Records show he was given a tract of land in Newberry Cunty, South Carolina, by George II. This is recorded in deed book UP 59, Newberry South Carolina. Robert is mentioned in his brother's will of October 17, 1775. Leavell book says Robert still alive in 1790. Heads of Family South Carolina census 1790, Newberry County, South Carolina, shows a Robert Leavell. Robert Leavell was buried June 30, 1797 in Bush River Baptist Church Cemetery, located 10 miles northwest of Newberry, South Carolina. Robert's descendents hold a reunion in Spotsylvania Cunty, Virginia, near Cloverdale, the old ancestral homestead and cemetery. Will, dated 6 October 1787, appears in Will Book 1, p. 21, Newberry Co. SC

COPY OF WILL OF ROBERT LEAVELL Recorded in Will Book "A" pages 97-98 in the office of the Probate Judge of Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, copied by Blanche C. Davidson for A. Y. Satterfield.
SOUTH CAROLINA: -- In the Name of God, Amen, Newberry County, I, Robert Leavell, being weak of body but perfect and sound in memory and calling to mind the certainty of death and the Uncertainty of life in this world, constitute and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in the first place, I Give up my immortal soul to Almighty God, who gave it to me, and my body to the grave to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named, and as for my worldly goods that God has been pleased to bestow upon me I dispose of them in the form and manner following:

(First)---In premises; I lend to my beloved wife, SARAH LEAVELL, all my household furniture, working tools of all kinds and stock of all kinds also as much of my land plantation as is enclosed in my lines joining Bush River up to a Black Corner Tree of Charles Crows near the upper corner of my plantation from thence strait across to the Spanish Oak tree corner of John Coles by my spring branch to have and to hold the same and every of them during the whole of her natural life or widowhood:

ITEM: I give to my son EDWARD LEAVELL the above land and plantation not crossing the river being the part that I lent to his mother and what of my land that lies on the South side of the River, I give to my son JOHN LEAVELL also one hundred acres where he now lives;

ITEM: I firm and Bequeath to my son RICHARD LEAVELL, one hundred acres of land joining his plantation where he now lives, the quantities mentioned being the whole of what land I had: I give my Beds to my daughters to divide them as equal as they can. I also give her mother's equal part Frances Ryal deceased, my eldest Daughter, to her daughter, BETTY RYAL.

As for the remainder of my estate to be equally divided amongst all my children then living or to their heirs. I constitute and appoint my wife SARAH LEAVELL and my son-in-law, ELIJAH TEAGUE, EXECUTORS to see to the execution of my last Will and Testament, Setting Void all my other wills as Witnessed my hand and Seal this sixth day of October in the Year of our Lord, one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-seven. Witnesses present:
William Belton
James Cole
A true record of the original will this 28th of July 1797.
ATTEST: Fred Nance, Clerk Newberry County.
"At a court begun and held for Newberry County at the Court House the Twenty Eighth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Seven and of all Independence of the United States of America, the Twenty Second, the Last Will and Testament of Robert Leavell, dec'd, was dully Executed in open court by the oath of James Cole one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded.

The foregoing will of ROBERT LEAVELL is a true copy as found in Will Book "A" pp 97-98, and is all the date on said will and estate recorded in the will book "A" as referred to above. The original will is not on record, and there is no other record regarding same. (The Index does not show that the original will of Robert Leavell was not in file of Probate Judge. Blanche C. Davidson.

Posted by Leavie C. Bell on February 07, 1999 at 14:52:43 In Reply to: Re: Jean La Valle and the Revolutionary War Leavells posted by Jane Leavell on December 28, 1998 at 16:52:13:
Please let me add to the confusion. William Belton married Susannah Leavell, who according to my info was a daughter of Robert Leavell, son of John Leavell. Robert was born 1718, Culpepper Co. Va. Died June 28, 1797 in Newberry Co. S.C. and married Sarah Coles. Susannah is not mentioned in Robert's will, but William Belton-her husband witnessed the will. Will recorded will book A pages 97,98 Newberry Co., S.C.
My info says that John Leavell(Jean Lea Velle) immigrated between 1625 and 1675 and did in 1740 in Va. Please straighten me out or add to my information. I will share. My e-mail address is Thanks

16. i. FRANCES LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1748.
17. ii. ? LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1753; d. Bef. 1787.
18. iii. EDWARD FRANKLIN LEAVELL, b. July 16, 1755, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. January 16, 1832, DeKalb County, Georgia.
19. iv. JOHN LEAVELL, b. 1758, Virginia; d. May 04, 1826, Newberry County, South Carolina.
20. v. RICHARD C. LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1759, Virginia; d. 1813, Georgia.
vi. FRANCES LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1760; d. Abt. 1780.
vii. ELIZABETH LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1762.

Generation No. 4

7. BRIDGET VAUGHN (ELIZABETH LEAVELL, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1721 in King and Queen County, Virginia, and died Bet. 1789 - 1794 in Madison County, Virginia. She married RICHARD BROADDUS Abt. 1739 in King and Queen County, Virginia.

i. EDWARD5 BROADDUS, b. Abt. 1750, Orange County, North Carolina; d. August 1826, Madison County, Kentucky; m. MARY PRICHETT, Abt. 1770, Fauquier County, Virginia.
ii. WILLIAM BROADDUS, b. Abt. 1750, Virginia; d. November 1799, Madison County, Kentucky; m. MILDRED COLLINS. They had 9 children.
21. iii. SARAH BROADDUS, b. 1730, Essex County, Virginia; d. Albemarle County, Virginia.

8. ELIZABETH VAUGHN (ELIZABETH LEAVELL, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1722 in King and Queen County, Virginia. She married WILLIAM HENRY PEMBERTON. He was born January 30, 1748/49 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died October 16, 1785 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Allegedly her children were Nancy, 1773; Elizabeth, 1774; Mary, 1776; Sarah, 1777; Margaret, 1779, Henry (9 May 1780 Albemarle Co. VA to 3 August 1843, Johnson Co. Missouri); and Larkin, 1782. But that's impossible, given that Elizabeth was born ca. 1721! William Pemberton born January 30, 1748/49, died Abt. 1817

i. NANCY PEMBERTON, b. 1773; m. ? COLMAN; b. Abt. 1765.
iii. MARY PEMBERTON, b. 1776.
iv. SARAH PEMBERTON, b. 1777.
vi. HENRY PEMBERTON, b. May 09, 1780, Virginia; d. August 03, 1843, Johnson, Missouri.
vii. LARKIN PEMBERTON, b. 1782.

9. MARGARET VAUGHN (ELIZABETH LEAVELL, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1724 in King and Queen County, Virginia, and died Bet. 1793 - 1797 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. She married WILLIAM JETER Abt. 1741 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, son of JOHN JETER and ELIZABETH VAUGHN. He was born Abt. 1720 in Amelia County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1797 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. Another source claims William was born before 1711 in Essex Co. VA. His will was probated in Edgefield Co. SC Nar 1797

Re: Cornelius Vaughn ?c1697 ?VA
Posted by: Michael Cavanaugh Date: June 26, 2000 at 04:58:07
In Reply to: Cornelius Vaughn ?c1697 ?VA by Polly Gregory-Hussey of 2239
Polly, I am descended from Martin Vaughn through his grandson W. Joseph Jeter, another child of William and Margaret. I have a note that William and Margaret married about 1741 in Spotsylvania County VA rather than Caroline County. I got my information from a book named "The Jeter Mosaic" which I found in the South Carolina State Library, p. 235.
Thanks; would love to know more about Cornelius and Elinor
Michael Cavanaugh

I, William Jeter, being aged and feeble of body but of perfect mind + memory. I lend to my wife Margaret Jeter the whole estate both real + personal her life time or widowhood. I give unto Margaret one feather bed + furniture being the bed we now lie on with one bay mare, one cow + calf, + three sheep. John William Jeter 400 acres of land. one negro man named Ned + one feather bed + furniture now in his possession. I give to my dtr. Partheny Vaughn 100 acres of land, one feather bed + furniture, one mare, saddle + bridle. I give to my dtr Ancridge Howlet the goods + chattles that I lend her also the debt of L21 2s 8p + half penny Virginia currency now due to me by Cradock Vaughn also 100 acres of land I gave unto my grandson Seth Howlet lying between Mire branch + the Red Lick branch. I give unto my dtr Calpharna Baker one track of land of 60 acres, two mares, a saddle + bridle + other household furniture which I have already given her. I give to my son Hal Jeter a waggon + horse which I lent him + all the land lying from the back line to the old road formerly running by Samuel Hill on both sides of Gunnell Creek. I give to my son Joseph Jeter one negro girl named Edy. I give to my son Cornelius Jeter one mullatto boy called Bason, one cow + calf now in his possession. I give to my son James Jeter two negroes named Jack + Hanna 100 acres of land on which he now lives on with a negro boy named Phill, the land + boy now in his possission. I give to my son Argacy?? Jeter one negro boy named Isaac, one stallion which he now has. I give to my son Eliazer Jeter the land whereon I now live up Gunnels Creek to the raod dividing between Hall Jeter heretofore mentioned, one negro boy named Sam, one cow + calf, one black stallion coly, three head of sfeep, one feather bed + furniture. I give to my dtr Elizabeth Cruze one negro girl named Jude + one negro boy I give my grandson William Cruze named Cob. I give to my dtr Sarah Crossby one negro girl named Edy which she now has. I give to my dtr Nancy Moselly during her life time 100 acres of land adjoining Jno. Kilcrease + Henry Key land granted to me + at her death I give unto my grandson George Moselly son of Nancy Moselly + L15 sterling after the death of my wife. I give to my dtr Delilah Garret one feather bed which she now has. I give to my dtr Priscilla Mosely one cow + calf to my grand dtr Sally Mosely, dtr of Priscilla Mosely 120 acres of land lying on the upper side of Red Lick Branch waters of Grunnels Creek. I lend to my dtr Peggy Kilcrease one negro girl named Tamer, one feather bed which she now has, one bay stallion colt, I give unto my dtr Peggy Kilcrease one negro girl named Tamer, one feather bed which she now has, one bay stallion colt, I give unto my dtr Peggy Kilcrease 150 acres of land whereon she now lives, provided there should not be a charge made of a certain sorrel horse by Minor Kilcrease husband of my dtr Peggy against my estate. I leve all of my estatethat remains to be divided in the following manner (viz) One sixth part to Hal Jeter. One sixth part to Cornelius Jeter. One sixth part to Eliazer Jeter. One sixth part to George Mosey son of my dtr Nancy Mosely. One sixth part to Sally Mosely dtr of my dtr Priscilla Mosely and one sixth part to my dtr Peggy Kilcrease. I appoint my wife Margaret Jeter + friend John Martin + my son Hal Jeteras executors.. Wit; Edmund Holleman, Merry Man X Cook + Eleanor Cook.Signed, Wm Jeter.. Proved in open Court by the oath of Edmund Holleman March Term 1797 + ordered to be recorded R. Tuck, clk.

i. WILLIAM JETER, b. Abt. 1743, Lunenberg County, Virginia; d. December 12, 1780, Virginia.
ii. PARTHENIA JETER, b. Abt. 1745, Lunenberg County, Virginia; m. CRADDOCK VAUGHN, Abt. 1769.
iii. ANCRIDGE JETER, b. Abt. 1749, Lunenberg County, Virginia; m. ? HOWLETT.
22. iv. CALIFORNIA JETER, b. Abt. 1749, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
v. HAL JETER, b. Abt. 1751, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
vi. JOSEPH JETER, b. Abt. 1753, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
vii. CORNELIUS JETER, b. Abt. 1756, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
23. viii. JAMES JETER, b. January 15, 1759, Lunenberg County, Virginia; d. March 16, 1840, Union County, South Carolina.
ix. ARGULUS JETER, b. Abt. 1760, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
24. x. ELEAZER JETER, b. Abt. 1763, Lunenberg County, Virginia; d. 1818, Montgomery, Lee County, Alabama.
xi. ELIZABETH JETER, b. Abt. 1765, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
25. xii. SARAH JETER, b. Abt. 1767, Lunenberg County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1840, Monroe County, Mississippi.
xiii. NANCY JETER, b. Abt. 1769, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
xiv. DELILAH JETER, b. Abt. 1771, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
xv. PRISCILLA JETER, b. Abt. 1773, Lunenberg County, Virginia.
26. xvi. MARGARET JETER, b. Abt. 1775, Lunenberg County, Virginia.

10. BENJAMIN LEAVELL (EDWARD, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1735 in Virginia, and died September 02, 1819 in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky. He married MILDRED LOUISE HAYDON September 22, 1775, daughter of THOMAS HAYDON and SARAH ?. She was born September 1759 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1819 in Christian County, Kentucky. In 1809, Benjamin and sons Ben and Lewis moved to Christian County (now Todd County), Kentucky. Ben named his home "Oak Grove" after his old place in Virginia. He and his sons founded the town of Trenton, Kentucky. His will is dated 4 July 1818 at Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.

Prewitt, Lela W. ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS SIMS OF CULPEPPER CO. VA: William Mason was a Baptist minister of Culpeper Co. VA. His daughter Anna born 19 March 1771 m. James Sims. Benjamin Leavell moved to Culpeper after he sold his inheritance of his father Edward, who died 1749 Spotsylvania Co. He sold land in Culpeper Co. VA 5-1-1764. Benjamin's wife was Mildred, daughter of Thomas Haydon. They were in Culpeper before 1797. Daughter Mary married William Sims.

Leavell, Benjamin Benjamin 1807 was grantor to Sims, Mary in VA, Madison Co. (formerly Culpeper)
MADISON CO. VA DEEDS (1793-1942) GRANTORS. Madison Co. formed from Culpeper in 1792/3. Book 4, p. 337

Leavell, Benjamin Benjamin 1807 grantee from Sims, Wm. in VA, Madison Co. (formerly Culpeper) per MADISON CO. VA DEEDS (1793-1949) GRANTEES. 4-36

Leavell, Benjamin deed of gift Haydon, Mildred VA, Spotsylvania Co.per DEED BOOK F (1761-1766) Septr. 22, 1764 Thomas X Haydon of Spts. Co., "for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I have and doth bear unto Benjamin and Mildred Leavell," etc. Deed of Gift. A Negro Girl. Witnesses, Wm. Nelson, Wm. Haydon. March 4, 1765.

Leavell, Benjamin 9-6-1763 deed VA, Spotsylvania Co. Benjamin and Mildred his wife, to James Redd of same Co. L20 curr. 100 a. in Spots. Co. 1/2 or mostly of a tract purchased by Edward Leavell from Thomas, Benson, etc. Witnesses: John Bulock, Thos. X Haydon, Mary X Bollard, Sarah X Haydon. 7 May 1764 Deed Book F, 1761-66

Leavell, Benjamin bef. 9-22-1764 married Haydon, Mildred in VA, Spotsylvania Co. daughter of Thomas, whose deed of gift of that date proves marriage

Leavill, Benjamin 1794 grant from Sims, John VA, Culpeper Co. CULPEPER DEEDS, GRANTEE INDEX, Book S, p. 110

Had moved to Culpeper Co. before Oct. 16,1797 when Jas Sims bought 200 acres there "to corner of Benjamin Leavells" from Daniel Field and wife Anna (Culpeper Co. Va DB T-pg. 223).

1810 Culpeper Co. census: Benjamin Leavell 1 Male 45+, 1 M and one F 16-26

Benjamin Leavell was a witness to a will of William Sim's father James Sims February 18, 1802.

Madison Co. VA DB 4, p. 335, dated April 22, 1807 has William & Mary Sims selling to Benj. Leavel of Culpeper for $1000 128 acres in Madison, witnesses Daniel James, Daniel Field, and Edward Leavell.

Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS
DEED BOOK F 1761-1766, page 234
Septr. 6, 1763. Benjamin Leavell of Spts. Co. and Mildred, his wife, to James Redd of same Co. 20 curr. 100 a. in Spts. Co., one-half or mostly of a tract purchased by Edwd. Leavell from Thomas Benson, etc. Witnesses, John Bulock, Thos. x Haydon, Mary x Ballard, Sarah x Haydon. May 7, 1764.

Re: Benjamin Leavell and Mildred Haydon
Posted by: Jan Kremer Date: January 03, 1999 at 14:43:11
In Reply to: Re: Benjamin Leavell and ildred Haydon by Jane Leavell
Re Eward Leavell (wife Mary) there is a deed on file in Spotsylvania Co, VA, stating that Edward and Mary purchased land in 1738 moving from King and Queen Co. Edward's will at time of death in 1749 mentions sons Joseph and Benjamin. He left 200 acres and "manner Plantation" to Joseph. Joseph married Sarah Canady and died in 1775 leaving his land to wife and son Edward. Somewhere in this time the land in Spotsylvania was sold and land bought in Fauquier Co. I don't have the date at hand. In Edward's will at date of death of 1783 the inventory and appraisal of estate states "slaves and personal estate escended to Edward Leavell from father Joseph Leavell and is subject to dower of Sarah Canady mother of said Edward Leavell and formerly wife of Joseph."

DEED BOOK E (1772-1798), p. 482. HAYDON, THOMAS, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania Co. d. June 1782. Wit. Richard Young, John Chew, Charles Proctor. Ex. son, J. Haydon and Ezekiel Haydon. Leg. son Jervey Haydon, tract of land, also part of land bought of William Fitzhugh, Esqr.; grandson Abner Haydon, son of Jervey Haydon, one negro boy Sam, but if he died without heirs, then I give the said negro to Jessey Haydon. My brother; son Jessey Haydon; son James Haydon; son Ezekiel Haydon; daughter Mary Haydon; grandson Ezekiel Haydon, son of John and Mary Haydon; daughter Grace Proctor; son John Haydon; son William Haydon; daughter Sarah Ann Millican; daughter Elizabeth Nelson; daughter Mildred Leavell.

i. WILLIAM T. LEAVELL, b. 1778; d. 1850; m. MOLLY ?.
27. ii. BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. 1780, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. 1840, Christian County, Kentucky.
28. iii. MARY LEAVELL, b. Virginia.
iv. MILDRED LEAVELL, b. Virginia; m. STEWART, 1807, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.
v. EDWARD L. LEAVELL, b. 1784, Virginia; d. 1823, Virginia; m. SALLIE WAITE.
29. vi. LEWIS LIVINGSTONE LEAVELL, b. 1782, Virginia; d. October 08, 1835, Kentucky.
30. vii. ELIZABETH F. LEAVELL, b. Virginia.
31. viii. FRANCES W. LEAVELL, b. March 12, 1787, Virginia; d. February 01, 1864, near Caledonia, Missouri.

11. EDWARD LEAVELL (EDWARD, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1755, and died May 17, 1824 in Garrard County, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH HAWKINS in North Carolina, daughter of NATHAN HAWKINS and CATHERINE HAYDON. She was born Abt. 1752, and died August 1826.

A HISTORY OF THE PIONEER FAMILIES OF MISSOURI, William S. Bryan & Robert Rose, 1876, says: LEAVELL Edward Leavell, of Virginia, married Elizabeth Hawkins, and settled in North Carolina. They afterward removed to Garrard Co. KY, where they both died. Their children were: Benjamin, Joseph, James, John, Edward, Nathan, Mary, Nancy, Elizabeth, Catharine, Sally, and Mildred. Benjamin, Joseph, and John lived in Kentucky. Nathan died in North Carolina. James married Rebecca Stinson, who cut the throat of a mad wolf, that had bitten her father, while he held it. Their children were-Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, Julia A., William H., James M., Benjamin F., and Edward. Margaret married John Stevens. Elizabeth married Randolph Boone. Jane married Mr. Carnifix. Julia A. married M.B. Snethen. William H. was married three times. James M. died single. Benjamin F. married Sarah Nunnelly, and they had one child, James. Edward married Rhoda Sallee. Mildred, daughter of Edward Leavell Sr., married Nicholas Stephenson, of Kentucky, and is now a widow in her 86th year. Mr. Stephenson and his family started to Missouri in 1813 on horseback but after crossing the Ohio River they purchased a wagon and travelled in that some distance, when the roads became so bad that they could use it no longer. They then sold the wagon and performed the rest of the journey on horseback, arriving in St. Charles co., in 1814, having been on the road one year. Mr. Stephenson settled first in Howell's Prairie, where he built a tanyard, and in 1818 he removed to Montgomery co. He had 2 children, James and Mildred A. THOMAS D. STEPHENSON, a brother of Nicholas, settled in Howell's Prairie, St. Charles co., in 1812, where he married MARY PITMAN. In 1844 he removed to Warren co., where he died. He was county judge and justice of the peace for some time, and was an influential citizen.

Settled first in NC, then in Garrard County, Kentucky. He was a REvolutionary War soldier.

JOHN YANCY LEAVELL, 1817-1910. John Y.'s grandfather, Edward Leavell, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and an early pioneer of Garrard Co. He married Elizabeth Hawkins (daughter of Nathan and Catherine Hawkins) and they raised a family of five sons and four daughters. Their son Benjamin Leavell was born in Virginia in 1772, settled in Garrard County in 1795, and was a farmer and a slave holder. He married Isabella Miller Adams, daughter of Captain William Miller and Nancy Yancy, widow of Alexandria A. Adams. They raised five sons and five daughters. One of their sons, John Yancy Leavell, was born March 21, 1817. John received a liberal education and married Jane Gordon Doty. In his young days he was an old line Whig, but, being a Southern sympathizer, he later became a staunch Democrat. He was both a successful farmer and financier, owning several hundred acres of the best land in upper Garrard. He was also a leading stockman who sent stock South on foot, and was such an extensive dealer that he almost governed the marker in this section.
John Y. Leavell, one of the most remarkable men of Garrard County was termed "Garrard's Grand Old Man" because both his mental and physical powers were remarkably well preserved. He was able to talk for hours of the many interesting incidents in his long and active career. He could go back and give platforms of every presidential campaign. From a physical standpoint, Mr. Leavell was clearly a scion of pioneer stock with all its vigor, 6 1/2 feet tall and weighing over 200 pounds.
John Y. Leavell was one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Lancaster and was its president from 1870 to 1872. He was a commissioner who built the present Garrard County Court House and he was a member that negotiated the extension of the Kentucky Central Railroad (now the Louisville and Nashville) from Rowland to Richmond.
He had the unusual privilege of living to see the seventh generation, remembering his great grandfather as he himself was a great grandfather. The Garrardite was the father of ten children: Benjamin F., Elizabeth Gordon, Azariah, John Y., Belle M., Lewis E., Jane Boyle, Emma Walker, and Mary Doty Leavell. He died in 1910 at the age of 93 and is buried in the Lancaster Cemetery.

i. JOHN LEAVELL, b. December 13, 1772, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. February 18, 1846, Garrard County, Kentucky; m. (1) POLLY ARNOLD, Garrard County, Kentucky; m. (2) SALLY BLANTON, September 20, 1811, Garrard County, Kentucky; m. (3) MARGARET SLAVIN, January 14, 1823, Garrard County, Kentucky; b. November 15, 1795; d. December 09, 1823. Judging from the length of marriage, Margaret may have died in childbirth.
I also have him listed as marrying Polly Arnold in Garrard Co. KY. What gives? He was buried Paint Lick Cemetery on the James and John Slavin lot with wife Margaret.

Leavel, Jno. 1-14-1823 married Slaven, Margaret KY, Garrard Co. Bond: Jas. Slaven, per GARRARD CO. KY MARRIAGES/MARRIAGES BONDS, 1796-1851, by Raymond Ballard Orrell III, p. 37
32. ii. JOSEPH LEAVELL, b. February 08, 1774, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. June 03, 1872.
33. iii. BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. 1776, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. January 20, 1860, Paint Lick Station, Garrard County, Kentucky.
iv. NATHAN LEAVELL, d. North Carolina.
34. v. NANCY LEAVELL, b. September 24, 1777, Virginia; d. 1831, Chariton County, Missouri.
35. vi. JAMES LEAVELL, b. April 02, 1779, Kentucky; d. October 10, 1856, Montgomery County, Missouri.
vii. MARY LEAVELL--probably the Athaline Mary Leavell who married Bloomer Perry Sallee
36. viii. ELIZABETH LEAVELL, b. January 11, 1783, North Carolina; d. May 01, 1850, Warren County, Kentucky.
37. ix. CATHERINE LEAVELL, b. 1784, North Carolina; d. 1882, Ellis County, Texas.
38. x. EDWARD M. LEAVELL, b. 1788.
xi. MILDRED LEAVELL, b. 1790; m. NICHOLAS STEPHENSON, October 15, 1816, Garrard County, Kentucky. To Missouri in 1813
xii. SARA REBECCA LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1795; d. 1844, Indiana; m. JAMES WOOLEY, November 18, 1816, Garrard County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1791, Garrard County, Kentucky.

12. JOHN L. LEAVELL (EDWARD, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) He married ?. She died Abt. 1787.

Children of JOHN LEAVELL and ? are:
vi. GABRIEL LEAVELL, b. 1770. "FIRST CENSUS" OF KENTUCKY 1790, [p.1] HISTORY OF THE FIRST UNITED STATES CENSUS OF KENTUCKY, [p.5] Kentucky Counties in 1790, page 58 has Levell, Gabrael Fayette 2/26/1790
39. vii. EZEKIEL LEAVELL, b. May 05, 1773, New Castle, Mason County, Kentucky; d. December 08, 1855, Hagerstown, Henry, Indiana.
40. viii. ROBERT LEAVELL, b. 1776.
41. ix. BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. July 17, 1781, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. 1860, Miami County, Ohio.
42. x. EDWARD LEAVELL, b. 1804, Winchester, Frederick Co. VA; d. 1883.
43. xi. JOHN P. LEAVELL, b. December 27, 1774, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. August 1854.

13. JAMES4 LEAVELL (JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1 LAVELLE) was born March 22, 1749/50 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died 1837 in Barren County, Kentucky. He married (1) SARAH ? June 15, 1775. She was born December 18, 1755, and died March 07, 1799. He married (2) DOROTHY COLLINS August 03, 1801 in Warren County, Kentucky. She was born 1762.

Leavell, James 2-14-1793 deed Ginn, Lawrence VA, Culpeper James and wife Sarah of Culpeper to Lawrence Ginn, 150 acres in Brumfield Parish

Leavell, James 9-21-1795 deed Fink, John VA, Culpeper James and wife Sarah deed 209 acres on Muddy River

Leavell, James 1781 grant from Leavell, John Jr. VA, Culpeper Co. CULPEPER DEEDS, GRANTEE INDEX, Book N, p. 97. Deed rec. 1785.

Leavell, James 1783 grant from Philips or Phipps, Abner VA, Culpeper Co. CULPEPER DEEDS, GRANTEE INDEX, Book M, p. 92

Leavell, James 1787 tax VA, Culpeper Co. Leavell, James; self; 0 1 0 1 0 8 Personal Property Tax 1787 List "A"

Leavell, James and wife 1793/5 grant to Ginn, Laurence VA, Culpeper Co. CULPEPER DEEDS, GRANTOR INDEX, Book R, p. 321

From: James Levil To: Fanny Wheeler
Type: Land near waters of Beaver Creek
Date: 24 Oct 1805
Source: Barren Co KY Deed Book B, p. 79.

A Jas Level appears in 1810 Barren Co. KY census

Children of JAMES LEAVELL and SARAH ? are:
i. MARY LEAVELL, b. October 07, 1776.
ii. SARAH L. LEAVELL, b. April 20, 1778.
44. iii. JOHN LEAVELL, b. April 17, 1783, Virginia; d. September 1833, Boone County, Missouri.
iv. JAMES LEAVELL, b. January 28, 1785, Virginia.
v. PRISCILLA LEAVELL, b. February 19, 1787, Virginia.
vi. OBEDIAH LEAVELL, b. February 16, 1789, Virginia.
45. vii. BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. March 18, 1791, Virginia; d. November 05, 1857, Barren County, Kentucky.
viii. GABRIEL LEAVELL, b. October 31, 1794, Virginia; d. June 23, 1795, Virginia. On 10-9-1835 married Sims, Nancy B. in VA, Madison Co. She was the daughter of George W. Sims, per MADISON CO. VA MARRIAGES 1792-1850

ix. NANCY LEAVELL, b. July 09, 1802; d. September 1805.
x. MARGARET G. LEAVELL, b. September 22, 1805, Kentucky; d. December 08, 1862, Barren County, Kentucky; m. (1) THOMAS J. MATTHEWS; m. (2) SPENCER J. WILLIAMS, August 18, 1824, Barren County, Kentucky; (15 January 1846 Barren Co. KY is given as marriage date in Mormon IGI) b. June 30, 1808, Wythe County, Virginia; d. June 02, 1853, Barren County, Kentucky.

Name: Spencer Williams
Date Written: 2 May 1853
Date Probated: July Term 1853
Source: Barren Co KY Will Bok 3, page 377.
Slaves: Old Ed, girl Delpha
Mother still living
Wife: Margaret G. Williams
Named: William J.Levell - son of my brother-in-law, Benjamin Levell, James A. Williams, David Spencer Williams and Sarah Jane Menefee
Executor: Friend H P Curd and wife the executrix.
Witnesses: Judson S. Dane, Benjamin Levell, Edmund Davis.

xi. LUCY DODD LEAVELL, b. December 25, 1805, Kentucky.

14. JOHN4 LEAVELL (JOHN3, EDWARD2, JOHN1 LAVELLE) was born 1750, and died 1826. He married MARGARET JONES.

29 Oct 1795, Jacob Chandler and Ann his wife, Jonathon Chandler and Rehemah his wife, Israel Chandler and Lydia his wife to John Leavel and John Abernathy of Newberry Co 100A on a branch of the saluda called Bush River. orig granted to Isaac Williams 19 Sep 1770 and conveyed by lease unto Simeon Ellis 1772, wit: Thos Coate, Jos Jones, James Leavel, proved 4 Jul1796

16 April 1796 deed, Ebenezer Potter attorney of the estate of the late Dr Benj Farrow formerly of the state to John Abernathy and John Leavel 150A in the fork between Broad and Saluda on the branch of the Saluda called Bush River or Creek, bounded SE by Isaac Williams and Robt Leavel all other sides vacant, orig granted to Henry Demonge 1772 conved to Simeon Ellis 1774, to Benj Farrow 1777 wit: Saml kelly Sr, Saml Kelly Jr, Richd Leavel

i. JOHN LEAVELL, b. 1761.
ii. TABER LEAVELL, b. 1763; d. Fort Defiance, Ohio in War of 1812
iii. BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. 1765, Mason County, Kentucky; d. Piqua, Miami, OH.
46. iv. MALINDA LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1769; d. Abt. 1855, Wayne County, Indiana.
v. SARAH LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1771; m. (1) ? MCKEE; m. (2) ? TOWNSEND. They had three girls.

47. vi. ROBERT LEAVELL, b. December 07, 1776, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. August 23, 1847, Hagerstown, Henry, Indiana.
vii. BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. 1778.

15. BURWELL L. LEAVELL (JOHN, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born April 11, 1775 in Spotsylvania County, VA, and died December 28, 1847 in Spotsylvania County, VA. He married (1) ANNA GOULDER SPINDLE December 01, 1803 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM SPINDLE and LETITIA ?. She was born July 30, 1785 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, and died July 09, 1849 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. He married (2) MARY PURVIS December 25, 1794 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, daughter of JAMES PURVIS. She was born Abt. 1775 in Virginia, and died September 10, 1801 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. E. Jay Levell says married April 13, 1795 VA.

Burrell 4-13-1795 married Purvis, Mary VA, Spotsylvania Co. Thomas Marston. Per COUNTY COURT MARRIAGE REGISTER 1795-1800

John Spindle and Lucy Sale, April 13, 1795, Thomas Marston.
Burrell Leavell and Mary Purvis, April 13, 1795, Thomas Marston.
William Smith and Judith Farish, April 13, 1795, Thomas Marston.
Benjn. Givin and Sarah Leavell, April 13, 1795, Thomas Marston.

William Spindle Estate Account
Original Document : {page 1} {page 2} {page 3} {page 4}
The Estate Of William Spindle Dec'd In Account With
Thomas And William Spindle, Exrs.
Dr. Cr.
To balance due per report of Comrs., of the 22 Sep 1814 14.19.11 1/2 49 99
To commission due, per same report 52.18.4 1/2 176 39
To Interest on $49.99 from the 3 July 1813 to the 7th day of June 1827 40 74
To interest on $176.39 from 22 of Sep 1814 to the same time 134 49
Decr. 7 To paid John Hopkins, as cryer, 2 days 1 50
Jany. 5 To Burwell Leavell, for the support of old Aggy,
The balance of her life 49 00

To attorneys fee, for drawing a bill and answers, etc 10 00

To Clerks fees in the suit & recording the Accounts of admon & division 10 00
To paid Cryer, for selling a negro boy 50
To paid Com'rs. For settling the accts 11
483 61
To Commission on $82 4 92
488 53
To expences [sic] of bringing negroes from Culpepper, including wagon hire 15 50
$ 504 03

In Obedience to two decreetal orders of Spotsylvania county court made in a suit in Chancery, between Thomas and William Spindle plffs, and John Spindle, and others, defts - the first order made at November term 1826, and the second at January term 1827.
The commissioners therein named, report that three of them, proceeded under the first order, to divide certain slaves given up by Mrs. Letitia Spindle, for that purpose, (being all the property that she did give up,) amongst those entitled thereto. But after the second order was made, we settled with the plffs, their administration account, upon the estate of William Spindle decd, - as will appear by the above statement.
And after deducting as much from the value of the slaves, as will balance the above acct, we divided the residue of the said value, together with the amount of advancements made by the said William Spindle decd, in his lifetime, to his children, amongst the plffs, and defts, as will also appear, by the accounts herewith returned.
The two first charges in this admon acct are taken from a report of the Commissioners, who settled with the said Thomas, and William, executors of William Spindle decd on the 22 of September 1814. The said executors say, that they have not had any assetts [sic] in their hands, since that day, and they therefore claim interest on the amount due them at that time. And as we think their claim reasonable, we have allowed it. We have calculated interest on the first charge in this acct, from the 3d of July 1813,(the date of the last charge in the former acct,) to the 7 of June next, and on the 2nd charge from the 22 of Sepr. 1814, (the day of settlement,) to the same day. Our reason for allowing interest to the 7 of June next, is, because we were told, the legatees had agreed amongst themselves, that whoever should fall in debt at the division were to give their notes, payable on that day. The other charges in the acct, are known by some of the Comrs to be correct, except the one for an attorney's fee, and that is believed to be the customary charge in similar cases, and the one for clerks fees, which was made upon a guess of what might probably be the
fees in this suit.
The advancements made to his children, by Wm Spindle decd, in his lifetime, and which we are directed to report to the court, will be seen by a refference [sic] to the accts against the different legatees, herewith returned. And by the said accounts, it will be seen, what each one will have to pay, or to receive. The plffs requested us to leave the said accounts, in their present state, saying it would be most agreeable to them to do so, and they expected it would be so to the others interested and added that if left so, they thought the parties could settle the balances amongst themselves, more to their own satisfaction, than could be done by any others.
We have omitted to take a bond, as directed, from Mrs. Vaughan, for the sum she will receive, because it being small, we think it probable, that had the court have been apprised of this, and other circumstances, they would not have required a bond from her. /s/ Benj. Alsop
/s/ Jno. M. Herndon
/s/ R. Frazer
The Estate Of William Spindle Dec'd In Account With Thomas And William Spindle, Exrs.
Dr. Cr.

To A. L. Luck & wife, one share 187 85 5/7 By amount of advancements made by the dec'd in his lifetime, to the different legatees 394.10.0 1315 --
To John Spindle, do 187 85 5/7
To Thomas Spindle, do 187 85 5/7
To Wm Spindle, do 187 85 5/7
To Sarah Vaughan, do 187 85 5/7
To B. Leavell & wife, do 187 85 5/7
To Wm. E & Jas. A. Spindle, do 187 85 5/7
$ 1315 -----
To this sum deducted from the value of the slaves, and credited in the Admon acct 504 03 By amount of value of slaves, given up by Mrs. Spindle 2855 --
To A. L. Luck & wife, one share of the balance 346 32 6/7
To John Spindle, do 346 32 6/7
To Thos. Spindle, do 346 32 6/7
To Wm. Spindle, do, being 22 or $73.33 less Than either of the other shares 272 99 6/7
To Sarah Vaughan, one share 346 32 6/7
To B. Leavell & wife do 346 32 6/7
To W.E. & J.A. Spindle do 346 32 6/7
$ 2855 ------
Austin L. Luck & Lucy his wife, In acct. with the
Estate of Wm. Spindle decd.
Dr. Cr.
Jan 5 To advancements, made by the decd 71.10.0
To slave Richard 238
$ 538 33
33 By your share of advancements
By do of slaves divided

Bal. Due from you
85 5/7
32 6/7
18 4/7
14 3/7
John Spindle In acct. with the Estate of Wm. Spindle decd.
Dr. Cr.
To advancements made you 86.10.0
To negro Armistead 288
$ 688

33 By your share of advancements
By do of slaves
Bal. Due from you 187
$ 688
85 5/7
32 6/7
18 4/7
14 3/7
Thomas Spindle In acct. with the Estate of Wm. Spindle decd.
Dr. Cr.
To advancements made you 60
To Milley & child 280 Nelson 120
To purchase of boy William
$ 775
By your share of advancements
By do of slaves
Bal. Due from you
$ 775
85 5/7
32 6/7
18 4/7
81 3/7
William Spindle In acct. with the Estate of Wm. Spindle decd.
Dr. Cr.
Jan 5 To Advancements made you 90.10.0
To Negro Joe 321
By your share of advancements
By do. of slaves, being 22 or $73.33, less than each of the other shares
Bal due from you
$ 621
85 5/7

99 6/7
85 4/7
81 3/7

Sarah Vaughan In acct. with the Estate of Wm. Spindle decd.
Dr. Cr.
To advancements made you 300
To negro Wilson

Bal. Due to you

$ 534

18 4/7
18 4/7
By your share of advancements
By do of slaves

$ 534
85 5/7

32 6/7
18 4/7

Burwell Leavell & Nancy G. his wife In acct. with the
Estate of Wm. Spindle decd.
Dr. Cr.

To advancements made you 30
To Sarah & Rice 320 Ben 125


$ 545

By your share of advancements
By do of slaves

Bal. Due from you

85 5/7

32 6/7
18 4/7
81 3/7

Wm. E. & James A. Spindle In acct. with the Estate of Wm. Spindle decd.
Dr. Cr.

To advancements made to your father 20
To Zachary 280 Tom 180

Bal. Due to you

$ 534

51 4/7
18 4/7
By your share of advancements
By do of slaves 187

85 5/7

32 6/7
18 4/7

Recorded [liber L folio 487]

Spindle vs Spindle
Fredericksburg Circuit Court
Spotsylvania Superior Court of Chancery

The Leavells of Cloverdale
"A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors, will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered by remote descendants." --McCauley

"And so, as through a vista of long years,/I see again the forms of those I knew,/An hear again their voices, strong and true,/I can but wish that I had words to tell of/Many other things and make you see/The rhythm of those quiet lives, so real to ME."

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries France was torn by bitter controversies and persecutions. The French Protestants were called Huguenots, which means "Confederates." Thousands of the Huguenots were massacred on Saint Bartholomew's Day, August 24, 1572.

After this bloody massacre the Huguenots began their flight from France, which reached its peak about 1685.

In 1598 the Huguenots were granted civil and religious freedom by the Edict of Nantes, the persecutions, however, were carried on in spite of the Edict, which was revoked in 1685, and caused the greatest exodus from France.

Many Huguenots fled to Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Africa, England, and America.

Between 1599 and 1753 there were 28 French Huguenot Churches in London.

Through all the persecutions and turmoil in France lived in the Leavell family, braving many ills, but when the Edict of Nantes was revoked, they, too, fled to England.

Tradition tells us that there were four Leavells, brothers, who escaped to England with others of their family. These Leavells lived in England for some years, then came to Virginia with English colonists, and settled on the Rappahannock River.

Tradition tells us that the four brothers who fled from France were John, Edward, Benajamie, and James. Tradition, however, has failed to tell us whether all four reached Virginia. As there was a period of at least 25 years between the time they left France and the time they reached Virginia, it may be that all did not come to Virginia. It is thought that John and Edward certainly reached Virginia.

Reverend William Thomas Leavell stated in his notes that the Leavelle family arrived in Virginia when Alexander Spotswood was Governor of the colony. This would place the date of their arrival between 1710 and 1725. Reverend Mr. Leavell though the family obtained grants of land from Governor Spotswood. This, however, has not been proven.

The first land owned by Leavelles in Virginia, of which we have definite record, was that of Edward Leavell in King and Queen County. He made his will in 1742; it was probated in 1749, and mentions his wife and sons Joseph and Benjamine.

In addition to land in King and Queen County, Edward Leavell purchased 200 acres of land in Spotsylvania County in 1738, moved to Spotsylvania, and died there. In his will he left the 200 acres to his son Benjamine, and the "Manor plantation" to his son Joseph.

The 200 acres were purchased April 6, 1738, from Thomas Benson and were on the "branches of the Massaponnox Creek."

It may well be that this land on the Massaponnox Creek is the same land on which we are assembled today. Stranger things have happened.

Reverend Leavell also wrote, "My father's father settled in Spotsylvania County, on the place 'Cloverdale' where I was born, or part of it as my father, Burwell Leavell, built that house about half a mile from the site of the old house, and called by us the 'Old Place,' and where the cemetery is still kept up by our family."

John Leavell and John Leavell, Jr., served in the Revolutionary War from Spotsylvania County. John Leavell, Sr., served under Colonel Burwell and John Leavell, Jr., tho' a mere boy, served under Gen. Green, thru the Carolinas. These two Johns were father and older brother of Burwell Leavell, who was born on April 11, 1775.

In his notes Rev. Mr. Leavell says that the chimneys of the original "Cloverdale" mansion were still standing when he was a boy, and that he and his sisters and brothers played hide and seek around the ruins of the burned house, which was near the Leavell Cemetery. This was about 1820.

The "Cloverdale" house, which he remembered and lived in, was built by his father, Burwell Leavell. This house was a long, story and a half, colonial type house, with many dormer windows.

After Burwell Leavell's death the "Cloverdale" place passed to his daughter, Evelina Letitia Frances Leavell McGhee, who with her family resided there for a time, then moved to Texas, when the place passed into the possession of the Alsop family.

Another fire destroyed the house built by Burwell Leavell and a much smaller one was built in its place.

In recent years "Cloverdale" has come back into our family and is now owned by Elwood Gayle, a great grandson of Burwell Leavell.

Burwell Leavell married twice, the first time when he was 19 years old. He eloped on horseback with Mary Purviss and they were married in Fredericksburg on Christmas Day, 1794.

Mary Purviss lived at "Rosemont," the plantation adjoining "Cloverdale." Her father was Captain James Purviss who served in the Revolutionary War with John Leavell, Burwell's father.

Again tradition informs us that Capt. Purviss had not approved Burwell Leavell's attention to his daughter, and that when he discovered the elopement, he rushed to his wife announcing, "Mary has eloped with that d--- Frenchman."

Capt. And Mrs. Purviss were buried at "Rosemont" in unmarked graves in the garden. The Captain must have forgiven Mary, however, as when he died he left her the plantation and "Rosemont," which home has continued in the Leavell family thru the years and is now owned and occupied by Elwood Gayle.

Mrs. Mary Purviss Leavell had four children and died when the fourth child was born. This child was also Mary Purviss Leavell, who later married Capt. John Alsop. At the time of their marriage the Alsop family built for them the handsome brick mansion, which was called "La Vue." It is still owned and occupied by descendants of Mary Purviss Leavell and Capt. John Alsop. It is delightfully situated and beautifully kept up.

Several years after Mary's death Burwell Leavell married again. This time the bride was Anne Goulder Spindle, young daughter of William and Letitia Puller Spindle, and granddaughter of John Spindle, who was the first person to record land in Essex County when that county was formed.

Anne Goulder and Burwell Leavell had a large family (13 children), in addition to the four of the former marriage, so we can picture "Cloverdale" as the scene of every kind of activity. From the notes of Rev. Mr. Leavell we know that Mrs. Letitia Spindle lived with her daughter at "Cloverdale," after her husband's death. Mr. Leavell refers to her as his dear grandmother who taught the children to sing hymns and gave them other religious instruction. He also refers in affectionate terms to his parents, sisters and brothers, so we gather that "Cloverdale" was the usual happy Virginia home, where births, marriages, and deaths occurred, where friends and relatives came and went and where music and cheer were enjoyed.

Among the furnishings at "Cloverdale" there was a card table said to have been brought to Virginia by John Leavell, and used by him to play cards on during the tedious voyage from England to Virginia. This table was the property of Mrs. Mary Leavell Durret of Oak Grove for many years and her children still cherish it.

Another treasured piece of furniture is Burwell Leavell's secretary. This secretary passed to his younger son, John Minor Leavell, who passed it on to his younger son, Byrd Leavell, who plans to pass it on to his only son, Dr. Byrd Leavell. The secretary contains several secret drawers and is really a museum piece. Some of Burwell Leavell's papers are still in the capacious drawers.

A silver soup ladle, marked B. & A. G. L. (Burwell and Anne Goulder Leavell) also is preserved, as well as the old Leavell family Bible, which lists the births, marriages, and deaths of many members of the Leavell family.

Also thru the years, several very lovely gold pencils have come to us. These pencils are very similar and probably each of Burwell Leavell's sons had one. It would be interesting, indeed to know their history. Each pencil is embellished with either a large amethyst or topaz in the end.

Another relic from "Cloverdale" remaining in the family is a pistol case owned by John Thomas Leavell, son of Benjamin Leavell of Oak Grove. John T. Leavell was named for his Revolutionary great grandfather and was given the pistol case for that reason. The case originally contained two pistols and a place for ammunition. The pistols were stolen a few years ago, so only the case remains, showing the date and initials.

Knowing as we do the hasty departure from a chaotic France, the various voyages, moves, fires, etc., we can understand why no papers or documents survive to tell us the many things which we would so dearly love to know.

Rev. Mr. Leavell has left a few priceless notes about the family. He tells us that the name has undergone many changes in pronunciation and spelling. In France it was probably LaVille or Leaville. As late as 1850 the family living in Gloucester County, Virginia, spelled the name Leaville, and it may still be found in the land records of that period.

The branch of the family living in Spotsylvania and Culpeper Americanized the name and it has been Leavell for many years with and occasional Leavelle.

Elizabeth J. Daniel
Read at the Reunion, Oak Grover, Aug. 2, 1942.
excerpted from "The Holloway-Amiss-Leavell Family," 1952.

i. EDMUND S. LEAVELL, b. October 20, 1804, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. November 17, 1856, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; m. HARRIET ALSOP SPINDLE, September 07, 1836, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; b. April 02, 1806, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. April 12, 1860, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. "At the intersection of 639 and 208, Edmund Leavell and his wife, Harriet, operated a blacksmith shop and post office. To this day, Rt. 630 is known as "Leavell Shop Road." Letter from Spotsylvania Historical Assoc. Inc. dated 12-8-1983. That's in Virginia, of course.
ii. ELIZABETH ANNE LEAVELL, b. May 08, 1806, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. July 1852; m. ELIJAH AMISS, November 20, 1833, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
iii. WILLIAM S. LEAVELL, b. September 07, 1807, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. April 29, 1813, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.
48. iv. BYRD CARTER LEAVELL, b. September 09, 1810, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. January 02, 1853, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.
49. v. REV. WILLIAM THOMAS LEAVELL, b. September 11, 1814, Cloverdale, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. August 25, 1899, Hedgesville, Berkley County, West Virginia.
50. vi. ANDREW JACKSON LEAVELL, b. June 11, 1816, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. April 10, 1886, Spotsylvania County, VA.
vii. MARGARET F. LEAVELL, b. April 20, 1818, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. September 05, 1829, Virginia.
51. viii. HUGH CORRIN LEAVELL, b. July 13, 1820, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. April 08, 1862, Virginia.
ix. EVELYNA LEAVELL, b. April 24, 1822, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. January 02, 1890; m. SAMUEL R. MCGEHEE, September 20, 1843, Cloverdale, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.
52. x. JOHN MINOR LEAVELL, b. March 28, 1824, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. June 13, 1894, Spotslyvania County, Virginia.
53. xi. BENJAMIN LONG LEAVELL, b. February 14, 1826, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. April 10, 1866.
xii. LUCY MAURY LEAVELL, b. January 15, 1828, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. June 27, 1828, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.
xiii. CAROLINE MATILDA LEAVELL, b. June 02, 1829, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia; d. July 18, 1829, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.

xiv. JAMES LEAVELL, b. September 25, 1795, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. 1814.
xv. SARAH D. LEAVELL, b. September 25, 1797, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; m. THOMAS STUART, September 01, 1817.
xvi. LYTTLETON LEAVELL, b. March 02, 1799, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. September 07, 1868.
54. xvii. MARY PURVISS LEAVELL, b. September 10, 1801, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. October 18, 1863.

16. FRANCES4 LEAVELL (ROBERT3, EDWARD2, JOHN1 LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1748. She married ? RYAL. claims Frances was born VA 1760 and died 1780.
Child of FRANCES LEAVELL and ? RYAL is:

17. ? LEAVELL (ROBERT, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1753, and died Bef. 1787. She married ELIJAH TEAGUE Abt. 1745 in Maryland, son of WILLIAM TEAGUE and ISABELLA PENNINGTON. These children appear to be an attempt to paste on the children of Elijah Teague and Alice or Alcy MORGAN. That means these aren't the right kids, and this Leavell girl's name isn't Alice. Oh, well.
Children of ? LEAVELL and ELIJAH TEAGUE are:
i. JOSHUA TEAGUE, b. Abt. 1750; d. Abt. 1816, Newberry County, South Carolina; m. HANNAH ?.
ii. JOHN TEAGUE, b. Abt. 1750.
iii. SAMUEL TEAGUE, b. March 02, 1759, Bush River, Montgomery County, OH; d. February 26, 1841, Union, Montgomery, OH; m. REBECCA FURNAS, 1783.
55. iv. SUSANNA TEAGUE, b. Abt. 1761, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. October 07, 1829, Prosperity, South Carolina.
56. v. CHARITY TEAGUE, b. Abt. 1763; d. 1853.
57. vi. ELIJAH TEAGUE, b. September 02, 1767, Orange County, North Carolina; d. February 11, 1842, Benton County, Alabama.
58. vii. JAMES TEAGUE, b. Abt. 1776; d. April 24, 1816, Newberry County, South Carolina.
59. viii. SAMUEL TEAGUE, b. April 22, 1784, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. December 24, 1860.

18. EDWARD FRANKLIN LEAVELL (ROBERT, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born July 16, 1755 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died January 16, 1832 in DeKalb County, Georgia. He married (1) MARY GRIFFIN Abt. 1770. He married (2) RACHEL WILLIAMS April 26, 1795 in DeKalb County, Georgia, daughter of JAMES WILLIAMS and RUTH ?. She was born January 20, 1775 in Fairmont, Gordon County, Georgia, and died January 25, 1857 in DeKalb County, Georgia. The history of the 9 Leavell brothers of Mississippi reports, of Edward Franklin Leavell, that "He was a Revolutionary Soldier, and was wounded by a minnie ball." Another family tree has him born Culpeper Co. VA, died in Franklin Co. GA--same dates. Edward buried in Old Fellowship Cemetery, Lot 186, 18th District, DeKalb Co. GA. Carved in Old Field stone was "E.L. 1757-1832." Information also taken from old family Bible of Edward Leavell, copied by Lucille S. Beem, 446 W. Whitman Apt. 318, Pocatello, Idaho 83201 (1988) Burial: January 18, 1832, Fellowship Cemetary, Decalb Co., Georgia. Military service: 1781, Continental Army, Culpepper Co., Virginia

Page 65 of 1830 DeKalb Co. GA census has Edward Level
E-mail posted by: John Leavell Date: August 25, 1999 at 17:16:52
In Reply to: Joseph Leavell & Sarah Presnell-SC>MS by Linda of 64
I have a Joseph Leavell born abt. 1786, son of Edward Franklin Leavell & Mary Griggin. He had 10 half brothers & sisters born in SC & GA. Edward, son of RobertLeavell & Sarah Coles, born in Culpeper Co VA. Robert was son of John (Jean) Leavelle born in Normandy Province, France.

E-mail: I'm doing my English paper on williams family
Rachel william B 20 june 1775 p Virginia D 25 jan. 1857 P Dekalb GA
She Married Edward Leavell B 10 july 1757 p South Carolina D 16 jan.1832
Dekalb Ga
her mom and dad is james williams b Abt 1730 p maryland
he married Ruth L? B 1730 p marlyand
I need help.
Can someone to fill in the blanks for me.
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i. JOSEPH LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1786.
Posted by: John Leavell Date: August 25, 1999 at 17:16:52
In Reply to: Joseph Leavell & SarahPresnell-SC>MS by Linda
I have a Joseph Leavell born abt. 1786, son of Edward Franklin Leavell& Mary Griggin. He had 10 half brothers & sisters born in SC & GA.Edward, son of RobertLeavell & Sarah Coles, born in Culpeper CoVA. Robert was son of John (Jean) Leavelle born in NormandyProvince, France.

ii. MARGARET F. LEAVELL, b. January 16, 1796, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1860; m. (1) ALLEN SAVAGE, September 02, 1817; b. Abt. 1792, South Carolina; m. (2) WILLIAM TAPP, Abt. 1824, Hall County, Georgia.
Re: Tapp family of northwest GA before 1850
Posted by: Robert D. Lawrence Date: January 12, 1999 at 08:41:24
In Reply to: Re: Tapp family of northwest GA before 1850 by Jodi West of 448 I believe that your William Tapp c1796-1878 probably is connected to this family. William was married four times. I don't know who his first wife was but their children that I know of were: Rebecca Tapp, Robert L. Tapp, and Dr. William C. Tapp. William Tapp c1796-1878 was married second to Margaret Leavell Savage but there were no children born to that marriage. William was married third and had sons John Wiley Tapp and George Washington Tapp. William was married fourth to Sarah Carter and had Martha Ann Tapp, Melisa Spicer Tapp, Perry Luther Tapp, and William Lloyd Tapp. I now believe that Dulcena Delcimore "Saena" Tapp was also a daughter by William's first marriage baised on the following circimstancial evidence:
(1) Both the 1830 and 1840 U.S. census records show that William Tapp had two daughters. One would have been Rebecca and the other is the right age to have been Dulcena.
(2) Williiam Tapp is the only Tapp on census records of Chattooga Co., GA in 1840 who was the right age to have been Dulcena's father.
(3) Dulcena was married to John W. Lawrence in Chatttooga Co., GA in 1842. Robert L. Tapp was married in that same county in 1845 and Dr. William C. Tapp was also married there in 1848. As stated above, I believe Robert and William were Dulcena's brothers.
(4) William Tapp c1796-1878, along with the families of both sons Robert and William AND Dulcena's Lawrece family, all moved from northwest Georgia to Mountain View, AR c1851.

Posted by: Robert D. Lawrence Date: January 31, 1999 at 06:58:58
In Reply to: George Washington Tapp 1865 Ark> OK by Sandra A. Sheldon of 448 I believe your George Washington Tapp, b. 1865, was a son of William Tapp, b. c1796 and d. 24 Jun 1877 at Mountain View, AR., by his third wife, whose name is unknown. The only thing that doesn't seem to match is that William's son, George Washington Tapp, is said to have married Sarah Elizabeth DEMPSEY. William Tapp's first wife is unknown but they had ch. Robert L., William C., Rebecca, and probably Dulcena Dulcemore. William married his second wife, Margaret "Peggy" Leavell Savage on 26 Aug 1827 in Hall Co., GA but the aparently didn't have any children. Margaret died c1860. The name of William's third wife is unknown but they had sons John Wiley and George Washington. William was married fourth on 22 May 1872 in Van Buren Co., AR to Sarah Carter who was 50 years younger than he. They had ch. Martha Ann, Melisa Spicer, Perry Luther, and William Lloyd.

60. iii. RHODA ANN LEAVELL, b. October 29, 1798, Georgia; d. July 12, 1880, Clay County, Alabama.

61. iv. APEACHEA LEAVELL, b. October 06, 1800, Georgia.
62. v. ELIZABETH N. LEAVELL, b. September 28, 1802, Franklin County, Georgia.
63. vi. JOHN WILBURN LEAVELL, b. November 04, 1804, Franklin County, Georgia; d. April 05, 1865, Dekalb County, Georgia.
64. vii. WILLIAM WASHINGTON LEAVELL, b. March 03, 1807, Franklin County, Georgia; d. June 07, 1893.
viii. RICHARD B. LEAVELL, b. May 13, 1809, Franklin County, Georgia; d. November 17, 1838; m. REBECCA TAPP, June 18, 1835.
65. ix. EDWARD FRANKLIN LEAVELL, b. January 15, 1812, DeKalb County, Georgia; d. June 30, 1864, DeKalb County, Georgia.
66. x. RACHEL M. LEAVELL, b. July 21, 1814, DeKalb County, Georgia; d. January 25, 1859.
xi. REUBEN T. LEAVELL, b. July 05, 1817, Franklin County, Georgia; d. July 08, 1822. says he died 25 January 1859, age 41.

19. JOHN4 LEAVELL (ROBERT, EDWARD, JOHN1 LAVELLE) was born 1758 in Virginia, and died May 04, 1826 in Newberry County, South Carolina, buried at Bush River Church MORROW COUSINS says he was a Baptist, under General Greene in the Revolutionary War, married to Margaret Jones, son of Sarah Cole, died 4 May 1821. He married (1) MARGARET JONES Abt. 1782 in Newberry County, South Carolina. She was born Abt. 1758, and died November 04, 1804. He married (2) FRANCES WILLIAMS Abt. 1807 in South Carolina. She was born 1780, and died January 15, 1857.
67. i. JAMES TEAGUE LEAVELL, b. 1783, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. June 1817, Newberry County, South Carolina.
ii. BETSY LEAVELL, b. February 06, 1783.
68. iii. KATHERINE LEAVELL, b. 1785, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. 1860.
iv. MARY LEAVELL, b. July 27, 1788, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. 1849.
v. SARAH LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1790, Newberry County, South Carolina; m. WILLIAM PAGE.
vi. RICHARD LEAVELL, b. March 12, 1791, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. September 25, 1849; m. MARTHA HERBERT. Richard and Martha were charter members of Tranquil Methodist Church. He built a home in Coweta County, Georgia, about 1830 and willed it to his stepson, Dr. G. H. Page. The widow Martha H. Page married Richard Leavell after her husband's death.
vii. RHODA LEAVELL, b. 1792, Newberry County, South Carolina.
viii. EDNA LEAVELL, b. 1794, Newberry County, South Carolina.
69. ix. CHARLES LEAVELL, b. August 20, 1802, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. September 25, 1879.

70. x. MARTHA LEAVELL, b. February 23, 1809, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. September 24, 1849, Newberry County, South Carolina.
xi. GEORGE WASHINGTON LEAVELL, b. 1811, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. April 06, 1911, Christian County, Kentucky.
xii. DANIEL LEAVELL, b. 1812, Newberry County, South Carolina. Daniel Leavell died young.
xiii. MARGARET J. LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1814; d. Abt. 1869, unmarried.
71. xiv. JAMES TEAGUE LEAVELL, b. 1816, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. January 01, 1894.
72. xv. ROBERT GRIFFIN LEAVELL, b. February 07, 1818, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. 1900, Texas.
73. xvi. WILLIAM PAGE LEAVELL, b. July 1823, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. 1885, Texas.
74. xix. JOHN W. ROWLAND LEAVELL, b. November 24, 1820, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. February 06, 1900, Newberry County, South Carolina.

20. RICHARD C. LEAVELL (ROBERT, EDWARD, JOHN LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1759 in Virginia, and died 1813 in Georgia. He married (1) MARY TAYLOR GRIFFIN, daughter of JONATHAN TAYLOR and MARY ?. She died Abt. 1805. (Some researchers say Mary Taylor Griffin was Mary Francis Griffin and she died November 10, 1774.) He married (2) ELEANOR TAYLOR Abt. 1772. She was born May 12, 1757 in Frederick County, Virginia. See box 20, pkg. 43 Newberry Co. SC.

Jonathan's will dated 9 October 1793, proved 18 May 1795, names wife Mary and son-in-law Richard Leavell as executors. Richard's wife died between 1800 and 1810, judging by census records.

Posted by Amy Bishop on October 05, 1997 at 11:23:22:
William W NEEL, b 15 Dec 1769 Ninety-Sixth Dist, SC; d 23 Sept 1846 Tuscaloosa Co, AL was married to Amelia LEAVELL abt 1790 SC.
Children were: William R, b bet 1805-1810 SC (m Nancy K SNIDER), Charles W, b ca 1791 (m Savilla ____), Rebecca, b ca 1793, Elizabeth/Susan, b ca 1798, Francis, b 1800, Thomas L, b 1801 SC (m Gilly SNIDER), Edith?, b 1803 and Nancy, b 2 Jan 1810. My line is through William R and Nancy Snider - they moved to Ashley Co, AR ca 1870. Collateral lines include HONEYCUTT, HILL, MONTGOMERY, DOLES and TARRANT.

Looking for the parents of William W. Neel/Neal, born Dec 16, 1769 in Ninety Six Dist. of South Carolina. Married Amelia Leavell abt 1790. He died in Tuscaloosa Co., Ala. Sept 23, 1846. It is also possible that his father's surname may have been O'Neal.

75. i. AMELIA LEAVELL, b. 1776, Newberry District, South Carolina; d. February 10, 1846, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
ii. ISAAC LEAVELL, b. 1778, Bush River, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. 1815; m. DELILAH ?.
76. iii. ROBERT LEAVELL, b. October 22, 1780; d. October 11, 1867, Covington, Miami County, Ohio.
iv. ? LEAVELL, b. 1782.
v. WILLIAM LEAVELL, b. 1785, Bush River Comm, Newberry, South Carolina; d. July 12, 1857; m. MARY LEAVELL.
vi. ? LEAVELL, b. 1788.
vii. ? LEAVELL, b. 1791.
77. viii. RICHARD LEAVELL, b. 1794, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. May 15, 1850, Ralph, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

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