Ann Taylor vs. Anne Herndon

Started by Laura on Friday, January 20, 2012

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1/20/2012 at 12:27 PM

A lot of my research indicates that John Lea was married to Anne Herndon including VA marriage records. Everything else matches up except this. Any other info out there???

1/20/2012 at 1:42 PM

Laura,

Please be careful - there were more than one John Lee.

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9/20/2012 at 5:14 AM
9/20/2012 at 7:32 AM

Please note David - this posting was ongoing research - incomplete and dated 1998.

Private User
9/20/2012 at 8:49 AM

Understood.

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9/20/2012 at 9:17 AM

The current Geni tree shows Ann Tolbert Herndon married to James Lea of Country Line Creek.

The About Me section in James' profile also make it clear that this information is somewhat speculative.

9/21/2012 at 7:38 AM

David,

Ann was married to James Lea of "County Line" - not a John Lea as Laura was implying. She states that "her research" indicates this but did not produce any marriage records. In my data I have marriage and census records that indicate that James and Ann were married, not speculative as fololws:

Ancestors of Ann Tolbert '"Nancy" HERNDON

Generation 1

1.
Ann Tolbert '"Nancy" HERNDON, daughter of Edward HERNDON and Mary WALLER was born
in 1707 in St Stephen's Parish, King And Queen, Va. She died in 1777 in Caswell, North Carolina.
She married James (Country Line) Lea in 1725 in King & Queen County, VA, son of William Lea
IV and Frances Major. He was born about 1707 in St Stephens Parish,King and Queen Co.,VA. He
died before 03 Mar 1792 in Leasburg ,Caswell Co.,NC.
Notes for Ann Tolbert '"Nancy" HERNDON:
*********************jhll the 64 question is which James goes with who (of two Ann Tolber and Ann
Nancy are dif people )********************************mixed mess...
******************************below husbands probably all same people jhll****************
Name: Anne HERNDON 1 Sex: F Birth: 1706 in Spotsylvania Co. VA 1 Death: 1777 in Caswell Co.
NC 1 Reference Number: 1921

Marriage 1 James LEA
Children
Isabella LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I1518>
Major LEA , Sr. </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5035> b: ABT 1741 in Spotsylvania
Co. VA

Marriage 2 James LEA

Marriage 3 James LEA b: ABT 1705 in Spotsylvania Co. VA
Married: ABT 1728 in King and Queen Co. VA
Children
William LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5162> b: ABT 1733
Isabelle LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5165> b: ABT 1735 in King and Queen
Co. VA
John LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5167> b: ABT 1735 in St. George Parish,
Spotsylvania Co. VA
Nancy LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5169> b: ABT 1736
Luke LEA , Rev. </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5171> b: 25 DEC 1739 in
Spotsylvania Co. VA

***************************
Ann HERNDON (AFN: JR8F-XK) Sex: F
Event(s):

Birth: 1707
, King & Queen, Va
Death: 1777
, Caswell, North Carolina

Parents:
Father: Edward HERNDON
Mother: Mary WALLER (AFN: 8MZ2-87)

Marriage(s):
Spouse: James LEA
Marriage: 1736

, King & Queen Co., Va

Spouse: James LEA OR (LEIGH)
Marriage: 1725
St.stevensparish, Spottsylvania, Virginia

*********************************************

Husband's Name
James LEA
Born: 1702 Place: St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen, Virginia
Died: 2 Jun 1788 Place: , , Caswell, North Carolina


Buried: 1792 Place1792 Place:
Married: 1736 Place: , King & Queen Co., Va

Father: William LEA (LEIGH)
Mother: Frances MAJOR

Wife's Name
Ann HERNDON
Born: 1707 Place: , King & Queen, Va
Died: 1777 Place: , Caswell, North Carolina
Married: 1736 Place: , King & Queen Co., Va
Father: Edward HERNDON
Mother: Mary WALLER

Children

1.
Sex Name
F Delphia LEA
Born: Abt. 1726 Place: <, King & Queen, Va> **b:datetoo early
2.
Sex Name
M William LEA
Born: Abt 1735 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 1794 Place: , Wilkes, Georgia
9.
Sex Name
F Nancy LEA
Born: 1737 Place: , Caswell, Nc
10.
Sex Name
M Luke LEA
Born: 25 Dec 1739 Place: St. George's Par, Spotsylvania Co., Va
Died: 4 May 1813 Place: Liberty, Amite, Mississippi
Buried: Place: , Amite O., Ms
7.
Sex Name
M Major LEA md3 Ann
Born: 1741 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 19 Nov 1842 Place: Powell's Valley, , Tn
3.
Sex Name
F Isabella LEA md1853 John Graves
Born: Abt 1744 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 22 Feb 1831 Place: , Caswell Co., Nc
4.
Sex Name
F Lucinda LEA
Born: Abt 1746 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
5.
Sex Name
F Adelphia LEA
Born: Abt 1748 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 3 Jan 1813 Place:
6.
Sex Name

F Philadelphia LEPhiladelphia LEA
Born: Abt. 1749 Place: <, Spotsylvvania Co, Va>

8.
Sex Name
M John LEA
Born: 1744 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 1803 Place:
**************************

Husband's Name
James LEA OR (LEIGH)
Born: CA 1715-17 Place: St. Stephens Par, King & Queen Co., Va.
Christened: 1715 Place: St. Steph.parish, King & Queen Co., Va.
Died: 2 Jun 1788 Place: , Caswell Co., N.c.
Married: 1725 Place: St.stevensparish, Spottsylvania, Virginia

Father: John (Leigh) LEA OR (LEIGH)
Mother: Ann (Twin) TAYLOR

Wife's Name
Ann HERNDON
Born: 1707 Place: , King & Queen, Va
Died: 1777 Place: , Caswell, North Carolina
Married: 1725 Place: St.stevensparish, Spottsylvania, Virginia

Father: Edward HERNDON
Mother: Mary WALLER

Children

1.
Sex Name
M Major LEA
Born: 1741 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 19 Nov 1842 Place: Powell's Valley, , Tn
2.
Sex Name
F Nancy LEA
Born: 1737 Place: , Caswell, Nc
3.
Sex Name
M John LEA
Born: 1726 Place: St George Parish, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 1803 Place: , , Caswell, North Carolina
Buried: Aft Apr 1803 Place: , , Caswell, North Carolina
4.
Sex Name
F Isabella LEA
Born: Sep 1728 Place: Of, , King & Queen, Virginia
Died: 1829 Place: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
*********************************

Notes for James (Country Line) Lea:
Name: James LEA
Sex: M


Birth: ABT 1705 in Spotsylvania Co. VABT 1705 in Spotsylvania Co. VA
Death: MAR 1792 in Caswell Co. NC
Reference Number: 5267

Father: William LEA , Jr. </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5156> b: ABT 1682 in St.
Stephes, New Kent VA
Mother: Frances MAJOR </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5157>

Marriage 1 Anne HERNDON </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I1897> b: 1706 in
Spotsylvania Co. VA
Married: ABT 1728 in King and Queen Co. VA
Children 5 sown
William LEA b: ABT 1733
Isabelle LEA b: ABT 1735 in King and Queen Co. VA md abt 1753 John Graves
John LEA b: ABT 1735 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co. VA
Nancy LEA b: ABT 1736
Luke LEA , Rev. b: 25 DEC 1739 in Spotsylvania Co. VA
*****************************************************
Name: Anne HERNDON 1 Sex: F Birth: 1706 in Spotsylvania Co. VA 1 Death: 1777 in Caswell Co.
NC 1 Reference Number: 1921

Marriage 1 James LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I1896>
Children
Isabella LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I1518>
Major LEA , Sr. </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5035> b: ABT 1741 in Spotsylvania
Co. VA

Marriage 2 James LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I8504>

Marriage 3 James LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5158> b: ABT 1705 in
Spotsylvania Co. VA
Married: ABT 1728 in King and Queen Co. VA
Children
William LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5162> b: ABT 1733
Isabelle LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5165> b: ABT 1735 in King and Queen
Co. VA
John LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5167> b: ABT 1735 in St. George Parish,
Spotsylvania Co. VA
Nancy LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5169> b: ABT 1736
Luke LEA , Rev. </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5171> b: 25 DEC 1739 in
Spotsylvania Co. VA

************************************************************
Name: Nancy LEA
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 1736 *********still fits with this date
Reference Number: 5279

Father: James LEA </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5158> b: ABT 1705 in
Spotsylvania Co. VA
Mother: Anne HERNDON </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I1897> b: 1706 in
Spotsylvania Co. VA

Marriage 1 Paul HARALSON </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marbsp&id=I5170> b: ABT 1728
Married: 1754 in Orange Co. NC

***********************************

Husband's Name
James LEA
Born: 1702 Place: St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen, Virginia
Died: 2 Jun 1788 Place: , , Caswell, North Carolina


Buried: 1792 Place1792 Place:
Married: 1736 Place: , King & Queen Co., Va

Father: William? LEA (LEIGH)
Mother: Frances MAJOR
Wife's Name
Ann HERNDON

Born: 1707 Place: , King & Queen, Va
Died: 1777 Place: , Caswell, North Carolina
Married: 1736 Place: , King & Queen Co., Va

Father: Edward HERNDON
Mother: Mary WALLER

Children

1.
Sex Name
F Delphia LEA
Born: Abt. 1726 Place: <, King & Queen, Va>
2.
Sex Name
M William LEA
Born: Abt 1735 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 1794 Place: , Wilkes, Georgia
3.
Sex Name
F Isabella LEA
Born: Abt 1744 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 22 Feb 1831 Place: , Caswell Co., Nc
4.
Sex Name
F Lucinda LEA
Born: Abt 1746 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
5.
Sex Name
F Adelphia LEA
Born: Abt 1748 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 3 Jan 1813 Place:
6.
Sex Name
F Philadelphia LEA
Born: Abt. 1749 Place: <, Spotsylvvania Co, Va>
7.
Sex Name
M Major LEA
Born: 1741 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 19 Nov 1842 Place: Powell's Valley, , Tn
8.
Sex Name
M John LEA

Born: 1744 Place: , Caswell, N1744 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 1803 Place:

9.
Sex Name
F Nancy LEA
Born: 1737 Place: , Caswell, Nc
10.
Sex Name
M Luke LEA
Born: 25 Dec 1739 Place: St. George's Par, Spotsylvania Co., Va
Died: 4 May 1813 Place: Liberty, Amite, Mississippi
Buried: Place: , Amite O., Ms
***************************
James Lea
Biirth: About 1707 in St Stephens Parish,King and Queen Co.,VA
Death: Before 3 Mar 1792 in Leasburg,Caswell Co.,NC
Sex: M
Father: William Lea
Mother: Frances Major

Anne Herndon (Wife) b. About 1717 in New Kent Co.,VA
1
Marriage: Abt 1733
Children:
John Lea
Ophelia Philadelphia Lea
Deliah Lea
William Lea b. About 1733
Isabella Lea b. About 1735 in Leasburg,James City Co.,NC
Nancy Lea b. About 1736
Luke Lea b. 25 Dec 1739
Major Lea b. About 1741
Lucinda Lea b. About 1748

***********************below mixes up two diff James' this is first only
James Lea 40 SmartMatches

Birth: 1707 in Stephens Parish, King and Queen Co, VA
Death: 23 Mar 1792 in Leasburg, Caswell Co, NC
Sex: M
Father: William Lea IV <502> b. 1682 in New Kent Co, VA
Mother: Frances Major <503> b. 19 Nov 1688 in New Kent Co, VA

Also Known As: Country Line

Spouses & Children

Ann Herndon <1083> (Wife) b. 1707 in King and Queen Co, VA

Marriage: 1725 in King and Queen Co, VA
Children:
William Lea <1062> b. 1733 in Spotsylvania Co, VA

Isabella Lea <1086> b. 1735 in King and Queen Co, VA
Nancy Lea <1087> b. 1736 in King & Queen Co, VA


Luke Lea <1088> b. 26 Dec 1739 in Spotsylvania County, VA
Major Lea <1089> b. 1742 in Spotsylvania Co, VA
John Lea <1090> b. 1744 in Spotsylvania Co, VA
Lucinda Lea <1091> b. 1746
Adelphia Lea <1092> b. 1748
Lea <1088> b. 26 Dec 1739 in Spotsylvania County, VA
Major Lea <1089> b. 1742 in Spotsylvania Co, VA
John Lea <1090> b. 1744 in Spotsylvania Co, VA
Lucinda Lea <1091> b. 1746
Adelphia Lea <1092> b. 1748

*******************below belong to James Lee rin 73839 diff papa, mom, wife, time, and
place
Anne Tolbert <1129> (Wife) b. 1718 ********* RIN 64555

Marriage: MAR 1745/46 in King and Queen Co, VA

Children:

William Lea <3402> b. About. 1747 in Leasburg, Caswell Co, NC
James Lea, Jr. <1122> b. About. 1749 in Leasburg, Caswell Co, NC
Mary Polly Lea <1127> b. About. 1752 in Leasburg, Caswell Co, NC
Pheobe Lea <3410> b. About. 1755 in Leasburg, Caswell Co, NC
Gabriel Lea <12322> b. 23 Mar 1758 in Leasburg, Caswell Co, NC

9/21/2012 at 7:40 AM

So there was a mix up (as what happens with the Lee/Lea line) where the confusion sets in.

9/21/2012 at 7:58 AM

Further research into James and ANn produced this conclusion:

Ancestors of Ann Tolbert HERNDON

Generation 1

1.
Ann Tolbert HERNDON was born about 1717 in Richmond, Co, , Va. She died in 1777 in Caswell,
Co, , NC. She married James Lee about 1739 in Caswell Co., NC, son of John Lee Major and
Anne* TAYLOR twin. He was born in 1715 in King and Queen Co., Va of Richmond, Co, , Va. He
died in Caswell, Co, , NC.
Notes for Ann Tolbert HERNDON:
Ann HERNDON (AFN: JR8F-XK) Sex: F
Event(s):

Birth: 1707
, King & Queen, Va
Death: 1777
, Caswell, North Carolina

Parents:
Father: Edward HERNDON
Mother: Mary WALLER (AFN: 8MZ2-87)

Marriage(s):
Spouse: James LEA
Marriage: 1736

, King & Queen Co., Va

Spouse: James LEA OR (LEIGH)
Marriage: 1725
St.stevensparish, Spottsylvania, Virginia

*********************************************

Husband's Name
James LEA
Born: 1702 Place: St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen, Virginia
Died: 2 Jun 1788 Place: , , Caswell, North Carolina
Buried: 1792 Place:
Married: 1736 Place: , King & Queen Co., Va

Father: William LEA (LEIGH)
Mother: Frances MAJOR

Wife's Name
Ann HERNDON
Born: 1707 Place: , King & Queen, Va
Died: 1777 Place: , Caswell, North Carolina
Married: 1736 Place: , King & Queen Co., Va
Father: Edward HERNDON
Mother: Mary WALLER

Children

1.
Sex Name
F Delphia LEA
Born: Abt. 1726 Place: <, King & Queen, Va>
2.
Sex Name
M William LEA
Born: Abt 1735 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 1794 Place: , Wilkes, Georgia
3.
Sex Name

F Isabella LEIsabella LEA
Born: Abt 1744 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 22 Feb 1831 Place: , Caswell Co., Nc

4.
Sex Name
F Lucinda LEA
Born: Abt 1746 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
5.
Sex Name
F Adelphia LEA
Born: Abt 1748 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 3 Jan 1813 Place:
6.
Sex Name
F Philadelphia LEA
Born:
Abt. 1749 Place: <, Spotsylvvania Co, Va>

7.
Sex Name
M Major LEA <
Born: 1741 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 19 Nov 1842 Place: Powell's Valley, , Tn
8.
Sex Name
M John LEA
Born: 1744 Place: , Caswell, Nc
Died: 1803 Place:
9.
Sex Name
F Nancy LEA
Born: 1737 Place: , Caswell, Nc
10.
Sex Name
M Luke LEA
Born: 25 Dec 1739 Place: St. George's Par, Spotsylvania Co., Va
Died: 4 May 1813 Place: Liberty, Amite, Mississippi
Buried: Place: , Amite O., Ms
****************************
.
Husband's Name

James LEA OR (LEIGH) <
Born: CA 1715-17 Place: St. Stephens Par, King & Queen Co., Va.
Christened: 1715 Place: St. Steph.parish, King & Queen Co., Va.
Died: 2 Jun 1788 Place: , Caswell Co., N.c.
Married: 1725 Place: St.stevensparish, Spottsylvania, Virginia

Father: John (Leigh) LEA OR (LEIGH)
Mother: Ann (Twin) TAYLOR

Wife's Name
Ann HERNDON


Born: 1707 Place: , King & Queen, Va
Died: 1777 Place: , Caswell, North Carolina
Married: 1725 Place: St.stevensparish, Spottsylvania, Virginia
1707 Place: , King & Queen, Va
Died: 1777 Place: , Caswell, North Carolina
Married: 1725 Place: St.stevensparish, Spottsylvania, Virginia

Father: Edward HERNDON <individual_record.asp?recid=11299740&frompage=99>
(AFN:FXH8-01) Family <family_group_record.asp?familyid=5043564&frompage=99>
Mother: Mary WALLER <individual_record.asp?recid=7019168&frompage=99>
(AFN:8MZ2-87)

Children

1. Sex Name
M Major LEA <individual_record.asp?recid=15158653&frompage=99>
(AFN:LPDX-FD) Pedigree <pedigree_view.asp?recid=15158653&frompage=99>

Born: 1741 Place: St. George, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 19 Nov 1842 Place: Powell's Valley, , Tn

2. Sex Name
F Nancy LEA <individual_record.asp?recid=11003018&frompage=99>
(AFN:FKHK-8V) Pedigree <pedigree_view.asp?recid=11003018&frompage=99>

Born: 1737 Place: , Caswell, Nc

3. Sex Name
M John LEA <individual_record.asp?recid=19391204&frompage=99>
(AFN:RX5R-GS) Pedigree <pedigree_view.asp?recid=19391204&frompage=99>

Born: 1726 Place: St George Parish, Spottsylvania, Virginia
Died: 1803 Place: , , Caswell, North Carolina
Buried: Aft Apr 1803 Place: , , Caswell, North Carolina

4. Sex Name
F Isabella LEA <individual_record.asp?recid=1503805&frompage=99>
(AFN:1TNV-TP) Pedigree <pedigree_view.asp?recid=1503805&frompage=99>

Born: Sep 1728 Place: Of, , King & Queen, Virginia
Died: 1829 Place: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina

********************************
.

Notes for James Lee:
this james cannot link to Capt James and Ann Taylor as they have a James abt 1713 already who
md Mary Clark GARNETT one or other link is sour and the other is far stronger by place.

**************************
Name: James Lea Leigh
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1711 in , King & Queen County, Virginia
Death: 2 JUN 1788 in , Caswell County, North Carolina


Father: John CAPTAIN Lee Leigh b: 1677 in Of Leigh Hall, , Cheshire, England
Mother: Ann Taylor b: 12 JAN 1684/85 in Caroline Co., VA
John CAPTAIN Lee Leigh b: 1677 in Of Leigh Hall, , Cheshire, England
Mother: Ann Taylor b: 12 JAN 1684/85 in Caroline Co., VA

Marriage 1 Annie Tolbert b: 1718 in , Lee Hall, Cheshire, England
Married: 1746 in Of, King And Queen, Virginia
Children
Nancy Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24360> b: ABT 1737 in , Caswell,
North Carolina
Luke Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24348> b: 25 DEC 1739 in St. Georges
Par., Spotsylvania Co., VA
Major Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24363> b: ABT 1741 in St. George,
Spotsylvania, Virginia
Isabella Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24368> b: ABT 1744
John Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24362> b: ABT 1744 in Caswell, North
Carolina
Lucinda Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24366> b: ABT 1746 in St. George,
Spotsylvania, Virginia
William Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24358> b: ABT 1747 in Leasburg,
Casewell, North Carolina
James Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24357> b: ABT 1749 in Leasburg,
Casewell, North Carolina
Polly Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24354> b: ABT 1752 in Leasburg, N.C.
Phoebe Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24352> b: ABT 1755 in Leasburg,

N.C.
Gabriel Lea Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I24350> b: ABT 1758 in Of Leasburg,
, North Carolina
************************
.This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/rewstv/1/data/1061
They moved to NC shortly after marriage. In 1762, James bought 160 acresin St. Thomas Parish,
Orange Co., NC. In 1777, his land in Orange Co., NCbecame a part of the new Caswell Co., NC.
In 1778, he bought 600 acres onboth sides of East Fork, Kilgore's Brnch, North Hyco Creek,
Caswell Co.,NC. Jessee Family Newletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, May 1994. He was known asJames Lea
of Kilgore's Branch, to distinguish him from other James Leas.

SOURCE:http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&amp;db=anom&a...

In his book, Report of Research of the Lea Family, In Virginia & NorthCarolina Before 1800, Ben L.
Rose wrote:

"1. James Lea of Country Line Creek. This was the first James Lea to settle in this section of North
Carolina. We can identify him when, on Mar 3rd, 1752, he entered a claim for 520 acres of land "on
both sides of Country Line Creek" (The grant was not issued until Nov 12, 1758, which was not
unusual). In Sep. 1752 the court of Orange Co NC bound Edw. Ball,an orphan of 16 years, to
James Lea, indicating that he (James Lea) was a respected citizen of the community by then. In
1754 Robert Harper assigned to him right and title in 600 more acres "on both sides of Country
Line Creek". In 1755 he is the only James Lea to appear on theTax List of Orange Co. When John
Graves was granted 396 acres in 1762,the tract he received was described as "on Country Line
Creek adjacent to the lines of James Lea and Dobbins". This James Lea's will was proved in
Caswell Co court in Mar 1792. In his will, which was written in 1771, hementioned his wife, Anne,
and his sons: William, John and Major. He leftto his son, Major, "the land and plantation whereon I
now live". The will was proved in court on a deposition by Capt. William Lea in which he declared
that he saw the testator sign the will and that the will had been in his possession since then. In Apr
1796 the court admitted to record an accounting of James Lea's estate, in which his heirs are
shown as: Luke Lea, Joseph Henderson, Will Lea, Joseph Paterson, Isabella Graves, John Lea,
Major Lea and Paul Haralson. We learn from other sources that Joseph Henderson had married
James Lea's daughter Delphia,that Joseph Paterson had married daughter Lucinda, that Isabella
Graveswas his daughter who married John Graves, and Paul Haralson had marriedhis daughter
Nancy. (Ref: Graves, Twelve Generations, by Louise Graves,Addendum No. 1, page 6).


On page 125 of his book, Mr. Rose also notes: "I conclude that James Leaof Country Line Creek
was the same person as James Lea, planter, of King& Queen Co and Spotsylvania Co VA. The
Revolutionary War pension claim ofMajor Lea, son of James Lea of Country Line Creek (in which
Major Leadeclared that he was born in Spotsylvania Co VA in 1742), places JamesLea of Country
Line Creek in Spotsylvania Co VA in 1742. He was the firstJames Lea to leave Spotsylvania Co
and the first to settle in Orange CoNC. There was another James Lea in Spotsylvania Co VA when
James Lea ofCountry Line Creek left there around 1751 or 1752.
"Because of the frequently recorded relationships between James Lea ofCountry Line and the
Graves family in Virginia and in North Carolina, itis my guess that he was related to, perhaps a
brother of, William Lea ofOrange County Virginia, whom the records show also to have had
manyconnections with the Graves family of Virginia. (Orange Co VA adjoinsSpotsylvania Co VA).
"In my opinion, James Lea of Country Line Creek was not brother to CaptWilliam Lea of South
Hico. The fact that James Lea left his will in thekeeping of Capt William Lea proves that there was
a trusting relationshipbetween the two, but does not prove that there was a blood
relationshipbetween them. Capt. William Lea left his own will in the keeping of LloydVanhook who
was no kin to him."
page 125 of his book, Mr. Rose also notes: "I conclude that James Leaof Country Line Creek
was the same person as James Lea, planter, of King& Queen Co and Spotsylvania Co VA. The
Revolutionary War pension claim ofMajor Lea, son of James Lea of Country Line Creek (in which
Major Leadeclared that he was born in Spotsylvania Co VA in 1742), places JamesLea of Country
Line Creek in Spotsylvania Co VA in 1742. He was the firstJames Lea to leave Spotsylvania Co
and the first to settle in Orange CoNC. There was another James Lea in Spotsylvania Co VA when
James Lea ofCountry Line Creek left there around 1751 or 1752.
"Because of the frequently recorded relationships between James Lea ofCountry Line and the
Graves family in Virginia and in North Carolina, itis my guess that he was related to, perhaps a
brother of, William Lea ofOrange County Virginia, whom the records show also to have had
manyconnections with the Graves family of Virginia. (Orange Co VA adjoinsSpotsylvania Co VA).
"In my opinion, James Lea of Country Line Creek was not brother to CaptWilliam Lea of South
Hico. The fact that James Lea left his will in thekeeping of Capt William Lea proves that there was
a trusting relationshipbetween the two, but does not prove that there was a blood
relationshipbetween them. Capt. William Lea left his own will in the keeping of LloydVanhook who
was no kin to him."

[NOTE: INTERESTING DOCUMENT WHICH MAY GIVE CLUES TO PARENTAGE OF
JAMESLEA. --There is an entry dated Mar. 16, 1784, recorded in Book B, p. 36,Caswell Co., NC
records of a letter of attorney of James Lea (whodescribes himself as the son and heir of William
Lea, dec'd) of CaswellCo. to Thomas Phelps of said county to "ask, demand, sue for as to
obtainlawful title to tract of land in King & Queen County, Va., 35 acres onwaters of Matiponi River
near Maddison's Mill, said land falls to me byHeirship." The letter is witnessed by H. Haralson and
William Lea.] [THISDOES NOT SQUARE WITH THE IDEA THAT THE JAMES LEA WHO IS THE
SUBJECT OFTHIS NOTE WAS THE SON OF JOHN LEA AS CURRENTLY SET FORTH.]

Louise Graves, in a pamphlet entitled "Addendum No. 1 to GRAVES: TwelveGenerations 1608-
1977" states on page 5 thereof:
"Now we come to the all important documentation that James Lea of CountryLine Creek [d. in
Caswell Co., NC in 1792] and William Lea of South Hico[d. in Person Co., NC in 1804] were
brothers:

1. Will of James Lea:
The original will of James Lea, dated March 18, 1771, is in theDepartment of Archives and History,
Raleigh, NC, filed "Caswell CountyEstate Papers, 1776-1864, Vol 1, page 59, Folio 1. JAMES
LEA." In thiswill he names his wife Ann Lea. Sons William Lea, John Lea and Major Leaare
appointed executors.

2. Execution of will of James Lea proved by testimony of William Lea:
Testimony of Wm. Lea, March 23, 1792, is that he wrote the will of JamesLea, that he witnessed
the signatures of Thos. Camp and Henry Lea; andthat he had kept the aforesaid will or testament
in his possession untilthe death of the testator and that no alterations had been made.
[Original in same file as mentioned above: "Caswell County Estate Papers,1776-1864, Vol. I, page
59, Folio 1, James Lea".
3. Bible of Alexander Rose, son-in-law of Capt. William Lea, given by Dr.Rose to the NC State
Archives:
A page of this Bible has the penned statement:
"James Lea brother of Captn. William
departed this life at his son W
at Caswell Court House, the..." (blurred)
This information also appears on page 166 of Dr. Ben L. Rose's book,ALEXANDER ROSE OF
PERSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

The foregoing three items provide conclusive proof that Captain WilliamLea and James Lea of
Caswell Court House (later named Yanceyville),Caswell County, NC, were brothers.

Page 7 of Louise Graves's Addendum No. 1: " On motion of John Key that hemight be guardian to
James Lea, Orphan of John Lea Deced, is granted, thesaid Key having Entered into Bond with


Zachary Taylor his Security &acknowledged the same in Court as the Law Directs." [Spot. Co., VA
OrderBook 2, p.89, Oct. 7,1731].
Taylor his Security &acknowledged the same in Court as the Law Directs." [Spot. Co., VA
OrderBook 2, p.89, Oct. 7,1731].

Page 7 of Louise Graves's Addendum no. 1: "The proof that James Lea and William Lea, the
subjects of this article, were the orphan sons of JohnLea and Ann Lea, both deceased by 1731,
lies in the transfer of 100 acresin Spotsylvania County, Virginia from Thomas Crethers to William
Lea, aminor on October 5, 1731, and the subsequent sale of this property byWilliam Lea and wife,
Frances, September 1752 to Thomas White.
A situation had developed in the lives of this family, which is revealedby the following:
"On petition of Richard Shackleford & Catherine his wife extx. of GeorgePriddy Late of King
&Queen Co.,Deced, &c to have Thomas Creathersattached to give an account and security for the
Estate of John Lea Lateof King and Queen County, Deced: he having intermarried with Ann Lea
Relict of the said John & removed the said Lea's Deced Estate out of theCounty of King & Queen
into this, and is going out of the Country &c thesaid Creathers appearing and having proved that he
has paid & Satisfiedtwo of the said Lea's Deced Orphans & that he was ready to give Securityfor
the payments of the Third. It is therefore Ordered that the saidpetiton be Dismist with Costs, and
that the said Creathers pay the saidShackleford &c the same, and it is Likewise Considered that
the SaidCreathers (charge) the said Costs against the said Orphans Estate.November The Second
1731." [Spots. Co. VA Order Book 2, p. 91.]

His will dated March 28, 1771, and was probated during March Ct. inCaswell County in 1792. In it,
he names his 'well loved sons William Lea& John Lea & Major Lea, my executors'; ..."Item, I give &
bequeath to mytrue & well loved Wife Ann Lea all my whole estate during her life orwidowhood &
after her death I give and bequeath to my son Major Lea theland and Plantation where on I now
Live & two Cows and one yearling & onegilding and one Mare and his Choise of all the Negroes
that is or may beat his mother's death & one feather bed & furniture and further more thesaid Major
Lea is to have his eqile [equal] part with the rest of myChildren exclusive of what is above
mentioned & the whole of theremaining part of my Estate to be equilly divided among
all my Children. [Signed] James Lea. Wit: Thos Campbell and Henry Lea.'

There is an accounting filed for settlement of the estate. The accountingwas filed in April Ct. term,
1796 and lists the following as recipientsof the estate: Luke Lea, Joseph Henderson, Will Lea,
Joseph Peterson,Isabella Graves, Paul Haralson, John Lea, and Major Lea. [Isabella LeaGraves
husband must have been died at the time of the settlement,otherwise her share would have been
paid to him.]

According to Jan Knowlton's notes, this James was called James of CountryLine to distinguish him
form his cousin, James Lea of Kilgore Branch.

Jan Knowlton has another child named James attached to James' children. I did not add this
James as there is no mention of him in James' will.

******************below of net from diff parents adn dates all look loused up*********
Name: James LEE Given Name: James Surname: Lee Sex: M Birth: 1743 in Richmond,Co,,Va
Christening: Abt 1755 moved,to,Caswell,NC Death: 2 Jun 1788/1791 in Caswell,Co,,NC Reference
Number: 4.3.4.2 PEDI: birth

Father: William LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I5276> b: 1716 in
Richmond,Co,,Va
Mother: Frances WHITE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I5997> b: Abt 1717 in
Richmond,Co,,Va

Marriage 1 Ann Tolbert HEARNDON </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6329> b: Abt
1750 in Richmond,Co,,Va
Married: Abt 1776
Children
William LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6328> birth b: Abt 1778 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
John LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6327> birth b: Abt 1780 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC


Lucinda LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6326> birth b: Abt 1781 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
Major LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6325> birth b: Abt 1783 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
ISABELL LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6324> birth b: Abt 1785 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
Nancy LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6323> birth b: Abt 1787 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
Luke LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6321> birth b: Abt 1790 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
**********************
.
LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6326> birth b: Abt 1781 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
Major LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6325> birth b: Abt 1783 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
ISABELL LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6324> birth b: Abt 1785 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
Nancy LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6323> birth b: Abt 1787 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
Luke LEE </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:780806&id=I6321> birth b: Abt 1790 in
of,Caswell,Co,NC
**********************
.

9/21/2012 at 7:59 AM

Now - how Laura speculates that John Lea was married to Ann Herndon, not Ann Taylor is pure speculative on her part because John Lea was married to Ann Taylor as research has proven:

Ancestors of Anne* TAYLOR twin

Generation 1

1.
Anne* TAYLOR twin, daughter of James TAYLOR and MARY BISHOP GREGORY was born on
12 Jan 1683/84 in Hare Forest, New Kent Co, Va. She died in 1731 in St. George Parish,
Spotsylvania Co., VA. She married John Lee Major about 1699 in Richmond, Co, , Va, son of
William Lee and Alice Mrs FELTON. He was born about 1682 in Surry, County, , Va. He died on 05
Oct 1731 in of, Surry, King and Queen, Va. She married Thomas CARUTHERS.
Notes for Anne* TAYLOR twin:
: I07345 Name: Ann Taylor

Sex: F
Birth: 12 JAN 1684/85 in Caroline Co., VA
Death: 1731 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA

Immigration: 1635 On 'True Love' from London, England

Father: JAMES 1ST TAYLOR b: 12 FEB 1609/10 in Earl Hare, Carlisle, England
Mother: MARY BISHOP GREGORY b: 1665 in Of Essex, Rappahannock, County, VA

Marriage 1 John CAPTAIN Lee Leigh b: 1677 in Of Leigh Hall, , Cheshire, England
Married: 1699 in Richmond County, Virginia
Children
John Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I14328> b: 1 SEP 1700 in , King &
Queen County, Virginia
Catherine Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I16210> b: ABT 1702 in King &
Queen County, Virginia
Ferdinand Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I16212> b: ABT 1706
Elizabeth Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22676> b: 1709 in Westmoreland
County, Virginia
James Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22678> b: ABT 1711 in , King &
Queen County, Virginia
William Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I14330> b: ABT 1711 in Richmond
County, Virginia
James Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I16211> b: ABT 1714 in St.
Stephens Par., King & Queen County, VA
Betty Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22681> b: ABT 1716 in < , , Prob.
England>
William Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22677> b: 1716 in Richmond
County, Virginia
John Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22680> b: ABT 1717 in < , , Prob.
England>
Elizabeth Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22675> b: 1717 in Richmond
County, Virginia
James Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22679> b: ABT 1723 in Richmond
County, Virginia

Marriage 2 George Edward Eastham </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I07619> b: ABT
1681
Married: 1704

Sources:

Title: Erasmus Taylor Bible from TaylorFamilyWebsite
Text: http://image.vtls.com/Bible/27558/index.html

Notes for John Lee Major:
I07909 Name: John CAPTAIN -&-MAJOR Lee Leigh

Sex: M
Birth: 1677 in Of Leigh Hall, , Cheshire, England
Death: 5 OCT 1731 in Of Surry, King & Queen County, Virginia


Father: William COLONEL Lee Leigh b: 1654 in Surry County, , Virginia
Mother: Mary Green b: ABT 1659 in King & Queen County, VA
William COLONEL Lee Leigh b: 1654 in Surry County, , Virginia
Mother: Mary Green b: ABT 1659 in King & Queen County, VA

Marriage 1 Ann Taylor b: 12 JAN 1684/85 in Caroline Co., VA
Married: 1699 in Richmond County, Virginia
Children
John Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I14328> b: 1 SEP 1700 in , King &
Queen County, Virginia
Catherine Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I16210> b: ABT 1702 in King &
Queen County, Virginia
Ferdinand Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I16212> b: ABT 1706
Elizabeth Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22676> b: 1709 in Westmoreland
County, Virginia
James Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22678> b: ABT 1711 in , King &
Queen County, Virginia
William Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I14330> b: ABT 1711 in Richmond
County, Virginia
James Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I16211> b: ABT 1714 in St.
Stephens Par., King & Queen County, VA
Betty Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22681> b: ABT 1716 in < , , Prob.
England>
William Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22677> b: 1716 in Richmond
County, Virginia
John Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22680> b: ABT 1717 in < , , Prob.
England>
Elizabeth Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22675> b: 1717 in Richmond
County, Virginia
James Lee Leigh </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mkl1949&id=I22679> b: ABT 1723 in Richmond
County, Virginia

Private User
9/21/2012 at 8:52 AM

Jacqueli, would you mind if we copied and pasted your info above into the About Me sections of the appropriate Geni profiles? That way if somebody messes things up [again], there would be a built-in guide to how to repair it.

9/21/2012 at 9:52 AM

Not at all - they were there before, I originally downloaded my GEDCOM back in 2006/2007 with all my data from present day to Adam - but with all the changes merges, etc., much sourcing and info has been lost.

Anything to do with the Lee/Lea/Leigh lineage - anyone can come to me at anytime for documentation or sources if there is confusion or mis-information ... my goal is and has always been for geni and other genealogy sites to have correct information. Thank you David and I hope this clears things up for Laura's confusion.

9/21/2012 at 9:53 AM

To contact me direct please do so at info@leesofvirginia.org - or to view data http://leesofvirginia.org

Thank you.

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