Edward Leavell (Lea Valle) (c.1685 - 1749)

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Birthplace: Normandy,,,France
Death: Died in St Georges,King Queen,Virginia,USA
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About Edward Leavell (Lea Valle)

Children of ? LAVELLE are:

  1. 2.....i.....JOHN LAVELLE, b. 1675; d. 1740.
  2. 3.....ii.....EDWARD LEAVELL, b. 1685; d. July 1749, St. George's Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, USA.


  • The book HENRY HARDIN SALLEE BOLTON says Jean La Levelle, born in France in 1675, went to England and then to America, settling in either Caroline County, Virginia 1692 or Culpeper Co. Virginia in 1715. He died in 1740. It states that the children, based on James Leavell's will of 17 October 1775 in Spotsylvania Co. VA, included Edward, who married Cornelius Vaughn's daughter Elizabeth and had three Revolutionary War sons (Edward, John, and James). This second Edward married Elizabeth Hawkins, moved to North Carolina and then to Garrard County, Kentucky, and some of his sons went to Montgomery County, Missouri. Another son of Jean was John, born 1720, died 1783, whose son John (1757-1826) was the father of Robert Leavell of Wayne County, Indiana.
  • "The Huguenot" magazine # 25, 1971-3, pp. 164-167 and 223-227 lists the "Manakin Founders", with wives' maiden names where known, and a list of "Virginia Huguenots Outside Manakin". Louis and Thomas Amis are on the latter list. Then there is a discussion of a lot of these latter names, without much documentation, listing where many of them seem to have come from. They say that they accept about eight of these names as Huguenot, want more research on on ten more, and simply say that "Amiss, Basye Caperton, Estes, Leavell, Moncure, Pemberton, Rucker, Shackleford, Taliaferro, and Valentine seem in no way to qualify as Huguenots." The Amiss and Bayse lines went to Amissville VA, and this is the line, apparently, that most/all the previous people who applied for membership in the Huguenot Society came from. ) The article says that the Amisses "seem to have a long history as English in Essex, east of London".


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Age 20
King and Queen, Virginia
Age 32
Age 46
King Queen,,Virginia,USA
July, 1749
Age 64
St Georges,King Queen,Virginia,USA