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Edward Leavell

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Death: July 1749 (60-68)
St Georges, King and Queen, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Lea Valle and Sarah Lea Valle
Husband of Mary Leavell
Father of Elizabeth Leavell and Edward Leavell

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About Edward Leavell

EDWARD LEAVELL (? LAVELLE) was born Abt. 1685, and died February 23, 1741/42 in St. George's Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, USA. He married MARY NIX Abt. 1704.

Notes for EDWARD LEAVELL: Many genealogies list Edward as the son of John, but a few suggest they're brothers, which makes more sense, given that they're only ten years apart in estimated age! He's also born too far in advance of his other alleged brothers.

Per Everett Leavell, this Edward Leavell was a brother to immigrant ancestor (Jean LaVelle ) John Leavelle. He & John came to America from England or France in the latter part of the 1600's. 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. Edward Leavell was in King & Queen Co. Va in 1838 in the Parish of Drysdale. He then goes to St. George's Parish in Spotsylvania Co.,Va also in 1838. He m. Mary Nix; her parents were Susanna & George Nix. If this is correct, then half the kids we have attributed to this Edward aren't his! Are they children of John LaVelle???

CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS, volume two, by Nell Marion Nugent, lists a "_____ Levall" in 28 September 1681 as a person imported into Virginia by Thomas Fenwick.

Edward owned land in King and Queen County Va. In addition he purchased 200 acres in Spo;tsylvania in 1738, moved there and died. 200 Acres were purchased 6 Apr 1738 form Thomas Benson, it was on the branches of the Massaponnox Creek

In 1740 Edward and Mary were witness to George Nix will and Edward was made ex with William McWilliams .

Leavil, Edward,,,8-1-1749...will executed...VA, Spotsylvania Co. ...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) See a transcription of the will at

Children of EDWARD LEAVELL and MARY NIX are: 4.....i.....ELIZABETH FRANCES LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1705; d. November 14, 1775, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. 5.....ii.....EDWARD LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1710; d. 1755, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA. 6.....iii.....JOHN LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1715, Virginia; d. 1783, Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA. 7.....v.....ROBERT LEAVELL, b. September 15, 1718, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA; d. June 28, 1797, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA. .....v.....BENJAMIN LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1720. LEAVELL, b. Abt. 1732, St. George Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1775, Virginia.

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".


Edward Leavall 1684 Place Day, Month, 1749 Edward Leavall 1684 Place Day, Month, 1749 Elizabeth Leavall (born Hawkins) Date, 1742 Place, USA Day, Month, 1826 Elizabeth Leavall (born Hawkins) Date, 1752 Place Day, Month, 1826 Elizabeth Vaughan (born Leavall) 1705 Place, USA Day, Month, 1775 Elizabeth Vaughan (born Leavall) 1705 Place, Virginia Day, Month, 1775 Mary Leavall (born Nix) 1685 Place, Virginia 1760 Mary Leavall (born Nix) 1685 Place, Virginia 1760

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Edward Leavell's Timeline

Normandy, France
Age 20
Virginia, United States
Age 32
Virginia, United States
July 1749
Age 64
St Georges, King and Queen, Virginia, United States