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Augustine LEFTWICH, Sr.

Male 1715 - Bef 1795  (~ 83 years)

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  • Name Augustine LEFTWICH 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Between 1712 and 1715  New Kent [now Caroline] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 22 Jun 1795  Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Hopkins, Walter Lee, Leftwich-Turner Families of Virginia and Their Connections, Richmond, VA: 1931, pp. 17-

      Augustine Leftwich, Sr. (Thomas, Sr., Ralph), b. cir. 1712-15, in what was originally New Kent County, Va., but in that part which is now Caroline County. He removed with his family to Lunenburg County, in 1751 and settled in that part of the county from which Bedford was formed in 1753. His son, Augustine Leftwich, Jr., filed a pension claim in 1833, in which he stated that he was born in Caroline County, Va., September 10, 1744, and removed from that county to Bedford when he was about seven years of age.

      The earliest record discovered of Augustine Leftwich in Bedford County was a grant to him dated September 26, 1760, reading in part: "For divers reasons, we do grant unto Augustine Leftwich one certain tract of land, in the Colony of Virginia, containing 212 acres in Bedford, lying on both sides of David's Creek, a North Creek of Staunton River." Signed Francis Fauquier, Lt. Gov. of Virginia, Williamsburg. (Book 3, p. 952, Richmond Land Office). On April 27. 1761 (D. B. 1, p. 410, Bedford Co.), he deeded William Leftwich "150 acres by estimation, being part of a tract of 200 acres granted unto Rice Price by patent dated at Williamsburg, June 25, 1750, and by him conveyed to Augustine Leftwich by a deed of record in Bedford County Court, situate and being in Bedford County, on both sides of Goose Creek, bounded by the lands where the said William Leftwich now lives," etc. There is no record in Bedford County of Rice Price deeding Augustine Leftwich any land in Bedford County, and the foregoing is the earliest deed to or from Augustine or other Leftwich in that county; however, the records of the Richmond Land Office (B. 30, p. 63) show that on June 1, 1750, in consideration of 5s., Rice Price was granted a tract of land containing 214 acres, "lying and being in the County of Lunenburgh, on the lower branches of Flatt Creek, a North branch of Otter River," and on same date B. 30, p. 66), Rice Price, Jr., in consideration of 40s. was granted a tract of land containing 400 acres, "lying and being in the County of Lunenburgh, on both ,sides of Goose Creek," etc. Lunenburg County,was formed from Brunswick in 1746, and Bedford County was formed from Lunenburg in 1753, but a thorough search of the records of Brunswick and Lunenburg counties fail to reveal the name Leftwich in either of them prior to 1800.

      The writer has been unable to find a single reference to his first wife. It is well established that of his sons, Littleberry, was born in 1757, Joel was born November 22, 1760, and that Jabez was born in 1766, many years after he had removed to Bedford County; however, in the deed of April 27, 1761, from him to William Leftwich, conveying 150 acres of land, deed of April 28, 1761, to Merry Carter, conveying 212 acres, and the deed of June 25, 1765, to Thomas Leftwich, conveying 100 acres, his wife did not join in the conveyances, and there has been discovered no record showing that she released her dower in the lands conveyed. Richard Moxley left a will, of record in D. B. 16, Westmoreland County, Va., dated January 5, 1776, pro. May 27, 1777, in which he made certain bequests to his daughter, Mary Leftwich, and to his granddaughters, Mary and Nancy Leftwich. It has been stated that Augustine Leftwich's first marriage was to Mary Moxley, daughter of Richard Moxley. This statement was based probably upon the fact that Augustine Leftwich had daughters named Mary and Nancy; however, this is an error, as it is a matter of record that Mary Leftwich, daughter of Augustine Leftwich, married Joshua Early, Sr., April 26, 1763 Mary Moxley may have married Thomas Leftwich, the brother of Augustine, or she may have been the wife of one of Augustine Leftwich's nephews. Augustine Leftwich married (2nd) Mrs. Elizabeth Stovall, widow of John Stovall, December 2, 1779, in Bedford County, Va., but he left no children by this marriage.

      The records of Bedford County indicate that Augustine Leftwich was a man of great wealth for his day, owning a great deal of land and numerous slaves. Between the dates 1761. and 1795, that of his death, he bought and conveyed several thousand acres of land, and prior to the date of his will, he had deeded each of his children a large plantation, as well as a number of slaves and other personal property.

      He was a Sergeant in the "French and Indian Wars" in 1758. (Hening's Statues, Vol. VII, pp. 204-06; Virginia Colonial Militia, by W. A. Crozier, p. 69). The records of Bedford County show that he took a prominent part in the political and civic affairs of the county from its formation till his death in 1795.

      He left a will in Bedford County, dated June 10, 1794, probated June 22, 1795 (W. B. "B," p. 156). . . . The report of the final settlement of his estate, by Thomas Leftwich, Exr., was made August 24, 1819, of record in Bedford County, Va., in W.B. "E," p. 106, in which it is shown that his Property was divided into eleven equal parts and distributed as follows: (1) To the estate of Colonel Thomas Leftwich, (2) William Leftwich, (3) Joshua Rarly's heirs, (4) Merry Carter's heirs, (5) Augustine Leftwich, (6) Uriah Leftwich, (7) Littleberry Leftwich, (8) John Leftwich's heirs, (9) Joel Leftwich, (10) James Peatross, (11) Jabez Leftwich.

      It has been stated by various persons that Augustine Leftwich had a twelfth child, a daughter, named Rebecca Leftwich, and that she married a Moorman, assigning to him sundry Christian names. The writer has discovered no record mentioning the name of this daughter; however, on October 18, 1786 (D. B. 7, p. 672, Bedford Co.), Augustine Leftwich executed a deed of gift in which he stated "for love and affection I bear to my grandson, James Moorman, I give him one negro girl named Lavinia and 200 acres of land to be laid off adjoining the lands of Lynce Brown, dec'd, and Benj. Rice, to be his property and that of his heirs lawfully begotten." In the will of Augustine Leftwich, Sr., dated June 10, 1794, after providing for his children, he reserved "to my grandson, James Moorman, a tract of land, which I formerly gave him, and a negro girl Viney."

      On November 22, 1777 (Orders 1772-74, Bedford Co., Va.), letters of administration were granted Augustine Leftwich, Sr., on the estate of James Leftwich, dec'd. He was probably a son who died without issue.

      There is a high ridge bordering on Goose Creek in Bedford County, known as King George's Hill. On the highest point of the hill, John Perrin killed King George, an Indian chief, hence its name. Situated between King George's Hill and Goose Creek is a fine farm of bottom land, on which Augustine Leftwich settled; here he died in 1795 and was buried on a mound near Goose Creek.

      Children of Augustine Leftwich, Sr.: . . .

      (1) Colonel William Leftwich, b. 1737, d. May 31. 1820, married Elizabeth Haynes, daughter of William Haynes. . . .

      (2) Colonel Thomas Leftwich, b. 1740, d. May 3, 1816, married (1st) Mary Challis, December 1, 1764, and had issue; married (2nd) Bethunia Ellis, April 2, 1771, and had issue; married (3rd) Jane (or Gincey) Stratton, daughter of Henry and Sarah Stratton, October 27, 1783 and had issue. . . .

      (3) Major Augustine Leftwich, Jr., b. September 10, 1744, d. intestate; married (1st) Mary Turner, daughter of Richard and Ann Turner, February 12, 1765; married (2nd) Mrs. Sarah Turner (widow of Admire Turner), September 26, 1821. . . .

      (4) Captain Uriah Leftwich, b. cir. 1748, married Nancy Keith. . . .

      (5) Captain John Leftwich, b. cir. 1750, d. February 26, 1797, in Oglethorpe County, Ga. Among his heirs were John W. and Joel W. Leftwich. . . .

      (6) Colonel Littleberry Leftwich, b. 1757, d. 1823 in Bedford County. Va.; married (1st) Frances Hopkins, June 19, 1778, Francis Hopkins security on marriage license bond; married (2nd) Frances Halley, December 26, 1811. She survived him. No issue by (2nd) marriage. . . .

      (7) General Joel Leftwich, b. Bedford County, Va., November 22, 1760, d. in same county October 20, 1846; married Nancy (or Ann) Turner, daughter of Richard and Ann Turner, December 24, 1781. . . .

      (8) General Jabez Leftwich, b. 1766, d. in Alabama, June 22, 1855, married Delilah Stovall, daughter of John and Elizabeth Stovall, February 1, 1785. . . .

      (9) Frances Leftwich, d. between June 10, 1794, and August 24,1819; married Merry (Merriman) Carter (probably the son of John Carter of Lancaster County, Va.). He was a member of the Virginia Militia of Lunenburg County in 1758. . . .

      (10) Mary Leftwich, b. 1746, d. 1818, married Joshua Early, Sr. (b. 1738), April 26, 1763. They were the parents of Bishop John Early. . . .

      (11) Nancy Leftwich, d. subsequent to 1840, married James Peatross, probably of Caroline County, Va. . . .

      (12) Rebecca Leftwich, married a Mr. Moorman, probably Charles Moorman. . . .

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      (2) Source: The Leftwich Historical Association, Inc. <>.
    Person ID I13216  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Father Thomas LEFTWICH, Sr.,   b. Between 1660 and 1670, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1730, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary NORTH,   b. 1686, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Between 1706 and 1707 
    Family ID F5980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Uriah LEFTWICH, Sr.,   b. Abt 1748, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838  (Age ~ 90 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 19:38:14 
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth FUQUA,   b. 1716, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Dec 1779  Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 19:38:14 
    Family ID F5984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart