Person:George Leath (1)

George Leath
b.est. 1715 prob. New Jersey
m. 29 June 1711
  1. George Leathest 1715 - 1768
  2. Ephraim LeathAbt 1720/25 - Abt 1785
m. abt. 1744
  1. Josiah Leithabt 1746 - 1787
  2. Ann 'Anna' Leith1749 - 1824
  3. George Leithabt 1755 - abt 1780
  4. Hannah Leith1757 - 1803
Facts and Events
Name George Leath
Alt Name George Leith
Gender Male
Birth[1] est. 1715 prob. New Jersey
Marriage abt. 1744 Frederick County, Virginiato Meriam Forbes
Death[1] 1768 Frederick County, Virginia

George Leath was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • H-183: George Leith of Augusta County, 250 acres in said County at Berks Spring. Surv. Mr. George Hume. 1 Aug. 1752. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 61].

Records of George Leath in Augusta County, VA

  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 19, 1746/7. - (153) Administration of Abraham Drake's estate committed to Thos. Grubbs, guardian of Abraham Drake, son of Abraham Drake. John Davis, Alexr. Mathews, Daniel Stover and George Leath, appraisers.
  • Page 106.--15th February, 1748. Daniel Stover qualifies guardian of John, Mary and James Campbell, orphans of John Campbell, with sureties Abraham Strickler, George Leath.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 66.--22d May, 1750: Orphan George Wiley bound to George Leeth.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 28, 1750. - (415) James McNeal, Wm. Overall, Josiah Parent, Ephraim Leath, Abraham Ciler, Benjamin Gugar, Steven Philips, John Hawkins, Wm. Jackson, Thomas Dodson, John Little, Bernard Agen, Henry Netherton, Richard Waters, George Leath, John Davis, Robert Boyd, added to list of tithables.
  • P-19: Matthew Maddux of Frederick County, 401 acres , between Blue Ridge & South Branch of Shannandoah in said County. Surv. Peter Stephens. Adj. William Furr, George Leith. 20 Mar. 1771. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 210].
  • P-229: Absalom Hurst of Denmore [sic. s/b Dunmore] County, 44 acres on Pass Run of Great Hawksbill in said County. Surv. Richard Rigg. Adj. Edward Hempstead, John Breeding, John Laman, George Leith. 4 Oct. 1773. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 222].

Information on George Leith

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  • 1768 John Levesque witnessed a will of George Leith (son of James, brother to Ephraim Leeth/Leath/Leith, husband of Meriam. This family line later moves into TN.) George and James Leeth were among of the original settlers of the McKay/Hite pioneers on a list in 1735/6. George Leith’s son Ebenezer Leath wed Nancy Anne McKay, sister to Susannah, who wed John Curl and who’s daughter Mary married Samuel Levesque, John’s son. George Leith bought 250 acres in Augusta Co known as “Birks Spring” 1 Aug, 1752.
  1. 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
  2. Family Trees: Public Members Trees.

    George Leith Sr was a son of James and a brother to Epraim Leith. In 1748 Daniel Stover qualified as a guardian of John, Mary and James Campbell, orphans of John Campbell, with sureties Abraham Strickler and George Leath. On 22nd of May 1750 orphan George Wiley was bound to George Leeth. In 1752 George Leith received a grant for 250 acres which is at now Big Spring, south of Rileyville. (Point A on the above map). George Leith was married to Miriam and named seven children in his will: Josiah, George, Ebenezer, Anna, Rachel, Elizabeth and Grace Leith. The will of George Leith was witnessed by Jno. Levesque, Peter Jackson, Henry Nelson Jr. and probated 2 November 1768. In his will, George said that Ephraim Leith was his brother. Josiah Leith and Alexander Mathews qualified as administrators for the estate of George Leith. Alexander Matthews was married to George's daughter Anna Leith. Jeremiah Matthews, brother of Alexander was married to Elizabeth Job, daughter of Caleb and Barbara Job. Ebenezer Leith, son of George Leith Sr, married Nancy McKay, a 4th child of James and Mary Chester McKay. Josiah Leith, son of George Leith, and his wife Elizabeth owned land on Jeremy's Run. In 1784 Walter Cunningham purchased 120 acres on Jeremy's Run from Josiah and Elizabeth Leith who moved to Green/Jefferson County Tennessee. Josiah appointed Edwin Young of Shenandoah 'his lawful attorney' in 1792 regarding land located on Cunningham Run and conveyed by Thomas Dodson/Dotson to Josiah Leith Sr in 1778. This tract was located north from Overall on the west side of present US Hwy 340 at Camp Skymont. In Shenandoah County Deed Book Volume K 1795 is a record of sale of land by Josiah and Rachel Leith to Joseph Howey and references "a certain tract of Land Conveyed by Thomas Dodson/Dotson to Josiah Leith containing 197 3/4 acres more or less and being on Cunningham’s Run in the county of Shenandoah and State of Virginia".