Facts and Events
James Leeper, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 115.--16th May, 1759. James Leeper to his son, James Leeper. £5 on Naked Creek of North River patented to James, Sr.. one patent 12th July, 1746. part of patent 26th April 1746, containing 230 acres. Teste: Michael Dickey. Delivered Wm. McMullin, July 1761.
Processioning List of 1760
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 272.--1760: Processioned by John Malkem and Alex. Blair, viz: For John Young, for Robert Young, for James Anderson, for Alex. Blair, for John Anderson, for John Francey, for Wm. Cunningham, fnr John McKemy. for Walter Trimble, for Hugh Dever, for John Davies, for _____ Doughlas, for Daniel Smith, for Bigham's land formerly known by the name of Gragg's, for Gabriel Pickens, for Robert Poage, for Abraham Smith, for Isaiah Shipman, for David Robiston, for Silas Hart, for John Cunningham, for Henry Smith, for Widow Ramsey, for Thomas Woodal, for Moses Hall, for Andrey McCown, for James Bell, for Edward Erwin, for Alex. Craig, for Wm. Frame, for Thos. Waterson, for Francis Brown, for John King, for John Searight, for John Kear, for Hugh Campbell, for Alex. Kile, for Robert Fowler, for James Gamble, for James Leeper, Sr. and Jr., for James Blair, for Edward Erwin's land formerly known as Brownlee's place, for Adam Stevenson, for Umphrey's place on North River, for Stevenson's place they live on, for Jacob and Christian Roleman, for John Malcom, for William Flimen, for Charles Campbell, for Robert Campbell, for William Brown, for Widow and John and James Alexander, for Michael Dickey, for James Young, for James Patterson, for Andrew Erwin, for John Erwin, for Edward Erwin, for Francis Erwin, for Hugh Campbell, Jr., for James McGill, for Robert Brown, for James Young.
Information on James Leeper, Jr.
(5) JAMES LEEPER JR, FIFTH NAMED IN THE IMPORTATION RECORDS, MIGRATED TO
HIS UNCLE (ROBERT) AND OLDER BROTHER (NICHOLAS) ON THE CATAWBA RIVER, AT
SOUTH POINT IN THE PRESENT GASTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. SINCE HE IS THE
ONE REMAINING LEEPER BROTHER OF SUFFICIENT AGE (WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF
NICHOLAS) TO MARRY A DAUGHTER OF HUGH THOMPSON AND FATHER TWO CHILDREN BY 1757,
HE MAY BE THE FATHER OF HUGH AND ELIZABETH LEEPER, NAMED ABOVE. AND IF HE WAS
IN NORTH CAROLINA IN 1760 HE COULD NOT HAVE (LIKE ANDREW LEEPER AND BRYCE
RUSSELL) ASSUMED PERSONAL RESPONSIBLITY FOR THE AFFAIRS OF A FAILING FATHER-
IN-LAW. (SEE LYMAN CHALKEYS RECORDS OF AUGHSTA COUNTY, VA.(1745-1800 L-86)
CHILDREN: HUGH LEEPER IS IN HUGH THOMPSON'S WILL 1757
- ELIZABETH LEEPER IS IN HUGH THOMPSON'S WILL 1757
- MATTHEW LEEPER, BORN MAY 27, 1755, DlED OCTOBER 12, 1849, (GASTON
- COUNTY HISTORY) SMITH GRAVEYARD IN BELMONT, N.C.
- JAMES LEEPER JR, (ACTUALLY JAMES 3RD) GASTON COUNTY HISTORY