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James Leeper, Sr.
b.BEF 1696
  1. James Leeper, Sr.BEF 1696 - 1763
  2. Robert Leeper, Sr.1699-1710 - ABT 1795
m. Bef. 1716
  1. Jane "Jean" LeeperBef 1716 -
  2. Isabella Leeper1717-1736 -
  3. Sarah LeeperBef 1723 - 1794
  4. Nicholas Leeper1726 - bef 1786
  5. Mary Leeperest 1727-1736 -
  6. Andrew LeeperBEF 1731 - BEF 1799
  7. James Leeper, Jr.1731 - 1765
  8. Gawin 'Guine' Leeperabt 1735/36 - abt 1794
  9. George LeeperBET 1741 AND 1747 -
  10. Margaret Leeper1741 -
  11. John Leeper1744 - 1815
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Name James Leeper, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? BEF 1696
Marriage Bef. 1716 prob. Northern Irelandto Margaret Unknown
Death? 1763 Augusta County, Virginia

James Leeper was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Importation to Orange County, Virginia

Headrights were grants of 50 acres of land per "head" - or per white male over the age of 16 who transported himself to the colonies. They appear in the Court of Common Pleas in the county in which the land was granted.:

  • 28 Feb 1739 - James Lepper, Margrot, Nicholas, Sarah, Jane, Andrew, James, Guine, Isbell & Mary Lepper (from Ireland)


Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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James Leeper's land (Beverley Manor SW, 536 acres, 1739) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • Pages 433-37. 28-29 Feb. 1739 [1740]. William Beverley, Gent., of Essex County, to James Leaper of Orange County. Lease and release; for £15.15. - current money. 526 acres in Beverley Manner on Shanandore... on a ridge corner to Gibbons Ginnings... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Robt. Christian, John Moffett, Robt. Turk. 28 Feb. 1739 [1740]. Acknowledgement by William Beverley, Gent. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Mills] [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, pg. 29].


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • James Leeper received a patent (# of acres not determined) "on Naked Creek" on 26th April 1742, (as listed in the dispositions below):
  • James Leeper received a patent for 230 acres "on Naked Creek of North River Shanandore" on 26 April 1746, (as listed in the dispositions below):
  • James Leeper received a patent (# of acres not determined) "on Naked Creek of North River" on 12th July, 1746, (as listed in the dispositions below):
  • p. 386 - 17th August, 1762. James Leeper, Jr., to his father, James Leeper, Sr. [Sr.] £100 on Naked Creek of North River Shanandore, patented to James Leeper, Sr., 12th July, 1746, part of a patent, 26th April, 1742, 230 acres. Teste: Hugh Ross, Isaiah Curry, John Hind. Delivered: John Henderson, September, 1765. DB 10:436.


Disposition 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.
  • Page 118.--16th May, 1759. Same (From James Leeper) to son, Gawen Leeper, £5, on Naked Creek, part of two patents dated June 5, 1747. and April 26, 1742, 353 acres. Delivered: D. Laird by your order, July, 1763.
  • Page 193.--22d August, 1765. Nicholas Leeper, of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to John Leeper, of Augusta, £20, 200 acres on Naked Creek whereon James Leeper, deceased, formerly lived. Delivered: John Leeper, June, 1777.

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

Leeper records in Augusta County, VA:

  • August 29, 1751. James Leeper to Nicholas Leeper. Margaret, wife of James.
  • June 12, 1753. William Leeper nominated as road overseer between Cutalopo Creek and New River.
  • August 16, 1753. William Leeper appointed Constable on New River.
  • May 20, 1760. Hugh Thompson has lost his reason and Bryce Russell and Andrew Leeper are appointed to take care of his estate.
  • June 21, 1763. Margaret Leeper qualified as Administratrix of her deceased husband James Leeper.
  • May 23, 1765. John Seewright and Samuel Henderson ask counter security from Margaret Leeper, Administratrix of husband James Leeper.
  • March 20, 1767. Margaret Leeper, widow of James Leeper...dower assigned.
  • November 19, 1767. Gawin Leeper appointed surveyor from Grattons' Store to Naked Creek.
  • November 23, 1767. Court witnesses, Gawin Leeper, Margaret Leeper.
  • August 17, 1774. John Leeper, vice John McMahon...road overseer.
  • August 19, 1778. Susannah Leeper, wife of John Leeper relinquishes dower in land sold to Anthony Ailor.





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(1) THE LEEPER FAMILY ORIGIN

LEIPER SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN THE ORIGINAL SPELLING, OF MY NAME. IT HAS BEEN SPELLED MANY WAYS OVER THE YEARS.( LEAPER, LEPPER, LEEPHAR, LEPER, LEPAR, LEPPAR, LEIPPER, LAIPER, LIPPRE, LEAPHAR, LEPPAYR, LEEPER ,LEIPER)

THE NAME LEIPER HAS BEEN PROMINENT IN SCOTLAND AND AMERICA FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS. IT HAS BEEN STATED THAT THE NAME IS BELIEVED TO BE FROM THE FRENCH WHO MIGRATED TO SCOTLAND IN THE EARLY YEARS AND LIVED THERE.

 FROM A BOOK BY HARRISON-'SURNAMES OF-(- UNITED KINGDOM')

LEAPER (ENG) MEANS RUNNER, COURIER, DANCER THUS LEAPER (OE-HLEAPERE),

A BOOK BY  THE TITLE 'SCOTTISH SURNAMES' LEPPER MEANS A CARRIER

OF THE SCOTTISH BANNER WITH A LEOPARD ON IT.

IN A BOOK BY BLACK,'SURNAMES OF SCOTLAND', LEAPER, LEIPER AND

LAIPER IS FROM (OE-LEAPERE,) A BASKET MAKER. A LEAP WAS A BASKET MADE FROM RUSH AND SEDGE. JOHANNE LEPER WAS A BURGESS IN EDINBURGH 1189. WALTER LIPPERE WITNESSED A CHARTER OF TURRIFF IN 1272. PATRICK LEPER WAS BURGESS IN EDINBURGH IN 1368. ANDREW LEPAR WITNESSED AN INSTRUMENT OF CONCORD BETWEEN THE BISHOP OF ABERDEEN AS DID JOHN DE FORBES IN YEAR 1391. ALEXANDER LEPAR WAS AN ADMITTED BURGESS OF ABERDEEN IN 1408. WILLIAM LEPAR IN 1487. ALAN LEPPAR WAS BURGESS OF PRESTWICK IN 1507.(ME - AF LEPRE) LEIPER -1711 - LEIPPER - 1608.

IN A WORK OF GENEALOGY 'THE THOMAS BOOK' THERE APPEARS A SKETCH OF A LEIPER FAMILY. IT SAYS THAT ACCORDING TO FAMILY TRADITION, A THOMAS LEIPER LIVED IN STRATHAVEN, CLYDESDALE, SCOTLAND ABOUT THE YEAR 1700. HE IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DESCENDED FROM A FRENCHMAN, WHO CAME TO SCOTLAND DURING THE YEAR 1561, IN THE SUITE OF 'MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS'. HE WAS MARRIED TO HELEN HAMILTON OF KYPE. THEY HAD THREE SONS WHO ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH AND AFTER GRADUATING* THEY CAME TO AMERICA. ANDREW LEEPER BECAME A LEADING SURGEON IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, WHERE HE DIED DURING.1798. JAMES LEEPER WENT TO MARYLAND AND MARRIED A SISTER TO GOVERNOR SMALLWOOD. THOMAS LEEPER SETTLED IN PHILADELPHIA AND BECAME A LEADING CITIZEN THERE.


DURING THE EARLY YEARS BETWEEN SEVENTEEN AND EIGHTEEN HUNDRED THERE WERE MANY LEEPERS LIVING IN PA., VA., TENN., AND N.C. IN RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA. COURT HOUSE THE NAME ISABELLA LEEPER APPEARS FREQUENTLY. HER RELATIONSHIP IS NOT KNOWN BUT AS THE POPULATION BETWEEN 1750 AND 1755 WAS SPARSE, IT HARDLY SEEMS POSSIBLE THAT TWO FAMILIES OF THE SAME NAME TO BE LIVING THERE AT THE SAME TIME, NOT BE RELATED. IT SEEMS THE LEEPERS, LONGS AND THE YOUNGS MOVED TO TENNESSEE THERE-AFTER, AS THEIR HISTORY RUNS PARALLEL DURING THOSE PIONEERING DAYS , AND THEY INTERMARRIED SEVERAL TIMES.


THERE WAS A LEIPER FAMILY WHO DID LIVE IN DOWN COUNTY, IRELAND. IT IS SAID TO BE THE HOME OF AN ALLEN LEIPER BORN DURING THE YEAR 1720. HE WAS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN IN PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE YEAR 1744.


Information as of 1968 and 1969 Re-typed 1980

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BOOK TINKLING SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1739

RECORDS


LIST OF PERSONS WHO IMPORTED THEMSELVES OR WERE SPONSORED BY OTHERS IN ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1734 THROUGH 1745 IN ORDER TO OBTAIN LEGAL RIGHT TO TITLE OF LANDS IN THE COLONIES.

PAGE 418 JAMES LEPPER

    MARGARET LEPPER
 NICHOLAS LEPPERJAMES LEPPER JR.
 SARAH LEPPERGUINE (GAVIN) LEPPER
 JANE LEPPERISABELLA LEPPER
 ANDREW LEPPERMARY LEPPER

FEBRUARY 28, 1739 (O.B. II-109)


Note the spelling on the records then.



     THE AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA COURT HOUSE RECORDS
     Record shows that James Leeper and his wife Margaret Leeper - Proved

their importation in Augusta County, Virginia, February 28, 1739. It shows that he had lands surveyed on Christian Creek, May 13, 1738. Record also shows that they purchased land on Naked Creek before the year 1747. Their children were baptized between the years 1741 and 1747. A record showing a James Leeper died during the year 1763 and listed his children as below.

  Nicholas Leeper - eldest       Guine (Gavin) Leeper
  Sarah Leeper       Isabella Leeper
  Jane Leeper       Mary Leeper
  Andrew Leeper       Margaret Leeper
  James Leeper Jr.       John Leeper
             George Leeper


We may assume that Margaret, John and George were born in America as their name does not appear on the Importation record. Also their baptismal was between the years 1741 and 1747


Information as of 1968 and 1969 Re-typed 1980 (3)



 ROBERT LEEPER A BROTHER TO IMMIGRANT JAMES LEEPER
             AND
        UNCLE TO NICHOLAS AND JAMES LEEPER


Year 1742, Robert Leeper's name appears on the militia of Capt John Smith's Company Page 34 Book 2 Robert Leeper - A memorial for 325 acres of land in Mecklenburg County, N.C. on the north side of Catawba River at Mill Creek was certified February 25, 1767 by Governor Tryon or N.C, for me and also 800 acres of land on the south side ofCatawba River 'Wateree. S.C.' May have been the Broad River below the Forks at the mouth of said river and granted to me August 30, 1753 by Matthew Rowan Lt. Govenor of N.C. but now a state line has been located there, and these lands are found to be in S.C.. A tax return was made in Charleston, S.C. December 11, 1772 by Robert Leeper in person. Conclusion- Josuah Leeper was in old upper Beaufort county by 1753. by 1771 Robert Leeper was in York county by 1753 but thought himself to be in N.C.


Unable to locate Robert Leeper in the 1790 census but there is a will record

of Robert Leeper dated April 13, 1795 WILL 'no date' in York South Carolina Four children are listed Robert Leeper Jr. Eldest daughter Cathrine Leeper

  Blanche Leeper and she  EX with William McLean of
  Lincoln  County  , North Carolina
  John Leeper my eldest son, I give the lands in
  Lincoln County and York County, South Carolina.
  both are mentioned. Since John Leeper my son and
  daughter Blanche Leeper have never married9 if they
  wish to retain the home plantation and slaves to-
  gether. That is permissible providing they live in
  the home together, otherwise they may divide the
  plantation.

WITNESSED : William McLean, Robert Johnston and Joseph Beaty.




ANSON C0UNTY, N.C. DEED ABSTRACTS & 1st TAX LISTS YEAR 1763

November 4, 1761- Robert Leeper and Cathrine Leeper, wife of Anson County, to Nicholas Leeper, for 135 proc money... on north side of the fork of Catawba opp. to Andrew Cathey's survey, 400 acres granted to Robert Leeper August 31, 1753...Signed by Robert Leeper 'seal' Cathrine Leeper(x) 'seal' Witnessed William Henry, William Patrick, John Thomas

February 24, 25, 1754- Robert Leeper and Cathrine Leeper, wife of Anson County to Adam Snider(lease s5, release 60 Va money) land on south side of Catawba, Leepers Creek, 300 acres of land granted to Leeper October 8, 1751...Signed Robert Leeper 'seal' Cathrine Leeper (x) (seal' Witnessed; Robert Patrick Abraham Kuykendall, John Thomas.

February 25, 26, 1754 Robert Leopard and Kathrin, wife of Anson County, to Peter Auster (lease s5, release 20 Va money); land on south side, Catawba above the great shoal on both sides Leepers Creek including Cobron and Cathey's Camp, 200 acres granted to said, Robert Leeper, March 31, 1755 . Robert Leeper 'seal' Witnessed; Robert Patrick, Abraham Kuykendall, John Thomas.

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   MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT GRAMDPARENTS
 RESEARCH INFORMATION ON OUR FAMILY OF THE LEEPERS
    ORIGINALLY SPELLED LEPPER


 BY WILLIAM ANDREW LEEPER OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

AND

 WASHINGTON, D. C.
  • JAMES LEEPER AND HIS WIFE MARGARET IMMIGRATED TO AMERICA FROM IRELAND
 THEY PROVED THEIR IMPORTATION IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, ORANGE, VIRGINIA ON FEBRUARY
 TWENTY EIGHT, SEVENTEEN HUNDRED THIRTY NINE.
 THEIR AUGUSTA COUNTY LAND ON CHRISTIAN CREEK HAD BEEN SURVEYED MAY 13, 1738.
 THEIR CHILDREN WERE BAPTIZED BY THE REV. JOHN CRAIG IN THE TINKLING SPRING
 MEETING HOUSE CONGREGATION, DURING THE YEARS 1741 AND 1744. BEFORE THE YEAR
 1747 PURCHASED LAND ON NAKED CREEK AT THE NORTH RIVER.  THIS WAS ON BORDER OF
 PRESENT AUGUSTA COUNTY WHERE HIS BROTHER ROBERT LEEPER'S NAME APPEARS ON THE
 MILITIA ROLL CALL OF CAPT. JOHN SMITH'S COMPANY.

CHILDREN ON THE IMPORTATION RECORDS

  • 1 NICHOLAS LEEPER (ELDEST) 7 ISABELLA LEEPER
 2 SARA LEEPER 8 MARY LEEPER
 3 JANE LEEPER 9 MARGARET LEEPER
 4 ANDREW LEEPER 10 JOHN LEEPER
 5 JAMES LEEPER JR. 11 GEORGE LEEPER
 6 GAVIN LEEPER


 LAST THREE CHILDREN APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BORN IN AMERICA AS THEY WERE NOT
 LISTED ON THE IMPORTATION RECORD.


 ( JAMES LEEPER, SON OF NICHOLAS AND MARY LEEPER SERVED AS HIS FATHER'S ATTORNEY
 IN A LAND SALE DURING THE YEAR 1771, AUGUSTA COUNTY RECORDS. ALSO IN GASTON
 COUNTY RECORDS HE IS SHOWN AS HIS FATHER'S ATTORNEY DURING THE YEAR 1772.)





 Information as of 1968 and 1969
 Re-typed 1980
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  • (1) NICHOLAS LEEPER, FIRST NAMED IN THE IMPORTATION RECORDS, AUGUSTA
 COUNTY, VIRGINIA.  HE WAS THE OLDEST AND HEIR-AT-LAW OF HIS FATHER'S
 ESTATE.  HE WAS ENROLLED 1742 IN CAPT. JOHN CHRISTIAN'S COMPANY MILITIA.
 HIS NAME ALSO APPEARS IN CAPT JAMES CATHEY'S COMPANY, FOR TAX PURPOSES,
 POSSIBLY BECAUSE HE OWNED LAND ON NAKED CREEK.  HE IS ALSO LISTED IN CAPT.
 JOHN SMITH'S COMPANY.
       NICHOLAS WIFE WAS NAMED MARY.  BY EARLY 1760 HE WAS IN NORTH CAROLINA.
 HE SETTLED IN GASTON COUNTY NEAR HIS UNCLE ROBERT LEEPER AND BROTHER JAMES
 LEEPER JR. WHERE WITH OTHERS BUILT THE OLD FORT AT THE SOUTH FORK ON THE
 CATAWBA RIVER.
       IN 1761 HE BOUGHT LAND ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CATAWBA FROM ROBERT
 LEEPER  0PP: ANDREW CATHEY'S SURVEY.  RECORDS SHOW HE RECEIVED A LAND GRANT
 FOR 190 ACRES OF LAND ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE CATAWBA RIVER JOINING HIS OWN,
 ALEXANDER McLEAN'S AND JAMES CARTER'S LINES,  APRIL 23, 1762.  IN 1763 HE
 BOUGHT LAND ON THE BROAD RIVER AND RICHLAND CREEK FROM FRANCIS BEATY AND
 ROBERT LEEPER.
       IN 1763 HE GAVE POWER OF ATTORNEY TO HIS SON JAMES LEEPER AND GEORGE
 SEAWRIGHT TO SETTLE HIS FATHER'S ESTATE IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA
       SON JOHN LEEPER WAS ADMINISTRATOR OF NICHOLAS ESTATE, APRIL 4, 1786.

THERE IS A MARY LEEPER BORN IN 1728 AND DIED OCTOBER 20, 1784, WHO IS

 BURIED IN SMITH'S CEMETERY, BELMONT, GASTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  SINCE
 THERE IS NO MENTION OF A WIFE IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF NICHOLAS ESTATE-JANUARY
 1, 1791, WE MAY ASSUME THAT COULD BE HIS WIFE MARY.
 CHILDREN:
 1- JAMES LEEPER WAS MARRIED TO  JANE   ?  WHO MARRIED A SCOTT AFTER THE
    DEATH OF HER HUSBAND.
     CHILDREN: MARY LEEPER
       JAMES LEEPER
       ELIZABETH LEEPER


 2- MATTHEW LEEPER WAS MARRIED TO AMYTIAH   ?


 3- MARGARET LEEPER WAS MARRIED ON OCTOBER 2, 1786 TO JOHN NEAGLE


 4- ROBERT LEEPER


  • 5- JOHN LEEPER BORN IN 1757 AND DIED APRIL 8, 1804 WAS MARRIED TO ELIZABETH ?
 WHO WAS BORN IN 1761 AND DIED FEBRUARY 6, 1835.
    CHILDREN: ANDREW LEEPER

WILLIAM LEEPER

      JAMES LEEPER
      ESTHER LEEPER
      JOHN DAMERON LEEPER
      NANCY E. LEEPER


Information as of 1968 and 1969 Re-typed 1980

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(2) SARAH LEEPER, SECOND NAMED IN THE IMPORTATION RECORDS, MARRIED JOHN SEAWRIGHT OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA. HE OWNED LANDS IN BOTH SECTIONS OF REV. JOHN CRAIG'S CONGRESSIONAL TINKLING SPRING AND AUGUSTA STONE MEETING HOUSE AREAS. CHILDREN: MARGAHET SEAWRIGHT WAS BAPTIZED BY REV. CRAIG, JULY 25, 1742. SHE

 WAS MARRIED TO SAMUEL McPHEETERS
JAMES SEAWRIGHT WAS BAPTIZED BY REV. CRAIG, SEPTEMBER 22, 1744
ANNE SEAWRIGHT NAMED IN HER FATHER'S WILL ALONG WITH BROTHER JAMES,
MARRIED  A  RANKIN.

(3) JANE LEEPER, THIRD NAMED IN THE IMPORTATION RECORDS, MARRIED SAMUEL HENDERSON. HE OWNED LAND IN BEVERLY MANOR, ON THE MIDDLE AND NORTH RIVERS IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA. HE WAS AN EARLY MEMBER OF THE TINKLING SPRING MEETING HOUSE. HE WAS ONE OF SEVEN BROTHERS WHO MIGRATED TO THIS AREA.

CHILDREN: JOHN HENDERSON WAS BAPTIZED BY REV. CRAIG JANUARY 30, 1743

          MARGARET HENDERSON WAS BAPTIZED BY REV. CRAIG, MARCH 17, 1745
          JAMES HENDERSON WAS BAPTIZED BY REV. CRAIG, MARCH 22, 1747
          REBECCA HENDERSON WAS BAPTIZED BY REV. CRAIG, JUNE 4, 1749
          JEAN HENDERS0N WAS NANED IN HUGH THOMPSON'S WILL IN 1757
          SARAH HENDERSON - ANDREW HENDERSON - FLORENCE HENDERSON - ALEXANDER
          HENDERSON - DAVID HENDERSON - SAMUEL HENDERSON - WILLIAM HENDERSON

(4) ANDREW LEEPER, FOURTH NAMED IN THE IMPORTATION RECORDS, MARRIED JANE

    (JEAN) THOMPSON, A DAUGHTER OF HUGH THOMPSON.  IN HUGH THOMPSON'S WILL
    FOUR LEEPER CHILDREN ARE NAMED ANDREW AND JEAN SEPERATELY, HUGH AND
    ELIZABETH TOGETHER AS IF BROTHER AND SISTER. PRESUBABLY IN THIS FAMILY

CHILDREN: ANDREW LEEPER

          JEAN LEEPER

(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

(6) GAWIN LEEPER, SIXTH NAMED IN THE IMPORTATION RECORDS, APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN IN AUGUSTA COUNTY UNTIL 1778. HE SIGNED A LAND TITLE ALONE, WHICH MIGHT INDICATE HE IS STILL UNMARRIED. IN 1779 THE COUNTY RECORD SPEAKS OF HIM AS "LATE IN AUGUSTA".


COULD RUTH THOMPSON HAVE BEEN THE WIFE OF JAMES LEEPER JR. MENTIONED ABOVE.


Information as of 1968 and 1969 Re-typed 1980

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In the early years of mid-seventeen hundreds Augusta County, Virginia records, there were Leeper, Armstrong, Young,Carter, Kinkeads, Clouny and Long families who inter-married. These pioneers of Virginia who founded Carter Valley, North Carolina, now Tennessee were well to do Scotch Irish Descent Presbyterians.




Summary of Facts in Photo Copies from General Services Administration at Washington, D,C, concerning a James Leeper of Washington County, Arkansas Territory. He entered service from Lincoln County, North Carolina.

    Application ( no name given) was submitted at 71 years of age. Served

three terms totaling one year, three months and was pensioned at $50 dollars per annum. Further proff was requested by pension office, 7 September 1833.

    On December 9, 1833, James appeared before Judge Thomas P. Eskridge

in open court, Territory of Arkansas, County of Washington. Paper signed and sealed in James Leeper's signature. This contains the following facts.

    Drafted December 1779 and discharged 24 March 1780. In three months

he marched from Charlotte, North Carolina by the way of Camden to Charleston, South Carolina, and was in no battle.

    April 1780 , volunteered and was discharged October 1780. He was prin -

cipally in Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina in an expedition against the Tories.

    April 1871, he substituted himself in the place of Matthew Leeper, a

resident of Lincoln County. He was discharged June the following. He marched in one month from his place of resident in Lincoln County, North Carolina to Hanging Rock in South Carolina. He was engaged in no battle.

    Enlisted in the state troops July 1781 and was discharged in October

the same year. Marched from residence to interior of South Carolina and there passed from one theighborn  ? road to another.

    In 1781 was drafted but hired Matthew Leeper as a substitute. He was

in service two months.

    Number of persons in Washington County, Territory of Arkansas by whom

he may establish these facts: Matthew Leeper, Alexander Porter, Matthew Armstrong, Joseph Hart and Thomas McLean; Also Joseph Henry and Robert Henry of Bunkum County, North Carolina if living will do same.

    On same day in open court, John Cureton, Clergyman, Sebron G. Sneed

and Lee C. Blakemore swore. "That we believe him to be seventy two years of age

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and upwards and that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he lives, to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion.

   Among interrogations before court: Where and what year were you born?

I was born in Augusta County, Virginia, September 1761.

   Where were you living when called into service?  Where have you lived

since and where are you now living? I was living in Lincoln County North Carolina when I was called into service of the United States, and since the Revolutionary War I have lived in Hayward County, North Carolina, Franklin County, Tennessee, Jackson County, Alabama and I now live in Washington County, Arkansas Territory.

    Have you any record of your age?  I have no record of my age. It was

lost at the time of the sale of my fathers estate. On the same day Judge Eskridge certified the hearing for the pension



From a book History of Gaston County, North Carolina by Mrs Puitt

printed in 1939. It states that Matthew Leeper born May 27, 1755 was the son of James Leeper, pioneer and nephew to Nicholas Leeper . He had two sons Matthew and James Leeper. (9)



(7) ISABELLA LEEPER, SEVENTH NAMED IN THE IMPORTATION RECORDS. NO OTHER RECORDS ARE FOUND ON HER.


(8) MARY LEEPER, EIGHTH AND FINAL NAME IN THE IMPORTATION RECORDS. SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MoMULLEN, WHO APPEARS IN A TAX LIST IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA. IN 1759 AND IS LAST REFERRED TO IN 1768


(9) MARGARET LEEPER, BAPTIZED BY REV. CRAIG, APRIL 19, 1741, SHE IS SAID TO HAVE MARRIED ISIAH CURRY. THEY WITNESSED A POWER OF ATTORNEY TOGETHER IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA IN 1788


(10) JOHN LEEPER, BAPTIZED BY REV. CRAIG JANUARY 22, 1744. HE MARRIED SUSANNAH HENDERSON, DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM HENDERSON( BROTHER TO SAMUEL HENDERSON WHO MARRIED HIS OLDER SISTER JANE LEEPER)


(11) GEORGE LEEPER, WAS NAMED IN SETTLEMENT OF HIS FATHER'S ESTATE BY HIS MOTHER MARGARET LEEPER ON OCTOBER 22, 1765