Person:Nicholas Leeper (1)

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Nicholas Leeper
b.1726
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
  • HNicholas Leeper1726 - bef 1786
  • WMary Unknown1728 - 1784
  1. James Leeper1746-1756 -
  2. Matthew Leeper1746-1756 -
  3. Margaret Leeper1746-1756 -
  4. Robert Leeper1746-1756 -
  5. John Leeper1757 - 1804
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Name Nicholas Leeper
Gender Male
Birth? 1726
Death? bef. 4 April 1786 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:


  • As eldest son, Nicholas received his father's land when he died. Some of the land he conveyed to his brother John in the following transaction:


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • 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.


Information on Nicholas Leeper

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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 THEDEATH 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