John Lea1

M, #1929
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Beryl Virginia Burns
     John Lea was the son of James Lea and Ann Herndon.

John Lea was named executor of the will of James Lea (his father) dated 28 Mar 1771 in Caswell Co., NC.2

In the probate of the will of James Lea, dated Mar 1792 in Caswell Co., NC, John Lea, his son, was named as an heir, and executor of the estate.3,2

Citations

  1. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 6. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.
  2. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations, p. 5.
  3. [S1903] Ben Lacy Rose, Report of Research on the Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina before 1800 (Richmond, VA, 1221 Rennie Ave.: B .L. Rose, 1984), p. 98. Hereinafter cited as Report of Research on the Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina before 1800.

Major Lea

M, #1930, b. 1742
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Beryl Virginia Burns
     Major Lea was born in 1742 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.1,2 He was the son of James Lea and Ann Herndon.

Major Lea was named executor of the will of James Lea (his father) dated 28 Mar 1771 in Caswell Co., NC.3

Major Lea began military service in 1780 in Caswell Co., NC, in the Revolutionary War, on the North Carolina line. He served at least two 3-month tours as a Lieutenant.4

Major Lea moved to TN. This was sometime after the end of the war.1

In the probate of the will of James Lea, dated Mar 1792 in Caswell Co., NC, Major Lea, his son, was named as an heir, and executor of the estate.5,3

Major Lea applied for a pension on 4 Mar 1831 in Claiborne Co., TN, for his service in the Revolutionary War.1,6

Citations

  1. [S962] Major Lea file; S1549; Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pensions (http://southerncampaign.org: Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements).
  2. [S821] Report from the Secretary of War, The Pension Roll of 1835 (1835; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968), p. 573, has ca 1740. Hereinafter cited as The Pension Roll of 1835.
  3. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 5. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.
  4. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations, p. 3 documents Rev. War service.
  5. [S1903] Ben Lacy Rose, Report of Research on the Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina before 1800 (Richmond, VA, 1221 Rennie Ave.: B .L. Rose, 1984), p. 98. Hereinafter cited as Report of Research on the Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina before 1800.
  6. [S821] Report from the Secretary of War, The Pension Roll of 1835, p. 573, has Carter Co., TN.

Thomas Graves

M, #1931
     Thomas Graves married an unknown person.1 His estate was probated on 6 Jun 1768 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.1

Children of Thomas Graves

Citations

  1. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 3. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.

Eleanor Graves1

F, #1932
     Eleanor Graves was the daughter of Thomas Graves.

Eleanor Graves married Thomas Kimbrough.2

Citations

  1. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 3, 6. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.
  2. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations, p. 3.

Thomas Kimbrough1

M, #1933
     Thomas Kimbrough married Eleanor Graves, daughter of Thomas Graves.1

Citations

  1. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 3. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.

Capt. John Herndon Graves

M, #1934, b. circa 1745/46, d. 28 Oct 1829
Relationship
1st cousin 6 times removed of Beryl Virginia Burns
     Capt. John Herndon Graves was born circa 1745/46 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.1 He was the son of John Graves and Isabella Lea.

Capt. John Herndon Graves married Nancy Slade on 5 Feb 1770.2

Capt. John Herndon Graves was widowed on 4 Jun 1807 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.2

John's second marriage was to Elizabeth Coleman on 28 Nov 1808 in Caswell Co., NC.3

Capt. John Herndon Graves left a will dated 9 Jan 1826 in Caswell Co., NC. Heirs: Elizabeth Coleman, Mary "Polly" Graves, Elizabeth Kimbrough and Delilah Miles, his wife and three daughters. Heir and Executor: Azariah Graves, his son. Executor: Thomas Graves, Elijah Graves and William Graves, 3 sons. Mentioned: David Womack, Delilah's first husband, and John bequeaths 2/3 of Delilah's share to her children by David.4 Capt. John Herndon Graves wrote a will codicil dated 28 Aug 1829 in Caswell Co., NC. Heirs: Elizabeth Graves, with her bequest being annulled and instead, $1500 was to be paid to her children.4

Capt. John Herndon Graves died on 28 Oct 1829 in Caswell Co., NC.1 He was buried in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.5 His estate was probated before 19 Nov 1830 in Caswell Co., NC. Heirs: Catherine Graves, Thomas Graves, Azariah Graves, Elijah Graves, William Graves, Delilah Miles, Nancy Yancey, Mary "Polly" Graves and Barzillai Graves, 4 daughters and 5 sons.6

Children of Capt. John Herndon Graves and Nancy Slade

Citations

  1. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 3. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.
  2. [S1900] The Graves Family Association, Graves Family Association (http://www.gravesfa.org).
  3. [S739] Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2011 (Original data: County marriage records on microfilm located at the FHL in Salt Lake City, UT, in published books cataloged by the Library of Congress, or county records in possession of the individual county clerks or courthouses).
  4. [S1902] "North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970," Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 16 May 2016), Citing county courthouses, North Carolina, Caswell. Probate Records, 1826-1831, Vol. L.
  5. [S983] Patricia Law Hatcher, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots (Original data: Records published in the Senate documents of the NSDAR and the Society magazine).
  6. [S1618] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979," Index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 19 Apr 2014), citing Division of Archives and History. State Archives, Raleigh.

Elizabeth Lee1

F, #1935
     Elizabeth Lee married Joshua Callaway, son of Edward Callaway and Elizabeth <...>.1

Citations

  1. [S249] Marion S. Wattenbarger, "Callaway-Spratlin Family History Papers". Received copy from Marion S. Wattenbarger. Hereinafter cited as "Callaway-Spratlin Family History Papers."

William Lea

M, #1936, b. circa 1716, d. 1804
Relationship
6th great-granduncle of Beryl Virginia Burns
     William Lea was born circa 1716.1 He was the son of John Lea and Ann <...>.

William Lea, orphan of John Lea, and being over 14 chose a guardian on 5 Oct 1731.1

William Lea married Frances <...>.2

William Lea moved to Orange Co., NC, circa 1752. He came there from SpotsylvaniaCo., VA.3

William Lea left a will dated 30 Oct 1802 in Person Co., NC. Heirs: Eunice Rose, George Lea, Elizabeth Lea and Anness Cochran, three daughters and one son. Mentioned: Benjamin Lea, Frances Hendrix and John McNeill, his grandson; his deceased daughter, whose children would inherit; and the first husband of Anness, whose children would inherit.4 William Lea wrote a will codicil dated Jul 1803 in Person Co., NC. Heirs: Eunice Lea and Anness Lea, two of his daughters.5

William Lea died in 1804 in Person Co., NC.6

Children of William Lea and Frances <...>

Citations

  1. [S1905] "Virginia, Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800," Index, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com : accessed 23 May 2016), Citing Spotsylvania County records, 1721-1800. being transcriptions, from the original files at the County Court House, of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of Revolutionary pensioners. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965, Guardian Bonds, Will Book A, p. 70.
  2. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 4. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.
  3. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations, p. 2.
  4. [S1906] "Person County, North Carolina Compilations, 1792-1823," Abstracts, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com : accessed 25 May 2016), Citing Kendall, Katharine Kerr. Person County, North Carolina Compilations: Land Grants; 1794, 1805 & 1823 Tax Lists; Record Books Abstracts, 1792-1820; Letters of Attorney. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997, Bk 3, p. 243.
  5. [S1903] Ben Lacy Rose, Report of Research on the Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina before 1800 (Richmond, VA, 1221 Rennie Ave.: B .L. Rose, 1984), p. 119. Hereinafter cited as Report of Research on the Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina before 1800.
  6. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations, p. 4, 6.

Frances <...>1

F, #1937
     Frances <...> married William Lea, son of John Lea and Ann <...>.1

Children of Frances <...> and William Lea

Citations

  1. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 4. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.

Eunice Lea1

F, #1938
Relationship
1st cousin 7 times removed of Beryl Virginia Burns
     Eunice Lea was the daughter of William Lea and Frances <...>.

Eunice Lea married Alexander Rose in 1774.1,2

In the will of William Lea, dated 30 Oct 1802 in Person Co., NC, Eunice Rose, his daughter, was named as an heir.3

In the codicil of William Lea, dated Jul 1803 in Person Co., NC, Eunice Lea was named as an heir.2

Child of Eunice Lea and Alexander Rose

Citations

  1. [S271] Louise Graves, Graves: Twelve Generations 1608-1977 Addendum 1 (4501 Roland, Dallas, TX: Louise Graves, 1981), p. 6. Hereinafter cited as Graves: Twelve Generations.
  2. [S1903] Ben Lacy Rose, Report of Research on the Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina before 1800 (Richmond, VA, 1221 Rennie Ave.: B .L. Rose, 1984), p. 119. Hereinafter cited as Report of Research on the Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina before 1800.
  3. [S1906] "Person County, North Carolina Compilations, 1792-1823," Abstracts, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com : accessed 25 May 2016), Citing Kendall, Katharine Kerr. Person County, North Carolina Compilations: Land Grants; 1794, 1805 & 1823 Tax Lists; Record Books Abstracts, 1792-1820; Letters of Attorney. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997, Bk 3, p. 243.