LEFTWICH Genealogy

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  • ID: I4717
  • Name: Augustine LEFTWICH Sr.
  • Surname: Leftwich
  • Given Name: Augustine
  • Suffix: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1712 in New Kent, VA
  • Death: 12 Apr 1795 in Bedford Co., VA
  • _UID: D89CDAF2EC0FD511B568BD47275DDA4EEE80
  • Note:
    Some reports suggest his wife's name is Mary MOXLEY. " A Richard MOXLEY left a will, of record in Deed Book 16, Westmoreland Co., VA, dated 5 Jan 1776, probated, 27 May 1777 in which he made certain bequests to his daughter, Mary LEFTWICH, and to his grand-daughters, Mary and Nancy LEFTWICH." (Leftwich-Turner Families of Virginia and Their Connections, by Walter Lee Hopkins) Because Augustine had daughters Mary and Nancy, some have used this to link to our Augustine. The problem is that, Mary LEFTWICH, daughter of our Augustine, was married to Thomas EARLY, Sr., on 26 Apr 1763. Her married name should have been used at that time if she was named in a will.

    In his Will, Bedford Co., VA Will Book 2, Page 156. He names wife Elizabeth. Sons named: William, Thomas, Augustine, Uriah, John, Littleberry, Joel, Jabez. Daughters: Fanny Carter, Mary Early, Nancy Petross, Granddaughter: Nancy Leftwich and Grandson: James Moorman. Written 10 Jun, 1794. Recorded: 22 Jun 1795.

    His parents are recorded in "Historical Southern Families", Vol XX, pg. 107 by John Bennett Bodie.

    Thomas, son of Thomas, was Augustine's brother, but obviously we have a non paternal event, NPE. The Augustine group is in reality surname Gatewood. Margo & I have located proof of the Gatewood/Leftwich association in VA documents. (Sherrie Boone) (Leftwich Project Administrator) Sherrie Mitchell Boone
    Roanoke, VA
    sboone12 AT cox DOT net
    540_312_9054

    Information provided by George Leftwich, Leftwich Heritage Association:
    Augustine Leftwich, Sr was born in what was originally New Kent County but in that part which is
    now Caroline County. He removed to Lunenberg County in 1751, and settled in that part of the
    county from which Bedford was formed.
    Augustine Leftwich was a Sergeant in the French and Indian Wars in 1758. The records of Bedford
    County show that he took a prominent part in the political and civic affairs of the county from its
    formation until his death.
    The earliest record discovered of Augustine Leftwich in Bedford County was a grant to him dated
    September 26, 1760, reading in part: "For divers reasons, we do grant unto Augustine Leftwich one
    certain tract of land, in the Colony of Virginia, containing 212 acres in Bedford, lying on both sides
    of David's Creek, a North Creek of Staunten River," Signed Francis Fauquier, Lt Gov. of Virginia,
    Williamsburg. (Book 3, p. 952, Richmond Land Office).
    The records of Bedford County indicate that Augustine Leftwich was a man of great wealth for his
    day, owning a great deal of land and numerous slaves. Between the dates 1761 and 1795, that of
    his death, he bought and conveyed several thousand acres of land, and prior to the date of his will,
    he had deeded each of his children a large plantation, as well as a number of slaves and other
    personal property.
    He was a sergeant in the "French and Indian Wars" in 1758. )Hening's Statutes, VOL. VII, pp.
    204-06; Virginia and Colonial Militia by W.A. Crozier, p. 69). The records of Bedford County show
    that he took a prominent part in the political and civic affairs of the county from its formation till his
    death in 1795.
    There is a high ridge bordering on Goose Creek in Bedford County, known as King George's Hill.
    On the highest point of the hill, John Perrin killed King George, an Indian chief, hence its name.
    Situated between King George's Hill and Goose Creek is was a fine farm of bottom land on which
    Augustine Leftwich settled; here he died in 1795 and was buried on a mound near Goose Creek in
    Bedford County and several years go and a memorial marker was placed on the site.
  • Change Date: 19 Aug 2017 at 17:17:45



    Father: Richard GATEWOOD
    Mother: Mary NORTH b: ABT 1669 in Caroline Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Mary MOXLEY b: ABT 1720
    • Married: ABT 1736
    Children
    1. Has No Children William LEFTWICH Col b: 1737
    2. Has Children Frances LEFTWICH b: ABT 1738
    3. Has Children Thomas LEFTWICH Col b: 1740
    4. Has No Children Augustine LEFTWICH Maj. (Jr.) b: 10 Sep 1744
    5. Has Children Mary LEFTWICH b: 1746
    6. Has No Children Uriah LEFTWICH b: ABT 1748
    7. Has No Children John LEFTWICH Capt. b: 1750
    8. Has Children Littleberry LEFTWICH Sr. b: 1757 in Caroline, VA, 12 Colonies
    9. Has Children Joel LEFTWICH Gen. b: 22 Nov 1760
    10. Has Children Jabez LEFTWICH Gen. b: 8 Sep 1766 in Caroline Co., VA
    11. Has No Children Nancy LEFTWICH
    12. Has Children Rebecca LEFTWICH

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth ROSIER
    • Married: 2 Dec 1779 in Bedford Co., VA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Uriah LEFTWICH Cap. b: 1784
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