Name: Augustine LEFTWICH Sr.
Given Name: Augustine
Birth: 1712 in New Kent, VA
Death: 12 Apr 1795 in Bedford Co., VA
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.
Change Date: 19 Aug 2017 at 17:17:45
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
sboone12 AT cox DOT net
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
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.
Father: Richard GATEWOOD
Mother: Mary NORTH b: ABT 1669 in Caroline Co., VA
Mary MOXLEY b: ABT 1720
- William LEFTWICH Col b: 1737
- Frances LEFTWICH b: ABT 1738
- Thomas LEFTWICH Col b: 1740
- Augustine LEFTWICH Maj. (Jr.) b: 10 Sep 1744
- Mary LEFTWICH b: 1746
- Uriah LEFTWICH b: ABT 1748
- John LEFTWICH Capt. b: 1750
- Littleberry LEFTWICH Sr. b: 1757 in Caroline, VA, 12 Colonies
- Joel LEFTWICH Gen. b: 22 Nov 1760
- Jabez LEFTWICH Gen. b: 8 Sep 1766 in Caroline Co., VA
- Nancy LEFTWICH
- Rebecca LEFTWICH
2 Dec 1779
in Bedford Co., VA
- Uriah LEFTWICH Cap. b: 1784