Emanuel Jones Leigh

Emanuel Jones Leigh

Male 1775 - 1848  (73 years)

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  • Name Emanuel Jones Leigh 
    Born 1775  Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1848  Anderson Cem, Palmer, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1848  Palmer, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 15 Feb 1848  Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I16547  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father John Leigh,   b. 1737, King William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1785, Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Greenhill,   b. 1740, Amelia, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1820, Madison, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 21 Nov 1757  Amelia, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F5887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Thomason,   b. 1791, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1853, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Albert Gallatin Leigh,   b. 17 May 1807, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1866, Girard, Macoupin, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Jane Leigh,   b. 10 Aug 1813, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1860, Macoupin, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     3. Emanuel T. Leigh,   b. 27 Jul 1816, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1902, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    +4. John A. Leigh,   b. 15 Apr 1818, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1857, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     5. Martha Ann Leigh,   b. 1819, Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1839, Macoupin, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
     6. America Indiana Leigh,   b. 16 Nov 1822, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1858, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
    +7. Daniel Benjamin Leigh,   b. 26 May 1828, Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1854, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     8. James M. Leigh,   b. Abt 1830  [natural]
     9. David D. Leigh,   b. 19 Mar 1840, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)  [natural]
     10. Mary Leigh,   b. 5 Apr 1844, Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1856, Christian, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F5962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1775 - Prince Edward, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1848 - Anderson Cem, Palmer, Christian, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1848 - Palmer, Christian, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1848 - Christian, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Emanuel took the oaths as deputy sheriff in Jan 1798 and was captain of an artillery company in the Prince Edward Co., VA militia in 1804. He was a Soldier in War of 1812, entering as Captain and later promoted to Major. After the war of 1812 he lost his wealth, turned against slavery, and freed his slaves. In Oct 1822 he migrated to Indiana, and in the spring of 1823, he took his family to Illinois, settling on a farm 3 miles southwest of Edwardsville, Madison Co. In 1839 he permanently located on land which is now within the limits of Bear Creek Twp., Christian Co., IL.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p120.

    2. [S57] Find A Grave.

    3. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p101.


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