Caswell County Genealogy
 

Lea, William

Male 1854 - 1924  (70 years)


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  • Name Lea, William  [1, 2, 3
    Born 28 Aug 1854  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 7945 
    Died 13 Oct 1924  [1
    Buried Blanch Baptist Church, Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7816  Caswell County
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2022 

    Father Lea, Thomas L.,   b. Abt 1806, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Wright, Ann Blount,   b. Abt 1815, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Apr 1833  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 18674 
    Notes 
    • North Carolina Marriage Bonds
      Name: Ann B Wright
      Gender: Female
      Spouse: Thomas L Lea
      Spouse Gender: Male
      Bond date: 16 Apr 1833
      Bond #: 000016499
      Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
      ImageNum: 008926
      County: Caswell
      Record #: 01 172
      Bondsman: Willia Lea
      Witness: Paul A Haralson
      Household Members
      Name Age
      Thomas L Lea
      Ann B Wright
    Family ID F1231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family King, Mary J.,   b. 14 Jan 1855, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1939, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1887 
    Reference Number 55285 
    Children 
    +1. Lea, Mary Pearl,   b. 16 Dec 1886, Dan River Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1969, Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +2. Lea, William Thomas,   b. 13 Dec 1888, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1944  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     3. Lea, Fannie Myrtle,   b. 10 Nov 1890, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1971, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Lea, Ruby King,   b. 10 Jun 1893,   d. 15 Nov 1972, Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     5. Lea, Mabel,   b. 14 Aug 1898,   d. 8 Aug 1902  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F4197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1854 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blanch Baptist Church, Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Lea (1854-1924)

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      Name seen as William Thomas Lea, but not confirmed.
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      Note the possibility that the William Lea of this entry and his wife Mary J. (Molly) King initially were buried in the Lea Family Cemetery near the New Hope United Methodist Church between Milton and Hamer in Caswell County, North Carolina,and that they had gravestones in that cemetery as of 1957. Source: Burch Blaylock Collection, Caswell County Register of Deeds (Yanceyville, North Carolina).

      Lea Family Cemetery. William Lea (1854-1924) and his wife Mary J. (Molly) King (1855-1939) had their remains removed from the Lea family cemetery and now rest at the Blanch Baptist Church. Ronald Daniel, who born in Leahurst and still resides there, remembers this being done. He was present when the graves were opened and described Mary J. (Molly) King Lea as having long brown hair and wearing dentures. Their daughters Ruby Lea and Myrtle Lea were responsible for the move. The sisters are also buried at the Blanch Baptist Church.
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      Lea Family Cemetery. William Lea (1854-1924) and his wife Mary J. (Molly) King (1855-1939) had their remains removed from the Lea Family Cemetery and now rest at the Blanch Baptist Church. Ronald Daniel, who born in Leahurst and still resides there, remembers this being done. He was present when the graves were opened and described Mary J. (Molly) King Lea as having long brown hair and wearing dentures. Their daughters Ruby Lea and Myrtle Lea were responsible for the move. The sisters are also buried at the Blanch Baptist Church. Source: Find a Grave.
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      1860 US Census
      Name: Wm Lea
      Age in 1860: 6
      Birth Year: abt 1854
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1860: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Yanceyville
      Household Members: Name Age
      Thos L Lea 54
      A B Lea 45
      J W Lea 24
      R A Lea 19
      A G Lea 16
      T L Lea 13
      M P Lea 11
      Sidney Lea 8
      Wm Lea 6
      Geo A Lea 3

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Lea
      Home in 1900: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 45
      Birth Date: Aug 1854
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Spouse's Name: Mollie K Lea
      Marriage year: 1887
      Marital Status: Married
      Years married: 13
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Lea 45
      Mollie K Lea 39
      Mary R Lea 13
      William Lea 11
      Myrtle Lea 9
      Ruby Lea 6
      Mable Lea 2
      Fanny A Mckee 17

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Lea
      Age in 1910: 55
      Estimated Birth Year: 1855
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
      Spouse's Name: Mary A Lea
      Home in 1910: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Lea 55
      Mary A Lea 55
      Pearl Lea 23
      Willie Lea 21
      Myrtle Lea 19
      Ruby Lea

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Lea
      Home in 1920: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 65
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Spouse's Name: Mollie K Lea
      Father's Birth Place: Virginia
      Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Sex: Male
      Home owned: Own
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Lea 65
      Mollie K Lea 64
      Pearl M Lea 33

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Gravestone at Blanch Baptist Church (Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina).

    2. Details: Anderson, George A., Compiler. Caswell County in the World War, 1917-1918: Service Records of Caswell County Men. Raleigh (North Carolina): Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1921.

    3. Details: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 354 (Article #441 "Thomas L. Lea" by Katharine Kerr Kendall).