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  • ID: I258
  • Name: Elizabeth Westray
  • Surname: Westray
  • Given Name: Elizabeth
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1777 in Franklin County, North Carolina
  • Death: 1864 in Franklin County, North Carolina
  • _UID: A752C20E989AB44DA192DD1D8416BB59D7F1
  • Census: Film number 444643, Image number 00377, Reference number 6, Household id 995 1850 Cooks, Franklin County, North Carolina
  • Census: Page 39, Family number 301, Film number 803897, Digital GS number 4237502, Image number 00403, NARA publication number M 1860 Franklin County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    FF-DNA Results

    PEARCE-PETERSON: LAP and JAP are 8th cousins. Their common ancestors are John Westray Sr and Ann Exum.
    a) John Westray > Benjamin Simon Westray > Elizabeth Westray > John Leonard > Martha Ann Leonard > Doctor Buck Pearce > Elbert Plummer Pearce Sr > Elbert Plummer Pearce Jr > IAP > JAP (Kit No: 175026)
    b) John Westray > Nancy Sarah Westray > Philip Pearce > Nathan Pearce > Burrell Pearce > Sidney Hiram Pierce > Rebecca Belle Pierce > Basil Lee Bombarger > Bettie Lee Bombarger > LAP


    United States Census, 1850

    Name: Elizabeth Leonard
    Event Type: Census
    Event Year: 1850
    Event Place: Franklin county, Franklin, North Carolina, United States
    Gender: Female
    Age: 73
    Race: White
    Race (Original):
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1777
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Household ID: 995
    House Number: 995
    Line Number: 6
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: M432
    Affiliate Film Number: 630
    GS Film Number: 444643
    Digital Folder Number: 004181077
    Image Number: 00377

    Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
    Fredric Leonard M 83 North Carolina
    Elizabeth Leonard F 73 North Carolina
    Archd Leonard M 27 North Carolina
    Bermilwood Leonard F 10 North Carolina

    Citing this Record:
    "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 January 2016), Elizabeth Leonard in household of Fredric Leonard, Franklin county, Franklin, North Carolina, United States; citing family 995, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


    1860 United States Census

    Name: Elizabeth Leonard
    Residence: Franklin, North Carolina
    Minor civil division:
    Age: 80 years
    Estimated birth year: 1780
    Birth place: North Carolina
    Gender: Female
    Page: 39
    Family number: 301
    Film number: 803897
    Digital GS number: 4237502
    Image number: 00403
    NARA publication number: M653
    Collection: 1860 United States Census

    Post Office: Louisburg
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Elizabeth Leonard 80


    North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979

    Name: Elizabeth Leonard
    Also Known As Name:
    Additional Name:
    Event Type: Probate
    Event Year: 1864
    Event Place: Franklin, North Carolina, United States
    Number of Names with File: 1
    File Name: Elizabeth Leonard
    GS Film Number: 001764050
    Digital Folder Number: 005124564
    First Image Number: 01586
    Last Image Number: 01600
    Number of Images: 15

    Citing this Record:
    "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 January 2016), Elizabeth Leonard, 1864; citing Franklin, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,764,050.


    Last Will and Testament

    I Elizabeth Leonard of the County of Franklin and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

    That my Executor shall pay all my burial expenses out of the moneys may first come into his hands as a part of my Estate.

    I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Vermel Murray wife of Joseph Murray one choice bed and furniture and with the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid by my Executor but not to the use of Joseph Murray but for her own use not subject to any debts of said money.

    I give and bequeath to my sons Larkin, Bennett, ? ?, A L Leonard, and my daughters Elizabeth wife of Gray Murphy, Matilda wife of Henry G Gupton, and Eliza wife of John G Leonard the residue of my estate after taking out the above bequeaths in equal distributions and the shares of Elizabeth, Matilda, and Eliza is not to be subject to any debts their husbands have or may contract nor at their control in any way or form but only to their own use forever.

    My will and desire is that if either of the above legacies should die before my death that my living children heir that share and that my Executor shall sell all of my property and pay over according to the above directions.

    Lastly I do herely constitute and appoint my trusty friend Newton Davis my lawful Executor to sell all my property at my death and to Execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and hereby invoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

    In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Leonard do hereunto sit my hand and seal this the 16th day of January 1864.

    Signed Sealed and Declared in the presence of as by her request as subscribing witnesses

    N Davis
    Clifton Collins


    Will of Elizabeth Westray, 1750 - Isle of Wight Co. VA - Isle of Wight
    Will Book Vol 5 page 293-295
    In the name of God Amen, I Elizabeth Westray, Widow, of the Isle of Wight County, being under a very great indisposition of bodily health, but sound and perfect in memory and senses, blessed be God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this frail life, do think fit, to make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, who gave it, and my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken, to be buried in a Christian and decent manner, and after all my debts are justly satisfied, all my estate, that it hath pleased Almighty God to indow me with, to be disposed of as followeth;
    First, I give and bequeath unto my son William Westray my plantation devised to me in the Will of John Mackmial, which will now remains in the Clerks Office of this county, with all my Rightand Property thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever.
    Second, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eunice Westray my set of curtains and vallens and so called to her and her heirs forever. Also I give her my side saddle.
    Third, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Westray my cedar chest to her and her heirs forever.
    Fourth, I leave all the remainder of my personal estate to be sold and public sale by my executor, allowing twelve months credit, and the amount thereof to be divided in the manner following. First it is my will that my son Robert Westray shall have double the part that any of the rest shall have and then the rest of them, namely Benjamin, William, Eunice and Martha Westray to have equal proportions of the same, which I give to each of them and their heirs forever.
    Fifth, I give my five children to the care of the persons, hereafter named to be educated and brought up in a Christian like manner, agreeable to their several stations and circumstances oflife. First I give my son Benjamin to John Westray Jun. Secondly, I give my son William to Thomas Harris. Thirdly, I give my daughter Eunice to my mother Elizabeth Nelms and the care of settling my son Robert. Fourthly I give my daughter Martha to my sister Mary Corbet. And lastly, I ordain, constitute and appoint John Westray, Jun my whole and sole executor, of this my last will and testament to see the same duly executed and performed revoking and disanulling all wills heretofore by me made or caused to be made. In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of November, 1750.
    (Her mark was a cursive captial A, her middle initial)
    Signed, sealed and pronounced to be her last will and testament in presence of us: William Eley, John Westray, Patience Westray


    Elizabeth Sawyer was Benjamin Simon Westray's wife during Frederick and Elizabeth's marriage. In court records of Chatham County on 2-22-1820, Elizabeth appoints her son-in-law, Frederick Leonard, her true and lawful attorney to dispose of her personal property in Chatham County. -- Gerald Leonard of Louisburg, North Carolina, June 2008
  • Change Date: 23 Jan 2016 at 21:11:41

    Father: Benjamin Simon Westray b: 1755 in Virginia
    Mother: Nancy Webb

    Marriage 1 Frederick Leonard Sr b: 1767 in North Carolina
    • Married: 10 Jan 1793
    1. Has Children Martha Leonard b: 17 May 1794 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    2. Has Children John Leonard b: 9 Oct 1795 in North Carolina
    3. Has Children Willis S Leonard b: 4 Dec 1797 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    4. Has Children Leo Larkin Leonard b: 27 Apr 1801 in North Carolina
    5. Has Children Bennett H Leonard b: 18 Aug 1802 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    6. Has No Children Nancy Leonard b: 12 Jul 1806 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    7. Has Children Elizabeth Leonard b: 14 Oct 1807 in North Carolina
    8. Has Children Mary Poly Leonard b: 14 Jun 1809 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    9. Has Children Frederick Leonard Jr b: 15 Jul 1811 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    10. Has Children Mahalay B Leonard b: 13 Jul 1813 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    11. Has Children Matilda Margaret Leonard b: 13 Dec 1815 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    12. Has No Children William Parker Leonard b: 22 Apr 1816 in North Carolina
    13. Has Children Eliza Jane Leonard b: 10 Sep 1818 in Franklin County, North Carolina
    14. Has Children Archibald L Leonard b: 8 Apr 1823 in Franklin County, North Carolina
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