Tagging onto this conversation, has there been any clarity to this Leonidas Wiley Blackshear's parentage? The book; Blacksheariana by Perry Lynnfield Blackshear Sr, on pg 273 indicates that Leonidis' pedigree is unknown. However, every tree that I see shows him as son of Issac Blackshear & Bentita Bailey. I read your message of 2013 regarding the Andrews-Ray connection. In the 1850 US Census Leonidas, wife Mary Ann, son Charles are living in Randolph County GA. Also in his HH is John Ray 60 & Elizabeth Ray 50. No relationship shown. Elizabeth is still in his HH in 1860 in Quitman County GA. Apparently John had died by 1860.
My 3x great grandparents are Isaac Blackshear and his nd wife Elizabeth Wimberly. I am very interested in unraveling the mystery of Leonidas!