I am looking for the family of.. G. W. LEEPER & his wife Amanda (MARTIN) LEEPER (born Nov 1885 Mo). They were married 10 Dec 1905 Mo. and lived in Leeper, Wayne, MO.
There is on page 1134 of "History of Southeast Missouri illustrated 1888" quite a paragraph on the family of Capt. W.T. Leeper from Maury County, TN who was grandson of Virginian Hugh Leeper. One of W.T. sons was George W. Could this be the G.W. you refer to?
Unconfirmed family stories has his name George Washington Leeper, but I haven't found any "proof" so I just use the initials G.W. as it appears on the marriage record. Amanda is buried in the farm cemetery of William T. Leeper in or near Leeper, MO. Soooo... the answer is yes I am very interested in the information from the book. This sounds like the same person to me..
Thanks BUNCHES for your response!
Amanda (Martin) Leeper is the oldest daughter of my great grandparents Edward Everett & Aurora Belle (Nanna) Martin.
Soooo... Family stories has it that his name was George Washington Leeper. Is this correct? I have only used initials because that is all I have "proof" of. I don't even have his birth date, only that they married 10 Dec 1905.
I would most definitely like to know more about their daughter, Thelma. And of course I will absolutely share my information on the families with you.
My great aunt, Alberta Webb, married George Leeper after his first wife, Amanda, died. She raised his daughter, Thelma, who married George Luxton. What is your connection to this family?
There is indeed an Amanda Leeper,born Nov 22, 1877, died Apr 9, 1911 buried in the Leeper Cemetery, Mill Spring Mo., Wayne County.And she may well have been married to George Washington Leeper. He was not a son of William T. Leeper, ( he had no sons by that name in either of his two marriages)but was most likely his nephew. The 1860 Federal census of Wayne County shows two boys, George W, age 16 and Samuel D., age14 living in the W. T. Leeper household. There is no George W. Leeper in the cemetery.
Wm.T.'s five brothers were Greenup, Benjamin,John,Samuel and George W.. My guess is that these two boys were the sons of Greenup Leeper who also moved to Missouri near the time that Wm. T did.
My mother was the youngest daughter of Wm. T. and Margaret Virginia Lee.
I have Emily A. Jones as wife of George W. Leeper b 1841 sone of Hugh Leeper, Jr. b 1800 and Sarah Davis b 1801. George is the brother of Benjamin Franklin (My G Grandfather),William T, Greenup D, Martha, Emily, John Henry and Samuel B. I will appreaciate any additional information. Thanks.
George Leeper Hugh & Sarah
Do you have any information of Sarah & Hugh Leeper? I have the census records but Hugh is not listed, although children were born later. Do you have any info on Hugh? I have Benjamin Franklins Bible record is you want it. Trying to complete ancestors and descendants of this line. Thank you for any info.
Amanda was the first wife of George W. Leeper who was born about 1880 and died in 1948. He was my great uncle (by marriage). I have more info if you can tell me what it is you want to know.
I have a brother of Benjamin Franklin Leeper b. about 1831 that went to Missouri from Tennessee. B F Leeper is on the Hickman Co., TN Census 1850: Greenup D. 24 Farmer,born TN Sarah 45 born NC (Mother), Benjamin 19 TN, Martha 16 TN, Emily 13 TN,John 11 TN, George 9 TN, Samuel 6 TN.
Sarah Leeper was born abt.1801 in NC married Hugh Leeper, Jr. abt. 1822 in Maury Co., TN. William Thomas Leeper, eldest son of Sarah & Hugh, married Amanda Nicks (have seen it listed as Mick) & he went to Missouri
Benjamin Franklin Leeper Bible Record:
Benjamin F Leeper and Easter G Wright were joined together in matramony on the 29th day of December 1853
Benjamin F Leeper and (Faded but is Mary Elizabeth Bell) of July, 1881.
J. A. Crowder and M.E.Leeper the 17th day of Dec., 1896.
------ (M.E. Bell was a Robertson(Robinson) who married a Bell and children were: John Henry and Eliza Bell. Eliza married Rub T. Monroe.)
John T. Leeper Son of BF & E G Leeper was born Febuary the 29th, 1856.
Martha Ann Leeper was born May the 30th, 1858
William Robbert Leeper born August the___-1860
Benjamin F. Leeper____born October the 26th, 1865
Samuel B. Leeper was born Sept. the 26, 1870
Benjamin F. Leeper a son of BF and EG Leeper died Febuary the 11, 1864 age 12 months & 29 days.
John T. Leeper died October the 31th, 1864 age 8 years, 8 months
William Robbert Leeper died May the 1st 1873 age 12 years, 8 months, 21
Easter G (C) Leeper wife of BF Leeper died March 11, 1880
BF Leeper died Oct. the 14, 1895
Mary Elizabeth Crowder died June 30, 1931
James Edward Leeper sone of BF and ME Leeper was born July the 14, 1882
Andrew Davis Leeper was born ____ the 4th of 1885
Albert Cornelius Leeper was born November the 26th, 1886
William Thomas Leeper was born December the 2, 1889
Ida M. Leeper was born Feb. the 1st, 1893
(this was added)
John Henry Bell Son of John Bell and M E Bell was born August the 19, 1879 died Aug 3, 1949
James Edward Leeper died Dec. 9, 1952
Benjamin Franklin Leeper was known also as Dock Leeper
Let me know if we connect !! Thanks