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  • Name Thomas J. LEVERETT  [1
    Title Rev. 
    Relationshipwith John Louis CARR
    Born 12 MAY 1755  Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service MAR 1789  [2
    Residence 1820  Putnam County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1830  Putnam County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Aft 08 JUN 1834  Rock Springs Baptist Church, Penton, Chambers, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 JUL 1834  La Grange, Troup, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Obituary 15 JUL 1834 
    Age 79 years 
    Notes 
    • [Leverett - William Sr v123t0283.FTW]

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      "History of the Georgia Baptist Association" by Jesse Mercer, page 19
      "In the following year, 1784, Upton's Creek Church was constituted. This was situated in the lower part of Wilkes, and went by the name of Upton's Creek for some time, but upon building a new and convenient Meeting-house some miles below, in a pine wood, thus surrounded by evergreens, it received the style of GREENWOOD, by which it is still known. By whom this Church was founded we know not, but doubtless it was constituted of members from the Kiokee Church, and formed under her auspices. Here the Rev. PETER SMITH was settled soon after the war closed, and it is altogether probable that he was instrumental in the formation of the Church. -- He was the first Pastor. In a short time, however, Mr. S (Smith) removed to the State of Ohio, where he ended his career."

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      "History of Lincoln County, Georgia", By Clinton J. Perryman, page 32
      Chapter X. Churches of Lincoln County.
      Baptist Churches (White)
      "GREENWOOD. In 1784 this church, the sixth Baptist Church in thestate, and then known as Upton's Creek, was constituted in the southern part of Wilkes County. A few years later, it was moved several miles eastward and its name changed to "Greenwood." In 1811 it was incorporated, with JOHN HAMMOCK, GEORGE ZOELLNER (ZELLNER), LEVIN PARKINSON, WILLIAM MONCRIEF, and JOHN H. WALKER, as trustees. (Acts,1811, pages 146-148). About 1820 it was moved two miles further east into Lincoln County, its present location...."

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      "A Brief History of Greenwood Baptist Church" by Mrs. J. Robert Eubanks (Hazel Bentley), 1978, page 15
      1788 - Pastor: Peter SMITH; Messengers: Hezekiah BUSSY, John BENTLEY, John CHANDLER
      1792 - Pastor: Peter SMITH; Messengers: Balaam BENTLEY
      1793 - Pastor: Peter SMITH; Messengers: Balaam BENTLEY
      1798 - Pastor: William GREEN; Messengers: Balaam BENTLEY
      1803 - Pastor: William GREEN; Messengers: John BENTLEY, Thomas LEVERETT
      1804 - Pastor: William GREEN; Messengers: John HAMBRICK, Levin PARKSON(PARKINSON)
      1806 - Pastor: Stephen STAFFORD; Messengers: James BENTLEY, Thomas LEVERETT
      1811 - Pastor: Abram Marshall; Messengers: J. H. WALKER, William MONCRI
      1814 - Pastor Winder HILLMAN; Messengers: William MONCRIEF, Arnold ZEOLNOR (ZELLNER)

      Note 1: This James BENTLEY cannot be the brother of John Bentley, Sr.and William BENTLEY, III. John and William's Brother, James, died in1798 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Therefore this James must be James BENTLEY, son of William BENTLEY, III. James married Rachel PARKINSON, daughter of Levin PARKINSON.
      Note 2: John Chandler signed the will of William Bentley II.
      Note 3.: Thomas LEVERETT, born May 12, 1755 in Virginia, was the son of William LEVERETT and Rachel WATTS. Thomas married Marg (Mary) G.GRIFFIN and they had the following children all born in Wilkes County, Georgia:
      (1) Jeremiah,
      (2) Katherin,
      (3) Mariah,
      (4) Gideon,
      (5) Thomas,
      (6) Matilda,
      (7) Almelda,6
      (8) Abraham b. 18 Mar 1811, and
      (9) Mary Elizabeth

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      The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 118
      Mrs. Mary Aldridge Davies.
      DAR ID Number: 117267
      Born in Georgia.
      Wife of Marvin McTyeire Davies.
      Descendant of Thomas Leverett, as follows:
      1. Nathan George Aldridge (b. 1847) m. 1869 Martha Elizabeth Davidson(b. 1849).
      2. Elias Davidson (1813-98) m. 1840 Lucretia Jane Leverette (1825-1908).
      3. Thomas J. Leverette (b. 1797) m. Jane Dowdell.
      4. Thomas Leverett m. 2nd 1789 Mary G. Griffin (1772-1848).
      Thomas Leverett (1755-1834) served as private in Capt. John Clark's company, Colonels
      Clark, Dunn and Alexander's regiments, Georgia Line. He died in Troup County, Ga.

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      Troup-Wilkes-Putnam County Ga Archives Bible Records.....Thomas & Mary Leverett Copyright Date 1755-1834
      Copyright. All rights reserved.
      http://www.usgwarchives.org/copyright.htm
      http://www.usgwarchives.org/ga/gafiles.htm

      John P Johnson, Brundidge Research, Unpublished research by paid researcher, a resident of Pike County.
      Children of Thomas Leverett and Mary Griffin are:
      i. John Leverett 97, born February 22, 1790.
      ii. Anna Leverett 97, born January 13, 1791; died Bef. 1848; married Thomas Paschal August 28, 1805. iii. Jeremiah Leverett 98, born December 12, 1791 in Wilkes County, Georgia; died September 23, 1863;married Nancy A E Williams July 20, 1815.
      iv. Katherine G Leverett 98, born January 26, 1793 in Wilkes County, Georgia; died Bet. 1833 - 1848; married Nicholas Thompkins December07, 1815; born 1793.
      v. Mariah Leverett 98, born May 12, 1795; died October 04, 1888;married John Walker; born 1795. 36
      vi. Thomas Leverett, Jr, born May 11, 1797; died June 08, 1826 in Upson County Georgia; married (1) Lucreatia Busey February 15, 1820 in Putnam County Georgia; married (2) Jane Dodwell Aft. 1821 in Georgia.
      vii. Rev Gideon Leverett 98, born July 14, 1799 in Wilkes County, Georgia; died October 27, 1864; married Sarah W Black January 13,181999; born 1800100; died 1872100.
      viii. Matilda Leverett 101, born March 01, 1803; married Thomas Black February 19, 1819102.
      ix. Almeda Leverett 103, born January 22, 1806 in Wilkes County, Georgia; died November 16, 1876; married Charles Bussey January 01,1822.
      x. Malitta Leverett 103, born May 12, 1808; married Dredzel E Pace.
      xi. Abraham Leverett 103, born March 18, 1811 in Georgia; died March25, 1896 in Dublin, Texas; married Emily R Dozier October 09, 1854 in LaGrange, Texas.
      xii. Mary Elizabeth Leverett 103, born October 15, 1816 in Putnam County, Georgia; died May 12, 1887 in Brundidge, Alabama 104; married Greene E Carlisle July 18, 1832 in Troup County Georgia.

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      File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
      Beth Collins http://www.genrecords.net/emailregistry/vols/00011.html#0002523
      April14, 2005, 9:56 am
      Bible Record of Thomas and Mary Leverett

      BIRTHS
      Thomas Leverett was born the 12th Day of May 1755
      Marian Leverett was born the 25th of March 1772
      John Leverett was born February 22nd
      Ann Leverett was born the [Illegible] January
      Jeremiah Leverett was born December the 22nd 1791
      Catharine Griffin Leverett was Born July the 26th 1793
      Maria Leverett was born May the 12th 1795
      Thomas Leverett was born may the 11th 1797
      Gideon Leverett was born July the 14th 1799
      Myrtilla Leverett was born march the [Illegible] 1803
      Almedia Leverett was born January the 22 1806
      Milita Leverett was born may the 12th 1808
      Abraham Leverett was born March the 18 1811

      MARRIAGES
      Ann Leverett was married August 28th 1805
      Mariah Leverett was married March the 15th 1814
      Jeremiah Leverett was married July the 20th 1815
      Catharine G Leverett was married December the 7th 1815
      Gideon Leverett was married January 13 1819
      Matilla Leverett was Married February 19 the 1819
      Almeda Leverett was married Jan 1 1822
      Green W Carlisle & Mary E. Leverett was married on Thursday Evening the 18th of July 1832. Six miles south west of LaGrange
      Abraham Leverett & Emily R Dozier was married on Thursday evening the 9 of October AD 1834 eight miles west from Lagrange by the Rev Gideon Leverett

      Additional Comments:
      The original Bible pages were torn out and sent in by Mary Leverett in order to receive her Revolutionary War widow's pension and may be found on NARA microfilm M805, Roll 524.Thomas & Mary were from Wilkes Co, GA, and later moved to Putnam then Troup Co, where he died. She died in Chambers Co, AL

      http://files.usgwarchives.org/ga/Troup/bibles/thomasma87bb.txt
      This file has been created by a form at http://www.poppet.org/gafiles/
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      http://home.comcast.net/~teresitaweaver/leverettg/pafg08.htm
      Wilkes County Militia 1793
      Long Cane Baptist
      Thomas Leverett, 1 poll, 500 acres Wilkes Co.
      list of taxable property Capt Walker's dist 1 poll 500a Wilkes 1787
      1803 land lottery 2 draws
      Ocmulgee Baptist Con. 1812 from Beulah Ch. Morgan, GA
      Pvt. in Capt. John Clark's company, Col. Alexander's Regt.
      More About THOMAS J. LEVERETT:
      occupation: Baptist Minister

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      http://home.comcast.net/~jamesleeweaver/weaverjl/pafg22.htm#299
      From Patsy Chappelear:
      Basically I have figured out that Mary Griffin Leverett went to live with her youngest daughter, Mary E. Green, at the end of her life. When her will came out essentially leaving her possessions in an unequitible manner. So suit was brought, and the final hearing ordered the resulting $921.60 to be split with an even share to each of Mary's children or their heirs.
      He (Thomas J Leverett) was the son of William Leverett and Rachel Bridget Watts . He was born May 12, 1755 in Wilkes Co., Georgia and died June 8, 1834, Troup Co., Georgia. Thomas Leveritt married July 3,1789 in Wilkes Co., Georgia, Mary G. Griffin who was born March 25,1772, in Georgia and died February 1850 in Chambers Co., Alabama. Mary G. Griffin's parents were John Griffin and Elizabeth Ray. Rev. Thomas Leveritt was the son of William Leveritt and Rachel Bridget Watts. Thomas and his 9 brothers served in the Revolution; two were refugees from the British Army. Married in Wilkes County Associated with Greenwood Baptist Church. Baptist Preacher. Missionary in 1832. Rev. Thomas Leveritt, a Baptist preacher, in Wilkes County, Georgia, served first as a Ranger, and in 1780, joined Captain John Clark's Company at Columbia Court House. He served 18 months under Colonel Elijah Clark, Josiah Dunn, and Samuel Alexander. He was honorably discharged. In 1781, he enlisted in the Georgia Continental Line, where he served for 3 years, until the close of the War. See Pension Record of his widow attached to the papers of Mary Aldridge Davies, National No. 117267. Leveritt served as a Private. See Patriots' Index of 1967, p. 412

      Lots 125 & 199, 4th District Written: October 29 1816 Recorded: December 28 1818 Putnam County, Deed Book H, pages 85 - 86 Georgia}This Indenture made this twenty ninth October Morgan County } in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and Sixteen, between Robert Gaston of the County of Morgan of the one part and Thomas Leveret of the County of Putnam of the other part; Witnesseth that the Said R Gaston hath for and in Consideration of the Sum of Fourteen hundred dollars in hand paid, and the sd Gaston hath bargained and Sold to the Said T. Leveret one Certain parcel of land lying on the line of Morgan and Putnam County on the waters of Vinegar Creek, known and distinguished it being one half of the lot one hundred and twenty five and the half of the lot one hundred and ninety nine, the two half lots joining C___s and Black Gums each containing one hundred and one acres and one fourth more or less lying in the forth district of old Baldwin but now Putnam and Morgan To have and to hold the Said land and every thing appertaining thereunto in as peaceable possession as though it was really granted to the Said Leveret and I hereby warrant and defend the right thereof from me and my heirs to the Said T. Leveret his heirs and assigns forever In witness whereof I have Set my hand and fixed my Seal this date and day above written Israel Hendon Robert Gaston Randal Robinson B. Williams J.P.

      Lots 175, 176, 199, 4th District, Putnam & Morgan Counties Written: May 27 1830 Recorded: June 4 1830 Putnam County, Deed Book N, page 180Georgia }This Indenture made this twenty Seventh day of May Putnam County } in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty between Thomas Leverett of the State and County aforesaid on the one part & Nicholas Tompkins of the same on the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Leverett for and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand dollars to him in hand paid at and before the Sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold and Conveyed and doth by these presents bargain Sell and Convey unto the Said Nicholas Tompkins his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Counties of Putnam and Morgan Containing Three hundred & fifty acres more or less and adjoining lands of Abraham leveret John Paschal and others and is made up of the following numbers viz lot No One hundred and Seventy five in the fourth District of once Baldwin now Putnam County granted to George W Chisolm of Jefferson County One hundred acres of land it being one half of lot No One hundred and Ninety-Nine in the fourth District formerly Baldwinnow Putnam County granted to Robert Powers of McIntosh the above hundred acres is Situated and lying West of lot No 198 Fifty acres more or less it being part of Lot No 176 making in all Three hundred &fifty acres To have and to hold said tract or parcel of land unto him the Said Nicholas Tompkins his heirs & assigns together with all &Singular the rights members and appurtenances thereof to the Same inany manner belonging or in anywise appertaining to his and their own proper use benefit and behoof forever ;in fee Simple And the Said Thomas Leverett for himself his heirs Executors administrators the Said bargained premises unto the Said Nicholas Tompkins his heirs and assigns will warrant & forever defend the right and title thereof against themselves and the claim or claims of any person or persons Whatsoever In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed Seal this the day & date above Written Test Thomas G. Sanford his J BGhent Thomas T Leverett Thos. B. Lawton mark Georgia } Personally appeared before me Thomas G Sanford Putnam County } who after being duly Sworn Saith that he Saw Thomas Leverett Sign Seal & deliver the Within Deed to Nicholas Tompkins & Signed the Same as a Witness & also Saw Thomas Lawson & J. B. Ghent do So likewise Sworn to & Subscribed before me this 27th May 1830 Test Wm. B. Bird J.P. Thos. G. Sanford

      Clerk of Court Upson County 1825 & 1826
      Received at the Baptist church April 4, 1824 Thomaston
      Elected pastor of Baptist church April 17, 1824 till 1826 Thomaston
      Elected pastor of Bethesda Baptist January 15, 1825 Thomaston
    Person ID I1515  Carr-Scott | Branch - John Leverett (1710-1779) Descendants
    Last Modified 18 JUL 2021 

    Father Ancestors William LEVERETT, Sr.
              b. 1730, Essex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1814, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Bridgett Rachel LEVERETT
              b. 04 MAY 1737, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 JUN 1792, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 1790  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mary Ann GRIFFIN
              b. 25 MAR 1772, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. FEB 1850, Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 03 JUL 1789  Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John LEVERETT
              b. 22 FEB 1790, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1860, Jasper County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Married: 1x2. Anna LEVERETT
              b. 13 JAN 1791
              d. Bef 1848  (Age 56 years)
    +3. Jeremiah LEVERETT
              b. 22 DEC 1791, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 SEP 1863  (Age 71 years)
    +4. Catherine Griffin LEVERETT
              b. 25 JUL 1794, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 MAY 1836, Heard County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +5. Mariah LEVERETT
              b. 12 MAY 1795, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 OCT 1888, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +6. Rev. Thomas J. LEVERETT, Jr.
              b. 11 MAY 1797, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 JUL 1826, Thomaston, Upson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +7. Rev. Gideon Thomas LEVERETT
              b. 14 JUL 1799, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 OCT 1864, Milltown, Chambers, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +8. Matilda B. LEVERETT
              b. 01 MAR 1803, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 FEB 1857, Putnam County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +9. Almeda LEVERETT
              b. 22 JAN 1806, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 NOV 1876, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +10. Melita LEVERETT
              b. 12 MAY 1808, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 DEC 1883, Ashland, Clay, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +11. Abraham R. LEVERITT
              b. 18 MAR 1811, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 MAR 1896, Dublin, Erath, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +12. Mary Elizabeth LEVERETT
              b. 15 OCT 1816, Putnam County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 MAY 1887, Brundidge, Pike, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 8 JUL 2021 
    Family ID F775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents 11 Documents

  • Sources 
    1. [S111] Family Tree, Leverett-William Sr v123t0283.FTW.
      Date of Import: 22 Nov 2007

    2. [S272] Georgia, Register of Revolutionary Soldiers, page 199.

    3. [s48] Ancestry.com Family Trees, Database online.
      Record for Katherine Griffin Leverett

    4. [S1148] Newspaper - The Christian Index.
      Died, at his residence in Troup county, Ga., on the 11th instant, THOMAS LEVERETT, Sen. in the Eightieth year of his age.
      (Published 15 Jul 1934.)

    5. [S138] One World Tree (sm).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.