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"Big" John N. McLeod and Kitsy Davis
son of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh MacLeod

This page is the intellectual property of the web site owner. It may not be re-published on any website, genealogical database, or any other media without the express permission of same. Visitors are welcome to copy this for use in their own records, however, please remember to give credit where credit is due and to use the following sourcing information: !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke; "Walking with ghosts", Research 2000 - 2009


The Interview with Albert John McLeod cr. 1920
"How are our Boykin cousins?"
"Alexander, with his family, left Scotland and traveled to Ireland (or the Island?) for a time. They sailed from Ireland (or the island?) to Virginia and a brother, Norman, was born on board ship. They eventually migrated to Robeson, North Carolina where another brother named Daniel was born. Alexander with his wife, a McIntosh, left for Old Camden District in South Carolina. Alexander had two grants of land on Beaverdam Branch. He (Alexander the II?) had cousins who were Bethunes. Daniel's descendants remain in the area today" (Sumter/Kershaw).
Interview notes provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Col. Purdy Belvin McLeod Jr., who received them from the late Jay Frank McLeod, the Interviewer of Albert John McLeod. Albert was a gr grandson of Angus and Nancy McCutchen McLeod. !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke; copyright © 2000-2006 http://www.geocities.com/dillysdillys/AlexOneFacts.htm

YDNA Matches

Galtrigal Branch - the Deduced Ancestral Haplotype of two cousins is a 67-1 match to the Deduced Ancestral Haplotype of our family. Descended from Donald the Faithful Pilot who is credited with helping Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald flee after Culloden, the family occupations are Milling and Fine Carpentry as they are in our own family. Galtrigal is located across the loch from Dunvegan Castle. 95% of the time a Common Ancestor will be found between this Branch and our Family in a generation born about 1700.

Colbost - Norman MacLeod, heriditary Galley Maker (Fine Carpentry) to Dunvegan, born about 1700 in Colbost located near Dunvegan. His descendant is a 67-2 from our family haplotype and a 67 - 1 to the Galtrigal Branch. 95% of the time a Common Ancestor will be found between this Branch and our Family in a generation born about 1700. The descendant tested was born in Scotland.

Norman MacLeod - born before 1775 in Scotland; immigrated to Virginia then to Gallia County Ohio - descendants of this man match our Deduced Ancestral Haplotype on markers 1 - 25 perfectly which is unusual in any one other than close relations; however one of the two descendants tested upgraded to the 67 marker level where his results showed 2 mutations in markers 26 - 37 and 2 mutations in markers 38 - 67. 95% of the time a Common Ancestor will be found between this Branch and our family in a generation born between 1530 AD and 1700 AD. One of his mutations are either unique to his paternal line within the larger related group and another is shared with Colbost above; another mutation is on a volatile marker known to mutate in very recent generations. The testing of other cousins and the upgrading of the cousin who tested only 25 markers could tell us more about this match.

To read more about our YDNA results; see YDNA Page for Angus MacLeod

First Generation American

John N. McLeod was born around the year 1810 on property that lay on Horsepen Branch, a tributory of the Beaver Dam Branch in Kershaw District South Carolina. His father had purchased the land in November of 1812 from Micajah Woodward, whose wife had inherited it as her portion of her father or grandfather, Issiac Lenore's, estate. This deed was witnessed by a John McKay who may have migrated with John's parents from North Carolina and who would later marry John's Aunt Mary, known as Polly to the family. Deeds and Conveyances, Kershaw District, South Carolina; Dated November 17 1812, Recorded May 25 1814. Will of Alexander McLeod Will Book K page 147 Volume 2; E - D, accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke June 2003 at the Camden Courthouse, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA

The property actually lie on the border of Kershaw and Sumter Districts and today is included in the Ionia, Egypt, Hickory Hill and Turkey Creek present day area of Lee County. His father, Alexander (I), was a cooper (an artisan who was a maker of barrells) and probably a Miller. Records for John N. McLeod and his wife, Kitsy Davis McLeod, can be found in both Kershaw and Sumter County courthouses today. Records for his descendants can be found in all three counties.

He was one of five children all of whom were still minors when their father died between January 15 and March 6 1824, the date he wrote his will and the date it was first probated in the Kershaw Court. Although their mother, Sarah McIntosh McLeod was alive at the time of Alexander I's death, the estate was administered by their uncle, Daniel McLeod, the husband of Catherine McLean and their Uncle Norman(d). Will of Alexander McLeod Will Book K page 147 Volume 2; E - D, accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke June 2003 at the Camden Courthouse, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA

Between 10 and 14 at the death of his father, the extent of John's inheritance from the estate of his father is not clear. The Will is written in a very confusing way, unlike other wills that I have researched, and the estate file does not give much information to clear up the confusion. This is most likely due to the fact that the estate was managed by his uncle Daniel for eleven years, until the eldest of the children reached majority; later land records of the children show that each of the boys owned property on both the Beaverdam Branch and the Horsepen Branch but it still remains unclear as what was inherited and what was purchased. Records from the Estate File of his youngest brother, Angus McLeod (h/o Eliza Arrants) indicate that the plantation home of their parents was inherited by Angus at his majority or the death of their mother Sarah, inherited by his widow Eliza as her dower right, and sold back into the family in 1880 on the steps of the Camden Courthouse.

Evidence exists that a Mill was located on the Horsepen Branch property where John grew up. Records indicate that as many as four McLeod Mills were operating in the area surrounding where his home was located and the homes of his grandparents and aunts and uncles. However, despite the evidence that the Horsepen Branch of his father contained a mill at one time, the dates of its placement and operation are not certain. 1878 Mill Map of Sumter County provided by Donald Ross McLeod Jr. to Lori McLeod Wilke October 2000/ 1821-1825 Mill Map by Stephen H. Boykin accessed at SCGenWeb Sumter by Lori McLeod Wilke / Lee County Past and Present Volume II purchased by Lori McLeod Wilke June 2003 at the Lee County Chamber of Commerce

An 1878 Map of Sumter County shows a McLeods Mill located on the Beaverdam Branch between it and Horsepen Branch where we believe Alexander and Sarah's property was located. The book, Lee County Past and Present Vol. II page 123, confirms the presence of this third McLeod Mill, however, in the 1821 Mill Map by Stephen H. Boykin (improved in 1825) no Mill is shown there. There are two possibilities....either it was in fact there but located in what was Kershaw District and not Sumter District in 1821 and by the year 1878 the constantly changing boundary lines caused it to be considered Sumter County OR it was placed there after Alexander I's death in 1824 by one of his children.

Trish Sanders Brown, a 4x's great granddaughter of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod and descended from John's line, located what she believes to have been the remains of a home on the Horsepen Branch property during a 2001 research trip. She states that there was also evidence of gravesites and a Mill on the property. But again, the date of establishment and operation of any mill located on the estate of Alexander I is unknown. I have come to the conclusion that the second of the two possibilities named above is the actual truth.

In any event, much of John's childhood would have been spent around mills, learning to operate both the mill itself and quite likely the stores which were located near them. Mills and the community stores were places for grand social gatherings; families woud travel to the mill to have their corn and wheat ground or to cut their lumber and to purchase those items they were unable to provide for themselves on their own farms. Traveling the miles by horse and buggy was long and tedious and so the trips were made into day long socialization events with picnicking and swimming in the mill races. During the years his Uncle Daniel administered the estate and affairs of his brother Alexander's farm, it was likely they used the mill of their grandfather, Angus McLeod and socialized with their extended family quite often.

His grandfather's Mill (Angus McLeod), seen today on Lee County Maps as McLeods Mill Pond in the Spring Hill/Ionia area, was purchased in December of 1820 from Edward Reynolds and operated through the years by family members until approximately 1940. Sold by Angus to his son Daniel in April of 1831, it was passed down through inheritance until the present time (2006). Sumter County Land Deeds 1820 and 1831/Family Interviews/present day property ownership

There were actually two mills on this property until the 1940's, when one mill pond washed out and became part of the present day much larger pond. The lower mill pond (which washed out) contained a steam powered sawmill which the community used for lumber while the upper pond's Mill was a "grist mill" which ground corn into meal and wheat into flour. The property contained a store and a "crude" cotten gin.! Lee County Past and Present Volume II purchased by Lori McLeod Wilke June 2003 at the Lee County Chamber of Commerce

John is not found in the 1830 home of his mother and his whereabouts in this year are unknown to date (2006). It appears that his sister Catherine had married John C. Moseley by the taking of this years census but nothing has been found to indicate just where John was living. It is possible that he was boarding or in an apprenticeship somewhere and as this was not an "every name" census, he is "buried" in a household somewhere. Census Research by Lori McLeod Wilke

Marriage to Katherine Mary Davis aka Kitsy/Kizzie

John married Kitsy Davis, the daughter of Thomas Davis and Zina Lee. It is quite likely that the two knew each other in their childhood due to the proximity of their lands and mutual attendance at Antioch Baptist Church, which attendance began about the year 1830 according to the records of John's siblings and where Thomas Davis is shown as a member as early as 1827. Thomas Davis was shown in the estate records of John's father to have provided stud service to the McLeods for the breeding of horses. Further indicating a childhood connection is that John's sister eventually married Kitsy's brother Alfred (by 1840). Will of Thomas Davis, Sumter County, Recorded 23 July 1841 in Will Book D 2 pge 51 "to my daughter Kitsy McLeod"/ Partial marriage record found 9/20/02by Lori McLeod Wilke during an internet search of SC Marriages/ Katherine's middle name found on Death Certificate of son Mannius Baum (1923)

The exact date of their marriage is unknown. A partial record of their marriage certificate has been found but the month and day were illegible. The marriage certificate information "M243 McLEOD, JOHN .... KITCY" was listed with others from the year 1836. Their oldest child, Thomas A. McLeod appears from census records to have been born 1836 (1850 aged 14) so this appears to confirm that marriage year. Partial marriage record found 9/20/02by Lori McLeod Wilke during an internet search of SC Marriages/ Katherine's middle name found on Death Certificate of son Mannius Baum (1923)

1840 - 1850

Included in the Sumter District Census in 1840, John and his family are found on page 32 with 3 children. Living near him on pages 30 - 32 are his Uncle Daniel McLeod, his brother Alexander E. McLeod, and his sisters, Catherine McLeod Moseley, and Jane McLeod Davis.

1840 Sumter District Census of South Carolina Head of Household -
John N. McLeod census research by Lori McLeod Wilke LDS Center, Orange Park Florida 2002

1 male 0-5 (John Alfred), 1 male 5-10 (Thomas A(lexander?), 1 male 20-30 (John N.), 1 female 0-5 ( Nicey Jane), 1 female 20-30 (Kitsy) Census Research by Lori McLeod Wilke, LDS Center Orange Park Florida 2003

Note: on August 29th 2007, I accessed the census records to research William Ross - the 1850 census shows as William Ross's neighbor a T.J. Bradley - in the Bradley home was an Elizabeth McLeod with several children including a 12 year old called John N. McLeod. Looking back at the 1840 census, and comparing it with the 1850 census of T.J. Bradley and his boarder, Elizabeth McLeod, it now becomes apparent that there may have been two John N. McLeods of the same age in the Sumter area - as William Ross is also found on page 32 of the 1840 census - this census enumeration fits both OUR John N McLeod as far as age brackets AS WELL AS the widowed Elizabeth McLeod and her children. It should therefore be noted that this census enumeration may be that of another John N. McLeod whose wife was named Elizabeth - a John N. McLeod who apparently died before 1850 leaving a young widow with children between the ages of 2 and 12. (Also note: this Elizabeth McLeod may have been Elizabeth BRADLEY prior to her marriage.)

It was assumed that this was OUR John N due to the presence of his brother, sister, and uncle as well as several Davis inlaws on page 31 - this assumption is now shown as suspect.

In the Written History by John and Kitsy's daughter, Nicey Jane McLeod Holland Hughes, it is said that this generation of our family (generation 3) all spoke with a heavy Scottish accent even though they were all first generation Americans, never having seen Scotland in their lifetimes. As there was a heavy concentration of Scots in the area and the Scots were known for their socializing nature, this does not seem so unusual. Nothing was written as to whether Gaelic was still spoken. Written History by Nicey Jane McLeod Holland Hughes.... referenced by all previous researchers included a 1960 professional genealogist in his Resume of McLeod...present location unknown

It does not appear that John chose to continue the family occupation as a Miller. All census records show him as a farmer and/or a Carpenter, and his estate records show that at the time of his death, he owned a large of amount of land (1790 acres in Kershaw District alone). His 1862-1867 Estate File references a company called McLeod and Clarkson but research has so far not revealed the nature of that business. Family legend has it that he would make the trip into Charleston to purchase slaves for the residents of Kershaw of Sumter Counties and transport them back into Kershaw/Sumter for sale and/or delivery. I have no documentation at this time of whether he owned slaves himself, but according to the 1824 will of his father, Alexander I, three slaves had been willed to his mother, Sarah. Whether these three slaves or their descendants remained with members of the family after the death of Sarah (after 1830) is unknown.

The 1864 Estate records for his younger brother, Angus McLeod (husband of Eliza Arrants), held details of a second business that was jointly owned by the two men; it was called the JN @ A McLeod Company. No real details were given as to the nature of that business. The accounts of that business are included in the personal estate of Angus in that year, since John had passed away two years prior to Angus, both men dying during the War between the States. Although no record of his participation in the company was found in those estate records, family lore also states that their first cousin, John R. McLeod, the only son of Daniel and Catherine McLean McLeod, was also in business with them. The 1960 "Resume of McLeods" states that John N. took to calling himself "Big John" in order for folks to know which John McLeod was which. Estate File of brother Angus McLeod 1864-1867, Administered by the Rev. J.E. Rodgers/Written History by Nicey Jane McLeod Holland Hughes..referenced by all previous researchers included a 1960 professional genealogist in his Resume of McLeod...present location unknown

May 8 of 1841, Kitsy's father, Thomas Davis, wrote his will dividing very clearly his entire estate amongst his children. At the time of its writing, John N. and Kitsy were living on a portion of the estate which included what Thomas termed "a plantation home". John's sister, Jane, by this year married to Alfred Davis, was also living on a portion of the estate which her husband was to inherit upon his father's death. Item 7th To my Daughter Kitsy McLeod - I will and bequeath the plantation and tract of land on which she now lives joining lands belonging to Mrs. Roxana James, Samuel Grier and James Corbitt to a line yet to be made begining at my corner on said Mrs. James land runing thence in a Northerly direction up the deep bottom until it intersects with said James Corbitts lands. And one negro girl named Serina. Source: Will dated 8 May 1841 of Thomas Davis

November 11th 1841, John, along with H. C. Belvin, B.F. Kham, Samuel J. Westbury, petitioned as Officers of the Spring Hill Rifle Company to be incorporated as a Volunteer Militia. South Carolina Department of Archives and History Online, "Electronic," Date: 1841/11/10 accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke 2003

On that same date, his was one of the signatures on a separate petition asking to "reduce the required ranks in volunteer companies and to abolish company Court-martials. This would appear to be a result of the low population of the area and the difficulties in filling the required ranks in order for the above requested incorporation to take place. Among those who signed this petition were John C. Moseley, his brother in law (husband of sister Catherine) South Carolina Department of Archives and History Online, "Electronic," Series Number: S165015 Item: 00072, Date: 1841/11/10 Also found in Series Number S165015 Item: 00073 accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke 2003

Ten days later, on November 20th, his name was on another petition, this one requesting that the fee an executioner received be increased (!). His brother in law, Alfred Davis was also one of those whose signature can be found on the petition. South Carolina Department of Archives and History Online, "Electronic," Series Number S165015 Item: 00048, Date: 1841/11/20 accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke 2003

And on December 11, 1841, the Officers of the Spring HIll Company again asked to be incorporated as a Volunteer Militia. Whether this petition was ever granted is unknown to date, but in 1849, John is found as a member of the Claremont Co., 20th Reg't, Co. 1, Upper Battery SC Militia Sumter District, commanded by Capt Mathis South Carolina Department of Archives and History Online, "Electronic," Series Number S165015 Item: 00060, Date: 1841/12/11 accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke 2003/ Clarendon Militia information provided by Donald Ross McLeod to Lori McLeod Wilke in October 2000

Although it appears that John never lived on property that he inherited from the estate of his father, due to the inheritance by Kitsy of an "plantation house" from her own father located in Sumter County, on January 31 1843, John is seen adding to his portion of property located in Kershaw County on the Horsepen Branch. He bought from his brother in law, Darling Davis 200 acres.... the acres were bounded by Thomas Davis on the Southeast, B. White on the West, Henry Lowry on the North and the Scape Or waters and Horsepen on the East. His estate file shows his Kershaw lands were located on both sides of the Swift Creek. Sumter County Land Deeds Book L page 496

In 1846 John bought 394 acres known as the Clark Lands at Sherrifs Sale from Henry Lowry, this acreage was bound by his friend, Nathan Bloom Arrants on the North , by the Scape Ore waters on the East, Henry Lowry Jr. on the South, and by Jamess Corbett Jr . on the West. John had filed suit for the collection of a debt owed him by Lowry and the sale of the property was decreed by the court to clear that debt. Sumter County Land Deeds Book MM page 96

On January 23 1847, John had 176 acres in Kershaw District/County surveyed by Stephen H. Boykin. This acreage was bounded by James Corbett, Issaic Lenoir's land, and John Blyther and was located on the Reedy Branch of the Black River. According to a later deed in which he and his first cousin, John R. McLeod are selling this property the land was "granted to the said John N. McLeod on the 17th day of February 1847". How John R. McLeod became a joint owner is unknown but there was obviously more land than the 176 acres jointly owned by the two men because in the 1890's, John's sister in law, Harriet Yates McLeod, sells another portion in which deed she states that sold land was part of that which had belonged to John and John Robert. South Carolina Plats Online, Series Number S213192 Volume: 0054 Page: 00490, Date: 1847/01/23

On April 2nd 1847, a second plat was recorded for 87 acres. No further information at this time Vol 55 pg 178 Apr 2 1847 State Plats 1784-1840, From the Research Notes of Col. Purdy Belvin McLeod Jr. and the Genealogy Report of Boyd Bedenbaugh


1850 - 1860

Household 1052 John N. and Kitsy Davis McLeod. The census states that John owned only 210 acres of land indicating that additional deeds are to found of his selling off some of the properties he purchased in the 1840's OR that the census included only the land owned in the county in which one was enumerated. Further research is neccessary. Living with them are Thomas A., John A., Eliza A., Catherinre, Zina, Gatsey, and Mary.

1850 Expanded Kershaw Census/Sumter Census Of South Carolina HH #1052

property valued at $1500/land owned - 210 acres, McLeod John age 40; Male; White; Occupation; Carpenter; Property; $1,500; POB SC; McLeod Kitzie aged 35; Female; White; POB SC, McLeod Thos A aged 14; Male; White; POB SC; McLeod John A aged 12 Male; White; POB SC; McLeod Eliza A aged 10 Female; White; POB SC; McLeod Catherine aged 8 Female; White; POB SC ; McLeod Zina S aged 6 Female; White; POB SC; McLeod Gatsey E aged 4 Female; White;. POB SC; McLeod Mary H aged 2 Female; White; POB SC; McLeod Ashmore C aged 6/12 Male; White; POB SC Census Research by Lori McLeod Wilke and Trish Sanders Brown

On the 22nd of December, 1855, John N. McLeod and John R. McLeod, stated to both be of Sumter District, received $200.00 from Daniel Atkinson of Kershaw District for "all that tract of land being in Kershaw District on the waters of Scape whore and containing one hundred and seventy six acres on the waters of Reedy Branch waters of Black River surveyed for John N. McLeod on the second of December AD 1847 and granted to the said John N. McLeod on the 17th day of February 1847. The boundaries described are identical to those in the 1847 Survey. The witnesses were John Moseley, the husband of John's sister, Catherine McLeod, and Stephen Madison Boykin (son of Stephen Henry Boykin and husband of his first cousin, Annie McLeod). On the 26th January 1856, Kitsy swore that she freely gave up dower rights to this land. Kershaw Grantor Index (1791-1872) KR8 T/289 and T/371 - John N and John R. McLeod of Sumter District to Daniel Atkinson of Kershaw District Conveyance accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David J. Wilke and Trish and Elizabeth Brown on June 25th, 2004 at the Camden County Courthouse, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

1854 - Daniel and Catherine's daughter, Mary, died by November 12th, the date in which her estate was filed in probate. Her estate was administered by her brother, John Robert McLeod, and her first cousins, Alexander McLeod II and John N. McLeod . Sumter County Probate Court Index Bundle 139 pkg 8, accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wike and David Jay Wilke June of 2005, Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter South Carolina


1860 - 1870

In this years census, John and Kitsy are shown in the Providence Township of Sumter District. Three children have been born since 1850, Mannus Baum, Henry Ladson, Angus Davis, and Kitsy who was aged 1. Thomas, Nancy Catherine and Alfred have moved out of the home, while Eliza and Mary Harriet have passed away sometime between this years census and the last.

Census Place: Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina; Census Year 1860, "Electronic," Roll 653-1227 page 105, Post Office - Providence

John N. McLaud aged 45 RE $80,000 Per. Val. $21,000 (name misspelled by indexer of Census on line) Ketely aged 43 Zena S. aged 16 Getely e aged 14 Ashmox aged 12 Mannie B. aged 10 Henry L. aged 8 Anges D. aged 5 Ketely R aged 1 all born in South Carolina (all spelling mistakes are those of the indexer) Census search done by Lori McLeod Wilke February 26 2005

In 1861, in answer to the call of the newly formed Confederate States of America for South Carolina to raise 3000 Volunteer troops, John's son, Thomas A. McLeod enlisted in Co. C. 6th Regiment South Carolina Infantry. Thomas had married Sarah Victoria Holland at Antioch Baptist Church on February 17 1859, and according to the 1860 census of the town of Bishopville, he would leave behind a son, Thomas Jr. aged about 2 years old. It appears that Sarah was expecting a child at the start of the war and that at least one more was born during the duration of the conflict. Family papers state that Thomas was wounded at Spotsylvania. Nothing has been found regarding Thomas' length of service. Thomas survived the war and his tombstone at Antioch Baptist states his service with this company; a Confederate Marker has been placed at his gravesite. Family Records and research of Donald Ross McLeod Jr. and Col. Purdy Belvin McLeod, Jr. and Trish Sanders Brown / Census Place: Bishopville, Sumter County, South Carolina; Census Year 1880, "Electronic," page household # 765, Thomas A. McLeod aged 25 Farmer $800 $500 Sarah McLeod aged 20 Thomas aged 8/12 / Sumter County Marriage Records M 243 H 453

John Alfred, younger by about one year than Thomas, served with Co. G.,of the 9th South Carolina Infantry. On August 11, 1859 Alfred had married Clara Lochart/Lochette also at Antioch Baptist Church. They had been enumerated in Camden Township in 1860 with one son, aged 6 months old. Census Place: Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina; Census Year 1860, Line 10 672 674 John A McLeod aged 22 male Overseer RE 685 Per 500 born SC; Clara J. McLeod aged 18 born SC; William J. McLeod aged 6 months born SC....neighbors John Boykin, ? Huggins, Gates Goff, Harmon Arrants. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Census search done by Lori McLeod Wilke February 26 2005 . Sumter County Marriage Records M 243 L 263 Will of Angus McLeod, July 1864, Camden Courthouse accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke 2004

During the first year of war, John N. McLeod apparently helped those whose husbands and sons were off serving the Confederacy, even to the point of providing transportation to the various camps for relatives to visit their soldiers, or to bring a wounded or sick one, or dead one home. Apparently, he also traveled in place of those who could not themselves go to be certain an ailing loved one was taken care of. August 29, 1862 Obituary of John N. McLeod placed in the Camden Confederate Newpaper / Also shown as being in the Tri Weekly Watchman at SCGenWeb - found on 4/7/01 - Camden Confederate obituary provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Donald Ross McLeod Jr. October 2000

In August of 1861, John N. and his brothers, Alexander and Angus were the bondsmen for the estate of James Holland. Elisha Holland was appointed the administrator. (On March 3 1869, Elisha Holland testifies that all of the vouchers for the estate were destroyed in the raid by General Shermans' Army). Elisha M. Holland was a contemporary of the three men, born in 1812. It is unknown whether James Holland was Elisha's father or his son who was also a James (Lewis) Holland. It is more likely to have been his father. Research Notes of Col. Purdy Belvin McLeod Jr. provided to Lori McLeod Wilke in June of 2003

In July of 1862, his sons Thomas and John were in Richmond Virginia. Big John, along with his close friend, Harmon Arrants, and apparently John's daughter Nicey, had taken the train from Camden to Richmond to visit the boys. After arriving at the depot after dark, John went to unload his luggage from the baggage car and was crushed between two cars.

Mortally wounded, John lived long enough to make his last wishes known, Harmon Arrants and Nicey carried John's body home arriving there on Saturday the 19th of July. Big John was laid to rest in the McLeod Family Plot at Antioch Baptist Church on Sunday July 20th.

John's obituary confirms that he was a man of business (the JN & A McLeod Company), and that three of his daughters pre-deceased him (Mary, Eliza and Nancy Catherine McLeod Holland (married October 07, 1858 to James Holland) who had died in childbirth on January 21 1862). Apparently, he was a man of "good spirit, jovial and kind to all".

On May 12, 1863, John and Kitsy's son in law, John Holland, died in the Ladies Hospital of Columbia South Carolina. John had married their eldest daughter, Nicey Jane McLeod, in January of 1857. The young couple had been found in Bradford Springs Sumter County with one daughter Liz aged 1 in 1860 but by the time of his death, Nicey was pregnant with a second daughter, Marg Dallison. John served with the DeSaussure Light Artillery under Captain DePasse. Census Place: Bradford Springs, Sumter County, South Carolina; Census Year 1860, Line 11 family Household # 837 Family # 779 John Holland aged 25 male Farmer RE 1000 PE 500 born SC; Nicy J Holland aged 20 female born SC; Lizi aged 1; John Perrit aged 25 male no occupation, idiot - Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Census search done by Lori McLeod Wilke February 26 2005. / Marriage Records (M 243 and H 453), Written Family History, Oral Family Histories / Obituary of John Holland, Camden Confederate provided by Donald Ross McLeod Jr. to Lori McLeod Wilke Oct 2000 / Roster / Sumter Memorial to the Confederate Dead.

Shortly after the 1860 census taking, their daughter, Zina Sarah had married Jesse W. Wilson on December 20th . Jesse died during his own service to the Confederacy although to date, his regiment has not be found. Sarah re-married to Jesse Gray on January 19, 1864, so Jesse Wilson's death took place prior to that date. Sumter County Marriage Records / List of Marriage of the Rev. James E. Rogers provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Donald Ross McLeod Jr. October 2000


The Estate of John N. McLeod 1864 - 1867

Although John N. McLeod had died in 1862, his business, shared with his brother Angus McLeod and known as the J.N. and A. McLeod Firm, continued to operate. In July of 1864, Angus McLeod died while serving the Confederacy and the administration of his estate and the Firm appears to have fallen solely to the operation of the Rev. James E. Rogers, who was named administrator by Angus in his will. Although John S. Bradley had been named administrator of John's estate and therefore would be assumed to have helped the Rev. J.E. Rodgers with the administration of the Firm - no indication is given in the estate file that he ever represented it with Rodgers.

From July of 1864 - Janaury of 1867, Rodgers tried valiantly at first to save the personal estate of Angus McLeod and the business of John N. and Angus but was uanble to do so, most likely due to the effects of the war and its ending. In Janaury of 1867, Rodgers finally admitted defeat and began to sell the assets of Angus McLeod and to pay off all the debts, both personal and business. Apparently, creditors of the business for the most part and a few of the personal estate threatened to file suit against Rodgers personally for payment. In April, Rodgers filed a lawsuit, or grievance against Angus' widow, Eliza Arrants McLeod (who had by that date married Col. Stephen Madison Boykin) and John S. Bradley, who was administering John N.'s personal estate. In 2006, I accessed John's estate file and found that it has been microfilmed incorrectly and is almost 100% illegible and cannot be copied. What follows includes information that I was able to glean from the damaged file.

According to the Von Hacke Records on file at the Sumter Genealogical Society in South Carolina, John had 1074 acres in Kershaw County at this death in 1862. Von Hacke Records copies provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Curtis Waters in October 2001 and by Col. Purdy Belvin McLeod Jr. in June 2003. !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke copyright © 2000-2006 All Rights Reserved http://www.geocities.com/ dillysdillys/JohnNMcLeod.htm

In 1868 a survey was taken of the Estate of John N. McLeod to set aside dower lands for his widow, Kitsy Davis McLeod. The survey was done by Col. Stephen Madison Boykin and was sworn to on the 1st of October 1868. The commission to set aside the lands for Kitsy included the following men, S.M. Boykin, James E. Rogers, H H Evans, and Alexander McLeod (brother of John). Plat for the Estate File of John N. McLeod Camden Courthouse, Kershaw County South Carolina accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke June 2005 !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke copyright © 2000-2006 All Rights Reserved http://www.geocities.com/ dillysdillys/JohnNMcLeod.htm

The following describes the lands set aside for Kitsy: 500 acres commencing at a stake near the Spring Hill Road, running southwest to Willam Burrow's land, northwest to the corner of W. Burrows land, northeast to the Estate of John N. McLeod, then south to the run of Swift Creek, and up the run of Swift Creek to the corner by the bridge which is bounded by the Estate of John N. McLeod's lands. The value was $600.00, and was the value of 1/3 of the whole tract.

NOTE: previous researchers believed that the property of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod lay on the "upper reaches of Swift Creek/River" - the discovery of this plat for the Estate of John N McLeod and the dower lands of Kitsy Davis McLeod show that it was not Alexander who owned lands there but his son John. Although some of this land may have been inherited by John from his father's estate, nothing has been found to indicate that Alexander owned land on the Swift Creek/River - his estate shows land on Horsepen Branch and all the siblings of John held land on the lands of the Beaverdam Branch. RESUME OF MCLEODS vs CURRENT RESEARCH/WRITTEN HISTORY OF NICEY JANE MCLEOD HOLLAND HUGHES.

From the plat, the extent of John's Kershaw Estate (approximately 1800 acres) was as follows: South was the estate of C.J. Shannon's land; South East was Col. W.J. Reynold's land and Robert Trimnals land; East was more of the estate of Shannon, the Jennings Branch of the Scape Or, The Estate of Joshua Davis (Kitsy's brother), and the road to Carters Crossing which cut through the estate; North was the road to Spring Hill and Brown's land, and the branch of Little Swift Creek; West was the Road to Camden and William Burrows land; South West was Polly Weaver's and Spring Branch and Gentleman James Chestnut's land.

Although I was unable to copy the entire estate file, the following were named as heirs to the estate: Ashmore McLeod, Mannus McLeod, Lawrence McLeod, Davis McLeod, Kitsy McLeod, Eliza Holland et al minors. The administrator was John S. Bradley. Estate File of John N. McLeod Camden Courthouse, Kershaw County South Carolina accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke June 2006


1870

On the fourth day of January in 1872, Kitsy sold 900 acres to Edwin Barnes. She stated in the deed that she and Barnes had jointly purchased approximately 1800 acres that was bounded by Chestnut, the Estate of John N. McLeod, Big Swift Creek and Haile's land, Joshua Davis' land and on the west, by the lands of the State of South Carolina. She also states she is selling the land to Barnes to close the mortgage. It would appear that she and Edwin Barnes, a close family friend throughout the years, had either purchased a portion of the estate of John N. McLeod (minus her dower lands) or that she was now selling off a portion of the estate. Kershaw County Conveyance Book BB page 413/415 accessed and copied on June 24 2005 by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke


1880

1880 De Kalb, Buffaloe Township Kershaw, South Carolina Source Information: Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 47B

House # 268 Kitzy MCLEOD Self W <Widowed> Female W <White> age 63; POB -SC; Occupation - Keeps House; Father's POB - SC; Mother's POB - SC; Laurens MCLEOD Son S <Single> Male W <White> age 27; POB - SC; Occupation - Farmer; Father's POB - SC; mother's POB -SC Adam MCLEOD (Transcriptionist error - Angus Davis)Son S <Single> Male W <White> age 23; POB - SC; Occupation - Farmer; Father's POB - SC; mother's POB - SC; Kitty MCLEOD Dau <Daughter> S <Single> Female W <White> age 19; POB - SC; Occupation - Keeps House; Father's POB - SC; mother's POB - SC; Neighbors: Adam and Jane E. Team

It is unknown when Kitsy Davis McLeod passed away; all attempts to locate her gravesite have to date not resulted in success. The 1960's Resume of McLeod's stated that she may share the grave of her husband but her name is not inscribed upon his stone at Antioch Baptist. Many of her children and grandchildren are buried at Buelah Methodist Church and it is thought that she may also be buried there with the stone either destroyed or located in bushes and trees that have grown up around the graves of her relatives.

Beginning in 1914, her grandchildren, the children of her son, Ashmore Calhoun McLeod and his wife Julia Barnes, begin to sell off or transfer ownership of large portions of land that is, at this time, believed to have been part of the estate of she and her deceased husband, John N. McLeod. Further research is neccessary to determine the lands were indeed part of the estate. It is likely that these lands were inherited by Ashmore and then divided amongst his children. At question however, is why the selling and transfer of these lands took place in 1914, three years before the death of Ashmore (1917).


The Children of John N. and Kitsy Davis McLeod

1. Corp. Thomas A(lexander?) McLeod b. abt. 1836 Sumter District South Carolina d. Bet. 1876 - 1877 buried at Antioch Baptist Church, present day Lee County, formerly Kershaw County, South Carolina married February 17, 1859 to Sarah Victoria Holland b. 1841 in Kershaw or Sumter County SC d. after 1880 Sumter County Marriage Records M 243 H 453 provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Trish Sanders Brown/ est. death date = birth of youngest child, Clarence on February 6, 1877 / 1880 Census is which Sarah is found as head of household

2. John Alfred McLeod b. 20 July 1837 in Sumter District, South Carolina d. May 16, 1909 Cypress Community, Jackson County, Florida USA Buried Cypress Community Cemetery, Jackson County Florida Married August 11, 1859 to Clara Lockett b. 14 Apr 1841 d. 11 Sept 1905 Cypress Community, Jackson County, Florida USA Buried Cypress Community Cemetery, Jackson County Florida (some records say Lockridge/some say Lochhart) Sumter County Marriage Records M 243 L 263 provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Trish Sanders Brown / Marriage List of the Rev. James E. Rogers provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Donald Ross McLeod Jr. Oct 2000 / Death and Burial informaton provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Jimmy McLeod April 2007/Cypress Community Website - as of February 3 2009, the website link is no longer active

3. Nicey Jane McLeod b. Abt. 1838 in Sumter District, South Carolina d. December 07, 1920 Lee County South Carolina, United States of America married January 1857 to John Holland b. September 09, 1836 Sumter District, South Carolina d. May 12, 1863 Ladies Hospital in Columbus South Carolina, Confederate States of America buried Holland Family Plot at Marshall United Methodist Sumter County Marriage Records M 243 H 453 provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Trish Sanders Brown/ Obituary of John Holland - Camden Confederate provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Donald Ross McLeod Jr. October 2000

4. Eliza Ann McLeod b. 1840 in Sumter District South Carolina d. aft. 1850 - bef. 1862 (death of her father) in Kershaw County, SC probably buried in an unmarked grave at Antioch Baptist Church Present in 1850 home but not in 1860 also not represented in the Obituary of her father.

5. Nancy Catherine McLeod b. September 27 1841 Sumter District South Carolina ) d. January 21, 1862 Kershaw County South Carolina buried Antioch Baptist Church married at age 18 on October 07, 1858 to James D. Holland brother of John Hollandb. 1838 based on age at marriage (20) d. unknown Sumter County Marriage Records M 243 H 453 provided by Trish Sanders Brown to Lori McLeod Wilke, Von Hacke Records provided by Curtis Waters to Lori McLeod Wilke,, Antioch Church Gravestone photograph taken by Lori McLeod Wilke and Donald Ross McLeod Jr. Oct. 2000, Written Family History, Oral Family Histories

Nancy died within four years of their marriage apparently in childbirth - it is likely that James remarried. He is probably buried with his family in the Holland Family Plot at Marshall United Methodist Church.

Note: Nancy's gravestone says that she was a "cherished mother". No mention is made of the child or children she may have had. It also lists her name as Nancy. Her name is listed in different records in different orders, sometimes also shown as Catherine Nancy.

6. Zina Sarah McLeod born about 1844 died Aft. 1880 married Dec 20 1860 to Jesse W. Wilson, d. bef. January 19 1864 19th Regiment SC Infantry - Zina also married on January 19 1864 to Jesse Grey born about 1826 died after 1880 Zina also married aft 1880 Val Brown - Marriage Records privided by Trish Sanders Brown (last two husbands), Written Family History by Nicey Jane McLeod Holland Hughes, Oral Family Histories Wilson's military service information provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Jimmy McLeod Conferate Soldiers Spreadsheet May 2006 !

Family of Jesse Wilson

Hosea Wilson and Margaret R. Smith b. unknown d. Bef. December 15, 1852 (Will of father, Jesse Smith Recorded in Will Book D-2, pge 401 Recorded Dec. 15th 1852 Bundle 134, Pkge 2 - "To my Grand children the children of my daughter Margaret R Wilson decsd. the former wife of Hosea Wilson one share")

CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: SC COUNTY: Sumter DIVISION: Sumter REEL NO: M432-859 PAGE NO: 310A
REFERENCE: enumerated on 20th july 1850 by J.W. Stuckey
J. W. Stuckey; Asst. Marshall, no hand written page #

38 13 13 Wilson Hosea 35 M W Planter 2,700 S.C. . . . . .
39 13 13 Wilson Mary 24 F W . . S.C. . . . . .
40 13 13 Wilson Jesse W. 11 M W . . S.C
41 13 13 Wilson Jas. M. 9 M W . . S.C. . . . . .
42 13 13 Wilson Thos. R. 7 M W . . S.C. . . . . .
1 13 13 Wilson Joseph E. 1 M W . . S.C. . . . .Child of second wife, Mary Unknown

Possibly Hosea Wilson's brother
2 14 14 Wilson Saml 40 M W Planter 800 S.C. . . . . .
3 14 14 Wilson Eliza J. 39 F W . . S.C. . . . . .
4 14 14 Wilson Adaline R. 13 F W . . S.C. . X . . .
5 14 14 Wilson Mary E. 11 F W . . S.C. . . . . .
6 14 14 Wilson Sarah A 6 F W . . S.C. . . . . .
7 14 14 Wilson Joanna C. 3 F W . . S.C. . . . . .

Possible Children of Zina Sarah McLeod and Jesse Grey

1) Rebecca Gray b. abt 1864 1880 Census Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina census research by Lori McLeod Wilke

2) Jesse Gray Jr. b. Abt. 1866 1880 Census Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina census research by Lori McLeod Wilke

Record of Antioch Baptist Church Members in full fellowship up to 1870 - name included (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

Census Place Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 210B

Jesse GRAY Self; Married; Male; Race W; age 54; POB - SC; Occupation Farmer; Father's POB - SC; Mother's POB - SC;
Sarah GRAY Wife; Married; Female; Race W; age 37; POB - SC; Occupation At Home; Father's POB - SC; Mother's POB - SC;
Rebecca GRAY Dau Single; Female; Race - W; age 18; POB - SC; Occupation Laborer; Father's POB - SC; Mother's POB - SC;
Jesse GRAY Son Single; Male; Race - W; age 17; POB SC; Occupation Laborer; Father's POB - SC; Mother's POB - SC;

7. Gatsy Elizabeth McLeod b. July 18 1845 in Sumter District, South Carolina d. October 5 1899 buried at St. Johns United Methodist Church in present day Lee County married August 9 1865 Johnathon Pickett Westbury b. 1845 in South Carolina d. 1912 in unknown buried at St. Johns United Methodist Church in present day Lee County Name also spelled in some records as Westberry/ Marriage List of Rev. James E. Rogers provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Donald Ross McLeod Sr. January 2000/SC Mag of Ancestral Research Vol 5 #2 (1785-1884) provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Donald Ross McLeod Sr. January 2000 / Marriage Record of Antioch Baptist Church originally in the possession of Mrs. D.M. Davis - Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke

8. Mary Harriet McLeodb. 1848 in Sumter District South Carolina d. between 1850 and 1860

Note: shown as 2 years old in the 1850 Census. As the youngest child of John and Catherine (see below) was given the name Harriet, it would appear that she did not survive past 1858. She is also not represented in her father's obituary in 1862.

9. Ashmore Calhoun McLeod born December 4, 1849 died September 28, 1917 buried in Beulah Methodist Cemetery, Ionia Community, Lee County, South Carolina, United States of America married November 12 1872 to Julia Barnes (d/o Edwin @ Lucy Gaylord Barnes) born June 18, 1849 died June 27, 1916 Tombstones at Buelah Methodist Church Lee County South Carolina Sumter County Marriage Records M 243 B 652 Ed Barnes apparently the first Sherrif of Kershaw District/County (source of Edwin Barnes Occupation: files of Bill Johnson, McLeod Family Reunion, June 28 2003, Friendship Baptist Church, Lugoff, Kershaw, South Carolina)
10. Henry Law (Lawrence) McLeod b. 1853 in Sumter District South Carolina d. unknown married apparently after 1880 to Catherine Susan OR "Nancy" McCaskill, daughter of Allen McCaskill and Nancy Unknown spousal information confirmed by Kornegay Funeral Home Records accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke -

11. Mannius Baum McLeod b. Dec 18 1852 in Kershaw County, SC d. MAY 17 1923 Cleveland School Commencement Kershaw County, South Carolina buried Beulah Methodist Cememtery in the mass grave of the Cleveland School Fire married on December 12, 1871 Alice H. Cook b. Nov 18, 1854 Sumter County, South Carolina d. March 27 1922 Kershaw County, South Carolina buried at Antioch Baptist Church Kershaw County, South Carolina

12. Angus "Davis" McLeod b. March 14 1855 - 57 d. April 29 1929 buried Quaker Cemetery married Celia Arrants - born January 31, 1855 died January 27, 1920 406 Laurens St., Camden, South Carolina buried Quaker Cemetery

13. Katherine Harriet Eliza Ann Rebecca McLeod b. June 26 1859 Sumter District South Carolina d. August 20 1910 Horrell Area, Richland County, South Carolina, United States of America married after 1880 to Ransom Motley b. January 3 1852 d. October 4 1928 Buried at Beulah Church in the Horrell Hill area of Richland County, SC. GBNF; Website; Gone But Not Forgotten, "Electronic," , accessed July 10 2005 by Lori McLeod Wilke. / Additional information also provided by Jo Ann Van Seeters used with permission by Lori McLeod Wilke

Note: Known as Kitsy, she was apparently given the names of her two deceased sisters, Eliza Ann and Mary Harriet. Research is ongoing to determine when Eliza and Mary died. As noted above, they were both in the 1850 Census, but family records show them both as deceased in infancy. Eliza would have been 20 and quite possibly married in the 1860 Census, Harriet would have been 12 in the 1860 Census.

Children of Kitsy McLeod and Ransom Motley

i. Ruth Kittie Motley b. Sep 26, 1882 d. Aug 15, 1969 Horrell Hill, Richland,South Carolina, United States of America married to Carey Tillman Sloan

ii. Ransom Mahlon Motley b. Jan 10, 1884 d. Dec 29, 1938 Horrell Hill, Richland, South Carolina, United States of America married to Hattie Lee Gentry

iii. Hallie E Motley (Hallie usually a nickname for Harriet) b. May 14, 1885 d. Oct 10, 1918 Horrell Hill, Richland, South Carolina, United States of America married to William Thomas Sloan

iv. Sally Motley

v. Jewell Ashmore Motley

vi. Daniel McLeod Motley married to Marie Holstein

vii. John Burt Motley

viii. Paul Baum Motley b. unknown d. Feb 10, 1923 Horrell Hill, Richland, South Carolina, United States of America



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