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Angus and Nancy McCutchen MacLeod
Earliest Known Ancestors
Immigrants from the Isle of Skye to the United States cr 1783

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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.

Scotland - 1740 - 1785 "Alexander, with his family, left Scotland....."

Angus and Nancy McCutchen MacLeod/McLeod were both born in Scotland. To date, their place of residence in Scotland is unknown as is their point of departure. Written History of Nicey Jane McLeod Holland Hughes/Census records 1870/1880 of children/ Interview with Albert John McLeod; letter from J. F. McLeod to P.B. McLeod; provided by P.B. McLeod to Lori McLeod Wilke June 2003 /Surname DNA Project - Col. Purdy Belvin McLeod Jr./Donald Ross McLeod Jr./James Leroy McLeod Jr.

Census records indicate that Angus was born between 1740 and 1750 - (45 plus in 1800/1810/1820 and 80-90 in 1830 in his last enumeration before death).

Census records indicate that Nancy was born between 1770 and 1780 - (26-44 in 1800 {1756-1774} /45 + in 1810 {1765} and 1820 {1775}/50-60 in 1830 {1770-1780} and 60-70 in 1840 {1770 - 1780}). With estimated birth years between 1783 and 1805 of her children, and using a marriage age of about 16 years along with the knowlege that on average, folks didn't know their exact ages in that era, we can narrow her birth year to about 1767.

Alexander, h/o Sarah McIntosh is believed to have been their eldest child; census records of he and his siblings indicate he was born about the year 1783 in Scotland. Therefore, Angus and Nancy were married by cr. 1782 in Scotland. Angus would have been between the age of 32 and 42 at the time of their marriage.

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 testedl 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

Went to Ireland (or the Island?) for a time

Although most of the 1920 interview has either been proven or has some evidence pointing towards its being factual, the reference to Ireland has so far not been validated by any record. The interview states that the family left SCOTLAND, and traveled to Ireland FOR A TIME. All the known evidence to date points to the family leaving Scotland between 1783 and 1789 and being in North Carolina by 1791 (see timeline below). This narrow timeframe would not signify a Scotch Irish affiliation.

Some of our relatives report their parents or grandparents refering to our family as being Scotch Irish, but again, nothing has been found to indicate this is the case and much has been found to disprove it. This supposed Scotch Irish connection is also not born out by the DNA testing in which we have had matches that indicate a common ancestor as late as 1715-1745 - both of these matches reside in Scotland today having been born in Scotland.

Perhaps the reference to the family's Scotch Irish origin came from discussions with Jay Frank regarding the interview and the statement that they traveled to Ireland prior to immigration to Virginia. In addition to the DNA evidence, research into the "Ulster Scots" who settled in the southern United States has revealed no evidence that the family had immigrated during the time of the mass movement of the Presbyterian Scots-Irish. Searches of the records of those who traveled with the Rev. Martin from Ireland to Charleston have revealed not one MacLeod/McLeod. The immigration of this people took place prior to the Revolutionary War while our family immigrated after that war. Further, census records state that both Alexander I and his wife Sarah were both born in Scotland, not Ireland.

The 1920 interview mentioned only the boys born to the couple as was usual in that era, however, the family's census records, wills and land deeds prove the existence of daughters if not always their places of birth. There were two daughters of Angus and Nancy in the 16-26 age bracket in the 1800 Richmond County census, but no later taken census record for the girls revealed their places of birth. This lack of birth place gives us a blank time frame from 1783 when Alexander was born to 1790 when Daniel was born in North Carolina. Their placement in the 16-26 age bracket makes the girls older than both Norman, born on board the ship, and Daniel, born after the family settled in North Carolina.

Did Albert John say the Island and not Ireland?

Again, we have found no evidence that the family went to Ireland and now believe there is a possibility that the family may have actually sailed to Prince Edward Island or Cape Breton Island prior to continuing their journey into Virginia and then on to North Carolina where they resided for near 20 years. Therefore, it is possible that the oldest two daughters were born in Scotland, Canada or Virginia.

Family members have always stated that immigration took place from the Isle of Skye but no documentation has yet been found to confirm this, however, DNA seems to corroborate this belief as does the history of Scottish immigration itself. There is historical evidence that those Scots who immigrated from Skye prior to 1800 settled in North Carolina. The writings of Lord Selkirk around 1803 state that he had families immigrating from Skye to Prince Edward Island where prior to his organizing settlers for PEI, there had been almost a 100% immigration from that Island to North Carolina, which is where our family ended up by 1790 along with many other Skye MacLeods.

Our family had close ties with Christopher McKay in both North Carolina and eventually South Carolina; Records show that Mr. McKay of Scotland traveled aboard the Hector in 1770 first to Canada, then to Virginia and then down into Robeson County North Carolina before migrating to Kershaw around the same time as Angus's eldest son, Alexander (1810-1812).

It is quite possible that our family followed just such a circuitous route during their immigration and subsequent settling in North Carolina.....

In conclusion, we simply have no evidence to suggest that the family was of Scotch Irish origins, we have found nothing to date to indicate a sailing from a port in Ireland, and have found no reason to suggest the need or desire to sail from Ireland rather that a port in Scotland.

Sailed to Virginia cr. 1789 - a brother Norman was born on board the ship

The exact time of immigration is not known, but it can be estimated from what is known of the children of Angus and Nancy (using later census records to determine 1800 age bracket and birth place where possible):

Alexander born cr. 1783 in Scotland
Unknown Female born cr. 1785 (aged 16-26 in 1800 - possibly Margaret)
Unknown Female born cr. 1785 (aged 16-26 in 1800 - possibly Catherine)
Norman born cr. 1789 (aged 10-16 in 1800 - born on board ship)
Daniel born cr 1791 (aged 10-16 in 1800 - born in North Carolina)
Mary aka Polly born cr. 1793 (aged 0-10 in 1800 - born in North Carolina
Betsy born cr. 1795 (aged 0-10 in 1800 - born in North Carolina
Nancy born cr. 1797 (aged 0-10 in 1800 - born in North Carolina)

Unfortunately, there have been no census records for Norman past 1800 so we cannot at this time confirm his birth on board the ship to Virignia but using the time line above, it would appear that immigration was by 1789. Since Daniel was born in North Carolina around 1791 according to this timeline (loosely backed up by birth year range in 1800 of 1785-1790 and aged 60 in 1850) - they apparently did not stay long in Virginia before continuing their journey to North Carolina.

Research efforts to locate Angus and Nancy in Virginia have so far proven unfruitful. Unfortunately, the 1790 Census Records of Virginia were destroyed in a fire and although attempts have been made to reconstruct the results from tax lists, research into this era will be difficult as a result.

Virginia Research to date has revealed the following:

British Transport Ship "The Oxford" - Immigration Legend

A letter exists in which a descendant states that Norman McLeod of Va/Gallia Ohio MAY have come over on the British Transport Ship "The Oxford". This ship was captured by the American Revolutionary Forces in 1776 and all seaman/passengers were apparently taken captive and later dispursed throughout Virginia.

UPDATE February 2009 - THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM MCCLOUD (1759-1820) OF SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA AND : "THE HIGHLAND PRISONERS. Journal of Committee of Safety June 5, 1776-July 5, 1776; Monday the 24th of June 1776." In Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, vol. 5:1 (July 1923), pp. 59-63. Page: 62. Apparently, this ship carried the 42 Highland Regiment/Urquhart The 42 Highland regiment which left Greenwich, Scotland on May 1, 1776. The ship Oxford was seized Monday the 24th of June 1776

The McLeods/McCleod's captured aboard the ship were sent to the following counties in Virginia:

Albermarle County - Roderick McCleod
Amelia County - No McLeods of any spelling
Amherst County - Patrick, Alexander, Kenneth - all McCleod
Berkeley County - Murdoch McLeod, John McLeod
Buckingham County - Donald McLeod Sr., Donald McLeod Junr.
Culpepper County - Alexander McLeod, John McLeod
Cumberland County - Roderick McLeod
Farquier County - No McLeods of any spelling
**Frederick County - No McLeods of any spelling**see below
Gouchland County - No McLeods of any spelling
Loudon County - John McLeod, John McLeod Jr.
Louisa County - No McLeods of any spelling
Orange County - No McLeods of any spelling
Sussex County - No McLeods of any spelling
Winchester Town - Cadet Angus McLeod, Sergts. William and Norman McLeod

**The printing of the document was off centered/columned but it appears that Winchestor was/is a Town in Frederick County but was separated from that county in the detailed listing of counties. This separation appears to be because the men sent to the Town were of ranking in the 42nd Highlanders and were to held as POW's whereas the remainder of the men were to be used in the militia of the county to which they were sent.

The following was found regarding Winchester on Wikipedia:

"During the Revolutionary War, the Virginia House of Burgesses chose local resident and French and Indian War veteran Daniel Morgan to raise a company of militia to support General George Washington's efforts during the Siege of Boston. The 96 men of "Morgan's Sharpshooters", led by Morgan, assembled in Winchester on 14 July 1775 and marched to Boston in 21 days. Morgan, Wood, and others also performed various duties in holding captured prisoners of war, ...... "

Although at least one file on this Norman McLeod states that Aeneus, William and Norman McLeod, all sent to Winchester, were brothers, there appears nothing in the Journal of committee fo Safety record to indicate this. Further, it appears that unlike the other McLeods captured, these three men were held for the duration of the War as POW's in Wichester and possibly in Shepherdstown.

According to Historic Shepherdstown, Woods, on the 21st of February 1781 wrote to Gov. Jefferson that he was unable to feed all the POW's and some were sent to Shepherdstown in Berkeley County (Murdock and John McLeod were sent to that County in 1776) - this book also states that a Bush Farm in Winchester was where many of the POW's were held.

The fact that these three men held rank in the British military indicates they were of some position in Scotland, perhaps related to the MacLeod as one family legend has remembered Norman. YDNA has shown that both our Angus and this Norman are related within genealogically relevant time frames to the MacLeods of Talisker (cr 1559) and the MacLeods of Raasay (pre 1400 according to both YDNA results and Clan History).

NOTE: June 15th 2016 - It has been brought to my attention that Norman MacLeod of MacLeod was also captured by the Americans in the Revolutionary War (and taken to General Washington where he and his wife were reportedly "well treated"). This prompted some additional research which revealed the following: The 23rd Chief  - Norman MacLeod of MacLeod -  purchased a Captaincy in a Company of the 71st Regiment of Foot, Fraser's Highlanders.  Although that regiment was combined with the 42nd Highlanders (captured aboard the Oxford), they were apparently combined AFTER arrival in America.  The fleet that carried the 71st Regiment of Foot included six ships:  Crawford, Mayflower, Anne, George, Annabella, Mermaid - the Oxford was not part of the fleet. The Oxford carried the 42nd Highlanders - so unless Norman, MacLeod of MacLeod and his wife were on the Oxford with another Regiment, we are discussing two separate Norman a Cadet aboard the Oxford and one the 22nd (or 23rd?) Chief Norman MacLeod of MacLeod aboard one of the six ships named above.   Sourcing: 71st Regiment of Foot, Fraser's HighlandersBritish Empire: 42nd Royal Highland Regiment: Black Watch;Email from JB MCCRUMMEN on June 15th 2016

What happened to these three men after the war? Were they allowed to remain in America or were they returned to their homeland? Did Norman remain while Angus returned to marry and then immigrate sometime between 1783 and 1790?

Angus would have had to return to Scotland where he would marry Nancy McCutchen before returning to permanently settle in the United States - Because all census records show Angus and Nancy's eldest child, Alexander, the husband of Sarah McIntosh to have been born in Scotland around 1783. (1820 Kershaw SC Census Alexander a naturalized citizen of the United States/1880 Census records of all of his children show that their father and mother were both born in Scotland)

THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM MCCLOUD (1759-1820) OF SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA indicates that it is believed that the William who was captured and sent to Winchester may have remained in the county of Frederick as a William McLeod is found there in the 1787 Tax Rolls which served as the first census for the new country. However, there was a William McLeod also found in Richmond County and one (of whom the book is written) found Spotsylvania County records for that year. A William McCloud was found earlier in 1783 Amherst County Records.

An Anguish McLeod is found in Amherst County Virginia from 1790 - 1804 when his land was sold and he disappeared from records of the state. Could this have been our Angus? See Amherst County below.  Update: June 15th 2016 - This is NOT our Angus MacLeod - by 1790, he would have had at least 2 taxable males in his household and perhaps three - tax records indicate that this Angus had NO taxable males in his household.  Additionally, other records have been found naming his children. 

Virginia Records-

Accomach County - (no highland prisoners sent to this county)

1738-1740 Alexander McLeod - a member of Gooch's American Regiment 1738-1739 - died March 16 1740 - Wife Rachell

Albermarle County

1776 Highland Prisoner from the Oxford - Roderick McCleod - no further information

Amherst County - (1776 Highland Prisoners - Patrick, Alexander, Kenneth - all McCleod)

1783 William McCloud

1784 John McCloud

1790 - An Anquish McLeod paid taxes on two hogs in the Lexington Parrish. No tithables (free males over 16/slaves of any age or gender) - Apparently referenced in the "Highland Prisoners" article of the Highlander Magazine of July/August 1984 as THE Angus of the Oxford and a POW held at Wincester. Whether this was proven with documentation or just conjecture is unknown.

1791 - 1794 Anguish McLeod 1 tithable

1795 - Anguish McLeod 2 tithables

1796 - 1803 - Anguish McLeod 1 tithable

This Angus McLeod and family were apparently researched through 1801 - but it appears he was found on record as late as 1804 when he sold his land; it is unknown if they disappeared from Virginia records at that time or if Angus died. This needs to be researched further. Our Angus first appears in North Carolina records of 1799 where he is found as a voter in the town of Rockingham. His son Daniel stated in the 1850 Sumter County S. C. Census that he was born cr. 1790 in North Carolina. We have found no records of the family prior to 1800 in North Carolina other than the 1799 voters registration - a tax record exists in which Angus was taxed on 100 acres but the year is any event, this is NOT our Angus MacLeod as by 1790 he would have had at least two additional taxable males in his household, and by 1796, three besides himself.

Augusta County (no highland prisoners sent to this county)

1790 - 1800 - Norman McCloud (likely formed from the 1787 tax records used to create the 1790 Census)

Possibly the Sergt. Norman McLeod captured aboard the Oxford and held as a POW in Winchester Town Fredrick County Va as a POW for the duration of the Revolutionary War.

The Norman McLeod in Augusta County is likely to be the Norman McLeod who married (by 1787) Mary Ann Humphries, daughter of Uriah Humphries who is also found in Augusta County Records {Augusta Co., Judgements, OS 2, NS1 Uriah Humphries vs. Hollingsworth, Johnston & Co.}

Note: Botentorte County where records are also found for Uriah Humphries and where Mary Ann was supposedly born was formed from Augusta County in 1770 - which may explain why records are found in both counties until Norman moved to Ohio.

Essex - (no highland prisoners sent to this county)

A Torkal/Torkil McLeod purchased land on August 21 1751 - designated as McLeod of Essex - he died cr. March 17 1752 - he left a daughter Ann b. in 1742 who married William Marshall.

Farquire County (no McLeod highland prisoners sent to this county)


1780 William McLeod married Jane Bowmen - no further records found - passing through?
1790 Martin McLeod married Nancy Folks - no further records found - passing through?

1790 - John McCloud

Fredrick County

Winchester Town - Cadet Angus McLeod and Sergts. William and Norman McLeod of the captured British Transport "Oxford" were sent here in 1776 to be held as Prisoners of War until such time as they were given release. No information about that release has been found as of February 2009 - they may have been released to stay or go as they pleased, or may have been forced to return to their home country.

1782-1799 - William McLeod (William McCloud)

This William may have been the William of the Oxford - an Anguish McLeod is found in Amherst County records beginning in 1790 (see above) and a Norman McLeod is found in Augusta County records in 1790 (probably from the 1787 tax records used to form a 1790 Census).

The Norman McLeod in Augusta County is likely to be the Norman McLeod who married Mary Ann Humphries, daughter of Uriah Humphries who is also found in Augusta County Records.

Hampshire County (now part of West Virginia) (no highland prisoners sent to this county)

1787 - Corns McLeod

Henrico County (no highland prisoners sent to this county)

1794- Joseph McCloud

Richmond CITY (Henrico County)

1787 - William McCloud - a tithable under James Sims

1794-1798 - John McLoud - 1 tithable

Loudoun County (Highland Prisoners sent to this County - John McLeod, John McLeod Jr.)

1787 - apparently John McLeod b. 1741 in Maryland - Revolutionary War Solder

Note: Two highland prisoners were sent to this county in 1776 - has documentation been found proving that either 1) the 1787 John is NOT one of the two Johns' who were captured 2) evidence that the prisoners either died in the Rev. War or returned to their homeland after the war?

Ohio County (now part of West Virginia)

1787- 1789 - Daniel McLeod (McLoud) - land grants dated 1799 and 1800 - also this name found on a land grant dated 3/8/1875 in Yohogania County - possibly the same man due to area.

1829 - Cornelius McLoud (also known as Tyler County since 1815) - SEE Hampshire County above

Note: "Yohogania, Monongalia, and Ohio Counties were created in 1776 from the District of West Augusta, the western territory of Augusta County, VA that was treated like a separate county. West Augusta was administered from Fort Dunmore, Virginia'a name for what is now Pittsburgh, beginning in 1775. The northern portion of Monongalia County, the northeastern portion of Ohio County, and and all of Yohogania County were also known as Westmoreland County, PA which was a mother to several counties. The area that was the northwest corner of Monongalia became Washington County, PA in 1781, and most of that became Greene County, PA in 1796. The area that was the northeast corner of Monongalia became the southern portion of Fayette County, PA in 1783. "

Petersburg County

1787-1790 - John McCloud (may be same John as shown below in Prince George County/Bristol Parrish)

John McLeod married Isabella Hamilton in 1786 - they had a son also called John. In 1795 and 1796 only Mrs. McCloud is found in the tax records.

Princess Ann County (Norfolk)

1710- 1721 - John McCloud wife Laomi / Will proved 1721 by Jacob McCloud - son; other children Daniel, John, and Mary Cooper.

1753-1760 - from The Order Book ETC Borough of Norfolk 1736-1798 -

Daniel McLeod - Orders for the Water Pump - husband of Elizabeth, son of the John McCloud above - a blockmaker/ships pulleys
Hezekiah McLeod - same occupation no known relationship
James McLeod - same occupation - possibly the brother of Daniel

The Daniel above was married to an Elizabeth (--?--) - his Will is dated August 20 1763 - his son was John (h/o Francis).

John and Francis had 3 children named in his June 15 1783 Will; James (h/o Fannie), Mary and Francis (w/o Henry Snail/Snale m. 1779).

James McLeod (h/o Fannie) wrote his will on April 9 1785. His widow married the widower of his sister Francis (see marriages below)

Marriages in Early Norfolk:

1763 - Honour McLeod to Saunders Colley
1779 - Ann McLeod to Joseph Hodges
1779 - Frances McLeod to Henry Snail (daughter of John, son of Daniel and Eliz.)
1785? - Fannie McLeod to Henry Snale (widow of James McLeod, son of John, son of Daniel and Eliz)

Tax Lists

1782 John (h/o Francis - he died 1783 see above) and his son James (h/o Fannie - he died 1785)
1783 John (h/o Francis - he died 1783 see above) and his son James (h/o Fannie - he died 1785)
1784 James

From 1785 - 1789 - no McLeods in Norfolk

Prince George County

1787 - John McLeod (may be same John as shown above in Petersburg/Bristol Parrish)

Richmond County

1787 - William McLeod

Spotsylvania County (no highland prisoners sent to this county)

1782 - 1787 - William McLeod (of the book) and Alexander McLeod (shoemakers) - McClouds and Simminds Company apparently Leather Works and Shoe Making - William was married to Elizabeth Spears cr 1784/5 and had sons named Richard and Charles. Alexander's relationship to William is unknown but he appears in records from 1787 until 1799.

Stafford County (no McLeod highland prisoners sent to this county)

1787 James McLeod and John McLeod (Falmouth, formerly King George County, but land exchanged with Stafford)

These were apparently father and son. John the husband of Precila/Percila owned lot 31 in Falmouth, later son John owned lot 99 - they appear in records from 1766 through 1801.

Westmoreland County

1755 - Mordecai McLeod - served in the French and Indian war under Capt. Henry Woodwards - attached October of 1755

YORK County (Yorktown)

1790 - James McLeod

Name: Norman McLeod Year: 1775-1781 Place: Yorktown, Virginia Source Publication Code: 1640.13.40 Primary Immigrant: McLeod, Norman Source Bibliography: DOBSON, DAVID. Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America, Part One and Part Two. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 1997. 62p. Page: 23

North Carolina (by 1791)
"they migrated to Robeson(?) North Carolina where another brother called Daniel was born"

Earlier researchers in North Carolina searched for Alexander, Daniel and Norman and not Angus as those researchers believed that the three brothers had come as adults to the United States. The interview with Albert John McLeod in 1920 has shown that we were incorrect in that assumption.

Alexander with his family left Scotland..........a brother Norman was born on board the ship............migrated to North Carolina where another brother, called Daniel was born.

Again using the above timeline - it appears that the family was in North Carolina by 1790/1791. Unfortunately, the 1790 Federal Census was destroyed in a fire and although attempts to recreate it using other records is ongoing, no Angus has been found in North Carolina until 1799 - but an Angus is found in Amherst County Virginia during that decade (see above).


Searches of both Robeson and Richmond County 1790 Census records have revealed no Angus McLeod as a head of household. ( Note: Using the mis-spelling of McCloud in the online extractions available; none were found in either Richmond or Robeson County NC.)

# Free white males aged 16 upwards and heads of family
# Free white males aged under 16
# Free white females and heads of family
# all other free persons
# slaves

Richmond County contained the following McLeods (1790 census North Carolina Richmond County Fayette district)

McLeod, Alexander - 2 males aged 16 upwards/head of family, 2 males aged under 16, 1 female
McLeod, Alexander - 3 males aged 16 upwards, 3 free white males under 16, 2 free white females

McLeod, Norman - 1 male 16 year upwards /head of families,
McLeod, Norman - 1 male aged 16 upwards, 1 male under 16 , 3 females
McLeod, Norman - 1 male 16 year upwards; 1 male under 16 years, 1 female
McLeod, Norman - 1 male aged 16 upwards, 1 male aged under 16 , 3 females

McLeod, Rodorick - 1 male aged 16 upwards, 1 male under 16, 1 female ,0,0
McLeod, Rorey - 3 males aged 16 years upwards, 0 males under 16 , 1 female

McLeod, Niel, - 1 free white male 16 year upwards, 0 males under 16 years, 2 females
McLeod, James - 1 male aged 16 upwards/head of family
McLeod, Archibald - 1 male age 16 upwards/head of family, 1 male under 16, 2 females
McLeod, Aphia - 0 males aged 16 upward, 3 males under 16, 2 white females inc. Aphia as head of family
McLeod, Ann - 0 males over 16, 1 male under 16, 2 females inc. Ann as head of family

Robeson County contained the following McLeods (1790 Robeson County Census Fayette District)

ALEX McLEOD - 1 white males - 6 white females
ALEX McLEOD - 1 white males - 5 white females
ALEX McLEOD - 1 white males - 0 white females
ALEX McLEOD - 1 white males - 4 white females

NORMAN McLEOD - 2 white males - 3 white females

MALCOLM McLEOD - 3 white males - 1 white females
MURDOCK McLEOD - 2 white males - 2 white females
MURDOCK McLEOD - 2 white males - 4 white females

This appears to confirm the evidence showing an arrival in North Carolina of about 1791 which is the indicated birth year of Daniel (see timeline above) . Using the timeline as a frame of reference, a census enumeration for Angus in 1790 would have appeared something like this:

Angus McLeod - 3 white males - 3 white females

Tax Records Richmond County North Carolina 1779-1838
(where no dollar amount/acreage is shown, none was given)

Murdock McLeod
Neil McLeod - 100 dollars or acres? - see 1790 Census above
James McLeod- 100 dollars or acres? - see 1790 Census above
Alexander McLeod - 300 dollars or acres? - see 1790 census above
Anguish McLeod - not named in 1790 Census above but present in 1800
Roderick McLeod - see 1790 Census above
Normond McLeod - 75 dollars or acres? - see 1790 census above - one of the 4 named in the census ?
Archibald McLeod - see 1790 Census above

Election Names for the Senate valid August 1799
Rockingham Township, Richmond County North Carolina

accessed on a cached page of an apparently now defunct website called found as a result of a google search - by Lori McLeod Wilke August 25 2006 document printed on same date/ website not found in June of 2007

Angus McLeod #143 (see next document) as a registered and valid voter in the election for senate between Duncan McFarland and Joseph Landford (Landford won 331 votes to McFarlands 292 votes

Other McLeods named: Daniel McLeod #133, Alexr McLeod #134, Rorey McLeod #185, John McLeod #186, Norman McLeod # 241, Archibald McLeod #229, Alexander McLeod # 244, Arch'd McLeod # 254, Peter McLeod # 260, Norman McLeod # 270, Neil McLeod #292, Rodrec McLeod # 355 / also named are: Swain? McIntosh #471, Anguish McIntosh # 455, Daniel McKay # 78, Desmion McKay #63, John McKay #154, Arch'd McKay # 321, Daniel McLean # 46, Malcolm McLean # 120, Hugh McLean # 144, Charles McLean # 480)

Note: in 1799 Alexander would have been approximately 16 years of age - too young to be a registered voter?

Primary Immigrant: McLeod, Angus
Name: Angus McLeod Year: 1799 Place: North Carolina
Source Publication Code: 4913.15

Annotation: Date and place of oath preventing said person from voting for Duncan McFarland in an election. Extracted from records filed as the General Assembly Session Records, November-December 1799, Box 3: Folder "Petitions-Miscellaneous", North Carolina State Arch Source Bibliography: McBRIDE, RANSOM. "Some Emigrants from North Britain to Richmond County, N.C., 1782-1790." In North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, vol. 20:2 (May 1994), pp. 118-119. Page: 118 accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke, subscriiption, June 3 2007 Source Information: Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2006.

Note: page 172 of the 1790 Richmond County North Carolina Census has a Duncan McFarland listed as resident LMW

The records found to date only indicate an arrival in North Carolina by 1799 when Angus is present in Rockingham to place his vote and then in the 1800 Census. Could Angus and the family actually have been in both states during the 1790's with a final move to North Carolina cr. 1800? Could Daniel have been wrong about his state of birth because he was an infant when the move took place? We tend to think, due to the difficulties of travel during this era that they stayed put for the most part yet there is evidence of families owning land in more than one state and being found in tax records in both. Research of the Angus of both the Oxford and of Amherst County Virgina is needed.

Census Records

1800 Census Place: Fayetteville District, Richmond County, North Carolina;
"Electronic," img 30 Census on line, accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke 2005

0 males under 10;
2 males 10-15 Norman and Daniel born between 1785-1790;
1 male 16-26 Alexander born about 1783;
1 male 45+ Angus McLeod;
3 females under 10 Nancy, Polly, Betsy born between 1790 and 1800;
0 females 10-15;
2 females 16-25 (Margaret and Catherine? born between 1775-1784 probably in Scotland if Norman was born on board ship 1791);
1 female 26-44 Nancy McCutchen McLeod

1810 Census Place: Richmond County, North Carolina;
"Electronic," img 23 Census on line - page 70 actual image page, accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke 2005

0 males under 10;
0 males 10-15;
1 male 16-25 Likely Daniel aged about 19;
0 males 26-44;
1 male aged 45+ Angus;
0 females under 10;
2 females 10-15 Betsy and Nancy b. 1795-1800;
3 females 16-25 Margaret, Catherine, Mary aka Polly b. cr. 1794;
0 females 26-44;
1 female 45+ Nancy-

Note: although these census records appear to be of our Angus and Nancy McCutchen McLeod, it should be obvious to readers that there are some discrepancies - for example, in 1800 there were five females in the house - 3 aged 0-10 and 2 aged 16-25 - in 1810 there are 2 in the 10 -15 year range which fits Betsy and Nancy, and now 3 in the 16 - 25 year range - Mary aka Polly fits in that age bracket when compared to her later census enumerations in Alabama but the other 2 in that age range in 1810 (assumed to be Margaret and Catherine) were in that age range in 1800 as well. Based upon all available information from the later census enumerations it would appear that the two older girls were either twins, or at least one should have been in the 10-15 age group in 1800 and not in the 16-25. It is obvious in cemetery research that folks of this era rarely knew their exact age; many tombstones show something to the effect of "died about 80 years of age", in that light, the discrepancies are too insignifcant against the other evidence to rule this out as our Angus McLeod.

1820 Census Place: Sumter County, South Carolina,
Page 114; Sumter District, South Carolina, United States of America -
Head of Household Angus McLeod accessed by Lori McLeod Wilke 2005

1 male aged 19-26 (Daniel - should be aged about 29 in this year - since Daniel did not marry until 1825 and no enumeration for a Daniel McLeod fits in either Sumter or Kershaw it is assumed that this is Daniel placed in the incorrect age bracket;
1 male aged 45 + Angus;
1 female aged 10-15 (identity unknown born between 1805 and 1810, she was not enumerated in 1810);

4 females aged 16-26 Margaret unmarried by 1829, Catherine unmmaried by 1829, Betsy married cr 1825, Nancy married cr 1827 (Mary aka Polly married by 1820 according to ages of her children);
1 female aged 45+ Nancy McCutchen McLeod

Note: Again, there are obvious discrepancies between this census and the earlier ones where the girls are concerned - in the 1810 census there were 3 females shown as aged 16-25 - in 1800 they should then between the ages of 26 and 35. From the ages of the children of John McKay and Polly McLeod, they were married by cr. 1818 - 1820. A 16-26 age range does fit for Betsy and Nancy according to their later census records - and see marriage years above. As to the identity of the female aged 10-15, she could have been a granddaughter or household help or a neice of either Angus or Nancy. This is the issue found with the head of household census enumerations - one can not be absolutely certain a claim to a census enumeration is correct - still all the evidence points to all three of these being the census records of our Angus McLeod.

1830 Census Place: Sumter County, South Carolina;
"Electronic," page 78 line 1, Head of Household
Roderick Bethune

2 males under 5 - Alexander b. cr. 1827 and Roderick Jr. born April 15 1828;
1 male 30-40 - Roderick Bethune;
1 male 80-90 - believed to be Angus McLeod;
1 female 20-30 - Nancy McLeod;
1 female 50-60 - believed to be Nancy McCutchen McLeod

Note: No Angus McLeod is shown as a head of household in Sumter County - yet Angus is alive in April 1831 when he sells the Mill Pond property to his son Daniel - also note: on it appears that an additional female is included in the household aged 90 and up HOWEVER - the slash in that column goes the opposite direction from the other slashes in the other columns - this notation/slash is a bleed through - there was no female of that age in the household.

South Carolina "Alexander and his wife, a McIntosh, removed to Old Camden District......he had two grants of land on Beaverdam Branch - he (Alexander II) had cousins who were Bethunes....Daniel's descendants remain in the area today"

Records from 1810 - 1817 - indicate arrival time of various members of the family to the Sumter and Kershaw area of South Carolina.

1810 - April 14 1810 Minutes of the Kershaw District Court of Common Pleas - although not yet proven to be a record of Angus McLeod's two eldest sons, this concerns a court case "Alexander McLeod for Norman McLeod vs Jerimiah Simmons and David Kitterell". This was attached to our Alexander by researchers in the 1960's and included in the "Resume of McLeods" done in that decade. The record should be accessed to determine if any identifying facts are included to prove this an accurate connection - if it is, it shows a migration time of sometime after the 1810 census of Kershaw as no Alexander was present in that census. Resume of McLeods provided to Lori McLeod Wike Oct 2000 by Donald Ross McLeod Jr.

1812 - On November 17th Angus's eldest son, Alexander, now married to Sarah McIntosh, has migrated from Richmond County North Carolina into Kershaw - on this date, he purchased 225 acres on the Horsepen Branch, a tributary of the Beaverdam Branch. Although recorded in Kershaw District, the land lay on both sides of the county line. John McKay, son of Christopher McKay, was a witness to the purchase. Records appear to indicate that Daniel may have migrated at this time as well but this has not been proven due to the number of Daniel's migrating to Kershaw District in this time frame - research into the records of Daniel McLeods of Kershaw is ongoing. Deeds and Conveyances, Kershaw District, South Carolina; Dated November 17 1812, Recorded May 25 1814 - transcription given to Lori McLeod Wilke by Purdy Belvin McLeod Jr., Deed Book accessed at the Camden Court House by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke June 2003.,

1813 - November 17th Kershaw District Court of Common Pleas - The Minutes of the Kershaw District Court shows the initial application of 13 persons - 6 of them McLeods - an Alexander, a William, a Roderick, a John, a second Roderick, and a Donald . By the 1820 Kershaw Census, our Alexander was shown as a naturalized American, not an alien, however, there were four other Alexander McLeods in Kershaw during the decade before the 1820 Census - therefore it is possible that this was NOT our Alexander.

1816 - Son Daniel purchases 350 acres on the Beaverdam Branch (waters of Lynches Creek) in Kershaw from James Simms- no other boundary information was given but reference to an earlier plat/survey on file in Columbia was made. Deeds and Conveyances, Kershaw District, South Carolina; Recorded November 16 1816 deed accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, June 2005

1816 -November 16th, John McCoy/McKay, son in law, husband of Mary aka Polly by this time according to the birth years of children, purchases 350 acres on the East Side of the Beaverdam Branch, that part which lay in Sumter County. Again, no boundary information was given but reference made to an attached plat/survey, which is no longer present with the deed. Sumter County Deed Book ? deed accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, June 2005

1817 - January 7th, John purchased an additional 119 acres from Stephen S. Prichete, these 119 acres also on the East side of the Beaverdam Branch in Sumter County. The Deed is witnessed by Daniel McLeod. (Name spelled both McLeod and McCleod) Sumter Deeds and Conveyances Book E page 177 deed accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, June 2005

And on February 3rd, 1817 John purchases an additional 100 acres again from Stephen S. Prichete and again on the Beaverdam Branch but this time on the WEST side. Daniel McLeod is once again, a witness to the purchase. Sumter Deeds and Conveyances Book E page 178 deed accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, June 2005

1820 - On December 19th, Angus McLeod and Nancy McCutchen McLeod make the first of their presently known land purchases. The purchase is for 200 acres lying on the Beaverdam Branch with a Mill and a 1 acre pond. This land lies in the present day Egypt Community of Lee County and is shown on maps as McLeod Mill Pond. The land remains in the family today owned by Charles McLeod, a several times great grandson. Witnesses were Johannas Arrants and Eliza Mims Sumter County Deed Book F page 269 First referenced in the Von Hacke Records at the Sumter Genealogical Society/copy of Von Hacke paragraph on Angus McLeod sent to LMW by Curtis Waters, deed transcription accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke at the Sumter County Courthouse June 2003

1822 This deed is not yet confirmed to be that of our Daniel (h/o Catherine McLean/s/o Angus) but its year and location indicate that it is indeed his - On the tenth of April in 1822, a sale for $50.00 and 60 acres (more or less) on the waters of the Big Lynches River in Kershaw beginning at the corner of MCLEODS MILL to John Ballard. This deed does not appear to be referencing the above Mill owned by Daniel's father, but another McLeods Mill owned by Alexander and Sarah (--?--) McLeod and later their son Norman McLeod (marries Angus' daughter by 1828) - that family is known to have operated a mill and owned land on the Big Lynches River which crossed in Sumter County - the mill and its pond are named in an 1839 deed in which Norman sells the mill pond property prior to migration to Alabama (Betsy signs release of dower in 1839 and Roderick A. Bethune Witnessed) Kershaw County Deed Book ? deed accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, June 2005 Recorded April 10 1822 Execution Date January 30 1822 / Deed Executed August 15 1834 and Recorded March 6 1839 Norman McLeod to James Skinner - situated in Kershaw and Sumter Districts - included Mill and cotton saw stands Dower Release by Betsy McLeod accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke June 2005

1824 - Alexander writes his will on January 15th and it is probated on March 8th. The will states that he is "very sick and weak in body". He names his brother's Daniel and Normand as co-executors to his estate. The estate record indicates that he was a Cooper (maker of Barrells, considered an artisan). He names five minor children and his wife Sarah. The Will and the Estate records are the only records found to date concerning Norman McLeod other than the Written History by Nicey Jane Mcleod Holland Huges and the 1920 Interview with Albert John McLeod; he disappears from records after March 6 1824. Daniel executes the estate until approximately 1835. Alexander's surname is spelled both MacLeod and McLeod in his will. John McKay is seen as present at the sale of personal property. Will of Alexander McLeod. Kershaw County Genealogical Archives/Camden Recorded 3/8/1824 Will of 1/15/1824 copy provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Donald Ross McLeod Jr. October 2000/ Estate File # 1775; Estate of Alexander McLeod, deceased, Executors Daniel McLeod and Norman(d) McLeod accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke June of 2003

" are our Boykin cousins?" asked of Jay Frank by Albert John McLeod in the 1920 Interview

1825 - November 10th of this year, Daniel's eldest child, Annie McLeod, was born. Annie would grow up to marry Col. Stephen Madison Boykin. Tombstone inscription shows this as the date of birth for Annie McLeod - Confirmed in June 2004 by a visit to the McLeod Graveyard aka New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery located in the woods next to McLeods Mill Pond by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, Trish Sanders Brown and her daughter Elizabeth Brown

1827 - Before 1-20-1827 / Book GG page 80 - This deed which states that Jesse Peebles sold 54 acres to Angus McLeod (where Angus McLeod now lives). The deed itself is a deed in which Shadrock Rogers sells acreage to Hugh McCall that he had previously sold to Jesse Peebles but which had been reconveyed back to Rogers by Peebles, less the 54 acres sold by Peebles to Angus. It would appear that no deed ever existed as Angus states on 9-8-1827 that he has a letter from Jesse Peebles to explain the purchase. This land was part of the original grant of Enoch McDowell and has been traced and found to lay adjoining the McLeod Mill Pond (purchased by Angus in 1820) - Angus sells this to daughters Catherine and Margaret - Margaret wills her portion to sister Nancy McLeod Bethune (along with more acreage) who sells it in 1839 to John Boykin. accessed at the Sumter Courthouse and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke June of 2003

June 28th - Hugh McCall sells the 320 acres he purchased above from Shadrock Rogers to Angus McLeod. This 320 acres borders the 54 acres detailed above which Angus purchased from Jesse Peebles before 1-20-1827. Approximately 200 acres of this land is sold for ten dollars to his daughters Margaret and Catherine within 3 months. Sumter Deed Book GG page 336 accessed at the Sumter Courthouse and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke June of 2003

September 8th - Although Von Hacke states that Angus gave 250 acres, stock. to his daughters Catherine and Margaret, the deed itself states that he sold it to them for "the sum of ten dollars to me in hand paid". The "negroes" were given "for the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid". This 250 acres includes the 54 acres sold to Angus by Jesse Peebles (the deed states Angus had a letter from Peebles that would "more clearly show and he states that he still lives on that 54 acres") and a portion of the 320 acres he purchased from Hugh McCall and for which he was showing the title. These two deeds prove that Margaret and Catherine were the daughters of Angus McLeod both by the land itself and by his words "to my daughters". Sumter Book GG pages 255-56 accessed at the Sumter Courthouse and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke June of 2003

"....He (Alexander II, Albert John's father) had cousins who were Bethunes...." 1920 Interview with Albert John McLeod

6-14-1828 / - The Will of Margaret McLeod - At Margaret's death, her estate consisted of 524 acres of land valued at $262.00; 4 "negroes"; 32 head of cattle; one lot of hogs; one riding chair and buggy; cart; 1 gray mare; plantation tools, household furniture, Kitchen furniture, 1 lot sheep. The appraisers were William Arrants, Daniel McCaskill Sr., and Daniel McCaskill Jr., Archibald Fraser, and Angus McCaskill. The executor was named as Roderick Bethune. The probate file consisted of only the appraisal. No other document has yet been found regarding any sale of goods to pay debts. Margaret willed the "negroes" to her sister Catherine. The remainder of the estate of Margaret McLeod passed to her sister, Nancy McLeod, the wife of Roderick Bethune. She named other sisters - Polly the wife of John McCoy and Betsy the wife of Norman McLeod. Sumter County Wills Book III page 187/Estate File of Margaret McLeod accessed and copied at the Sumter County Courthouse June 2005 by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke

At her death in 1829, the Estate of Margaret McLeod included 524 acres, a portion of which was her share of the above 250 acres (Book GG pages 255-56). The entire acreage (524) was left by Margaret McLeod to her sister, Nancy McLeod Bethune, the wife of Roderick Bethune in January of 1829. Roderick sold "approximately 600" acres to John Boykin in 1839 prior to their migration to Alabama. The 524 acres and the "approximately 600 acres" were the same property (owned by Margaret McLeod at her death). Roderick requested that the land be resurveyed before title was conveyed.

The lands location next to the "Mill and 1 acre at the NE end of the dam" is confirmed in Sumter County Land Conveyances Book D in a discussion of the location of New Hope Presbyterian Church a.k.a. McLeod Cemetery- "The old graveyard is shown on a plat recorded in Sumter County Land Conveyances Book D; the land was granted to Enoch McDowell in the 1700's and was owned by several families during the following years; the McLeods; Spears, Shadrack Rodgers, Jesse Peebles, Hugh McCall, and Roderick Bethune. Roderick Bethune sold the property to John Boykin of Sumter County, SC; the deed was recorded in 1839." . Another Land Grantee Enoch McDowell received a grant for a tract of land on the NE side of present day McLeod's Mill pond in the 1700's." In the early 1900's, a descendant of John Boykin sold the 600 acres again, the deed states it lay "next to the Estate of John Robert McLeod". John Robert McLeod was the son of Daniel McLeod and Catherine McLean, therefore the nephew of Margaret McLeod and her heir, Nancy McLeod Bethune. Lee County South Carolina, Past and Present, Volume II copyright 2002 Lee County Chamber of Commerce; produced by the Fine Books Publishing Company of St. Augustine, Florida. Page 124, colume 2, paragraphs 1, 2 and 5:Lee County Deeds Book SSS:278 -(purchased June 2003 at the Lee County Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina by Lori McLeod Wilke)

1830 - see census above - Angus and Nancy are in the home of their son in law Roderick Bethune and their daughter Nancy.

"....Daniel's descendants remain in the area today" The 1920 Interview with Albert John McLeod"

1831 April 7th - Angus sold the 200 acres purchased on 12-19-1820 (Book F page 649) to his son Daniel for the "sum of seven hundred dollars to me paid". The deed states it was part of Jacob Sellers tract (as does the deed in Book F page 649) and states that a mill and 1 acre on the NE end of the dam is included. Book MM page 58 accessed and copied at the Sumter County Courthouse June 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke

It is this deed which conclusively proves that Von Hacke attached the wrong Daniel (h/o Jane Christmas) to this Angus McLeod as his son. This land remains in Daniel's family today, owned through inheritance by his great great grandson. This great great grandson's ancestry can be traced back to Daniel and Catherine McLean McLeod's only son John Robert McLeod. John Robert McLeod and his wife, Sarah Cason, and his sister, Annie McLeod, first wife of Col. Stephen Madison Boykin are buried in McLeod Cemetery, a.k.a. New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery, which is located next to the McLeod Mill pond of this deed. See Von Hacke Records

1831 - 1840
Death of Angus and Nancy
Migration of Polly and John McKay/McCoy; Betsy and Norman McLeod; Nancy and Roderick Bethune

Between 1831 and 1840, no other record has yet been found of Angus and Nancy, however, in 1838/9, Roderick Bethune and Norman McLeod (husband of Betsy, not son of Angus) begin to sell large portions of their estates and by 1840, the Bethune's and McLeod's along with the McKay's are found in Macon County Alabama.

1838 - Norman McLeod, husband of Betsy, sells 700 acres on the waters of McLeod Mill Branch of the Lynches River. In March of 1839, Betsy signs the release of dower rights to the property.

1839 - On November 18th, Roderick and Nancy sell 666 acres to John Boykin; a 1902 resale of the property shows its location was next to the 200 acres with a mill and pond which in 1831 was sold by Angus and in 1839 owned by Daniel McLeod. The 1902 deed states that land sold by the Bethune's bordered the "estate of John Robert McLeod" Daniel's son and heir. This 666 acres crossed the Kershaw and Sumter borders with a present day location of the McCaskill Road area of Lee County.

By this year it is assumed that Angus McLeod had passed away. No evidence has been found to date regarding a burial place for him, but it can be assumed that where ever that place may be, it is likely that his daughter Margaret is buried there as well. The burial site of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod is also unknown, although Trish Sanders Brown recalls evidence of a graves on what she believes is the site of their homeplace on Horsepen Branch.

There exists a possibility that Angus and his daughter Margaret are buried on the site of the New Hope Presbyterian Church cemetery which is also known as McLeod Cemetery. The land was previously owned by McLeods according to early records prior to the Churches ownership, (which ceased to function as a Church in the early 1900's and burned in the 1930's).

Research indicates that the land on which the graveyard, first a McLeod Grave site, and then the Churche's, was originally a portion of a tract of land containing 1000 acres granted to Enoch McDowell in 1790, then willed to his son, Samuel McDowell. Samuel McDowell sold 374 acres of the property to Shadrock Rogers Sr., Shadrock then sold the property to Jesse Peebles. Jesse Peebles sold 54 acres to Angus McLeod and 320 back to Shadrock Rogers. In 1827, Shadrock sold the 320 acres to Hugh McCall. of Kershaw District. The 54 acres purchased by Angus lay next to property owned by Joshua Spears who had also purchased his land from Samuel McDowell. The deed which details the ownership of the property stated that Angus McLeod lived on that 54 acres in 1827. Angus confirms the 54 acres is where he lived in the deed where he sells two hundred fifty acres to his daughters Margaret and Catherine.

In 1827, Margaret wrote her will and left the 54 acres (along with other acreage) to her sister Nancy McLeod Bethune. Roderick and Nancy sold the property in 1838 to John Boykin, the property remained in the Bethune's hands until 1902 when a descendant of John Boykin sold it to Mary M. Huggins.

1840 - The McKays, Norman and Betsy McLeod, and the Bethunes are not found in Sumter; they are now found in Macon County Alabama. In Roderick Bethune's household a female aged 60-70 is found, indicating that Angus had passed away and Nancy McCutchen McLeod had migrated to Alabama with her daughters. By 1850, Nancy is not found in the census record of any family member.

Also, Sarah, Alexander's widow, is not found in any census record; it is assumed that she has passed away by this year. Four of her five children are now married and shown in households all located near to Daniel and Catherine McLean McLeod's residence. The fifth and youngest of her children, Angus, is not found in Sumter. A male of the correct age is found in Roderick Bethune's household in 1840 Macon Co. Alabama. It is possible that Angus migrated with his Aunts and Uncles and his grandmother for a short time to that State. However, if he did, he returns within a year or two in order to marry Eliza Arrants.

Generation Two:

Children of Angus and Nancy McCutchen McLeod

Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod - my direct line

Daniel and Catherine McLean McLeod executor of the estate of his brother, Alexander

Norman McLeod possibly the husband of Elizabeth Lackey

Betsy McLeod and Norman McLeod son of Alexander and Sarah Unknown McLeod of Lucknow.

Polly McLeod and John McCoy/McKay son of Christopher McKay

Margaret McLeod unmarried by the time of her death in 1828

Nancy McLeod and Roderick Bethune

Catherine McLeod - no page - appears to have been born cr. 1785 - place of birth undetermined as no Every Name Census has been found to provide additional information. She and her sister Margaret received property from their father for $10.00 and she was named in Margaret's 1828 Will. Sumter Book GG pages 255-56 accessed at the Sumter Courthouse and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke June of 2003 - Sumter County Wills Book III page 187/Estate File of Margaret McLeod accessed and copied at the Sumter County Courthouse June 2005 by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke

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