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Will of Lewis LEAVELL

By Lee Snyder, Submitted by William Bell


Will Book D ((1836 - 1839) Todd County, KY:
LEAVELLS, Heirs Division negroes By Comm pg 22
LEAVELL, Louis Decd Appraisement pg 22 LEAVELL, LOUIS
Book: D; Page:22 Date: 1839
Leavell's Division Negroes by Comm
We the undersigned having been appointed by the County Court of Todd to divide the Slaves of Lewis Leavell dec'ed among the widow and heirs of deceased have proceeded to allot slaves in the following manner
WIDOW LOTT Appraised $
Appraised $
Big Reuben 616 Old Charlotte 225
Nelly & Child 500 Mary
Mary 540 Sum Total
John Horrard 675
Mildred & Child 630 Napoleon Leavell's Lott
Sophia 248 Little Reuben 630
Billy 585 Jourdan 450
Judy & Child 500 Little Jim
Frances 270 Laviaace 495
William Tunsey 180 Delitha 495
Cyrus 360 Elias 630
Ben 450 George 360
Winston 675 Claripe & Child
Mima & Child 540 Henrith
Amanada 180 amount Total 4,508
Lanson 675
Beleauh 338 Lyeargud B Leavell's Lott
Ralph 315 Page 473
Charles 405 Gabriel 730
Virginia 540 Linsey 495
Simon 630 Eliza 495
Polly & Child 210 Jim Jones & Child
Simon 203 Stephen 530
Abbey 203 Yellow Anthony 500
Alexander 450
Sum Total 10,528 Young Charlotte 270
Sum Toal 4,523
Livingston L Leavell Lott
This amount Charged to Leonidad Leavell's Lott
and acknowledged by LLL 3,372.44 John Curly 775
Ham 450 Beverly 585
Bob 418 Bill C???e 450
Bill Huff 405 Janett 473
Lucett 473
Sum Total 4,645.44 Black Anthony 450
Harriet 270
St Clair J Leavell's Lott Pylotte 495
This amt charged to & Joe
Acknowledged by St J Andmen Jacskson 180
Leavell 3,372.44 Henry Clay 135
Jim Oliver 450 Sum Total 4,668
Nelson 405-Submitted by: Lee Snyder Fri Mar 30 10:59:57 2001
Book: D; Page:23 Date: 1836Cornelius Leavell's Lott $
Isaac ...............810
Little Will.........495
Little John........585
Maria & Child.. 630
Jim Hoy...........615
Sum Total......4,685
Alfred Leavell acknowledged in presence of Alpheus B. Wright and Joseph P. Graves to have received in his father's life this amount $6,000
Signed Joseph P. Graves
Alpheus B. Wright
Just. ????
Kentucky Todd County Court Clerk's Office March 14, 1836
I, Willis L Reeves, Clerk of said County Court do certify that the forgoing report of the comm to divide the negroes belonging to Louis Leavell deceased was at a County Court begun and held for Todd County at
the Courthouse in Elkton on Monday the 14th of March 1836 produced in open court examined approved and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon I have truly recorded the same together with this certificate
in my office.
Willis L Reaves


About the Leavell family:

Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 83-85. Christian Co.
Buckner Leavell, steward of the Western Kentucky Asylum for Insane, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is a native of this place and was born June 24,1852. The Leavells are of French origin. Their emigration to and settlement in this country was previous to the Revolutionary war, and the great-great-grandfather of our subject was a general in that war. In Virginia the Leavell family settled and there several generations of them lived and died. Lewis Livingston Leavell, the father of Buckner Leavell, was born in Virginia in 1807, son of Lewis Leavell, a native of that state, who emigrated with his family to Kentucky in the early part of the last century and settled in Todd county. He started the town of Trenton in Todd county, and there he had a large landed estate and was the owner of many slaves. His family comprised six children, the second born being Lewis Livingston.
...Lewis Livingston Leavell was reared on his father's plantation, where the family settled when he was quite small, and he was educated for a lawyer, in a school in New Orleans. About 1830 he located in Hopkinsville and engaged in the practice of law, which he continued for some time. Farm life, however, had more attraction for him that did the law, and he removed to his country home. He was the largest landowner in Christian county, had a large number of slaves and dealt extensively in tobacco, shipping to Liverpool, England. For many years he took an active interest in politics, and at one time represented his county in the state legislature. He died n November, 1860. He and his wife were the parents of ten children, five sons and five daughters. The mother of this family was before marriage Miss Mary Ann Buckner. She was born in Virginia in 1812 and when a child came to Christian county, Kentucky, where she was reared. She was a daughter of Frank Buckner, a prominent early pioneer of Kentucky, he having come from Virginia to this state, where he became the owner of many broad acres and dusky slaves. She was left an orphan when a child, and was reared by her aunt, Susan Buckner. The Buckners were the oldest family in Christian county, the date of their arrival here being more than a hundred years ago.
...Buckner Leavell is the youngest son in his father's family. He was reared in Hopkinsville. At the early age of seventeen years he commenced farming operations on his own account, and continued thus employed for a period of thirteen years. Then he moved back to Hopkinsville and turned his attention to the real estate and insurance business, still, however, retaining his farm, and superintending its operation up to the present time. For several years he dealt in real estate and wrote insurance, and during that time he served one term as city treasurer. He was elected city judge for a term of four years. This latter office he resigned in order to accept the position he now holds, that of steward at the Western Kentucky Asylum for Insane. Mr. Leavell married Miss Anna Monroe, daughter of Judge James Monroe, of Frankfort, Kentucky. Mrs. Leavell belongs to the same family of Monroes that furnished the United States with a president. Fraternally, Mr. Leavell is identified with a number of organizations, including Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, AncientOrder of United Workmen, and Woodmen of the World. He is also a member of the Baptist church. SEE ALSO:
 he died 26 December 1835?






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