• Born 26 May 1785 - Amherst Co, Virginia
  • Baptized in 1788 - (Lived at), Elbert Co, Georgia
  • Deceased 22 September 1841 - Barbour Co, Alabama,aged 56 years old
  • Buried - Spring Hill, Barbour Co, Alabama

 Parents

 Spouses and children

 Siblings

 Notes

Individual Note

source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - OtherDate of Import: 21 May 2010

reference: U
2 CONC [Upshaw.FTW]

1. 1785, 26 May: Birthdate determined from tombstone of Leroy Upshaw, Upshaw family cemetery, Spring Hill, AL.

2. "Upshaw Collection", Manuscript collection, University of Georgia Library, "Leroy Upshaw Family Record"; see UFJ vol 2, page 40.

3. 1812, 29 July: Elbert Co., GA, marriage bond of James Upshaw & Leroy Upshaw for marriage of James Upshaw & Lusindy(sic) Ham. (Loose marriage bond, Elbert Co., GA, Probate Office.

4. 1814, 19 May: Elbert Co, GA, Will Book K, Mixed records 1812-1816, page 163: Marriage of Leroy Upshaw & Prudence T.(sic) Richardson, 19 May 1814. (Note: This record shows her middle name as "T", although the "Leroy Upshaw Family Record" (see UFJ Vol II page 38) shows her middle initial as "F"; this marriage record also shows the marriage date as 19 May 1814, which agrees with the family record)

5. 1820 census, Elbert Co, GA, page 193: Leroy Upshaw household:
1 male under 10 (James R.) 1 female 16-25 (Prudence)
1 male 10-15 (unknown, perhaps a nephew or ?)
1 male 26-44 (Leroy U Sr)

6. 1826-1829: Leroy Upshaw served as Sheriff of Elbert Co, GA. McIntosh, "History of Elbert County, Georgia", page 169.

7. 1830 census, Elbert Co, GA, page 141: Leroy Upshaw household: 2 males 5-10 (Leroy Jr. & William), 1 female under 5 (Sarah), 2 males 10-15 (James & unknown), 1 male 40-50 (Leroy Sr.). (Catherine was not enumerated, as she and Leroy were not married until 18 Nov 1830)

8. 1830, 18 Nov: Elbert Co, GA, Will Book N, Mixed Records 1829-1831, page 222: Marriage of Leroy Upshaw & Mrs. Catherine Ellington, 18 Nov 1830.

9. 1840 census, Barbour Co, AL, page 69: L. Upshaw household: 1 male 15-20 (Leroy Jr.), 1 female 10-15 (Sarah), 1 male 20-30 (James), 1 female 40-50 (Catherine), 1 male 50-60 (Leroy Sr).

10. 1840, 16 Nov: Will of Leroy Upshaw written in Barbour Co, AL; Elbert Co., Ga., Will Book 1835-1860, page 66: Leroy Upshaw of Barbour Co, AL: To wife Catherine Upshaw various personal property and "320 acres of land in said county whereon I now live called Spring Hill ... To son James R. Upshaw, various personal property. To son William T. Upshaw, various personal property. To son, Leroy Upshaw, various personal property. To daughter Sarah Francis Upshaw, various personal property. "I give all the balance of my estate both real and personal to my four children, to wit, James R., William T., Leroy, and Sara Francis Upshaw at the death of my beloved wife ..." dated 16 Nov 1840. (Signed) Leroy Upshaw; Wit: Addison Frasier, Meredith Wright, William Gaulding. Recorded: 28 Jan 1842 (in Barbour Co, AL), 20 Jul 1842 (in Elbert Co, GA).

11. 1841, 22 Sep: Death date from tombstone, Upshaw family cemetery, Spring Hill, AL: Leroy Upshaw / died 22 Sep 1841 / age 56 years, 5 months, 4 days

12. Barbour Co., Al., records (need specific citations)

COMMENTS:

1. Leroy Upshaw Sr. lived in Amherst Co., Va., 1785-1788; Elbert Co., Ga., 1788-1836; Barbour Co., Al., 1836-1841.

2. He was a Sheriff in Elbert Co., Ga., 1826-1829.

Family Note

Marriage with Prudence Frances Richardson:

reference: 172516

Marriage with Catherine Garrett:

reference: 172518

 Sources

  • Birth, baptism, Spouse 1, Spouse 2, death, burial: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other - Date of Import: 21 May 2010

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