• Born about 1750 - Essex Co, Virginia
  • Deceased after 1826 - Carter Co, Tennessee
  • Buried - Carter Co, Tennessee?

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Individual Note

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

residence:[between 1773 and 1780]Amherst Co, Virginia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

residence:[between 1780 and 1788]Buckingham Co, Virginia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

residence:[between 1790 and 1801]Elbert Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

residence:[between 1805 and 1812]Halifax Co, Virginia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

reference: 80
2 CONC [Upshaw.FTW]

1. 1769, 24 Oct: Bedford Co, VA, marriage bonds: Leroy Upshaw to "Elizabeth Bradley, Spinster"

2. 1773, 5 Mar: Amherst Co, VA, deed book C, page 496-498: "Lee Roy Upshaw" of Bedford Co. buys 400 acres on Stovall's Creek, north side of Fluvanna River, for 100 pounds, from Geo. Stovall Sr. & wife Eliz. of Bedford Co.

3. 1778, 5 Oct: Amherst Co, VA, Court: "Leroy Upshaw qualified as First Lieut" in Capt. Henry Christian's Militia Company. (Amherst Co, VA, Court Order Book 1773-1782, page 323, 332).

4. 1779, 6 Sep: Amherst Co, VA, deed book E, pages 166-168: "Leroy Upshaw" & wife (not named) of Amherst Co, VA, sells 400 acres on Stovall's Creek, on north side of Fluvanna River, for 2,000 pounds to Jos. Crews of Amherst Co. (Note: Leroy bought this 400 acres for 100 pounds in 1773 and sold it only six years later, in 1779, for 2,000 pounds! (What would've accounted for such a large increase in value)?

5. 1780, 15 Jun to 7 Sep: "Lee Roy Upshaw" received pay as a Lieut in Capt. Azariah Martin's Militia Company. (Amherst Co, VA, Court Order book 1773-1782).

6. 1781: Revolutionary pension application of Elizabeth (Ham) Knight, widow of Austin Knight, who served. Affadavit of Matthew Rickets, who testified he served in Capt. William Tucker's Co. with Austin Knight and his brother, William Knight, and in 1781 was at Guilford Court House. He was under Capt.(sic) LEROY UPSHAW and Knight was in Capt. James Dilliard's Co. of Riflemen.

7. 1782, 10 Apr: Buckingham Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

8. 1783: Buckingham Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

9. 1784: Buckingham Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

10. 1785: Buckingham Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

11. 1786: Buckingham Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

12. 1787, 29 Apr: Buckingham Co, VA, tax list: "Leroy Upshaw", no white males above 16 and under 21, 7 slaves.

13. 1788, 26 Jun: Buckingham Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw.

14. 1789, 7 Sep: Prince Edward Co, VA, District court order book 1789-1792, page 42: George Weir (plaintiff) vs Leroy Upshaw (suit dismissed).

15. 1791, Feb: Elbert Co, GA, Land Court record: "Leroy Upshaw, self and 15 in family".

16. 1796, 21 Mar: Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Deed Book B, page 76: Leroy Upshaw was a witness to deed from Benjamin Knox & Winney, his wife, of Oglethorpe Co. to Edward Moore of Wilkes Co., for 900 acres in Oglethorpe Co. on Cloud's Creek, dated 21 Mar. 1796. (Farmer, page 58).

17. 1797, March: Oglethorpe Co., GA, (Superior Court) March term, 1797: The State vs. Leroy Upshaw) ultering(sic) and passing counterfeit guineas.
The prisoner Leroy Upshaw was indicted for falsely altering and passing to one John Gresham, two counterfeit guineas, of base metal, of the likeness and similitude of English guineas; knowing them to ber base and counterfeit as aforesaid, cpntrary to an Act of the General Assembly.
At the trial of this case the aforesaid John Gresham, produced in court two guineas which had every appearance of base metal, and the said Gresham being examined on oath sayeth, that he received the two guineas aforesaid of the prisoner with four others which were good, in discharge of a debt; that sometime after he informed the prisoner that the two guineas were counterfeit; when the prisoner told him that if they were he did not know it and that he would pay him other money for them; ten or twelve days after the prisoner came again to his house, and informed him he had part of the money to redeem the two guineas that were supposed to be counterfeit, which he refused to receive until he could pay him the whole; at another time, after he had obtained a warrant against the prisoner, he, the prisoner, applied to pay him other money for the two guineas, but he refused to receive it. It further appeared that some short time before Upshaw paid the money to Gresham, he had received in Virginia a considerable sum of money in gold, and at the time of payment produced to Mr. Gresham a number of guineas, out of which he took such as he liked, and weighed them himself. The jury found the prisoner not guilty.
("The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State"; newspaper published in Augusta, Richmond Co., GA, Saturday, 10 June 1797, page 1).

18. 1797, 27 Mar: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book D, page 90: Leroy Upshaw, witness to deed from Beverly Greenwood to George Greenwood.

19. 1800, 1 Jan: Elbert Co, GA, Superior Court Writ Book 1, pages 198-199: John Lawless vs. Leroy Upshaw.

20. 1801, 18 Aug: Elbert Co, GA, Superior Court Writ Book 1, pages 473-475: John Staples vs Leroy Upshaw.

21. 1801, 19 Sep: Elbert Co, GA, Superior Court Writ Book 1, pages 429-431: Leroy Upshaw vs John Staples.

22. 1801, 27 Sep: Elbert Co, GA, Superior Court Writ Book 1, pages 261-263: Middleton Woods vs. Parson Upshaw & Leroy Upshaw.

23. 1802, 12 Feb: Elbert Co, GA, Superior Court Writ Book 1, pages 339-340: Reubin Lindsay & Mathew Jordan vs. Leroy Upshaw.

24. 1803, April term: Elbert Co, GA, Superior Court Writ Book 1, pages 485-486: William Kennedy vs Leroy Upshaw.

25. 1803, April term: Elbert Co, GA, Superior Court Writ Book 1, pages 488-489: Reubin Lindsay vs Leroy Upshaw.

26. 1803, 28 Apr: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book M, page 33: Notes due Reuben Lindsay, lunatic (continued); Leroy Upshaw note due 28 Apr. 1803. (Farmer, page 85).

27. 1803, 21 Feb: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book N, page 213: 18 Oct. 1811, Thomas Jones, sheriff, to James Reagan, both of Elbert Co. 21 Feb. 1803, execution issued from Inferior Court at instance of Ro. Thompson against property of LeRoy Upshaw & George Greenwood. 25 Jan. 1804, R.T. Cosby, then deputy sheriff, levied on 130 acres, adj. Cooker & others, with grist mill on Deep Creek. 30 Nov. 1809, James Wood, deputy sheriff, revived levy, 2 Jan. 1810, exposed to public sale & James Reagan was the highest bidder, for $81.25. (signd) Thos. Jones, shff. Test: D.S. Booth, J.V. Harris, R. Hunt, J.I.C. Rec. 29 Oct. 1811, D.S. Booth, clerk, S.C.E.C.

28. 1803 (& later): It is extremely important to note that Leroy Upshaw had returned to Virginia by this time to enter a law suit first pronounced on 3 June 1803 in favor of the plaintiffs and heard on appeal on 29 June 1807 and was upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia (see UFJ, Vol. 8, pp. 96-107). During this time, on 4 Nov. 1805, he married Milly Scott in Halifax Co., Va. Then, on 4 February 1806, his brother in law, Jeremiah Burnett, husband of his sister Milly, gave Leroy Power of Attorney, evidently in connection with this suit.

29. 1805, 20 Jul: Halifax Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

30. 1805, 4 Nov: Halifax Co, VA, marriage bond book 1, page 61 (to Milly Scott)

31. 1806, 4 Feb: Lunenburg Co, VA, deed book 20, page 211: "Jeremiah Burnett Sr., of Lunenburg gives power of attorney to Leroy Upshaw of Halifax Co."

32. 1807, 12 Mar: Lunenburg Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

33. 1809, 7 Apr: Halifax Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

34. 1809, 13 Jul: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book M, page 39: The same jurors say Reuben Lindsay at the time of Inquisition was possessed of book accounts with credit annexed, 13 July 1809, Reuben Lindsay, merchant, lunatic: (includes name of) Leroy Upshaw, Senr. (Farmer, page 89). (Note: this was likely Leroy, son of John, as there is no evidence that Leroy, son of Forrest, ever returned to Georgia after 1803).

35. 1809, 2 Sep: The "Monitor" (Washington, Ga., newspaper), issue of 2 Sep 1809: Sheriff's Sale: Will be sold on the first Tuesday in October next, at the court house in Elbert County ... the following property: Also one small black horse, 8 or 9 years old, taken as the property of George Greenwood, and now in possession of Edward Brown, to satisfy an execution, Robert Thompson against Leroy Upshaw & George Greenwood. (Poss, page 262).

36. 1809, 9 Dec: The "Monitor" (Washington, Ga., newspaper), issue of 9 Dec 1809: Sheriff's Sale: Will be sold at the court house in Elbert County, on the first Tuesday in January next ... the following property: Also, 130 acres of land in Elbert County, on Deep Creek, occupied by William Trammel adjoining Coker and others, taken to satisfy an execution in favor of Robert Thompson against Leroy Upshaw and George Greenwood. (Poss, page 283).

37. 1810, 9 Mar: Halifax Co, VA, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

38. 1811, 10 May: Halifax Co, Va, tax list: Leroy Upshaw

39. 1812, 11 Sep: Halifax Co, VA, deed book 24, page 49, 50.

40. 1814, 16 Mar: Lunenburg Co, Va, court order book 21, page 354: Leroy Upshaw, (plaintiff) vs Philip Burnett (Leroy's nephew)

41. 1826, 2 Jan: Carter Co, TN, deed book D, page 69: "adjoining Leroy Upshall's"(sic)

SECONDARY SOURCES:

1. William & Mary College Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 18, No. 1 (January, 1938); page 84-86.

2. Upshaw, Sophie W., "Captain William Upshaw, Gent., Planter of Virginia ..." (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1975), page 22-26.

3. Farmer, Michal Martin, "Elbert County, Georgia Deed Books A-J, 1791-1806", (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1997), page 135.

4. Farmer, Michal Martin, "Elbert County, Georgia Deed Books K-R, 1806-1819", (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1997), page 85, 89, 172.

5. Farner, Michal Martin, "Oglethorpe County, Georgia Deed Books A-E 1794-1809" (Dallas, TX: the author, 1999); page 58.

6. Poss, Faye Stone, "Wilkes County (Washington), Georgia Nespaper Abstracts 1802, 1805-1809" (Snellville, GA: the author, 2003); pages 262, 283.

COMMENTS:

1. Leroy Upshaw is probably buried in Carter Co, TN; Carter Co, TN, cemetery book does not show him, or any Upshaw.

2. Residences: 1750-abt 1769 in Essex Co, VA; abt 1769-1773 in Bedford Co, VA; 1773-1780 in Amherst Co, VA; 1780-1789 in Buckingham Co, VA; 1789 in Prince Edward Co, VA; 1790-1801 in Elbert Co, GA; 1805 & 1806 in Halifax Co, VA; 1807-1811 in Lunenburg Co, VA; 1812 in Halifax Co, VA; 1814 in Lunenburg Co, VA; 1815-1823 unknown; 1823-1826 in Carter Co, TN.

3. Feb 1791 Elbert Co, GA, Land Court Record: "Leroy Upshaw; self and 15 in family": (self), Leroy Upshaw;
1. wife, Elizabeth (Bradley) 9. son, Leroy (b abt 1788)
2. son, Parson (b abt 1774) 10. son, Peter (b abt 1790)
3. son, Adkins (b abt 1776) 11. slave/ (5 slaves reported in
4. son, William (b abt 1778) 12. slave/ 1790 Elbert Co, GA,
5. son, Richard (b abt 1780) 13. slave/ tax list, Capt.
6. dau, Nancy (b abt 1782) 14. slave/ Higginbotham's
7. dau, Martha (b abt 1784) 15. slave/ District)
8. son, Drury (b abt 1786)

Also, daughter Elizabeth had married John Staples in 1786 in Buckingham Co, VA, and was therefore not in the family of Leroy Upshaw in 1791. Son, Forrester, believe married abt 1790 and, if so, was not in the family of Leroy Upshaw in 1791.

4. 1992 version of this Family Group Record sent to Everton Publishers for their "Computerized Family File".

5. Leroy Upshaw was a Lt. in Capt. Azariah Martin's Co. in the battle of Camden, Revolutionary War.

Family Note

Marriage with Elizabeth Bradley:

reference: 176476

Marriage with Milly Scott:

reference: 169092

 Sources

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

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