Priscilla Leatherwood

Brief Life History of Priscilla

When Priscilla Leatherwood was born on 17 December 1790, in Prince William, Virginia, United States, her father, William Leatherwood, was 32 and her mother, Ann Calvert, was 27. She married Pvt. Thomas Jefferson Mills on 11 March 1807, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1861, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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Pvt. Thomas Jefferson Mills
Priscilla Leatherwood
Marriage: 11 March 1807
James William Mills
Jesse Jo Mills
George Washington Mills
Susan Ann Mills
Mary Elizabeth Mills
James Mills
Thomas Jefferson Mills
Jane Mills

Sources (14)

  • Priscilla Mills in household of James Bolton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Priscilla Leatherwood, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Priscilla Mills, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

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1791 · The Bill of Rights

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War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps an altered form of Leatherhead, a habitational name from Leatherhead (Surrey), which probably derives from Old English lēode ‘folk, people’ + ride ‘riding, place suitable for riding, bridle path’, or alternatively a habitational name from Lythwood in Shropshire, which is named from Old English hlith ‘slope’ + wudu ‘wood’.

History: Zachariah Leatherwood, a son of John Leatherwood, was born in Prince William County, VA c. 1735. After the revolutionary war, he settled in Spartanburg County, SC with his second wife, Jane Calvert, and many of his fourteen children.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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