George Washington Leisure

9 June 1809–27 March 1890 (Age 80)
Garrard, Kentucky, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Leisure was born on 9 June 1809, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, his father, Nathan Leisure, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Irvin, was 25. He married Lucinda Myers on 8 October 1829, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 27 March 1890, in Posey Township, Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rush, Indiana, United States.

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George Washington Leisure
Lucinda Myers
Marriage: 8 October 1829
Sarah "Sally" Ann Leisure
Lucinda Leisure
Maria Ann Leisure
John Leisure
Christena Leisure
Joseph Leasure
Henry Leisure
Nathan J Leisure
Christina Leisure
Nathan Leisure
Elizabeth Leisure
George M Leisure
Mary A Leisure
James P Leisure
William L. Leisure
William Leisure
Mariah J Leisure
Rachel A Leisure

Spouse and Children

8 October 1829
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 3

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 23

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Probably of French origin: see Leasure .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Leisure, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Geo Leisure, "United States Census, 1830"
  • George W Leisure, "United States Census, 1840"

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