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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Family Time Line

George Washington Leisure
1809–1890
Lucinda Myers
1810–1890
Marriage: 8 October 1829
Sarah "Sally" Ann Leisure
1830–1907
Lucinda Leisure
1844–1890
Maria Ann Leisure
1831–1835
John Leisure
1834–1913
Christena Leisure
1835–
Joseph Leasure
1837–1885
Henry Leisure
1839–1919
Nathan J Leisure
1841–1916
Christina Leisure
1842–1842
Nathan Leisure
1842–
Elizabeth Leisure
1843–1902
George M Leisure
1846–1881
Mary A Leisure
1847–
James P Leisure
1848–1900
William L. Leisure
1850–1927
William Leisure
1850–
Mariah J Leisure
1852–1929
Rachel A Leisure
1853–1901

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 October 1829
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
children

(18)

+13 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

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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