William Leslie

November 1853–
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William

When William Leslie was born in November 1853, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Moses Lesley, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Satterfield, was 27. He married Fredricka Curry about 1875. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Dials Township, Laurens, South Carolina, United States in 1880 and Williamston Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

William Leslie
Fredricka Curry
Marriage: about 1875
Marvin Devance Leslie
Robert Mack Leslie
Samuel Edgar Leslie

Spouse and Children

about 1875


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a barony in Aberdeenshire, which is first recorded c.1180 in the form Lesslyn, of obscure origin. Leslie in Fife is said to be named for this place; in some cases the surname may come from there.2 English: possibly from a double diminutive of the personal name Lece ( see Leece ), thus Lecelin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Lesley in household of Moses Lesley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Leslie, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Leslie, "United States Census, 1880"

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