John Bingham Leigh

10 March 1742–19 February 1821 (Age 79)
Orange, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Bingham

John Bingham Leigh was born on 10 March 1742, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. He married Leigh about 1764, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 19 February 1821, in Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States.

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John Bingham Leigh
Marriage: about 1764
Jane Leigh
Richard Leigh

Spouse and Children

about 1764
Virginia, United States


    Jane Leigh


    Richard Leigh


World Events (6)


Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 34

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1783 · A Free America

Age 41

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ ( see Lee ) or with lēage, a late dative form of this word ( see Lye ).

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

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Abstract of Will of John Leigh Orange Co., N. C

D 593 Will dated 19 October 1819, proved Feb Court 1821. JOHN LEIGH dau: Jane 5 shillings son: Richerson 5 shillings 'daus: Alecy, Caty, Lear, 5 shillings each Susannah $20; Patsy & Dianna bed & furni …

Sources (3)

  • John Leigh, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Leigh, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Leigh, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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