Rev William James Leake

Male18 November 1844–1 April 1886

Brief Life History of William James

When Rev William James Leake was born on 18 November 1844, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Rev Samuel W. Leak, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Francis Anne Wright, was 26. He married Sarah Ann Lavonia McKissack about 1878, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Coweta, Georgia, United States in 1850 and District 1576, Worth, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died on 1 April 1886, in Cullman, Alabama, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Shady Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Logan, Cullman, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev William James Leake
Sarah Ann Lavonia McKissack
Marriage: about 1878
Mary Francis Leak
James Wesley Leake

Sources (5)

  • Wm J Leake in household of Saml Leake, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William J. Leak, "Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967"
  • William Leak in entry for James Wesley Leak, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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  • Marriage
    about 1878Alabama, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries 1854: Worth, Georgia, United States


    Age 16

    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.

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from Leake (Lincolnshire), East and West Leake (Nottinghamshire), Leek (Staffordshire), Leck (Lancashire), Leak (NorthYorkshire), or Leak Hall in Cumberworth (West Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English lece or Old Scandinavian lœkr, both meaning ‘brook’. See also Like .

    possibly also a nickname from Middle English lek ‘leek’ (Old English lēac), perhaps for a grower or seller of leeks.

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

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