John White Leslie

Brief Life History of John White

When John White Leslie was born on 1 May 1814, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Moses Leslie, was 41 and his mother, Frances Jones, was 38. He married Martha Ann Snell on 10 July 1837, in Wilcox, Conecuh, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Monroe, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Election Precinct 3, Choctaw, Alabama, United States in 1870. He died on 7 September 1897, in Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Baptist Cemetery, Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States.

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John White Leslie
Martha Ann Snell
Marriage: 10 July 1837
William Edward Leslie
Elizabeth Leslie
Sarah Leslie
Mary Leslie
Andrew Miller Leslie

Sources (9)

  • John W Leslie, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W Leslee, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • John William Leslie, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1815: Monroe, Mississippi Territory, United States 1817: Monroe, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Monroe, Alabama, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

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.

English: from the Middle English female personal name Lecelin, a double diminutive of Lece. See Leece and Lesley .

History: The Scottish Clan Leslie claims descent from Bartolf, a Hungarian nobleman who came to Scotland in 1068 or 1070 in the retinue of Queen Margaret. She was an English princess who had been born and brought up in Hungary and who went on to marry King Malcolm III of Scotland. Members of the clan have held several titles in the peerage of Scotland, including Earl of Rothes (from 1437).

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

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