Sarah Leeper

1800–1857 (Age 56)
Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Leeper was born on 7 May 1800, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, her father, Henry Leeper, was 30 and her mother, Mary Polly Myers, was 34. She married Jacob Veach on 23 October 1817, in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 14 February 1857, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Leeper
Jacob Veach
Marriage: 23 October 1817
Mahala Veach
Simon Veach
Silas Veach
Andrew Leeper Veach
Maria Veach
Cyrus Veach

Spouse & Children

23 October 1817
Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States


  • Mahala Veach


  • Simon Veach


  • Silas Veach


  • Andrew Leeper Veach


  • Maria Veach


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Parents & Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (7)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

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. 

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). 2. occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Saly Leeper, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
  • Saly Leeper, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Sarah Leeper, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"

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