Robert Wesley Lesley

3 September 1830–16 May 1873 (Age 42)
John's Creek, Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Robert Wesley

When Robert Wesley Lesley was born on 3 September 1830, in John's Creek, Pike, Kentucky, United States, his father, Pharmer Leslie, was 27 and his mother, Mary Jane Bevins, was 17. He lived in Pike, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 May 1873, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Gulnare, Pike, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pharmer Leslie
1803–1883
Mary Jane Bevins
1813–1881
Robert Wesley Lesley
1830–1873
John Emory Leslie
1832–1869
James Kenna Lesley
1834–1903
Esther Minerva Leslie
1836–1907
Addison Noblet Leslie
1838–1906
Mary Elizabeth Leslie
1840–1924
Elizabeth Leslie
1840–
Kenas Farrow Leslie
1842–1921
Sparrel Bevins Leslie
1845–1913
Samuel Leslie
1846–
Victoria Adala Leslie
1848–1920
Mr. Leslie
1850–1850
Rebecca Araminta Leslie
1852–1929
Amos M. Leslie
1856–1881

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

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.
1846

Age 16

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Leslie .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Copy of Farmer Lesley, "United States Census, 1840"
  • R W Lesley in household of Pharmer Lesly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert W Lesley in household of Thassuen Lesley, "United States Census, 1850"

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