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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Pharmer Leslie
Mary Jane Bevins
Robert Wesley Lesley
John Emory Leslie
James Kenna Lesley
Esther Minerva Leslie
Addison Noblet Leslie
Mary Elizabeth Leslie
Elizabeth Leslie
Kenas Farrow Leslie
Sparrel Bevins Leslie
Samuel Leslie
Victoria Adala Leslie
Mr. Leslie
Rebecca Araminta Leslie
Amos M. Leslie

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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.

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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