Samuel Leeper Jr

1793–1862 (Age 69)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Leeper Jr was born about 1793, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Leeper, was 33 and his mother, Nancy, was 28. He married Hanna Wosta on 19 April 1853, in Galveston Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States in 1850. He died about 1862, in Chambers, Texas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Samuel Leeper Jr
Hanna Wosta
Marriage: 19 April 1853
Samuel, Jr. Leeper
Rosa Theresa Leaper
Rosa ( Twin) Leeper
Hannah Lisa ( Twin) Leeper

Spouse & Children

19 April 1853
Galveston Land District, Texas, United States


  • Samuel, Jr. Leeper


  • Female1860–1940Female

  • Rosa ( Twin) Leeper


  • Hannah Lisa ( Twin) Leeper


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 3

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Age 19

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Saml Leeper in household of J H Fredenburgh, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Leeper, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990;

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