Samuel Leigh

Male20 October 1815–13 July 1894

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Leigh was born on 20 October 1815, in Llanedy, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Daniel Leigh, was 39 and his mother, Mary Reese, was 36. He married Ann David on 2 December 1841, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 13 July 1894, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Leigh
Mary Treharne
Marriage: 8 June 1850
Mary Ann Leigh
Daniel Trehorne Leigh
Sara Jane Leigh
Samuel Treharne Leigh
Edmund Trehorne Leigh
Louisa Treharne Leigh
Sophia Etta Leigh
Lydia Leigh
Oriah Trehorne Leigh
Edmund Mayas Or Nash Leigh
Caroline Leigh

Sources (63)

  • Samuel Lay, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Leigh in entry for Samuel Treharn Leigh, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Saml Lees, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1850Stringtown, Adams, Iowa, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    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. 

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

    Age 16

    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 21

    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

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ (see Lee ) or with lēage, a late dative form of this word (see Lye ).

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 李, based on its Cantonese pronunciation. See Li 1.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Short Life Story of Samuel Leigh

    A short record of Samuel Leigh, the son of Daniel Leigh, son of Edmund Leigh, son of Richard Nash Leigh, born in the Parish of Llanedy Carmarthen Shire, South Wales. Born October 20th, 1815. Married t …

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