Luke Lea

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  • Re: Luke Lea b VA died LA about 1813 Posted by George Davis on Feb 06, 1999 Luke is listed as "Baptist Minister & Tory Captain, B. Nov 26, 1739, St. George Parish, Spottsylvania Co. Ca., died on Tchfunctu(transcription error I suspect) River, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 1813, buried Amite County, Mississippi, married May 4, 1759 in Orange (now Caswell( Co., NC to Elizabeth (Betsy) Wilson dau of Zaccheus Wilson Sr., Of Mecklenburg Co.,m NC. Married 2nd Nancy about 1793 in Tenn. There are sdome other notes about patenting 174 acres on the South Fork of County Line Creek in 1761, baptism (Luke and Elizabeth) into Mulberry Forks Branch (now Wilkesboro, NC) of the Dutchman's Creek Baptist church, "a strong Tory and Moravian Baptist neighborhood." On June 20, 1780, Capt Luke Lea was in charge of Tory forces in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill (Draper MSS, Univ. Wisc. P. 623, 30D, 308=10 G. A. Hobbs) and Major Lee was in Charge of Tory forces in the subsequent SC campaign (Ref. Drapers Kings Mt. Men)
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Generation 1
[1.01  2]   Luke Lea (1739-1813) VA-NC-TN-MS
Generation 2
[1.02*  ]   James Lea (1718-1788) VA-NC
[2.01*  ]   Ann Herndon (~1718-)
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