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Johan Valentin Leonhardt

Johan Valentin Leonhardt

Male 1718 - 1781  (63 years)

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  • Name Johan Valentin Leonhardt 
    Born 13 Oct 1718  Katzenbach,Altenkirchen,Rheinland-Pfalz,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 1781  ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pilgrim Reformed Church Cemetery,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • findagrave.com memorial #14649058
    Notes 
    • Valentin Leonhardt (original spelling), one of the original pioneers of Davidson Co, NC. Born 10-13-1718 in Katzenbach Germany to Martin & Anna Barbara Leonhardt, arrived in Philadelphia on the ship "Neptune" on 25 Oct 1746. Married Elisabeth Wallacher and fathered several children before moving to what is now Davidson Co, NC. He settled on "a large tract of land between Abbott's Creek and one of its tributaries, since called Leonhardt's Creek." Six children were born here. The land was purchased from Lord Granville through an agent. Although a tailor by trade, Valentin became a farmer on a large scale. Although not a young man when the Revolutionary War broke out, he joined, as did all of his sons. Following the Guilford Court-house battle (Nathanael Greene's Regiment), he retired to his farm. Here he was shot by a band of Tories and died 11 days later on 13 Nov 1781. His neighbor, Wooldrich Fritz was also shot and killed on the same night by a band of Tories. They are buried in what was known as Leonhardt's Church Cemetery and is now Pilgrim Reformed Church Cemetery on Old Pilgrim Road.
      His will was made 22 Aug 1779 and lists 8 children.
      The tall monument was erected 4 July 1896 for the 2 men who lost their lives so cruely after doing so much for their country and their community:
      The inscription on the East Side reads: "This monument was erected by citizens A.D. 1896 out of veneration for our brave dead. These men are of those who fought for and gained our liberty. Unveiled with appropriate ceremonies 4 Jul 1896."
      The West Side reads: "The heroes buried in this spot were cruelly assasinated in their own homes by Tories near the close of the Revolutionary War. They were Patriots and bravely fought for American independence."
    • Find A Grave Memorial# 14649058
    Person ID I88756001  robsgenealogy
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2020 

    Father Living 
    Family ID 83095916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Wallacher,   b. 23 Oct 1719, ,Northhampton County,Pennsylvania,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married ,,Pennsylvania,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Anna Barbara Leonard,   b. 16 Oct 1749, Philadelphia,Philadelphia County,Pennsylvania,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1766, Lexington,Davidson County,North Carolina,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     3. Michael Leonard,   b. 29 Sep 1750, ,Rowan County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1827, Lexington,Davidson County,North Carolina,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Valentin Leonard, Jr,   b. 24 Mar 1751, ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1814, ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Johnann Jacob Leonardt, Sr.,   b. 16 Nov 1758, ,Rowan County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1835, ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Phillip Leonard,   b. 16 Nov 1760, ,Rowan County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Elizabeth Leonard,   b. 14 Nov 1762, Lexington,Davidson County,North Carolina,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1795, ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     8. Catherine Leonard,   b. 1764
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F5200874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1718 - Katzenbach,Altenkirchen,Rheinland-Pfalz,Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1781 - ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pilgrim Reformed Church Cemetery,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - ,,Pennsylvania,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Loenard, Valentine Piilgram Reformed Church records familysearch.org microfilm 008531768 image 9
    Loenard, Valentine Piilgram Reformed Church records familysearch.org microfilm 008531768 image 9
    Loenard, Valentine Piilgram Reformed Church records familysearch.org microfilm 008531768 image 9
    Loenard, Valentine Piilgram Reformed Church records familysearch.org microfilm 008531768 image 9