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Isaac Leftwich-trader-d. Jan 1, 1810, New Orleans-burial?
Posted by: Gayle Basaldu (ID *****6036) Date: August 09, 2008 at 11:22:17
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Announcement of Isaac Leftwich's death appeared in the Louisiana Gazette. Also, the estate, William Emerson, Administrator, paid Dr. William Rogers $150.00 for "surgical assistance" given Isaac Leftwich, December 31, 1809. He died January 1, 1810. Looks like something happened on New Years Eve.

In Southwest Virginia and the Valley, it states that Isaac Leftwich was a well-known trader, murdered by the Spaniards in New Orleans. Spain owned New Orleans during this time period.

Any thoughts on where Leftwich would have been buried there in New Orleans, in 1810?

Will be in New Orleans next Friday. Leftwich owned property on the NE corner of Bienville and Dauphine, which he had sold and had to be auctioned off to pay his estate at the time of his death, 1810. Will be taking photos of this corner in the French Quarter.

Not sure if his wife, Mary "Polly" Engledow Leftwich went to New Orleans with her husband or not. Isaac and Mary married in Wythe County, Virginia, 1797. They had sons, Wayman and Isaac Jefferson, before 1800. In 1800, Mary's father, William Engledow, of Wythe County, Virginia, gave his infant grandsons certain personal property. They were listed as "late of this County, now of Tennessee". I have not been able to locate where they lived in Tennessee, or how long. Again, Isaac was a trader and doing business in New Orleans from 1800-1810. No 1800 census information on this family. Cannot ascertain whether Mary was living with Isaac in New Orleans, or whether she remained in Tennessee, 1800-1810. Mary Leftwich, head of house, and her two sons, were back in Wythe County, Viriginia in the 1810 census. 1810, Wythe County, Virginia, William Engledow named guardian of Wayman and Isaac Jefferson Leftwich, grandsons.

Where is Isaac Leftwich buried? Engledow Cemetery, in Wythe County, Virginia, has no graves found with any stones any longer. I don't believe that Isaac's body would have left New Orleans, in 1810, anyway. I think that he died in New Orleans and was buried there.

Any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated. I'll check them out next week. I'll be at the main library Friday morning.

Thanks so much,

Gayle Bickerstaff Basaldu



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