Could this be the Leonard SAILORS born about 1748 to Abram Sailors and wife Catherine, who resided in Lincoln Co. NC? We believe Leonard's wife was named Mary, and that one of his children was George Leonard Sailors (born abt. 1778 in Abbeville County, SC, married Abigail Gant about 1797 Pendleton, 96th District, South Carolina. George died about 1850 in White County, Tennessee.)
he North Carolina Booklet, Vol. IX
The History of Lincoln County
By Alfred Nixon
At July Term, 1770, "Thomas Camel came into court and proved that the lower part of his ear was bit off in a fight with Steven Jones, and was not taken off by sentence of law; certified by whom it may concern." At a later term, "James Kelly comes into open Court of his own free will and in the presence of said court did acknowledge that in a quarrel between him and a certain Leonard Sailor on the evening of the 2nd day of June, 1773, he did bite off the upper part of the left ear of him, the said Leonard Sailor, who prays that the same be recorded in the minutes of the said court." This confession gave James Kelly such standing in the esteem of his Majesty's Justices that at the same term it was ordered by the Court that James Kelly serve as constable in the room of George Trout and that he swear in before Thomas Espy, Esq." From the court entries biting off ears was a popular way of fighting, but whole ears were at least an outward sign of honesty.
I have some Sailors data posted at http://littlecalamity.tripod.com/Leavell.html
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