Can you tell me where the individuals lived that you are researching?
My husband's relatives lived in Bradley Co., Tenn., and before that in N.C.
The last ancestor that I can ABSOLUTELY document is JOHN LEDBETTER (b. 1812 Tenn.) md. ELIZABETH -----?----- (b. N.C.). They moved to Talladega Co., Ala. I believe he died around 1880, but do not know where he is buried.
JOHN LEDBETTER had a brother (I believe) whose name was WILLIAM M. LEDBETTER who md. PHOEBE JOHNSON/JOHNSTON (b. Tenn., prob. Bradley Co.). They had lived with GEORGE & SARAH (HARMON) LEDBETTER, who I believe to be WILLIAM M. & JOHN'S parents. SARAH (HARMON) LEDBETTER'S request for pension for War of 1812 stated that GEORGE LEDBETTER and she were "married in Pendleton Co., S.C. in 1801 or 1802". GEORGE LEDBETTER was discharged 25 May 1814 at Kingston, Tenn., and died 4 July 1846 in Bradley Co. SARAH (H.) LEDBETTER died c. 1852. Then WILLIAM M. & PHOEBE LEDBETTER went down to live in Talladega Co., Ala., near JOHN & ELIZABETH. They named two children after JOHN & ELIZABETH. One of JOHN & ELIZABETH'S children was named 'TOLLIVER" & was stated to be an "idiot" in the census. My husband's ancestor was JOHN (b. c1846, Ala.), son of JOHN (b. c.1812 Tenn.) .
JOHN (b. c1846) md. SUSAN EMALINE FULMER. She was from the FULMER (VOLMAR in German) FAMILY from the old Saxe Gotha area of S.C. in Lexington Co. that migrated down to Talladega Co. JOHN & SUSAN EMALINE LEDBETTER lived in Talladega Co. for a while, then moved over to Walker Co., Ga., where they both died in the Mt. Carmel section of the county. This is the southern part of Walker Co. They are both buried at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church.
WILLIAM M. & PHOEBE LEDBETTER moved to Chattooga Co., Ga. sometime between 1870 & 1880. They lived in the northern part of the county. WILLIAM M. LEDBETTER & family and his nephew JOHN LEDBETTER (b. c1846) and his family lived close to each other even though they were in different counties.
JOHN (c1812), JOHN (c1846) & WILLIAM M. LEDBETTER all fought in the Civil War.
This is just a little data that I have on the LEDBETTERS. These people were very migratory and quite prolific, with so many marriages.
Let me hear from you, and I will see what I have.
Bobbie Williamson-Dabbs Ledbetter
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