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Geo.Leonard Leigh Texas Ranger
Posted by: Marilyn Pederson Date: May 15, 2001 at 09:31:38
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Kerrville Dailey Times Sunday March 31,1991,CP Cemetery resting place for many Texas Rangers (Editors note;)this is the 10th.in a series written in cooperation with the Kerr County Historical Commission about the people and places behind the 45 Texas Historical Markers in Kerr County; there is an Article about Center Point-and a picture of (Most Ornate markers in cemetery)in part the artile reads as follows; Kerr County's first law enforcement officers is among those entered in the East Kerr County Cemetery;names first; a Wm.DeWitt Clinton Burney, secondly lists; George Leonard LEIGH born in St.Louis Mo.13 Sept.1855 he came to Texas in 1878 and settled in Center Point,for a while he and James Sellers operated a general store in the community. after his marriage to the former Virginia Irving in 1883,Leigh lived on a 640 acre tract of land he called "Stoneleigh Ranch" named for the Leigh's ancertral site of Stoneleigh Abby in Warwickshire,England. The ranch boasted a prize herd of registered Swiss dairy cattle,and Leigh and his brother Edward also raised champion Royal Dane race horses. Leigh served as Kerr County Tax assessor Collector from 1888 to 1889. He died at the Stoneleigh in Nov.1901 and is buried in probably the most elaborate family plot in Center Point cemetery. Does anyone know who this George and his Brother Edward Leigh were? Their were two Leigh familys in Illinois early,a Whitmill Leigh Line from Tenn. and my line Emanuel Jones Leigh from Prince Edward Co.Va. My cousin David Leigh of MO. sent me this article, anyone interested can contact me, or if you can identify which Leigh line this George belongs please le tme know,Marilyn


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