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Leonard Bradford McGrew

Male 1842 - 1903  (61 years)


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  • Name Leonard Bradford McGrew  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 25 Mar 1842  Marion County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1903  Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Buried Saint James Catholic Cemetery, Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Notes 
    • Wynema McGrew notes that Leonard was not easy to get along with, and had been asked by neighbors to move. He was rumored to have killed men, outside of combat, during the Civil War. Bruce Aultman, an attorney living in the Victory community in Lamar County suggested that Leonard was a Jayhawk (Union sympathizer) during the Civil War.  He did serve in the Confederate Army, however, enlisting in Capt. H R McLaurin's Company (Co F, 27th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry) on 26 Aug 1861, the same day R. L. McGrew enlisted. He was discharged in Rome, Georgia on 11 Apr 1863 due to wounds to his hip and knee while at Shelbyville, Tennessee. He later served in Company E, 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Reserve Calvary from which he was paroled on May 16, 1865. He was a freemason and baptist for most of his life, but converted to Catholicism late in life, due to his many transgressions and the influence of his eldest daughter, Susanna, who had converted when she married, and Leonard was buried in the Catholic portion of the Williamsburg Cemetery. The cemetery name, per Find A Grave, was the Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Bassfield, Mississippi.

      His FindAGrave memorial page, crated by Fred Rose, has a photo of him in uniform and with a bayonet.

      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38991981
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1880 Census
      Mississippi, Covington County, SD No 1
      Enumerated 11 Jun 1880
      Page 9 SD 2 ED 123
      73-73
      Magrou, Leonard W M 38 Planter Miss ---- Miss
      Magrou, Jane W F 31 Wf Keeping home Miss Miss Miss
      Magrou, Susanna W F 12 Dtr At Home Miss Miss Miss
      Magrou, Elizabeth W F 10 Dtr At Home Miss Miss Miss
      Magrou, Luella W F 8 Dtr Miss Miss Miss
      Magrou, Wood W M 7 Son Miss Miss Miss
      Magrou, Mary W F 5 Dtr Miss Miss Miss
      Magrou, Laura W F 3 Dtr Miss Miss Miss
      Magrou, Fannie W F 1 Dtr Miss Miss Miss

      1900 Census
      Mississippi, Covington County, Williamsburg
      Enumerated 14 Jun 1900
      SD 6 ED 11 Sheet 12B
      199-199
      McGrew, Len Head W M Mar 1840 60 M 34 Miss Miss Miss Farmer
      McGrew, Jane Wf W F Dec 1849 50 M 34 14/13 Miss Miss Miss
      McGrew, Fannie Dtr W F May 1879 21 S Miss Miss Miss
      McGrew, Lenard B Son W M Mar 1881 19 S Miss Miss Miss Farm laborer
      McGrew, Lucy Dtr W F Apr 1883 17 S Miss Miss Miss
      McGrew, Allice Dtr W F Mar 1885 15 S Miss Miss Miss
      McGrew, Molly Dtr W F Mar 1887 13 S Miss Miss Miss
      McGrew, Thomas K Son W M Jun 1891 8 S Miss Miss Miss
      McGrew, Dimie Dtr W F Aug 1896 3 S Miss Miss Miss
    Person ID I2436  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father James McGrew,   b. Abt 1810, Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 7 Jun 1891, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" Lott,   b. Abt 1820, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1880, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Bef 1836  Marion County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leitha "Lether" Jane Hathorn,   b. 22 Dec 1849, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1914, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1866  Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wynema McGrew says they Lenard met Leitha and became enamored with her on a trip to Mobile with his mother to sell produce. Her parents objected to the marriage as Leonard was overbearing and older than Leitha.
    Children 
     1. Susanna A. McGrew,   b. 4 Apr 1868, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1937  (Age 69 years)
     2. Florence Elizabeth McGrew,   b. 24 Jan 1870, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1907, Collins, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     3. Louella "Ella" Jane McGrew,   b. 22 Sep 1871, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1952, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Wood Hathorn McGrew,   b. 14 May 1873, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1957, Collins, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Mary Frances McGrew,   b. Abt 1875, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1952, Seminary, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     6. Laura Ednel McGrew,   b. Abt 1877, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1950, Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield, Rankin County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     7. Fannie Marvel McGrew,   b. 1 Jan 1879, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Leonard B. McGrew,   b. 11 Mar 1881, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1921, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     9. Lucy Ann McGrew,   b. 12 Apr 1883, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1959, Collins, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     10. Lauren Mae McGrew,   b. 15 Mar 1887, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1929, Collins, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     11. Alice O. McGrew,   b. 7 Mar 1885, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1968, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     12. Myra "May" Conway McGrew,   b. Mar 1887, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1890  (Age ~ 3 years)
     13. Thomas Stockdale "S. D." McGrew,   b. 11 Jun 1892, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1975, Collins, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     14. Demmie E. McGrew,   b. 10 Aug 1896, Covington County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1972, Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F1563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Mar 1842 - Marion County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1866 - Covington County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 May 1903 - Covington County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.), Mississippi, Perry County Enumerated 30 Sept 1850 143-143 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Mississippi, Covington County, SD No 1 Enumerated 11 Jun 1880 Page 9 SD 2 ED 123 73-73 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Mississippi, Covington County, Williamsburg Enumerated 14 Jun 1900 SD 6 ED 11 Sheet 12B 199-199 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S202] McGrew, Wynema THE JAMES McGREW FAMILY (1744-1797) Second Edition, 1999, p. 52, middle name reported by great-great granddaughter, Anita Joy Bullock, whose great-grandfather, Leonard B. McGrew was known as Junior, and whose middle name was known to be Bradford (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 38991981 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1860 Federal Census.), Mississippi, Perry County, Southern District Enumerated 16 Aug 1860 88-81 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S202] McGrew, Wynema THE JAMES McGREW FAMILY (1744-1797) Second Edition, 1999, p.  52 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S202] McGrew, Wynema THE JAMES McGREW FAMILY (1744-1797) Second Edition, 1999, p. 52 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S202] McGrew, Wynema THE JAMES McGREW FAMILY (1744-1797) Second Edition, 1999, p. 52, Williamsburg Cemetery, Covington County, Mississippi (Reliability: 3).