~ A1- Thomas Livesey ~
Children
  Spouse
Ann Livesay   A11

Born 12 Jul 1751
Lancashire, England
Died 1845
Greenbrier County,
West Virginia
No information on Ann Livesay
A11s
Thomas Livesey  
A12

Born 22 July 1752
Feniscowles Old Hall,
Lancashire, England
Died 1823
Greenbrier County,
West Virginia
Thomas Livesay & Margaret Walton had 13 children:

John Livesay                       Born 1775 Greenbrier County, West Virginia      A121
George Livesay
                 Born 1780 Greenbrier County, West Virginia       A122
Elizabeth Livesay
              Born 1781 Greenbrier County, West Virginia       A123
Starling P. Livesay             
Born 1782 Greenbrier County, West Virginia       A124
Nancy Livesay                    
Born 1783 Greenbrier County, West Virginia       A125
William Livesay
                Born 1787 Greenbrier County, West Virginia       A126
Fountain Livesay                
Born 1788 Greenbrier County, West Virginia       A127
Peter Fountain Livesey      
Born 1789 Greenbrier County, West Virginia       A128
Polly Livesay
                     Born 1790 Greenbrier County, West Virginia       A129
Jefferson Livesay
               Born 1793 Bedford County, Virginia                    A120
Margaret Livesey                
Born 1795 Bedford County, Virginia                    A12a
Andrew Livesay                 
Born 1811 Bedford County, Virginia                     A12b
Margaret Walton A12s

Born 1750
Greenbriar, Virginia
Died 1812
Greenbrier,
Virginia
Married  1774
Greenbriar, Virginia
John Livesay  A13

Born 19 Jul 1754
Blackburn,
Lancashire, England
Died 02 May 1832
Washington County,
Illinois
John Livesay & Rebecca Carter had 11 Children:

Carter Livesay                    Born 1787 Franklin County, Virginia                    A131
John Wesley Livesay         
Born 1790 Franklin County, Virginia                     A132
Rebecca Livesay                 
Born 1793 Franklin County, Virginia                    A133
Peggy Livesay                    
Born 1795 Franklin County, Virginia                     A134
Robert Livesay
                  Born 1797 Franklin County, Virginia                     A135
Sallie Livesay                     
Born 1799 Franklin County, Virginia                    A136
Evan Livesay                      
Born 1800 Franklin County, Virginia                     A137
Thomas J. Livesay             
Born 1802 Franklin County, Virginia                     A138
Susanna (Sooky) Livesay  
Born 1804 Franklin County, Virginia                     A139
Lorenzo Dow Livesay        
Born 1806 Franklin County, Virginia                     A130
William B. Livesay             
Born 1807 Franklin County, Virginia                     A13a
Rebecca Carter  A13s

Born 11 Nov 1762
Franklin County, Virginia
Died 25 Nov 1844
Washington, Illinois
Married 1785
Franklin County, Virginia
Alice Livesay  A14

Born 03 Jul 1757
Lancashire England
Died 1821
Washington County,
Illinois
Alice Livesay & Robert Carter had 3 Children:

Livesay Carter                    Born 1786  Franklin, Virgina                                  A141
Martha Carter
                    Born 1790 Franklin, Virginia                                 A142
Richard P Carter Sr            
Born 1793 Franklin, Virginia                                 A143
Robert Carter A14s

Born 14 Feb 1748
Died Abt. 1815
Richland, Washington Illinois
Married 1784
Franklin County, Virginia
George Livesay  
A15

Born 19 May 1763
Fort Bedford, Virginia
Died 19 May 1837
Kyles Ford,
Tennessee

James Livesay                     Born 1782 Fort Bedford, Virginia,                         A151
Elizabeth Livesay               
Born 1784 Fort Bedford, Virginia,                         A152
Peter Livesay
                     Born 1786 Fort Bedford, Virginia                          A153
Rachel Livesay                   
Born 1789 Fort Bedford, Virginia                           A154
Margaret Livesay                
Born 1791 Fort Bedford, Virginia                          A155
Thomas Livesay
                Born 1793 Fort Bedford, Virginia                          A156
George Livesay
                 Born 1794 Fort Bedford, Virginia                          A157
Mary Livesay
                     Born 1796 Fort Bedford, Virginia                         A158
Edmond Livesay                
Born 1799 Fort Bedford, Virginia                          A159
Joseph Livesay
                  Born 1802 Fort Bedford, Virginia                          A150
Enoch Livesay                    
Born 1804 Fort Bedford, Virginia                          A15a
Nancy Anderson  A15s

Born 1765
Virginia
Died 21 Nov 1843
Hancock County, Tennessee
Married 1781
Franklin County, Virginia
Margaret Livesay  
A16

Born 18 Jul 1766
Pittsylvania, Virginia
Died 1811
Franklin County,
Virginia
Margaret Livesay & Abraham Griffith had 2 children:

Alsa Griffith                       Born 1791 Franklin, Virginia                                 A161
Meshack Griffith                
Born 1800 Franklin, Virginia                                 A162
Abraham Griffith  A16s

Born 1764
Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Died
Virginia
Married
08 July 1789
Franklin County, Virginia
Peter Livesay  A17

Born 26 Oct 1768
Grayson County,
Virginia
Died 23 Nov 1828
Franklin County,
Virginia
Peter Livesay & Susannah McGeehee had children:

Orina McGhee Livesay      Born 1802 Franklin, Virginia                                 A171
Sarah Mosby Livesay         
Born 1803 Franklin, Virginia                                 A172
Mary Jane Livesay
             Born 1805 Franklin, Virginia                                 A173
George W. Livesay
            Born 1807 Franklin, Virginia                                 A174
Mariah Doswell Livesay
   Born 1809 Franklin, Virginia                                 A175
Meriweather L. Livesay    
 Born 1811 Franklin,Virginia                                  A176
Sterling J Livesay
              Born 1813 Franklin, Virginia                                 A177
Sparrel Jennings Livesay
  Born 1816 Franklin, Virginia                                 A178
Melvina Jane Livesa           
Born 1818 Franklin, Virginia                                 A179
Ann Adelia Livesay           
Born 1819 Franklin, Virginia                                  A17A
Mary Livesay
                     Born 1823 Franklin, Virginia                                 A17B
Susannah McGeehee A17s

Born 05 Nov. 1778
Hanover County, Virginia
Died 19 Sept. 1863
Floyd County, Virginia
Married 04 Dec 1801
Hancock County, Virginia
Andrew Livesay  
A18

Born 1770
Grayson County,
Virginia,
Died 1850
Franklin County,
Virginia
Andrew Livesay & Sarah Mosby had 3 children:

Joseph A. Livesay              Born 1810 Grayson, Virginia                                 A181
Susannah Livesay
             Born 1820 Grayson, Virginia                                 A182
Ursula A. Livesay
             Born 1830 Grayson, Virginia                                 A183  
Sarah Mosby McGeehee A18s

Born 1788
Franklin County, Virginia,
Died 1840
Hancock County, Tennessee
Married
Mary Polly
Livesay
 A19

Born 1774
Grayson County,
Virginia
Died 1839
Grayson County,
Virginia
Mary Livesay & Enoch O. Osborne had 9 children:

Andrew Osborne               Born 1799 Grayson, Virginia                                 A191
Solomon Osborne              
Born 1802 Grayson, Virginia                                 A192
Zachariah Osborne            
Born 1805 Grayson, Virginia                                 A193
James Osborne                   
Born 1806 Grayson, Virginia                                 A194
Felix Osborne                     
Born 1807 Grayson, Virginia                                 A195
Sarah Eveline Osborne      
Born 1809 Grayson, Virginia                                 A196
Margaret Ann Osborne     
Born 1810 Grayson, Virginia                                  A197
Virginia R. Osborne
         Born 1813 Grayson, Virginia                                 A198
Jonathan Osborne              
Born 1816 Grayson, Virginia                                 A199
Enoch Osborne A19s

Born 22 Dec.  1774
Grayson County, Virginia
Died 1853
Grayson County, Virginia
Married 1797
Franklin County, Virginia
Feniscowles Old Hall  
Virginia, of English descent. He is the husband of Margaret Livesay, whose maiden name, at this time, is unknown. The father of nine children
enterprising land holder ambitious and outspoken citizen part owner and operator of mining interests, and probably a benefactor of the
American Army during the Revolutionary War. The father of at least one, and possibly more, Revolutionary War soldiers. This, in general, is
Thomas Livesay, of Southwest Virginia.

He was born on February 3, 1730  Blackburn, Lancashire County, England. He died on October 6, 1797, according to court records of Franklin
County, VA. "The Compendium of American Genealogy", by Virkus, quotes material sent in by a descendant of one of Thomas' daughters to
the effect that he came from England to America in 1748. These accounts may well be accurate, but, at this writing, researchers are inclined to
doubt them. Research over the next few years will support or discredit this claim. A census source describes one of his children as "of foreign
In any event, the first clear picture we have of this Thomas Livesay in official records is found in the Pittsylvania County, VA, court record of
the case between Thomas Livesay, the plaintiff, and William Whitsell, the defendant in 1770. From that year until a number of years after his
death about 1797, Thomas Livesay and his children appear frequently in the Court records of Pittsylvania, Bedford, Henry and Franklin
Counties. A Thomas Livesay is found as early as 1767 as a juror in the records of Augusta County, VA. This may be the same man.

Thomas and his children lived in or near the same place despite the fact that they appear in the records of at least four counties. Their homes
were established along the Blackwater River in what is present day Franklin County. They remained in the same place but, as new counties
were formed, their land was a part of the changing county lines.

Thomas Livesay was no retiring, introverted recluse. The Court records of the four counties named prove this. There are scores of transactions
involving land purchases and sales, jury duty, litigation, and even head-to-head conflicts with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Some were
victories for the Livesays, others were defeats. Even the blackest days (when Thomas and two of his sons were charged by a fellow citizen with
trespassing and when one of the sons was charted with counterfeiting) turned bright when the Livesay banner came through victorious with
complete exoneration. The court records have losses resulting in fines and court victories when their opponents had to "shell out". Some of the
litigation involved disputes over property and business transactions, indicating a family of some means. He is described in some transcripts as
"Thomas Livesay, Gentleman." Perhaps the most famous case in which Thomas was involved was the Franklin County suit of Livesay vs.
Arthur, which is given special attention in Marshall Wingfield's book "An Old Virginia Court." Thomas Arthur, a justice of the county court,
was removed from the bench "for forging the name of one George Turnbull to a certificate of the proof of notice to Thomas Livesay in a suit
then pending a District Court." The record says "when Thomas Arthur came off the bench, the rest of the court immediately ran off and left
Arthur sitting like an owl on a chicken roost. Arthur left the bench and we proceeded to business."

Records of the four counties reveal the purchase of at least two sizeable tracts in other counties. Among the larger transactions was the
acquiring of 507 acres in Franklin County on the north side of the Grassy Hill on the Blackwater River. Part was purchased by Thomas Livesay
and part was granted to him by the United States Government, probably in repayment assistance given the Revolutionary War cause. In 1795, a
Thomas Livesay had 1,000 acres of land lying in present day Appamatox County on Slate River Mountain surveyed for him. At that time it was
in Buckingham County. Researchers believe that this is the Thomas Livesay of Southwest Virginia. The largest transaction yet discovered was
the 1781 purchase by Thomas of almost 5,000 acres on Buffalo Branch of Toney's Fork of the waters of Cole River in what was then Montgomery
County, VA. Present day Kanawha County, WV. Another important purchase was 107 acres bought jointly by Thomas Livesay, Robert Carter,
and William Young in 1781 and located at the Gap in Smith Mountain. In 1820, a settlement names seven of the nine children of Thomas
Livesay, proving their relationship to him.

The most significant transaction centered around the purchase in 1787 by Thomas Livesay and John Holiday, of Gloucester County, VA, of 50
acres of land in Franklin County from one Samuel Hairston. Copper had been discovered on Hairston's property and the two men formed
Livesay Holiday & Company and entered into a 21 year agreement with Hairston to mine the copper and share with him its profits.

About the same time the copper mine transaction was consummated, the Land Tax List of Franklin County showed almost 900 acres charged to
Thomas Livesay in one district. Other land holdings were reported in Pittsylvania County, Henry County, and Bedford County. It can be
assumed that Thomas Livesay's land dealings, including land grants and purchased land, proved somewhat profitable because he continued to
speculate until his death. In Franklin County alone, after some land had been given to his children, he had more than 1200 acres at the time of
his death.

From time to time, in personal property lists of Henry and Franklin counties, he is reported as the owner of several slaves although the records
show none during the last few years of his life.

LHS pedigree info: Came from Blackburn England 1757 to 1763 and settled in Virginia in Franklin County. Ann, Thomas, John, and Alice were
all born in England. George, Margaret, Peter, Andrew & Mary were born after they moved to VA in America. Documented in the English
archives Sept. 1987. .


Thomas Livesey
A1

Thomas Livesey Born on 03 Feb 1730 Feniscowles Old Hall, Lancashire, England. He   
Died on 06 Oct 1797 Fort Bedford, Virginia. The son of
Thomas Livesey and Alice Marsden.

Thomas Married Margaret Stones ( daughter of Andrew Stones and Ann Hesking ) on 21 May
1749 Blackburn, England.

Thomas & Margaret had 9 children:


Margaret Stones
A1s
Father
Thomas Livesey
Mother
Alice Marsden
Father
Andrew Stones
Mother
Ann Hesking
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Descendant of John Livesey Born 1597
George Lievsay Born 1804

The name changed from Livesey to Lievsay
for this line of the family
James Livesey: A 151
B Oct 2 1782 D Apr  11 1857

He married Margaret Stones in 1749. They immigrated to the Colonies with their 4 children. Ann, Thomas Jr, John and Alice before 1762.
Their 5th child George was born in 1763 at Fort Bedford, Pennsylvania. Later they migrated to Southern Virginia were they had 4 more
children Margaret, Peter, Andrew and Mary, The majority of the LHS are descendants of Thomas A1
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James Livesay:
b.1782-d.1857, Grandson of  the immigrants Thomas
Livesay, Jr. and  Margaret Stones,
Pleasington/Feniscowles,  Lancashire,
I have no Pictures of their son
George Livesay/Lievsay  
B.1804 - D after 1880
UK and Franklin County, Virginia, USA.
Clayton & Carey Lee - 50th Anniversary -
Sept. 1963 Clate, Carey Lee & Family c.1928
Clate, Carey Lee & Family
c.1928
Susie, Clate, Richard,
Carey Lee Livesay
Pleasington/Feniscowles,  
Lancashire, U.K. and Franklin County, Virginia, USA.
George Livesay, 1764-1837 and Nancy "Millie" Anderson.
James Livesay, 1782-1857 and Ellender "Nellie" Caldwell.
George Livesay/Lievsay, 1804 - aft. 1880 and Margaret "Peggy" Hackler.
Elin Lievsay, 1836-1923 and Julia R. Maxfield.
George Washington Lievsay, 1866-1941 and Orpha Belle Maeyers.
Clayton Edgar Lievsay, 1891-1971 and Carey Lee McBee.
George Lievsay b 1904 and Margaret "Peggy" Hackler.
Gordon Samuel Lievsay, 1931 to present and Jenny June Fulton, 19312009.
Samuel Fulton Lievsay, 1960 to present.
My parents divorced in Sept 4th 1974 and Dad married Clara Pualine
Smith Sterritt Lievsay on Dec 4th 1974

George W. Lievsay (b. 1866 and D. 1941  and his sons, one of which is my Grandfather CLayton Edgar Lievsay b.1891 and d 1971.  
and his brothers Richard (Dick), Will and Claude and my grandfather Clate. This pic was made c.1916 just before Uncle CLaud and Will left Dallas for
WW1..
c.1969         
Clate & Carey Lee
George and Orpha Belle
Maeyers
Clate & Orpha Belle
George Washington Lievsay
& Sons, c.1920
Clate, Carey Lee, Jack &
Ava Lee c.1917   
Dick, George W. Lievsay, Clate & Gene c.1938
George Washington Lievsay & Family c. 1936
Curt Lievsay & Buggy
Julia Maxfield Lievsay
Dick, Grandpa George W.,
Clate & Gene  c.1938
Emma & Ella Lievsay   
Sam Lievsay
Denison -Aug. 2009
Henry & Dilcy - early 1980's  
Caroline Carey (Granny
McBee)
Eliza Jane Newman -
Mammy Roach
Sammy 2009
Eugenia Adair Ferguson
- Ma Fulton
Eliza Jane Newman -
Mammy Roach
James Elijah McBee
(Dangie)
William Jesse Lievsay
(The Gambler)
Elin Lievsay & Family Durant, OK. c 1906
Ella Mae Lievsay_1914
Ava Lee, Sammy, Sam, Catherine, Helen -
Xmas 1996
Texas Department of Health
Lievsay, Samuel Fulton
April 10 1960
These three wonderful people were a big part of my childhood. Since my grandmother (their
sister, Mary Ella Testerman Livesay) died before I was born, my Aunt Kate, Aunt Winnie and
Uncle John were like grandparents. They are all three buried in the Testerman family plot at
Highland Cemetery in Rogersville, Tn. John died in 1960, Winnie in 1973 and Kate in 1985.
Recently I learned that there was no official marker for any of them, but last week that situation
was remedied. Thanks to the joint efforts of my Aunt Nora Livesay Moore and Cousins Pam
Livesay and Linda Livesay Rankin, these stones have been set in place so they can be
remembered properly.
A new stone was also placed in the cemetery at Kincade Chapel, outside
Rogersville, TN for three of my Grandmother Mary Ella's children who died
young. This stone was laid in honor of my late uncle Hugh Kyle Livesay, who
was active in LHS for many years and kept scrupulous notes on his family
history. He also kept in his heart the memory of three little graves under the
big tree at Kincade Chapel Cemetery. Rest in peace little angels.