EDWARD LEAVELL (? LAVELLE) was born 1685, and died July 1749 in St. George's Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia. He married MARY NIX Abt. 1704. Notes for EDWARD LEAVELL: Many genealogies list Edward as the son of John, but a few suggest they're brothers, which makes more sense, given that they're only ten years apart in estimated age! He's also born too far in advance of his other alleged brothers. Per Everett Leavell, this Edward Leavell was a brother to immigrant ancestor ( Jean LaVelle ) John Leavelle. He & John came to America from England or France in the latter part of the 1600's. E. Jay Levell says Edward La LaVelle was born about 1675 in Normandy, France and died February 23, 1742/43, probably in King and Queen County, VA; his wife was Mary Nix. They had two children, Joseph Leavell (born 1732 in King & Queen Co. VA, died 1775 in Culpeper or Faquier Co. VA, spouse Sarah Canady) and Benjamin, who married Mildred Louise Haydon. Edward Leavell was in King & Queen Co. Va in 1838 in the Parish of Drysdale. He then goes to St. George's Parish in Spotsylvania Co.,Va also in 1838. He m. Mary Nix; her parents were Susanna & George Nix. If this is correct, then half the kids we have attributed to this Edward aren't his! Are they children of John LaVelle??? Edward owned land in King and Queen County Va. In addition he purchased 200 acres in Spo;tsylvania in 1738, moved there and died. 200 Acres were purchased 6 Apr 1738 form Thomas Benson, it was on the branches of the Massaponnox Creek In 1740 Edward and Mary were witness to George Nix will and Edward was made ex with William McWilliams . Leavil, Edward,,,8-1-1749...will executed...VA, Spotsylvania Co. ...WILL BOOK A (1722-1749) Edward of St. George's Parish died Feb. 23, 1742/3, probated this date. Wit. George Nix, Martin True, William Woolbank. Ex. wife Mary Leavil. Leg. wife Mary, sons Joseph and Benjamin Leavil, 200 acres of land, my son Joseph having the manor plantation. (page 484)
Edward married Mary Nix, daughter of George Nix and Susanna.