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Middle names of children and parents of George Letsinger taken from multiple family trees posted online, but not verified as yet.

Nancy Agnes Hefley Letsinger


born 1804 in SC, died 8-14-1893 TN


Note that the name was alternately often spelled Ledsinger





  1801-Mary Hefley Dunlap

  1806-Sarah Hefley Carter

  1808-Elizabeth Hefley


  1811-William Hefley

  c.1813-James Hefley

  1816-Henry Hefley



George Letsinger




If all these kids are Nancy's, then she had a kid at 49, and named two daughters Mary. Also in 1900 census Isabelle & Matilda list birthdates a month apart.

 1824-Ruth Hannah Letsinger

 1826-John Michael Letsinger

 1828-Margaret E*

 1831-Mary Eveline Letsinger

 1833-William T Letsinger

 1835-Sarah Letsinger

 1837-Louisa Letsinger

 1839-James Herman

         died 1864 Civil War

 1842-Emily Caroline

 1844-George Lewis Letsinger

 1850-Isabelle Letsinger

 1850-Matilda Letsinger


*see below box


Michael Hefley


Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton


spouse's parents:

John Michael Ledsinger


Rutha Fennell

maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:


maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

*Margaret Letsinger, daughter of Nancy, is listed on some internet family trees as married to Perry Hall. However, in the 1850 Carroll County TN census, she is listed living with her parents, and he is listed living already with wife Margaret with two children. It is possible she is mistakenly listed in two places at once, or Margaret Letsinger is not the same person as Margaret Hall.

1810 census, Chester District, SC

 Michael Hefley

1 male 26-45 (Michael)

1 female 26-45 (Peggy)

4 females under 10 (Mary, Nancy, Sarah, Elizabeth)


1820 census, Chester District SC

Mich'l Hefley

3 males under 10 (William, James & Henry)

1 male 26-45 (Michael)

1 female under 10 (see below)

3 females 10-16 (see below)

1 female 26-45 (Peggy)

daughters should've been Mary-19, Nancy-16, Sarah-14, Elizabeth-12. It's possible the three 10-16 are Nancy, Sarah and Elizabeth, with Mary out of the household already, and some girl who did not survive in the under 10 category, or it's just census error)


1830 census, Carroll County TN (one extra female child, perhaps a daughter who did not survive)

George Letsinger

1 male under 5 (John)

1 male 20-30 (George)

2 females under 5 (Rutha + unknown girl)

1 female 5-10 (Margaret)

1 female 20-30 (Nancy)


1840 census, Carroll County TN (2 daughters seem to be missing)

George Letsinger

1 male under 5 (James H)

1 male 5-10 (William)

1 male 10-15 (John)

1 male 30-40 (George)

1 female under 5 (Louisa)

1 female 5-10 (Sarah should be 5, Mary 9)

1 female 15-20 (Rutha should be 16, Margaret12)

1 female 30-40 (Nancy)


1850 census, Carroll County TN, District 8

George Letsinger, age 48, farmer, born SC, estate value $600

Nancy A. Letsinger, age 44, born SC

Rutha H, age 26, born SC

John (M?), age 24, farmer, born SC

Margaret E, age 22, born TN

Mary E, age 19, born TN

William T, age 17, born TN

Sarah A, age 15, born TN

Louisa M, age 13, born TN

James H, age 11, born TN

Emily C, age 8, born TN

George L, age 6, born TN

Isabella, age 1, born TN

(next household is John Letsinger, 24, born SC & Mary C., age 19, born TN)


1860 census, Carroll County TN, District 8

household 967

William T. Letsinger, age 26, servant, personal estate value $250, born TN

Sabina E, age 22, born TN

Sarah, age 1, born TN

household 968

George Letsinger, age 58, farmer, $1500/$650, born SC

Nancy, age 56, born SC

James H, age 21, farm laborer, born TN

Caroline, age 18

George L, age 16

Isabella, age 11

Matilda, age 9

Mary, age 7


11-30-1863 James H. Ledsinger enlisted on the Union side in the Civil War, served in Indiana Co. F 52nd Infantry, but died only three months later 2-9-1864. The listing of US Veteran's Grave Sites shows Pvt Army US Civil War James H. Ledsinger death 2-9-1864 Memphis National Cemetery Section C, Site 2802. The Civil War Pension Index has a listing for James H. Ledsinger with mother Nancy A. Ledsinger applying for the pension.


The Civil War Pension Index also has George Ledsinger "alias Lewis" with widow Rebecca Ledsinger applying for the pension after his death 11-25-1908 (and it looks like he himself applied for the pension as an invalid, but the date is illegible). He also served on the Union side.


1870 census, Carroll County TN, District 8

G. Ledsinger, age 68, farmer, $800/$300, born SC

Nancy, age 64, keeping house, born SC

Isabelle, age 21, born TN

Lewis, age 26, works farm, born TN

Mary I, age 17, born TN


1880 census, Carroll County District 14

George Ledsinger, age 77, farmer, born SC

wife Nancy, age 74, born SC

daughter Isabel, age 27, born TN

boarder Mary Longue (not sure of that surname), white, age 10, born TN