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Bacon Jenkins Leath Lee Lester Phenix Vaughan

Obituary of George W. Leath, Richmond, Virginia.

Departed this life on January 29, at St. Luke's Hospital in Richmond, Va., George W. Leath, in the seventy-ninth year of his age.

He was born in Amelia County, near Dennisville. After the death of his father, his mother moved to her home, "Bacon's Hall," overlooking what is now the town of Crewe. This property was devised to Mrs. Leath by here father, Col. T. G. Bacon, a colonel in the Revolutionary War.

G. W. Leath lived at this place with his mother until the war of 1861-1865. He had four brothers in all, five sons were members of Company C, 18th Virginia Regiment, Hunton's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps, and T. G. Leath, was a lieutenant in this company.

G. W. Leath was wounded twice in battle, the last wound being received at Hatcher's Run on the 31st day of March, 1865, just nine days before Lee's surrender.

He returned to Nottoway County and lived there all of his life. He was married to Miss Laura H. Vaughan, a daughter of Jesse Nelson Vaughan, and took his bride to "Myrtlewood," about three miles north of Nottoway Courthouse, where he retired until his death. Mrs. Leath died about twenty-five years ago. Surviving him are the following children: T. Glenn Leath; Mrs. H. B. Phenix, Mrs. G. E. Lester, and Mrs. P. Jenkins, besides many grandchildren.

Mr. Leath loved his country and his neighbors, and always had a kind word of greeting for his many friends.

He served as deputy treasurer of Nottoway County for a number of years and filled other positions of public trust.

He was one of the oldest members of the Crewe Baptist Church and a regular attendant upon its services.

The internment took place in the Crewe Cemetery, witnessed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, among them being several faithful old negro servants of the family.

[Henry E. Lee]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1922.

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