Who is father of Joseph William Ledbetter b.Madison Co, Georgia 1845-1920

+1 vote
Fought for CSA, Shot twice. nearly died at Shiloh. Had one brother , John

 who was murdered in 1879.  Mother was Mary___ from S.C.
WikiTree profile: Joseph Ledbetter
in Genealogy Help by Jo Ledbetter G2G Rookie (170 points)
retagged by Steve McCabe

3 Answers

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His fathers name was Thomas Joseph Ledbetter. Mother was Mary Sue Nash.http://www.fgs-project.com/georgia/groups/l/ledbetter-joseph-william.html
by Sherri Posey G2G4 (4.2k points)
There are no sources or documentation on the link to Georgia groups. The site is a copy of Unsourced ancestrytrees
Sherri, thank you for your interest.  Please keep on trying.

No, what you wrote is wrong. You are reading what I, myself, put on aGeorgia Group sheet many years ago.  I was told that by an aunt, but  I can find NO proof of that at all; and if you can, please write back.  

Also,  the answer is not Robert Led. and Mary McCune, as many researchers feel, (wish it was that simple)  the timing is perfect, but the children are wrong. Robert Led. did not have the three toddlers that are shown with Mary__ on 1850 Madison Co. census:  Joseph William Led (my grgrandf.)John (murdered 1879)Mary Jo(died typhus at 20).

Thank youSherri for your help.  I appreciate any clue you find.

Jo Ledbetter 1153
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Here is a possibility


Georgia, Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850

      Name: Mary Mccune
      Spouse: Robert Leadbetter
      Marriage Date: 13 Aug 1844
      Marriage County: Madison
      Marriage State: Georgia

      There is however no father listed on the 1850 Census

      Joseph Ledbetter

       in the 1850 United States Federal Census

      View 1850 United States Federal Census

      • View blank form
        Name: Joseph Ledbetter
        Age: 5
        Birth Year: abt 1845
        Birthplace: Georgia
        Home in 1850: Subdivision 56, Madison, Georgia, USA
        Gender: Male
        Family Number: 622
        Household Members:
        Name Age
        Mary Ledbetter 43
        Joseph Ledbetter 5
        John Ledbetter 3
        Mary J Ledbetter 1

        Hope this helps

        by Steve McCabe G2G6 Pilot (362k points)
        +1 vote

        I wonder why the marriage record has the maiden name of his wife as Scott rather than Smith, as the latter is in the WikiTree profile.


        Joseph W. Ledbetter

        mentioned in the record of Joseph W. Ledbetter and Sarah E. Scott

        Name Joseph W. Ledbetter
        Spouse's Name Sarah E. Scott
        Event Date 31 Jul 1864
        Event Place Clarke,Georgia
        • No image available

        Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967

        Indexing Project (Batch) Number M53192-2
        System Origin Georgia-ODM
        GS Film number 0214494 V. D-E

        Citing this Record

        "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW6L-9LX : 24 December 2014), Joseph W. Ledbetter and Sarah E. Scott, 31 Jul 1864; citing Clarke,Georgia; FHL microfilm 0214494 V. D-E.

        by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
        There's a note on the profile. Scott was Sarah's stepfather
        Smith is correct.  Her parents were Jackson Smith and Cynthia Edwards.

        Jackson Smith died when Sarah Elizabeth was approx. 10 and her mother married Patrick Scott.   The family came to be known locally as Scotts, and were likely pretty illiterate..?..  The injured JWLed. begged time to come home from war to marry 7/31/1864.     Possibly Joseph William Ledbetter filled out the license and put Scott rather than Smith, forever confusing we descendants.   Thanks for your interest.   

        Thank you ALL for helping me try to find JWLed. father... He was not Robert Led and Mary McCune, though the time is right, the children are not.

        Jo Ledbetter, grgranddaughter

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