Major Lord

Major W Lord (1807 - 1861)

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Pte. Major W Lord
Born in South Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married about in Jackson County, Georgiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Richmond, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Jan 2014
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  • There may be inaccuracies in the source information for this line. M.Gaulden


Private in CSA Jarrett's Company. Company G, 16th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Thompson's Company. M. W., war casualty.

Lord, M. W. ---- Private July 20, 1861. Died at Richmond, Va. Sept. 1861. Muster Roll.[1]

I have found his grave marker in the Harris-Lord Family Cemetery.

Research Notes

  • There are two Margaret Peggy Leachmans. One from the Charleston Area married to John Taylor Lord in Charleston AND Margaret Peggy Leachman born in Anderson who married William. The latter being the parents of Major W. Lord

"Major W. Lord was the youngest son John Taylor Lord, Jr.(1767-1840) who married Margaret Peggy Leachman(1770-1806) in 1789. They had the following children: Thomas Lord,1789 – 1858, William Lord, 1795 – 1867, Permelia, Permolia Millie Lord 1798 – 1880, Mildred Milly Lord 1800 – 1880,James Benjamin Lord 1801 – 1850, Nancy Lord 1803, Simeon Lord 1805 – 1856,Mary Polly Lord 1806. Major W LORD 1807 – 1861"

  • Waldrep Family History [2]

"Major W. Lord (son of John Taylor Lord, Jr. and Margaret Leachman) was born 1807 in South Carolina, and died September 1861 in Richmond, Virginia. He married Medy Teresa Dunson on October 23, 1827 in Jackson County, Georgia.

More About Major W. Lord and Medy Teresa Dunson: Marriage: October 23, 1827, Jackson County, Georgia."

  • Gunnels & Henson [3]


  • Wiliam Lord and Descendants, p.4, unpublished, 2014, James T. Lord.
  • The early History of Jackson County Georgia, p.318, "The Writings of the Late G. J. N. Wilson, embracing some of the Early History of Jackson County." [4] J. W, Lord.
  • Muster Roll of Company G, 16th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, C. S. A., Jackson County, Georgia, "Jackson County Volunteers". [5]

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On 10 Jul 2017 at 22:07 GMT Darren Kellett wrote:

Lord-1809 and Lord-1577 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate Profile

On 24 May 2017 at 03:59 GMT Kathy (Stuewe) Zipperer wrote:

Mags: here is the source for the marriage:
  • Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950, database with images, FamilySearch, Major W. Lord and Russel Dunston, 23 Oct 1827; citing Marriage, Jackson, Georgia, United States, county courthouses, Georgia; FHL microfilm 325,652.

On 4 Feb 2017 at 22:31 GMT Paul Gierszewski wrote:

Hi, The listed end of marriage year of 1926 is after his death in 1861.

On 12 Aug 2014 at 15:58 GMT William Weldon wrote:

Lord-1809 and Lord-1577 are not ready to be merged because: I would like alittle more time on the fathers of Major w Lord.

John Taylor Lord Jr. and William Lord Sr.

On 11 Aug 2014 at 18:16 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Lord-1809 and Lord-1577 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person. There is disputed parentage, though, and notes on the Profile for Lord-1577 does reflect this.

On 9 Aug 2014 at 22:56 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey William!

I am so glad you have added this Major Lord - I have added him as well, though with different parents. I would love to see your sources for him as I know there is some (many?) questions about his parentage! Mags

The Major Lord I added is

On 16 Jul 2014 at 20:04 GMT William Weldon wrote:

Major W. Lord Buried, Harris - Lord cemetary

on Harris-Lord cemetary road off Hwy.441 South of Commerce, Ga. Athens Hwy.

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