|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1791|
|Death: ||Feb. 29, 1856|
Son of Susanna Jones (b. 1772) and Walter Leake (b. 1768). His grandparents were Ann Minter and Josiah Leake, Sr. (b. 1730 in Virginia). Josiah's grandfather, William, was born in England about 1664 and immigrated to Goochland County in 1685.
Anthony's parents, Walter and Susanna, married on October 1, 1790 and moved to Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky about 1805. According to their family Bible they had thirteen children, Anthony being the oldest. By 1840 most of the children had moved west. Susanna died in 1848 and Walter in 1853, both in Mason County.
Anthony enlisted as a private in the 4th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers in August 1812, and was discharged in March 1813. For his service he was granted a warrant for eighty acres of bounty land in 1855.
On June 22, 1815 Anthony married Frances Fanny Brockman, born about 1797 in Virginia. The marriage bond was issued in Boone County, Kentucky and was made by Anthony and the bride's father, Moses Brockman.
Anthony and Frances purchased land in Fleming County, Kentucky in 1818 and lived in that area until about 1828 when they moved to Tippecanoe County (which became Clinton County), Indiana. The family is next found in Monroe County, Missouri, during 1832, when Anthony purchased various tracts of land. In October 1845 he sold all his properties in Monroe County and moved to Texas.
In a land grant application, Samuel Leake, the son of Anthony, stated that the family arrived in now Dallas County on November 29, 1845 and obtained a land grant of 640 acres through the Peters Colony. Anthony is shown on the poll tax list for 1846 in the new County of Dallas, new State of Texas. His grant is presently located in Richardson between Plano and Jupiter Road.
Anthony died February 29, 1856 on the farm in Dallas. His complicated estate was settled in 1857 in Texas District Court No. 14 (Book B, pages 187 and 279). Frances died about 1858.
Anthony and Frances had at least nine children. The oldest, a male, born about 1817 did not come to Texas. The eight who did were Elvira, Samuel, Almeda, Elizabeth, Edna, Mary, Louisa, and Josiah.
Walter Leake (1768 - 1853)
Susannah Jones Leake (1772 - 1848)
Frances Brockman Leake (1797 - 1858)*
Elvira Leake Mayes Cook (1818 - ____)*
Samuel Leake (1823 - 1872)*
Almeda Leake Crowley (1825 - 1893)*
Edna Leake Crowley (1829 - 1888)*
Louise Leake Alexander (1835 - 1904)*
Anthony M Leake (1791 - 1856)
Judith Bell Leake Reed (1792 - 1841)*
Nancy Ann Leake Lacy (1795 - 1870)*
Catharine Leake Brockman (1800 - 1883)*
Josiah Leake (1811 - 1883)*
Mary Leake Jones (1815 - 1884)*
Specifically: Buried in family farm in Richardson
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Feb 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65581585