Mike Starr

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We are in the process of testing/adding setting up credit card and check options on the website.  This will allow people to order LHA merchandise and pay yearly dues through the website rather than dealing with mailing in a check.  THIS IS TESTING ONLY AT THIS TIME, IF YOU TRY TO PURCHASE ANYTHING IT WILL …

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Welcome to the website of the Leftwich Historical Association

The Leftwich Historical Association was organized on October 10, 1992, in Lynchburg, Virginia, with sixteen charter members.   The Association was established as a non-profit organization devoted to assembling and preserving genealogical and historical information pertaining to the Leftwich family.  The LHA was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 3, 2000. The LHA  annually …

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Samuel G Leftwich, past President of K-Mart

It is with sadness that we pass on the news that longtime LHA member Sam Leftwich passed away on November 25, 2015 Samuel G. Leftwich was a breach baby, born 12/10/1926 in a blizzard in an unheated farmhouse in Homer, NE.  He passed away 11/25/2015 in NV at the age of 88. At 17 he …

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Anne Leftwich MacKenzie Chakales – obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Long time LHA member Anne Leftwich MacKenzie Chakales departed the physical world for her heavenly reward on March 30, 2015..  The obituary has a Leftwich Historical Association mention in her activities. http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/article_afa4086b-511b-5bbc-8fde-a5bc93d690ba.html

Charter Member – ELOISE BECKSTROM – 1926 – 2015

Forest Baptist Church, Forest, Bedford, Virginia – FAG 52397228 – Uriah Leftwich line Eloise Frances Ann Alcock Beckstrom passed away at the Carrington Nursing Home on March 7, 2015.  Born on May 20, 1926 in Forest, VA, she was the widow of Donald Leslie Beckstrom and daughter of the late Elijah Fletcher and Adelia Leftwich …

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First Lieutenant Littleberry Leftwich, CSA

Littleberry Leftwich, CSA marker ceremony

On Saturday, November 29, 2014. Members of the Cunningham family installed a grave marker memorializing the Civil War service of First Lieutenant Littleberry Leftwich, CSA.  Thanks to Vann Cunningham for organizing the event.   Biographical Sketch for Littleberry Leftwich (1819-1902) Littleberry Leftwich (1819-1902), born in Virginia only son of John Hopkins and Jane Stevens Gill Leftwich, …

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Sandy’s Dandies Southern Cookbook

Longtime LHA member Sandra Shell has made the news with her popular cookbook.  See the details at http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2014/09/sandys_dandies_southern_cookbo_1.html The cookbook includes 500 recipes in a soft-cover book covering 144 pages that includes a comprehensive index. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of “Sandy’s Dandies” can send a check for $18 ($15 plus shipping) to: Sandra …

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Old Leftwich Hall

The University of Manchester report from their Survey of Old Leftwich Hall is now available in the Members-only section. Members of the LHA recently purchased the original canvas Robert Leftwich painting of Old Leftwich Hall that he painted in the 1880s, and are in the process of donating it for preservation.  Professional reproductions from scans …

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Davenham Parish Church

Leftwich Cousins, Message from Leftwich-land concerning the Parish Church for Leftwich (which our ancestors attended). See http://davenhamparish.net/ For those wanting to see the location of the church on Google Maps, here is the location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/St.+Wilfrid’s+Parish+Church/@53.2374893,-2.5046008,17z For reference, Leftwich Hall marker was located here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/53°14’34.8“N+2°30’19.2″W I have attached a picture of the church I took during …

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Interpretation of the Leftwich Shield

Leftwich Shield

There are many interpretations of the meanings of symbols on arms and shields. This is an attempt to decipher the meaning of the design of the Leftwich shield. The most commonly accepted meanings are given, but be aware that scholars question the reliability of placing historic significance on the designs of arms and crests.[1] The …

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