Re: Thomas Bailes/Montgomery Co. Va.
In trying to find the origin of the name Jabez Leftridge I find the following:Leftridge/Leftwich (or possibly Leftrich)Capt. Augustine Leftwich, b. 1712 in New Kent Co. (later Bedford Co.)VA, d. 1795, Bedford Co., VA.;married about 1736 VA, Mary Moxley, b. abt 1720; had 13 children: 1. Col. William Leftwich, 1737, 2. Frances. L. Leftwich, 1738; 3. Col. Thomas Leftwich, 1740; 4. Maj. Augustine Leftwich, 1744;6. Mary Leftwich, 1746; 6. Uriah Leftwich, 1748, 7. Capt. John Leftwich, 1750; 8. Rebecca Leftwich, 1752;9. Gen. Joe Breckenridge Leftwich, 1760;11. Nancy Leftwich, 1763;12. James Leftwich, 1764; 13. Gen. Jabez Leftwich, 1766.Most born in Bedford Co., VA. I haven't as yet checked out the service records of the military Leftwiches but as you can see there are many of this family in the military. Thomas Bailes (1746) married (?)Mary,(on LDS website) Could have been Mary Leftwich (1748). So far Jabez Leftwich is the only name I find that might fit the Jabez Leftridge Bailes family name.