1.Henry5Ledbetter(John4, William3, Henry2, Thomas1) was born November 19, 1721 in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia, and died August 15, 1785 in Caswell County, Hillsboro District, North Carolina.He married EdyClark ABT1745. Notes for Henry Ledbetter: Date of birth and place taken from DAR Application Papers , National Number 505481. Rev. Henry Ledbetter was a preacher during the Revolutionary War.Semple's History of the Rise and Fall of Baptists in Virginia - Beale pg 16, shows Rev. Henry Ledbetter was a Baptist Preacher or Minister. Daniel Ledbetter, Rev. Henry's son, Rev. War National Number 481187. Also, History of N.C. Baptists by Paschal. Bond: Caswell County, NC Will Books 1777-1814. July Court, 1785 Bond: Joel, Daniel, Prudence, and Elizabeth Ledbetter of Caswell County and Shadrack Forrest of Orange Co., all heirs to the estate of Henry Ledbetter, dec'd, agree to leave estate of dec'd in possession of Eady Ledbetter, late wife of Henry. Witness: William Glenn, Robert Hicks, Binghey Glenn 1784 Tax List St James District, Caswell Co., NC Ledbetter, Daniel: 362 Deep Creek 1-0 , Henry: 136 Deep Creek 1-1 . Joel:150 Deep Creek 1-0 COLONIAL CLERGY of VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINAandSOUTH CAROLINA: Henry Ledbetter, b Prince George County, Virginia, 25 Feb. 1721; ordained Reedy Creek, Warren County, North Carolina, 28 June 1750; settled at Lynch's Creek, Craven County, South Carolina, 1755-1761; settled at Tar River, Granville County, North Carolina 1761-1777; Baptist. SOUTH CAROLINA BAPTISTS 1670-1805 by Leah Twonsend, Ph.D Pg 95 " the First Church on Lynches Creek is lcaimed to have been begun by former Welsh Neck Church members, who had lived for a time on Black Creek and had movedin about 1754 nearer Lynches Creek. rev. Joshua Edwards helped to organize their new church September 1, 1755, and it entered the Charleston Association that year. Rev. Henry Ledbetter was chosen minister, Rev. James Smart assistant minister, and Edward Boykin and his son Henry deacons. The original meeting house, built in 1757 and later burned, was probably on the east side of Lynches Creek but the membership tended to concentrate in the Flat Creek region where Mr. Ledbetter's land was located. An influx of members, chiefly from Fishing Creek, North Carolina, soon raised their numbers to thirty, but Mr. Ledbetter, formerly a General Baptist and a recent convert to Calvinistic principles, attempted to "purge" the church, which together with danger from Indians, caused the population to dwindle. Many removed to Coosawhatchie and Euhaw. Mr. Ledbetter himself returned to North Carolina about1761." Footnotes:" Edwards, Crozer MS p. 13 Furman, MS, pp. 35-6 "N.C. Material" in N.C. Historical Review, VII (1830), 380; Col. Rec. N.C., V, 1168; IX, 89, 90: Rev. Henry Ledbetter was born Feb. 25, 1721, in Prince George County, VA; "Bred and Anglican," he became a General Baptist in 1748, baptized by Rev. Josiah Hart at Scotland Neck, N.C., ordained Une 28, 1750 by Mssrs. William Walker and William Washington; converted to Calvinistic Principles in less than a year, he came to S.C. and settled on Black Creek, but removed to Lynches Creek, where he hadsurveys in 1756 on Middle Branch of Lynches Creek; he was a constituent member of the reconstituted Tar River Church in NC, where he is said to have remained the rest of his life. He married Edy Clark." HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA BAPTISTS by George Washington Pashal Vol.I 1663-1805 pg 175 " Reverend Hart baptized Henry Ledbetter and James Smart in 1749 at Reedy Creek (Fishing creek)." pg 177 " In Tar River Church, Washington was succeeded by Rev. Henry Ledbetter. After becoming a Particular Baptist he had gone to Lynches Creek, South Carolina, where he remained until 1757, at which time he returned to North Carolina and served as pastor at Flat River, which thus early was a branch of Tar River church." Footnotes: " Morgan Edwards' account of Rev. Henry Ledbetter is as follows: "Mr. Ledbetter was born 17___, in Prince George County in Virginia. Bred a churchman. Embraced the principles of the Baptists, Feb. 1748/9; and had the ordinance administered to him by Rev. Josiah Hart of Scotland Neck, NC. Ordained Aug. 1750, along with Mr. Smart by Rev. Mess. William Walker and William Washington. He was then a general baptist, but in about 6 months after embraced the Calvinistic doctrines. He came to Lynches Creek in 1754 from Welsh Tract. In 1757 he went to Flat River in NC. He married Edy Clark by whom he has children Joel, Jaene, William." Pg 292 " We have seen above how Stearns had gone to South Carolina and after being rebuffed by one Particular Baptist preacher had secured the help of Rev. Henry Ledbetter and how they ordained their common brother-in-law, Daniel Marshall, to the pastorate of the new church."