On this page will be listed all submitted family lines by earliest known Leffew ancestor, along with contact information for the submitter, who will be also be known as the Line Leader.  As noted in the welcome message on the Home Page, it is anticipated that most participants will be descendants of Stephen Lefew/Lephew of Rockingham County, North Carolina.  Accordingly, set forth below is his family group record.  Each tested descendant of Stephen will have their pedigree posted, beginning with an identified grandson of Stephen.  This pedigree will include the code number of the participant so that the yDNA results can be referenced.  If a participant is not able to trace his family back to one of Stephen’s sons, a separate pedigree will be added that starts with the earliest proven Leffew ancestor.  If we get enough participants, we may be able to identify markers whose allele readings are specific to particular branches of the family, which may help in the effort to identify a participant’s specific branch of the Leffew family.

Please note that participation in this project is not required for a listing on this page.  Those who would like their lineage added to this page should send their pedigree information to the Administrator.  Please note that the purpose of this page is to provide basic information that will identify the line, as opposed to a full fledged family history.  Accordingly, the Administrator will only post a stripped down descendants’ chart or pedigree, as has been done for Stephen Lefew/Lephew below.  If you wish, a link to an offsite expanded family history can also be included.  Here is a link to your Administrator’s research: Stephen Lefew/Lephew.  As to the next generation, the Leffews of Grainger County, Tennessee, have been the primary focus of my research.


·       Stephen Lefew/Lephew, d bef 26 May 1800 Rockingham Co NC, m Elizabeth

o   Joseph Leffew, b bef 1774, d 12 Dec 1839 Grainger Co TN, m1 ?, m2 Polly Jones, m3 Polly Miller, m4 Sarah Majors

o   Elias Leffew, b 1765-1775, d bef 1830 Franklin Co VA, m Rebecca Quigley

o   Enoch Leffew, b 1770-1775, d aft 1840 prob Franklin Co VA, m Jane Craig

o   Elijah Leffew, b 1770-1780, d aft 1830 prob Franklin Co VA, m Adelphia Webb

o   Elisha Leffew, b abt 1778 NC, d abt 1857 Grainger Co TN, m Annie McCinay

o   Elizabeth Lephew, b abt 1780 Guilford Co NC, d abt 1845 Franklin Co VA, m William Scott

o   Elihu (aka Richard) Leffew, b abt 1783 NC, d 17 May 1873 Grainger Co TN, m1 Anna Shelton, m2 Margaret “Jane” Lawson

o   Josiah Leffew, b 1785-1787 Rockingham Co NC, d 14 Jul 1874 Floyd Co VA, m Martha Lumpkin

o   Uriah Lephew

o   Levy Lephew

o   Possibly Pheobe Lephew, b aft 1790 Rockingham Co NC, m William Craig


·       Pleasant Henry Leffew (Sr.) (Stephen > probably Joseph), b 1803 NC, d 1860 Roane Co TN, m Elenor “Nelly” Rook – Teresa Barley [tbarley AT charter.net]

o   Sarah Leffew, b 25 Mar 1825, d 13 Oct 1890 Pulaski Co KY, m Samuel L Barnett

o   Sterling Leffew, b 1826 NC, d 15 Jan 1864 Richmond VA, m Jerusha Barnett

o   Elenor Leffew, b 18 Nov 1827

o   Jane Leffew, b 1829, m James Lastly

o   Mary W Leffew, b 1830, m William Watts

o   John Leffew, b 1834, m Kiziah McDuffie

o   William Leffew, b 1835

o   Joseph Leffew, b 15 May 1840 Roane Co TN, d 28 Oct 1925 Hamilton Co TN, m Sarah Ann “Sallie” Henson

o   Lousia Leffew, b 1841

o   Pleasant Henry Leffew (Jr), b 6 Jul 1842, d 7 Jun 1925 Fentress Co TN, m Mary Jane Crabtree – L-9

o   Ethalinda L “Ethel” Leffew, b 1844, m Benjamin Ellis

o   Albert Pinkney “Pink” Leffew, b 19 Sep 1849, d 31 Dec 1908 Megis Co TN, m1 Hasseltine Selvidge, m2 Mary Clowers, m3 Mary E Fritts – L-1, L-2, (L-5), L-6


·       Elijah Leffew, aka Elijah Jones, b abt 1815 Grainger Co TN, died aft 1880 Grainger Co TN, m Susannah Harvey 12 Apr 1837 Grainger Co TN

o   Alfred Jones, aka Alfred Harvey, aka Alfred Leffew, b abt 1837 Grainger Co TN, d aft 1892 Hendricks Co IN, m Paulina McKey  10 Feb 1858 Grainger Co TN

§  Joseph E Leffew, b abt 1870 Hendricks Co IN, m Alma M Green 24 Nov 1889 Putnam Co IN

·       Oscar H Leffew, b 22 Oct 1895 Hendricks Co IN, m Ruby Pearl ____

o    L-3


·       Reece  Leffew, aka Reece Lawson (Stephen > Elihu), b abt 1849 Clay Co KY, m Martha Suttles – Mary Wren [tennred99 AT yahoo.com]

o   James H Lawson, b 1875 Grainger Co TN, d 1962, m Minnie B Williams

§  James Harley Lawson, b 1921, d 1996, m Catherine Lucille Brown

·       L-4


·       Oliver LeFew, b abt 1806 Franklin Co VA, d Sep 1875 Prince Edward Co VA – D. T. LeFew, Jr. (Buddy) [Lefewbud AT aol.com]

o   Asa Dickinson LeFew, b Dec 1840 Prince Edward Co VA, d aft 1900 Appomattox Co VA

§  Dewitt Talmadge LeFew (Sr.), b 5 Jul 1888 Prince Edward Co VA, d 26 Jan 1964 Lynchburg VA

·       L-7