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Hugh LeCompte Bible
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Hugh LeCompte is a great-great-grandson of the immigrant Antoine LeCompte. His family bible, started circa 1800, was passed down to the eldest son for three generations. When Benjamin Berry LeCompte, Sr. died in 1989, a grandson, Pettus LeCompte, bought and preserved his grandfather's home in Richmond, VA, where the Bible is still on display. The Bible itself is leather bound, 8.5" x 11" in size, and was published in Philadelphia between 1784 and 1800 by Kimber & Sharpless.

Generations from Immigrant
1 - Anthony LeCompte
2 - Moses LeCompte
3 - William LeCompte
4 - Moses LeCompte
5 - Hugh LeCompte
6 - Francis Asbury LeCompte
7 - Francis Layton Foxwell LeCompte
8 - Benjamin Berry LeCompte Sr.

Unanswered Questions
Who wrote the entries? What happened to Hugh's sister Mahala LeCompte? Who is Charles W. Breerwood and what is his relationship to Leah, if any? How is Dr. Evans related to the family? Is Hunter (see obit) related or just a friend from Church? What happened to Sarah Wingate, first wife of Hugh? What is the maiden name of Rachel, Rose, and Ann and the surname of their children? Is Rachel a sister-in-law of Hugh, either Rachel Wingate or Rachel Breerwood? Is Rachel an unknown half-sister? Is Rachel really Mahala giving birth out of wedlock? What is the difficult-to-read name on the bottom of page 2 (births): Wright, Wingate? It's a mystery. Let us know if you have any answers.


Bible Record
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1819 Manuscript by Thomas & Daniel LeCompte
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Generations from Immigrant
1 - Anthony LeCompte
2 - Moses LeCompte
3 - William LeCompte
4 - Thomas & Daniel LeCompte

In 1819, two blind brothers, Thomas & Daniel LeCompte, sat down in Dorchester County, Maryland with Benjamin Woodward LeCompte, the grandson of their first cousin Moses LeCompte, in order to give an accounting of the descendants of their great-grandparents, the French/English emigrants, Monsieur Anthony & Madame Hester LeCompte. Benjamin was a politically active lawyer living in Cambridge who wished to assist Thomas and Daniel give an affidavit that would serve as one of the richest sources of family information for subsequent generations.


Bibles Entries & Lists

Schooners on the Choptank River
Schooners on the Choptank River

Bible of Philip I. LeCompte &
Susan B. Hubbard (m. 1859)

The Family Bible of Philip I. LeCompte ended up in antique shop, found it's way to a used bookstore, and was scooped up by Dennis Stanley who scanned and posted the images online.

DCGM: Bible & Family Record Links
Dorchester County Genealogical Magazine hosts this site with links to online listings of family trees and bible transcriptions.

Family Trees of Anthony (offsite links)

Family Tree of
Moses & Elizabeth Wheeler LeCompte (m. 1782)

Kirk LeCompte has compiled a complete descendant chart of Hugh LeCompte (1789-1847) and is working on descendants of Hugh's siblings: Moses, Mary, and Mahala - all children of Moses LeCompte and Elizabeth Wheeler. He has accumulated information on over 2500 descendants of immigrant Anthony LeCompte (including spouses) and considerably more on collateral lines.

Family Tree of
Edward & Mary LeCompte Cator (m. abt 1743)

Donna and Patrick Cator are actively compiling 5+ generations of LeComptes descended from Mary LeCompte (b. abt 1720), daughter of Moses & Levina Pattison LeCompte.

Family Tree of
Joseph Lloyd & Emily Dawson LeCompte(m. 1835)

Dennis Stanley has a large compilation of descendants of Antoine & Hester LeCompte, the original LeCompte immigrants to the Eastern Shore of Maryland - a project called the Maryland LeCompte Family Genealogical Project. His own LeCompte line has run into a brick wall with the father of Joseph Lloyd LeCompte who was Lee LeCompte (b. bet. 1780-1784)

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