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Leonard Henderson Oakley

b 1804, , , Person, North Carolina
d 27 Jun 1874, Gatlinburg, Sevier, Tennessee  
bur Gatlinburg, Sevier, Tennessee Thomas Oakley  
Oakley d 08 May 1773  
Thomas Oakley    
|b 1777 |    
|d 1856    
Leonard Henderson Oakley  
|Elizabeth Pethindy Grindstead    
| |    
Parthenia Van_Hook  
 b ABT 1777 1784 |    
 d 1820    


1 < Elizabeth Oakley
2 < William E. Oakley
3 < Orion Oakley
4 Solomon Oakley
5 Louisa Oakley
6 < Leonard Henderson Oakley, Jr.
7 Mary C. Oakley
8 James Knox Polk Oakley
9 < Addison J. Oakley
10 < Henry Coleman Oakley
11 < Lucretia Ann Oakley
12 Rebecca Jane Oakley


Leonard Henderson Oakley lived with his parents in the watershed of Little Panther Creek until his marriage. He and his wife Elizabeth Pethindy Grindstead were listed in the 1830 and 1840 Federal Census of Person County, North Carolina.

Circa 1845, Leonard Henderson Oakley and his family migrated to Knox County, Tennessee. Family tradition indicated that this Oakley family came by covered wagon to 'Big Spring' (now Fountain City - part of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee) area in Tennessee from North Carolina. Some of the older children of Leonard Henderson and Elizabeth Pethindy Grindstead Oakley married and settled along migration route from the state of North Carolina.

Leonard Henderson and Elizabeth Pethindy Grindstead Oakley were listed in the 1850 Federal Census of Washington County, Tennessee.

Circa 1857/58, Leonard Henderson Oakley and the remainder of his family migrated to the White Oak Flats community (now Gatlinburg), Sevier County, Tennessee.

Leonard Henderson and Elizabeth Pethindy Grindstead Oakley were listed in the 1860 and 1870 Federal Census of Sevier County, Tennessee.

Leonard Henderson Oakley was buried with his wife in the White Oak Flats Cemetery.

SMHS lists birth as 1806 and death as 8 January 1874.

Source: 'Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 2', 1983, Donald B. Reagan, p 199, 224, 226. 'In the Shadow of the Smokies', Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1993, p 574. 'Sevier County, Tennessee and its Heritage', 1994, p 253, 284.