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Berda Leak[1]

Female 12 Jun 1884 - 1960


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  • Born  12 Jun 1884  Montgomery County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  04 Mar 1960  Hight Point, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  08 Mar 1960  Richmond County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I2548  Main
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2007 

    Father  Mr. Tedder 
    Mother  Hope Leak,   b. abt. 1865, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1954, Candor, Montgomery County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F814  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Fetzen Leak 
    Children 
     1. James "Jimmy" Leak,   b. abt. 1906, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Fetson Leak,   b. abt. 1908, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Walter Leak,   b. abt. 1909, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Daisy Leak,   b. abt. 1911, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edna Leak,   b. abt. 1913, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. D. Leak
     7. Ezell Leak,   b. abt. 1918, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F813  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Adam Townsend,   b. Oct 1874, Richmond County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1937, Steeles, Richmond County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  After 1920 
    Children 
     1. Rufus Townsend,   b. 31 May 1921, Steeles, Richmond County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 2000, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. J.". Townsend
    >3. K.L. Townsend
    Last Modified  13 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F810  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1900 NC Census: Amos & Hope Ridenhour
    1900 NC Census: Amos & Hope Ridenhour
    Enumeration Date: 22 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 91
    Sheet: 4B
    Location: Steele, Richmond County, North Carolina

    Dwelling #192
    1. Amos - Head, age 53, b. Mar 1845, 1st marriage at 15
    2. Houp - Wife, age 33, b. Mar 1877 - 1st marriage at 15, mother of 6 children, 5 still living
    3. Bertha - daughter, age 15, born Jan 1885
    4. Jane - daughter, age 11, born May 1889
    5. Lewis - son, age 8, born Mar 1892
    6. John - son, age 6, born Nov 1893
    7. Homer - son, age 18, born Sep 1882
    8. Della - daughter, age 2, born Apr 1898

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    1920 NC Census: Berta Leak (Head)
    1920 NC Census: Berta Leak (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 20 Jan 1920
    Enumeration District: 76
    Sheet: 15A
    Location: Mt. Gilead, Montgomery County, North Carolina

    Dwelling #127
    1. Berta - age 34, widowed
    2. Jimmie - son, age 14
    3. Felz - son, age 12
    4. Walter - son, age 11
    5. Daisy - daughter, age 9
    6. Edna - daughter, age 7
    7. Dilcie - daughter, age 4
    8. Essiah (sp?) - son, age 2
    9. Jane - mother, age 50, widowed

    Family lives a few doors away from Berta's future husband, Adam Townsend (Dwelling #133).

    This Jane listed as her mother is not her mother - Hope is living with her husband Jake Pankey in 1930.

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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Histories
    NC Death Certificate: Berda Townsend
    NC Death Certificate: Berda Townsend
    Father listed as Amos Ridenhour (though she was born a Leak, he was her stepfather).
    Mother: Hope Leak
    Informant: Mrs. Edna Rucker
    Cause of death: coronary occlusion

  • Notes  Born:
    • Daughter Dilcy's birth certificate says she was born in Montgomery County, NC.
    • Daughter Katherine's birth certificate states she was born in 1885 in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] North Carolina Birth Certificate.
      birth certificates of her kids Delicy and Ezell.

    2. [S20] North Carolina Death Certificate.
      Lists birthday as 12 Jun 1890.

    3. [S3] North Carolina Death Collection 1908-2004. Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S20] North Carolina Death Certificate.