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History of the Log Cabin

Annaliza Jones was the daughter of John A. Jones & Elizabeth Stockner. She was born March 12, 1856 and died August 18, 1935. She was the second wife of Jacob, "Jake" Leonard. They were married May 8, 1881 by Annaliza's father's cousin Hugh Jones. They were married at her father John A. Jones's home.

Jacob and Annaliza's home was a typical Appalachian two story log cabin. It was relocated from the original site and is now the centepiece of the Mountain Man fruit and vegetable stand on Rt. 52 in Cana, Virginia.

Annaliza and Jake never had any children but raised and orphan, Mary Eliza Durham. Mary married Abner J. Vernon. Abner was born May 25, 1882. His parents were Ewell Vernon and Piercy Leonard. Abber and Mary took in and raised Eliza Jane Money, the daughter of Annaliza's siter Elizabeth, after Elizabeth was committed to an asylum. Abner and Mary also had two children of their own, Troy and Medy. Medy married G.B. Shirley and lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Jacob was the son of Valentine "Felty" Leonard, Sr. and Cathernie "Katie" Waitman. He was born August 23, 1842 and died May 3rd, 1919. His first wife was Lucinda P. Jones, a cousin of Annaliza Jones and the daughter of Hugh Jones and Elizabeth Johnson. Jake and Lucinda were married August 23, 1866. Jake & Lucinda had no children.

Jake was a Civil War Veteran. He served in Company E of the of the 29th Reg. Virginia Infantry. He joined the Confederate Army on August 6, 1861 at Fancy Gap. He became ill and was unable to go to camp. He rejoined the company July 19, 1862 at Jetersville in Tazewell Co. He was captured April 1, 1865 at Hatcher's Run and was sent to prisoner of war camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was held until June when he took the oath of allegiance and was released.

Both Jake and Annaliza applied for Veteran's benefits under the Act of 1902. Jake applied November 12, 1902 for an annual pension of $15 and was approved. He stated that he was 60 years old and had been a farmer all his life. He was born in Davidson Co., North Carolina and had lived in Virginia for 50 years. He served with Thomas N Grayson and Willima Towe. Joen Easter and W. H. Sutherland stated they knew of Jacob's service. Floyd Allen and A.M. Payne took oath that Jacob Leonard was a man of good reputation and well known to them. Thomas Grayson and William Towe affirmed that Jacob served with them in Co. E, 29th Reg. Virginia Infantry under captain Haynes and McMillion and under Colonels Moore and Giles. John A. Jones and A.D. King as ex-Confederate soldires certified the justice of Jacob's Claim.

Annaliza applied for benefits as a widow of a Confederate Soldier on January 31, 1933. She stated that she was 76 years old and lived alone. She had a small income from farming. Arnold Quesenberry and William M. Ayers swore to the truth of her claim. She was awarded $8 per month.

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