By George Reece
James D. Leamon (Leemon), a Yadkin Co. resident was born in 1828. He enlisted at age 35 on 21 Oct 1862. He was killed at Gettysburg, PA, on 1 Jul 1863. James is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC.
His body was returned to NC in the 1920s and reburied. He married first on 21 Oct 1852 Winney Norman; he then married Sarah Choplin on 4 Apr 1861. (Curtis D. Choplin, “An American Tragedy: The Robert Choplin Family”).