Robert Lesley is buried on the original Leslie Settlement property located in Pike County, KY on Lower John’s Creek (KY-194) near Gulnare, KY. The burial site is located adjacent to the Mountain Pub-Links Golf Course’s maintenance building. Site marked by DAR marker. Proven patriot by the NSSAR. GPS Bearing N 37 deg 37.452' & W 082 deg 33.431'. The nearest address is 251 Hurt Branch, Pikeville, KY 41501.
Robert Lesley was only 15 years of age when he offered his services to the Montgomery County Militia. Montgomery County was formed from three other counties in 1776-77 and contained approximately 12,000 square miles and extended as far west as the Ohio River. He was accepted for service and served in the company with Captain James Moore, the same company as his brother John. Robert was made Captain of a company of men to defend the settlement on the Bluestone and later led his company against a band of Indians then invading the settlements. He also pursued the Indians who had killed families on the Tug River. Wythe County was formed from parts of other counties and Robert was made a Corporal and then Captain of the Wythe County Militia.
Robert Leslie, younger son of William Robert Lesley, was born in Augusta County, Virginia, on October 25,1763. Robert was married in Montgomery County, Virginia on May 18, 1787 to Elizabeth Compton. Robert and Elizabeth were the parents of 15 children, nine daughters and six sons. The first ten were born on the Bluestone in Virginia and the last five at the Lesley settlement on John's Creek, which at the time was Floyd County, Kentucky, but has been Pike County since 1821.(Family History From Lesley/Leslie Copyright 1956 by Ruth Cleveland Leslie)