William S. Leas , Jr.
Phebe Ruse
(Abt 1818-)
Henry B. Atwood
(Abt 1840-)
Thisby Leas
(1842-Bef 1880)
Marten L. Atwood


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1. Mary Oma Ellyson

Marten L. Atwood

  • Born: Aug 1867, Indiana, USA 1
  • Marriage (1): Mary Oma Ellyson on 31 May 1893 in Grant County, Indiana, USA

bullet   Another name for Marten was Morton.


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Subject: Re: [ATWOOD] George ATWOOD > b. abt 1899, poss. Indiana > d. 1968,Michigan
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 20:18:40 -0000

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In 1900, this family lived in Pleasant, Grant County, Indiana.

Marten L.[I suspect the L. may be Laurence?] Atwood born August, 1867 in Indiana, age 32. His occupation: Gardenering [I am writing it as on record.] Father born in Georgia mother born in Ohio. [Remember, that errors were often made on these census records]. Married 7 years.

Mary O. Atwood wife born November, 1872 in Virginia both parents born in Virginia. Age 27. Birthed 4 children/4 of whom are living.

1-Laurance A. Atwood son born March, 1894 in Indiana parents born in Indiana and Ohio. Age 6.
2-Edith A. Atwood born April, 1896. Age 4.
3-Charley Atwood born November, 1897 age 2.
4-George Atwood born November, [error, according to draft record] 1899.

With them lived a John T. Wagner laborer no relationship listed. born November, 1868 in Indiana.

In 1910, they still live in Pleasant, Grant County, Indiana
and are listed, as follows.

Mart Atwood age 43 married 17 years, same birth places listed. A farmer.

Oma wife age 39
Laurence age 16
Edith age 14
Charley age 12
George age 10
Thomas age 8
Mabel age 6
William age 4
Glen age 2

Apparently between 1910 and 1913, they moved to Denver, Newaygo, Michigan. Same birthplaces listed.

Marten is age 52 a farmer
Oma age 47
Tomma(s) 17 farmer
George 20 farmer
Mable 14
William 12
Glen 10
[All born in Indiana]
Everett son age 7 born Michigan

Draft registration: Laurence Gilbert Atwood born 19 March, 1894 in Marion, Indiana occupation: farming, for P.S. Barhart. Mother: Oma Atwood. Registration date: 5 June, 1917 medium height/weight brown hair and eyes. Lived in Newaygo County, Michigan.

Charles Atwood born 20 December, 1897 mother: Oma Atwood. medium height and weight/brown hair and eyes. Lived in Newaygo, Michigan.

I believe that you already have George Edward Atwood's registration.

Morton L. Atwood and Mary O. Ellyson married 31 May, 1893 in Grant County, Indiana Marriage Records Volume 11 Book 7.

Marten is the son of Henry B. Atwood born about 1840, in Georgia, according to the 1870 census records for Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana. Henry was a Machinist estate worth $1500. Wife is listed as "Libbie." However, I am sure that she is Thisby Leas, born about 1842, in Ohio. Morton L, is 2 years in 1870, and he is stated as being born in Indiana.

Marriage records: Henry B. Atwood and Thisby Leas 6 October, 1864 in Preble County, Ohio.

Mary Oma Ellyson, best that I can find is the daughter of Richard Ellyson born about 1841 in Black Creek, New Kent County, Virginia. wife Ann O ??? born about 1843, in Virginia.

Their children in 1880, in Black Creek, Virginia, are as follows:

1-Laura B. Ellyson born about 1867 in Virginia.[had a spinal affliction]
2-William T. Ellyson born about 1869, same.
3-Mary Ellyson born about 1872.
4-George W. Ellyson born about 1875.
5-Caroline R. Ellyson born about 1877.
6-Ellen V. Ellyson born about 1879.

Apparently Henry B. Atwood and wife Thisby died before 1880. Marten was probably an only child. In 1880, he is age 12 living with someone, whom I believe was a neighbor, in 1870.

Thisby Leas was born about 1842/3, in Harrison, Preble County, Ohio.

She is the daughter of William Leas born about 1818 in Ohio. In 1850, estate worth $2000. He was a farmer.
Wife Phebe Reese/some researchers say Ruse, but on the marriage records that I was able to search, it is Reese; born about 1818 in Ohio. They married 28 March, 1839 Preble County, Ohio.

Children: As listed on 1850 Census for Harrison, Preble County, Ohio.
1-Sarah Leas age 11
2-Thisby 7
3-Levi 6
4-Alfred 2

William Leas apparently died by 1860. His family is listed in Harrison, Preble County, Ohio.

Elizabeth Lias (misspelled/Leas) 29
Thisba 17
Levi 15
Alfred 14
Eliza 7
Eleanor 5
Margaret 2

William S. Leas [according to other's research] was born 18 December, 1817 and died 18 October, 1857. He is the son of William Leas born 10 July, 1782 and died 7 August, 1855. William Sr. married Anna/Ann/Anny Swisher who was born 25 March, 1784. She died after 1850, though other researchers seem to have a different date of death. I found William age 67, born in Pennsylvania, in the 1850 census for Harrison, preble County, Ohio. And his wife Anny Leas age 66 born in PA. Their estate worth $600.

Will of Leonard Leas: York PA Wills 1749-1819. Filed 7 November, 1782 and Proved: 8 December, 1782.

Executors: Mathias Maloan and Michael Kimmel, Reading Township.

Heirs:children: William, Mary wife of George Neas, Ursilla wife of John Cough; Eleanor wife of ___________ Fahnstick; Abraham, John, Benjamin, Catherine, Jacob, Sarah, and Daniel [all Leas].
Grandaughter: Mary Jones, parents names not given.


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Marten married Mary Oma Ellyson, daughter of Richard Ellyson and Ann O., on 31 May 1893 in Grant County, Indiana, USA. (Mary Oma Ellyson was born in 1872 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.)

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Indiana Marriage Records Volume 11 Book 7.



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