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Leonard Leas
Salome Worley
Daniel Worley
Maria Susannah Unknown
(Abt 1730-)
Daniel Leas
Lydia Worley
Daniel Leas Jr.


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1. Elizabeth Matthews

Daniel Leas Jr. 1

  • Born: 27 May 1778, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Matthews circa 1802-1803 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Died: 26 May 1856, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 77
  • Buried: Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA

bullet  General Notes:

Obituary in the Astoria Argus - August 18, 1892

Died in Lewistown August 7, with ulcer of the stomach, Daniel Lease, age seventy-five years.

He came to this county in 1847 and was a merchant tailor in Bernadotte twenty-five years. He married Miss Sparks of Schuyler County in 1840 and settled in Bernadotte in that year. Four children were born to them, all of whom are living.

Daniel was an eccentric character and by economy and industry had accumulated considerable property. He had been a member of the M.E. Church for 40 years. He was a faithful husband, a kind father and a true friend. The needy was never turned away from his door.

The remains were buried in Lewistown.

Subject: Daniel Leas Will - 1856 Preble County, OH Author: Kathryn Stuart Date: 19 Dec 2000 12:00 PM GMT Email:


I, Daniel Leas of the County of Preble and State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and following to-wit:

First it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debt be fully paid.

Secondly I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my beloved Wife Elizabeth Leas in lieu of dower the house and all the lots occupied by the ____ lying and being in the town of Lewisburgh in said County during her natural life, with all the __ household and kitchen furniture and other articles not particularly named and otherwise disposed of in this will during her natural life as aforesaid.

And furthermore it is my will that my said wife shall have the entire control of the renting of my farm lying near the said town of Lewisburgh and that she receive and dispose of said rents for her support and comfort during her natural life as aforesaid.

And furthermore after the death of my said wife it is my will that the children of my daughter Susan have one hundred dollars divided among them equally -- and also one hundred dollars to be divided equally among the offspring of my daughter Sarah and one hundred dollars to the offspring of my son Thompson.

And furthermore I direct that after the death of my said wife, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca the house and lots on which I now reside together with all my real estate, Within the said town of Lewisburg and lying west of what is now called ___h Street that she have and hold the same for her self and her heirs forever.

And furthermore it is my will that after the death of my said wife that all the residue of my estate not having before disposed of to be equally divided among my children now living my daughter Rebecca included.

And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Elizabeth Leas and my son Frances M. Leas to be my executors of this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal this 14th day of March A.D. 1856

(Signed) Daniel Leas

Signed and declared by the above named Daniel Leas to be his Last Will and testament in presence of us who at his request have signed this as Witnesses --

Garland Davis (signed) Abraham Singer (signed)

To the Probate Judge of Preble County, Ohio:

I, Elizabeth Leas Widow of Daniel Leas late of Preble County deceased do hereby relinquish my right to take letters testamentary of the last will and testament of said Daniel Leas deceased and do hereby refuse to accept said trust as one of the Executors of said Will.

This 17th day of May A.D. 1856.

Elizabeth Leas

(her mark) Attested by -

Samuel J. Gard (signed)

Rebecca Leas (signed)

Transcribed from photocopy at Preble County Library. --------------------------------------

A sale of the household, farm and other non-real estate assets of the late Daniel Leas is held on August 13, 1856 in Lewisburgh, OH. Some of the buyers are: William, Rebecca and Robert Leas; also E.C. McGillcrest, Henry Staub, Abra. Singer, Vincent Homan, Wash. Ozias, George Rouff, Wm.Kelly, Thomas Whalen, D.E. Stephens, Eliz.Kerper.

Note: in the final distribution of assets of the estate of Daniel Leas, the following heirs are listed:

William Leas Rebecca Leas Robert Leas John W. Leas Jesse E. Leas George Leas Daniel Leas Elizabeth Leas Hizer Frances W. Leas

Daniel Leas's children deceased as of 1860 are Susanne, b 1804; Sarah b 1808; and Thomson, b 1813 d 1845.

------------------------------------- Daniel Leas's widow Elizabeth is not listed as dying in 1856. Francis M. Leas, executor, submits vouchers for final distribution of the estate assets on May 3, 1860. (More search is still going on.)

Daniel & Elizabeth Matthews Leas's children (Indiana family records) are: 1. Susanne 1804 2. George 1806 (d 1876) 3. Sarah 1808 4. John W. 1810 5. Rebecca 1812 6. Thomson 1813 7. William 1815 8. Daniel 1817 9. Francis 1819 10. Elizabeth 1821 11. Robert 12. Jesse 1825


Daniel Leas, Jr. Census for 1830

2 males 5-10 (Jesse b. 1825, age 5; Robert b. 1822, age 8)
1 male 10-15 (Francis b. 1819. age 11; Daniel b. 1817, age 13)
1 male 15-20 (William b. 1815, age 15)
1 male 40-50 (Daniel b. 1778, age 52)

1 female 5-10 (Elizabeth, b. 1821, age 9)
1 female 15-20 (Rebecca, b. 1812, age 18
1 female 40-50 (Elizabeth, b. 1783, age 47)

Susanna married in 1820
Sallie married in 1828
George married in Jan. 1830
John Wesley was age 20 and married 1831 so cd be gone

# Will: 14 MAR 1856 Lewisburg, Preble Co., OH
# Reference Number: Leas GB p10-12
# Event: as a Private in Captain Nesbit's Company Military 1812 Preble Co, OH
# Event: from Pennsylvania Migrated ABT 1809 Preble Co, OH
# Event: Daniel Leas was a witness to the will of George Beard Witness 12 JAN 1816 Preble Co, OH
# Event: Daniel and George Leas witnessed the will of Francis Utt Witness 7 DEC 1815 Preble Co, OH


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison, Preble County, Ohio. Age 72


Daniel married Elizabeth Matthews circa 1802-1803 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. (Elizabeth Matthews was born on 14 Aug 1783 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 27 Jul 1856 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

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