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Leonard Leas
Salome Worley
Daniel Worley
Maria Susannah Unknown
(Abt 1730-)
Daniel Leas
Lydia Worley
William S. Leas , Sr.


Family Links

1. Anna Swisher

William S. Leas , Sr. 2

  • Born: 10 Jul 1782, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (1): Anna Swisher on 30 May 1803 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA 1
  • Died: 7 Aug 1855, Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 73

bullet  General Notes:

William and Anna were married by Rev. Daniel Fidler. Another birth location is York Co., PA, USA Alternative date of death is 1857

William was a farmer and land speculator. In the Darke County History, he was termed, "a prosperous pioneer farmer:.

The 1850 Census showed William living ing Harrison Two, Preble Co, OH

William Leas purchased the NW Quarter of
Sec. 35 from the Cincinnati Land Office He was the first owner. William Leas
bought the SE Quarter of Sec. 27 from Zachariah Hole11 William Leas sold the SE
Quarter of Section 27 to John Wikle on March 1, 1814. William Leas purchased
the NW Quarter of Section 21 from Jesse & Barbary Swisher for $1000.11 He
appeared in the census in 1830 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH.12 At the time of
the 1830 Census, William Leas was living in Harrison twp, Preble Co, Ohio. Page
401 He lived next door to Daniel Leas, Jr.
2 age 5-10 (Thomas b. 1820; Worley b. 1822)
2 age 10-15 (Jesse b. 1816; William b. 1818)
1 age 15-20 (John b. 1809)
1 age 20-30 (Jacob b. 1807)
1 age 40-50 (William would have been about 47 years old)

1 age 0-5 (?)
1 age 10-15 (Margaret b. 1813)
1 age 15-20 (Lydia b. 1811)
1 age 40-50 (Ann b. 1784) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Harrison Twp,
Preble Co, OH. 1850 Census, Harrison twp, Preble Co, Ohio page 414
Dwelling 457/Family 457
William Leas, age 67, no occupation, $600 in Real Estate, born Pennsylvania.
Ann Leas, age 66, born Pennsylvania.
William and Ann are the only two persons listed in the household. He died on
August 7, 1858 in West Sonora, Preble Co, OH.6 He was a Farmer and land
speculator in Darke Co, Ohio. He is reference number Leas GB p10,95. [NEED TO
DEFINE SENTENCE: Estate] William Leas estate
William S. Leas and John Leas administrators
Surity: William Leas, Moses Crume, James Heckathorn, John Niswonger
Widow, Anna Leas did not wish to serve.

Heirs: Worley and Elizabeth Leas,
William and Phebe Leas,
John Leas,
Lydia and James Eidson,
Jacob and Barbara Shellar Leas,
Elizabeth and John Townsend,
Jesse and Sarah Leas,
Elizabeth and Thomas Wilson,
Margaret and Jesse Tillman,
Anna Leas,
Samuel and Sarah A. Fatzinger,
Eliza and Henry Crash,
Charles and Lillie A. Cokayne,
Paul and Olive E. Hornaday,
David W. and Martha E. Wolfe,
Levi and Chora Cox,
H. and Thisby Atwood,
Peter Fowble gdn of Margaret Leas
Corteaner and Eliza Corwin
Jesse Tilman, grandson
Solomon and Mary Ann Kester
Eliza Leas
Mina and G.W. McClellan
Levi Leas
ITems set off to widow include Family Bible
List of notes due estate
Appraisers: John D. Niswonger, Hiram McNutt, James R. Dinwiddie, Isaac Miller,
George Werts, Jacob Gruber for tombstone and preaching funeral, Samuel Sweeny
for coffin for William Leas
Jonathan DAvisson auctioneer, John Patterson. William LEAS and Anna SWISHER
were married on May 30, 1803 in Heidelberg Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania.6 William
and Anna were married by Rev. Daniel Fidler. They had 11 children. 3


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Farmer. 1


William married Anna Swisher, daughter of Anthony Schweitzer Swisher and Elizabeth Adams, on 30 May 1803 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.1 (Anna Swisher was born on 25 Mar 1784 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 15 Apr 1872 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA 3.)



1 Anderson Leas via Bonnie Leas Jones.

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

3 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

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