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Daniel Leas
(1752-1836)
Lydia Worley
(1755-1822)
Anthony Schweitzer Swisher
(Abt 1745-1825)
Elizabeth Adams
William S. Leas , Sr.
(1782-1855)
Anna Swisher
(1784-1872)
John Leas
(1809-1873)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sarah "Sallie" Tillman

John Leas 1 2

  • Born: 12 Oct 1809, Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA
  • Marriage (1): Sarah "Sallie" Tillman
  • Died: 23 Nov 1873, West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 64
  • Buried: Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA 2
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bullet  General Notes:

John LEAS was born on October 12, 1809 in Lewisburg, Preble Co., OH.4 John
Leas, father of Anderson and Asa Leas,moved to West Manchester and established their business in 1857 under the name of Townsend & Company. They were engaged in the dry goods and grocery business, and were also large buyers of grain and wool. They were the largest grain buyers in the country. In 1863 John Leas took in Anderson as a partner, and in 1867, his brother Asa became a partner.
They carried on the business under the name of A.& A. Leas.

He died on November 23, 1873 in West Manchester, Preble Co, OH.4 He was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble Co, OH.7 He is reference number Leas GB p95. John LEAS and Sarah "Sallie" TILLMAN were married on June 16, 1836 in Preble Co, OH.6,8 They were married by Nathan Worley, Minister of the Gospel.

9. Sarah "Sallie" TILLMAN was born on October 29, 1821.1 She died on February
17, 1909.1 She was buried on February 20, 1909 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg,
Preble Co, OH. John LEAS and Sarah "Sallie" TILLMAN had the following children:

i. Martin Worley LEAS was born in 1837. He died in 1839.
ii. Anderson LEAS was born in 1839 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH.4 He
appeared in the census in 1850 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH.9 [NEED TO DEFINE
SENTENCE: Appointed]4 He died in 1900. He was buried in Roselawn Cemetery,
Lewisburg, Preble Co, OH. He was a postmaster for about 15 years. in West
Manchester, Preble Co, OH.4 He was an in charge of the railroad office of the
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis railroad for about 12 yrs.4
4 iii. Asa LEAS.
iv. Elizabeth Ann LEAS was born in 1844. She appeared in the census in 1850
in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH.
v. Nancy LEAS was born in 1845 in Ohio. She died in 1850.
vi. John Wesley LEAS was born in 1850. He died in 1898. He was buried in
Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble Co, OH.
vii. Sarah Margaret "Maggie" LEAS was born in 1854. She died in 1934.
viii. Mary Jane LEAS was born in 1856. He died in 1934.
ix. Irwin Elmore LEAS was born in 1859. He died in 1901. He was buried in
Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Harrison twp, Preble Co, OH.
x. Elvie Elizabeth "Libby" LEAS was born in 1860. She died in 1950.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison, Preble County, Ohio. Age 41


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John married Sarah "Sallie" Tillman, daughter of John Tillman and Nancy Harless. (Sarah "Sallie" Tillman was born on 29 Oct 1821 in Ohio, USA, died on 17 Feb 1909 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA 2 3 and was buried on 20 Feb 1909 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.)


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Sources


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

2 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

3 Digger4Genealogy, <i>Florence A. Thum Leas (1889 - 1972) - Find A Grave Memorial</i>(http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Leas&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=37&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=24383562&df=all& : accessed 22 Sep 2010).


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