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Daniel Leas
Lydia Worley
Anthony Schweitzer Swisher
(Abt 1745-1825)
Elizabeth Adams
William S. Leas , Sr.
Anna Swisher
Worley Leas


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1. Elizabeth Townsend

Worley Leas 2 3

  • Born: 17 Oct 1822, Preble County, Ohio, USA
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Townsend on 23 Feb 1843 in Darke County, Ohio, USA 1
  • Died: 1 Sep 1899, Kokomo, Centre Township, Howard County, Indiana, USA at age 76
  • Buried: 3 Sep 1899, Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA

bullet  General Notes:

Proprietor of the "Little Windsor" hotel in Kokomo, IN. Owned a 200 acre farm and a general mercantile store at Bunker Hill. Moved to Kokomo in 1852 and bought the mill just east of the Lake Erie depot. Drew pictures with pen and ink. Member of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church.

Howard County IN Archives History - Books .....Industrial History 1909
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Joy Fisher April 3, 2006, 5:23 pm

Book Title: History Of Howard County Indiana

"The first steam flouring mill at Kokomo was the Leas mill, built nearly fifty
years ago across the railroad and opposite the Lake Erie Elevator. Worley Leas
was, for many years, the proprietor. In later years it was known as the Howard
Flouring Mills. The last proprietors were Darnall & Dawson. Lately it has been


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

United States Census: Residence, 1850, Washington, Darke, Ohio, United States. Age 27

United States Census: Residence, 1860, Town Of Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States. Age 37

Also living in this household in 1860 was a male, W.J. Lane, age 18. The census shows that he was White and was born in Ohio.

Residence: U.S. Census, 1870, Kokomo, Centre Township, Howard County, Indiana, USA. Age 45

Also living in this household was William Townsend who was born in Indiana in 1848. Probably related to Worley's wife, Elizabeth Townsend.

United States Census: Residence, 1880, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA. Occupation: Retired miller


Worley married Elizabeth Townsend on 23 Feb 1843 in Darke County, Ohio, USA.1 (Elizabeth Townsend was born in Jun 1822 in Ohio, USA, died on 10 Mar 1914 in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA 4 and was buried on 12 Mar 1914 in Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA.)



1 Find A Grave, Find A Grave( : accessed 13 May 2015).

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

3 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.


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