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Daniel Leas
Lydia Worley
Major John Weems
(Abt 1755-1822)
George Leas
Mary "Polly" Weems
(Abt 1776-1859)
Lydia Leas


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1. Honorable Abner Haines

Lydia Leas 1 2

  • Born: 25 Dec 1814, Twin Creek, Preble Co, OH
  • Marriage (1): Honorable Abner Haines on 22 Nov 1832 in Preble County, Ohio, USA 1
  • Died: 1 Mar 1894, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 79
  • Buried: Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA

bullet   Another name for Lydia was Lydia Lease.


bullet  General Notes:

Estate(19): #6358 Preble County Probate Court - Lydia Haines

Administrator: Joseph W. Acton filed 5 March 1894, he resigned 16 July 1896.

Surity: Andrew Hiestand, James Nelson, B.D. Moses, John Townsend, Joseph
Woerner, W.A. Bonner, I.N. Welsh, W.H. Ort, Wilson Royer, L.D. Lesh and Elam

Will abstract: To Ex. all real estate inherited by me from my son Abner Haines
in Washington State and Idaho, as well as all other property in Ohio or
elsewhere; Ex. to take charge of property and convert into money to the best
interest of the estate;

Ex. to pay debts including a suitable and durable monument for my grave not to
cost more than $500; a monumnet which has been erected for my son Abner at a
cost of $1210 which has been paid for my me through the aid of my son Joseph W.
and daughter Fannie B. Haines by their loaning me money and joining in a note
for $500 for which loans and other amounts are to be fully reimbursed for the
amount; son Charles S. of Spokane Falls, WA at the time of the death of Abner
and after his death, Charles collected and received rents of $493.60 over and
above expenditures as shown by his own statement, not it is my will that unless
he accounts for and pays me the $493.60 in his life time he shall be required to
account for it with interest from Jan. 1, 1893 out of his distribution share;
after debts are paid and residue is ready for distribution: 1/8 each to my

Charles S. of Hamilton, Ohio
William H
1/4 to Mary L. Lamb
Fannie B.
Joseph Haines

Ex. James Nelson
Signed 15 March 1893.

James Nelson did not wish to serve nor did four of the children. Charles Haines and others contested the will

Rev. G.F. Burnett - funeral
Darragh & Gard undertaker

Obituary(20): The Eaton Democrat ran the obituary of Lydia Leas Haines on Thursday, March 8, 1894:

HAINES -- Mrs. Lydia Haines, died at her late residence on Barron Street at 4
o'clock Thursday morning, March 1, 1894, in the 80th year of her age.

Mrs. Haines was the daughter of George and Mary Leas, two of the earliest
pioneers of Preble County. Her parents settled on Twin Creek, about the time
the county was organizing where she was born December 25th, 1814.

The family came to Eaton while Lydia was quite young, and on November 22, 1832,
she was married to Abner Haines, then a struggling young attorney, who
subsequently became a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, member of the
Legislature, and filled other positions of trust and responsibility.

They had eight children born to them, five of whom are still living. Their
son, Capt. Abner Haines, of the U.S. Army did but a little over two years ago.
After the death of Judge Haines, which occurred in March, 1877, his widow
continued to occupy the old homestead until her death.

There are but few persons in Eaton who have not known "Aunt Lydia Haines," and
few still who knew her intimately. She was possessed of a wonderful vitality
and lived an active energetic life, until within a few years past. She was
noted as a tidy and fastidious housekeeper, and was essentially a "home body,"
seldom visiting or calling beyond her immediate neighbors, to whom she was kind
and generous. She was a warm-hearted woman, and was most loved by those who knew her best.

She has been a patient invalid for many months, and looked forward to her
release without fear or regret. As her children and friends stood about her
bedside during that last weary night of sufffering and listened to her labored
breathing, helpless to aid her in any way and knowing that the parting was
inevitable, it was almost a relief to their grieving hearts, when the last sigh
had escaped those pallid lips and they knew that the sufferings of their mother
and friend were past and that she was at rest forever.


Lydia married Honorable Abner Haines on 22 Nov 1832 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.1 (Honorable Abner Haines was born on 26 Mar 1804 in Duff River, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA,3 died on 19 Mar 1877 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA 3 and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.)



1 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

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

3 Family Group Sheet of George Leas (1776-1861).

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