George Williams
William Jones Leas
(Abt 1792-Bef 1850)
Nancy Ann Williams
(1796-1851)

Captain William Jones Leas
(1824-1863)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine Christine Butler

Captain William Jones Leas 1 2 3

  • Born: 29 Nov 1824, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Christine Butler on 15 Feb 1851 in Morgan Co, IN
  • Died: 20 Sep 1863, Missionary Ridge, Georgia at age 38
  • Buried: The Butler Cemetery, Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana 4
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bullet  General Notes:

from Wilma Leas Pengelly

William Jones, b. November 29, 1823. Married Catherine Butler. Capt. Wm. Jones. Co. F 31st Reg't Ind. Vol. wounded in battle of Chickamauga on Missionary Ridge, 1863, died within a few days.



From: "Jeff Curtis" <jefftcurtis@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [INPCRP] INPCRP Digest, Vol 2, Issue 15
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 13:33:03 -0500
References: <mailman.437.1171094669.11270.inpcrp@rootsweb.com><001901c74d37$a7330ff0$bc00a8c0@yourwg5n33dutv>
In-Reply-To: <001901c74d37$a7330ff0$bc00a8c0@yourwg5n33dutv>

Thanks Don. I will be happy to provide then any information they need. I
also have photos of his grave if you or anyone is interested. That was
quite a meteoric rise he had from private to captain in little over a year.

Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: inpcrp-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:inpcrp-bounces@rootsweb.com] On
Behalf Of crfordy
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 12:20 PM
To: inpcrp@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [INPCRP] INPCRP Digest, Vol 2, Issue 15

Hi,
I have been following the exchanges about the Cemeteries in Morgan County.
Jef wanted to know who to contact for help in restoration or repair. In the
last exchange there was mention of a Monument for a Civil War Captain.
William J Leas ,
Residence: Worthington, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 20 September 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 September 1861
Enlisted in Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment Indiana on 20 September
1861.
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 26 April 1862 effective 26
April 1862
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 13 July 1862 effective 13
July 1862
Promoted to Full Captain on 11 February 1863 effective 18 February
1863
Killed Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment Indiana on 19 September 1863
in Chickamauga, GA

There was a pension filed in April of 1864 by his wife Catherine and again
on behalf of his daughter Catherine C Beck. They may be amongst the other
stone remenants there.
I contacted the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)
Department of Indiana, Graves Registration officer, J. Alan Teller, PDC
(alan.teller@insightbb.com), and Civil War Monuments Officer Phillip D.
McClure (philjudy@bcremc.net), by email to advise them of this cemetery,
monument, and gravesite of a Union Veteran. They or someone from that
organization may contact you. I hope this helps.
Don Huffman
crfordy@comcast.net

Ancestral File Number: 4W38-VV





http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Leas&GSst=17&GSsr=41&GRid=23925178&

Birth: Nov. 29, 1824
Death: Sep. 20, 1863

CO. F, 31st IND. VOL.
Killed at Battle of Chicamauca

Burial::
The Butler Cemetery
Paragon
Morgan County
Indiana, USA

Created by: Joshua Davis
Record added: Jan 12 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23925178


The following was from ancestry.com

Name: William Leas
Residence: Worthington, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 20 Sep 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 September 1861.
Enlisted in Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment Indiana on 20 Sep 1861.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 26 Apr 1862.
Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 13 Jul 1862.
Promoted to Full Captain on 11 Feb 1863.
Killed Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment Indiana on 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Ray Twp, Morgan Co, IN. Carriage Maker. He and his brother, George were living with the Philip and Mary Hodges residence.


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William married Catherine Christine Butler, daughter of Tobias Henry Butler and Sarah C. Goss, on 15 Feb 1851 in Morgan Co, IN. (Catherine Christine Butler was born on 19 Nov 1832 in Morgan Co, IN and died on 24 Mar 1916 5.)


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Sources


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

2 Carter & Allied Lines by Debbie Jennings.

3 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

4 Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/).

5 rjcksn_1 - ancestry.it (http://boards.ancestry.it/localities.northam.usa.states.indiana.counties.greene/6068/mb.ashx).


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