Descendants of the father of twins Leonard and John Leas


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1. Leas Father of twins Leonard and John Leas 1 was born about 1685 in Probably Baden-Wόrttemberg, Germany2 and died Probably Pennsylvania, USA.2 Another name for Leas was Leist, Liest, Lasht.

General Notes: This man has not yet been identified.

It has been speculated that his name is Leonhardt Lascht who was born about 1685 in Germany.

It has been suggested that a man named Stephen Leas who was born in 1680 in York County, Pennsylvania and who did in 1745, also in York County, Pennsylvania is the father of Leonard and John, but I have discovered several references to a Stephen Lea (not Leas) who has the same birth and death information.

Leas married Mother of twins Leonard and John Leas.1 4 5 Mother of twins Leonard and John Leas was born about 1685 in Probably Germany and died in Probably Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   2 M    i. Possibly Jacob Leist 4 died on an unknown date. Another name for Possibly was Possibly Jacob Lascht.

+ 3 M    ii. Leonard Leas 1 was born in 1710 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 16 Nov 1782 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 72, and was buried in Nov 1782 in Markey Burial Ground, Davidsburg, Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 4 M    iii. John Leas 1 was born circa 1710 and died after 28 Jun 1803 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.4

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3. Leonard Leas 1 was born in 1710 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 16 Nov 1782 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 72, and was buried in Nov 1782 in Markey Burial Ground, Davidsburg, Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Other names for Leonard were Leonard Lascht and Leonard Leist.

General Notes: York Co. Will Book #63, will dtd 17 Nov 1782, probated 19 Dec 1782. Rcvd patent (PA deed) for land in 1743 and per 1783 Tax list, owned 120 acres. Buried in Markey Burial Grnd near Markey's fording on Conewago Creek. Will gives land to wife and unmarried children to live with mother providing they help their mother "work the place", but they that will not, "must turn off and provide for themselves". One year after his decease, executors authorized to sell plantation and tract of land. Son, Daniel given portion.



Wills: Abstracts 1749-1819: Surnames L - O: York Co, PA (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/york/wills/willabstrl-o.txt):

LEAS, Leonard. Reading Township.
November 7, 1782 December 9, 1782
Executors: Mathias Maloan and Michael Kimmel.
Children: William, Mary m. George Neas, Ursilla m. John Cough, Eleanor m. ----
Fahnstick,
Abraham, John, Benjamin, Catharine, Jacob, Sarah, and Daniel.
Granddaughter: Mary Jones (parents' names not given).



Additional information provided by Kathryn (Leas) Stuart:

Subj: [LEAS] Leonard and Salmy Lease sell 294+ acres in York County to Peter Wirtz - April 4, 1763
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:26:23 -0400
From: allofgrace1@roadrunner.com
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THOMAS PENN & RICHARD PENN, Esquires

True and absolute Proprietors and Governors in Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania and Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex on Delaware.

To all unto whom these presents shall come Greeting. Whereas in Pursuance of two Warrants one of them dated the first day of July one thousand seven hundred and forty three (1July 1743) and the other dated the tenth day of June one thousand sevenhundred and fifty four there was surveyed unto Leonard Lease Two certain Tracts of Land situate in Reading Township in the County of York which ???? Two Tracts lying contiguous are described in one Tract as follows viz:

Beginning at a marked Chestnut Oak on the West Side of Conewago Creek thence by Vacant Land South forty seven Degrees West one hundred and five Perches to a marked Black Oak, North fifty Degrees West forty Perches to a marked White Oak South fifty Degrees West 78 perches to a marked White Oak South seventy Degrees, West one 134 Perches to a Pine Tree marked on Conewago Creek aforesaid thence down the said Creek on the several Courses thereof 619 Perches to the Place of Beginning containing 294 acres and a half and the usual allowance of 6 acres for Roads and Highways and whereas the said Leonard Lease and Salmy his wife by their deed dated the thirteenth of May last past did for the Consideration therein mentioned grant bargain sell release and confirm the said described Tract of Land and Premises unto Peter Wirtz in Fee As in and by the siad Warrant Survey and Deed (Reference thereunto being had more fully appears ??? at the Instance and Request of the same. Know ye that in consideration of the Sum of Forty five Pounds, Twelve Shillings and Ten Pence Half Penny lawful money of Pennsylvania to our Use paid by the said Peter Wirtz (the Receipt whereof we hereby acknowledge and therof do acquit and forever discharge the said Peter Wirtz, his Heirs and Assigns the said Two hundred and ninety four acres and a half of an acre of Land as the same are now set for the bounded and limited as aforesaid With all Mines, Minerals, Quarries, Meadows, Marshes, Savannahs, Swamps, Cripples, Woods, Underwoods Timber & Trees, Ways, Waters, Watercourses & Liberties Profits Commodities, ???? ??????? ???? and Appertenances whatsoever thereunto belonging in any wise appertaining and lying within the Bounds and Limits aforesaid, Free full and clear fifth Parts of all Royal Mines free from all Deductions and Reprizals for digging and refining the same and also one fifth Part of the Ore of all other Mines delivered at the Pistmouth only excepted and hereby recorded ] and also free Leave Right & Liberty to and for the said Peter Wirtz, his Heirs and Assigns to Hawk, Hunt, Fish and Fowl in and upon the hereby granted Land & Premises or upon any Part thereof To have and to hold the said Two hundred and ninety four acres and a half of an acre of Land and Premises hereby granted (except as before ????) with their Appurtenances unto the said Peter Wirts his Heirs and Assigns To the Only use and Behoof of the said Peter Wirtz, his Heirs and Assigns for Ever To beholden of us our Heirs and Assigns ~ Proprietaries of Pennsylvania as of our Manor of Maske in the County of York aforesaid in free and common ???? by ???? only in Lieu of all other Services yielding and praying therefore yearly unto us our Heirs and Successors at the Town of York in the said County of York at or upon the first day of March in every Year from the first day of March last one half penny (having to do with Quit Rents)

Recorded the 4th day of April 1763

Kathryn



Leonard Leas Will (Provided by Kathryn (Leas) Stuart:

Last Will & Testament of Leonard Leas

Dated 17 November 1782

Probated 19 December 1782 York County, Pennsylvania

Whereas Leonard Leas of Redding Township York County in Pennsylvania being in weakness of body but of sound mind and memory calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life have made and appointed this my last will and testament revoking and disannulling all other will or wills before by me made, this only to be my last will and testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis, first I commit my soul to God who gave it to me and my body to be deacantly buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, all funeral charges and other worldly debts everywhere to be paid. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Sarah one bed of her own chusing with the bedstid and all the furniture thereunto belonging and I also give and bequeath to my said wife one third part of a price of all my Estate both Real and Personal when sold during her life times and after her. Because if any be left I have and order it to be given to my children that is living to be equally devied between them, share and share alike. And I order to be given to my said wife the plantation and tract of land I now live on for and during the term of one year after my decease and the children that is unmarried to live with their mother, during the said term providing they help their said Mother to work the said place, but they that will not help her must turn off and provide for themselves.

I order and derect my executors to give my wife and children that lives with her three months vitlen. I order my said executors after one year be expired after my decease that they shall have full power and authority to see my plantation and tract of land that I now live on and make and execute as good a deed of conveyance for the same to the purchaser as I myself might or could.

I give bequeath and devise unto my son Daniel Leas all that piece of land lying and being on the South Side of the road leading from York Town to Carlisle adjoining the land of Peter Wertz and Big Conewago Creek, it being a part of the plantation and tract of land where on I now dwell together with all the improvements and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the same to have and to hold the said plantation and tract of land and every part thereof unto the said Daniel Leas his heirs and assigns, he or them paying therabout the sum of sixty pound good Lawful money of gold or silver and to be paid to my Executors two years after my decease and I bequeath to my said son Daniel Leas, one weaver's loom, six pear of gears and reeds. I order and impower my said Executors to sell my Personal Estate either by privet sale or at publick verdue and my lands in the same manner but if the war is not over and satted not to sell it till they see it safe to sell and when the sales is made the money arising from said sales with the money paid for my son Daniel Leas. I order my said Executors to equallly devide the same between my children and that as following to will to my son William Leas, Mary the wife of George Neas, Ursalla the wife of John Cough, Abraham, John, Benjamin, Catharine, Jacob and Sarah Leas, share and share alike, that is to say after the legacy is paid. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Mary Jones the sum of ten pounds to be paid in gold or silver, her mother in her life time being in part advanced by one. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elenors children which she had to Daniel Fahnstick the sum of ten pounds to be paid to them in gold or silver and to be equally divied between them, their mother in her life time being in part advanced.

I constitute and appoint my soninlaw George Neas and my trusty friends Mathias Maloan and Michael Kimmel to act and see the accomplishments of this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning thereof. In testimony whereof I have hereto sett my hand the seventh Day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty two. (1782)

Signed sealed and delivered by Leonard Leas

the said Leonard Leas as and for

his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us who were present at the

signing and sealing thereof

John Lawshe

David Weber

William Delap



Additional information provided by Kathryn (Leas) Stuart:

Leonard and Salmy lived on the old York to Carlisle Road, probably less than 25
miles south of Carlisle.

Misc (1775): Partly it depended on his religious affiliation. If he was Church
of the Brethren, then probably he refrained from getting involved but if the
family were pro-Revolutionary Lutherans or Reformed then it is possible that we
would find his name on the Militia rolls. Family members were known to be
Brethren but there is also evidence for the Reformed. Leonard's son, John Leas,
enlisted from Berks county and not from York for some reason.

York County had been organized out of Lancaster County in 1749. "Despite the
organization of a new county, the threat of Indian attack and troubles with the
French slowed migration into the new region during the 1750s. With the
successful resolution of the problems, York county's population grew steadily
though not rapidly to almost 5,000 residents by 1770."

LAND (23 Nov 1732):
Tax List (1734): He is listed as Leonard List with 20 acres in Creesam section
of Germantown along with Jacob, Henry and Peter Sell, Mathias Malaan and
Cornelius Nice, names familiar later in York County. Mathias Maloan is
mentioned in his will. Leonard would have been about 24 years of age at the
time.
Property (1743): In 1743, Lancaster County would have been the frontier.
Anything beyond that was then still unopened to unlawful settlements on lands
in Tulpehocken, on the Juniata, Aughwick, Path Valley and on Licking Creek near
the Potomac, which embraced the Big and Little Coves, although some illegally
went into those territories and were later turned back.

Situation (Nov 1755): During this time, there was unrest among the Indians of
Pennsylvania and New York. The Delawares sent this message to the government
declaring, "When Washington was defeated, we, the Delawares, were blamed as the
cause of it. We will now kill. We will not be blamed without a cause. We make
up three parties of Delawares. One party will go against Carlisle, one down
the Susquehanna, and I myself, with another party, will go against Tulpehocken,
to Conrad Weiser."

In his book, "The Life of Conrad Weiser"(Indian agent of Tulpehocken, PA)
written from documentation by a descendant, Rev.C.Z. Weiser, D.D., Rev. Weiser
states, "The condition of the frontier settlers was truly deplorable at this
period. Sickness and savages made their lot a hard one indeed. Appeals to the
Government were made, but a deaf ear was turned to their cries." Many meetings
between the governors of PA and the Indians occurred during this period
including one at Lancaster in May, 1757 and one at Easton in August, 1757.

Still more information provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart:

Birth: 1710
LAND: 23 Nov 1732 Anthony Tunis sold land to Leonard Leist; Germantown, P
Tax List: 1734 Creesam, at the time, part of Germantown, Pennsylvania
Property: 1743 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
LAND: 1 Jul 1743 Leonard Lease received two warrant for land - one for 2
LAND: 10 Jun 1754 Leonard Lease purchased land contiguous to his 1743 pur
Situation: Nov 1755 Delaware Indians threaten uprising; Pennsylvania
LAND: 13 May 1762 Leonard and wife, Salmy Lease sold 294 acres of land to
License: 1762 to keep a tavern; Reading Twp, York Co, PA
Misc: 1775 may have been part of the York Couinty Militia that beg
Will: 7 Nov 1782 Reading Twp, York Co, PA
Death: 16 Nov 1782 Reading Twp, York Co, PA
Estate: 18 Dec 1782 Appraisal; York County, Pennsylvania
Burial: Markey Burial Ground, Washington Twp, York Co, PA
Occupation: farmer
Ref #: Leas GB p10
Ref #: LG1950,p30
Article:
Marriage: abt 1740
Father: LEIST\\LASCHT ( - )
Mother: Susannah [?] LEAS ( - )




May 13, 1762 Leonard Lease and wife Salmy sold by Deed to Peter Wirtz, 294.5 acres on Big Conewago Creek in Reading Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania.

THOMAS PENN & RICHARD PENN, Esquires true and absolute Proprietors and Governors in Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania and Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex on Delaware.

To all unto whom these presents shall come Greeting. Whereas in Pursuance of two Warrants one of them dated the first day of July one thousand seven hundred and forty three (1July 1743) and the other dated the tenth day of June one thousand sevenhundred and fifty four there was surveyed unto Leonard Lease Two certain Tracts of Land situate in Reading Township in the County of York which ???? Two Tracts lying contiguous are described in one Tract as follows viz:

Beginning at a marked Chestnut Oak on the West Side of Conewago Creek thence by Vacant Land South forty seven Degrees West one hundred and five Perches to a marked Black Oak, North fifty Degrees West forty Perches to a marked White Oak South fifty Degrees West 78 perches to a marked White Oak South seventy Degrees, West one 134 Perches to a Pine Tree marked on Conewago Creek aforesaid thence down the said Creek on the several Courses thereof 619 Perches to the Place of Beginning containing 294 acres and a half and the usual allowance of 6 acres for Roads and Highways and whereas the said Leonard Lease and Salmy his wife by their deed dated the thirteenth of May last past did for the Consideration therein mentioned grant bargain sell release and confirm the said described Tract of Land and Premises unto Peter Wirtz in Fee As in and by the siad Warrant Survey and Deed (Reference thereunto being had more fully appears ??? at the Instance and Request of the same. Know ye that in consideration of the Sum of Forty five Pounds, Twelve Shillings and Ten Pence Half Penny lawful money of Pennsylvania to our Use paid by the said Peter Wirtz (the Receipt whereof we hereby acknowledge and therof do acquit and forever discharge the said Peter Wirtz, his Heirs and Assigns the said Two hundred and ninety four acres and a half of an acre of Land as the same are now set for the bounded and limited as aforesaid With all Mines, Minerals, Quarries, Meadows, Marshes, Savannahs, Swamps, Cripples, Woods, Underwoods Timber & Trees, Ways, Waters, Watercourses & Liberties Profits Commodities, ???? ??????? ???? and Appertenances whatsoever thereunto belonging in any wise appertaining and lying within the Bounds and Limits aforesaid, Free full and clear fifth Parts of all Royal Mines free from all Deductions and Reprizals for digging and refining the same and also one fifth Part of the Ore of all other Mines delivered at the Pistmouth only excepted and hereby recorded ] and also free Leave Right & Liberty to and for the said Peter Wirtz, his Heirs and Assigns to Hawk, Hunt, Fish and Fowl in and upon the hereby granted Land & Premises or upon any Part thereof To have and to hold the said Two hundred and ninety four acres and a half of an acre of Land and Premises hereby granted (except as before ????) with their Appurtenances unto the said Peter Wirts his Heirs and Assigns To the Only use and Behoof of the said Peter Wirtz, his Heirs and Assigns for Ever To beholden of us our Heirs and Assigns ~ Proprietaries of Pennsylvania as of our Manor of Maske in the County of York aforesaid in free and common ???? by ???? only in Lieu of all other Services yielding and praying therefore yearly unto us our Heirs and Successors at the Town of York in the said County of York at or upon the first day of March in every Year from the first day of March last one half penny (having to do with Quit Rents)

Recorded the 4th day of April 1763


Robert Bloom, in his History of Adams County mentions that
Leonard Leas owned and operated a tavern in Reading Township.


Information from Find A Grave:

Birth: 1710
Death: Nov. 16, 1782

Leonard Leist was born in 1710; his birthplace is unknown. He is said to have a brother John Lease who took up land in Lancaster County circa 1742, Leonard bought his land July 1, 1743; the tracts are not far from each other. When York County was formed from Lancaster, their land became part of Reading twp, York County, and in 1800 when Adams County was formed from York, the land was part of Reading twp, Adams County.

Leonard married Salome (last name unknown) about 1742; the were the parents of 12 children.

June 10, 1754 Leonard Lease purchased land contiguous to his 1743 purchase, 54.5 acres. He payed 15 pounds 10 shillings per 100 acres and a yearly quit rent of a half-penny sterling per acre. Living conditions were not good at that time; the water was said to be bad and there was much unrest with some Indian tribes. By 1755 the French and Indian War sent some of the pioneer settlers scurrying back eastward to Lancaster, York and Cumberland Counties.

On May 13, 1762, Leonard and wife, Salmy Lease sold the 294 acre tract of land to Peter Wirtz for 45 pounds 12 shillings 10 pence. Leonard was a weaver and ran the only tavern in Reading twp, licensed from 1762 through 1782 and in 1783 the tavern was licensed to his son Daniel.

Leonard made his Last Will & Testament on November 7, 1782; York County Will Book F-63 shows Leonards will as having been probated December 19, 1782. The inventory filed by Executors 1787 shows him to have been a wealthy man for the times. He spells his name LEAS in this document and most of his descendants used that name from that time.

There is some indication that he owned Markey Burial Ground on Conewago Creek, Washington twp, per 1783 Tax List but it is not proven. His tombstone gives his name as Leonard Leist and the inscription is in German.

Notes from www.findagrave.com - Marcia Lynne vonGunden
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Leonard Leas was born in 1710, died on 16 Nov 1782 in Reading Township, Adams Co, Pennsylvania and was buried in Nov 1782 in Markey Burial Ground, York Co., PA

He first appears in record when he recorded deed from Penn brothers for land in Reading Township, York Co., PA in 1743 (this is now in Adams Co. of which Gettysburg is the county seat).

His Will is found in Will Book F, page 63, York County, dated November 11, 1782 and probated December 19, 1782.

German origin but may have come through England on way from Germany

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This information was provided by Joyce (Lease) Taylor



Leonard married Salome Worley 1 about 1742 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.6 Salome was born in Jan 1726 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA,7 died on 19 Dec 1810 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA4 at age 84, and was buried in Upper Bermudian Church Cemetery, Gardners, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Other names for Salome were Salme, Salmy, Salomy, Sarah, Salome "Sarah" Worley, and8 Sarah Salome Worley.9

Children from this marriage were:

+ 5 F    i. Eleanora "Nalli" Leas 1 was born on 3 May 1744 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 Sep 1781 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 37, and was buried in Markey Burial Ground, Davidsburg, Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   6 M    ii. William Leas 1 was born on 27 Mar 1745 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA,10 died about 1822 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA6 11 about age 77, and was buried in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

William married Catherine Brown 1 in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Catherine died on an unknown date.

+ 7 F    iii. Margaret Leas 1 was born after 1745 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 8 M    iv. Abraham Leas 1 was born about 1750 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA4 and died in 1799 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA4 about age 49.

+ 9 M    v. Daniel Leas 1 was born on 28 Mar 1752 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 2 May 1836 in Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 84, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

+ 10 F    vi. Ursala Leas 1 was born about 1754 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   11 F    vii. Mary Leas 1 was born in 1754, died in 1768 at age 14, and was buried in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mary married George Neas,1 son of Hans George Ness 12 and Maria Eichelberger,12 before 1782. George died on an unknown date.

+ 12 M    viii. John Leas 1 was born on 10 Sep 1755 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 20 May 1847 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 91, and was buried in Upper Bermudian Church Cemetery, Gardners, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 13 M    ix. Benjamin Leas 1 was born on 9 Apr 1759 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA4 and died on 21 Feb 1828 in Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA4 at age 68.

   14 M    x. Jacob Leas 1 was born about 1760 and died on 14 May 1843 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, USA about age 83.

   15 F    xi. Sarah Leas 1 was born about 1760 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 20 May 1847 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA about age 87.

+ 16 F    xii. Catharine Leas 1 was born on 14 Jul 1761 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 8 Apr 1857 in Osnaburg, Stark County, Ohio, USA at age 95.


4. John Leas 1 was born circa 1710 and died after 28 Jun 1803 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.4

General Notes: Appears on 1762 Tax List for Reading Twp., York Co. 1783 Tax List, Reading Twp. shows owned 50 acres, 4 inhab'ts & Val. 94 lbs. On Jun 1803 acknowledged Power of Attorney dtd 8 Jun 1803, given to his daughter, Hannah Rolland Twin brother to Leonard Leas, #218 as listed in the David A. Leas genealogical records.

SOURCES 1. Billet, Don. 2. World Family Tree. Broderbund. WFT 16 Tree #1564. 3. Billet, Don. Don Billet's Family line (Leas List achives 10/6/1998). 4. Federal Government. Census. Federal Government. 1790 Chanceford Twp, York Co, PA. 5. Billet, Don. Don Billet's Family line (Leas List achives 10/6/1998). 6. DOCUMENTS. Leas vs Bruch. 7. World Family Tree. Broderbund. WFT 16 Tree #1564. 8. Ibid. WFT 16 Tree #1564. 9. DOCUMENTS. Will of Leonard Leas. 10. World Family Tree. Broderbund. WFT 16 Tree #1564. 11. DOCUMENTS. Will; York co, PA K-56. 12. World Family Tree. Broderbund. WFT 16 Tree #1564. 13. Ancestry.com. 14. Billet, Don. John and Hannah Leas Family Group Sheet. 15. Walker, Edwin S.. Genealogical Notes of the Carpenter Family. Illinois State Journal Co, Printers; Springfield?, IL 1907. p 199.

John married Hannah Maybe Edge 1 13 on 8 Mar 1743 in Pennsylvania, USA. Hannah was born about 1710.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• No Name: 4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 17 M    i. John Leas 1 was born on 14 Nov 1745 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 25 Sep 1825 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 79, and was buried in Franklin Cem., Franklin Twp, York Co, PA.

+ 18 F    ii. Mary Leas 1 was born about 1755 and died in 1828 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA about age 73.

   19 F    iii. Susanna Leas 1 died on an unknown date. Another name for Susanna was Susannah Leas.

Susanna married John Asper.1 John died on an unknown date.

   20 F    iv. Margaret Leas 1 died on an unknown date.

+ 21 M    v. Philip Leas 1 died on 9 Dec 1802 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   22 M    vi. Stephen Leas 1 died on 28 Dec 1798 in Monoghan Twp. York Co., PA.

+ 23 M    vii. Samuel Leas 1 died circa 1822 in Franklin Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 24 M    viii. Leonard Leas 1 was born about 1757 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died before 27 Feb 1810 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and was buried in Leas Cem, Reading Twp., York Co., PA.

   25 F    ix. Hannah Leas 1 died on an unknown date.

Hannah married Rowland.1 Rowland died on an unknown date. Another name for Rowland was Casper Rowland.
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5. Eleanora "Nalli" Leas 1 was born on 3 May 1744 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 Sep 1781 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 37, and was buried in Markey Burial Ground, Davidsburg, Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Other names for Eleanora were Ellen Lais and Nalli Lascht.

General Notes: Eleanora (Elleanra) was known as Ellen LAIS on her marriage record which appears in the Lower Bermudian Church, York Co., PA and in the Strayers Lutheran Church, Dover, York Co., PA Her father was called Leonard Lasht on his tombstone record at the Markey Burial Ground in Washington Twp., York Co., PA

On her tombstone it is noted that she was 37 yrs-4 mos-1 day.

She might have married Daniel in Lower Bermudian Union, Adams Co, PA



BIOGRAPHY OF ELEANOR LEAS AND DANIEL FAHNESTOCK

By Kathryn E. Leas Stuart


Elenora LEAS, daughter of Leonard and Salome "Sarah" Leas was born on 3 May 1744 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where her father had purchased a piece of land from the Penn Proprietors in 1743.

She married Daniel FAHNESTOCK on 18 December 18, 1764 at Lower Bermudian Union Church Adams Co, Pennsylvania. In the church records at Strayer's (Salem)
Reformed Church, near Dover in York County, PA, there is also a record of the
marriage. It records that one Nalli Lascht, daughter of Leonhart Lascht
married Daniel Fahnestock. Daniel was the son of Johann Diedrich FAHNESTOCK
and Anna Margaretha WERTZ or WIRTH, born in 1737 in Amwell, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.

The Brethren in Colonial America by Durnbaugh, pages 184-185 records that the
"Bermudian congregation began about 1758 in Warrington Twp, York County,
Pennsylvania about 15 miles from the town of York.

The congregation was assisted by Conrad Beissel and were considered the
offspring of the Ephrata church he founded. They observed the 7th day
(Saturday) as the Sabbath and were known as Seventh Day Baptists.

In the membership list are other family names. Along with Daniel Fahnstick &
wife, we find Dietrich Fahnstick & wife, John Cook, wife and son (this is
Eleanora's sister Ursula Leas) and George Neiss & wife (Eleanora's sister Mary).
They would have been at the Bermudian Brethren Meeting House which later became part of the Upper Conewago Congregation. It is not the same as Lower Bermudian which was a Lutheran and Reformed (Union) church building.

On the 1779 Tax List for Warrington twp, York Co, Daniel Fonastock was
assessed on 100 acres of land, 1 horse and 3 head of cattle. His tax was
53.0.0.

Daniel was the second of Johan Diedrich and Margaret Wirth Fahnestock's sons
to become a doctor according to the Fahnestock Genealogy.

Five children were born to Eleanora and Daniel in York County; two sons,
William (born April 18, 1766) and Daniel, Jr.(born February 23, 1774) and three
daughters Mary called "Polly" (born 1777), Salome (born 1778, called Sarah
after Eleanor's mother) and Esther (born April 13, 1779).

Eleanora died at the age of 37 on 22 Sep 1781 in York County, Pennsylvania.
While Eleanora and Daniel were not part of the actual Ephrata Cloister
Community, his father and mother were for a time and they all were associated
with the offshoot church we spoke of earlier. Nevertheless, "The Ephrata
Register: Names of those who in the Lord fell asleep" has a brief record:

"Fahnestock, Ellen (Luster), wife of Daniel Fahnestock; died September 22,
(1781)." There is no record of her place of death or burial in this record but
Eleanora Fahnestock was buried at Markey Burial Ground in Washington Township,
York County, Pennsylvania, where just over a year later, her father would be
interred.

On June 24, 1790 Dr. Daniel Fahnestock "of Warrington Township" purchased a
plantation called "Sociability" in Tyrone Township, Cumberland County,
Pennsylvania. In December of that year, he acquired a gristmill on Buffalo
Creek in what was then Rye Township (later Juniata Township) in Cumberland
County and he moved the family there. Later, a deed of August, 1797 records
that Daniel Fahnestock, "yeoman of Juniata" bought land on Little Buffalo Creek
in Juniata.

By the time of the 1800 Census Daniel had moved his family westward to Juniata
Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Daniel married Catherine Reiter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Reiter of
Washington Township, York Co, Pennsylvania. She was born in 1757 and died in
1831. Her maternal grandfather was Henry Lehman.

Daniel made his will on December 6, 1800 and it was proved on February 1, 1807
showing that he died somewhere in between. He mentions his wife, Catherine and
children: William, Daniel, Mary, Salome, Esther, Margareth and Barbara and
minor children, Eleanor and Joseph.

Catherine, the second wife is buried in Cocklin Cemetery, Upper Allen Township.
Only the year of her birth and death are recorded on the stone. Where Daniel is
buried is unknown.

Information from the Find a Grave website:

Birth: May, 1744
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1781
York County
Pennsylvania, USA

Eleanora Leas was the daughter of Leonard Leist (buried Markey) and Salome (last name unknown). She married Dr. Daniel Fahnestock on December 18, 1764; he was the son of Johann Dietrich Fahnestock and wife Margaret Wertz who lived and died at Ephrata on thier own farm. They are buried at the Ephrata Cemetery.

Eleanora and Daniel had children: William, Daniel, Mary, Salome and Esther. After the death of his wife, Dr. Daniel moved farther west in Pennsylvania.


Died age 37 years, 4 months, 1 day.

Family links:
Parents:
Leonard Leist (1710 - 1782)

Burial:
Markey Farm Cemetery
Davidsburg
York County
Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: Kathryn Stuart
Originally Created by: Bob Birmingham
Record added: Nov 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61590051

Eleanora married Dr. Daniel Fannstick,1 4 son of Johann Diedrich Fahnestock 1 15 and Anna Margaretha Wirth,1 16 on 18 Dec 1764 in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Daniel was born in 1737 in Amwell, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA and died after 1801 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA. Another name for Daniel was Fahnestock.14

Noted events in their marriage were:

• No Name: 17

Children from this marriage were:

+ 26 M    i. William Fahnestock Sr. 1 was born on 18 Apr 1766 in Latimore Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 2 Jan 1843 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 76, and was buried in Hoover Farm near Brandtsville.18

+ 27 M    ii. Daniel Fahnestock 1 was born on 23 Feb 1774 and died on 4 Jun 1857 in Miami County, Ohio, USA19 at age 83.

+ 28 F    iii. Mary Fahnestock 1 was born circa 1777 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Newberry Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 29 F    iv. Salome Fahnestock 1 was born circa 1778 and died before 1841 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 30 F    v. Esther Fahnestock 1 was born on 13 Apr 1779 in Warrington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 18 Apr 1855 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 76.

7. Margaret Leas 1 was born after 1745 in Pennsylvania, USA. Another name for Margaret was Lascht.4

Margaret married James Johns,1 son of Charles Johns 1 and Margaret Unknown,1 on 12 Nov 1760 in Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.20 James was born about 1740 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

   31 F    i. Mary Johns 4 was born in Apr 1769 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and was christened on 16 Apr 1769 in Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.3 Another name for Mary was Mary Jonis.3

Margaret next married George Ross 1 on 31 Jan 1764 in Bermudian Union Church, Adams Co., PA.

8. Abraham Leas 1 was born about 1750 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA4 and died in 1799 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA4 about age 49. Another name for Abraham was Lease.21

General Notes: An Abraham Leas, over 45 yrs old, is mentioned in the Manheim Twp Census with no wife and six children - perhaps this Abraham. He was married to Anna maria ?.

Abraham and his wife Anna Maria are shown as sponsors at a baptism in Kreutz Creek Lutheran Church in 1740's.

Information provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart:

Birth: abt 1750 York County, Pennsylvania
Military: 1 Apr 1778 Revolutionary War in York Co, PA MilitiaComp 1; Btn1
Witness: 1785 Abraham Lease was a witness at the marriage of James Th
Census: 1790 York County, Pennsylvania
Death: 1799 Reading Twp, York Co, PA
Burial:
Spouse: Anna Marie or Mary ]?] LEAS ( -1745)
Marriage:

Abraham married Anna Marie.1 4 Anna was born before 1754 and died after 1794. Another name for Anna was Mary.21

Children from this marriage were:

   32 F    i. Sarah Leas 4 was born about 1787 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 33 F    ii. Mary Leas 1 4 was born on 20 Oct 1794 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 5 Apr 1864 in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA at age 69.


9. Daniel Leas 1 was born on 28 Mar 1752 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 2 May 1836 in Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 84, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

General Notes: Appears on an original muster roll for 1st Co., 1st Battalion, York Co. Militia according to a return made 11 Apr 1778 (The York County Historical Society). Burial Place provided by K.E. (Leas) Stuart Anderson Leas wrote, "He lived awhile in Ohio at or near Lexington, Preble Co., OH. He was in his old days heavy set. Was a short man."

Notes for DANIEL LEASE I:

Member of Ist Co. -Ist Batallion York Co., Militia, as reported April 1, 1778. Also, later shows as Lt. of 3rd Co., 9th Batallion of York Co., Militia. On Tax rolls of Reading Twp. 1779-1783. In Reading Twp. in 1790 Census. In 1793 Daniel and Lydia deeded land to mother -then living in Newberry Twp., York Co., (land willed to him by Father). In 1800 US Census living in York Twp., York Co.

The above information was provided by Joyce (Lease) Taylor


The following information was provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart.

Daniel LEAS was born about March 28, 1752 in York County, Pennsylvania. He
served in the military in 1778.10 Abram, John, Daniel Lease and Benjamin Leas
were members of the 1st Co, 1st Battalion, York County Militia according to a
return made on April 11, 1778. This record was found by Carl W. Fleck on an
original muster roll at York County Historical Society. In 1782/83 he was a
Tavern Keeper in Reading Twp, York Co, PA. He appeared in the census in 1790 in
Reading Twp, York Co, PA.12 Daniel Leas had 6 males ( 3 under 16, 3 over 16)
and 2 females living in his household at the 1790 census. [NEED TO DEFINE
SENTENCE: Migrated] He died on May 2, 1836 in Lanier twp, Preble Co, Ohio. He
was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble Co, OH. He is reference
number Leas GB p10. He was adopted. Daniel LEAS and Lydia WORLEY were married
before 1775 in York County, Pennsylvania. Daniel and Lydia Worley Leas had five
known children. They appeared in the census in 1820 in Tyrone twp, Adams Co,
Pennsylvania.

# Event: Military 1778
# Event: from Pennsylvania Migrated BET 1822 AND 1826 Ohio
# Event: The Gettysburg Compiler reported a letter for Daniel Leas unclaimed at the Gettysburg Post Office News item 21 APR 1819 Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA



More information provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart:

Military (1778): Abram, John, Daniel Lease and Benjamin Leas were members of the
1st Co, 1st Battalion, York County Militia according to a return made on April
11, 1778. This record was found by Carl W. Fleck on an original muster roll at
York County Historical Society.
Military (3 May 1784): Pennsylvania Archives Series 6 Volume 2, page 593 and 594
Battalions 1-9 York County Militia
9th Battalion; York County Militia
Lieut. Col.- James Chamberlain
Major - John Bonner
Lieut. - 1. Charles Conway
2. Thomas Neely (George Leas' (son of Daniel and Lydia Worley Leas) wife's aunt,
Sarah Weems (sister of John Weems) married a Jonathan Neely before 1785).
3.*** Daniel Leas
4.
5. Thomas Neely, Jr.
6.
7. Henry Miller
"At a Field Day for the first Battalion of York County Militia Troop, Officers
were necessary to be chosen Judges were appointed for each Corp. to wit:
Ignatius Leitner & Jacob Holtzinger this third day of May A.D. 1784."
Capt. Rudolph Spangler
Lieut. Jacob Holtzinger
Cornet Christian Stan

Census (1790): Daniel Leas had 6 males ( 3 under 16, 3 over 16) and 2 females
living in his household at the 1790 census.

Daniel married Lydia Worley,1 daughter of Daniel Worley 1 22 and Maria Susannah Unknown,1 4 22 about 1775.4 Lydia was born in 1755 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 4 Jul 1822 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA23 at age 67, and was buried in Old White Episcopal Church - Huntington Twp, Adams Co, PA.23

Children from this marriage were:

+ 34 M    i. George Leas 1 4 was born in 1776-1777 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 17 Apr 1861 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 85, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 35 M    ii. Daniel Leas Jr. 1 was born on 27 May 1778 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 26 May 1856 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 77, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 36 M    iii. William S. Leas , Sr. 1 was born on 10 Jul 1782 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 7 Aug 1855 in Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

+ 37 F    iv. Lydia Leas 1 24 was born circa 1783 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 31 Jul 1857 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA4 25 about age 74, and was buried in Rock Chapel Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 38 M    v. Frank (Francis) Leas 1 24 was born in 1807 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 12 May 1856 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 at age 49, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Daniel next married Rachel Morgan 4 on 3 Dec 1826 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA. Rachel was born on 1 Sep 1783 in New Jersey, USA, died on 7 May 1845 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 61, and was buried in Lexington Presbyterian Churchyard, West.

Marriage Notes:
Marriage (3 Dec 1826): The marriage record of Daniel Leas and Rachel Morgan Ross
is found in the Preble County Marriage records in Book 001, page 153.
They were married by Amos Sparks, Minister of the Gospel.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 39 M    i. Wesley Leas was born on 21 Feb 1828 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 11 Nov 1901 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA4 at age 73, and was buried on 14 Nov 1901 in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery Co, Ohio.

10. Ursala Leas 1 was born about 1754 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Ursala married John Cough 1 in 1775 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.4 John died on an unknown date. Another name for John was John Kough.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 40 M    i. John Kough 4 was born about 1784 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date.


12. John Leas 1 was born on 10 Sep 1755 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 20 May 1847 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 91, and was buried in Upper Bermudian Church Cemetery, Gardners, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

General Notes: Various birth dates in published materials.DAR Patriot Index shows 1 Sep 1754 source probably applic. of Grace Cameron).Leas Genealogy of 17 Oct 1950, Waterloo Press Printers, Waterloo, IN shows 1755 (pg 23). The unpublished Family Group Sheet of George Keith Minert gives 10 Sep 1755. The upper Bermudian Cem. records (copy at York Co. Hist. Soc.) shows age at death of 91-8-30 and death date of 20 May 1847, which yields 21 Aug 1755. Private in 4th Batt. of Infantry of PA commanded by Major Hezeker (Maj. Nicholas Hausegger).


The DAR application of Susie Metzler Bryan stated the following:

John Leas enlisted in Berks County, Pennsylvania, February 1776, and served as a Private in the Company of Captain North, 4th Battalion of Pennsylvania Infantry commanded by Major Hezeker (Maj. Nicholas Hausegger), Regiment commanded by Colonel Anthony Wayne, afterwards, General Wayne.


The DAR application of June Catherine Weicht Sunday stated the following:

John Leas, enlisted Berks Co. PA, Feb 1776, was a private with Captain North, 4th Battalion of Infantry of Pennsylvania, commanded by Major Hezeker (Maj. Nicholas Hausegger) in Regiment Commanded by Col. Anthony Wayne, afterwards General Wayne, Military Records, Private -- Pension Bureau WF 2133. Volume 58 DAR Pension Record. Spangler Genealogy, page 4415. Family Records: History of DeKalb County, page 892. Tombstone Bermudian Cemetery, Adams County, PA. Tombstone Records Waterloo, IN. Was married to Sophia Ziegler at Hanover, PA (York County) 6 Feb. 1780. Pension Bureau WF 2133, Vol. 58 Daughters of American Revolution Pension Records


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Decedent: Leas, Sr., John
Date of Death:5/20/1847
Place of Death:Tyrone Township
Place of Birth:
Sex:M
Last Residence:Tyrone Township
Source: The Adams Sentinel 05/24/1847
Notes: Patriot of the Revolution.





From the webpage, http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/4th-Pennsylvania-Regiment

4th Pennsylvania Regiment

Country:
Allegiance: Continental Congress of the United States
Type: Infantry
Branch:
Active: 1775 - 1783
Specialization:
Command structure: Pennsylvania Line
Size:
Current commander:
Garrison/HQ:
Ceremonial chief:
Nickname:
Motto:
Colors:
March:
Mascot:
Notable actions: Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Sullivan Expedition
Notable commanders: Colonel Anthony Wayne
Anniversaries:

The 4th Pennsylvania Regiment was raised December 9, 1775 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action during the New York Campaign, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Sullivan Expedition. The regiment was furloughed January 17, 1781 at Trenton, New Jersey and disbanded on January 1, 1783.



The following information was provided by Jeffrey Leas:

Re: Will of John Leas

The following are transcriptions of the records in the National Archives
for John & Sophia Leas. They are very interesting to look at,
especially the declaration by Catherine Delap, the sister of John Leas.
This, in combination with the will of Leonard Leas, clearly establishes
the link between this John Leas and his father Leonard Leas. Am not
sure if this was recognized by anyone before. It came as a revelation
to me, anyway, when I received the records about 10 years ago.

[John Leas National Archives]

----------- File Cover Sheet -----------------

File Number: W.2133
In Service: Penn
Leas, John
Sophia

----------- John Lees Muster Rolls ---------------------

1110
Lees John
5 Pennsylvania Regiment.
(Revolutionary War.)

Private

Card Numbers.
35637440
7372

Number of personal papers herein: 0

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L 5 Pa.

John Lees
Priv, Capt. Caleb North's Company, in
Colonel Wayne's Regiment, raised
in the State of Pennsylvania.*

Company Muster Roll
of the organization named above for the month
of Jan 5 to Nov. 26, 1776.
Roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga
Nov 26, 1776

Enlisted Feb. 8 1776

* This company was designated at various times as Capt. Caleb
North's and Capt. John Christy's Company.

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L 5 Pa.

Jn. Lees
Priv, Capt. Caleb North's Company, in
Colonel Wayne's Regiment, raised
in the State of Pennsylvania.*

Company Muster Roll
of the organization named above for the month
of to May 1777.
Roll dated
May 1777

Appointed Jan 1.
Remarks: Furlow

* This company was designated at various times as Capt. Caleb
North's and Capt. John Christy's Company.


----------- John Leas Pension Card ---------------------

State of
Pennsylvania

John Leas
Adams Co. in the state of Penn.
who was a Private in the company commanded
of Captain North of the Regt commanded
by Col Wayne in the Penn troops
for 1 year $40.00

Recorded in the state of Pennsylvania
the rate of 40 dollars per annum
commencing the 4th day of March, 1831.

Certificate of Pension issued 8th day of July
1833 and sent to V. King
Gettysburg, PA

Arears to the 4th of March 1833 80.00
Amount of allowance ending 20 Sep 1833 20.00
========
100.00

Revolutionary Claim
accepted 1832

Recorded by D. Brown Clerk
Book E Vol 5 Page 35

------------ John Leas Pension Card (back) -------------

Died 20 May 1849
Letters to Hon Moses
McClead @ Pa Oct 15
Dead 1847

------------ Sophia Leas Pension Card --------------------

3720
Pennsylvania

Sophia Leas
widow of John Leas
who served in the Revolutionary
war as a Private
Pa Line

Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of
40 dollars 00
Cents per annum to commence on
the 4th Day of March, 1848.

Certificate of Pension issued the
19 day of July 1851
and sent to
V. Ellis
Present

Recorded on Roll of Pensioners under act
February 2, 1848, Page 240 Vol. 2

------------ Sophia Leas Pension Card (back) -------------

She Sept. 16 - 1852 WB

------------ John Leas Pension Petition ------------------

Pennsylvania
Adams County On this 29th day of November 1832 did personally appear before the Honorable John Reed President and his appointees, Judges of the Court of Common Pleas is now sitting in and for the County of Adams in the State of Pennsylvania,

John Leas a resident of the County of Adams of [??] mind, aged seventy eight
years, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following
declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress [made?] June 7th 1832

That he enlisted in Berks County Pennsylvania where he then resided, in
February 1776 with Captain North, Caleb North as he believes, for one year and served in the Fourth Battalion of Infantry of the Pennsylvania Line, commanded by Major Hezcher as he believes in the Regiment commanded by Col Anthony Wayne, afterwards Gen. Wayne.

That shortly after he enlisted, he marched to Chester then Chester County, now
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where he joined part of his Regiment, he remained there till May, when they marched to Philadelphia, then through New Jersey, and shipped over to Long Island where they were engaged for some time in throwing up and building Batteries, that in August they were taken up the River to Albany, and from there to Crownpoint, he remained at Crownpoint till towards Spring, when they were ordered to return to Pennsylvania; he thinks it must have been in February, as on their return they marched from [???] on the ice, they arrived at Chester Pennsylvania in Mar 1777 and he was then discharged, having served out the first term for which he enlisted.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension on our community except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pensin Roll or the agancy of any State.

Sworn & Subscribed 29th November
1832 in open Court John Leas
G. Welsh for atty.
and the Court do hereby ordain their opinion that aforenamed applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he stated. By the Court was Recd

David Sheffer

Pennsylv. Adams County [J?] George Welsh prothonorary of the Court of Common pleas of Adams County, do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original for recordings of the Said Court in the matter of the application of John Leas for a pension.
In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal of office this 29th day of November 1832.

G. Welsh
prothnry

------------ Catherine Delap Statement ------------------

State of Pennsylvania
Adams County

Personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the
Justices of the Peace in and for said county, Cathrine Delap
widow of John Delap formerly of the county afore
said deceased who upon her solemn affirmation
duly administered according to Law does depose
and say that she knew that her brother John Lease
the above applicant for a pension, enlisted in the
Regular Army of the United States in the year seven
teen hundred and seventy six as far as her
recollection serves her and that he served out a
term of one year. Under what officers and
by whom enlisted she know not.

Affirmed and subscribed her
before me the 21st day of Cathrine X Delap
November A.D. 1832 mark

Charles F. Keener Charles F. Keener certifies that Cathrine
Delap the above named witness is a credible
witness and being a respectable character.
Charles F. Keener

Adams County Pennsylvania, George Welsh prothonorary of the Court of Com
mon Pleas for said County of Adams do hereby certify
that Charles F. Keener Esq before whom the above
affidavit was made and to know is and being at
the time serving the court [???] of our Commonwealth
Justice of the Peace in and for said County of
Adams and confirmed and sworn to act of
such and that one for the [???] credit is given to all
official acts and [???] and that the signatures
affixed is his genuine signature.

In testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand
and affixed the seal of said court at Gettysburg the 29th
day of November 1832.

G. Welsh
Pronthy

------------ John Leas Pension Brief ------------------

Brief in the case of John Leas of the County
of Adams in the State of Penn
(Act 7th June, 1832.)

1. Was the declaration made before a Court or Judge? Court

2. If before a Judge, does it appear that the applicant is disabled by
bodily infirmity?

3. How old is he? 78 years

4. State his service, as directed in the form annexed.

Period Duration of Service Rank Names of General and
Field Officers
under whom he
served.

In 1776 Feby 1 Year Private Col. Wayne, Capt.
North

5. In what battles was he engaged? None

6. Where did he reside when he entered the service? Berks Cy.

7. Is his statement by living witnesses, by documentary proof, by
traditionary evidence, by
incidental evidence, or by the rolls? Depositions

8. Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? and if so, in
what respect?
No clergyman's certificates.

I certify thtat the foregoing statement and the answers agree with
the evidence in the
case above mentioned.

[???]

Examining Clerk

------------ Letter to Mrs. Carl W. Fleck ------------------

January
3, 1938

John
Leas
W. 2133
BA-J/AWF
Mrs. Carl W. Fleck
Mr. Holly Springs
Pennsylvania

Dear Madam:

The data furnished herein were obtained from
papers on file in pension claim, W. 2133, based upon
the service of John Leas in the Revolutionary War.

The date and place of birth of John Leas were
not given, nor were the names of his parents stated.

While a resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania,
John Leas enlisted sometime in February, 1776, and
served one year as a private in Captain Caleb North's
company in Colonel Anthony Wayne's 4th Pennsylvania
Battalion.

He was allowed pension on his application
executed November 29, 1832, at time he was
seventy-eight years of age and living in Adams
County, Pennsylvania.

John Leas married February 6, 1780 in Hanover,
York County, Pennsylvania, Sophia; her maiden name
was not designated. He died May 20, 1847 in Adams
County, Pennsylvania.

His widow, Sophia Leas, was allowed pension on
her application executed April 10, 1851, at which
time she was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania,
aged ninety years "less three days". She died Sep-
tember 16, 1852.

------------ Letter to Mrs. Carl W. Fleck p.2 ------------------

The children of John Leas and his wife, Sophia:

Elizabeth born December 2, 1780
Benjamin " December 7, 1781
Sally or Sarah " December 28, 1782
Jacob " October 11, 1784
Margaret " October 21, 1786
Leonard " May 5, 1788

Also Susanna, Mary, George, Elizabeth, John, Rachel, and
William, whose ages were not given.

It was stated in 1851 that Elizabeth and Benjamin
Leas, the first two children, were deceased; and in
1851, Sally or Sarah was referred to Mrs. Sally or Sarah
Hartzel.

Catherine Delass, sister of the soldier, John Leas,
in 1851 was the widow of John Delass and was then in
Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Very truly yours

A.D. HILLER
Executive Assistant
to the Administrator

------------ Sophia Leas Pension Petition ------------------

State of Pennsylvania
County of Adams S.S.
On this tenth day of
April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and
fifty one, personally appeared before the
Hon Samuel R. Rupell, on of the Judges of
the Court of Common Pleas of the County of
Adams aforesaid Sophia Leas, a resident
of said County of Adams, aged ninety years less three days
who being duly sworn according to law, doth
on her oath, make the following Declatation
in order to otain the benefits of the existing
Acts of Congress, or such of them as may be
applicable to her case to wit that her
husband John Leas now deceased, was a
private in the Pennsylvania line in the War
of the Revolution, and resided in Hanover
in York County in the State of
Pennsylvania that he was pensioned by the
United States under the Act of June 7th 1832
at the rate of forty dollars per year for his life
and that he continued to receive said pension
until his death. She further celares that
she was married to the said John Leas on the
6th day of February 1780 at the Town
of Hanover in 'said' County of York, but
that she has no records of said marriage
that she continued to live with said John
Leas, to the time of his death; and that the
said John Leas her husband died in Adams
County aforesaid on the twentieth day of
May, 1847. She further swears that she is
now a widow and has never before made
any application for a pension - and further
that by reason of old age and bodily infirmities
she is now unable to appear in open Court

------------ Sophia Leas Pension Petition page 2 -------------

for the purpose of making this her declaration.

Sworn to & Subscribed
on the day and year above
written before me, one of her
the Judges of said Court Sophia X Leas
of Common Pleas of the mark
County of Adams and State
of Pennsylvania
and certify that from bodily infirmity, the
said Sophia Leas, can not conveniently attend
Court, and that I believe her to be the wid-
ow of John Leas, a deceased Revolutionary pensioner
as she herein above states.
J. R. Rufsell



State of Pennsylvania
County of Adams S.S.
On this tenth day of
April A.D. 1851 personally appeared before
me Samuel R. Russell, one of the Judges of
the Court of Common Pleas of said County of
Adams, Daniel Cline and George Guise
residents of said County of Adams, who being
first duly sworn according to law, declare that
Sophia Leas, who make the above Declaration
is the widow of John Leas deceased, who was
a private in the Pennsylvania Line, in the war
of the Revolution, and who was a pensioner
of the United States in right of his services and
that they long knew the said John and Sophia
Leas, that they form many years lived together
as man and wife, and were always believed
to be lawfully married - that they raised a
large family of children - and that one of their

------------ Sophia Leas Pension Petition ------------------

children still living Mr. Sarah or Sally Hartzel is between 69 and
seventy years of age - that her husband John Leas
died in said County of Adams, on the
twentieth day of May, A.D. 1847; and that she
is still a widow - and they swear that
they are disinterested witnesses - and the said
Daniel Cline further saith that he after the
decease of the said John Leas, made proof of
his death - and that the said Sophia Leas
who makes the foregoing Declaration is the
identical person who was the wife of said
John Leas deceased, and continues his widow.

Affirmed and subscribed
before me, Judge as aforesaid Daniel Cline
this 10th day of April A.D. George Guise
1851 - and I hereby certify
that said deprovents are
credible witnesses.
J. R. Russell


State of Pennsylvania
County of Adams S.S.
On this tenth day of
April A.D. 1851, came before me one of the
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Adams
County aforesaid, Daniel Cline Esq., a resident
of said County, and made oath that he has
examined and copied the family record, con-
tained in a bible in the possession of Sophia Leas
the above declarant, where the following entry
appears as follows

Elizabeth Leas was born 2 day of December in the year 1780
Benjamin Leas born 7 day of Dec in the year 1781
Sally Leas was born 28th day of Decemebr in the year 1782
Jacob Leas was born 11th day of October in the year 1784
Margaret Leas was born 21 day of October n the year 1786
Leonard Leas was born 5th day of May in the year 1788
(and in the same manner entried of the births
of Susanna, Mary, George, Elizabeth, John, Rachel
and William Leas).

And he verily believes the same,which purports
to be an original family record of the births of
children of said Sophia Leas and John Leas, the
deceased pensioner, to be a true family record
of the births of the children of said Sophia and
John Leas - and that the first two of said
children, Elizabeth and Benjamin Leas, are
deceased - and that he knows the said Sally
Leas, Jacob, Margaret and Leonard Leas personally
and that they have always been reputed and considered
as the children & lawful issue of said John and
Sophia leas - and that he believes them to have
been born and to be of the ages which said
record indicates -------. Daniel Cline

Subscribed
this 10th day of April A.D.
1851, before me; and I
certify that I saw the said
Daniel Cline Esq, take the
said copy from the said family
record in the family bible
in the possession of the said
Sophia Leas, widow of said John Leas, said deceased
pensioner, and that the said copy is correct, and
I believe the said record to be a true and bona fine
record of the births of the children of the said Sophia
Leas the Declarant and John Leas the deceased pensioner.

J.R. Russell






Leas Letter # 7:

To: Mr. Jacob Leas

Adams County, PA
November 25, 1843

Dear Children,
I now take the liberty of informing you that we are all well at present and
all the rest of our friends as far as I can tell thanks be to the Almighty.
My eyes are weak and still getting weaker.

I received your lines dated the 15th of last month and read them with great
joy to hear of you and that you were all well then and you mentioned in
yours that you intended to come again Spring.

Leonard wrote some time ago that had some money for me; how to get it in I
don't know. I wish you to go to him and lift the money and send it to me
by a trusty person. Michael Warner may come in or send it by some other
person.

Further I ask you to write John Leas that I have received ten dollars of
Rudolph Spangler and I want John to go to Jonas Spangler and settle with
him for the same and then to write me a letter how it is. [Note: this is
one of those Dutchy sounding statements I mentioned].

Furthermore I will tell you a little about the times here. They are hard.
It is a hard matter for some people to have as much money as will pay their
taxes at this time. Wheat can be bought at 87 ct pr bushel by the load.
Rye 25 to 27 ct, corn 31 to 35 ct, oats 20 to 25 ct.
But there is no selling for cash, the most business is trade. As trade
and the Sheriff Sales are still in ____________ for the last 12 months back
how times is going to be is hard to tell yet. No more at present but our
best respects to one and all of you.


John Leas



Re: Leas Letter #8


This letter should be read as
| To Jacob Leas in Ohio
|
From John Leas in:
| Tyrone Township

| Adams County, PA
| February 24th, 1845
|
|
| Dear Children,
| I now take the liberty of informing you that I received yours dated the
3rd
| of this (?month).
| Further as for ourselves we have not been well for some time back as for
| the rest of our
| children and friends here are all well as far as I can tell at present.
|
| Further, you ask me where to pay that money - right, it is your Sophiah
| and John's Elizabeth, each the sum of 10 dollars, that is if you get it
| in your hands. Further if Warner can't pay the principal I would wish
you
| to try to get the interest of him that is due on them notes.
|
| I am surprised that there is none writes to me but you. It would appear
| that the rest of our children don't care for us old people or else they
| would write now and then.
|
| We have had a very open winter, snow aplenty but it did not last no
time.
| Jacob, you are to pay $10 to John Leases son john out of my money.
|
| No more at present but our best respects to you all.
|
|

| John Leas




Pennsylvania Archives
By Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, George Edward Reed, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library
Published by s.n., 1880


FOURTH PENNSYLVANIA BATTALION, COL. ANTHONY WAYNE.

JANUARY 3, 1776'97JANUARY 24, 1777.

8-Voi.. X.


On the 17th, Col. Wayne enclosed a return "amounting in the whole to five hundred and sixty, officers included, ten commissioned officers are absent with their recruits, what number I cannot determine, but apprehend that the battalion must be complete. Capt. Taylor has not yet arrived with his company, but included in above. I have only twelve rifles and twenty muskets, and am in want of every other article."

On the 22d, Congress ordered him to march each company, as soon as equipped, to New York. For want of arms, only three companies-Robinson's, Church's, and Lacey's-could be forwarded. These arrived in New York, under command of Major Haussegger, on the 28th of March. This "detachment of the Fourth Penn'a battalion," as it was called, was, on the 7th of April, placed in Lord Stirling's brigade, and stationed on the shore at Caldwell's, on Long Island. On the 24th, it was assigned to the Fourth brigade, Gen. Greene. (This was fortunate for John Leas since on the 28th five companies of Lord Stirling's brigade were either killed or captured).

On the 26th, Col. Wayne arrived at New York, and taking command, immediately dispatched Major Haussegger to Philadelphia, to bring on the other five companies.

On the 27th, Wayne received orders to prepare his detachment for embarking for Albany. Two companies left New York on the 2d of May, and were in Albany with the colonel on the 10th.

A return, dated at Ticonderoga, October 19, shows present all the field officers; all the captains, except Robinson, absent from September 21; Capt. Moore sick, and absent from October 14; all the first lieutenants, except one of Moore's company; all the second lieutenants, except Lieut. Barckloy ; all the ensigns; all the staff, thirty-two sergeants, thirteen drums and fifes, three hundred rank and file fit for duty, one hundred and thirty-eight sick present, twenty-three sick absent, twenty-eight on command; total, five hundred and sixty-three. Of the officers present, Captain North, Lieuts. McClintock, Kimmell, and Seely, were sick.

The term of enlistment of this battalion expired on the 5th of January, 1777, but it remained over its time until the 24th of January, 1777, to allow troops to come in and take its place.


An inquisition, dated February 17,1777, now on file in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, addressed to the Council of Safety, sets forth "that an unhappy accident happened on the 16th instant, at a certain Alexander McCalla's, in Charlestown township, Chester county, to wit: the accidental death of Charles Clinton Beatty, second lieutenant to Capt. Thomas Church's company, of the Fourth battalion, commanded by Col. Anthony Wayne ; and as there is no legal way of proceeding in cases of accidental death, thought it expedient to call upon the chairman of committee to qualify evidence, and call and empannel a jury. We, therefore, of the jury find that his death was accidental by a shot from Capt. Caleb North's fusee, not apprehending it to be charged." Signed by Capt. Thomas Church and eleven others.

A large proportion of the privates reenlisted for three years, or during the war, under Col. Francis Johnston, in the Fifth Penn'a, where their names may be found. Those who did not reenlist were marched to Chester, and discharged on the 25th of February, 1777.


ROLL OF CAPTAIN CALEB NORTH'S COMPANY.

[ This Roll is incomplete.]

Captain:

North, Caleb, commissioned January 5, 1776; promoted major Tenth Penn'a.

Sergeants:

North, George, promoted ensign of Robinson's company October 12, 1776.
Hayes, Arthur.
Guest, James.
Longwell, Matthew.

Corporals:

Banks, George.
Smith, Valentine.
Beggs, Arthur.
Davis, Thomas.

Drummer:

Burns, John.

Privates:


Berkheimer, Bashan.
Bolebaugh, Matthew.
Boyer, Jacob.
Connor, Matthew.
Curtin, John.
Deeder, John.
Deel, Peter.
Dentlinger, Martin.
Dathrow, Jacob.
Edleman, William.
Gold, George.
Grimes, Joshua.
Heffner, John.
Himmelwright, John.
Hollam, Samuel.
Honstein, Frederick.
Horton, Ephraim.
Howen, Jeremiah.
Kine, John.
Kobble, John.
Leas, John
Leeson, Robert.
Leonard, Richard.
Lercy, John.
Logan, Andrew.
McCown, John.
McFange, Hugh.
McSwine, Dennis.
Mote, Jacob.
Neill, Samuel.
Quinn, Patrick.
Roads, John.
Saylor, John.
Shull, Baltzer.
Simmons, John.
Speelman, Conrad.
Tolan, Cornelins.



Biography of the Captain who commanded John Leas in Revolutionary War:

http://www.virtualology.com/calebnorth/

Caleb North

NORTH, Caleb, soldier, born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, 15 July, 1753; died in Philadelphia, 7 November, 1840. He was a merchant at Coventry, Pennsylvania, at the beginning of the Revolution, at which time, it is said, he hired a British deserter to teach him the manual of arms. He was a captain in the 4th battalion and served in the Canada campaign, when on his return from Ticonderoga he was promoted to major of the 10th regiment, and as such rendered important service. At Paoli, by the par-titular exertions of General Anthony Wayne, Major North, and Captain Stout, a rear-guard was formed by which two pieces of cannon and the remainder of the brigade were saved. He was detached the same night to direct the retreat of General William Smallwood, and a vidette was killed by his side. After taking part in the battle of Germantown, he was promoted lieutenant-colonel of the 11th Pennsylvania regiment and was in the battle of Monmouth. In July, 1778, he was transferred to the 9th Pennsylvania, and in January, 1781, to the 2d, with which he took part in the southern campaign. After the surrender of Cornwallis he had charge of the British prisoners on their march from Virginia to York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, conducting Tarleton's noted legion to Philadelphia. He retired from the army at the close of the war, resumed business at Coventry, and subsequently removed to Philadelphia, where in 1819 he was chosen high-sheriff. From 1828 until his death he was president of the Society of Cincinnati in Pennsylvania, being the last survivor of the field-officers of the Pennsylvania line.


LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF JOHN LEAS
**********************************************
Transcribed by Kathryn E. Stuart

Whereas John Leas of Tyrone Township, Adams County in Pennsylvania being of sound mind and memory Calling to mind the Certainty of Death and the Uncertainty of life have made …my will and testament Revoking and Disanulling all Other will or wills before by me made this only to be my last will and testament in Manner & form following Viz Imprimis, first, I commit my Sole to God who gave it to me and my body to be deacently buried at the Discreation of my Executors after all funeral Charges and Other worldly debts Everywhere to be paid I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Sophia all that is in my house where I now live in, as long as she lives if she sees proper, Citchen furniture and the Stoves Clock and Case and all the beds if she sees proper Corner Cober and Desk and dresser and all the Rest of the property in the house if she sees proper to keep them till after her Death. I do alow my wife to live in the house wherein I now live if she sees proper and shall have the same privilidge as I my self had and I do allow my wife to keep two cows if she sees proper and do allow my son William to live on the Old place and to give his Mother the third of all that he Reases that is Wheat Rye Corn Oats flax buckwheat and poetatoes. Said William he is to provide for his mother the fire would, he is to git it Chopt and haul it and Chopt fit for the Stove and said William is to provide for his Mother o of beef and a hundred weat of pork and I do alow by beloved wife yearly one hundred Dollars out of the income of my Estate as long as she lives and I do alow my son William to have three hundred dollars more than any of the Rest of my Children that is out of my Estate for his trouble that is if he takes care of his Mother until her Deceas. I do give and bequeath to my Daughter Sally the interest of one thousand Dollars as long as she lives out of my Estate and after her Deceas then that Thousand Dollars falls back to my Children that is a liven Share and Share a like. I do give and bequeath to my Son George in part of hislegicee Six hundred Dollars for his share and his Daughter Chistena four houndred dollars for Share in full out of my Estate. I do give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Six hondred Dollars out of my Estate that is with what she has got, and George likewise out of my Estate. I do give and bequeath to to my four sons one thousand Dollars apice that is with what they have got already , out of my Estate. I will now name them Jacob Leonard John and William Leas. Each one Shall have the $1000. Appease. I do give and bequeath to my three Daughters Eight hundred Dollars a pice with what they have got out of my Estate share and share alike. I will name them now Margret Susanna and Elizabeth to have Share and Share alike. I do give and bequeath to my grand Children that we stood for them when they were baptized. I will name them now David Hartzel, John Taughenbaugh John L. Slaybaugh, John Leas and Elizabeth of John Leas and Sophia of Jacob Leas I give and bequeath the five Each one ten dollars except John L. Slaybaugh fifty Dollars out of my Estate that is after my wife's Deceast and the land all sold and the money arising from said sales then I Order my Exetors to make sale of my Real and Persinel property as soon as He seas proper and to make a divide with the moneys of shars what is mention above, and all got the shars and all sold. What Ever is left then of an over plosh shall be Divied among my Children that is a living Share and Share alike I do alow my Exutors to make a devide with the money or the bonds as to sute them best and I dow allow my Exutors after my wifes Decease that they shall have full power and athorety to sell as soon as they see proper all my Real Astate and make and Execute as good a Deed of Conveyance for the same to the purchaser as I myself might or Cold do in my lifetime. I Constiture and appoint my son William Leas and my trusty friend Jacob Fring to act and see the accomplishment of this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning there of. In testimony where of I have here to set my hand this Twenty Eight day of December One Thousand Eight hundred and thirty Nine - 1839

Signed Sealed and Delivered by the Said John Leas

Noted events in his life were:

• Revolutionary War Soldier: Revolutionary War Pension Applications. 26

John married Sophia Ziegler,1 daughter of Johann George Ziegler 1 27 and Anna Margareta Hamspacher,1 27 on 6 Feb 1780 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Sophia was born on 13 Apr 1761 in Horn, Coesfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany,11 died on 16 Sep 1852 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 91, and was buried in Upper Bermudian Church Cemetery, Gardners, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Pension: Revolutionary War Pension, Pennsylvania, USA. 28

Children from this marriage were:

   41 F    i. Elizabeth Leas 1 was born on 13 Apr 1780 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1780 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   42 M    ii. Benjamin Leas 1 was born on 7 Dec 1781 and died about 1851 about age 70.

+ 43 F    iii. Salome "Sarah" Leas 1 was born on 28 Dec 1782 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 24 Nov 1872 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA29 at age 89.

+ 44 M    iv. Jacob Leas 1 was born on 11 Oct 1784 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 18 Apr 1873 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 88, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

+ 45 F    v. Margaret Leas 1 was born on 21 Oct 1786 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,30 died on 14 Jan 1873 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 86, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 46 M    vi. Leonard Leas 1 was born on 5 May 1788 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 20 Sep 1864 in Scott County, Iowa, USA at age 76, and was buried in Allen's Grove Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

+ 47 F    vii. Susanna Leas 1 was born on 26 Nov 1789 and died about 1850 in Stark County, Ohio, USA about age 61.

   48 F    viii. Mary Leas 1 was born on 14 Nov 1791 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mary married Minter.1 Minter died on an unknown date.

   49 M    ix. Leas 1 was born in 1793 in Pennsylvania, USA.4

+ 50 M    x. George Leas 1 was born on 2 Apr 1794 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 7 Mar 1870 in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 75, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

+ 51 F    xi. Elizabeth Margaretha Leas 1 was born on 4 Mar 1796 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 5 Apr 1877 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

+ 52 M    xii. John Leas 1 was born on 18 May 1798 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 11 Jan 1875 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 76, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.32

   53 F    xiii. Rachel Leas 1 was born on 28 Oct 1801 and died on 10 Nov 1834 at age 33.

+ 54 M    xiv. William Leas 1 was born on 7 May 1804, died on 6 Dec 1886 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 82, and was buried in Upper Bermudian Lutheran Cemetery.4

   55 F    xv. Leas 1 was born in 1806.

13. Benjamin Leas 1 was born on 9 Apr 1759 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA4 and died on 21 Feb 1828 in Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA4 at age 68.

General Notes: According to Gene Waite, "Benjamin was one of the original incorporators of the Pennsylvania R.R.

Benjamin married Susannah Bower 1 on 16 Aug 1785. Susannah was born on 25 Nov 1766 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 14 Mar 1814 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA33 at age 47, and was buried in Freeland Cemetery, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.33

Noted events in her life were:

• Baptism: 14 Mar 1814.

Children from this marriage were:

   56 M    i. Leonard Leas 1 4 was born on 22 Jun 1786 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 9 Feb 1788 at age 1.

+ 57 M    ii. Rev. John Leas 1 was born on 26 Jan 1788 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 9 Aug 1859 at age 71, and was buried in Milford Cemetary.

+ 58 M    iii. Benjamin Leas 1 34 was born on 28 Jun 1789 and died on 19 Dec 1824 in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 35.

+ 59 M    iv. Henry Leas 1 34 was born on 19 Jul 1791, died on 2 Dec 1862 at age 71, and was buried in Silver Spring Presbyterian Churchyard, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   60 F    v. Elizabeth Leas 1 34 was born on 22 May 1793 and died on 8 Feb 1870 at age 76.

Elizabeth married George W. Worley.1 George died on an unknown date.

Elizabeth next married Conrad Brill.1 35 Conrad died on an unknown date.

Elizabeth next married William Sager.1 35 William died on an unknown date.

+ 61 F    vi. Sarah Leas 1 34 was born on 5 Jul 1795 and died before 1828.

+ 62 F    vii. Polly Leas 1 34 was born on 9 Mar 1797 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 28 Nov 1879 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 82.

+ 63 M    viii. Isaac Jacob Leas 1 34 was born on 20 Sep 1799 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 13 May 1889 at age 89.

+ 64 M    ix. Christian (Christy) H. Leas 1 36 was born on 12 Nov 1801 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 May 1869 in Rock Island, IL at age 67, and was buried in Rock Island, IL.

+ 65 M    x. Jacob Leas 1 34 was born on 25 Dec 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 1 Jul 1880 at age 76, and was buried in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   66 M    xi. Moses Leas 1 34 was born on 4 Sep 1805 and died in 1825-1826 at age 20.

+ 67 M    xii. Hon. William Bower Leas 1 was born on 7 Feb 1812 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Feb 1882 in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 70.

Benjamin next married Jane Mathews 1 4 34 on 21 Oct 1819. Jane was born in Aug 1781 and died on 25 Feb 1857 at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 68 M    i. George Leas 1 34 was born on 10 Jul 1820 and died on 5 Feb 1891 at age 70.

+ 69 M    ii. Joseph Leas 1 34 was born on 27 Jun 1822 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 29 Aug 1891 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 69, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.37

+ 70 F    iii. Susannah Leas 1 34 was born on 3 Jan 1825 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA,38 died on 17 Dec 1888 in Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 63, and was buried in Wrights Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, US.

16. Catharine Leas 1 was born on 14 Jul 1761 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 8 Apr 1857 in Osnaburg, Stark County, Ohio, USA at age 95.

General Notes: She possibly died in Ohio as a letter from her brother John to children in Ohio asks about his sister, Catherine DeLap.

Catharine married John Delap,1 son of William De Lap 1 and Ruth,1 in 1783 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA. John was born on 15 Sep 1752 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Jul 1822 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 69.

Children from this marriage were:

   71 M    i. Son De Lap 1 died on an unknown date.

   72 F    ii. Sarah De Lap 1 was born in 1783 and died on 17 Feb 1824 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA39 at age 41.

   73 M    iii. George De Lap 1 was born in 1785.

George married M. Lappuse.1

   74 F    iv. Rebecca De Lap 1 was born in 1787.

Rebecca married J. Summer.1 J. died on an unknown date.

   75 M    v. John De Lap 1 was born in 1791 in Pennsylvania, USA.

John married Jane Spencer.1 Jane died on an unknown date.

+ 76 M    vi. Leonard De Lap 1 was born on 23 Dec 1793 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 19 Dec 1864 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA39 at age 70.

+ 77 F    vii. Ruth Delap 1 was born on 13 Oct 1796 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 25 Aug 1866 in Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA39 at age 69.

   78 F    viii. Mary "Polly" De Lap 1 was born in 1801 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 79 M    ix. William De Lap 1 was born in 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 13 May 186739 at age 64.

17. John Leas 1 was born on 14 Nov 1745 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 25 Sep 1825 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 79, and was buried in Franklin Cem., Franklin Twp, York Co, PA.

General Notes: Married a widow Will Book "P", pg 326, dated 22 Dec 1823, probated 7 Oct 1825, legatees Stepson, David Lehner; Anna Heim, wife of John Heim; Catharine Swartz, daughter of Adam Swartz; and wife Elizabeth. Birth place, death place and burial place provied by Kathryn Leas Stuart.

CHILD NOTES: John Leas Jr. Birth(1): Will(1): His will is to be found in Will book "P" on page 326. It is dated 22 Dec 1823 and was probated 7 Oct 1825. Legatees: Stepson, David Lehner, Anna heim, wife of John Heim, Catharine Swartz dau of Adam Swartz, and wife Elizabeth. Death(1): Burial(1): General(1,6): John Leas contested a parcel of about 15 acres of land with Jacob Bruch in 1789. The Bruch land abutted the land of John Leas, Sr. which had been obtained by patent from the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania. The Surveyor General's report of August 3, 1789 mentions that John Leas's father had a warrant in 1751, but son John Leas took out another warrant based on the old warrant and had a survey of June 11, 1789 to claim the disputed 15 acres. The board found the old survey of 1751 did not encompass the disputed 15 acres and found in favor of Bruch.

The above note was provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart.



The following was from the Pennsylvania Archives (http://books.google.com/books?id=sB0UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA655&lpg=PA655&dq=Leas,+Reading+Township&source=bl&ots=B-U8G7xr53&sig=1pBjivL2VjWtgsgdIiROgYAIsNg&hl=en&ei=ncCiSZmuHZCCNYTPkcUL&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result)

At a Meeting at the Surveyor General's the 3d August, 1789.
Present

The Honorable George Ross, Esq'r Vice President.
The Honorable Christopher Kucher, Esq'r.
The Officers of the Land Office.
Catherine Knorr

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John Leas

v. I On Caveat.

Jacob Bruch. J

It appears on hearing the parties that the Land in contest is a small piece of about 15 Acres in Reading Township, York County, for which Bruch hath a Warrant & Survey. And that the Father of Leas had a Warrant in the year 1751 and a Survey of 107 Acres made thereon by Thomas Armor and that Leas in order to cover the piece in controversy took out a late Warrant for the said lot & Acres and would make use of the old Warrant to take the Land Surveyed for Bruch. The Board are therefore of Opinion that as both Warrants are for the same place, the said Leas ought to Patent on the first Warrant and as the Lines thereof cannot be extended so as to include the vacancy marked A in a Draught of John Forsyth now before the Board without going through the Lines of a Patented Tract the said Bruch's Survey ought to be accepted and a Patent granted.

John married Elizabeth.1 Elizabeth was born on 15 Apr 1752, died on 15 Apr 1844 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 92, and was buried in Franklintown Cemetery, York Co., PA.

The child from this marriage was:

   80 F    i. Living

Living married Living

John next married Not Identified.40

The child from this marriage was:

   81 M    i. John Lease , Jr. .40

John married Sarah Lehmer.,40 daughter of Johannes (John) Lehmer 40 41 and Elizabeth,.1 Sarah was born on 30 Sep 1784 and died on 30 Oct 1867 at age 83.

18. Mary Leas 1 was born about 1755 and died in 1828 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA about age 73. Another name for Mary was Leist.

General Notes: Birth and death dates provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart. Property(14): Bastian Wonder purchased land in Monoghan twp, from Daniel and Mary Carpenter; the land adjoined land of Col. Matthew Dill. Philip Koontz, Joseph Bradley and Stephen Lease

Mary married Seifert 1 before 9 Sep 1775. Seifert died on an unknown date.

Mary next married Daniel Carpenter,1 son of Daniel Carpenter 1 4 and Magdalena Forney,1 4 on 9 Sep 1775. Daniel was born in 1748 in Earlville, Lancaster, PA, died on 14 Dec 1827 in Franklintwp, Westmoreland Co, PA at age 79, and was buried in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Residence: 5 Aug 1778.

Children from this marriage were:

   82 F    i. Elizabeth Carpenter 1 42 died on an unknown date.

+ 83 F    ii. Salome Carpenter 1 4 was born in 1782, died in 1820 at age 38, and was buried in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 84 M    iii. John Carpenter 1 42 was born in 1783 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died in 1867 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 84.

   85 F    iv. Mary Carpenter 1 42 was born in 1787.

   86 F    v. Minerva Carpenter 1 42 was born in 1789.

+ 87 M    vi. Daniel Carpenter 1 42 was born on 8 Apr 1792 and died in 1864 at age 72.

   88 M    vii. Samuel Leas Carpenter 1 42 43 was born on 10 Jun 1794 and died in 1876 at age 82.

Samuel married Keziah Irvine.1 44 Keziah died on an unknown date.

21. Philip Leas 1 died on 9 Dec 1802 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

General Notes: Purchased mansion portion of plantation from parents. Will in Book "K", pg 366, dtd 28 Mar 1802, prob. 9 Dec 1802 names sisters Mary Carpenter, Susanna Asper, Hannah Rowland; brother John was executor. Death location provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart.



Wills: Abstracts 1749-1819: Surnames L - O: York Co, PA
Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Theratsh@harborside.com

LEAST, Philip. Reading Township.
March 28, 1802 December 9, 1802
Executor: John Least.
Legatees: Brother, John; and others

Philip married Rebecca.1 Rebecca died on an unknown date.

The child from this marriage was:

   89 M    i. Ennis Leas 4 died on an unknown date.

23. Samuel Leas 1 died circa 1822 in Franklin Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Other names for Samuel were Lees and Leist.

General Notes: Orphans Court Docket, York County, # N-331 dtd 6 Feb 1822 states Samuel died intestate leaving widow Christianna and (9) named children. At death owned 174 acres adjoining land of brother, John. Alternative last name provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart.


Note: (by Kathryn Leas Stuart)

The Petition of John Leas, one of the Children of Samuel Leas deceased, was read to the Court, setting forth that the said Samuel Leas died Intestate seized ...... as of fee of a certain missuage and tract of land containing about one hundred and seventy four acres of Land more or less with the appurtanances situate in Franlin Township adjoining the lands of John Leas, senr, Daniel Meyers, Jacob ..... and others leaving the following heirs: A widow and twelve children --

Christiana, the widow
Hannah (intermarried with Daniel Henry)
Jacob Leas
John Leas
Esther (intermarried with John Karl now deceased)
Stephen Leas
Elizabeth (intermarried with Samuel Ernst)
Daniel Leas
Juliana (intermarried with John
Samuel Leas

And praying the Court to award an Inquest to make partitions of the premises to and among the children and representatives of the said Intestate, in such manner and in such proportions as by the laws of this commonwealth is directed if such Partition can become without prejudice to or spoiling the whole, but if Such Partition cannot be made thereof as aforesaid then to value and appraise the Same. Whereupon it is considered by the court and ordered that the sheriff of the County of York in his proper person with twelve good and lawful men of his bailiwick, in the presence of all the parties who shall choose to attend, or the Guardians of such of them as are minors (they respectively) ...... a report was to be brought back to the next Orphan's Court.

Court allowed 74 acres to be sold and on Dec. 17, 1822, John Leas, Admr. of the Estate, reported the sale of said land to Samuel Leas, Jr. for $154.00.

Samuel married Christianna Toner 1 on 31 Aug 1777 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Christianna was born in Franklin Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

   90 F    i. Hannah Leas 1 died on an unknown date.

Hannah married Daniel Henry.1 Daniel died on an unknown date.

   91 M    ii. Jacob Leas 1 died on an unknown date.

   92 M    iii. John Leas 1 died on an unknown date.

John married Elizabeth Unknown.1 Elizabeth was born on 15 Oct 1803 and died on 7 Jul 1842 at age 38.

   93 F    iv. Catharine Leas .1

Catharine married Samuel Ernst.1

   94 M    v. Stephen Leas 1 45 was born after 1777.

+ 95 M    vi. Daniel C. Leas 1 was born in 1791 and died in 1864 at age 73.

   96 F    vii. Julianna Leas 1 died on an unknown date.

Julianna married John McCready.1 John died on an unknown date.

   97 F    viii. Susanna Leas .1

+ 98 M    ix. Samuel Leas , Jr. 1 was born on 11 May 1798, died on 25 Mar 1882 at age 83, and was buried in East Liberty Cem, Perry Tp, Logan Co, OH.

+ 99 F    x. Christiana Leas 1 was born on 15 Dec 1800 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 13 Mar 1876 in Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 75, and was buried in Zanesfield Cemetery, Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

   100 F    xi. Esther Leas .4

Esther married John Karl.

24. Leonard Leas 1 was born about 1757 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died before 27 Feb 1810 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and was buried in Leas Cem, Reading Twp., York Co., PA.

General Notes: Served in FIRST Battalion, York Co. Militia, Return of 8th Co of 11 Apr 1778 of Captain John O'Blainess shows Leonard Leese, 4th Class, #46, Private. Will dtd. 4 Feb 1810 (cy at Adams County Historical Society) names 8 living children and grandson Enos, son of Phillip, deceased. Will in Adams Co. Book "B", pg 65, probated 27 Feb 1810. Birth, death and burial locations provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart

CHILD NOTES: Leonard Leas Birth(1): This area of York County later became Adams County. Death(8,1): Burial(1): Will(9): Last Will and Testament of Leonard Leas In the name of God Amen, I Leonard Least of Reading Township, Adams County in the State of Pennsylvania being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory -- do give thanks for the same considering this transitory life do make and publish this my last will and testament.

First it is my will and I do so order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as convenient may be after my decease then I give and bequeath unto Enos Least, my grandson the sum of twenty five pounds which is to be in full for his father Phillip Least deceased share (sic) when he arrives to the age of twenty years, but if he the said Enos should die before he arrives to the age of twenty one then his sheare shall be equally divided among my other children hereinafter named.

Second I give and bequeath onto my son John, Leonard, Moses, David, Sephen, Joseph, and George and Rebeckah all my beforesaid children one equil (sic) part of my estate in manner following.

My son John having already received from me the value of fifty pounds which are to be deducted out of his sheare and fifteen pounds out of my daughter Rebeckah sheare wich (sic) she has has already got from me.

It is my will that all my children shall be made equil with my son John before he receives any more and then all the residue of my estate be equilly (sic) divided amonst all my aforesaid children that is as the same shall become due from the sale of my lands which I do order and direct that my Executors hereinafter named as soon as convenient may be after my decease sell and dispose of my said lands for the best price that can be conveniently got and for that purpose I do hereby authorize and empower my said Executors to sign seal and execute and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as I myself would give, do and now have and no further ____ whatsoever for the granting and assigning the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof and the money arising from the sale to be divided amongst my children as aforesaid but if any of my children should die in their minority remmaried ? or without issue then their sheare hereby bequeathed shall be equally divided amonst my other children or their heirs.

It is also my will and I do order and direct that Valentine Hollinger be guardian for my son George and my daughter Rebeckah to keep their respective sheares in his hands until she arrive to the age of twenty one years or ___? and my son Leonard to be guardian for my son Joseph to keep his sheare in his hands (on interest?) until Joseph arrives to the age of twenty one years but if either of them George, Joseph or Rebeckah should die in their minority then their sheares to be distributed as before ___?.

And lastly I nominate and appoint my trusty friend Valentine Hollinger and Leonard Least to be my Executors_____ set my hand and seal this fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and ten.

4 February 1810

Witnesses: Moses Leas and George Brown

General: *Served in FIRST Battalion, York Co. Militia, Return of 8 th Co of 11 Apr 1778 *of Captain John O'Blainess shows Leonard Leese, 4 th Class, #46, Private.

*Will dtd. 4 Feb 1810 (cy at Adams County Historical Society) names 8 living *children and grandson Enos, son of Phillip, deceased.

*Will in Adams Co. Book "B", pg. 65, probated 27 Feb 1810. The 1779 Tax List of Reading Township includes Leonard Leas, Senior with 60 acres and a tax of 53 pounds, 13 shilling, and 4 pence. Also shown are Leonard Leas, Jr., John Leas Senior and Stephen Leas.

Appears in the 1790 Census of Reading Twp. with six males under 16 and with two females. Stephen Leas and Phillip Leas are shown separately. Also shown separately is John Leas.



ABSTRACTS OF ADAMS CO, PA WILLS 1800-1826 (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~holinger/hollypaadams.htm):

> FEB 4, 1810,
> VALENTINE HOLLINGER, guardian of George and Rebecah LEAS
> ====
> Leonard LEAS, Reading Twp,
> Children =
> Johnn, Leonard, Moses, David, Stephen, Joseph, George, Rebecah,
> Philip(deceased)
> Grandson=
> Enos of Philip;
> Valentine Hollinger guardian of George and Rebecah
> Son LEONARD, guardian of Joseph
> Execs = son Leonard, Valentine HOLLINGER
> Wit = Moses LEAS, George BROWN
> written Feb 4, 1810
> probate Feb 27, 1810
> recordee page 65

DAR:

LEAS , Leonard
Birth: PA Circa 1757
Rank: Pvt
Service: PA
Death: PA 4 Feb 1810
Patriot Pensioned: No
Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No
Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Lovice Forney

Leonard married Lovice Forney.,1 daughter of Frederick (Phillip) Forney 46 and Elizabeth Sherz,.46 Lovice was born on 26 Apr 1757 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died before 1810 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA,46 and was buried in Leas Cem, Reading Twp., York Co., PA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 101 M    i. John Leas 1 was born circa 1779 in Reading, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1846 in Reading, York County, Pennsylvania, USA about age 67.

   102 M    ii. Moses Leas 1 was born about 1785 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 5 Sep 1827 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA about age 42.

Moses married Anna Maria Bushey.,47 daughter of Christian Daniel Bushey 47 and Maria Anna,.47 Anna was born on 17 Oct 1785.

+ 103 M    iii. Stephen Y. Leas 1 was born on 17 Aug 1787 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 29 Nov 1867 in Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 80, and was buried in Lease Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

+ 104 M    iv. David A. Leas 1 was born on 20 Jan 1788, died on 11 Oct 1870 at age 82, and was buried in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.48

+ 105 M    v. Leonard Leas 1 was born on 5 May 1788 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 8 Feb 1817 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 28, and was buried in Bermudian Brethren Cem., Wash. Twp, York Co, PA.

+ 106 F    vi. Rebecca Leas 49 was born in 1792 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 19 Dec 1878 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 86.

+ 107 M    vii. Joseph Leas 1 was born on 6 Apr 1793 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 25 Apr 1880 at age 87.

+ 108 M    viii. George Leas 1 was born in 1796 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA50 and died on 8 May 1834 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA51 at age 38.

+ 109 M    ix. Enos Leas 52 was born on 2 May 1805 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 5 Apr 185553 at age 49, and was buried in Bishop Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

+ 110 M    x. Philip Leas 1 was born about 1810 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1850.54

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26. William Fahnestock Sr. 1 was born on 18 Apr 1766 in Latimore Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 2 Jan 1843 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 76, and was buried in Hoover Farm near Brandtsville.18

William married Esther Reider,1 daughter of Frederick Reiter 1 and Maria Lehman,1 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.17 55 Esther was born on 17 May 1770 in Monroe, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died on 29 Jun 1848 in Frederick County, Virginia, USA19 at age 78. Another name for Esther was Esther Reiter.

Children from this marriage were:

   111 F    i. Anna Mary Fahnestock 1 was born in 1794 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died on 22 Aug 1840 in Fairview, Bond County, Illinois, USA56 at age 46.

Anna married George Trine.19 George died on 16 Jul 1876.

+ 112 F    ii. Barbara Ellen Fahnestock 1 was born on 31 Jan 1796 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA,19 died on 15 Oct 1863 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA19 at age 67, and was buried in Earlham, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA.19

   113 M    iii. Daniel Fahnestock 1 was born in 1798 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died about 183119 about age 33.

   114 M    iv. William Fahnestock Jr. 1 was born on 6 Apr 1800 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died on 2 May 1877 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, USA19 at age 77.

William married Mary Ann Sydle 19 on 19 Aug 1824. Mary was born in 1801 and died in 1882 at age 81.

+ 115 F    v. Eleanor Fahnestock 1 was born in 1802 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died on 22 Aug 1840 in Mulberry Grove, Fairview Township, Bond County, Illinois57 at age 38.

+ 116 M    vi. John Fahnestock 1 was born on 14 Sep 1804 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA,19 died on 1 Aug 1874 in Mifflin Township. Cumberland County, PA19 at age 69, and was buried in Bethel Graveyard, Mifflin Twp, PA.19

   117 M    vii. Peter Fahnestock 1 was born on 20 Aug 1807 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died on 7 Nov 1866 in Mulberry Grove, Illinois19 at age 59.

Peter married Rebecca Bender 19 on 7 Nov 1866. Rebecca was born on 1 Jul 1814 and died after Aug 1854.

   118 F    viii. Sarah Fahnestock 1 was born in 1810 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died on 3 Oct 1842 at age 32.

27. Daniel Fahnestock 1 was born on 23 Feb 1774 and died on 4 Jun 1857 in Miami County, Ohio, USA19 at age 83.

Daniel married Elizabeth Rider 1 about 1799.17 19 Elizabeth was born in 178019 and died on 25 Oct 182919 at age 49.

Children from this marriage were:

   119 F    i. Margaret Fahnestock 1 was born on 16 Dec 180019 and died in Mar 187419 at age 73.

Margaret married Abraham Gorrell.19

   120 M    ii. William Fahnestock 1 was born on 24 Nov 180219 and died on 27 Nov 187719 at age 75.

William married Barbara Hollopter.19 Barbara was born in 1810.

   121 M    iii. Daniel Fahnestock 1 was born on 30 Jan 180519 and died on 26 Jan 185519 at age 49.

   122 M    iv. Samuel Fahnestock 1 was born on 15 Sep 180719 and died on 10 Sep 1843 in Thompsontown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA19 at age 35.

   123 M    v. John Fahnestock 1 was born on 15 Sep 1807.19

   124 F    vi. Elizabeth Fahnestock 1 was born on 15 May 1810.19

Elizabeth married Luke McDowell.19

   125 M    vii. Ephraim Perry Fahnestock 1 was born on 6 Oct 1812.19

   126 F    viii. Christiana Fahnestock 1 was born on 18 Mar 1815.19

   127 F    ix. Ellen Fahnestock 1 was born on 6 Jul 181719 and died on 20 Aug 186919 at age 52.

Ellen married John Gram.19

   128 M    x. Joseph Fahnestock 1 was born on 26 Jun 1820.19

   129 M    xi. Benjamin Fahnestock 1 was born on 22 Aug 182219 and died on 14 Jan 185419 at age 31.

28. Mary Fahnestock 1 was born circa 1777 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Newberry Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mary married John Hollopeter,1 son of Mathias Hollopeter 58 and Barbara Ruoss,58 about 1786 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.17 John was born in 1766 in Warrington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA,18 died on 9 Sep 1832 in Miami County, Ohio, USA18 at age 66, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio, USA.58 Another name for John was Joseph.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 130 F    i. Eleanor Hollopeter 1 was born in 1788 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   131 M    ii. William Hollopeter .1

   132 M    iii. John E. Hollopeter .1

+ 133 M    iv. Mathias Hollopeter .1

   134 F    v. Catherine Hollopeter .1

   135 M    vi. Daniel Hollopeter .1

   136 M    vii. Isaac Hollopeter .1

   137 M    viii. Simon Hollopeter .1

   138 M    ix. Samuel Hollopeter .1

29. Salome Fahnestock 1 was born circa 1778 and died before 1841 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Salome married Andrew Trumpers.1

Salome next married Clouser.55

Children from this marriage were:

   139 F    i. Rebecca Clouser .1

   140 F    ii. Sarah Clouser .1

30. Esther Fahnestock 1 was born on 13 Apr 1779 in Warrington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 18 Apr 1855 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 76.

Esther married Frederick Reiter,1 son of Frederick Reiter 1 and Maria Lehman,1 in 1800 in Washington, York, Pennsylvania, USA.17 Frederick was born on 15 Nov 1774 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania near Diehls Mill,19 56 died on 26 Nov 1830 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA19 at age 56, and was buried in Smith Burial Ground, Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.19

Children from this marriage were:

   141 F    i. Elnora Reiter 1 was born in 1800 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Smith Burial Ground, Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.55

   142 F    ii. Barbara Reiter 1 was born about 1804 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died on 17 Mar 184856 about age 44.

Barbara married Daniel May.55 Daniel was born in 1785.

   143 M    iii. Daniel Reiter 1 was born on 5 Feb 1804 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA19 56 and died on 9 Aug 1852 in South Middleton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA56 at age 48.

   144 M    iv. Frederick Reiter 1 was born about 1808 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.19

   145 F    v. Polly Reiter 1 was born about 1810 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.19

   146 F    vi. Susanna Reiter 1 was born about 1813 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.19

   147 M    vii. Benjamin Reiter 1 was born about 1815 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.19

   148 M    viii. William Reiter 1 was born about 1817 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.19

   149 F    ix. Eliza Reiter 1 was born about 1819 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA,56 died in 182419 about age 5, and was buried in Smith Burial Ground, Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.19

33. Mary Leas 1 4 was born on 20 Oct 1794 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 5 Apr 1864 in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA at age 69. Another name for Mary was Mary Lease.21

Mary married Daniel Beckner,1 32 son of Daniel Beckner 32 and Anna Danner,32 about 1813 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Daniel was born on 5 Jun 1789 in Pennsylvania, USA,32 died on 6 Feb 1870 in Laclede County, Missouri, USA at age 80, and was buried in Dallas County, Missouri, USA.58

Children from this marriage were:

+ 150 M    i. Levi Lease Beckner 32 was born on 9 Sep 1814 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA, died on 29 Oct 1902 in Conway, Laclede Co, MO at age 88, and was buried in Conway Baptist Cemetery, Conway, Laclede Co, MO.

   151 M    ii. Isaac Beckner 58 was born on 16 Jan 1817 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 10 Jan 1873 at age 55.

+ 152 M    iii. Samuel Beckner 4 was born on 16 Mar 1819 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA.

   153 M    iv. Daniel W. Beckner 58 was born on 23 Aug 1821 in Old Dominion, Montgomery Co, VA and died on 10 Apr 1920 in Laclede County, Missouri, USA at age 98.

Daniel married Nancy F. Moore 58 on 25 Dec 1860 in Polk Co, MO.

   154 F    v. Mary Ann Beckner 58 was born on 4 Jun 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA and died on 23 Dec 1892 at age 69.

   155 M    vi. Aaron Beckner was born on 18 Jul 1825 and died on 23 Mar 192058 at age 94.

   156 M    vii. James Beckner 58 was born on 23 Mar 1824 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA and died on 15 Oct 1852 at age 28.

   157 F    viii. Mary Naomi Beckner 58 was born on 22 Jun 1829 in OH and died on 3 Sep 1923 in Webster Co, MO at age 94.

Mary married Louis Wise 58 in 1867.

   158 F    ix. Deliah B. Beckner 58 was born on 3 Oct 1831 in OH and died on 10 Apr 1915 in MO at age 83.

Deliah married R. L. Tatum.58

Deliah next married Elias Hess 58 in 1882.

   159 F    x. Katherine Beckner 58 was born on 2 May 1834 in OH and died on 15 Sep 1851 in Dallas County, Missouri, USA at age 17.

   160 M    xi. Eli Harrison Beckner 58 was born on 10 Oct 1837 in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA and died on 18 Mar 1901 at age 63.


34. George Leas 1 4 was born in 1776-1777 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 17 Apr 1861 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 85, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: George is said to have been the first of the brothers, Geoarge, William and Daniel to migrate to western Ohio. From the Preble County History, H.L. Williams and Brothers Publishers, 1881, "Considerable difference of opinion exists as to the date of the first settler's entrance, although all concur in the tradition that the first settler was George Leas, and that he settled on Section 21, on the north bank of Twin Creek.

In 1832, George and Mary Leas lived on the farm which by 1915 was the home of the Preble County Infirmary. Land Purchase(5): Census(6): Lease, George OH PREBLE CO. EATON page 364 (Is this the George Leas, s/o Daniel and Lydia?) Census(7): Town of Eaton, Preble County, OH 127/132 Page 240 George Leas - Age 73, Male, Born PA Sythe and Sickle maker, $500 Real Estate Mary Leas - Age 73, Female, Born PA Mary Leas - Age 8, Female, Born IN

Will(8): I, George Leas of Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, do hereby make my last will and testament as follows, that is to say,
1st ~ It is my will that all my just debts, expenses and charges, funeral & otherwise, all be paid out of my estate -
2nd~ I give, bequeath and devise to my son James O. Leas and his heirs forever all the estate and property I own, personal and real, wherever the same may be situated, he, the said James O. Leas having taken me in my old age and infirmity and kindly and affectionately sustained me in comfort as long as I shall be permitted to live -
3rd~ I do not give any thing to my other children, namely Eliza Brues, Julia Miller, Lydia Hains, Daniel Leas, Frank Leas or to my grandchildren, being the children of my daughter, Susan Long, deceased, and the children of my son, Thomas Leas, deceased, I having already given to each of my said children as much of my estate as I think just and proper in my condition - I have done justice as I think to all my children and heirs in making this disposition of my estate, and I cherish a fond hope that they will all be satisfied therewith - - As to my son, James with whom I now live - he has cared for me in my weakness and my age and condition in life requires his kind care and attention which he freely gives to me; therefore I have felt it to be my duty to remunerate him as well as I can for his trouble on my account -
4th~ I hereby consitute and appoint my said son James. O. Leas, sole executor of this my last will and testament and I wish that the Probate Court may permit him to execute the same without requiring him to give bond of such execution - and I also wish that no appraisement or sale of my property may be made and I request said Court to make such order that the same may not be made - I hereby revoke and annul all former and other wills by me made and I hereby declare this to be my last will and testament _ In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal August 30th 1860 --


George Leas Seal Witnesses present . . I. Hampson Solomon Banta C.A. Smith

[Transcribed by Kathryn E. Stuart March 27, 2001 from a certified copy obtained from Preble County Probate Court.] Tax List(9): General(10,11): From the Preble County History, H.L. Williams & Brother Publishers 1881, "Considerable difference of opinion exists as to the date of the first settler's entrance, although all concur in the tradition that the first settler was George Leas, and that he settled on Section 21, on the north bank of Twin Creek. Leas was a Pennsylvanian, born in Cumberland County. (P. 216)

In 1832, George and Mary Leas lived on the farm which by 1915 was the home of the Preble County Infirmary.



Sources cited by Kathryn Elizabeth Leas:

SOURCES
1. William Arthur Leas. LEAS RESEARCH / William Arthur Leas. Unpublished family research, Pedigree charts and family group records. 2. Researcher. Edith Smith / Rita Ahern. 3. Ibid. Elizabeth E. Leas. 4. Ibid. Linda E. Leas. 5. Joe Bosserman. Miami Valley Genealogical Index. 6. Researcher. Marjory Eickenberry. 7. Census Records. 8. Researcher. Marjory Eickenberry. 9. Ibid. Elizabeth E. Leas. 10. CEMETERY Records. 11. Researcher. Bonnie Leas Jones citing Obituary Abstracts from the Eaton Register and Democrat
newspapers of Preble County, Ohio.
12. Ibid. Edith Smith / Rita Ahern.
13. CEMETERY Records. Research done by Bonnie Leas Jones.
14. Researcher. Van Hyning/ Schilling Family Tree by Amy E. Van Hyning on Ancestry.com citing the research of Diana Muir. 15. Census Records. 1850 Census. 16. Researcher. Bonnie Leas Jones citing Obituary Abstracts from the Eaton Register and Democrat
newspapers of Preble County, Ohio.
17. CEMETERY Records. Research done by Bonnie Leas Jones.
18. Obituary. Lydia Haines' obituary: The Eaton Democrat, Thursday, March 8, 1894. 19. Compiled by Audrey Gilbert, 604 St. Rt. 503 South, West Alexandria, Ohio 45381. Probate Abstracts Estates & Guardianships, Preble County, Ohio. 1999. Book 6, page 67-68. 20. Obituary. Lydia Haines obituary: The Eaton Democrat, Thursday, March 8, 1894. 21. CEMETERY Records. Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, Ohio compiled by Joan Bake Brubaker, West
Alexandria, Ohio copyright 1992.
22. LDS Records. 1880 Census
Census Place 1st Ward, Peru, Miami, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254298
NA Film Number T9-0298
Page Number 531A.
23. Ibid. 1880 Census, p. 531a.
24. Ibid. 1880 Census Place 1st Ward, Peru, Miami, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254298
NA Film Number T9-0298
Page Number 531A.
25. Ibid.
26. Fay W. Leas. LEAS GENEALOGY. 1950 Publication, Fort Wayne, Indiana. page 81 per Norma Gregerson, daughter of Mary Jane Leas.
27. LDS Records. Film Number: 537263
Page Number:
Reference number: 12848.
28. Researcher. Van Hyning/ Schilling Family Tree by Amy E. Van Hyning on Ancestry.com.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

George married Mary "Polly" Weems.,1 4 daughter of Major John Weems 1 4 59 60 and Living. Mary was born about 1776 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 2 Apr 1859 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA about age 83, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 161 F    i. Susannah Leas 1 4 was born in 180061 and died on an unknown date.

+ 162 M    ii. Thomas Chapman Leas 1 4 62 was born in 1802 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 4 Jul 1849 in Fort Laramie, Goshen County, Wyoming, USA63 at age 47.

+ 163 M    iii. Daniel Leas 1 64 was born on 20 Apr 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 1 Jan 1876 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 72, and was buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

+ 164 F    iv. Julia Ann Leas 1 4 was born on 25 Apr 1810 in Preble County, Ohio, USA,65 died on 6 Sep 1863 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA61 at age 53, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

+ 165 F    v. Eliza Leas .1 4

+ 166 M    vi. Franklin Weems Leas 1 4 was born in 1811 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.61

+ 167 F    vii. Lydia Leas 1 4 was born on 25 Dec 1814 in Twin Creek, Preble Co, OH, died on 1 Mar 1894 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 79, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 168 M    viii. James O. Leas 1 4 was born on 30 Jul 1816 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 15 Mar 1898 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 81, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA.30

   169 F    ix. Mary Leas 1 4 was born about 1842 in Indiana, USA.

   170 F    x. Pliny Leas 4 was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

35. Daniel Leas Jr. 1 was born on 27 May 1778 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 26 May 1856 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 77, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Obituary in the Astoria Argus - August 18, 1892

Died in Lewistown August 7, with ulcer of the stomach, Daniel Lease, age seventy-five years.

He came to this county in 1847 and was a merchant tailor in Bernadotte twenty-five years. He married Miss Sparks of Schuyler County in 1840 and settled in Bernadotte in that year. Four children were born to them, all of whom are living.

Daniel was an eccentric character and by economy and industry had accumulated considerable property. He had been a member of the M.E. Church for 40 years. He was a faithful husband, a kind father and a true friend. The needy was never turned away from his door.

The remains were buried in Lewistown.

Subject: Daniel Leas Will - 1856 Preble County, OH Author: Kathryn Stuart Date: 19 Dec 2000 12:00 PM GMT Email:

TRANSCRIPTION OF LAST WILL and TESTAMENT OF DANIEL LEAS

I, Daniel Leas of the County of Preble and State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and following to-wit:

First it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debt be fully paid.

Secondly I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my beloved Wife Elizabeth Leas in lieu of dower the house and all the lots occupied by the ____ lying and being in the town of Lewisburgh in said County during her natural life, with all the __ household and kitchen furniture and other articles not particularly named and otherwise disposed of in this will during her natural life as aforesaid.

And furthermore it is my will that my said wife shall have the entire control of the renting of my farm lying near the said town of Lewisburgh and that she receive and dispose of said rents for her support and comfort during her natural life as aforesaid.

And furthermore after the death of my said wife it is my will that the children of my daughter Susan have one hundred dollars divided among them equally -- and also one hundred dollars to be divided equally among the offspring of my daughter Sarah and one hundred dollars to the offspring of my son Thompson.

And furthermore I direct that after the death of my said wife, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca the house and lots on which I now reside together with all my real estate, Within the said town of Lewisburg and lying west of what is now called ___h Street that she have and hold the same for her self and her heirs forever.

And furthermore it is my will that after the death of my said wife that all the residue of my estate not having before disposed of to be equally divided among my children now living my daughter Rebecca included.

And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Elizabeth Leas and my son Frances M. Leas to be my executors of this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal this 14th day of March A.D. 1856

(Signed) Daniel Leas

Signed and declared by the above named Daniel Leas to be his Last Will and testament in presence of us who at his request have signed this as Witnesses --

Garland Davis (signed) Abraham Singer (signed)

To the Probate Judge of Preble County, Ohio:

I, Elizabeth Leas Widow of Daniel Leas late of Preble County deceased do hereby relinquish my right to take letters testamentary of the last will and testament of said Daniel Leas deceased and do hereby refuse to accept said trust as one of the Executors of said Will.

This 17th day of May A.D. 1856.

Elizabeth Leas

(her mark) Attested by -

Samuel J. Gard (signed)

Rebecca Leas (signed)

Transcribed from photocopy at Preble County Library. --------------------------------------

A sale of the household, farm and other non-real estate assets of the late Daniel Leas is held on August 13, 1856 in Lewisburgh, OH. Some of the buyers are: William, Rebecca and Robert Leas; also E.C. McGillcrest, Henry Staub, Abra. Singer, Vincent Homan, Wash. Ozias, George Rouff, Wm.Kelly, Thomas Whalen, D.E. Stephens, Eliz.Kerper.

Note: in the final distribution of assets of the estate of Daniel Leas, the following heirs are listed:

William Leas Rebecca Leas Robert Leas John W. Leas Jesse E. Leas George Leas Daniel Leas Elizabeth Leas Hizer Frances W. Leas

Daniel Leas's children deceased as of 1860 are Susanne, b 1804; Sarah b 1808; and Thomson, b 1813 d 1845.

------------------------------------- Daniel Leas's widow Elizabeth is not listed as dying in 1856. Francis M. Leas, executor, submits vouchers for final distribution of the estate assets on May 3, 1860. (More search is still going on.)



Daniel & Elizabeth Matthews Leas's children (Indiana family records) are: 1. Susanne 1804 2. George 1806 (d 1876) 3. Sarah 1808 4. John W. 1810 5. Rebecca 1812 6. Thomson 1813 7. William 1815 8. Daniel 1817 9. Francis 1819 10. Elizabeth 1821 11. Robert 12. Jesse 1825


#

Daniel Leas, Jr. Census for 1830

2 males 5-10 (Jesse b. 1825, age 5; Robert b. 1822, age 8)
1 male 10-15 (Francis b. 1819. age 11; Daniel b. 1817, age 13)
1 male 15-20 (William b. 1815, age 15)
1 male 40-50 (Daniel b. 1778, age 52)

1 female 5-10 (Elizabeth, b. 1821, age 9)
1 female 15-20 (Rebecca, b. 1812, age 18
1 female 40-50 (Elizabeth, b. 1783, age 47)

Susanna married in 1820
Sallie married in 1828
George married in Jan. 1830
John Wesley was age 20 and married 1831 so cd be gone

# Will: 14 MAR 1856 Lewisburg, Preble Co., OH
# Reference Number: Leas GB p10-12
# Event: as a Private in Captain Nesbit's Company Military 1812 Preble Co, OH
# Event: from Pennsylvania Migrated ABT 1809 Preble Co, OH
# Event: Daniel Leas was a witness to the will of George Beard Witness 12 JAN 1816 Preble Co, OH
# Event: Daniel and George Leas witnessed the will of Francis Utt Witness 7 DEC 1815 Preble Co, OH

Noted events in his life were:

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

Daniel married Elizabeth Matthews 1 circa 1802-1803 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Elizabeth was born on 14 Aug 1783 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 27 Jul 1856 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 72, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

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

Children from this marriage were:

+ 171 F    i. Susannah Leas 1 was born on 12 May 1804 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Mar 1831 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 26.

+ 172 M    ii. George Leas 1 66 was born on 25 Apr 1806 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 15 Dec 1876 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 70, and was buried in Osborn Prairie, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.

   173 F    iii. Sarah "Sally" Leas 1 was born on 29 May 1808 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died in 1833 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 25. Another name for Sarah was Sally Leas.

Sarah married William Swisher,1 4 son of William Swisher 68 and Ann,68 on 6 Nov 1828 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.67 William was born in 1798 and died in 1863 at age 65.

+ 174 M    iv. John Wesley Leas 1 69 was born on 1 Jan 1810 in Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 20 Feb 1895 south of Green Castle, Missouri, USA at age 85, and was buried in Springer Cemetery, Sullivan County, Missouri, USA.

   175 F    v. Rebecca W. Leas 1 4 was born on 2 Jan 1812 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died in 1870 at age 58.

Rebecca married Cornelius McCarthy 1 4 on 19 Apr 1859.

+ 176 M    vi. Thompson Leas 1 4 was born on 31 Aug 1813 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 27 Aug 1845 in Ohio, USA at age 31, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 177 M    vii. William Leas 1 was born on 12 Jun 1815 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 31 Oct 1879 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 64.

+ 178 M    viii. Daniel Leas III 1 was born on 31 Mar 1817 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 21 Aug 1892 in Schuyler, Fulton County, Illinois, USA70 at age 75.

+ 179 M    ix. Francis M. Leas 1 4 was born on 31 Aug 1819 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 180 F    x. Elizabeth Leas 1 was born on 11 Jun 1821 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 23 Mar 1884 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA at age 62.

+ 181 M    xi. Robert Roberts Leas 1 4 was born on 29 Oct 1822 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 13 Dec 189112 at age 69, and was buried in Silver Lake, , Indiana, USA.

   182 M    xii. Jesse E. Leas 1 was born on 23 Apr 1825 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 13 Dec 1860 at age 35, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

36. William S. Leas , Sr. 1 was born on 10 Jul 1782 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 7 Aug 1855 in Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

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.
Males
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)

Females
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.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Farmer. 24

William married Anna Swisher,1 daughter of Anthony Schweitzer Swisher 4 and Elizabeth Adams,4 on 30 May 1803 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.24 Anna was born on 25 Mar 1784 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 15 Apr 1872 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 88, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 183 M    i. Daniel Leas .1

   184 F    ii. Mary Leas 1 was born on 10 May 1804 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 27 Sep 1846 at age 42, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 185 F    iii. Elizabeth Leas 1 71 was born on 13 Sep 1805 in PA Or OH, died on 5 Feb 1887 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 at age 81, and was buried in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 186 M    iv. Jacob Leas 1 was born on 10 Sep 1807 and died on 24 Sep 1851 in Euphemia (Lewisburg), Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH4 at age 44.

+ 187 M    v. John Leas 1 4 was born on 12 Oct 1809 in Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 23 Nov 1873 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 64, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

+ 188 F    vi. Lydia Leas 1 was born on 17 Jul 1811 in Ohio, USA and died on 27 Jun 1873 at age 61.

+ 189 F    vii. Margaret Sarah Leas 1 was born on 5 Sep 1813 in OH and died on 26 May 1882 at age 68.

+ 190 M    viii. Jesse Leas 1 was born on 2 Mar 1816 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 25 Mar 1861 in Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 45, and was buried in Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.4

+ 191 M    ix. William S. Leas , Jr. 1 was born on 18 Dec 1817 in Ohio, USA and died on 19 Oct 1857 in West Sonora, Preble Co, OH at age 39.

   192 M    x. Thomas Leas 1 was born on 19 Jan 1820, died on 2 May 1837 at age 17, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

+ 193 M    xi. Worley Leas 1 4 was born on 17 Oct 1822 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 1 Sep 1899 in Kokomo, Centre Township, Howard County, Indiana, USA at age 76, and was buried on 3 Sep 1899 in Crown Point Cem, Kokomo, IN.

37. Lydia Leas 1 24 was born circa 1783 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 31 Jul 1857 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA4 25 about age 74, and was buried in Rock Chapel Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

General Notes: "Lydia married a William Sadler and remained in Adams Co., PA. Mr. Sadler was a wealthy christian man, and at one time built a church himself."

Her tombstone notes that Lydia was 79 years, 10 months, 19 days at the time of her death.


The following was from Kathryn Leas Stuart:

Birth: 1783 York County, Pennsylvania
Census: 1850 Tyrone twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Death: 31 Jul 1857 Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Estate: 1867 Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Burial: Rock Chapel Cemetery, Huntington twp, Adams Co, PA
Ref #: Leas GB p10
Father: Daniel LEAS (1752-1836)
Mother: Lydia WORLEY (1757-1822)

Census (1850): Lydia Leas Sadler was living at the homestead with her son
William Sadler, Jr.
1850 Census - Tyrone twp, Adams Co, PA - House 899 / Family
982
William Sadler, 30, Male, Farmer, b. PA, $3000 Real Estate
Lydia Sadler, 66, Female, b. PA
Eliza Stahl, 37, Female, b. PA
Moses Conrad, 15, Male, Laborer, b. PA, attending school



Estate (1867): "At an Orphan's Court held at Gettysburg in and for the County of
Adams on the 19th day of August AD 1867. Before the Honorabler Robert Fisher,
President, and Isaac E. Wierman and Isaac Robison, Esquires, associate judges
duly assigned.
The following proceedings were had to wit -
The petition of Samuel Sadler of Heidlersburg in said County was presented and
read to the Court as follows: That he is one of the heirs of the Estate of
hismother Lydia Sadler, late of Tyrone Township, in said County, deceased. That
Letters of Administration of the said Lydia Sadler were granted to William
Sadler by the Register of said County, on or about the fifteenth day of AugustAD
1866, and that more than one year has elapsed since said letters were granted.
That the said Administrator has neglected to Exhibit and file a just account,
and settlement of said Estate, in the office of the REgister of said County,
your Petitioner therefore prays that the court will award a citation, directed
to the said William Sadler, commanding him to exhibit, and file a justaccount
and make a true settlement thereof, in the office of the Register of Said
County,
Samuel Sadler

The Court granted that petition and gave William Sadler until the next Orphan's
Court, September 30, 1867 to comply.
Document(6): Document #5314 from the Adams County Historical Society at
Gettysburg, PA is
"The Account of William Sadler, Adm of the Estate of Lydia Sadler, dec'd. Filed
Nov. 4, 1867; Account filed December 9, 1867.


Burial: Her tombstone has her age at death as 79 years, 10 months and 19 days.



Lydia married William Sadler.1 24 William was born on 1 Oct 1771, died on 8 Jul 1848 at age 76, and was buried in Rock Chapel Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   194 M    i. Samuel Sadler .4

   195 M    ii. John Sadler .4

   196 F    iii. Harriet Sadler .4

Harriet married Allen M. Cook 4 on 13 Jun 1843 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   197 F    iv. Eliza Sadler 1 72 was born about 2 Jan 1806 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 31 Jul 1856 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA about age 50, and was buried in Rock Chapel Methodist Episcopal Churchyard In Huntington Twp, Adams County, PA.4


Eliza married Thomas McCleary 1 73 on 16 Aug 1825 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Thomas was born on 13 Mar 1803 and died on 22 Mar 1851 at age 48.

   198 F    v. Lydia Sadler 1 72 was born on 27 Apr 1813, died on 29 Jan 1896 in Iowa, USA4 at age 82, and was buried in Kossuth Cemetery, Des Moines Co, IA.4

Lydia married Robert Davisson Poole 4 on 21 Aug 1839 in Ohio, USA.

   199 M    vi. William Sadler , Jr. 1 72 was born about 1820.

   200 F    vii. Mary Ann Sadler 1 72 was born in 1820 and died in 1913 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA at age 93.

Mary married William Orndorff 1 72 on 19 Oct 1841 in Stone Jug, Adams Co., PA.72 William was born in 18184 and died in 18944 at age 76.

38. Frank (Francis) Leas 1 24 was born in 1807 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 12 May 1856 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 at age 49, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: "Daniel Leas' sons George, Daniel and William came to Ohio about the year 18__, and settled around Lewisburg, OH. His son Frank Leas was born in York, PA. He did not come west. He remained in York, PA and kept a hotel there (called tavern in the early days)." written by Anderson Leas in 1900

In 1837 he was a Postmaster with an annual salary of $117.44 in
Peter Little's Town / Littlestown, Adams Co, Pennsylvania.14 He is reference
number Leas GB p10.



This Francis Leas is the one who ran the Inn in Adams County.
He was born to Daniel and Lydia in 1787. Married Sarah (Sally) Weems on Jan 1, 1810 in Gettysburg, by Rev. David McConaughy.
Regarding their children, I have only found Walter Daniel b 1827, Sarah, b. 1834, is second to last of his and Sally's children. My ancestoral line was the child just before Sarah Louise. His name was Thomas Henry b. 1830. Their last child was John b. 1837.
I know they had other older children but haven't been able to track them down.
Francis died in Hanover on 12/10 1848. Sally went to Keokuk, Iowa sometime after Francis' death and died there 25 Aug. 1875 at the age of 85 years (16 September Centinel article) She was listed in the Gettysburg 1850 Census (along with Sarah and John). I listed them at a hotel.
Please email if you want anything further. I'll be glad to help if Ican.
Carol Leas Donohoe



The following was provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart:


At some point Francis must have considered moving west as witnessed by this advertisement:

An advertisement in The Adams Sentinel of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Sept. 14,
1835 edition read as follows:

"The subscriber, desirous of removing to the west, offers for sale his FARM,
situate in Mount Pleasant township, Adams County, 3 miles from Gettysburg,
containing 163 acres of patented land. The improvements are a good two-story
Stone House, large Log Barn, an excellent well of water and TWO good Orchards -
one young, the other old, a sufficient quantity of Timber; there is running
water through the farm.

As the subscriber is determined to sell, he will give his Farm on the most
accomodating terms, both as to price and terms of payment.

If not disposed of a Private Sale before Saturday the 17th day of October next,
it will be offered at Public Sale on the said day at 10 o'clock AM on the
premises.

Francis Leas

Littlestown, Sept. 7



Still more from Kathryn Leas Stuart:

The Adams Sentinel of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania gave a notice in the February 25,
1839 edition as follows:

PUBLIC SALE

The subscriber, intending to remove to the west, will sell on Friday and
Saturday the 22nd and 23rd days of March next, all his personal property
consisting of

one mahogany sideboard, tables, chairs, bureaus, wash stands, corner cupboards,
dressers, bedsteads and bedding, carpeting, 6 ten-plate stoves and pipe, 3 Drum
stoves, 1 cooking and 1 Franklin stove, andirons, fenders, shovels and tongs,
mantle, dress and looking glasses. 1 eight day and 1 thirty hour clock, copper
kettles, Iron pots, Kettles, Dutch ovens, Tubs, empty Hogsheads, Barrels and
Kegs, Meat tubs, one Elliptic-spring Buggy, one Cow, Hogs, China, Glass and
Queensware, Bar Furniture together with many more articles too numerous to
mention.

ALSO~~

A NINE ACRE LOT OF WOODLAND adjoining lands of Daniel Diehl, Mr. Huff and
others.

Reasonable credit and attendance will be given by


Francis Leas

Littlestown, Feb. 25




And more ...

The Adams Sentinel of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in it's March 17, 1845 edition
has the following notice:

TAVERN LICENSE

To the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace in and for the County of
Adams.

The petition of Francis Leas, of said County, respectfully showeth: that your
petitioner resides in that large commodious house, situate in the Town of
Heidlersburg, which is in every respect suitable, convenient and eligibly suited
for a Tavern or house of Public Entertainment, for the accomodation of travelers
and neighbors, with lodging and refreshments. He therefore prays the Court to
grant him a License for a Tavern or House of Public Entertainment for selling
wines and spiritous liquors, for the accomodation of travelers and neighbors, in
the said House.

Francis Leas

We the undersigned citizens of the Township of Tyrone in the county of Adams,
being acquainted with Francis Leas, the above petitioner and also having a
knowledge of the House for which license is prayed for do certify that succh Inn
or Tavern is necessary to accomodate the public and entertain strangers and
travelers; and that the above petitioner is a person of good repute for honesty
and temperance and that he is well provided with house-room and conveniences for
the accomodation of strangers and travellers.

William Alexander, Samuel Sadler, George Guise, Peter Haverstock, sen, James N.
Pittenturf, Jacob S. Chronister, John Eckenrode, Andrew Havenstock, Elias Deter,
Jacob Shetron, Abraham Snyder, sen., William Yets, sen, David Detrick, Jacob
Brame (possibly Bream), Benjamin Schriver, Jacob Musser, Edward Staley, William
Stealy.

March 17, 1845



Still more:

This announcement is from The Republican Compiler at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in
the April 23, 1828 edition of the paper:

"The subscriber (John Arnold) will commence the wool Carding business at
Arnold's Mill one and a half miles west of Littlestown, Pennsylvania on the
first day of May next.

The public is hereby informed that he has fixed upon the following places to
receive wool:

At the house of Jacob Sell in Germany Township

FRANCIS LEAS' Tavern, Littlestown

Persons leaving wool at any of the above places will please leave their name
upon the bags. They may depend upon the subscriber's punctuality in calling at
each of the above places."

JOHN ARNOLD




More:

At Gettysburg, PA, the Star and Republican Banner (newspaper) carried the
following notice on July 10, 1832 :

"LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office in Littlestown, Adams County,
Pennsylvania on the 1st of July, 1832:

names listed

by Francis Leas, Post Master, July 10, 1832"




Postmaster from the Leas Family:

History of Cumberland and Adams counties, Pennsylvania gives information on Post
Masters of Adams County. Three of those listed are Leas family members:

Post Master at Heidlersburg, Adams Co, PA - Leonard Delap held the office for 20
years - 1841-1861

Leonard Delap is the son of Catherine Leas, d/o Leonard and Salome/Sarah Leas,
and John Delap. Obviously he is named for his grandfather, Leonard Leas.

Francis Leas, son of Daniel and Lydia Worley Leas was Post Master 1837-1839 at
Littlestown, Adams Co, PA at an annual salary of $117.44.

At New Chester, Straban Twp, Adams Co, PA, Nicholas Taughenbaugh was Post
Master from 1835 - 1851.

Nicholas Taughenbaugh is the husband of Margaret Leas, d/o John Leas and Sophia
Ziegler.

Frank married Sarah (Sally) Weems 74 on 1 Jan 1810 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Sarah was born about 1790 and died on 25 Aug 1875 in Keokuk, , Iowa about age 85.

Marriage Notes: by Rev. David McConaughy

According to the 1-03-1810 "The Centinel, Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA" , Francis and Sally were married in the evening on Monday, January 1, 1810
74

Children from this marriage were:

   201 M    i. Walter Daniel Leas 74 was born in 1827.

   202 M    ii. Thomas Henry Leas 74 was born about 1830.

   203 F    iii. Sarah Louisa Leas 74 was born in 1834 and was christened on 10 Dec 1837 in Littlestown, Christ Reformed Church, Adams, Pennsylvania.

+ 204 M    iv. John Andrew Leas 74 was born on 12 Jun 1837 in Littleton, Pennsylvania75 and died on 15 Jul 1916 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA at age 79.


39. Wesley Leas was born on 21 Feb 1828 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 11 Nov 1901 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA4 at age 73, and was buried on 14 Nov 1901 in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery Co, Ohio.

General Notes:
1 M Wesley LEAS
Birth: 21 Feb 1828 Lanier twp, Preble Co, Ohio
Residence: bet 1888-1890 , according to the Dayton City Directory, at 415 W.
4th
Death: bef 1920 Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH
Burial:
Spouse: Surbrana A. DOWNS (1830-1921)
Marriage:

Wesley married Surbrana A. Downs 4 on 20 Nov 1851. Surbrana was born about 1833 in New York, USA.76 Other names for Surbrana were Soprana, Subrania, Surbania Lease, and Surbany.

The child from this marriage was:

   205 M    i. Edwin R. Leas 4 76 was born about 1858.

40. John Kough 4 was born about 1784 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date.

General Notes:

Census(2): Allegheney twp, Blair County, PA 1850 Federal Census
Kough John 66 Pa farmer w/ $5000. in real
estate
Kough Isabella 66 Pa
Kough Isabella M 18 Pa
Kough Reuben 32 Pa farmer
Kough Lease 25 Pa farmer

Census(3): 1860 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Blair > Logan 1109/1082 John Kough, 77, 6750/400 b. PA Reuben " , 30, b. PA Isabella Kough, 25, b. PA Isabella McPherson, 33, Domestic

John married Isabella.4 Isabella was born about 1784 and died on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

   206 M    i. John Kough .4

   207 F    ii. Ursula Kough 4 was born on an unknown date and died before 5 May 1866 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Ursula married David Wilson.4

   208 M    iii. Reuben Kough 4 was born about 1819 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date.

+ 209 M    iv. Lease Kough 4 was born in 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 16 Dec 1873 in Scott County, Iowa, USA at age 50, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

   210 F    v. Isabella M. Kough 4 was born about 1832 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date.

43. Salome "Sarah" Leas 1 was born on 28 Dec 1782 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 24 Nov 1872 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA29 at age 89. Another name for Salome was Sarah (Sally).

General Notes: Note: A.D. Hiller in his letter to Mrs. Carl W. Fleck states that "in 1851, Sally was referred to as Mrs. Sally Hartzel."

Salome married Leonard Hartzell Sr.,1 29 son of Johann George Hartzell 77 and Hannah Philitz Kreling,77 about 1799 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Leonard was born on 6 Sep 1776 in Hecktown, Nazereth Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA,77 died on 17 Feb 1824 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA29 77 at age 47, and was buried in Lower Saucon, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   211 M    i. Johann George Hartzel 4 was born on 19 Mar 1798 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA,29 died on 8 Mar 1803 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 4, and was buried in Lower Saucon, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   212 M    ii. Johannes Hartzel 4 was born in 1800 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 17 Dec 1800 in Bender's Reformed Church, Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 17 Dec 1800 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and was buried in Lower Saucon, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   213 M    iii. George Hartzell 29 was born in 1803 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 2 Jun 1872 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 69.

+ 214 M    iv. Jacob C. Hartzell 4 was born on 9 Feb 1805 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 5 May 1805 in Bender's Reformed Church, Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and died on 5 Mar 1883 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA29 at age 78.

   215 M    v. David Hartzell 4 was born on 7 Dec 1806 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA29 and died on 2 Jun 1872 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA29 at age 65.

   216 F    vi. Susanna Hartzell 4 was born on 28 Apr 1809 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 4 Jun 1809 in Bender's Reformed Church, Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and died on 14 Aug 1902 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA29 at age 93.

Susanna married James H. Heagy.29 James was born on 11 Oct 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 21 Oct 1880 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 77.

   217 F    vii. Hannah Hartzell .4

   218 M    viii. Leonard Hartzell Jr. was born on 28 Jun 1813 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 22 Aug 1813 in Bender's Reformed Church, Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 and died on 14 Oct 1878 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA29 at age 65.

   219 F    ix. Margaretha Sophia Hartzell 4 was born on 16 Nov 1820 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 15 Apr 1821 in Bender's Reformed Church, Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and died on 15 Apr 1821 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.29

   220 F    x. Margaret Sophia Hartzell 29 was born on 16 Nov 1820 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 26 Mar 1890 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 69.


44. Jacob Leas 1 was born on 11 Oct 1784 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 18 Apr 1873 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 88, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Moved to Salem Twp., Jefferson Co., Ohio on 22 Jun 1814. Family cemetery, known as "Leas Cemetery" on his farm.

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Listed below are a series of letters written to Jacob from family members in the mid-1800's. These letters were made available to me by Kathryn Leas.
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Leas Letter # 7:

To: Mr. Jacob Leas

Adams County, PA
November 25, 1843

Dear Children,
I now take the liberty of informing you that we are all well at present and
all the rest of our friends as far as I can tell thanks be to the Almighty.
My eyes are weak and still getting weaker.

I received your lines dated the 15th of last month and read them with great
joy to hear of you and that you were all well then and you mentioned in
yours that you intended to come again Spring.

Leonard wrote some time ago that had some money for me; how to get it in I
don't know. I wish you to go to him and lift the money and send it to me
by a trusty person. Michael Warner may come in or send it by some other
person.

Further I ask you to write John Leas that I have received ten dollars of
Rudolph Spangler and I want John to go to Jonas Spangler and settle with
him for the same and then to write me a letter how it is. [Note: this is
one of those Dutchy sounding statements I mentioned].

Furthermore I will tell you a little about the times here. They are hard.
It is a hard matter for some people to have as much money as will pay their
taxes at this time. Wheat can be bought at 87 ct pr bushel by the load.
Rye 25 to 27 ct, corn 31 to 35 ct, oats 20 to 25 ct.
But there is no selling for cash, the most business is trade. As trade
and the Sheriff Sales are still in ____________ for the last 12 months back
how times is going to be is hard to tell yet. No more at present but our
best respects to one and all of you.


John Leas


Re: Leas Letter #8


This letter should be read as
| To Jacob Leas in Ohio
|
From John Leas in:

| Tyrone Township
| Adams County, PA
| February 24th, 1845
|
|
| Dear Children,
| I now take the liberty of informing you that I received yours dated the
3rd
| of this (?month).
| Further as for ourselves we have not been well for some time back as for
| the rest of our
| children and friends here are all well as far as I can tell at present.
|
| Further, you ask me where to pay that money - right, it is your Sophiah
| and John's Elizabeth, each the sum of 10 dollars, that is if you get it
| in your hands. Further if Warner can't pay the principal I would wish
you
| to try to get the interest of him that is due on them notes.
|
| I am surprised that there is none writes to me but you. It would appear
| that the rest of our children don't care for us old people or else they
| would write now and then.
|
| We have had a very open winter, snow aplenty but it did not last no
time.
| Jacob, you are to pay $10 to John Leases son john out of my money.
|
| No more at present but our best respects to you all.
|
|

| John Leas



Letter to Jacob Leas in Ohio from his brother, William Leas in PA.

John has died as this letter will bear out. My records show that he died
May 20, 1847.

The family seems to have been in the business of loaning money at
interest.

Does anyone have a copy of the will of John Leas? (1755-1847)
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From:
Adams County, PA

July 12, 1847

Respected brother,
Through and by the will of God I send you these lines to let you know
that we are well at
present thanks be to the Great Giver. Mother is midlin harty at present.

Hoping this may find you well and I received yours dated June 22 and you
wrote that Warner had paid 460 dollars and you did not know what to do
about it.

I went to Jacob ___________ and consulted with him concerning it and we thought the best would be for you to keep it and keep it on interest as much as possible and just to send the interest that is coming of father's money every spring. We think you as safe to take care of it as we should be ourselves for we will be in need of all the interest that we can raise every spring according to the will.


I don't know whether I stated in my last about Mothers Legacy. She has
to get the third bushel of everything that is raised on the farm if she
thinks proper to have them and we have to pay her out of the income of the
estate every year as long as she lives. Also $60 to Sally Hartzel for the
interest of the thousand dollars to keep up the repairs and pay the taxes
for the properties and if we can't their interest enough we will have to
break on the principal and there is a great many other things to be done
for mother that if we can't rent the farm for to get the whole of it done
we must pay it out of the estate if she sees proper to have them for there
is nothing to be sold, nothing to be divided while Mother is living.

I think and our sisters here and the neighbors around here all think
that it would be better for her to give up the house keeping and go and
live with one of her children for there would be less trouble on her mind
and less trouble for me for I don't know whether I will stay here if I can
suit myself somewhere else for I think the rent to high on this farm.
Still I will do for mother as long as I can get in reach of her but I think
her to old a woman to live there by herself in a manner as we say Jacob.
It never came as if always had been promised if I would stay with them but
so it is and so I must take up with it. If I could talk with you one hour
I could tell you much better than I can write.

I want you to examine this rite and consult with the rest of the heirs as
far as you can and likewise of Mother staying on and keep house the way she
is now and then write to me what was your opinion about these matters for I
would like to know all your opinions for I have stated it as near as I can
excepting I was with you to tell you personally as could show you a copy of
the will.

Our grain crop is very poor here, grain will be high with us excepting
there comes from another country. We had a very dry spring until now we
had these last days a good deal of rain.

No more at Present but my best respects to one and all of you.


William Leas


This letter is after the death of John Leas ---

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Leas Letter # 10

To Jacob Leas in Ohio
From William Leas in Pennsylvania
Re: Matters pertaining to settleing the Will of John Leas
Adams County, PA
May 30, 1848
Dear Friends,

I now will let you know that we are all well at present thanks be to the
Great Giver for His mercy shown toward us. Mother has got tolerable well
again and I hope these lines may find you all well. Further I had wrote to
you if I'm not mistaken that I received a
letter from Sally a few days ago. She gave me a price she would take and I
want you to get the consent of all the rest of the brothers and sisters
whether they are all agreed for me to give her the five hundred dollars
providing she releases in full for the will runs in this way that she is to
get the interest of the thousand dollars while she lives.

Take my word for it, I have a great deal of trouble with the estate for we
can't collect only the interest of the money to pay mother the hundred
dollars and taxes and repairs of the properties for we can't begin to
settle up while mother is a living. Therefore, I would wish the consent
of all of you as soon as you could get it. I am expecting Leonard. I will
write to him for I know where he lives. Now the two sisters and myself is
satisfied for her to have the five hundred dollars and if we could get the
matter fixed we could collect the thousand dollars as soon as we could ant
the half of that would have to be divided amongst the rest of us nine
heirs. But they will have to get their consent by writing their names or
marks to a notary drawn up by you or some other person for I would wish to
keep myself safe and Jacob, you must keep and account for your trouble
until we can make a firm settlement.

This thing would take a great burden off me if it could be arranged amongst
us and as you wrote to me about them intersts I called with our attorney
and he thinks it would be better for you to leave it as it is until there
would be a divide made for some of the rest has a great deal more than you
have that if you would pay your note you would be at a
loss with the rest of the heirs. I had told him what father had said but
he says we must go to the will and the laws of Pennsylvania and as for
taking money of Warner this fall, I don't like to do it excepting we could
get this matter fixed with sister Sally...

Again I would sooner you could keep it out there for it will have to go out
some time again but if you don't wish to keep it there we must take it and
do the best we can. No more at present, but my best respects to you all.

Wm. Leas




Written to Mr. Jacob Leas in Ohio
From his brother, William Leas in Pennsylvania.
(Sons of John Leas and Sophia Ziegler)


Adams County, PA
October 2, 1850

Dear Brother, I received yours dated Sept. the 8th last and I know I
should have written to you long ago but I was still waiting to get them
writings fixed and could still not get them ready.

I will now inform you how we are. My family is well and Mother (Sophia
Ziegler Leas) is as well as can be expected. She is able to be up and
about the house and still wants to work. Yet it is so surprising how
smart she is for her age for she is in her 90 year since April last and
as for our wheat crop in this part of the country was very good.
Considering to the quality of the ground as for my poor little farm we
cut 450 dozen of good what and I expect about 300 bushels of oats. Our
corn is not as good as it might be we had a very cold wet backward
spring. We had a good crop of grass so as we could make a good deal of
hay. I expect to have about 25 bushels of clover seed this fall. I
will now close and I hope these lines may find you all in good health
so may God bless us all. From yours respectfully.

Wm. Leas


This letter was written to Jacob Leas in Ohio from his brother,
William Leas in Adams County, PA
.

Adams County, Pa.
May 12, 1851

Dear Brother and friends, I will inform you that we are all well
thanks be to the great giver. Expecting these lines may find you all
enjoying good health and firther mother is well still able to be up and
about and as for her eyesight is just midling. She can't see to read
but she can see to go about through the house and outdoors and her mind
is good for her age. She is now in her ninety-one year since the 13
day of April last. Further I received your letter dated April 16th
1851 with a check calling for $91.32 cents which money I received for
said check and further about the money you can do just as well with it
as I could and there will be a time when it has to go there anyhow so
it may just as well stay.
Our wheat crops looks midlin well at present but we don't know what it
may be yet. We had a very wet spring so far until now. The ground is
just go in tolerable order for planting corn. Wheat is bringing from
95 cents to one dollar in York at this time. In Baltimore from one
dollar to 1.08, corn 54, oats 35cts per bushel.
Friends I will now close my lines but my best respects to you all.

Wm. Leas


This letter was written to Jacob Leas in Ohio by his nephew, Theo
Taughinbaugh, the son of Margaret Leas Taughinbaugh. Margaret was the
daughter of John Leas and Sophia Ziegler and the sister of Jacob Leas
to whom the letter is written.


New Chester, PA
Sept. 14, 1852

Dear Uncle,

This morning I take up my pen in haste to let you know that we are all
well and mother was at Uncle William's on Sunday last. He says that
grandmother is still confined to her bed the most of the time and has
been for the last two months. She complains mostly of weakness.
Uncle's family is all well and all the rest of our relations is well as
far as we know of. I had written a letter for Uncle John Leas. We are
at the loss of knowing where to direct it since he left Ohio which I
take this method of directing it to you to forward to him. We got a
letter from since he left Ohio. We have forgotten where to direct the
letter as we cannot find his letter. Hoping you will attend to this if
possible and please write to me and let us know all particulars, and
oblige your nephew.

Theo. Taughinbaugh
P.M.

Our respects to you all
hoping to hear from you soon.



This letter is to Jacob Leas in Ohio; written by his brother William
Leas in Adams County, PA.


Adams County, Pa.
September 21, 1852

Dear Brother and friends, I will inform you that my families
reasonable well at present thanks be to the great Giver and every good
and perfect gift and all ther resto fo our sisters as far as I can tell
at present. But now I must inform you with sorrow that our dear mother
has left our worldly side she departed this life on the 16th of this
month at 11 o'clock at night and was buried on the 18th and my hopes to
her is that her spirit is in heaven and my friends our only way is to
strive to get there to meet her. As I wrote before she had been
complaining for some time back but the most only weakness till the last
8 or 10 days. She appeared to be better than she had been for some
time back. Some of the neighbors told me that had been to see her the
evening when she died that night she had been as lively as could be
expected. She went to her bed in the evening as well as usual and at
about 10 o'clock she said to the girls that she was now adying and
before they could get any person there but Mrs. Widner she was a corpse
so we should be thankful to God that she had not to suffer long.
Now we intend to have a sale here on the 29th of this month and I think
that we will try the land this fall yet it is late in the year but it
will give us a better chance for next fall if we don't sell this fall.
I would wish you to send your opinion what you though it ought to
fetch. Another I wish you to let the rest know about Mother's death.
If the farm is not sold we will rent it for one year and put all the
rent in repairs at the place and pay the taxes.
The letter you sent to mother came too late it came that morning she
lay a corpse. No more at present but my best respects to you all
hoping these lines may find you all enjoying good health.

Wm. Leas


Leas Cemetery information:
http://www.jeffcochapter.com/LeasCemetery.html

Research Notes:
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Jefferson County Townships by Doyle, 1910
Salem Township

In the original five townships Salem was part of Steubenville, but on Friday, June 12, 1807, the county commissioners, "on application set off and incorporated the Tenth Township of the Third Range into a separate township and election district, to be distinguished and known by the name of Salem Township, and the first election to be held at the house of David Coe." As this description indicates, this civil township corresponds to the government surveys, having thirty-six sections, with Ross Township on the north, Island Creek on the east, Wayne of the south and Springfield and Harrison County on the west. It is rugged, being drained on the north by the Town Fork of Yellow Creek, and on the south by Cedar and Clay Lick, Burke's and Lease's Runs, tributary to Cross Creek. It is a good farming section, and has coal and oil, although the development of these minerals has not been so extensive as in the adjoining townships. It is scarcely necessary to say that settlers were here long before the organization of the township. They began coming in 1798-99, and when the above order was made among those already on the ground were Jacob Coe, James Moores, Henry Miser, Edward Devine, Joseph Talbott, Rev. Joseph Hall (one of the pioneer Methodist Episcopal ministers), Henry Hammond (brother of Charles Hammond, the able lawyer and most noted of the early Ohio editors, whose work received Jefferson's praise), Joseph Hobson, Stephen Ford, Baltzer Culp, William Farquhar, John Collins, Ezekiel Cole, John Walker, John Johnson, William Bailey, James Bailey, James McLain, Adam Miser, William Smith, John Andrew (a soldier of the Revolutionary War and a colonel in the War of 1812; his remains are buried in the graveyard on the hill at Salem Village); John Gillis, Sr., Francis Douglas, William Leslie, David Lyons, John Hogue, John McComb, Thomas and Patrick Hardenmadder, Daniel Markham, Benjamin Hartman, Isaac Helmick, John Sunderland, John Wilson, William Mugg, William Vantz, Henry Jackman, Jacob Vantz, Andrew Strayer, Benjamin Talbott, Jacob Ong, John Watson, Joseph Flenniken, Adley Calhoun, Jacob Leas, Christian Albaugh, James Rutledge (from Pennsylvania, and of the same family as the signer of the Declaration of Independence, the latter's people moving to South Carolina, and his remains lie at Charleston), Isaac Shane, Aaron Allen, Robert Douglas (potter), Thompson Douglas (gunsmith), Thomas Calhoun, John McCullough, David Watt, David Rogers, George Hout, Henry Morrison (first settler on Mingo Bottom in 1793, and was in the War of 1812 with colonel Duvall), William McCarel, Dr. Anderson Judkins, Willia, Bahan, Charles Leslie, Thomas George, Thomas Orr, William Blackiston, Samuel Bell, David Sloane, Richard Jackson (the grandfather of Baron R. Mason Jackson), Levi Miller, Stewart McClave, Richard McCullough, John Collins, John Stutz John Wolf, William Dunlap, William Davidson, William Alexander, John Markle (an early school teacher), Adam Winklesplech, -------Stout (storekeeper), William Leas. Henry Hammond settled near East Springfield before 1804 and caught a land turtle and cut his initials on it shell; in 1850 he found the same turtle with 1804 and the initials distinctly visible.

Jacob married Elizabeth Zimmerman,1 daughter of Father Of John And Elizabeth Zimmerman 1 and Mother Of John And Elizabeth Zimmerman,1 on 30 Aug 1808 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Elizabeth was born in 1790 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA,78 79 died on 14 Mar 186278 at age 72, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.78

Children from this marriage were:

+ 221 M    i. Leonard Leas 1 was born on 20 Mar 1811 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA4 and died on 26 Apr 1892 at age 81.

+ 222 F    ii. Maria Leas 1 was born on 15 Mar 1813 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 9 May 1813 in Upper Bermudian Church, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and died on 31 Jan 1890 at age 76.

+ 223 F    iii. Sophia Leas 1 was born on 1 Jun 1814 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 1 Oct 1884 at age 70.

+ 224 M    iv. Jacob Leas 1 was born on 30 Jul 1817 and died on 20 May 1900 at age 82.

+ 225 F    v. Margaret Ann Leas 4 was born on 17 Jun 1820 and died on 4 Sep 1876 at age 56.

+ 226 F    vi. Eliza Leas 1 was born on 28 Jun 1822 and died on 2 Feb 1902 at age 79.

+ 227 M    vii. William Leas 1 was born on 16 Dec 1824 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA, died on 17 Jun 1908 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 83, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

+ 228 F    viii. Lucinda Leas 1 was born on 14 May 1847 and died on 5 Jun 1927 at age 80.

45. Margaret Leas 1 was born on 21 Oct 1786 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,30 died on 14 Jan 1873 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 86, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Margaret married Nicholas Taughinbaugh.,1 son of Mathias Taughinbaugh 80 and Living. Nicholas was born on 17 Apr 1775 in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 6 Sep 1847 in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA7 at age 72, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 229 M    i. William Taughinbaugh 1 was born on 19 Jun 1805 in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 Aug 1887 in Blackford County, Indiana, USA at age 82, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, USA.

+ 230 F    ii. Sophia Taughinbaugh 1 was born on 16 Nov 1807,30 died on 1 Jun 186730 at age 59, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.30

   231 M    iii. John L. Taughinbaugh 4 was born on 15 Oct 1809 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA,30 died on 25 Jan 1890 in Pennsylvania, USA30 at age 80, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.30

   232 F    iv. Mary Ann Taughinbaugh 4 was born on 12 Oct 1811 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1880 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 69.

   233 F    v. Elizabeth Taughinbaugh 1 was born on 5 Jun 1814,30 died on 5 Feb 189830 at age 83, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.30

Elizabeth married Henry Thomas.30 Henry was born on 12 Aug 1814, died on 26 Nov 1895 at age 81, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   234 M    vi. Jeremiah Taughinbaugh 4 was born on 2 Feb 1819 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 2 Mar 1901 in Hunterstown, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 82.

   235 F    vii. Emeline Taughinbaugh 30 was born on 9 Dec 1820 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 23 Jul 1822 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 1, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   236 F    viii. Margaret Taughinbaugh 4 was born about 1823 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 237 M    ix. Theodore "Theo" Taughinbaugh 4 was born on 11 Mar 1824 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA,30 died on 29 Jan 1888 in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA30 at age 63, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.30

   238 F    x. Rosanna Mariah Taughinbaugh 4 30 was born on 8 Jun 1826 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died 02dec 1898 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 71, and was buried in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Rosanna married John G. Gilbert.30 John died on 6 Aug 1885 and was buried in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

46. Leonard Leas 1 was born on 5 May 1788 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 20 Sep 1864 in Scott County, Iowa, USA at age 76, and was buried in Allen's Grove Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

General Notes: In 1850 Leonard was living with his daughter, Rachel and her husband Montgomery in Scott County, Iowa.

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

Leonard married Maria Clark 1 on 14 Nov 1820 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Maria was born in 1801 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 26 Jan 1848 in Scott County, Iowa, USA at age 47, and was buried in Allen's Grove Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

Marriage Notes: "The Centinel", Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA

Children from this marriage were:

+ 239 F    i. Elizabeth Wierman Leas 1 was born on 30 Aug 1821 in Pennsylvania, USA81 and died on 31 Jan 1874 at age 52.

   240 M    ii. Hiram S. Leas 1 was born on 19 Mar 1823.

+ 241 F    iii. Rachel Sophia Leas 1 was born on 9 Jun 1825 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 30 Jul 1865 at age 40, and was buried in Allen's Grove Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

Leonard next married Wife # 1 Unknown.1

47. Susanna Leas 1 was born on 26 Nov 1789 and died about 1850 in Stark County, Ohio, USA about age 61.

Susanna married John Lichtenwalter 1 in 1814. John was born on 20 Aug 1783 in Fogelsville, Upper Macungie Township, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania, USA.82

Children from this marriage were:

   242 M    i. Samuel Leonard Lichtenwalter 82 was born on 20 Sep 1819 in Stark County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Apr 1889 in Brownstown, Fayette County, Illinois, USA at age 69.

+ 243 F    ii. Sarah Salome "Sally" Lichtenwalter 82 was born on 10 Jun 1824 in East Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Jun 1896 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA at age 71.

+ 244 F    iii. Lydia Lichtenwalter 1 was born on 3 Apr 1829 and died on 8 Oct 1911 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA83 at age 82.


50. George Leas 1 was born on 2 Apr 1794 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 7 Mar 1870 in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 75, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Will recorded in Will Book C, p.467, Green Twp., Harrison Co., OH

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

George married Mary Breem,1 daughter of Jacob Bream 1 4 and Marie Catherine Phlegar,1 4 on 10 Aug 1823. Mary was born on 4 Apr 1805 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 6 Jun 1883 in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 78, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4 Other names for Mary were Mary Blame and Mary Bream.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1880, Greene, Harrison, Ohio.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   245 F    i. Jane Leas 1 was born in 1825 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA,4 died on 14 Oct 1891 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 66, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4

+ 246 M    ii. George Leas 1 was born on 22 Apr 1826 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 20 Mar 1891 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 64, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.

   247 F    iii. Sophia Leas 1 was born on 21 Jul 1827, died on 27 Jul 1829 at age 2, and was buried in Zion Cem..4

+ 248 M    iv. Jeremiah Leas 1 was born on 23 Jan 1830 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 19 Apr 1914 in Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA at age 84, and was buried in Oakland Alleys, Waukon, Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

+ 249 F    v. Mary Caroline Leas 1 was born on 19 Aug 1831 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA and died on 10 Feb 1918 in Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA at age 86.

+ 250 F    vi. Elizabeth Leas 1 was born on 9 Sep 1833 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 21 May 1876 in Emmetsburg, , Iowa, USA84 at age 42, and was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

   251 M    vii. Jacob Bream Leas 1 was born on 25 Oct 1836 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 21 Dec 1863 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA4 at age 27, and was buried on 25 Dec 1863 in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4

+ 252 F    viii. Margaret Leas 1 was born on 2 Aug 1839 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 12 Mar 1932 in Scio, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 92, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4

+ 253 M    ix. John Leas 1 was born on 2 Jul 1843 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 7 Apr 1921 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 77, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

+ 254 M    x. Addison Leas 1 was born on 10 Dec 1852 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 30 Mar 1932 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 79, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4


51. Elizabeth Margaretha Leas 1 was born on 4 Mar 1796 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 5 Apr 1877 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

General Notes: An alternative date of death has been listed as March 19, 1862. Birth location provided by Carolyn Graden Dosssey

Carolyn Graden Dossey & Charles Dossey http://groups.yahoo.com/group/leas/message/421

Elizabeth's obituary reads: "Mrs. Elizabeth Zimmerman, wife of John Zimmerman, deceased, died at her residence near Annapolis, this county, April 5th, aged 81 years, 1 month, and 1 day. Mrs. Zimmerman was born in Adams County, Pa. March 4, 1796. She was married to John Zimmerman March 14, 1814. On the 14th of the July following she with her husband removed to this county, where she has resided up to the time of her death. She from early childhood has been a consistent member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was the mother of eight children, six of who still survive her, three being present at her funeral. The friends of the deceased have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances."



Elizabeth married John Zimmerman,1 son of Father Of John And Elizabeth Zimmerman 1 and Mother Of John And Elizabeth Zimmerman,1 on 31 Mar 1814 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. John was born on 25 Oct 1786 and died on 9 Apr 1869 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA85 at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

   255 M    i. Mary Anna Zimmerman 1 was born on 1 Jan 1815 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH and died on 4 May 1815 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH.

+ 256 M    ii. Jacob Zimmerman 1 was born on 30 Mar 1816 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH and died on 6 Nov 1853 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 37.

+ 257 F    iii. Sophia Zimmerman 1 was born on 15 Jan 1819 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Sep 1912 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 93.

+ 258 F    iv. Margaret Zimmerman 1 was born on 13 Sep 1821 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH, died on 7 Aug 1907 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 85, and was buried in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA.

+ 259 F    v. Maria Zimmerman 1 was born on 20 May 1824 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH and died on 23 Jul 1888 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 64.

+ 260 M    vi. Hiram Zimmerman 1 86 was born on 18 Jan 1827 and died on 21 Nov 1908 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

+ 261 F    vii. Elizabeth Zimmerman 1 was born on 9 Feb 1831 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH and died on 9 Mar 1927 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 96.

+ 262 F    viii. Anna Elizabeth Zimmerman 1 was born on 31 May 1833 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died on 13 Oct 1915 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 82.


52. John Leas 1 was born on 18 May 1798 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 11 Jan 1875 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 76, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.32

General Notes: This John was formerly referred to as John Leas III

Notes from Kathryn (Leas) Stuart:

HUSBAND NOTES: John LEAS Jr.
Birth(1):
Migration(2,3): In 1838 they moved from Stark County to Guernsey County, Ohio.
Migration(4,3): Moved to Ashley in 1852. They lived about a mile south of Ashley. Their house was located approximately forty rods east of the first four corners south of Ashley and on the north side of the road. In 1866 they moved to Waterloo, Indiana where they remained until the time of John's death.

Census(5): 1860 Census, Smithfield twp, Dekalb County, Indiana John Leas, 63, born PA, Farmer w/ $3000 in real estate Sophia Leas, 62, born PA Emanuel Leas, 21, born OH, $75 in personal property Adaline Leas, 18, born OH Obadiah Leas, 22, born OH, School teacher, $175 in personal property

Death(6,3):
Burial(7):
General(8): Children
Augustus Spangler LEAS b: 31 AUG 1833 in Stark, Ohio
John LEAS , Jr IV b: 12 JUL 1816
Elizabeth LEAS b: 20 DEC 1818
Jacob LEAS b: 8 MAR 1821
Leonard LEAS b: 6 AUG 1824
Sophia LEAS b: 4 NOV 1826
Susanna LEAS b: 22 SEP 1831
William LEAS b: 6 MAR 1829
Obediah H LEAS b: 7 APR 1836
Emanuel R LEAS b: 7 AUG 1838
Adeline LEAS b: 18 MAR 1841

Kathryn (Leas) Stuart's sources:
1. LDS Records.
2. Researcher. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 3. Fay W. Leas. LEAS GENEALOGY. 1950 Publication, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 4. Researcher. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 5. Heritage Quest Books Online. Online (Coshocton Public Library access). 1860 Census images. 6. Researcher. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 7. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 8. Internet Sources. <http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=richhl&id=I126>.
9. Researcher. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 10. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 11. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 12. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 13. LDS Records. Batch Number: C506701 Upper Bermudian Church records. 14. Ibid. Batch Number: C506701 Upper Bermudian Church records. 15. Researcher. Don Billet: Decendants of Leonard Leas / Salome. 16. Ibid. Don Billet: Decendants of Leonard Leas / Salome. 17. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 18. LDS Records. Batch Number: C506701 Upper Bermudian Church records. 19. Ibid. Batch Number: C506701 Upper Bermudian Church records. 20. Researcher. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 21. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 22. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 23. Ibid. Don Billet: Decendants of Leonard Leas / Salome. 24. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 25. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 26. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 27. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 28. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 29. Ibid. Don Billet: Decendants of Leonard Leas / Salome. 30. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 31. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 32. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 33. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 34. ANCESTRY.COM. 35. Researcher. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 36. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 37. Ibid. Don Billet: Descendants of Leonard Leas / Salome - Transmitted August 1998. 38. Ibid. Angola, Steuben Co, Indiana. 39. Ibid. Don Billett. 40. Ibid. Don Billett. 41. Ibid. Don Billett. 42. Ibid. Don Billett. 43. Ibid. Don Billet: Decendants of Leonard Leas / Salome. 44. Ibid. Don Billet: Decendants of Leonard Leas / Salome.



Migration: 1818 migrated from Pennsylvania
Census: 1830 Onasburg twp, Stark Co, Ohio
Census: 1840 Madison Twp, Guernsey Co, Ohio
Census: 1850 Madison Twp, Guernsey Co, Ohio
Migration: 1852 migrated from Ohio
Census: 1860 Smithfield twp, Dekalb Co, IN


Census(4): The 1830 Census finds John Leas and family in Onasburg Township,
Stark County, Ohio with the following in the household:

2 Males 0-5 years old: William would have been 1; Jacob was about 5 1 Male 5-10 years old: Leonard would have been 6; he died in 1833 1 Male 10-15 years old: John Jr. would have been 14 1 Male 30-40 years old: John Leas would have been 33

1 Female 0-5 years old: Sophia would have been 2
1 Female 10-15 years old: Elizabeth would have been 8
1 Female 30-40 years old: Sophia Spangler Leas would have been 32
Census(5): John Leas was living in Madison Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
at the 1840
Census. The family consisted of the following ten persons:

1 male age 0-5 years - Emanuel would have been 2
2 males age 5-10 years - Obediah could have been 5; Augustus would have
been 6
1 male 10-15 years - William would have been 11
1 male 15-20 years - Jacob would have been 15
1 male 40-50 years - John Leas would have been 43

1 female 5-10 years - Susanna would have been 8
1 female 10-15 years - Sophia would have been 12
1 female 20-30 years - Elizabeth should have been 18
1 female 40-50 years - Sophia would have been 42

Adeline was apparently not born until after the 1840 enumeration.
Census(6):
Migration(7,1): They lived about a mile south of Ashley. Their house was
located approximately forty rods east of the first four corners south of Ashley and on the north side of the road. In 1866 they moved to Waterloo, Indiana where they remained until the time of John's death.

Census(8): 1860 Census, Smithfield twp, Dekalb County, Indiana John Leas, 63, born PA, Farmer w/ $3000 in real estate Sophia Leas, 62, born PA Emanuel Leas, 21, born OH, $75 in personal property Adaline Leas, 18, born OH Obadiah Leas, 22, born OH, School teacher, $175 in personal property
Death(9,1):
Burial(10):

General(11): Children
Augustus Spangler LEAS b: 31 AUG 1833 in Stark, Ohio
John LEAS , Jr IV b: 12 JUL 1816
Elizabeth LEAS b: 20 DEC 1818
Jacob LEAS b: 8 MAR 1821
Leonard LEAS b: 6 AUG 1824
Sophia LEAS b: 4 NOV 1826
Susanna LEAS b: 22 SEP 1831
William LEAS b: 6 MAR 1829
Obediah H LEAS b: 7 APR 1836
Emanuel R LEAS b: 7 AUG 1838
Adeline LEAS b: 18 MAR 1841


In January 1821, the Ohio Repository newspaper gave notice of letters unclaimed in the Canton, Ohio Post Office - one of those was addressed to
John Leas.
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Historical Newspapers > Ohio Repository, The (Canton, Ohio) > 1833 > October
> 25

2d Light Infantry Company

You are ordered to parade in Osnaburgh on Friday the 22nd day of November next, at 7 o'clock A.M. precisely, completely armed and equipped (blue
pantaloons) with six round of cartridges.

Punctual attendance is required. By order of the Captain

JOHN LEAS, 1st Sergeant October 24, 1833

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Historical Newspapers > Ohio Repository, The (Canton, Ohio) > 1839 > January
> 24

FARM FOR SALE

The subscriber, as agent for John Leas, will sell the farm on which he resides, being the North East Quarter of section 17, in Township 18 (Osnaburgh) of range 7, containing 160 cares. There are about 75 acres cleared and under good fence - a Cabin House and Barn - a Young bearing orchard - and a number of good Springs. -- As persons wishing to purchase will, no doubt, view the premises, a further description is deemed unnecessary -- except to say, that the land is of a good quality, well timbered, and situated in a healthy neighborhood.

TERMS -- $1000 in hand, $1000 in one year and the balance in payments to suit purchasers.

LEONARD LEAS, Agent

December 17, 1838

Guernsey County 1850 Head of Household Census Index:
Soundex: L200 LEAS, John Madison Twp Page: 396




The following was posted on the Yahoo Leas Group on 16 Aug 1999 by Gene Smith of Pasadena, CA. Re-posted on 01 Feb 2009 by Lance D. Gill:

"Abstracts of Adams County, Pennsylvania Wills (1826-1850)" Randy J.
Miller. Adams County Historical Society. 1994

**
John Leas, son of Leonard Leas & Sarah or Salome:

John Leas of Tyrone Twp will w/28 Dec 1839 p/28 May 1847: Wife: Sophia.
Sons: William, George, Jacob, Leonard, John. Daughters: Sally, Mary,
Margaret, Susanna, Elizabeth. Grandsons: David Hartzell, John
Taughinbaugh, John L. Slaybaugh, John Leas Granddaughters: Christian
(George), Elizabeth (John), Sophia (Jacob)"


The following was from the Dekalb County Indiana Genealogy Society web page:

John Leas, Sr.
Submitted by Roselyn Wells


January 14, 1875 - The Waterloo Press

Sudden Death

John Leas, Sr., died very suddenly, at his residence in this place, last Monday forenoon.

He had been down town in the morning, and was apparently in good health. Returning, he sat down in a chair and expired, so suddenly that the family scarcely had time to call for assistance, even from the neighbors.

The funeral was attended at the Reformed Church yesterday, and was attended by a large audience of relatives and friends. The deceased was 77 years of age.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Madison, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA.

• Residence: United States Census, 1860, Smithfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

John married Sophia Spangler,1 daughter of Jonas Spangler 1 and Susanna Rosenmiller,1 about 1816 in Maybe Adams Co or York Co, PA. Sophia was born on 14 Feb 1799 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,32 died on 13 Jun 1883 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA32 at age 84, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.32

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Madison, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

• United States Census: Resided, 1880, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 263 M    i. John Leas IV 1 was born on 12 Jul 1816 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 16 Jun 1897 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 80, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

   264 F    ii. Elizabeth Leas 1 was born on 20 Dec 1818 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 25 Dec 1883 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 65, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

Elizabeth married Samuel J. Miller 1 on 20 Aug 1857.

+ 265 M    iii. Jacob Leas 1 was born on 8 Mar 1821 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 26 Jan 1887 in Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA87 at age 65, and was buried in County Line Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

   266 M    iv. Leonard Leas 1 was born on 6 Aug 1824 and died on 13 Mar 1833 at age 8.

   267 F    v. Sophia Leas 1 was born on 4 Nov 1826 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 17 Aug 1895 in Auburn, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 68, and was buried in Auburn, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Sophia married Frank Baird,1 son of John Baird 88 and Agnes Andrews,88 on 31 Jul 1870. Frank was born on 17 Sep 1817 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 24 Apr 1889 at age 71, and was buried in Auburn, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

+ 268 M    vi. William Leas 1 was born on 6 Mar 1829 in Steuben County, Indiana, USA, died on 23 Jul 1864 in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 35, and was buried in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 269 F    vii. Susanna Ann Leas 1 was born on 22 Sep 1831 in Starke County, Ohio, USA, died on 10 May 1910 in Ashley, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 78, and was buried in Fairfield Center, Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

+ 270 M    viii. Augustus Spangler Leas 1 was born on 13 Aug 1833 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 25 Dec 1883 at age 50, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

+ 271 M    ix. Obediah H. Leas 1 was born on 7 Apr 1836 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 1 Oct 1888 at age 52, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 272 M    x. Emanuel Leas 1 was born on 7 Aug 1838 in Stark County, Ohio, USA,32 died on 26 Jan 1898 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 59, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

   273 M    xi. Child Leas 1 was buried in East Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA.

+ 274 F    xii. Adeline E. Leas 1 was born on 18 Mar 1841 in Guernsey County, Ohio, USA, died on 12 May 1919 in Indiana, USA at age 78, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

54. William Leas 1 was born on 7 May 1804, died on 6 Dec 1886 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 82, and was buried in Upper Bermudian Lutheran Cemetery.4

General Notes:
All family members born in Pennsylvania
Burial(4):

Residence(5): William stayed in Adams County, Pennsylvania and in the 1850s wrote a series of letters to his brother Jacob in Jefferson County, Ohio in which he referred to the settlement of their father's estate and the "house in Gettysburg" which had cost John Leas $750. The letters mention the various amounts which John Leas had advanced to George Leas, Jacob Leas, Elizabeth Zimmerman, John Leas, Susan Lichtenwalter, and Sally Hertzel and other heirs.




Letter to Jacob Leas in Ohio from his brother, William Leas in PA.

John has died as this letter will bear out. My records show that he died
May 20, 1847.

The family seems to have been in the business of loaning money at
interest.

Does anyone have a copy of the will of John Leas? (1755-1847)
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From:
Adams County, PA

July 12, 1847

Respected brother,
Through and by the will of God I send you these lines to let you know
that we are well at
present thanks be to the Great Giver. Mother is midlin harty at present.

Hoping this may find you well and I received yours dated June 22 and you
wrote that Warner had paid 460 dollars and you did not know what to do
about it.

I went to Jacob ___________ and consulted with him concerning it and we
thought the
best would be for you to keep it and keep it on interest as much as
possible and just to send
the interest that is coming of father's money every spring. We think you
as safe to take care of it as we should be ourselves for we will be in need
of all the interest that we can raise every spring according to the will.


I don't know whether I stated in my last about Mothers Legacy. She has
to get the third bushel of everything that is raised on the farm if she
thinks proper to have them and we have to pay her out of the income of the
estate every year as long as she lives. Also $60 to Sally Hartzel for the
interest of the thousand dollars to keep up the repairs and pay the taxes
for the properties and if we can't their interest enough we will have to
break on the principal and there is a great many other things to be done
for mother that if we can't rent the farm for to get the whole of it done
we must pay it out of the estate if she sees proper to have them for there
is nothing to be sold, nothing to be divided while Mother is living.

I think and our sisters here and the neighbors around here all think
that it would be better for her to give up the house keeping and go and
live with one of her children for there would be less trouble on her mind
and less trouble for me for I don't know whether I will stay here if I can
suit myself somewhere else for I think the rent to high on this farm.
Still I will do for mother as long as I can get in reach of her but I think
her to old a woman to live there by herself in a manner as we say Jacob.
It never came as if always had been promised if I would stay with them but
so it is and so I must take up with it. If I could talk with you one hour
I could tell you much better than I can write.

I want you to examine this rite and consult with the rest of the heirs as
far as you can and likewise of Mother staying on and keep house the way she
is now and then write to me what was your opinion about these matters for I
would like to know all your opinions for I have stated it as near as I can
excepting I was with you to tell you personally as could show you a copy of
the will.

Our grain crop is very poor here, grain will be high with us excepting
there comes from another country. We had a very dry spring until now we
had these last days a good deal of rain.

No more at Present but my best respects to one and all of you.


William Leas


This letter is after the death of John Leas ---

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Leas Letter # 10

To Jacob Leas in Ohio
From William Leas in Pennsylvania
Re: Matters pertaining to settleing the Will of John Leas
Adams County, PA
May 30, 1848
Dear Friends,

I now will let you know that we are all well at present thanks be to the
Great Giver for His mercy shown toward us. Mother has got tolerable well
again and I hope these lines may find you all well. Further I had wrote to
you if I'm not mistaken that I received a
letter from Sally a few days ago. She gave me a price she would take and I
want you to get the consent of all the rest of the brothers and sisters
whether they are all agreed for me to give her the five hundred dollars
providing she releases in full for the will runs in this way that she is to
get the interest of the thousand dollars while she lives.

Take my word for it, I have a great deal of trouble with the estate for we
can't collect only the interest of the money to pay mother the hundred
dollars and taxes and repairs of the properties for we can't begin to
settle up while mother is a living. Therefore, I would wish the consent
of all of you as soon as you could get it. I am expecting Leonard. I will
write to him for I know where he lives. Now the two sisters and myself is
satisfied for her to have the five hundred dollars and if we could get the
matter fixed we could collect the thousand dollars as soon as we could ant
the half of that would have to be divided amongst the rest of us nine
heirs. But they will have to get their consent by writing their names or
marks to a notary drawn up by you or some other person for I would wish to
keep myself safe and Jacob, you must keep and account for your trouble
until we can make a firm settlement.

This thing would take a great burden off me if it could be arranged amongst
us and as you wrote to me about them intersts I called with our attorney
and he thinks it would be better for you to leave it as it is until there
would be a divide made for some of the rest has a great deal more than you
have that if you would pay your note you would be at a
loss with the rest of the heirs. I had told him what father had said but
he says we must go to the will and the laws of Pennsylvania and as for
taking money of Warner this fall, I don't like to do it excepting we could
get this matter fixed with sister Sally...

Again I would sooner you could keep it out there for it will have to go out
some time again but if you don't wish to keep it there we must take it and
do the best we can. No more at present, but my best respects to you all.

Wm. Leas



Written to Mr. Jacob Leas in Ohio
From his brother, William Leas in Pennsylvania.
(Sons of John Leas and Sophia Ziegler)


Adams County, PA
October 2, 1850

Dear Brother, I received yours dated Sept. the 8th last and I know I
should have written to you long ago but I was still waiting to get them
writings fixed and could still not get them ready.

I will now inform you how we are. My family is well and Mother (Sophia
Ziegler Leas) is as well as can be expected. She is able to be up and
about the house and still wants to work. Yet it is so surprising how
smart she is for her age for she is in her 90 year since April last and
as for our wheat crop in this part of the country was very good.
Considering to the quality of the ground as for my poor little farm we
cut 450 dozen of good what and I expect about 300 bushels of oats. Our
corn is not as good as it might be we had a very cold wet backward
spring. We had a good crop of grass so as we could make a good deal of
hay. I expect to have about 25 bushels of clover seed this fall. I
will now close and I hope these lines may find you all in good health
so may God bless us all. From yours respectfully.

Wm. Leas


This letter was written to Jacob Leas in Ohio from his brother,
William Leas in Adams County, PA.

Adams County, Pa.
May 12, 1851

Dear Brother and friends, I will inform you that we are all well
thanks be to the great giver. Expecting these lines may find you all
enjoying good health and firther mother is well still able to be up and
about and as for her eyesight is just midling. She can't see to read
but she can see to go about through the house and outdoors and her mind
is good for her age. She is now in her ninety-one year since the 13
day of April last. Further I received your letter dated April 16th
1851 with a check calling for $91.32 cents which money I received for
said check and further about the money you can do just as well with it
as I could and there will be a time when it has to go there anyhow so
it may just as well stay.
Our wheat crops looks midlin well at present but we don't know what it
may be yet. We had a very wet spring so far until now. The ground is
just go in tolerable order for planting corn. Wheat is bringing from
95 cents to one dollar in York at this time. In Baltimore from one
dollar to 1.08, corn 54, oats 35cts per bushel.
Friends I will now close my lines but my best respects to you all.

Wm. Leas




This letter is to Jacob Leas in Ohio; written by his brother William
Leas in Adams County, PA.


Adams County, Pa.
September 21, 1852

Dear Brother and friends, I will inform you that my families
reasonable well at present thanks be to the great Giver and every good
and perfect gift and all ther resto fo our sisters as far as I can tell
at present. But now I must inform you with sorrow that our dear mother
has left our worldly side she departed this life on the 16th of this
month at 11 o'clock at night and was buried on the 18th and my hopes to
her is that her spirit is in heaven and my friends our only way is to
strive to get there to meet her. As I wrote before she had been
complaining for some time back but the most only weakness till the last
8 or 10 days. She appeared to be better than she had been for some
time back. Some of the neighbors told me that had been to see her the
evening when she died that night she had been as lively as could be
expected. She went to her bed in the evening as well as usual and at
about 10 o'clock she said to the girls that she was now adying and
before they could get any person there but Mrs. Widner she was a corpse
so we should be thankful to God that she had not to suffer long.
Now we intend to have a sale here on the 29th of this month and I think
that we will try the land this fall yet it is late in the year but it
will give us a better chance for next fall if we don't sell this fall.
I would wish you to send your opinion what you though it ought to
fetch. Another I wish you to let the rest know about Mother's death.
If the farm is not sold we will rent it for one year and put all the
rent in repairs at the place and pay the taxes.
The letter you sent to mother came too late it came that morning she
lay a corpse. No more at present but my best respects to you all
hoping these lines may find you all enjoying good health.

Wm. Leas

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resident, 1860, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

William married Elizabeth Yeagy.4 32 Elizabeth was born on 9 Feb 1810 and died on 23 May 1837 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 27.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 275 M    i. John Leas 4 32 was born about 1829 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   276 M    ii. Jacob Leas 4 32 was born on 10 Mar 1831 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 27 Mar 1833 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 2.

+ 277 F    iii. Sophia Catherine Leas 4 32 was born on 2 Jan 1834 in Pennsylvania, USA89 and died on 19 Jan 1917 in Monroe, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA89 90 at age 83.

+ 278 M    iv. William H. Leas was born about 1837 in Pennsylvania, USA.

William next married Catherine 4 about 1838. Catherine was born about 1812 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1860, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

57. Rev. John Leas 1 was born on 26 Jan 1788 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 9 Aug 1859 at age 71, and was buried in Milford Cemetary.

General Notes: Birth place and burial place provided by Gene Waite

John married Christine Rider,1 36 daughter of Paul Reiter 33 and Christina Dewis,33 in Nov 1811. Christine was born on 14 Jan 1788 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 9 Apr 1789 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,58 and died on 29 Jul 1862 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 74. Another name for Christine was Christine Reiter And Christiana Rider.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 279 M    i. Benjamin Leas 1 36 was born on 24 Sep 1813 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 14 Feb 1892 at age 78, and was buried in Vicksburg Cemetery.

+ 280 M    ii. Daniel Leas 1 35 was born on 8 Feb 1815 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 8 Sep 1886 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA at age 71.

   281 M    iii. William Leas 1 35 was born on 11 Jun 1817 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 1 Dec 1835 at age 18.

   282 M    iv. John Leas 1 35 was born on 30 Oct 1818 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 30 Mar 1819 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 283 M    v. Rev. Isaac Jacob Leas 1 34 92 was born on 14 Jun 1821 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 27 Sep 1895 in Pike Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 74, and was buried in Snyders United Brethern Church Cemetery, New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   284 F    vi. Elizabeth Leas 1 34 was born on 30 Dec 1823.

   285 M    vii. Christian Leas 1 35 was born about 1825 and died on 30 Jul 1862 about age 37.

   286 M    viii. Samuel Leas 1 34 was born on 12 Apr 1827 and died on 28 Apr 1893 at age 66.

   287 F    ix. Rebecca Leas 1 35 was born on 6 Jun 1829 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 6 Sep 1886 at age 57.

Rebecca married Elias Harmon.1 35

+ 288 M    x. John H. Leas 1 35 was born on 5 Jul 1832 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Jan 1919 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 86.

58. Benjamin Leas 1 34 was born on 28 Jun 1789 and died on 19 Dec 1824 in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 35.

General Notes: Leas came from a prominent German family that settled in the Shirleysburg area in 1829. He and his brother, William B., were involved in tanning and mercantile businesses. Both had interest in the then developing Pennsylvania railroad systems. Benjamin was appointed as a commissioner to The Pennsylvania Railroad in April 1846. [Shirleysburg Borough, Huntingdon County, PA]

Benjamin married Elizabeth Albright 1 35 on 30 Jun 1814. Elizabeth died on 18 Feb 1863 and was buried in Millerstown Memorial Cemetery, Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   289 M    i. Washington Leas 1 was born on 26 Apr 1815 and died on 3 Apr 1821 at age 5.

   290 M    ii. Oliver Perry Leas 1 35 was born on 20 Feb 1817 and died on 31 Oct 1818 at age 1.

   291 M    iii. William Henry Leas 1 35 was born on 6 Oct 1818 in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA,93 died on 25 Dec 1892 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA at age 74, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA.30

William married Mary Jane Gustine,1 35 daughter of Amos Gustin 93 and Ann Wood,93 on 16 Apr 1846 in Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, USA. Mary was born about 1827 in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA,94 died in Sep 1885 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA93 94 about age 58, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA.30

+ 292 M    iv. Dr. Charles Albright Leas 1 was born on 28 Jan 1822 in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 18 Mar 1888 in Glyndon, Baltimore Co., PA at age 66.

59. Henry Leas 1 34 was born on 19 Jul 1791, died on 2 Dec 1862 at age 71, and was buried in Silver Spring Presbyterian Churchyard, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Henry married Martha Galbreath.1 95 Martha was born about 1822, died in Nov 1881 about age 59, and was buried in Silver Spring Presbyterian Churchyard, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA. Another name for Martha was Martha Schroeder.

The child from this marriage was:

   293 M    i. Harry G. Leas 1 96 died in 1923 and was buried in Silver Spring Presbyterian Churchyard, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA. Another name for Harry was Harry G. Lease.

61. Sarah Leas 1 34 was born on 5 Jul 1795 and died before 1828.

Sarah married Nathan Griffith 1 35 on 5 Jun 1795 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.12

Children from this marriage were:

   294 M    i. Griffith .12

   295 M    ii. Benjamin Griffith .12

   296 M    iii. William Griffith .12

   297 F    iv. Zilla Griffith 12 was born in 1821.

62. Polly Leas 1 34 was born on 9 Mar 1797 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 28 Nov 1879 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 82. Another name for Polly was Mary (Polly) Leas.

General Notes: Also listed as Mary.

Polly married John Long.,1 35 son of Christian Long 97 and Elizabeth Baker,.97 John was born on 26 May 1796 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 15 Dec 1877 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 81.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 298 M    i. Benjamin Leas Long 1 98 was born on 10 Nov 1819 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 19 Jan 1894 in Hancock, , Iowa at age 74.

+ 299 F    ii. Mary Ann Long 1 98 was born in 1827 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   300 M    iii. John Long 1 98 was born on 16 May 1829 and died on 17 Mar 1854 at age 24.

   301 F    iv. Catharine Long 1 98 was born in 1833 and died on an unknown date.

Catharine married David Blair.99

   302 F    v. Rachael Long 1 98 was born on 17 Apr 1835 and died on 12 Sep 1866 at age 31.


63. Isaac Jacob Leas 1 34 was born on 20 Sep 1799 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 13 May 1889 at age 89.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Isaac married Mary Ann Toomey.,1 daughter of Henry Toomey 100 and Henrietta Brown,.101 Mary was born about 1814 in Pennsylvania, USA. Other names for Mary were Molly Toomey and102 Polly Toomey.92

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 303 M    i. William W. Leas 1 was born in 1841 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 8 Feb 1896 at age 55, and was buried in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA.

Isaac next married Clementine S. Leitner,1 35 daughter of Johann George Leitner 103 and Eva Wagner,103 about 1870.103 Clementine was born on 18 Jan 1824 in Millersburg (Bethel), Berks, Pennsylvania,103 died in Oct 1898 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA104 at age 74, and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Another name for Clementine was Lightner.37

64. Christian (Christy) H. Leas 1 36 was born on 12 Nov 1801 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 May 1869 in Rock Island, IL at age 67, and was buried in Rock Island, IL.

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1860, 1st Ward, City of Rock Island, , Illinois. 105

Christian married Juliann Brandt.1 35 Juliann died on 15 Nov 1852 and was buried in Rock Island, IL.

The child from this marriage was:

   304 M    i. Joseph Silas Leas 1 was born on 31 Oct 1830 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 18 May 1909 at age 78, and was buried in Brandt Fam Cem Brandtsville, PA.

Joseph married Emily Francis Hersey 106 on 29 Jun 1903. Emily died on 29 Jan 1907.

Christian next married Elizabeth.1 35

65. Jacob Leas 1 34 was born on 25 Dec 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 1 Jul 1880 at age 76, and was buried in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: 1870, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Jacob married Mary Hershey.1 35

The child from this marriage was:

+ 305 M    i. William Boyd Leas 107 was born in 1838 and died on an unknown date.

Jacob next married Elizabeth Grubb.,1 108 daughter of Henry Grubb 1 109 and Mary Smith,.1 109 Elizabeth was born on 6 Aug 1818 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 28 Apr 1893 at age 74.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: 1870, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 306 M    i. Theodore Leas 1 34 was born on 15 Apr 1851 in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 1 Aug 1908 at age 57, and was buried in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   307 F    ii. Jennie M. Leas 1 was born on 20 Aug 1853 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 23 Dec 1933 at age 80, and was buried in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA. Another name for Jennie was Mary J. Leas.110


67. Hon. William Bower Leas 1 was born on 7 Feb 1812 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Feb 1882 in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 70.

General Notes: William B Leas' will is to be found in Huntingdon County wills, volume 9 on page 330.

FAMILY NOTES Marriage(1):

HUSBAND NOTES: Hon. William Bower Leas Birth(2,3): Census(4): William B. Leas is listed in Shirleysburg Borough in Dwelling 1, Family 1 (in order of visitation). William is listed as a farmer with Real Estate valued at $10,000.

Those listed in the household are:

William B. Leas 38 M Born Penn. Mary " 26 F " David " 8 M " Mary " 6 F " Isabel " 6/12 F. "

David and Mary were attending school. Will(5): William B. Leas' will is to be found in Huntingdon County wills, volume 9 on page 330. Article(6): The following is copied directly from" Africa's History of Huntingdon and Blair County" published in 1883.

William B. Leas was born in Perry Co. PA on the 7th of February, 1812; took up his residence in Shirleysburg in Aug. 1829 and continued to reside there till the time of his death; was elected an associate judge in Oct. 1860, succeeding his brother-in-law, John Long. Judge Leas served one year and was re-elected for another four year term which he completed in 1865.

Judge Leas was in business for nearly fifty years, merchandizing, farming, and tanning. During this time he served in many of the borough offices and as postmaster under several administrations. He was also a stockholder and director in the Union Bank of Huntingdon. In July 1871, he, in company with Rev. Dr. A. K. Bell and Rev. J. W. Evans started on a tour of Europe and travelled all through England, Scotland and Ireland and a great portion of the continent.

He wrote numerous interesting and instructive letters home during his journeyings which were published in the newspapers and extensively read.

He accumulated a large estate from the profits of his business, which he left to his family after making liberal bequests to the Baptist Church, of which he was a working member, and to other religious and charitable institutions.

As an associate judge, the duties of his office were all discharged with that scrupulous care and attention which characterized all the social and business relations of his life.

He died very suddenly in the cars of the Pennsylvania Railroad, just after entering them at Mount Union on his way to Huntingdon on Feb. 17, 1882, aged 70 years and 10 days. He was buried at Shirleysburg."

That finishes what was written about him in one article in Africa's , however there were intermittent items throughout the Shirleysburg coverage which I will list and separate each one with

>>>>Eldest daughter of Hon. Wm. B. Leas married ________Lowell

>>>>>1836 Benjamin and William B. Leas commenced a merchantile business and continued till 1842. Firm name changed to G. and B Leas and William retired from the business, only to return again (No date given) and engage in the merchantile business.

>>>>1843 Benjamin, Mary and William B Leas among the original membership of the Baptist Church Shirleysburg.

>>>>1854 George Leas elected to House of Rep from Huntingdon

>>>>1858 Benjamin Leas County Commissioner

>>>>1855 William entered in partnership in the Tanning business in Black Log Valley with Samuel McVitty. They were in business 4 years and expanded with a tannery in Saltillo, PA. Later they enlarged their works again and their sons D. P. Leas and T. E. McVitty became partners. The firm then became Leas, McVitty and Sons.

>>>> I know this information does not give you much about his family, but I could find nothing, except the brief mentions I have included, which did not even provide names. I have no home access to census records which would probably give you more. The Huntingdon Co. Historical Society is on line at hchs@vicon.net. Sorry I couldn.t get you more but some of this may add some color to your family story, if you didn't already have it. Kay Houck P.S. It would be interesting to see if you could locate any of those articles he wrote from his Grand Tour. There were several local newspapers and the Juniata college Library in Huntingdon has films of the old papers.

General: Leas GB p217: Lived in Huntington Co., PA.

WIFE NOTES: Mary Geddes Stewart Birth(7): Mary is listed in the 1850 Census as being 26 years of age. Will(8): Mary's will is to be found in Huntingdon County Wills, Volume 12 page 326 General: Leas GB p217: Lived in Huntington Co., PA.

CHILD NOTES: Rev. David P. Leas Birth(9): In the 1850 Census, David is found living with his parents in Shirleysburg Borough. He was 8 years of age and attending school.

CHILD NOTES: Mary Leas Birth(10): Mary is listed with the family in the 1850 Census in Shirleysburg Borough; she was six years of age and attending school.

CHILD NOTES: Emily Judson Leas Birth(11): Emily was listed with the family in the 1850 Census of Shirleysburg Borough; she was four years old at the enumeration on November 6, 1850.

CHILD NOTES: Isabella Leas Birth(12): Isabella was listed as 6/12 years of age (6 months) at the time of the Census which was done on November 6th 1850; she is listed with parents and siblings in Shirleysburg Borough in Huntingdon Co, PA.

SOURCES 1. Camp / Kauffman. "History of Path Valley Presbyterian Churches" 1802-1855: Franklin Co, PA. Published in 1916 by the Repository Press in Chambersburg, Pa. 2. World Family Tree. Broderbund. WFT 16 Tree #1564. 3. LDS - Ancestral File. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. AFN: 3LNL-27. 4. Federal Government. Census. Federal Government. 1850 Shirleysburg Borough, Huntingdon Co, PA Roll 784, page 171. 5. DOCUMENTS. Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Will Testators Index #3 J-M Surnames http://www.wasatch.com/~dsam/sampubco/pa/paw0023.htm#sh_W-X_177. 6. Africa. History of Huntingdon County, PA. 7. Federal Government. Census. Federal Government. 1850 Census, Shirleysburg Borough, Huntingdon Co, PA. Roll 784, page 171. 8. DOCUMENTS. http://www.wasatch.com/~dsam/sampubco/pa/paw0023.htm#sh_W-X_177. 9. Federal Government. Census. Federal Government. 1850 Shirleysburg Borough, Huntingdon Co, PA. 10. Ibid. 1850 Shirleysburg Borough, Huntingdon Co, PA. 11. DAR Records. Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR ID Number 18725. 12. Ibid. DAR ID Number 18725 Isabella Leas McCarthy.

The 1880 US Census shows a servant named Lizzie Williams living with the family. Lizzie was born in Pennsylvania in about 1861. The Census shows that her parents were born in Wales.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Judge and investor. 34

• Residence: US Census, 1860, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

William married Mary Geddes Stewart,1 34 daughter of Andrew Stewart 1 4 and Isabella Craighead,1 4 on 2 Nov 1841 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA.35 Mary was born on 1 Feb 1818 in Pennsylvania, USA,111 died on 30 Aug 1891 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA111 at age 73, and was buried in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 14880, Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 308 M    i. David Porter Leas 1 34 112 was born in 1842 in Charlesburg, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 9 Feb 1916 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 74, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   309 F    ii. Mary Leas 1 4 was born in 1844 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 310 F    iii. Emily Judson Leas 1 4 was born about 1846 in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   311 F    iv. Isabella C. Leas 1 4 was born about May 1850 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date in West Philadelphia, Philadelphia County,.

Isabella married Eugene F. McCarthy 1 4 on 11 Jan 1883 in West Philadelphia. Another name for Eugene was Eugene R. Mccarthy.

   312 F    v. Julia E. Leas 1 was born about 1856 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date.


Julia married George G. Speer.,113 son of George Speer 113 and Jane Ann Brewster,.113 George died on 14 Sep 1928 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA.

68. George Leas 1 34 was born on 10 Jul 1820 and died on 5 Feb 1891 at age 70.

George married Elizabeth.58 Elizabeth was born in 1824 in Pennsylvania, USA and died before 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 313 F    i. Anna M. Leas 58 was born about 1844 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   314 F    ii. Mary Ellen Leas 58 was born about 1847 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 315 F    iii. Francis J. Leas was born about 1849 in Pennsylvania, USA.


69. Joseph Leas 1 34 was born on 27 Jun 1822 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 29 Aug 1891 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 69, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.37

General Notes: http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/beers/beers.htm
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PART II.

HISTORY OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY. PENNSYLVANIA.

CHAPTER XXXIX.

BOROUGH OF MECHANICSBURG.

422 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES:

JOSEPH LEAS, justice of the peace, Mechanicsburg, was born on his
father's farm in Greenwood Township, Perry Co., Penn., January 27,
1822, son of Benjamin and Jane (Mathews) Leas. Benjamin Leas, born
October 21, 1759, was twice married; on first occasion to Miss Susannah
Bowers, by whom he had thirteen children, seven sons and three
daughters living to be men and women. His first wife died March 14,
1814, and he then married Mrs. Jane (Mathews) Purcell, who bore him
three children - two sons and one daughter: George, who resides in
Shirleysburg, Huntingdon Co., Penn.; Joseph, our subject, and Susannah,
widow of Daniel Eshelman, residing in Greenwood Township, Perry Co.,
Penn. Benjamin Leas died February 21, 1828, and Jane, his second wife,
died February 25, 1857. Joseph Leas began clerking in Millerstown in
the spring of 1838. In 1841 he clerked in Frankstown, Blair Co.,
Penn., one year; then followed same occupation at Dillsburg, York
County, two years. In 1844 he went to West Hill, Cumberland County,
returning in 1845 to Dillsburg, and in October, 1847, he came to
Mechanicsburg and clerked for his brother, a merchant and postmaster.
In 1854 Mr. Leas was elected justice of the peace, and has held that
office ever since. In May, 1865, he was elected borough treasurer, and
has held the office ever since, except one year (1879). He is
president of the Mechanicsburg Gas & Water Company, and is a director
in the Second National Bank. He was married in 1853, to Miss Sarah
Shurr, born in York County, Penn., and who died, leaving one daughter,
Laura R., who resides at home with her father. Mr. Leas married Miss
Emmaline H. Gould, a native of this county, daughter of Henry and
Elizabeth (Rice) Gould, and to this union were born three children:
Harry G. (deceased), Fannie G. and Charles W. Mr. and Mrs. Leas are
members of the Presbyterian Church. Our subject owns a house on North
Market Street, where he and his family reside, and other property in
Mechanicsburg. He was but six years old when his father died, and
early started to earn his own way in life. At fourteen he drove horses
on the canal line between Hollidaysburg and Philadelphia. His brother,
Hon. George Leas, was elected a representative to the Legislature from
Huntingdon County, Penn., and his half-brother, William B., was elected
associate judge of Huntingdon County, Penn. The Leas are of German
descent.

Joseph married Emmaline H. Gould.,1 35 daughter of Henry Gould 114 and Elizabeth Rice,.114 Emmaline was born on 4 Feb 1832,37 died on 25 Nov 192237 at age 90, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.37

Children from this marriage were:

   316 M    i. Henry Gould Leas 114 was born on 9 Jul 186737 and died on 10 Nov 186937 at age 2.

   317 F    ii. Fannie G. Leas 114 was born on 19 Feb 1869, died on 1 Mar 1921 at age 52, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.37

+ 318 M    iii. Charles W. Leas 114 was born on 15 Aug 1870,37 died on 26 Jun 194937 at age 78, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.37

Joseph next married Sarah S. Shurr 1 35 in 1853.114 Sarah was born on 11 May 1826 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,37 114 died on 7 Jul 185837 at age 32, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.37

The child from this marriage was:

   319 F    i. Laura R. Leas .114

70. Susannah Leas 1 34 was born on 3 Jan 1825 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA,38 died on 17 Dec 1888 in Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 63, and was buried in Wrights Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, US.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1860, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Susannah married Daniel Eshelman 1 35 on 15 Sep 1853 in Wallis Hotel, Liverpool, Perry Co., PA. Daniel was born about 1820-1824 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 18470, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1860, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 320 M    i. Joseph Mard Eshelman 115 was born on 29 Jul 1854 in Old Ferry, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 31 Aug 1939 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 85.

76. Leonard De Lap 1 was born on 23 Dec 1793 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 19 Dec 1864 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA39 at age 70.

Leonard married Elizabeth Sunday.1 Elizabeth was born on 18 Nov 1793 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Jun 1878 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 84.

Children from this marriage were:

   321 F    i. Elizabeth De Lap 1 116 was born on 16 Feb 1821 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 10 Dec 1893 in Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA39 at age 72.

+ 322 M    ii. John De Lap 39 was born on 5 Oct 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 3 Mar 1879 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 55.

   323 F    iii. Margaret De Lap 1 116 was born on 18 Jul 1824 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 11 Dec 1893 in Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 69.

   324 M    iv. Samuel De Lap .39

   325 M    v. Daniel De Lap 1 116 was born on 8 Jul 1830 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Daniel married Lydia.39

77. Ruth Delap 1 was born on 13 Oct 1796 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 25 Aug 1866 in Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA39 at age 69.

Ruth married Jacob Schriver 1 on 11 Apr 1821 in Tyrone Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.117 Jacob was born about 1795 in Pennsylvania, USA.39

Children from this marriage were:

   326 M    i. John Delap Schriver 39 was born on 5 Mar 1822 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 327 F    ii. Catherine Elizabeth Schriver 39 was born on 14 May 1830 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1889 in Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 59.

   328 F    iii. Jane L. "Jennie" Schriver 39 was born on 13 Feb 1838 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 2 Jun 1917 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 79.

79. William De Lap 1 was born in 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 13 May 186739 at age 64.

William married Susanna Doll.1

Children from this marriage were:

   329 F    i. Catherine DeLap 39 was born in Ohio, USA.

   330 M    ii. John J. DeLap .39

   331 F    iii. Matilda DeLap 39 was born in Ohio, USA.

   332 F    iv. Susana DeLap .39

   333 M    v. Wesley DeLap .39

83. Salome Carpenter 1 4 was born in 1782, died in 1820 at age 38, and was buried in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Salome married Daniel Kreider,1 4 son of Michael Kreider 1 44 and Susannah Carpenter,1 44 on 8 Aug 1802.4 Daniel was born in 1771 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1842 in Lancaster, Fairfield County at age 71.

Children from this marriage were:

   334 M    i. Michael Zimmerman Kreider 1 was born in 1803 and died in 1855 at age 52.

   335 M    ii. Edmund Forney Kreider 1 44 was born in 1806 and died in 1836 at age 30.

   336 M    iii. John Leas Kreider 1 44 was born in 1808 and died in 1834 at age 26.

   337 M    iv. Daniel Yizer Kreider 1 44 was born in 1811 and died in 1837 at age 26.

   338 M    v. Samuel Carpenter Kreider 1 44 was born in 1816 and died in 1880 at age 64.

Samuel married Rebecca Weldy.1 44 Rebecca was born in 1821 and died in 1901 at age 80.

84. John Carpenter 1 42 was born in 1783 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died in 1867 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 84.

John married Jane Murray.1 Jane was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   339 M    i. Curtis Grubb Carpenter 1 44 was born on an unknown date and died on an unknown date.

   340 F    ii. Rebekah Jane Carpenter 1 44 was born on an unknown date and died on an unknown date.

   341 F    iii. Mary Ann Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1816 and died in 1898 at age 82.

   342 M    iv. Jeremiah Murry Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1818 and died on an unknown date.

   343 M    v. James M. Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1822 and died on an unknown date.

   344 F    vi. Satia Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1823 and died in 1907 at age 84.

87. Daniel Carpenter 1 42 was born on 8 Apr 1792 and died in 1864 at age 72.

Daniel married Veronica Long.1 44

Children from this marriage were:

   345 F    i. Mary Kezia Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1822 and died on an unknown date.

   346 M    ii. Henry Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1824 and died on an unknown date.

   347 F    iii. Mary Elizabeth Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1826 in Carpenter Station, , Pennsylvania and died on an unknown date.

   348 F    iv. Louisa Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1828 and died on an unknown date.

   349 M    v. Daniel Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1831 and died on an unknown date.

   350 F    vi. Barbara Carpenter 1 44 was born in 1833 and died on an unknown date.

Daniel next married Barbara Reeder.1 44

95. Daniel C. Leas 1 was born in 1791 and died in 1864 at age 73.

Daniel married Eleanor Dunston,1 45 daughter of Thomas Dunston 1 118 and Zana Carbon,1 118 on 13 Mar 1834 in Logan, OH. Eleanor was born on 25 Dec 1817 in Logan County, Ohio, USA and died after 1850 in Monroe Twp., Logan, OH.

Children from this marriage were:

   351 F    i. Fannie Leas 1 118 was born after 1834.

Fannie married S. Williams.1 118

   352 F    ii. Ella Leas 1 118 was born after 1834.

Ella married John McCollough.1 118

   353 M    iii. David C. Leas 1 118 was born after 1834.

+ 354 F    iv. Susannah Leas 1 118 was born about 1836 and died on 10 Aug 1873119 about age 37.

   355 F    v. Caroline Leas 1 120 was born in 1841 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Caroline married W. Wackerson.119

   356 F    vi. Eliza Leas 121 was born in 1844.

   357 M    vii. Farriet Leas 121 was born in 1846 in Logan, OH.

   358 F    viii. Christeen Leas 121 was born in 1847 in Logan, OH.

   359 M    ix. John Leas 1 118 was born on 28 Sep 1849 and died on an unknown date.

98. Samuel Leas , Jr. 1 was born on 11 May 1798, died on 25 Mar 1882 at age 83, and was buried in East Liberty Cem, Perry Tp, Logan Co, OH. Another name for Samuel was Leist.

General Notes: Dates and burial place provided by, The Van Hyning/Schilling Family Tree

Samuel married Deborah 1 45 on 11 May 1798. Deborah was born on 4 Mar 1803 and died on 25 Aug 1873 in East Liberty Cem, Perry Tp, Logan Co, OH at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   360 F    i. Mary J. Leas 1 45 was born on 5 Aug 1833, died on 20 May 1854 at age 20, and was buried in East Liberty Cem, Perry Tp, Logan Co, OH.

   361 M    ii. Samuel S. Leas 1 45 was born on 13 May 1836, died on 16 Feb 1863 at age 26, and was buried in East Liberty Cem, Perry Tp, Logan Co, OH.

   362 M    iii. John B. Leas 1 45 was born on 5 Mar 1841, died on 31 Dec 1863 at age 22, and was buried in East Liberty Cem, Perry Tp, Logan Co, OH.


99. Christiana Leas 1 was born on 15 Dec 1800 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 13 Mar 1876 in Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 75, and was buried in Zanesfield Cemetery, Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA.


Christiana married Jacob Wonder,1 son of Sebastian Wonder 1 and Living, on 27 Feb 1827 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Jacob was born on 4 Dec 1799 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 18 Dec 1877 in Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 78, and was buried in Zanesfield Cemetery, Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA. Another name for Jacob was Wonders.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 363 F    i. Susan Wonders 1 was born on 12 Nov 1827 and died on 22 Dec 1908 at age 81.

+ 364 M    ii. Daniel Wonders 1 was born on 10 Sep 1829 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA119 and died on 1 Mar 1901 at age 71.

+ 365 M    iii. Samuel Lease Wonders 1 was born on 17 Jan 1833 and died on 10 Apr 1907 at age 74.

+ 366 F    iv. Julia Wonders 1 was born on 30 Oct 1835 and died in 1910 at age 75.

   367 M    v. Jacob L. Wonders 1 was born on 28 Apr 1840 and died on 27 Aug 1926 at age 86.

Jacob married Lavina Runyon 1 on 24 Sep 1867.

101. John Leas 1 was born circa 1779 in Reading, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1846 in Reading, York County, Pennsylvania, USA about age 67.

General Notes: Will, Book T, pg 56, dtd. 4 Oct 1836, probated 19 Oct 1846. Source of info: Doris M. Leas, wife of Fred L. Leas, states in ltr to DFB of 24 Jan 1992 that she has in her possession in East Berlin, PA, many wills, deeds, surveys and letters concerning the Leas families. Fred descends from John and Hannah, Leonard and Lovice, John, James, Nathaniel and Paul.

John married Sarah Jacobs.1 Sarah was born on 30 Oct 1784 and died on 30 Oct 1867 at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

   368 F    i. Lavina M. Leas .1

Lavina married Philip Jacobs.1

+ 369 M    ii. John Leas 1 was born on 5 Aug 1809,122 died on 17 Jan 1887 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA123 at age 77, and was buried in Bermudian Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Washington Twp, York Co, PA.

+ 370 M    iii. Peter Leas 1 was born on 11 Dec 1811, died on 4 Mar 1890 at age 78, and was buried in Bermudian Church Cem, Washington Twp, York Co., PA.

+ 371 M    iv. James Leas 1 was born on 18 Jan 1814, died on 1 Jan 1879 at age 64, and was buried in Bermudian Brethren Cem., Wash. Twp, York Co, PA.122

+ 372 M    v. Valentine L. Leas 1 was born in 1816, died on 13 Jan 1898 at age 82, and was buried in Bermudian Church, Washington Twp, York Co., PA.

   373 F    vi. Ruth Leas 1 was born on 16 Mar 1818 and died on 3 Sep 1888 at age 70.

Ruth married Jacob Miller.1

+ 374 F    vii. Jemima Leas 1 was born on 22 Jul 1822 and died on 8 Apr 1894 at age 71.

+ 375 F    viii. Sarah Leas .1

+ 376 M    ix. Joshua Leas 1 was born on 22 Jul 1822 and died in 1891 at age 69.

103. Stephen Y. Leas 1 was born on 17 Aug 1787 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 29 Nov 1867 in Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 80, and was buried in Lease Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Dates and places provided by Steve Lease (steve.lease2@verizon.net) According to his daughter Hannah's obituary, Stephen was a "large land owner about Zanesfield". Stephen migrated about 1812 from PA to OH


From Antrim's History of Champaign and Logan Counties:

Stephen Leas and Haines Parker settled in the Lazy Hollow school district, perhaps as early as 1812, the former about three and a half miles north of Zanesfield, on the west of Madriver, and the latter on the north of him, on the farm known as the Elliot farm, but now owned by Benjamin Shoots.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Stephen married Susannah Gates 1 125 in 1811 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Susannah was born on 30 Mar 1791 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 30 Sep 1874 in Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 83, and was buried in Lease Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio, USA.126

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 377 M    i. Daniel Gates Leas 1 127 was born on 29 Oct 1816 and died on 1 Apr 1909 at age 92.

+ 378 M    ii. Andrew Dill Leas 1 119 125 was born on 25 May 1818 in Logan County, Ohio, USA and died in 1911128 at age 93.

+ 379 M    iii. Stephen Yoner Leas 1 125 127 was born on 23 Sep 1819 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.

+ 380 F    iv. Hannah Leas 1 125 was born on 2 May 1821 in Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Feb 1903 in Huntsville, Logan Co, OH129 at age 81.

+ 381 F    v. Lydia Leas 1 125 was born on 6 Mar 1823 in Jefferson Twp., Logan Co., OH.

+ 382 M    vi. John Jackson Lease 1 125 was born on 8 Feb 1825 in Jefferson Township, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died on 26 Mar 1899 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA126 at age 74, and was buried in Lease Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

+ 383 F    vii. Anna S. Leas 124 was born on 21 Jan 1829 in Ohio, USA and died on 25 Nov 1912 in Jefferson Township, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 83.

+ 384 M    viii. Jacob Leas 1 125 was born on 1 Dec 1830 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.

   385 F    ix. Rebecca Leas 130 was born about 1839 in Ohio, USA.

104. David A. Leas 1 was born on 20 Jan 1788, died on 11 Oct 1870 at age 82, and was buried in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.48 Another name for David was Lease.131

General Notes: David and Elizabeth lived with their daugther, Susan Eichelbeyer and her family in 1870.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1850, Lattimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

David married Elizabeth Hullinger 1 in 1809 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Elizabeth was born on 5 Feb 1789, died on 18 Oct 1871 in Latimore Twp, Upper Bermudian, Adams Co. at age 82, and was buried in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.48 Another name for Elizabeth was Hollinger.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• No Name: 132

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1850, Lattimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 386 M    i. Henry Leas 1 was born in 1810 and died after 1850.

+ 387 F    ii. Leah Leas 1 132 was born in 1811, died in 1877 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA48 at age 66, and was buried in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 388 F    iii. Eliza Leas 1 132 was born in 1812 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1870.

+ 389 M    iv. David H. Leas 1 132 was born in Sep 1814 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 2 Aug 1862 in Latimore Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 47, and was buried in Bermudian Lutheran Cemetery, Adams Co.,.

   390 M    v. Isaac Leas 1 132 was born in 1816-1823.

+ 391 M    vi. Jesse Leas 1 was born on 25 May 1816 in Pennsylvania, USA, died in 1892 in Latimore Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 76, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Latimore Twp., Adams County, PA.

+ 392 M    vii. Anson Leas 1 132 was born in 1818 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1860 at age 42.

+ 393 F    viii. Lydia Leas 1 132 was born 1822 OR 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 6 Feb 1855 in Latimore Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 33.

+ 394 M    ix. Aaron Leas 1 132 was born on 14 Mar 1824 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 14 Feb 1887 at age 62, and was buried in Mount Olivet United Church of Christ Cemetery, East Berlin, Adams Co., PA.

+ 395 F    x. Catherine Leas 1 132 was born in 1827 in Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1907 at age 80.

+ 396 F    xi. Susannah Leas 1 132 was born on 9 Jun 1829, died on 15 Feb 1883 at age 53, and was buried in Bermudian Mt. Olivert Cem, Adams Co, PA.

+ 397 M    xii. Jonas Leas 1 132 was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1850.

105. Leonard Leas 1 was born on 5 May 1788 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 8 Feb 1817 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 28, and was buried in Bermudian Brethren Cem., Wash. Twp, York Co, PA.

General Notes: Varying death dates in record: Carl Fleck's work notes from Adams County Hist Society state 1825/1826 since Ltrs of Admin given Peter Wolfert, Adm. of Estate, on 3 Feb 1826; Doris Leas (East Berlin, PA) cites 1825/1826 DAR Patriot Index gives 1810; and SCPGS Special Pub #4, pg 5 says 8 Feb 1817. Spec. Pub # 4 states birth 5 May 1788 which is the exact same date for Leonard, son of John the Patriot (this may be coincidence or data mix-up).

Leonard may have been moved to the Bermudian Brethern Cemetery after it was established in 1856.

Leonard married Mary Leathery.,1 daughter of John K. Leathery 133 and Mary Bechtel,.133 Mary was born on 25 May 1789 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 5 Jun 1873 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 84, and was buried in Bermudian Brethren Cem., Wash. Twp, York Co, PA.

Children from this marriage were:

   398 M    i. John Leas 1 was born on 5 Aug 1809 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 17 Jan 1887 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 77.

   399 M    ii. Peter Leas 1 was born on 11 Dec 1811 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 4 Mar 1890 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 78.

+ 400 M    iii. David Leas 1 was born on 1 Feb 1816 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 13 Dec 1861 at age 45, and was buried in Rossville, Pennsylvania/USA.

106. Rebecca Leas 49 was born in 1792 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 19 Dec 1878 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 86.

General Notes: ! Copyright FamilyHart 2009 - .NAME & DEATH: VANESSA STERN, AOL.
EXACT DEATH: DIERDORFF NOTEBOOKS, PG 639.

Rebecca married Jacob Dierdorff,1 134 son of Andreas (Andrew) Dierdorff 1 134 and Mary Margaret Marsh,1 134 in 1811 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Jacob was born on 3 Jun 1790 in Dover Twp, York Co., PA, died in 1865 at age 75, and was buried in Fordville, Paradise Twp, York Co., PA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 401 M    i. Phillip Deardorff 1 135 was born on 8 Jun 1811 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 9 Sep 1890 at age 79.

   402 M    ii. John Dierdorf .1 135

   403 F    iii. Mary Deardorff .1

+ 404 M    iv. Andrew Dierdorff 1 135 was born in 1818 in Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania and died on 7 Jul 1896 in Fordville, Paradise Township, York, Penn at age 78.

   405 F    v. Leah Deardorff .1

Leah married A. M. Dittmore.1 135

   406 F    vi. Elizabeth Deardorff .1

Elizabeth married Keshler.1 135

   407 F    vii. Rebecca Deardorff .1

107. Joseph Leas 1 was born on 6 Apr 1793 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 25 Apr 1880 at age 87.

General Notes: Leas Genealogy, Oct 17, 1950, The Waterloo Press, Waterloo, IN states on pg 29. that he was of English descent. Birth and death dates per family bible in possession of Louisa Selma Leas and Mary Ella Leas of Gettysburg in 1932. DAR application of Elizabeth Jan Fleck (#333, 819) gives death on 21 Apr 1880.

Lived in Strabane, Adams County, Pennsylvania in 1850 according to the United States Census of 1850.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1850, Strabam Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1860, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Joseph married Margaret Bender,1 daughter of Johannes "John" Bender 1 and Ketrina "Catherine" Schnerr,1 on 18 Feb 1821 in Pennsylvania, USA. Margaret was born on 25 Mar 1802 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 28 Jul 1884 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 82.

Marriage Notes: Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
February 21, 1821

Married on Sunday last by the same, Mr. Joseph Leas to Miss Margaret Bender, both of Menallen township.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1850, Strabam Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   408 F    i. Catherine Leas 1 was born on 5 Nov 1821 and died on 19 Aug 1907 at age 85.

+ 409 M    ii. John Bender Leas 1 was born on 2 Sep 1823 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 29 Nov 1914 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 91.

   410 F    iii. Magdalena Leas 1 was born on 9 Dec 1825 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 4 May 1852 in Strabam Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA136 at age 26.

+ 411 M    iv. George Leas 137 was born on 3 Apr 1828 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 25 Jan 1914 at age 85, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

   412 M    v. Joseph Leas 1 was born on 7 May 1832 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 19 Jul 1887 at age 55.

   413 F    vi. Julie Ann Leas 1 was born on 20 Dec 1833 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA.

108. George Leas 1 was born in 1796 in Reading Towship, York County, Pennsylvania, USA50 and died on 8 May 1834 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA51 at age 38.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Merchant in Carlisle, PA.

George married Marie Steiner,1 138 daughter of Jacob Steiner 1 139 and Living, in May 1823 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.139 Marie was born on an unknown date in Frederick Town, Frederick County, Maryland, USA and died on 7 Mar 1826 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA. Another name for Marie was Mary Ann Steiner.

The child from this marriage was:

   414 F    i. Elizabeth Leas .1 138

Elizabeth married Slack.1 138

George next married H. Maria Ringgold 1 138 on 15 May 1827 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, MD. H. was born on 22 Dec 1800 in Kent County, MD, died on 23 Nov 1883 in Oakland, Alameda County, CA at age 82, and was buried in 1883 in Oakland, Alameda County, CA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1880, Oakland, Alameda, California.

Children from this marriage were:

   415 F    i. Jane Ringgold Leas 1 138 was born about 1830 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Jane married Peyton S. Graves 1 140 on 19 Oct 1850 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA.141

+ 416 F    ii. Maria Ringgold Leas 1 138 was born on 3 Mar 1832 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Maryland, USA, died on 28 Aug 1884 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA at age 52, and was buried in Mt. View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.

   417 F    iii. Ann Leas .1 138

   418 F    iv. Harriett Rebecca Leas .1 138

Harriett married William H. Medcalfe 1 138 on 27 Oct 1846 in St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Mary Land.

109. Enos Leas 52 was born on 2 May 1805 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 5 Apr 185553 at age 49, and was buried in Bishop Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

Noted events in his life were:

• Tax List: Ohio Tax - Personal, 1828, Youngstown Township, Trumbull, Ohio. 142

• Tax List: Ohio Tax - Personal, 1834, Liberty Township, Trumbull, Ohio. 142

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Liberty, Trumbull , Ohio.

Enos married Catherine Oswald,52 daughter of Jacob Oswald 52 and Living, on 31 Jul 1827 in Trumbull County, Ohio, USA. Catherine was born on 3 May 1804 in Ohio, USA,4 died on 15 Feb 1872 at age 67, and was buried in Bishop Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Liberty, Trumbull , Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   419 F    i. Clarissa Jane Leas was born on 21 Jan 1827 in USA and died on 21 Aug 1860 in Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County, Ohio at age 33.

Clarissa married Samuel Reel. Samuel was born on 15 May 1823, died on 11 Nov 1862 in Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County, Ohio at age 39, and was buried in Church Hill Cemetery, Churchill, Trumbull County, Ohio.

+ 420 M    ii. Nelson P. Leas 52 was born in 1831 in Weatherfield, Ohio, died on 11 Feb 1889 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA at age 58, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Howland Twp, Trumbull Co, OH.

   421 M    iii. Feres T. Leas 52 was born in 1833 in Ohio, USA, died on 13 Oct 1908 in Dunkirk, Hardin County, Ohio at age 75, and was buried in Dunkirk Cemetery, Dunkirk, Hardin County, Ohio.53

Feres married Joanna Fitch.4

   422 F    iv. Eliza Leas 52 was born about 1835 in Ohio, USA.

Eliza married Samuel Vail.4

   423 F    v. Rebecca Leas 52 was born about 1839 in Ohio, USA.

Rebecca married Lewis Swanger.4

+ 424 M    vi. George O. Leas 52 was born in 1842 in Ohio, USA, died on 14 Feb 1887 in Arlington, Hancock, Ohio at age 45, and was buried in Williamstown Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.

   425 F    vii. Lucy Leas 52 was born about 1843 in Ohio, USA.

Lucy married William Holmes.4

+ 426 M    viii. Enos P. Leas , Jr. 52 was born in 1843 in Ohio, USA, died in 1879 at age 36, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

   427 F    ix. Sarah Leas 52 was born about 1847 in Ohio, USA and died before 1860.

   428 F    x. Mary Alice Leas 52 was born on 14 Mar 1849 in Ohio, USA, died on 31 Oct 1909 in Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio53 at age 60, and was buried in Bishop Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

Mary married Peter Marquart.4 Peter was born on 17 Aug 1830 in Wόrttemberg, Germany, died on 24 Jul 1879 in Hancock County, Ohio, USA53 at age 48, and was buried in Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

Mary next married Jacob George Long.53 Jacob was born on 28 Aug 1854 in Arlington, Hancock, Ohio, died on 22 Jul 1926 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA at age 71, and was buried in Bishop Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.

110. Philip Leas 1 was born about 1810 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1850.54

General Notes:
The will of his father, Leonard Leas, lists him as Philip Least, his deceased son.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Philip married Anna Mary.1 138 Anna was born about 1814.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   429 M    i. John Leas 1 138 was born about 1832 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   430 M    ii. Philip Leas 1 138 was born about 1834 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   431 M    iii. Andrew Leas 1 138 was born about 1836 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   432 M    iv. Moses Leas 1 138 was born about 1838 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   433 F    v. Polly Leas 1 138 was born about 1843 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   434 F    vi. Susannah Leas 1 138 was born about 1845 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

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112. Barbara Ellen Fahnestock 1 was born on 31 Jan 1796 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA,19 died on 15 Oct 1863 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA19 at age 67, and was buried in Earlham, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA.19

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: 1850, The 69th district of Warren County, Virginia. 143

Barbara married Joseph Latshaw.,19 son of Isaac Latshaw 144 and Anna Fahnestock,.144 Joseph was born on 25 Dec 1794 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 6 May 1887 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA at age 92, and was buried in Earlham, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: 10 Sep 1850, The 69th district of Warren County, Virginia.

• Resided: 1880, Wayne, Wayne County, Indiana. 145

Children from this marriage were:

   435 M    i. John F. Latshaw 143 was born in 1825.

+ 436 F    ii. Elizabeth Latshaw 145 was born in 1826 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   437 M    iii. Peter Latshaw 143 was born in 1830.

   438 F    iv. Rebecca Latshaw 143 was born in 1832.

+ 439 F    v. Sarah Ann Latshaw 58 was born in 1834 and died in 1931 at age 97.

   440 F    vi. Mary A. Latshaw 146 was born in 1834.

115. Eleanor Fahnestock 1 was born in 1802 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA19 and died on 22 Aug 1840 in Mulberry Grove, Fairview Township, Bond County, Illinois57 at age 38.

General Notes: Ellen\\Eleanor Fahnestock was born in 1802 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. She died on Aug 22 1840 in Mulberry Grove, Fairview Township, Bond County, Illinois. She has reference number AUD37549. Parents: William Fahnestock and Esther Reiter Rider.

She was married to David Mumper. Children were: Levi Mumper, Hester Ann Hetty Mumper, Cornelius Mumper, Mary Mumper, Susannah Mumper, Catherine J. Mumper, Felicia Ann Mumper.

Eleanor married David Mumper.,19 son of John Mumper 57 and Dubbs,.57 David was born on 14 Jul 1801 in Monaghan Township, York County, Pennsylvania57 and died on 14 Dec 1871 in Mulberry Grove, Fairview Township, Bond County, Illinois57 at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   441 F    i. Hester Ann Hetty Mumper 57 was born in 1824 in Carroll Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

   442 M    ii. Cornelius Mumper 57 was born on 3 Jul 1824 in Carroll Township Pennsylvania, died on 9 Jan 1911 in Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois at age 86, and was buried in Monroe Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois.

   443 F    iii. Mary Mumper was born in 1831 in York or Adams County, Pennsylvania.57

   444 M    iv. Susannah Mumper 57 was born on 16 May 1833 in Latimore Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 27 Jun 1907 in Smithboro, Bond County, Illinois at age 74.

   445 F    v. Catherine J. Mumper 57 was born in 1837 in Latimore Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   446 F    vi. Felicia Ann Mumper 57 was born in 1840 in Mifflin Township, Richland (now Ashland) County, Ohio.

   447 M    vii. Levi Mumper 57 was born on 27 Aug 1840 in Mifflin Township, Richland (now Ashland), Ohio and died on 22 Jun 1920 in Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois at age 79.

Levi married Maria Jane Sellers,147 daughter of Leonard Jackson Sellers 57 and Nancy Lockhart,57 on 14 Jul 1861 in Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois.57 Maria was born in Apr 1840 in Illinois, USA and died after 1920 in Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois.

116. John Fahnestock 1 was born on 14 Sep 1804 in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA,19 died on 1 Aug 1874 in Mifflin Township. Cumberland County, PA19 at age 69, and was buried in Bethel Graveyard, Mifflin Twp, PA.19

General Notes:
Children

1. Benajamine Fahnestock b: 21 SEP 1831
2. Margaret Fahnestock b: 1837
3. John Fahnestock b: 1838
4. Sarah Fahnestock b: 1839
5. Mary A Fahnestock b: 1842
6. George Fahnestock b: 9 FEB 1846

John married Christiana Kunkel 19 on 27 Dec 1827 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Christiana was born about 1803, died on 22 Jan 1871 in Frankford, Pennsylvania about age 68, and was buried in Bethel Graveyard, Mifflin Twp, PA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 448 M    i. Benjamin Fahnestock 18 was born on 21 Sep 1831 in Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co., PA and died on 28 Mar 1905 in Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 73.

130. Eleanor Hollopeter 1 was born in 1788 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Eleanor married John Cough.58 John was born on 14 Dec 1787 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   449 F    i. Sarah Cough .58

Sarah married J. H. Bosserman.58

+ 450 M    ii. William Cough was born on 10 Jul 1813 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA58 and died on 22 Jul 1893 at age 80.

   451 M    iii. John Cough 58 was born in 1820 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

John married Mary Elizabeth Carl.58

   452 F    iv. Catherine Cough 58 was born on 2 Feb 1825 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 3 Feb 1853 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 28, and was buried in Rudolph Cemetery, Juniata Twp, Perry Co, PA.

Catherine married Jesse L. Gantt. Jesse was born on 10 Oct 1810, died on 1 Mar 1880 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 69, and was buried in Rudolph Cemetery, Juniata Twp, Perry Co, PA.58

133. Mathias Hollopeter .1

Mathias married Elizabeth Spriggle.1 148

The child from this marriage was:

+ 453 F    i. Living

150. Levi Lease Beckner 32 was born on 9 Sep 1814 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA, died on 29 Oct 1902 in Conway, Laclede Co, MO at age 88, and was buried in Conway Baptist Cemetery, Conway, Laclede Co, MO.

General Notes: Children

1. Amanda BECKNER b: 10 FEB 1844 in Long Lane, Dallas Co, Missouri
2. John BECKNER b: ABT 1847 in Missouri
3. Louisa BECKNER b: 30 JUL 1845 in Long Lane, Dallas Co, Missouri
4. Isabel Adeline BECKNER b: 22 JAN 1856 in LaClede Co, Missouri

Levi married Sarah Ann Miller,32 daughter of John Miller 21 and Elizabeth Knisely,21 on 20 Jan 1842 in Long Lane, , MO. Sarah was born on 2 May 1822 in McMinn Co, TN, died on 6 Dec 1902 in Nogo, Greene Co, MO at age 80, and was buried in Conway Baptist Cemetery, Conway, Laclede Co, MO.

The child from this marriage was:

   454 F    i. Isabel Adeline Beckner 32 was born on 22 Jan 1856 in Conway, Laclede Co, MO, died on 28 Mar 1940 in Greene Co, MO at age 84, and was buried on 30 Mar 1940 in East Lawn Cem, Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri.

Isabel married John Jacob Astor Gibson,32 son of J. David Gibson 21 and Nancy Ellen Bodenhamer,21 on 14 Aug 1884 in Greene Co, MO. John was born on 13 Mar 1855 in Greene Co, MO, died on 28 May 1948 in Greene Co, MO at age 93, and was buried on 30 May 1948 in East Lawn Cem, Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri.

152. Samuel Beckner 4 was born on 16 Mar 1819 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA.

General Notes: * Married:
* Census: 1850 in Dallas Co, MO
* Note:

Samuel Beckner and his family were living near his parents, Daniel and Mary Leas Beckner and his brother, Levi and family at the time of the 1850 Census in Dallas Co, MO.

470/474
Samuel Beckner, 31, b. VA, Farmer
Elizabeth Beckner, 27, b. TN
Edmon Beckner, 5, b. MO
Daniel R. Beckner, 3, b. MO
Emaly Beckner, 1, b. MO
Lucy H. Beckner, 4 months, b. MO

Children

1. Has No Children Edmon BECKNER b: ABT 1844 in Missouri
2. Has No Children Daniel R. BECKNER b: 1847 in Missouri
3. Has No Children Emaly BECKNER b: ABT 1849 in Missouri
4. Has No Children Lucy H. BECKNER b: 1850 in Missouri

Samuel married Elizabeth Howerton.4 Elizabeth was born about 1823 in Tennessee, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   455 M    i. Edmon Beckner 58 was born about 1844 in MO.

   456 M    ii. Daniel R. Beckner 58 was born in 1847 in MO.

   457 F    iii. Emaly Beckner 58 was born about 1849 in MO.

   458 F    iv. Lucy H. Beckner 58 was born in 1850 in MO.

161. Susannah Leas 1 4 was born in 180061 and died on an unknown date.

General Notes: Marriage info: Preble County, Ohio Marriage Index (1808-1859)

Died at an early age

Susannah married Stephen Long,1 4 son of James Long 149 and Elizabeth Douglass,149 on 29 Jun 1820 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.4 Stephen was born in 1792 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA61 and died before 1860.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 459 F    i. Elmira Long 61 was born in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA.

+ 460 M    ii. James H. Long .61

162. Thomas Chapman Leas 1 4 62 was born in 1802 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 4 Jul 1849 in Fort Laramie, Goshen County, Wyoming, USA63 at age 47.

General Notes: 1 Dec 1841 Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location [4]

* The United States of America, Certificate No. 4532: To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas, Thomas Leas of Henry County, Iowa Territory has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Burlington whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Thomas Leas according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An Act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for the west half of the South west quarter of Section Eleven, in Township Seventy-one North of Range Six west in the district of land Subject to Sale at Burlington Iowa Territory, Containing Eighty acres according to the official plot of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been purchased by the said Thomas Leas; and to his heirs, the said tract above described: to have and to hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said Thomas Leas and to his heirs and assigns forever.

In Testimony Whereof, I, John Tyler, President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the first of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one and of the Independence of the United States the sixty sixth by the President John Tyler. by R. Tyler, Sec'y. J. Williamson Recorder of the General Land Office.


Thomas and Jane (Walker) Leas moved to Iowa Territory between 1835/6, possibly even before Jane's sister's family, that of William and Prudence (Walker) Hardin. (Note: the information provided Fay Leas by Norma Gregorson stated it was 1837. See the following biographical sketch.)

Apparently in 1849 wanderlust took the Leas family (or possibly just Thomas and son George), and they started further west, following the Oregon Trail.

Thomas died on the Fourth of July in 1849 at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. This may have contributed to the family returning to Henry County, Iowa (if they were all moving), where they were by the time of the 1850 census.

Alternatively, since son George was in Calveras County, California, mining for gold at the time of the 1850 census (and the rest of the family was in Iowa), perhaps just he and his father were on the fateful trail where Thomas Leas died.

Fort Laramie, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, was a military post, and a welcome site for the pioneers, as it was the first sign of civilization many of them had seen in six weeks. It was bought from the American Fur Company by the U.S. Army in 1849 after the fur trade subsided. The army was embarking upon a westward expansion at that time, and the Sioux Indians, alarmed by the flight of white Americans westward, had become increasingly hostile.

The general store at Fort Laramie gouged the emigrants on their westward trip, charging about 20 times the amount they would have paid for supplies if they'd been further East in the country. Many of them wanted to sell the store the extra provisions they'd loaded originally, as treking it in wagons was not easy business, and they needed to lighten their loads, but apparently the store refused to trade in this manner, and the trail near the fort ended up littered with heirloom furniture, stoves and food.

(See URL: http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/FtLaramie.html (5/2007))

Thomas married Jane Walker,1 62 daughter of George Walker 1 150 and Julian Jean Welsh,1 on 9 Feb 1826 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA. Jane was born on 7 Sep 1804 in Knox County, Tennessee, USA and died on 27 Apr 1885 in Henry County, Iowa, USA at age 80.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 461 M    i. George Washington Leas , Sr. 1 62 was born on 4 Jul 1827 in Covington, Fountain Co., IN and died on 29 Dec 1903 at age 76.

+ 462 F    ii. Mary Jane "Versey" Leas 1 62 was born on 22 Jun 1829 in Covington, Fountain Co., IN and died on 13 Mar 1900 in Henry Co., Iowa at age 70.

+ 463 M    iii. James W. Leas 1 62 was born on 1 Apr 1832 in Covington, Fountain Co., IN and died in 1915 at age 83.

   464 M    iv. Thomas E. Leas 1 62 was born on 4 Oct 1835 in Covington, Fountain Co., IN and died on 30 Mar 184863 at age 12.

   465 M    v. Oliver A. Leas 63 was born on 20 Apr 1839 in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Territory and died on 12 Nov 1844 at age 5.

   466 M    vi. Francis B. Leas 63 was born on 11 Oct 1841 in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Territory and died on 24 Sep 1844 at age 2.

163. Daniel Leas 1 64 was born on 20 Apr 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 1 Jan 1876 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 72, and was buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billiepad&id=I36547


Grant County 1850 Census:

274b 30 LEAS Alpheus G. Age: 4 Born: Ind pg0265b.txt
274b 29 LEAS Angela T. Age: 6 Born: Ind pg0265b.txt
274b 23 LEAS Daniel Age: 47 Born: Pa pg0265b.txt
274b 25 LEAS Francis J. Age: 20 Born: Ohio pg0265b.txt
274b 26 LEAS Martha J. Age: 15 Born:Ohio pg0265b.txt
274b 28 LEAS Mary E. Age: 8 Born:Ind pg0265b.txt
274b 24 LEAS Nancy Age: 39 Born: Ohio pg0265b.txt
274b 27 LEAS Stephen L. Age: 14 Born: Ohio pg0265b.txt

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 1850 Tanner.

Daniel married Nancy Foster,1 daughter of David Foster 1 and Polly McDowell,1 on 16 Oct 1828 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. Nancy was born on 14 Oct 1810 in Madison County, Ohio, USA, died on 19 Sep 1904 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 93, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

Marriage Notes:
Ceremony performed by, Levi Purviance, MG

Children from this marriage were:

+ 467 M    i. Francis J. Leas 1 was born on 3 Mar 1830 in Ohio, USA, died on 29 Apr 1912 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 82, and was buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA.30

   468 F    ii. Martha Jane Leas 1 was born on 16 Aug 1834 in Ohio, USA and died on 20 Mar 1889 in Yorktown, Page County, Iowa, USA at age 54.

+ 469 M    iii. Stephen L. Leas 1 64 was born on 11 Mar 1836 in Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 4 Sep 1910 in Grant County, Indiana, USA30 at age 74, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

+ 470 F    iv. Mary E. Leas 1 was born on 24 Oct 1841 in Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA and died on 29 Apr 1926 at age 84.

+ 471 F    v. Angela T. Leas 1 was born in 1844 in Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

+ 472 M    vi. Alpheus Green Leas 1 was born on 1 Feb 1846 in Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA and died on 3 Mar 1924 at age 78.

   473 F    vii. Olivia Leas 151 was born in 1854 in Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA.


164. Julia Ann Leas 1 4 was born on 25 Apr 1810 in Preble County, Ohio, USA,65 died on 6 Sep 1863 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA61 at age 53, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

Julia married John W. Miller 1 4 on 20 Mar 1828 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.4 John was born on 14 Apr 1804 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,65 died on 3 Mar 1870 in Butler Township, Miami County, Indiana, USA61 at age 65, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 474 F    i. Josephine Miller 61 was born on 27 Oct 1828 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 17 Mar 1870 in Harrison County, Iowa, USA at age 41.

   475 M    ii. George L. Miller 61 was born on 30 Mar 1832 in Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 2 Jul 1880 in Butler Township, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 48.

   476 M    iii. John H. Miller 61 was born on 9 Jan 1834 in Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 29 Oct 1890 in Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 56.

   477 F    iv. Harriet Miller 61 was born on 1 Mar 1836 in Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 13 Mar 1888 in Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 52.

   478 F    v. Eliza Jane Miller 61 was born on 3 Dec 1837 in Miami County, Indiana, USA.

   479 M    vi. Thomas B. Miller 61 was born on 17 Mar 1840 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 18 Oct 1918 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 78.

+ 480 M    vii. Edward H. Miller 61 was born on 22 Apr 1842 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 18 Oct 1918 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 76.

   481 M    viii. Ross O. Miller 61 was born on 25 Oct 1846 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

165. Eliza Leas .1 4

General Notes: Marriage info: Preble County, Ohio Marriage Index (1808-1859)

John Hardy performed the marriage ceremony.

Eliza married Charles Bruce,1 4 son of William Bruce 152 and Francis Lewis, on 30 Apr 1818 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.4 Charles was born on 15 Jan 1796 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

Children from this marriage were:

   482 M    i. George Bruce .4

   483 F    ii. Jerusha Bruce .4

Jerusha married Morgan.152

   484 M    iii. William Bruce 4 was born in 1827 in Ohio, USA61 and died before 1881.

   485 M    iv. William C. Bruce .4

   486 F    v. Melvina Bruce 4 was born in 1831 in Ohio, USA.61

Melvina married Avery.152

   487 F    vi. Mary Bruce 4 was born in 1833 in Ohio, USA.61

Mary married Danford.152

   488 F    vii. Josephine Bruce 4 was born in 1836 in Ohio, USA.61

Josephine married Williams.152

   489 F    viii. Julia Bruce 4 was born in 1837 in Ohio, USA61 and died before 1881.152

Julia married Minor.152

   490 M    ix. John Harrison Bruce 4 was born on 4 Oct 1840 in Ohio, USA,61 153 died on 28 Oct 1925 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA153 at age 85, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

166. Franklin Weems Leas 1 4 was born in 1811 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.61

Franklin married Elizabeth Taney 154 in Nov 1831.

Children from this marriage were:

   491 M    i. Jacob Leas .155

   492 F    ii. Lydia Leas .155

Lydia married Dr. Taylor.155

167. Lydia Leas 1 4 was born on 25 Dec 1814 in Twin Creek, Preble Co, OH, died on 1 Mar 1894 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 79, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA. Another name for Lydia was Lydia Lease.

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
Fisher.

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
children:

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 1 on 22 Nov 1832 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.4 Abner was born on 26 Mar 1804 in Duff River, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA,61 died on 19 Mar 1877 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA61 at age 72, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Lawyer. 4

Children from this marriage were:

   493 M    i. Francis Marion Haines 4 was born on 6 Sep 1833, died on 30 Aug 1846 at age 12, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   494 M    ii. Charles S. Haines 1 4 was born about 1838 in Indiana, USA.

   495 M    iii. William H. Haines 1 4 was born on 30 Jul 1839 in Preble County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 4 Oct 19014 at age 62, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   496 M    iv. Capt. Abner Haines , Jr. 1 4 was born on 22 Nov 1841 in Preble County, Ohio, USA4 and died on 22 Jan 189261 at age 50.

+ 497 F    v. Mary Louise Haines 1 4 was born on 15 Feb 1844 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 27 Oct 19004 at age 56, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   498 M    vi. Joseph W. Haines 1 4 was born on 23 Aug 1848 in Preble County, Ohio, USA4 and died on 18 Apr 1894 in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 at age 45.

   499 F    vii. Lydia N. Haines 4 was born in 1851.

   500 F    viii. Fannie Belle Haines 4 was born in 1852 in Ohio, USA61 and died in 1934 in Preble County, Ohio, USA61 at age 82.

   501 M    ix. Ned Haines 61 was born in 1855 in Ohio, USA.


168. James O. Leas 1 4 was born on 30 Jul 1816 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 15 Mar 1898 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 81, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA.30

General Notes:
Operated Leas Photography


CHILD NOTES: James O. LEAS
Birth(22):
Census(7): The 1860 Census for Eaton, Washington twp, Preble Co, Ohio finds the Leas family
in 526/513:

James O. Leas was 44 years of age, born in Ohio. He was an agent on the
Railroad. He owned real estate valued at $1600. and personal property of $1400.
His wife Caroline was 26, born in Ohio as were the children: George, age 8;
Allice, age 4 and Leanora age 1. Also living in the home was James' father,
George Leas who was 84, born in Pennsylvania; he listed his occupation as
Merchant. He had real estate of $800. and personal property of $800.


Census(23): 1880 Census for the 1st Ward, Peru, Miami County, Indiana shows:

James O. Leas, 64, born Ohio, Photographer, both parents born in PA Caroline M. Leas, 57, born Ohio, Keeping house, father born MD, mother born
NC
George Leas, 28, born Ohio, Son, Photographer
Lenora S. Leas, 21, born Ohio, Daughter, at home
Alice C. Jenks, 24, born in Ohio, boarder, at home



Biographical History:

Biographical History
Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana
Vol. 1 & II
By Lewis Publishing Company

James O. Leas, for many years a well-known citizen of Peru, was born in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, July 30, 1816, and was reared in Eaton, Indiana [Ohio]. In 1852 he assumed the duties of freight and ticket agent for the Eaton & Hamilton Railroad, which position he held for fourteen years. December 27, 1866, he became, with his family, a resident of Peru. For a short time after coming to Peru he was engaged in the sale of sewing machines. Later he was in the employ of O.P. Webb, in the grocery business, and still later of A.N. Dukes, in the same business. In 1878 he engaged in photography with his son, George, which he continued till his death on March 15, 1898.
Mr. Leas was one of the oldest Freemasons in Indiana, having joined that order in 1836. His wife, son George, and three daughters survive him.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Peru, Ward 4, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

James married Caroline M..4 Caroline was born in May 1829 in North Carolina or Ohio and died in 1900 in Miami County, Indiana, USA61 at age 71.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Peru, Ward 4, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 502 F    i. Ella A. Leas 61 was born in May 1843 in Miami County, Indiana, USA and died in 1907 at age 64.

   503 M    ii. George William Leas 4 was born in Nov 1851 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.4 61

George married Alice C. Jenks.4 Alice was born about 1856 in Ohio, USA.

+ 504 F    iii. Alice C. Leas 4 was born in 1856 in Preble County, Ohio, USA61 and died on 6 Mar 1919 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA61 at age 63.

+ 505 F    iv. Lenora S. Leas 4 was born in 1859 in Washington twp, Preble Co, Ohio.4

171. Susannah Leas 1 was born on 12 May 1804 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Mar 1831 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 26.

General Notes: Listed once as Susanne Death date and location provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart

Susannah married Garret Vaneman Hopkins , M.E.,1 4 son of Lemuel Hopkins 1 and Mary (Polly) Venemon,1 on 8 Jun 1820. Garret was born on 3 Feb 1798 in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA156 and died on 3 Mar 1891 in Fulton County, Illinois, USA at age 93.

Children from this marriage were:

   506 F    i. Mary Jane Hopkins 1 157 was born in 1821 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   507 F    ii. Elizabeth Hopkins 1 157 was born in 1824 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   508 F    iii. Juliet Susan Hopkins 1 157 was born in 1826 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 509 M    iv. Lemuel Jesse Hopkins 1 158 was born on 21 Jun 1826 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 4 May 1870 in Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois, USA at age 43.

172. George Leas 1 66 was born on 25 Apr 1806 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 15 Dec 1876 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 70, and was buried in Osborn Prairie, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: George is listed in a Fountain Co., IN old history as a potterymaker when he moved from Ohio to Indiana.

The document issues 160 acres to "George Leas of Warren County, Ohio". The description of the land is NE Section 25/ Twp 20-N Range 8-W Fountain County, Indiana.

On the same day, Abner Crane was given Patent #8592 in Fountain County, Indiana.

Census(6): George Leas was living in Richland twp, Fountain County, Indiana at the time of the 1840 Census. The family was enumerated as:

1 male 0-5 years;
3 males 5-10 years;
1 male 15-20 years and 1 male 30-40 years.

There was 1 female 0-5 years;
1 female 5-10 years and 1 female 30-40 years.

Next door was Elijah Board.
Census(7): 1860 Census for Fountain County, Indiana finds the Lease family in Van Buren
township; Post Office Cole Creek.

George 54 Farmer, $16,350 / 1800 Penn
Lydia 52 Ohio
Abner F. 21 Ohio
William 19 Ohio
Arthur 12 Ind
Huldah Jane 11 Ind
Census(7): George Lease was 65 years of age at the time of the 1870 Census.
He was living in Van Buren twp, Fountain County, Indiana; (Post Office: Attica), a farmer with $7500 in Real Estate and $2100 in personal property. His birthplace is listed as Virginia but this is not accurate.

Wife, Lydia was 63, she was born in Ohio.
Children, all listed as born in Indiana:

Isaac T. Lease, 36, Farm Laborer
Abner F. Lease, 32, Farm Laborer
William C. Lease, 29, Farm Laborer
Arthur M. Lease, 24, Farm Laborer
Huldah J. Lease, 21

Migration(10): George and Lydia Crane Leas lived on a farm four miles north of Veedersburg,
Indiana. Lydia was a charter member of the Osborn Prairie Church in Fountain County, Indiana.

Two of their children and their families, Arthur and Mary Caldwell Leas, and Leroy and Jennie Leas Ludlow, were also members of this church. Three other of their sons, Abner, Isaac, and William went to Illinois and settled north of St Joseph in Champaign County.



Kathryn (Leas) Stuart's sources:

SOURCES
1. William Arthur Leas. LEAS RESEARCH / William Arthur Leas. Unpublished
family research, Pedigree charts and family group records.
2. LDS Records. IGI Record; Batch M513141.
3. Fay W. Leas. LEAS GENEALOGY. 1950 Publication, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Chapter V, Other Leas Families, page 76.
4. Researcher. Edith Smith / Rita Ahern.
5. Bureau of Land Management, GLO Records. Internet site:.
6. Census Records. 1840 Census.
7. Ibid.
8. Fay W. Leas. LEAS GENEALOGY. 1950 Publication, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Chapter V, Other Leas Families, page 76.
9. Researcher. Dorothy Sparks.
10. Ibid. Julia McKinney.
11. The Genealogy of the Daniel Leas Family. Annual Leas Reunion, June 16,
1963 - Turkey Run State Park, Indiana Ruth
Edmunds, Secretary.
12. Fay W. Leas. LEAS GENEALOGY. 1950 Publication, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Chapter V, Other Leas Families, page 76.
13. Ibid. Chapter V, Other Leas Families, page 76.
14. Ibid. Chapter V, Other Leas Families, page 76.
15. Researcher. The Genealogy of the Daniell Leas FAmily - Julia McKinney. 16. Ibid. The Genealogy of the Daniell Leas FAmily - Julia McKinney. 17. Ibid. The Genealogy of the Daniell Leas FAmily - Julia McKinney. 18. Ibid. The Genealogy of the Daniell Leas FAmily - Julia McKinney. 19. Ibid. The Genealogy of the Daniell Leas FAmily - Julia McKinney. 20. Ibid. The Genealogy of the Daniell Leas FAmily - Julia McKinney.
21. Ibid. Amy E. Van Hyning Home Page: The Van Hyning/Schilling Family
Home Page citing David A. Leas' Leas Genealogy and Julia McKinney.
22. Ibid. Susan Lynn Chase 1301 Los Olivos Ave#P Los Osos,Ca.93402.
23. Ibid. Amy E. Van Hyning Home Page: The Van Hyning/Schilling Family
Home Page.
24. Ibid. Susan Lynn Chase 1301 Los Olivos Ave#P Los Osos,Ca.93402. 25. Ibid. The Genealogy of the Daniell Leas FAmily - Julia McKinney. 26. Fay W. Leas. LEAS GENEALOGY. 1950 Publication, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
page 79.
27. Census Records. 1870; Van Buren twp, Fountain County, Indiana. 28. Researcher. Julia McKinney. 29. Census Records. 1870; Van Buren twp, Fountain County, Indiana. 30. Researcher. Julia McKinney: The Genealogy of the Daniel Leas Family.

George married Lydia Robinson Crane,1 daughter of Abner Crane 1 159 and Huldah Robinson,1 159 on 14 Jan 1830 in Warren County, Ohio, USA.4 Lydia was born on 28 Dec 1807 in Ohio, USA160 and died on 17 Sep 1895160 at age 87.

Children from this marriage were:

   510 M    i. Robertson Leas 160 was born in 1830 and died on 30 Sep 1849 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 19.

   511 M    ii. Sylvester Leas 160 was born in 1832 and died on 30 Sep 1849 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 17.

+ 512 M    iii. Isaac Thompson Leas 1 159 was born on 27 Oct 1833 near Covington, Indiana and died on 19 Nov 1921 at age 88.

   513 F    iv. Elizabeth Leas 160 was born in 1837 and died on 3 May 1867 at age 30.

Elizabeth married Fielding Lewis.4

+ 514 M    v. Abner Franklin Leas 1 was born on 6 Oct 1838 in Veedersburg, Fountain County, Indiana, USA, died on 17 Jan 1911 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA at age 72, and was buried in Maywood Cem., St. Joseph, , IL.161

+ 515 M    vi. William Carlton Leas 1 was born on 4 Jan 1841, died on 29 Dec 1913 at age 72, and was buried in Mayview Cem., Mayview IL.4

   516 M    vii. George Leas 160 was born on 5 Oct 1842, died on 2 Jan 1843, and was buried in Osborn Prairie Cemetery, Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.

+ 517 M    viii. Arthur M. Leas 160 was born in 1847, died on 24 Oct 1881 at age 34, and was buried in Osborn Prairie Cemetery, Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.30

+ 518 F    ix. Jennie C. Leas 160 was born on 6 Jan 1848 and died on 15 Mar 1921 at age 73.

   519 M    x. Luther E. Leas 160 was born on 21 Oct 1853 and died on 11 Nov 1853.

174. John Wesley Leas 1 69 was born on 1 Jan 1810 in Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 20 Feb 1895 south of Green Castle, Missouri, USA at age 85, and was buried in Springer Cemetery, Sullivan County, Missouri, USA.

John married Elizabeth "Betsy" Egbert,1 69 daughter of Cornelius Egbert 4 and Rachel Jaquith,4 on 9 Aug 1831 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA. Elizabeth was born on 18 Feb 1814 in Pennsylvania, USA or Ohio, USA, died on 2 Feb 1882 in Missouri, USA4 at age 67, and was buried in Springer Cemetery, Sullivan County, Missouri, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 520 M    i. Franklin Leas 162 was born on 15 Jul 1832 in Michigan, USA,4 died on 5 Mar 18984 at age 65, and was buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.4

+ 521 M    ii. Milton Leas 1 69 was born on 1 Nov 1834 and died on 23 Nov 1906 in Green City, Sullivan Co, MO at age 72.

   522 F    iii. Mary Leas 1 69 was born on 6 Jan 1837.

+ 523 F    iv. Sarah Leas 163 was born on 25 Jan 1839 in Michigan, USA164 and died in Jun 1902 in Narrows, Harney County, Oregon164 at age 63.

+ 524 F    v. Elizabeth Leas 1 69 was born in 1841.

+ 525 M    vi. William Thonson Leas 1 69 was born on 2 Aug 1844 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA, died on 22 Nov 1915 in Green City, MO at age 71, and was buried in Fairview C Near Mystic, Sullivan Co., MO.

John next married Tillman Sarah 67 on 16 Jun 1836.

176. Thompson Leas 1 4 was born on 31 Aug 1813 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 27 Aug 1845 in Ohio, USA at age 31, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Thompson married Mary P. Rayburn,1 4 daughter of Joseph P. Reyburn 1 165 and Margaret S. Stewart,1 165 on 29 Sep 1840 in Clark County, Ohio, USA.4 Mary was born on 4 Jul 1819 in Clark County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 May 1854 at age 34.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 526 M    i. Julius Edwin Leas 1 4 was born on 12 Dec 1842 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Dec 1918 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA at age 76.

177. William Leas 1 was born on 12 Jun 1815 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 31 Oct 1879 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 64.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Neave, Darke, Ohio.

William married Hannah Crane,1 daughter of Abner Crane 1 159 and Huldah Robinson,1 159 on 1 Nov 1846 in Warren County, Ohio, USA. Hannah was born on 1 Nov 1817 in Warren County, Ohio, USA166 and died on 6 Jun 1896 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA160 at age 78.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Neave, Darke, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   527 F    i. Hulda Jane Leas 4 was born on 29 Nov 1847 and died on 21 Jan 1850 at age 2.

   528 F    ii. Mary Ann Leas 4 was born on 18 Oct 1849 and was buried in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

+ 529 M    iii. William Edwin Leas 1 was born on 22 Oct 1852 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Jan 1922 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

William next married Mary Ann Steinbaugh 1 4 on 24 Oct 1839 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. Mary died on 20 Nov 1845.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 530 F    i. Elizabeth Ann Leas 1 167 was born on 26 Oct 1840 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 13 Dec 1929 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA4 at age 89, and was buried in Ft. Jefferson Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio, USA.4

   531 F    ii. Malissa Leas 4 was born on 13 Feb 1843 and died on an unknown date. Another name for Malissa was Melifsa Leas.168

178. Daniel Leas III 1 was born on 31 Mar 1817 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 21 Aug 1892 in Schuyler, Fulton County, Illinois, USA70 at age 75.

General Notes: Some information was received from Kathryn Leas Stuart. Alternative death info: March 2, 1932, but this is probably wrong.

Notes for DANIEL LEASE III:

During the Civil War Daniel III had contracts to make uniforms for federal troops and due to the unsettled conditions in town sent his wife and children back to her people in Franklin Co., Ind. for safekeeping. He seems to have been afraid that James W. Lease might get out of hand. While there James W. started back to school and fell in love with his teacher. This was Emmelia Ripp. He proposed but she refused him and he returned with his Mother and the rest to Illinois when the War ended. Not satisfied with Emmelia Ripp's first refusal he returned to Indiana and pressed his suit to a successful conclusion. They were married in Franklin Co., Indiana in 1865. They moved back to Illinois. Dora the oldest girl was born at Bernadotte. Mother was born after they had moved by covered wagon to Scyene, Dallas Co., Texas. Whether Louisa Sparks Lease came with them when they moved I have not been able to establish. In an event she and Daniel III separated and she soon after came to live with James Wright. They moved to Palo Pinto County in 1880. Emmelia died of tuberculosis in 1883. James Wright married Emily Jordan.

In US 1850 Census Daniel is shown as living in Bernadotte town, Fulton, IL.

Obituary in the Astoria Argus - August 18, 1892

Died in Lewistown August 7, with ulcer of the stomach, Daniel Lease, age seventy-five years.

He came to this county in 1847 and was a merchant tailor in Bernadotte twenty-five years. He married Miss Sparks of Schuyler County in 1840 and settled in Bernadotte in that year. Four children were born to them, all of whom are living.

Daniel was an eccentric character and by economy and industry had accumulated considerable property. He had been a member of the M.E. Church for 40 years. He was a faithful husband, a kind father and a true friend. The needy was never turned away from his door.

The remains were buried in Lewistown.

Daniel married Louise Sparks,1 4 daughter of Lemuel Sparks 1 169 and Nancy Jane Bartlow,1 169 on 24 Sep 1840 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA. Louise was born on 26 Sep 1821 in Franklin County, Indiana, USA, died on 26 Jul 1915 in Brazos, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA at age 93, and was buried in Brazos, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA. Another name for Louise was Louisa Sparks.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 532 M    i. James Wright Lease 1 4 was born on 4 Feb 1842 in Bernadott, Fulton County, Illinois, USA and died on 2 Mar 1932 in Brazos, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA at age 90.

   533 M    ii. Frances M. Leas 1 4 was born on 21 Oct 1842.

   534 F    iii. Sarah Frances Leas 1 4 was born on 9 Jan 1846 and died on 20 Nov 1846.

   535 F    iv. Elizabeth Amanda Leas 1 4 was born on 21 Feb 1848 and died on 2 Sep 1848.

+ 536 F    v. Florence Angeline Leas 1 4 was born on 27 Jul 1849 in Bernadott, Fulton County, Illinois, USA and died on 2 Oct 1932 at age 83.

   537 M    vi. Miriam Leas 1 4 was born on 18 Jul 1854 and died on 10 Oct 1854.

   538 M    vii. Wilbur Frick Leas 1 4 was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Fulton County, Illinois, USA.

+ 539 F    viii. Mary Olive Leas 1 4 was born on 18 Oct 1856 in Fulton County, Illinois, USA and died in 1954 at age 98.

179. Francis M. Leas 1 4 was born on 31 Aug 1819 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Residence on May 17, 1856 - Montgomery Co., OH

Francis married Elizabeth Hannah Morris 1 4 in 1846 in Miami County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   540 F    i. Adda Leas .170

   541 F    ii. Clara Leas .170

Francis next married Mary Quiboten 1 4 on 5 May 1831.

180. Elizabeth Leas 1 was born on 11 Jun 1821 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 23 Mar 1884 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA at age 62.

General Notes: Death date provided by Sandra Walker

Elizabeth married Jacob Kiser 1 4 on 1 Nov 1842 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA. Jacob was born on 20 Jun 1820 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 28 Nov 1893 in Downs, Osborne County, Kansas, USA at age 73, and was buried in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA. Another name for Jacob was Jacob Kizer.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 542 M    i. Frank Kizer 1 was born on 21 Apr 1824 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Mar 1938 in Manhattan, Riley Co., KS at age 113.

   543 F    ii. Mary Belle Kizer 1 was born on 11 May 1846 in Ohio, USA and died on 28 Dec 1865 in Wisconsin, USA at age 19.

   544 M    iii. Charles Edwin Kizer 1 was born on 18 Oct 1850 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 13 May 1930 in California, USA at age 79.

Elizabeth next married Moses Marus Crume,1 67 son of Pliny Mcconnel Crume , M.D. 171 and Mary Deem,171 on 7 May 1857 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. Moses was born on 6 May 1832,171 died on 20 Oct 1858 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA171 at age 26, and was buried in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA.171

181. Robert Roberts Leas 1 4 was born on 29 Oct 1822 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 13 Dec 189112 at age 69, and was buried in Silver Lake, , Indiana, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Harness Maker. 12

Robert married Mary Emiline Meyers,1 4 daughter of John Meyers 12 and Ellen,12 on 9 Jun 1856 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA. Mary was born on 24 Oct 1833 in Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 and died on 10 May 18634 at age 29.

Children from this marriage were:

   545 F    i. Jessie Cordelia Leas 4 was born on 31 May 1857 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 1 Jun 1933 in Cedar Springs, Kent County, Michigan, USA at age 76, and was buried in Cedar Springs, Kent County, Michigan, USA.

   546 F    ii. Mary Ellen Leas 4 was born on 24 Jan 1859 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 6 Dec 1946 in Sharon, PA at age 87.

Mary married Rev. William H. Bast.4 William was buried in Sharon, PA.

+ 547 M    iii. Frank Neville Leas 4 was born on 5 Nov 1860 in Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri, USA, died on 23 Sep 1947 at age 86, and was buried in Oakwood Cem., Warsaw, , IN.

183. Daniel Leas .1

Daniel married someone.

His child was:

   548 M    i. Anderson Leas .1

185. Elizabeth Leas 1 71 was born on 13 Sep 1805 in PA Or OH, died on 5 Feb 1887 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 at age 81, and was buried in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Born while moving from PA to OH in 1805 In the 1887 obituary of Elizabeth Leas Wilson, a daughter of William and Anna Swisher Leas, Elizabeth is reported to have been "born in 1805 as her parents Wm and Anna Leas moved from Pennsylvania to Preble County, Ohio." (This information was provided by Kathryn Leas Stuart).

EATON REGISTER

Obituary of Elizabeth LEAS WILSON, February 10, 1887,

WILSON. - At the residence of her son-in-law, in Eaton, on Saturday, Feb. 5, Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, widow of Thomas WILSON, deceased, and daughter of William and Anna LEAS, aged 81 years, 5 months, and 20 days.

Mother Wilson was born Sept. 15, 1805 while her parents were emigrating from Pennsylvania to Ohio. At an early day, William LEASE, with his family, settled near Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble Co., Ohio where the deceased had resided until she came to Eaton last August. She was the mother of eight children -- six boys and two girls, seven of whom are still living.

Her husband has been dead nine years, since whose death she has resided with her son-in-law, Silas LAIRD, present treasurer of Preble County. Her remains were taken to Lewisburg on Monday morning for interment where appropriate religious services were held.

Elizabeth married Thomas Wilson,1 son of David Wilson 172 and Elizabeth Massey,172 on 10 May 1826. Thomas was born on 14 Oct 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 21 Dec 1877173 at age 74, and was buried in Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   549 M    i. William Wilson 1 174 was born in Euphemia, OH.

   550 F    ii. Lydia Wilson .1 174

Lydia married William Werts 1 174 on 24 Jul 1847.

   551 M    iii. John Wilson .1 174

   552 M    iv. Eli Wilson .1 174

+ 553 M    v. Theodore Wilson 1 174 was born on 10 Jul 1837 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Jan 1931 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA at age 93.

+ 554 F    vi. Jane Wilson 1 174 was born in Sep 1846 in West Sonora, Preble Co, OH and died after 1931.175

   555 M    vii. Flavius Josephus Wilson 1 174 was born in West Sonora, OH.

+ 556 M    viii. Augustus Wilson 1 174 was born on 10 May 1842 in West Sonora, Preble County, Ohio.

186. Jacob Leas 1 was born on 10 Sep 1807 and died on 24 Sep 1851 in Euphemia (Lewisburg), Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH4 at age 44.

Jacob married Barbara Sheller,1 daughter of Christian Sheller 177 and Elizabeth,177 on 24 Oct 1833 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.176 Barbara was born on 31 Oct 1812,4 died on 2 Mar 1839 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 26, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.177

Marriage Notes:
Ceremony performed by, Henry Kumber, MG

Children from this marriage were:

   557 M    i. William Leas .4

   558 M    ii. Christian Leas 4 died on 6 Aug 1839 and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

187. John Leas 1 4 was born on 12 Oct 1809 in Lewisburg, Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 23 Nov 1873 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 64, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

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.

Noted events in his life were:

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

John married Sarah "Sallie" Tillman.,1 4 daughter of John Tillman 178 and Nancy Harless,.178 Sarah was born on 29 Oct 1821 in Ohio, USA, died on 17 Feb 1909 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 179 at age 87, and was buried on 20 Feb 1909 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

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

Children from this marriage were:

   559 M    i. Martin Worley Leas 180 was born in 18374 and died in 18394 at age 2.

+ 560 M    ii. Anderson Leas 1 4 was born in 1839 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co., OH, died in 1900 at age 61, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 561 M    iii. Asa Leas 1 4 was born on 1 Sep 1841 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH,4 180 died on 22 Feb 1926 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 at age 84, and was buried on 25 Feb 1926 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

   562 F    iv. Elizabeth Ann Leas 4 was born in 1844 in Ohio, USA.

   563 F    v. Nancy Leas 137 was born in 1845 in Ohio, USA4 and died in 18504 at age 5.

+ 564 M    vi. John Wesley Leas 180 was born about 1850, died in 18984 about age 48, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

+ 565 F    vii. Sarah Margaret Leas 180 was born on 5 Jun 1854 in Darke County, Ohio, USA,181 died on 30 Apr 1934 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA181 at age 79, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.181

+ 566 F    viii. Mary Jane Leas 180 was born on 6 Oct 1856 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA,181 died on 26 Jul 1934 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA181 at age 77, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.181

+ 567 M    ix. Irvin Elmore Leas 180 was born in 1859 in Ohio, USA,4 died in 19014 at age 42, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   568 F    x. Elvie Elizabeth "Libby" Leas 180 was born on 24 Oct 1860 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA,4 182 died on 1 Aug 1950 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA4 at age 89, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA. Another name for Elvie was Libbie Leas.183

Elvie married Jacob Horn.,182 son of Henry Horn 184 and Elizabeth A. Fie,.184 Jacob was born in 1854, died in 1905 at age 51, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

188. Lydia Leas 1 was born on 17 Jul 1811 in Ohio, USA and died on 27 Jun 1873 at age 61.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison Township, Preble Co, Ohio.

Lydia married James A. Eidson 1 67 on 11 Jul 1830 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. James was born about 1808 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.168 Another name for James was Jamey.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison Township, Preble Co, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 569 F    i. Elizabeth Eidson 185 was born about 1833 in Ohio, USA.168

   570 F    ii. Susan Eidson 168 was born about 1836 in Ohio, USA.

   571 F    iii. Martha Eidson 168 was born about 1842 in Ohio, USA.

   572 M    iv. Oliver Eidson 168 was born about 1845 in Ohio, USA.

   573 M    v. Jacob W. Eidson Eidson 168 was born about 1849 in Ohio, USA.

189. Margaret Sarah Leas 1 was born on 5 Sep 1813 in OH and died on 26 May 1882 at age 68.

Margaret married Jesse B. Tillman,1 son of John Tillman 178 and Nancy Harless,178 on 16 Feb 1836 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. Jesse was born on 23 Sep 1813 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 574 F    i. Lydia Anne Tillman 1 was born on 23 Nov 1836 in OH.

190. Jesse Leas 1 was born on 2 Mar 1816 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 25 Mar 1861 in Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 45, and was buried in Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.4

General Notes:
Came to Darke Co in 1843 according to Jo Kester


Census:

Lease, Jesse / Merchant 44 Male Ohio $5000 / $2000
Lease, Sarah A. 40 Female Ohio
Lease, Wm / Clerk 21 Male Ohio
Lease, Jacob / Clerk 19 Male Ohio
Lease, Mary A. 17 Female Ohio
Lease, John 13 Male Ohio
Lease, Elmina 10 Female Ohio
Lease, Alford 7 Male Ohio
Lease, Eliza 4 Female Ohio
Lease, Jesse 1 Male Ohio

Jesse married Sarah Ann Crisler,1 daughter of William (Jakey) Crisler 1 186 and Mary Roebuck,1 186 on 28 Mar 1837 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. Sarah was born on 12 Jun 1820 in OH Or VA and died on 22 Apr 1891 in Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 70.

Marriage Notes:
Marriage ceremony performed by Benjamin Marsh, Justice of the Peace

Children from this marriage were:

   575 M    i. William Leas 1 186 was born about 1839.81

+ 576 M    ii. Jacob Elmer Leas 1 186 was born on 5 Nov 1840 in Samson, Preble Co, OH, died on 20 Jul 1927 at age 86, and was buried in National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR.

+ 577 F    iii. Mary Ann Leas 1 186 was born in 1842 in OH.

   578 M    iv. John A. Leas 1 186 was born about 1847 in Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.81

John married Melissa Kester,1 186 daughter of George Kester , Jr. 1 186 and Eve Frank,1 186 on 24 Dec 1867 in Darke County, Ohio, USA.

+ 579 F    v. Elmina Leas 1 186 was born about 1850.81

   580 M    vi. Alfred C. Leas 1 186 was born about 1853 in Ohio, USA.81 Another name for Alfred was Alford Lease.81

   581 F    vii. Eliza Leas 1 186 was born about 1856.81

   582 M    viii. Jesse T. Leas 1 186 was born in 1859 in OH.

   583 M    ix. Hamilton Leas 1 186 was born after 1860.81

191. William S. Leas , Jr. 1 was born on 18 Dec 1817 in Ohio, USA and died on 19 Oct 1857 in West Sonora, Preble Co, OH at age 39.

General Notes:
Wm. Leas Jr. has died without administering his father's estate. Wm's brother John is appointed by court

William S. LEAS was born in 1818. He appeared in the census in 1850 in
Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Document] He signed a
will on September 29, 1857 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH.11 The will of
William S. Leas, merchant, was probated October 23, 1857.

The real estate and the store were to be sold. Proceeds of sales were to be
distributed as follows:

Wife Elizabeth Leas was to receive her lawful share of the proceeds of the
sale of property.

Executors were to take charge of the balance and put it out at interest and
pay it to heirs as they come of age.

Daughter Eliza was to receive an equal share of all the estate with the
balance of the heirs.

None of the household property was to be sold but left in the care of wife
Elizabeth. Each heir was to have a bed and bedstead and an equal share of
bedclothes as they came of age.

On September 16, 1858 Elizabeth Lease, the widow of William Lease came into
court and made election.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison Township, Preble Co, Ohio.

William married Phebe Ruse 1 on 28 Mar 1839 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.67 Phebe was born about 1818 in Ohio, USA. Another name for Phebe was Phebe Reese.

Marriage Notes:
Ceremony performed by William Swisher, Justice of the Peace

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison Township, Preble Co, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   584 F    i. Sarah Ann Leas 1 was born on 4 May 1838 in Ohio, USA.

+ 585 F    ii. Thisby Leas 1 was born on 7 Jul 1842 in Harrison, Preble County, Ohio187 and died before 1880.187

   586 M    iii. Levi Leas 1 was born on 13 Apr 1845 in Ohio, USA.

+ 587 M    iv. Alfred Leas 1 was born on 23 May 1849 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 14 Apr 1911 in Brethern, MI at age 61.

   588 F    v. Eliza Leas 188 was born about 1856.

   589 F    vi. Eleanor Leas 188 was born about 1858.

   590 F    vii. Margaret Leas 188 was born about 1861.

193. Worley Leas 1 4 was born on 17 Oct 1822 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 1 Sep 1899 in Kokomo, Centre Township, Howard County, Indiana, USA at age 76, and was buried on 3 Sep 1899 in Crown Point Cem, Kokomo, IN.

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.





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"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
discontinued."

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Washington, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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

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

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA.

Worley married Elizabeth Townsend 1 on 23 Feb 1843 in Darke County, Ohio, USA.189 Elizabeth was born in Jun 1822 in Ohio, USA, died on 10 Mar 1914 in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA190 at age 91, and was buried on 12 Mar 1914 in Crown Point Cem, Kokomo, IN.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Washington, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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

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

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 591 M    i. Noah Leas 1 191 was born about 1844 in Ohio, USA.

+ 592 M    ii. Harvey Newton Leas 1 191 was born on 10 Nov 1847 in Euphania, OH, died on 17 Jun 1898 in 200 Miles From Dawson City, N.W.T. at age 50, and was buried in The Mouth Of Tatchun Creek.

   593 F    iii. Elizabeth Leas 1 4 191 was born on 28 Sep 1851 in Hillgrove, Darke Co., OH, died on an unknown date, and was buried in Crown Point Cem., Kokomo, Howard Co, IN.

Elizabeth married M. P. Simison 4 in 1870.

204. John Andrew Leas 74 was born on 12 Jun 1837 in Littleton, Pennsylvania75 and died on 15 Jul 1916 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA at age 79.

John married Lydia A..75 Lydia was born on 4 Jun 1840 in Littleton, Pennsylvania and died on 21 Apr 1911 at age 70.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 594 M    i. Charles Henry Leas 75 was born on 31 Oct 1859 in Iowa, USA and died in Jun 1938 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA at age 78.

209. Lease Kough 4 was born in 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 16 Dec 1873 in Scott County, Iowa, USA at age 50, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

General Notes:
CHILD NOTES: Lease KOUGH
Birth(1):
Census(1): 1860 Census; Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa

Lease Kough, 32, F.L, $300. born Pennsylvania
Mary Kough, 30, Pennsylvania
Benjamin Kough, 7, Pennsylvania
Agnes Kough, 2, Iowa
Alfred Kough, 1, Iowa

Lease married Mary J. Evans 192 on 20 Feb 1856.4 Mary was born in 1828, died in 1901 at age 73, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   595 M    i. Benjamin Kough 193 was born about 1853.

   596 F    ii. Agnes Kough 193 was born about 1858.

   597 M    iii. Alfred Kough 193 was born about 1859.

214. Jacob C. Hartzell 4 was born on 9 Feb 1805 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 5 May 1805 in Bender's Reformed Church, Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and died on 5 Mar 1883 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA29 at age 78.

Jacob married Elizabeth Jane Carter 29 on 21 Oct 1829 in Maryland, USA. Elizabeth was born on 24 Jul 1806 in Eldersburg, Carroll County, Maryland, USA and died on 22 Mar 1858 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 51.

Children from this marriage were:

   598 M    i. Leanard Washington Hartzell 29 was born in 1830 in Maryland, USA and died on 3 Apr 1912 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 82.

   599 M    ii. William H. Hartzell 29 was born about 1833 in Maryland, USA.

   600 M    iii. Jacob Franklin Hartzell 29 was born on 30 Jul 1834 in Maryland, USA.

   601 F    iv. Ann Marie Hartzell 29 was born on 10 Feb 1836 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA.

   602 M    v. Edward Henry Hartzell 29 was born on 23 Jul 1837 in Maryland, USA and died on 8 Oct 1904 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 67.

+ 603 M    vi. John T. Hartzell 29 was born in Sep 1838 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 22 Jan 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 71.

   604 M    vii. Martin L. Hartzell 29 was born in 1840 in Maryland, USA and died on 17 Nov 1898 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 58.

Martin married Hannah A. Graham.29

+ 605 M    viii. Leonard Leas Hartzell 29 was born on 10 May 1842 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 3 Apr 1912 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 69.

+ 606 M    ix. Joseph Perkins Hartzell 29 was born on 18 Apr 1843 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 9 Mar 1894 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 50.

   607 M    x. Cornelius Edward Hartzell 29 was born on 3 Apr 1847 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 22 Nov 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 63.

+ 608 F    xi. Mary Lavinia Hartzell 29 was born on 28 Dec 1850 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 30 Jan 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 59.

Jacob next married Julia V. Miller 29 on 8 Feb 1859 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. Julia was born about 1827 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died in 1891 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA about age 64.

221. Leonard Leas 1 was born on 20 Mar 1811 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA4 and died on 26 Apr 1892 at age 81.

General Notes: Settled near Nakonic, IL

# Baptism: 26 MAY 1811
# Note: Leonard Lest was baptized on 26 May 1811; his parents names are given as Jacob Lest and Elizabeth.

Leonard married Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Campbell.1 Another name for Mary was Polly.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 609 F    i. Mary Elizabeth Leas 4 was born on 16 Jan 1836 and died on 11 Feb 1909 at age 73.

   610 M    ii. James C. Leas 4 was born on 19 Dec 1838.

+ 611 M    iii. Jacob Leas 4 was born on 3 May 1841.

+ 612 F    iv. Eliza Jane Leas 4 was born on 3 Nov 1844 and died in Sep 1918 at age 73.

   613 F    v. Amanda Ellen Leas 4 was born on 17 Sep 1846, died on 22 Dec 1943 in Albermarle County, North Carolina, USA at age 97, and was buried in Charleston, SC.

Amanda married Rev. A. E. Berheim.4

+ 614 F    vi. Arabelle Leas 4 was born on 15 Oct 1849.

222. Maria Leas 1 was born on 15 Mar 1813 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, was christened on 9 May 1813 in Upper Bermudian Church, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, and died on 31 Jan 1890 at age 76.

General Notes: # Baptism: 9 MAY 1813 Upper Bermudian, Huntingdon twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
# Note: Maria Leest was baptized at Upper Bermudian on May 9, 1813; her parents names are given as Jacob Leest and Elizabeth.

Maria married George Miser.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 615 M    i. William Miser 4 was born on 30 Apr 1832 and died on 5 Jan 1920 at age 87.

+ 616 M    ii. Jacob Miser 4 was born on 25 Dec 1833 and died on 28 Jul 1913 at age 79.

+ 617 F    iii. Mary Miser 4 was born on 20 Feb 1836 and died on 30 Aug 1927 at age 91.

   618 M    iv. Henry Miser 4 was born on 18 Aug 1838 and died on 12 Mar 1862 in Tennessee, USA at age 23.

   619 M    v. Benjamin Franklin Miser 4 was born on 25 Feb 1841 and died on 19 Aug 1864 in GA at age 23.

   620 M    vi. George Edwin Miser 4 was born on 10 Aug 1843 and died on 26 Sep 1870 in IL at age 27.

+ 621 F    vii. Margaret Elizabeth Miser 4 was born on 8 Dec 1845 and died on 28 May 1902 at age 56.

   622 M    viii. John A. Miser 4 was born on 1 Oct 1848, died on 29 Feb 1944 at age 95, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

   623 M    ix. Miser 4 was born on 1 Oct 1848.

+ 624 F    x. Maria Jane Miser 4 was born on 18 May 1852 and died in Nov 1932 at age 80.

   625 M    xi. Cyrus Miser 4 was born on 21 May 1855.

223. Sophia Leas 1 was born on 1 Jun 1814 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 1 Oct 1884 at age 70.

General Notes: Moved to Ohio with her parents when she was 3 weeks old.



Sophia married Joel Price,1 4 son of Benjamin Price 1 and Catherine Debout,1 on 26 May 1836 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.194 Joel was born on 19 Jan 1805 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA, died in 1886 at age 81, and was buried in Feed Springs Cemetery In Harrison County.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 626 M    i. Jacob Leas Price 1 4 was born on 13 Sep 1837 and died on 14 Feb 1922 at age 84.

   627 F    ii. Catherine Price 1 4 was born on 30 Sep 1839 and died on 4 Jul 1924 at age 84.

Catherine married John McCauley 1 4 on 21 Mar 1864.4

+ 628 M    iii. William H. Price 1 4 was born on 24 Oct 1841 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died in 1912 at age 71.

   629 F    iv. Elizabeth E. Price 1 4 was born on 4 Nov 1843 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died in 1925 at age 82.

   630 F    v. Sarah J. Price 1 4 was born on 29 Oct 1845 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died on 13 Apr 1919 at age 73.

+ 631 M    vi. Benjamin F. Price 1 195 was born on 20 Oct 1847 in Franklin Township, Harrison County, OH and died in 1927 at age 80.

   632 M    vii. George W. Price 1 4 was born on 3 Dec 1849 in Ohio, USA and died on 28 Oct 1864 at age 14.

+ 633 M    viii. Leonard Price 1 4 was born on 22 Aug 1853 and died on 9 Oct 1918 at age 65.

+ 634 M    ix. John L. Price 1 4 was born on 29 Dec 1854 in Franklin Twp, Harrison Co., OH.

   635 F    x. Mary Martha Price 1 was born on 20 Dec 1859 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA and died on 9 Nov 1925 at age 65.

Mary married David Green 1 4 on 15 Jan 1891.4

224. Jacob Leas 1 was born on 30 Jul 1817 and died on 20 May 1900 at age 82.

Jacob married Mariah Strayer on 26 Sep 1843. Mariah was born on 25 Aug 1825 and died on 10 Mar 1884 at age 58.

Children from this marriage were:

   636 F    i. Emily Leas 4 was born on 19 Dec 1844 and died on 17 Jan 1852 at age 7.

+ 637 M    ii. Leonard M. "Len" Leas 4 was born on 14 Jan 1846, died on 22 Jun 1931 in Franklin, NC at age 85, and was buried in Highlands Memorial Cemetery, Macon, , NC.

+ 638 F    iii. Elizabeth Leas 4 was born on 23 Dec 1848 and died on 1 Nov 1946 at age 97.

+ 639 F    iv. Margaret Ann Leas 4 was born on 16 Apr 1850 and died on 23 Oct 1925 at age 75.

   640 F    v. Samantha Leas 4 was born on 8 Jun 1854 and died on 9 Aug 1858 at age 4.

+ 641 F    vi. Josephine Leas 4 was born on 24 Apr 1860 and died on 29 May 1940 at age 80.

   642 M    vii. William R. Leas 4 was born on 28 Jan 1863 and died on 6 Mar 1864 at age 1.

+ 643 F    viii. Alice Janet Leas 4 was born on 17 Sep 1866 and died on 23 Sep 1926 at age 60.

225. Margaret Ann Leas 4 was born on 17 Jun 1820 and died on 4 Sep 1876 at age 56.

Margaret married Nicholas Paris Tillanus Finnicum,4 son of William Finnicum and Frances "Fanney",196 in 1838. Nicholas was born on 15 Mar 1813 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA196 and died on 6 Oct 1881 at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 644 F    i. Eliza Finnicum 4 was born on 18 Oct 1840 and died on 25 Apr 1870 at age 29.

+ 645 M    ii. William Leas Finnicum 4 was born on 25 Jun 1847 in Rumley Twp., Harrison Co., OH and died on 5 Dec 1922 in Rumley Twp., Harrison Co., OH at age 75.

+ 646 M    iii. Jacob Finnicum 4 was born on 12 Dec 1850 and died on 26 May 1885 at age 34.

   647 F    iv. Ursilla (Arzella) Finnicum 4 was born on 18 Apr 1853 and died on 24 Mar 1913 at age 59. Another name for Ursilla was Erzilla.

Ursilla married Almirrin.4

226. Eliza Leas 1 was born on 28 Jun 1822 and died on 2 Feb 1902 at age 79.

Eliza married Dr. Soloman F. Rukenbrod 4 on 27 Feb 1844. Soloman died on 15 Oct 1861.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 648 F    i. Mary Elizabeth Rukenbrod 4 was born on 20 May 1845 and died on 4 Jan 1932 at age 86.

+ 649 M    ii. Hammond Rukenbrod 4 died on 26 Apr 1926.

227. William Leas 1 was born on 16 Dec 1824 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA, died on 17 Jun 1908 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 83, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Subject: William Leas - Jefferson County, Ohio - 1824 Author: Deb Date: 11 Dec 2002 9:47 PM GMT Email: lafromboise@sssnet.com

The History Of Belmont & Jefferson Counties (Ohio) author - Caldwell pub in 1880 page - 572

William Leas , son of Jacob Leas, who came to Ohio in 1814, and located on section 26, township 10 , range 3 , one mile east of the town of Salem, where William was born December 16, 1824, He married Elizabeth Miser, daughter of David Miser, by whom he had four children -- Eliza , Minerva , Mary A. ,and John C. F. Mr. Leas has made farming and stock raising a personal success.



From the webpage, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohjeffer/1890bioindex/wleas.html

WILLIAM LEAS, a prosperous and highly respected citizen of Salem township, Jefferson county, was born near Annapolis, in that township, December 16, 1824. His father, Jacob Leas, born October 11, 1784 in Adams county, Penn., died April 18, 1873 was one of ten children, now all deceased, of John and Sophia Leas, the former of whom was a native of Germany and the latter England. Jacob Leas wedded Elizabeth Zimmerman who was born in Westmoreland county, Penn., in 1790 and died March 14, 1862 and by this union had seven children. Two of these are deceased, Mrs. Margaret A. Finicom and Mrs. Sophia Price, and there are living Leonard, Mrs. Maria Mizer, Jacob, Mrs. Eliza Rukenbrod and the subject of this sketch. The altter had but slight school advantages in his youth, the public school being conducted but three months in the winter. At an early age he began farming, his vocation through life and he is now one of the most thorough and successful farmers of the county. October 14, 1847 he was married to Elizabeth Mizer, who was born November 23, 1826, the daughter of David and Mary (Powell) Mizer. These latter were the parents of eight children: William (deceased), Mrs. Elizabeth Leas, Henry, Mrs. Maria Kate, Catherine Ivens, Mrs. Mary Gruber, David, Mrs. Margaret Harden. Mr. and Mrs. Leas have four children: Mrs. Eliza J. Hoobler, Mrs. Minerva Winings, Mrs. Margaret A. Newburn and John C. F. Leas. Mr. Leas is in politics a republican. He and family are members of the Lutheran church.

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Jefferson County Townships by Doyle, 1910
Salem Township

In the original five townships Salem was part of Steubenville, but on Friday, June 12, 1807, the county commissioners, "on application set off and incorporated the Tenth Township of the Third Range into a separate township and election district, to be distinguished and known by the name of Salem Township, and the first election to be held at the house of David Coe." As this description indicates, this civil township corresponds to the government surveys, having thirty-six sections, with Ross Township on the north, Island Creek on the east, Wayne of the south and Springfield and Harrison County on the west. It is rugged, being drained on the north by the Town Fork of Yellow Creek, and on the south by Cedar and Clay Lick, Burke's and Lease's Runs, tributary to Cross Creek. It is a good farming section, and has coal and oil, although the development of these minerals has not been so extensive as in the adjoining townships. It is scarcely necessary to say that settlers were here long before the organization of the township. They began coming in 1798-99, and when the above order was made among those already on the ground were Jacob Coe, James Moores, Henry Miser, Edward Devine, Joseph Talbott, Rev. Joseph Hall (one of the pioneer Methodist Episcopal ministers), Henry Hammond (brother of Charles Hammond, the able lawyer and most noted of the early Ohio editors, whose work received Jefferson's praise), Joseph Hobson, Stephen Ford, Baltzer Culp, William Farquhar, John Collins, Ezekiel Cole, John Walker, John Johnson, William Bailey, James Bailey, James McLain, Adam Miser, William Smith, John Andrew (a soldier of the Revolutionary War and a colonel in the War of 1812; his remains are buried in the graveyard on the hill at Salem Village); John Gillis, Sr., Francis Douglas, William Leslie, David Lyons, John Hogue, John McComb, Thomas and Patrick Hardenmadder, Daniel Markham, Benjamin Hartman, Isaac Helmick, John Sunderland, John Wilson, William Mugg, William Vantz, Henry Jackman, Jacob Vantz, Andrew Strayer, Benjamin Talbott, Jacob Ong, John Watson, Joseph Flenniken, Adley Calhoun, Jacob Leas, Christian Albaugh, James Rutledge (from Pennsylvania, and of the same family as the signer of the Declaration of Independence, the latter's people moving to South Carolina, and his remains lie at Charleston), Isaac Shane, Aaron Allen, Robert Douglas (potter), Thompson Douglas (gunsmith), Thomas Calhoun, John McCullough, David Watt, David Rogers, George Hout, Henry Morrison (first settler on Mingo Bottom in 1793, and was in the War of 1812 with colonel Duvall), William McCarel, Dr. Anderson Judkins, Willia, Bahan, Charles Leslie, Thomas George, Thomas Orr, William Blackiston, Samuel Bell, David Sloane, Richard Jackson (the grandfather of Baron R. Mason Jackson), Levi Miller, Stewart McClave, Richard McCullough, John Collins, John Stutz John Wolf, William Dunlap, William Davidson, William Alexander, John Markle (an early school teacher), Adam Winklesplech, -------Stout (storekeeper), William Leas. Henry Hammond settled near East Springfield before 1804 and caught a land turtle and cut his initials on it shell; in 1850 he found the same turtle with 1804 and the initials distinctly visible.

William married Elizabeth Miser,1 daughter of David Miser 79 and Mary Powell,79 on 14 Oct 1847. Elizabeth was born on 23 Nov 1826,78 died on 21 Aug 190478 at age 77, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 650 F    i. Elizabeth Jane Leas 1 197 was born in Feb 1850 in Ohio, USA4 and died on 11 Jan 19234 at age 72.

+ 651 F    ii. Minerva Leas 1 198 was born on 1 Apr 1855 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died on 31 Aug 1930 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA at age 75.

+ 652 F    iii. Margaret Mary A. Leas 1 198 was born on 28 Apr 18594 and died on 22 Oct 19304 at age 71.

+ 653 M    iv. John C. Fremont Leas 1 199 was born on 6 Nov 1861 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA, died on 2 Nov 1949 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 87, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.78

228. Lucinda Leas 1 was born on 14 May 1847 and died on 5 Jun 1927 at age 80.

Lucinda married Sloane Bissell 4 in 1866.

Children from this marriage were:

   654 M    i. Arthur Layman Bissell 4 was born in Mar 1867 and died in Sep 1936 at age 69.

Arthur married Sylvia Wortman.4

   655 M    ii. Samual Leas Bissell 4 was born in 1869 and died in 1896 at age 27.

+ 656 M    iii. John Sloane Bissell 4 was born on 21 Jul 1872.

+ 657 F    iv. Daisy Elizabeth Bissell 4 was born on 7 Sep 1875 and died on 7 Sep 1927 at age 52.

+ 658 F    v. Jeanette Bissell 4 was born on 10 Mar 1884.

229. William Taughinbaugh 1 was born on 19 Jun 1805 in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 Aug 1887 in Blackford County, Indiana, USA at age 82, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes:
William Taughinbaugh

William Taughinbaugh, was born in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania, about nine miles from Gettysburgh, the date of his birth being June 19, 1805. The Taughinbaugh family have lived in the State of Pennsylvania for generations. Mathias Taughinbaugh, the grandfather of our subject, settled in Adams County in a very early day, removing from Berks County in the same State. Nicholas Taughinbaugh, the father of our subject, was reared in Adams County, and on reaching maturity engaged in farming as well as saddle and harness making. He married Margaret Leas, a lady of English descent, whose father was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, serving under Mad Anthony Wayne. John Leas was a native of Philadelphia, going from that place during the war with the company which became a part of the regiment commanded by Wayne, who was then a Colonel. Both parents of our subject died in Adams County.

He was reared to manhood at New Chester, receiving his education at the Pines Church School-house, about a mile from his home, the school-house, being a primitive log structure. He learned the trade of a saddle and harness maker, beginning to work at his trade at New Chester. From there he went to Hampton, and later to York Sulphur Springs in Adams County, and while living at the latter place, in 1836, he was elected sheriff of Adams County, holding that office for a term of three years. He then resumed work at his trade at Gettysburgh, but in 1842 he left Pennsylvania, locating first in Wisconsin.

In 1843 he came to Blackford County, Indiana, making his home in Hartford City, and built the house which is still standing east of his present residence. It was then a log house but has since been converted into a frame by weather-boarding. He established the saddle and harness business at Hartford City, and was the pioneer in this line here. In 1846 he was elected county recorder, and then kept the office in a case on the end of a bench in his shop, holding the office seven years under the old constitution. His income from this office amounted to but $100 a year, but in those days that amount was considered a good deal. AT the end of his term of service as recorder the constitution was changed, so that the offices of clerk and recorder were combined, and he was again elected, holding this position for eight years, or two terms of four years each. He was then elected treasurer of the county, which office he filled for two terms each, and before the expiration of his second term he was elected to fill the office of clerk, which office he filled for four years, and refused a re-nomination for the position on account of the death of his wife which occurred about this time. Until 1872 he was out of political life, when, in that year, he was elected to the State Legislature as Representative from Jay and Blackford Counties, serving through one session, since which time he has been to a large extent retired from active pursuits, although his exceptional knowledge of the county affairs makes him of great service to the county on many occasions, and for four years of this time he carried on the business of the recorder's office.

Mr. Taughinbaugh was twice married, his first wife being Miss Lydia Myers. She was born near York Springs in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and died in Hartford City, in January, 1868, leaving eight children, all of whom are yet living -Franklin, in Colorado; Margaret, widow of Sanford M. Johnson, is keeping house for her father; Martha Jane, wife of George Gable, hardware merchant of Hartford City; Nicholas, living at Lima, Ohio; Caroline, wife of Andrew Fulton, of Olathe, Kansas; Anna, wife of Kemmer Schick, of Hartford City; Horatio Gates, living in Hartford City; and Emma, wife of Branson F. Pugh, living near Fall River in Greenwood County, Kansas.

For his second wife Mr. Tuaghinbaugh married Mrs. Rose Ann (Sumwalt) Cottrell, widow of Henry W. Cottrell. She was born in that part of Baltimore known as Federal Hill. She is also deceased, her death taking place in January, 1886.

Mr. Taughinbaugh witnessed almost all the progress that has been made in Blackford County, and was intimately connected with almost its entire history. The present spacious and handsome brick residence of his family was erected in 1875. He was a Master and Royal Arch Mason, and passed through all the chairs in the Blue Lodge, and was a representative to the Grand Lodge of the State. Mr. Taughinbaugh died August 22, 1887, and was buried with the honors of his order in the new Odd Fellows Cemetery east of Hartford City.

Source: Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887.

William married Lydia Myers.80 Lydia was born in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1868 in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   659 M    i. Horatio Gates Taughinbaugh 80 was born about 1745 in Indiana, USA.200

   660 M    ii. Franklin M. Taughinbaugh 80 was born about 1830 in Pennsylvania, USA.200

   661 F    iii. Margaret Taughinbaugh 80 was born about 1832 in Pennsylvania, USA.200

Margaret married Sanford M. Johnson.80

   662 F    iv. Martha Jane Taughinbaugh 80 was born about 1834 in Pennsylvania, USA.200

Martha married George Gable.80

   663 M    v. Nicholas Taughinbaugh 80 was born about 1837 in Pennsylvania, USA.200

   664 F    vi. Caroline Taughinbaugh 80 was born about 1839 in Pennsylvania, USA.200

Caroline married Andrew Fulton.80

   665 F    vii. Anna Taughinbaugh 80 was born about 1842 in Pennsylvania, USA.200

Anna married Kemmer Schick.80

   666 F    viii. Emaline Nancy Taughinbaugh 80 was born about 1848 in Indiana, USA.200

Emaline married Branson F. Pugh.80

William next married Rose Ann Sumwalt.80 Rose was born in 1881 in Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and died in Jan 1886 in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA30 at age 5.

230. Sophia Taughinbaugh 1 was born on 16 Nov 1807,30 died on 1 Jun 186730 at age 59, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.30

Sophia married Samuel Hoffman.30 Samuel was born on 12 Aug 1806 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 20 Apr 1860 in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 53, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

   667 F    i. Addison L. Hoffman 30 was born on 15 Nov 1835 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 2 Mar 1856 in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 20, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

237. Theodore "Theo" Taughinbaugh 4 was born on 11 Mar 1824 in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA,30 died on 29 Jan 1888 in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA30 at age 63, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.30

General Notes: This letter was written to Jacob Leas in Ohio by his nephew, Theo
Taughinbaugh, the son of Margaret Leas Taughinbaugh. Margaret was the
daughter of John Leas and Sophia Ziegler and the sister of Jacob Leas
to whom the letter is written.

New Chester, PA
Sept. 14, 1852

Dear Uncle,

This morning I take up my pen in haste to let you know that we are all
well and mother was at Uncle William's on Sunday last. He says that
grandmother is still confined to her bed the most of the time and has
been for the last two months. She complains mostly of weakness.
Uncle's family is all well and all the rest of our relations is well as
far as we know of. I had written a letter for Uncle John Leas. We are
at the loss of knowing where to direct it since he left Ohio which I
take this method of directing it to you to forward to him. We got a
letter from since he left Ohio. We have forgotten where to direct the
letter as we cannot find his letter. Hoping you will attend to this if
possible and please write to me and let us know all particulars, and
oblige your nephew.

Theo. Taughinbaugh
P.M.

Our respects to you all
hoping to hear from you soon.

Theodore married Catherine Livingston.30 Catherine was born on 2 Feb 1839 in Mount Pleasant, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 May 1910 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA at age 71, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery (The Pines), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 668 F    i. Emma C. Taughinbaugh 30 was born in 1861 in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 30 Mar 1949 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA at age 88, and was buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA.

239. Elizabeth Wierman Leas 1 was born on 30 Aug 1821 in Pennsylvania, USA81 and died on 31 Jan 1874 at age 52.

Elizabeth married James Danel Peterson.1 James was born on 14 Aug 1823 in Ohio, USA81 and died in 1911 at age 88.

Children from this marriage were:

   669 F    i. Rachel Peterson 1 was born about 1841.81

Rachel married Benjamin Winey.,1 son of Isaac Winey 1 and Mary Ann Watts,.1 Benjamin was born in 1839 in Pennsylvania, USA.81

   670 F    ii. Helen Peterson 1 was born about 1848.81

Helen married Lewellen Chapin.1

+ 671 F    iii. Jennie Hanna Peterson 1 was born on 15 Jun 1852 in Allens Grove, Scott County, Iowa, USA and died on 6 Sep 1912 in Muscatine County, Iowa, USA at age 60.

   672 F    iv. Justina Peterson 1 was born about 1857.81

Justina married Rev. John Russell Mowry.1

241. Rachel Sophia Leas 1 was born on 9 Jun 1825 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 30 Jul 1865 at age 40, and was buried in Allen's Grove Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

Rachel married Montgomery Thompson 1 on 11 Nov 1849. Montgomery was born about 1816 in Thompsontown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA,81 died in 1901 in Iowa, USA201 about age 85, and was buried in Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Scott County, Iowa, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   673 M    i. Addison C. Thompson 81 was born in Jul 1850 and died after 12 Apr 1930 in prob. Taylor, Marshall, Iowa.

Addison married Lydia E. Dunn 202 on 7 Feb 1874 in Long Grove, Scott County, Iowa. Lydia was born in Oct 1854 in Hickory Grove, Scott County, Iowa.

+ 674 M    ii. Silas Thompson 201 was born on 25 Jul 1852 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA and died in 1935 in Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA at age 83.

   675 M    iii. Robert H. Thompson 81 was born about 1854.

   676 F    iv. Victoria J. Thompson 81 was born about 1857.

243. Sarah Salome "Sally" Lichtenwalter 82 was born on 10 Jun 1824 in East Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Jun 1896 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA at age 71.

Sarah married Samuel Texter 82 on 9 Nov 1848. Samuel was born on 12 Jan 1825 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 8 Jun 1896 in Stark County, Ohio, USA at age 71.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 677 F    i. Mary Adeline Texter 82 was born on 22 Sep 1855 in East Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA and died on 17 Jan 1935 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

244. Lydia Lichtenwalter 1 was born on 3 Apr 1829 and died on 8 Oct 1911 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA83 at age 82.

Lydia married Samuel Myers 1 on 13 Apr 1852.

The child from this marriage was:

   678 F    i. Sarah A. Myers .4

Sarah married Homer Anderson.4

246. George Leas 1 was born on 22 Apr 1826 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 20 Mar 1891 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 64, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.


George married Jane Birney,1 daughter of Hugh Birney 1 203 and Elizabeth Brown,1 203 on 9 Jan 1849. Jane was born on 20 Jul 1826 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 5 Aug 1910 in Bedford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 84, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 679 M    i. John Wesley Leas 1 was born on 1 Nov 1849 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 28 Sep 1876 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 26, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.

+ 680 M    ii. Finley Leas 1 was born on 28 Mar 1852 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 13 Nov 1923 in Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 71, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.4


248. Jeremiah Leas 1 was born on 23 Jan 1830 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 19 Apr 1914 in Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA at age 84, and was buried in Oakland Alleys, Waukon, Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

General Notes: Buried in Oakland Cemetery in Waukon , IA. Bodies moved there April 22, 1948 by H. Leslie Leas Foundation.

Jeremiah Leas

Allamakee county numbers among its representative and successful pioneer citizens Jeremiah Leas, of Rossville, who came to this part of Iowa in 1856 and who was for forty-six years thereafter one of the greatest individual forces in the agricultural development of Linton township, where he made his home. The years have brought him success, prominence and a substantial fortune, upon which he has been able to retire from active live, his period of leisure rewarding earnest and untiring labor in the past.

Mr. Leas was born in Harrison county, Ohio, on the 23d of January, 1830, and he grew to manhood in that vicinity, acquiring his education in the common schools and becoming, before he was of age, a practical and progressive agriculturist. He had very limited educational advantages but has supplied his early deficiencies along this line by study and reading, since coming to mature years, and is now a well informed and well educated man. In his early manhood Mr. Leas operated his father's farm in Ohio for several years but in 1856 came to Iowa, locating in Allamakee county in pioneer times. He purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land in Linton township and partially cleared it of timber, adding to his holdings from time to time until he owned at length four hundred and sixty acres of land in Linton township and partially cleared it of timber, adding to his holdings from time to time until he owned at length four hundred acres. He cleared over two hundred of these of a dense growth of trees and upon it built a fine residence and good barns and outbuildings, making it one of the valuable and well equipped properties in this section of the state. He continued to make his home thereon for forty-six years thereafter, engaging in general farming and stock-raising, breeding high-grade cattle, hogs and horses and keeping also a flock of three hundred and sixty-five sheep. He sold the farm in 1902 and in that year moved to Rossville, where he has since lived retired.

In Ohio, in the fall of 1853, Mr. Leas was united in marriage to Miss Susanna Henderson, who was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but reared in Ohio. They became the parents of nine children: Albertus, who resides in Rossville; George, who owns and operates the home farm; John, who resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Seldon, also of Minnesota; William Leslie, of North Dakota; Margaret Jane, the wife of H. C. Campbell, a farmer of Jefferson township; Estella, the wife of A. D. Emmerson, of Minnesota; Finley, who grew to mature years and engaged in farming in Jefferson township, meeting death by accident in 1909; and Mary, who died in early life. The parents are members of the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Leas has served as trustee and treasurer.

A stanch democrat, Mr. Leas has always been interested in public affairs and has cooperated heartily in all movements for the advancement and growth of Allamakee county. In 1857 he was elected road supervisor and afterward township trustee, and he served also as township clerk and township collector for two terms. He was for nine years justice of the peace and for three terms township supervisor and he held various other important positions of public trust and responsibility. Since coming to Rossville he has made some judicious investments and is always ready to stimulate industrial activity by lending his money where he considers that circumstances justify such action. He is one of the most prominent and deservedly respected citizens of that community and in his retired life is enjoying the fruits of many years of untiring and well directed labor.

-source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; by Ellery M. Hancock; S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.; 1913 -transcribed and submitted by Diana Diedrich

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

Jeremiah married Susanna Henderson,1 daughter of Andrew Henderson 1 and Jane McDowell,1 205 on 6 Oct 1853 in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA. Susanna was born on 8 Nov 1832 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 1 Jul 1914 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 81, and was buried in Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 681 M    i. Alburtus Leas 1 was born on 24 Apr 1855 in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 17 May 1935 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA at age 80, and was buried in Maple Hill, Allamakee Co, IA.

+ 682 F    ii. Margaret Jane Leas 1 was born on 10 Mar 1857 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA and died on 13 Jul 1939 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA at age 82.

+ 683 M    iii. George Andrew Leas 1 was born on 17 Nov 1858 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA, died on 16 Aug 1946 in Monona, Clayton Co., IA at age 87, and was buried in East Side Cem., Monona, IA.

+ 684 M    iv. John Henderson Leas 1 was born on 21 Feb 1861 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA and died on 13 Dec 1940 in Cottonwood, MN at age 79.

+ 685 M    v. James Finley Leas 1 was born on 13 Sep 1863 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA, died on 10 Apr 1904 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA at age 40, and was buried in Evergreen, Allamakee Co, IA.

+ 686 F    vi. Mary Elizabeth Leas 1 was born on 11 Jan 1866 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA, died on 23 Mar 1893 at age 27, and was buried in Greenwood Cem., Giltner, NE.

+ 687 M    vii. Jeremiah Seldon Leas 1 4 was born on 6 Jun 1868 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA and died on 10 Apr 1957 at age 88.

+ 688 M    viii. William Leslie Leas 1 was born on 25 Apr 1872 in Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA and died on 12 Dec 1923 at age 51.

+ 689 F    ix. Martha Estella Leas 1 4 was born on 5 Nov 1875 in Linton Twp., Allamakee Co., IA and was buried on 7 Aug 1955 in Luverne, MN.

249. Mary Caroline Leas 1 was born on 19 Aug 1831 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA and died on 10 Feb 1918 in Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA at age 86.


Mary married Aaron Hitchcock,1 206 son of John Hitchcock 1 206 and Jane Mahan,1 206 on 15 Jan 1850 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA. Aaron was born on 8 Nov 1828 in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA and died on 2 Sep 1913 in Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA at age 84.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 690 M    i. George Leas Hitchcock 4 was born on 28 Jan 1851 in OH, died on 13 Dec 1915 at age 64, and was buried in Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA.

+ 691 F    ii. Jane Mary Hitchcock 4 was born on 13 Dec 1852 in OH, died on 18 May 1933 at age 80, and was buried in Springfield, MO.

   692 M    iii. John Hitchcock 4 was born on 16 Aug 1855 in Martin County, Indiana, USA, died on 4 Jan 1856, and was buried in Martin County, Indiana, USA.

+ 693 F    iv. Maria Antoinette Hitchcock 4 was born on 3 Mar 1857 in Indiana Springs, Martin County, Indiana, USA,30 died on 7 Mar 1942 in Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA30 at age 85, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA.30

+ 694 M    v. Jacob Mantzel Hitchcock 4 was born on 11 Jun 1859 in Martin County, Indiana, USA, died on 16 Feb 1932 in Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA at age 72, and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA.30

+ 695 F    vi. Margaret Anastasia Hitchcock 4 was born on 28 Feb 1862 in Martin County, Indiana, USA, died on 31 May 1914 at age 52, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Daviess County, Indiana, USA.

   696 M    vii. Joseph Mcclellan Hitchcock 4 was born on 11 Apr 1865 in Martin County, Indiana, USA, died on 20 Sep 1930 at age 65, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA.30

Joseph married Martha Ann McArtor 4 in 1892. Martha was born on 22 Jun 1864 in Martin County, Indiana, USA, died in 1954 in Odon, Daviess County, Indiana, USA at age 90, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Daviess County, Indiana, USA.30

   697 M    viii. Harry Hitchcock 4 was born on 21 Dec 1871 in Martin County, Indiana, USA, died on 12 Nov 1942 at age 70, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA.30

Harry married Gay Johnson 4 in 1918. Gay was born in 1872,30 died in 192630 at age 54, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA.30

+ 698 M    ix. Wiley Hitchcock 4 was born on 12 Jun 1883 in Martin County, Indiana, USA,30 died on 10 Jan 195830 at age 74, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana, USA.30


250. Elizabeth Leas 1 was born on 9 Sep 1833 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 21 May 1876 in Emmetsburg, , Iowa, USA84 at age 42, and was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

General Notes: Elisabeth was the daughter of George Leas (1794-1870) and Mary Breem (1805-1883). She married Samuel Jackson Crow on 27 Sep 1855, in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio.

Her first daughter was Mary Rachel Crow, born 1857 Ohio. Then moving to Indiana, she bore Francis O in 1858, Altazana in 1860, Robert John in 1862, and George Seymour in 1864.

When they finally reached their home in Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa she gave birth to Samuel Leroy 1867, James Blackburn 1869 and William Breem Crow 1872.

She only lived long enough to see one of her grand children, Wilbur T Steele. She died at the age of 42 years, 8 months and 14 days.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

Elizabeth married Samuel Jackson Crowe,1 son of Robert Crowe 208 and Rachel Blackburn,208 on 27 Sep 1855 in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.207 Samuel was born on 11 Oct 1828 in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio,209 died on 3 Oct 1904 in Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA209 at age 75, and was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: 1850, 1850, Wayne, Jefferson, Ohio.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Paint Creek, Allamakee, Iowa.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 699 F    i. Mary Rachel Crowe 1 210 was born on 5 May 1856 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 23 Dec 1944 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA at age 88, and was buried in Oakland Alleys, Waukon, Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

+ 700 M    ii. Francis Osborn Crowe 1 210 was born on 11 Dec 1858 in Brown County, Indiana, USA, died on 15 May 1940 in Granby, Newton County, Missouri, USA at age 81, and was buried in Granby Memorial Cemetery, Granby, Newton County, Missouri, USA.30

+ 701 F    iii. Alta Zana Crowe 1 210 was born on 1 Jan 1860 in Martin County, Indiana, USA, died on 13 Oct 1913 in Lake Andes, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, USA at age 53, and was buried in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Geddes, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, USA.30

   702 M    iv. Robert John Crowe 1 210 was born on 30 Jan 1862 in Martin County, Indiana, USA, died on 31 Dec 1942 in Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, USA at age 80, and was buried in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, USA.30

+ 703 M    v. George Seymour Crowe 1 210 was born on 31 Jan 1864, died on 1 Aug 1941 in Quinn, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA at age 77, and was buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Cottonwood, Jackson County, South Dakota, USA.30

   704 M    vi. Samuel Leas Crowe 1 210 was born on 29 Jul 1867 in Iowa, USA, died on 25 Feb 1897 in Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA at age 29, and was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.30

+ 705 M    vii. James Blackburn Crowe 1 210 was born on 24 May 1869 in Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA, died on 24 Jan 1953 in Strafford, Greene County, Missouri, USA211 at age 83, and was buried in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA.30

+ 706 M    viii. William Breem Crowe 1 210 was born on 13 Apr 1872 in Allamakee County, Iowa, USA and died in Sep 1909 at age 37.

252. Margaret Leas 1 was born on 2 Aug 1839 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 12 Mar 1932 in Scio, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 92, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4

General Notes: John MATTERN and Margaret LEAS were married 12 May 1859 in Harrison County, Ohio

The children of John and Margaret MATTERN:

1. Jacob Finley Mattern
b. 17 Feb 1860 d. 10 Jun 1946
m. Isabelle Snyder

2. Ellis Wilmer Mattern
b. 9 Oct 1864 d. 24 Dec 1957
m. Elsie E. Copland

3. Mary Etta Mattern Beatty
b. 22 Aug 1869 d. 20 Oct 1960
m. William Beatty

4. Emerson Roscoe Mattern
b. 27 Apr 1872 d. 18 Sep 1941
m. Flora C. Robb

5. John Herbert Mattern
b. 2 Feb. 1875 d. 18 Nov 1926
m. Etna I. Baker

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

Margaret married John Mattern 1 on 12 May 1859. John was born on 12 Jul 1837 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 17 Jun 19284 at age 90, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 707 M    i. Jacob Finley Mattern 4 was born on 17 Feb 1860 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 10 Jun 1946 at age 86, and was buried in Greenwood Cem., Green Twp, OH.

+ 708 M    ii. Ellis Wilmer Mattern 4 was born on 9 Oct 1864 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

+ 709 F    iii. Mary Etta Mattern 4 was born on 22 Aug 1869 in Archer Twp., Harrison Co., OH.

+ 710 M    iv. Emerson Roscoe Mattern 4 was born on 27 Apr 1872 in Archer Twp., Harrison Co., OH, died on 18 Sep 1941 at age 69, and was buried on 21 Sep 1941 in Cadiz Cemetery, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

+ 711 M    v. John Herbert Mattern 4 was born on 2 Feb 1875 in Archer Twp., Harrison Co., OH, died on 18 Nov 1926 at age 51, and was buried in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

253. John Leas 1 was born on 2 Jul 1843 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 7 Apr 1921 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 77, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Greene, Harrison, Ohio.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1900, Hopedale village, Harrison, Ohio.

John married Margaret Ramsey 1 on 21 Dec 1865. Margaret was born on 11 Feb 1845 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 7 Jan 1912 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 66, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.30 Another name for Margaret was Rebecca.212 213

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Greene, Harrison, Ohio.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1900, Hopedale village, Harrison, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 712 F    i. Mary Elmaretta Leas 4 was born on 11 Sep 1866 in Jewett, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 10 Aug 1943 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 76, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

+ 713 M    ii. Jesse Roy Leas 4 was born on 26 Mar 1873 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 2 Feb 1962 in Jewett, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 88, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.30

254. Addison Leas 1 was born on 10 Dec 1852 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 30 Mar 1932 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 79, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4

General Notes: The 1880 Harrison County, Ohio census shows:

Addison Leas

Spouse's name: Mary Jane
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household members:
Addison Leas, age 27
Mary Jane Leas, age 27
Laura H. Leas, age 3

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Carpenter.

• Residence: 1932, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

Addison married Mary J. Mitchell,1 daughter of Samual Mitchell 4 and Mary,4 on 16 Mar 1876. Mary was born on 1 Mar 1849 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 2 Oct 1916 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA4 at age 67, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 714 F    i. Laura Helen Leas 4 was born on 25 Jan 1877 in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 30 Jan 1953 in Dennison, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA at age 76, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.30

+ 715 F    ii. Annie Elizabeth Leas 4 was born on 9 Jul 1880 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 25 Dec 1945 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 65, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Cadiz, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.

Addison next married Martha Ann Rutledge.214 Martha was born on 10 Jan 1856 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 27 Dec 1949 in Jewett, Harrison County, Ohio, USA at age 93, and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Doylestown, Wayne County, Ohio, USA.30

256. Jacob Zimmerman 1 was born on 30 Mar 1816 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH and died on 6 Nov 1853 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 37.

Jacob married Susan Easterday 1 on 17 Mar 1840 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. Susan was born on 9 Mar 1819 and died on 2 May 1899 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 80.

Children from this marriage were:

   716 M    i. Martin Van Zimmerman 1 was born on 17 Mar 1841 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

Martin married Anna Dugan.1

   717 M    ii. John Leas Zimmerman 1 was born on 8 Apr 1843 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Feb 1881 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 37.

   718 M    iii. Christian Stemple Zimmerman 1 was born on 11 Dec 1844 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

Christian married Deborah Fry.1

   719 F    iv. Catherine Anne Zimmerman 1 was born on 13 Dec 1846 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

   720 F    v. Elizabeth Ellen Zimmerman 1 was born on 25 Sep 1848 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

   721 F    vi. Maria Jane Zimmerman 1 was born on 8 May 1850 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

Maria married James M. Lewis.1

   722 F    vii. Anna Maria Zimmerman 1 was born on an unknown date in Carroll County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

Anna married Alexander.1

+ 723 M    viii. Jacob Luther Zimmerman 1 was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA, died on 6 Jan 1929 in Wichita, Kechi Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA215 at age 77, and was buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Major County, OK.215

   724 M    ix. Amos Alexander Zimmerman 1 was born in Carroll County, Ohio, USA.


257. Sophia Zimmerman 1 was born on 15 Jan 1819 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Sep 1912 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 93.

Sophia married Alexander Graden,1 son of Thomas Graden 1 and Margaret Oswalt,1 216 on 8 Jan 1840 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. Alexander was born on 4 Nov 1816 and died on 24 Sep 1882 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 65.

Children from this marriage were:

   725 F    i. Elizabeth Graden 1 was born on 16 Sep 1840 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Dec 1930 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 90.

   726 F    ii. Margaret Graden 1 was born on 16 Sep 1840 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA and died on 24 Dec 1884 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 44.

Margaret married William Shoemaker 1 216 on 9 Jan 1862 in Gallia County, Ohio, USA.

   727 F    iii. Mary Graden 1 216 was born on 27 Jan 1843.

   728 M    iv. Graden 1 216 was born on 14 Oct 1843 and died on 14 Oct 1843.

   729 F    v. Charlotte Graden 1 was born on 3 Mar 1847 and died on 17 Oct 1926 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 79.

   730 M    vi. John Leas Graden 1 was born on 3 Jan 1851 in Gallia County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Dec 1918 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 67.

John married Elmina Pocock 1 216 on 27 Mar 1879.

+ 731 M    vii. Hiram Malachi Graden 1 was born on 10 Sep 1855 in Gallia County, Ohio, USA and died on 1 Apr 1923 in Woodlawn, KS at age 67.

   732 M    viii. Willard Graden 1 was born on 8 Jan 1860 in Gallia County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Sep 1932 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 72. Another name for Willard was Thomas Millard Graden.

Willard married Mary Eugenia Sperry 1 216 on 8 Oct 1885.

258. Margaret Zimmerman 1 was born on 13 Sep 1821 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH, died on 7 Aug 1907 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 85, and was buried in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA.

Margaret married David Easterday 1 on 22 Aug 1839 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. David was born on 7 Mar 1815, died on 11 Mar 1894 at age 79, and was buried in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   733 M    i. Melanchton Easterday 1 was born on 6 Jun 1840 and died on 29 Nov 1920 in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, USA at age 80.


Melanchton married Irene B. Derr 1 on 17 Jan 1863.

   734 M    ii. Luther Easterday 1 was born on 8 Nov 1841 and died in 1919 in Vandalia, IL at age 78.


Luther married Anna E. Pike 1 on 16 Apr 1865.

   735 M    iii. John Zimmerman Easterday 1 was born on 31 Oct 1843 and died on an unknown date in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA.

   736 M    iv. Hiram Easterday 1 was born on 30 Sep 1846 and died on 22 Nov 1846 in Sandyville, Tuscarawas Co., OH.

   737 M    v. Elias Stemple Easterday 1 was born on 1 Oct 1846 and died on 10 Mar 1913 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA at age 66.

Elias married Elizabeth A. Wilcox 1 on 13 Aug 1868. Elizabeth was born on 17 Feb 1843 and died on an unknown date.

   738 F    vi. Elizabeth Ann Easterday 1 was born on 20 Nov 1847 and died on an unknown date in Irving, IL.

Elizabeth married Monroe Best 1 on 25 Apr 1882. Monroe was born in 1834 and died on an unknown date.

   739 M    vii. Dr. George Spelton Easterday 1 was born on 12 Sep 1849 and died on 10 Mar 1924 in Santa Cruz, California, USA at age 74.

George married Catherine Haller.1

   740 F    viii. Charlotte Jane Easterday 1 was born on 9 Dec 1851 and died on an unknown date in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA.

   741 M    ix. Jacob Spencer Easterday 1 was born on 2 Apr 1854 and died on 29 Nov 1928 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA at age 74.

Jacob married Flora Brookfield 1 on 20 Sep 1901.

   742 M    x. Christian Neadner Easterday 1 was born on 28 Aug 1856 and died on 31 Oct 1882 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 26.

   743 F    xi. Maria Frances Easterday 1 was born on 14 Feb 1859 and died on an unknown date in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA.

   744 M    xii. Sydney Douglas Easterday 1 was born on 20 Jun 1861 and died on an unknown date in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA.

Sydney married Jessie Waples 1 in 1886.

   745 M    xiii. Lawrence Howard Easterday 1 was born on 25 Jul 1862 and died on 24 Dec 1887 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA at age 25.

259. Maria Zimmerman 1 was born on 20 May 1824 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH and died on 23 Jul 1888 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 64.

Maria married John Leas Graden,1 86 son of Thomas Graden 1 and Margaret Oswalt,1 216 on 26 Oct 1843 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. John was born on 17 Nov 1819 and died on 27 Jan 1892 in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA at age 72.

Children from this marriage were:

   746 M    i. William Graden 1 was born in 1847 and died on an unknown date.

   747 M    ii. Luther Graden 1 was born in 1848 and died on an unknown date.

+ 748 M    iii. John Graden 1 was born in 1849 and died on an unknown date.

   749 M    iv. Edward Graden 1 was born in 1851 in Gallia County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

   750 M    v. Jacob Graden 1 was born in 1852 in Gallia County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

   751 F    vi. Mary Graden 1 was born in 1854 in Gallia County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

   752 F    vii. Lulu Graden 1 was born in 1856 in Gallia County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.


260. Hiram Zimmerman 1 86 was born on 18 Jan 1827 and died on 21 Nov 1908 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

General Notes: Lance D. Gill added that Hiram was buried in the Leas Cemetery near Annapolis, Jefferson Co., OH



Hiram married Sara Simmons 1 86 on 31 May 1860 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. Sara was born on 26 Jan 1839 and died on 14 Aug 1922 at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

   753 M    i. Jacob A. Zimmerman 1 was born on 20 Sep 1862 and died on 28 Nov 1862.

+ 754 F    ii. Margaret Ada Zimmerman 1 86 was born on 18 Dec 1863 and died on 3 Mar 1899 at age 35.

   755 M    iii. Anna L. Zimmerman 1 was born on 29 Mar 1865 and died on 22 Feb 1916 at age 50.

Anna married John G. Miser 1 on 3 Jan 1889. John was born in Nov 1860 and died in 1936 at age 76.

261. Elizabeth Zimmerman 1 was born on 9 Feb 1831 in Salem, Jefferson Co., OH and died on 9 Mar 1927 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 96.


Elizabeth married Daniel Swickard Jr. 1 on 3 Jun 1851 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. Daniel was born on 21 Dec 1825 and died on 6 Jan 1884 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 58.

Children from this marriage were:

   756 F    i. Margaret Ann Swickard 1 was born in May 1852 and died in 1923 in Ashtabula Co., OH at age 71.

Margaret married James Addison Swickard 1 on 20 Jun 1875. James was born in Apr 1953 and died on 4 Dec 1941 in Ashtabula Co., OH at age -12.

   757 M    ii. John Zimmerman Swickard 1 was born on 30 Jul 1854 and died on 26 Mar 1936 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

John married Rebecca Puckett 1 on 3 Jul 1884. Rebecca was born on 31 Jul 1858 and died on 29 Jan 1932 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

   758 M    iii. Oscar Leas Swickard 1 was born on 5 Mar 1857 and died on 21 Jul 1937 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 80.

Oscar married Elma Jan Grafton 1 on 12 Sep 1882. Elma was born on 4 Nov 1862 and died on 4 Dec 1936 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 74.

   759 M    iv. Hiram Luther Swickard 1 was born on 2 Oct 1859 and died on 17 Jan 1937 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

Hiram married Elizabeth Jane Taylor 1 on 30 Mar 1887. Elizabeth was born on 4 Jul 1867 and died on 3 Apr 1933 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 65.

   760 M    v. William Ross Swickard 1 was born in 1864 and died in 1921 in California, USA at age 57.

William married Cora Mae Eckardt 1 in Unionville, Ontario, Canada. Cora died in 1923 in CA.

   761 F    vi. Nora Jane Swickard 1 was born on 26 Nov 1865 and died on 26 Jun 1950 in Summit County, Ohio, USA at age 84.

Nora married George Palmer Grafton 1 on 3 Apr 1884. George was born on 10 Dec 1858 and died in May 1930 in Summit County, Ohio, USA at age 71.

   762 F    vii. Elizabeth May Swickard 1 was born in 1867 and died on 4 Jan 1943 in Summit County, Ohio, USA at age 76.

Elizabeth married Delmar Curtis Cooper 1 on 2 May 1889. Delmar was born on 17 Sep 1865 and died on 27 Dec 1939 in Summit County, Ohio, USA at age 74.

   763 F    viii. Ella Erzila Swickard 1 was born on 6 Oct 1871 and died on 11 May 1953 at age 81.

Ella married George Calhoun.1

Ella next married Robert Peteet.1

262. Anna Elizabeth Zimmerman 1 was born on 31 May 1833 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died on 13 Oct 1915 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 82.

General Notes: Alternative death date: 10-13-18



Anna married William Swickard 1 on 23 Oct 1855 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. William was born on 1 Jan 1831 and died on 3 Jun 1888 at age 57. Another name for William was William Swichard.

Children from this marriage were:

   764 F    i. Ella Elizabeth Swickard 1 was born on 6 Nov 1856 and died on 10 Dec 1940 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 84.

Ella married Joseph Baxter 1 on 1 Jan 1879. Joseph was born on 13 Apr 1850 and died on 17 Jan 1921 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 70.

   765 M    ii. Margaret Ada Swickard 1 was born on 27 Jul 1858 and died on 13 Oct 1946 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 88.

Margaret married Delmar Curtis Runyon 1 on 9 Feb 1881. Delmar was born on 29 Dec 1854 and died on 17 Jun 1922 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 67.

   766 F    iii. Dora Bell Swickard 1 was born on 2 Jul 1863 and died on 9 Jun 1936 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 72.

Dora married William Russell Edmiston 1 on 20 Sep 1888. William was born on 18 Mar 1865 and died on 7 Oct 1954 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 89.

   767 F    iv. Olive Lulu Swickard 1 was born on 29 May 1874 and died on 21 Mar 1875 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

   768 F    v. Lola Elvie Swickard 1 was born on 22 Oct 1877 and died on 28 Oct 1945 in Chester, WV at age 68.

Lola married George Pipes 1 on 5 Jun 1895. George was born in 1875 and died on an unknown date in Chester, WV.

263. John Leas IV 1 was born on 12 Jul 1816 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 16 Jun 1897 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 80, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: Biography of John Leas, pages 390/391/392. History of DeKalb County, Indiana; B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, 1914.



It is a well attested maxim that the greatness of a community or a county or a state lies not in the machinery of government nor even in its institutions, but rather in the sterling qualities of the individual citizen, in his capacity for high and unselfish effort and his devotion to the public welfare. In these particulars, he whose name appears at the head of this memoir conferred honor and dignity upon the locality of his residence, and as an elemental part of history it is consonant that there should be recorded a resume of his career, with the object in view of noting his connection with the advancement of one of the most flourishing and progressive sections of the commonwealth, as well as his relation with the commercial and financial affairs of the community honored by his citizenship. John Leas was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, near the historic city of Gettysburg, on July 12, 1815, and was a son of Col. John, Jr., and Sophia (Spangler) Leas, both of whom also were native of the old Keystone state. He came of good old American stock, his paternal grandfather having been a soldier in the war of the Revolution. Colonel Leas was a farmer and in 1818 he emigrated to Stark county, Ohio, where he began operations on a tract of virgin soil. In 1838 he went to Guernsey county, that state, and there again created a good farm out of what was formerly a wilderness. In the fall of 1852 the Colonel came to DeKalb county, Indiana, and located on section 5, Smithfield township, where he again made a farm, and there he remained until 1866, when he moved to Waterloo, where his death occurred in 1875. While a resident of Stark county, Ohio, he was commissioned colonel of a regiment of militia. In politics he was a Jacksonian Democrat and he acceptably filled a number of local offices. His wife died in 1882. They were members of the Reformed church, Colonel Leas, who was a man of more than ordinary ability, became a prominent figure and an important factor in the affairs of the various communities where he lived and enjoyed universal respect. John Leas was reared upon the paternal farmstead in Stark county, Ohio, whither the family had moved when he was but three years old. Owing to the modest circumstances of the family, he was not given large opportunities for an education, the log-cabin school of that locality being his only chance. While still a resident of that county, he was married to Susan Schimpff, a native of Germany, who had emigrated to this country when thirteen years of age. To that union were born twelve children, namely: Peter, Susan and a daughter unnamed died in infancy; Martin Van Buren, who was born at Osnaburg, Stark county, Ohio, on August 25, 1840, died at his home in Salem township, Steuben county, Indiana, on March 31, 1899; Jacob H., who lives north of Hudson, is the oldest of the family now living; John S., who lived in Salem township, Steuben county, died, leaving six children by his first marriage and two by the second; his widow now lives at Ashley; Elizabeth L., is the wife of Oscar Taylor, a banker at Hamilton; Adeline is the wife of Miles Jefferson Waterman, of Franklin township, this county; the other four children, Hezekiah H., Obediah, William Henry and Daniel Louis, all live at Waterloo, this county, and are represent in individual sketches elsewhere in this work. In 1842 John Leas came to Indiana, purchasing one hundred and forty-three acres of land, and the following year he moved his family to this state. In 1867 he came to DeKalb county and bought a fine farm in Smithfield township and one year later moved on it, and made it his permanent home, owing two hundred and fifty acres of land at the time of his death and being numbered among the successful and enterprising farmers of the county. In 1871 Mr. Leas was one of the leaders in the organization of the Citizens Bank of Waterloo, which had a most successful career. In the course of time he bought out the other partners and in 1881 became the sole owner of the bank, which he retained until 1896, when he sold it to his son, Hezekiah, and retired from active business life, his death occurring on June 25, 1897. The record of Mr. Leas was a remarkable one in several respects and the example of his life is one worthy of emulation. When he first came to Indiana his material possessions consisted of eighty-five dollars in money and a yoke of oxen, but he was endowed with a large ambition and a great capacity for work, elements which will insure success in almost any under taking. Indefatigable in his efforts, keeping ever before him the highest of ideals, he gradually forged ahead and eventually gained not only a competency, but also the universal confidence and good will of his fellow citizens. Mrs. Susan Leas died on June 15, 1881, and subsequently Mr. Leas married Mrs. Amanda Mallory Patterson, widow of Robert Patterson, to which union were born five children. Politically, Mr. Leas always supported the Democratic party and in several offices of local importance he rendered valuable services to this community. Religiously, he was a member of the Reformed church, while fraternally, he was a member of the Free and Accepted Mason, belonging to Waterloo Lodge No. 307. In Mr. Leas' business career, as well as his private life, he was actuated by the highest motives, his actions being always the result of careful and conscientious thought. His death removed from DeKalb county one of there most substantial and highly esteemed citizens and the many beautiful tributes to this high standing in the world of affairs and as a man and citizen attested to the abiding place he had in the hearts and affections of his friends.

Submitted by:

Arlene Goodwin

Auburn, Indiana

Agoodwin@ctlnet.com


Notes from Kathryn (Leas) Stuart:

CHILD NOTES: John LEAS
Birth(12,13):
Chr(14): The Church records at Upper Bermudian where he was christened give his name as
Johannes Lest and his parents as Johannes and Sophia Lest.
Death(15):
Burial(16):
Migration: He became one of the leading businessmen of Waterloo, Indiana.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 25 Oct 1850, Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Smithfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

John married Susanna Shimpff,1 daughter of Martin Schimpff 1 and Elizabeth Unknown,1 on 22 Sep 1839 in Stark County, Ohio, USA. Susanna was born on 17 Aug 1820 in Neustat, Germany, died on 15 Jun 1881 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 60, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1850, Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Smithfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 769 M    i. Martin Van Buren Leas 1 was born on 25 Aug 1840 in Stark County, Ohio, USA and died on 31 Mar 1899 in Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 58.

   770 F    ii. Catherine Leas 1 was born on 26 Jul 1842 and died in 1843 at age 1.

+ 771 M    iii. Jacob W. Leas 1 was born on 4 Jan 1844 and died on 25 Jan 1918 at age 74.

+ 772 M    iv. John S. Leas 1 was born on 11 Jan 1846, died on 7 Dec 1908 in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 62, and was buried in Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

   773 F    v. Susanna Leas 1 was born on 11 Jun 1848, died on 11 Jul 1848, and was buried in County Line Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.30

+ 774 M    vi. William Henry Leas 1 was born on 16 Sep 1849 in Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA and died on 16 Mar 1932 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA at age 82.

+ 775 M    vii. Obediah Leas 1 was born on 5 Nov 1851 in Dekalb County, Indiana, USA, died on 23 Nov 1939 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 88, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

   776 M    viii. Hezakiah K. Leas 1 was born on 15 Mar 1854, died on 27 Nov 1922 at age 68, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Hezakiah married Ida M. Taylor,1 daughter of John Taylor 1 217 and Sarah Ann McEnterfer,1 217 on 2 Jun 1881. Ida was born on 28 Jul 1857, died on 3 Apr 1938 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 80, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

+ 777 F    ix. Elizabeth Sophia (Libbie) Leas 1 was born on 25 Apr 1857, died on 13 May 1950 in Hamilton, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 93, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 778 F    x. Adeline E. Leas 1 was born on 29 Apr 1860, died on 5 Apr 1931 at age 70, and was buried in Hamilton, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

   779 M    xi. Peter Leas 1 was born on 23 Sep 1862, died on 25 Nov 1862, and was buried in County Line Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 780 M    xii. Daniel Louis "D. L." Leas 1 was born on 17 Oct 1865 in Steuben County, Indiana, USA, died on 4 Dec 1943 at age 78, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

John next married Amanda Mallory,1 daughter of David Mallory 1 218 and Cynthia Collins,1 218 on 1 Dec 1881. Amanda was born on 15 Mar 1828 in Ira, Rutland, VT, died on 2 Jun 1926 in Jamestown Township, Steuben, Indiana at age 98, and was buried in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

265. Jacob Leas 1 was born on 8 Mar 1821 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 26 Jan 1887 in Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA87 at age 65, and was buried in County Line Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA. Another name for Jacob was Jacob L. Leese.219

General Notes: married by Richard McBride, J. P.


Birth: 8 Mar 1821 Ohio
Migration: 1851 migrated from Guernsey County, Ohio
Death: 26 Jan 1887 Salem Twp, Steuben Co, Indiana
Burial: County Line Cemetery west of Hudson, Ind

Migration(1): He located on 160 acres of unbroken forest. Later he made additional purchases until the farm contained 280 acres. They built a log cabin on the original tract in 1852. Isabella helped him to clear the land and they made it into
a substantial farm home.

1860 U.S. Census shows Jacob living in Steuben County, Indiana

The 1880 United States
Census, Salem Steuben County, Indiana, Family History Library
Film #1254312, NA film Number T9-0312, page #285A, lists
Jacob, Isabell and their sons John T. and Marven in addition
to a Savilla Shipe listed as a domestic servant. Possibly
she is a relative since she has the same name as Isabell's
maiden name.



Obituary that was in the Winter 2010-2011 Dekalb Diggings newsletter, a publication of the Dekalb County Indiana Genealogy Society.

Originally published in The Waterloo Press on Thursday, February 3, 1887:

Jacob Leas, living four miles northwest of Hudson, died suddenly of heart disease, of which he been afflicted for several years, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 1887, having been born in Guernsey County, Ohio, March 8, 1821, aged 65 years, 10 months and 17 days.
Deceased came to this State in March, 1851 and married Isabella Shipe in October, from which union there were born two sons and two daughters, who, with his companion, five grandchildren, three brother and two sisters survice. The funeral services were in the M.E. church at Hudson, on Friday, Jan 28, the Rev. Simpson, presiding elder of the M.E. church, assisted by Rev. A.C. Gerard, officiated, after which the remains were deposited in the county line cemetery, followed by a large circle of relatives and friends. The deceased was universally respected.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1860, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

• Obituary: The Waterloo Press, Thursday, 3 Feb 1887, Hudson, Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

Jacob married Isabella Shipe,1 daughter of Mathias Shipe 1 220 and Catherine Deeds,1 220 on 2 Oct 1851 in Dekalb County, Indiana, USA. Isabella was born on 29 Jul 1830 in Mt Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 26 Sep 1901 in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 71, and was buried in County Line Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA. Another name for Isabella was Isabel Leese.219

Marriage Notes: Submitted by Arlene Goodwin <Agoodwin@ctlnet.com> and the Eckhart Public
Library Staff <ebethgen@yahoo.com>.


Pioneer Weddings
1851
J. P. Widney, Clerk
Oct 1; Jacob Leas to Isabel Shipe, by Richard McBride, J. P., Oct 2



FamilySearch.org:

Marriage License on October 1,1851 in Dekalb County, Indiana, date of marriage, October 2, 1851:

Film Number: 1863082
Digital Folder Number: 4476452
Image Number: 00168
Number of Images: 1

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 781 F    i. Elizabeth Josephine Leas 1 was born on 13 Sep 1852 in Indiana, USA, died 26 Sep 1901 or 1935 in Indiana, USA at age 49, and was buried in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 782 F    ii. Mary Alice Leas 1 was born on 20 Sep 1854 in Indiana, USA and died on 6 May 1927 at age 72.

+ 783 M    iii. John Timothy Leas 1 was born on 30 Jan 1857 in Steuben County, Indiana, USA, died on 30 Oct 1928 at age 71, and was buried in Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 784 M    iv. Marvin Leas 1 was born on 23 Dec 1858 in Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA, died on 4 Nov 1945 in Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 86, and was buried in Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.


268. William Leas 1 was born on 6 Mar 1829 in Steuben County, Indiana, USA, died on 23 Jul 1864 in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 35, and was buried in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

William married Susannah Shaftall 1 in Indiana, USA. Susannah died on 28 Feb 1905 in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA and was buried in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA. Another name for Susannah was Shaffstall.

Children from this marriage were:

   785 F    i. Almyra Leas 1 was born on 13 Sep 1853, died on 23 Feb 1864 at age 10, and was buried in County Line Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

   786 M    ii. Hesakiah Leas 1 was born on 15 Oct 1859, died on 21 Mar 1860, and was buried in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 787 M    iii. Stillman Lafayette Leas 1 was born on 9 Jan 1861 in Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA and died on 27 Jun 1946 in Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA221 at age 85.

   788 M    iv. Samuel O. Leas 1 was born on 14 Aug 1863 and died on 24 Dec 1942 at age 79.

Samuel married Emma Zimmerman Miller.1 Emma died on 1 Apr 1942.

269. Susanna Ann Leas 1 was born on 22 Sep 1831 in Starke County, Ohio, USA, died on 10 May 1910 in Ashley, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 78, and was buried in Fairfield Center, Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: Married by J.T. Bliss



Susanna married Phillip Parnell,1 son of Richard Parnell 222 and Elizabeth Howard,222 on 16 Nov 1854. Phillip was born on 7 Aug 1831 in Norfolk, England, died on 19 May 1906 in Ashley, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 74, and was buried in Fairfield Center, Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   789 F    i. Sophia Elizabeth (Libby) Parnell 1 was born on 7 Aug 1855, died on 15 Aug 1939 at age 84, and was buried in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Sophia married Charles Sterling Tompson,1 son of Joel Edwin Thomson 223 and Maria Jane McBride,222 on 13 Apr. Charles was born on 21 Jan 1859, died on 23 Oct 1930 at age 71, and was buried in Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 790 F    ii. Emodella (Em) Parnell 1 was born on 24 Oct 1857, died on 29 Nov 1936 at age 79, and was buried in Fairfield Center, Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

+ 791 M    iii. William H. Parnell 1 was born on 16 Jan 1860.

+ 792 M    iv. Charles Grant Parnell 1 was born on 26 Mar 1862 in Smithfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA, died on 23 Oct 1930 at age 68, and was buried in Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.224

+ 793 F    v. Annetta F. Parnell 1 was born on 19 Oct 1864 and died on 1 May 1919 at age 54.


270. Augustus Spangler Leas 1 was born on 13 Aug 1833 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 25 Dec 1883 at age 50, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: He was elected Sheriff of DeKalb County, Indiana in 1878 as a Republican.

Biography of Augustus S. Leas, pages 16/49, Atlas of DeKalb County, Indiana, J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, Ill., 1880.

Augustus S. Leas, Sheriff. He was born in Stark County, Ohio, August 31, 1833. In 1837, he removed with his parents to Guernsey County in the same State, where they resided until 1852, when they removed to DeKalb County, Ind., when they settled upon a farm in Smithfield Township, where he remained engaged in farming until the summer of 1854, when he removed to the town of Auburn, and entered into the employment of Samuel Sanders, one of the first and largest dealers in dry goods in the county, where he remained about three years, during which time he was married to Nancy H. Ford, and engaged in farming on the Ford farm, which occupation, together with that of a dealer in live stock, he followed until 1864. In 1865, he removed to Waterloo, in said county, and engaged in the dry-goods and livery business and was also a dealer in live stock until 1870, since which time, until 1878, he devoted his whole time and attention to the livery and stock business. In 1878, he was elected Sheriff of DeKalb County, which position of trust and confidence he is filing with honesty and capability. Few county officials stand higher in the estimation of DeKalb’s citizens that Mr. Leas, being at all times courteous and attentive in the discharge of his duties. He is a man of enterprise and public spirit, and has always striven to do his share toward helping everything calculated to benefit the county of which he is a worthy citizen.



Submitted by:

Arlene Goodwin

Agoodwin@ctlnet.com

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Augustus married Nancy Ford 1 on 7 May 1853.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 794 M    i. Frank Ford Leas 1 was born on 9 Jun 1860, died on 16 Mar 1926 at age 65, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Augustus next married Electa Melissa Fay.,1 daughter of Perrin Fay 1 225 and Sally Farr,.1 225 Electa was born on 6 Feb 1840 in Kendall, Orleans Co, NY, died on 2 May 1877 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA225 at age 37, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 795 F    i. Nanon Fay Leas 1 was born on 5 Aug 1868,225 died on 2 May 1940 at age 71, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, North Thetford, Orange County, Vermont.

   796 F    ii. Agnes Leas 1 was born on 17 Apr 1872 in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA. Another name for Agnes was Aggie.226

Agnes married Dr. Paul C. Freer,1 son of J. W. Freer 228 and Catherine Gatter,228 on 30 Jun 1891 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA.227 Paul was born in 1862 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA and died in 1912 in Manila, Philippines58 at age 50.

Agnes next married Dr. Richard Pearsons Strong 1 on 1 Jan 1916 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA. Richard was born on 18 Mar 1872.

   797 M    iii. Harry A. Leas 1 229 was born in 1873 and died on an unknown date.

+ 798 M    iv. Frederick Augustus Leas 1 was born on 23 Mar 1875, died on 18 Dec 1928 in Paranaque, Rizal, Philippines at age 53, and was buried in Manila, Philippines.58

Augustus next married Aurelia Nancy Amaden,1 230 daughter of Horatio Gates Amaden 1 231 and Charlotte Johnson,1 on 7 May 1878 in Williams County, Ohio, USA. Aurelia was born in 1844 in Ohio, USA and died on 12 Jan 1910 in Manilla, Phillipines at age 66.

271. Obediah H. Leas 1 was born on 7 Apr 1836 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, died on 1 Oct 1888 at age 52, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: married by Edward Barker

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Obediah married Sarah Zwilling,1 daughter of Henry Zwilling and Julia A. Howald, on 31 Dec 1860 in Dekalb County, Indiana, USA. Sarah was born on 18 Apr 1838 in Oneida County, New York, USA and died on 11 Dec 1910 at age 72.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   799 M    i. Son Leas 1 was born on 18 Mar 1862 and died on 13 Apr 1862.

   800 M    ii. Frank E. Leas 1 was born on 24 Aug 1863, died on 26 Sep 1863, and was buried in County Line Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.30

   801 F    iii. Elnora Frances Leas 1 was born on 16 Oct 1864 and died on 14 Sep 1935 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 70. Another name for Elnora was Norah.226

Elnora married George Daum 1 on 27 Feb 1913. George died on 21 Dec 1925.

+ 802 F    iv. Cora Etta Leas 1 was born on 6 Aug 1867, died on 16 Aug 1909 at age 42, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

   803 M    v. Charles Leas 1 was born on 24 Jul 1872 and died in 1898 at age 26.

272. Emanuel Leas 1 was born on 7 Aug 1838 in Stark County, Ohio, USA,32 died on 26 Jan 1898 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA at age 59, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: married by J.W. Miller

He was a doctor and practiced medicine

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Emanuel married Ruth Campbell 1 on 18 Apr 1861. Ruth was born on 9 Dec 1843, died on 29 Sep 1932 at age 88, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   804 F    i. Daughter Leas 1 was born on 4 Apr 1862 and died on 13 Apr 1862.

+ 805 M    ii. Edward A. Leas 1 was born on 1 Apr 1863, died on 1 Nov 1920 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA at age 57, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

+ 806 F    iii. Ella May Leas 1 was born on 4 Jul 1865, died on 28 Jan 1936 at age 70, and was buried in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

   807 M    iv. William C. Leas 1 was born on 5 Nov 1867 and died on 15 Sep 1876 at age 8.


274. Adeline E. Leas 1 was born on 18 Mar 1841 in Guernsey County, Ohio, USA, died on 12 May 1919 in Indiana, USA at age 78, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: Married by James Hadsell

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 8 Jul 1870, Waterloo, Union Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Adeline married John Albert Yeagy 1 on 21 Mar 1872. John was born on 14 Aug 1846 in West Chester, Adams Co., PA, died on 30 Jan 1924 at age 77, and was buried in Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   808 F    i. Leora Yeagy 1 was born on 12 Oct 1874 in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 1 Jun 1935 at age 60, and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.

   809 M    ii. John Archibald Yeagy 1 was born on 20 Dec 1876 and died on 30 Jul 1926 at age 49.

275. John Leas 4 32 was born about 1829 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

John married Amanda Myer.232 Amanda was born about 1834 in Pennsylvania, USA.233

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   810 F    i. Elisabeth Leas 233 was born about 1856 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   811 M    ii. Jacob Leas 233 was born about 1858 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   812 F    iii. Martha Leas was born about 1859 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   813 M    iv. Peter Leas 233 was born about 1861 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 814 M    v. John E. Lease 232 was born about 1863 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 8 Oct 1935 in Iowa, USA about age 72, and was buried in Galva Township Cemetery East, Galva, Ida County, Iowa, USA.30

   815 M    vi. Charles Leas was born about 1866 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   816 M    vii. Denton Leas was born about 1870 in Pennsylvania, USA.

277. Sophia Catherine Leas 4 32 was born on 2 Jan 1834 in Pennsylvania, USA89 and died on 19 Jan 1917 in Monroe, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA89 90 at age 83.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 9 Jul 1870, York Springs, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sophia married Sebastian Fickes,89 son of Jacob Fickes 89 and Sarah,89 on 28 Oct 1852 in Petersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Sebastian was born on 10 Jun 1827 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 15 Feb 1899 at age 71.

Marriage Notes: According to "Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940" Sophia and Sebastion were married on 28 Oct 1852 at:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,York Springs,Adams,Pennsylvania

According to "Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 - 1950" Sophia Cath. Leas and Sibastian Fickes were married on 05 Feb 1853 at, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 9 Jul 1870, York Springs, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   817 M    i. William Irvin Fickes 234 was born on 15 Mar 1853 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 22 Sep 1922 in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA90 at age 69.

   818 M    ii. Jacob Warren Fickes 90 was born on 6 Aug 1854 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died vef 1860 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 6.

   819 M    iii. Henry L. Fickes 234 was born on 6 Sep 1855 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 8 Jan 1928 in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA90 at age 72.

   820 F    iv. Elizabeth Fickes 234 was born in 1857 in Pennsylvania, USA and died in 192390 at age 66.

+ 821 F    v. Ella Catherine Fickes 234 was born in Nov 1859 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 26 Dec 1943 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 84.

   822 M    vi. Dalby L. Fickes 234 was born on 28 Dec 1861 in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 23 Dec 1942 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 80. Another name for Dalby was Dalbys L. Fickes.90 235

   823 F    vii. Clara Mohaba Fickes 90 234 was born about 1864 in Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 28 Jun 1890 in Pennsylvania, USA90 about age 26.

   824 M    viii. Keller Curtis Fickes 234 was born on 23 Jul 1865 in Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA90 and died on 6 Dec 1935 in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA90 at age 70.

   825 F    ix. Sarah Fickes 90 was born on 27 Mar 1866 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 23 Dec 1923 in Silver Spring, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 57.

   826 F    x. Martha J. Fickes 234 was born about 1868 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   827 F    xi. Lilly Effie Fickes 90 234 was born on 20 Nov 1868 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA90 and died on 7 Jul 1945 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA90 at age 76. Another name for Lilly was Lillie E. Fickes.235

   828 F    xii. Lydiann Fickes 235 was born on 11 Jan 1871 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA90 and died on 8 Aug 1954 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA90 at age 83.

   829 F    xiii. Cora M. Fickes 235 was born about 1874 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 8 Jul 1943 in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA90 about age 69.

   830 F    xiv. Lura A. Fickes 235 was born about 1876 in Pennsylvania, USA.

278. William H. Leas was born about 1837 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1860, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Silver Spring, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1900, Carlisle borough Ward 4, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Resided, 1920, Philadelphia Ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

William married Sarah I. Sarah was born about 1851 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Silver Spring, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1900, Carlisle borough Ward 4, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA. 91

Children from this marriage were:

   831 M    i. Leas 236 was born on 25 May 1872, died on 10 Jun 1872, and was buried in Hampton Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Reading Township, York County, PA.

   832 F    ii. Lelia A. Leas 91 was born about 1873 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   833 M    iii. Darley E. Leas 236 237 was born about 1876 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 13 Feb 1880 about age 4, and was buried in Hampton Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Reading Township, York County, PA.

   834 F    iv. Sallie K. Leas 91 was born about 1877 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   835 F    v. Girtie M. Leas 91 was born about 1878 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 836 M    vi. Harry William Lease 238 was born on 20 Feb 1881 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 29 Jun 1926 at age 45, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, PA.53

   837 F    vii. Anna M. Leas 91 was born about 1882 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   838 M    viii. Frank Hartman Leas 91 was born on 4 Apr 1885 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 2 Jan 1949 at age 63, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, PA.53

Frank married Henrietta. Henrietta was born about 1896 in Pennsylvania, USA.

279. Benjamin Leas 1 36 was born on 24 Sep 1813 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 14 Feb 1892 at age 78, and was buried in Vicksburg Cemetery.


Benjamin married Mary Ann Barton 239 in 1838. Mary was born about 1816, died on 22 Nov 1899 about age 83, and was buried in Vicksburg Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

   839 F    i. Julia B. Leas .239

Julia married Cole.239

   840 F    ii. Kate L. Leas .239

Kate married W. L. Jarvis.239

   841 M    iii. Frank Eugene Leas .239

   842 M    iv. Thomas Barton Leas 239 died before 14 Feb 1892.

   843 M    v. John Nelson Leas 239 died before 14 Feb 1892.

280. Daniel Leas 1 35 was born on 8 Feb 1815 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 8 Sep 1886 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA at age 71.

Daniel married Soloma Schnee 1 35 on 1 Oct 1840. Soloma was born on 24 Nov 1822 in Perry Township, Snyder County, PA and died on 2 Jul 1860 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

   844 F    i. Mary A. Leas 1 35 was born about 1842 in Union County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   845 F    ii. Elizabeth Leas 1 35 was born on 7 Nov 1843 in Union County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 4 Jun 1865 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA at age 21.

   846 F    iii. Sarah E. Leas 1 35 was born about 1847 in Union County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   847 M    iv. Phillip H. Leas 1 35 was born on 16 Jul 1848 in Union County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 20 May 1869 in Perry Township, Snyder County, PA at age 20.

   848 F    v. Catharine Leas 1 35 was born on 2 Feb 1850 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA and died on 7 Aug 1857 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA at age 7.

   849 M    vi. John Leas 1 35 was born on 18 Sep 1850 in Union County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 21 Jan 1876 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA at age 25.

   850 M    vii. Thomas Leas 1 was born about 1853 in Union County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Thomas married Ellen A. Hiney.1 35

   851 M    viii. Jacob Leas 1 35 was born on 22 May 1858 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA and died on 28 Jan 1864 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA at age 5.

   852 F    ix. Catherine Alice Leas 1 35 was born about 1859 in Perry Township, Snyder Co., PA.

283. Rev. Isaac Jacob Leas 1 34 92 was born on 14 Jun 1821 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 27 Sep 1895 in Pike Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 74, and was buried in Snyders United Brethern Church Cemetery, New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

General Notes: Birth date and place and death date and place provided by Gene Waite

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Rye, Perry, Pennsylvania.

Isaac married Mary A. Tomey 1 34 92 about 1841. Mary was born about 1823 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA33 and died on 25 Mar 1914 in Pennsylvania, USA about age 91. Another name for Mary was Mary Toomey.240

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Rye, Perry, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 853 M    i. William Henry Leas 1 34 was born on 25 Jul 1842 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 7 Jul 1911 in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 68, and was buried in Centre Cemetery, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   854 F    ii. Margaret J. Leas 1 34 was born in 1844.

+ 855 F    iii. Rebecca F. Leas 1 36 was born in 1846 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 5 May 1911 at age 65.

   856 F    iv. Elizabeth J. Leas 1 36 was born on 22 Apr 1847 in Curwensville, Clearfield County, PA., died on 22 Feb 1928 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA240 at age 80, and was buried in Feb 1928 in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Elizabeth married Cyrus J. Wilson 1 35 in 1869. Cyrus died before 1928.

+ 857 F    v. Carrissa (Clara) Leas 1 36 was born in 1850 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA33 and died on 16 Feb 1928 at age 78.

   858 F    vi. Henrietta (Hettie) M. Leas 1 36 was born in 1852 and died in 1924 in Clearwater County, Pennsylvania at age 72.

Henrietta married James Mowrey.1 35

+ 859 F    vii. Anna Leas 1 34 was born in 1854 in Carlisle, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died in 1924 in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 70, and was buried in Centre Cemetery, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA.

288. John H. Leas 1 35 was born on 5 Jul 1832 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Jan 1919 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 86.

John married Catherine Bear,1 35 daughter of William Bear 33 and Sarah Raudabach,33 on 12 Jun 1862 in Madisonburg, Centre, PA.33 Catherine was born on 10 Jul 1841 in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA.33 Another name for Catherine was Baer.241

Children from this marriage were:

+ 860 M    i. Emory Bair Lease 33 was born on 8 Apr 1863 in New Berlin, Union, Pa and died on an unknown date.

+ 861 F    ii. Minnie Sara Lease 33 was born on 6 Feb 1865 in State College, Centre, PA and died on an unknown date.

+ 862 M    iii. Herman J. Lease 33 was born on 23 Apr 1867 in Plainfield, Will, IL.

+ 863 M    iv. William Henry Lease 33 was born on 23 Apr 1867 in Plainfield, Will, IL.


292. Dr. Charles Albright Leas 1 was born on 28 Jan 1822 in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 18 Mar 1888 in Glyndon, Baltimore Co., PA at age 66.

General Notes: From the Political Graveyard web page (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/leakin-leaver.html)

Leas, Charles A. \emdash of Baltimore, Md. Born in Pennsylvania. U.S. Consul in Reval, 1859-61; Stockholm, 1861-62; Belize City, 1862-65. Burial location unknown.



Glyndon History (http://historicglyndon.org/history.html)

Glyndon, Maryland, located northwest of the City of Baltimore, still maintains much of the charm it had as a Victorian summer village over 100 years ago. It might be said that the arrival of the Western Maryland Railroad in 1860 promoted the early location and growth of the town of Glyndon. The area itself was beautiful with green expanses and tall trees; an elevation above sea level of almost 700 feet provided delightful summers and mild winters.

Prior to 1871, Dr. Charles A. Leas, the first health officer of Baltimore City and a former American consul, made several purchases of land. When he discovered that farming was not his metier, he decided to found a small town. He employed the Baltimore surveyor Augustus Bouldin to lay out the lots and streets, planting rows of maples along the avenues. Baltimore County businessman Samuel P. Townsend also promoted the growth of the town with his purchase and development of a substantial number of acres. He assumed an active role in the community as a merchant, a railroad agent, and a postmaster.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Doctor. 35

Charles married Elizabeth Moore 1 35 on 11 Nov 1840 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 864 F    i. Louisa A. Leas .242

298. Benjamin Leas Long 1 98 was born on 10 Nov 1819 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 19 Jan 1894 in Hancock, , Iowa at age 74.

Benjamin married Elizabeth Myers 1 98 on 21 Oct 1839. Elizabeth was born on 28 May 1818 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 16 Jan 1895 in Hancock, Iowa at age 76.

Children from this marriage were:

   865 M    i. William Myers Long 99 was born on 24 Aug 1841 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 24 Jul 1896 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA at age 54.

William married Anna Gault McDermed 99 on 9 Nov 1881 in Cook County, Illinois, USA. Anna was born in Indiana, USA and died on 13 Oct 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.

   866 M    ii. John Corbin Long 99 was born on 17 Oct 1842 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 20 Dec 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA at age 78.

John married Carrie Elizabeth Lunt 99 on 17 Feb 1869 in Whiteside County, Illinois. Carrie was born on 2 Jan 1848 in Fulton County, Illinois, USA and died on 14 Feb 1900 at age 52.

   867 F    iii. Amanda Long 99 was born on 14 Nov 1843 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 10 May 1929 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA at age 85.

Amanda married George Ramsey Long,99 son of David Long 99 and Evaline Ramsey,99 on 22 Sep 1863. George was born on 10 Apr 1838 in Williamsburg, , Pennsylvania, and died on 8 May 1916 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA at age 78.

   868 F    iv. Mary Elizabeth Long 99 was born on 25 Feb 1851 and died on 31 Oct 1854 at age 3.

   869 F    v. Flora Long 99 was born on 28 Feb 1854 and died on 3 Mar 1854.

   870 F    vi. Laura Catherine Long 99 was born on 21 Jan 1858 in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 24 May 1924 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA at age 66.

Laura married Francis K. Van Fossen 99 on 12 Dec 1883. Francis was born in 1859 in Adel, Dallas County, Iowa and died on an unknown date.

299. Mary Ann Long 1 98 was born in 1827 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

General Notes:
Children

* Mary Doyle
* Ellen Doyle
* John Doyle

Mary married James Doyle.99 James was born in 1820 and died on 28 Apr 1859 at age 39.

Children from this marriage were:

   871 F    i. Mary Doyle 99 was born about 1846 and died on an unknown date.

   872 F    ii. Ellen Doyle 99 was born about 1847.

   873 M    iii. John Doyle 99 was born about 1848.

Mary next married Sankey.99

303. William W. Leas 1 was born in 1841 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 8 Feb 1896 at age 55, and was buried in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA.

General Notes: Information provided by Mark David Leas (mdldesign2002@yahoo.com) Alternative birth year is 1842

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

William married Sarah C. Fox.1 Sarah was born on 13 Sep 1841 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 18 Mar 1918 at age 76, and was buried in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA. Another name for Sarah was Sally C..243

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   874 F    i. Emma Mary Leas 1 35 was born on 18 Oct 1868 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA. Another name for Emma was Mary E. Leas.243

Emma married Oscar Stiles 1 35 on 16 Sep 1891 in 2514 Burt St., Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.35

+ 875 M    ii. Charles Elmer Leas 1 35 was born on 10 Jul 1870 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1937 at age 67.

   876 M    iii. Harry Curtis Leas 1 35 was born on 17 Jan 1875 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 29 Apr 1945 in Los Angeles County, California, USA at age 70.

Harry married Elizabeth Ann Fay 1 35 on 12 Sep 1906 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA.

+ 877 F    iv. Grace May Leas 1 35 was born on 12 Feb 1877 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 27 Aug 1917 in Adams County, Iowa at age 40.

   878 M    v. Arthur Clair Leas 1 35 was born on 19 Sep 1880 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 4 Apr 1955 in El Hambr, CA at age 74.

Arthur married Winnifred Burr 1 35 on 8 Jun 1927 in Papillon, NE.

305. William Boyd Leas 107 was born in 1838 and died on an unknown date.

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1910, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

William married Mary J..107 Mary was born in 1836.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1910, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 879 F    i. Laura E. Leas 107 was born in 1862 in Pennsylvania, USA, died in 1932 at age 70, and was buried in Millerstown Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania.

306. Theodore Leas 1 34 was born on 15 Apr 1851 in Millerstown, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 1 Aug 1908 at age 57, and was buried in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: 1870, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: 1860, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Theodore married Isabell M. Fickes 1 34 on 4 Oct 1880. Isabell was born on 28 Dec 1856 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 Feb 1939 at age 82, and was buried in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1910, Topton, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 880 F    i. Flora May Leas 1 was born in 1882 in Pennsylvania, USA244 and died in 1930107 at age 48.

   881 M    ii. Henry Fickes Leas 1 was born about 1885 in Pennsylvania, USA.245

+ 882 F    iii. Edith Jennie Leas 1 was born on 4 Apr 1888 in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA,245 died on 12 Dec 1966 in Topton, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 78, and was buried in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lyons.

   883 M    iv. Charles Herbert Leas 1 34 was born on 18 Jun 1891 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Charles married Florence Williams 1 34 on 25 Feb 1913 in New Castle County, Delaware, USA. Florence was born about 1895 in Pennsylvania, USA. Another name for Florence was Mabel W. Williams.

+ 884 M    v. Frank Raymond Leas 1 34 was born on 26 Mar 1894 in Rosedale, Camden, NJ.

   885 M    vi. Stanley Theodore Leas 1 was born about 1898 in Pennsylvania, USA.245


308. David Porter Leas 1 34 112 was born in 1842 in Charlesburg, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 9 Feb 1916 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 74, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

General Notes:
"The home of David Porter Leas, of Leas & McVitty, representative leather manufacturer, is an excellent specimen of the Colonial city homes, with amply grounds, coach house, etc. Recently enlarged and modernized, it is classed among the finest west of the Schuylkill river." SW corner of S 40TH ST and PINE ST Philadelphia, PA


Information provided by William Johnson in a e-mail:
David Porter Leas was Treasurer of Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA Which is the same place from which he graduated about 1863 See ''New Castle News'' (New Castle, PA), 23 May 1913 "...32nd anniversary of his services as treasurer..."


From Find A Grave:

1916-02-10; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"LEAS - On February 9, 1916, DAVID P. LEAS,aged 73 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services, Saturday, at 3 P. M., at his late residence, 400 S. 40th st. Interment private at West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Please omit flowers."

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1910, Philadelphia Ward 27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

David married Alice H. Humphry,1 daughter of Myron Humphry 1 4 and Sarah Fisk,1 4 in Jan 1867. Alice was born in 1844 in Horse Head, New York, USA, died in 1917 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 73, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1910, Philadelphia Ward 27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   886 M    i. Allen S. Leas died on 26 Nov 1881 in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey and was buried on 28 Nov 1881 in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.246

   887 M    ii. Fred C. Leas 1 34 was born in Jun 1871 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date.

+ 888 M    iii. Leroy Porter Leas 1 34 was born on 23 Jun 1875 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA, died in 1954 at age 79, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   889 F    iv. Mabel A. Leas 1 34 was born in Mar 1877 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA, died in Nov 1971 at age 94, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 890 F    v. Florence Leas 1 34 was born in May 1881 and died on an unknown date.

+ 891 M    vi. Donald Stewart Leas 1 34 was born on 15 Dec 1886, died on 31 Jan 1979 in Haverford, Delaware County, PA247 at age 92, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

David next married Doris Elliot Thompson 1 35 about 1918 in New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. Doris was born in 1892, died in 1965 at age 73, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

   892 M    i. Thompson Leas 1 35 was born on 9 Jan 1919, died on 10 Jun 1987 at age 68, and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

310. Emily Judson Leas 1 4 was born about 1846 in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Emily married William Vanderbilt Emery,1 4 son of Josiah Emery 248 and Julia Ann Beecher,248 on 10 Sep 1873 in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA. William was born on 29 Oct 1845 in Wellsboro, Tioga, PA.249

Children from this marriage were:

   893 M    i. William Leas Emery 248 was born on 30 Jun 1874.

   894 F    ii. Mary Stewart Emery 248 was born on 2 Apr 1880.

Mary married James Boggs Graham 250 on 15 Oct 1907. James was born on 12 May 1872 in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   895 M    iii. Eugene M. Emery .248

313. Anna M. Leas 58 was born about 1844 in Pennsylvania, USA.

General Notes: # Note:

Annie M. Seibert, Daughter is 36, living in the home of her father in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon Co, PA at the time of the 1880 Census.
Her daughter Effie L. Seibert is 10 and living with them.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1880, Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Anna married Seibert.58

The child from this marriage was:

   896 F    i. Effie L. Seibert 58 was born about 1869 in Pennsylvania, USA.

315. Francis J. Leas was born about 1849 in Pennsylvania, USA. Another name for Francis was Fanny.

General Notes: # Census: 1880 Shirleysburg, Huntingdon Co, PA
# Note: Fanny J. Harmony and her son Clarence L. are living with Fanny's father, George Leas in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon Co, PA at the time of the 1880 Census.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1880, Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Francis married Harmony.58

The child from this marriage was:

   897 M    i. Clarence L. Harmony 58 was born about 1869 in Pennsylvania, USA.

318. Charles W. Leas 114 was born on 15 Aug 1870,37 died on 26 Jun 194937 at age 78, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.37

Charles married Anna M..37 Anna was born on 18 Aug 1876, died on 7 Jun 1948 at age 71, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

   898 M    i. Charles Adam Leas 37 was born on 19 Oct 1912, died on 2 Jul 1998 at age 85, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Charles married Mabel W..37 Mabel was born on 26 Dec 1911, died on 16 Jan 1993 at age 81, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

320. Joseph Mard Eshelman 115 was born on 29 Jul 1854 in Old Ferry, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 31 Aug 1939 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 85.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1860, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Resided, 1870, Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Joseph married Salome Elizabeth Shreffler.115

The child from this marriage was:

+ 899 M    i. Charles Leas Eshelman was born on 13 Feb 1882 in Pennsylvania, USA3 and died on 1 May 1951 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

Joseph next married Carrie May Snyder.115 Carrie was born on 5 Mar 1881 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 30 Nov 1955 in Ventor City, , NJ at age 74.

322. John De Lap 39 was born on 5 Oct 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 3 Mar 1879 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 55.

John married Anna Marie Yeatts on 14 Oct 1845 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Anna was born on 2 Aug 1822 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 17 Apr 1904 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 81.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 900 M    i. Silas Charles DeLap 39 was born on 26 Jul 1846 in York Springs, Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 18 Jun 1931 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA at age 84.

   901 M    ii. William Leonard DeLap 39 was born on 4 Apr 1849 in Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 5 Jan 1921 in Gloucester City, Camden County, New Jersey, USA at age 71.

   902 M    iii. John Dyson DeLap 39 was born in 1851.

   903 M    iv. Daniel P. DeLap 39 was born in 1853.

   904 F    v. Mary DeLap 39 was born on 4 Dec 1855 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 1 Nov 1929 at age 73.

   905 M    vi. Henry Amos DeLap 39 was born in 1859 in Pennsylvania, USA.

327. Catherine Elizabeth Schriver 39 was born on 14 May 1830 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1889 in Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 59.

Catherine married John Kunkel 39 on 8 Mar 1849 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. John was born in 1823 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 23 Jul 1889 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

   906 M    i. William Francis Kunkel 39 was born on 12 Dec 1849 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 18 Apr 1909 in Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 59.

   907 M    ii. Jacob Adam Kunkel 39 was born on 19 Sep 1851 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 4 Feb 1930 in Montgomery County, Indiana, USA at age 78.

   908 M    iii. John H. Kunkel 39 was born on 29 Aug 1856 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 31 Aug 1857 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 1.

   909 F    iv. Sarah Margaret Kunkel 39 was born on 26 Mar 1857 in Butler, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 30 Sep 1929 in 452 Junction Ave, Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA at age 72.

   910 M    v. Joseph E. Kunkel 39 was born on 15 Oct 1858 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 21 Jun 1860 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 1.

   911 M    vi. Uriah M. Kunkel 39 was born in 1861 and died on 25 Sep 1867 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 6.

   912 F    vii. Mary Elizabeth Kunkel 39 was born on 11 Jan 1864 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 10 Jan 1960 in Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA at age 95.

   913 F    viii. Ruthanna Abigail Kunkel 39 was born on 4 Nov 1864 in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 17 Mar 1936 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA at age 71.

   914 F    ix. Amanda Jane Kunkel 39 was born on 20 Feb 1868 in Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA and died on 25 Feb 1893 in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA at age 25.

   915 F    x. Martha Ellen Kunkel 39 was born on 27 Oct 1873 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA and died in 1952 at age 79.

354. Susannah Leas 1 118 was born about 1836 and died on 10 Aug 1873119 about age 37.

General Notes: Benjamin and Susannah had nine children: John, Charlotte E., Lillian T., Rosa F., Nancy A., Eva C., Lola D., Benjamin and another unnamed child.

Susannah married Benjamin Easton 1 118 about 1857. Benjamin was born on 4 Dec 1836 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   916 M    i. John Easton .119

   917 F    ii. Charlotte E. Easton .119

   918 F    iii. Lillian T. Easton .119

   919 F    iv. Rosa F. Easton .119

   920 F    v. Nancy A. Easton .119

   921 F    vi. Eva C. Easton .119

   922 F    vii. Lola D. Easton .119

   923 M    viii. Benjamin Easton .119

363. Susan Wonders 1 was born on 12 Nov 1827 and died on 22 Dec 1908 at age 81.

Susan married John Horn 1 on 4 Dec 1848 in Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 924 M    i. Jacob Horn .1

+ 925 F    ii. Ollie Horn .1

+ 926 F    iii. Margaret Horn .1

364. Daniel Wonders 1 was born on 10 Sep 1829 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA119 and died on 1 Mar 1901 at age 71.

General Notes:
DANIEL WONDERS, farmer; P. O., Bellefontaine; is one of the most successful and well-known farmers in the county, and was born Sept. 10, 1829, in York Co., Pa.; he is a son of Jacob and Christiana (Lease) Wonders, both of whom were born in that county; his father followed teaming in early life, and was detailed as a teamster in the war of 1812; after his marriage, however, he went to farming, and in 1836, wooed to this county, where he resided eighteen months, and then went back to Venango Co., Pa., where his father had bought a large tract of land for the purpose of giving each of his children a farm. Jacob sold his in 1844, and carne to this county and settled in Zane Tp., where he died in 1877, and his wife one year previous. Daniel went to the blacksmiths' trade when 19 years old, and after an apprenticeship of two years returned to his father's, where he worked at the trade and on the farm-for two years, and then commenced dealing in stock; he followed that, together with farming, with the best of success for many years, and by his own exertions has accumulated a handsome property, owning two good farm:, and has built good and substantial buildings; he has not dealt in stock of late years, preferring a quieter life; he was married Sept. 13, 1853, to Elizabeth, daughter of Richard M. and Margaret (Henry) Dickinson; she was born April 5, 1826, in this county, her parents being among the first settlers of the county, and are both yet living, having been married sixty-two years. Daniel's marriage has been blessed with three children - Margaret M., George M. and Mary C.; the eldest is married to Wallace Jameson. He has beet a member of the Agricultural Society for nine years, and he and wife and two eldest children are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; he was a Democrat in early life, but has been a Republican since the organization of that party

Daniel married Elizabeth Dickinson,1 daughter of Richard M. Dickinson 119 and Margaret Henry,119 on 13 Sep 1853. Elizabeth was born on 5 Apr 1826 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.119

Children from this marriage were:

+ 927 F    i. Margaret M. Wonders .1

+ 928 F    ii. Mary C. Wonders .1

+ 929 M    iii. George M. Wonders .1

365. Samuel Lease Wonders 1 was born on 17 Jan 1833 and died on 10 Apr 1907 at age 74.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Carpenter/Cabinet Maker.

Samuel married Susan Courter 1 on 27 Sep 1855. Susan was born in 1834 and died in 1917 at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 930 F    i. Virginia A. Wonders 1 was born on 2 Oct 1857, died on 12 Sep 1920 at age 62, and was buried in Zanesfield Cemetery, Jeff Township, Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

+ 931 M    ii. James Crew Wonders 1 was born on 10 Dec 1860 and died on 6 Jun 1927 at age 66.

   932 F    iii. Christine Wonders 1 was born on 5 Apr 1863 and died in 1866 at age 3.

+ 933 M    iv. Frank E. Wonders 1 was born on 25 Jul 1866 and died on 9 Oct 1954 at age 88.

366. Julia Wonders 1 was born on 30 Oct 1835 and died in 1910 at age 75.

Julia married Solomon McColloch 1 on 1 Jan 1857.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 934 M    i. Charles McColloch .1

+ 935 F    ii. Molly McColloch .1

+ 936 F    iii. Nora McCooloch .1

369. John Leas 1 was born on 5 Aug 1809,122 died on 17 Jan 1887 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA123 at age 77, and was buried in Bermudian Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Washington Twp, York Co, PA.

John married Mary Lerew.1 Mary was born on 8 Sep 1816 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 21 Mar 1875 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA123 at age 58, and was buried in Bermudian Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Washington Twp, York Co, PA.122

Children from this marriage were:

   937 F    i. Catherine Leas 123 was born in 1834 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   938 F    ii. Rebecca Leas 123 was born in 1835 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   939 M    iii. John N. Leas 1 was born on 26 Mar 1836 and died on 23 Dec 1856 at age 20.

   940 M    iv. Joseph Leas 123 was born in 1838.

   941 F    v. Mary Ann Leas 123 was born on 25 Sep 1840 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 18 Jun 1911 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 70, and was buried on 21 Jun 1911 in Altland Cemetery, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mary married Joseph S. Beck 123 about 1865 in Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Joseph was born on 9 Aug 1815 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 30 Aug 1896 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 81, and was buried in Altland Cemetery, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mary next married Benjamin Lerew 123 on 25 Dec 1860 in Zion Lutheran Church, York, PA. Benjamin was born in 1835 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   942 M    vi. Jacob I. Leas 123 was born about 1844.

Jacob married Adaline Jones Lathim,251 daughter of William Kenly Lathim 251 and Elvira Cynthia Bunch,251 on 26 Sep 1861. Adaline was born on 15 Oct 1846 in Missouri, USA and died on 11 Feb 1886 at age 39.

   943 M    vii. David Leas 123 was born in 1845 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 944 M    viii. Adam L. Leas 123 was born in 1848 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 20 Aug 1928 in Huntsdale, , Pensylvania at age 80.

   945 M    ix. Christian Leas 123 was born in 1853 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on an unknown date.

   946 F    x. Elizabeth Leas 123 was born in 1854 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   947 M    xi. Reuben Leas was born on 9 Mar 1856 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA,123 died on 4 Sep 1863 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA122 123 at age 7, and was buried in Bermudian Brethren Cem., Wash. Twp, York Co, PA.

   948 F    xii. Ellen Leas 122 was born on 21 Jul 1858 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 21 Mar 1859 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, and was buried in Bermudian Brethren Cem., Wash. Twp, York Co, PA.

370. Peter Leas 1 was born on 11 Dec 1811, died on 4 Mar 1890 at age 78, and was buried in Bermudian Church Cem, Washington Twp, York Co., PA.

General Notes: Tombstone - b. Dec 11, 1811, d. Mar. 4, 1890, age: 78y 2m 23d


HUSBAND NOTES: Peter LEAS
Birth(1):
Census(2): Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year

LEAS PETER 48 M W PA PA YORK DOVER TWP 1860

12/13
Peter Leas, 48, farmer, 3000/510 All born PA
Anne, 46
Mary, 21
Lovina, 19


John, 17
Samuel, 15
Peter, 13
Michael, 11
Annie, 7
William, 5

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1860, Dover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Peter married Anna.1 Anna was born on 10 Jul 1813, died on 8 Feb 1896 at age 82, and was buried in Bermudian Church Cem, Washington Twp, York Co., PA. Another name for Anna was Anne.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1860, Dover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   949 F    i. Mary Leas 252 was born about 1839.

   950 F    ii. Lovina Leas 252 was born about 1841.

   951 M    iii. John Leas 252 was born about 1843.

+ 952 M    iv. Samuel D. Leas 1 4 35 129 134 was born in 1844 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 22 Mar 1940 at age 96.

+ 953 M    v. Peter H. Leas , Jr. 252 was born in Jul 1845 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   954 M    vi. Michael Leas 252 was born about 1849.

   955 F    vii. Annie Leas 252 was born about 1853.

+ 956 M    viii. William C. Leas 252 253 was born in Jun 1854 in Pennsylvania, USA.

371. James Leas 1 was born on 18 Jan 1814, died on 1 Jan 1879 at age 64, and was buried in Bermudian Brethren Cem., Wash. Twp, York Co, PA.122

James married Rebecca Unknown.1 Rebecca was born in 1811, died on 30 Apr 1881 at age 70, and was buried in Bermudian Church Washington Twp, York Co., PA.

Children from this marriage were:

   957 M    i. John Leas .1

   958 M    ii. James Leas 1 was born in 1840 and died in 1866 at age 26.

   959 F    iii. Lucy Leas .1

   960 M    iv. Solomen Leas 1 was born in 1847 and died in 1931 at age 84.

   961 F    v. Nancy Leas .1

   962 M    vi. Joseph Leas .1

   963 F    vii. Ruth Leas .1

   964 F    viii. Alice Leas .1

+ 965 M    ix. Nathaniel Leas 1 was born in Nov 1851 in Pennsylvania, USA,254 died on 16 Nov 1917 at age 66, and was buried in Bermudian Church Cem, Washington Twp., York Co., PA.

372. Valentine L. Leas 1 was born in 1816, died on 13 Jan 1898 at age 82, and was buried in Bermudian Church, Washington Twp, York Co., PA.

General Notes: Fleck's notes say birth 14 Feb 1820 Bermudian Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Washington Twp, York Co., PA shows Amelia Leas, Sep 16, 1863 (only date), daughter of Valentine & Lydia Leas Also, Elysas S., Jan 17, 1862, age: 4y 11m 24d, son of Valentine & Lydia Leas Tombstone - Jan 13, 1898, age: 77y 10m 29d

Valentine married Lydia C. Sauer.,1 daughter of John Sauer 49 and Mary,.49 Lydia was born on 30 Jan 1819, died on 2 Jun 1882 at age 63, and was buried in Bermudian Cem, Washington Twp, York Co., PA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 966 F    i. Amanda Leas 1 was born on 22 Nov 1851 and died on 29 May 1924 at age 72.

+ 967 M    ii. John Sower Leas 1 was born on 6 Oct 1857, died on 11 Nov 1927 at age 70, and was buried in Red Run Cemetery, Washington Twp.

   968 F    iii. Amelia Leas 122 died on 16 Sep 1863 and was buried in Bermudian Brethren Cem., Wash. Twp, York Co, PA.

   969 M    iv. Elysas S. Leas 122 was born about 1858 and died on 17 Jan 1862 about age 4.

374. Jemima Leas 1 was born on 22 Jul 1822 and died on 8 Apr 1894 at age 71.

General Notes: http://midatlantic.rootsweb.com/familyhart/ shows her name as Jemmima Jacobs.

Jemima married Andrew Dierdorff.,1 135 son of Jacob Dierdorff 1 134 and Rebecca Leas,.49 Andrew was born in 1818 in Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania and died on 7 Jul 1896 in Fordville, Paradise Township, York, Penn at age 78.

Children from this marriage were:

   970 M    i. John Dierdorff 1 was born on 29 Apr 1861 and died in 1924 at age 63.

   971 M    ii. Andrew Dierdorff 1 was born on 3 May 1861 and died about 6 Apr 1930 about age 68.

   972 F    iii. Amanda Dierdorff 1 was born on 3 May 1861 and died on 7 Sep 1927 at age 66.

   973 M    iv. Absalom Dierdorff 1 134 was born in 1862, died on 1 Sep 1942 at age 80, and was buried in Fordville, Paradise Twp, York Co., PA.

375. Sarah Leas .1

Sarah married John Detters.1

The child from this marriage was:

   974 M    i. John Leas .1

376. Joshua Leas 1 was born on 22 Jul 1822 and died in 1891 at age 69.

General Notes: Fleck says death on 16 Mar 1894

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Hamilton, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA. 255

Joshua married Catherine Gipe.1 Catherine was born on 17 Nov 1823, died on 27 Feb 1890 at age 66, and was buried in Mummerts Meeting House Cemetery, Abbottstown, Hamilton Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Hamilton, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA. 255

Children from this marriage were:

   975 F    i. Sarah C. Leas .1

   976 F    ii. Beulah Leas .1

+ 977 M    iii. William G. Leas 1 was born on 13 Jan 1859 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA,255 died on 27 Sep 1915 in East Berlin, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA256 at age 56, and was buried in Mummerts Meetinghouse Cemetery, Abbottstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.30

377. Daniel Gates Leas 1 127 was born on 29 Oct 1816 and died on 1 Apr 1909 at age 92. Another name for Daniel was Daniel Gates Lease.127

Daniel married Nehama Woolsey 1 127 in 1847 in Logan, OH. Nehama was born in St. Louis.

Children from this marriage were:

   978 M    i. Daniel Gates Lease 257 died in 1875.

Daniel married Caroline Arnold.,257 daughter of Thomas Arnold 257 and Living. Another name for Caroline was Mary Jane.257

   979 M    ii. Charley Lease .257

Daniel next married Mary Jane Arnold,1 127 daughter of Thomas Arnold 257 and Living, in 1857.257 Mary was born in 1839 and died on 26 Jul 1897257 at age 58.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 980 M    i. Amos Christopher Lease 1 127 258 was born on 27 Jun 1858 in Clarke County, Iowa, died about 20 Dec 1927 in Ordway, , Colorado about age 69, and was buried in Ordway Cemetery, Ordway, , Colorado.

+ 981 F    ii. Cora Belle Leas 1 259 was born on 18 Feb 1864 in Ellston, Iowa, died on 24 May 1952 at age 88, and was buried on 27 May 1952 in Denver, Adams, CO.33

   982 M    iii. Grant Arthur Lease 257 was born on 23 Dec 1867 and died on 18 Jan 1959 at age 91.

+ 983 F    iv. Emily Edith Lease .257

   984 F    v. Mary Alice Lease 257 was born on 25 Nov 1878 and died on 20 Aug 1896 at age 17.

   985 M    vi. Abraham Leas 257 was born in 1882 and died on an unknown date.

378. Andrew Dill Leas 1 119 125 was born on 25 May 1818 in Logan County, Ohio, USA and died in 1911128 at age 93.

General Notes:
ANDREW D. LEAS, farmer; P. O., Harper. Jacob Leas was a native of Germany, and emigrated to Pennsylvania prior to the Revolutionary war. Stephen Leas his son, was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Ohio in 1812. His wife was Susan Gate, who was the daughter of John Gates, whose father also came from Germany. Andrew D. Leas was Stephen's son, and was born May 25, 1818, in Logan Co., O. On the 4th day of October, 1845, he married Catherine Strickland, daughter of George Strickland, of York Co., Pa.; she was born Oct. 10, 1818. The children of A. D. Leas are-Stephen C., born Jan. 18, 1847; Mary Ann, July 5, 1854; Susan, July 15, 1855, and Sarah, Oct. 14, 1860. By occupation, Andrew D. Leas is a farmer, and many of his broad acres are the rich alluvial deposits of the historic Rush Creek bottom land, and near the romantic lake of that name; he raises and deals in stock, making sheep a specialty, but the other stocks also, to an unusual extent amongst farmers; he is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, Rush Creek Lodge, No. 24, and the church connections of the family are with that branch known as the Christian Church. By this, the name and example of A. D. Leas are handed to the succeeding generations of those who take descent from him.

Andrew married Catharine Strickland,1 125 daughter of George Strickland 119 and Living, on 4 Oct 1845.125 Catharine was born on 10 Oct 1818.119

Children from this marriage were:

   986 M    i. Stephen C. Leas 119 was born on 18 Jan 1847.

   987 F    ii. Mary Ann Leas 119 was born on 5 Jul 1854.

+ 988 F    iii. Susanna Bell Leas 119 was born on 15 Jul 1855 and died in 1941 at age 86.

   989 F    iv. Sarah Leas 119 was born on 14 Oct 1860.

379. Stephen Yoner Leas 1 125 127 was born on 23 Sep 1819 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes:
From the Logan County, Jefferson Township web page (http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Logan/LoganJefferson.htm)

S. Y . LEASE, real estate send money loan agent, Zanesfield. This gentleman is the fifth child of a family of twelve children horn to Stephen and Susannah (Gates) Lease. Stephen lease was a native of York Co., Pa. He was born in 1781; his wife was a native of the same place, and was born in 1789; they were married in 1811, and carne to this county in 1812, making the journey by team. They bought some land and made this their residence until his death in 1867; Mrs. Lease died in 1876. Of their twelve children seven are living; all are married and all are farmers except S. Y.; he was born on his father's farm, on the headwaters of Mad River, Sept. 23, 1819, and lived at home for forty years. His school facilities were confined to a few terms of subscription school in an old log cabin with slat scats and oiled paper windows. He worked with the family until he was about 35 years of age, when his father deeded him and Iris two brothers, Andrew and John, each 150 acres of land. These brothers farmed their land in partnership, and made purchases of land for their joust account. Sept 3, 1860, S. Y. Lease and Miss Hannah Daughherty. were united in the bonds of wedlock, and soon after took up their residence in Zanesfield, where they have since lived. He has followed the real estate business and loaned money; he has also been engaged in the drug business on several occasions in Zanesfield. Of the three children Born to the marriage, but one is living, Belle, born July 5, 1877.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Stephen married Hannah Daugherty,1 125 daughter of Jarvis Daugherty 119 and Hannah Marmon,119 on 3 Sep 1860 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.125 Hannah was born about 1824.

The child from this marriage was:

   990 F    i. Belle Leas 119 was born on 5 Jul 1877.

380. Hannah Leas 1 125 was born on 2 May 1821 in Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Feb 1903 in Huntsville, Logan Co, OH129 at age 81.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Hannah married Richard Brown Pash,129 son of John Henry Pash 129 and Catherine Moreland,129 on 15 Apr 1841 in Logan County, Ohio, USA. Richard was born on 19 Aug 1812 in Fairfax County, VA and died on 26 Dec 1895 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 991 M    i. Colbert Benton Brown Pash 129 was born on 12 Mar 1842 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died on 23 Mar 1919 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 77, and was buried on 25 Mar 1919 in Fulton Cemetery, Logan Co, OH.

   992 F    ii. Nancy Ann Pash 129 was born on 1 Apr 1844 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Aug 1845 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 1.

   993 M    iii. John Richard Pash 129 was born on 23 Oct 1845 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died in Nov 1926 at age 81, and was buried in Fulton Cemetery, Logan Co, OH.

   994 M    iv. William Henry Lawrence Pash 129 was born on 1 Oct 1847 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died on 6 Jan 1925 at age 77, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co, IN.

   995 M    v. George Albert Pash 129 was born on 13 Nov 1849 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died on 5 Nov 1926 near Coffey, Daviess Co., MO at age 76, and was buried on 7 Nov 1926 in Pleasant Ridge, Bethany, Harrison Co, MO.

   996 M    vi. Stephen Leas Pash 129 was born on 4 Sep 1851 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died in 1885 at age 34, and was buried in Fulton Cemetery, Logan Co, OH.

   997 F    vii. Adelade Amanda Pash 129 was born on 27 Dec 1853 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA and died on 15 Nov 1855 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 1.

   998 F    viii. Dora Pash 129 was born on 2 Aug 1857 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died on 18 Dec 1869 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 12, and was buried in Fulton Cemetery, Logan Co, OH.

   999 F    ix. Cora Ida Pash 129 was born on 8 Dec 1859 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died on 5 Oct 1918 in Huntsville, Logan Co, OH at age 58, and was buried on 7 Oct 1918 in Huntsville Cem, Huntsville, Logan Co, OH.

   1000 M    x. Oliver Gordon Meade Pash 129 was born on 28 Oct 1863 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died on 15 Apr 1954 in Huntsville Cem, Huntsville, Logan Co, OH at age 90, and was buried in Huntsville Cem, Huntsville, Logan Co, OH.

381. Lydia Leas 1 125 was born on 6 Mar 1823 in Jefferson Twp., Logan Co., OH.

General Notes:
MRS. LYDIA DAUGHHERTY, farming; P. O., Zanesfield; was born in this township, March 6, 1829; is the eighth child of the family, born to Stephen and Susannah (Gates) Lease, who were among the early pioneers of this county. Mrs. Daughherty was married Dec. 25, 1860, to William, whose name she bears. He was born April 19, 1818, in this township and is a son of Jarvis and Hannah (Marmon) Daughherty. Jarvis D. was a native of the Emerald Isle, and emigrated to this State at an early time, and purchased 400 acres south of Zanesfield, which he settled upon, and raised a family of six children, of which number William was the eldest. Alter the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. William D., they located on part of the homestead farm. March 7, 1874, her husband was removed by death, leaving three children to mourn his departure, whose names are Susie, born Aug. 11, 1863; Jennie, Nov. 11, 18656, and Zaccheus, Sept. 7, 1868. Since his death she has resided on the farm, which is farmed under her supervision

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Lydia married William Daugherty,1 125 son of Jarvis Daugherty 119 and Hannah Marmon,119 on 25 Dec 1860.125 William was born on 19 Apr 1819 in Jefferson Township, Logan County, Ohio, USA119 and died on 7 Mar 1874119 at age 54.

Children from this marriage were:

   1001 F    i. Susie Daugherty 119 was born on 11 Aug 1863.

   1002 F    ii. Jennie Daugherty was born on 11 Nov 1865.

+ 1003 M    iii. Zaccheus Daugherty 119 was born on 7 Sep 1868.

382. John Jackson Lease 1 125 was born on 8 Feb 1825 in Jefferson Township, Logan County, Ohio, USA, died on 26 Mar 1899 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA126 at age 74, and was buried in Lease Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes:
J. J. LEASE, farmer; P. O., Bellefontaine; was born in this township Feb. 3, 1825; is the sun of Stephen and Susannah (Gates) Lease. Stephen was born in 1798 in Pennsylvania, and came West about the year 1812, making his first stand on the farm where John Hoge now lives, where he remained about two ,years, and then located on the farm now owned by Jacob Lease, where he purchased 290 acres, which was at that time as the primitive forest., in a perfectly wild state; here he built him a cabin, and lived the real life of a frontiersman. John J. lived with his father until his death, and, in fact, since that time has never been very far from the old homestead. The death of his father occurred in 1867, his mother's about ten years afterwards. Oct. 7, 1865, John J. was married to Cynthia A. Tittsworth, who. was born in 1839 in this county; she was a daughter of William and Sarah (Dunston) Tittsworth. Since Mr. Lease's marriage he has resided on the firm he now owns, which is adjacent to and a part of the original homestead; has eight children - Stephen, James D., Susanah, Ann, Emma, Dora, Charles and Clara. He has a good farm of 255 acres of land.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

John married Cynthia A. Tittsworth,1 125 daughter of William Tittsworth 119 and Sarah Dunston,119 on 7 Oct 1865 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.125 Cynthia was born on 24 Sep 1838 in Logan County, Ohio, USA,126 died on 29 Jan 1911 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA126 at age 72, and was buried in Lease Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio, USA.126

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1004 M    i. Stephen Leonard Lease 1 260 was born in 1868 and died on 3 Jun 1934 in Logan County, Ohio, USA126 at age 66.

   1005 F    ii. Susanah Lease 1 260 was born on 12 Dec 1869 in Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA126 and died on 28 May 1913 in Logan County, Ohio, USA126 at age 43.

+ 1006 M    iii. Charles Lease 1 260 was born in Feb 1870 in Ohio, USA and died on 26 Dec 1952 in Galion, Crawford County, Ohio, USA126 at age 82.

+ 1007 M    iv. James D. Lease 1 260 was born in 1872 and died on 1 May 1939 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA126 at age 67.

   1008 F    v. Anna Mae Lease 1 260 was born on 1 Aug 1872 in Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA126 and died on 18 Jun 1948 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA126 at age 75.

+ 1009 F    vi. Emma Lease 1 260 was born about 1873 in Ohio, USA126 and died on 25 Sep 1929 in Logan County, Ohio, USA126 about age 56.

+ 1010 F    vii. Dora May Lease 1 260 was born in 1879 and died 1915 or 14 Feb 1957 in Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio, USA126 at age 36.

   1011 F    viii. Clara Lease 1 260 was born about 1880 in Ohio, USA126 and died on 5 Dec 1961 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA126 about age 81.

   1012 F    ix. Flora Lease 126 was born about 1882 in Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

383. Anna S. Leas 124 was born on 21 Jan 1829 in Ohio, USA and died on 25 Nov 1912 in Jefferson Township, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 83.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Anna married James M. Dunson.,124 261 son of James Dunson 262 and Cynthia Bainbridge,.262 James was born in 1827 and died on 8 Apr 1888 in Jefferson Township, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 61.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1013 M    i. Jacob "Jake" Dunson 261 was born in Dec 1856 in OH.

   1014 M    ii. Stephen Dunson 261 was born in 1857 in OH.

+ 1015 M    iii. James William Dunson 261 was born on 17 Dec 1858 in Logan County, Ohio, USA and died on 1 Sep 1933 in Rush Creek Township, Logan County, OH at age 74.

   1016 M    iv. Jackson Dunson 261 was born about 1861 in OH.

+ 1017 M    v. Daniel L. Dunson 261 was born on 6 Jul 1861 in Logan County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Oct 1938 in Bellefontaine Cemetery, Lake Township, Logan County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

   1018 F    vi. Susan Ann "Susie" Dunson 261 was born in Nov 1864 in OH and died on an unknown date.

   1019 F    vii. Ella Dunson 261 was born about 1867 in OH.

   1020 M    viii. Charles F. Dunson 261 was born in Jun 1870 in OH.

Charles married Ottie May Arbegast,262 daughter of Aaron Arbegast 262 and Flora Elliott,262 on 23 Dec 1904. Ottie was born about 1884 in OH.

384. Jacob Leas 1 125 was born on 1 Dec 1830 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes:
JACOB LEASE, farmer; P. O., Bellefontaine; is the youngest of the family born to Stephen Lease, and was the eleventh child; he was born Dec. 1, 1830, on the farm he now owns, which was the homestead place, which he has never left. In 1865 he was married to Susanna Everingham; she was born 1843, in this county; she was a daughter of Henry and Sophronia (Donaldson) Everingham. Seven children are the result of this union, who are Anna M., Susan O., Jacob A., Lillie R., John J,, Ettie and Katie. He has 145 acres of land; the house is situated on the upland overlooking the valley below, which is rich bottom land.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Jefferson, Logan County, Ohio, USA.

Jacob married Susanna Everingham,1 125 daughter of Henry Everingham 119 and Sophronia Donaldson,119 in 1865.125 Susanna was born in 1843 in Logan County, Ohio, USA.119

Children from this marriage were:

   1021 F    i. Anna M. Leas .119

   1022 F    ii. Susan O. Leas .119

   1023 M    iii. Jacob A. Leas .119

   1024 F    iv. Lillie R. Leas .119

   1025 M    v. John J. Leas .119

   1026 F    vi. Ettie Leas .119

   1027 F    vii. Katie Leas .119

386. Henry Leas 1 was born in 1810 and died after 1850.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Carpenter. 132

Henry married Mary Unknown.1 132 Mary was born on 6 Nov 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 12 Apr 1876 at age 72, and was buried in Red Run Cemetery, Washington Twp.

Children from this marriage were:

   1028 M    i. George Leas 1 132 was born about 1838 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 1029 M    ii. Henry S. Leas 1 132 was born on 23 Mar 1839 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 7 Jun 1892 in Hellam Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 53, and was buried in Kretuz Creeke Cemetery, Hellam Twp.

   1030 F    iii. Susanah Leas .1 132

Susanah married George Shroyer.1 132

   1031 M    iv. Joseph Leas .1 132

387. Leah Leas 1 132 was born in 1811, died in 1877 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA48 at age 66, and was buried in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Latimore Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1860, Lattimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Leah married Adam Leake.1 263 Adam was born about 1795 in Massachusetts, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Tailor. 264

• United States Census: Residence, 1850, Latimore Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. 265

Children from this marriage were:

   1032 F    i. Leah Leake 1 132 was born about 1836 in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 1033 M    ii. Adam Leake 1 132 was born on 5 Feb 1849 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 4 Apr 1923 in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 74.

   1034 F    iii. Elia Leake 266 was born about 1851 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1035 F    iv. Mary Leake 1 132 was born on 13 Jan 1853 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.267

Mary married Reuben Griest 1 132 on 23 May 1872 in Dillsbury, York Co, Pennsylvania.267 Reuben was born on 18 May 1848 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.267

388. Eliza Leas 1 132 was born in 1812 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1870.

Eliza married Benjamin Myers 1 about 1837 in East Berlin, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.132 Benjamin was born on 2 May 1811 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1870.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Farmer. 264

Children from this marriage were:

   1036 M    i. Alfred Myers 1 132 was born in 1838 in East Berlin, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   1037 M    ii. David L. Myers 1 132 was born in 1840 in East Berlin, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

David married Sarah Colson.1 132

   1038 F    iii. Sarah Ann Myers 1 132 was born about 1841 in Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1910.

Sarah married George Phillips.1 132 George was born in Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 1039 M    iv. Joseph Leas Myers 1 132 was born on 22 Feb 1844 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 4 Oct 1944 in Mission, TX at age 100.

   1040 M    v. Ammon Myers 1 132 was born in 1846 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1041 M    vi. Benjamin F. Myers 1 132 was born in 1849 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   1042 M    vii. Hatton Myers 1 132 was born after 1850.

389. David H. Leas 1 132 was born in Sep 1814 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 2 Aug 1862 in Latimore Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 47, and was buried in Bermudian Lutheran Cemetery, Adams Co.,.

David married Sarah Unknown.1 264 Sarah was born in 1811, died on 20 Jun 1868 in Latimore Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 57, and was buried in Bermudian Lutheran Cemetery, Adams Co.,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1043 F    i. Lydia Leas 1 132 was born on 26 Jul 1839 in Hampton, PA and died on 18 Mar 1900 at age 60.

+ 1044 M    ii. Jacob Leas 1 132 was born in 1843 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1045 F    iii. Elizabeth Leas 1 132 was born in 1845 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1046 M    iv. Solomon Leas 1 132 was born in 1847 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1047 F    v. Margaret Leas 1 132 was born on 17 Jul 1849 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 30 Aug 1862 at age 13, and was buried in Bermudian Lutheran Cem., Adams Co., PA.

391. Jesse Leas 1 was born on 25 May 1816 in Pennsylvania, USA, died in 1892 in Latimore Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 76, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Latimore Twp., Adams County, PA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Farmer. 132

Jesse married Mary Asper 1 264 about 1842 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. Mary was born on 29 Mar 1820, died on 6 Apr 1891 in Latimore Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 71, and was buried in Bermudian Mt. Olivert Cem, Adams Co., PA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1048 M    i. Samuel Leas 1 132 was born in 1834 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1049 F    ii. Susannah Leas 1 132 was born in 1844 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Susannah married Lemman Myers.1 132

   1050 F    iii. Mary Leas 1 132 was born on 11 Mar 1852 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mary married John Gauchenaur.1 132

   1051 M    iv. William Leas 1 132 was born on 7 Jan 1857 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

+ 1052 F    v. Sarah Ann Leas 1 132 was born on 27 Mar 1875 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

392. Anson Leas 1 132 was born in 1818 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1860 at age 42.

General Notes: His name might be Ammon, Abbott or Truman

Anson married Susannah Chronister.1 264 Susannah was born in 1815 and died in 1870-1879 at age 55.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1053 M    i. Aaron Chronister Leas 1 264 was born in 1846 in Reading Township and died in 1928 at age 82.

   1054 F    ii. Elizabeth Leas .1 132

Elizabeth married Ramble.1 132

   1055 F    iii. Laban Leas .1 132

   1056 M    iv. David Leas .1 132

   1057 M    v. Ammon Leas .1 132

   1058 M    vi. William Leas .1 132

393. Lydia Leas 1 132 was born 1822 OR 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 6 Feb 1855 in Latimore Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 33.

Lydia married Owen Griest 1 on 11 Sep 1845 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.132 Owen was born on 8 Jun 1818 in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1850.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Carriage Maker. 264

Children from this marriage were:

   1059 F    i. Emmaline Griest 1 132 was born in 1845 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Emmaline married Underwood.1 132

   1060 M    ii. Francis Griest 1 132 was born in 1847 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1061 F    iii. Amanda Griest 1 132 was born in 1848 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1062 M    iv. Gideon Griest .1 132

+ 1063 M    v. Eli Leas Griest 1 132 was born in 1859 and died in 1916 at age 57.

   1064 F    vi. Eliza Griest .1 132


394. Aaron Leas 1 132 was born on 14 Mar 1824 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 14 Feb 1887 at age 62, and was buried in Mount Olivet United Church of Christ Cemetery, East Berlin, Adams Co., PA. Another name for Aaron was Aaron.

General Notes: Also spelled Aaron

Aaron married Harriett Unknown.1 264 Harriett was born on 6 Feb 1829, died on 3 Mar 1881 at age 52, and was buried in Mount Olivet United Church of Christ Cemetery, East Berlin, Adams Co., PA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1065 F    i. Elisa Ann Leas 1 132 was born in 1849 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Elisa married Henry Nell.1 132

   1066 M    ii. John Leas .1 132

   1067 M    iii. Samauel Armstrong Leas 1 132 was born in 1850 and died on 6 Apr 1897 at age 47.

   1068 F    iv. Mary J. Leas 1 132 was born on 20 Aug 1852, died on 22 Feb 1857 at age 4, and was buried in Bermudian Mt. Olivert Cem, Adams Co, PA.

   1069 F    v. Sophia A. Leas 1 132 was born on 10 Feb 1856, died on 28 Feb 1857 at age 1, and was buried in Bermudian Mt. Olivert Cem, Adams Co, PA.

   1070 M    vi. Jerry T. Leas 1 132 was born on 9 Mar 1858, died on 12 Mar 1864 at age 6, and was buried in Bermudian Mt. Olivert Cem, Adams Co, PA.

   1071 F    vii. Sarah Elela Leas 1 132 was born on 5 Sep 1861.

Sarah married Stone.1 132

+ 1072 F    viii. Lillie L. Leas 1 132 was born on 21 Dec 1866, died on 10 Feb, and was buried in Bermudian Mt. Olivert Cem, Adams Co, PA.

   1073 M    ix. Wolford A. Leas 1 132 was born on 18 Mar 1872 and died on 24 Jul 1927 at age 55.

Wolford married Alice Gentzler 1 132 on 12 Mar 1896.132

395. Catherine Leas 1 132 was born in 1827 in Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1907 at age 80.

Catherine married William Chronister.1 264 William was born in 1826 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1074 M    i. David Chronister 1 132 was born in 1847 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1075 M    ii. John Chronister 1 132 was born in 1849 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1076 F    iii. Tempest Chronister .1 132

   1077 F    iv. Sarah Jane Chronister .1 132

Sarah married William Hartman.1 132

   1078 F    v. Lizzie Chronister .1 132

Lizzie married Shuler.1 132

   1079 F    vi. Emma Chronister .1 132

Emma married Devine.1 132

396. Susannah Leas 1 132 was born on 9 Jun 1829, died on 15 Feb 1883 at age 53, and was buried in Bermudian Mt. Olivert Cem, Adams Co, PA.

General Notes: Alternative death date of February 25, 1883

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1850, Lattimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Susannah married William Alexander Eichelberger,1 264 son of John Eichelberger 1 268 and Living, on 19 Sep 1852 in Holy Trinity Luth Ch, York Springs, PA.132 William was born on 10 Mar 1819 in Adams County or York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 15 Jan 1883 at age 63, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cem., Upper Bermudian Cem., Adams Co., PA.269

Children from this marriage were:

   1080 M    i. John Eichelberger 270 was born about 1848 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1081 M    ii. Jonas William Eichelberger 1 268 was born in 1854 and died in Jan 1879 at age 25.

   1082 F    iii. Elizabeth Anna Eichelberger 1 268 was born on 27 Sep 1855 and died on 28 Oct 1878 at age 23.

   1083 M    iv. Benjamin Franklin Eichelberger 1 132 was born on 20 Jun 1859, died on 6 Apr 1940 at age 80, and was buried in Brick Bethel Cem, Fairview Twp, York Co.

Benjamin married Sarah Elizabeth Foulk,1 daughter of Samuel Klineyoung Foulk 269 and Hannah Phillipine Sell,269 on 18 Mar 1889 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. Sarah was born on 5 Jul 1861 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 28 Sep 1910 at age 49, and was buried in Brick Bethel Cem, Fairview Twp, York Co..

   1084 F    v. Mary Ellen Eichelberger 1 268 was born in 1863.

Mary married Jacob R. Meals 1 268 on 8 Mar 1883.

   1085 F    vi. Sarah Jane Eichelberger 1 132 was born in 1865.

Sarah married William Albert.1 132 William died on 11 Apr 1905.

+ 1086 M    vii. David Leas Eichelberger 1 132 was born on 10 Apr 1865 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died between 1900 and 1930.269

397. Jonas Leas 1 132 was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1850.

General Notes: Married 4 times ?

Living in Bainbridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1880.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1850, Lattimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

• Residence: US Census, 1870, West Donegal, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Bainbridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Jonas married Margaret E..271 Margaret was born about 1845 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Bainbridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   1087 M    i. Carmi M. B. Leas was born about 1873 in Pennsylvania, USA.271

   1088 F    ii. Minnie O. Leas 271 was born about 1875 in Ohio, USA.

   1089 M    iii. Ammiel E. Leas 271 was born about 1877 in Kentucky.

400. David Leas 1 was born on 1 Feb 1816 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 13 Dec 1861 at age 45, and was buried in Rossville, Pennsylvania/USA.

David married Sara Ann Marsh Walker,1 daughter of John Walker 1 272 and Lydia Marsh,1 272 on 26 Apr 1837. Sara was born on 30 Mar 1809, died on 9 Jul 1870 at age 61, and was buried in Rossville, Pennsylvania/USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1090 F    i. Mary Ann W. Leas 1 was born on 30 Sep 1838 and died on 25 Feb 1881 at age 42.

   1091 M    ii. John W. Leas 1 272 was born on 1 May 1840 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 3 Jan 1867 at age 26.

+ 1092 F    iii. Lydia Ann W. Leas 1 272 was born on 15 Nov 1841 in Wellsville, York Co., PA and died on 8 Mar 1819 in Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age -22.

   1093 M    iv. Leonard W. Leas 1 272 was born on 14 Sep 1843 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 11 May 1866 at age 22.

   1094 F    v. Sarah Ann W. Leas 1 272 was born on 10 Jan 1846 and died on 17 Jan 1874 at age 28.

   1095 F    vi. Susanna Leas 1 was born on 10 Feb 1846 and died on 22 Nov 1848 at age 2.

   1096 M    vii. David W. Leas 1 272 was born on 5 Jul 1850 and died on 28 Feb 1851.

   1097 M    viii. Lyman G. Leas 1 272 was born on 8 Mar 1854.

Lyman married Lucy E. Synch 273 on 2 Feb 1878 in Trumbull County, Ohio, USA.274 Lucy was born about 1860.

401. Phillip Deardorff 1 135 was born on 8 Jun 1811 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 9 Sep 1890 at age 79.

Phillip married Sarah Spahr.,1 daughter of Johannes Spahr 135 and Sarah Fox,.135 Sarah was born on 12 Oct 1805 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA,135 died on 19 Feb 1886135 at age 80, and was buried in Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.135

Children from this marriage were:

   1098 M    i. Samuel Deardorff .1

   1099 F    ii. Sarah Deardorff .1

   1100 M    iii. Anthony Deardorff .1

   1101 M    iv. Jacob S. Deardorff .1

404. Andrew Dierdorff 1 135 was born in 1818 in Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania and died on 7 Jul 1896 in Fordville, Paradise Township, York, Penn at age 78.

Andrew married Jemima Leas.,1 daughter of John Leas 1 and Sarah Jacobs,.1 Jemima was born on 22 Jul 1822 and died on 8 Apr 1894 at age 71.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 374)

409. John Bender Leas 1 was born on 2 Sep 1823 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 29 Nov 1914 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 91.

General Notes: Subject: John B. Leas - PA & Civil War Author: Dennis Brandt Date: 15 Aug 2001 11:30 PM GMT Email:

Looking for info on Civil War veteran John B. Leas who served with the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry.

Leas (Lees), John B., Cpl Co B; mustered Oct 30, 1861; discharged Jan 3, 1865; born Sep 9, 1823; died Nov 29, 1914; served in the color guard from March 1864; captured at the battle of Monocacy [C.S.R. also says Weldon Railroad] and sent to Danville Prison, paroled at Aikens Landing January 21, 1865; may be buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

John married Mary Ann Walter,1 daughter of Adam Walter 275 and Anna Maria Rahn, on 25 Sep 1850. Mary was born on 29 Mar 1830 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 24 Dec 1916 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

   1102 F    i. Louisa Selma Leas 1 was born on 18 Dec 1851 and died <20 Sep 1897> at age 45.

   1103 F    ii. Mary Ella Leas 1 was born on 28 Feb 1855 and died on 31 Jul 1938 at age 83.

+ 1104 M    iii. Joseph Walter Leas 1 was born on 21 Jun 1859 in Strabam Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 20 May 1942 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 82.

   1105 M    iv. John Heister Leas 1 was born on 17 Nov 1861 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA275 and died on 8 Mar 1937 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA275 at age 75.

John married Emma H. Smith,1 daughter of John Smith 1 276 and Eleanora Zook,1 276 on 22 Dec 1885. Emma was born on 10 Sep 1862.

   1106 F    v. Margaret Sophia Leas 1 was born on 25 Sep 1864 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Margaret married George Hepler 1 on 14 Mar 1889.

+ 1107 F    vi. Anna Katherine Leas 1 was born on 3 Oct 1866 in Granite Hill, Pennsylvania, died on 9 Feb 1964277 at age 97, and was buried in Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville, Bucks Co., PA, USA.38

411. George Leas 137 was born on 3 Apr 1828 in Pennsylvania, USA, died on 25 Jan 1914 at age 85, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

General Notes: Lived in Westminster Township, Carroll County, Maryland in 1900.

Both of his parents were born in Pennsylvania

Was an officer in the "Door to Virture", a "Mason-like lodge", at Pipe Creek in Carroll County, MD.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1860, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland.

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland.

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland.

• Occupation: Carpenter, 1880, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland. 279

• Residence: US Census, 1900, Westminster town, Carroll, Maryland.

• Residence: US Census, 1910, Election District 7, Carroll, Maryland.

George married Esther Ann Spencer,137 daughter of James Spencer 137 and Ann Brooks,137 on 1 Feb 1853. Esther was born on 2 May 1833 in Maryland, USA, died on 20 Jan 1908 at age 74, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland.

• Residence: US Census, 1900, Westminster town, Carroll, Maryland.

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland.

Children from this marriage were:

   1108 M    i. Charles W. Leas 137 was born in 1853 in Carroll Co, Maryland,33 died in 1919280 at age 66, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

Charles married Louisa Fowler.,281 daughter of Lewis Fowler 281 and Louisa Bowersox,.281 Louisa was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Carroll Co, Maryland, died on 7 Oct 1934280 at age 79, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

+ 1109 F    ii. Mary Elizabeth Leas 137 was born in 1855 in Maryland, USA.

+ 1110 F    iii. Julia Amelia Leas 282 was born in 1857 in Maryland, USA and died in 1932 at age 75.

   1111 M    iv. Joseph J. Leas 137 was born on 1 Nov 1859 in Maryland, USA, died on 5 Jun 1910280 at age 50, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

Joseph married Anna M. Gist 137 on 18 Sep 1884 in Carroll Co, MD. Anna was born on 27 Mar 1856,280 died on 16 Aug 1902280 at age 46, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

+ 1112 M    v. Harry Martin Leas 137 was born in 1863 in Maryland, USA, died in 1939280 at age 76, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

   1113 F    vi. Emma J. Leas 137 was born in Apr 1868 in Maryland, USA.

+ 1114 F    vii. Anna Mae Leas 137 was born on 18 Apr 1871, died on 17 May 1940280 at age 69, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery, Carroll Co, MD.

   1115 M    viii. Hammond S. Leas 137 was born on 31 Dec 1874 in Maryland, USA.

416. Maria Ringgold Leas 1 138 was born on 3 Mar 1832 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Maryland, USA, died on 28 Aug 1884 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA at age 52, and was buried in Mt. View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Oakland, Alameda, California.

Maria married Hamilton Graham Coward,1 son of Thomas Coward 1 138 and Margaret Graham,1 138 on 17 Apr 1855 in Chestertown, Kent Co., MD. Hamilton was born on 11 May 1828 in Talbot County, Maryland, USA,283 died on 15 Sep 1889 in Sausalito, Marin County, CA at age 61, and was buried in 1889 in Mt View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Oakland, Alameda, California.

Children from this marriage were:

   1116 M    i. Marvin G. Coward 284 was born about 1862 in California, USA.

   1117 M    ii. Percy H. Coward 284 was born about 1867 in California, USA.

   1118 M    iii. Herbert C. Coward 284 was born about 1871 in California, USA.

   1119 M    iv. Ross W. Coward 284 was born about 1873 in California, USA.

420. Nelson P. Leas 52 was born in 1831 in Weatherfield, Ohio, died on 11 Feb 1889 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA at age 58, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Howland Twp, Trumbull Co, OH. Another name for Nelson was W. P. Leas.54

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Liberty, Trumbull , Ohio.

• Military: Corpl in Company 1 of the 6th Ohio Calvary Regiment, 1861-1865.

• Occupation: Carpenter, 1880, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA. 237

• United States Census: Resided, 1880, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA.

Nelson married Eliza A..4 Eliza was born about 1831 in Ohio, USA.237

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1880, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1120 M    i. Franklin M. Lease was born about 1854 in Ohio, USA.237

424. George O. Leas 52 was born in 1842 in Ohio, USA, died on 14 Feb 1887 in Arlington, Hancock, Ohio at age 45, and was buried in Williamstown Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.

General Notes: Inscription:
7th Co. Ohio S.S. Civil War

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Liberty, Trumbull , Ohio.

George married Elizabeth C. Hindall.4

The child from this marriage was:

   1121 F    i. Leas was born on 18 Jul 1871 in Arlington, Hancock, Ohio.285

426. Enos P. Leas , Jr. 52 was born in 1843 in Ohio, USA, died in 1879 at age 36, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Liberty, Trumbull , Ohio.

Enos married Emma Morgan.4 Emma was born on 10 Feb 1850,53 died on 22 Jan 187553 at age 24, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

The child from this marriage was:

   1122 F    i. Mary E. Lease 53 was born on 12 May 1867 in Ohio, USA, died on 22 Apr 1916 in Hancock County, Ohio, USA at age 48, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.

Mary married Charles William Dillman.53 Charles was born on 31 Jul 1861 in Ohio, USA, died on 27 Feb 1903 in Arlington, Hancock, Ohio at age 41, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

Enos next married Ellen R. "Ella" Dorney.4 Ellen was born on 15 Oct 1859 in Arlington, Hancock, Ohio, died on 3 Feb 1927 in Arlington, Hancock, Ohio at age 67, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Hancock County, Ohio.53

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1123 M    i. Living

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436. Elizabeth Latshaw 145 was born in 1826 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: 1880, Wayne, Wayne County, Indiana.

Elizabeth married Saunders.286 Saunders died before 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

   1124 M    i. John Saunders 145 was born in 1860 in West Virginia, USA.

   1125 F    ii. Margaret J. Saunders 145 286 was born in 1861 in West Virginia, USA.

   1126 F    iii. Sarah Agnes Saunders 145 was born in 1863 in West Virginia, USA.

   1127 M    iv. Robert E. Lee Saunders 145 was born in 1865 in West Virginia, USA.

439. Sarah Ann Latshaw 58 was born in 1834 and died in 1931 at age 97.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: 1850, The 69th district of Warren County, Virginia. 143

Sarah married Waller Mason Tinder.58 Waller was born in 1829 and died in 1918 at age 89.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1128 F    i. Rebecca Jan Tinder 58 was born in 1860 and died in 1949 at age 89.

448. Benjamin Fahnestock 18 was born on 21 Sep 1831 in Mifflin Twp, Cumberland Co., PA and died on 28 Mar 1905 in Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 73.

Benjamin married Mary Abigail Shank.18 Mary was born in 1840 and died on 30 Mar 1912 in Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 72.

The child from this marriage was:

   1129 M    i. Jacob Cemore Fahnestock 18 was born on 6 Oct 1868 in Latimore Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA and died after 1941.

Jacob married Rosa Emma Jane Noggle,18 daughter of George Washington Noggle 18 and Margaret Emma Jane Keefauver,18 on 19 Jun 1890 in Mt. Holly Springs, , PA. Rosa was born on 30 Sep 1871 in Mt. Holly Springs, , PA.

450. William Cough was born on 10 Jul 1813 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA58 and died on 22 Jul 1893 at age 80.

William married Mary McKenzie.58 Mary was born on 12 Dec 1815 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 29 Sep 1886 at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   1130 M    i. John Winfield Scott Cough 58 was born in 1838 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1910 at age 72.

John married Mary Wolaver 58 in 1868.

   1131 F    ii. Sarah Jane Cough 58 was born in 1839 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1923 at age 84.

Sarah married Ephriam Bosserman Weise 58 in 1857.

   1132 F    iii. Mary Ellen Cough 58 was born in 1840 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1903 at age 63.

Mary married John Acker 58 in 1861.

   1133 F    iv. Margaret Cough 58 was born in Dec 1841 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Margaret married Watson Lee Gantt 58 in 1860. Watson was born in 1838 in New York, USA.

   1134 F    v. Katherine Cough 58 was born in 1843 and died in 1926 at age 83.

Katherine married Henry Stoke 58 in 1866.

   1135 M    vi. William Henry Cough 58 was born in 1845 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1917 at age 72.

William married Harriet Tate 58 in 1875. Harriet was born in 1851.

   1136 F    vii. Amanda Cough 58 was born on 22 Feb 1847, died on 31 Mar 1848 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 1, and was buried in Rudolph Cemetery, Juniata Twp, Perry Co, Pennsylvania.

   1137 M    viii. Ambrose Cough 58 was born in 1849 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA and died in 1934 at age 85.

Ambrose married Margaret Bosserman,58 daughter of William Bosserman 58 and Jane Tate,58 in 1870. Margaret was born in 1850 and died in 1925 at age 75.

   1138 M    ix. Alfred Boyd Cough 58 was born on 20 Mar 1851 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 29 Oct 1855 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 4, and was buried in Rudolph Cemetery, Juniata Twp, Perry Co, PA.

   1139 M    x. James Calvin Cough was born on 26 Jun 1853 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 29 Oct 1853 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA, and was buried in Rudolph Cemetery, Juniata Twp, Perry Co, PA.58

+ 1140 M    xi. Amos Willis Kough 58 was born on 14 Nov 1854 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 12 Jun 1929 in Gap, Lancaster Co, PA at age 74, and was buried in Newport Cemetery, Newport, Perry Co, PA.

   1141 F    xii. Emma Carrie Cough 58 was born in 1859 in Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 8 Dec 1863 in Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 4, and was buried in Rudolph Cemetery, Juniata Twp, Perry Co, PA.

453. Living

Living married Living

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1142 M    i. Living

459. Elmira Long 61 was born in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA.

Elmira married Robert Winton.287

The child from this marriage was:

   1143 F    i. Louise Winton 287 was born in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA.

Louise married Wilson W. Kirby.149

460. James H. Long .61

James married Mary V. Foster.149

The child from this marriage was:

   1144 F    i. Lulu Long 149 was born in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA.

Lulu married Wadsworth L. Goodier.149

461. George Washington Leas , Sr. 1 62 was born on 4 Jul 1827 in Covington, Fountain Co., IN and died on 29 Dec 1903 at age 76.

General Notes: He traveled about 1859. 3 Took a trip to California with his brother, James.


1880 Census at Lewiston, Trinity, California:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
George W. LEAS Self M Male W 52 IN Farmer OH TN
Emily LEAS Wife M Female W 45 OH Keeping House OH KY
James G. LEAS Son S Male W 16 IA Farmer IN OH
George W. LEAS Son S Male W 11 IA IN OH
Samuel L. LEAS Son S Male W 5 CA IN OH
James R. LEAS Son S Male W 10M CA IN OH


3 Jun 1856 Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location [7]




* Certificate, No. 8419: The United States of America, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas, George W. Leas, of Henry County, Iowa, has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a certificate of the register of the Land Office at Chariton whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said George W. Leas, according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for the West Quarter of the South East Quarter of Center Right, in Township Seventy North, of Range Thirty-one West, in the District of Land of Augusta(?) to sale at Chariton, Iowa containing eighty acres according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said trust has been purchased by the said George W. Leas.

Now Know ye, That the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, have given and granted, and, by these presents, do give and grant, unto the said George W. Leas, and to his heirs, the said tract above described. To have and to hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and appurtenances, of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said George W. Leas and to his heirs and assigns forever.

In testimony whereof, I, Franklin Pierce, President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the third day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, and of the Independence of the United States the eightieth, By the President, Franklin Pierce, by H.E. Bladwin, apt. Secretary, J.N. Granger, Recorder of the General Land Office.


In 1900 he was living at Lewiston and Minersville Townships, Trinity, California with his daughter Evella and her family.

In 1870 there was a girl named Emily J. Leas living with George and Emily in Canaan, Henry County, Iowa. I think this was a niece. Emily was born in Iowa in about 1862.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Canaan, Henry County, Iowa.

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Lewiston, Trinity, California.

• Residence: US Census, 1900, Lewiston Trinity, CA.

George married Emily Rodgers,1 62 daughter of Joseph Rodgers 1 and Catherine Hughes,1 in 1844 in Mount Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa. Emily was born about 1835 in Ohio, USA, died on 7 Dec 188763 about age 52, and was buried in Weaverville Cemetery, Weaverville, Trinity County, California.63

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Canaan, Henry County, Iowa.

• Residence: US Census, 1880, Lewiston, Trinity, California.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1145 F    i. Evella Leas 288 289 was born in Mar 1851 in Iowa, USA.

   1146 F    ii. Cresenza Leas 63 was born between 1855 and 1856 in Iowa, USA and died between 1856 and 1860.

   1147 M    iii. Thomas Chapman Leas 63 was born in Oct 1858 in Iowa, USA and died on 6 Dec 1930 in Trinity County, California at age 72.

   1148 M    iv. James Grant Leas 1 was born in Sep 1863 in Iowa, USA and died on 27 Sep 1933 in Napa County, California, USA63 at age 70.

James married Rose Maynard 63 about 1854. Rose was born between 1868 and 1869 in California, USA and died on 6 Nov 1937 in Shasta Co, CA. Another name for Rose was Rosie Leas.290

+ 1149 M    v. George Washington Leas , Jr. 1 62 was born on 7 Jul 1869 in Iowa, USA, died on 4 Dec 1954 in Trinity Co., CA at age 85, and was buried in Weaverville Cemetery, Weaverville, Trinity County, California.63

   1150 F    vi. Mary Louise Leas 63 was born on 23 May 1872 in Iowa, USA and died on 3 Mar 1959 in Alameda County, California, USA at age 86.

Mary married John Bernie Gibbs 63 Between 1895 and 1896. John was born in Dec 1861 in North Carolina, USA and died on an unknown date.

+ 1151 M    vii. Samuel Lee Leas 1 was born on 19 Mar 1875 in California, USA and died on 12 Jun 1941 in Shasta Co., CA at age 66.

   1152 M    viii. Joseph Rodgers Leas 1 was born on 20 Aug 1879 in Lewiston, Trinity, California and died on 25 Dec 1951 in Shasta County, California63 at age 72. Another name for Joseph was James R..291

462. Mary Jane "Versey" Leas 1 62 was born on 22 Jun 1829 in Covington, Fountain Co., IN and died on 13 Mar 1900 in Henry Co., Iowa at age 70. Another name for Mary was Versey.

General Notes:
Civil War Letter to Mary Jane [Versey] Leas from John Wesley Hardin - May 26, 1862

(May 26, 1862 was a Monday.)

This letter was printed in "A Hardin Family History" and was written by John Wesley Hardin and sent to his cousin Versey Leas. John was the son of (William Hardin and) Prudence Walker, who was a sister to Francis Samuel Walker. Versey, actually Mary Jane Leas, is the daughter of Jane Walker [Leas], another sister of Prudence and Francis Samuel's. This missive was written a year after his earlier letter to Leander Walker which is here. This is only the text of the letter as there were no images of the actual writing. Before the war ended, on March 29, 1864, while fighting in Arkansas, John W. Hardin was struck with a bullet and blinded in one eye, which was by necessity replaced with a glass eye. Not much is known of him after the Civil War but he is buried in New London, Iowa, in Ferrel Cemetery, next to his parents.

Monday May 26th, 1862
Butler Bates Co. Mo.

Dear Cousin:
I take the present opportunity of answering your last letter which I received some time ago. It also found me enjoying good health which is a great blessing for a soldier. The most of our boys is well. Robert Baxter is wounded. He is getting well very fast for a man that was shot as bad as he was. He received 6 shots, two in his face, one in his ear, two in his back and one in his arm. There is one bullet in his back yet but I don't think it will hurt him much. But am in hopes that I will never be in that fix, but a person cannot tell what will happen. We are in danger all the time. They surprise our pickets sometimes but our pickets has always seen them in time to stop them, so far. We have got a good many prisoners here. I have no doubt but some of them deserves to be shot, but it is pretty hard to tell who it is. I have not heard from James since I saw him at Benton Barracks. I heard at one time that they was at Rolla but they are not there now. I presume he is somewhere a makin the Secesh get up and clime. Well that is all right don't you think so Versey.

Whither you or me likes it or not it is the case they haft to get up and dust at the present time or be captured, one of the six. Well Versey, in reference to that young man that you said looked so sweet, I presume he is a nice little fellow in one respect and in another respect I presume he is very nasty, at least I always thought so. But you may differ from me in that respect. Well Versey, there is one thing I must tell you, that is I got a new hat & two new shirts. Well, this is not a very interesting letter. I have wrote in a hurry but I must quit for this time. I send my love too all inquiring friends.

J. W. Hardin to Versey Lee



A Letter on February 1, 1861 from James Walker to His Niece Mary Jane Rodgers (Versey), His Sister Jane Walker Leas, and His Nephews, George and James Leas

This letter was provided by Beverly Whitaker.

February 1, 1861 was a Friday.

February 1, 1861

My dear niece after haveing received letter from you i take my pen to write a few lines to you, your mother and brothers. We were glad to hear that you were well and enjoying good health at present & also hope that this may finds you all injoying the same blessing -- we have piece and plenty but donte noe how long it wil last-- How be it we wil do the best we can under every circumstance-- Sarah Jane and Julian are going to schoole this winter -- We have a very hard winter-snow eighteen inches deepe-- We can do nothing but git wood feed and goe to mill-- and i want to goe to Arkansas if i could sel my property here-- we live inn a butyfull part of the country but it is two could and dreary for me-- We have not heard from any of our friends lately- the last i had frome youre unkle Thomas they were all well-his children were all married-- He lives inn Johnson county Indian-- Franklin is his place of address-- If you want to heare from him write and he wil anser you-- Now my dear sister Jane i would be glad to see you but i dont noe when if ever-- All the care of a famely now depending on me and we live where famely expences are considerable-- but if i can come in there this sumer i wil-- My boys are not large enough yet to trust with the care of the farme and stock-- I have not had a letter from Sam for a long time and i donte noe whare he lives exactly-- He used to write often but stoped and i hearde no more from him-- the last i heard from brother George they were all well--his son George staying with us this winter and we heard from there lately. We have not heard from Thomas Allens for a long time nor from the William Hardins-- I hardly fale to answer a letter when i git one though not all ways amediately-- If you see William and Prudy tell them i would like very much to see theme and talk over oald times -- I think William mit come to see us and bring Prudy a long allso George or James mit bring you to see us.

George and James my goode fellows i would be very glad to see you boath and noe how you are giting along-- Times are dull here and money scarce-- the price of stock hogs keep up pretty wel but few buyers-- Wheete 40 to 50 cts pr bushle-- corn under 15-- very little tradeing done and we fere there wil be less and harder times than we ever saw- but we hope for the better until the worst comes-- We live in countery moastly made up of abolishonests negroes simpathisers hoo think more of the negro than they doo of a white man and as far as i can diserne it-- is they and there leaders that are bringing our countery to disolation and if the worst does come-- George i have the consolation to noe that i have had no hand in bringing it about-- I am a union man and goe for the nonintervention in the teritorys and the inforsement of the fugitive slave law-- I was satisfied if honest Abe was elected it would bring about just such a state of feelings as we are now in and all over the length and breadth of the land-- Would you go and whip youre southern brothern back in to the union or rather would you not sacrifice a policy that would never do you or any other white man any goode-- and have piece restored as it was twenty or thirty years a go? Now boys let us heare from you soon-how you are gitting along and all the rest of the friends-- You have not writen to me since you came back frome California-- I would like to see you very much-- I wil ad no more.

JAMES WALKER, to MARY J. ROGERS, SIS JANE - GEORGE & JAMES LEECE.




Mary Jane ("Versey") was the daughter of Jane [Walker] and Thomas Chapman Leas. She was born in June 22, 1829 in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana, and moved with her mother to Henry County, Iowa before 1850. Versey married Hugh Rodgers (born in Ohio) January 29, 1852 in Henry County, Iowa. She and Hugh had a daughter, Luella Rodgers, who married a man named Roberts. Hugh Rodgers died before 1860.

December 20, 1860, Versey married Samuel Lee in Henry County, Iowa. Samuel was a widower. His first wife, Louisa Burge, was born March 25, 1829 in Ohio and died January 20, 1857 in Henry County, Iowa. Sam and Louisa had two children: Ira Lee (November 25, 1851 - July 20, 1853); and Green Lee (born February 1, 1853 - died November 9, 1937, both in Henry County, Iowa). Sam and Versey Lee had four children of their own. Their known descendants are:

* John W. Lee, who was born on March 16, 1862 in Iowa, and died on March 22, 1912 in Iowa. John was married to Mary Lillian Miltenberger, who was born circa. 1869, and died unknown. They were married March 28, 1884 in Iowa. John and Mary Lee had the following three children:
o Grace Lee, who was born circa 1885 in Iowa.
o Jochem Lee, who was born circa 1890.
o Eva Lee, who was born circa 1887.
* Florence Lee, who was born December 15, 1864 in Iowa, and died on December 25, 1953 in Los Angeles County, California. Florence was married to John Edgar Peterson, who was born on 1861, and died in 1917. They were married in 1886, and had four children:
o Ruth Peterson, who was born in 1892 in Iowa, and died in 1969.
o Mary Peterson, who was born circa. 1886 in Iowa, and died in 1969.
o Norma L. Peterson, who was born on April 21, 1897 in Iowa, and died on September 23, 1972 in Cupertino, Santa Clara County, California. Norma was married toa man named Gregerson, who was born circa. 1890. They had a daughter: Patricia Gregerson.
o Robert Glenn Peterson, who was born on November 26, 1899 in Iowa, and died on November 19, 1971 in Los Angeles County, California.
* Cora Alice Lee, who was born on January 3, 1869 in New London, Henry County, Iowa, and died after 1915.
* Charity Jane Lee, who was born on February 5, 1871 in New London, Henry County, Iowa, and died on November 19, 1960 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Charity was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa. She was married to Francis H. Seaton, who was born on July 26, 1868 in Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa, and died on October 11, 1941 in Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa. They were married November 2, 1899 in Auburn, Placer County, California. Francis Seaton is also buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa. Charity and Francis had the following descendants:
o George Leland Seaton, who was born on February 9, 1901 in Sunny South, Placer County, California, and died on February 23, 1997 in Hinsdale, Du Page County, Illinois. He was married to Mildred Irene Sandall, who was born on November 17, 1896, and died on November 25, 1984 in Hinsdale, Du Page County, Illinois. They were married August 4, 1926 in Elgin, Kane County, Kansas. They had the following descendants:
+ Robert Lee Seaton, who was married to Betty Jane Horalex. Betty was born on May 30, 1933, and died on June 28, 1988 in Illinois. They were married on August 6, 1955 in Hinsdale, Du Page County, Illinois; they had three children: George Robert Seaton; Kathryn Lee Seaton, who married Laurence Alan Edgar and had a child, Melanie Edgar; and Linda Ann Seaton.
+ James Mann Seaton, who married Allison Rae Pringle on August 23, 1958 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. They had three children: Thomas Mann Seaton; James Lindsay Seaton; and Anne Patterson Seaton.
+ Mary Sandall Seaton, married to Richard John Martin. Mary and Richard had three children: Julia Martin; James Kirgan Martin; and William Lee Martin.
o Donald Francis Seaton, who was born on May 16, 1903 in Sunny South, Placer County, California, and died on June 29, 1987 in Horseshoe Bend, Izard County, Arkansas, was married to Florence Isabelle Park, who was born on February 20, 1903, and died on April 6, 1981. They were married on August 28, 1929 in Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. They had the following children:
+ Donald Francis Seaton, who was married to Joan Daley. They had two children: Patricia Kay Seaton, and Donald Francis Guy Seaton, married to Elizabeth Whitehead.
+ John Richard Seaton, was married to Elizabeth Kirch, had three children: Catherine Seaton, Elizabeth Seaton, and Anne Seaton.
o Harold Thomas Seaton, who was born on February 5, 1907 in Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa, and died on May 2, 1993 in Georgia, was married to Henrietta Catherine Vennewitt, adn they had a son: David Gaylord Seaton, who married Eleanor Weil. Harold Seaton also married Anne Stuart, and Florence Somerville Ricci, who died August 20, 1977. Harold and Florence were married April 30, 1971.

Mary married Hugh Rodgers,1 62 son of Joseph Rodgers 1 and Catherine Hughes,1 on 29 Jan 1852 in Henry Co., Iowa. Hugh was born about 1828 in Ohio, USA and died before 1860.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1153 F    i. Luella C. Rodgers 1 62 was born about 1854.

Mary next married Samuel B. Lee,1 62 son of John W. Lee 1 and Charity Ball Smith,1 on 20 Dec 1860 in Henry Co., Iowa. Samuel was born on 4 Nov 1827 in Bond Co., IL and died on 21 Apr 1915 in New London, Henry Co., Iowa at age 87.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1154 M    i. John W. Lee 292 was born on 16 Mar 1862 and died on 22 Mar 1912 at age 50.

+ 1155 F    ii. Charity Jane Lee 1 was born on 26 Jul 1868 in New London, Henry County, Iowa and died on 19 Nov 1960 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA293 at age 92.

+ 1156 F    iii. Florence "Flossie" Lee 1 was born on 3 Jan 1869 in Iowa, USA and died on 25 Dec 1953 in Los Angeles County, California, USA at age 84.

   1157 F    iv. Cora Alice Lee 1 was born on 3 Jan 1869 in New London, Henry County, Iowa293 and died after 1951.293

463. James W. Leas 1 62 was born on 1 Apr 1832 in Covington, Fountain Co., IN and died in 1915 at age 83.

General Notes: James W. Leas - Short Bio James Leas was born in Covington County, Indiana, in 1832 to Thomas Chapman Leas and Jane [Walker] Leas. He was the third of four children they had. James's father died (apparently) while the children were very young as he was not living with the family by the time they moved to Iowa. The Leas family apparently moved along with the Hardins (Prudence [Walker] and William) and the Tryers (Rebecca [Walker] and John Francis) to Iowa, perhaps as early as 1839/40.

In 1856 Jane, Mary Jane (Versey), and James Leas were living with the Tryers. At different times, various Leas family members lived with other extended Walker family members in New London.

James was a veteran of the Civil War, but before that conflict began he had married Celia Willeford <willefordcelia.html>, the daughter of Samuel Willeford and Rhoda Jackson (both of Kentucky). The Willefords were part of a family that were early white settlers to the area of Henry County, Iowa which later became Mount Pleasant. Celia was born in about 1839(?). She and James were probably married in about 1851(?) and a list of their known descendants includes: Emily J. Leas, born in about 1852 in Iowa; Samuel W. Leas, born in about 1854 in Iowa; Mary G. Leas, born in about 1857 in Iowa; George W. Leas, born in about 1859 in Iowa; Susan A. Leas, born in about 1861 in Iowa; Sarah A. Leas, born in about 1863 in Iowa; Edith Leas, born in about 1867 in Iowa; Laura Lease, who was born after 1870 (? or perhaps before 1852) and died in 1936. Laura married Levi Hale, the grandson of John Lee <leejohnp.html>. Levi was born in 1852 near Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa and died in 1922. They had a daughter, Nellie Hale, who was born December 15, 1883 (?). She died September, 1966, in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Nellie married Arthur McCosh. Laura and Levi also married John Arnold Hale, who was born March 5, 1893 and in July 1981 in New London, Henry County, Iowa.

James Leas died in 1915. (Note: Sometimes the Leas family name is spelled "Lease")


From the web page, http://www.brumm.com/genealogy/walkers_moyers/alpha_walkers/leasjamesw.html

James married Celia Willeford,1 62 daughter of Samuel Willeford 1 and Rhoda Jackson,1 about 1851. Celia was born about 1839 in Iowa, USA and died in 189763 about age 58.

Children from this marriage were:

   1158 F    i. Emily J. Leas 1 was born about 1852 in Iowa, USA.

   1159 F    ii. Mary G. Leas 1 62 was born about 1857 in Iowa, USA.

   1160 F    iii. Florence May Leas was born on 24 Feb 1858 in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa and died on 9 Jul 1922 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA at age 64.

   1161 M    iv. George W. Leas 1 62 was born about 1859 in Iowa, USA, died on 16 Oct 1931 about age 72, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa.63

George married Elizabeth L. Brandenberg.,63 daughter of Michael Brandenberg 63 and Mary Kutton,.63 Elizabeth was born in 1870 in Iowa, USA, died in 1952 at age 82, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa.

   1162 M    v. Frank Leas 63 was born about 1859 in Iowa, USA.

   1163 F    vi. Susan A. Leas 1 62 was born about 1861 in Iowa, USA.

   1164 F    vii. Sarah A. Leas 1 62 was born about 1863 in Iowa, USA.

   1165 M    viii. Samuel Walker Leas 1 62 was born on 27 Nov 1864 in Iowa, USA and died on 6 Sep 1941 in San Bernardino County, California, USA at age 76.

   1166 F    ix. Edith Leas 1 62 was born about 1867 in Iowa, USA.

+ 1167 F    x. Laura B. Lease 1 62 was born after 1870 in Henry County, Iowa, USA and died on 28 Jan 1936.

467. Francis J. Leas 1 was born on 3 Mar 1830 in Ohio, USA, died on 29 Apr 1912 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 82, and was buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA.30

General Notes: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billiepad&id=I36547

Francis married Mary J. Brandon,1 daughter of Benjamin Brandon 294 and Ruth Worley,95 on 19 Aug 1851 in Grant County, Indiana, USA. Mary was born on 30 May 1832 in Ohio, USA,30 died on 27 Oct 190530 at age 73, and was buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA.30

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1168 M    i. Francis Gideon Leas was born in 1856 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA,295 died about 192833 about age 72, and was buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

469. Stephen L. Leas 1 64 was born on 11 Mar 1836 in Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 4 Sep 1910 in Grant County, Indiana, USA30 at age 74, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billiepad&id=I36547

Lived at Union Grove, Grant County, Indiana in the year 1883.




Birth: Mar. 11, 1836
Death: Sep. 4, 1910

Burial::
Van Buren Cemetery
Van Buren
Grant County
Indiana, USA

Created by: Tombstoner
Record added: Mar 7 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25118644

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Van Buren Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

Stephen married Mary A. Doyle,1 296 daughter of Samuel Doyle 296 and Mary E. Mc Cluskey,296 on 4 Mar 1860 in Indiana, USA. Mary was born on 4 Apr 1840 in Ohio, USA, died on 28 Oct 192830 at age 88, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Van Buren Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1169 F    i. Anna Laura Leas was born in May 1860 in Van Buren Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA and died in 1906 in Grant County, Indiana, USA151 at age 46. Another name for Anna was Anne.226

+ 1170 F    ii. Emma V. Leas was born on 2 Dec 1864 in Van Buren Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA and died on 6 Sep 1935 in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA151 at age 70.

+ 1171 M    iii. William Francis Leas 1 was born in Aug 1866 in Grant County, Indiana, USA,297 died on 21 May 1942 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 75, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

   1172 F    iv. Lydia O. Leas 298 was born on 13 Jun 1870 in Grant County, Indiana, USA, died on 7 Aug 1967 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 97, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

Lydia married William K. Fraizer 298 on 5 Feb 1898 in Grant County, Indiana, USA.298 William was born on 15 Aug 1858 in Indiana, USA and died on 11 Nov 1943 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 85.

+ 1173 F    v. Nancy E. Leas 298 was born in Apr 1874 in Grant County, Indiana, USA and died in Jan 1961 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 86.

+ 1174 F    vi. Jessie Lulu Leas 298 was born on 20 Oct 1878 in Grant County, Indiana, USA and died on 13 Jan 1911 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 32.

   1175 M    vii. Joseph Arthur Leas 298 was born on 24 Jul 1880 in Grant County, Indiana, USA and died on 7 Feb 1918 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 37.

Joseph married Bessie Pearl Waldren.298 Bessie was born on 30 May 1886 and died on 30 Dec 1933 in Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 47.

   1176 M    viii. John A. Leas 298 was born in 1881 in Grant County, Indiana, USA and died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA.

470. Mary E. Leas 1 was born on 24 Oct 1841 in Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA and died on 29 Apr 1926 at age 84.

General Notes: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billiepad&id=I36547

Mary married Lavanner Corey M.D.,1 son of Stevens Judge Corey and Mary Logan Downard,299 on 24 Oct 1861 in Grant County, Indiana, USA. Lavanner was born on 15 Mar 1834 in Rush County, Indiana, USA and died on 13 Dec 1896 in Van Buren Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 62.

Children from this marriage were:

   1177 M    i. Charles Wilbur Corey M.D. 300 was born on 1 Nov 1864 in Vanburen Twp., Grant Co, IN and died on 30 May 1929 in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, USA at age 64.

   1178 F    ii. Nellie Corey 300 was born about 1869 and died about 1911 about age 42.

   1179 M    iii. Perry Corey .300

   1180 F    iv. Rillie Corey .300

471. Angela T. Leas 1 was born in 1844 in Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

General Notes: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billiepad&id=I36547

Angela married Joseph Letherman Custer,301 son of George W. Custer 302 and Hannah Downard,302 on 22 Jun 1865. Joseph was born on 11 Feb 1841.302

Children from this marriage were:

   1181 M    i. Living

   1182 M    ii. Living

   1183 M    iii. Living

472. Alpheus Green Leas 1 was born on 1 Feb 1846 in Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA and died on 3 Mar 1924 at age 78.

General Notes: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billiepad&id=I36547

Alpheus married Marie (Mary) Elizabeth Corey,1 daughter of Stevens Judge Corey and Mary Logan Downard,299 on 21 Aug 1875 in Grant County, Indiana, USA. Marie was born on 29 Oct 1849 in Indiana, USA,30 died on 5 Nov 192630 at age 77, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA. Another name for Marie was Mariah Elizabeth.

Children from this marriage were:

   1184 M    i. Bert Leas 303 was born before 1866.304

+ 1185 M    ii. Charles Francis Leas 151 303 was born in 1877 in Van Buren Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA, died on 19 Jul 1967 at age 90, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

   1186 M    iii. Harlie Daniel Leas 303 was born on 29 Dec 1878 in Van Buren Township, Grant County, Indiana, USA,30 151 died on 4 Jan 189130 at age 12, and was buried in Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.30

   1187 F    iv. Pearlie Malinda Leas 303 was born in 1882.304

   1188 M    v. Lavanner Stephen Leas 303 was born in 1886304 and died on an unknown date.

   1189 M    vi. Wilbur Alpheus Leas 303 was born in 1890 and died on an unknown date.304

474. Josephine Miller 61 was born on 27 Oct 1828 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 17 Mar 1870 in Harrison County, Iowa, USA at age 41.

Josephine married William Hooks on 19 Oct 1849 in Miami County, Indiana, USA.305 William was born on 16 Jun 1825 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA305 and died on 6 Jun 1874 in Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa, USA305 at age 48.

Children from this marriage were:

   1190 F    i. Ida E. Hooks 305 was born in Harrison County, Iowa, USA.

   1191 F    ii. Anna Hooks .305

+ 1192 M    iii. Ross M. Hooks 305 was born on 1 Sep 1850 in Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 23 Jun 1921 in Harrison County, Iowa, USA at age 70.

+ 1193 M    iv. John William Hooks 305 was born about 1852 in Indiana, USA and died on 24 Aug 1904 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA about age 52.

+ 1194 F    v. Julia Lavina Hooks 305 was born in Aug 1854 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died in 1942 in Logan, Harrison County, Iowa, USA at age 88.

+ 1195 F    vi. Katherine Gleason Hooks 305 was born on 10 May 1866 in Harrison County, Iowa, USA and died on 14 Aug 1894 in Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa, USA at age 28.

480. Edward H. Miller 61 was born on 22 Apr 1842 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 18 Oct 1918 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 76.

Edward married Louann Charlotte Nesbit.61 Louann was born on 6 Mar 1844 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 27 Nov 1922 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 78.

Children from this marriage were:

   1196 M    i. Charles F. Miller 61 was born about 1863 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 11 Jan 1900 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA about age 37.

   1197 M    ii. Miller .61

   1198 F    iii. Caroline "Carrie" E. Miller 61 was born on 25 Dec 1864 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 8 Jul 1940 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 75.

   1199 M    iv. Maxamillian "Max" C. Miller 61 was born on 26 Sep 1866 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 8 Feb 1907 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 40.

   1200 M    v. Edward O. Miller 61 was born on 10 Aug 1868 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 7 Jan 1949 in St Joseph's Hospital, Kokomo, Howard County, IN at age 80.

+ 1201 F    vi. Louanna Miller 61 was born on 21 Dec 1869 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 9 Jun 1947 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 77.

   1202 F    vii. Josephine Miller 61 was born in 1870 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died before 1921.

   1203 F    viii. Jessie Maude Miller 61 was born on 10 Jul 1875 in Butler Township, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 26 Oct 1956 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 81.

   1204 M    ix. John Walter Miller 61 was born on 13 Dec 1878 in Butler Township, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 11 Feb 1931 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA at age 52.

   1205 F    x. Nellie B. Miller 61 was born on 5 Sep 1880 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died on 10 Dec 1966 in Butler Township, Miami County, Indiana, USA at age 86.

   1206 M    xi. Ross Miller 61 was born in 1917 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA and died in 1917 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

497. Mary Louise Haines 1 4 was born on 15 Feb 1844 in Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 27 Oct 19004 at age 56, and was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Troy Township, Geauga County, Ohio.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

Mary married Francis J. "Frank" Lamb,4 son of Chester Lamb 306 and Hannah Crook,306 on 13 Jul 1866 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. Francis was born on 14 Jun 1841 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA, died on 16 Jun 1923 in Nat. Military Home, Montgomery, Ohio at age 82, and was buried on 18 Jun 1923 in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Troy, Geauga, Ohio, USA.

• United States Census: Resided, 1860, Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

• Military: Civil War, 1861-1865, Ohio, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Troy Township, Geauga County, Ohio.

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

• United States Census: Resided, 1900, National Military home (incl. Central Branch), Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1207 M    i. Chester Abner Haines Lamb 4 was born on 27 Jun 1867 in Ohio, USA and died on 7 Oct 1948 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA307 at age 81.

   1208 F    ii. Ruby A. Lamb was born about 1870.

   1209 M    iii. Joseph F. Lamb was born about 1874.

502. Ella A. Leas 61 was born in May 1843 in Miami County, Indiana, USA and died in 1907 at age 64.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Peru, Ward 4, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

Ella married Henry H. Kline.61 Henry was born in Nov 1841 in Ohio, USA and died in 1923 at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

   1210 F    i. Madge S. Kline 61 was born in 1876 in Indiana, USA.

   1211 F    ii. Mary R. Kline 61 was born in Jan 1878 in Indiana, USA.

   1212 M    iii. James E. Kline was born in Oct 1880 in Indiana, USA.

   1213 M    iv. Harry E. Kline 61 was born in Sep 1881 in Indiana, USA.

504. Alice C. Leas 4 was born in 1856 in Preble County, Ohio, USA61 and died on 6 Mar 1919 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA61 at age 63.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Peru, Ward 4, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

Alice married Lewis B. Jenks.61 Lewis was born in 1855 in California, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

   1214 M    i. Living

505. Lenora S. Leas 4 was born in 1859 in Washington twp, Preble Co, Ohio.4

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1870, Peru, Ward 4, Miami County, Indiana, USA.

Lenora married Albert W. Hall.61 Albert was born in 1852 in Indiana, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1215 M    i. Col. Albert Leas Hall 61 was born on 2 May 1882 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA, died on 18 Oct 1918 in Camp Bowie, Texas at age 36, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.

509. Lemuel Jesse Hopkins 1 158 was born on 21 Jun 1826 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 4 May 1870 in Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois, USA at age 43.

Lemuel married Mary Thompson Bader 1 158 on 4 Apr 1847 in Schuyler County, Illinois, USA. Mary was born on 18 Sep 1824 in Ohio, USA and died on 30 Jun 1900 in Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois, USA308 at age 75.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1216 F    i. Sarah Juliet Hopkins 308 was born on 14 Jul 1852 in Illinois, USA and died on 2 Jun 1877 at age 24.


512. Isaac Thompson Leas 1 159 was born on 27 Oct 1833 near Covington, Indiana and died on 19 Nov 1921 at age 88.

General Notes: ISAAC THOMPSON LEAS,who has distinguished himself principally as a successful breeder of fine stock, is one of the valued landmarks of St. Joseph Township, where he has been an important factor of the rural community since 1860. His birth took place near Covington, the county seat of Fountain County, Ind., Oct. 27, 1833, and he traces his descendants across the water to where they originated, in England, whence they emigrated to this country in the Colonial days, settling in Pennsylvania. Daniel LEAS, the grandfather of our subject, removed in early life from his native State of Ohio, and there reared a family of sons and daughters, among whom was George, the father of our subject. This lad, although born in Pennsylvania, was reared in Ohio, and grew to manhood, learning the potter's trade, which he followed for several years thereafter. He was married, in 1830, to Miss Lydia, the eldest child of Abner and Huldah (ROBINSON) CRANE. Her parents were natives of New Jersey, and Abner CRANE was a private in the War of 1812. George LEAS after his marriage removed to Fountain County, Ind., where he first followed his trade, and then took up farming, remaining there until his decease, in 1877. Isaac T., of our sketch, passed his boyhood and youth in his native county and upon reaching his majority and setting out to do for himself traced his steps to Central Illinois. He first engaged in stock-raising, meeting with unusual success, and ere long was considered an expert at his calling. In 1858 he purchased a tract of land on section 9, St. Joseph Township, to which he has since added by degrees until he is the owner of 520 broad acres, beautifully laid off in grain fields and pasture lands, and which invariably attracts the attention of the passer-by on account of its location, its handsome and substantial buildings, and the evident care and forethought exercised, both as regards the estate as a homestead and a stock farm. Of late years he has turned his attention principally to the breeding of Norman horses, and exhibits some of the finest animals in this section of county, models of beauty and strength. In connection with his cattle operations he ships several carloads annually to Chicago and other Eastern markets, from the proceeds of which he realizes a handsome sum annually.

The marriage of Isaac T. LEAS and Miss Ervilla SUMNER, was celebrated at the home of the bride's parents near Covington, Ind., in October, 1860. The wife of our subject is the youngest daughter of the first settler of Champaign County, namely, Selby SUMNER, who married Miss Rebecca HATHAWAY. Our subject and wife became the parents of eight children, two sons and six daughters, of whom two, Nettie and Frank, are deceased. Those surviving are Emma, Jennie, Clara, Gertrude, Sadie and Ernest, all at home with their parents. The family residence is a commodious and substantial structure, finely finished and furnished, and was erected in 1879. The barn in the rear had been put up two years previously. The grounds surrounding it are ample and neatly kept, and the whole has an air of plenty and comfort, refreshing to the eye. Mr. and Mrs. Leas are active members of Prairie Hope Church, in which our subject has served as clerk for many years, and officiated as teacher in the Sabbath-school, in which he has always maintained a lively interest. Their children have been carefully trained and well educated and present a group of which the parents may well be proud.

Notes from Kathryn (Leas) Stuart:

Isaac and his brothers, Abner and William moved thier families to Champaign County, Illinois and located near St. Joseph. They founded the Prairie Hope Church there. The timber for this church was procured from the George Leas farm, four miles north of Veedersburg, Indiana. It was hauled by oxen teams to the site where the church was to be built, as the Big Four Railroad had not yet been built. Undle Isaac's wife, Ervilla, named the church, as she said it was, "the Prairie's Hope."

Isaac and Ervilla are mentioned in the Champaign County, Illinois History on page 866.

Religion(11): The timber for this church was procured from the George Leas farm, four miles
north of Veedersburg, Indiana. It was hauled by oxen teams to the site of the place where the church was to be located, as the Big Four Railroad had not yet been built.



Leas, Isaac T.
The following data is extracted from A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois, by J. R. Stewart, published by The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago And New York, 1918..
Leas, Isaac T.

Isaac T. Leas. It is by no means an empty distinction to have lived actively and usefully in any community for a period of over sixty years. At this writing Isaac T. Leas is in his eighty-third year and is one of the few men who knew Champaign County before the time of the Civil War. He has been both a witness and an actor in the changing developments of a long time and is a real pioneer. He has been successful in his work and business and is still a hale and hearty man, enjoying the highest esteem of a large community.

Mr. Leas was born near Covington, Indiana, October 27, 1833, a son of George and Lydia (Robinson) Leas. The ancestors of the Leas family came from England and were colonial settlers in Pennsylvania. George Leas had ten children, eight sons and two daughters, Isaac being the third in age.

The latter spent his boyhood days and youth in his native county and when a young man came to Champaign County with his father. His father entered 160 acres of land and the son also secured a tract of land in section 9 of St. Joseph Township.

In October, 1860, Mr. Leas laid the foundation of his own home by his marriage to Miss Ervilla Sumner. Mrs. Leas was also born near Covington, Indiana, a daughter of Selby and Rebecca (Hatheway) Sumner. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Leas settled down to begin wedded life on land which he bought, and with hope for the future, enthusiasm and unlimited energy their prospects all partook of a rosy hue. Mr. Leas had many trials and privations in early years. His first land he bought in Champaign County cost him two dollars and a half an acre, and gradually his accumulations grew until he was paying taxes on 640 acres, a complete section.

Mr. Leas' brother William was a brave soldier in the Civil War, having spent more than three years in the army. As that was a long time to be away from home and friends an arrangement was made between him and Isaac that they would exchange places for a brief time to afford William an opportunity to visit home and friends. It was a risky thing to do, and had the exchange been discovered William would have been liable for arrest as a deserter. Isaac went to Louisville, changed clothes with his brother, took his brother's place in the ranks and every morning answered to the roll call under his brother's name. Thus he too had a share of the service required for winning the war, though his name does not appear on the records of the great armies of the North.

During the passing years Mr. Leas gave the best of his energies to the improvement and development of his farm, erected many commodious buildings, planted fruit and shade tiees, and the entire estate stands as an attractive monument to his industry.

Into their home were born nine children: Emma, Jennie, Clara, Gertrude, Sadie, Ernest, Ross, Nettie and Frank, the last three dying in childhood. Mr. and Mrs. Leas saw to it that their children were well educated, at first in the Argo district school and later some of them attended the fine old college in Sullivan County, Indiana, on the banks of the Wabash, known as Merom College, and also the University of Illinois. Gertrude graduated from the Indiana school. These children have since married and have become substantially located in the world of affairs. Emma is the wife of Christian Furst, a farmer at Maucie, Indiana, and she has four children, Ervilla, Oral, Russell and Stanley, the last being now deceased. The daughter Jennie married Charles Mallow and they live in Ohio and have children named Leroy, Guy, Orr and two daughters deceased. Clara L. married William Beverlin and lives in Urbana, the mother of Gladys and Mayme. Gladys is now Mrs. E. L. Coolidge of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mayme was graduated from the Urbana High School in 1911, and then entered upon a course of instruction in the University of Illinois, but was prevented from finishing it by the sudden death of her mother on January 24, 1912. W. N. Beverlin, her father, was born near St. Joseph, Illinois, and finished his education in Earlham College in Indiana. He was a son of T. J. and Elizabeth (Stevenson) Beverlin. T. J. Beverlin was born near Centerville, Indiana, and was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. His wife was born near Ridge Farm, Illinois. Gertrude L. Leas is the wife of Dr. L. C. Phillips, a graduate of Merom College in Indiana, and they now live in Pensacola, Florida, and have seven children named Ian, Kent, Portia, Leeta, Mayme, Willis and Lawren. The daughter Sadie L. Leas married Edwin Keller, an insurance man of Frankfort, Indiana, and they have one child, Emerson Leas Keller. Ernest Orr Leas lives in Fountain County, Indiana, and married Miss Temperance Hayworth.

Mr. Isaac Leas, as is also true of his wife, has been a lifelong member of the Christian Church and for many years worshiped in the Prairie Hope Church, to which he was a liberal supporter. Mr. Leas had an important part in the building of this venerable religious structure. From his father's farm he hauled many logs to a mill in Indiana, and then hauled the finished lumber back to the site of the church building. The seats in the church contain a great quantity of choice walnut timber, a very rare wood at the present time. The weatherboarding on the church was sawed from fine poplar logs. This church is a splendid monument to the zeal and religious spirit of the pioneers who erected the structure and the church itself has stood as a beacon light in the community.

The influence of the Leas family has always been for good and uplifting work in that part of the county. Mr. Leas has courageously supported and upheld the principles of the Republican Party, and has been firmly convinced that the best laws our nation has ever had emanated from that source. He is a great admirer of Roosevelt and looks upon him as one of the strongest men America has produced.

The crowning sorrow of the Leas family was the death in March, 1915, of Mrs. Leas, who for years had stood side by side with her husband in the work of establishing a home and had been mother and adviser to her children. For twelve years before she died Mr. and Mrs. Leas had lived in the city of Urbana, where they kept up their associations with old friends from St. Joseph Township and also found many new friends in the city. When the name of Mr. and Mrs. Leas is mentioned in St. Joseph Township there are many who are eager to speak of the many deeds of kindness performed by them, and there still live in that section a number of families who were aided in their early struggles and eventually came to some considerable measure of success largely through help extended in time of need by Mr. and Mrs. Leas. Notably among these is the family of John Fiock, who enjoys relating his early experience in St. Joseph Township. Landing in St. Joseph with a wife and five children and a cash capital of 35 cents, a stranger to everybody, hunting for work, he was referred to Isaac Leas, who went his security for furniture and provisions and employed him for two years, at the end of which time he was able to purchase forty acres, making a payment of $60, the agent requiring him to sign an agreement that he was to forfeit the same if he could not pay $40 more within six months, said time to expire at 2 P. M. Being unable to raise the amount, he went to Isaac Leas at 11 A. M. of said day, telling him his troubles. Mr. Leas was busily engaged with farm hands building fence, but like the Good Samaritan of olden days, immediately stopped his work, had his team hitched up and drove with Mr. Fiock to Urbana in time to draw the money from the bank and secure the home to Mr. Fiock, who returned home with a glad heart to announce to his family their little home was safe. Some people strew their flowers to the memory of their friends after the weary heart and hands are stilled, but Isaac Leas has chosen to modestly and quietly strew his flowers along the pathway of a needful humanity, while the heart may be made to rejoice at their reception, the fragrance and beauty surviving as long as memory lasts. It is these worthy acts that causes one's memory to be enshrined within the hearts of the recipients of the same generous deeds.

Since the death of his good wife Mr. Leas has continued his home in Urbana, but usually spends his winters in Florida with friends and relatives. On some of his journeys his granddaughter Mayme Beverlin has been with him as traveling companion. Together they made a most enjoyable tour to the Pacific coast in 1915, visiting the exposition at San Francisco and also the fair at San Diego. They were impressed with the wonderful mountain scenery between Colorado Springs and Salt Lake City, went from Los Angeles to Catalina Island, where they viewed the wonders of the deep through the glass bottomed boat, also crossed the border to the quaint Mexican village of Tia Juana, and then returned by the southern route, first pausing at El Paso, Texas, and again crossing the border into Juarez. They also remained in New Orleans a few days and from there came back to Illinois.

Mr. Isaac Leas has always been a stanch friend of the cause of temperance. Temperance has not been merely a theory with him but a practice from youth to old age. He has never used either tobacco or liquor, and his life and character in its essential attributes has been consistent with these moral principles. In the matter of commercial integrity there is no question that the word of Isaac Leas is as good as a gold bond. In his business relations he has always been careful, and an incident testifying to his discretion is related. An agent was recently trying to sell him a $3,000 automobile, saying to him, "You might as well buy it and enjoy it, you cannot take your money along with you into the next world." To which Mr. Leas replied, "I think I might take it along as well as I could an automobile."

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1900, St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.

Isaac married Ervilla Sumner,1 159 daughter of Selby Sumner 1 159 and Rebecca Hathaway,1 159 in Oct 1860 in Covington, IN.159 Ervilla was born on 20 May 1840 near Covington, Indiana4 160 and died on 29 Mar 1915160 at age 74.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1900, St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1217 F    i. Emma Leas 1 159 was born in Illinois, USA.4

+ 1218 F    ii. Jennie Leas 1 159 was born in Illinois, USA.4

+ 1219 F    iii. Sadie (Sarah) Leas 1 159 was born in Illinois, USA.4

   1220 F    iv. Nettie Leas 1 159 was born on 14 Sep 1861 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA4 160 and died on 22 Aug 1865 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA160 at age 3. Another name for Nettie was Newt.

   1221 M    v. Frank Leas 1 159 was born on 24 Mar 1869 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA4 160 and died on 26 Mar 1869 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.160

+ 1222 F    vi. Clara S. Leas 1 159 was born on 19 Apr 1871 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA, died on 24 Jan 1912 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA at age 40, and was buried on 26 Jan 1912 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.

+ 1223 F    vii. Gertrude L. Leas 1 159 was born in Oct 1873 in Illinois, USA.4

   1224 M    viii. Ernest Orr Leas 1 159 was born in Nov 1878 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA4 160 and died in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.160

Ernest married Temperance Hayworth.309

   1225 M    ix. Ross C. Leas 160 was born on 14 Mar 1888 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA and died on 23 Feb 1889 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.

514. Abner Franklin Leas 1 was born on 6 Oct 1838 in Veedersburg, Fountain County, Indiana, USA, died on 17 Jan 1911 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA at age 72, and was buried in Maywood Cem., St. Joseph, , IL.161

General Notes: ABNER F. LEAS. Mr. Leas was born in Fountain county, Indiana, October 6th, 1838. His father, George LEAS, was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Ohio when a small child. The family were among the first settlers in Warren county, Ohio. George Leas married, about 1830, Lydia CRANE (whose father was a Virginian, and settled in Miami county, Ohio, at an early period), and soon afterwards moved to Fountain county, Indiana.

The subject of this sketch was raised and received his education in that part of that State. He lived at home till twenty-one. In 1861 he came to this county and settled on 160 acres of land in section 9, township 19, range 10, which his father had entered a few years previously, and where he has since lived. He went to work at improving the land in an energetic manner. He now has a farm of 248 acres, on which he has erected substantial buildings, a view of which appears elsewhere.

March 13th, 1867, he married Lydia E., daughter of Abraham PATTON, who was a native of Tennessee, and settled in Vermilion county, Illinois, at an early date, where Mrs. Leas was born. By this marriage there have been four children. Mr. Leas has been an intelligent, industrious and enterprising farmer. In politics he is a Republican. He believes in surrounding his family with comforts, and giving his children an opportunity to enjoy the advantages of life. He has been a member of the Christian Church since 1853, and has been an active supporter of the interests of that denomination. He aided in organizing Prairie Hope church, north of his residence in Stanton township, of which he is still it member.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilchampa/biographies/bio0124.html

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Farmer. 160

Abner married Lydia Ellen Patton,1 daughter of Israel Patton 1 and Hannah Mills,1 on 13 Mar 1867 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. Lydia was born on 27 Dec 1842 in Mayview, Vermilion Co., IL and died on 3 Jan 1885 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA at age 42.

Children from this marriage were:

   1226 M    i. Oran Leas 160 was born on 26 Dec 1867 and died on 22 May 1870 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA at age 2.

+ 1227 M    ii. Charles F. Leas 1 310 was born in 1871 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA160 and died in 1955 in Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA160 at age 84.

+ 1228 F    iii. Myrta Ellen Leas 1 160 was born on 19 Jan 1874 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA and died on 24 May 1902 in Clinton County, Indiana, USA at age 28.

   1229 M    iv. Ocea Leas 160 was born on 1 Jan 1877 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA and died on 1 Aug 1877 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.

   1230 F    v. Ella M. Leas 160 was born on 6 May 1881 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA and died on 12 May 1881 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.

Abner next married Lettie J. Stevens,1 311 daughter of James A. Stevens 1 311 and Millie Merrell,1 311 312 in 1887 in Champaign Co, IL.312 Lettie was born on 27 May 1856 in Clermont County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1231 F    i. Mildred Leas 313 was born on 12 Oct 1888 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.

+ 1232 M    ii. Frank Stevens Leas 314 was born in 1890 in St Joseph, , IL.

515. William Carlton Leas 1 was born on 4 Jan 1841, died on 29 Dec 1913 at age 72, and was buried in Mayview Cem., Mayview IL.4

General Notes: Information provided by Dorthy M. Sparks, granddaughter of William Carlton Leas Mrs. Sparks indicated that, "W.C. fought with Indiana Volunteers -- Wilder's Fighting Lightning Brigade in the Civil War."



The following data is extracted from A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois, by J. R. Stewart, published by The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago And New York, 1918.:

William was a brave soldier in the Civil War, having spent more than three years in the army. As that was a long time to be away from home and friends an arrangement was made between him and Isaac that they would exchange places for a brief time to afford William an opportunity to visit home and friends. It was a risky thing to do, and had the exchange been discovered William would have been liable for arrest as a deserter. Isaac went to Louisville, changed clothes with his brother, took his brother's place in the ranks and every morning answered to the roll call under his brother's name. Thus he too had a share of the service required for winning the war, though his name does not appear on the records of the great armies of the North.



The following data is extracted from A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois, by J. R. Stewart, published by The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago And New York, 1918.

In conclusion a word should be said concerning the life and character of Mrs. Margaret (Argo) Leas and her husband, William Leas, the parents of George N. They possessed many admirable traits of character, but especially were noted for their generous hospitality and kindness to the poor and needy. After her death it was well said that no one could ever take her place in the community. Whenever a needy family moved into the neighborhood this worthy mother, with her heart filled with love, was the first to be there, a ministering angel of mercy, and many a heart and home were gladdened by her presence. They were constant in Christian practice and charity, relieving distress, lightening burdens, enkindling hope, and no one ever called upon them in vain. It seemed to be Mrs. Leas' special mission to help the poor and unfortunate in 'the bearing of their burdens, and like the woman of old it will be written of her in letters of imperishable gold, "She had done what she could." Father Leas was a devoted member of his church and one of his rules of life was that when he had Sunday visitors they were invited to attend religious service with him or remain at home until his return, recognizing thus his Christian obligation to his church and its importance.

William married Margaret Argo,1 daughter of Alexander Argo 1 and Living, in 1868 in Champaign Co., Illinois. Margaret was born on 20 Nov 1840 in Pickaway County, Ohio, USA,160 died on 27 May 1914160 at age 73, and was buried in Mayview Cem., Mayview IL.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1233 M    i. George Newton Leas 1 was born on 10 Apr 1869 in Stanton Township, Champaign County, Illinois,160 309 died on 22 May 1929 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA160 at age 60, and was buried in Mt. Olive-Mayview Cem., In Champaign, IL.315

   1234 M    ii. Leas .315

+ 1235 F    iii. Della Mae Leas 1 315 was born on 19 Feb 1871 in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA4 and was buried in Mt. Olive-Mayview Cem., In Champaign, IL.

+ 1236 F    iv. Clara Belle Leas 1 was born about 1873 in Stanton Township, Champaign County, Illinois309 and died on 15 Feb 1939 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA4 about age 66.

517. Arthur M. Leas 160 was born in 1847, died on 24 Oct 1881 at age 34, and was buried in Osborn Prairie Cemetery, Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.30

General Notes: Age 34, 2 wks after his wife died. Baby Clara Leas beside them in Osb.Prai.Churchyard


Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 24, 1881

Aged 34y 11m 23d



Burial::
Osborn Prairie Cemetery
Stone Bluff
Fountain County
Indiana, USA

Created by: T Hundley
Record added: Sep 24 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30044165


Arthur Leas, farmer, Stone Bluff, is the offspring of George and Lydia (Crane) Leas, early pioneers of Fountain county. The former was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1805, and emigrated with his parents, when four years old, to Warren county, Ohio, where he was reared and educated. In 1827 he was married to Miss Lydia Crane, daughter of Abner Crane. She is a native of Ohio. Three years after their marriage they settled on Osborn's prairie. They raised a family of ten children, five of whom are now living: Isaac T., Abner, William, Arthur, and Jenney. The two last named are citizens of Van Buren township; the other three are citizens of Illinois. George Leas died in 1877. His wife lives with her daughter, Mrs. Jenney Warric. He and his wife were devoted members of the Christian church (New Light) at Osborn's chapel, from the time of their location here, and she is still a member of the church. They have ever ranked as one of the first families in the community where they resided. Arthur lives on the old homestead. He was married in 1874, to Mary Caldwell, daughter of James and Mahala Caldwell, the former a native of Keutucky, the latter of Ohio. They settled in Fountain county in 1828, where their daughter Mary was born. In 1878 they moved to Davis county, Missouri, where they now reside. Arthur and Mary Leas have one cbild living, Elmer E. Arthur was educated in the common schools of his home. He taught school one term; has a fine farm of 320 acres, all in good cultivation and fairly stocked. In politics he is a republican. He and his wife are members of the New Light Christians, at Osborn's chapel. He is a thorough-going business man, and is contented with such sucess as he is able to achieve by his own management and labor.

History of Fountain County, Indiana
by H. W. Beckwith
Published by H. H. Hill and N. Iddings, Chicago, in 1881
Van Buren Township - Biographical

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Van Buren, Fountain, Indiana, USA.

Arthur married Mary Caldwell,160 daughter of James Caldwell 316 and Mahala,316 in 1874 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA.316 Mary was born about 1851 and died on 29 Oct 1881160 about age 30.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1880, Van Buren, Fountain, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1237 F    i. Clara Leas 160 was born on 6 Jan 1875 and died on 6 Feb 1875.

+ 1238 M    ii. Elmer Edwin Leas 160 317 was born on 17 Mar 1876 in Veedersburg, Fountain County, Indiana, USA, died on 27 Jun 1941 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA, Home Hospital Of Stroke Occured 3 Weeks Earlier318 at age 65, and was buried in Osborn Prairie Cemetery, Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.

518. Jennie C. Leas 160 was born on 6 Jan 1848 and died on 15 Mar 1921 at age 73. Other names for Jennie were Juldah Jane and Huldah Jane "Jennie" Leas.4

Jennie married Joseph Leroy Ludlow.,4 son of Amos Ludlow and Hannah Smith,.319 Joseph was born on 6 Dec 1834 in Salem, New Jersey160 and died on 1 Mar 1911 in Indiana, USA160 at age 76.

Children from this marriage were:

   1239 F    i. Daughter Ludlow .160

+ 1240 M    ii. Austin Llewellyn Ludlow 160 was born in Nov 1877 in Indiana, USA, died in 1920 at age 43, and was buried in 1920.

+ 1241 M    iii. Leland Leas Ludlow 160 was born on 11 Jan 1889 in Fountain County, Indiana, USA and died on 3 Apr 1965 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA at age 76.

520. Franklin Leas 162 was born on 15 Jul 1832 in Michigan, USA,4 died on 5 Mar 18984 at age 65, and was buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.4

General Notes:
Residence, 1880, Penn, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Occupation, 1880, Penn, Sullivan County, Missouri as a farmer.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Penn, Sullivan, Missouri.

Franklin married Rebecca Redding,162 daughter of Mathew Redding 320 and Martha (Patsy) Wilson,320 on 27 Jul 1853 in Michigan, USA. Rebecca was born on 15 Apr 1835 in Ohio, USA and died in Missouri, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1880, Penn, Sullivan, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1242 F    i. Myra Leas 321 was born in 1862 in Missouri, USA and died on an unknown date.

+ 1243 M    ii. John Sherman Leas 162 was born on 9 Jun 1865 in Green City, MO,4 died on 26 Oct 19384 at age 73, and was buried in Brooklyn, IL.4

+ 1244 M    iii. James Nelson Leas 162 was born in 1869 in Missouri, USA, died in 1953 at age 84, and was buried in Olympus Cemetery; Grove, Delaware County, Oklahoma.

   1245 F    iv. Martha Leas .4

   1246 F    v. Mary Leas 4 was born as an infant.

521. Milton Leas 1 69 was born on 1 Nov 1834 and died on 23 Nov 1906 in Green City, Sullivan Co, MO at age 72.

General Notes: Additional information provided by George Kolokotrones

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1900, Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Milton married Sarah Elizabeth Edson 1 322 in 1855 in Michigan, USA.4 Sarah was born on 7 Jul 1835 in Indiana or Michigan and died on 23 Dec 1919 in Green City, Sullivan Co, MO at age 84.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1900, Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1247 M    i. Cyrus Melvin Leas 1 322 was born on 10 Aug 1856 in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, USA, died on 1 Sep 1949 in Saint Joseph, MO at age 93, and was buried in Greecastle Cemetery, Sullivan County, MO.323

+ 1248 M    ii. Oscar Harden Leas 1 322 was born on 12 May 1861 in Green City, MO, died on 19 Feb 1930 in Green City, MO at age 68, and was buried in Hawkeye Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.

+ 1249 F    iii. Amy Lorena Leas 1 322 was born on 8 Aug 1868 in Green City, MO, died on 24 Oct 1963 at age 95, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.

+ 1250 M    iv. Arthur Milton Leas 1 322 was born on 30 May 1871 in Green City, MO and died in Dec 1953 in Liberal, KS at age 82.

+ 1251 M    v. Walter Ellis Leas 1 322 was born on 22 Jan 1878 in Green City, MO, died in Dec 1966 in Green City, MO at age 88, and was buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.

523. Sarah Leas 163 was born on 25 Jan 1839 in Michigan, USA164 and died in Jun 1902 in Narrows, Harney County, Oregon164 at age 63.

Sarah married Lewis Bloomfield Springer,324 son of Lewis Harding Springer 324 and Jane Parr, on 3 Nov 1859 in Michigan or Green City, Sullivan County, MO. Lewis was born on 29 Apr 1840 in Illinois, USA, died on 15 Feb 1935 in Malheur Lake, OR163 at age 94, and was buried in Burns Cemetery, Narrows, Harney County, Oregon.

Children from this marriage were:

   1252 M    i. Alva S. Springer 163 was born on 4 Dec 1860 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri and died in Burns, Harney County, Oregon, USA.

Alva married Martha A. Walker 325 on 20 Sep 1883.

   1253 F    ii. Viola J. Springer 163 was born on 11 Jan 1865 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri4 and died on 26 Aug 1946 in Shasta Co, CA325 at age 81.

Viola married George Marshall 325 in 1885.

   1254 F    iii. Luella Springer was born in Apr 1870 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri, died on 4 Jan 1882 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri at age 11, and was buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri.164

524. Elizabeth Leas 1 69 was born in 1841.

Elizabeth married James Edson 326 in 1855 in Michigan, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1255 F    i. Leona Jane Edson 326 was born on 3 Dec 1861, died on 1 Oct 1935 at age 73, and was buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.

   1256 F    ii. Lucy A. Edson 326 was born on 25 Jun 1865, died on 9 Jan 1945 at age 79, and was buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.326

Lucy married Robert Comstock Singley.,326 son of George Washington Singley 326 and Susan Jellison,.326 Robert was born on 16 Sep 1860, died on 3 Nov 1942 at age 82, and was buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.

   1257 F    iii. Nellie Alice Edson 326 was born on 30 Apr 1874, died on 1 Sep 1942 at age 68, and was buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.

Nellie married Jess Sorrell.326

525. William Thonson Leas 1 69 was born on 2 Aug 1844 in St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA, died on 22 Nov 1915 in Green City, MO at age 71, and was buried in Fairview C Near Mystic, Sullivan Co., MO.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1900, Union Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.

• United States Census: Residence, 1910, Union Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.

William married Rebecca Ann Springer,1 69 daughter of Lewis Harding Springer 324 and Rebecca Peckinpaugh,324 on 22 Oct 1865 south of Green Castle, Missouri, USA.69 Rebecca was born on 14 Jul 1848 in Industry, Mcdonough Co., IL and died on 14 Aug 1936 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri at age 88.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1900, Union Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.

• United States Census: Residence, 1910, Union Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1258 F    i. Mary Margaret Leas 1 69 was born on 21 Oct 1866 in Sullivan Co, MO, died on 18 Sep 1923 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri326 at age 56, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.

+ 1259 F    ii. Leona Belle Leas 321 was born on 19 Nov 1868 in Sullivan Co., MO, died on 14 Jul 1954326 at age 85, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO.

   1260 M    iii. George Riley Leas 1 69 was born on 30 May 1871 in Sullivan Co., MO,321 died on 17 Sep 1872 in Mystic, Sullivan County, Missouri164 at age 1, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Mystic, Sullivan Co, MO.

+ 1261 F    iv. Nora Mae Leas 1 69 was born on 30 May 1871 in Sullivan Co., MO321 and died on 25 Oct 1945 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA164 at age 74.

   1262 F    v. Wardie Arvilla Leas 1 69 was born on 18 Aug 1875 in Sullivan Co., MO321 and died on 8 Aug 1959 in Jasper County, Indiana, USA at age 83.

Wardie married Charles Neier 1 on 1 Jun 1905.164 Charles was born on 28 May 1875 in Owen County, Indiana, USA4 and died on 11 Dec 1964 in Indiana, USA325 at age 89.

+ 1263 F    vi. Nellie Arilla Leas 1 69 was born on 11 Feb 1878 in Mystic, Sullivan Co., MO, died on 14 Mar 1943 in Green City, MO at age 65, and was buried in Fairview C Near Mystic, Sullivan Co., MO.

+ 1264 F    vii. Stella Aurelia Leas 1 69 was born on 11 Feb 1878 southeast of Mystic, Sullivan Co., MO and died on 23 Dec 1944 in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho164 at age 66.

+ 1265 F    viii. Lura Alice Leas 1 69 was born on 4 Feb 1881 in Sullivan Co., MO321 and died on 11 Jul 1913 in Mystic, Sullivan County, Missouri164 327 at age 32.

   1266 F    ix. Bert Leas 328 was born about 1886 in Missouri, USA.

Bert married Charles Nier.328 Charles was born about 1876 in Indiana, USA.

526. Julius Edwin Leas 1 4 was born on 12 Dec 1842 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Dec 1918 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA at age 76.

General Notes: From Ancestry.com

Name: J Edwin Leas
Post Name: Montgomery
Post Location: Alabama
Post Commander: Eugene W Crittenden
Military Place: Montgomery, Alabarna
Return Period: Sep 1867

Julius married Lula Eugenia Middlebrooks,1 4 daughter of Isaac Simeon Middlebrooks 329 and Laura Ann Garlington,330 on 10 Apr 1892.4 Lula was born on 12 Feb 1864 in Henry Co, Georgia.4

Julius next married Janet Colville Gray,1 331 daughter of William Gray 332 and Mary Hill,332 in 1869 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA. Janet was born on 17 Sep 1851 in West Rutland, , Vermont, USA and died on 29 Oct 1889 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA at age 38.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1267 M    i. William Gray Leas 1 331 was born on 2 Apr 1870 in Atlanta, , Georgia, USA and died on 28 Mar 1957 in Atlanta, , Georgia, USA at age 86.

+ 1268 M    ii. John Stuart Leas Sr. 1 331 was born on 13 Jun 1875 in Atlanta, , Georgia, USA and died on 29 Mar 1945 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA at age 69.

   1269 M    iii. Julius Thompson Leas 333 was born on 11 Apr 1881 in Georgia, USA and died on 4 Feb 1946 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA at age 64.

Julius married Alma Josie Christian 333 on 22 May 1904 in Van Buren County, Arkansas, USA. Alma was born about 1888 and died on an unknown date.

   1270 M    iv. Joseph Hill Leas 333 was born on 29 Jan 1884 in Georgia, USA and died on 24 Oct 1937 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA at age 53.

529. William Edwin Leas 1 was born on 22 Oct 1852 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Jan 1922 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

General Notes: 1910 U.S. Census - Neave, Darke, Ohio

* William Leas, 58, farmer, born in Ohio, married 35 years. Ansilla Leas, 57, born in Maryland, married 35 years. William Leas, 21, farmer, born in Ohio. Lstella Leas, 18, born in Ohio. Daisy Leas, 16, born in Ohio.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1910, Neave, Darke, Ohio.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1920, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

William married Anzella Gudgeon,1 daughter of Rev. William Henry Gudgeon 1 334 and Susannah Edwards,1 334 on 17 Aug 1873 in Butler County, Ohio, USA.4 Anzella was born on 17 Aug 1853 in Butler County, Ohio, USA, died on 13 Apr 1930 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA4 at age 76, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Darke County, Ohio, USA. Another name for Anzella was Ageline.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1910, Neave, Darke, Ohio.

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1920, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1271 M    i. Frank Leas 170 was born in 1872 in Neave, Darke, OH.

   1272 F    ii. Florence May Leas 166 was born on 11 Feb 1874 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 9 Feb 1940 in Redford, Wayne County, Michigan, USA4 at age 65.

Florence married Charles Moon Kenworthy 4 in 1890.4

Florence next married Henry Ward Stagg,4 son of David Stagg 336 and Mary Pratt,336 on 24 Jan 1918 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA.335 Henry was born about 1885 in Traverse City, , Michigan.

+ 1273 M    iii. Richard Hayes Leas 1 was born on 9 Jan 1877 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 4 Apr 1944 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA at age 67, and was buried in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

+ 1274 F    iv. Susan Hannah Leas 166 was born on 12 Apr 1879 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA4 and died on 6 Apr 19564 at age 76.

   1275 F    v. Lydia Leas 4 was born on 7 May 1881 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 7 May 1881 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

   1276 F    vi. Lida Leas 4 was born on 7 May 1881 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 7 May 1881 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

   1277 F    vii. Agnes Bertha Leas 4 was born on 8 Feb 1883 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Nov 1957 at age 74.

Agnes married Leo Guy 4 in 1903.

   1278 F    viii. Zella Essa Leas 4 was born on 20 Jun 1885 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 7 Apr 1959 in Franciscan Medical Center Dayton Campus, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA at age 73.

Zella married Cleveland Waddle 4 in 1902.

Zella next married David Shivadecker.4

Zella next married Russell Gray 4 in 1920.

   1279 F    ix. Maggie Ellen Leas 4 was born on 6 Sep 1887 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 6 Sep 1887 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Ft. jefferson, Ohio.

+ 1280 M    x. William Andrew Leas 1 was born on 18 Sep 1888 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 9 Sep 1946 in Darke County, Ohio, USA4 at age 57, and was buried in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.4

   1281 F    xi. Leah Estella Leas 4 was born in 1891 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on 29 Jul 1968 at age 77.

Leah married Walter Arligh Caywood 4 in 1912.

+ 1282 F    xii. Daisy Eveline Leas 337 was born on 26 Jan 1894 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA4 and died on 3 Aug 1980 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

530. Elizabeth Ann Leas 1 167 was born on 26 Oct 1840 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 13 Dec 1929 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA4 at age 89, and was buried in Ft. Jefferson Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio, USA.4

General Notes: Elizabeth Ann Mote, duaghter of William and Mary Leas was born at Fort Jefferson, Ohio, October 26th, 1840, and died at her home in Greenville, Ohio, December 13th, 1929, aged 89 years, 1 month, and 17 days.
Her mother died when she was only two years of age. Her father later married again and she grew to young womanhood in her father's home with a sister, a half sister and a half brother. She attended the pioneer school at Fort Jefferson and then completed a normal course in a school at Jaysville. She taught several terms of school before and during the Civil War. She taught one winter in western Indiana, near Danville, Ill.
She married Joseph Mote December 25th, 1867. They lived at Fort Jefferson for four years and then for thirty-five years at Weaver's Station where Mr. Mote did a general merchandise business. They retired and moved to Greenville in 1907. Mr. Mote died in 1911.
Mr. and Mrs. Mote and their family maintained a high statndard in moral and educational life. Each one of the children as well as the father and mother was at some time a Public School teacher. The family was an influence for higher social and cultural life in the community where they lived. Mrs. Mote was a member of the Mt. Zion United Brethren church and on moving to Greenville transferred her membership to the Greenville Christian church.
One son, Horace, died in young manhood. Five sons and one daughter survive their mother's departure, - Alvin, of Springfield, Ill.; Walter, of Detroit, Michingan; Edgar, of San Francisco, California; John, of Yountville, Cal.; Stanley, of Greenville, and Mabel, of Greenville. One sister is living, Mrs Melissa Hecker, of Kansas City, Mo., five grandchildren and other relatives, neighbors and friends.
The funeral was held at the home on Sweitzer street Tuesday, December 17th, at 10 a.m. the sermon was by Rev. O.O Arnold. Burial was made in the Fort Jefferson cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We desire to thank neighbors and friends for services and expressions of sympathy during the illness and since the death of our mother. The Family.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Neave, Darke, Ohio.

Elizabeth married Joseph Mote,1 167 son of Enoch Mote 338 and Catharine Burkett,338 on 25 Dec 1867 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.4 Joseph was born on 23 Oct 1836 in Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA4 and died in 19114 at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

   1283 M    i. John Hays Mote .339

   1284 M    ii. Alvin Joseph Mote 6 was born on 24 Jan 1869 in Fort Jefferson, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

   1285 M    iii. Walter Horne Mote 6 was born on 15 Apr 1870 in Weaver Station, Darke Co, Ohio.

   1286 M    iv. William Edgar Mote 6 was born on 29 May 1873 in Weaver Station, Darke Co, Ohio.

+ 1287 M    v. Stanley Enoch Mote 1 167 was born on 12 Feb 1878 in Weaver Station, Darke Co, Ohio,4 died on 25 Jun 1957 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA4 at age 79, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Darke County, Ohio, USA.4

   1288 M    vi. Horace Garfield Mote 6 was born on 28 Apr 1880 in Weaver Station, Darke Co, Ohio and died on 28 Aug 1898 in Weaver Station, Darke Co, Ohio at age 18.

   1289 F    vii. Mabel Edith Mote 4 was born on 20 Jul 1884 in Weaver Station, Darke Co, Ohio and died on 3 Jan 1969 in Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 84.

532. James Wright Lease 1 4 was born on 4 Feb 1842 in Bernadott, Fulton County, Illinois, USA and died on 2 Mar 1932 in Brazos, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA at age 90.

James married Emmelia M. Ripp 1 340 on 11 Mar 1867 in Franklin Co., IL. Emmelia was born on 2 Dec 1840, died on 5 Sep 1883 at age 42, and was buried in Landreth Cemetery, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA.341

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1290 F    i. Dora May Lease 1 340 was born on 24 Feb 1868 in Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, USA, died on 4 Mar 1895 at age 27, and was buried in Landreth Cemetery, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA.

+ 1291 F    ii. Flora Bell Lease 1 340 was born on 29 Dec 1869 in IL.

+ 1292 F    iii. Fanna Louisa Lease 1 340 was born on 7 Jul 1872 in Dallas Co., TX and died on an unknown date.

James next married Emily Jordan 1 4 on 26 Jan 1886 in Hood County, TX. Emily was born on 8 May 1851 in Kentucky, USA and died on 25 Mar 1935 in Brazos, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1293 M    i. Otto J. Lease 1 169 was born on 18 Sep 1887 in Brazos, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA, died on 15 Apr 1953 in Brazos, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA at age 65, and was buried on 16 Apr 1953 in Dobbs Valley Cemetery.

+ 1294 F    ii. Anna Mae Lease 1 169 was born on 12 Sep 1889 in Brazos, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA and died on 26 Feb 1980 in Alamosa, Alamosa Co., Colorado, USA at age 90.

536. Florence Angeline Leas 1 4 was born on 27 Jul 1849 in Bernadott, Fulton County, Illinois, USA and died on 2 Oct 1932 at age 83.

Florence married R. N. Morgan.1 4 R. was born on 27 Nov 1847 and died on 5 May 1931 at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

   1295 M    i. Bird Frank Morgan 1 340 was born on 7 Sep 1871 in Illinois, USA and died on an unknown date.

   1296 F    ii. Maud Morgan 1 340 was born on 9 Jan 1873 in Illinois, USA.

   1297 M    iii. Clifton C. Morgan 1 340 was born on 5 Apr 1876 in Illinois, USA.

539. Mary Olive Leas 1 4 was born on 18 Oct 1856 in Fulton County, Illinois, USA and died in 1954 at age 98.

General Notes:
Mary O Lease b 1856 d 1956 m William Latimer Tucker b 1839 d 1897

Letter: Mary Ollie Tucker to Audrey Tucker in Edmond, Oklahoma 1906

Alva, Oklahoma 73717 October, 1982

MOTHER, SON CHALLENGED WEATHER, ROADS IN 1906 BUGGY TRIP

A year before Oklahoma's statehood, in the winter of 1906, the 50-year-old
widow of a Texas Ranger and her teen-age son loaded up a one-horse buggy
in Edmond and left on a trip to the panhandle to claim a homestead in
what once was "No Man's Land."

The woman was Mary Ollie TUCKER.
The boy's name was Van.
Travelling 265 miles through Oklahoma Territory, they arrived at Hooker 12 days after leaving Edmond. A few days later Mrs.Tucker wrote her
daughter Audrey, then a kindergarten teacher in Oklahoma City, to tell
of their journey. Recently Mrs. Tucker's grandson, Bob GRIFFIN, and
Mrs. Griffin of Waco, Texas retraced much of the route the pioneering
duo took. They were guided by details in the letter, the original of which
is in the custody of another grandson, Jack Griffin of Norman.

In their trip to Hooker a few weeks ago, the Griffins located the original
homestead and legal records to his grandmother's ownership. He has
provided a copy of the letter which, he said,"reflects the spirit of the
pioneers of Oklahoma and the determination required to overcome the
hardships of travel encountered." Griffin calls it "An Odyssey in Oklahoma
Before Statehood" and dedicates it to "Buster Brown, a Noble Pony."

Hooker, Okla.
Feb. 26, 1906
Dear Audrey:
I received your letter and mailed to you yesterday, telling you we arrived here
last Sunday. We had our house moved yesterday and got lumber today to build a chicken
house. Van has dug quite a hole in the ground where we are going to build it,
so it won't take so much lumber and will be nice and warm. There are so many
dugouts here, and half dugouts, dug down about half the depth of the house then
built up with lumber.

I have two turkey hens but no gobbler yet. Only have the chickens I brought.
I have sent for an incubator (120 egg size). Van has gone to work like he meant
business. Has done more work in the three days we have been here than he
ever did in that time.

I would like to give you a description of our trip, but there's too much to tell to
write it all. I wish I could be with you a while. I could talk a whole lot.

The first night we stayed three miles this side of Cassion (sic). The people had
killed hogs and
invited us to eat with them. The lady was not well, and
I helped her, and Van helped grind the sausage; and they didn't charge us for
lodging and horse feed.

The next day we passed through Kingfisher, came on to Kiel; put our horse
and buggy in a livery barn, and we stayed at a hotel. The man at the barn
thought it was awful that I would undertake such a trip with that poor little
pony and such a load and no top to the buggy. I told him he didn't know what
a woman could do. He told me to sell the chickens but I didn't.

The next day we came through Okeene and on three miles this side of
Homestead. Stayed at a farm house. The people were very kind, would
take no pay. The lady was so interested in us she gave me her address
and asked me to write when we got here. Well, we left there on
Saturday morning and ourtroubles began.

Three miles ahead of us was what they called a sand hill; but I called it a
sand mountain. We met some men who told us we could go around it, but
whichever way we went, we would wish we had gone the other way. We
decided to go around it. It was probably not more than two miles, but it
seemed a lot further, and the awfulest road any poor mortal ever tried to
pull over. The sand was so deep we could hardly wade through, and up
one hill after another. We walked, or waded. The sand was so deep
the pony couldn't pull up the hill. When we came to a real bad place,
I would drive and Van would push. A good part of the way the blackjacks
were so close to the road there was no room for me to walk so I would
turn the pony lines loose, and the pony would go till he thought it time
to rest, and stop. At last we got to where it seemed the top in the brush
and nothing in sight but brush and sand.

We came to another road and didn't know which to follow. Van walked
on the said mile-to see which was the right one. While he was gone, I
pulled grass and fed the pony so he would be able to pull up the next
mountain. While I was there feeding him, I laughed and thought if you
could see me you would wish for a Kodak more than ever.

When we were coming up that hill, our lunch basket fell out of the
buggy, bottom side up, so you can imagine better than I can tell what
plight it was in. Broke a glass and one handle of the basket. Van didn't
get discouraged; he and the pony were faithful as could be, and I just kept
smiling like the dentist told his patients to do while he was pulling their teeth.

We were up the worst of the hill by noon, but pulled through sand until the
middle of the afternoon. Finally we came to a house so we could inquire the
way. Then the rest of the day we didn't pass a house till near sundown.
We came to a house inside a pasture where a man lived. He told us we
would have to go 3 1/2 miles and ford a river before we could stay all
night. That strip belongs to the Indians, is why there are no more settlements.

We went on and passed groups of Indian tents. When we came to the river,
it was wide but not
deep, so the pony waded right through. We drove on until almost dark and
came to a store and house nearby, where they kept weary pilgrims, and
stayed all night. They were very nice and kind to us. Outside were five
wagons en route for Beaver, thirty miles west (sic) of Hooker.

Next day was Sunday. There was a chilly south wind, but fortunately we
had our backs to it. We drove about thirty-four miles and thought we
were not going to find a place to stay. At last we went off the road a
short distance to a big square house and found the folks all ready to go
to church, but one boy. They took us in and were very kind but awfully
dirty. Van slept on the floor in the kitchen with our bed covers, and I
slept in another room with the daughter and the old man and woman.
We had two beds but they were awfully close together. They had four
grown boys upstairs. We ate breakfast with them, and they fed our horse
and gave us an armful of corn for the chickens, and didn't charge us a cent.

The next day was Monday. We had only gone a mile or two when it began
a slow drizzling rain. We kept going, watching for a barn where we could
get shelter for the pony and buggy, until we and everything in the buggy,
were wet. We stopped at a dugout, and the lady of the house let us in. We
ate dinner there, and it kept up the slow rain.

The middle of the afternoon I saw that the woman was tired of our wet lap
robe and the rest of us, so I told Van we had better drive on. About the
middle of the afternoon we started on, watching at every house for a
shed to put the buggy in. A while before night we saw a vacant shed.
I went to the door and talked to the woman. She said they had company
and a sick girl, but after talking a little while she said come on in out of
the rain. I told her we had bedding and could sleep on the floor, and
sleep on the floor we did. But the people were real nice, and we rather
enjoyed our stay.

It turned cold that night and snowed some. The man where (we) stayed
killed hogs the next day. About three in the afternoon we started for
Woodward, 8 miles against a fierce north wind. The roads were
awfully sandy, but the rain and freeze had improved them. By
whipping and driving up, we got to Woodward without freezing.
We put our horse and buggy in a livery barn and rented a room
for the night in a hotel nearby, with a stove and bed, and cooked
and ate our supper there. We were too dirty and tackey (sic) to
go to the table.

On Wednesday by noon the weather had moderated. We went to
the barn and asked the man if he thought we could cross the river.
He said there was a mail route through there and the mail
carrier would have the ice broken, so about noon we started,
expecting to drive to Ft. Supply 8 miles ahead. When we got
within 2 miles of town, we came to Wolf River. It was quite
wide, but there had been teams ahead of us and broken the ice.
There were pieces of ice that looked to be a yard square, but
there were no houses for miles back, and we didn't know when
anyone else would come along, so we started in.

We had not gone far when the big pieces of ice blocked the wheels,
and the pony couldn't pull it. We got out on the step and pulled the
ice out the best we could; the pony got contrary and wouldn't try to
pull. We coaxed and whipped quite a while, but not an inch would
he budge. There we were the water and ice up over the hubs on both
sides of us, and no prospect of getting out. I told Van the only thing
to do was to pull off our shoes, roll up our pants and wade out. I
don't know how long we were in there, but it seemed like a long time.
At last Van pulled off his shoes and socks and jumped in the water.
He shook all over and said he was freezing. He went and tried to
lead the pony out, but no, he wouldn't budge.

Van saw a fire out on the bank and went to it; said he was freezing to
death, I persuaded a while, then whipped a while, but to no avail; so
I pulled off my shoes and stockings, put on my rubbers, rolled up
my pants and jumped in. I tell you, it was a cold jump. I took the rope
and tied (it) around the pony's neck and tried to lead him. Still he
persisted in standing in the river. I stood and pulled my best for
several minutes.

At last he had to step forward a step or two. That loosened the buggy
and he followed me out. The water was over my knees. When I got
out to the fire, my feet and legs had no more feeling than if they had
been a rock. Van gathered some sticks and put on the fire, which had
been built by some campers. I rubbed my legs with the blanket and
warmed by the fire, but they didn't feel natural for a long time. I
thought sure they were frozen, but they didn't hurt after they
got warm-didn't even ache-and I didn't take a bit of cold. I didn't
know till that night when my legs began to smart that I had cut
great gashes clear to my knees on the ice.

We drove on to Ft. Supply before night. We went to the livery barn to
leave our horse. I said to the man, "I hate to go to a hotel looking as I do,"
and he said if we wanted to we could cook
supper on his monkey
stove and sleep in the barn loft. So Van went out and bought some steak,
we cooked it on his stove, and had a very good supper. We took out
bedding to the hayloft and spent a very pleasant night.

Next day we drove to Shearmore. Had no trouble worthy of mention.
Next day we passed through Custer and stopped on a hill this side for
dinner, or lunch. While there, a boy came along and said we could
only go 1 1/2 miles farther. Said they had quarantined against
smallpox 21 days. I went on to a house. There was no one to stop us,
but I was afraid if we went into the strip they might not let us out.
So I stopped and asked the man. He said the health officer had
been there just a short time before and quarantined for six miles
for 21 days. Said one went south and one west. Said we might get
through and advised us to go on. So we went through the six miles
west. We just made the little pony June through there and got
through without being molested.

All that evening we didn't pass anything but sod houses and cabins
that people had built to hold their claims, and some were vacated.
About sundown we stopped at a little one-room house and told
them we were hunting for a place to stay all night. They didn't
know of any place ahead. They wouldn't turn us away but said
they had two extra men, and had to make down one bed. I didn't
see any place for us to sleep unless it was on the table. I saw a
good-sized house half a mile off the road and we went down
there.They had a three room sod house and a big barn. They
took us in and were very nice to us. Were old ranchers and
had been there 20 years. They fed us and pony and didn't
charge us. We left there Sat morning. Were 7 miles from
Beaver City. We started late and had a good deal of sand
to pull through, so we got there a little before noon. Just
after leaving Beaver, we had to cross the Canadian River again.
It was wide and rather deep, but "Buster Brown" waded right
through. We named the pony Buster Brown because he is such a
noble little fellow, we thought he ought to have a big name.
We came across the river and up the hill before we stopped
for lunch. The hill or hills this side of the river are terrible.
It was up one sand hill and down another for a mile and
a half or more. Van was sick from eating too much canned
chili a day or two before but managed to walk up the hills,
and Buster got the buggy up. These were the lasthills of any
consequence we had.

I guess it was well for us that we had such a poor pony and
such pitiful objects, for everyone we have met were so kind
to us and wanted to help us. If I met a man in a wagon where
it was a little hard for me to turn out, he would say, "Stay in
the road. I'll go around you." And if I met one on a hill, he
would wait and see if I got up all right.

We came 20 miles this side of Beaver and stayed all night with
a young Mr. SMITH of Edmond. We were then 25 miles from
Hooker. We left there early Sunday morning for home.
It seemed so nice that we would not have to hunt for a place
to stay another night. Buster was nearly worn out and so was
I. Van would have trotted Buster to death that day if I had let him.
We got home at 1:30. Van is delighted and has gone right to work.

Well, I guess I have told all that is worth telling, except that we
were brown as a side of bacon. My nose and forehead are peeling off.

EPILOGUE
Apparently the "homestead" in Hooker didn't work out. Mrs. Tucker
spent most of the rest of her life in Oklahoma City and Edmond,
where she died in 1954 at the age of 99 while living at the home
of her daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Ira Griffin.

Van, a World War I veteran, owned and operated a nursery
and greenhouse in Oklahoma City for many years and now, over 90, lives in a retirement home in Lawton.

There is no record of what became of Buster Brown.

Mary married William Latimer Tucker.342 William was born in 1839 and died in 1897 at age 58.

Children from this marriage were:

   1298 M    i. Van Tucker .342

   1299 F    ii. Audrey Tucker .342

Audrey married Ira Griffin.342

542. Frank Kizer 1 was born on 21 Apr 1824 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Mar 1938 in Manhattan, Riley Co., KS at age 113.

General Notes: information provided by Sandra Walker

Frank married Madge Evelyn Clark.1 Madge was born on 27 Mar 1866 in Wilton Junction, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA and died on 23 Jan 1963 in Manhattan, KS at age 96.

Children from this marriage were:

   1300 F    i. Vera Belle Kizer 1 343 was born on 28 Nov 1890 in Downs, Osborne County, Kansas, USA, died on 7 Mar 1957 in Osawatomie, Miami County, KS at age 66, and was buried in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas,.

+ 1301 F    ii. Nellie Evelyn Kizer 1 was born on 3 Oct 1896 in Downs, Osborne County, Kansas, USA and died on 23 Jan 1971 in Manhattan, KS at age 74.

   1302 F    iii. Edith Lucille Kizer 1 was born in Jan 1901 and died in Mar 1901 in Downs, Osborne County, Kansas, USA.

547. Frank Neville Leas 4 was born on 5 Nov 1860 in Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri, USA, died on 23 Sep 1947 at age 86, and was buried in Oakwood Cem., Warsaw, , IN.

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided at: 1920, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA.

Frank married Sarah Catherine Blubaugh 4 on 13 Nov 1881 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA.12 Sarah was born on 7 Mar 1859 in Ohio, USA.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided at: 1920, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1303 F    i. Mary Emeline Leas 4 was born in 1891 in Winona Lake, IN.

553. Theodore Wilson 1 174 was born on 10 Jul 1837 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Jan 1931 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA at age 93.

General Notes: The following was written by Karyn Hall and posted to the webpage, http://ancestorarchives.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html

Having been a member of a large, and sometimes penniless family, THEODORE WILSON was forced to make his way on his own from earliest manhood. His father, THOMAS, provided him and his brother, AUGUSTUS, with enough in the way of an education to enable them to earn their living as school teachers. THEODORE continued in this capacity for twenty years, 1860 to 1880, first in Lewisburg, Ohio, later in Howard County, near Kokomo, Indiana.

Through the summers, THEODORE farmed and worked for others. When I (ORAN WILSON) was a boy, he told me of cutting hickory sapling to be used a hogshead hoops. He remembered the fabled flights of passenger pigeons, now extinct, that were so numerous that they literally darkened the sky. At night when roosting, large limbs would suddenly snap and fall from the combined weight of these pigeons. Passenger pigeons were a most welcome addition to the plain fare of that era, and they were trapped by the millions for food. Man with his cunning proved a mortal enemy, so much so that by the early part of this century, not a single passenger pigeon survived.

On 3 February 1861, Theodore Married Margaret WERTS. She was 20 years of age at the time, having been born on 18 September 1841.

Sometime around 1875, THEODORE moved his family to Marion County, Indiana, settling on the outskirts of Indianapolis on Rural Avenue about 1/4 mile south of Troy Ave. They lived in a log house where the last of their eight children were born, Oran and Omer, twins, 17 April 1885.

1880 marks Theodore's last year as a teacher. For the remainder of his long life, he was actively engaged in farming.

In 1887, THEODORE built a new nine room house about 400 feet south of the log house. The first floor contained a kitchen and living room plus a parlor-living room and bedroom that were never used except for visitors. There were four bedrooms on the second floor. Typical of the period, and much admired by the grandchildren, were the brilliant multi-colored stained glass panels set into the front and side doors.

THEODORE WILSON raised produce on his farm. For many years, he served a regular route by wagon, selling produce, butter and eggs to his Indianapolis customers.
Although times have changed, it seems that the farm cats and their kittens were as much a problem then as now. THEODORE used to resort to the practice of secretly delivering kittens along with his farm produce. On one occasion, he took six kittens to town in a burlap bag. At his first stop, he untied the bag and the kittens scattered. His customer, seeing the kittens scampering away, asked about them. Theodore shrugged and in mock dismay answered, "Oh, my kittens got away!" A week later, on his stop there, the customer greeted Theodore with, "We caught all your kittens, Mr. Wilson," and promptly turned them over to him. More than likely, youngsters farther along the route were overjoyed to find six kittens looking for homes in their neighborhood.
In his later years, Theodore raised tomatoes and strawberries, and then finally specialized in strawberries alone. He earned quite a reputation from his success with strawberries. The Indianapolis News once ran a story about him referring to him as "Strawberry" Wilson.

To the best of my knowledge, Theodore was never seriously ill in his life. He farmed actively to within three weeks of his death, passing away at the farmhouse January 30, 1931. He was then 93 years of age.

Theodore's wife, Margaret, preceded him in death by 19 years. She died of a kidney infection, Bright's Disease, on 3 February 1912.

(from genealogy compiled by Oran C. Wilson, Sandusky, Ohio 1958)

His obituary:

NONAGENARIAN GROWER OF FINE STRAWBERRIES IS DEAD AT HOME

Theodore Wilson age ninety-three, former school teacher and widely-known farmer and strawberry grower of Marion County, died Friday at his home near Beech Grove, Rural Route 5.

Born in Preble County, Ohio, July 10, 1837, Mr. Wilson lived in Marion County
53 years. He taught school in Ohio and Indiana from 1860 to 1880 and since that time had been engaged in farming and growing strawberries. His wife, Mrs. Margaret Werts Wilson, died in 1912. He came from a family of eight children, six of whom lived to be more than 80 years old. He was a member of the Beech Grove M. E. church.

Mr. Wilson, with his horse and wagon and boxes filled with strawberries, was for a number of years a familiar figure on the streets of Indianapolis during the strawberry season. Old customers assert that his berries were the largest specimens of the fruit they ever had seen. In latter years Mr. Wilson discontinued his daily peddling activities, but las spring he still personally supervised the cultivation and picking of the strawberry crop.

He often told the story of how he once had had the opportunity of buying a strip of land on the south side of Tenth street, between Emerson Avenue and Gray Street, at $10 an acre but did not buy it because he thought Indianapolis never would grow out that far.

An incident over which Mr. Wilson often chuckled was his unintended contribution of a load of strawberries to Indianapolis police. The story is told that one day the horse ambled away while he was interviewing a customer and was caught by police and taken to police headquarters. The horse and wagon were retrieved later but the berries were gone.

"We were afraid they would spoil," was the explanation given.

Surviving are seven children, HOLLAND and HOWARD WILSON, MRS. ARVILLA BOND,

Indianapolis, VIRGIL WILSON, Seattle, Washington, WALTER WILSON, Columbus,
Ohio, and ORAN and OMER WILSON, Terre Haute. A sister, Mrs. Jane Laired, Los
Angeles, California and 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also
survive.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1930, Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana, USA.

Theodore married Margaret Werts,1 174 daughter of John Wertz and Catherine Griso,344 on 3 Feb 1861 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. Margaret was born on 18 Sep 1841 and died on 3 Feb 1912 in Marion County, Indiana, USA at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   1304 M    i. Holland Wilson .175

   1305 M    ii. Howard Wilson .175

   1306 M    iii. Virgil Wilson .175

   1307 F    iv. Arvilla Wilson 175 was born about 1868 in Indiana, USA.

Arvilla married Orville Bond.175 Another name for Orville was Roscoe.345

   1308 M    v. Walter E. Wilson 175 was born on 28 Jul 1879 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA, died on 22 Apr 1942 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA at age 62, and was buried in Sharon Township, Worthington, , Ohio, USA.

Walter married Goldie Pearl Grahan on 3 Oct 1906 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA. Goldie was born on 13 Apr 1887 in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana, USA, died on 3 Mar 1970 in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA at age 82, and was buried on 6 Mar 1970 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA.

   1309 M    vi. Oran Wilson 175 was born on 13 Apr 1886.

+ 1310 M    vii. Omer A. Wilson 175 was born on 13 Apr 1886 and died in Aug 1952 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA at age 66.

   1311 F    viii. Emma Wilson .344

Emma married Charles Carson.344

554. Jane Wilson 1 174 was born in Sep 1846 in West Sonora, Preble Co, OH and died after 1931.175 Another name for Jane was Minerva Jane.346

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1900, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Jane married Silas Lester Laird 173 on 26 Dec 1867 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.347 Silas was born in Mar 1844 in Salem, , Ohio.254

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1900, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1312 F    i. Laird .254

   1313 F    ii. Julia Laird 346 was born on 19 Jul 1868 in West Sonora, Preble Co, OH and died on 15 Dec 1931 in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina at age 63.

Julia married Edward J. Boyles.346

   1314 F    iii. Georgianna Laird 346 was born on 16 Feb 1875 in West Sonora, Preble County, Ohio, died on 31 Oct 1918 in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina at age 43, and was buried on 2 Nov 1918 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Georgianna married David B. Wall.346

   1315 F    iv. Olive Laird 254 was born in Oct 1879 in Ohio, USA and died on 1 Sep 1961 in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina at age 81.

Olive married Forest Nelson.346

   1316 F    v. Jessie L. Laird 254 was born on 23 May 1883 in Ohio, USA, died on 4 Jan 1923 in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina at age 39, and was buried on 4 Jan 1923 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

556. Augustus Wilson 1 174 was born on 10 May 1842 in West Sonora, Preble County, Ohio.

General Notes:
transcribed from Frazer Wilson's History of Darke County, v. 2, 1914, pp 96-102.

AUGUSTUS N. WILSON AND SARAH C. WILSON.

Augustus N. Wilson is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Leas) Wilson and was born near West Sonora, Preble County, Ohio, May 10, 1842. His grandfather was a carpenter and a resident of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, whose ancestors seem to have been among the early Quaker settlers of the Delaware valley--probably settling there shortly prior to 1700. As near as is now known his forebears were mostly carpenters and farmers who intermarried with some of the best families of the Friends and lived the humble, frugal and industrious life characteristic of these stalwart people.

Mr. Wilson's grandfather fell from a building on which he was working in Philadelphia, Pa., and died as a result of the fall. His son Thomas was reared in the home of his brother-in-law, Abner Hibbs, and appears to have learned the hatter's trade in Philadelphia when a young man. Later, probably between 1820 and 1825, Thomas came to Ohio, walking from Philadelphia to the home of his brother Eli in Zanesville, Ohio. Shortly afterward he piloted a flat boat of merchandise from Cincinnati to New Orleans and returned afoot. He finally settled near West Sonora, Preble County, Ohio, where he taught school and became a justice of the peace. He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Leas of near Lewisburg, Preble county, and became the father of eight children, viz.: Lydia, who married William Werts; William M.; John L.; Eli; Theodore; F. J.; Augustus N., and Jane, who married Silas Laird. Of these, five sons and one daughter still survive at an average age of about seventy-five years.

From their mother these children, apparently, inherited that business acumen characteristic of the Leas family, which has made the men successful in financial and business enterprises. From the father, who was a voracious reader and student of current affairs, probably came the desire to acquire an education and a certain ability to frame and compose papers of literary merit.

Thomas Wilson was born October 14, 1803, and died December 21, 1877, and his wife, Elizabeth, was born September 5, 1805 and died February 5, 1887. Their remains are buried in the cemetery at Lewisburg, Ohio.

From Quaker ancestry Augustus Wilson probably inherited the qualities of moral integrity, firmness, frugality, industry, determination, frankness, hatred of shams, together with plainness of speech and simplicity in dress which are marked characteristics of his disposition.

He acquired the rudiments of an education in a country school and, when about fourteen years of age, went to work on the farm of a neighbor at six dollars per month.

In the fall of 1861 he commenced to teach school, but in a few weeks laid aside his books and responded to the call of his country, enlisting as a private in Company E, Sixty-ninth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry, for a period of three years. At the termination of this period he re-enlisted and soon thereafter was appointed hospital steward of the regiment, which position he held until mustered out after the close of the war. He was with the regiment during this entire period with the exception of about two weeks and participated in Sherman's famous march to the sea, taking part in the following engagements: Gallatin, Nashville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge, Tenn.; Dug Gap. Buzzard's Roost, Dalton, Resaca, Pumpkin Vine Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, Marietta, Chattahoochie River, Peach Tree Creek, Siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro and Siege of Savannah, Ga.; Bentonville, Goldsboro and Raleigh, N. C., and was
present at Johnson's surrender.

During the first winter after the war, he taught below Ithaca. The spring found him with some seven hundred dollars, which he had saved by soldiering and teaching and with this little sum he entered into partnership with his uncle, Jesse Tillman, and conducted a small dry goods and grocery store in the hamlet of Jaysville, Darke County, Ohio. In about a year he sold out his interest and formed a partnership with his brother William, who conducted a store at Winchester, Preble County, Ohio. In the spring of 1867 he went to Dallas (now Ansonia), Ohio, and entered into partnership with his brother John. Here he remained a little over five years, during most of which time he served as postmaster of the village. On September 19, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah C., daughter of George and Elizabeth (Frazer) Niswonger at Winchester, Ohio. In February, 1873, the family, then including three children, moved to Greenville, Ohio, where Mr. Wilson formed a partnership with Mr. William Kelly and conducted a dry goods store in the building now occupied by the Advocate office and press room on Broadway, near the public square. This partnership lasted about two years, when Mr. Kelly was elected county auditor and retired from the firm. Mr. Wilson soon moved into the Miller room, a few doors to the south, and in about two years formed a partnership with William H. Hart, which lasted some twelve years. Mr. Wilson and Mr. Hart were complementary in disposition, the former having excellent judgment of the quality and value of merchandise, indomitable energy and good executive qualities, while the latter was sociable, diplomatic and urbane in manner and winning in personality, thus forming an ideal partnership which commanded the confidence and won the patronage of the community.

On account of the rapid increase in the volume of their business Wilson and Hart were forced to seek new quarters, and, in 1879, began the erection of a substantial three-story brick building, 40x85 feet in size, on the west side of Broadway just south of Third street. This building was, at that time, considered too far south of the trading center, but trade followed the store and in a short time it was considered one of the most centrally located business rooms in the city. It was completed in 1880 and was by far the most modern and substantial business room in the city, being finely finished and equipped, well proportioned and excellently lighted. On account of failing health, Mr. Hart retired from the business and moved to Chattanooga, Tenn.

In 1892, Mr. Wilson formed a partnership with his sons Osborn and Frazer and his son-in-law, Mr. William H. Mann. In the spring of 1895 the new firm closed out their business in Greenville and opened up a store on South Main Street, near Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio, where they conducted business until July 1908. In the meantime, the partnership had been dissolved and Mr. Wilson now returned to Greenville where he reopened in the Winner block, having disposed of the building, which he formerly owned upon moving to Dayton. On July 1, 1906, he again moved into the latter building, and on March 11, 1907, formed a new partnership with his sons, Osborn, Frazer and Carl. Osborn withdrew in September to accept a position in the Greenville postoffice where he is now employed as assistant mailing clerk. The business has continued since that time under the firm name of A. N. Wilson & Sons, and now requires the use of the entire three floors of the Wilson & Hart block to properly house their large stock of dry goods, notions and floor coverings.

By having his sons to share the responsibilities of the business Mr. Wilson has been able to devote some time to public affairs, and in January, 1902, became a member of the board of trustees of the Dayton State Hospital for the Insane by appointment of Governor Nash. This position he held for three successive terms and until the board was finally abolished by a new State law which centralized the control of the State charitable institutions in April 1911. For some time Mr. Wilson was president of the board and was associated during his incumbency with Hons. H. L. Morey, George Sohngen of Hamilton, 0.; C. R. Gilmore of Eaton, 0.; T. F. Linn, of Columbus, 0.; George Little and Judge C. C. Scherer of Xenia, 0.

In the fall of 1903, Mr. Wilson was elected Mayor of Greenville on the Republican ticket, overcoming a natural Democratic majority of over one hundred and fifty. During his term of office, he won the confidence of the moral and law abiding element in the population by his rigid and impartial enforcement of the laws.

In November 1905, he was a candidate for re-election against Thomas C. Maher, the Democratic candidate, with whom he tied, each receiving 825 votes. To determine who should serve, the candidates cast lot and Mr. Wilson won, but Mr. Maher soon filed contest proceedings in court, alleging irregularity in respect to four or five votes, and secured a verdict in his favor.

Mr. Wilson also served the public in other capacities, being a member of the board of education, about 1890, and a member of the committee, with Hon. C. M. Anderson, Judge Jas. I. Allread and Judge John C. Clark, appointed to wait upon the committee on public buildings at Washington, D. C., and present Greenville's claims for a government building. Hon. Harvey C. Garver was a member of Congress at that time and with his vigorous co-operation an appropriation of some $35,000 was secured with which the colonial style postoffice building on the public square was soon built.

He has been a member of the Odd Fellows for over forty years and is also a member of the G. A. R.

With all his interest in public affairs, Mr. Wilson never neglected his business. Being especially interested in the selling and making up of carpets, he invented a clamp for holding together strips of carpet, which were to be sewed. This clamp was patented under date of August 5, 1890, and proved to be a practical invention, being sold to progressive merchants in various sections of the United States.

In disposition Mr. Wilson is firm, aggressive, industrious, persevering and faithful and has that determined spirit which scarcely knows defeat. He has raised a large family, carried on an extensive business, served the public, and today, at the age of seventy-two years, is more active than many men at fifty, taking an active and very important part in the necessary details and routine incident to a successful business.

For relaxation he enjoyed his annual hunt of two or three weeks in the forests of Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine or some of the southern States, not missing a season for a period of thirty years or more.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Euphemia, Preble County, Ohio, June 23, 1847. Her father's father was David Niswonger, who was born in Virginia in 1770 and died in 1844. He was of German descent and married in the Gunder family. George Niswonger, the father of Mrs. Wilson, was born in Preble county, March 9, 1817, and died at Greenville, Ohio, March 9, 1884. He married Miss Elizabeth Ducker Frazer. October 1, 1843, and they became the parents of Sarah Catharine (Wilson); John N. Niswonger, born December 19, 1852, died April 24, 1895; Jas. A. B. Niswonger, born July 19, 1851, died March 22, 1899.

Mrs. Wilson's mother's father was Jas. A. B. Frazer, son of William Frazer, who came from Scotland, claiming direct descent from Sir Simon Fraser (Lord Lovat). The Frasers (sometimes spelt Frazer or Frazier), were of Norman French descent and settled in Scotland at an early date, becoming one of the most prominent families in the isle whose descendants are found scattered in the United States and the British colonies generally. The present seat of the family in Scotland is Invernessshire and the City of Inverness, where they form a large per cent of the population.

James A. B. Frazer was born in 1791 and learned the trade of a miller, probably from his father, who, it seems, operated a mill near Baltimore, Md. He came to western Ohio about 1820, where he engaged in milling at Lucas's mill on Brown's run in the northern part of Butler county. He also taught school in the Heck neighborhood near this place, where in September, 1823, he married Catharine Heck, whose parents also came from Maryland. While living at Brown's Run, a daughter, Elizabeth D. (mother of Mrs. A. N. Wilson), was born August 14, 1824. The family soon moved to the neighborhood of Georgetown, Preble County, where Mr. Frazer taught school for a while. In 1827, he leased a mill of John Lock on Twin Creek, just above Euphemia and in 1828, he bought the property, which then consisted of an old mill and saw mill. This mill had been built by Jesse Swisher in 1817, and had three run of burrs--one French, one Raccoon and a corn burr made from a gray-head stone, with a capacity of about twenty-seven barrels of flour in twenty-four hours. A distillery was added to this with a capacity of about twenty bushels per day with mashing done by hand. Later horse power was installed to do the mashing and pumping, thus increasing the capacity to thirty bushels per day. In 1838, Mr. Frazer built a stone mill just west of the old mill from limestone quarried along the creek nearby. This mill was about one hundred feet long and was considered one of the substantial buildings of the State at that early date. It cost some S12,000 to $14,000 in addition to $3,000 which Mr. Frazer had paid for the old mill with one hundred and forty acres of land and the water right extending from west of his dam to the national road east of Euphemia. When the new mill was completed, he was offered $28,000 for the entire property and water right, with the provision that he would not build another mill within the bounds of the customs of said mill. He refused this offer, but a few years proved his mistak e as he went into bankruptcy in 1844 and died August 20, 1849, grieving his loss and failure. His estimable wife, who was known for her benevolent disposition, lost the sight of both eyes about the time of her husband's failure, probably from paralysis of the optic nerve, and died at the home of her daughter in Richmond, Ind., from apoplexy, March 27, 1854. Their children were Elizabeth D., Henry, John, Nelson and Daniel, all of whom are now dead, except Henry, who is eighty-nine years of age.

Elizabeth D. Frazer was a woman of exceptional mental powers, with strong moral convictions, sane piety and a very industrious disposition. In spite of many discouraging experiences along the road of life she bore up bravely and won for herself an enviable reputation. After the death of her husband, George Niswonger, in 1854, she made her home mostly with her daughter, Mrs. A. N. Wilson, in Greenville, Ohio, where she died September 29, 1901, at the age of seventy-seven years.

Sarah Catharine (Niswonger) Wilson inherited many of the characteristics of her grandmother Frazer, whom she resembled in outward form, being inclined to stoutness, and enjoying good living. She was a woman of large heart and mind, a tender, yielding disposition and optimistic tendencies. She thought well of mankind, caring but little for distinctions of creed, color or mere outward circumstance and was charitable almost to a fault with the unfortunate. The family circle was the center of her affections, but she was sociable to all and exceedingly hospitable to her friends. So-called society made no appeal to her and she disliked its posings, affections and shams to a marked degree. Being of a lively and active disposition she enjoyed life and expected others to do likewise. Although disabled by partial paralysis during the last five years of her life she bore her affliction with patience and fortitude and passed to her reward April 7, 1914, mourned by a host of friends and admirers.

Her remains, together with those of her parents and brother James, and son George are buried in the Wilson lot in the Greenville cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were the parents of eight children, of whom seven still survive, as follows: Gertrude, who married Mr. William H. Mann; Osborn, who married Miss Lillian Harrison, and is now a mailing clerk in the Greenville postoffice; Frazer E., who married Miss Pearle Larimer (see sketch in this work); Bessie, now at home; Carlton F., author of musical ballads, now member of firm of A. N. Wilson & Sons; Grace A., who married J. L. Ewing, now living at Erie, Pa.; Frank G., musician and musical composer, now with Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. The grandchildren are Kathryn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mann; John Larimer, Wayne Alden and Miriam, children of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Wilson; Harrison Augustus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Osborn Wilson.

Augustus married Sarah Catherine Niswonger,173 daughter of George Niswonger 173 and Elizabeth Ducker Frazer,173 on 19 Sep 1867 in Winchester, OH. Sarah was born on 23 Jul 1847 in Euphemia, Preble County, Ohio, died on 7 Apr 1914 at age 66, and was buried in Wilson Lot In The Greenville Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1317 F    i. Gertrude Wilson .173

+ 1318 M    ii. Osborn Wilson .173

+ 1319 M    iii. Living

   1320 F    iv. Bessie Wilson .173

   1321 M    v. Carlton F. Wilson .173

   1322 F    vi. Grace A. Wilson .173

Grace married J. L. Ewing.173

   1323 M    vii. Frank G. Wilson .173

   1324 M    viii. George Wilson 173 was buried in Wilson Lot In The Greenville Cemetery.

560. Anderson Leas 1 4 was born in 1839 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co., OH, died in 1900 at age 61, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Anderson Leas is buried in Section 1, Lot #78 of Roselawn

Anderson Leas was Monroe Township assessor for seven terms: 1874 - 1881. He was also postmaster for about 15 years in West Manchester and had charge of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad office for twelve years.

Anderson and his brother Asa were taken into their father's partnership (Townsend & Co.) in 1863 and 1867 respectively, and later operated the business as A & A Leas. They were buyers of grain and wool, being the largest grain buyers in the county. They also had a tailor shop.

Circa 1881, the business was bringing in about $ 16,000 per year. Anderson Leas and his brother Asa furnished substitutes for the 3-year service although they were not drafted in.

Anderson Leas is buried in Lot # 78 of Section 1 of Roselawn Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison, Preble County, Ohio.

Anderson married Lydia Anna Townsend 1 4 on 7 Jul 1864 in Miami County, Indiana, USA.4 Lydia was born on 6 Nov 1844 in Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 18 Sep 1920 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA179 at age 75, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1325 M    i. Jan Leas 180 was born about 1862.

+ 1326 M    ii. John Edgar Leas 1 4 was born about 1875 in Ohio, USA,180 died in 1926181 about age 51, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.181

+ 1327 M    iii. Jay Warren Leas 1 4 was born on 17 Jul 1865 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA,181 died on 25 Jan 1917 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA181 at age 51, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.181

561. Asa Leas 1 4 was born on 1 Sep 1841 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH,4 180 died on 22 Feb 1926 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA4 at age 84, and was buried on 25 Feb 1926 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

General Notes: Asa LEAS was born on September 1, 1841 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH

He appeared in the census in 1850 in Harrison Twp, Preble Co, OH. In 1867 he was
an in business with his brother operating as A.& A. Leas. in West Manchester,
Preble Co, OH.4 He died on February 22, 1926 in West Manchester, Preble Co,
OH.

He was buried on February 25, 1926 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble
Co, OH. Asa LEAS and Hanna Jane "Jennie" GARBER were married on December 12,
1867. They resided in West Manchester and had five children; two sons and
three daughters. They appeared in the census in 1880 in West Manchester, Preble
Co, OH

1880 Census for West Manchester, Preble, Ohio
Asa Leas, 38, OH OH OH
Jennie Leas, Wife, 30, Keeping House OH PA PA
Berta Leas, Son, 11, OH OH OH
Sallie Leas, Dau, 5, OH OH OH
Flo Hoffman, Other, 21, Dressmaker, OH OH OH

Noted events in his life were:

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

Asa married Hanna Jane "Jennie" Garber,1 348 daughter of Martin Garber 4 and Mary Petry,4 on 12 Dec 1867 in Preble County, Ohio, USA. Hanna was born on 30 Jun 1849 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA, died on 11 Jun 1926 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA4 at age 76, and was buried on 14 Jun 1926 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1328 M    i. Bertrand V. Leas 180 was born in 1868 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 26 Jul 1941 in Jane Case Hospital, Delaware, , OH4 at age 73, and was buried on 28 Jul 1941 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.4

   1329 F    ii. Myrtle May Leas 4 was born in 1872, died on 10 Nov 1873 at age 1, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   1330 F    iii. Mary Leas 180 was born in 1875.4 Another name for Mary was Sallie.

   1331 F    iv. Florence Leas 180 was born in 18764 and died in 19554 at age 79.

Florence married Vernon Davis,349 son of T. F. Davis 350 and Lizzie B. Cox,350 on 16 Oct 1900. Vernon was born about 1880.350

+ 1332 M    v. Earl Garber "Beecher" Leas 351 was born on 23 Jul 1880 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 20 Feb 1964 in Camden, Lorrain Co. OH at age 83, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

564. John Wesley Leas 180 was born about 1850, died in 18984 about age 48, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

John married Alice C. Marshall.,180 daughter of Jacob Marshall 352 and Evelyn Conger,.353 Alice was born on 17 Jan 1854 in Sugar Valley, Preble Co, OH, died on 16 Sep 1930 in Delaware, Delaware Co, OH at age 76, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.352 Another name for Alice was Cathrin A. Leas.354

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: U.S. Census, 1900, Delaware City, Delaware, Ohio.

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1910, Delaware Ward 2, Delaware, Ohio.

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1930, Delaware, Delaware, Ohio.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1333 M    i. Dewitt Halstead Leas 352 was born in Apr 1875 in Ohio, USA,355 died on 3 May 1955 in Delaware, , OH6 at age 80, and was buried on 6 May 1955 in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.357

565. Sarah Margaret Leas 180 was born on 5 Jun 1854 in Darke County, Ohio, USA,181 died on 30 Apr 1934 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA181 at age 79, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.181

Sarah married John King Mundhenk,358 son of Philip Mundhenk 359 and Mary Ann King,359 on 7 Sep 1878 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.358 John was born in 1851, died in 1886 at age 35, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1880, Twin, Darke, Ohio, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

   1334 F    i. Zo Lenore Mundhenk 358 was born on 3 Jan 1880 in Darke County, Ohio, USA, died on 29 May 1951 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 71, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   1335 F    ii. Fosa Fern Mundhenk 353 was born in 1885, died in 1979 at age 94, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

566. Mary Jane Leas 180 was born on 6 Oct 1856 in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA,181 died on 26 Jul 1934 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA181 at age 77, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.181

Mary married David Siler.180 David was born on 25 Nov 1851 in Preble County, Ohio, USA,181 died on 2 Jan 1935 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA181 at age 83, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.179

The child from this marriage was:

   1336 F    i. Maude Siler 181 was born in 1877, died in 1955 at age 78, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

567. Irvin Elmore Leas 180 was born in 1859 in Ohio, USA,4 died in 19014 at age 42, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA. Another name for Irvin was Elmer Leas.183

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1860, Monroe Township, Preble County, Ohio.

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1880, West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, USA.

• United States Census: Residence, 1900, Eldorado village & West Manchester hamlet, Preble, Ohio.

Irvin married Ella Horn 180 about 1885.360 Ella was born in Jan 1864 in Ohio, USA, died in 1934 in Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, , OH361 at age 70, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA.361 Another name for Ella was Mary E..360

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1900, Eldorado village & West Manchester hamlet, Preble, Ohio.

• United States Census: Residence, 1910, Monroe, Preble, Ohio.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1337 M    i. Dr. Roscoe D. Leas 180 was born on 18 May 1893 in Ohio, USA360 and died in Nov 1980 in Ohio, USA at age 87.

569. Elizabeth Eidson 185 was born about 1833 in Ohio, USA.168 Another name for Elizabeth was Eilza Jane.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison Township, Preble Co, Ohio.

Elizabeth married Henry Crask.185 Henry was born in England.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1338 M    i. James Crask 185 was born in 1867 and died in 1960 at age 93.

574. Lydia Anne Tillman 1 was born on 23 Nov 1836 in OH.

Lydia married Jacob Brown,1 son of Caleb Brown 1 and Mary Unknown,1 on 13 May 1857. Jacob was born in 1830 in OH.

Children from this marriage were:

   1339 F    i. Emma Idella Brown 1 was born about 1858.

   1340 F    ii. Melazina Brown 1 was born on 24 Jan 1860.

Melazina married Francis Henry Singer 1 on 13 Jan 1880.

   1341 F    iii. Lizzie Florence Brown 1 was born on 15 Dec 1866.

576. Jacob Elmer Leas 1 186 was born on 5 Nov 1840 in Samson, Preble Co, OH, died on 20 Jul 1927 at age 86, and was buried in National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR.

General Notes: Moved into Solomon Kester's home in 1880

JACOB E. LEAS, merchant, Greenville ; another of the old settlers of Darke Co., born in Preble Co.. Ohio, Nov. 5, 1840 ; he is a son of Jesse Leas, who came to Darke Co., in 1843, and located in Sampson : he died in Palestine in March, 1861 ; he was married, in Preble Co., to Sarah A. Cresler, who is now living in German Township. The subject of our sketch followed clerkiug iu the merchandise store of his father until the death of the latter. On the 16th of October, 1861, he enlisted as private iu the 69th 0. V. I., and soon after was at the front, fighting for the preservation of the Union and the honor of our glorious flag ; he was in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Buzzards' Roost Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, siege and capture of Atlanta, with Sherman on his march through Georgia to the sea, thence north through, the Carolinas, and with Sherman when Johnston surrendered, thence through Richmond to Washington, when, after the grand review of the army, he went to Louisville and received his discharge, in August, 1865, having served in the Union army nearly four years. After serving his first term of enlistment, he returned with his regiment. Feb. 27, 1864, and remained in service until the close of the war, passing through various grades of promotion, and was mustered out of service as Captain of Co. A. He then returned to Darke Co. and followed merchandising at Greenville, Jaysville and Palestine (with the exception of a short residence in Indiana) until April. 1871, when he came to Ansonia and followed the merchandise trade for a short time. In 1874, he received the appointment of Postmaster. Upon the locating of the well-known house of Sol. Kester at Greenville, Feb. 1. 1880, Mr. Leas resigned his official position as Postmaster at Ansonia, and associated with the above firm, where he may always be found, ready and willing to attend to the wants of his many warm friends. His marriage with Rebecca Duke was celebrated Sept. 19, 1867 ; they have three children now living, viz.. Russell D.. Bertha J. and Blair.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: US Census, 1920, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA.

Jacob married Rebecca Ann Duke 1 186 on 19 Sep 1867. Rebecca was born on 20 Mar 1844 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA,58 died on 27 May 191858 at age 74, and was buried in National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR.58

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1342 M    i. Russell Duke Lease 186 was born on 4 Jun 1868 in Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

   1343 F    ii. Bertha Jane Lease 186 was born on 28 Jul 187158 and died on 4 Apr 1952 in San Bernardino County, California, USA58 at age 80.

   1344 F    iii. Blanche Leas 58 was born on 28 Mar 1874, died on 31 Oct 1879 at age 5, and was buried in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

   1345 F    iv. Bessie W. Leas 58 was born on 5 May 1877, died on 17 Sep 1877, and was buried in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

   1346 F    v. Blair Lease 186 was born on 3 Aug 1878 in Ohio, USA,33 58 died on 18 Jun 194358 at age 64, and was buried in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA.58 Another name for Blair was Leas.363

Blair married Viola Jane Splawn,33 son of William Edward Splawn 33 and Jane Ann Brooks,33 on 24 May 1905. Viola was born on 4 Oct 1883 in Bradley, Arkansas and died on 7 Aug 1974 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA at age 90.

   1347 M    vi. Chester Leas 58 was born on 3 Oct 1881, died on 5 Dec 1886 at age 5, and was buried in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas, USA.

   1348 F    vii. Mabel Leas was born on 3 Oct 1881, died on 22 Mar 188358 at age 1, and was buried in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas, USA.

   1349 M    viii. Jesse Benton Leas 58 was born on 12 Nov 1883, died on 27 Aug 1928 at age 44, and was buried in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA.

   1350 M    ix. Arthur Roy Leas 58 was born on 2 Jun 1886 and died on an unknown date.

577. Mary Ann Leas 1 186 was born in 1842 in OH.

Mary married Solomon Kester,1 186 son of George Kester , Jr. 1 186 and Eve Frank,1 186 on 3 Jan 1864 in Darke County, Ohio, USA. Solomon was born on 10 Nov 1839 in German Twp, Darke Co., OH and died in 1924 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA at age 85.

Children from this marriage were:

   1351 M    i. George Worley Kester 1 186 was born on 25 Jun 1865 in Ohio, USA, died on 25 Jul 1934 in Marion County, Indiana, USA186 at age 69, and was buried on 28 Jul 1934 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.186

   1352 M    ii. Alvin Roy Kester 1 186 was born in 1877, died in 1878 in Darke County, Ohio, USA at age 1, and was buried in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

   1353 F    iii. Roxy Irene Kester 1 186 was born on 6 Nov 1878 in Darke County, Ohio, USA and died on an unknown date.

Roxy married Labayteaux.186

Roxy next married King.186

579. Elmina Leas 1 186 was born about 1850.81

Elmina married George W. McClellan 338 on 11 Aug 1866.338 George was born in Pennsylvania, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

   1354 M    i. Ora A. McClellan was born on 8 Dec 1872 in Palestine, German Township, Darke County, Ohio, USA.

Ora married Living

585. Thisby Leas 1 was born on 7 Jul 1842 in Harrison, Preble County, Ohio187 and died before 1880.187

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison Township, Preble Co, Ohio.

Thisby married Henry B. Atwood on 6 Oct 1864 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.187 Henry was born about 1840 in Georgia.187

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1355 M    i. Marten L. Atwood was born in Aug 1867 in Indiana, USA.187

587. Alfred Leas 1 was born on 23 May 1849 in Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 14 Apr 1911 in Brethern, MI at age 61.

General Notes: Information provided by Charles J. Leas, 5119. Other information came from the U.S. Census

Noted events in his life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1850, Harrison Township, Preble Co, Ohio.

Alfred married Cora Alice Keith 1 on 3 Jul 1902 in Michigan, USA. Cora was born on 24 Jul 1879 in Allen County, Ohio, USA364 and died on 18 Apr 1946364 at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1356 M    i. Charles W. Leas 1 died in 1946.

   1357 M    ii. Living

   1358 M    iii. Living

   1359 F    iv. Living

Living married Living

   1360 F    v. Living

Living married Living

591. Noah Leas 1 191 was born about 1844 in Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Name: Noah Leas
Residence: Howard County, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 7 Oct 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Indiana
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Indiana 106th Infantry Regiment on 10 Jul 1863.
Mustered out on 17 Jul 1863 at Indianapolis, IN.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Washington, Darke, Ohio, United States.

• United States Census: Resided, 1860, Town Of Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Kokomo, Centre Township, Howard County, Indiana, USA.

Noah married Sarah Jane Rodkey 4 on 30 Oct 1865. Sarah was born on 5 Mar 1847 in Middlefork, IN.

Noted events in her life were:

• United States Census: Residence, 1870, Kokomo, Centre Township, Howard County, Indiana, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1361 M    i. Worley Byron Leas 4 was born on 1 Mar 1866 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA and died on an unknown date.

Worley married Carrie Cotherman 4 on 20 Nov 1890. Carrie died on 14 Apr 1938.

+ 1362 M    ii. Chester Rodkey Leas 4 was born on 30 Mar 1868 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA and died on an unknown date.

+ 1363 F    iii. Daisy May Leas 4 was born on 17 Mar 1873 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA.

   1364 F    iv. Madge Elizabeth Leas 4 was born on 12 Apr 1891 in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA.

Madge married Jay A. Rensberger,4 son of Milton H. Rensberger 365 and Alvaratta Barringer,365 on 24 Dec 1912 in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA. Jay was born on 26 Jan 1892 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA.365

592. Harvey Newton Leas 1 191 was born on 10 Nov 1847 in Euphania, OH, died on 17 Jun 1898 in 200 Miles From Dawson City, N.W.T. at age 50, and was buried in The Mouth Of Tatchun Creek.

General Notes: Died while on his way to the gold fields of Alaska.


The following article is copied from Page 1 of the July 27, 1898 edition of the Kokomo Dispatch from Kokomo, Indiana
Through the opening of a letter by mistake, information believed to be entirely reliable was received in this city yesterday of the death of Harvey N. Leas in the Yukon country June 17 last. The particulars are very meager, but Mr. Leas's wife as well as his parents, Worley and Mrs. Leas, accept the information at hand as final and mourn the husband and son as dead.
Mr. Leas left Kokomo in company with J. B. Livingston for Dawson City last February. They were joined by three men experienced in mining at Chicago. The last letters were received from this party several weeks ago. One, dated June 4, was from Mr. Leas to his wife. In this he said he was suffering from dysentery, but asked that his family be not alarmed. A second was from Mr. Livingston to his wife, bearing date of July 8, in which he said Mr. Leas was somewhat better. Since the receipt of these letters Mrs. Leas has been borne down with the premonition that her husband would never return. He was not strong, and his trip over the difficult Skaguay trail was one of unusual hazard. He had nearly completed the journey. The greater hardships had been passed and the New Eldorado was but, in a comparative sense, a short distance away when he fell in the unequal struggle as many more hardy men had fallen before him, as many will yet fall.
Yesterday there was delivered a bulky letter to the home of George E. Davis, 150 West Jefferson street, addressed to "Manager Equitable Life Insurance Company." Mr. Davis does not represent this company, nor has it a representative here so far as is known. Ordinarily the letter would have been returned to the office unopened. Mr. Davis was absent from home at the time. The envelope was partially opened at one end, and without noticing the superscription Mrs. Davis drew out one of the enclosures. She saw that it mentioned the death of Mr. Leas, whom she knew well, and immediately upon the return of Mr. Davis called his attention to it. The circumstances justified an examination of the letter.
The first enclosure bore the letterhead of "The Dominion Adjustment Bureau, Charles D. Hanson and J. Kennedy, Proprietors, Room 23 Imperial Building, Montreal, Canada," and was as follows:
Montreal, July 23, 1898
Manager Equitable Life Insurance Company, Kokomo, Ind., U.S.A.
Dear Sir: - My son, Thomas Kennedy, who is on his way to the Yukon gold fields with a party, writes me from the Stewart River, N.W.T., and encloses the letter which I now hand you, notifying your company of the death of one of your insured, and has requested me to forward the notification to you.
I know nothing whatever of the circumstances of the death alluded to, nor does my son give any particulars in his letter to me, but he is a perfectly reliable young man, and is well known in fire and life insurance circles in this city.
A similar notification has been sent to the Northwestern Life Insurance Company, in which office the same party appears to have held a policy.
Yours truly, J. Kennedy
The letter referred to is as follows:
Stewart River, N.W.T., June 22, 1898
Manager Equitable Life Insurance Company, Kokomo, Ind., U.S.A.
Dear Sir:- I have been instructed to inform you that Harvey Newton Leas, holder of policy No. 416,711, issued January 30, 1889, died on the 17th instant while on his way to Dawson City, N.W.T. He was buried on the right hand bank of the Lewes river, at the mouth of Yetchum river, which is about one and one-half miles below Five Finger rapids. I was present at the burial.
If there are any forms you wish filled up I will be pleased to do so, and letters sent to Dawson will find me.
My former address was 523 St. Denis street, Montreal, Province of Quebec.
Yours truly,
Thomas Kennedy
The third enclosure was a map of the Yukon region with a mark in blue pencil indicating the burial place of Mr. Leas. It is something more than 200 miles from Dawson City. From this place to the point where the letter is dated is about 150 miles.
Mr. Leas held policy No. 416,711 in the Equitable company and also a policy in the Northwestern Mutual, each for $1000.
While some surprise is expressed that notification of Mr. Leas' death has not come from Mr. Livingston or other of his traveling companions, there are many reasons offered why this should be delayed. Mr. Leas was ailing on June 8, and might before June 17, then being within about 200 miles of Dawson, have concluded to travel by slower stages, or rest for a time, while the others forged ahead. No mail has been received from any of the party since that time. It is not impossible that they were with Mr. Leas when the end came and have written, but were no so prompt in finding an opportunity to send mail out as was Mr. Kennedy. It is also known that the Canadian mail service is much better than that of this government in the Yukon country; it is probable that this letter has reached Montreal and been forwarded here while communications from Mr. Leas's immediate friends are on the way.
Mrs. Leas is utterly prostrated by the sad news and was unable to see anybody last night save a few of her closest friends. The blow falls upon her with crushing weight. But a year ago she lost her only son, a bright young man and the idol of her home, and now to feel that her husband lies in an unmarked grave on the frozen trail of the far-north gold fields is to fil her cup of grief to running over.
Harvey Newton Leas was born at Euphenia, Ohio, November 10, 1847, and came with his parents to Kokomo in 1853. As a boy, he worked in his father's flouring mills, now the Howard mills. Later in life he studied pharmacy and engaged in the drug business here, in which business he continued, save for a short residence in Colorado, up to the time of his departure for the gold fields. He was married to Hattie Smith in this city May 2, 1878, and she with a daughter survives him. He was a man of excellent parts, kind of heart, gentle as a child and in all things considerate of his fellow men. For a home that is filled with unutterable anguish, for him who lies in that strange, far-off grave unwatered by human tears, there are hundreds of hearts beating with warmest sympathy in Kokomo today.

Noted events in his life were:

• United States Census: Resided, 1850, Washington, Darke, Ohio, United States.

• United States Census: Resided, 1860, Town Of Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1870, Kokomo, Centre Township, Howard County, Indiana, USA.

Harvey married Hattie L. Smith,1 191 daughter of Dewitt Clinton "D. W. C." Smith 1 191 and Frances Marie Campbell,1 191 on 2 May 1878. Hattie was born on 31 Jul 1859 in Montgomery, Kane County, Illinois, USA and died in 1933 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA at age 74.

Children from this marriage were:

   1365 M    i. Frederick Webb Leas 1 191 was born on 8 Jul 1879 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA and died on 8 Oct 1897 at age 18.

+ 1366 F    ii. Elizabeth Maria Leas 1 191 was born on 9 Mar 1884 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA and died on 9 May 1966 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA at age 82.

594. Charles Henry Leas 75 was born on 31 Oct 1859 in Iowa, USA and died in Jun 1938 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA at age 78.

Charles married Cora Martha Hambleton,75 daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hambleton 75 and Mariah Elizabeth Thompson,75 on 7 Dec 1881. Cora was born on 25 Feb 1858 in Iowa, USA and died on 13 Feb 1924 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA at age 65.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1367 M    i. Speed Butler Leas 366 was born on 6 Apr 1884 in Keokuk, Iowa,367 died on 14 Mar 1964 in Fresno, CA367 at age 79, and was buried in Belmont Park Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno, California.75

603. John T. Hartzell 29 was born in Sep 1838 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 22 Jan 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 71.

John married Martha H. 29 in 1859 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. Martha was born in Oct 1839 in Maryland, USA and died on 4 Jan 1917 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   1368 M    i. George Winfield Hartzell 29 was born on 22 Sep 1860 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 18 Nov 1865 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 5.

   1369 F    ii. Betty S. Hartzell 29 was born on 27 Mar 1866 in Maryland, USA and died on 3 Nov 1911 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 45.

   1370 F    iii. Georgietta W. Hartzell 29 was born about 1869 in Maryland, USA and died on 26 Feb 1912 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA about age 43.

   1371 F    iv. Gracie D. Hartzell 29 was born about 1877 in Maryland, USA.

605. Leonard Leas Hartzell 29 was born on 10 May 1842 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 3 Apr 1912 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 69.

Leonard married Elizabeth 29 in 1863. Elizabeth was born on 5 Mar 1844 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 15 Apr 1914 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   1372 M    i. George Britton Hartzell 29 was born about 1865 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died after 12 Apr 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   1373 F    ii. Laura Hartzell 29 was born in Mar 1866 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died after 1930 in Pennsylvania, USA.

   1374 M    iii. Johann William "John" Hartzell 29 was born on 9 Aug 1869 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 26 Apr 1930 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 60.

   1375 F    iv. Eleanore "Norah" Hartzell 29 was born about 1874 in Maryland, USA.

606. Joseph Perkins Hartzell 29 was born on 18 Apr 1843 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 9 Mar 1894 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 50.

Joseph married Sarah A. Kirk 29 on 18 Apr 1865 in Maryland, USA. Sarah was born on 11 Jan 1848 in Maryland, USA and died on 22 Oct 1922 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 74.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1376 F    i. Eliza Jane Hartzell 29 was born on 30 Apr 1833 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 30 Mar 1891 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 57.

   1377 M    ii. George William Hartzell 29 was born in 1868 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 12 Sep 1886 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 18.

608. Mary Lavinia Hartzell 29 was born on 28 Dec 1850 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and died on 30 Jan 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA at age 59.

Mary married John Hoffman 29 on 1 Jul 1866 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. John was born about 1848 in Maryland, USA and died in Nov 1887 about age 39.

Children from this marriage were:

   1378 M    i. Willie Hoffman 29 was born about 1867 in Maryland, USA.

   1379 M    ii. Harry Hoffman 29 was born about 1869 and died after 1930 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA.

   1380 M    iii. John L. Hoffman 29 was born about 1876 in Maryland, USA.

   1381 F    iv. Annie Hoffman 29 was born in Feb 1879 in Maryland, USA.

   1382 F    v. Katie Hoffman 29 was born in Jul 1881 in Maryland, USA.

   1383 M    vi. Theodore Hoffman 29 was born in Mar 1883 in Maryland, USA.

   1384 F    vii. Lizzie Hoffman 29 was born in Jan 1884 in Maryland, USA.

   1385 F    viii. Charlotte C. Hoffman 29 was born about 1886 in Maryland, USA.

   1386 F    ix. Mamie Hoffman 29 was born in Sep 1886 in Maryland, USA.

   1387 F    x. Ateline Hoffman 29 was born about 1891 in Maryland, USA.

   1388 M    xi. Joseph Hoffman 29 was born in Mar 1892 in Maryland, USA.

   1389 F    xii. Margaret P. Hoffman 29 was born about 1896 in Maryland, USA.

   1390 M    xiii. Albert C. Hoffman 29 was born about 1899 in Maryland, USA.

   1391 F    xiv. Martha L. Hoffman 29 was born about 1902 in Maryland, USA.

609. Mary Elizabeth Leas 4 was born on 16 Jan 1836 and died on 11 Feb 1909 at age 73.

Mary married Henry Hammond 4 in 1858.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1392 M    i. Edwin L. Hammond 4 was born on 9 Jan 1859.

   1393 M    ii. Willie Carter Hammond 4 was born on 28 Mar 1861 and died on 10 Aug 1878 at age 17.

   1394 F    iii. Cora E. Hammond 4 was born on 22 Aug 1865 and died in Nov 1905 at age 40.

Cora married S. M. Kirk 4 in 1886.

   1395 M    iv. Harry G. Hammond 4 was born on 15 Sep 1871.

   1396 F    v. Elizabeth Hammond .4

   1397 F    vi. Wilma M. Hammond 4 was born on 3 Jan 1880.

Wilma married John A. Jackmanon 4 in 1909.

611. Jacob Leas 4 was born on 3 May 1841.

Jacob married Lucinda.4

Children from this marriage were:

   1398 F    i. Maud Leas .4

Maud married Edwin Stafford.4

+ 1399 M    ii. Living

612. Eliza Jane Leas 4 was born on 3 Nov 1844 and died in Sep 1918 at age 73.

Eliza married Unknown.

Children from this marriage were:

   1400 M    i. Living

   1401 M    ii. Living

   1402 M    iii. Living

   1403 F    iv. Living

   1404 F    v. Living

   1405 M    vi. Living

614. Arabelle Leas 4 was born on 15 Oct 1849. Another name for Arabelle was Arabella.

Arabelle married Charles L. Henkel,4 son of D. M. Henkel 368 and Susan Eger,368 in 1870.368 Charles was born in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1406 M    i. Living

   1407 F    ii. Living

   1408 F    iii. Living

615. William Miser 4 was born on 30 Apr 1832 and died on 5 Jan 1920 at age 87.

William married Sarah Elliot 4 in 1857.

Children from this marriage were:

   1409 M    i. James Elliot Miser 4 was born on 6 Jun 1859 and died on 22 Feb 1861 at age 1.

   1410 F    ii. Mariah Jane Miser 4 was born on 8 Sep 1861 and died on 12 Aug 1864 at age 2.

   1411 M    iii. George Miser 4 was born on 26 Mar 1863 and died on 3 Mar 1864.

   1412 F    iv. Elma Miser 4 was born on 15 Nov 1866 and died in Oct 1889 at age 22.

   1413 M    v. Ira Miser 4 was born on 9 Oct 1869 and died on 27 Mar 1874 at age 4.

   1414 F    vi. Maggie Miser 4 was born on 6 Nov 1872 and died on 14 Sep 1873.

   1415 F    vii. Mary Etta Miser 4 was born on 21 Jun 1876.

Mary married Thomas McLain.4

616. Jacob Miser 4 was born on 25 Dec 1833 and died on 28 Jul 1913 at age 79.

Jacob married Unknown.4

Children from this marriage were:

   1416 M    i. Living

Living married Living

   1417 M    ii. Living

   1418 M    iii. Living

617. Mary Miser 4 was born on 20 Feb 1836 and died on 30 Aug 1927 at age 91.

Mary married Isaac Crabb 4 in 1857.

Children from this marriage were:

   1419 F    i. Living

   1420 M    ii. Living

   1421 M    iii. Living

   1422 M    iv. Living

   1423 M    v. Living

   1424 F    vi. Living

Living married Living

621. Margaret Elizabeth Miser 4 was born on 8 Dec 1845 and died on 28 May 1902 at age 56.

Margaret married John Gault.4

Children from this marriage were:

   1425 F    i. Living

Living married Living

   1426 F    ii. Living

   1427 F    iii. Living

   1428 M    iv. Living

   1429 F    v. Living

   1430 F    vi. Living

624. Maria Jane Miser 4 was born on 18 May 1852 and died in Nov 1932 at age 80.

Maria married Isaac Morrison 4 in 1872 in Salem Twp., Jefferson Co., OH.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1431 F    i. Mary G. Morrison 4 was born on 19 Jan 1874.

+ 1432 M    ii. Stanley Shane Morrison 4 was born on 5 Jul 1875 and died on 29 Jun 1913 at age 37.

+ 1433 F    iii. Laura Gertrude Morrison 4 was born on 10 Oct 1878.

+ 1434 F    iv. Ida Lorene Morrison 4 was born on 1 Dec 1881.

626. Jacob Leas Price 1 4 was born on 13 Sep 1837 and died on 14 Feb 1922 at age 84.

Jacob married Mary Hillyer 1 4 on 25 Apr 1859.4 Mary died on 15 Jan 1897.58

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1435 M    i. Winfield S. Price 4 was born on 1 Feb 1860, died on 15 Dec 1931 in Tippecanoe, Harrison County, Ohio, USA369 at age 71, and was buried in Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, USA.

+ 1436 M    ii. Henry Wellington Price 4 was born on 1 Jan 1864.

+ 1437 F    iii. Anna Laura Price 4 was born on 2 Dec 1870.

628. William H. Price 1 4 was born on 24 Oct 1841 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died in 1912 at age 71.

William married Isabel Gamble 1 4 on 26 May 1868.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1438 F    i. Mary A. Price 4 was born on 22 May 1869.

   1439 M    ii. Joel Alexander Price 4 was born on 8 Apr 1873.

William next married Esther Van Fossen 1 4 on 29 Jan 1902.4

631. Benjamin F. Price 1 195 was born on 20 Oct 1847 in Franklin Township, Harrison County, OH and died in 1927 at age 80.

General Notes: BENJAMIN F. PRICE has wisely followed in the footsteps of his honored father in his continuous and successful association with the great basic industries of agriculture and stock- growing, of which he has long been a substantial exponent in his native township. He was born in Franklin Township, Harrison County, on tbe 20th of October, 1847, and is a son of the late Joel and Sophia (Leas) Price, the former of whom was born in Jefferson County, this state, January 9, 1805, and the latter was likewise a native of that county, where their marriage was solemnized on the 24th of May, 1836. Mrs. Sophia Price was a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Leas, who were born and reared in Adams County, Pennsylvania, where their marriage occurred and whence they came in an early day to Jefferson County, Ohio, where they passed the remainder of tbeir lives as sterling pioneer citizens, their children having been seven in number\emdash Leonard, Maria (Mrs. Miser), Sophia (Mrs. Joel Price), Jacob, Margaret (Mrs. Finnicum), Eliza (Mrs. Reukenbrod), and William. The paternal grandfather of Mrs. Joel Price was a native of Germany and became an early settler in Adams County, Pennsylvania, where he reared a family of six sons and six ,daughters. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Joel Price continued their residence in Jefferson County until 1846, when they came to Harrison County and settled on a tract of land which had been secured from the Government, by the father of Mr. Price. There the passing years marked the development of one of the fine farms of Franklin Township, and there Mr. and Mrs. Price continued to reside until their deaths, when venerable in years. Both were earnest and influential members of the Presbyterian Church at Feed Springs, in which Mr. Price served as a trustee and also as treasurer. The dates and respective dates of birth of their children are here .made a matter of record: Jacob L., September 13, 1837; Catherine. September 30, 1839; William H. H., October 14, 1841; Elizabeth, November 4, 1843: Sarah J., October 29, 1845: Benjamin F.. October 20, 1847; George W., December 3. 1849 (died October 28, 1864), Leonard, August 23. 1852: John La December 30. 1854: and Mary M.. December 28, 1859.

Joel Price was a grandson of Josiah and Mary (Frazier) Price. the former of whom was ;1 native of Wales. whence he set forth for America when a young man. in company with his two brothers. one of whom was drowned at sea while on the voyage, he having fallen overboard and having swam for half a day before he succumbed, his pleadings and those of his brothers having not availed in causing the captain of the vessel to attempt a rescue. Benjamin Price. father of Joel, was born in New Jersey, December 12. 1768, and his wife, whose maiden name was Catherine Beebout. was born September 5, 1766. The parents became pioneer settlers in Jefferson County, Ohio. where they passed the remainder of their lives, the death of the father occurring September 15. 1853.

Benjamin F. Price gained his youthful education in the pioneer schools of Franklin Township and in a well ordered school then maintained at Feed Springs. He thereafter continued his association with the activities of the old home farm until his marriage, in 1876, wheu he established his home on the farm which has continued to be the stage of his effective enterprise as an agriculturist and stock-grower during the long intervening years. The excelleut buildings on the place were erected by him, and the farm comprises 166 acres. On the place Mr. Price has a number of pure-bred Shorthorn cattle and Percheron horses. but he has not specialized in the raising of these types of live stock. He is a republican in his political proclivities and he and his wife are active members of the Presbyterian Church at Feed Springs.

On the 7th of February. 1876, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Price to Miss Mary R. Barkley, who was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Andrew and Rebecca (Welch) Barkley. Mr. and Mrs. Price have two children\emdash Edgar K. and Lura M.. the latter being the wife of S. Garfield Hitchcock. of Franklin Township. Edgar K. Price. who has for the past twenty years maintained partnership association with his father in the operations of the home farm and who individually owns eighty acres in Franklin Township, was born in this township on the 7th of December. 1878, and his early education was obtained in the public schools at Feed Springs. He has always remained with his parents on the old homestead, and for twelve or more years he also did effective contract work in the drilling of oil wells. besides which he has leased lands for oil prospecting and is still actively identified with oil production enterprise. He pins his political faith to the republican party and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church at Feed Springs.

October 3, 1900, recorded the marriage of Edgar K. Price to Miss Jessie E. Melaney, daughter of John and Ella Melaney, and she died May 1, 1906, leaving no children. On the 19th of August, 1907, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Price to Miss Elizabeth Wenger, who was born in Switzerland, daughter of Rudolph and Miriam (Crepps) Wenger, and the one child of this union is Benjamin R., who was born June 13, 1909.

Benjamin married Mary Rebecca Barkley,1 4 daughter of Andrew Barkley 370 and Rebecca Welsh,370 on 7 Feb 1877.4 Mary was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA and died in 1924.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1440 M    i. Edgar Kenneth Price 1 was born on 7 Dec 1879 in Franklin Township, Jefferson County, Ohio.4

   1441 F    ii. Lura May Price 1 was born on 29 Mar 1884.4

Lura married S. Garfield Hitchcock.370

633. Leonard Price 1 4 was born on 22 Aug 1853 and died on 9 Oct 1918 at age 65.

General Notes: Harrison County Bio Record (1891) says he was born on August 23, 1852.

Leonard married Clara Downs.1 4 Clara was born on 18 Apr 1859 and died on 4 Feb 1934 at age 74.

Children from this marriage were:

   1442 F    i. Elizabeth Price 4 was born on 8 Nov 1880 and died on 4 Apr 1919 at age 38.

   1443 M    ii. George R. Price 4 was born on 10 Oct 1882.

George married Ruth B. Studer 4 in 1907.

+ 1444 F    iii. Pearl Price 4 was born on 18 Dec 1884.

+ 1445 M    iv. Frank F. Price 4 was born in 1886.

   1446 F    v. Nellie C. Price 4 was born in Feb 1892 and died on 17 Apr 1895 at age 3.

634. John L. Price 1 4 was born on 29 Dec 1854 in Franklin Twp, Harrison Co., OH.

General Notes: John L. Price was educated in the common schools, and later at Scio College and Park College, Missouri. He engaged in teaching for several years, both in Harrison County, Ohio and adjacent counties. John was a Republican and later was numbered amoung the Prohibitionists. He took active interest in politics and was regarded by all as one of the leading young men in the area. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and took an active part in the Sunday School and was a trustee.

John married Alice Cummings 1 4 on 7 Apr 1887.4 Alice was born on 22 Apr 1857.4

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1447 F    i. Evangeline "Eva" Price 4 was born in 1888.

+ 1448 M    ii. Deane Lapsely Price 4 was born in 1889.

+ 1449 F    iii. Irma Marvilla Price 4 was born on 14 May 1891 and died on 16 May 1928 at age 37.

637. Leonard M. "Len" Leas 4 was born on 14 Jan 1846, died on 22 Jun 1931 in Franklin, NC at age 85, and was buried in Highlands Memorial Cemetery, Macon, , NC.

Noted events in his life were:

• Military: Civil War. 371

Leonard married Nellie Farr,4 daughter of Chester W. Farr 1 225 and Sally Ann Fay,1 225 on 20 Mar 1871. Nellie was born on 11 Aug 1842 and died on 1 Aug 1904 at age 61.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1450 F    i. Alberta F. Leas 4 was born on 14 Feb 1872.

+ 1451 F    ii. Lucy A. Leas 4 was born on 31 Oct 1873 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA and died on 24 Sep 1952 in Lodi, Medina, Ohio, United States372 at age 78.

+ 1452 F    iii. Elizabeth O. Leas 4 was born on 17 Aug 1877 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA.

Leonard next married Laura J. Wright 4 in 1907. Laura was born in 1881, died in 1960 at age 79, and was buried in Highlands Memorial Cemetery, Macon, , NC.

638. Elizabeth Leas 4 was born on 23 Dec 1848 and died on 1 Nov 1946 at age 97.

Elizabeth married William Montgomery 4 on 10 Jun 1873. William was born on 3 Apr 1846 and died in Aug 1897 at age 51.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1453 M    i. Charles Montgomery 4 was born on 9 Apr 1874.

+ 1454 F    ii. Margaret Montgomery 4 was born on 29 Oct 1876.

639. Margaret Ann Leas 4 was born on 16 Apr 1850 and died on 23 Oct 1925 at age 75.

Margaret married Isaac Newton Kinney 4 on 20 Oct 1880. Isaac died on 7 Jul 1927.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1455 M    i. William Sloan Kinney 4 was born on 20 Dec 1882.

+ 1456 F    ii. Lucy Maria Kinney 4 was born in 1886.

   1457 M    iii. Leas Wilson Kinney 4 was born in 1888.

Leas married Jessie.4

   1458 M    iv. Rolland Ray Kinney 4 was born on 23 Aug 1891 and died on 1 Nov 1892 at age 1.

641. Josephine Leas 4 was born on 24 Apr 1860 and died on 29 May 1940 at age 80.

Josephine married Joseph Firestone 4 in 1888.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1459 F    i. Living

643. Alice Janet Leas 4 was born on 17 Sep 1866 and died on 23 Sep 1926 at age 60.

Alice married Walter S. Earseman 4 in 1892.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1460 F    i. Ruth Earseman 4 was born in 1893.

+ 1461 F    ii. Helen Earseman 4 was born in 1894.

+ 1462 F    iii. Josephine Earseman 4 was born on 1 Oct 1901,373 died on 2 Mar 1986373 at age 84, and was buried in Mount Union Cemetery, Alliance, , OH.373

644. Eliza Finnicum 4 was born on 18 Oct 1840 and died on 25 Apr 1870 at age 29.

Eliza married George Washington Lowmiller.4

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1463 F    i. Clara Lowmiller .4


645. William Leas Finnicum 4 was born on 25 Jun 1847 in Rumley Twp., Harrison Co., OH and died on 5 Dec 1922 in Rumley Twp., Harrison Co., OH at age 75.


William married Margaret Shambaugh,4 daughter of Philip Shambaugh 375 and Catharine Arbaugh,375 on 24 Sep 1868 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA. Margaret was born on 16 Feb 1846 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA375 and died on 31 Dec 1927 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA375 at age 81.

Children from this marriage were:

   1464 M    i. Samual Kerr Finnicum 4 was born on 9 Aug 1869, died on 23 Mar 1954375 at age 84, and was buried in New Remley Cemetery.

Samual married Hattie Ott 4 in 1904.

Samual next married Anna Bissell.4

   1465 M    ii. Emery Jacob Finnicum 4 was born on 1 Jan 1871 and died on 16 Jun 1909 at age 38.

Emery married Nettie B. Lyons 4 on 24 Oct 1895 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA. Nettie was born in Oct 1869 in Ohio, USA375 and died after 1900.

+ 1466 M    iii. Edward Watkins Finnicum 4 was born on 6 Sep 1872 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, USA and died on 4 May 1959 in Wierton, WV375 at age 86.

+ 1467 M    iv. Clarence Leas Finnicum 4 was born on 11 Apr 1882 and died on 7 Mar 1937 at age 54.

   1468 M    v. Harry Philip Finnicum 4 was born on 5 Aug 1885 in Ohio, USA375 and died on 30 May 1968375 at age 82.


Harry married Phyllis Crawford 4 on 26 Jun 1919. Phyllis was born on 30 Dec 1893,375 died on 28 Feb 1989375 at age 95, and was buried on 2 Mar 1989 in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, , Pennsylvania.376

646. Jacob Finnicum 4 was born on 12 Dec 1850 and died on 26 May 1885 at age 34.

Jacob married Francis Tope 4 in 1885.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1469 F    i. Minerva Belle Finnicum 4 was born on 19 May 1876.

   1470 F    ii. Margaret Ann Finnicum 4 was born in Sep 1880 and died in Dec 1880.

648. Mary Elizabeth Rukenbrod 4 was born on 20 May 1845 and died on 4 Jan 1932 at age 86.

Mary married John Howard Smith 4 on 1 Nov 1870. John died in May 1876.

Children from this marriage were:

   1471 F    i. Helen A. Smith 4 was born on 20 Sep 1873.

+ 1472 M    ii. James Howard Smith 4 was born on 10 Feb 1875.

649. Hammond Rukenbrod 4 died on 26 Apr 1926.

Hammond married Jennie Roudebush 4 on 23 May 1871. Jennie died on 15 Jun 1921.

Children from this marriage were:

   1473 F    i. Lulu Rukenbrod 4 was born on 7 Mar 1872.

Lulu married William.4

+ 1474 M    ii. Alexander Lytle 4 died on 6 Dec 1915.

   1475 F    iii. Gertrude Rukenbrod 4 was born on 25 May 1875.

   1476 M    iv. Leas Rukenbrod 4 was born in Apr 1878.

+ 1477 F    v. Nellie Rukenbrod 4 was born on 3 Jun 1881.

   1478 F    vi. Cora Maude Rukenbrod 4 was born on 18 Jan 1883 and died on 31 Jan 1883.

+ 1479 M    vii. Frederick Rukenbrod 4 was born in 1885.

+ 1480 F    viii. Ora Bell Rukenbrod 4 was born on 28 Jul 1887 and died on 15 Nov 1928 at age 41.

   1481 F    ix. Ethel Rukenbrod 4 was born in 1889.

Ethel married Robert Hewitt 4 in 1912. Robert died on 17 Aug 1924.

+ 1482 F    x. Elizabeth Rukenbrod 4 was born in 1893.

650. Elizabeth Jane Leas 1 197 was born in Feb 1850 in Ohio, USA4 and died on 11 Jan 19234 at age 72.

Noted events in her life were:

• Resided: U.S. Census, 1860, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

Elizabeth married Samual Hoobler 4 in 1869.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1483 M    i. Living

+ 1484 M    ii. Living

651. Minerva Leas 1 198 was born on 1 Apr 1855 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died on 31 Aug 1930 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA at age 75.

General Notes: September 4, 1930 -- The Free Press Standard, Carroll Co., OH From Ohio Historical Society microfilm

Mrs. Minerva Winings Mrs. Minerva Winings, 75, died at her home her Sunday, August 31. She was born April 1, 1855, in Jefferson-co, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Leas. On June 7, 1876 she was united in marriage to Jeremiah Winings in Jefferson-co. Mrs. Winings was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church, her first membership being at Annapolis. She had been a resident in Carrollton since 1921. Surviving are one son, John Winings, of Carrollton; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Newburn, of Unionport and one brother, J. C. F. Leas, of Unionport. Her husband also survives. Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. Earl Stainbrook. Interment was made in Grandview cemetery.

Minerva married Jeremiah Winnings,1 198 son of John Winnings 370 and Susan Wagner,370 on 7 Jun 1876 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. Jeremiah was born on 8 Aug 1850.370

Children from this marriage were:

   1485 M    i. John Leas Winnings 1 198 was born on 6 Jan 1878.370

   1486 M    ii. Clyde Blaine Winnings 4 was born on 8 Dec 1886370 and died on 21 Aug 1889 at age 2.

652. Margaret Mary A. Leas 1 198 was born on 28 Apr 18594 and died on 22 Oct 19304 at age 71.

Margaret married William Newburn.1 198

Children from this marriage were:

   1487 M    i. Living

   1488 F    ii. Living

   1489 M    iii. Living

   1490 F    iv. Living

   1491 M    v. Living

653. John C. Fremont Leas 1 199 was born on 6 Nov 1861 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA, died on 2 Nov 1949 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 87, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.78

John married Nora Maud Baker 1 on 20 Sep 1893 in Unionport, Jefferson Co., Ohio. Nora was born on 11 Jan 1873,78 died on 6 Jun 195478 at age 81, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.30

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1492 M    i. William A. Leas 1 199 was born on 26 Jun 1894 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA, died on 22 Dec 1974 in Jefferson County, Ohio, USA at age 80, and was buried in Leas Cemetery Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.

   1493 F    ii. Minerva Leas 4 was born in 1896.

+ 1494 M    iii. Harry LeRoy Leas 4 was born on 22 Apr 1901 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA and died on 27 Apr 1941 at age 40.

+ 1495 M    iv. Doyle D. Leas 4 was born on 8 May 1903 in Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio and died in Nov 1968 in Ohio, USA at age 65.

656. John Sloane Bissell 4 was born on 21 Jul 1872.

John married Harriet E. Shillito 4 in 1895.

Children from this marriage were:

   1496 M    i. Stanley Sloane Bissell 4 was born in 1896 and died in 1901 at age 5.

   1497 M    ii. Howard Norton Bissell 4 was born in 1897.

   1498 F    iii. Ruth Sloane Bissell 4 was born in 1898.

Ruth married Unknown 4 in 1924.

657. Daisy Elizabeth Bissell 4 was born on 7 Sep 1875 and died on 7 Sep 1927 at age 52.

Daisy married Guy Bixler.4

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1499 F    i. Margaret Bixler 4 was born in 1899.

Daisy next married Unknown.4

658. Jeanette Bissell 4 was born on 10 Mar 1884.

Jeanette married John Corwin Albright 4 in 1905. John was born in 1883 and died in 1939 at age 56.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1500 F    i. Living

   1501 F    ii. Helen Albright 4 was born in 1908 and died in 2002 in California, USA377 at age 94.

+ 1502 M    iii. John Corwin Albright 4 was born in 1910 and died in 1938 at age 28.

668. Emma C. Taughinbaugh 30 was born in 1861 in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 30 Mar 1949 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA at age 88, and was buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA.

Emma married Jacob A. Hollinger.30 Jacob was born in 1860 in USA, died on 23 Sep 1937 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA at age 77, and was buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   1503 F    i. Emily Bess Hollinger 30 was born on 16 Aug 1887 in Pennsylvania, USA, died in Feb 1968 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA at age 80, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA.

Emily married Edwin Sierer. Edwin was born on 12 Dec 1882 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA, died in Apr 1967 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA at age 84, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA.

   1504 F    ii. Marguerite H. Hollinger 30 was born on 28 Oct 1891, died on 6 Jan 1973 in New Mexico, USA at age 81, and was buried in Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA.

   1505 M    iii. Richard Hollinger 30 was born on 9 Jan 1895 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA, died on 22 Nov 1950 in Los Angeles County, California, USA at age 55, and was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

Richard married Nellie Blanche Shatzer.30 Nellie was born on 7 Jun 1903 in Edenville, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 10 Apr 1945 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA at age 41, and was buried in Saint Thomas Cemetery, Saint Thomas, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA.

   1506 M    iv. Thomas Nelson Hollinger 30 was born on 19 Oct 1902 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA, died in Feb 1971 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA at age 68, and was buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA.

   1507 M    v. Edwin Theodore "Ted" Hollinger 30 was born on 19 Oct 1902 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennslyvania, USA, died on 26 Dec 2001 in Boonsboro, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 99, and was buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA.

671. Jennie Hanna Peterson 1 was born on 15 Jun 1852 in Allens Grove, Scott County, Iowa, USA and died on 6 Sep 1912 in Muscatine County, Iowa, USA at age 60.

Jennie married George Franklin Our 1 on 28 Sep 1869 in Wilton Junction, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA. George was born on 28 Sep 1844 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 27 Sep 1909 in Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, USA at age 64.

Children from this marriage were:

   1508 F    i. Kate Elizabeth Our 1 was born on 14 Jul 1870 in Wilton Junction, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA and died on 28 Nov 1957 in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA378 at age 87.

Kate married Thomas W. Bittle 1 on 29 Jun 1905.

   1509 F    ii. Olive H. Irene Our 1 was born on 13 Nov 1871 in Wilton Junction, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA, died on 12 Jan 1908 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA at age 36, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA.

   1510 M    iii. George William Our 1 was born on 5 Apr 1873 in Wilton Junction, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA and died on 28 Aug 1873.

   1511 F    iv. Claribel Justine Our 1 was born on 23 Jun 1874 in Wilton Junction, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA.

Claribel married Charles J. Kuehl 1 on 27 Nov 1910.

+ 1512 F    v. Etta Ruth Our 1 was born on 28 Feb 1878 in Wilton Junction, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA and died on 13 Sep 1966 in South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA at age 88.

   1513 M    vi. Charles Arthur Our 1 was born on 23 Sep 1880 in Wilton Junction, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA.

674. Silas Thompson 201 was born on 25 Jul 1852 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA and died in 1935 in Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA at age 83.

General Notes:
Name: THOMPSON, Silas
Residence: Nishnabotny Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 25 July 1852, near Davenport, IA
Father: Montgomery Thompson, b. Thompsontown, PA; m. 1849, Scott Co., IA; d. 1901, buried in Manilla, IA. He remarried unnamed spouse after Rachael died in 1865.
Mother: Rachael Lease, b. Stark Co., Ohio; d. 28 July 1865, Scott Co., IA; buried in Allen's Grove cemetery
Great Great Grandfather: emigrated from Scotland to America during Colonial days and locating in Pennsylvania
Siblings: A. C. (Marshalltown, IA), Robert H. (Nishnabotny Twp.), Victoria J. (m. T. J. Campbell)
Step Siblings: Children of Montgomery Thompson's second marriage: Montgomery C. (Burlington Junction, Missouri), Harriet May (m. A. M. Collins; Riverside, CA)
Spouse: MOWRY, Eshter A. of Clinton, IA
Marriage: 6 Jan. 1877
Children: Grace Eleanor (m. O. A. Logue; Martinsville, Illinois), Dawn Ethel (m. W. C. Goodnough; Centralia, Washington), H. S. (at home)

Silas married Esther A. Mowry on 6 Jan 1877. Esther was born on 30 Jan 1851 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA201 379 and died on 10 Jun 1918 in Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA379 at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

   1514 F    i. Grace Eleanor Thompson 201 was born in Sep 1879 in Iowa, USA.

   1515 F    ii. Dawn Ethel Thompson 201 was born in May 1881 in Iowa, USA.

   1516 F    iii. Amy G. Thompson 379 was born in Mar 1884 in Iowa, USA.

+ 1517 M    iv. Hugh Silas Thompson 201 was born on 17 Mar 1889 in Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA379 and died on 20 Nov 1938 in Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa, USA379 at age 49.

677. Mary Adeline Texter 82 was born on 22 Sep 1855 in East Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA and died on 17 Jan 1935 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

Mary married Uriah Henry Byerly 82 in 1881. Uriah was born on 27 Nov 1859 in Stark County, Ohio, USA and died on 18 Apr 1938 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA at age 78.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1518 F    i. Laura Pearl Byerly 82 was born about 1889 in Ohio, USA and died on 27 Aug 1933 in San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA about age 44.

679. John Wesley Leas 1 was born on 1 Nov 1849 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 28 Sep 1876 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 26, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.

John married Susie Dickerson,1 daughter of Joseph Dickerson 1 380 and Mary Jones,1 380 on 12 Feb 1871 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA. Susie was born on 24 Jul 1844, died on 2 Sep 1882 in Bedford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 38, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1519 F    i. Myrta Ella Leas 1 was born on 1 Nov 1873 in Bedford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA, died on 15 Dec 1960 in Findlay, Hancock, Ohio, USA at age 87, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.


680. Finley Leas 1 was born on 28 Mar 1852 in Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 13 Nov 1923 in Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 71, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.4

General Notes: TUBERCULOSIS IS CAUSE OF DEATH OF FINLAY LEAS

Tuberculosis caused the death of Finlay Leas, aged 70, at his home in the vicinity of Tunnel Hill, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He had been in poor health for the past two years.

He was born on March 28, 1853 in Harrison Co.

For the past 50 years he had been a resident in the vicinity of Tunnel Hill. He held a membership in the Maccabee lodge at Warsaw.

His wife preceded him to the grave on December 17, 1919. He was married to Martha McCurdy 46 years ago. To this union were born Bert Leas of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Edward Leas, Warsaw, Ray Leas and Harry Leas, both of Akron, Hayden Leas of Frazeysburg and John Leas of the late home. Twenty-two grandchildren survive.

Funeral services will be held at Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Smith Hill church in charge of the Rev. Mr. Hales, of West Bedford. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Source: Coshocton Tribune - 16 November 1923

Finley married Martha McCurdy 1 on 21 Apr 1877 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA. Martha was born on 28 Mar 1851 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA, died on 19 Dec 1919 in Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA30 at age 68, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.4

Children from this marriage were:

   1520 M    i. George Emmet Leas was born on 18 Feb 1878 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA, died on 11 Jan 1879 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.

+ 1521 M    ii. Birtis A. Leas 1 was born on 28 Mar 1881 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA and died on 10 Jun 1941 at age 60.

+ 1522 M    iii. Willard Edgar Leas 1 was born on 23 Jan 1883 in Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA, died on 14 Jun 1965 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA at age 82, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Warsaw, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.

+ 1523 M    iv. Raymond Clyde "Ray" Leas 1 was born on 19 Apr 1884 in Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA, died on 4 Apr 1963 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, USA30 at age 78, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, USA.30

   1524 M    v. Leas 285 was born on 24 Apr 1886 in Bedford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.

+ 1525 M    vi. Harry Ward Leas 1 was born on 24 Apr 1891 in Coshocton County, Ohio, USA, died on 11 Jul 1980 in Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA30 at age 89, and was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Summit County, Ohio, USA.30

+ 1526 M    vii. John Clifford Leas 1 was born on 25 Aug 1892, died on 7 Jun 1975381 at age 82, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Warsaw, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA.381

+ 1527 M    viii. William Hayden Leas 1 was born on 9 Jul 1894 in Tunnel Hill, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA, died on 13 Feb 1982 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA30 at age 87, and was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Summit County, Ohio, USA.30


681. Alburtus Leas 1 was born on 24 Apr 1855 in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, died on 17 May 1935 in Rossville, Linton Township., Allamakee County, Iowa, USA at age 80, and was buried in Maple Hill, Allamakee Co, IA. Other names for Alburtus were Albertus Leas and Albirtus Leas.

Noted events in his life were:

• Iowa State Census: Residence, 1925, Center-Lafayette, Allamakee Co, IA.

Alburtus married Catherine Virginia Dunn,1 daughter of William Dunn 382 and Living, on 6 Jan 1880. Catherine was born on 22 Jul 18