George Washington Leas , Sr. 1 2
- Born: 4 Jul 1827, Covington, Fountain Co., IN
- Marriage (1): Emily Rodgers in 1844 in Mount Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa
- Died: 29 Dec 1903 at age 76
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 
* 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. Age 42
• Residence: US Census, 1880, Lewiston, Trinity, California. Age 52
• Residence: US Census, 1900, Lewiston Trinity, CA.
George married Emily Rodgers, daughter of Joseph Rodgers and Catherine Hughes, in 1844 in Mount Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa. (Emily Rodgers was born about 1835 in Ohio, USA, died on 7 Dec 1887 3 and was buried in Weaverville Cemetery, Weaverville, Trinity County, California 3.)