Descendants of Joseph Leech

Additional Data Contributed by Andrea Perry


Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPH1 LEECH was born in Pennsylvania, and died February 22, 1842 in Ohio. He married CATHERINE TEDROW 1821 in Pennsylvania. She was born 1807 in Summerset Co. PA, and died February 04, 1884 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for CATHERINE TEDROW:

Henry Republican
Feb. 7, 1884
Died at Hennepin, Feb. 4, Catherine, 77, consort of Joseph Leech.

Hennepin
Mrs. Catherine Leech departed this life February 4, at 5 a.m. and went rejoicing to her home above. Catherine Fedrow was born in Summerset county, Penn., in the year 1807. She was married to Joseph Leech in the year 1821. They lived in Pennsylvania until 1830 when they moved to Ohio, where Mr. Leech died Feb. 22, 1842, leaving her a widow with nine children. In 1849 she and her family moved to Hennepin, where she has since resided. Three children have passed on before her; the six that remain were at her bedside when she died. She was grandmother to Mrs. Chas. Camp of Henry. Funeral services from the M. E. church, of which she was a member, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Rev. Peters officiating.

More About CATHERINE FEDROW:
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1870, Retired House Keeper
Residence: 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

Children of JOSEPH LEECH and CATHERINE FEDROW are:

2 i. Jeremiah2 Leech, born 1824 in Pennsylvania.

3 ii. Rachel Leech, born 1826 in Pennsylvania.

+ 4 iii. David Jackson Leech, born June 09, 1828 in Fayette Co Pennsylvania; died November 10, 1893 in Putnam Co IL.

+ 5 iv. Leonard Tedrow Leech, born January 19, 1833 in Muskingum Co. Ohio; died November 18, 1891 in Putnam Co IL.

6 v. Rebecca Jane Leech, born August 19, 1833 in Ohio. She married Edwin J. Fosha 1851 in Putnam County, IL.

More About Edwin Fosha and Rebecca Leech:

Marriage: 1851, Putnam County, IL

7 vi. Thomas Kennar Leech, born May 06, 1838 in Muskingum County, Ohio. He married Amanda May A. Zenor 1858 in Putnam County, IL; born Abt. 1836 in Illinois; died November 04, 1875 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL.

More About Thomas Kennar Leech:

1860 Occupation: Farmer

1860 Residence: Hennepin Twp, Putnam Co IL

Notes for Amanda May A. Zenor:

November 12, 1875
The funeral of Mrs. Amanda Leech took place from the residence of her mother, Mrs. Flora Zenor last Saturday. The attendance was very large.

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
November 4, 1875
Died at Hennepin, November 4, of consumption, Mrs. Amanda Leech, aged about 40 years.

+ 8 vii. Joseph C. Leech, born September 1838 in Ohio; died June 28, 1920 in Hennepin Township, Putnam Co. IL.

+ 9 viii. Maria Leech, born Abt. 1841 in Ohio; died 1893 in Putnam Co IL.

+ 10 ix. John Miller Leech, born March 30, 1842 in Zanesville, Muskingum Co Ohio; died December 10, 1910.


Generation No. 2

4. David Jackson2 Leech (Joseph1) was born June 09, 1828 in Fayette Co Pennsylvania, and died November 10, 1893 in Putnam Co IL. He married Sarah A. Corson 1851 in Putnam Co IL, daughter of Richard Corson and Mary Lesher. She was born March 17, 1831 in Northumberland Co Pennsylvania, and died December 24, 1923 in Henry, Marshall Co Illinois.

Notes for DAVID J. LEECH:

The Record of Olden Times Biographical Department - Putnam County
From "The Record of Olden Times by Spencer Elsworth, 1880
Biographical Department - Hennepin Twp., Page 838
David J. Leech

Mr. D. J. Leech is a dealer in agricultural implements and farm machinery in Hennepin. He was born in Pennsylvania, but brought up in Ohio, where he lived until twenty-one, when he removed to Illinois, arriving in Hennepin in 1849, and went to farming. In this he was successful, and continued to follow it to 1877, when he turned it over to his sons and took up his present business. In 1851 he married Miss Sarah A. Corson, also a native of Pennsylvania. Four children were born to them, Mary C., Harvey H., Ella S., and John W. Mr. Leech is an extensive dealer in farm machinery, buying his stock from twenty-three different establishments. His long experience as a farmer enables him to know just what is required, and he seldom makes a mistake. He has done much to introduce the cultivation of sorghum, having raised it for many years and proved its value. He was personally acquainted with Shaubena, and has many ornaments, etc., obtained by himself from the grave of Shaubena's father, who was buried on the present site of the town. Mr. Leech's life has been long and useful, and he is a respected member of society.

More About DAVID J. LEECH:
1850 Residence: 1850, Living with mother

1860 Occupation: Farmer

1860 Residence: Hennepin Twp, Putnam Co IL

Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1880, Farming

Residence: Bet. 1870 - 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

More About Sarah A. Corson:

1850 Residence: 1900, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

1900 Census Fact: Five children born, 4 children living

Burial: Hennepin, Putnam Co IL

Children of DAVID LEECH and SARAH CORSON are:

11 i. Sidney S.3 Leech, born Abt. 1855.

12 ii. Harvey H. Leech, born July 01, 1857 in Putnam County, Illinois; died June 16, 1940 in Peoria, Peoria Co Illinois. He married Jennie E. Hall 1887.

More About Harvey H. Leech:

Burial: Hennepin, Putnam Co IL

+ 13 iii. Ella S. Leech, born July 1861 in Putnam County, Illinois; died Aft. 1920.

+ 14 iv. John W. Leech, born July 1864 in Putnam Co IL; died December 09, 1947.

15 v. Mary Catherine Leech, born October 28, 1852 in Putnam Co IL; died June 14, 1932 in Henry, Marshall Co Illinois. She married John Deck February 27, 1896 in Putnam County, IL; born August 14, 1845 in Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania; died August 15, 1899 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL.

More About Mary Catherine Leech:

1850 Residence: Hennepin, Hennepin Twp, Putnam Co IL

1900 Census Fact: Living with mother and widow

1900 Occupation: At home

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin, Putnam Co IL

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5. Leonard Tedrow2 Leech (Joseph1) was born January 19, 1833 in Muskingum Co. Ohio, and died November 18, 1891 in Putnam Co IL. He married (1) Lucy Jane Simpson 1852 in Putnam County, IL. She was born in Ohio, and died January 03, 1868. Lucy Jane was the daughter of William and Lucy A. [Templeton] Simpson, both of Kentucky. Lucy Jane Leech is buried in the Florid Cemetery, Florid, Putnam, IL.  He married (2) Elizabeth Ellis October 12, 1871 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL, daughter of Ellis and Unknown. She was born May 1845 in Morgan Co Ohio.

Notes for Leonard Tedrow Leech:

Taken from the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Biographical department, Hennepin Twp., Page 647
L. T. Leech
Mr. Leech is proprietor of the City Hotel of Hennepin and was born in Muckingum county, Ohio, January 19, 1833. He came to Putnam County Sept. 15th 1849. In 1872 he embarked in the restaurant business and has ministered to the public ever since. In 1871 he married Elizabeth A. Davis, formerly of Morgan county, Ohio, to whom two children have been born, Charles E. and William L. By a former marriage he has two daughters, Jennie and Kate M. Himself and wife are members of the Congregational church of Hennepin. Mr. L. keeps a good house in which he is ably assisted by his wife. Mrs. Leech was the daughter of Mrs. Ellis, well remembered among the older citizens of Lacon as a milliner and dress-maker. His table is well supplied and it is popular with the traveling public.

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Notes for Lucy Jane Simpson:

TAKEN FROM THE DIARY OF J.B. ALBERT FLORID, IL
January 5, 1868
Attended the funeral service of Mrs. Leonard Leach.

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Marriage Notes for Leonard Leech and Elizabeth Ellis:

October 19, 1871
At Hennepin, Oct. 12, by Rev. D. E. Wilson, Leonard T. Leech and Mrs. Elizabeth Davis

Children of Leonard Leech and Lucy Simpson are:

16 i. Charles E.3 Leech, born Abt. 1854 in Putnam County, Illinois; died April 11, 1870 in Tiskilwa, Bureau Co. IL.
Notes for Charles E. Leech:
Taken From the Putnam Record April 16, 1870
Charles Leech, eldest son of L. T. Leech, died at Tiskilwa on Monday last of brain fever. His remains were brought to this place (Hennepin) for interment.

17 ii. Virginia "Jenny" Leech, born February 1855 in Putnam County, Illinois; died March 24, 1928 in Chicago, Cook Co Illinois. She married David F. Garland 1875 in Cook Co IL.

18 iii. Kate M. Leech, born July 17, 1859 in Putnam County, Illinois; died December 01, 1941 in Mundelein, Lake Co IL. She married Charles W. Gleason November 16, 1882 in Chicago, Cook Co Illinois.

More About Kate M. Leech:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Moline, IL

19 iv. Margaret Leech, born 1860 in Putnam County, Illinois; died 1862 in Putnam County, Illinois.

Children of Leonard Leech and Elizabeth Ellis are:

20 i. Charles A.3 Leech, born October 25, 1872 in Putnam County, Illinois; died October 01, 1970 in Kewanee, Henry Co Illinois. He married Luella Lampher in Illinois.

21 ii. William L. Leech, born June 11, 1879 in Putnam Co IL; died February 20, 1930 in Dixon, Lee Co IL. He married Jessie A Hake.

More About William L. Leech:

1850 Residence: Hennepin, Hennepin Twp, Putnam Co IL

1900 Census Fact: Living with mother

Census Occupation: 1900, Clerk in Drug Store

Other Info: 1880, age 11 months in census

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4. 8. Joseph C.2 Leech (Joseph1) was born September 1838 in Ohio, and died June 28, 1920 in Hennepin Township, Putnam Co. IL. He married Elizabeth Hunter Jerrow March 15, 1876 in Putnam County, IL. She was born June 15, 1853 in County Antrim, Ireland, and died October 12, 1899 in Putnam Cemetery, Putnam, Putnam Co IL.

Notes for Joseph C. Leech:

91st Regiment
ROSTER OF MASHALL & PUTNAM CO. AND VICINITY MEN
Company D
Leech, Joseph, Hennepin, corporal, mustered out as sergeant

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Children of Joseph Leech and Elizabeth Jerrow are:

+ 22 i. Catherine "Katie" M.3 Leech, born May 21, 1877 in Putnam Co IL; died November 03, 1941 in Hennepin, Putnam, Illinois.

+ 23 ii. Thomas King Leech, born May 26, 1879 in Illinois; died January 20, 1920 in Minnesotta.

24 iii. Marjorie Leech, born Abt. 1869 in Illinois; died Aft. 1900.

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9. Maria2 Leech (Joseph1) was born Abt. 1841 in Ohio, and died 1893 in Putnam Co IL. She married James Seaton Zenor October 1857 in Putnam County, IL, son of William Zenor and Sarah Seaton. He was born October 05, 1829 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and died December 05, 1915 in Putnam Co IL.

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Notes for James Seaton Zenor:

From the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Biographical record, Hennepin Twp, page 646
James S. Zena
Mr. Zena is a farmer living on section 33 in Hennepin township. He was born in Jefferson county, Kentucky in 1829 and came to Putnam county with his paretns in 1839. He has followed farming all his life, except two years spent in California (1850 and 52), on the Central Railroad two years, and in the blacksmithing business three years. In 1857 he married Miss Maria Leech (born in Ohio and raised in Putnam county). They have five children Francis M., Robert E., Arthur, Charles J. and Katie.

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Children of Maria Leech and James Zenor are:

25 i. Scott3 Zenor, born 1858 in Putnam County, Illinois; died 1862 in Putnam County, Illinois.

26 ii. Francis Marion Zenor, born Abt. 1861. He married Margaret Elizabeth Kays December 27, 1888 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL; born 1868 in Woodstock, Wright Co., IA; died in Webster City, Wright Co., IA.

Marriage Notes for Francis Zenor and Margaret Kays:

January 3, 1889
Married at the congregational parsonage in Hennepin, December 27, 1888, by Rev. H.M. Burr, Frank M. Zenor of Hennepin and Miss Lizzie M. Kays of Cottage Hill.

+ 27 iii. Robert Edward Zenor, born December 1864 in Putnam Co IL; died Aft. 1930.

28 iv. Arthur J. Zenor, born April 15, 1870 in Illinois; died August 16, 1951.

More About Arthur J. Zenor:

+ 29 v. Charles Jesse Zenor, born February 10, 1873 in Putnam Co IL; died January 23, 1963 in Ottawa, LaSalle Co IL.

30 vi. Katie Amelia Zenor, born Abt. 1875; died 1887.

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10. John Miller2 Leech (Joseph1) was born March 30, 1842 in Zanesville, Muskingum Co Ohio, and died December 10, 1910. He married Mariah L. Betsinger Abt. 1887 in Putnam Co IL. She was born June 1852 in Illinois.

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Notes for Mariah L. Betsinger:

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Children of John Leech and Mariah Betsinger are:

31 i. Leonard J.3 Leech, born May 1888.

32 ii. Harry H. Leech, born December 23, 1889 in Hennepin, Putnam Co Illinois; died December 24, 1918 in Spring Valley, Bureau Co IL.

More About Harry H. Leech:

Burial: Hennepin, Putnam Co IL

33 iii. Joseph F. Leech, born March 22, 1892 in Hennepin, Putnam Co Illinois; died October 12, 1918.


Generation No. 3

13. Ella S.3 Leech (David Jackson2, Joseph1) was born July 1861 in Putnam County, Illinois, and died Aft. 1920. She married Charles A. Camp December 20, 1881 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

Marriage Notes for Ella Leech and Charles Camp:

Taken From the Henry Republican December 22, 1881

Married in Hennepin, Dec. 20, at the residence of the bride's fathers, at 9 a.m., by Rev. J. W. Denning, Charles A. Camp of the City Hotel of Henry, and Miss Ella S., daughter of Mr. D. J. Leech.

Child of Ella Leech and Charles Camp is:

34 i. Ivan C.4 Camp, born 1882; died 1887.

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14. John W.3 Leech (David Jackson2, Joseph1) was born July 1864 in Putnam Co IL, and died December 09, 1947. He married Annie Cabness Tures February 17, 1887 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL, daughter of John Tures and Rebecca Post. She was born February 1865 in New Jersey, and died Bef. 1930.

More About John W. Leech:

1900-1920 Residence: Hennepin twp., Putnam Co. IL

1900 Occupation: Farmer

Marriage Notes for John Leech and Annie Tures:

The Daily Crank Newspaper - Feb 19, 1887

Miss Anna C. Tures and John W. Leech, both of Hennepin, were married, Thursday evening at the residence of the brides father, John Tures. Rev. A. M. Conard was the officiating clergyman. The bride looked "too sweet" in lavender satin and white lace, while the groom was supremely happy. The presents were numerous and elegant. -- D.F.

Children of John Leech and Annie Tures are:

35 i. Hollis Harvey4 Leech, born July 06, 1888; died December 04, 1974.

36 ii. Iva S. Leech, born May 1894 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL.

37 iii. T.S. Leech, died Bef. 1900 in Putnam Co IL.

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22. Catherine "Katie" M.3 Leech (Joseph C.2, Joseph1) was born May 21, 1877 in Putnam Co IL, and died November 03, 1941 in Hennepin, Putnam, Illinois. She married George W. McClean Abt. 1897 in Probably Putnam Co IL, son of George McClean and Elizabeth A.. He was born October 1864 in Illinois, and died Aft. 1930 in Probably Putnam Co IL.

Notes for Catherine "Katie" M. Leech:

May 31, 1877
At Hennepin, May 21, a daughter to Joseph and Eliza Leech.

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Children of Catherine Leech and George McClean are:

+ 38 i. Ferne Marrita4 McLean, born September 02, 1897 in Hennepin, Putnam, IL; died January 11, 1930 in Bureau, Bureau Co IL.

39 ii. George Laverne McClean, born February 06, 1898 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL1; died Aft. 1920.

40 iii. Gladys E. McClean, born September 30, 1902 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL; died October 08, 1987 in Streator, LaSalle, IL. She married George Bruley.

More About Gladys E. McClean:

Burial: Granville Cemetery, Granville, Putnam, IL.

41 iv. Charles W. McClean, born August 30, 1908 in Putnam Co., IL; died June 13, 1988 in Putnam County, Illinois.

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23. Thomas King3 Leech (Joseph C.2, Joseph1) was born May 26, 1879 in Illinois, and died January 20, 1920 in Minnesotta. He married Ursula L. Abt. 1901. She was born Abt. 1884 in New Jersey, and died Aft. 1920 in Minnesotta.

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Children of Thomas Leech and Ursula L. are:

42 i. Kenneth J.4 Leech, born Abt. 1905 in New Jersey. He married Ann E.; born Abt. 1908 in Minnesotta.
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43 ii. Fern M. Leech, born Abt. 1909 in New Jersey.

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44 iii. Genevieve Leech, born 1910 in New Jersey.

45 iv. Ruth Leech, born Abt. 1911 in Illinois.

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46 v. Lloyd Thomas Leech, born August 05, 1914 in Henry, Marshall Co Illinois; died May 07, 2003 in Marlow, New Hampshire2. He married Dolores Beatrice Dillon; born March 29, 1929; died July 20, 1996 in Westbrook, Connecticut.
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27. Robert Edward3 Zenor (Maria2 Leech, Joseph1) was born December 1864 in Putnam Co IL, and died Aft. 1930. He married Alice Belle Wood Abt. 1885 in Putnam Co IL. She was born October 1866 in Illinois, and died Aft. 1930.

More About Robert Edward Zenor:

Notes for Alice Belle Wood:

Name is listed in 1920 census as Hattie B.

Children of Robert Zenor and Alice Wood are:

47 i. Avon Gerald4 Zenor, born June 1888 in Illinois.

+ 48 ii. Darlene Mae Zenor, born March 1891 in Illinois; died August 12, 1979 in Peru, LaSalle Co IL.

49 iii. James Harold Zenor, born July 1896 in Illinois.

50 iv. Zens Wood Zenor, born July 1900 in Illinois; died 1984.

More About Zens Wood Zenor:

Burial: Angolan Cemetery, Lake Villa, Lake, IL

51 v. Grace I. Zenor, born Abt. 1904 in Putnam County, Illinois.

52 vi. Dora M. Zenor, born Abt. 1906 in Putnam County, Illinois.

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29. Charles Jesse3 Zenor (Maria2 Leech, Joseph1) was born February 10, 1873 in Putnam Co IL, and died January 23, 1963 in Ottawa, LaSalle Co IL. He married Lula E. Ferrant Abt. 1900 in Putnam Co IL, daughter of William H. Ferrant. She was born June 1868 in Illinois.

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Notes for Lula E. Ferrant:

Children of Charles Zenor and Lula Ferrant are:

53 i. James Alfred4 Zenor, born May 30, 1900 in Putnam Co IL.
More About James Alfred Zenor:

Other Info: June 01, 1900, Age in census - 9 days old

+ 54 ii. Floyd W. Zenor, born Abt. 1903 in Putnam Co IL; died 1943 in Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin, Putnam Co IL.


Generation No. 4

38. Ferne Marrita4 McLean (Catherine "Katie" M.3 Leech, Joseph C.2, Joseph1) was born September 02, 1897 in Hennepin, Putnam, IL, and died January 11, 1930 in Bureau, Bureau Co IL. She married Belnap Wesley Nash Bef. 1916 in Illinois, son of Leonard Nash and Mary J.. He was born June 30, 1894 in Hennepin, Putnam Co Illinois.

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Child of Ferne McLean and Belnap Nash is:

55 i. Doris5 Nash, born Abt. 1916 in Putnam Co IL.

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48. Darlene Mae4 Zenor (Robert Edward3, Maria2 Leech, Joseph1) was born March 1891 in Illinois, and died August 12, 1979 in Peru, LaSalle Co IL. She married Henry August Bonges Abt. 1910 in Illinois, son of Augustus Bonges and Margaret A.McEvany. He was born May 22, 1883 in Putnam Co IL, and died February 19, 1960 in Ottawa, LaSalle Co IL.

More About Henry August Bonges:

Children of Darlene Zenor and Henry Bonges are:

56 i. Evelyn M.5 Bonges, born Abt. 1914.

57 ii. Rita Bonges, born Abt. 1916.

58 iii. Alice Janette Bonges, born Abt. 1919.

59 iv. Vernice E. Bonges, born Abt. 1920.

60 v. Catherine E. Bonges, born Abt. 1923.

61 vi. Lois I. Bonges, born Abt. 1925.

62 vii. Henry August Bonges, born Abt. 1928.

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54. Floyd W.4 Zenor (Charles Jesse3, Maria2 Leech, Joseph1) was born Abt. 1903 in Putnam Co IL, and died 1943 in Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin, Putnam Co IL. He married Mary Abt. 1924 in Illinois. She was born Abt. 1906 in Indiana.

Children of Floyd Zenor and Mary are:

63 i. Harold5 Zenor, born Abt. 1925 in Putnam County, Illinois.

64 ii. Mary L. Zenor, born Abt. 1930 in Putnam County, Illinois.

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Endnotes

1. WWI Draft Index.

2. Leech Family Tree - Ancestry.com.


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