Kathryn (Leedom) Ives Genealogy
Richard Leedom's second son William was born in Yorkshire, probably about 1705. William, along with his father Richard, applied for a certificate of removal from Middletown MM to Abington MM, which was granted in Mar 1739. In January of 1739 in Bucks Co PA William married Sarah Phipps of "Alverthorpe", daughter of John Phipps. Alverthorpe was the name of a land grant in Abington Township from William Penn to Joseph Phipps, Sarah's grandfather. (It is also the name of a town in West Yorkshire.)
1. William Leedom, son of Richard Leedom and Hannah Pease, was born in 1705 in Yorkshire ENG and died before 21 Sep 1743 in Bucks Co PA.
William married Sarah Phipps of "Alverthorpe", daughter of John Phipps, in Jan 1739 in Abington, Philadelphia PA.1 2 Sarah was born in Sep 1711, Abington, Philadelphia PA and died on 9 Jun 1789 in Abington, Montgomery PA.
+ 2 M i. Richard Leedom was born on 9 Nov 1739 in prob Bucks Co PA, died on 4 Jul 1825 in Northampton Twp, Bucks PA, and was buried in Wrightstown MM Cemetery, Bucks PA.
3 M ii. William Leedom was born on 29 Nov 1741 in Southampton, Bucks PA and died after Sep 1743.
Notes: Named in father William's will written 11 Sep 1743.
4 M iii. Thomas Leedom was born on 3 Mar 1744 in Southampton, Bucks PA.
The last child was born after his father William's early death just prior to 21 Sep 1743, when his will was probated. William's will provides several specific payments to be paid twice yearly to his 'Honoured Father Richard', who was to outlive him by barely a year. Sarah Phipps Leedom outlived her husband by almost fifty years and died on 9 Jun 1789. I have not yet found a burial record for either William or Sarah.
2. Richard Leedom (William1) was born on 9 Nov 1739 in prob Bucks Co PA, died on 4 Jul 1825 in Northampton Twp, Bucks PA, and was buried in Wrightstown MM Cemetery, Bucks PA.
Notes: Wrightstown Monthly Meeting Men's Minutes: 2-4-1771 Richard Leedom produces certificate from Abington for himself and 4 sons, William, Jesse, Benjamin and Joseph.
From "The Leedom Family" by Sara A. L. Eachus: Richard and Sarah lived on a large plantation in what was then called Leedomville, and in 1830 renamed Richboro, after his great-grandson, Richard Leedom Thomas, the first postmaster there. Richard was one of the "Fighting Quakers", appearing on the Roll of the Fourth Associated Company of Northampton Township, Bucks Co. captain Henry Lott, dated 19 Aug 1775.
From Elda Bardley: index to " Advertisements and Notices of Interest From Norristown, Penna, Newspapers," comp Judith A.H. Meier, Vol. 2, 1822-1827, on p. 67: " Died on the 5th of July inst. (1825), RICHARD LEEDOM of Richborough, Bucks County, in the 86th year of his age."
Richard married Sarah Twining, daughter of Nathaniel Twining and Sarah Kirk and the widow of John Cawley, on 12 May 1762 in Southampton Baptist Church, Southampton PA. Sarah was born on 26 Aug 1737, died on 16 Jul 1816 in Bucks Co PA, and was buried in Wrightstown MM Cemetery, Bucks PA. Sarah was not a Quaker and note of Richard's marriage 'out of unity' is noted and acknowledged by Richard in the Abington MM minutes.
Richard Leedom owned several landmarks in Northampton Township, among them the Black Bear Tavern on the Newtown-Leedom Road in the town called Leedomville. The tavern was actually owned by John Cawley, the first husband of Richard's wife Sarah, who upon the death of her first husband, purchased the tavern at auction. Leedoms owned the tavern until 1858. Richard also owned a grist and saw mill on Bustleton Pike, which he and his son William operated for 40 years.
Richard was a member of the Bucks Co Committee of Safety, listed as a Private on the Roll of the Fourth Associated Company of Northampton Township taken on 19 Aug 1775. One committee meeting was held at his house on Monday the 8 May 1775 at nine o'clock in the morning. With Henry Wynkoop as Treasurer, the committee collected a subscription of L51, 15s, 4d for the relief of the people of Boston.
Richard Leedom's affirmation of the Oath of Allegiance, renouncing any allegiance to George III, is recorded in the Allegiance Book I of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1777. The later certification of this oath, recorded on 12 Oct 1785, is signed by three Leedoms: Jesse Leedom of Newtown, William Leedom of Northampton and John Leedom of Southampton. In a ceremony at the Wrightstown Burial Ground in 1985, Richard was honored as a Revolutionary War patriot.
Notes: Wrightstown Monthly Meeting Men's Minutes: 2-3-1762 Certificate from Middletown Monthly Meeting for Sarah Cawley. Name of first husband and marriage year from Historia, newsletter of Southampton Twp, vol. 6, issue 3, Sep 1998.
+ 8 M iv. Joseph Leedom was born on 13 Aug 1769 in Northampton, Bucks PA and died in Jan 1845.
12 F viii. Sarah Ann Leedom was born on 14 Jan 1780.3
Notes: Died young according to Leedom genealogy.
Family History of Jeremiah Fenton, William B. Brown, pub. 1910:
"John Fenton, second son of Joseph and Mary Fenton, married Sarah, daughter of Richard Leedom, of Richboro, a prominent merchant and innkeeper. John Fenton was a member of the Associated Company of Northampton in 1775, on May 6, 1777, was commissioned Second Lieutenant of the Eighth Company, First Battalion, Bucks County Militia, Captain Gawin Adams, First Lieutenant Garret Dungan. His name does not appear as an officer of the same company in 1780. He was named as one of the executors of his father's will, and the real estate of his father being sold by the Sheriff, he purchased it, and after deeding a small portion thereof to his brother, Dr. Joseph Fenton, conveyed the residue to his father-in-law, Richard Leedom.
He purchased another tract in Northampton on which he lived at the time of his decease, which he authorized his wife and her father, Richard Leedom, as Executors to sell, which they did. His will dated January 19, 1792, proved February 14, 1793, directs that his sons. Joseph, John, Benjamin. Richard and Jesse, be placed out to trades at suitable age, and mentions two daughters, Sarah and Mary. His son, Benjamin, died unmarried and letters of Administration were granted to his brother, Richard, February 4, 1809. Richard married March 10, 1808, Elizabeth Feaster."
One on-line database (Fenton-Loftus, no longer being updated, unfortunately) names John Fenton's wife as Sarah Cawley. If so, this Sarah is the daughter of Richard Leedom's wife Sarah Twining and her first husband John Cawley. That she is not the daughter of Richard Leedom but his step-daughter makes much better sense given the known dates of Richard's children.
Richard next married Ann Carver on 6 Jan 1818. Ann was born on 14 Apr 1786 in prob Northampton, Northampton PA and died on 21 Sep 1852 in Doylestown, Bucks PA.
Notes: Daughter of Joel Carver and Ann Smith. Married four times, first to Abraham Lloyd, second to Richard Leedom, third to Enos Morris of Newtown and fourth to George Stuckert.
Richard died on 4 Jul 1825 and was buried next to his first wife in Wrightstown MM Cemetery in Bucks Co. His will identifies many tenants of Northampton and Southampton as well as extensive holdings and household goods. A painting by Edward Hicks in 1849 titled "The Leedom Farm" depicts Richard's farm west of Newtown, Bucks Co when it was owned by Richard and Sarah's grandson David Leedom, son of Jesse.
A great-great-granddaughter of Richard Leedom and Sarah Twining (through their eldest son William), Sara Ann (Leedom) Eachus was the author of the only published book I am aware of on the Leedom Family. My father contributed to her information and it is their love of our family history that has enabled me to provide much of what you see on these pages about the Leedoms of Bucks Co.
Notes: Probably will administration #5760 Northampton, Bucks Co.
William married Mary (Leedom). Mary (Leedom) died in 1812 3 and was buried in Wrightstown MM Cemetery, Bucks PA.
15 F iii. Sarah Leedom 1 was born on 11 Aug 1797, died on 11 May 1891, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Richboro, Bucks PA.
Notes: The text of Sara Eachus' Leedom Family states that this Sarah Leedom never married but the drawn family chart on each flyleaf shows her married to 'Miller'. A transcription of Union Cemetery shows Sarah buried along with her brother and his family and names her as Leedom not Miller. The transcription has no birth date, the same death date as the The Leedom Family and age at death as 31 years and 9 months. I do not know whether it is her death date or age at death that is in error. 1
Notes: Lived on original Stephen Twining homestead. Certificate of removal from Gwynedd to Wrightstown MM dated 5mo 8d, 1792. 3
Jesse married Mary Twining, daughter of David Twining and Elizabeth Lewis, on 23 Apr 1788 in Wrightstown, Bucks PA. Mary was born in 1768 and died on 17 Sep 1843 in prob Newtown, Bucks PA.
+ 17 M i. Edward Leedom was born on 4 Jan 1789, died on 19 Sep 1871 in Newtown, Bucks PA, and was buried in Newtown Friends Cemetery, Bucks PA.
+ 18 M ii. David Twining Leedom was born on 4 Dec 1790, died on 28 Jan 1867 in prob Newtown, Bucks PA, and was buried in Newtown Friends Cemetery, Bucks PA.
19 M iii. Jesse R. Leedom 1 was born on 1 Mar 1792, died in 1815, and was buried in Wrightstown MM Cemetery, Bucks PA.
Notes: Will administration #4236 Buckingham, Bucks Co.
21 F v. Beulah Paxson Leedom 1 was born on 15 Feb 1795, died on 1 Sep 1824, and was buried in Newtown Friends Cemetery, Bucks PA.
Notes: Never married.
Notes: Never married. Listed as living with her sister Rachel in 1850 PA census, Newtown Borough, Bucks Co.
23 F vii. Rachel Leedom 1 was born on 17 May 1798, died on 8 May 1892 in prob Newtown, Bucks PA, and was buried in Newtown Friends Cemetery, Bucks PA.
Notes: Never married. Listed as living with her sister Eliza in 1850 PA census, Newtown Borough, Bucks Co.
Benjamin married Sarah Scholfield,1 daughter of Jonathan Scholfield and Rebecca (Scholfield), in 1790. Sarah was born in 1772 and died on 9 Jan 1864.
Notes: Sarah and all her children are listed in one household in the 1850 PA census, Moreland Twp, Philadelphia Co: Richard 44, Sarah 79, Jonathan 52 currier, Rebecca 54, Anna 50, Sarah 47 and 12 year old Hutchinson Stochxxx.
24 F i. Rebecca Leedom 1 was born in 1793, died on 9 Aug 1871, and was buried in William Penn Cemetery, Bucks PA.
25 M ii. Richard Leedom 1 was born in 1795 and died in 1857.
26 M iii. Jonathan Leedom 1 was born in 1797 and died on 20 Apr 1881.
Notes: Jonathan sent a letter with the seal of Connecticut at the time of settling his grandfather Richard Leedom's will, 1825.
• Occupation: Currier.
27 F iv. Ann Leedom 1 was born in 1800, died on 15 Jan 1857, and was buried in William Penn Cemetery, Bucks PA.
8. Joseph Leedom (Richard2, William1) was born on 13 Aug 1769 in Northampton, Bucks PA and died in Jan 1845.
Notes: Dr. Joseph Leedom was born in Northampton, Bucks Co., August 1769. He was the son of Richard and Sarah Leedom, members of the Society of Friends. He received a classical education at Rhode Island College (now Brown University). After leaving the university be entered as a law-student with Mr. Ingersoll, at that time a prominent lawyer of Philadelphia. The profession of law not being to his taste, he abandoned it for that of medicine. At first he studied with Dr. Fenton, of Bucks County, and subsequently with Dr. Benjamin Rush, attending lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. He commenced the practice of medicine in Sussex County, N.J., but on account of the country being wild and sparsely settled, he moved to Pennsylvania, settling at Plymouth Meeting in 1803. While a resident of New Jersey he married Eleanor Conover, an estimable and accomplished lady. After settling at Plymouth he continued the practice of his profession until his death, a period of forty years.
He was considered a skillful physician, and had an extensive practice throughout the county. At that time Conshohocken was a village of about half a dozen houses. As many of his patients lived on the other side of the river throughout Lower Merion, he found it necessary to ford the river at all times and seasons. His skill in the treatment of fevers, so prevalent at that time, was well known and highly appreciated. - From BEAN'S HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
From Sara Eachus Leedom book: Resided in and practiced medicine in New Jersey where he married. Joseph and Eleanor in 1803 moved to Plymouth Meeting PA.
• Occupation: Doctor.
Joseph married Eleanor Covenhoven on 29 May 1804. Eleanor was born on 26 Nov 1776 and died on 1 Mar 1852.
Notes: Daughter of Peter Covenhoven (Conover) and Hannah Forman of Monmouth Co NJ.
+ 29 M i. Edwin Conover Leedom was born on 20 Dec 1805 in Plymouth, Montgomery PA and died in 1890.
32 F iv. Elizabeth Leedom was born in 1810.1
33 F v. Rachel Leedom was born in 1812.1
34 F vi. Emma Leedom.
35 M vii. Twining Leedom.
Notes: No issue. In 1810, Richard's father built a small house in Richboro next to his own for Richard and Margaret on Second Street Pike and Bustleton Pike.
Elizabeth married John Knight.1
38 M ii. George Knight.1
Elizabeth next married David Jones.1
Rachel married Jacob Thomas,1 son of Mordecai Thomas and Elizabeth Jarrett, on 14 Nov 1798 in Wrightstown MM, Bucks PA. Jacob was born in 1770 and died in 1829.
Notes: Wrightstown Monthly Meeting Men's Minutes: Jacob Thomas, son of Mordecai Thomas and Elizabeth, his wife, of Moreland Twp., Co. of Montgomery, m. 14th day of 11th month, 1798, Rachael Leedom, dau. of Richard Leedom, and Sarah, his wife, of Northampton Tp., Bucks Co.
44 F ii. Hannah Thomas was born on 11 Nov 1802 and died on 23 Feb 1803.
+ 46 M iv. John Thomas was born on 24 Sep 1811 and died on 26 Nov 1870.
47 M v. Mordecai Thomas 1 was born on 19 May 1813.
+ 49 M vii. George Thomas was born on 17 May 1817 and died on 6 Sep 1869.
+ 50 M viii. Jacob Thomas was born on 21 May 1821 and died on 21 Jan 1891.
• Occupation: Miller. 1
Richard married Hannah Harding.1 Hannah was born in 1785 and died on 4 Feb 1884.
51 F i. Rachel Harding Leedom 1 was born in 1820 and died on 29 May 1895.
53 M iii. Aaron F. Leedom 1 was born in 1825 and died in 1853.
54 F iv. Sarah Leedom 1 was born in 1827, died in 1836, and was buried in Wrightstown MM Cemetery, Bucks PA.
Thomas married Mary O'Dair.1 Mary was born in 1805 and died in 1860.
Notes: Daughter of William and Mary O'Dair.
55 F i. Ann Leedom 1 was born on 13 Feb 1818, died in 1901, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Richboro, Bucks PA.
Notes: Never married.
Nathaniel married Ann Addis.1 Ann was born on 8 Oct 1800 and died on 3 May 1891 in poss Northampton, Bucks PA.
59 F iii. Mary A. Leedom 1 was born on 29 Nov 1832 and died on 11 Apr 1896.
Notes: Never married.
17. Edward Leedom (Jesse6, Richard2, William1) was born on 4 Jan 1789, died on 19 Sep 1871 in Newtown, Bucks PA, and was buried in Newtown Friends Cemetery, Bucks PA.
18. David Twining Leedom (Jesse6, Richard2, William1) was born on 4 Dec 1790, died on 28 Jan 1867 in prob Newtown, Bucks PA, and was buried in Newtown Friends Cemetery, Bucks PA.
Notes: Probably the David Leedom listed in 1850 PA census, Newtown Twp, Bucks Co, age 55, with Sarah Ann, age 37, and Margaret Blockley (14), Louisa Gacey(?) born in Virginia and age 18, Alfred Robinson (14) and Thomas Curry (24) born in Virginia. The IGI has a marriage date of 26 Oct 1848 for David and Sarah Ann. 1860 PA census, Newtown, Bucks Co: David age 69, Sarah A. age 42 adn Rebecca Smith age 63.
David married Sarah Ann Hutchinson on 26 Oct 1848 in Trenton, Mercer NJ.2 Sarah was born in 1818 and died in 1879 in prob Newtown, Bucks PA.
Notes: Daughter of Thomas Twining Hutchinson and Esther Smith.
Notes: Listed as born in Delaware in the 1850 census, Newtown Twp, Bucks Co. Shown in 1860 PA census, Newtown, Bucks Co, Charles age 68, Lydia age 71, David age 36 and Elisabeth age 28.
Charles married Lydia McCarty, daughter of Thomas McCarty and Elizabeth Lancaster, in 1821 in Bucks Co PA.2 Lydia was born on 16 Aug 1790 in Northampton Co PA 8 and died on 14 Aug 1861 in Newtown, Bucks PA.5
61 F i. Sarah Leedom 5 was born on 11 Nov 1821.
65 F v. Beulah Leedom 5 was born on 30 Jan 1827 and died on 10 Jun 1832.
67 F vii. Elizabeth M. Leedom 5 was born on 2 Jun 1829 and died on 26 Feb 1891 in Newtown, Bucks PA.
Notes: Married Thomas G. Kelly in 1880. Middle initial from 1850 PA census, Newtown Twp, Bucks Co. Death place from Kirk Family reference.
69 F ix. Hannah Leedom 5 was born on 19 Jan 1834 and died on 8 Aug 1834.
Notes: Resided with her brother Jonathan in Newtown Borough, Bucks Co in 1880 census listing.
Sarah married Michael Hutchinson Jenks 9 on 26 Jun 1856. Michael was born on 20 May 1795, died on 16 Oct 1867, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Bucks PA.
Notes: Son of William Jenks and Mary Hutchinson.
Middletown Monthly Meeting records, ch. of William and Mary Jenks: Michael Hutchinson Jenks b. 20th day of 5th month, 1795, [1m. Mary R. Earle, 2m. Mary Canby, 3m. Ann Higgins, 4m. Sarah Leaddom, and d. 16th day of 10th month, 1867]
U.S. Congressman, elected to represent Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1843 to 1845. Also served in the Pennsylvania State Legislature and as Mayor of Newtown, Pennsylvania.
29. Edwin Conover Leedom (Joseph8, Richard2, William1) was born on 20 Dec 1805 in Plymouth, Montgomery PA and died in 1890.
Notes: From BEAN'S History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania - Edwin Conover Leedom, M.D., son of Dr. Joseph Leedom, is descended from a family of Quakers on the paternal and of Hollanders on the maternal side. Dr. Joseph Leedom was the son of Richard Leedom, of Bucks County, Pa., and his mother, Eleanor, the daughter of Peter Conover (Covenhoven in the language of Holland), of Monmouth County, N. J. The doctor was born on the 20th of December, 1805, in Plymouth township, Montgomery Co., Pa.
After a thorough primary training he received a classical education, and on its completion entered upon his career as a student of medicine, and graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. He at once located in Plymouth, and has for a period of nearly half a century pursued his profession successfully in the field made familiar by the footsteps of his father, who preceded him in practice.
Dr. Leedom has for many years been a valued contributor to various journals, having written on mechanics, natural philosophy and medicine. He published two papers in "Silliman's American Journal of Science and Art," entitled "An Astronomical Machine: the Tellurium," and "Experiments and Observations on the Solar Rays." In the "American Journal of the Medical Sciences" were likewise two, papers on "The Structure of the Eye Examined in Connection with the Undulatory Theory of Light," and "Night Blindness Successfully Treated." He has also now in readiness for the press a work entitled "Enquiries concerning the Origin and Destiny of Man." In early life he manifested a great fondness for astronomy, and constructed several machines which elucidated the movements of the heavenly bodies, the "Tellurium," among; them, having already been referred to. Dr. Leedom is a member of the Montgomery County Medical Society, of which organization he has been president. He was in 1848, married to Susan, daughter of Peter Lukens, of the same neighborhood, and a member of the Society of Friends. They have five sons, of whom Oscar, who graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, has succeeded his father in practice. Joseph, who graduated from the Law Department of the same university, is pursuing his profession in Philadelphia. Daniel M. graduated as a mining engineer from the Polytechnic College of Pennsylvania, and Howard and Franklin are engaged in other pursuits.
• Occupation: Physician.
Edwin married Susan A. Lukens in 1848. Susan was born on 13 Aug 1823 and died on 2 Nov 1902.
Notes: Daughter of Peter and Eliza Lukens. Birth date from Plymouth Meeting records. -- Plymouth Meeting, its establishment, and the settlement of the township : with historical, genealogical and biographical data from records of Friends
Norristown, Pa.: Roberts Pub. Co., 1900, 240 pgs.
71 M ii. Oscar Leedom was born in 1851.1
Notes: Son of Thomas Mulvany and Mary Hitner.
Sarah married Thomas Pope Knox in 1840. Thomas was born in 1809 and died in 1879.
Notes: Son of Andrew Knox, Jr. (1773-1844), m. 1803 Rebecca Rice Pray (1778-1858)
Sarah married William Atkinson.1
76 M i. Hugh Atkinson 11 was born on 31 Mar 1827 and died on 23 Mar 1877.
Notes: Married on 28 Feb 1839 to Jane Edams Dungan, b. 2 Oct 1822 d. 26 Dec 1898, daughter of Daniel Dungan and Catherine Edams.
Mary married Samuel Webster.1
Notes: Children: Jones, Theodore and Jonathan.
Rachel married Charles Yerkes, son of Daniel Yerkes and Esther Lykens. Charles was born on 5 Jan 1797 in Moreland, Montgomery PA.12
David married Harriet Kline.1
Gwen married Joshua Jones.1
Notes: Richard was the first postmaster in Richboro, Bucks PA in 1830. The post office was located in the house of his grandfather, where he resided, and was built in 1779.
Richard married Maria Spencer on 13 Dec 1826 in Byberry Meeting.2 Maria was born on 14 Nov 1794 and died on 5 Dec 1879 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.
Notes: Daughter of Nathan and Rachel Thomas.
46. John Thomas (Rachel Leedom11, Richard2, William1) was born on 24 Sep 1811 and died on 26 Nov 1870.
49. George Thomas (Rachel Leedom11, Richard2, William1) was born on 17 May 1817 and died on 6 Sep 1869.
50. Jacob Thomas (Rachel Leedom11, Richard2, William1) was born on 21 May 1821 and died on 21 Jan 1891.
Jacob married Hannah Lightfoot.
• Occupation: Druggist.
Jacob married Rebecca A. Rush.1 Rebecca was born in 1824, died on 1 Dec 1898, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia PA.
Notes: Though The Leedom Family had 1820 as the birth year, the month and year entered here is from a tombstone transcription.
• Occupation: Butcher. 1
Anderson married Mary Amanda VanSant.1 Mary was born in 1824, died on 26 Apr 1919, and was buried in William Penn Cemetery, Bucks PA.
78 M i. Nathaniel V. Leedom 13 was born on 17 Nov 1852 in Richboro, Montgomery PA, died on 19 Oct 1923, and was buried in Richboro Union Cemetery, Montgomery PA.
Notes: Married Martha J. Comly. Resided in Southampton, Bucks PA.
John married Mary Heaton.1 Mary was born in 1828 and died on 10 Oct 1894.
Thomas married Tacy Comly Hall.1 Tacy was born on 21 Nov 1829 in Bustleton, Philadelphia PA and died on 25 May 1909 in Bound Brook, SOmerset NJ.
Notes: Daughter of John Hall and Eleanor Comly.
• Occupation: Tailor. 1
William married Sarah Ann Stelle.1 Sarah was born on 4 Jan 1828 and died on 21 Jun 1912.
Jesse married Achash Staples on 11 Feb 1847. Achash Staples died in 1848.1
Notes: Daughter of Thomas Staples and Sarah ___. Will administration #8620 Newtown, Bucks Co.
Notes: Residing in Newtown, Bucks Co in 1870 census with their three children.
79 M i. Charles Leedom 14 was born on 1 Jan 1862.
Notes: A druggist in Philadelphia; m., Nov. 19, 1890, Jessie Mellin, born at New Hope, Bucks Co., Pa., May 10, 1862, a daughter of Edgar and Elizabeth Mellin. They resided at 1403 Filbert St., Philadelphia. No issue.
80 F ii. Louisa Leedom 14 was born on 27 May 1862 and died on 12 Feb 1883.
81 F iii. Sarah Ann Leedom 14 was born on 19 Jun 1863 and died on 28 Feb 1869.
82 F iv. Rosina Leedom 14 was born on 13 Feb 1866.
Notes: Named as Rosey in 1870 census, Rosa in 1880.
Married Apr., 1892, George B. Hilliard, a druggist at Washington, N. J.; 1 child: Elsie Eliza, b. July 8, 1900.
83 F v. Elizabeth Leedom 14 was born on 14 Sep 1869.
Notes: Married Oct. 8, 1890, William B. Wallace of Philadelphia, Pa.
84 M vi. Morris Leedom 14 was born on 25 Aug 1874.
Notes: Druggist at Brooklyn, N. Y.; m., Oct. 5, 1896, Cornelia Mount Corle; 1 child: Marjorie, b. Sept. 7, 1897.
85 M vii. Jonathan Leedom 14 was born on 18 Dec 1881.
Notes: Listed in 1860 PA census, Newtown, Bucks Co, Edward Leedom Jr. age 34 (I don't know where the Jr. came from as his father's name was Charles.) and Sarah age 27. With them were Samuel Griffith age 30, Henry Clark age 11, Sarah Cam(?)el age 15 b. Ireland and Elisabeth Shaffer age 12 b. Bavaria, Germany.
Jesse Leedom, son of the late Edward and Sarah T. Leedom, died fifth-month 3rd, in the Fifth Avenue Hospital, New York City. He had been in failing health for some time. Bucks Co Intelligencer - 5/15/1924.
• Occupation: Farmer in Torresdale prior to locating in Bristol.
Edward married Sarah Tyson Knight, daughter of Nathan T. Knight and Elizabeth Thomas, on 24 Mar 1859. Sarah was born on 29 Apr 1832.
Notes: Middle name of Tyson given in Genealogical sketch of the descendants of Samuel Spencer of Pennsylvania. Middle initial only was originally given in Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family reference.15
86 M i. Jesse Leedom 15 was born on 9 Jul 1860 and died on 3 May 1924 in New York City NY.
87 F ii. Ellen Knight Leedom 14 was born on 15 Sep 1860.
Notes: Unmarried. Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family gives Ellen's middle name as Knight and her birth date as 5 Sep 1865.
88 M iii. Walter Francis Leedom 14 was born on 7 Mar 1862.
Notes: Married Charlotte Miller.
89 F iv. Alice Leedom 14 was born on 22 Feb 1868 and died on 12 Oct 1899.
Notes: Sixth child of Charles and Lydia (McCarty) Leedom, born near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1828, went to Cincinnati, Ohio, when a young man, and was a member of the firm of Shillitto & Co., carried on a mercantile business until about the close of the Civil War, when he came to Philadelphia, and in partnership with Aaron Shaw, under the firm name of Leedom & Shaw, opened a retail carpet store at 910 Arch Street, in September, 1865. In 1869 Robert and Arthur Steward were added to the firm, and in 1870 the firm of Thomas L. Leedom & Co. began the manufacture of floor coverings, established a large plant and manufactured carpets on a large scale in Philadelphia until 1885, when they moved their plant to Bristol, Bucks County, where it did an increased business. Just prior to Mr. Leedom's death, at Bristol, July 19, 1901, the business was turned over to the Bristol Improvement Company, his son Charles becoming the head of the enterprise.
Thomas L. Leedom was a member of the Society of Friends. He was a member of the Union League Club and prominently identified with public affairs.
-- The Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife
• Census: PA, 1910, Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Belg??? Hotel on Chestnut Street:
Leedom, Hannah A. - age 77, widowed, 2 children, both living
Charles A. - age 51, single, b. Ohio
Notes: Birth date from Hinshaw Vol V, Cincinnati MM.
Prominently identified with the manufacture of carpets and rugs, as the head of the business establishment of his father. -- The Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife
91 F ii. Clara Leedom 17 was born on 8 Mar 1861.
Notes: Birth date from Hinshaw Vol V, Cincinnati MM. Married Edwin C. Beers, son of William R. and Sophia Beers, at residence of Thomas L. Leedom, Philadelphia, 9 Apr 1891. 17
Mary married Edward Taylor 5 on 15 Oct 1857.
Notes: Son of Anna Betts and Joseph Taylor. - Genealogy of William Smith of Wrightstown, Bucks County, Pa.- Josiah B. Smith
94 F iii. Rachel Taylor 16 was born on 9 Oct 1869 and died on 8 Feb 1896.
95 M iv. Edward L. Taylor 16 was born on 29 Nov 1871.
Notes: He is a coal dealer and resides at Oak Lane, Philadelphia. Married Emily Snyder Wynkoop on 14 Jan 1894. (Unknown if her maiden or middle name was Snyder.)
Notes: Daughter of William Munroe Muzzey (b. Sullivan NH and later a successful businessman of Philadelphia) and Mary Morton Shaw.
96 M i. Edmund Conover Leedom 18 was born on 11 Sep 1882.
Notes: Daughter of David J. Ambler and Caroline F. Penrose. (Bean's History of Montgomery County, PA)
77. Rachel Yerkes Atkinson 7 (Sarah Knight37, Elizabeth Leedom10, Richard2, William1) was born on 6 May 1834 in Bucks Co PA, died on 19 Oct 1910 in Jefferson, Mercer PA, and was buried on 21 Oct 1910 in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Mercer PA.
Rachel married Mathias Anderson. Mathias was born on 9 Feb 1823 in Jefferson, Mercer PA, died on 10 Sep 1905 in Jefferson, Mercer PA, and was buried in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Mercer PA.
Notes: Son of Isaac Anderson and Lydia Warner.
Lydia married William B. Knight,5 son of Barclay Knight and Mary Phillips, on 18 Feb 1886. William was born on 6 May 1857 in Newtown, Bucks PA.
Notes: Children: Alice, born March 31, 1887, Mary Taylor, born November 30, 1889, Anna Phillips, born December 1, 1890, Thomas Leedon (sic), born August 18, 1892, and Edward Taylor, born August 30, 1896. - The Lancaster Family
Notes: No issue.
1. Sara A.L. Eachus, The Leedom Family, (Dorrance & Co. 1982).
2. LDS records: IGI.
3. Genealogy of the Kirk Family with information from the Fell Genealogy.
4. Vital Records, PA 1860 Mortality Schedule.
5. Ezra Patterson Carrell, The Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife, (1928).
6. Misc Public Records, 1850 PA census, Norristown, Montgomery PA.
7. Email correspondence, Kim Macklin.
8. Harry Fred Lancaster, The Lancaster Family, (A.J. Hoover Publishing Co., 1902).
9. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II, (The Lewis Publishing Co.)
10. Misc Public Records, 1850 PA census, Norristown, Montgomery.
11. Alfred Rudolph Justice, Ancestry of Jeremy Clarke of Rhode Island and Dungan Genealogy, p. 213.
12. Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family With Notes on the Leech and Rutter Families, (J.B. Lippincott Co, Philadelphia PA).
13. George Norwood Comly, Comly Family in America, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1939), p. 430.
14. Ezra Patterson Carrell, The Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife, (1928), p. 234.
15. Benjamin D. Shoemaker, Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family, (J.B. Lippincott, 1903).
16. Ezra Patterson Carrell, The Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife, (1928), p. 235.
17. William Wade Hinshaw, Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quakers, vol 2.
18. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial.
19. Vital Records, 1910 Montgomery Co PA census-Ambler Twp.
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