|Chap. The Townships of Madison; page
Zebulan S. Leigh came from New Jersey
to Ohio in 1817 or '18, accompanied by his brother,
Elias. He settled on the farm of Luke Decker, in Madison Township,
Pickaway County, as a renter; and afterwards rented land of
John Welton of Madison Township, Franklin County, where he
died in 1841.He was married in New Jersey, and left a wife
and nine children: Samuel, Phebe, Mary Ann, Matilda, Louisa,
Huldah, Charles, John S., and Daniel. Phebe
married William English, and settled in Auglaize County. The
other children remained in Madison, where three now live -
Samuel, Huldah, and Daniel. Mrs. Leigh, with her daughter
Huldah, lives with Samuel, on the southwest corner of section
ten, which was originally entered by Mr. Pilcher, and was
partially cleared by Adam Sarber.
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Daniel Leigh, a native of New Jersey,
born in 1756, emigrated to Madison Township, Pickaway
county, Ohio, in 1823, where he died a few years after his
settlement. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary war. He
was the father of six children: Zebulon S., Charles, Watrous,
Elisha, Sarah, Eliza - all now deceased except Watrous, a
wealthy farmer now living in Lynn county, Iowa, aged about
eighty-six years. Charles died in Madison township, Pickaway
county, soon after the death of his father. Elisha died in
Illinois. Sarah, wife of Samuel Savage, remained in New Jersey.
Eliza became the wife of Captain Buzzenbarger, and settled
Zebulon Stout Leigh, the oldest of the family, was
born in Allentown, New Jersey, in the year 1790. He learned
the saddler's trade of his father, but not liking it, he chose
the life of a farmer, which he afterward followed. He married
in New Jersey, Amy Laning, and removed to Madison Township,
Pickaway county, in 1818. His wife was the daughter of Samuel
Reed Laning, who emigrated to the same township from Trenton,
New Jersey, with his family in 1819. They were five weeks
into the journey from Philadelphia to Decker's mill, on Little
Walnut creek, where they permanently settled.
Mr. Laning died about two years after
his arrival. His wife, whose maiden name was Huldah
Pierson, survived him some eighteen years.
Zebulon Leigh settled in Little Walnut creek, in the
Decker neighborhood where he lived several years, then moved
to Madison Township, Franklin county, Ohio, and located on
the farm of John Welton, where he died in 1841. His widow
is yet living and is one of the oldest inhabitants of the
township, being nearly eighty-eight years of age. They were
the parents of nine children, to wit: Samuel, Phebe
(afterwards Mrs. English),
Mary Ann, Matilda, Huldah, Louisa, Charles, John S., and Daniel.
All are now dead, except Samuel, Huldah, and Daniel who reside
in Madison Township, Franklin county.
Daniel, whose portrait appears, with that of his wife,
herewith, was born March 1, 1834, and married, December 29,
1867, Margaret E. Copeland, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (English) Copland,
of Auglaiz county, Ohio. She was born October 6, 1841. To
them have been born three children, namely: Joseph S. November
1, 1870; Mary Amanda born April 14, 1873; and Olin Copland
born February 25, 1876.