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Miscellanies: Phebe Leigh, wife of William English
 
LEIGH Family of Madison township, Pickaway Co., OH
 
 
Source: "1796 -History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers", Published by Williams Bros. 1880
 
Zebulan S. LEIGH
 
Chap. The Townships of Madison; page 445

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.

 
LEIGH Family
 
Page 460; The LEIGH Family

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 in Indiana.

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.

 
 

     
     
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