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Notes Leah Sarah Busick

March 07, 1831 - John Gerrard married Leah Busick in Madison Co., Ohio

September 25, 1832 - son Alphus born
October 07, 1834 - daughter Amanda born
February 23, 1837 - daughter Mahettable born
April 21, 1839 - sons James & John born

1840 census Union Twp., Madison Co., OH page 38
John Garard
1 male 70-80 (Leah's father??)
1 male 30-40 (John, age 35)
2 males 15-20 (?? & ??)
1 male 5-10 (Alphus, age 7)
2 males under 5 (James & John, age 1)
2 females 30-40 (Leah, age 34 & ??)
1 female 5-10 (Amanda, age 5)
1 female under 5 (Mahettable, age 4)
1840 census Union, Madison Co., OH
Jacob Gerard
1 male 60-70 (Jacob, age 60)
1 male 40-50 (Jonah, age 38?)
1 male 15-20 (Gordon Hollar, age 17)
2 males under 5 (Martin, age 2, Thomas, baby)
1 female 40-50 (Martha, age 45)
1 female 10-15 (Susana Hollar, age 13)

June 06, 1841 - son Benjamin born
December 20, 1843 - son Jacob born
March 06, 1846 - daughter Ellen born
December 13, 1847 - son Joseph born

1850 Somerfield, Madison Co., OH August 6, 1850 page 169b
#54
John Gerrard, age 45, farmer, b. OH
Leah, age 44, b. OH
Alphus, age 17, farmer, b. OH
Amanda, age 15, b. OH
Mahettable, age 14, b. OH
James M., age 11, b. OH
John P., age 11, b. OH
Benjamin, age 8, b. OH
Jacob, age 6, b. OH
Ellen, age 4, b. OH
Joseph, 2, b. OH

October 06, 1850 - daughter Lucy born
June 16, 1854 - son George born

1860 census, Georgetown Township, Vermilion Co., IL page 1001
#3106/3127
John Dye, age 22, b. KY, farmer
Mahala, age 22, b. OH
Malinda, age 1, b. IL
#3107/3128
John Gerard, age 53, b. OH, farmer
Sarah, age 52, b. OH
John, 21, b. OH, farmer
Benjamin, age 18, b. OH
Ellen, age 14, b. OH
Joseph, age 11, b. OH
Lucy, age 9, b. OH
George, age 7, b. IL

1870 - ?

1880 United States Census Blount, Vermilion, Illinois Page Number 202D
George GARRARD Self M Male W 25 IL Farmer OH OH
Lizzie GARRARD Wife M Female W 23 IN Keeping House OH OH
Jane GARRARD Dau S Female W 1M IL At Home IL IN
Leah GARRARD Mother W Female W 72 OH Keeping House OH OH

John R. Garrard b. 14 Feb 1808, Warren Co., OH, m. 7 Mar 1831, in Madison Co. Ohio, Leah Busick, b. 6 Feb 1809, OH, d. 12 Jan 1882,
Vermilion Co., IL. John died 2 Feb 1869, Danville, Vermilion Co., IL.
John served in the Ohio Militia. He and Leah were living in Madison County, Ohio in the 1840 and 1850 census. About 1853 the family moved to Vermilion Co. Illinois, where their youngest child, George, was born. On the 1860 census Leah's name is listed as Sarah. The names of their children were taken from these census records.
A family story says John was a Colonel in the Civil War serving with his son, Jacob from 1861 to 1865. The story also says Leah may have been born in England yet Ohio is listed on the census records. Various spellings have been found on Leah's surname: Bujic, Busie, Benzic, Buzick, and Benzie.
Leah's death record in the Vermilion Co. Clerk's Office gives her date of death as listed and age at death as 72y 11m 6d. This makes her
date of birth different than what appears on the Family Group Sheets in Warren Co. Ohio. There is no tombstone inscription for Leah. The
tombstone inscription found in the Vermilion Co. Cemetery Records, 20 Feb 1863, is not correct as John and Leah sold land 11 Nov 1867, DB18, p. 104. John signed his name and Leah made her mark.

3. Leah Busick b. 6 Feb 1809, OH, d. 12 Jan 1882, Vermilion Co., IL.