ROBERT LEUTY DESCENDANTS
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1. ROBERT LEUTY was born Abt. 1770. He married SARAH MANN March 03, 1801 in Hook, Yorkshire, England.
Notes for ROBERT LEUTY: One source has the family migrating to America in 1828 or early 1830's.
Children of ROBERT LEUTY and SARAH MANN are:
i. ISAAC LEUTY, b. March 13, 1812, Yorkshire, England; d. October 10, 1895, Rubicon, Twp, Huron County, Michigan.
ii. WILLIAM LEUTY, b. February 07, 1805; m. CHLOE OR SARAH.
Notes for WILLIAM LEUTY: William Leuty is mentioned in old records of Mayfield church as a class leader in 1835. Donated $100.00 to buy land for church and again subscribed to new church of 1849 of Mayfied Methodist.
iii. HENRY LEUTY, b. November 16, 1813; d. November 20, 1909, Morning Sun, Louisa City, Ia.
iv. JOSEPH LEUTY, b. February 14, 1803, Yorkshire, England; d. 1892, Gates Mills, Ohio.
v. ROBERT LEUTY, b. May 01, 1806.
vi. RUTH LEUTY, b. April 19, 1807.
vii. HANNAH LEUTY, b. April 11, 1809; d. 1890.
viii. JAMES LEUTY, b. March 09, 1815.
Generation No. 2
2. ISAAC LEUTY (ROBERT) was born March 13, 1812 in Yorkshire, England, and died October 10, 1895 in Rubicon, Twp, Huron County, Michigan. He married MARY DEMALINE. She was born September 30, 1810 in England, and died October 05, 1894 in Huron County, Rubicon, Twp..
More About ISAAC LEUTY: Burial: Port Hope, Michigan, Christening: April 19, 1812, Kellington, Yorkshire, England
Children of ISAAC LEUTY and MARY DEMALINE are:
i. DEMALINE LEUTY, b. November 09, 1836; d. August 14, 1918; m. SARAH F; b. Abt. 1840.
Notes for DEMALINE LEUTY: Released 28 August 2005
The Book of Clevelanders, A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men
of the City of Cleveland, Burrows Book Company, 1914 .
Leuty, Demaline; banker; born, Mayfield, O., Nov. 9, 1835; son of Isaac and Mary Demaline Leuty; public school education; married, Lynn, Mass., January, 1868, Sarah Frances Vennard; Mrs. Leuty died March 7, 1901; their only child died in infancy; early life spent in his father's general store and in the lumber business; in 1883, embarked in the banking business, first known as The Savings & Trust Co., later consolidated with the Citizens Savings & Trust Co.; elected vice pres., also director and member of the finance committee, of the executive board; interested in a number of corporations and stock holder in several National banks and trust companies of the city; Republican, member St. Paul's Episcopal Church; attained Knight Templar degree in Masonry, and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine; member Chamber of Commerce, Union, and Roadside Clubs.
ii. MARY DEMALINE LEUTY, b. October 1841; d. June 03, 1926.
iii. SARAH ANN LEUTY, b. Abt. 1830; d. September 24, 1864, Bath, New Hampshire.
3. HENRY LEUTY (ROBERT) was born November 16, 1813, and died November 20, 1909 in Morning Sun, Louisa City, Ia. He married (1) JANE VOLLINS. She was born Abt. 1815 in England, and died February 12, 1890 in East Riding Asylum, Beverley, Yorkshire, England. He married (2) ORISSA MIDDLEDITCH September 16, 1866 in Port Hope, Huron, Michigan. She was born June 26, 1822 in Boston, Erie County, New York, and died September 03, 1916.
More About HENRY LEUTY:
Henry and children arrived in New York on May 13th, 1858 on the SS City Of Baltimore from Liverpool, according to Phyllis Kaelin, (descendant who contributed this information). Henry and children were from the Whitley, Yorkshire, England area.
Click on below to view: Passenger List SS City Of Baltimore from Liverpool May 13th, 1858.
1851 England Census
Name: Henry Lutey
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Spouse's Name: Jane Lutey
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Whitley, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Whitley
Registration district: Pontefract
Sub-registration district: Kippax
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Household schedule number: 17
Page Number: 5
Henry Lutey 37
Jane Lutey 39
Robert Lutey 14
William Lutey 12
Ruth Lutey 9
Hannah Lutey 7
Henry Lutey 4
James P Lutey 2
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning sun, Iowa
Notes for ORISSA MIDDLEDITCH:
Orissa was born Orissa Middleditch on June 26, 1822 in Boston, Erie County, N.Y. She first married Alvinza King then Edward Meeker and records from Sanilac County indicate she married Henry Leuty on September 16, 1866.
Children of HENRY LEUTY and JANE VOLLINS are:
i. ROBERT LEUTY, b. 1836; d. Abt. 1860, Perry Twp. Noble City, Indiana.
ii. WILLIAM LEUTY, b. Abt. 1839, Yorkshire, England; d. March 06, 1862, Paducah, Ky (Mound City) in Military Hosp.
iii. RUTH LEUTY, b. June 15, 1841, Yorkshire, England; d. August 24, 1916, Morning Sun, Louisa City, Iowa; m. JESSE GEORGE SIMPSON, January 19, 1863, Burlington, Iowa.
More About RUTH LEUTY: Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning sun, Iowa.
iv. HANNAH LEUTY, b. Abt. 1843.
v. JAMES P. LEUTY, b. January 1849, Yorkshire, England; d. August 24, 1859.
More About JAMES P. LEUTY: Burial: Salem Center Cemetery, Perry Twp, Noble City, Indiana.
vi. HENRY LEUTY,JR., b. Abt. 1846, Yorkshire, England; d. July 02, 1865, Louisville, Ky.
More About HENRY LEUTY,JR.: Burial: Nat'l Cemetery, Louisville, Ky., Sec C, Range 2, Grave 140
vii. JOSEPH LEUTY, b. April 01, 1851, Yorkshire, England; d. December 14, 1942, Morning Sun, Louisa City, Ia.
viii. EDWARD LEUTY, b. October 1853, Yorkshire, England; d. August 31, 1859.
4. JOSEPH LEUTY (ROBERT) was born February 14, 1803 in Yorkshire, England, and died 1892 in Gates Mills, Ohio. He married MARY LIGHTFOOT. She was born December 02, 1817 in Birken, England, and died 1872 in Gates Mills, Ohio.
Notes for JOSEPH LEUTY: Joseph Leuty Sr. lived first in log cabin 1828-1832 then built new house, 9 rooms, on Gates Road, Gates Mills and lived there until about 1875. Built new home on Cardinal Drive on S. Prantise Baldwin property.
Children of JOSEPH LEUTY and MARY LIGHTFOOT are:
i. WILLIAM LEUTY, b. January 05, 1831.
ii. JOSEPH LEUTY, b. October 03, 1832; d. May 13, 1927, Gates Mills, Ohio.
iii. JAMES LEUTY, b. April 25, 1836, Gates Mills, Ohio.
iv. MATILDA LEUTY, b. December 08, 1837.
v. CHAUNCEY LEUTY, b. July 08, 1842.
5. HANNAH LEUTY (ROBERT) was born April 11, 1809, and died 1890. She married JOHN NEVILLE He died 1874.
Notes for HANNAH LEUTY: Hannah and John migrated from Leeds, England in 1833 and settled in Mayfield, Ohio.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY OHIO - HISTORY: Mayfield
After a journey of nine weeks on the ocean from England, Hannah LEUTY, her husband, John NEVILLE, and two little boys landed at New York. The children were very sick on the water, and she hardly knew whether they would live to see land or not. Her first home was a poor log house, but she lived to exchange it for a beautiful home and see Mayfield change from a wilderness to a nicely settled township. She saw her children grow to manhood and womanhood and become useful members of society. She was a devout Christian and church worker and by her works will she be remembered.
Notes for JOHN NEVILLE: John and Hannah were tireless workers in Mayfield Methodist church. Hannah led the prayer group and John directed the choir. Their grandson, Ora Neville, continued directing the music; the family having carried on 63 years.
Children of HANNAH LEUTY and JOHN NEVILLE are:
i. ROBERT NEVILLE.
ii. WILLIAM NEVILLE.
iii. GEORGE NEVILLE.
iv. MARY NEVILLE.
v. HENRY NEVILLE.
vi. SARAH NEVILLE.
vii. LEUTY,JR. NEVILLE.
viii. CORA LEUTY NEVILLE.
ix. JOSEPH NEVILLE.
x. JOSEPH E. NEVILLE.
xi. LIZZIE LEUTY NEVILLE.
xii. ANNA LEUTY NEVILLE.
Generation No. 3
6. MARY DEMALINE LEUTY (ISAAC, ROBERT was born October 1841, and died June 03, 1926. She married WILLIAM R. STAFFORD July 10, 1865, son of THOMAS STAFFORD and MARY ROGERS. He was born November 19, 1828 in Bath, Grafton County, New Hampshire, and died March 17, 1916 in Port Hope, Michigan.
Child of MARY LEUTY and WILLIAM STAFFORD is:
i. FRANCIS ALICE STAFFORD, b. January 30, 1867.
7. SARAH ANN LEUTY (ISAAC, ROBERT) was born Abt. 1830, and died September 24, 1864 in Bath, New Hampshire. She married WILLIAM R. STAFFORD December 19, 1852 in Lexington, Sanilac, Mich., son of THOMAS STAFFORD and MARY ROGERS. He was born November 19, 1828 in Bath, Grafton County, New Hampshire, and died March 17, 1916 in Port Hope, Michigan.
Children of SARAH LEUTY and WILLIAM STAFFORD are:
i. WILLIAM B. STAFFORD, b. August 06, 1855; d. June 26, 1859.
ii. EDWIN STAFFORD, b. March 13, 1859; d. September 28, 1865.
iii. MARY ELLEN STAFFORD, b. July 26, 1861.
iv. SARAH STAFFORD, b. July 30, 1864.
8. JOSEPH LEUTY (HENRY, ROBERT) was born April 01, 1851 in Yorkshire, England, and died December 14, 1942 in Morning Sun, Louisa City, Ia.He married ADELAIDE AMELIA GRUBB March 08, 1876. She was born August 23, 1859 in Louisa City, Iowa, and died November 28, 1934.
More About JOSEPH LEUTY: Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning sun, Iowa.
More About ADELAIDE AMELIA GRUBB: Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning sun, Iowa.
Children of JOSEPH LEUTY and ADELAIDE GRUBB are:
i. ADELINE LEUTY, b. July 1878; m. CHARLES EZRA KELLER.
Notes for ADELINE LEUTY: When she attended her brother's, William H., funeral in 1951. Her address was given as being in in Paradise, California.
ii. ALLAN LEUTY.
iii. ALLAN B. LEUTY, b. September 05, 1884.
iv. WILLIAM HENRY LEUTY, b. April 1887; d. August 30, 1951, State Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.
v. IDA LEUTY.
vi. SARAH J. LEUTY, b. January 1891.
vii. CHARLES EDWARD LEUTY, b. April 1896; d. 1966.
More About CHARLES EDWARD LEUTY: Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning sun, Iowa.
9. WILLIAM LEUTY (JOSEPH, ROBERT was born January 05, 1831.
Children of WILLIAM are:
i. JACKSON LEUTY.
ii. WILLIAM LEUTY.
iii. ALBERT LEUTY.
iv. JENNIE LEUTY.
v. LIZZIE LEUTY.
vi. FLORENCE LEUTY.
vii. LORENZO LEUTY.
viii. GEORGE LEUTY, b. Abt. 1873; d. Abt. 1929, Ohio.
ix. MARY LEUTY.
10. JOSEPH LEUTY (JOSEPH, ROBERT) was born October 03, 1832, and died May 13, 1927 in Gates Mills, Ohio. He married RHODA SHERMAN September 12, 1865. She was born October 1843, and died September 05, 1926 in Gates Mills, Ohio.
Children of JOSEPH LEUTY and RHODA SHERMAN are:
i. NELLIE ISABELLA LEUTY, b. July 08, 1866; d. October 1942, South Euclid, Ohio.
ii. GENEVIEVE LEUTY, b. May 07, 1872; d. March 23, 1963, Mayfield, Ohio.
11. JAMES LEUTY (JOSEPH, ROBERT) was born April 25, 1836 in Gates Mills, Ohio. He married ANNA LANGSHAW September 10, 1868 in Lake, Ohio.
Children of JAMES LEUTY and ANNA LANGSHAW are:
i. MARY M. LEUTY, b. June 05, 1875.
ii. ARTHUR LEUTY, b. Abt. 1870.
iii. JOSEPH DEMALINE LEUTY.
12. MATILDA LEUTY (JOSEPH, ROBERT) was born December 08, 1837. She married LONESDEL JACKSON. He was born Abt. 1831.
Child of MATILDA LEUTY and LONESDEL JACKSON is:
i. GEORGE JACKSON, b. April 03, 1866.
13. WILLIAM NEVILLE (HANNAH LEUTY, ROBERT).
Children of WILLIAM NEVILLE are:
i. ORA NEVILLE.
ii. EVERETT NEVILLE.
iii. AVA NEVILLE.
iv. LUELLA NEVILLE.
v. STELLA NEVILLE.
14. SARAH J. LEUTY (JOSEPH, HENRY, ROBERT) was born January 1891. She married HOWARD A. VAN SICKLE.
Notes for SARAH J. LEUTY: When she attended her brothers,(William H.), funeral in 1951. Her address was Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Children of SARAH LEUTY and HOWARD VAN SICKLE are:
i. WILLIAM VAN SICKLE.
ii. CHARLES VAN SICKLE.
15. JACKSON LEUTY (WILLIAM, JOSEPH, ROBERT). He married EFFIE PARKER.
Children of JACKSON LEUTY and EFFIE PARKER are:
i. HERBERT LEUTY.
ii. MILDRED LEUTY.
iii. ELMER LEUTY.
16. LORENZO LEUTY (WILLIAM, JOSEPH, ROBERT) He married LOTTIE CORLETT.
Children of LORENZO LEUTY and LOTTIE CORLETT are:
i. EDNA K. LEUTY.
ii. FLORENCE E. LEUTY.
17. GEORGE LEUTY (WILLIAM, JOSEPH, ROBERT) was born Abt. 1873, and died Abt. 1929 in Ohio. He married ESTHER L. JOHNSON. She was born Abt. 1876, and died January 15, 1962 in Ohio.
Child of GEORGE LEUTY and ESTHER JOHNSON is:
i. ELBERT J. LEUTY, b. January 15, 1912; d. November 20, 1986.
More About ELBERT J. LEUTY: Burial: Chardonay Village, Ohio.
18. NELLIE ISABELLA LEUTY (JOSEPH, JOSEPH, ROBERT) was born July 08, 1866, and died October 1942 in South Euclid, Ohio. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKER January 22, 1896. He was born February 15, 1870, and died June 29, 1943 in South Euclid, Ohio.
Children of NELLIE LEUTY and GEORGE PARKER:
i. ETHELWYNE ARDELLA PARKER, b. April 22, 1897; m. JOSEPH CLIFFORD NICHOLS , August 10, 1921; b. November 06, 1894.
ii. EARL JOSEPH PARKER, b. July 24, 1898; d. July 12, 1966, Gates Mills, Ohio; m. LAVINA BAGGOT; b.June 05, 1911.
iii. MERL JACOB PARKER, b. July 24, 1898; m. EDNA GARVIN, August 08, 1928; b. July 1902.
iv. ISABELLE L. PARKER, b. February 21, 1905; m. JAMES HARVEY HUSSONG, June 03, 1930; b. November 02, 1905.
19. GENEVIEVE LEUTY (JOSEPH, JOSEPH, ROBERT) was born May 07, 1872, and died March 23, 1963 in Mayfield, Ohio. She married BURTON WHITE February 18, 1892. He was born February 27, 1867, and died March 09, 1941.
Child of GENEVIEVE LEUTY and BURTON WHITE is:
i. GLADYS MARIE WHITE, b. June 10, 1894; m. ALVA STEVENSON, June 10, 1916.
20. MARY M. LEUTY (JAMES, JOSEPH, ROBERT) was born June 05, 1875. She married STANLEY EDWARD MINER September 08, 1897 in Mayfield, Ohio.
Child of MARY LEUTY and STANLEY MINER is:
i. GERTRUDE ANNA DRESCHER MINER, b. September 29, 1900.
21. ARTHUR LEUTY (JAMES, JOSEPH, ROBERT) was born Abt. 1870. He married (1) CORA MINER. He married (2) HARRIET BELL.
Child of ARTHUR LEUTY and HARRIET BELL is:
i. RUTH LEUTY KNAPP.
Notes for RUTH LEUTY KNAPP: Ruth Leuty Knapp was adopted.
22. JOSEPH DEMALINE LEUTY (JAMES, JOSEPH, ROBERT) He married (1) KATHARINE BELL. He married (2) CONSTANCE CARPENTER.
Child of JOSEPH LEUTY and KATHARINE BELL is:
i. JOSEPH DEMALINE LEUTY, b. May 24, 1909; d. March 14, 1971, Cleveland, Ohio.
Children of JOSEPH LEUTY and CONSTANCE CARPENTER are:
ii. DAVID LEUTY.
iii. PHILLIP LEUTY.
(Acknowledgement for the author of the following is unknown-it may be a Nita Groh. I received it in 1988 from a Mrs. Kuth and this was the basis of my follow up on Robert Leuty Descendants).
The Leuty Line
The time I shall remember most about my Leuty research is the day I received an exciting envelope from the National Archives in Washington, D. C. containing military and pension papers pertaining to my great-great-grandfather Henry’s son, William Leuty, who gave his life for his new country during the Civil War. I read for nearly and hour about this grandfather’s travails in Indiana, his ventures in Michigan, about the deaths of three sons in a two year period in Indiana, and I truly thought the Archives had sent me papers on the wrong soldier.
I had known nothing of these people named leuty, except that they had come to Des Moines County, Iowa from Yorkshire, England and that the family had consisted of a father and eight children, with no mother in attendance. This had intrigued me for some years and here were the reasons unfolding right in this bountiful cornucopia of papers on young deceased William.
The leuty family is not yet well documented since on—the—spot research in England will be a necessity. However, by hook and crook, the presence of brothers Isaac, William and Henry was uncovered in the United States. The Leuty parents were Robert Leuty and Sarah Mann of Yorkshire. Several very old records were found listing various Leuty individuals of several generations before our group, but much research would be necessary to put together family groups from these mass listings. I have found birth and christening records of Yorkshire as far back as 1672, with many generations of Robert Leuty’s being listed. Thomas, John and William were other frequently used Christian names for Leutys in those long ago centuries. The locale for nost of those Leutys was Ripley, in York, with Hampswaite, Fewston, leeds, and Guiseley (in York) being mentioned also.
The surname was found to be spelled in various ways throughout the centuries, such as Ludy, Luty, Lewty, Leuti, Leutie, Leudy, etc. When surnames are spelled in many variations, there is nothing to say that one is right and all others are wrong It comes through socio—progressions, but phonetic spelling is the most comes likely answer to it, of course. I try to choose a spelling that comes from the most authentic document I have, and then, in my writing, I try to consistently use this one spelling, but do not mean to infer that the others are “incorrect.”
This family was a part of the Church of England (Episcopalian) and records undoubtedly can be found anong the church’s holdings in Yorkshire, once the correct parish is determined for them. I have found no evidence of naturalizations for any of the three Leuty men who emigrated from England
Parents of the American Leuty Men (William, Issac , Henry)
Notes for Robert Leuty: Born 1770 era in England, Married 1790 era to Sara Mann who was born in England, Residence probably Howden, Yorkshire, England., Issue 3 known probably others.
I learned the names of the above parents from the death certificate of our grandgather Henry Leuty. His daughter Ruth, was the informant for this certificate, and she furnished the names of her Leuty grandparents. When we get into English research, having these names will be of tremendous help.
Children of Robert Leuty and Sarah Mann
i. William Leuty: B prob ca
1796 (or 1805), Yorkshire, fig (age shown on various censuses differ, m to Chloe____, poss a widow of a Mr. Beach;
she b ca 1785 ( or 1793) in NY (or W VA) (census data varies); she d after 1876, prob Noble Cty,
Ind, Res Eng;Oh: Noble Cty, Ind.
I feel that William was at an age to have brought a Yorkshire wife with him then he came to America, and that Chloe would then have been his second wife. With William and Chloe lived a young school teacher, Mary Beach, who was born in Ohio in 1837, I feel Mary was Chloe’s daughter from a former marriage. None of this is documented but a faded Methodist church record at Ligoniier, Indiana has shown that Mary Beach (beech) died 6 August 1875 in an asylum in Indianapolis---this in an era prior to the keeping of official state death records in Indiana.
The Leuty Line
i. WILLIAM LEUTY— cont’d.
William Leuty was known to be a Man of some financial means in Indiana. It is not known whether he made his wealth after coming to America, or if he brought it with him from Yorkshire. For instance, on the 1870 census, William was shown to have real estate valued at $2,500 (and Chloe possessing real estate with the same valuation), as well as $26,000 in personal worth. I am sure this was a tremendous amount of money in 1870. His benevolence toward religious organizations also bears out this fact of wealth as you will see detailed in a later paragraph.
Strangely, I could find no will in Noble County for either William or Chloe. He was still alive aid in that county in 1880. With his numerous assets, and with Chloe probably predeceasing him (due to her advanced age), it would seem illogical for him to have neglected to draw a will. Could he possibly have gone to brother Isaac in Michigan for his last days? I doubt it. I have found no evidence of William having been in Iowa with brother Henry at the at of his days. I feel the problem lies in a record void of some kind, or possibly he moved to an adjoining county—not really any great distance from Noble. Noble County records show that in 1874 William owned property in Sections 16 and 22 in Perry Township, the Ligonier area. In 1880 he owned the following in Perry 232.94 acres.
In 1860 William had real estate valued at $10,000. At this census time his brother, Henry, and his family of eight children, lived on property adjoining William’s. The census does not show Henry to have real estate value so his abode was probably on William’s land. William was called “Rev. Leuty” in many writings. Whether be was truly an ordained minister is not known. Perhaps he was a zealous religious man, commanding respect, and was a1lowed to speak his message as would a licensed preacher.
The first Methodist Church at Ligonier was erected in 1848 after having received the donation of its lot two years earlier. The stricture was 30 x 40 and there was no floor. Seats were made by laying boards across the joists. Ten years later, in 1858, a new frame church was erected on this same site, but it was enlarged to a 36 x 60 size. It was dedicated on December 21st 1858. It is written in county histories: “Brother William Leuty was the chief contributor in the construction of this second church, giving approximately $1,300.” (This places William in Noble County at least by this date of 1858, the same year that brother Henry arrived. How long before this William was in Noble is trying to be determined.) It is, of course, within the realm of possibility that William and Henry came from England together, but I have read that William spent tire in Ohio prior to settling in Noble County. Also, it would seen somewhat strange for a brand-new settler to immediately, upon his arrival (1858), make this large contribution to the church. Of course, anything is possible. I have read a great deal about the earliest settlers in Noble County in the late 1830’s and the 1840’s, but William Leuty was not among them. If he were in America during those early times, he was undoubtedly in Ohio. From the church’s book of historical records, their rnembership list shows: February 1876 — Leuty, Rev. William, an Englishman, an old L. P. (?), gone to Wesleyans. Leuty, Chloe —. Sister Leuty, very aged, never gets out. (This tells us that Chloe was still alive in 1876, probably in her 90s.
I cannot find William’s locale in the 1850 census, nor do I know when, or under what circumstances, he came from England to America. I have found no death certificate in Noble County for him. There is so much we do not know about the Leuty family that I find the research a piece of extremely fascinating and challenging labor.
William was a strong and dedicated member of the Wesleyan Methodist group in the Ligonier area after they emerged there. His philanthropic gestures in support of this church were many. In reading Goodspeed’s history of Noble County, Indiana I was rewarded with information pertaining to him. Goodspeed related that in the late 1870s there held religious meetings in a tent on the streets of Ligonier, Indiana. They were conducted by the Rev. Charles Woodworth, a Wesleyan Methodist, assisted by the Rev. Mr.Woodruff. A little society was formed and Mr. William Leuty, a resident of the town, and a man of broad charity, philanthropy, and a very earnest Christian, immediately want to the head of the society. Many of the members came from a nearby region where a society of this same denomination had been formed. William Leuty furnished $1,500 to build a small neat brick church on the north side of town. A membership of about sixteen was secured, later, William Leuty purchased a parsonage with $800, and gave it as a gift to the membership.
Author Goodspeed wrote: “Too much cannot be said in praise of Mr. Leuty. He does not care to have his charitable actions heralded to the world, yet they are important matters of history.” When the author interviewed him, asking about his life and labor, William Leuty said, “I have nothing to say.” Leuty gave toward the ME church in Ligonier about $1,600. He built a church at Ada, Ohio, which cost him $2,150. ‘There is scarcely a church in Ligonier that was not assisted by this venerable aid benevolent old man,” writes Weston Goodspeed. He continues, “These have apparently forgotten the donor of the gifts, aid the cruel lesson of ingratitude has been publicly taught.” A statement, on good authority, was made that William Leuty gave away to various religious organizations about $15,000, as well as donating large sums for educational purposes and to eleemosynary (those supported by charity) institutions. lHe gave $13,000 toward the Carpenter Building in Chicago, a structure designed to be used to antagonize Masonry. He gave several thousand dollars to Wheaton College in Illinois (a religious school). At least $30,000 was given away in such a manner. Mr. Goodspeed again writes kindly, ‘Too bad the world has so few such man as William Leuty”.
Note: The Leuty’s were members of the Church of England before coming to America, but Methodism was in its hey-dey here and William turned to it rather than the Episcopalian persuasion. We can only presume that this kindly man, William, helped his brother, Henry Leuty, and his large family when they first arrived from England.
ii. ISAAC LEUTY
Notes for Isaac Leuty: B: 1811, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England. m: to Mary—, who was b. 30 Sept 1810, Eng D:5 Oct. 1894 Age 84 Huron Cty, Rubicon Twp, MI, age 84 D: 10 Oct. 1895 . Buried: prob. Port Hope, Mi.
It is not known definitely that Isaac preceded our Grandfather Henry to America, but this is thought to be true. whether he settled first with brother, William, in Ohio or Indiana, is not known either. At any rate, he was found in Lexington (Sanilac Cty), Michigan in the 1870 census. The census records of that year show that he had real estate valued at $10,000 and personal property of $1,500 valuation. Fourteen—year—old Mary Ann Kennedy, who was born in Canada, lived with Isaac and Mary at this time, as a servant. (It is not known if she was related in any way.) On this same census, and not too far distant from Isaac and Mary, I found a 47—year-old Arissa Leuty, keeping house for a James Hunter. I feel Arissa nust fit into our Leuty picture somehow, but the record showed that she was that she was born in New York—not England. (There are many errors on censuses—could this be one of then?) She was born in 1823 aid could possibly have been a younger, unmarried sister of our three Leuty men, or more likely, I feel, is the possibility that she was the widow of still another Leuty man (another brother of Isaac, William, aid Henry), of whom I have no record at this tine. I expect this is one more mystery for which we will never have a solution.
There were no probate or estate records of any kind far
either Isaac or Mary in Huron County, so one cannot learn anything of their
family members, nor can one learn stat happened to Isaac s several pieces of
property. From deeds I learned that Isaac was in Lexington at
least by January 1861 when he purchased one—half of an acre of land for $135
from John L. Woods and wife, in Section 25, Town Ten, North of Range Sixteen
East. (This would have been a full two years before brother Henry migrated from
Indiana to Iowa.) Isaac garnered more land about five years later, in December
1865, ‘when he purchased for $300 from Euphemia Brown and spouse, in the
village of Lexington, one-quarter acre or more, in Section 36, Town 10, North
of Range 16 East. A year later, January 1867, for $550, 3¼ acres in the same
section and range were acquired in the name of Mary Leuty. Again, about five
years after that, in October 1871, in the name of Mary, were acquired, for
$2,400, lands in the west half of NE quarter of Section 36, Town 10, North of
Range 16 East. This last parcel of land was bought from Demaline Leuty
and wife, Fanny, who resided in the County of Cuyahoga in Ohio at that date.
Surely this person is another of of our clan, but by the time I received the
deed showing this name I had lost easy access to census records aid have not
been able to check Cuyahoga County for this particular Leuty family. I feel that this county could well lead us to the
early locale of perhaps both Isaac and brother William. In future days I will, of course, check this
lead. It is presumed that Isaac aid Mary sold these lands in Sanilac
County when they moved on to Port hope in Huron County. Deeds begin to show up
in that county in the name of Isaac, in November of 1880, when for $200
he bought forty acres, in Rubicon Township. Two years later (October 1882) he bought
six lots in Block #22 in the Village of Port Hope for $300. Then in October of
1883 he bought twenty acres in the township and six years after that he bought
twenty more acres in the same section and range . Of Isaac’s and Mary’s children I know that they had a daughter married to a
William R. Stafford, who was supportive of Henry, Sr. as he tried to win
an award of a pension on the service of his son who was killed in the Civil
War. Daughter Leuty married to William K. Stafford, who was b
Nov 1828, New Hampshire, d 17 Mar 1916, Port Hope, Mich; son of Thomas Stafford and Mary Rogers, and Mary Rogers, both of
New England. Res Huron City, MI. Our Grandfather Henry was given a home
with this Stafford family in Port Hope for several years before he returned to
his daughter, Ruth, in Morning Sun, Iowa, and the Staffords seemed to be compassionate
about Henry’s advanced age and his financial predicament. William Stafford was a merchant dealing in
salt, lumber, hay, and produce, with his letterhead reading also “Stafford
Roller Flour Mills and Elevator’. The name, Fred H. Stafford, appears on several of the
papers pertaining to Grandfather Henry’s plea for pension funds from the
government. Fred was a notary public in Port Hope, and could have been a son of
the Leuty daughter and her husband, William Stafford, or possibly Fred and
William were brothers. The Isaac Leuty family will be an interesting one to pursue in future days.
. Of Isaac’s and Mary’s children I know that they had a daughter married to a William R. Stafford, who was supportive of Henry, Sr. as he tried to win an award of a pension on the service of his son who was killed in the Civil War. Daughter Leuty married to William K. Stafford, who was b Nov 1828, New Hampshire, d 17 Mar 1916, Port Hope, Mich; son of Thomas Stafford and Mary Rogers, and Mary Rogers, both of New England. Res Huron City, MI. Our Grandfather Henry was given a home with this Stafford family in Port Hope for several years before he returned to his daughter, Ruth, in Morning Sun, Iowa, and the Staffords seemed to be compassionate about Henry’s advanced age and his financial predicament. William Stafford was a merchant dealing in salt, lumber, hay, and produce, with his letterhead reading also “Stafford Roller Flour Mills and Elevator’. The name, Fred H. Stafford, appears on several of the papers pertaining to Grandfather Henry’s plea for pension funds from the government. Fred was a notary public in Port Hope, and could have been a son of the Leuty daughter and her husband, William Stafford, or possibly Fred and William were brothers. The Isaac Leuty family will be an interesting one to pursue in future days.
iii. HENRY LEUTY
Notes for Henry Leuty: b: 16 Nov. 1813 Yorkshire, England. prob. Howden., d: 20 Nov. 1909, Morning Sun, Louisa, Cty., Ia., m: 1836 Church of England at Hull, Yorkshire, poss. St. James Parish, to Jane Vollins, who was b: Ca. 1815, Eng: d: 12 Feb. 1890, age 75, East Riding Asylum, Beverly, Yorkshire, England. Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Ia. Residence(s) Yorkshire, Eng, Noble Cty, Ind, Des Moines, Ia, Sanilac and Huron Cty's, Mich. Eight Children.
Children of Henry are: Robert, William, Ruth, Hannah, Henry jr., James P., Joseph and Edward.
Henry probably grew up in Howden in the general area of Beverley in York. He and Jane were married at Hull, which is only about ten miles from Howden. Hull was a metropolis of sorts—an important seaport, an the north bank of the Humber (estuary of the Trent and Ouse) and there it is two miles wide. This is about 22 miles from the open sea. The official name of this large city is Kingston—upon—Hull. It was founded by Edward I in the year 1291. Hull is now the third largest seaport in the United Kingdom and it is a premier distant—water fishing port. Important industries of the port town include engineering, metal-working, chemicals, paints, cement, timber, and flour mills. There are eleven docks, extending for nearly seven miles aid there are twelve miles of quays and over 200 acres of water area. Hull was as important to York in Henry’s day as it is today.
In some family records held by Ida Dowell Eastburn, it was said that Henry’s people were from Whitley in Yorkshire. This would have to be Whitby, another old seaport town and a favorite seaside resort. There had been a whaling industry there as the Leuty men were growing up. There is an ancient Abbey there (ruins), founded as far back as the year 657. So far, I have found no indication of the Leuty’s living in Whitby, but perhaps it was an easier spot on the map to identify than was Howden, or perhaps the Vollins had some connection with Whitby.
Our Henry and Jane Vollins were married at Hull in beautiful Yorkshire in 1836 and six sons and two daughters to them in rapid succession. (Vollins has been found spelled Volins, Vollam, Vollans, Volam and others.) I leaned little of Henry’s and Jane’s life in Yorkshire, but there is a family story that tells of Jane and son, Edward (possibly called Isaac also), being involved in a carriage accident, and that Jane was injured seriously. This probably took place about 1854-55. After a period of time Jane was placed in a sanitarium at nearby East Riding in Beverley. Records from this hospital reveal that she was placed there when the facility first opened, in 1871.. However, henry and children had left England in 1858, so Jane must have been cared for in another institution prior to the East Riding one, or else she may have been cared for by her family. I must relate here that the Administrator of the Last Yorkshire Health Authority, who furnished me with the death certificate of Jane, mentioned also that Jane’s sister, Elizabeth Vollins (unmarried), was admitted as a patient to the East Riding Asylum in the 1870s, and it was stated on both applications that Jane and Elizabeth were from Howden, which is about twenty miles from the hospital in Beverley. (This would seem to rule out the Whitby connection above.)
Jane was about 43 when Henry left for America; he was 45. We know now that Jane remained in this East Riding Asylum untill her death in 1890, at age 75, and we also know now that Grandfather Henry did not marry again after he came to America because he was not free to do so until he was well past a marriageable age. He lived fifty—one years without a wife, He had not been notified of Jane’s death until three years after the event, but he was by then age 80. (Note*) by Lawrence-Records seem to indicate Heny married Orissa Middleditch in 1866 in Port Hope, Michigan.
One can easily believe that Henry and his contingent of eight offspring decided upon a new llife in the United States after the heartbreak of Jane’s mental collapse, and probably through the influence of Henry’s brothers, who were, I think, already established in the up and coming new world. Imagine if you can, wjat a wrench their leaving was to the eight children, ranging in age from 22 to 5. The older ones klew, of course, that they would not ever see their mother and other close relatives again.
Henry and family made the crossing in the late spring of 1858, on the steamer, City of Baltimore, supposedly landing in New York. This vessel arrived there on June 23, 1858. (Family records read that they arrived in America in May of that year.) However, none of the Leuty names appear on the ships passenger list for that June date. It did happen many times that passengers’ names escaped the record—keepers somehow, or possibly the Leutys were on an earlier arrival of the City of Baltimore and couldn’t be found because many New York records of this time period have not yet been indexed. Some think that this group stopped off in Ohio very briefly, and perhaps brother Isaac was there at the time. At any rate they continued on to brother William at Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana.
Henry and family settled on a small acreage near Ligonier (probably on William’s land) where I found then living at the time the 1860 census was enumerated. The pension papers mentioned previously revealed that the following had taken place during the brief tine from their arrival date in Indiana (summer 1858) to late 1860:
son, Robert, age 24, drowned, 1860
son, James, age 10½, died, 24 Aug 1859
son, Edward (Isaac?), age almost 6, died, 1 Aug 1859
How such sadness could Grandfather Henry endure? Life, then as now, was indeed precious and the loss of these young sons surely was a tragic turn of events. I feel that James and Edward must have had one of the communicable diseases of the day since they died within a few days of each other. This left Henry with five children in his household. I need to mention that Henry’s little farm in Noble County was in close proximity to a neighbor named Jesse George Simpson. While Henry was losing his sons, Jesse George was losing an infant son and his wife, Sarah Hill. It is reasonable to assume that the Leutys and the Simpsons knew each other in this small village. Jesse George and his son, Robert, went off to fight in the Civil War in 1861, while the Leutys decided to move on westward to Burlington, Iowa. We do not know what factors governed this decision to move, and do not know how close was the relationship between Henry and his brother, William. But, at any rate, in 1861, Henry and his five remaining children traversed the states of Indiana’and Illinois, and crossed the Mighty Mississippi at Burlington, Iowa.
Perhaps news of Iowa land office opportunities had reached Henry’s ears, or perhaps a neighbor in Ligonier had shared bright prospects with him, or even perhaps Jesse George Simpson and Henry had some sort of pact to become established in Iowa together. It is buried in the past now. The Leuty’s lived in Kossuth Township, in the vicinity of Yellow Springs, of Des Moines County, on a rented farm, where Henry remained until some time in 1867. Meanwhile his oldest living son, William had immediately joined the Iowa Infantry Volunteers and went off to fight in the Civil War, lie was mortally wounded in February of 1862 and died shortly thereafter. Young Henry Jr. was, at age 18, eager to join up and avenge his brother’s death. He volunteered in February 1864 and was dead by the end of the war in 1865. ‘Two sons of England had given their lives for a country they had hardly become acquainted with.
Grandfather Henry now had with him only 14—year—old Joseph, as Ruth had married Jesse George Simpson in 1863 after his discharge from the service. Hannah had married (or was to marry shortly) before 1867. Henry and young Joseph left Iowa some time in 1867, to try their luck in Michigan near Henry’s next older brother, Isaac. Henry bought a small house set on four acres in Lexington (Sanilac Cty), but he had very little money, and could not seen to make a living from the land, so he sometimes lived with his brother in Lexington. I have a copy of the deed for Henry’s property but it cannot be suitably reduced in size for the dimensions of this book. He purchased the property from Justus Ketchum and wife and the deed was recorded 18 January 1867. The price was $800.
In 1871 Henry and Joseph moved on to Port Hope (Huron Cty), Michigan where they lived with the William Stafford family, and brother Isaac appeared in this town also. (William Stafford was Isaac’s son—in--law.) From this point Joseph returned to Iowa some time before March of 1876, as that is the date of his marriage in Iowa.
While in Port Hope at age 77, Henry began a correspondence with the Commissioner of Pensions in Washington, D. C. that was to last some ten years, in an effort to receive a dependent’s pension on the service of son, William. I have no real proof that he was ever successful in receiving a pension since many government files are incomplete. I can hope that his efforts paid off and that he did get sane sort of remuneration, because he certainly needed financial help. Ruth’s and Joseph’s families were large and they were unable to help Henry to any great degree, and Hannah seemed to have disappeared after what is thought to have been an unapproved marriage. My analysis of the lengthy pension debate is that the records of the brothers, William and Henry, Jr., were intermixed in the Washington files, causing great confusion and delay. Also, with poor handwriting prevailing, the name was shown to be “Leutz” many times, as well as “Senty” or “Sentry’ on some docunents. Henry’s unit number was often credited to William’s records, thus causing more and more delays. Even death dates ware mixed on one paper. It was what we would today call a real. “snafu”.
I do not know exactly when Grandfather Henry returned from Michigan to Iowa and took up residence at Ruth’s and Jesse George’s house, but my father, who was born in 1895, remembered visiting there and seeing Great-Grandfather Henry there. The time was probably about the turn of the century—1900. (Brother Isaac had died in Michigan in 1895.) So we see that Henry’s stay in Michigan was some thirty years or more. having come from the previously described seaport area of Yorkshire, it is not surprising that Henry and Isaac chose coastal towns in which to settle in Michigan.
Henry lived two years beyond the time of Jesse George Simpson. He died at Ruth’s home in Morning sun on 25 November 1909, closely approaching his centenarian years. The cause of death was listed as bronchitis, with contributing causes being cystitis and organic heart failure, He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, in the plot with Jesse George Simpson, his son—in—law. (The grave marker shows the date to be 20 November, but this is believed to be incorrect). His was a lifetime of survival problems. He was a man of small stature— but with big staying power.
Henry’s obituary from the Morning Sun News Herald, December 2, 1909.
Death of an old Pioneer
Henry Leuty was born at Whitley, Yorkshire, England, on November 16, 1813, and died at Morning Sun, Iowa, Thursday evening, November 25, 1909, age 96 years and 9 days. He came to America with his family in April 1858 and after a brief stay in Ohio, moved to Indiana where he remained until 1861.In that year he moved to Iowa, there remaining until his death. He was was married in England to Jane Vollans. To this union eight children were born, all of which have passed away except a son and a daughter, Joseph Leuty and Mrs. Ruth Simpson of Morning Sun. He leaves besides the son and daughter, twenty—one grandchildren aid thirty-five great grandchildren, two great- great grandchildren. Mr. Leuty united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church and in England and afterwards with the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which fellowship he continued until the end. His death was peaceful and in faith. The funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Simpson, Saturday afternoon by Rev. S. L. Gilkison and Rev. George Blagg, and the interment was in the Eimwood Cemetery.
Author’s Note: Please heed my message elsewhere in This book, stating that obituaries are frequently not factual.
Children of Henry Sr. and Jane Vollins are:
i. Robert Leuty b 1836 christened 19 October 1836, Howden, Yorkshire, Eng. unmarried, late 1860, age 24, drowned, Perry Twp, Noble Cty, Ind, emigrated- spring 1858
ii. William Leuty, ca 1839, Yorkshire, Eng., unmarried, d. Mar 1862, Paducah,KY (Mound City).in Mil. Hosp., age 23, bur. prob Miltary Cem. Near Paducah, KY, mil. Civil War, Pvt, 14th Regt, IA Inf. Vol, Co. K. Pension Claim No. 426739 (used by father), emigrated — spring 1858.
Company K of the Fourteenth Regiment of Iowa Infantry Volunteers was made up exclusively of men from Yellow Springs and Huron Townships of Des Moines County in the general area of Burlington. William enlisted from nearby Kossuth on 26 October 1861 for a term, of three years, and was mustered by Captain Chambers at Davenport on 6 November. He was age 22 and had been in the United States only about three years at the time, and had been in Iowa but a few months. William was 5’ 81/2” tall, with light complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair. His records do not show that he received any bounty pay. His time in the war effort was destined to end within four months from the day he enlisted.
The14th Iowa Regt. was a brand-new regiment when William joined it at the beginning of the war in 1861. Seven companies had been mustered at Davenport (with an aggregate strength of 621), and on the 29th and 30th of November all seven Companies left Davenport under the command of Colonel William T. Shaw. They were conveyed to St. Louis by steamboats and upon landing there, marched to Benton Barracks , where they were instructed and prepared for an aggressive campaign. The regiment attained a high state of efficiency, but suffered greatly fom sickness.
On 5 February following the training period, William’s whole regiment marched to St. Louis and embarked upon a steamer and thence proceeded to Cairo, Illinois, and then on to Ft. Henry, where they landed and went into camp. On the morning of 12 February it took up the line of march for Fort Donelson, (Tennessee). On the next day it was in position in front of the enemy’s works, and they formed a part of the Fourth Brigade, which was commanded bu Col. J.G. Lauman of the 7th Iowa infantry.
iii. Ruth Leuty
Notes for Ruth Leuty: b: 15 Jun 1841, Yorkshire, Eng. m. 19 Jan 1863, Burlington, IA, Jesse George Simpson, d: 24 Aug 1916, age 75, Morning Sun, Louisa Cty, Ia. bur. Elmwood Cem., Morning Sun, IA, in plot with husband, father and daughter (marker exists), emigrated - spring 1858. See House of Andrew section of Simpson genealogy AN 3-5 Jesse George Simpson, for complete listing of Ruth’s descendants.
Ruth, the caretaker. Her life must have been one of labor and sadness— from the teen—age time of coping with the tragedy that befell her mother, to the financial struggles in America, to the raising of many children and step—children, and to the care of her aged husband and father. At the end of her life there were about seven years when she was accorded the luxury of being taken care of (by her daughter, Laura). They lived on Ruth’s $12 per month pension (Jesse George’s Civil War service). The home had to be sold to pay expenses when Jesse George died, but since grandchildren remember Ruth living in this same house in Morning Sun, it is believed that she may have been able to rent the house from the new owners. (Our English grandmother is one to point to with pride and respect.)
iv. Hannah Leuty
Notes for Hannah Leuty: b. Ca 1843, m. before 1867 to ? Mann, emigrated: spring 1858.
I have spent much effort in trying to learn something of Hannah. In the small trove of family records it is written that she married a person named Mann, an undesirable mate supposedly. I have checked all vital records in Des Moines County censuses but could find no Mann family with a wife named Hannah, who was born in England They may have moved and settled in a new and different area. Also after I learned that the maiden name of the mother of the Leuty men who emigrated, was Mann, I began to wonder if the record keeper might have made a mistake in listing Hannah’s husband’s surname. I have little hope of learning more about Hannah, unless more marriage records of the 1860s are discovered and released in Des Moines County, Iowa.
v. Henry Leuty, Jr.
Notes for Henry Leuty Jr.,: b. ca 1846, Yorkshire, Eng.,unmarried, d. 2 July 1865, Louisville, Ky, Typhoid fever. bur. Natl Cem., Louisville, KY, Sec C, Range 2, Grave 140.(there is a memorial for Henry in Kossuth Cem., Des Moines, IA., even though his body is not buried there). mil. Civil War, Pvt.,Co. C, 30th IA Inf Vol — enlisted 20 Feb l864,transferred to Co. C (or D), 6th IA inf. Vol, 30 May 1865. Emigrated — spring 1858.
Things of note on the various military records of Henry were that he enlisted from Washington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, for a term of three years. He was 18 years old, 5 9” tall, of fair complexion, had blue eyes, light hair, and was a farmer. The muster-out roll at Washington, D. C. in June 1865, when he was transferred to the Sixth Iowa Regt shows that he hadn’t been paid since August 31st, 1864—almost a year before, He had been paid Bounty of $120 at this time, with $180 still due him. Did he die for $120? His clothing account had been drawn upon for $122.70 at this time. He was engaged in battles at Resaca, GA, 13, 14, and 15 May 1864; Dallas and Kenesaw mountain, GA, June 1864; Nickajack Creek, GA, 22 July and 28th, before Atlanta and the siege of that city and the battles of Jonesboro, Lovejoy’s Station, GA. There was no indication of what his monthly pay might have been.
Henry’s short life can best be described through the accounts of two military units shown below. The history from which the following comments and notations were taken was furnished by the Iowa State Historical Dept., Div. of Historical Museum and Archives, Des Moines..
Pvt. Henry Leuty, Jr., age 18, our Grandfather Henry’s last remaining son, except for young Joseph, joined the Iowa Volunteers, 30th Infantry, on 20 February l864, and was mustered 29 February. He had been in the United States only a little over five years but he died for his newly—adopted land during the War Between the States. He died of “disease” on July 2nd, 1865, at Louisville, KY in the Regimental Hospital, and is buried there in Louisville in the National Cemetery. The Civil War ended in April 1865, two months before I Henry made the supreme sacrifice, and his regiment was nustered out nineteen days after his death. One cannot help but think, “He almost made It.”
One wonders what prompted a young British boy to join in the American fray. Some joined for the $300 bounty money received upon enlistment, which was no small amount in those days, and was very much needed by family at home. Our Henry was undoubtedly filled with the spirit of patriotism also, following his older brother, William’s death three years previous. he 30th Iowa Infantry Regiment was mustered into the service of the United States on 23 September 1862, having been ordered into quarters at Camp Lincoln, near Keokuk. The total enlistment was 978 by the time the troops left the state. It had nearly three years of active service and its operations embraced a wide extent of territory and included many important events.
vi. James P. Leuty b. Jan 1849, Yorkshire, Eng., d. 24 Aug 1859,
age 10 yrs, 7 mos, Perry Twp. Noble Cty, IN., bur. Salem Center
Cem., Perry Twp., Noble Cty, IN (marker exists), emigrated — spring 1858 .
vii. Joseph Leuty b. 1 Apr 1851, Yorkshire, Eng., m. Adelaide Amelia Grubb Grubb Mar 1876, was b 23 Aug 1859, Louisa Cty, IA; d 28 Nov. 1934, age 75; bur Elmwood Cem., Morning Sun, IA., d 14 Dec 1942, age 91½, Morning Sun, IA. bur Morning Sun, IA., Res. Eng; IN; Des Moines and Louisa Ctys, IA;Huron and Sanilac Ctys, MI. Emigrated— spring 1858. Issue- seven children.
7-A. Adeline Leuty-b. Jul. 1878, Des Moines, Ia., m. Charles Ezra Keller, Res. Paradise & Chico, Ca. issue-none.
7-B. Allan Leuty-d.infancy
7-C Allan B. Leuty (2nd) b. 5 Sep 1884, Des Moines, Cty, LA., d. 9 June 1919, age 35.
7-D William Henry Leuty b. Apr. 1887, res. Morning Sun and Ainsworth, IA.
7-E Ida Leuty d. infancy
7-F Sarah J. Leuty (“Jennie”) b. Jan 1891, m. Howard A. Van Sickle Res. Cedar Rapids, Ia., 3 children.
7-F-a Will Van Sickle.
7-F-b Charles Van Sickle.
7-F-c Daughter Van Sickle b. Aug. 3, 1913, Wapello, Ia.
7-G Charles Edward Leuty b. 1869, d. 1966 age 70, bur. Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Ia.
Joseph’s estate showed that he died intestate, with his beneficiaries being William, Charles, Jennie and Adeline. His real estate sold for $1,000 and an inventory of lots 6, 7, 8, aid 9 in Block of Morning Sun sold for $800. After claims were applied against assets, $267 was left to be distributed among the four heirs. Joseph owned a large orchard at one time and people around Morning Sun remember him raising a great deal of produce also.
viii. Edward Leuty b. Oct. 1853, Yorkshire, Eng., d. 31 Aug. 1859, Perry Twp. Noble Cty., IN, age 5 yrs, 10 mo’s. bur. Salem Center Cem., Perry Twp., Noble Cty, IN (marker exists), emigrated spring 1858. This is the child who was riding in the carriage with his mother (Jane Vollins) at the time the accident occurred. I have always had a notation of a child named Edward, and the Noble County cemetery record shows that Edward is the name on the gravestone. Yet, when Henry, Sr.’s brother, Isaac, in Michigan, filed his affidavit in support of Henry’s claim for pension, he listed Henry’s children and showed one to be called Isaac, and none called Edward. I have had to assume that Isaac is the second name of Edward, and that he was named for his Uncle Isaac.
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