LEEDOM ANNEX

 

Rachel (Leedom) Biles Pedigree

(Start at generation 1, below.)

 

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Origin of the surname “Leedom:”

 

 

Generation

 

5  

 

4   Richard Leedom

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born in England.  Emigrated from England to America with sons John and William, arriving at Southampton, Upper Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1712.  Employed as a farmer.

 

2. Wife: Hannah Pease

 

Perhaps died in England.  Married Richard Leedom on 7 October 1701 in England.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. John Leedom: See generation 3, below.

 

b. William Leedom: Born in England.  Emigrated from England to America with his father and brother, John.

 

3   John Leedom

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Baptized 3 October 1703 at Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire, England.  Died in Pennsylvania.  Emigrated from England to America with his father and brother, William, arriving 1712 at Southampton, Upper Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

2. Wife: Susannah Lancaster

 

Born England.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. John Leedom, Jr.: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Ann Leedom: Born before 1735.  Died before 6 March 1812 in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Married Barnet Craft before 1758.

 

c. Samuel Leedom: Born 1737, probably in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died before 8 April 1816 in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  Married Hannah Staats on 28 October 1762 at the Low Dutch Reform Church of North and Southampton Townships, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

d. Hannah Leedom: Born 1739.  Married Jacob Gummere on 15 April 1763 at the Abington Monthly Meeting, Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

 

e. Elijah Leedom: Born 1741, probably in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1764 at Southampton, Upper Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

f. Benjamin Leedom: Born 1743, probably in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1796 at Northampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Married Alice Pierson, daughter of Robert and Margaret (Longshore) Pierson, on 7 March 1765 at the Low Dutch Reform Church of North and Southampton Townships, Bucks County.

 

g. William Leedom: Born 1 April 1746.  Died 1803.  Married Lydia Pritchard/Richard, daughter of Thomas and Mary (?) Richard, on 15 April 1768 at the Abington Monthly Meeting, Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

 

h. Mary Leedom: Born 1748.  Perhaps married Benjamin Walton.

 

2   John Leedom, Jr.

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1733, probably in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 April 1818 in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

2. Wife #1: Ruth Strickland

 

Died before 1786.  Married John Leedom, Jr. on 24 April 1756.

 

a. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Joseph Leedom: Born 26 February 1757 at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7 May 1842.  Married Euphemia Banes (d. 7 Sep 1829), daughter of Mathew and Sarah (Irwin) Banes, on 22 December 1783.

 

(2. John Leedom, III: Born 23 April 1759 at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Died before 1818.  Married Ann Yardley (b. 27 Mar 1766), daughter of Richard and Lucilla (Stackhouse) Yardley, before 1784.

 

(3. Rachel Leedom: See generation 1, below.

 

(4. Sarah Leedom: Born 8 January 1764 at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Married (?) Davis in Southampton Township, Bucks County.

 

(5. Isaac Leedom: Born 29 September 1766 at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Died 12 March 1848 in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; interred there.  Married (1st) Ann Jones (b. 28 Dec 1771), daughter of Silas and Esther (Jones) Jones, on 18 October 1798.  Married (2nd) Rebecca Matlack, daughter of Simeon and Elizabeth (Yarnall) Matlack, after 1809.

 

(6. Mary Leedom: Born 28 March 1768 at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Married James Meredith (b. 4 Sep 1768 in Radnor Twp, Delaware/Chester Co., PA, d. 24 Jul 1854), son of Simon and Dinah (Pugh) Meredith, on 21 November 1799 at the Radnor Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

 

(7. Ann Leedom: Born 7 September 1769 at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Died before 26 July 1820 in Kennett Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred at Radnor.

 

(8. Miles Leedom: Born 8 September 1771 t Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Died May 1773.

 

3. Wife #2: Mary (Hayhurst) Carter

 

Born 25 December 1747, daughter of William and Rebecca (Searle) Hayhurst.  Died after 1793.  Married (1st) William Carter.  Following the death of William Carter, Mary married (2nd) John Leedom, Jr. after 1784.

 

a. Child:

 

(9. Lucius Carter Leedom: Born 1786.  Died 1821.  Married Ann Buckman.

 

1   Rachel Leedom:

 

Born 20 February 1763 at Middletown, Dauphin Township, Pennsylvania.  Died .  Married Charles Biles, paragraph 4a.C.2.c.(1.(a. of the William Biles page, on 31 December 1783.

 

 

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