91st PA: John G Leasure

John G Leasure

Before the war

He was born in Bean's Cove, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3, 6, 8 [July 1828], 9). He was born on 10 July 1829 (3 (35 in 1864), 6 [83 years 8 months 3 days at death], 8 [July 1828; 71 in 1900], 9 [80 in 1910]) He was born to Thomas Leasure and Mary [unknown family name] (6).

On 22 November 1853, he married Barbara Bennett (6).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He also served in company I of the 171st Pennsylvania Infantry (5, 7).

He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3, 7). He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company F (1, 10, 11).

He was discharged near Washington DC by general order on 1 June 1865 (1, 2, 7 [30 May 65]). He was a private, in company F (10, 11).

After the war

His wife died on 18 August 1865 (6).

Sometime in the 1870's, he swore a statement supporting James Aaron's application for a pension (4).

He married (second) Mary Iames (6). She died on 28 November 1876 (6).

On 24 September 1881, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 7).

In 1887/1888, he married (third) Annie Graham (8). In 1900, she had had 2 children, both of whom were alive (8).

In 1900, he was living in South Woodbury, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Annie (8). He was not working (8).

His wife Annie died in 1900 (6).

On 14 March [?] 1907, he again applied for a pension (7).

In 1910, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his daughter Atsy [?] and her family (9). He was not working (9).

He died on 13 March 1913, at Chaneysville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6, 7). He was buried on 15 March 1913, in the Chaneysville Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery (6).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John G Leasure)

2 company F, register of men discharged (John L Leasure [?])

3 company F, second descriptive roll, #47 (John G [?] Leasure)

4 Serial Set number *, 46th Congress, 2nd session, House of Representatives, Report No. 67 (ordered printed 9 January 1880) (John G Leasure)

5 pension index, by name (John G Leasure)

6 'John G Leasure [death notice]'. Bedford Gazette, 21 March 1913, page 1 (John G Leasure)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (John G Leasure)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 178 B = 15 handwritten (John G [?] Leasure)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Twp, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 4 A = 4 handwritten (John F. Leasure)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John G Leasher)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John G Leasure)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)--but some entries had no identifying information

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 November 2014, from Fold3]


Leasher John G
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leasure John G

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 26 November 2014]

Leasure John G
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 178 B = 15 handwritten]
line8283
street  
house number  
dwelling number313 
family number322 
nameLeasure, John G [?]-, Annie
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateJuly 1828Feb 1838
age7162
married?MM
# years married1212
mother of how many children? 2
# of children living 2
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupation  
# months not employed  
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedO 
free or mortgagedF 
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Twp, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 4 A = 4 handwritten]
line3233343536
street     
house nr     
dwelling nr66    
family nr66    
nameBartholaw [?] Michael- , Atsy [?]- JohnVandella [?] Darcy [?] CLeasure, John F.
relationshipHeadWifeSonGrandson [?]Father-in-law
sexMFMMM
colorWWWWW
age544519780
marital statusM1M1SSWd
#years present marriage3030   
mother of # children 6   
mother of # living children 5   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish English
occupation[blank]noneLaborernonenone
nature of industry etc.  Odd jobs  
employer etc.  W  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No  
# weeks out of work 1909  0  
can readyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyes yes
school since 1 Sep 09  noyes 
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedM    
farm/houseF    
nr on farm schedule47    
civil war vet    UA
blind     
deaf & dumb     

John G Leasure [death notice]

[Bedford Gazette, 21 March 1913, page 1]
John G. Leasure

John G. Leasure died at the home of M. Barthalow at Chaneysville, of infirmities of old age, on Thursday, March 13, aged 83 years, eight months and three days. He was a son of Thomas and Mary Leasure and was born in Bean's Cove July 10, 1829.

On November 22, 1853, he was married to Miss Barbara Bennett, who died August 18, 1865. Two daughters by this marriage survive: Mrs. Michael Barthalow of Chaneysville and Mrs. George Bennett of Artemas. He was married the second time to Miss Mary Iames [sic], who died November 28, 1876. By this marriage two daughters survive: Mrs. John Gordon of Chaneysville and Mrs. Clay O'Neal of Cumberland. These brothers and sisters are also living: Isaac of Oldtown, Md., Henry of Kansas, Jacob of Grapeville and Josiah Leasure of Everett, Rt. 3; Mrs. Hezekiah Roland of Chapman's Run and Mrs. Wesley Howsare of Cumberland. Thirty-two grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren also survive. Deceased was married the third time to Mrs. Annie Graham, who preceded him to the Great Beyond in 1900.

The funeral services were conducted Saturday morning, March 15, in the Chaneysville M. E. Church, of which deceased was a member, by Rev. D. G. Hetrick. Interment was made in the graveyard near the church.


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