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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (3).
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).
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).
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)
|name||Leasure, John G [?]||-, Annie|
|birth date||July 1828||Feb 1838|
|# years married||12||12|
|mother of how many children?||2|
|# of children living||2|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Bartholaw [?] Michael||- , Atsy [?]||- John||Vandella [?] Darcy [?] C||Leasure, John F.|
|#years present marriage||30||30|
|mother of # children||6|
|mother of # living children||5|
|nature of industry etc.||Odd jobs|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||no||yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule||47|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
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.