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We now have three genealogy files on this site: our main database which is a combined ‘Ives-Leedom’ tree, plus two additional working trees with so-far unconnected people I've found along the way, ‘Leedoms-unknown’ and ‘Netherlands-unknown’. All of the Search results will identify which tree contains the individual or place in question.

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George B. Leedom

Male 1837 - Aft 1900  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name George B. Leedom  [1
    Born Aug 1837  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  District 6, Cecil Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MD 
    • Enumerated 13 Aug, visit 238, family 233:
      George Leedom - age 34, farm hand, b. PA
      Josephine - age 29, keeps house, b. MD
      Levi - age 6, b. MD
      Edmund - age 4, b. MD
      Elphi Capitola - age 3 (f), b. MD
      Theodore - age 11 mos, b. MD
    Census 1880  District 14, Cecil Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MD 
    • Enumerated 11 Jun, visit 131, family 135:
      George Leedom - age 44, laborer, b. PA, parents b. PA
      Josephine - age 39, wife, keeps house, b. MD, parents b. MD
      Levi L. - age 15, son, fishing, b. MD, parents b. MD
      Edmun Thomas - age 14, son, at school, b. MD, parents b. MD
      Davona - age 7, daughter, at school, b. MD, parents b. MD
      Calvin A. - age 3, son, b. MD, parents b. blank
      Orma C. - age 9 mos, (m), son, b. Aug, b. MD, parents b. MD
    Census 1900  Cecil Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MD 
    • Enumerated 7 Jun, visit, family 279:
      George Leedom - age 62, b. Aug 1837 PA, m. 42 years, day laborer, F b. PA, M b. NJ
      Josephine C. - age 60, b. Dec 1839 MD, parents b. MD, 9 ch, 5 living
      Ormal C. - age 20, single, b. Aug 1879 MD, day laborer
    Died Aft Jun 1900  Cecil Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • George was not listed in the 1850 census with the couple I thought for years were his parents, Samuel and Eliza Leedom, even though George would only have been about 13 years old. He was not named in the will of Samuel Leedom, written in 1871, nor were any of George's four children who were born before 1871 despite Samuel's fairly detailed will in which he named only two sons, Augustus and Emmor.

      After years of vacillation I've decided that George B. and Samuel J. Leedom were not children of Samuel Leedom and Eliza Steel even though Sara Eachus listed them as their children. I believe Samuel J. was a son of Elijah Leedom and Elizabeth McKillup, as stated by his son Charles in Samuel's 1922 death certificate. While I have not yet found any documents regarding George's parentage I'm now listing him as a son of Elijah, keeping his relationship as a brother of Samuel until I can find more information.

      So far I cannot find George listed in any census record of 1850 or 1860. By 1863 George was living in Principio MD, listed in the Civil War Draft Registrations as a 27 year old farmer, single, born in PA.

      George and Josephine's 1863 Oxford, M. E. Chester Co, PA marriage record states they both resided in Cecil Co MD but no parents are named in the record.

      In the 1900 census of Charlestown, Cecil MD, George lists his mother as born in New Jersey. (Maybe this reference to his mother's birthplace is not incorrect after all.)

      George and Josephine are listed in 1900 as having had nine children, five of whom were living in 1900. Although I've found no record yet, George must have died between 1900 and 1910 as Josephine is listed as a widow in the later census and resided with their son Clyde.

      There is a George B. Leedom indexed in Maryland online death certificates who died in Cecil County on 23 Aug 1906, aged 70 years.

      There is also an obituary that may be for this George Leedom if the wrong middle initial is ignored:
      Death notice in The Philadelphia Inquirer on 26 Aug 1905
      Maryland Happenings - Special to the Inquirer
      Elkton, Md., - Aug 25. - George R. Leedom, a respected citizen of Charlestown, was found dead sitting in a chair to-day at his home. Heart trouble is said to have been the cause of death. A widow and four children survive him.
    Person ID I34  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2022 

    Father Elijah Leedom,   b. Between 1810 and 1820, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1842 and 1854  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth McKillup,   b. Abt 1820, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1880, Vinegar Hill, Cecil, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Family ID F11795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine C. Whitlock,   b. 1 Dec 1837, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1920, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1863  Oxford Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church, Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Married 42 years in 1900, per Cecil Co MD census.
    Children 
     1. Levi Linwood Leedom,   b. Jul 1864, Cecil Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1932, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     2. Edmund Thomas Leedom,   b. 1866, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age 15 years)
     3. Elphi Capitola Leedom,   b. Abt 1867, prob Cecil Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age ~ 12 years)
     4. Theodore Leedom,   b. Sep 1869, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age ~ 10 years)
     5. Devona Leedom,   b. Abt 1873, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1905, Charlestown, Cecil, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     6. Calvin A. Leedom,   b. Abt 1877, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ormal Clyde Leedom,   b. 14 Aug 1879, Charlestown, Cecil, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Nov 1953, Lakeland, Polk, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. George C. Leedom,   b. Abt 1884, Charlestown, Cecil, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1908, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S125] Leedom Family, Sara A.L. Eachus, (Dorrance & Co. 1982), CS71 .L4815 1982.

    2. [S198] 1900 Census.

    3. [S17] Vital Records, 1891., Marriage record.