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Richard Yardley Leedom

Male 1784 - Aft 1860  (76 years)


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  • Name Richard Yardley Leedom 
    Born 1784  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Warminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PA 
    • Enumerated 28 Aug, visit 39, family 40:
      Isaac Leedom - age 35, carpenter, b. PA
      Margaret - age 26, b. PA
      Robert P. - age 4, b. PA
      John - age 2, b. PA
      Richard Y. Leedom - age 66, carpenter, b. PA

      Family 41:
      William H. Phair - age 26, shoemaker, b. Ireland
      Leah - age 25, b. PA
      Mary Ann - age 2, b. PA
      Catherine - age 3 mos, b. PA
      Jane Phair - age 21, b. Ireland
      Jane Forbes - age 87, b. Ireland
      Twining McDowell - 19, shoemaker, b. PA
      James Livzey - age 19, shoemaker, b. PA
    • Role: Household Member
    Census 1860  Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PA 
    • Enumerated 22 Jun, Bucks County Alms House, visit 972, family 972:
      Yardley Leedom - age 71, b. PA, pauper
    Occupation House carpenter  [1
    Died Aft Jun 1860  prob Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Richard Y. Leedom is listed in Bucks County Tax records almost continuously from 1812 to 1844.

      There are several baptisms of Leedoms in the records of the Neshaminy Presbyterian Church of Warwick both as children and as adults, but that of Ann is the earliest found so far:
      Ann Leedom - 19 Jan 1823, residence Warwick, Adult (possibly Ann Sterling herself)

      It is probably Richard and Ann's two known children who were listed in the Warwick township Lists of Poor Children, 1824-1830. Both Isaac and James were listed in 1824 and in 1825. There are no other Leedom children in the Warwick township list in those two or any other years.

      Richard resided with his son Isaac in Warminster in 1850, named as Richard Y. Leedom. His wife, Ann, died in 1833 and his son Isaac died in 1852. Richard's only other known son, James, had died in 1835. A 71 year old Yardley Leedom is listed in the Bucks County Alms House in the 1860 census, enumerated 22 Jun. This might be Richard and might mean he had no children alive or able to help support him.
    Person ID I5218  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 21 May 2021 

    Father John Leedom,   b. 23 Apr 1759, Middletown Twp, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Apr 1818  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Anna Yardley,   b. 27 Mar 1766, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Dec 1827  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1784 
    Family ID F450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Sterling,   b. 1793, poss Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1833, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1811  prob Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Isaac Leedom,   b. Abt 1815, Montgomery Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1852, Middletown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     2. James Leedom,   b. Cal 3 Nov 1818, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1835, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F3488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S17] Vital Records, 1891., Marriage notice.