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Joseph Leedom, M. D.

Male 1769 - 1845  (75 years)


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  • Name Joseph Leedom 
    Suffix M. D. 
    Born 13 Aug 1769  Northampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Doctor 
    Died Jan 1845 
    Notes 
    • Dr. Joseph Leedom was born in Northampton, Bucks Co., August 1769. He was the son of Richard and Sarah Leedom, members of the Society of Friends. He received a classical education at Rhode Island College (now Brown University). After leaving the university be entered as a law-student with Mr. Ingersoll, at that time a prominent lawyer of Philadelphia. The profession of law not being to his taste, he abandoned it for that of medicine. At first he studied with Dr. Fenton, of Bucks County, and subsequently with Dr. Benjamin Rush, attending lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. He commenced the practice of medicine in Sussex County, N.J., but on account of the country being wild and sparsely settled, he moved to Pennsylvania, settling at Plymouth Meeting in 1803. While a resident of New Jersey he married Eleanor Conover, an estimable and accomplished lady. After settling at Plymouth he continued the practice of his profession until his death, a period of forty years.

      He was considered a skillful physician, and had an extensive practice throughout the county. At that time Conshohocken was a village of about half a dozen houses. As many of his patients lived on the other side of the river throughout Lower Merion, he found it necessary to ford the river at all times and seasons. His skill in the treatment of fevers, so prevalent at that time, was well known and highly appreciated. - From Bean's History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

      From Sara Eachus Leedom book: Resided in and practiced medicine in New Jersey where he married. Joseph and Eleanor moved to Plymouth Meeting PA in 1803.
    Person ID I845  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 

    Father Richard Leedom,   b. 9 Nov 1739, prob Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1825, Northampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Sarah Twining,   b. 26 Aug 1737,   d. 16 Jul 1816, Northampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 12 May 1762  Southampton Baptist Church, Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Covenhoven,   b. 26 Nov 1776, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1852  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 29 May 1804  [1
    Children 
     1. Edwin Conover Leedom,   b. 20 Dec 1805, Plymouth Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1890, Plymouth Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Elizabeth Leedom,   b. 1810,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rachel Leedom,   b. 1812,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Julia L. Leedom,   b. 1812, Montgomery Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1880, Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Living
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     8. Sarah Ann Leedom,   b. 1816, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1846, prob Montgomery Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F1095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S579] Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. 7, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, ((Philadelphia, 1920)), p. 267.