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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Burial/obit for Elijah A. Leathe
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 03:18:53 -0000
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I had contacted the Dryden Town Historical Society which sent me an email as follows: "Mr. Elijah(e), d. November 30, 1873 in Jacksonville, Town of Ulysses, Tompkins County, New York of apoplexy. Formerly a resident of Dryden. per Ithaca Journal Newspaper (Ithaca, NY) death/obituary notice, dated August 8, 1874." When they said formerly of Dryden, that was referring to the 1870 census. That census indicated he was born in Mass. The Nancy Leathe you mention would be the sister of the Elijah A. Leathe born in 1807 (both in the Cutter book). I had tracked an Elijah A. Leathe who married Lorena Cram (this was on familysearch.org) and married her in NH where she was from. They had children Albert and Nancy (just like the Cutter book mentioned). Lorena at some point reports herself as a Widow, but I don't know if that was true, or if she and her Elijah split which is what I believe happened. Then I see daughter Nancy and Albert as he is called in what appears to be a boarding hou!
se in Lowell, Mass., both about the age of 16 - no other Leathes are with them. I am unable to track Elijah born in 1807 after that, and then I see the NY Elijah which leads me to believe that was the second marriage. To add to the confusion I found an Elijah Albert Leathe, miner, born abt. 1835 living in Nevada County, California in the 1860s. He would be the right age of the son Albert mentioned above. The Calif. voter registers say he was born in NH which would match for the family of Elijah and Lorena. If I have lost you at this point, I totally understand why - very confusing and complex situation. Thanks for your input.
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