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Alexander Forsyth Leishman, son of William Leishman and Ann Forsyth, was b. 26 Nov 1865, Rimmon, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland; d. 16 Mar 1947, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. He m. Bertha Gilbert, 29 Nov 1894, Iowa; m. Margaret Mary (Fisher) Sprague, 6 Mar 1915. Bertha was b. Sep 1872; d. 25 Jan 1909. Valleyford, Washington, daughter of Marscia Bingham. Margaret was b. 19 Jun 1871, Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota; d. 25 Dec 1953, Colbert, Washington.Alexander was five years old when the Leishman Family arrived in the United States in the Spring of 1870, and settled in Salineville, Columbiana County, Ohio. Alexander's older brother, Robert, was the first to venture to the United States. He arrived in the US sometime in 1869, and made enough money in the coal mines of Eastern Ohio to send for his parents and siblings. Alexander was in the home of his parents in the 1870 US Census of Washington Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.In 1878, Alex, his mother, sister Ann and brothers Peter and Robert, with his wife and three children, left Ohio and went by train to Omaha, Nebraska. From there they went by wagon to Boone County, Nebraska. They lived there only six months, then took a pre-emption in Wheeler County, Nebraska, near Erickson. In the 1880 US Census of Wheeler County, Nebraska, "Alex", age 14, is in the home of his mother. In 1885, Alexander, along with his mother, brother Peter and sister Ann, moved to Dawes County, Nebraska and settled near the present site of Alliance, which three years later, was in the new county of Box Butte.Being an active pioneer, Alex Leishman had the distinction of hauling the first printing press into Alliance with a team and wagon from the old town of Nonperil (Now exinct).He applied for a homestead located on the North East Quarter of Section 21, Township 25N Range 48W. This Land transaction was dated 16 Mar 1892, and was for 160 acres.About 1892, Alexander left the Alliance area with his mother, sister Ann and brother, Peter and his wife and child to live at Rudd, Iowa. Alex married in Iowa. he and his wife left Iowa, and moved to Minnesota, and eventually to Boulder Colorado for his health. Later he moved to Valleyford, Washington were he lived for over 30 years. Alexander raised many apples in Washiington. After the death of Bertha, Alex m. Margaret Mary (Fisher) Sprague. They moved to Spokane, Washington in the Fall of 1940.Research of Robert Wilbur LEISHMAN
- Shirley Gaunt Lindley
 Added: Mar. 6, 2008

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