|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1813|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1894|
Mary Ann Cox was the oldest child of John Cox, Sr., a well-known limeburner in Lancasterville - Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pa. She married Jesse Leister, a glass packer.
Montgomery Co., Pa. Gwynedd Twp.
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5 August 1850 Census
Penn District, Philadelphia County, Pa.
Jesse Lister, 43, Laborer, born Penna.
Margaret Lister, 37, born Penna.
Samuel Lister, 16, None, born Penna.
John Lister, 14, born Penna.
Elizabeth Lister, 11, born Penna.
Anduline Lister, 9, born Penna.
Elizabeth Lister, 72, born Penna.
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY Deed Book TH, No. 8, Page 471:
Grantor: Solomon Wagner, House Carpenter, District of Kensington, Phila. Co. and his wife Margaretta ("same premises which William Deal Esq. High Sheriff of the City and County of Phila. by deed poll bearing date 13 March 1852 granted upon Solomon Wagner").
Grantee: Mary Ann Leister, wife of Jesse Leister, labourer, District of Penn, Phila. Co.
Sale price: $1150
Indenture: 13 March 1852
Property: House situated on "west side of Delaware 8th St." and "356 feet southward from the southside of Thompson St. in the District of Penn, County of Philadelphia." Clinton St. described as rear boundry line. 17' frontage, 32' depth.
The original address was 662 N. 8th St. it was renumbered 1208 N. 8th St. when the City was renumbered in 1857.
1875-79: Mary A. Leister, widow Jesse, h. 1208 N. 8th St.
1884-85: Mary A. Leister, widow Jesse, h. 606 Poplar St.
Apparently, after her husband Jesse died, she moved to Poplar St. and rented out her house at 1208 N. 8th St. to working men. Her house was not sold until after she died. The 1890 Census lists the following living at the house:
Compton Thomas driver
Finley William J. foreman
Gindele Joseph brewer
Lawson Alexander driver
O Henry driver
Rilling Benjamin driver
Spangler Michael driver
The 1890 Directory shows that she was living with her daughter Maria and son-in-law Lemuel Shaw at 606 Poplar:
Shaw Lemuel A. painter
Shaw Mary A. china
Ziegler Charles segarmkr h r 606 Poplar
Philadelphia Return of a Death Certificate No. 25611:
Mary Leister, white female, 80 years old, widow.
Died June 7, 1894
Cause: Infirmities of Age
Dr. J. F. Bird M.D., No. 601 N. 11th St.
Occupation: not listed.
Born: Montgomery County
Parents: not listed
Residence: 606 Poplar St.
Buried June 11, 1894, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pa.
Samuel W. Kehr, Undertaker, 1010 W. 5th St.
Her brothers were executors of her estate and sold the house at 1208 N. 8th St. after she died.
She is buried in the Union Church (now Zion Evangelical Lutheran) Cemetary (Old Section, Row 1, lot 59) in Whitemarsh, Pa next to her husband Jesse Leister. The tombstone gives her dates of birth and death and remarks "at rest." Also, "Erected by John, Elizabeth, Angeline & Mary." Also, "Tombstone Cutter: M. McClintock, 2407 N. 9th St. Phila." There are plenty of Cox and several Leister tombstones. Some of these were born in the late 1770s.
John Cox (1788 - 1849)
Sarah Cox (1793 - 1831)
Jesse Leister (1808 - 1873)
Samuel Leister (1834 - 1910)*
John C Leister (1835 - 1919)*
Angeline Cox Leister Moyer (1841 - 1927)*
Mary Ann Cox Leister (1813 - 1894)
Charles Cox (1815 - 1849)*
John Cox (1817 - 1877)*
Reuben Cox (1819 - 1886)*
Elias Cox (1830 - 1904)*
Salathiel Cox (1833 - 1900)**
Sylvester Cox (1834 - 1872)**
Emanuel Cox (1839 - 1878)**
Anna Maria Cox Moyer (1842 - 1872)**
Plot: Old Section, Row 1, lot 59
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Apr 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18901200