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Mary Ann Cox Leister
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1813
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1894
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

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.

1840 Census
Montgomery Co., Pa. Gwynedd Twp.
Jesse Leister
1 - under 5
1 - 5 and under 10
1 - 30 and under 40
1 - 5 and under 10
1 - 10 and under 15
1 - 20 and under 30

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.

City Directories:
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 Emanuel
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
Ward: 13th
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. 
Family links: 
  John Cox (1788 - 1849)
  Sarah Cox (1793 - 1831)
  Jesse Leister (1808 - 1873)
  Samuel Leister (1834 - 1910)*
  John C Leister (1835 - 1919)*
  Elizabeth C Leister Gilman (1838 - 1925)*
  Angeline Cox Leister Moyer (1841 - 1927)*
  Mary Ann Leister Shaw (1850 - 1928)*
  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)**
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Old Section, Row 1, lot 59
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Apr 12, 2007
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