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Leander James McCormick
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1819
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1900
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Leander James McCormick is the fourth child of Robert McCormick and Mary Anna McChesney Hall. He was born in Virginia. He married Henrietta Maria Hamilton on 22 Oct 1845 at her parents, Patrick Hall and Susanna McChesney's Locust Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia home. They had four children.

He was an inventor and businessman, He owned about a third share of the McCormick reaper company. He ran the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. He owned a lot of real estate including the Virginia Hotel that he died in, at Ohio and Rush Streets. He wrote the Family Record and Biography about the McCormick genealogy in 1896. He signed a copy and gave it to my great grandmother since her family is in the same book. Sepia photo on side was inside the book. Click on photo.

J&DG kindly sent me his obit (see photo) and a second column about Leander McCormick's Will, from The Lexington Gazette, Lexington, Virginia, February 28, 1900 issue. Transcription of latter: LEANDER McCORMICK'S WILL. Chicago, February 23, - Leander J. McCormick's will, which was filed in the Probate Court today, disposes of an estate scheduled as being worth $4,135,000, though Mr. McCormick's lawyer said the actual value is not less than $5,000,000.
The will dated February 2, 1898, provides that the wife of the testator shall be awarded her lawful share of the estate. This is nullified, owing to the fact that Mrs. McCormick died some time ago. The estate is left in trust to R. Hall McCormick, who is nominated as executor of the will. It is directed that the property shall be held in trust for twenty years. At the expiration of that time it is to be divided equally between the three surviving heirs or their children, pending which division each of the heirs shall receive an annuity of $20,000. The surviving heirs are R. Hall McCormick, Leander H. MCCormick, of Chicago, and Mrs. Nettie J. Goodhart, wife of F. E. Goodhart, of Hadlow Castle Kent, England. 
Family links: 
  Robert McCormick (1780 - 1846)
  Mary Ann McChesney Hall McCormick (1780 - 1853)
  Henrietta Maria Hamilton McCormick (1822 - 1899)
  Leander Hamilton McCormick (1859 - 1934)*
  Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809 - 1884)*
  Robert Hall McCormick (1810 - 1826)*
  Susan Jane McCormick (1813 - 1826)*
  William Sanderson McCormick (1816 - 1865)*
  Mary Caroline McCormick Shields (1817 - 1888)*
  Leander James McCormick (1819 - 1900)
  John Priestly McCormick (1820 - 1849)*
  Amanda Joanna McCormick Adams (1822 - 1891)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Apr 10, 2011
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Leander James McCormick
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Leander James McCormick
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Leander James McCormick
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