|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1774|
|Death: ||May 5, 1855|
Excerpt from The History of Preble County, Ohio: Gratis Township, pg. 185. "First settlement in the county was made in Gratis Twp. as early as 1802 by John Leslie. He emigrated from Pennsylvania with his family. He had five sons (David, Joseph, John, Stephen, and Reece). Leslie bought the south half of Section 36." [Reece sometimes called Reazin.] Eventually he owned 1250 acres in Preble County and land in Butler County.
His daughters were Tabitha (md. William Gregg), Mary (md. Benjamin R. Fall) and Elizabeth (md. Jeremiah Paullin). Two more daughters, Hannah and Rachel, never married.
Records say John and his wife were originally buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Butler Co., and later moved to Miltonville. There is an entry for them under both Shiloh and Kelley Cemetery at Jacksonburg in Butler Co.
Source: Butler County Cemetery and Church Records by Hazel Stroup, pub. 1962.
Preble County Library at Eaton has research on the family conducted by a descendant, Davis Leslie, and donated in 1983 titled THE LESLIE FAMILY: SCOTLAND TO IRELAND TO PENNSYLVANIA TO LOUDOUN COUNTY VIRGINIA TO PREBLE COUNTY OHIO TO BUTLER COUNTY OHIO.
Patrick Leslie (1739 - 1804)
Mary Dyer Leslie (1748 - 1833)
Hannah Davis Leslie (1779 - 1853)
Joseph Leslie (1803 - 1893)*
Tabitha Leslie Gregg (1805 - 1864)*
Davis Leslie (1807 - 1873)*
Hanna Leslie (1817 - 1897)*
Elizabeth Leslie Lodge (1768 - 1841)*
John Leslie (1774 - 1855)
Thomas Leslie (1776 - 1820)*
Sarah Leslie (1780 - 1804)*
Hannah Leslie Hartley (1784 - 1855)*
Samuel D Leslie (1786 - 1867)*
Joseph Leslie (1791 - 1871)*
Created by: Karen A.
Record added: Jul 12, 2009
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