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George Henry Ledbetter
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1872
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1937
Gorham
Jackson County
Illinois, USA

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Family records indicate that George & his wife, Janey, are buried together. Her grave marker was found in December 2015.
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George H. Ledbetter is listed in the 1880 United States Federal Census for Kinkaid Township, Jackson County, Illinois. He was born in Illinois, as were his parents. His father is a Farmer. His half-brother, Jack Ledbetter, is a neighboring Farmer, and his cousin, William Sams, (who later married his step-sister, Mary Catherine Ward) is also a neighboring Farmer. Here is a complete listing of the members of the 1880 home, and their relationship with William Ledbetter;

Wm. Ledbetter, age 40, Head of household
Mary J. Ledbetter, age 38, Wife
Sarah Ann Ward, age 20, Step-daughter
John T. Ward, age 18, Step-son
Mary C. Ward, age 15, Step-daughter
Ann R. Bagley, age 12, Step-daughter
Wm. Thos. Bagley, age 10, Step-son
Marion Ledbetter, age 20, Son
Charles Ledbetter, age 18, Son
Berry Ledbetter, age 15, Son
Sarah M. Ledbetter, age 12, Daughter
Mary E. Ledbetter, age 10, Daughter
George H. Ledbetter, age 7, Son
Cornelius Ledbetter, age 3, Son
Benonia Ledbetter, age 3, Son
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George Ledbetter is listed in the 1900 United States Federal Census for Kinkaid Township, Jackson County, Illinois. He was born in Illinois in September 1874. His mother was also born in Illinois, his father in Alabama. He and wife Martha J. Ledbetter have been married for 5 years. Martha has had 2 children, and both of them are living. George is a Farm Laborer. His step-brother, John T. Ward, is a neighboring Farmer. Here is a listing of the members of the 1900 household;

George Ledbetter, age 25
Martha J. Ledbetter, age 23
Tressie Ledbetter, age 3
Charles E. Ledbetter, age 2 months
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George Leadbetter is listed in the 1910 United States Federal Census for Fountain Bluff Township, Jackson County, Illinois. He was born in Illinois, as was his father. His mother was born in America. He has been married to wife Jayne for 14 years. She has given birth to 5 children, and 3 of them are living. George works as a Woodchopper. Here is a listing of the members of the 1910 household;

George Leadbetter, age 36
Jayne Leadbetter, age 32
Tressie Leadbetter, age 12
Rayman Leadbetter, age 8
Harm [Hiram] Leadbetter, age 5
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On his WW I Draft Registration Card, dated September 12, 1918, his birth date is September 28, 1876. Age is 42. His home address is Gorham, Jackson County, Illinois. He works as a Section Laborer for the Illinois Central Railroad. Raymond Ledbetter of Gorham, Illinois is his nearest relative. His physical description notes "5'6" - stout build - black hair - brown eyes - Index finger off right hand". He signed his card "George Henry Ledbetter".
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George Ledbetter is listed in the 1920 United States Federal Census for the Village of Gorham, Sand Ridge Township, Jackson County, Illinois. He was born in Illinois, as was his mother. His father was born in Alabama. He is married to Jane Ledbetter. He works as a Railroad Section Laborer. Son Raymond is also a Railroad Section Laborer, and son Harmon [Hiram] is a Railroad Shop Laborer. Here is a listing of the members of the 1920 household;

George Ledbetter, age 42
Jane Ledbetter, age 42
Raymond Ledbetter, age 18
Harmon [Hiram] Ledbetter, age 16
Floyd Ledbetter, age 8
Roy Ledbetter, age 11 months
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Information concerning George Ledbetter from the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947;

George Ledbetter, a white male, was born on September 25, 1872, in Jackson County, Illinois. His father was William Ledbetter, his mother is not listed. He is married, but the given name of his spouse is not listed. He was a Laborer, living at Gorham, Sand Ridge Township, Jackson County, Illinois. He died at age 64 on July 15, 1937, in Gorham, Jackson County, Illinois. He was buried on July 15, 1937, in the Ledbetter Cemetery, in Kinkaid Township, Jackson County, Illinois.

FHL Film Number: 1786892
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Information concerning George Henry Ledbetter from the U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007;

George Henry Ledbetter, a white male, was born on September 20, 1873, at Ava, Illinois. His parents were William and Mary (Asbury) Ledbetter.

Notes:
Jan 1937: Name listed as GEORGE HENRY LEDBETTER
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Ledbetter (1834 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Jane Benson Ledbetter (1877 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Raymond Ledbetter (1902 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Jackson Ledbetter (1855 - 1923)*
  Sarah Ledbetter Kozlick (1869 - 1929)*
  George Henry Ledbetter (1872 - 1937)
  Cornelius A Ledbetter (1877 - 1930)*
  Nellie Louise Ledbetter Morber (1885 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
George Ledbetter
Died July 15, 1937
Age 64 yrs. 9 mo. 20 days
 
Burial:
Ledbetter Family Cemetery
Kinkaid Township
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Paul Hoyt
Record added: Jan 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104143156
George Henry Ledbetter
Added by: Paul Hoyt
 
 
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