|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1840|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1922|
Enlisted as private in Co. E, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 11 August 1862 at the age of 21. Appointed corporal on 14 Dec 1862. Mustered Out on 30 June 1865 at Nashville, TN.
From page 580 of "History of Richland County, Ohio, from 1808 to 1908":
Farming has constituted the life work of A. B. Leedy, who is now the owner of a good tract comprising one hundred and nineteen acres, situated in Jefferson Township, Richland County. He was born on a farm in this county, October 18, 1840, a son of Daniel and Saloma (Brown) Leedy, the former born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in 1796, while the mother's birth occurred near Canton, in Stark County, Ohio. The father had been previously married, this union being with Susanna Hulsinger, also of the Keystone State, and by that union there were five children, all of whom are now deceased. The father came to Richland County in 1821 and here entered land from the government and removed his family to this tract in September, 1824. Upon this tract he built a log cabin in which he lived until 1859 and here engaged in agricultural pursuits throughout his remaining days, or until his death, which occurred January 16, 1873.
A. B. Leedy, whose name introduces this review, is one of a family of ten children born of the father's second marriage, but only two of the number survive, his brother being Levi Leedy, a farmer residing near Fremont. Mr. Leedy was reared in the usual manner of farm lads, working in the fields during the summer season, while during the winter months he attended the common schools, wherein he mastered the branches of learning taught in the schools at that early day. He remained with his father until the latter's death, when he came into possession of one hundred and nineteen acres of land, which he has improved and on which he has since made his home. He has placed the land under a good state of cultivation, so that each year it returns to him golden harvests as a result of the care and labor bestowed upon the fields.
It was on the 11th of August, 1862, that Mr. Leedy put aside all business and personal considerations and offered his services to the government in defense of the Union, becoming a member of Company E, One Hundred and Second Ohio Volunteers. He participated in many hotly contested engagements, among these being Athens and Pulaski. He served for a period of three years and at the time of his discharge was serving as corporal.
Mr. Leedy chose as a companion and helpmate for the journey of life Miss Mary Oldfield, to whom he was married on the 24th of March, 1867, and to this union were born the following children: One who died in infancy; Elma, the wife of George Steckler; Silas, at home; Lieutellas, deceased; Melvin, who has served as assessor of Jefferson Township and is at home; Lewis, who has also passed away; Walter, deceased; Noah, who is engaged in railroading; Elmina; and two who died in infancy.
Mr. Leedy is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, but is not bound by party ties, voting rather for men and measures than for party. He is identified with the Grand Army of the Republic and with Jefferson Grange. His life has been one of continuous activity, in which has been accorded due recognition of labor, and today he is numbered among the substantial citizens of Richland County.
Daniel Leedy (1794 - 1873)
Saloma Brown Leedy (1807 - 1866)
Mary Oldfield Leedy (1844 - 1925)*
Canndella Leedy (1866 - 1869)*
ELma Leedy Bierly Stichler (1871 - 1965)*
Silas O. Leedy (1873 - 1962)*
Lieutellas Leedy (1876 - 1880)*
Lewis K. Leedy (1880 - 1900)*
Walter Leedy (1885 - 1886)*
Anna Leedy (1891 - 1891)*
Catharine Elizabeth Leedy Swank (1819 - 1884)**
John Holsinger Leedy (1821 - 1871)**
Daniel Holsinger Leedy (1823 - 1907)*
Susannah Leedy Kunkel (1825 - 1906)**
Isaac Brown Leedy (1826 - 1903)*
Elizabeth Leedy Wiseman (1828 - 1886)*
Anna Leedy Wiseman (1829 - 1907)*
Jacob Brown Leedy (1831 - 1864)*
Martin Brown Leedy (1834 - 1862)*
Sarah Leedy (1836 - 1859)*
Aaron Brown Leedy (1840 - 1922)
Savilla Leedy (1842 - 1855)*
Levi Brown Leedy (1845 - 1923)*
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