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 Samuel Keith Leedy

Samuel Keith Leedy

Birth
Richland County, Ohio, USA
Death 8 Mar 1853 (aged 36)
Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Burial Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 63086080 · View Source
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Samuel Keith Leedy was the 6th of 12 children born to "Big" John & Elizabeth (Keith) Leedy. He was born in a log cabin that his father had erected just 5 years before his birth on Sec. 35 Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH.

Raised a farmer, Samuel Keith Leedy married 10-15-1840 in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH to Miss Margaret Whitnah (1821-1903). She was the daughter of Joseph Henry & Ruth Southwood (Burns) Whitnah. Samuel & Margaret Leedy were the parents of 6 children.

Children of Samuel & Margaret Leedy ...

Ruth Leedy (1841-1851)
Elizabeth (Leedy) Robinson (1843-1931)
Virginia Margaret (Leedy) Hayes (1845-1914)
Robert Burns Leedy-i (1847-1918)
Gov. John Whitnah Leedy (1849-1935)
Henry Clay Leedy (1852-1936)

Samuel Leedy loved singing and taught others to sing. It is said he had a wonderful mellow bass voice. He helped his father keep a tavern and hotel at Bellville, Ohio that he took over after the death of his father in 1851. Towards the end of his life he reportedly suffered rapid health and mental deterioration. He had been working outside of the tavern early in the Spring of 1853 when he came down with a fever that he never recovered from. He made his last will and testament one month before he passed away at the age of 36y-2m-29d.

Samuel Keith Leedy is buried in the Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH.


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  • Created by: Jim Leedy
  • Added: 19 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63086080
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Keith Leedy (7 Dec 1816–8 Mar 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63086080, citing Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jim Leedy (contributor 47357641) .