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Individual Report for Jacob Myers Leedy


Anc: Adam Keith1>Adam Keith2>Lewis Keith3>Elizabeth [Keith] m. [John] Leedy4>Lewis Keith Leedy5>Capt. Jacob Myers Leedy6

Death Date: 21 Jul 1897 Place: Keuka, Putnam Co. FL

Burial Place: Keuka Cemetery, Keuka, Putnam Co. FL

Father: Lewis Keith Leedy (1807-1896)

Mother: Hannah Myers (1811-1849)

Spouse: *Ruth Ann McClure (16 Mar 1830 - 1 Apr 1869)

Marr. Date: 1 Jan 1852 Place: Richland Co. OH

Other Spouse: Mrs. Sophia Augusta Wines Bradley (Cir 1827 - 15 Mar 1888)

Marr. Date: 3 Sep 1871 Place: Trenton, Grundy Co. MO

Other Spouse: Caroline H. "Carrie" Locke (4 Oct 1860 - 29 Jan 1955 [unverified])

Marr. Date: 19 Apr 1891 Place: Putnam Co. FL


Enlisted as a Captain on 2 May 1864 at the age of 34. Commission in Company D, 163rd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 12 May 1864. Mustered Out Company D, 163rd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 10 Sep 1864 at Camp Chase, OH.


163rd OH Infantry, invalid pension 2/5/1897 from FL, widow pension 9/27/1897 by Carrie H. from FL


The Ohio Historical Society Civil War documents


May 14, 1862

Daniel Leedy, Salome Leedy, and Samuel Leedy, Bellville, Richland County, Ohio.


To J.C. Wright, Assistant Adjutant General, State of Ohio.


Letter stating that Martin B. Leedy of the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry having been killed at the battle of Pittsburgh Landing [Shiloh] and Caleb Leedy of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry having died in hospital, they (as their parents) were desirous to have them interred with friends at home, and that they would ask Wright to give Jacob M. Leedy a pass in order to enter the lines and obtain the bodies for said purpose; requesting that Wright forward said pass at his earliest possible convenience and thus confer a great favor upon them as bereaved parents and friends; and citing references.


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