Eleanor Leek

Female 1806 - 1856  (50 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Leek 
    Born 23 Jan 1806  Morris Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Apr 1856  Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eleanor Leek Russell - Howard Rural Cemetery
    Eleanor Leek Russell - Howard Rural Cemetery
    Drew T. Burdett next to his 4-greats grandmothers monument.
    Plot: Russell
    Notes 
    • Steuben County history names Eleanor as Eleanor Dow, born Tompkins Co.,NY. Newspaper marriage notice of Eleanor Dow and Joel Russell at Tompkins Co. Clerks office shows Eleanor "of Hector". The only Dow from that area for decades was one Hon. John Dow. John Dow stated in a autobiography that he married twice and had two children, both from his first wife. The children were Polly who married John Dunham and Lucy who married Greeley Davis. The mother of these two daughters would have been to old to be the mother of Eleanor. County histories state Roswell Shephard of Reading Center, married one of John Dow's daughters and resided in Reading Center. The daughter couldn't have been John's natural daughter, but an adopted daughter from his second wife Temperance Leek, who is shown as living in Hector in the 1820 census. In the 1865 census she is living with her son-in-law Roswell Shephard and daughter Anna Maria. The census indicates she had a total of 5(five) children. In Anna Maria Shephard's death cert., her parents are listed as Daniel Leek and Temperance Corwith. Back to Eleanor, as her name is given as Eleanor Dow, much like her "sister" Anna Maria Dow, it is extremely possible that Eleanor Dow is in fact Eleanor Leek, daughter of Daniel and Temperance Leek. There is no other evidence that shows otherwise. One additional note, in the 1855 Census, Eleanor is shown as being born in New Jersey, versus Tompkins Co.,NY as stated by the history. I would have to beleive the Census record more because she was most likely present when the census taker came around. The history was written alomst thirty years after her death and was given to the author by Joel Russell, who would believe she was born in Tompkins Co., because that is where she was from when he met her.
    Person ID I136  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 

    Father Daniel Jessup Leek,   b. Abt 1775, Chester, Morris Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820, Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Temperance Corwithe,   b. 6 Nov 1778, Southhampton, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1866, Reading, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1800  Chester, Morris Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lemuel Fordham, Minister in Chester
    Marriage Record of Jessup Leek and Temperance Corwithy, 1800
    Marriage Record of Jessup Leek and Temperance Corwithy, 1800
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joel Russel,   b. 29 Jan 1811, Dutchess Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1885, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 02 Nov 1834  Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lewis P. Russell,   b. 21 Aug 1835, Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1909, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Harrison Russell,   b. 4 Feb 1839, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1908, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Horace D. Russel,   b. 15 Jan 1841, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1862, Beltsville, Prince George's Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     4. Abram V. Russel,   b. 03 May 1843, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1865, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     5. Sarah Jane Russel,   b. 28 Jul 1848, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1850, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1806 - Morris Co., New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Nov 1834 - Schuyler Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1856 - Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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