Anna Maria Leek

Female 1814 - 1890  (76 years)


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  • Name Anna Maria Leek 
    Birth 15 Mar 1814  Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 28 Dec 1890  Watkins Glen, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Certificate of Anna Maria Leek Shepard
    Death Certificate of Anna Maria Leek Shepard
    Burial Reading Center Burying Ground, Reading, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Roswell Shepherd Family - Old Reading Center Cemetery
    Roswell Shepherd Family - Old Reading Center Cemetery
    Plot: Shepherd
    Gate to Shepherd family plot
    Gate to Shepherd family plot
    Plot: Shepherd
    Notes 
    • Mrs. Roswell Shepherd, whose death occurred at the home of Cyrus Roberts, Esq., in Watkins, N, Y., Sunday, Dec. 28th, 1890, following a stroke of paralysis on Dec. 23d, was one of the best known and most highly regarded residents in this locality. Her maiden name was Maria Leek. She was the daughter of Daniel Leek, and was born at Peach Orchard Point, March 15th, 1814. When she was thirteen years of age, her widowed mother became the wife of Judge John Dow, the first settler on the site of Watkins, and also of the town of Reading. Her home from that time until her marriage was near Reading Centre. October 19th, 1833, she became the wife of Roswell Shepherd, residing subsequently in Altay, and in 1853 taking up their home in Reading Centre, where on July 20th, 1888, Mr. Shepherd passed away. Since that time Mrs. Shepherd has resided for a considerable portion of the time with her daughter, Mrs. Roberts. Of her four children, but one, Louisa, had preceded her to the beyond. Those living are Lev Shepherd of Reading Centre; Frances, wife of Cyrus Roberts of Watkins, and Charlotte, wife of Amasa H. Nichols of Brooklyn. Seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren complete the list of her descendants. The deceased was a woman of most exemplary character. Her life was characterized by kindly deeds. Her memory will long be cherished by those so fortunate as to claim her acquaintance, and come within the influence of her loving nature. She was a woman of exceptionally strong mind who by much reading kept abreast with the literature of the times. To her children and grandchildren a loving minister, patient and tireless, a real " Mother" in every sense of the word, and with a face sweet and strong, made placid by the experience of a lifetime.

      "Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction upon her; When she had passed it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music."

      The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Reading Centre, on December 30th, Revs. Mr. Bogart and P.J. Bull officiating. Preliminary services by Rev. B. K. Douglas were conducted at the house of Mr. Roberta. The burial was in the family lot at Reading Centre.
      (Watkins Express, Thursday, January 8, 1891)
    Person ID I141  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2021 

    Father Daniel Jessup Leek,   b. Abt 1775, Chester, Morris Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 30 Sep 1866, Reading, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years) 
    Marriage 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 Roswell Shepherd,   b. 11 Feb 1803, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Jul 1888, Reading, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1835 
    Children 
    +1. Leverett Shepherd,   b. 1838, Tyrone, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Aug 1917, Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    +2. Frances Shepherd,   b. 30 Jul 1840, Tyrone, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Feb 1921, Geneva, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)
     3. Charlotte Shepherd,   b. Aug 1843, Reading, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jan 1929 (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Mar 1814 - Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Dec 1890 - Watkins Glen, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Reading Center Burying Ground, Reading, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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