Descendants of Francois Isaac (LeBas) Leabo

Generation No. 1

      1.  Francois Isaac (LeBas)1 Leabo was born Abt. 1754 in Noirville, Normandy, France, and died 30 May 1853 in Gosport (Owen County) Indiana.  He married Sarah Jennings 1784 in Virginia.  She was born 1756 in Fredricksburgh (Spotsylvania) Virginia, and died 1850 in Gosport (Owen County) Indiana.

Notes for Francois Isaac (LeBas) Leabo:

Information provided by Dr. Oran Roberts

Francois Isaac (Leabo) LeBas came to America in 1780 with the French Army under General Count de Rochambeau. When he was approximately 25 years old (February 13, 1779), he enlisted as a private in Captain Saint-Leger's Company of the Regiment de Soissonsis. (Ref. Les Combattants Francais...p. 283)

(For more information on his military career, see Leabo History access from the Family History Page)

Information from Betty Lebow Sutton

Francois Isaac died at the home of his daughter Catherine Leabo Van Buskirk and he is buried in the Van Buskirk Cemetery, 1 1/2 miles southeast of Gosport, Indiana. This cemetery is a historical cemetery, having soldiers buried there from almost every war the United States has participated in (except the World Wars), and is sometimes called Little Arlington.

He married Sarah Jennings, an English lady, in 1784 in Virginia. They lived for a short time in Virginia, moved to Kentucky, then to Knox County, Tennessee and later to LaPonte County, Indiana. Sarah's wedding slippers were a gift from General Lafayette, and are still preserved among relatives in Gosport, Indiana. Research indicates that General Lafayette returned to America in 1784, the year of Francois Isaac and Sarah's marriage, and visited friends in Virginia. He attended the wedding of Francois and Sarah. Family recollections, as stated in a family reunion in 1931, that Lafayette served as groomsman at the wedding, and George Washington was also a guest. Sarah Jennings Leabo died about 1850 at the home of their daughter Catherine Leabo Van Buskirk and rests beside her husband. The United States government placed a stone at the grave of Francois Isaac Leabo. Mable Steerwalt, granddaughter of Catherine Van Buskirk, took an active part in the ceremony as a DAR officer.

More About Francois Isaac (LeBas) Leabo:

Burial: Unknown, Van Buskirk Cemetery, Gosport (Owen) Indiana

More About Francois Leabo and Sarah Jennings:

Marriage: 1784, Virginia    

Children of Francois Leabo and Sarah Jennings are:

+     2              i.   Noah B.2 Leabo, born 11 Jan 1786 in Tennesse; died 25 Mar 1879 in Mollalla (Clackamas County) Oregon.

       3              ii.   Susan Leabo, born 1790 in Indiana; died Unknown.

       4             iii.   Rachel Leabo, born 1792 in Indiana; died Unknown.  She married Clutter Wagoner; died Unknown.

+     5             iv.   Jacob Leabo, born 10 Sep 1795 in Knox County, Tennessee; died 10 Jun 1880 in La Fayette (Yamhill County) Oregon.

       6              v.   Sarah Leabo, born 1796; died Unknown.  She married Madison Arnold; died Unknown.

+     7             vi.   Josiah Leabo, born 26 Sep 1796 in Indiana; died 31 Dec 1848.

       8            vii.   Elizabeth Leabo, born 1798; died Unknown.  She married Wesley Arnold 01 Aug 1829 in Monroe County, Indiana; died Unknown.

More About Wesley Arnold and Elizabeth Leabo:

Marriage: 01 Aug 1829, Monroe County, Indiana

+     9            viii.   Catherine Leabo, born 1799; died 08 Nov 1894.

       10           ix.   Jinnie Zimeni Leabo, born 1800; died Unknown.  She married // Stevenson; died Unknown.

Notes for Jinnie Zimeni Leabo:

Name may be Zinnvie Leabo

       11            x.   Lucinda Leabo, born 1802; died Unknown.  She married Noah Stein 28 Nov 1834 in Monroe County, Indiana; died Unknown.

More About Noah Stein and Lucinda Leabo:

Marriage: 28 Nov 1834, Monroe County, Indiana

 

Generation No. 2

 

      2.  Noah B.2 Leabo (Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 11 Jan 1786 in Tennesse, and died 25 Mar 1879 in Mollalla (Clackamas County) Oregon.  He married Unicy Gillette 11 Feb 1812 in Cooke County, Virginia.  She was born 17 Jul 1795 in Nebraska, and died 18 Aug 1881 in Mollalla (Clackamas County) Oregon.

Notes for Noah B. Leabo:

Source: Carol Ann Hansen

"Emigrated with his wife and some of his family to Oregon in 1862. His daughter Catherine preceeded him to Oregon. In 1868, he established Halls Ferry on the Willamette River, Marion County and sold the ferry to J. A. Colby about 1874."

Noah's date of death may be 1870. Some have the marriage location-Indianapolis (Marion County) Indiana.

More About Noah B. Leabo:

Burial: Unknown, Needy Cemetery, near Mollala, Oregon

Notes for Unicy Gillette:

Source: Carol Ann Hansen

"Ancestors of Unicy unknown. The name is French, from Guillot, the French diminutive for William; the family came from Gillette, a town in Piedmont, France, with William the Conqueror, to England." (From Homes, Directory of the Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1974.

More About Unicy Gillette:

Burial: Unknown, Needy Cemetery, near Mollala, Oregon

More About Noah Leabo and Unicy Gillette:

Marriage: 11 Feb 1812, Cooke County, Virginia

Children of Noah Leabo and Unicy Gillette are:

       12             i.   Unknown3 Leabo, born Abt. 1813; died Unknown.

+     13            ii.   Isaac Jasper Leabo, born 13 Nov 1815 in Monroe County, Indiana; died 13 May 1899 in Lorene (Lincoln County) Washington.

+     14           iii.   John J. Leabo, born 1817 in Monroe County, Indiana; died 1865 in Salem (Marion County) Oregon.

       15           iv.   Anna Leabo, born 1819 in Huntington, Indiana; died Unknown in As a child.

       16            v.   Rachel Leabo, born Abt. 1821 in Monroe County, Indiana; died Unknown.  She married // Farmer; died Unknown.

Notes for Rachel Leabo:

Rachel remained in Tennessee and did not migrate to Oregon.

       17           vi.   Emily Nancy Leabo, born Bef. 1823 in Indiana; died Unknown.  She married Willis CassiusTyler 1851 in Indiana; born Bef. 1831; died Unknown.

Notes for Emily Nancy Leabo:

Emily remained in Tennessee and did not migrate to Oregon.

More About Willis CassiusTyler and Emily Leabo:

Marriage: 1851, Indiana

+     18           vii.   James Roland Leabo, born 14 Aug 1823 in Cocke County, Tennessee; died 26 Aug 1895 in Portland, Oregon.

+     19          viii.   Catherine Leabo, born 23 Oct 1825 in Indiana; died 13 Jun 1899 in Hillsdale (Multanoma County) Oregon.

+     20           ix.   Josiah Joseph Leabo, born 16 Mar 1830 in Iowa; died Unknown.

 

      5.  Jacob2 Leabo (Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 10 Sep 1795 in Knox County, Tennessee, and died 10 Jun 1880 in La Fayette (Yamhill County) Oregon.  He married Elizabeth Bailey 29 May 1824 in Monroe County, Indiana.  She was born 1803 in Kentucky, and died 25 Aug 1852 in Linn County, Iowa.

Notes for Jacob Leabo:

Source: Carol Ann Hansen

Traveled to the West with the Joseph Meek's party in January, 1846

Census: 1830, Monroe County, Indiana, p. #154

Source: Betty Lebow Sutton

In 1847, Jacob Leabo emigrated to Oregon. The Captain of the wagon train was Isreal Mitchell. In the train were the Thachers, Knightens, Mills and many others. The train originated in the vicinity of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and reached Portland, Oregon in late November.

Shortly after his arrival, Jacob settled on a piece of land in Clackamas County, east of Canby, but returned to Cedar Rapids early in 1848 with Joe Heck, George W. Ebberts, Jack the Sailor, and others. He returned to the west in 1848 with his son Marion, who died December 2, 1853, in company with those who made the trip east in 1848. Jacob Leabo was born September 10, 1795 in Knox County, Tennessee, married Elizabeth Bailey, who was born in Kentucky in 1803. She died in Linn County, Iowa near Cedar Rapids, August 25, 1852 and is buried in the Campbell Cemetery. Jacob returned to Iowa in 1853 to find that his wife had died the year before. He moved to Freemont County, near Sidney, Iowa and lived there until 1862, when he again went west with quite a company of relatives. He lived in Forest Grove, Oregon for some years in the home of O. J. (Maje) Leabo, finally moving to Lafayette, Oregon, with the Maje Leabo family, where he died June 10, 1880. He is buried in the Cemetery near Lafayette, Oregon.

More About Jacob Leabo:

Burial: 1880, Campbell Cemetery near LaFayette, Yamhill County, Oregon

More About Elizabeth Bailey:

Burial: Unknown, Campbell Cemetery

More About Jacob Leabo and Elizabeth Bailey:

Marriage: 29 May 1824, Monroe County, Indiana

Children of Jacob Leabo and Elizabeth Bailey are:

       21             i.   Mary Helen3 Leabo, born 1825; died Unknown.  She married (1) Joseph Barnett; died Unknown.  She married (2) Hiram Dunn; died Unknown.

       22            ii.   Francis Marion Leabo, born 1827; died 02 Dec 1852.  He married Harriet Bryant 05 Apr 1849 in Marion Township (Linn County) Iowa; born Bef. 1831; died Unknown.

More About Francis Leabo and Harriet Bryant:

Marriage: 05 Apr 1849, Marion Township (Linn County) Iowa

       23           iii.   Orcemas Holland Leabo, born 1830; died Unknown.  He married Catherine Daniels; died Unknown.

+     24           iv.   James Oradon Leabo, born 25 Aug 1833 in Indiana; died Unknown.

       25            v.   Ellen Candance Leabo, born 1835; died Unknown.  She married Hiram Darr; died Unknown.

Notes for Ellen Candance Leabo:

Source: Carol Ann Hansen

Emigrated to Oregon in a party led by Josiah Leabo, son of Noah Leabo, in 1862.

       26           vi.   Oscar Fitzallen Leabo, born 1838; died Unknown.  He married Jane Burt; died Unknown.

       27           vii.   Saphroni Leabo, born Abt. 1840; died Abt. 1840.

       28          viii.   Augustus C. Leabo, born 1842; died Unknown.  He married Pauline Horsman; died Unknown.

       29           ix.   Alice Leabo, born Abt. 1845; died Abt. 1845.

       30            x.   Marlin Bailey Leabo, born 1850; died Abt. 1856.

 

      7.  Josiah2 Leabo (Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 26 Sep 1796 in Indiana, and died 31 Dec 1848.  He married Sarah (Sally) Van Buskirk 11 May 1824 in Monroe County, Indiana, daughter of Isaac Van Buskirk and Jerusha Little.  She was born 10 Jun 1798 in Ohio, and died 16 Aug 1877.

Notes for Josiah Leabo:

Source: Dr. Oran Roberts and Indiana State Library Genealogy Division "L-M" Indiana Marriages Through 1850.

The 1850 Census, Posey Township, Clay County, Indiana list the widow Sarah Lebo (Leabo misspelled by census taker), and three of her boys. Josiah Leabo, Sarah's husband, died on December 31, 1848.

Some have his birth date 1788

Notes for Sarah (Sally) Van Buskirk:

Source: Dr. Oran Roberts

The 1850 Census, Posey Township, Clay County, Indiana list the widow Sarah Lebo (Leabo misspelled by census taker), and three of her boys.

Sarah Lebo, 54, Female, Value of Real Estate: $900, Ohio

Thomas Lebo, 23, Male, Laborer, Indiana

James Lebo, 14, Male, Indiana, Attended School

John Lebo, 13, Male, Indiana, Attended School

More About Josiah Leabo and Sarah Van Buskirk:

Marriage: 11 May 1824, Monroe County, Indiana

Children of Josiah Leabo and Sarah Van Buskirk are:

+     31             i.   Isaac Shelby3 Leabo, born 24 Feb 1825 in Owen County, Indiana; died 07 Dec 1885 in Guilford County, Kansas.

       32            ii.   Thomas J. Leabo, born 29 Aug 1826 in Indiana; died 26 Nov 1850.

       33           iii.   Nancy A. Leabo, born 26 Sep 1827; died Unknown.

+     34           iv.   Josiah Leabo, born 12 May 1831 in Indiana; died 08 Jan 1895 in Hartford, Kansas.

       35            v.   James M. Leabo, born 23 Jun 1835 in Indiana; died Unknown.

Notes for James M. Leabo:

Source: Dr. Oran Roberts

Civil War Muster Rolls:

Surname Given: Lebo, Name: James, Middle Initial, Company C, Unit: 9th Kansas Cavalry Regiment, Rank - Induction: Private, Rank - Discharge: Private, Notes Box #3127, Extraction #3127, Record #3127, Allegiance: Union

American Civil War Soldiers:

James Leabo

Claimed Residence in Ottumwa (Coffey County, Kansas)

Enlist Date: 07 August 1861, Enlist Rank: Private

Served Kansas Enlisted C Co. 9th Cav Reg. KS Mustered Out at Leavenworth, KS on 21 November 1864

Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas

James and John V. Leabo are listed on the 1859 Census Index for Coffey County, Kansas.

+     36           vi.   Dr. John Van Buskirk Leabo, born 18 Jun 1836 in Terre Haute, Indiana; died Unknown.

 

      9.  Catherine2 Leabo (Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 1799, and died 08 Nov 1894.  She married John Van Buskirk 26 May 1822 in Monroe County, Indiana.  He was born 17 Dec 1792 in Ohio, and died 10 Sep 1846 in Monroe County, Indiana.

More About Catherine Leabo:

Burial: Unknown, Van Buskirk Cemetery, Gosport (Owen) Indiana

Notes for John Van Buskirk:

John Van Buskirk served in the Army during the War of 1812 and was wounded at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

More About John Van Buskirk and Catherine Leabo:

Marriage: 26 May 1822, Monroe County, Indiana

Children of Catherine Leabo and John Van Buskirk are:

+     37             i.   Isaac3 Van Buskirk, born 21 Jul 1826 in Indiana; died 17 May 1863.

       38            ii.   John Van Buskirk, born 16 Jun 1828 in Gosport (Owen County) Indiana; died 26 Dec 1913 in Gosport (Owen County) Indiana.  He married Lavada Starks 21 Oct 1849 in Monroe County, Indiana; died 1855.

More About John Van Buskirk and Lavada Starks:

Marriage: 21 Oct 1849, Monroe County, Indiana

 

Generation No. 3

 

      13.  Isaac Jasper3 Leabo (Noah B.2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 13 Nov 1815 in Monroe County, Indiana, and died 13 May 1899 in Lorene (Lincoln County) Washington.  He married Mary "Polly" Lewis 21 Jul 1836 in Boone County, Indiana, daughter of William Lewis.  She was born 30 Oct 1819 in Boone County, Indiana, and died 08 Sep 1901 in Toledo, Oregon.

Notes for Isaac Jasper Leabo:

Emigrated to Oregon in 1846. Settled in French Prairie, Oregon.

Isaac Leabo (1815-1899) Obituary

Published in the Yaquina Post, Toledo, Lincoln County, Oregon

(Transcription and notes by his 3rd Great-Grandson, Oran Roberts)

Mr. Isaac Leabo was born in Indiana, Oct. 13, 1815 and died in Larene, Lincoln County, Washington, on May 13, 1899. He was married to Mary Lewis in Indiana in 1836 (July 21). He crossed the plains with his wife and four children in 1846, first settling in French Prairie. He was the first white man that ever navigated the Williamatte (sic) River from Eugene to Salem. At different times during his life he was quite wealthy, owning property in and around Salem where he spent the greater part of his life.

He was a man of temperate habits, a zealous Christian, always finding more pleasure in giving than receiving. He was liberal in his views and opinions and enjoyed the friendship and respect of a large acquaintanceship. It can be truthfully said that he had not an enemy in the world.

Notes & sources provided by Oran Roberts:

1. Isaac Leabo died while staying with his daughter, Hannah Margaret (Leabo) Phar in Larene, Lincoln County, Washington. He is buried in the Davenport Cemetery, Lincoln County, Washington. He is probably in an unmarked grave, as a search could not locate a tombstone.

2. Isaac and Polly Leabo's four children who traveled with them to Oregon in 1846 were Noah Jasper Leabo, Hannah Margaret (Leabo) Phar, John James Leabo and Isaac J. Leabo. (Sources: Short Autobiography of Hannah Margaret (Leabo) Phar; "Crossing the Plains in 1846" by Sarah Harriet "Hattie" (Phar) Lill, 1976, and the 1850 Census of Clackamus County, Oregon).

3. The account of Isaac's navigation of the river can be found in, "Diary of Virgil Pringle," Overland In 1846: Diaries and Letters of the California-Oregon Trail, Vol I, Edited by Dale Morgan, The Talisman Press, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1963, p. 188. "Monday, November 30--Commenced making canoe for the purpose of going to settlement for supplies in company with Robert Lancefield and Isaac Leabo, and continue our work until Thursday, December 3. I then start ahead for beef, on horseback, leaving the others to finish the canoe, and go down river for flour, etc. I arrived at Long Tom Bath on the 4th, found it swimming, was detained until Sunday, 6th, in making a canoe and crossing in the evening met Orus Brown in company with some others coming back with pack horses to bring in those behind. I returned with them, and was from this to the twenty-fifth of the month getting my family to Salem, the weather all the time rainy and swailes of water to wade every day. Left my wagon and cattle at the forks of the river. "

(A. E. Garrison has much to tell of Lancefield during the previous weeks, and also says that "he and Mr. Lebo as soon as they struck the Willamette dug out a large canoe and leaving their wagon and cattle descended the river with their families...")

These unedited notes are provided by Dianne Elaine (Phar) Yorke from her family records:

"At the time of the Rogue River Indian War Isaac Leabo had about ten acres of land cleared.  During the war one day while Isaac was working in the clearing with the children helping him - Hannah driving the wheel oxen and Noah the lead ones - they were surrounded by the Chief and eleven warriors in full war paint who circled them three times.  Isaac sat down on the beam of the plow and pulled the two children down on his knees.  Of course, they all believed that their end was near and Hannah cried a little.  Isaac talked to the Chief and wanted to know why they were being visited, that he had always been friendly and had paid the Indians for his land; that when he had settled there he had gone to the Chief and paid two cuetons (horses) and two blankets.  The Chief said that they had always been friends and that the Indians would not bother their friends and that Isaac and his family would be safe from them.  Then they disappeared in the woods.

During the war the children frequently saw painted warriors in the woods but were never molested.  Once Isaac had some of his cuetons stolen and went to the camp of the Indians to see the Chief and told the Chief that his cuetons were in the corral with the Indian's.  The Chief said for his friend to go home that his cuetons would be back, and the next morning they were in their home corral."

More About Isaac Jasper Leabo:

Burial: Unknown, Davenport Cemetery, Lincoln County, Washington

Notes for Mary "Polly" Lewis:

Source: Dianne Elaine (Phar) Yorke

Mary Lewis was the daughter of William Lewis, whose grandmother was a sister of Daniel Boone.

Source: Carol Ann Hansen

Census: 1900, shows Ohio as birth state.

Source: Betty Lebow Sutton

Mary Lewis was a descendant of Francis Lewis of Revolutionary War fame.

In the year 1846, Isaac Jasper Leabo, with his wife Mary and 4 small children and his brother James, headed for Oregon Territory by wagon train. They came with the wagon train which split at Fort Hall or Fort Bridger. The split was brought about by the following circumstances which occured in the camp. Mary Lewis Leabo was preparing meat fro breakfast and was hacking it to make it tender. She was a timid little lady, and while engaged at this task, an Indian slipped up behind her and reached for the meat, just as her knife came down. She nearly cut his hand off. The Indians demanded she be handed over to them. Some of the people in the wagon train wanted to turn her over to the Indians, but Isaac would not allow this to happen. Thus, the member of the wagon train were divided in their thinking, and the train split up. Isaac and James brought the family to where Eugene, Oregon currently is now and they stopped. Indians stole and killed their cattle, and they were stranded as winter was coming in a few weeks. Isaac and James cut a large tree, nade a dugout of about 50 feet, which took them about three weeks to make. Loading their belongings and their family into the dugout, they set out to navigate the unknow and uncharted waters, which later became the Willamette River.

When they neared the point where Independence, Oregon is, they sighted a large tree that had fallen across the river. Everyone had to lay down in the dugout, and with just inches to spare they were able to navigate under the fallen tree. They were the first white people to navigate the Willamette River between Eugene and Salem, Oregon, except one man who made the trip earlier, but stopped at Santiam. This is how the Leabo family avoided being in the Donner Pass during the blizzard which consumed the Donner Party.

More About Isaac Leabo and Mary Lewis:

Marriage: 21 Jul 1836, Boone County, Indiana

Children of Isaac Leabo and Mary Lewis are:

       39             i.   William P.4 Leabo, born 1837 in Indiana; died Unknown in Infancy.

+     40            ii.   Noah Jasper Leabo, born 25 Dec 1837 in Missouri; died 18 Mar 1908 in Yaquina (Gilliam County) Oregon.

+     41           iii.   Hannah Margaret Leabo, born 17 Jul 1841 in Atchison County, Missouri; died Unknown in Lorene (Lincoln County) Washington.

+     42           iv.   John James Leabo, born Apr 1843; died Unknown.

+     43            v.   Isaac Jasper Leabo, born 06 May 1845 in Iowa; died 04 Feb 1925 in Lebanon, Oregon.

       44           vi.   Emily Leabo, born 1854; died Unknown.  She married (1) Charles Thayer in Portland (Multnomah County) Oregon; died Unknown.  She married (2) M. A. Steen 24 Jan 1872 in Marion County, Oregon; born Bef. 1852; died Unknown.

More About Charles Thayer and Emily Leabo:

Marriage: Portland (Multnomah County) Oregon

More About M. Steen and Emily Leabo:

Marriage: 24 Jan 1872, Marion County, Oregon

       45           vii.   Joseph E. Leabo, born 1855 in Oregon; died Unknown.  He married Fannie Masterson 08 Jun 1878 in Linn County, Oregon; born Bef. 1860; died Unknown.

Notes for Joseph E. Leabo:

Census: 1895, living in Marion County, Oregon.

More About Joseph Leabo and Fannie Masterson:

Marriage: 08 Jun 1878, Linn County, Oregon

       46          viii.   Sarah Elizabeth Leabo, born 07 Mar 1859 in Salem (Marion County) Oregon; died Unknown.  She married John McCluskey 21 Jul 1878 in Toledo, Oregon; died Unknown.

More About John McCluskey and Sarah Leabo:

Marriage: 21 Jul 1878, Toledo, Oregon

       47           ix.   Thomas M. Leabo, born 04 Apr 1862 in Salem (Marion County) Oregon; died 28 Feb 1939 in The Dalles (Wasco County) Oregon.  He married Ella Kundret 27 Nov 1881 in Geneva, Switzerland; born 21 Apr 1864; died 1947 in (Multnomah County) Oregon.

More About Thomas Leabo and Ella Kundret:

Marriage: 27 Nov 1881, Geneva, Switzerland

 

      14.  John J.3 Leabo (Noah B.2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 1817 in Monroe County, Indiana, and died 1865 in Salem (Marion County) Oregon.  He married Nancy Ellison.  She died 1852 in On the trail to Oregon.

Notes for John J. Leabo:

Information from Betty Lebow Sutton

John J. Leabo with his wife Nancy Eliason Leabo arrived in Oregon in 1852 from some point in Missouri. There were 6 children. On the Sweetwater River, either in Nebraska or Wyoming, Nancy and Melissa, a tiny infant, died. They were buried beside the trail. Isaac and his brother James hurried to help them to their journey's end. Later, John J. Leabo served in the Indian War. The motherless children stayed with Isaac and Mary Leabo. John J. died in 1865.

Children of John Leabo and Nancy Ellison are:

       48             i.   Mary Catherine4 Leabo, died Unknown.

       49            ii.   Noha Leabo, died Unknown.

       50           iii.   James Leabo, died Unknown.

       51           iv.   Calvin Leabo, died Unknown.

       52            v.   Elizabeth Leabo, died Unknown.

       53           vi.   Melissa Leabo, born 1852 in Nebraska; died 1852 in On the trail to Oregon.

 

      18.  James Roland3 Leabo (Noah B.2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 14 Aug 1823 in Cocke County, Tennessee, and died 26 Aug 1895 in Portland, Oregon.  He married (1) Emily Armine Lee 1851 in Clackamas County, Oregon.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) Charlotte Crim 13 Mar 1861 in Clackamas County, Oregon.  She died 1914 in Portland, Oregon.

Notes for James Roland Leabo:

Arrived in Clackamas County, Oregon Territory, via the Oregon Trail, December 1846. James moved to California about 1848 to  prospect for gold. He served with the Volunteers in the Cayuse Indian War. He was a farmer until 1883 when he moved to Portland, Oregon. James was a member of the Indian War Veterans and a member of the Oregon Pioneers Association. He died in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon.

Residence in 1898, Portland, Oregon.

More About James Leabo and Emily Lee:

Marriage: 1851, Clackamas County, Oregon

Notes for Charlotte Crim:

Some have Charlotte listed as Charlotte Haws.

Charlotte's obituary listed two daughters who were not included in the obituary for James R. Leabo. They are: Mrs. J. W. Dozier from Lents, Oregon and Mary Warner from Portland, Oregon. Were they from a former marriage?

More About Charlotte Crim:

Burial: Unknown, Multnomah Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

More About James Leabo and Charlotte Crim:

Marriage: 13 Mar 1861, Clackamas County, Oregon

Children of James Leabo and Charlotte Crim are:

+     54             i.   Sterling V.4 Leabo, born Jul 1866 in Oregon; died Unknown.

       55            ii.   Elizabeth Helen Leabo, born 22 Sep 1868; died Unknown.  She married Amos Henry Clift 04 Jul 1885 in Vancouver (Clark County) Washington; born Bef. 1865; died Unknown.

More About Amos Clift and Elizabeth Leabo:

Marriage: 04 Jul 1885, Vancouver (Clark County) Washington

       56           iii.   Lola Leabo, born Dec 1870; died Unknown.  She married R. H. Mast; died Unknown.

Notes for Lola Leabo:

Lived in Coquille, Oregon

+     57           iv.   Roland S. Leabo, born Dec 1872 in Yaquina (Tillamock County) Oregon; died 01 Mar 1935.

       58            v.   Predetta Leabo, born Abt. 1874; died Unknown.  She married Nelson Wilson; died Unknown.

Notes for Nelson Wilson:

Lived in Winnepeg, Canada and Vancouver, Washington.

 

      19.  Catherine3 Leabo (Noah B.2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 23 Oct 1825 in Indiana, and died 13 Jun 1899 in Hillsdale (Multanoma County) Oregon.  She married Walter Fish 18 Feb 1845 in Territory of Iowa, son of Joshua Fish and Catherine Sides.  He was born 25 Nov 1817 in Ascencion Parish, near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and died 19 Nov 1884 in The Dalles (Wasco County) Oregon.

Notes for Catherine Leabo:

Emigrated on the Oregon Trail from Atchinson, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon, 1846.

More About Catherine Leabo:

Burial: 1899, Gribble Family Cemetery, Clackamas County, Oregon

Notes for Walter Fish:

Emigrated on the Oregon Trail from Atchinson, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon, 1847

More About Walter Fish:

Burial: 1884, Gribble Family Cemetery, Clackamas County, Oregon

More About Walter Fish and Catherine Leabo:

Marriage: 18 Feb 1845, Territory of Iowa

Children of Catherine Leabo and Walter Fish are:

       59             i.   Eleanor Elsey4 Fish, born 13 Jan 1846 in Territory of Iowa; died 22 Mar 1873.  She married (1) Joseph Parrott, Jr. 14 Mar 1861; died Unknown.  She married (2) Ruebin Everest 1863 in Yamhill County, Oregon; died Unknown.

More About Eleanor Elsey Fish:

Burial: 1873, Gribble Family Cemetery, Clackamas County, Oregon

More About Joseph Parrott and Eleanor Fish:

Marriage: 14 Mar 1861

More About Ruebin Everest and Eleanor Fish:

Marriage: 1863, Yamhill County, Oregon

+     60            ii.   Mary Unicy Fish, born 26 Sep 1847 in Abaqua Creek, near Silverton (Clackamas County) Oregon; died 08 Oct 1925 in The Dalles (Wasco County) Oregon.

       61           iii.   Joseph Josiah Fish, born 05 May 1849 in Oregon Territory; died Bef. 11 Mar 1876 in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Notes for Joseph Josiah Fish:

Joseph died while a student at Pacific University

       62           iv.   Isaac Peter Fish, born 08 Feb 1853 in Oregon Territory; died 21 Aug 1873.

More About Isaac Peter Fish:

Burial: Unknown, Gribble Family Cemetery, Clackamas County, Oregon

       63            v.   James Milton Fish, born 09 Feb 1853; died 27 Nov 1925.

       64           vi.   Rachel Emily Fish, born Abt. 1856 in Oregon Territory; died Unknown.  She married James W. Ryan 01 Oct 1871 in Oregon; died Unknown.

Notes for Rachel Emily Fish:

Residence about 1900, Hilsboro (Washington County) Oregon

More About James Ryan and Rachel Fish:

Marriage: 01 Oct 1871, Oregon

       65           vii.   Nancy Roxanna Fish, born 14 Mar 1858 in Oregon City, Oregon; died 17 Jul 1952 in Beaverton (Washington County) Oregon.  She married (1) Robert Snodgrass Bradley 05 Sep 1874 in Clackamas County, Oregon; died Unknown.  She married (2) Willis Stewart Aft. 1931; died Unknown.

More About Robert Bradley and Nancy Fish:

Marriage: 05 Sep 1874, Clackamas County, Oregon

More About Willis Stewart and Nancy Fish:

Marriage: Aft. 1931

       66          viii.   Martha Lincoln Fish, born 18 Sep 1861 in Near Oregon City, Oregon; died Unknown.  She married Frederick Brandon; died Unknown.

Notes for Martha Lincoln Fish:

Martha was living in McMinnville, Oregon around 1900.

Notes for Frederick Brandon:

Frederick was the Administrator of the estate of his father-in-law, Walter Fish.

       67           ix.   Judd Sherman Fish, born 20 Sep 1863 in Near Oregon City, Oregon; died Unknown.  He met (Unknown) 1888 in The Dalles (Wasco County) Oregon; died Unknown.

Notes for Judd Sherman Fish:

Judd was living in The Dalles, Oregon in 1900 and 1925.

More About Judd Fish and (Unknown):

Single: 1888, The Dalles (Wasco County) Oregon

 

      20.  Josiah Joseph3 Leabo (Noah B.2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 16 Mar 1830 in Iowa, and died Unknown.  He married Nancy Stone.  She was born 14 Aug 1831 in Cloud County, Missouri, and died Unknown.

Notes for Josiah Joseph Leabo:

Information from Betty Lebow Sutton

Josiah was Captain of a party of pioneers emigrating to Oregon in the spring of 1862, including a large number of Leabo's - Noah Leabo (again), Josiah and his wife Nancy Stone Leabo, Hiram Darr and Ellen Leabo Darr, Jacob Leabo (3rd trip), Walter Fish and Catherine Leabo Fish and James Oradon Leabo and Amanda Newton Leabo with their 5 children. Josiah's oldest daughter, Unicy Mary Jane Leabo (McBee), age 11 at the time, drove a team across the plains. Some of the members of the wagon train settled in Portland, Oregon, some in Calckamas County, others at Forest Grove and Oregon City.    

Children of Josiah Leabo and Nancy Stone are:

+     68             i.   Unicey Mary Jane4 Leabo, born 19 Dec 1848 in Cloud County, Missouri; died Unknown in Oregon.

       69            ii.   Sarah Leabo, born 18 Jul 1851 in Fremont County, Iowa; died Unknown.  She married // Shepard; died Unknown.

Notes for Sarah Leabo:

Information from Betty Lebow Sutton.

May be Susan E. Leabo (Shepherd), rather than Sarah.

       70           iii.   James Leabo, born 18 Oct 1854 in Fremont County, Iowa; died Unknown.

+     71           iv.   Thomas Benson Leabo, born 18 Jul 1856 in Pawnee County, Nebraska; died Unknown.

       72            v.   Martin Leabo, born 08 May 1860; died Unknown.  He married Virginia Walking; died Unknown.

Notes for Martin Leabo:

Source: Carol Ann Hansen

Migrated to Oregon with his parents and grandparents in 1862.

There is another Martin Leabo listed in the Clackamas County records, who married Jennie Daugherty on January 1, 1883. There is some confusion about the records for Martin Leabo.

       73           vi.   Nancy E. Leabo, born 09 Feb 1863 in Wasco County, Oregon; died Unknown.  She married A. C. Baker 03 Jul 1883 in Clackamas County, Oregon; died Unknown.

More About A. Baker and Nancy Leabo:

Marriage: 03 Jul 1883, Clackamas County, Oregon

       74           vii.   Martha Leabo, born 02 May 1866 in Lincoln County, Oregon; died Unknown.

       75          viii.   Alice Leabo, born 09 Jul 1869 in Marion County, Oregon; died Unknown.  She married George Webb 06 May 1888 in Clackamas County, Oregon; died Unknown.

More About George Webb and Alice Leabo:

Marriage: 06 May 1888, Clackamas County, Oregon

       76           ix.   Noah Allen Leabo, born 25 Dec 1874 in Marion County, Oregon; died Unknown.

       77            x.   Dora Leabo, born 09 Feb 1876 in Clackamas County, Oregon; died Unknown.

 

      24.  James Oradon3 Leabo (Jacob2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 25 Aug 1833 in Indiana, and died Unknown.  He married Amanda Melvina Newton 26 May 1853 in Linn County, Iowa.  She died Unknown.

Notes for James Oradon Leabo:

Source: Betty Lebow Sutton

In the spring of 1862, a large number of Leabo's began a trek to the West by wagon train led by Josiah Leabo. Included in theis train was James Oradon Leabo, his wife, Amanda Newton Leabo and five children. 

More About James Leabo and Amanda Newton:

Marriage: 26 May 1853, Linn County, Iowa

Children of James Leabo and Amanda Newton are:

       78             i.   Albert Henry4 Leabo, born 20 Apr 1854; died Unknown.

Notes for Albert Henry Leabo:

Emigrated to Oregon with his parents in 1862

       79            ii.   Florra Leabo, born 1856 in Iowa; died Unknown.

Notes for Florra Leabo:

Emigrated to Oregon with her parents in 1862

       80           iii.   Alonzo Reas Leabo, born 29 Aug 1857 in Sidney (Fremont County) Iowa; died Unknown.

Notes for Alonzo Reas Leabo:

Emigrated to Oregon with his parents in 1862

       81           iv.   Lethe Adele Leabo, born 22 Sep 1859 in Sidney (Fremont County) Iowa; died Unknown.

Notes for Lethe Adele Leabo:

Emigrated to Oregon with her parents in 1862

       82            v.   Ida Ladotia Leabo, born 23 Aug 1861 in Sidney (Fremont County) Iowa; died Unknown.

Notes for Ida Ladotia Leabo:

Emigrated to Oregon with her parents in 1862

       83           vi.   Effie Leabo, born 1864 in Oregon; died Unknown.

       84           vii.   Kate Leabo, born 1870 in Oregon; died Unknown.

       85          viii.   Dorothy "Lucky" Leabo, born 1872 in Oregon; died Unknown.

       86           ix.   Perry Leabo, born 25 May 1875 in Oregon; died Unknown.

 

      31.  Isaac Shelby3 Leabo (Josiah2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 24 Feb 1825 in Owen County, Indiana, and died 07 Dec 1885 in Guilford County, Kansas.  He married Jane Dagley 19 Aug 1848 in Spencer (Owen County) Kansas.  She was born 09 Mar 1827 in Tennessee, and died 11 Aug 1888 in Guilford County, Kansas.

Notes for Isaac Shelby Leabo:

Source: Dr. Oran Roberts and Pam Burchfield

The 1850 Census, Richland Township, District #40, Greene County, Indiana lists Isaac Shelby Leabo, his wife and 10-year old girl.

Isaac Lebo, 25, Male, Physician, Indiana

Jane Lebo, 20, Female, Tennessee

Sarah Hutchinson, 10, Female, Indiana, Attended school within the year

Civil War Muster Rolls:

Leabo, Isaac S. G Company, 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment, Rank in: Captain, Rank out: Captain, Box #2248, Extraction #2248, record #2248, Allegiance: Union

Database: American Civil War Soldiers:

Isaac S. Leabo

Claimed Residence in Brazil (Clay County, Indiana)

Enlist Date: 05 October 1861, Enlist Place, Enlist Rank: Captain, Enlist Age

Served Indiana Commission G Co. 2nd Cav Reg. IN, Resigned on 02 September 1863

Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana

Civil War Pension Index:

Name of Soldier: Leabo, Isaac S.

Name of Dependent: Jane Leabo

Service: G 2 Ind. Cav

Date of Filing: 1885 Mch 9

Class: Widow

Application No.: 336954         

Certificate No.: 242279

State from which filed: Kansas

Isaac served almost two years, probably as a military surgeon, then resigned.

 

More About Isaac Leabo and Jane Dagley:

Marriage: 19 Aug 1848, Spencer (Owen County) Kansas

Children of Isaac Leabo and Jane Dagley are:

       87             i.   Sarah Jane4 Leabo, born 20 Jul 1850; died Unknown.

+     88            ii.   Mary Florence Leabo, born 20 Oct 1851 in Brazil, Indiana; died Aug 1930 in Germantown (Philadelphia County) Pennsylvania.

       89           iii.   Charles W. Leabo, born 31 Jan 1853 in Brazil, Indiana; died 19 Apr 1899.  He married (1) Sally Heard; died Unknown.  He married (2) Alma May Redman 03 Aug 1885; died Unknown.

Notes for Charles W. Leabo:

Source: Pam Burchfield

More About Charles W. Leabo:

Burial: Unknown, Green Ridge, Misouri

More About Charles Leabo and Alma Redman:

Marriage: 03 Aug 1885

       90           iv.   Mary Belle Leabo, born 29 Jul 1856; died Unknown.  She married J. D. Skaggs; died Unknown.

       91            v.   Isaac J. Leabo, born 25 Nov 1858; died Unknown.

       92           vi.   Anna Jane Leabo, born 25 May 1861; died Unknown.

       93           vii.   Monte John Leabo, born 11 Feb 1862; died Unknown.  He married Hattie Dunfee; died Unknown.

       94          viii.   Vic Leabo, born 04 Jul 1864; died Unknown.

       95           ix.   Isaac S. Leabo, born 25 Nov 1865; died 07 Jul 1905.

       96            x.   Grace Leabo, born 25 Feb 1867; died Unknown.

       97           xi.   Maude Leabo, born 10 Sep 1868; died Unknown.

       98          xii.   Maggie Leabo, born 20 Jul 1871; died Unknown.

 

      34.  Josiah3 Leabo (Josiah2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 12 May 1831 in Indiana, and died 08 Jan 1895 in Hartford, Kansas.  He married Mary Jane Crail 12 Feb 1860.  She was born 30 Nov 1839 in Vermont (Fulton) Illinois, and died 19 Feb 1913 in Hartford, Kansas.

Notes for Josiah Leabo:

Information from Aaron Cook.

1840 U. S. Census shows Josiah Lebo, Sr. resided in McLean County, Illinois.

Both Josiah and Mary Jane moved to Kansas in 1855 when he was about 24 years old, and she about 16.

The book, "Kansas Place Names", by John Rydjord states that the town of Lebo, Kansas was named after Lebo Creek where Joe Lebo lived. He was a freighter and had been a Captain in the 10th Kansas Cavalry. It is believed that Josiah and Joe Lebo are the same person.

For more information see: http://www.geocities.com/aaronyalma/joeleabo.html

More About Josiah Leabo and Mary Crail:

Marriage: 12 Feb 1860

Child of Josiah Leabo and Mary Crail is:

+     99             i.   Thomas Jefferson4 Leabo, born 02 Dec 1860 in Hartford, Kansas; died 14 Apr 1935 in Emporia, Kansas.

 

      36.  Dr. John Van Buskirk3 Leabo (Josiah2, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 18 Jun 1836 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and died Unknown.  He married Mary Elizabeth Olds 1863 in Brazil, Indiana, daughter of Ezra Olds and //.  She was born Jan 1841 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and died Unknown.

Notes for Dr. John Van Buskirk Leabo:

Source: Dr. Oran Roberts

Apparently Isaac S. and John V. served in the same regiment, but in different companies during the Civil War.

Civil War Muster Rolls:

Leabo, John V., F Company,41st Regiment, 2nd Indiana Cavalry , Rank in: 2nd Lieutenant, Rank out: 2nd Lieutenant, Remarks: Labo, Hohn W., Box #2249, Extraction #2249, Record #2249, Allegiance: Union

Database: American Civil War Soldiers:

John V Leabo

Claimed Residence in Brazil (Clay County), Indiana

Enlist Date: 20 December 1861, Enlist Place, Enlist Rank: 2nd Lieutenant, Enlist Age

Served Indiana Commission K Co. 2nd Cav Reg. IN,

Transferred on 27 January 1862 from Company K to Company F

Promoted to Full 2nd Lieut on 27 January 1862 (As of Co. F)

Was dismissed on 26 February 1862

John served a little over two months and was dismissed. It does not explain why. He may have seen some action at the Battle of Gallitin, Tennessee, which was fought on February 16, 1862. He was dismissed ten days later. He may have been dismissed to enroll in Medical School (see below).

 

Census Record 1900, Pawnee County, Jordon Valley, Oklahoma Territory lists John V. Leabo, age 64, Birth: June 1836, Indiana. Father's Birthplace: Tennessee, Mother's Birthplace: Ohio, Wife, Mary E., age 59, Birth: January 1841, Indiana. Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Mother's Birthplace: Indiana. Mother's number of children: 6, Children Living: 5. Son, John O. Leabo, age 21, Birth: February 1879, Birthplace: Indian Territory and son, Edward Leabo, age 18, Birth: December 1881, Birthplace: Kansas.

Biographical Sketch from William G. Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas" (Chautauqua County)

J.V Leabo, M. D., was born in Green County, Ind., 1836, but was brought to Woodford County, Ill., where he remained until 1850; then back to Clay County, Ind., and in 1856 began reading medicine, and in 1863 finished his course and graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago.  In 1864, (he) located in Missouri, and for one year was practicing there; thence to Illinois and remained two years, and in 1869 came West, locating in Miami County, Kansas where he remained about two years; thence to Howard County and located a claim in Washington Township (now Chautauqua County).  (He) was among the early settlers in his township, and engaged in farming and the practice of medicine for four years.  Since then has been practicing medicine most of the time in the county. In the spring of 1883, he was located in Sedan, where he entered into practice.  Was married in 1863, at Brazil, Ind., to Miss Mary E. Allen.  They have five children, viz.: Edith, Minnie, May, John and Edwin.  (Note:  Married to Mary E. ALLEN)

More About John Leabo and Mary Olds:

Marriage: 1863, Brazil, Indiana

Children of John Leabo and Mary Olds are:

       100           i.   Edith4 Leabo, died Unknown.

       101          ii.   Minnie Leabo, died Unknown.

+     102         iii.   May Margaret Leabo, born 23 Apr 1872 in Montaugus, Kansas; died 09 Oct 1922 in Skeedee (Pawnee County) Oklahoma.

       103          iv.   John Olds Leabo, born 13 Feb 1879 in Indian Territory-Oklahoma; died Unknown.

Notes for John Olds Leabo:

Military Registrationt Card (1918) shows John Olds Leabo, age 39, born 13 Feburary 1879, Occupation: Pipeline Worker, (Nearest Relative) John Van Leabo-Father.

+     104          v.   Edward Isaac Leabo, born 09 Dec 1881 in Sedan (Chautauqua County) Kansas; died Oct 1918 in Sand Springs (Tulsa) Oklahoma.

 

      37.  Isaac3 Van Buskirk (Catherine2 Leabo, Francois Isaac (LeBas)1) was born 21 Jul 1826 in Indiana, and died 17 May 1863.  He married Cenie Goble 08 Nov 1844 in Monroe County, Indiana.  She died Unknown.

More About Isaac Van Buskirk and Cenie Goble:

Marriage: 08 Nov 1844, Monroe County, Indiana

Children of Isaac Van Buskirk and Cenie Goble are:

       105           i.   Thoedore4 Van Buskirk, born Abt. 1846; died Unknown.

       106          ii.   Cerro Gorda Van Buskirk, born Nov 1849; died Unknown.

       107         iii.   George Van Buskirk, born Abt. 1857; died Unknown.

 

 

 

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