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William Ward
(1782-1852)
Catherine Barbara Herring
(1780-1850)
James Baker McCray
(1813-1872)
Nancy Ann Ward
(1809-1863)

Lucinda Jane (Jennie) McCray
(1845-1918)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. David E. Leary

Lucinda Jane (Jennie) McCray

  • Born: 11 Jan 1845, Lima, Ohio 65
  • Marriage (1): David E. Leary on 23 Aug 1866 in Allen, Ohio
  • Died: 21 Jul 1918, Leipsic, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio at age 73
  • Buried: 23 Jul 1918, Belmore Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio
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bullet  General Notes:

Lucinda Jane McCray was called "Jennie". This is the name used on the birth certificate of her daughter, Alice Pauline Leary.

Lucinda died of dropsy. Generally speaking dropsy is an accumulation of fluids in the body. It is not a disease, but is a symptom of other problems. Dropsy is due chiefly to diseases of the heart, kidneys or lungs.

Her death records state that she was buried at West Belmore Cemetery. On a visit to the cemetery I did not find her grave stone. Her birth, death and burial dates are taken from death records and her obituary.

Lucinda J. McCray Obituary
Lucinda J. McCray was born January 11, 1845. In 1866 she was married to David E. Leary to which union were born seven children; Virginia who died in 1868, Charles, James, Alice, Annie Bell, Frank and William. The father died October 1, 1895. The mother passed away at the home of her son Frank in Leipsic, Ohio, at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 21 days. Of the family there remains one brother, four sons, two daughters, nineteen grandchildren and five great-grand-children.
Card of Thanks
To those who mourned with us in the loss of our mother and to those who so kindly remembered her associations with floral tributes we desire to express our thanks. Especially do we appreciate the floral offerings of the local K. of K., the Junction employes and neighbors.
The Children

From Newspaper Clipping (1903)
After Many Years
Last Monday evening occurred a reunion of three sisters and one brother who have not met before since 1875. Mr. A. J. McCray, of Royalton, Ohio, Mrs. L. P. Brenneman of Van Wert, Mrs. L. J. Leary of Leipsic and Mrs. James Hitchcock of this place. All were permitted to sit together at the home of Mr. Hitchcock for the first time in 28 years., and for aught anyone knows for the last time on earth.. Mrs. Brenneman's health has become impaired to such a degree that she will hereafter live with her sister, Mrs. Leary at Leipsic. Before leaving for Leipsic on Tuesday, Dr. Newhouse met with them and spent a pleasant social hour.

Lucinda grew up in German (now American) township in Allen county, Ohio. Her parents inherited the southeast quarter of Section 14 (160 acres) from William Ward. According to an 1880 plat map, the land had been sold and there was a home on the northeast corner of that quarter. Satellite photos show that a subdivision now sits on that quarter, but the house is still there and in excellent repair. The address is 2885 N. Cole St., Lima, Ohio 45801. The northeast corner of the quarter is at the intersection of North Cole Street and Diller Road.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence, 1880, Sugar Creek Township, Putnam County, Ohio. 65 David and Lucinda had 40 acres southwest of the intersection of Township Road S and Road 14S. The 1880 plat map shows L. J. Leary as the owner. 15 acres just south of the Leary farm was owned by E. McCray.

2. Occupation: Housekeeper, 1880, Sugar Creek Township, Putnam County, Ohio. 65

3. Residence, 1903, Leipsic, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio.



4. Cemetery: Belmore Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio.



5. Residence: McCray family homestead: Lima, Ohio. This is where Lucinda Jane McCray lived prior to her marriage to David E. Leary. This located in German (now American) Township, Allen County, Ohio. Her parents inherited the southeast quarter of Section 14 (160 acres) from William Ward. According to an 1880 plat map, the land had been sold and there was a home on the northeast corner of that quarter. Satellite photos show that a subdivision now sits on that quarter, but the house is still there and in excellent repair. The address is 2885 N. Cole St., Lima, Ohio 45801. The northeast corner of the quarter is at the intersection of North Cole Street and Diller Road.



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Lucinda married David E. Leary, son of Silas Leary and Margaret Miller, on 23 Aug 1866 in Allen, Ohio. (David E. Leary was born on 5 Aug 1843 in Hinton, Rockingham County, Virginia,117 died on 1 Oct 1895 in Henry County, Ohio and was buried in Belmore Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio.)




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