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Isaiah Leeds-[2703]
(1724-)
Rebecca Bradley-[2704]
(-)
Edward Sto(W)(Ne) Leeds-[2701]
(1762-1813)
Nancy Clap-[2702]
(Abt 1766-)
Jerusha Leeds-[1273]
(1798-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Asa Hodgkins-[1272]

2. James Cushing-[3726]

Jerusha Leeds-[1273] 4 5

  • Born: 1798, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Asa Hodgkins-[1272] on 30 Nov 1815 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 1 2
  • Marriage (2): James Cushing-[3726] on 19 Apr 1828 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 3
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bullet  General Notes:

David Mandel says Lord Leeds was a member of Parliment, from Manchester and a descendant of George III. I checked The Complete Peerage - Leeds and was unable to find anything of help to connect Jerusha Leeds. The Duke of Leeds family name was Osborne.

bullet  Birth Notes:

"I did look through 'Report of Commissioners, Document #43, 1894, Boston Births' This covers 1700-1817, but is very incomplete from about 1800-1817. I did not find any Leeds' births." DEA

Also found at FamilySearch Jerusha LEEDS Sex: F Event(s): Birth: 1798 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Parents: Father: Edward Stow LEEDS Mother: Nancy CLAP Source Information: Film Number: 457079 Page Number: Reference Number:




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Jerusha married Asa Hodgkins-[1272] [MRIN: 418], son of William Hodgkins-[1798] and Susan Doane-[1799], on 30 Nov 1815 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, U.S.A..1 2 (Asa Hodgkins-[1272] was born on 3 Apr 1793 in Eden, Hancock, Maine, U.S.A. 8 9 10 and died after 1874 in Amsterdam, Holland 11.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:


"He married Jerusha Leeds of Boston. It may interest some to know of the romance of this marriage. Asa Hodgkins was a rising young man--first mate of a big ship of Boston. I have heard the old folks say that Asa was the handsomest man they ever saw.
"Once upon a time, when his ship was in Boston, he met Jerusha Leeds of a wealthy family. She was smitten by his beauty and accomplishments and unimpeachable character. He felt pleased and highly honored to be noticed by a wealthy young lady of great accomplishments. Soon their mutual esteem grew into a deep affection which ripened into reciprocal love. When her parents learned of their mental attitude toward each other they forbade further associations; and assured her that if she should marry Asa Hodgkins--a man beneath her in wealth and social standing, they would disinherit her. But, as love is the strongest law in the universe, Jerusha Leeds married Asa Hodgkins, MY GRANDFATHER. They had three children; the youngest two died; and Jerusha Leeds Hodgkins, left a widow and cut off from her fortune and disowned by her family, brought her surviving son William E. Hodgkins, my father, down to Uncle Thomas Hodgkins who reared him kindly." [Eben B. Hodgkins in Hodgkins Genealogy]

The marriage was recorded by the Reverend Thomas Baldwin, Pastor of the Second Baptist Chruch, Boston, per NEHG Register, Volume 125, October 1971.

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Jerusha next married James Cushing-[3726] [MRIN: 1328] on 19 Apr 1828 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, U.S.A..3 (James Cushing-[3726] was born about 1793 3.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

It is doubtful that this Jerusha Leeds married James Cushman in 1828 because Asa was still living and was elected Selectman as late as 1874.

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Sources


1 Eben B. Hodgkins, editor, <i>Genealogy of the Hodgkins family</i> (Trenton, Maine: Trenton, Maine, 1927) ID: 236. Repository: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116-3007, U.S.A., www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, Call Number:929.273 H667, G HOD 706 [project entry]. Surety: 1

2 Baldwin, Thomas Rev. Pastor Second Baptist Church, Boston 1815, <i>NEHG Register, Vol 125, Oct. 1971, page 293 Marriage Records</i> (Boston, MA: NEHG Register and Banner Blue Div., Broderbund Software, Inc., October 1971) ID: 503, Page 293. Surety: 3

3 Ancestors and Relations of Melissa Mackay, Scott Mackay online [http://www.mackayhouse.com/tree/index.htm], accessed 7 Mar 2005 ID: 723, http://www.mackayhouse.com/tree/f5745.htm#f3199. Surety: 1

4 G. E. C. (George Edward Cokayne), 1825-1911., The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant / by G.E.C.
13 v. in 6: ill., geneal.table; 26 cm.
(Looking for Jerusha 'Leeds' parents)
(New york: St. Martin's Press, 1984), Vol VII, pages 33 and 34 as to the Duke of Leeds. Repository: Long Beach Public Library, 101 Pacific Avenue, Long beach, CA 90822, Call Number:GEN.R 929.7 G294c 1874 v. 1, 2, 3, & 4. Surety: 0

5 Dorothy Brewer Erikson and Jane /Fletcher/ Fiske, editor, <i>Descendants of Thomas Brewer: Connecticut to Maine 1682 1996 with allied families</i> (West Rutland, Vt and Boston: Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (printed by Daamen, Inc.), 1996) ID: 724, pp. 411, 414. Repository: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116, U.S.A., bookloan@nehgs.org, http://www.newenglandancestors.org/, Call Number:CS71/B847/1996. Surety: 1

6 Beverly Farrington, E-Mail message 13 Aug 1996 from Beverly Farrington to Don E Appleby (Don E Appleby 14 Aug 1996). Surety: 3

7 Jerusha /Leeds/ entry, <i>International Genealogical Index [IGI]</i> (Salt Lake City: Family History Library) ID: 726, Film 445897 Ref No. 52031. Surety: 1

8 Eben B. Hodgkins, editor, <i>Genealogy of the Hodgkins family</i> (Trenton, Maine: Trenton, Maine, 1927) ID: 236, Page 22. born Hancock about 1790. Repository: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116-3007, U.S.A., www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, Call Number:929.273 H667, G HOD 706 [project entry]. Surety: 1

9 Source#382 IGI - Maine - Asa Hodgkins (FamilySearch). Surety: 2

10 Source #383 IGI - Maine - Asa Hodgkins relative Isaac James Palmer (FamilySearch). Surety: 3

11 Eben B. Hodgkins, editor, <i>Genealogy of the Hodgkins family</i> (Trenton, Maine: Trenton, Maine, 1927) ID: 236, Page 22. Murdered in Amsterdam, Holland. Repository: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116-3007, U.S.A., www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, Call Number:929.273 H667, G HOD 706 [project entry]. Surety: 1

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