Leslie-Pearsall-Brooks Family

                                                   Submitted by Lorraine Besmer


   Lorraine submitted  the following corrections for Oakwood Cemetery and her Leslie-Pearsall family. Lorraine is the great granddaughter of Samuel and Lucia Augusta Pearsall-Leslie.

  •  Samuel Leslie isn't buried in Oakwood, his wife Clara Leslie, son George Leslie and Samuel's brother John are buried in that plot.

  • Samuel remarried. His daughters, Clara Golden Leslie and Mary Lavina (Loania) Leslie are buried in their grandparents' (Horace B. and Lavina (Loania) Walker-Pearsall's plot in Oakwood Cemetery. There doesn't appear to be any headstones for the two little girls.

  • Samuel is buried beside his last wife, Lucia Augusta Pearsall Leslie at the Union Cemetery, Spencer, Nebraska. Their daughter, Jenny Bell  Leslie and their granddaughter, Lucia Lenora Leslie are buried in the same plot with them.

  • Samuel was married to Clara Olivia Brooks, May 2, 1853. She died in 1854. He married Sophia M. Pierce, daughter of Marinus and Mary "Polly"  Pierce on December 11, 1856. She died November 27, 1859 at the home of her brother in-law, James Leslie in Summit County, Ohio. She was survived by a daughter, Adelia or Adella F. Leslie who shows up on the 1860 census but not on the 1870 census. I don' t know where Sophia and Adelia (Adella) are buried. Sophia's parents are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Independence, Iowa.

  • Samuel married Lucia Augusta Pearsall on January 6, 1864 in Buchanan County, Iowa. He died August 2, 1894 near Spencer, Nebraska.

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