Mary Jane Leeper

10 January 1833–8 August 1913 (Age 80)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Leeper was born on 10 January 1833, in Ohio, United States, her father, Alexander Leeper, was 20 and her mother, Charity Wine, was 18. She married Robert L. Franks on 19 August 1851, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. She lived in Senecaville, Richland Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Jonesboro, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 8 August 1913, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Milton Downs
Mary Jane Leeper
Marriage: 6 March 1869

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6 March 1869
Muskingum, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 3

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 27

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). 2. occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Leeper in household of Alexander Leeper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary J Downs in household of Upton Downs, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Jane Leeper, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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