Sarah Leeper

1825–1875 (Age 49)

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Leeper was born on 16 September 1825, her father, George Bell Leeper, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Prestley, was 24. She married John Campbell on 27 June 1846, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kimbolton, Liberty Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Sherman Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died about 1875, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Leeper
John Campbell
Marriage: 27 June 1846
James Campbell
Alexander Campbell
Thomas Campbell
Willis Campbell
Jessie B Campbell
Colin Campbell
George Campbell

Spouse & Children

  • Female1825–1875Female

  • John Campbell


27 June 1846
Guernsey, Ohio, United States


  • James Campbell


  • Alexander Campbell


  • Thomas Campbell


  • Willis Campbell


  • Jessie B Campbell


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • George Bell Leeper


  • Elizabeth Prestley




  • John W. Leeper


  • Female1825–1875Female

  • Female1825–1909Female

  • Agnes Bell Leeper


  • James Leeper


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Campbell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Campbell in household of John Campbell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Campbell in household of John Campbell, "United States Census, 1850"

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