John Leek

25 December 1817–20 February 1880 (Age 62)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Leek was born on 25 December 1817, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Bostick Leek, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Ann Dodd, was 21. He married Martha Jane Frost on 30 April 1840, in Steelville, Crawford, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Pulaski, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 20 February 1880, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Dixon, Pulaski, Missouri, United States.

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John Leek
Martha Jane Frost
Marriage: 30 April 1840
Richard Leek
Hannah C Leek
Margaret A Leake
Mary Ann Leek
Nancy Alice Leek
Martha J Leake
Cynthia A Leek
Bardena Leake
Genetta Adeline Leek

Spouse and Children

30 April 1840
Steelville, Crawford, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 4

Missouri is the 24th state
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 17

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Leake .2 Dutch (de Leek): nickname for an uneducated or ignorant person, from Dutch leek ‘layman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Luke, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Leck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Leek, "United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903"

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