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Celia Willeford

Female 1839 - 1897


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  • Name  Celia Willeford  [1, 2
    Born  1839  Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1850  Center Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Cela Willeford, age 11, female, born in Iowa
    Census  1860  Center Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Lela Lease, age 21, female, born in Iowa
    Census  1870  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Celia Leas, age 28, female, white, occupation keeping house, born in Iowa
    Census  1880  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Celia Leas, white, female, age 37, wife, married, occupation keeping house, born in Iowa, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Kentucky
    Iowa State Census  1885  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Celiah Lease, 72 Township, Range 5, Section 85; Address N. E. S. E.; age 46, female, married, occupation keeping house, born in Henry County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Celia Lease, age 49, born in Henry County Iowa, white
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Celia (Willeford) Leas's grave is located at the Trinity Cemetery in Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Celia W., Wife of J. W. Leas, 1839 - 1897"
    The Headstone of Celia (Willeford) Leas
    The Headstone of Celia (Willeford) Leas
    Died  1897  [3, 4
    Buried  Trinity Cemetery, Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I5889  All Families
    Last Modified  8 Feb 2015 

    Father  Samuel Willeford,   b. Abt 1815, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1899 
    Mother  Rhoda H. Jackson,   b. 1814, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1899 
    Family ID  F2305  Group Sheet

    Family  James W. Leas,   b. 1 Apr 1832, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915 
    Married  11 Jul 1858  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
    >1. Florence May Leas,   b. 24 Feb 1858, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1922, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frank Leas,   b. Abt 1859, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1931
    >3. Laura Isabelle Lease,   b. Apr 1861, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1936
    >4. Emily J. Leas,   b. May 1862, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1931
     5. Samuel Walker "Walker" Leas,   b. 27 Nov 1864, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1941, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Mary G. Leas,   b. Abt 1867, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >7. George W. Lease,   b. 14 Sep 1868, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1931, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Susan Aline Leas,   b. Aug 1869, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Sara Ann "Annie" Lease,   b. 5 Oct 1872, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1940, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Edith M. Leas,   b. May 1877, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957
    Last Modified  8 Feb 2015 
    Family ID  F583  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S266] New London, Iowa - New London Journal Centennial Edition Newspaper, M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 182 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S366] 1850 US Census.

    3. [S1051] Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa - Burials (Sheridan and Trinity Cemeteries), (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0236; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S9152] Leas, Celia (Willeford) - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Trinity Cemetery in Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "Mo & Dave Gates" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorial #: 84854071) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S366] 1850 US Census, online (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 154, Center Township, Henry County, Iowa; Post Office: Mt. Pleasant; enumerated on June 26, 1860

    7. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 8, Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 139, Post Office: Mt. Pleasant; enumerated on June 8, 1870

    8. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa; Page 14, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 92, Sheet 262B; Enumerated on June 14 and 16, 1880

    9. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa, page 54

    10. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).

    11. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).