Charlie Leeds1

#1263, (4 February 1855 - 12 March 1927)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Ezra Leeds1 (1823 - 1916)
Mother*Rachel Bridges1 (1833 - 1888)
Birth*4 February 1855He was born on 4 February 1855 at OhioG.2,3 
1858He removed with John Ezra Leeds and Rachel Bridges in 1858 Indiana.4 
13 August 1870He appeared on the census of 13 August 1870 in the household of Rachel Bridges and John Ezra Leeds at Fosters Ridge P.O., Clark, Perry Co., IndianaG, age 15.5 
1879He removed with John Ezra Leeds and Rachel Bridges to NebraskaG in 1879.6 
19 June 1880He appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 in the household of John Ezra Leeds and Rachel Bridges at Guide Rock Precinct, Webster Co., NebraskaG.7 
25 June 1885He appeared on the census of 25 June 1885 in the household of Rachel Bridges and John Ezra Leeds at Victor Prec., Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG, age 29, b. OH, farmer.8 
2 June 1900He appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 in the household of Edgar Leeds and Lucy E Helmick at Nelson Village, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG, b. IN Feb 1855, day laborer.9 
23 April 1910He appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 in the household of John F. Leeds at Lincoln Land Co. Addition, Nelson Village, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG; neis. Ida and George Shelton, fam. 169; John F Leeds, fam. 175.10 
3 January 1920He appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 at E. 7th Street, Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.11 
Death*12 March 1927He died on 12 March 1927 at Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG, at age 72.3 
Burial*13 March 1927He was buried on 13 March 1927 at Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.3 


  1. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. age 15.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S1628], online, no image. Charles Leeds, b. OH Feb. 4, 1855, d. Mar. 12, 1927, Nelson, Nuckolls Co. NE, bur. Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls Co. NE. Narrative citing The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, March 17, 1927:
    Charles Leeds was born in Ohio, February 4, 1855; died at Nelson Nebraska, March 12, 1927, aged 72 years, 1 month and 8 days. When three years old his parents moved to Indiana, where they lived until 1879, when they moved to Nebraska, locating near Guide Rock. He united with the United Brethren church at a little sod school house eight miles north of Guide Rock a few years after coming to Nebraska.
    The family moved to near the present site of Lawrence, where they made their home for several years. While living in this vicinity the mother passed to her eternal home. From that time Charlie made a home for his father later coming to Nelson, where they lived until the father died a few years ago. Since that time Charlie has made his home alone in the little house occupied by he and his father for so many years.
    He leaves to mourn his death three brothers: George of Hastings, J.F. and Ed Leeds of Nelson. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Houghton L. and William, also one sister, Mrs. Geo. Shelton.
    The funeral service was held in the Nelson Methodist church (sic) Sunday, March 13, 1927, at two o'clock with sermon by the pastor, Vincent R. Beebe, and singing by a quartet: Mrs. Bardsley, Mrs. Mahaffey, Mr. Hedgcock and Mr. Warren Hall. The body was laid to rest in the Nelson cemetery.

    Memorial# 38129260, by Peggy Bargen Duey.
  4. [S520] VWH, betw. births of George (OH) and Houghton (IN).
  5. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John E. (40), farmer, b. OH; Rachel (38), b. OH.
  6. [S1628], online, no image. John Ezra Leeds, b. OH Mar. 4, 1822, d. Feb. 18, 1916, Nuckolls Co. NE, bur. Liberty Creek Cemetery, Nuckolls Co. NE. Narrative citing the Nelson Gazette ~ Lawrence Locomotive, 4 Feb 1916, p. 1.
    John Ezra Leeds was born March 4, 1822, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and here he was married to Rachel Bridges. To this union were born eight children: George, Charles, Mrs. G.E. Shelton, Lincoln, William, John, Edgar and Wright all of whom survive their father except William, who died twenty one years ago. The mother died twenty eight years ago next April. Mr. Leeds died February 18, 1916 at his home in east Nelson, having lived the unusual span of 93 years, 11 months and 4 days.
    The funeral services occurred Sunday Morning at 9 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G.E. Shelton, being conducted by Rev. J.F. Green. The remains were laid to rest in Liberty Cemetery, near Deweese.
    Memorial 64014076, by Lois Frahm.
  7. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. John E (54), farmer, b. and parents b. OH; Rachel E (48), b. and father b. OH, mother b. PA.
  8. [S887] Nebraska State Census Collection, 1860-1885 (images), online, 1885. John Leedes (57), b. and parents b. OH, farmer; R. E. (52), b. and father b. OH, mother b. PA, housekeeper.
  9. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Edward (26), b. IN Jul 1873, fa. b. OH, mo. b. IN, day laborer; Lucy E. (22), b. NE Oct 1877, fa. b. IN, mo. b. MO; marr. 6 yrs, 1 child, living.
  10. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. John F (44), widow, b. IN.
  11. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Charles (53), b. OH, laborer.