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The LEIGH FAMILY Home Page

Updated January 30, 2004

Laura Jean Rush

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This publication of the "Leigh Family Tree" is due to the immense efforts of Shirley K. Rush who has devoted many years of research to this project. Shirley interviewed family and visited places, such as, libraries, churches, and cemeteries to locate and document the history of this wonderful family. It is with great honor that I am publishing her works to the internet for others to share and will provide regular updates as Shirley continues in her efforts.

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  • Nana (18 KB)
    Lulu Ketcham wife of Samuel Judson Leigh at The House of the Good Sheppard Nursing Home, Hackettstown, NJ, age 98
  • George Bryan (19 KB)
    George, husband of Ida Leigh, sister of Samuel Judson Leigh. Buried Hackettstown Cem, off Mt. Blvd., Haclettstown, Warren Co., NJ
  • Mary C. Barker Leigh (29 KB)
    Mary lies near husband Ichabod. V. Leigh in Hackettstown Cemetery off Mt. Ave., Hackettstown,Warren Co., NJ
  • St.Peter's Episcopal Ch (13 KB)
    Location: Rector St., Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., N.J.(Originally East Jersey Rear of Ch.looks out over Raritan Bay.
  • Headstone (21 KB)
    Amy Stout w. of Sam'l Leigh, Sr.. Churchyard of Bethlehem Presbty. Ch, Pittstown, N.J. built 1870(See background)
  • Headstone Ichabod (25 KB)
    Ichabod, son of Sam'l & Amy Leigh, b. 1778 . Bethlehem Prsbyt. Ch, near Pittstown, Hunterdon Co., NJ
  • Headstone of Robert Lettice Leigh (20 KB)
    "Son of Benjamin Higgins Dec 'D Feb .r ye i5 1735/6 Aged 15 years ROBERT LETTICE SON OjF JOSEPH LEIGH DEC 'D (June Ye 12, Aged 3 years A.D. 1731-obscured due sinkage)
  • Headstone Sarah Leigh (32 KB)
    Sarah, dtr. of Sam'l & Amy Leigh, b. 1797 Buried in Bethlehem Presbyt. Ch. Cem. formerly Union now Pittstown, Hunterdon Co., NJ
  • Leigh Coat of Arms (11 KB)
    Executed by Mrs. Walter H. Grove, Taylorsville Rd., Washington Crossing, Pa. 18977; Nov.1976 Photographed in home of Mary Leigh & Cornell Blackwell, Pennington, N.J. 1991
  • Headstone James Leigh (25 KB)
    James B., son of Sam'l,Jr. & Mary Taylor. Died Oct. 20, 1842, age 5yrs. 3 mos., 22 dys. at Bethlehem Prsbty. Ch, Pittstown, Hunterdon Co., N.J. near G'father/mother Sam'l Sr. & Amy Leigh
  • Headstone Anna Leigh (27 KB)
    Anna, dtr. of Sam'l & Amy Leigh, b. 1787 Cemetery Of Bethlehem Presbyt. Ch., Near Pittstown, Hunterdon Co., NJ, formerly Union.
  • Headstone Thankfull S. Leigh (17 KB)
    Southeast corner of St. Peter's Episc. Church yard outside organ nave; Perth Amboy, N.J.Tripartitie red sandstone marker; winged skull= Man is mortal. His soul flies to heaven .
  • Headstone Joseph Leigh (17 KB)
    Stone unclear. Joseph, son of Sam'l, Jr. & Mary Taylor Leigh. Date of death possibly 1855. In same plot with G'fa & G'mo in Bethlehem Prsbty. Ch. Cem., Pittstown, H'dpn Co., N.J.
  • Van Syckle Tavern (31 KB)
    In 1763 a store, post office, & tavern. In 1839 converted to a residence. Located at Van Syckle Corner in Union Township, Hunterdon Co, NJ. Built by David Reynolds
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Ch (48 KB)
    Joseph Leigh owned Pew # 18, along with Richard Bishop & William Davenport at cost of 5 pounds, 2 shillings annually. Minister at this time :Rev. William Skinner
  • Anna B. Leigh Inscho (23 KB)
    Sister of Samuel Judson Leigh & wife of Daniel Inscho, buried Haclettstown Cem., off Mt. Ave., Haclettstown, Warren Co., NJ
  • Headstone Thankfull Leigh (15 KB)
    "Here Lyes ye Body of Thankfull Wife of Joseph Leigh Aged 40 years Dec'd Feb.'ry Ye 1st 1731/2. Picture taken May 1992 South of Organ Nave, St Peter's Ch Cem, Perth Amboy
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Ch (35 KB)
    Newer portion of Church shows date of first building erected; evidently prior to formal organization as Episcopal parish. Bldg. projection on right is old organ chamber(south side) .
  • Leigh House Townsbury (12 KB)
    Owned by Dan'l Jr. and brother Isaiah & where they lived from 1860 to 1880. Taken by S. Rush & B. Wojcicki just as it was being renovated, spring 1991
  • Headstone Thankfull S. Leigh (17 KB)
    Southeast corner of St. Peter's Episc. Church yard outside organ nave; Perth Amboy, N.J.Tripartitie red sandstone marker; winged skull= Man is mortal. His soul flies to heaven .
  • Samuel Judson Leigh (2 KB)
    Grampa Leigh (age 71) checked the construction of Shirley & Wilmot's first house on Ashley Rd., Nixon Park, Edison, M'sex Co., NJ
  • Early Restoration (20 KB)
    Developer completed renovation by 1996. Area landscaped to fit in with surrounding new homes built on land once drained by a branch of Pequest River.
  • Leigh Farm, Mansfield (19 KB)
    Betty Rush Wojcicki holds up a piece of slate as she stands on the site of the farm house. In 1992 the farm lay within the property of Robert Kayhart, off Washburn Rd, Port Murray, N.J.
  • Samuel Judson Leigh (1 KB)
    With help, Grandpa Leigh built his house on Prospect St., Hackettstown, War. Co.,NJ He was about 46 yrs. old. , Retired from farming, he returned to carpentry.
  • Leigh Farm, Mansfield (14 KB)
    Barn & outbuildings as viewed from front of site of homestead.. Purchased by Sam'l Leigh, Sr., passed to Daniel,to son Ichabod, to son Ichabod Voorhees..
  • Samuel Judson Leigh (2 KB)
    Age about 34-5.
  • Leigh Farm, Mansfield (12 KB)
    Spring house sits in gully behind the site of the farmhouse, astride what was once a stream for cooling milk, butter & other farm produce .
  • Headstone Dan"l Leigh Sr. (11 KB)
    Daniel Leigh, Sr., buried in Prsbyt. Ch. Cem., Pleasant Grove, on Schooley's Mt., Morris Co., N.J. Church steabl. 1790.
  • Headstone Emma Leigh (25 KB)
    Emma L. Leigh, Sister of Samuel Judson Leigh, wife of Harvey C. Garey, buried in Hackettstown Cemetery, off Mt. Ave., Hackettstown, Warren Co., NJ
  • Headstone, Ichabod (15 KB)
    Ichabod, son of Dan'l Sr. buried with parents in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Schooley's Mt., Morris Co., N.J.
  • Weiss Farm (17 KB)
    Judson, Lulu, Beulah & Robertay ,north side of house;atepdown kitchen ,left, attached to main house
  • Old School Baptist Meeting House (24 KB)
    Hopewell. Mercer Co. Burial ground holds many Leighs. Joseph; second son of Ichabod Smith L, b1749 d1823, grandson of Joseph L. senior.
  • Moving Day (12 KB)
    Ready to take off from the Weiss farm for the Vienna farm with first load of household goods .
  • Headstone Sara Leigh (19 KB)
    Sarah, w. of Dan'l, Sr.(Known also as Sally Rae), same plot with husb..
  • Ichabod V. & Mary B. Leigh (16 KB)
    Bank barn in background still standing in 1991. Parents of Samuel Judson Leigh.
  • Ketcham Farm (36 KB)
    Judson and family rented house & land here until 1909 ; 81 Ketcham Rd., Mansfield Twnsp, Warren Co., NJ
  • Leigh Farm, Mansfield (19 KB)
    Betty Rush Wojcicki holds up a piece of slate as she stands on the site of the farm house. In 1992 the farm lay within the property of Robert Kayhart, off Washburn Rd, Port Murray, N.J.
  • Headstone, Ichabod V. Leigh (30 KB)
    Buried in Hackettstown Cemetery off Mt. Ave., Hackettstown, Warren Co., N.J., next to wife
  • Vienna Farm (8 KB)
    Grandson, Wilmot Leigh Rush born in bedroom second floor right front in 1925. Judson & Lulu lived here from 1914 to about 1927. State Hwy. Rt. 46 runs in front of house.
  • Pleasant Grove Presb Church (28 KB)
    On Schooley's Mt., Morris Co N.J.
  • Port Murray Meth. Episc. Ch (45 KB)
    Ichabod Voorhees Leigh one of seven Trustees of P.M. M.E.C. who paid to Samuel McCrea the sum of $!.00 for the property bordered by Main St. and Morris Canal.
  • 112 W. Prospect Ave. (26 KB)
    Jud & Lulu's Hackettstown home, grandchildren Wilmot,Weldon and Elizabeth sitting on front steps..
  • Retirement Home (33 KB)
    Ichabod V. & Mary Barker Leigh homestead, Main St., Port Murray, Warren Co., NJ
  • 112 W. Prospect Ave. (16 KB)
    Great grandson John Steven Wojcicki bought this house. Did some interior renovations & added in-ground pool. Later added6 foot wooden fence.
  • Maida Bryan (7 KB)
    Only child of Ida Leigh & George Bran. Ida, sister of S.Judson Leigh. She married Charles Rolph
  • Ida Leigh Bryan (34 KB)
    Ida, Sister of Samuel Judson Leigh, wife of George Bryan, buried in Hackettstown Cemetery, off Mt. Blvd., Hackettstown, Warren Co., NJ
  • Headstone Sam"l Leigh (26 KB)
    Samuel Leigh,Sr..Bethlehem Presbyt. Ch., Pittstown, Hunterdon Co., N.J.(Bethlehem Twnshp.; formerly Union N.J.) Churchyard of Beth. Pres. Ch.(background)
  • Headstone Elizabeth (29 KB)
    Elizabeth, Dtr. of Sam'l and Amy . Born 1777 in Cemetery of Beth. Presbty Ch, Pittstown, Hunterdon Co. (Bethlehem Twnshp, formerly Union ,N.J.)
  • Headstone Amy Leigh (29 KB)
    Amy, dtr. of Sam'l & Amy Leigh, b. 1785, died March-2 mos. before sister Eliz(viz.)
 

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