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From: winter dellenbach <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] John K. Leedy
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 23:03:50 -0800
The automobile? Leedyites. Please - tell more. winter
On Sunday, January 30, 2005, at 10:37 PM, wrote:
> In the Leedy Family History by Gordon Connelly, theer is an extensive
> writeup on John Kiser Leedy. Mentioned was his escape from Virginia
> to Indiana. Also mentioned was his 12 or more patents for various
> mechanical products. His best known invention was a sugar evaporator.
> He was the son of John and Eve (Kiser) Leedy of Rockingham Co, VA.
> He was born 25 Feb 1829, Rockingham Co, VA died 18 Oct 1904, Roanoke,
> VA. He had also lived in Bloomington, IL and Dora, IN. He married,
> 13 Mar 1851, Shenandoah Co, VA Elizabeth Anne Rittenour/Ridenour d/o
> Henry & Magdalene (Coffman) Ridenour. She was born 7 Sept 1833 died
> 30 Nov, 1897 Toms Brook, VA.
> The John Leedy mentioned in connection with the Leedyites was much
> later. The Leedyites were a 1921 division from the Old German Baptist
> Brethren mostly concerned with the automobile.
> Milton Cook
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