Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lee S. Weed, Perkins Township Farmer

According to Hewson Peeke's book A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, Lee S. Weed was born in Sandusky to William and Sarah (Sanford) Weed, early pioneer settlers of Erie County, Ohio. William Weed made coffins for cholera victims of Sandusky during the 1840 cholera epidemic, and he also aided in caring for the sick during that difficult time. Lee attended schools in Perkins Township of Erie County, Ohio, and he also completed a course of study at the Buckeye Business College in Sandusky. Lee S. Weed was a successful farmer in Perkins Township. In politics, he was a Republican, and for a time he served as a Perkins Township Trustee. In October of 1885, Lee S. Weed took as his wife, Mary Ann Denman, the widow of John R. Denman. Mary Ann was a daughter of Thomas and Ann Milner. On January 9, 1923, Lee W. Weed passed away at the age of 73. Funeral services for Lee S. Weed took place at the family residence on South Columbus Avenue, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery.

Note: While Mr. Weed's tombstone lists his birth year as 1850, Peeke's history lists his birth date as 1849.

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