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Major Isaac Leet ( - 1844)



Source: The Cooke and Swearingen papers, by Louise Martin Mohler, 1958; manila folder/s at Washington County Historical Society of PA. Newspaper is not listed. 

MAJOR ISSAC LEET - Obituary June 15, 1844.

Died at his residence in this borough on Monday afternoon last of dropsy in the chest. Major Isaac Leet in his 43rd year. On Tuesday at 3 pm the corpse of the deceased was borne to the family burial ground of Captain John Cook, 2 1/2 miles north of this place, attended by an unusually large concourse in the following order.... 

In the fall of 1820 he graduated at Washington College. He studied law under Thomas M. T. McKennan and was appointed County treasurer soon after. Soon after the inauguration of Governor Wolf he was commissioned Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of Washington County. He was elected to the state Senate by the Democratic Party. At the end of this term was elected a member of Congress.

Crumrine, Boyd. The courts of justice, bench & bar of Washington County, Pennsylvania: with sketches of the early court-houses, the judicial system, the law judges and the roll of attorneys of that county; and a history of the erection and dedication of the court house of 1900.  Donnelley, 1902. Biography of Isaac Leet, pp. 279-281.   From page 280:

"A notice of his life and death, with the proceedings of the bar, was published in the Washington Reporter for June 15, 1844. See Portrait."

Also see biography in:  Boyd Crumrine, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882).

Submitted by Lola (Swearingen) Weber with links provided by Judith Florian



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