Cornelius Lezenby and Eliza Wilson, Immigrants
and some of their Ancestors
and Descendants


ALEXANDER2 LEZENBY (Cornelius1) was born at Norristown, Pennsylvania (1850 census) on December 1849 (1900 census), a child of Cornelius and Eliza Lezenby. In 1870 Alexander was a blacksmith, single, living with brother John at Camden, New Jersey (census).

Alexander Lezenby married LYDIA A. STONE about 1874/5. Lydia was born at Pennsylvania on September 1846 (1900 census).

The 1900 census (958:11B) reported the Alexander Lezenby family at 340 Liberty Street, Camden, as follows:

Name Related Race Sex Born MS B FB MB Occupation
Lezenby, Alexander head W M Dec 1849 M PA England England blacksmith
Lezenby, Lidia wife W F Sep 1846 M PA PA PA
Lezenby, Mattie daughter W F Jun 1877 S NJ PA PA umbrella maker
Lezenby, Ella daughter W F May 1880 S NJ PA PA umbrella worker
Lezenby, Morris son W M Sep 1883 S NJ PA PA type setter
Lezenby, Lydia daughter W F Jun 1886 S NJ PA PA packing drugs

This record also indicated that Alexander and Lydia had been married 25 years, and that Lydia had five children, all living.

Alexander Lezenby died before the next census, in 1910 (873:4B), when Lydia Lezenby and family were reported at 261 Vernon Street, Camden, as follows:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Lezenby, Lydia head F W 63 Wd PA PA PA none
Lezenby, Ella daughter F W 29 S NJ PA PA sales lady,
dept. store
Lezenby, Morris son M W 26 S NJ PA PA printer,
newspaper
Lezenby, Lydia daughter F W 22 S NJ PA PA operator,
telephone

This record also indicated that the mother Lydia had four children, all living.

The 1920 census (1022:5B) reported this family at 1303 Park Boulevard, Camden:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Lezenby, Lydia A. head F W 72 Wd PA PA PA none
Lezenby, Eleanor M. daughter F W 38 S NJ PA PA housekeeper,
home
Lezenby, Morris W. son M W 36 S NJ PA PA printer,
newspaper
Lezenby, Lidie W. daughter F W 33 S NJ PA PA clerk,
wool broker

The household also included one boarder.

Alexander and Lydia A. Lezenby had the following children:

  1. MATTIE3 LEZENBY
    • b. at New Jersey on June 1877
  2. ELEANOR M.3 LEZENBY
    • b. at New Jersey on May 1880
    • census. Camden, NJ, 1930. 1303 Park Boulevard (1322:20A)
      • Lezenby, Elineor head F W 48 S NJ PA PA none
      • Lezenby, Lidia sister F W 43 S NJ PA PA office manager, insurance co.
      • plus one lodger
  3. WILLIAM MORRIS3 LEZENBY
    • b. at Camden on 22 September 1882 (WWII Draft)
    • draft. at Camden on 12 September 1918 (WWI Draft)
      • William Morris Lezenby 1361 Kaigh Ave., Camden
        37 b. Sep 2, 1881 white, native
        rel: Lydia A. Lezenby 1361 Kaigh St.
        medium height, medium build gray eyes, mixed hair
    • census. At Altantic City, New Jersey, on 1930 (1308:6A) 1531 Atlantic Ave.
      • Lezenby, William roomer M W 46 S NJ NJ NJ printer, shop
    • draft. abt 1941 (WWII Draft)
      • William Morris Lezenby 1532 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ
        age 59 b. Camden Sep 22, 1882
        contact: Mrs. A. D. Coombs 1532 Atlantic Ave
        employer: Press Union Publishing Co., Ohio + Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
  4. LYDIA W.3 LEZENBY
    • b. at New Jersey on 13 June 1886 (SSDI)
    • d. Mar 1966 (SSDI) res. Camden, NJ


REFERENCES

Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
WWI Draft
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. ancestry.com.
WWII Draft
U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards. ancestry.com.


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