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


JOHN WALLACE4 LEZENBY (George3, John2, Cornelius1) was born at Camden, New Jersey on 2 April 1898, a child of George Crease Lezenby and his first wife Lula Woodruff. (NJ B)

John Lezenby served in the Army during World War I, from 2 July 1917 to 4 June 1919 (BIRLS)

The 1920 census (1027:4B) reported John Wallace with his mother's brother at 4 North Boulevard, Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Woodruff, Joseph W. head M W 55 M MD NJ NJ harkman,
Vineland
Woodruff, Sussan wife F W 49 M NJ NJ NJ none
Lezenby, Wallace nephew M W 21 S NJ NJ NJ auto driver,
taxi

John Wallace Lezenby married AGNES BROOKS probably some time in 1920, after the census on 1 January. Agnes was born at New Jersey on 3 December 1899, a child of Alfred J. Brooks and Carrie Bassett.

The 1930 census (1327:4B) reported this young family at 507 Elmer Street, Vineland:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Lezenby, John head M W 32 M NJ NJ NJ taxi driver,
public taxi
Lezenby, Agnes wife F W 30 M NJ NJ NJ none
Lezenby, John son M W 8 S NJ NJ NJ none
Lezenby, Alfred son M W 7 S NJ NJ NJ none
Lezenby, George son M W 2 S NJ NJ NJ none

This record further indicated that the household had two boarders, that John Wallace and Agnes married at the ages of 22 and 20 respectively, and John Wallace was a veteran of World War I.

Agnes Brooks Lezenby died on March 1985, a resident of Estero, Lee County, Florida (SSDI). John Wallace died on 2 May 1988 a resident of Pennsville, Salem County, New Jersey (SSDI).

John Wallace Lezenby and his wife Agnes Brooks had the following children:

  1. JOHN5 LEZENBY b. at Vineland about 1921
  2. ALFRED JOHN5 LEZENBY
    • b. at Vineland on 15 June 1922 (SSDI)
    • military. Merchant Marine from 2 March 1943 to 15 April 1945 (BIRLS)
    • d. on 18 September 1999, last residence Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey; bur. Locust Wood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill NJ (SSDI; Vet Graves)
  3. GEORGE5 LEZENBY b. at Vineland on 6 April 1928


REFERENCES

Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
BIRLS
"Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem Death File, 1850-2010," database, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs, ancestry.com (Ancestry.com: accessed 18 December 2011).
NJ B
"New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980," database, Family Search, (http://familysearch.org: accessed 20 December 2011).
SSDI
Social Security Death Index. http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com.


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