Page 627/8 “History of Huntington County, Indiana” (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Dallas Township.
SAMUEL J. LEEDY, senior member of the firm of Leedy Bros. & Lynn, merchants at Andrews, is a native of Preble Co., OH, where he was born March 17, 1840, being the eldest of a family of eight children born to Joseph and Lydia (Wilter) Leedy, who were natives of VA and OH, respectively. They emigrated to Indiana and Huntington Co. in the fall of 1853, locating south of Andres, where they continued to reside until about 1878, when they came to Andrews, where they now live. Our subject was reared to manhood on a farm. He received a common education in the schools of the vicinity. November, 1862, his marriage with Adeline Snowden was solemnized, and to their union this one child has been born: Jennie E. Mr. Leedy has been engaged in the mercantile trade and farming all his life. From a business point of view he has been successful. They have a fine store and enjoy a good remunerative trade. In politics he is a Republican, and most generally manifests a good, live interest in the political affairs of the county and community in which he lives, where he was honored with an election to the office of Township Trustee in 1876, re-elected in 1878 and in 1884. In addition, he has several times been elected to municipal offices.