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Leander Ransom TONG

Male 1842 - 1905  (63 years)


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  • Documents
    Leander Ransom Tong  -  1880 Census
    Leander Ransom Tong - 1880 Census
    1880 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

    Name Age
    Leander Tong 37
    Catherine Tong 35
    Logan Tong 13
    Charley Tong 12
    Abby Tong 10
    Emma Tong 9
    Ella Tong 6
    Florence Tong 4
    Frank Tong 1
    Leander Ransom Tong  -  1900 Census
    Leander Ransom Tong - 1900 Census
    1900 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

    Name Age
    Leander Tong 57
    Catharine Tong 55
    Charles Tong 32
    Frank Tong 21
    Garfield Tong 19
    Leander Ransom Tong - 1870 Census
    Leander Ransom Tong - 1870 Census
    1870 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

    Name Age
    Leander Tong 27
    Catharine Tong 25
    Logan Tong 3
    Charles Tong 2
    Abigal Tong 10/12
    George Washington Tong - 1860 Census
    George Washington Tong - 1860 Census
    1860 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

    Name Age

    George W Tong 51
    Isabel Tong 48
    Milton B Tong 21
    Eliza M Tong 19
    Leander Tong 17
    Rachael M Tong 16
    Annette Tong 13
    Winfield S Tong 11
    Mary E Tong 7
    George Washington Tong - 1850 Census
    George Washington Tong - 1850 Census
    1850 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

    Name Age

    George W Tong 41
    Isabel Tong 38
    Hosea Tong 13
    Milton Tong 11
    Eliza Tong 9
    Leander Tong 8
    Rachel Tong 6
    Rebecca Tong 3
    Winfield S Tong 1

    Headstones
    Leander Ransom Tong
    Leander Ransom Tong

    Maps
    'Tong country'
    "Tong country"
    The Findlay, Carey, and Fostoria, Ohio triangle is the birthplace and residence of a significant segment of the TONG family. Zion Bloom (St. Pauls)cemetery, a few miles from Vanlue, is practically a "family burial ground."

  • Name Leander Ransom TONG  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 01 Jul 1842  Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1860  Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1860  Ridge, Wyandot, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1870  Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1870  Ridge, Wyandot, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1880  Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1880  Ridge, Wyandot, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1900  Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1900  Ridge Township, Wyandot, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _MILT Civil War 
    Died 03 Aug 1905  Carey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Zion Bloom, St. Paul's Church, Vanlue, Hancock, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I81  Tong Family History
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 

    Father George Washington TONG,   b. 12 Dec 1808, Lancaster, Fairfield Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1879, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Isabel CRAWFORD,   b. 1813, Fairfield Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1882, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 13 Nov 1834  Fairfield Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine Kate BECK,   b. 16 Nov 1844, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1921, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 01 Apr 1866  [7
    Children 
    +1. Logan TONG,   b. 01 Nov 1866, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1947, Marion, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Charles TONG,   b. 28 Dec 1867, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1944  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Abbie TONG,   b. 17 Jul 1869, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1938, Toledo, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +4. Emma TONG,   b. 29 May 1871, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1946, Vanlue, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Ella TONG,   b. 02 Nov 1873, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Findlay, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +6. Florence TONG,   b. 03 Feb 1876, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1958, Findlay, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Frank TONG,   b. 01 Dec 1878, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1945, Coffeyville, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +8. Garfield TONG,   b. 13 Jan 1881, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1955, Carey, Wyandot Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. infant TONG
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Jul 1842 - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Aug 1905 - Carey, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zion Bloom, St. Paul's Church, Vanlue, Hancock, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Tong Book HS #6-21-223
      Civil War - Company F, 57th OVI
      Lived on a farm east of Brother, Milton near Carey, Ohio
      Buried with wife in Zion Bloom Cem., south of Vanlue, Oh

      "One other child" mentioned in Tong book, but no info about it.

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      Leander Tong found in:
      US - Veterans Schedule (1890)
      Rank: Private
      Year Enlisted: 1861
      Year Discharged: 1864
      State: Ohio
      County: Wyandot
      Town: Ridge
      Roll: 61

      57th Regiment Ohio Infantry

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      1850 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

      Name Age

      George W Tong 41
      Isabel Tong 38
      Hosea Tong 13
      Milton Tong 11
      Eliza Tong 9
      Leander Tong 8
      Rachel Tong 6
      Rebecca Tong 3
      Winfield S Tong 1

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      1860 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

      Name Age

      George W Tong 51
      Isabel Tong 48
      Milton B Tong 21
      Eliza M Tong 19
      Leander Tong 17
      Rachael M Tong 16
      Annette Tong 13
      Winfield S Tong 11
      Mary E Tong 7

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      1870 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

      Name Age
      Leander Tong 27
      Catharine Tong 25
      Logan Tong 3
      Charles Tong 2
      Abigal Tong 10/12

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      1880 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

      Name Age
      Leander Tong 37
      Catherine Tong 35
      Logan Tong 13
      Charley Tong 12
      Abby Tong 10
      Emma Tong 9
      Ella Tong 6
      Florence Tong 4
      Frank Tong 1

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      1900 Census - Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio

      Name Age
      Leander Tong 57
      Catharine Tong 55
      Charles Tong 32
      Frank Tong 21
      Garfield Tong 19

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      In our last issue we mentioned the fact that Leander Tong had suffered an attack of paralysis, his entire left side being involved. He suffered the attack on Monday and from reports of the severity of the attack, those who had known of the state of his health for some time past, entertained grave fears that he would not recover. He suffered two other attacks and died at his home in Ridge Township on Thursday, August 3.

      Mr Tong was born in Wyandot county July, 1, 1842, so that at his death he was 63 years, 1 month, and 3 days old.

      He was united in marriage Catherine Beck, April 1, 1866. Eight children were born to this union, four sons and four daughters. The sons are Logan, Garfield, and Charles, of Wyandot county, and Frank, of Coffeeville, Kansas. The daughters are Mrs. Miles Wonder and Mrs. Lee Ogg of Wyandot county, Mrs.F. P. Powell, of Bloomdale, and Mrs. David Baes, of Utica. All of these children were at his bedside when he died.

      Two brothers, M.B. Tong and Hosea Tong, and one sister, survive him.

      He has been for some years a member of Hebron United Brethren Church.

      Mr. Tong has to his credit a long and honorable service in the Union Army during the Civil War. He enlisted on November 9, 1861, in the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company "F" and was mustederd out November 11, 1864, thus serving more than three years.

      He was a charter member of Carey Post, No. 173, Department of Ohio, G.A.R. He took great interest in the affairs of the post and was senoir vice commander at the time of his death. He was always present at the meetings and took an active part in the proceedings. He greatly enjoyed attending regimental and other reunions.

      Children of Leander & Catherine Tong

      1. infant TONG
      > 2. Logan TONG, b. 01 Nov 1866, Wyandot Co, Ohio , d. 12 Sep 1947, Marion, Ohio
      3. Charles TONG, b. 28 Dec 1867, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio , d. 25 May 1944
      > 4. Abbie TONG, b. 17 Jul 1869, d. 22 Apr 1938, Toledo, Ohio
      > 5. Emma TONG, b. 29 May 1871, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio , d. 06 Jun 1946, Vanlue, Ohio
      6. Ella TONG, b. 02 Nov 1873, d. 1939, Findlay, Ohio
      > 7. Florence TONG, b. 03 Feb 1876, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio , d. 02 Aug 1958, Findlay, Ohio
      8. Frank TONG, b. 01 Dec 1878, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio , d. 31 Dec 1945, Coffeyville, Kansas
      > 9. Garfield TONG, b. 13 Jan 1881, Ridge Twp, Wyandot Co, Ohio , d. 20 Nov 1955, Carey, Ohio

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      57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Flag

      compiled by Larry Stevens

      Organized February 10, 1862, under Colonel William Mungen, it entered the field soon after, moving up the Tennessee River. It participated in the battle of Shiloh with credit, against overwhelming numbers, and advanced with the army against Corinth. After the evacuation it operated in northern Mississippi, and in July moved into Memphis, from which point it made many reconnoissances. In December it joined Sherman's attack upon Vicksburg, where it was actively engaged, and in January, 1863, participated in the capture of Arkansas Post. It followed Grant's victorious army around Vicksburg and fought at Raymond, Champion Hills and Big Black; took part in the assaults and investment, and after the surrender moved against Jackson. In October the Regiment moved to Memphis, and crossed the country to Chattanooga, where it stormed Mission Ridge, and afterwards marched to Knoxville. In May, 1864, it joined the Atlanta campaign, fighting all the way to the end, and joined in the pursuit of Hood northward. It marched to the sea and engaged in the capture of Fort McAllister, and again through the Carolinas. It was reviewed at Washington and then moved via Louisville to Arkansas, where it mustered out August 14, 1865. This Regiment was continually in active service from the beginning to the end, losing over 1,000 men.

      57th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Vance, Findlay, Ohio, September 16, 1861. Moved to Camp Chase, Ohio, January 22, 1862. Ordered to Paducah, Ky., February 18. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to May. 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 5th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to August, 1865.
      SERVICE.--Duty at Paducah, Ky., till March 6, 1862. Moved to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10. Expedition to Yellow Creek and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Expedition to Eastport, Miss., and Chickasaw, Ala., April 1-2. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Corinth Road April 8. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Russell House, near Corinth, May 17. March to Memphis, Tenn., via La-Grange, Grand Junction and Holly Springs June 1-July 18. Rising Sun, Tenn., June 30. Duty at Memphis till November. Expedition from Memphis to Coldwater and Herando, Miss., September 8-13. Skirmish at Wolf Creek Bridge September 23. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. "Tallahatchie March" November 26-December 13. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Expedition to South Bend, Arkansas River, January 14-15. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-21, and duty there till March. Expedition to Rolling Fork, Miss., via Muddy, Steele's and Black Bayous and Deer Creek March 14-27. Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Movement to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-14. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Big Black till September 27. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 27-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Chattanooga Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-25. Foot of Missionary Ridge November 24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Reenlisted January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough February-March. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 5. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's 2nd Sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Clinton November 21-23. Ball's Ferry and Georgia Central Railroad Bridge November 23-25. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. Holman's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 30. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 2; thence to Little Rock, Ark., and duty there till August. Mustered out August 14, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 234 Enlisted men by disease. Total 319.

      Companies by County

      Company A Logan and Putnam Counties
      Company B Hancock, Seneca and Wood Counties
      Company C Auglaize, Mercer and Sandusky Counties
      Company D Hamilton County
      Company E Allen, Hamilton and Van Wert Counties
      Company F Hancock County
      Company G Hancock and Seneca Counties
      Company H Hancock and Seneca Counties
      Company I Crawford, Sandusky and Shelby Counties
      Company K Logan and Sandusky Counties

  • Sources 
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      Birth date: Jul 1842
      Birth place: Ohio
      Marriage date: 1877
      Marriage place:
      Residence date: 1900
      Residence place: Ridge Township, Wyandot, Ohio

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      Birth place: Ohio
      Residence date: 1880
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      Date of Import: Feb 8, 2001