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Captain Abram Leask, son of James Leask and Jane Sinclair
Born: 26 Mar 1817 in Shetland Islands, Scotland
Married: Mary [Leisk], 17 Feb 1842 in Shetland Islands, Scotland (age 26)
Died: 23 May 1904 in Port Dover, Norfolk County (age 87) 
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe, Norfolk County
Mary [Leisk]
Born: 1822 [presumably in Shetland Islands, Scotland]
Married: Abram Leask, 17 Feb 1842 in Shetland Islands, Scotland (age 20)
Died: 9 Aug 1897 in Port Dover, Norfolk County (age 75)  
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe, Norfolk County
Children of Abram Leask and Mary [Leisk]:
Barbara Leask married John Henry McCall. Moved to Michigan. Many descendants.
George H. Leask married Mary Pullen, then Susanna Roberts
James Leask married Emory Annette Boughner
John F. Leask married Mary Ann Smith
Mary Ann Leask married William H. Cowan Jr. Moved to North West Territories.
Helen Leask (1855-1880]
Abram Leask Jr. married Mary Jane Brown, then Susan Caroline Hellyer
Laura Ann Leask (1865-1868)
This surname is frequently misspelled Leisk, Lisk, even List, in the historical record. Scottish sailor Abram immigrated to Canada in 1848 specifically to sail schooners on the Great Lakes, which he saw as a great opportunity. He bought a farm in Windham Township and sailed out of Port Dover. His brother-in-law Henry Anderson was his first mate. Eventually they prospered and Abram purchased a second schooner which Henry captained. Abram and Mary retired to Port Dover where she operated a store. Also see: his photo & bio.
Source: John Cardiff of Simcoe, Norfolk County. Last updated: 08 Aug 2014
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