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Posted by: Karlyn_Leslie, August 8, 2006, 12:31am
I am searching for the children of John Lassley and his wife, Mary Branning.  John Lassley was born Feb. 18, 1792, son of Cornelius Lassley and Eleanor Decker, and Died June 18, 1863.  Mary Branning his wife was born Feb. 1796 and Died March 10, 1843.  At first the lived in Damascus Twp., Wayne County, PA and then moved to Catchall (Ketchall [now the Welcome Lake area]) in Lackawaxen Twp., Pike Co., PA where they owned a farm.  They are buried near Welcome Lake in Simms Point Cemetery.  If you have any information please give me as much as you are able, and where you obtained the information.   Thank you in advance. Karlyn Leslie
Posted by: dtyler, December 27, 2006, 5:15pm; Reply: 1
Karlyn I know of you through Lucy Tyler I am also researching the Tyler family and think I also have found a link into the Lassley's  through a Katy Lassley Young who had a daughter Lavina who was married to an Ebenezer Tyler who I am hoping is the son of Paul and Hester. Any help would be appreciated
Posted by: Karlyn_Leslie, December 28, 2006, 2:09am; Reply: 2
Hello,  I will look to see if I have anything you are seeking.  Do you by any chance have any information to my question, re the children of John Lassley and Mary Branning?
Posted by: Erik_Lassley, March 2, 2007, 5:31am; Reply: 3

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Hello,  I will look to see if I have anything you are seeking.  Do you by any chance have any information to my question, re the children of John Lassley and Mary Branning?
                          I AM.  i live localy in the beach lake area my grandfather is jhon lassley but the jhon lassley you are talking about would be my great great great grandfather i will talk to my fam and fill you in on all the info that i can find if u are still intrested.
Posted by: Karlyn_Leslie, March 2, 2007, 3:05pm; Reply: 4
Dear Erik,  Hello.  I tried to contact you last summer as you met Linda Dexter, who is the Director of Fort Delaware, and she told me about you.  I just was accepted into the Daughters of American Revolution under our ancester, the first John Lassley.  The people I am looking for are as follows:

John Lassley (#1 in Wayne Co.) married Sarah Tyler,
Their son was Cornelius (drowned in the river) married Lana (Eleanor) Decker
One of their sons was John Lassley who married Mary Branning,
One of their sons was James who Married Julia Hendrickson,
James' son was Warren who married Mary Wood
Their son was Ralph (my grandfather) who married Vera Miszler
Their sons were Vernon (my father) and Richard (my uncle), still living.
Vernon's daughter was me - Karlyn Leslie (or Lassley) Shedlowski

So I am looking for information on John Lassley who married Mary Branning and especially on their son James and his wife.
Looking for their birth, death marriage dates and places and their children.

I am moving to Beach Lake this year (right near Narrowsburg) and really want to meet you.  I have a ton of information for you on our family.   Tell me the name of your father and mother again, and I can place you in our tree.  Also give me your birth date, and place, if you are married, to whom and their birth dates, etc., and names and details of children.

If you go to the Wayne Co. Historical Society or the Tusten Historical Society and ask to see the notebook on the Leslie/Lassley Family, you will see what I have done so far.  Its pretty extensive.  Please send me your email and telephone #.  My cell # is 570-350-4366 and my Beach Lake # is 729-8924, but I won't be there until around later in April.  Pleases stay in touch.  Karlyn
Posted by: Susan_Lee, April 21, 2007, 1:07pm; Reply: 5
Karlyn -

Do you know why your father changed his name from Lassley to Leslie?
Posted by: Karlyn_Leslie, April 22, 2007, 12:53am; Reply: 6
Dear Susan,
Please look at the Census records of the late 1800s or the early 1900s and notice that in several counties the name Lassley was now spelled Leslie, in Wayne, Sullivan and Orange.  The surname came from Scotland and the town and the Castle in Scotland are spelled Leslie, but pronounced Lassley in Scotland, and in Ireland, Lashley.  Hence prior the the 1900s,  the name was spelled as it was pronounced, but then the Census takers became aware of spelling error and corrected it on  many new census records.  Some family members preferred to spell their name with the original spelling from Scotland where the family originated from, as in the Leslie family Bible from Greene Co, NY whereas others left surname spelled with the phonetic spelling local to the area.  Either way, it is the same family.  Notice that their are several Leslies in the local phone book, and I am the only descendant from Vernon.
Hope this answers your questions,
Karlyn Leslie (local PA Lassley, NY Lashley, Scotland Leslie) Shedlowski
Posted by: Susan_Lee, April 22, 2007, 2:45am; Reply: 7
Thank you.

(I have a similar situation with the Irish part of my family - four spellings, same surname.)
Posted by: Karlyn_Leslie, April 22, 2007, 4:07pm; Reply: 8

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Thank you.

(I have a similar situation with the Irish part of my family - four spellings, same surname.)

Hi, It is best to check the Irish maps and census; usually there is a "root" name such as Leslie, and then so many accents that the people couldn't spell, and census takers wrote them phonetically.  That's how all that started with Leslie.   You should hear the pronunciation in Scotland - something like Ll-asss-lie, for example.  Out of curiousity, why did you think my father changed his name?  It started when the census changed my great grandfather, Warren's name and his brother, George.  But then, because my grandfather, Ralph, had a business and no one ever wrote his last name correctly, for business purposes he changed it back to Lassley.  My Uncle Richard (Dick) and my great Uncle Stanley, his children and his siblings all spelled their last name as Leslie.  So was just wondering how the rumor got started that my Dad made a decision to change his name.  Tks, Karlyn
Posted by: Susan_Lee, April 27, 2007, 3:44am; Reply: 9
Karlyn -

I was doing some research in Honesdale and someone in the research department mentioned that Doc's family name had originally not been Leslie.  (We were discussing the name change issues)  

To be honest, they might not have actually said that Doc changed it.  I could have gotten the wrong impression.
Posted by: Karlyn_Leslie, April 27, 2007, 2:16pm; Reply: 10
Hi,  Several people have said my father changed it, but when I was child my great grandfather, my Uncle Dick (Vernon's brother), my Dad and his father Ralph, all used Leslie, but then my grandfather changed it back again because no one made his checks out properly.  A lot of the Damascus family still thinks their name is correctly spelled and resents those who go by Leslie.  My birth certificate says Leslie and so did my Dad's and Uncles, my grandfather's said Lassley, soo I secretly wish the issue would go away.  Its all the same name, same family including the Lashley's.  Thanks for the info.

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