Charles E. Leslie of Ohio
The birthplace and birth date of Charles Leslie, Charles Arthur Leslie's father, is unknown. We know however, that most Leslies in this country trace their beginnings to Pennsylvania and the name Leslie is of Scotch/Irish origins.
Charles Leslie married Sarah Catherine Howell (b. May 28, 1849 in Toledo, Ohio). Sarah was the daughter of John Howell and Eliza Mount. John Howell served during the Civil War as Private in Company B of the 15th Ohio Veteran Infantry. This unit saw extensive action and was involved in many famous battles. John was wounded in the leg on the field of Shiloh. He recovered sufficiently to return to his unit and was discharged at war's end.
After the war, he and his family resided in Chicago for several years. It was at this time that Sarah Howell married Charles Leslie.
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