From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 512-513


Levi Pocock was born in Baltimore County, Md., in 1817, a son of Elisha and Christena (Foust) Pocock, natives of Maryland, his father of English and his mother of German descent.  His parents moved to Ohio in 1819, and there the father died about 1825, leaving a widow with eight children to care for, viz.: Catherine, married Solomon Jennings (deceased); is now the widow of Mr. Haughn; Jessie, deceased; Daniel, of Sandusky County, Ohio; Eve, widow of John Steffey, of Sandusky County, Ohio; Levi; Julia A., deceased, was the wife of William Malone, of Steuben County; Pollie, deceased, was the wife of George Malone; Elisha, of New Comerstown, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio.  Levi passed his early days in Tuscarawas County, and in his youth learned the blacksmith's trade, at which he worked till 1858, when he moved to Sandusky County, where he followed agricultural pursuits till 1866.  He then moved to Lagrange County, Ind., and remained two years, and in 1868 moved to Steuben County, to the farm where he now lives, in Mill Grove Township.  He was married in 1852 to Barbara Ganney, who was a daughter of Benjamin Ganney, a native of Switzerland.  Their family consisted of six children -- Andrew married Allie Burlingame, a daughter of a well-known citizen of Steuben County; Edward resides in Lagrange County; Barbara A. is the wife of Frank Salisbury, son of one of Steuben's pioneers; Daniel lives with his father; Emma J. is with her brother in Lagrange County; Lizzie is deceased.  Mrs. Pocock died in 1864 and is buried in one of the cemeteries of Sandusky County, Ohio.



Submitted by Kim Davoli