Edward Leach

1814–26 September 1887 (Age 73)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Leach was born in 1814, in Virginia, United States, his father, William H. Leach Jr., was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Thompson, was 36. He married Eliza J. McKenzie on 14 May 1835, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 4 Hustonville, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 26 September 1887, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Kings Mountain, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.

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Edward Leach
Eliza J. McKenzie
Marriage: 14 May 1835
Mary Leach
Tabitha Leach
John H Leach
Henry C Leach
Bonaparte Leach
Narcissa Leach
Robert Leach
Dabney Leach
Lance Leach
George Washington Leach

Spouse and Children


    Eliza J. McKenzie


14 May 1835
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Leach



    John H Leach



    Bonaparte Leach


+5 More Children

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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 4

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a physician, Old English lǣce, from the medieval medical practice of ‘bleeding’, often by applying leeches to the sick person. 2. topographic name for someone who lived by a boggy stream, from an Old English læcc, or a habitational name from Eastleach or Northleach in Gloucestershire, named with the same Old English element.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Leech, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward Leach, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward Leach, "United States Census, 1870"

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