Edward Leach

Male1814–26 September 1887

Brief Life History 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 Highland, Lincoln, 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

Sources (11)

  • Edward Leech, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Leach - Published information: birth-name: Edward Leach
  • Edward Leach, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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  • Marriage
    14 May 1835Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)

    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. 

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 10

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    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: occupational name for a physician, from Middle English leche, lache ‘physician’ (Old English lǣce ‘leech; physician, blood-letter, surgeon’). The name refers to the medieval medical practice of bleeding, typically by applying leeches to a patient. The surname is recorded in the late 14th-century Poll Tax Returns for men whose occupation is stated as medicus ‘physician’, or occasionally spicer (spicers acted as apothecaries), but some men named le Leche have unrelated occupations including cultor ‘cultivator, farm laborer’, which suggests that leche could refer to an amateur ‘medicine man’ who supplied folk remedies.

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

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