William Thomas Leach

29 October 1838–30 October 1872 (Age 34)
Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Thomas

When William Thomas Leach was born on 29 October 1838, in Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, John Alfred Leach, was 21 and his mother, Abigail Miller, was 18. He married Mary Jane Hanner on 31 March 1859, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 30 October 1872, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Leach
1838–1872
Mary Jane Hanner
1839–1880
Marriage: 31 March 1859
Mary E. Leach
1860–1860
Juda Abigail Leach
1862–1948
Sarah Ellen Leach
1864–1865
John W. Leach
1867–1913
Willard J. Leach
1868–1915
Magnolia Leach
1870–1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 March 1859
Cumberland, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Male1838–1872Male

    Francis Marion Leach

    Male1842–1912Male

    Darius Leach

    Male1844–1874Male

    James M Leach

    Male1846–1924Male

    Columbus Benjamin Leach

    Male1848–1915Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 10

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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 (1)

  • William F Leach in household of John A Leach, "United States Census, 1850"

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