Robert Thomas Leach

1 June 1859–1862 (Age 2)
Sweet Water, Menard, Illinois, United States

The Life of Robert Thomas

When Robert Thomas Leach was born on 1 June 1859, in Sweet Water, Menard, Illinois, United States, his father, Salathiel Gwinn Leach Sr, was 33 and his mother, Mary Sneed Varner, was 35. He died in 1862, in Menard, Illinois, United States, at the age of 3, and was buried in Menard, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Salathiel Gwinn Leach Sr
1825–1862
Mary Sneed Varner
1823–1904
Eugene Leach
1848–1928
Edith Rebecca Leach
1852–1924
Eli Asbury Leach
1855–1930
Robert Thomas Leach
1859–1862
Salathiel Gwinn Leach Jr
1862–1942

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1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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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