Jonathan Leach

8 July 1801–23 May 1886 (Age 84)
Texas Valley, Freetown, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Leach was born on 8 July 1801, in Texas Valley, Freetown, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Leach Jr, was 28 and his mother, Lydia Emerson Pettengill, was 25. He married Betsey Spencer in 1825, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marathon, Marathon, Cortland, New York, United States for about 5 years and Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 23 May 1886, in Texas Valley, Freetown, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Leach
Betsey Spencer
Marriage: 1825
Aramintha Leach
Jonathan Leach
Thomas Leach
Jacob Leach

Spouse and Children


    Betsey Spencer


New York, United States



    Jonathan Leach


    Thomas Leach


    Jacob Leach


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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jonathan Leech, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonathan Leach, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jonathan Leach, "New York State Census, 1855"

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