Sidney Harriet Leach

Brief Life History of Sidney Harriet

When Sidney Harriet Leach was born about 1799, in Warren, Virginia, United States, her father, George Leach, was 44 and her mother, Nancy Ann Craig Bigbee, was 35. She married Thomas Short on 17 March 1828, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Fauquier, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died in Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Short
1799–1870
Sidney Harriet Leach
1799–
Marriage: 17 March 1828
Ann V. Short
1833–1898
Sidney F. Short
1839–
Margaret Jane Short
1837–1882

Sources (6)

  • Sidna Shirts in household of Thomas Shirts, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sidney Leach, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Sedny Short in entry for Isaac N Brey, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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