Joanna Austin Leach

4 November 1812–24 February 1880 (Age 67)
Waterville, Lamoille, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Joanna Austin

When Joanna Austin Leach was born on 4 November 1812, in Waterville, Lamoille, Vermont, United States, her father, William Britton Leach, was 33 and her mother, Susannah Stevens, was 23. She married Bartlett Brown on 1 January 1830, in Waterville, Lamoille, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 24 February 1880, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bartlett Brown
Joanna Austin Leach
Marriage: 1 January 1830
Joanna Ward Brown
Susannah Stevens Brown
Harriet Josephene Brown
Mary Minerva Brown
Rhoda Asenath Brown
Enoch Davis
Lucinda Potter Brown
Sarah Amanda Brown
Timothy Bartlett Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1830Waterville, Lamoille, Vermont, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 8
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 18
    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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    Sources (13)

    • Johanna Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joanna Leach in entry for Rhoda Spahn, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joanna Brown in household of Bartlett Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

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