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  • ID: I53890
  • Name: Archibald Thomas Lea
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 14 FEB 1840 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
  • Note:
    Archibald T. Lea

    Lea Manor (Baxter, Kansas)

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    The Lea Manor.

    Archibald T. Lea, druggist, drugs, and editor and proprietor of Lea's Columbus Advocate, was born in Nashville, Tenn., February 14, 1840. In 1847, he went to Illinois, where he was raised and educated. In 1861, entered and enlisted in the United States Army, and served two years, when he was discharged for disability, and in 1868, he moved to Kansas City, Mo., and remained there until 1870, at which time he came to Columbus, and started the publication of the Columbus Independent. He went to Baxter Springs in 1872, where he published the Baxter Springs Republican, and remained until 1877, when he returned to Columbus and engaged in the newspaper business with S. O. McDowell, publishing the Republican Courier.

    In April, 1877, he went to Short Creek and started the Galena Miner, in company with Mr. McDowell, and became a stockholder in the East Galena Lead Mining Company, whose property proved to be the best piece of mining land ever developed in Kansas or Missouri. He remained eighteen months when he sold out and January 21, 1879, was appointed Postmaster at Columbus. He then sold out his interest in both papers and confined himself to business of the post office until April 1, 1882, when he went into the grocery business and commenced the publication of the Columbus Advocate, which made its first appearance May 5, 1882. In December, 1882, sold out grocery business, and January 6th embarked in the drug business in Columbus. He owns a considerable amount of coal and farm lands besides property in Baxter Springs and Columbus. He is also interested in mining property in Colorado near Leadville. He is a member of I. O. O. F., A. O. U. W. and K. of P. He was married to Miss Margaret Newton, of Macomb, Ill., April 13, 1864, and has one child--Asa.

    Source: Cutler, William G. History of the State of Kansas. Chicago: A. T. Andreas, 1883. Print.
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    U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
    Name: Archibald T Lea
    Residence: Emmett, McDonough, Illinois
    Class: 1
    Congressional District: 9th
    Age on 1 July 1863: 23
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Unmarried (Single)
    Place of Birth: Tennessee

    1870 United States Federal Census
    Name: Thomas Lea [Archibald Thomas Lea]
    Age in 1870: 30
    Birth Year: abt 1840
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1870: Macomb Ward 3, McDonough, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Macomb
    Household Members: Name Age
    Geo Newton 59
    Nancy Newton 50
    Margaret Lea 25
    Asa Lea 5
    Thomas Lea 30

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Archibald T. Lea
    Age: 40
    Birth Year: abt 1840
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1880: Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Margaret Lea
    Occupation: Postmaster
    Household Members: Name Age
    Archibald T. Lea 40
    Margaret Lea 34
    Asa Lea 14
    John H. Abbott 34
    Henry Young 34
    Pauline Young 39
    Christina Young 23
    Oliver C. Huff 14
    Tindar C. Huff 12
    Claud L. Huff 10
    James Young 10
    Ella May Young 3
    Maud W. Cook 4
    Edith A. Cook 2
    Jane Cheery 47

    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: A Tom Lea [Archibald Thomas Lea]
    Age: 60
    Birth Date: Feb 1840
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1900: Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas [Cherokee, Kansas]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Margurati Lea
    Marriage Year: 1864
    Years Married: 36
    Father's Birthplace: Georgia
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Household Members: Name Age
    A Tom Lea 60
    Margurati Lea 44
    Martha Johnson 58

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Archibald T Lea
    Age in 1910: 70
    Birth Year: 1840
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1910: Columbus Ward 2, Cherokee, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Margaret Lea
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Household Members: Name Age
    Archibald T Lea 70
    Margaret Lea 45 [65]




    Father: Albert G. Lea
    Mother: Jane Rhea b: 14 NOV 1807 in Rockbridge County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Margaret Newton
      Children
      1. Has No Children Asa Lea b: ABT 1866 in Illinois

      Marriage 2 Anna E. Lowman
      • Married: 21 OCT 1911 in Jackson County, Missouri
      • Note:
        Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
        Name: Archibald T Lea
        Age: 71
        Birth Date: abt 1840
        Marriage Date: 21 Oct 1911
        Marriage Location: Jackson, Missouri
        Marriage County: Jackson
        Spouse Name: Anna E Lowman
        Spouse Age: 68
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