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  • ID: I1
  • Name: Thompson LEACH
  • Surname: Leach
  • Given Name: Thompson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 Aug 1824 in Scott Co., KY 1 2 3
  • Death: 12 Feb 1899 in Jasper Twp., Fayette Co., OH 4 5 6 7
  • Burial: Milledgeville Cemetery, Fayette Co., OH 8
  • _UID: 6258ECC7C944D811A1EE898A46193909A6FC
  • Note:
    According to family lore, Thompson, the oldest known Leach ancestor of this family, was born in Scott County, Kentucky August 10, 1824. Do not know who his parents were. Do not know who his siblings were. We have some candidates but cannot, in all conscience, link them together.
    A collaboration of his descendants of the 4th generation have been trying to find their long lost ancestors without success. Family lore is that Thompson?s father and mother migrated from Virginia to Kentucky and we all agree that is probably so. On the 1880 Census, Thompson declares that his father and mother were both born in Virginia. According to Thompson?s date of birth, his parents would have been born late 1790?s or very early 1800?s.
    Just to give a little background into the thought process of this genealogy: Did find a James Leach, born about 1730 in Prince William Co., Virginia. He raised a family of six boys and died in Dumphries Twp., Prince William Co., VA in 1788. His sons were William, Bartlett, George, James, Thompson and Absalom. Most of these children stayed in their birth county and several migrated to Wood Co., VA (WVA) and later settled in Jackson Co., OH. These children were born between 1751 and 1770. The names William, George, James and Thompson are familiar, however, found no proof that any of them migrated to Kentucky. James?s son, Thompson, was born 1764 in Prince William Co., VA. His children were: Jane, William, Thompson, Joshua, Fielding, Amelia, Mary Ann, James, Sarah Ann, Phoebe, Margaret and John.. Several of these names are familiar to us. Thompson?s son Thompson was born 1802 in Fauquier Co., VA and migrated to Jackson Co., Ohio. His son, Thompson (1827), ended up in Parkersburg, WV and there ended the name Thompson in that family as far as we could tell. There could be a connection here but have not put it all together.
    That being said, our Thompson Leach married Lucinda Hodge about 1845. The year of their marriage was calculated from the year of their first child?s birth so they may have been married a year or so before that date. In 1850, found a Thomas Leach age 25 filing census in Grant Co., KY. States he is a farmer, born in KY. Has an X in the column 'cannot read or write. Also lists Lucinda Leach age 24 as his wife. States she was born in KY. But Thompson does not list any children and according to the DOB of George and Sarah, they should have been counted in his household for this census. Grant County abuts Scott County to the north. This could be one of those times when the counties were redistributed and Grant County was taken from Scott County. But why weren's George and Sarah listed on this 1850 census?
    At the time of the 1860 census, Thompson Leach family were enumerated living in Richland Township, Clinton County, OH. We learned, from the obituary of William Burgess Leach, the youngest of the family, that he was born in Clinton County. Could be that all of the "Ohio born children" were born in Clinton County.
    By 1870, according to the census of that year, Thompson, Lucinda and family were living in Silvercreek Township, Greene County, Post Office Jamestown, Ohio. This census listed him as Thomas Leach. Also in this census, Lucinda is declared to have been born in Kentucky. All of the children were listed as born in Kentucky.
    In the enumeration of the 1880 Census, he is listed as Thompson Leech. They were living in Jasper Township, Fayette County, Ohio then. Here, Lucinda is listed born in Ohio, parents also born in Ohio and Thompson declared his parents were both born in Virginia, but children all listed as born in Kentucky. The 1880 census was the first census that recorded the birth place of the parents.
    According to the 1850 Census, Lucinda was born in Kentucky. In 1860 census, she declares she was born in Ohio. In 1870, she says she was born in KY and in 1880 census, she was born in Ohio. Thompson died in 1899 and Lucinda filed as head of household in 1900 with her son Elijah living with her. She says here that she was born in KY and so were her parents. A survey of all her children reporting in various years worth of census, was that both Thompson and Lucinda were born in Kentucky. Only two of the children reported that their father was born in Kentucky and their mother was born in Ohio. Thompson's own information was always the same in the census - that he was born in Kentucky is undisputed. Enough to drive a researcher insane!
    How Thompson and Lucinda met is left to the imagination. Travel was not easy in that day. Where in Ohio she was born( if indeed she was born in Ohio which seems likely since she said her parents were born in Ohio) is not known. Scott County, Kentucky was only one county away from the Ohio River so she could have been born somewhere in southern Ohio. Anyway, cannot find any information on her parents or siblings.
    Another thought here - While looking at the GLASS family, we found a William A. Leach who was born 1820 in Kentucky (possibly Scott Co.) He married Mary Elizabeth Atkins (1828-1886) who was born in Scott Co., Kentucky. She was daughter of Nashville Atkins (1807-1883) who was married to Nancy Bourne Glass (1809-1888), both of Scott Co., KY. The Leach and Glass families are, very often, seen together in the census records. Now bear with me here.....Nancy was descendant of Benjamin, Glass, son of William Glass and Elizabeth Christy. William and Elizabeth Christy Glass migrated to Scott Co., KY prior to 1795 and settled on McConnell?s Run.
    William A. Leach and Mary Elizabeth Atkins had children with names that are also in the Thompson Leach family - such as - Mary, Nannie, Susan, William, Cordelia, James and John. Steve Leach remembers the name ?Atkins? in connection with the early Leach Reunions. It may be a stretch of the imagination to think that William A. Leach (1820) and Thompson Leach (1824) are siblings. There is a complication with this thinking. In the 1850 census, Scott County, KY, William Leach and his wife Elizabeth are enumerated in the household of Deborah Leach, age 65. In 1860 census, Scott County, KY, Deborah Leach, age 75, is living in the household of William A. and Mary E. Leach and listed as mother. This would make her date of birth 1785. She is claiming, in both census, that she was born in Maryland. Do not know what her nee (maiden) name was. So, it is possible that the Leach and Glass ancestors came from Maryland, migrating to Virginia and then to Scott County, KY and, eventually to Clinton, Greene and Fayette Counties, Ohio. In 2006, we are still looking for a connection to the Maryland Leach family. Our thinking was that William A. and Thompson could have been brothers. NOW.....the complication with all this is that in the 1880 census, Thompson states that his father and mother were born in Virginia (not Maryland). We still think there is a connection here.
    Thompson Leach died February 12, 1899. He was buried in Milledgeville Cemetery, Fayette County or Clinton County, OH. Lucinda died January 8, 1916 and is also buried in Milledgeville Cemetery. These grave sites are toward the back of the cemetery along with son?s George R. and wife Carrie, Elijah, Thomas, James and wife Debby.

    ~NOTE: It looks as if 'Thompson' was a popular name for a boy in the early 1800's - in Kentucky and Ohio both. I originally thought it may have been a 'family' name. Lucinda was also a popular name........Shirley

    ~NOTE: Migration notes:
    1824 - Thompson born in Scott Co., KY
    1845 (about) - Thompson married Lucinda Hodge. Lucinda (as given in the 1880 Census) was born in Ohio, so either Thompson came to Ohio around that year or Lucinda's family went to KY around that year. Year of their marriage was estimated from the year of their 1st child's birth so marriage date may not be correct. No indication as to the location of the marriage.
    1846 - George Ransom was born in Kentucky.
    1848 - Sarah 'Sally' was born in Kentucky.
    1850 - Elijah was born. 1880 Census gives his birth state as Ohio. This may or may not be correct.
    1852 - Arabelle was born. In 1880 Census, Arabelle gives her birthplace as KY.
    1854 - John was born. 1880 Census gives birthplace as KY. He married Marjorie ???
    1854-1856 - Thompson and Lucinda must have moved to Ohio. As noted below, the following children, according to the
    1880 census, were born in Ohio.
    1856 - Mary Alice was born in Ohio
    1859-1870 - Children James, Frank, Delia, Nancy, Susan and Wm. Burgess were born in Ohio.
    1870 Census - Thompson and family were enumerated in the 1870 Census, living in Greene Co., OH,
    Post Office Jamestown, Silvercreek Twp.. This census listed him as Thomas Leach.
    1880 Census - Thompson was enumerated in Jasper Twp., Fayette Co., OH. This census has him
    listed as Thompson Leech.

    ~NOTE: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyscott/home.htm
    Georgetown, the county seat of Scott County, KY is located seven miles north of Lexington. Taken from a part of Woodford County, Scott was the eleventh county formed in 1792.
    The Courthouse
    The Scott County Courthouse was built in 1792 on a one acre lot sold to
    the county by Elijah Craig. This building was torn down and a much
    larger courthouse was built in its place. On August 9, 1837, fire destroyed
    the second courthouse and most of the records were lost. The third courthouse
    was built in 1847. Again in 1876 the Scott County courthouse was destroyed by
    fire. The fourth courthouse was built and remains today.

    ~NOTE: "Thompson and Lucinda brought their 2 oldest kids (to Ohio) from Kentucky on horseback - now that's the way we got it!". - Lorna

    ~TO-DO: The Leach Family History lists a Joseph as a child of Thompson and Lucinda. He was born 1872 and died aged 2 or 3 years. No mention of Joseph in any of the other family records was found.

    ~NOTE: Scott Co., KY 1800 Tax List at rootsweb.com lists a John Leach. He is the only Leach living in Scott County listed for that year. He would have had to be 21 to pay taxes. That would make him born about 1779. Being that Thompson named one of his sons John, this John born abt. 1779 could have been Thompson's Father. He would have been about 45 years old when Thompson was born..........possibility.....

    ~NOTE: POSSIBLE SIBLINGS TO THOMPSON......................
    1850 Census, Adair Co., KY:
    .................Elijah Leach, age 24, farmer (DOB would have been 1826). Enumerated in the household of E.C. Field, age 36, medical doctor.
    .................Wm A. Leach filed 1860 Census in Scott Co., KY., Georgetown P.O. His age is given as 40 years old, farmer, b. KY, real estate $6600, personal $1000. Would make his DOB about 1820. William A. Leach is linked to the Glass family as follows: William married Mary Elizabeth Atkins who was dau. of Nashville Atkins who married Nancy Bourne Glass. See more re: Wm. A. Leach in the Glass .paf......Father and Mother of William A. Leach would have been born abt. 1800. William states in all census reports, that his parents were born in Maryland. I believe his mother's name was Deborah. Deborah filed as head of household in 1850 Census, Scott Co., KY, naming William and Elizabeth and daughters as living in her household. Deborah was enumerated in the household of William and Elizabeth in the 1860 Census, Georgetown P.O., Scott Co., KY. Deborah probably died between 1860 and 1870 as she is not listed as filing Census in 1870.....Shirley
    The above William A. Leach had a dau. named Cordelia, Thompson had a dau. named Cordelia and Thompson's son, George R. had a dau. named Cordelia. WHO WAS THE NAMESAKE OF THESE CORDELIAS....Shirley
    ~NOTE: http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyscott/queryFeb1998.htm
    FIELDS, LEACH posted by Susan Stuart on Thursday, February 5, 1998
    Searching Nancy FIELDS and John W. LEACH, parents of John Washington LEACH, b. 19 Sept 1826, Scott Co., KY. John Washington Leach grew up to become a Reverand or Minister (what denomination?) and was a "49'er" to California..

    ~NOTE: ancestry.com
    1850 Census, Grant Co., KY - no township listed - Enumerated Sept 19, 1850
    Image #111 of 132
    Dwelling #817, Family #818
    Thomas Leach (Leech), 25, farmer, b. KY, cannot read/write
    Lucinda Leach, 26, b. KY - must have been able to read/write
    WHERE WERE CHILDREN GEORGE 2 YRS OLD AND SARAH SALLY 1 YEAR OLD. They should have been counted here..............Shirley
    Image 118 of 132
    Dwelling #870, Family #871
    Elijah Hodge 54, farmer, cannot read/write
    Martha Hodge 58, b. KY, cannot read/write
    Garrett Hodge 20, b. KY, cannot read/write
    Margarett Hodge 18
    George Hodge 11

    ~NOTE: 1860 Census, Richland Twp., Clinton Co., OH
    Thomas Leech, age 36, Farmer, b. KY
    Lucinda, age 35, b. OH
    George, age 12, b. OH
    Sarah M., age 11, b. OH
    Elijah, age 9, b. OH
    Arabelle, age 8, b. OH
    John, age 4, b. OH
    Alice, age 3, b. OH
    James, age 1, b. OH

    NOTE: heritagequestonline.com
    By Albert J. Brown, publ. B.F. Bowen & Co., Indianapolis, IN, 1915, 1082 pages
    Page 291
    Richland Township is situated in the extreme northeastern corner of the county??..bounded on the North by Wilson Township and Fayette County; on the east by Fayette County; on the south by Wayne township and on the west by Wilson and Union townships.

    ~NOTE: ancestry.com
    1870 Census, Silvercreek Twp., Greene Co., OH, Post Office, Jamestown Ohio. Enumerated by Asa Little, Asst. Marshall. Name given as Thomas Leach......Not required to state where parents were born.....Shirley
    Thompson, aged 43, farmer, personal property $400, born in KY and
    Lucinda, aged 44, born in KY (I don't think they noted their ages correctly. Thompson should be 46 and Lucinda 45 years old.....Shirley)
    Also listed as in the household:
    George, aged 24, Farm Laborer
    Sarah, aged 22, helps Mother
    Elijah, aged 20, farm laborer
    Bell, aged 18, helps Mother
    John, aged 16, at school
    Alice, aged 14, at school
    James, aged 12, at school
    Frank, aged 10, at school
    Delia, aged 8, at school
    Nancy, aged 6, at school
    Susan, aged 4, at home
    Burgess, aged 2, at home (name is really not clear. Looks like writer was not sure how to spell Burgess so he just scribbled.....Shirley)
    All of the above children were listed as born in KY in this census. We are fairly sure this is not true. Note that son Thomas is not listed here. Thompson is not giving any real estate value so he probably did not own any. There were several sucessful farmers living in the area including David Glass. He and his older sons probably worked on one of these farms....Frank Hodge (possibly a brother to Lucinda) also lived close by but he did not have any real estate either. ...Shirley
    1880 Census, Enumeration Dist. 46
    Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
    Thompson LEECH Self M Male White, aged 55 born in KY Farmer father born VA mother born VA
    Lucinda LEECH Wife M Female W 53 born in OH Housekeeping mother/father born OH OH
    Elijah LEECH Son S Male W 28 OH Farmer KY OH (b. abt. 1852)
    Frank LEECH Son S Male W 19 OH At Home KY OH (b. abt. 1861)
    Annie LEECH Dau S Female W 15 OH At School KY OH (b. abt. 1865)
    Susan LEECH Dau S Female W 13 OH At School KY OH (b. abt. 1867)
    William B. LEECH Son S Male W 11 OH At Home KY OH (b. abt. 1869)
    Source Information: Census Place Jasper, Fayette, Ohio
    Dwelling and family #89
    Also on page 11:
    J.B. and Mary Brown, farmer
    W.H. and Martha E. Holmes, farmer
    James and Nancy Parker, farmer
    George and Mary Parker, farmer
    James and Anna Leatham, farmer
    Charles and Mary B. Goings, farmer
    William and Cornelia J. Woods, farmer
    John and Ida Stumbaugh, farmer
    There were 380 dwellings enumerated in Jasper Twp. in 1880 and 384 families counted. Most of them that I looked at were farmers.
    J.J. Johnson was the enumerator. He started taking the census on June 1, 1880 and finished on June 30, 1880.
    VILLAGE OF JASPER - The occupations in this Village in 1880: Grocer, Wagon Maker, Blacksmith, Grain Dealer, Miller, Carpenter, Minister
    James L. Harper, Sewing Machine Agent
    Joseph P. Holmes, Sewing Machine Agent
    Liberty Polk, Express Agent
    John M. McIntire, Physician
    Asa Henkle, Brick Layer
    A.W. Dowden, Blacksmith
    Thomas G. Coil, School Teacher
    Jacob S. Dice, Carpenter
    Albert Nicely, School Teacher

    NOTE: Jasper Township, Fayette County, Ohio
    Jasper Township is one of the ten townships of Fayette County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 857 people in the township, 665 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. It is the only Jasper Township statewide. Most persons in the Township were farmers or farm laborers.

    ~NOTE: So we have:
    1850 Census - Thomas Leach, 25 - Grant Co., KY
    1860 Census - Thomas Leech, 36 - Richland Twp., Clinton Co., OH (PO Sabina)
    1870 Census - Thomas Leach, 43 - Silvercreek Twp., Greene Co., OH (PO Jamestown)
    1880 Census - Thompson Leech, 55 - Jasper Twp., Fayette Co., OH
    In this Census, Thompson declares that his parents were born in Virginia.......Shirley
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    Father: Father LEACH b: abt. 1800

    Marriage 1 Lucinda HODGE b: 10 Jun 1824 in Kentucky
    • Married: abt. 1845 in Kentucky 10
    1. Has Children George Ranson LEACH b: 6 Nov 1846 in Georgetown, Kentucky
    2. Has Children Sarah 'Sally' E. LEACH b: 1848 in Kentucky
    3. Has No Children Elijah LEACH b: Oct 1851 in Ohio
    4. Has Children Arabelle LEACH b: 15 Nov 1852 in Lincoln Co., Kentucky
    5. Has Children John T. LEACH b: 7 Sep 1854 in Kentucky
    6. Has No Children Thomas LEACH b: abt. 1855
    7. Has Children Mary Alice LEACH b: 23 Nov 1856 in Fayette Co., OH
    8. Has Children James P. LEACH b: 30 Mar 1859 in Ohio
    9. Has Children Frank B. LEACH b: 17 Dec 1862 in Ohio
    10. Has Children Cordelia M. LEACH b: May 1866 in Ohio
    11. Has Children Nancy Maria LEACH b: 4 Apr 1867 in Ohio
    12. Has Children Susan LEACH b: Mar 1868 in Ohio
    13. Has Children William Burgess LEACH b: 25 Aug 1870 in Clinton County, OH

    1. Title: Personal Information - Ronald Kent & Julie Leach
      This is information Kent and Julie received from travelling and visiting libraries and cemeteries. Also information from Neoma Rowe and Lorna Lucinda Leach. Date information came into our possession 01/11/2004
      Note: Gives date of 1824
    2. Title: CENSUS - 1880
      Note: Jasper Twp., Fayette Co., OH. Head of household. Listed as 55 years old, farmer, born in KY. Parents both born in Virginia. Calculated birth date would be 1825.
      Note: Milledgeville Plymouth Cemetery, Milledgeville, OH. Birthdate calculated from inscription: died 02/12/1899 at the age of 74years 6months 2days.
    4. Title: BOOK: Leach Family History
      Author: Ruth Huston Lancaster
      "To the memory of my Mother, Alice Leach Huston, I wish to dedicate all the effort I have put into this work. She believed in keeping records, for this I am thankful. She loved and believed in the Leach family."
      Note: Gives DOD as 1898
    5. Title: Personal Information - Lorna Lucinda Leach Smith
      Lorna kept a book with marriages, births, deaths and other pertinent information. This book was in the possession of Ronnie Kent Leach in 2004.
      Note: Milledgeville Plymouth Cemetery. Lists date of death as 1899. There is a large stone in the center of a cluster of stones which reads Thompson Leach 1823-1899, His wife Lucinda 1826-1916, Elijah - son. There are separate stones for each of them. There is a small stone in this plot which is worn badly and we think that could be the grave site of young Thomas. Also buried in that same plot are George R. and Caroline (Carrie) Leach. There is a separate large monument, in another plot, where James P. and his wife Debbie are buried.
    7. Title: INTERNET - Carroll Genealogy in Maryland and Ohio
      Author: Fonda Carroll
      Publication: Ancestry World Tree Project
      Title of Genealogy - Samuel and Fonda Carroll Genealogy in Maryland and Ohio
      Note: Gives township as Jasper.
    8. Title: Personal Information - Ronald Kent & Julie Leach
      This is information Kent and Julie received from travelling and visiting libraries and cemeteries. Also information from Neoma Rowe and Lorna Lucinda Leach. Date information came into our possession 01/11/2004
    9. Title: BOOK: Leach Family History
      Author: Ruth Huston Lancaster
      "To the memory of my Mother, Alice Leach Huston, I wish to dedicate all the effort I have put into this work. She believed in keeping records, for this I am thankful. She loved and believed in the Leach family."
    10. Title: INTERNET - Carroll Genealogy in Maryland and Ohio
      Author: Fonda Carroll
      Publication: Ancestry World Tree Project
      Title of Genealogy - Samuel and Fonda Carroll Genealogy in Maryland and Ohio
      Note: Gives place of marriage as Kentucky
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