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John Leach

Male Abt 1730 - Bef 1809  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name John Leach 
    Nickname Luck 
    Born Abt 1730 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 15 Feb 1809  Wilson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1475  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Family Margaret Courtney 
    Married Abt 1752  Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Leach,   b. Abt 1757, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. William Leach,   b. 6 Dec 1761, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1852, Atwood, Carroll Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +3. Isabel Leach,   b. Abt 1765, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1830, Rutherford Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +4. Jane Leach,   b. 1767, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Margaret Leach,   b. Abt 1769, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Thomas Leach,   b. Abt 1770, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Cannon Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +7. Elizabeth Leach,   b. 19 Dec 1773, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1863, Trigg Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • On 10 May 1762 in Rowan Co., North Carolina:::, John Leech was granted
      226 acres in Rowan County on the On 10 May 1762 in Rowan Co., North
      Carolina:::, John Leech was granted 226 acres in Rowan County on the
      E. Side of the Cataba River, including an Island in the Cataba River.
      John Leech signed. The witness was John Frohock. It was surveyed on
      18 Mar 1762 and the chain carriers were Jacob Thomas and John Leech
      (Jo White Linn, Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and
      Quarter Sessions, Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1762. (Salisbury,
      North Carolina: Salisbury Printing Company, 1977, page 79.).

      Rowan County Court Minutes, 9 Dec 1764, II: 614: Several men presented
      claims for woolfs, panthers, and cats, including John Leach (Jo White
      Linn, Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter
      Sessions, Rowan County, North Carolina 1763-1774. (Salisbury, NC:
      author, 1979), page 49.).

      The 1778 Rowan County tax list of Capt. Falls District includes John
      Leach (Jo White Linn, Abstracts of Wills and Estates Records of Rowan
      County, North Carolina 1753-1805 and Tax Lists of 1759 and 1778.
      (Salisbury, NC: author, 1980), page 135.).

      On 14 September 1781 in Rowan Co., North Carolina,::: DB 9:187; John
      Leech to James Crawford, 226 acres on East side Catawba River
      including the island, granted by Granville in 1772, for 400L. Wits.
      James Kerr, Theophilus Simonton, Sarah Davidson. Prvd. Nov. 1782 (Jo
      White Linn,
      Abstracts of the Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1785
      (Salisbury, NC: Jo White Linn, 1983), page 151.).

      On 28 October 1782 in Burke County, North Carolina,: John Leach
      purchased 640 acres from Samuel Woods lying on the muddy fork of the
      Lower Little River. (28 Feb 1778 Grant #303 to Samuel Woods, 640 acres
      on Muddy Creek fork of the Lower Little River joining Robert Boyd's
      lind and Samuel Parson [?Carson?]) (Black, Iredell County, North
      Carolina, page 63, citing DB H:352.) (Edith Warren Huggins, Burke
      County, North Carolina Land Records (1977; reprint Easley, South
      Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1985), page 28. Hereinafter cited
      as Burke County Land 1778.).

      In July 1788 in Burke County, North Carolina: John Leech was on a list
      of jurors. Also on the list was Thomas Boyd and John Chambers (Edith
      Warren Huggins, Burke County, North Carolina Land Records 1779-1790
      and Important Miscellaneous Records 1777-1800 (1981; reprint Easley,
      South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1985, page 134. Hereinafter
      cited as Burke Co. Records 1779-1800).

      On 28 October 1788 in Burke Co., North Carolina,: John Leach bought
      640 acres on the Muddy Fork of the Lower Little River, adjoining the
      land of Robert Boyd, from Samuel Woods.

      He appeared on the census of 1790 in Wilkes Co., North Carolina:
      (Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States taken in
      the year 1790, NC., Baltimore, MD.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992,
      reprint, page 124), in the fifteenth Co. This entire area was
      actually in the area of Burke Co., which became Iredell Co. in 1790.
      He is listed with 2 males + 16 and 3 females 1992, reprint, page 124).

      1850 Census Stewart Co., TN, fam 544:
      Boyd, Robert, w, m, 38, b. TN;
      Hariet, w, f, 34, b. KY;
      Elizabeth, w, f, 14, b. TN;
      William, w, m, 12, b. TN;
      Encob (?), w, m, 7, b. TN;
      Mary, w, f, 7, b. TN;
      Gabrella, w, f, 5, b. TN;
      Margaret, w, f, 3, b. TN;
      John, w, m, 83, b. VA;
      Elizabeth w, f, 76, b. NC.
      (John and Elizabeth Leach Boyd are living with their son, Robert W. in
      1850)

      On 19 February 1805 in Wilson County, Tennessee, John Leach left a
      Will:
      "In the name of God, Amen, I John Leech being of sound mind and memory
      but calling to mind the mortality of my aged body, do make and ordain
      this my last will and Testament, that is to say I will give and
      bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body a decent burial at the
      discretion of my Executors, and as touching such worldly estate as it
      hath pleased God to bless me with, I will give and bequeath of in the
      following manner and form, Viz, Item, I will and bequeath unto my
      beloved daughter Jean Bogal six head cattle now in the possession of
      Samuel Bogal to her, her heirs and assigns forever. Whereas I the
      above John Leech hath six hundred and forty acres of land in the State
      of North Carolina, Iredell County, I give will and dispose of the same
      in the following manner, Viz, Item, I will give and bequeath to my
      beloved son William Leach one hundred acres of the above land his
      heirs and assigns forever, Item, I will give and bequeath unto my
      beloved son Thomas Leach one hundred acres of the above land his heirs
      and assigns forever. Item, I will give and bequeath unto my beloved
      daughter Martha Witherspoon one hundred acres of the above land to
      her, her heirs and assigns forever. Item, I will give and bequeath to
      my beloved daughter Margaret Cross one hundred acres of the above land
      to her, her heirs and assigns forever. Item, I give and bequeath unto
      my beloved daughter Elizabeth Boyd one hundred acres of the above said
      land to her, her heirs and assigns forever. Item, I will give and
      bequeath unto my beloved grandson Joseph Bogel son of Jean Bogal,
      Seventy acres of the above said land to him, his heirs and assigns
      forever. Item, I will give and bequeath unto my beloved grandson John
      Boyd Son of Isabel Boyd, Seventy acres of the above said land to him
      his heirs and assigns forever. Item I will give and bequeath unto my
      beloved son thomas Leach all my stock, viz, my mare and two young
      mares and all the Residue and remainder of my cattle not willed, to
      him his heirs and assigns forever, likewise all my household furniture
      including pots, pewter, Bedding. Item, I will give and bequeath unto
      my beloved daughter Isabel Boyd the sum of two dollars to her her
      heirs and assigns forever. Item, It is my further will and pleasure
      that all the remainder of my estate not willed to be sold by my
      executors and equally divided between my two sons William and Thomas
      Leech and whereas I have ---- the hands of Edward Gennings of six
      hundred and forty acres It is my will that the said Warrant be the
      property of my sons William and Thomas Leach and my son in law Samuel
      Cross to be equally divided between them and lastly I do hereby
      nominate and appoint my son William Leach and my neighbor Ezekial
      Alexander to be my sole executors of this my last will and testament
      renouncing all other wills, gifts, legacies, bequeathments by me or
      given ratifying this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I
      have set my hand and affixed my seal this 19th day of February 1805.
      Signed, John Leach (seal)
      Wit. Christopher Cooper, Joseph McCluskey, George McCluskey.
      (The Last Will and Testament of John Leach is in Will Bk. 1802-1804,
      pp. 145-147, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville,
      Tennessee)

      On 15 February 1809 Iredell County, North Carolina, William Leatch,
      Thomas Leach, Alexander Witherspoon, Samuel Cross, John Boyd Sr.,
      Joseph Bogle, and John Boyd Jr., legatees of John Leich, to William
      Hines of Iredell Co., part of a tract originally granted to Samuel
      Woods, both sides of Muddy Fork of the Lower Little River, 640 acres,
      bearing the date 29 Oct 1782.
      Wits. William Reed, Thomas Mordak, William Smith (Russell C. Jr.
      Black, Iredell County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts Books G & H,
      1809-1817, Statesville, North Carolina: Russell C. Black Jr., no
      date), (citing Deed Book G:226)).

      Pg. 16. Book G, page 271. Will of John Leech. Names dau. Jane Bogle,
      son William Leech, son Thomas Leech, dau. Martha Witherspoon, dau.
      Margaret Cross, dau. Elizabeth Boyd, grson Joseph Bogle son of Jane,
      grson John Boyd son of Isabella, dau Isabella Boyd with son William
      Leech and Ezekiel Alexander as Exers. Probated in Wilson Co. Tn. 28
      Oct. 1809 and rec. in Book B, page 146. 1 Dec. 1809.

      His estate was probated on 28 Oct 1809 in Wilson Co., Tennessee;
      Recorded in Bk. B:146 on 1 Dec 1809.

      On 20 November 1812 in Iredell County, North Carolina,:::: William
      Leach, Thomas Leach, Alexander and Martha Witherspoon, Samuel and
      Margaret Cross, John and Elizabeth Boyd, and John Boyd Jr. of Wilson
      County,Tennessee to Edward Barns, 320 acres, lying on the Muddy Fork
      of Lower Little River. Part of a tract of 640 acres originally granted
      to Samuel Woods and by him to John Leach 28 Oct 1782.
      Signed: above named grantors. Witness: George Bogle, Robert Erwin, and
      James Bogle jurat. Proved Aug. 1814. Registered 20 Jan 1815 (Ibid.,
      citing Deed Book H:352).).

      (Notes courtesy of Message Board post by Linda Boyd Lawhon on:
      http://genforum.genealogy.com/leach/messages/279.html)