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William Leach

Male 1761 - 1852  (90 years)


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  • Name William Leach 
    Born 6 Dec 1761  Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Sep 1852  Atwood, Carroll Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried near Cedar Grove, Carroll Co.., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1484  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father John Leach,   b. Abt 1730,   d. Bef 15 Feb 1809, Wilson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Margaret Courtney 
    Married Abt 1752  Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Leach,   b. Abt 1788, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Eliza Leach,   b. 1790, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Isabel M. Leach,   b. Abt 1792, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Leach,   b. Abt 1794, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1818, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     5. Thomas Leach,   b. Abt 1796, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Martha Leach,   b. Abt 1798, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Jane Leach,   b. Abt 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. James Leach,   b. Abt 1801, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Margaret Leach,   b. Abt 1802, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Willliam Leach appeared on the census of 1790 in Iredell County, North
      Carolina,: 1 m +16, 1m -16,
      2 f.

      On 19 May 1793 Iredell County, North Carolina,: is listed as a
      neighbor to Robert Bogle, Samuel Bogle, & William Reynolds on the W.
      side of the Little fork of S. Yadkin River.

      On 28 December 1795 Sumner County, Tennessee: "Articles of agreement:
      John Deloach & Thomas Leach, Alexander Witherspoon, Samuel Cross &
      William Leach, for clearing title to 50 a. on W side of Station on sd
      Deloach's land, leasing sd land for 5 yrs. Wit. John Sadler, Wm.
      Sadler, Jurat" (Murray, Sumner County, Tennessee Deed, page 27).

      In 1803 Wilson County, Tennessee tax list, Capt. Wood's District.

      In 1804 Wilson County, Tennessee tax list, Capt. Cannon's District 2,
      320 acres on Sander's Fork.

      Between 1805 and 1807 Wilson County, Tennessee tax lists: Capt.
      Leech's District. His land was on Sander's Fork.

      On 16 April 1805 in Wilson County, Tennessee, Samuel Cross sold to
      William Leech, 120 a on Smith's Fork. (DB B:436).

      On 15 February 1809 Iredell County, North Carolina, William Leatch,
      Thomas Leach, Alexander Witherspoon, Samuel Cross, John Boyd Sr.,
      Josiah 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 (Black, Iredell County, North Carolina, citing Deed Book
      G:226).
      (Pg. 15. Book G, page 226. William Leatch, Thomas Leatch, Alexander
      Witherspoon, Samuel Cross, John Boyd Sr., Josiah Bogle and John Boyd
      Junr. Legatees of John Leech, dec. to Wm Hines 320 a on both sides
      Muddy Fork of Lower Little River. 15 Feb. 1809)
      (Pg. 100. November Session 1809. 706. William Leach, Thomas Leach,
      Alexander Weatherspoon, Samuel Cross, John Boyd, Sr., John Boyd, Jr.,
      Joseph Bogle to William Hains, 320 acres, dated 15 February 1809.
      Proved by Thomas Murdah)

      On 20 November 1812 Iredell County, North Carolina, William Leach,
      Thomas Leach, Alexander & Martha Witherspoon, Samuel & Margaret Cross,
      John & Elizabeth Boyd, and John Boyd Jr. all of the State of
      Tennessee, Wilson County, of one part, to Edward Barnes of Iredell Co.
      of the other part, the remaining 320 acres of the land of John Leach.
      Wit. George Bogle, James Bogle, Jurat, Robt. Erwin (Surry County Deeds
      Records: DB H:352-353, County Court House, unknown repository address,
      Black, Iredell County, North Carolina, citing Deed Book H:352).
      (Pg. 63. Deed Book H: Page 352. Dated 20 Nov. 1812. William Leach,
      Thomas Leach, Alexander and Martha Witherspoon, Samuel and Margaret
      Cross, John and Elizabeth Boyd and John Boyd Jr. of Wilson Co.,
      Tennessee to Edward Barns. For the sum of $400, 320 acres, lying on
      the muddy fork of lower Little River. Part of 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)

      On 19 September 1813 in Wilson County, Tennessee, Wm. Moore of
      Rutherford Co., sold to William Leech, 145 a. (DB E:385).

      On 14 November 1814 in Wilson County, Tennessee, Samuel Cross sold to
      William Leech, 100 a on a branch of Smith's Fork on the Caney Fork
      bounded by Cross and William Bogle. (DB F:200).

      On 8 November 1817 in Wilson County, Tennessee, William Leech of
      Edwards Co., Territory of Illinois, sold to Abner Alexander, 145 a on
      a branch of Smiths Fork. (DB F:483).

      On 10 November 1817 in Wilson County, Tennessee, William Leech of
      Edwards Co., Territory of Illinois, sold to Samuel Bryson of Wilson
      Co., 100 a on branch of Smith's fork, adjacent William Bogle. (DB
      G:284).

      William appeared on the census of 1820 in Edwards Co., Illinois: (1820
      U.S. Census, Illinois; Edwards County; National Archives:
      Micropublication M-33, Roll 11, Page 2.); Page 2: William Leech 010202
      - 11101 (1 m 10-16, 2 m 16-26, 2m +45: 1f -10, 1f 10-15, 1f 16-26, 1f
      +45).

      He appeared on the census of 1830 in Carroll County, Tennessee, Page
      174, William Leach 0000100011-000100001.

      He appeared on the census of 1850 in Carroll County, Tennessee, in HH
      #263-42 William Leech 89 NC, William P. 24 Tn, Mary M. 24, Amanda E.
      3, Martha J. 1, John D. 21, Jesse H.T. 14.

      On 17 October 1832 Carroll County, Tennessee, William Leach: made a
      declaration in order to obtain a pension for his Revolutionary War
      service. " Personally appeared in open court this the 17th of Oct.
      1832, William Leach age seventy one who made oath in due form of law
      and files the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of
      the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. States that he was a
      resident of the county of Rowan at the commencement of the war of the
      revolution and previous to the year 1780 he was called out in several
      excursions against the tories, and on the 17th of July he volunteered
      for a tour of three months in the company commanded by Capt. William
      Stewart in the corps commanded by Col. Davie. Maj. James Rutherford
      was his major and who was afterwards killed at the battle of Eutaw
      Springs and that he served out his tour of three months as will appear
      by his discharge herewith filed. During the first part of this
      service, the corps to which he belonged were ranging on the south fork
      of the Cataba river in North Carolina for the purpose of keeping down
      the tories until after the Brittish Army under Cornwallis moved from
      South Carolina to Mecklenburg County North Carolina. They were then
      marched in the neighborhood of the brittish for the purpose of keeping
      down pillaging and plundering parties of the brittish army in which
      service he was engaged until he was discharged. In this service he
      was in no regular engagements. Further states that again in the year
      1781 he was drafted for a term of three months under Capt. Thomas
      Morrison & Col. Loftins' regiment, the whole under the command of Gen.
      Rutherford, during which tour he served three months as will appear by
      the affidavit of one of his fellow soldiers which is hereto amended &
      who is too infirm to ride this far to court. In this service he went
      on what was called the Wilmington campaign, then in the possession of
      the Brittish army. After the surrender of Cornwallis the town ( or
      tour) was evacuated & shortly afterwards they were marched home &
      discharged. In this tour he was in no regular engagement nor out of
      State. This service closed the war or nearly. So further he states
      that he has no documen-tary evidence except his discharge as above
      stated to prove his services and has no living testimony that he knows
      of except Henry Thomas who has certified as above stated that in the
      excursions before his regular service were verry ------ & for short
      periods of time but he verily believes he was engaged as long in those
      excursions as the whole of his regular tours. He hereby relinquishes
      any claim to a pension except the present and that his name is not on
      the pension roll of any state. Sworn & subscribed in open Court this
      17th Oct. 1832. Signed William Leech. James H. Gee, Clerk. B. M
      Burrow & John Stewart, residing in said County hereby certify that we
      are well acquainted with William Leach who has sworn to & subscribed
      the foregoing declaration, that we believe him to be 71 years of age
      and that he has reported and he lived in the neighborhood to have been
      a soldier of the Revolution and we concur in that opinion. Signed:
      Banks M. Burrow, John
      Stewart.Answers to Questions:
      What year were you born?
      1. Rowan County, can't recollect the year but will be seventy one the
      6th of December next.
      Record of birth?
      2. I believe not.
      Where have you resided since your service?
      3. As before stated, in Rowan County, North Carolina--after the war
      the county was divided and he fell in Iredell where he continued until
      about thirty seven years ago, he came to Tennessee, Sumner County,
      afterwards moved to Wilson and from there to Illinois where he resided
      for seven years and from thence to this county where he now resides.
      Names of some regular officers?
      4. As well as recollects, he never was with any regular officers, A
      Major Hogg joined them in the Wilmington campaign and on the rout to
      Wilmington they were joined by Gen. (Butlers?) Brigade of Militia."