Leach, James H.


James H. Leach was the son of James Leach and Margaret Campbell. James Leach was born in 1785 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Margaret Campbell was born in 1790 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. James H. Leach was born on October 24, 1818 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. As a youth, James was called Jimmy. He married Julia Anne Seawell or Sewell on March 19, 1840 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. James first wife, Julia Anne died in 1862. James, then married his second wife, Sarah L. Williams. She was born in 1833, and died in 1923. James enlisted in the Union Army, as the Civil War started. He was a member of a Missouri Regiment. He fought in many battles and was wounded. James and Julia Anne were the parents of at least twelve children.

James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell’s first child was Sarah Leach. She was born in December of 1840 in Carter County, Missouri. Sarah was called Sally, throughout her life. We don’t know who she married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Sarah, and her husband were the parents, on any children. We have no further details of the life, death or burial of Sarah Leach.

The second child, born to James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell was John Leach. He was born in 1842 in Carter County, Missouri. As a baby, he was called Johnny. John died as an infant in 1843 in Carter County, Missouri. We don’t know how he died. John was buried in Carter County, Missouri. He was less than a year old, when he died. We have no additional knowledge of John Leach’s life, death or burial.

Mary Leach was the third child, born to James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell. She was born in 1844 in Carter County, Missouri. Mary was called Polly, as a baby. Mary died in 1844 in Carter County, Missouri. She died as an infant, the same year she was born. We don’t know how she died. Mary was buried in Carter County, Missouri. We have no other information of the life, death or burial of Mary Leach.

James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell’s fourth child was Martha Artemisia Leach. She was born in 1846 in Carter County, Missouri. Martha Artemisia’s nickname was Patsy, as a child. She married a man named Doyle. We don’t know his first name. We don’t know when, or where they were married. We don’t know if Martha Artemisia, and her husband, Doyle were the parents, of any children. We have no further details of Martha Artemisia Leach’s life, death or burial.

The fifth child, born to James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell was Bethany Jane Leach. She was born in 1848 in Carter County, Missouri. Sometimes, she was called Bethie; and sometimes she was called Jane, as a child. Bethany Jane married George Columbus Wood in Carter County, Missouri. Bethany Jane and George Columbus were the parents, of three children. She died in 1902 in Douglas County, Missouri. Bethany Jane was buried at Good Hope Cemetery, Good Hope, Douglas County, Missouri. She and her two daughters died of tuberculosis. Her daughters were Pruda Florence Wood Johnson and Cora May Wood Mathis. Bethany Jane was about fifty four years old, when she died. We have no additional knowledge of the life, death or burial of Bethany Jane Leach.

James R. Leach was the sixth child, born to James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell. He was born in 1850 in Carter County, Missouri. James’ nickname was Jimmy, as a child. We don’t know who James married, or where they were married. We don’t know if James, and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no other information of James R. Leach’s life, death or burial.

James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell’s seventh child was Joseph Leach. He was called Joey, as a youth. Joseph was probably named after his great grandfather, Joseph Campbell. He was born in 1851 in Carter County, Missouri. We don’t know who Joseph married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Joseph, and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no further details of the life, death or burial of Joseph Leach.

The eighth child, born to James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell was Margaret Leach. She was probably named after her grandmother, Margaret Campbell. Margaret was called Peggy, as her nickname, for her brief life. She was born in 1853 in Carter County, Missouri. She died in 1854 in Carter County, Missouri. Margaret was buried in Carter County, Missouri. She was less than a year old, when she died. We have no additional knowledge of Margaret Leach’s life, death or burial.

George Maxwell Leach was the ninth child, born to James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell. He was born in 1855 in Carter County, Missouri. We don’t know who George Maxwell married, or when they were married. We don’t know if George Maxwell, and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no other information of the life, death or burial of George Maxwell Leach.

James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell’s tenth child, was Julia Anne Leach. She was born in 1857 in Carter County, Missouri. Julia Anne married a man named Carnahan. We don’t know his first name. We don’t know if Julia Anne, and her husband were the parents, of any children. We have no further details of Julia Anne Leach’s life, death or burial.

The eleventh child, born to James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell was Mathilda or Matilda Catherine Leach. Her nickname was Mattie, for most of her life. Mathilda Catherine was born in 1860 in Wayne County, Missouri. She married a man named Moss. We don’t know his first name. We don’t know if Mathilda Catherine, and her husband were the parents, of any children. We have no additional knowledge of the life, death or burial of Mathilda Catherine Leach.

Cynthia Anne Leach was the twelfth child, born to James H. Leach and Julia Anne Sewell. She was called Cyndi, throughout her life. Cynthia Anne was born on June 2, 1862 in Wayne County, Missouri. She married a man named Smith. We don’t know his first name. We don’t know if Cynthia Anne, and her husband were the parents, of any children. We have no other information of Cynthia Anne Leach’s life, death or burial.

James H. Leach died in 1901 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri. He was buried at Carson Hill Cemetery, in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri. James was about eighty two years old, when he died. He outlived his wife, Julia Anne Sewell by about thirty one years. His second wife, Sarah L. Williams out lived James by about twenty two years. We have no further details of the life, death or burial of James H. Leach.

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