Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Henry Clay Leach

Henry Clay Leach. Henry was the son of John (Nelson) Leach. John Nelson Leach was born in about 1807 in Ohio County. He was the son of Leonard Leach. Of Leonard it is stated that he came to Kentucky in 1799 and settled in Ohio County.

Henry Clay Leach, after the death of his father, remained with his mother, supporting the family by his labor until October 10, 1864, when he joined the Federal Army; enlisted in Company D,  21st Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, as a private, in which capacity he served until the close of the war; was engaged in the memorable battle of Nashville, Tennessee, besides numerous other engagements and skirmishes.  At the close of the war he returned to his home and resumed farming.  Four years later he bought the homestead farm, to which he has since added 100 acres; he now owns 268 acres of land, 200 of which are well fenced and under cultivation, well stocked and well improved, with barns, dwelling, orchards, etc.  Mr. Leach inherits no part of his possessions, but has made all by his own labor with the help and encouragement of his wife.  In connection with his farm interests he gives some attention to the purchase and sale of cattle.  In 1871 Mr. Leach united himself in marriage with Laura E., daughter of J. B. Taylor of Ohio County. Their union has been blessed with two children, Chester T. and Reolia. Mr Leach was a member of the P. of  H.  In politics he is a Republican, and takes an active interest in the issues of the day.

"The History of Kentucky" by Perrin, Battle and Kniffin published in 1885, page 971.

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