Saturday, August 10, 2013

William Francis Leach

William Francis Leach. Blacksmith and farmer, born in the eastern part of Ohio County, and brought up on a farm until nineteen years of age, when he learned the trade of blacksmith, which occupation he has followed since that time. In 1856 he removed to Morgantown, Butler County, where he set up his business, and he has been for some years the only permanent blacksmith of the town. On August 16, 1859, he was married to Sarah Anglea, the eldest daughter of William and Dulaney Anglea, of Ohio County. The result of this union was three children: George W., Albert Kelly and Annie Laura. His father was William C. Leach, who was born in Maryland, and when quite young came to Kentucky and settled in Ohio County, and died there in 1863. His mother's maiden name was Nancy Leach, but she was not related to his father's people. William F. owns a good farm of eighty acres of land in the vicinity of Morgantown, with a pleasant and comfortable home in the town. William is a first class mechanic, a member of the Methodist Church, of the Masonic fraternity, Lodge No. 280, Morgantown, KY., a Republican in politics and an upright citizen. 

Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885, Butler Co.

Note: His blacksmith shop was on the corner where the Morgantown Methodist Church now stands. 

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