SOME EARLY LEACH FAMILIES OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY
Compiled and submitted by Ed Colburn, 2002.



Generation No. 1

1.  JACOB2 LEACH  (RICHARD1) was born 1763 in CT, and died 1843 Probably in Winfield, Herkimer Co,
NY.  He married ELIZABETH WRISBURY. 

Notes for JACOB LEACH:
>From The History of Chautauqua Co., NY by Andrew Young 1875:
ELLINGTON
In the Southeast part of town were the 4 LEACH brothers from Herkimer Co., NY, 3 of whom, James,
Amos and John were original purchasers in 1822 and perhaps Joseph, although his name does not appear as
such; James settled on Lot 18 but moved to PA;  John on lot 10, where he died several years ago and where
James ANDERSON, his son-in-law now resides....Enfield, his son is a merchant in Randolph.  Amos
settled on lot 1. His son Amos C. resides on this homestead. Warren, another son, died in the naval service
in the late war. Joseph settled on lot 11 where he died. His widow and son Aaron live on this farm. His son
Joseph resides in Cattaraugus Co.

Children of JACOB LEACH and ELIZABETH WRISBURY are:
i. JEMIMA HARRIS (3) LEACH, b. April 30, 1789; d. 1858, Winfield, Herkimer Co., NY.
2. ii. JOHN LEACH, b. January 30, 1791; d. July 02, 1868, Ellington Twp, NY.
iii. DANIEL LEACH, b. January 15, 1793.
3. iv. JAMES LEACH, b. April 06, 1795, Winfield, Herkimer Co., NY; d. March 29, 1877, Champlin, MN.
4. v. AMOS LEACH, b. February 03, 1797, Saratoga Co., NY; d. November 26, 1883, Ellington Twp,
Chautauqua Co.,NY.
5. vi. JOSEPH LEACH, b. March 20, 1799; d. May 19, 1844.
vii. BETSY LEACH, b. June 16, 1801; m. GEORGE MCQUEEN.
viii. CATHERINE LEACH, b. May 05, 1803.
ix. MARTHA LEACH, b. April 04, 1805; m. GEORGE GOODIER, October 06, 1837.
x. JACOB LEACH, b. May 14, 1807; m. HESTER GOODIER.


Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN3 LEACH (JACOB2, RICHARD1) was born January 30, 1791, and died July 02, 1868 in Ellington
Twp, NY.  He married LYDIA LOCKE 1814 in Litchfield, NY.  She was born November 22, 1781, and died
May 02, 1889 in Ellington Twp, NY.

More About JOHN LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Occupation: Farmer, Ellington, Chaut, Co, NY
Resided: 1822, Settled Lot 10 Ellington1

More About LYDIA LOCKE:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

Children of JOHN LEACH and LYDIA LOCKE are:
6. i. JULIA ANN4 LEACH, b. September 23, 1814; d. February 02, 1897.
ii. ENFIELD LEACH(1).

More About ENFIELD LEACH:
Occupation: Merchant, Randolph, Catt. CO, NY1

iii. LOUISA ANN LEACH(1), m. JAMES ANDERSON.

More About JAMES ANDERSON:
Occupation: Farmer Ellington, NY


3.  JAMES3 LEACH (JACOB2, RICHARD1) was born April 06, 1795 in Winfield, Herkimer Co., NY, and died
March 29, 1877 in Champlin, MN.  He married MINERVA BENTON May 06, 1818.  She was born October
27, 1801, and died February 12, 1873 in Lamira, Fon Du Lac Co., WI.

More About JAMES LEACH:
Burial: Champlin, MN

More About MINERVA BENTON:
Burial: Lamira, Fon Du Lac Co., WI

Children of JAMES LEACH and MINERVA BENTON are:
i. LIVING4 LEACH, m. ALMIRA RIFLE.
ii. ABIGAIL LEACH.
iii. WINFIELD LEACH, m. MARRITTA.
iv. ELIZABETH LEACH, m. ?? HARRIS.
7. v. JAMES WELLINGTON LEACH, b. February 04, 1822, Perry, Genessee Co., NY; d. January 24, 1916,
Richfield Twp., Adams Co., WI.


4.  AMOS3 LEACH (JACOB2, RICHARD1)2 was born February 03, 1797 in Saratoga Co., NY3, and died
November 26, 1883 in Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY.  He married ROXANA COLBURN4 Abt. 1821
in Winfield, Herkimer Co. NY4, daughter of JONATHAN COLBURN and LYDIA PAGE.  She was born
December 05, 1801 in Rindge NH, and died February 12, 1873 in Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY.

Notes for AMOS LEACH:
Amos & Roxanna Married about 1821 and shortly after their son was born they migrated to Ellington in
Chautuqua County.

1825- Amos bought land from Willink & Co. in Ellington, Lot 11, Town 3, Range 10. Deed recorded in
Vol 5, page134.

They appear in the 1830 Federal Census.

1845- Amos bought land from John Duer & Co. in Ellington, Lot 18, Town 3, Range 10. Recorded in Vol
31, page 147.

1850 Census, Ellington, Family #2194
LEACH, Amos 58 M farmer, born NY
LEACH, Roxany 48 F born NY
LEACH, Ann M 26 F born NY
LEACH, Angeline 23 F born NY
LEACH, Elizabeth 17 F born NY
LEACH, Warren 8 M born NY

1860 Census, Ellington, Family #285
LEACH, Amos 65 M born NY
LEACH, Roxane 58 F born NY
LEACH, Elizabeth 27 F teacher, born NY
LEACH, Warren 18 M born NY
PATCH, Carl(?) 19 M pedler born NY

1865 Census, Ellington, Family #144
LEACH, Amos 68 M born Saratoga Co./5 children/married
LEACH, Roxana 63 F born Otsego Co./5 children/married
LEACH, Amos C. 42 M born Herkimer Co./no children/married
LEACH, Margaret 42 F born Otsego Co./nochildren/married
LEACH, Elizabeth 32 F born Chautaqua Co./single


More About AMOS LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Resided: 1822, Settled on Lot 11, Ellington(5)

More About ROXANA COLBURN:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

Children of AMOS LEACH and ROXANA COLBURN are:
i. AMOS C.4 LEACH5, b. December 01, 1822, Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY6; d. November 12, 1886,
Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY; m. (1) MARGARET ANN DAVIS; b. Abt. 1822, Plainfield Twp,
Otsego Co., NY; d. June 12, 1874, Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY; m. (2) ANN BOYINGTON.

More About AMOS C. LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

More About MARGARET ANN DAVIS:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

8. ii. ANN MARIE LEACH, b. July 28, 1824, Ellington Twp, NY; d. April 28, 1864, Ellington Twp, NY.
iii. ANGELINE LEACH, b. November 01, 1827, Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY7; d. January 16,
18998; m. JOEEPH G. LEACH 9, June 27, 1854; b. December 09, 1829; d. October 22, 1919(10).

Notes for ANGELINE LEACH:



More About ANGELINE LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Resided: 1888, Clear Brook, Chaut. Co., NY

More About JOEEPH G. LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Resided: 1875, Cattaraugus Co.(11)
Resided (2): 1888, Clear Creek, Chaut. Co., NY

iv. LYDIA " ELIZABETH" LEACH12, b. November 02, 1831, Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY13; d.
1918; m. GEORGE MCCUEN, September 07, 1871; b. 1830; d. 1907.

More About LYDIA " ELIZABETH" LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Occupation: 1860, Teacher(13)
Resided: 1888, Murray, Orleans Co., NY(14)

More About GEORGE MCCUEN:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

v. WARREN LEACH(14), b. June 10, 1842, Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY(14); d. September 12, 1863,
U.S. NAVY, Civil War(15).


5.  JOSEPH3 LEACH (JACOB2, RICHARD1) was born March 20, 1799, and died May 19, 1844.  He married
BETSY GOODIER May 11, 1829.  She was born 1800 in Herkimer Co., NY(16), and died 1883.

More About JOSEPH LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

Notes for BETSY GOODIER:
Census 1860 & 1865 shows her living with single son Aaron in Ellington, Chautauqua Co. A widow having
had 3 children  65 years old in 1865.

More About BETSY GOODIER:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

Children of JOSEPH LEACH and BETSY GOODIER are:
9. i. AARON4 LEACH, b. October 01, 1832, Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY.
ii. JOEEPH G. LEACH(17), b. December 09, 1829; d. October 22, 1919(18); m. ANGELINE LEACH, June 27,
1854; b. November 01, 1827, Ellington Twp, Chautauqua Co.,NY(19); d. January 16, 1899(20).

More About JOEEPH G. LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Resided: 1875, Cattaraugus Co.(21)
Resided (2): 1888, Clear Creek, Chaut. Co., NY

Notes for ANGELINE LEACH:



More About ANGELINE LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Resided: 1888, Clear Brook, Chaut. Co., NY


Generation No. 3

6.  JULIA ANN4 LEACH (JOHN3, JACOB2, RICHARD1) was born September 23, 1814(22), and died February 02,
1897(22).  She married NELSON BUSH August 20, 1835(22).  He was born May 21, 1811(22), and died March 26,
1900(22).

More About JULIA ANN LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

More About NELSON BUSH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Occupation: Farmer, Ellington, Chaut, Co, NY

Children of JULIA LEACH and NELSON BUSH are:
10. i. JULIA ANN5 BUSH, d. November 19, 1925.
ii. DEWITT C. BUSH(23), b. February 24, 1849; d. April 23, 1873.

More About DEWITT C. BUSH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

iii. LOUISA A. BUSH(23), b. April 21, 1839; d. February 19, 1857.
iv. COLLINS L. BUSH(23), b. March 27, 1846; d. February 06, 1885; m. ELIZABETH(23).

More About COLLINS L. BUSH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

More About ELIZABETH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY


7.  JAMES WELLINGTON4 LEACH (JAMES3, JACOB2, RICHARD1) was born February 04, 1822 in Perry,
Genessee Co., NY, and died January 24, 1916 in Richfield Twp., Adams Co., WI.  He married (1) LYDIA
PROPER May 03, 1846.  She was born May 05, 1833 in Troy, Crawford Co., PA, and died December 02,
1898 in Richfield Twp., Adams Co., WI.  He married (2) SARAH PROPER.  She was born in Crawford Co.,
PA, and died February 25, 1851 in Troy, Crawford Co., PA.

More About JAMES WELLINGTON LEACH:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cmty., Coloma, WI

More About LYDIA PROPER:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cmty., Coloma, WI

More About SARAH PROPER:
Burial: Troy, Crawford Co., PA

Children of JAMES LEACH and LYDIA PROPER are:
i. SARAH MATILDA5 LEACH, d. infancy.
ii. JAMES BURNHART LEACH.
iii. PERRY FRANKLIN LEACH.
iv. JOHN WELLINGTON LEACH, d. 1873.
v. CLINTON MINOR LEACH, d. 1893.
11. vi. MARY MINERVA LEACH, b. September 30, 1853, Troy, Crawford Co., PA; d. May 16, 1920, Stevens
Point, Portage Co., WI.


8.  ANN MARIE4 LEACH (AMOS3, JACOB2, RICHARD1) was born July 28, 1824 in Ellington Twp, NY24, and
died April 28, 1864 in Ellington Twp, NY24.  She married THOMAS DAVIS 1852 in Ellington
Twp,Chautaqua Co.,  NY, son of JOHN DAVIS and JUDITH MULLIN.  He was born December 21, 1821 in
Otsego Co., NY, and died January 04, 1903 in Duluth, MN.

More About ANN MARIE LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

Notes for THOMAS DAVIS:
Upon Death of 1st wife, he married widow of his half brother Henry.

He died at the home of his daughter, LuLu Moore in Duluth, MN

More About THOMAS DAVIS:
Burial: January 15, 1903, Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Medical Information: Became blind at age 21, Cause unknown

Children of ANN LEACH and THOMAS DAVIS are:
i. ELLA M.5 DAVIS, b. 1854, Ellington Twp, NY; m. TUNIS BURHITE.
12. ii. DEWITT C. DAVIS, b. February 02, 1857, Ellington Twp, NY; d. January 02, 1929, Charlotte Cntr,
Sinclairsville, NY.
iii. SIDNEY DAVIS, b. 1863, Ellington Twp, NY; d. 1866, Ellington Twp, NY.

More About SIDNEY DAVIS:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY


9.  AARON4 LEACH (JOSEPH3, JACOB2, RICHARD1) was born October 01, 1832 in Ellington Twp,
Chautauqua Co.,NY(25).  He married MARTHA JANE(26) September 01, 1868(26).  She was born 1841, and died
1924.

Notes for AARON LEACH:
1860 Census Ellington Family #284
LEACH, Aaron 26 M farmer, born NY
LEACH, Betsy 60 F born NY

1865 Census, Ellington Family #143
LEACH, Aaron 32 M born Chautuqua Co./single
LEACH, Betsy 65 F born Herkimer Co./widow

More About AARON LEACH:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY
Occupation: 1875, Farmer on fathers homestead27

Children of AARON LEACH and MARTHA JANE are:
i. CHARLES5 LEACH28, d. February 21, 1875.
ii. HESTER LEACH28, d. April 06, 1879.


Generation No. 4

10.  JULIA ANN5 BUSH (JULIA ANN4 LEACH, JOHN3, JACOB2, RICHARD1) died November 19, 1925.  She
married LEROY W. DAVIS December 28, 1865, son of JOHN DAVIS and POLLY COLBURN.  He was born
February 27, 1843 in Ellington Twp, NY, and died March 19, 1878 in Ellington Twp, NY.

More About JULIA ANN BUSH:
Burial: Waterboro Hill Cmty., Ellington, NY

More About LEROY W. DAVIS:
Burial: Valley View Cmty, Ellington, NY

Child of JULIA BUSH and LEROY DAVIS is:
i. HATTIE6 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1878; d. 1969; m. ?? WILLIAMS.

More About HATTIE DAVIS:
Burial: Waterboro Hill Cmty., Ellington, NY


11.  MARY MINERVA5 LEACH (JAMES WELLINGTON4, JAMES3, JACOB2, RICHARD1) was born September 30,
1853 in Troy, Crawford Co., PA, and died May 16, 1920 in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI.  She married
CHARLES HENRY THURBER March 29, 1873.  He was born December 16, 1848 in Jasper, Stuben Co.,
NY, and died February 24, 1931 in Jackson Twp., Adams Co., WI.

More About MARY MINERVA LEACH:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cmty., Coloma, WI

More About CHARLES HENRY THURBER:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cmty., Coloma, WI

Child of MARY LEACH and CHARLES THURBER is:
i. EMMA6 THURBER, b. April 18, 1878, Colburn Twp., Adams Co., WI; d. November 23, 1958, Colburn
Twp., Adams Co., WI; m. BRYON WEST, January 01, 1896.

More About EMMA THURBER:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cmty., Coloma, WI


12.  DEWITT C.5 DAVIS (ANN MARIE4 LEACH, AMOS3, JACOB2, RICHARD1)29 was born February 02, 1857 in
Ellington Twp, NY, and died January 02, 1929 in Charlotte Cntr, Sinclairsville, NY.  He married ELLA A.
BAKER29 January 15, 1890.  She was born September 04, 1877, and died November 24, 1920.

More About DEWITT C. DAVIS:
Burial: Leona Cmty, Fredonia, NY

More About ELLA A. BAKER:
Burial: Leona Cmty, Fredonia, NY

Children of DEWITT DAVIS and ELLA BAKER are:
i. DEHART C.6 DAVIS(29), b. November 11, 1890, Ellington Twp, NY; d. January 18, 1920, Brooks Hosp,
Dunkirk, NY; m. FLOSSIE TOWN, November 11, 1914, Leona, NY; b. March 13, 1896, Arkwright
Twp, Fredonia, NY; d. September 11, 1963, Brooks Hosp, Dunkirk, NY.

More About DEHART C. DAVIS:
Burial: Leona Cmty, Fredonia, NY

More About FLOSSIE TOWN:
Burial: Leona Cmty, Fredonia, NY

ii. HARRY T, DAVIS(29), b. March 19, 1894, Ellington Twp, NY; d. November 13, 1905, Ellington Twp,
NY.
iii. MILDRED M. DAVIS(29), b. November 22, 1897, Ellington Twp, NY; d. December 15, 1971,
Sinclairville, NY; m. WALLACE HORTON, October 30, 1915.

More About MILDRED M. DAVIS:
Burial: Charlotte Cntr. Cmty., Sinclairsville, NY

iv. MARY BELLE DAVIS9290, b. March 29, 1899; d. April 09, 1946, Dunkirk, NY; m. FRANK BRIGGS,
June 29, 1919.
v. FLORENCE B. DAVIS(29), b. October 15, 1908; m. SILVEO PECCO, October 1926.



Endnotes

1.  History of Chautauqua, Co., NY 1875, Andrew Young.
2.  "George A. Gordon Papers (NEHGS)."
3.  per Cmty records.
4.  "George A. Gordon Papers (NEHGS)."
5.  History of Chautauqua, Co., NY 1875, Andrew Young.
6.  1865 Census.
7.  1888 Letter from Angeline Leach (Gordon Papers-NEHGS).
8.  per Cmty records.
9.  1888 Letter from Angeline Leach (Gordon Papers-NEHGS).
10.  per Cmty records.
11.  History of Chautauqua, Co., NY 1875, Andrew Young.
12.  1888 Letter from Angeline Leach (Gordon Papers-NEHGS).
13.  1860 Census.
14.  1888 Letter from Angeline Leach (Gordon Papers-NEHGS).
15.  History of Chautauqua, Co., NY 1875, Andrew Young.
16.  1865 Census.
17.  1888 Letter from Angeline Leach (Gordon Papers-NEHGS).
18.  per Cmty records.
19.  1888 Letter from Angeline Leach (Gordon Papers-NEHGS).
20.  per Cmty records.
21.  History of Chautauqua, Co., NY 1875, Andrew Young.
22.  per Tombstone.
23.  per Cmty records.
24.  1888 Letter from Angeline Leach (Gordon Papers-NEHGS).
25.  per Cmty records.
26.  per Cmty marker.
27.  History of Chautauqua, Co., NY 1875, Andrew Young.
28.  per Cmty marker.
29.  Family Bible Ella Baker Davis.