Pawlet (VT) One Hundred Years
J. Munsell, Albany
LEACH, JAMES, from Canterbury, Conn., about 1780; settled on the present homestead of his son, Lovell.
He was a substantial, independent citizen, and exerted a great influence in shaping and controlling the political fortunes of the town.
He was in. the legislature three years. He died in 1835, aged 76; his widow in 1842, aged 87. He left three children, Lovell, James and Ebenezer.
LEACH, LOVELL, m. Amy Barsley, succeeded to the homestead, and raised nine children: Lucretia, Louisa, Ellen, Lucy, Elizabeth, William, Lorenzo, Wesley and Martin V. Elizabeth died in 1850, aged 19.
William died in 1849, aged 31. Ellen m. Elkanah Danforth, of Rupert. Lucy m. James N. Robinson.
Mr. Leach was one of the first members of the Pawlet band and its leader. By industry and economy, he acquired a handsome property, and now lives retired from business, at the age of 81, respected by all his acquaintances.
LEACH, JAMES, Jr., m. Olive Carver, who died in 18__ . Next, he m. Harriet Peck.
He occupies the Doctor Sargent homestead. He was in the legislature of 1859-60.
His children are Gideon C. m. Lois B., daughter of Philo Harwood; Lophelia m. William U. Phelps, and Casper N., who married Frances, da. of Adams L. Bromley, and died 1866, aged 26.
LEACH, EBENEZER, has accumulated one of the largest properties in town, and is still active in acquiring more. His wife died in. 1864, aged 78. His son, Henry W., is a medical graduate; has kept a drug store at the village several years, but removed to Norwich, Conn., in 1860.
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