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Elizabeth Gibson "Betsy" Montgomery Leach
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1805
Floyd County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1891
Lizton
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA

Born Jan. 17, 1805 in Floyd (later Morgan) County, Kentucky, Elizabeth (Betsy) Gibson Montgomery was a daughter of William and Sarah (Gibson) Montgomery. Elizabeth married Enos Leach on April 1, 1823 and settled in Morgan County, Kentucky. They moved to Hendricks County, Indiana in 1832 where, on Sept. 21, Enos purchased 200 acres of land from the U. S. government in what is now Union Township. Enos and Elizabeth were the parents of six daughters (Mary (Samuel Scott), Lucinda (Thomas Runnells), Sarah (George Leak), Matilda (John Keeney), Eliza (James Burnett) and Margaret) and one son, James Montgomery Leach.

from the Republican for Sept. 23, 1886:

A very enjoyable family reunion occurred on the 19th instant at the residence of Mrs. Elizabeth Leach, one mile south of Lizton. The venerable lady that day reached her 82nd year. She is the relict of Mr. Enos Leach, who died in 1870, aged 69. The couple lived most exemplary lives, respected and loved by all who knew them. They were pioneers in this county fifty years ago. Their numerous progeny gave the mother a surprise on the day mentioned. The grandchildren present were thirty one, and by a pleasing coincidence there were present the same number of great-grandchildren. James E. Scott, ex-trustee of Union Township, being the oldest grandchild and his daughter, the oldest great-grandchild. Mrs. George Leak was the only one of the first children not living and present at the reunion. She died 18 years ago of meningitis, three of her children following in rapid succession, stricken by the same disease. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Montgomery (1779 - 1856)
  Sarah Gibson Montgomery (1780 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Enos Leach (1800 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Leach Scott (1824 - 1908)*
  Lucinda E. Leach Runnels (1826 - 1915)*
  Sarah G. Leach Leak (1828 - 1868)*
  Matilda Leach Keeney (1831 - 1923)*
  James Montgomery Leach (1834 - 1926)*
  Eliza Jane Leach Burnett (1838 - 1927)*
  Margaret Selina Leach (1841 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Montgomery Howard (1803 - 1892)*
  Elizabeth Gibson Montgomery Leach (1805 - 1891)
  Margaret Montgomery O'Hair (1807 - 1849)*
  Matilda Montgomery Leach (1810 - 1878)*
  James Ellington Montgomery (1813 - 1890)*
  Eliza J. Montgomery Johnson (1816 - 1849)*
  Malinda Montgomery Scott (1822 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Elizabeth G.
Wife of Enos Leach
died Feb. 24, 1891
aged 86 y, 1 m & 7 d
 
Burial:
Vieley Cemetery
Lizton
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: David Smith
Originally Created by: vivian tomlin
Record added: Nov 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22624167
Elizabeth Gibson Betsy <i>Montgomery</i> Leach
Added by: David Smith
 
Elizabeth Gibson Betsy <i>Montgomery</i> Leach
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Elizabeth Gibson Betsy <i>Montgomery</i> Leach
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