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Thomas Andrew Leach
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Birth: May 3, 1837
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1910
Dunn County
Wisconsin, USA

Thomas was born May 3, 1837, in Boston, Mass., son of Thomas Hobart Leach of that state and Anna Cracker, born in Conn. He died June 28, 1910, in Colfax, Dunn Co., Wis., aged 73 years, 1 month and 25 days, and was buried there in Hill Grove Cemetery.

June 23, 1859 Thomas was united in marriage to Elmira (Emma) (Baker) Roswell at Florida, Henry County, Ohio. Emma was born in 1834 in New York State, daughter of Hannah Laforge and Jesse Baker. She died Oct. 18, 1893 in Dunn County, Wis., aged about 59 years and was buried beside the remains Hill Grove Cemetery. Their known children, of whom the first four were born in Ohio, the next three in Michigan, and the last two in Wisconsin, were:

Samuel, b. Feb 1860;
Nellie, b. Mar 1862;
Ellie, b. 1863; Esther, b. 1867;
Frank, b. Dec 1867;
Frank Samuel, b. 1872; Gennis, b. 1874;
Thomas Herbert, b. 31 Mar 1873;
Melissa (Mittie), b. 1877.

On May 27, 1894, Thomas married Hannah Ennes Leach at Auburn, Chippewa County, Wiscibsub. Hannah was born November 13, 1842, at Standing Stone, Pennsylvania, daughter of Cornelius and Celia Ennes. She died December 26, 1921, at the home of her son Frank L. and Blanche Montieth at Auburn, Lee County, Alabama. Her remains were transported to Colfax, and buried there beside those of her second husband, Dr. Eli Montieth, in Evergreen Cemetery.

Thomas was a Civil War veteran of Company D, 7th Michigan Infantry. He enlisted February 21, 1863 at Detroit, Michigan to serve three years as a Private in Company D of the 7th Michigan Infantry. At that time he was listed as a 5'5" tall farmer with light hair, blue eyes and a light complexion, born in Boston, Massachusetts. On August 1864 he was detailed to the Headquarters of the 2nd Corps as a saddle and harnessmaker, a trade he had followed in civilian life.

On July 5, 1865 Thomas was mustered out of Federal service with Company D at Jeffersonville, Indiana, having served two years, four months and 14 days. Following his discharge he probably returned to Michigan. In 1868 he moved his family to Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin. In 1906 he moved to Ridgeland in the same county and lastly to Colfax where he lived out the rest of his days.

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Old Settler Gone

T. A. Leach died from heart trouble at his late home in the Village at about 4:15 P.M. Tuesday.

Thomas Andrew Leach was born in Boston, Mass. May 3, 1837 and spent his early life in the east, and was married to Miss Emma Baker, June 23, 1859.

Ten children were born to this union, five girls and five boys. Four of the boys and four of the girls survive him, the wife having died Oct. 18, 1893.

His second marriage to Mrs. Hannah Montieth occurred May 27, 1894, and she also survives him.

Mr. Leach enlisted Feb. 21, 1863 in the 7th Regiment Michigan Volunteers, and gave nearly three years of service to his country.

The funeral was held at the M.E. Church in the village at 2 P.M. yesterday, Rev. W. T. Scott preaching the sermon, after which the remains were laid to rest in Hill Grove Cemetery beside those of his early life partner.
[Published in the Colfax Messenger, Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin, Friday, July 1, 1910, Page 1, Column 2.]
Family links: 
  Elmira Emma Baker Leach (1832 - 1893)
  Hannah Ennes Leach (1842 - 1921)
  Frank Samuel Leach (1869 - 1958)*
  Jennie Leach Lowry (1869 - 1919)*
  Amelia Melissa Leach Cary (1877 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Hill Grove Cemetery
Dunn County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Sep 04, 2003
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Thomas Andrew Leach
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Thomas Andrew Leach
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Thank you Thomas for serving your country, rest in peace solider.
- Carol Strayer
 Added: Apr. 15, 2011
A Civil War veteran of Company D, 7th Michigan Infantry Regiment.
- John Christeson
 Added: Nov. 15, 2009

- Tom Mauer
 Added: Apr. 7, 2009

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