William Leitch, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Mattoon; owns 115 acres; born in Highland (formerly Pendleton) Co., Va., Nov. 11, 1816; was raised a farmer; has also worked at blacksmithing and coopering; is also a millwright. Married Eunice Raines Nov. 18, 1841; she was also born in Highland Co., March 12, 1822 she died March 28, 1877 had ten children, eight of whom are now living – Andrew J., Huldah, Mary, Susan, Frank, Ingabo Ridley (Indian name), Irene and Charles; the names of the deceased were John Russell and Leva. Mr. L. holds the office of Justice of the Peace, which office he has held for twenty-seven years; has held every office in the town except Collector; Mr. L. formerly kept a docket; he now does most of the legal business in the township. Mr. L. came to this county Nov. 11, 1845; he made the trip in a two-horse wagon; Mr. L. is noted for his remarkable memory and good judgment; his schooling was limited – about eighteen months in all. His son Andrew was a soldier during the late war, and participated in the destruction of Spanish Fort; was under Gen. Steele.
Biographical Sketch of William Leitch
MLA Source Citation:Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 16 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/biographical-sketch-of-william-leitch.htm - Last updated on Oct 19th, 2011
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