Born November 15, 1821
|WILLIAM LEECH, farmer. Sec. 34; P.O. Center Junction; born in Center Co., Penn., November 15, 1821; his parents, William and Elizabeth Leech, removed to what is now Clarion Co, Penn., in 1838. He was married to Mary Jane Corbitt, born in Clarion Co.; Mr. Leech came to Jones Co. in November, 1857, and settled where he now lives; he has 387 acres of land; is engaged in stock-raising; has six children—Elizabeth W., Clara J., Amy E., James T., Mary B. and H. T.; has lost one—Gohean W. Mr. Leech and wife are members of the Baptist Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 656.
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