George Leech

George Leech
b. 13 April 1756, Parish Lusk, Dublin, Ireland, to George and Mary Sarah (Moore) Leech
d. 23 April 1827, Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois

m. Spring 1781, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Achsah Applegate
b. 10 February 1762, Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey
d. 17 March 1825, Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois

Children with Achsah Applegate:
• Sallie
• Soloman
• Amira “Amy”
• Francis
• George, III
• Samuel
• Achsah
• Hannah
• Elizabeth

George Leech attended school and trained for the ministry in Dublin, Ireland. In 1774 at the age of 18, and with his 20-year-old brother, he came to America.

George fought in the American Revolution, serving from 15 August 1776 through 17 January 1781 under the command of Colonel Richard Butler in the Continental Line of the North Pennsylvania Regiment. During that period, he was brevetted to Captain by a resolution of Congress.

George emigrated from Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in 1784 to Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana. While in Pennsylvania, George had studied law, and in 1805 he was appointed a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Knox County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Hubert F. Leech
Warren MI

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