Ephriam Leach and Isabella Washington: Family History
The Leach family has generational ties to Magnolia Garden Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Willie J. Leach, the son of Ephraim and Isabella lived and worked for 30 years as gardener/superintendent at Magnolia Garden Plantation. His son, now in is early 80's has taken his place at the plantation where his own son, the fourth generation Leach family member is also employed.
Ephraim Leach and his wife Isabella appear on the 1910 Federal Census for Blake, Colleton County, South Carolina. Their household members were:
By 1920 the head of the household is no longer listed as Ephraim but as Smith Leach and the family now includes Lilly aged 8, Matthias aged 6 and Hattie aged 3.
On the 1930 census we find Smith Leach but Isabella is no longer in the household. Some of the girls have married and are in his household with their children.
See Johnny Myers and Sadie Simmons, James and Danny Washington listed below. Name: Smith Leach
Home in 1930: Blake, Colleton, South Carolina
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: Negro (Black)
Household Members: Name Age
Smith Leach 59
Sadie Simmons 28
Lillie Leach 18
Mathias Leach 15
Hattie Leach 13
Johnnie Myers 7
Anna Leach 4
James Washington 20
Dannie Washington 14
Family Group Sheet
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