Person:Willie Leach (2)

Willie Leach
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Name[1] Willie Leach
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Reverend William J. Leach : Biographical Information

The Leach family has generational ties to Magnolia Garden Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Reverend William 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. William Leach was listed in his parents' household on the 1910 Federal Census for Blake, Colleton County, South Carolina. Their household was:

Ephraim Leach and his wife Isabella appear on the 1910 Federal Census for Blake, Colleton County, South Carolina. Their household members were:

Leach, Ephraim Head M Mul 38 SC
Leach, Isabella
Wife F B 24
Leach, Sadie Daughter F Mul 8
Leach, Willie Son M Mul 6
Leach, Ephraim, Jr. Son M Mul 4 SC
Leach, Archie Son M Mul 2 SC
Leach, Rebecca Daughter F Mul 16 SC
Leach, Charlotte Daughter F Mul Infant SC

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

Age: 59

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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About This Page

This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC

  1. 1910 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Blake, Colleton, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1456; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 111; Image: 959.

  2.   1920 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Blake, Colleton, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1692; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 127; Image: 631.