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Leach, Joseph Allen

Age: 0, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 19th USC INF
Service: Chaplain, 19th USC INF

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Birth: Abt 1836, Rockingham, VT
Death: 05/12/1906

Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Keene, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 18253312
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Stella E.
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Unknown

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Woodland Cemetery, Keene, NH

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Rev. Joseph Allen Leach died Saturday evening at his home two miles northwest of Saxtons River Village where his home had been for about 20 years, aged 70 years and 26 days. He was born upon the farm where he died, which had been the home of his father, Joseph, and his grandfather, John, one of the early settlers of the town, coming here about 1795.

Rev. J.A. Leach was early connected with educational interests of the vicinity, being a teacher in the old Saxtons River Seminary. He was a graduate of Amherst College, and of Andover Theological Seminary. In 1867 he was called to by the Second Congregational Church of Keene, and served as its pastor nearly 20 years, when his health failing he retired to the ancestral farm of his boyhood, where he had been able to labor some until this spring.

He married in 1865 Stella C. Ranney, a granddaughter of the late Lieut-Gov. Ranney of Vermont, and she survives him. They have no children except a son by adoption. Although Mr. and Mrs. Leach have educated in whole, or in part, 31 poor children. Senator A.B. Kirtridge of South Dakota is among the beneficiaries of the worthy couple.

The body was taken to Keene for interment Tuesday, it being his place of residence during the 20 most active years of his life. Of the men educated by Mr. and Mrs. Leach, six have been missionaries in the foreign field, and several ministers of the county.

Vermont Phoenix, May 18, 1906

Courtesy of Deanna French.