I'm delighted to find your posting. I am writing to ask if you have information concerning yyour Leach family.
I am trying to estabnlish a connection to the Emisons, probably Hugh. Some things fit and some don't. I'm hoping that you may have some information that will help.
My ancestor, Francis Marion Emerson was born 18 Mar., 1810 in Tenn. Census records give his fatners place of birth as Vg. and mothers as Kentucky. It appears his father may have been the William Emerson who moved from Tenn. to White Co., Ill. in 1817 and died there in 1852.
Francis Mariion Emerson was married in White Co., Ill. in 1835. His bible states, "Francis Emerson was married to Sinia Leach July the 9, 1835. She was born November the 24, 1815 and dide July the 14, 1836. Their only chile was born May the 5, 1836 and dide May the 14, 1836.
I know that Hugh Emison had a son Benjamin, who married an Althea Leach, and that Hugh served as a first Lt. in the Westmoreland Co. Militia during the R.W.. At that time he also served with soldiers named Leach, Mitchell, and Baird,
Francis Emerson died in in Cedar Co., Mo. marriages and funerals were presided over by ministers names Mitchell in both White Co., Ill. and Cedar Co., Mo.
There were four pairs of brothers who lived in Cedar Co., Mo. and neighboring Polk Co., Mo.
Francis Emerson had a brother Henry who married a Sarah Barkley in White Co., Ill. Hugh Emison married Mary Baird and their eldest son James married a Mary Barkley in Scott, Co., Ky. Hugh also had a daughter who married a Mathew Barkley.
The other three pairs of brothers also had connectiions with Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania and Scott Co, Ky.
Lemuel Grant Emerson and Buford T. Emerson were children of John Emerson and Katherine Johnson who married in West-moreland Co., Pa.
Samuel Burkes Emerson and Burr Hamilton Emerson were children of John Emerson and Catherine Reynolds who married in Clark Co., Ky.
A fourth pair of brothers appear to be Samuel Emison and Turley Emerson children of James Ash Emison and Susan Turley.
I know I have rambled quite a bit, when I omly wrote to ask about your Leach ancestorsm but hope that something here rings some kind of bell.
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give.