James H. LEACH
Mary (---)
William J. LEACH
(Abt 1845-1900)


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1. Diana BALL

William J. LEACH 1

  • Born: Abt 1845, IN 2
  • Marriage (1): Diana BALL on 18 Apr 1875 in Monona Co, IA 1
  • Died: 1900, probably Monona Co, IA about age 55 3

bullet  General Notes:

1850 IN CENSUS, Delaware Co, Washington Twp: James Leach, b. OH, and Mary Leach, b. KY, were listed with their sons: "Archibold", 12, William, 6, "Rubin:, 4, and Geo. W., 5/12 and other children. All of their sons were b. IN.

Name: William Leach
Enlistment Date: 15 Feb 1865
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 February 1865.
Enlisted in Company E, 149th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 15 Feb 1865.
Mustered Out Company E, 149th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 22 Sep 1865.

REGIMENT: 149th Infantry Regiment Indiana
Date of Organization: 1 Mar 1865
Muster Date: 27 Sep 1865
Regiment State: Indiana
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 149th
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 0
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 1
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 42
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
One Hundred and Forty-ninth Infantry

One Hundred and Forty-ninth Infantry. -- Cal., William A. Fairbanks Lieut.-Col., William D. Mull, Maj., Thomas B. Reeder.

This regiment was raised in the 7th Congressional district and organized at Indianapolis in Feb., 1865. It was mustered in March 1 and left the state on the 3rd, proceeding to Nashville and moving a few weeks later to Decatur, Ala.

While stationed at that place, it received the surrender of the forces commanded by Gens. Roddey and Polk, together with a large quantity of arms and munitions of war. It was mustered out at Nashville, Sept. 27, 1865.

The original strength was 1,025; gain by recruits, 16; total, 1,041. Loss by death, 38; desertion, 27.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3, p. 189

Battles Fought: none recorded

1870 IA CENSUS, Guthrie Co, Bear Grove P.O.: William J. Leach, 27, laborer, $200 personal property, b. IN. He appears to be living with his parents, James H. & Mary Leach, and brothers Reuben Leach, 22, and G. W. Leach, 18.

HISTORY OF MONONA CO, IA, 1890, p. 265: "St. Clair Twp." - About the spring of 1873, William and George Leach came and made their home here ever since. (St. Clair Twp.)

CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX: GENERAL INDEX TO PENSION FILES, 1861-1934: William J. Leach, E 149 Ind. Inf., filed for an invalid pension on Aug 15, 1881 from Iowa.


William married Diana BALL, daughter of Nathaniel A. BALL and Hester Mary WICKHAM, on 18 Apr 1875 in Monona Co, IA.1 (Diana BALL was born on 1 Aug 1857 in Franklin/Butler Co, IA, died on 2 Jul 1929 in Probably Madison Co, NE 4 and was buried in Union Cem., Battle Creek, Madison Co., NE 5.)



1 Monona Co, IA Early Marriages 1856-1880.

2 1880 IA Census.

3 1900 IA Census.

4 IGI Records.

5 Cemetery Records of Madison Co, NE.

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