Percy Leach

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Percy Leach, daughter of Reverend Richard Leach and Mary Strong, was born at Torrington, Connecticut, 3 September 1782.1 She died at Royalton, Niagara Co., New York, 2 September 1847,2 and was buried at Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Niagara Co., New York.3

Percy married (1) Mark Keith, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), say 1803;2 she married (2), as his 2nd wife, William W. Baldridge, son of Michael Baldridge and Mabel Wilson, at Lyons, Wayne Co., New York, 7 February 1822.4,2

The History of Torrington by Orcutt states Percy died the same day she was born, but that is not in the printed vital records of the town, nor have I found any other evidence for a second Percy Leach. She was also having children in the early 1800's (beginning in 1804).

Percy Keith and Richard Leach, her surety, executed guardianship bonds for each of the six Keith children in 1818.

Percy later moved to Lyons, New York where, as "Miss Percy Keith", she married William Baldridge in 1822. Richard Leach also moved to Lyons, so Percy and her six children were probably in his household.5,6,7,8

Family 1

Mark Keith b. say 1780, d. aft. Aug 1814
  • Mary Strong Keith8,9 b. 12 Dec 1804
  • Harriet Keith8,9 b. 9 Jan 1806
  • Elizabeth Reynolds Keith8,9 b. 10 Oct 1807
  • George Keith8,9 b. 7 Jan 1809
  • Frederick Keith8,9 b. 15 Apr 1810
  • Amarillis Keith8,9 b. 12 Jul 1812

Family 2

William W. Baldridge b. May 1782, d. 14 Apr 1866
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  1. [S1184] Lucius B. Barbour and Lorraine Cook White (editor), The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (55 vols., Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1994-2002), 47:33-34, further cited as Barbour and White, Barbour Collection.
  2. [S226] Frank M. McMath, Memorials of the McMath Family: Including a Genealogical Account of the Descendants of Archibald McMath Who Was Born in Scotland About the Year 1700 (Detroit, Michigan: Speaker Printing, 1898), 178-179, further cited as McMath, McMath Family.
  3. [S1546] Sandy, Find A Grave memorial #98976867, added 15 Oct 2012, online, accessed Dec 2019, further cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S252] Harriett M. Wiles, "Marriages and Deaths From the Lyons Republican and Inscriptions From the Lyons Rural Cemetery: Nelson, N.Y. and Aurora, N.Y.", Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms, 1990, Lyons, Ontario Co., New York: typescript, 1900, microform copy: FHL Film/Fiche #6081207, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10. From The Lyons Republican of 22 Feb 1822. "Married in Lyons, Thur. the 7th inst. Mr. William Baldrdge of Romulus, Seneca Co. to Miss Persay Keith of Lyons.", further cited as "Lyons Marriages."
  5. [S1032] Connecticut, Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880, Litchfield District, File #3236, FHL microfilm 1022344, further cited as Connecticut Probate Files.
  6. [S231] Samuel Orcutt, History of Torrington, Connecticut: From Its First Settlement in 1737, With Biographies and Genealogies (1878; reprint, Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1990), 729, further cited as Orcutt, History of Torrington.
  7. [S1184] Barbour and White, Barbour Collection, 47:33.
  8. [S377] Connecticut, Probate records, 1743-1917, Litchfield District: 10:677, FHL microfilm 4735, further cited as Litchfield, CT Probate.
  9. [S254] Washington, Connecticut, Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1742-1854, 62, FHL microfilm 1517000, further cited as Washington, CT Vital Records.