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James Leach

Born Unknown - Died c.1823

James Leach (died c.1823) may have been the son of Benjamin Leitch (1754-1812) and Elizabeth Peyton (died after 1811). He owned part of the Richlands tract between U. S, Route 17 and the Rappahannock River near the present site of Richlands Baptist Church. James was deputy surveyor of Stafford from at least 1787 to 1821). The spelling of this surname in Stafford County varies between “Leach” and “Leitch.”