Samuel Sheridan Leach

1864: According to the tombstone he shares with his wife, Samuel Sheridan Leach was born on November 13, 1864.

1886: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" reports that Samuel Sheridan Leach is included in the Mattie, West Providence Township portion of the 1886 Farquar's Directory as a carpenter.

1893: The memorial for Sophia Belle (Smouse) Leach indicates that she was a daughter of William and Hannah (Gilliam) Smouse and married Sheridan S. Leach on March 22, 1893.

1897: According to the following obituary, Percy Leach is a son of Samuel Sheridan Leach, and was born on November 23, 1897.

1897: The death certificate of Percy Leach also indicates he was born on November 23, 1897.

1904: Samuel Leach of Everett is included in this web study because of his October 18, 1904 patent "Single trigger mechanism for double barrel guns", U.S. Patent 772,809. Click here to see a pdf copy of U.S. Patent 772,809. which pertains to breech loading shotguns. Here are two key images from the patent:

1937: According to their shared tombstone, Samuel's wife Sophia B. Leach died on December 1, 1937.

1944: Samuel Leach is buried at the Everett Cemetery (40.0107994, -78.3593979). His tombstone gives his name as S. Sheridan".

1944: The following obituary from the December 15, 1944 issue of the "Bedford Gazette" newspaper indicates that Sheridan Leach was born on November 13, 1864 and died on December 11, 1944.

1944: Here is the death certificate of Samuel Leach:

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