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Zachariah Leatherwood
Birth: Aug. 30, 1797
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1872
Lawrence County
Alabama, USA

Son of John B. Leatherwood and and Priscilla Calvert Leatherwood. Grandfather of Issac Leatherwood.
Zacariah and wife, Nancy {Allen} Leatherwood, came to Alabama from SC abt 1837. They had 9 children, some born in SC, and some in Alabama. They are both buried in north Alabama, in Lawrence County.
Their youngest child, a daughter named "Susan Ellen" {or Susannah} was born between 1840 & 1843. The "family secret" surrounds Susan and who the father of her two sons are. Her oldest son, Issac Ulysses, was born Dec 25, 1859. She is said to have been living in Hardin County, Tennessee at the time of the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, and had to hide Issac under the bed during the skirmish. She gave birth to her 2nd son, Josephus C., Feb 10, 1863, which would have also been during the Civil War conflict. Susan vanishes from family records, and her two sons were raised by their grandparents, Zachariah & Nancy. Issac & Josephus surname was changed to "Leatherwood".
Issac married Mary L Terry in north Alabama & had 6 children. Josephus married 1st wife, Mary d.1901, in Alabama, and 2nd wife, Ida Oliver, in Texas.
Someone, somewhere, in the family holds the key to unlock the secret of WHO is the father of Issac U. & Josephus C. Leatherwood, and what happened to their mother Susan???

Children of Zachariah Leatherwood and Nancy Allen are:
1. Mary Carolina Leatherwood, born 23 Dec 1817 in Spartanburg, South Carolina: died 17 April 1892 in Franklin County, Alabama.
2. Elizabeth Parmelia Leatherwood, born 20 Jan. 1820 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Death unknown.
3.Priscilla C. Leatherwood, born Nov. 7 1822 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Death unknown.
4. John W. Leatherwood, born Dec 11 1824 in Spartanburg South Carolina. Deth unknown.
5. William Allen Leatherwood, born July 20 1828 in Spartanburg, South Carolina: died abt. 1860 in Scott Count, Arkansas.
6. Joice Spencer Leatherwood, born Jan 31 1830 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married Minerva McKinney: born abt. 1830
7. Andrew Jackson Leatherwood, born Dec 7 1832 in Spartanburg South Carolina. Deth unknown.
8. Nancy Jane Leatherwood,born Jan 19 1837 in Spartanburg, South Carolina; died July 20 1903 Moulton, Alabama.
9. Susanna C. Leatherwood, born between 1840-1843 in alabama; died abt. 1870 in Frankin County, Alabama. 
 
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 Children:
  Joice Spencer Leatherwood (1830 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chalybeate Methodist Cemetery
Chalybeate Springs
Lawrence County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Daniel Nichols
Record added: Dec 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12612509
Zachariah Leatherwood
Added by: Daniel Nichols
 
 
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- Judith A Terry
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014
Rest in peace Great Grandfather!Patricia Taylor MacMillan
- Patricia MacMillan
 Added: Feb. 5, 2013
Rest in peace, your great-great-great grandson.
- Travis Finch
 Added: Sep. 12, 2011
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