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Enoch Leathers
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1763
Dover
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: May 28, 1858
Dover-Foxcroft
Piscataquis County
Maine, USA

Enoch Leathers was born in Dover, N.H., October 2, 1763. In June 1782 he
enlisted in the Continental Army in the company of Capt. Samuel Cherry, in Col.
George Reid's Regt. He served two years, and received an honorable discharage
in June 1784. Soon after leaving the army Mr. Leathers settled in Maine. On
Novembe 15, 1788 he married Mary Cilley of Westbrook, and settled in Buckfield;
he he lived a number of years, but later removed to Brooks. He was a resident
of Brooks in 1810. From Brooks he went to Etna, then called Crosbytown; he was
a resident of the latter town in 1818. Like many others of the early settlers
of Maine, Mr. Leathers seemed to have a desire to keep on the frontier of
civilization; he was one of the very early settlers in all of the last named
towns. When hostilities commenced in the War of 1812, he again enlisted; he
was in Capt. Vose's company and Col. Ripley's Regiment, and took part in
several engagements, among them was the Battle of Lundy's Lane. On November
26, 1829, his youngest daughter, Lois Asenath, married Jonathan Roberts, a
young man who had just settled in Sangerville, and the newly married couple
went to live in their new home, which the husband was making in Piscataquis
County. Mr. Leathers, who was a man quite advanced in years, being then 66
years, came with them and ever after made his home in their family. Mr.
Roberts moved to Foxcroft in 1849, and Mr. Leathers died there May 28, 1858, in
the ninety-fifth year of his age. His remains rest in the cemetery at East
Sangerville. His wife Mary died August 31, 1852, at the age of 87, and she is
buried beside him. He was granted a pension September 7, 1819.

An obituary
notice appeared in the Piscataquis Observer in the issue of June 24, 1858, in
part follows:

....Died, in Foxcroft, on the 28th of May last, at the residence of his
son-in-law, Jonathan Roberts, Esq., Mr. Enoch Leathrs, a Revolutionary soldier
and pensioner, age 94 years, seven months, and 26 days. He took part in
several engagements during the War of the Revolution, and in 1812, when our
country was again invaded that same patriotic live of liberty that firest his
youthful bosom, callled him to go forth and vindicate his country's rights, and
he again enlisted; he was in the battle of Chesterfield (by him called) in
which the Americans attacked the fort; on both sides a number were killed and
wounded. Conversing with a friend in relation to the battle, he thus remarked,
"I had serious reflections on the propriety of war; and said he fired
fourty-four rounds, and how many proved fatal he did not know, but he prayed
God would save him from any more battles and his prayer was answered." He was
during the remainder of the war, when not in the hospital, stationed on the
frontier to guard the inhabitants against the Indians. Mr. Leathers was
blessed with avery retentive memory and could until a few weeks before his
death, relate the storye of the Revolution and other events very accurately.
Being of social temperment and one who had seen much of this world, his society
was much sought for and enjoyed by all; his age and events with which he had
been connected, added to his virtues, caused him to be respected by all whoknew him, and if there was eve a man without an enemy, he was one."
He was a firm supporter of the political principles of Washington and
Jefferson, and if he eve went averse therefrom, the dereliction should be
ascribed to that of the hand, not the heart. He lived to see his country's
flag, the emblem of his nation's glory, that he had in two wars helped to
sustain, proudly waving its stars and stripes over thirty-two independent
states of the Union.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Leathers (____ - 1852)
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Leathers Roberts (1793 - 1848)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Knowlton Mills Cemetery
Piscataquis County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Andrew L.
Record added: Aug 26, 2007
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