Christopher Leatherman, b. 1809 Hampshire Co., VA, d. 18 Jan 1882. He m. Julia Ann Stewart, b. 15 Mar 1814. They had James, b. ca. 1832; Charity, b. ca.1834; Abraham, b. 1 Nov 1837; Nelson, b. ca 1841 and two other non identified children.
Abraham Leatherman, m. Elizabeth Esther Smith 1 Jan 1861 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN. They moved to Butler Co., KS. Abraham, et ux had 3 children: Hadassa Olive, b. ca 1869; Franklin M, b. Apr 1867 and Florence , b. Mar 1874 in KS.
Hadassa m. Alfred LeRoy Carter in Chase Co. KS. They had 2 known children: Frances E. E. Carter, b. 1889 who m. Lee Ralph Davis in 1908 and Lindley Abraham Carter. Lee Ralph Davis was the son of Reed Reubin Davis & Emolyne M. True who were m. in Butler Co., KS. Emolyne d. following the birth of John Bunyon Davis in 1906.
Reed R. Davis was s/o Joseph Ware Davis, [1828-1879] & Nancy Minerva Janes, [1830-1904]. The 1870 census of White Co., IN notes J. Leatherman was counted with the Davis family. His first name in not known although we assume that he was related to Abraham as he m. Elizabeth Esther Smith in Lafayette Co., IN 1 Jan 1861.
Reed R. Davis m. 2, Josephine Sanders. Josie, a widow, d. in epidemic of 1918 in Grandfield, Tillman Co., OK. the 1920 census of Grandfield, OK notes the family group of Reed R Davis, Hadassa O.Davis and John Bunyan Davis.
It appears the Davis family of Taylor Co., WV dating back to 1818 or before may have been friends of the Leatherman family since that early time. John Davis, s/o Abel & Mary Davis in a 1835 land deed introduced himself as John Davis of Hardy Co.,VA. Hardy Co. had been a part of Hampshire Co. until 1785.
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