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  • ID: I1282
  • _UID: 4E06C38FB090429B997A5C2F83082D839CD0
  • Name: Jacob LEATHERS
  • Suffix: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1776 in York Co., Pa
  • Death: 23 MAR 1843 in Richland Co., IL
  • Burial: Mt. Olive Cemetery SE of Claremont, IL
  • Note:

    Jacob is my ggg-grandfather.

    In 1806 they were in Clear Creek Twp, just south of Amanda, Fairfield Co, Ohio.
    In 1809 Jacob bought 150 acres for $1000 from his parents.
    In June 1811 he sold some horses, cattle, hogs, sheep and "all my household furniture and all my wheat and rye and oats and wool and flax and farming utensils and bed and beding" for $300 to his brother Frederick IV, then in 1817 he sold 48 acres to Frederick. Sometime during this time he moved to Wayne Co, Ohio (south of Cleveland) where he was in 1820 & 1830. Their first 5 children married in Wayne Co. between 1827-1835.

    Jacob was not listed as a heir in his father's estate papers, March 1830, Fairfield Co, OH

    Late in the fall of 1832 Jacob (along with his brother john, and also Jonathan Hay who was a brother of his sister?s husband and a couple other men) left Wayne Co, OH on foot ot visit Bloom twp, Wood Co, OH, to select a location for homes. Jonathan Hay picked a location in Section 28. Jacob Leathers chose one in Section 33 and his brother, John Leathers chose a part of Section 34. They then returned home to Wayne county to prepare their families to move in the spring of 1833.
    He also owned land in Kosciusko Co, Ind (NW of Ft. Wayne).

    In 1840 Eve and her 2 youngest children, Silas & Mary Ann, were living with Jacob, Jr. in Wood Co., Ohio (south of Toledo). For some reason Jacob doesn't appear with them. (It?s likely he had gone to Richland Co, IL with son William, then came back for his family.)
    In his will he left land that he owned in Kosciusko County, Indiana (about 40 miles northwest of Fort Wayne) to Silas and Mary Ann. [From Bowling Green, Wood Co., Ohio to Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., Ind. it is about 140 miles west. Perhaps Jacob left his wife and 2 teenage children with his son, Jacob, Jr. in Wood Co. while he went to new land in Indiana.]

    Sometime between 1840 and Mar. 1843 they all moved to Richland Co., IL with their 2 youngest children, Silas and Mary Ann, evidently following their son William who moved to IL in 1838/39.

    They owned land SE of Claremont.
    Jacob's will was submitted Jan. 10, 1844 in Richland Co., Ill.:

    Jacob Leathers' will on file in Probate Court, Olney, Richland Co., Ill.:
    The last will and testament of Jacob Leathers of Richland County, state of Illinois.
    I, Jacob Leathers, being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz:
    I give to my wife Ann E. Leathers the place where I now reside, being eighty acres viz the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section twenty-six ______ containing forty acres. Also the southwest quarter of northeast quarter of section no. twenty-six with all my farming utensils. I also give her all my household and kitchen furniture, two black mares and yearling colt and all my cattle and hogs.
    I give to my son Silas Leathers one hundred acres off of the north side of a tract of land which I hold in Kosciusko County, state of Indiana, being the northwest quarter of section no. 31, town 32, ______ of range six east of southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section no. 30, town. 32 ______ range six east.
    I give to my daughter Mary Ann leathers one black yearling colt, one saddle and one half of what the balance of my Indiana tract of land will sell for after Silas' part is struck off.
    I give to my grandson William Harpster one hundred dollars or eighty acres of land.
    I give to my grandson Jacob H. Leathers forty dollars.
    I give to my grandson Jacob L. Baker, twenty-five dollars.
    All my property that is not bequeathed away both real and personal is to be sold and after paying all demands the balance of any to be equally divided amongst my children.
    I hereby appoint my son Silas Leathers as executor of this my last will and testament.
    In testimony whereas I have hereinto set my hand and seal this 14th day of December, Eighteen hundred and forty-three. Signed,
    Jacob Leathers. Witnessed by Daniel Eckley & Hyatt Bunn.
    Will of Jacob Leathers submitted 10th January, 1844. R.B. Marney, P.J.P. Recorded on page 128, state of Illinois, Richland County,
    R.B. Marney, Probate Justice of the Peace, _____ County do certify that the written ______ last will and testament of Jacob Leathers was duly proven on this 5th day of February, 1844.
    Solemnly attested to that will was written by Jacob Leathers, etc. signed by Silas leathers and Jno. M. Musgrave, 18th day of November, 1845.
    Attached to will: Bill from Bloom Twp., Wood Co., Ohio -- John Leathers account against Jacob Leathers, deceased... $41.50. Dated Sept. 12, 1846.

    In 1850 Eve Ann was in Richland Co, IL with unmarried son, Silas.
    In 1855 (state census) Eve Ann was living in Richland Co. near William; her unmarried son Silas was living with her; daughter Mary Ann was already married.
    In 1860 she was living with Silas & his wife Marinda. Eve Ann probably died between 1860-65 (she does not appear in the 1865 Ill census).

    There is a monument with Jacob Leathers on it at Mt. Olive Cemetery southeast of Claremont, IL.

    *Find A Grave Memorial# 41328253
  • Change Date: 15 JAN 2017

    Father: Frederick III LEATHERS b: 1754 in York Co, PA
    Mother: Eve Barbara SHIRK b: 15 SEP 1756 in Paradise Twp, York Co, Pa

    Marriage 1 Eve Ann HAY b: 1782 in Berkeley Co, (W)Va.
    • Married: 1803 in Fairfield Co., Ohio
    1. Has Children John B. LEATHERS b: 1806 in Fairfield Co, Oh
    2. Has Children Susannah B. ?Susan? LEATHERS b: 20 FEB 1808 in Fairfield Co, Oh
    3. Has Children Jacob L. LEATHERS b: 2 MAR 1811 in Fairfield Co, Oh
    4. Has Children William LEATHERS b: 11 MAR 1811 in Fairfield Co., Ohio
    5. Has Children Elizabeth Ann LEATHERS b: 26 OCT 1816
    6. Has Children Silas LEATHERS b: 21 APR 1821 in Wayne Co, OH
    7. Has Children Mary Ann LEATHERS b: 1 OCT 1824 in Ohio
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