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Born about in Morgan County, IndianaJosiah Carpenter Leathers (abt.1837-1913) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree (1) [uncertain]

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Son

of Sanford Leathersand Elizabeth (Saunders) Leathers

Brother ofJohn Henry Leathers, Cyrus Leathers, Mary Ann (Leathers) Zeigler, George Washington Leathers, Sarah Jane Leathers, Thomas Jefferson Leathers andJames William Leathers

Husband ofAmy (Zeigler) Leathers— married26 Dec 1861 in JeffersonCounty, IowaJosiah Carpenter Leathers (abt.1837-1913) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree (3)

Descendants Josiah Carpenter Leathers (abt.1837-1913) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree (4)

Father ofSamuel Sanford Leathers, Flora Anna (Leathers) Bettendorf, Margaret Bernita (Leathers) Gaines, John Henry Leathers, William Sherman Leathers, Jesse Fremont Leathers, Barbara Elizabeth Leathers and Benjamin Franklin Leathers

Died at about age 76in Fairfield, Jefferson County, IowaJosiah Carpenter Leathers (abt.1837-1913) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree (5)

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Biography

Name: Josiah Carpenter Leathers.[1][2][3]

Born: 30 Nov 1837 Morgan County (?), Indiana.[1][2]
(or possibly 1838)

Migration:abt 1845.
Moved with his parents from Indiana to Iowa/

Married: Amy Zeigler, 26 Dec 1861 Jefferson County, Iowa.[2][4]
(10 children)

Military: 14 Aug 1862 Mahaska County, Iowa.[5][6]
Enlisted as a private, Co. C, 40th Iowa Vol. Infantry, mustered in 14 Aug 1862 at Iowa City. Mustered out 2 Aug 1865 at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Died: 12 Dec 1913 Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.[1][2][3]

Buried: 14 Dec 1913 Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.[1][2][3]

Obituary:17 Dec 1913 Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.[7]
Answered Last Roll Call.
Josiah Leathers died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Bettendorf, in this city Friday. He was a soldier of the Civil war, a member of Company C. Fortieth Iowa infantry, and saw three years of arduous service. Mr. Leathers was born in Indiana, November 30th, 1847 [sic; error for 1837], and came to Mahaska county with his parents when a child of five years. He was married to Amy Zeigler in this county December 26th, 1861, and the wife died here in 1895. They spent the greater part of their married life in this county. Mr. Leathers was the father of ten children, seven of whom survive him, all living in this county - S.S., J.H., W.S., J.F., and B.F. Leathers, Mrs. Bettendorf and Mrs. Margaret Gaines. He was an excellent man and had many friends thoughout the county. The body was interred in this city Sunday. Rev. W. B. Ireland had charge of the funeral service and Geo. Strong post, G.A.R., paid the last rites to its dead comrade at the graveside.

Census 1870
Mahaska County, Iowa, p. 294, dwelling/family 153/154/[8]
Leathers, Josiah 32 yrs b. Indiana Farmer (real estate = [blank]; personal estate = $425)
Leathers, Amy Wife 32 yrs b. Ohio
Leathers, Samuel S. Son 3 yrs b. Iowa
Leathers, Flora Dau 1 yr b. Iowa

Census 1880
Keokuk County, Iowa, ED 155, p. 131A, dwelling/family 95/96.[9]
Leathers, Josiah 42 yrs Head Farming b. Indiana (parents, b. Kentucky/Indiana)
Leathers, Anna 42 yrs Wife Keeping House b. Ohio (parents, b. Switzerland/Pennsylvania)
Leathers, Saml. 13 yrs Dau Working on Farm b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana/Ohio)
Leathers, Flora 11 yrs Dau b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana/Ohio)
Leathers, Maggie 9 yrs Dau b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana/Ohio)
Leathers, Johnie 7 yrs Son b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana/Ohio)
Leathers, William 5 yrs Son b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana/Ohio)
Leathers, Jessie 3 yrs Son b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana/Ohio)
Leathers, Lizzie 3/12 yr Dau b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana/Ohio)

State Census1885
Jefferson County, Iowa, [no page no.], dwelling/family 119/114.[10]
Wilson, Isaac 25 yrs (single) Farming b. Pennsylvania
Bodgers, M. [f] 50 yrs (wid.) b. Pennsylvania
Leathers, Josiah 49 yrs (marr.) [blank] b. Pennsylvania [!]
Leathers, Amy 48 yrs (marr.) b. Pennsylvania [!]
Leathers, Samuel 17 yrs b. Jefferson Co.
Leathers, Flora 15 yrs b. Jefferson Co.
Leathers, Marguerite 13 yrs b. Jefferson Co.
Leathers, John 12 yrs b. Jefferson Co.
Leathers, William 10 yrs b. Jefferson Co.
Leathers, Jesse 8 yrs b. Jefferson Co.
Leathers, Benjamin 5 yrs b. Jefferson Co.

Who is Isaac Wilson and why is Josiah's family listed under him? No known relation to anyone.

State Census 1895
Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, [card only].
Name: Joseah Leathers
Age: 58 yrs
Birthplace: Ohio
Residence: Fairfield, Jefferson Co.

Census 1900
Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, ED 46, p. 6A, dwelling/family 110/112/[11]
Leathers, Josiah Head 62 yrs (b. Nov 1837) (wid.) b. Indiana (parents, b.
Kentucky/Indiana) "Capital"
Leathers, Benjamin Son 16 yrs (b. May 1884) b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana/Ohio)

In 1910, he was widowed & living with his son, Jesse.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find-a-Grave Josiah Leathers
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Cordelia (Myers) Smith's manuscript family history notes, c.1910-c.1960, made by her & taken largely from her voluminous correspondence with many cousins.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990.
  4. Jefferson County, Iowa, Marriages, #2134.
  5. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
  6. The History of Mahaska County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c., a Biographical Directory of Its Citizens, War Record ofIits Volunteers in the Late Rebellion. . . . (Des Moines: Union Historical Co., 1878), pp. 433-34.
  7. Fairfield [Iowa] Ledger, Wednesday, 17 Dec 1913, p. 6.
  8. Census Iowa 1870 Mahaska County.
  9. Census Iowa 1880 Keokuk County.
  10. Census Iowa 1885 Jefferson County.
  11. Census Iowa 1900 Jefferson County.
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