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Edward “Ned” Leatherwood
Born 1753, Leatherwoods Corner, Henry, Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America
Death 1821, Burke, N Carolina, USA
About 1774-6 Edward Leatherwood and relatives, Thomas Birchfield, Edward Hyatt, Reuben Walker and Aquilla Burns were neighbors in 6th Co., West Bridgewater Twp, on the south bank of Catawba River, 8 miles above Morganton. Edward's purchase deed is lost for land he sold in 1778, same year he bought "100 acres above his first entry, above the head of an island in the river, for complement" He owned 400 acres on Catawba plus a home tract, size not given. After leaving Virginia, Edward Leatherwood married c. 1774-7 Elizabeth Walker, who mother, Betsy Walker was "full blooded Cherokee. Elizabeth was probably daughter (or sister) to the Catawba neighbor, Reuben Walker.
When the Revolution came, this frontier community of English families had few complaints about royal officials, and many, including the Leatherwoods, Birchfields and Hyatts were initially Loyalist, refusing in 1777 to swear the Oath of Allegiance.By the Confiscation Acts of 1778-9 and 1782, local authorities could sell at public auction all real and personal property of Tories. On 11/12/1782, a Subpoina Docket for Tories in Burke County listed dozens of Catawba residents, including Edward Leatherwood, Nathaniel Birchfield, Hezekiah Hyatt, Seth Hyatt, Edward Hyatt, Robert Orr, William Clark, Joseph McPheters and many others.
Confiscation sales were "like fairs" and wealthy men followed them from place to place, buying land and personal possessions at give-away prices. Many Catawba residents had a change of heart, some genuine, some to avoid confiscation. In 1782, the American leader of neighborhood, Col. Charles McDowell, was brought to trial for allowing men to change sides. Among "turn coats" in in court were Ned Leatherwood's neighbors, Seth Hyatt and Shadrack Inman. McDowell's patriotism was never questioned, just his belief that men had a right to change their minds about the war. The neighborhood agreed by electing McDowell their first State Senator. However, if Ned Leatherwood changed sides, he never served in the American Army, shown by his being on a 1793 tax list when revolutionary veterans were tax exempt.Historian WC Allen wrote that "John Leatherwood and his kinsmen fought in VA for the American cause" which may be accurate. Although young Edward of NC was Troy, his father, John of Virginia, could have served on the Whig side. The other patriotic "Leatherwood kinsmen who fought in Virginia" of Allen's tale, are believed to be their Burns relatives.On June 7, 1799, Ned Leatherwood had a grant of 50 acres on Catawba, but shortly thereafter moved to the mountains, probably with Jonathan McPeters and Eddie Hyatt, to settle on old Buncombe land which in 1808 became Haywood. McPeters and Leatehrwood were in Maggie Valley by 1800.Edward Leatherwood's deed in Asheville is dated 28th (no month) 1800: 200 acres, both sides of Jonathan's Creek at $1.00 per acre. His home was built on Park's branch of Jonathan's. In 1806 he purchased 100 acres more on Jonathan's paying $5.00 per acre, a five-fold increase in 6 years, dividing between older children who stayed behind: Elizabeth, Samuel and John. Samuel and John produced large families of sons and grandsons mentioned in old histories as strapping men, over 6 feet tall, well muscled and having black, curly hair and blue eyes. These handsome appearances were accompanied by sweet dispositions, whih made many of them successful in business, civic affairs and politics.By 1810, Edward Leatherwood, now in his 50s, lived with his wife and younger children in Burke Co., but not in their old Bridgewater neighborhood. Their new location was at the head of the Catawba and Lackeytown, near Old Fort. They may have died here, and be buried in a Methodist cemetery,younger son, Aquilla, being a budding Methodist minister, or may have moved in old age with Aquilla to McMimm Co., Tenn.
The names of 3 of Edward's daughters have been forgotten, as has the name of the youngest son who moved from Old Fort to Ducktown, E. Tenn and died young, leaving 3 sons at Ducktown, two of whom were blind copper miners. The 3rd, said a Union Army scout, was mentioned in post Civil Ward Records.
Edward Leatherwood's modern kin include some by other names, including Allen, Alley, Allison, Best, Birchfield, Bradley, Buchanan, Cowan, Deaver, Dillingham, Divewlbiss, Douty, Enloe, Fest, Gillis, Good, Hayes, Haynes, Hickerson, Hyatt, Hyde, McCracken, McCulloh, Mcllwee, McNabb, McNally, Moody, Morris, Owens, Parrish, Parker, Pickelseimer, Oochacki, Potts, Presley, Robinson, Russell, Sherrill, Shuford, Talley, Underwood, Varner, Vochko, Waller and Woodward.
Spouse: Elizabeth Walker; Marriage date: 1777 in Virginia
Hannah Parker Leatherwood 1753-1837
Rebecca Elizabeth Leatherwood 1775-1841
John A Leatherwood 1779-1846
Hannah Leatherwood 1780-…
Samuel Leatherwood 1784-1862
Aquilla Shirrel Leatherwood 1786-1862
Sarah Leatherwood 1790-..
Rueben Leatherwood 1797-1780
Leah Leatherwood 1800-..
Legacy NFS Source: Edward "Ned" Leatherwood -
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