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  • ID: I3820
  • _UID: 91B29655C6C34D7AA19E88E31E0E68B7731A
  • Name: Frederick LEATHERS
  • Suffix: Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1732 in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 1796 in Howard, Centre Co, Pa - Bald Eagle Valley
  • Burial: Sand Hill Cem, Howard, Centre Co, Pa
  • Note:

    Frederick Jr was my 5g-grandfather.
    See also:
    http://mjgen.com/leathers/1leathers.html

    Or he may have been born 1729

    He was listed in the DAR Patriot Index as:
    "Leathers, Frederick, b ?, d 1796 PA, m Jane Lewis, Pvt PA"

    After his father's death in 1749, he lived with Martin Eichelberger (he was about 17).
    He married 1st probably about 1753 (wife's name is unknown).
    He was living in York Co., Pa. in 1783 when he was appointed the guardian of David Shirk (brother of Barbara, Mary & Joseph).

    In 1790 the Leathers family moved to Bald Eagle Valley in Centre County, Pa. along with the Shirk family, the Hubers, Bechtels and other residents of York Co. This was a "new" area opening up. It had been purchased from the Indians in 1769. Iron was discovered there and several forges began springing up along the Creek which flows along the Bald Eagle Mountains.
    The Leathers land was on the west or north side of the Bald Eagle Creek (probably near what is now Milesburg, Pa.)

    He married 2nd about 1794 York Co, Pa. to Jane Dill Lewis (no children). Two years later he died in 1796 (age 64) in Bald Eagle Valley (Mifflin Co until 1800, now Centre Co), and was buried in Centre Co, Pa.

    His second marriage to Jane Dill Lewis was an unfortunate match. She had quite an infamous reputation owing to the fact that she was the mother of the well-known Pennsylvania robber, David Lewis. His marriage to her was a shock to the Leathers children. Frederick had been a man of substance when he left York Co, and yet he only left 5-10 shillings to each of his children and left the rest of his estate to his wife. All of his children went to court to try the validity of his will.

    Not long after he died, son Frederick III moved to Ohio gave his brother Jacob the power of attorney to dispose of his property.

    Find A Grave Memorial# 89546385
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89546385
  • Change Date: 13 DEC 2015



    Father: Georg Friederich Wilhelm LEDER b: ABT 1691 in Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland
    Mother: Anna Elizabeth ? b: 1707 in Germany

    Marriage 1 Jane STRICKLER b: 1731 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: ABT 1753
    Children
    1. Has Children Frederick III LEATHERS b: 1754 in York Co, PA
    2. Has Children Jacob L. LEATHERS b: 1756 in Dover twp, York Co, Pa
    3. Has Children John K. LEATHERS b: 1758 in Lancaster Co, Pa
    4. Has No Children Barbara LEATHERS b: 1760 in Lancaster Co, Pa
    5. Has Children Mary LEATHERS b: ABT 1762 in Lancaster Co, Pa
    6. Has No Children Susannah LEATHERS b: 1764 in York Co, Pa
    7. Has No Children Daniel LEATHERS b: ABT 1767 in York Co, Pa
    8. Has No Children Joseph LEATHERS b: ABT 1769

    Marriage 2 Jane DILL b: 1750 in Dillsburg, York co, Pa
    • Married:
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