so others can connect, she has been researching the Leatherwood/Woodruff
surnames for about 30 years, Judy is also looking for Shepperds in Chocotaw
County. Her Leatherwood-Woodruff line moved onto AL just before and after the
My copy has
the old Minute Book of Enon Baptist Church, WinstonCounty, Mississippi. This
record is in the possession of the present Church Clerk.
Died at his
residence in Winston County Mississippi, June 25, A.D. 1860. Brother Isaac
Leatherwood aged 57 years, 4 months, and 2 days. Brother Leatherwood was born in
Spartanburg District, South Carolina, in the year 1803, was married to
Delilia Woodruff his surviving
widow, August 24, 1820. Joined the Baptist Church at Bethel S.C. December 1825.
Brother Leatherwood was ordained a
Decon in the Baptist Church at New Bethel, Ala. in 1828. Which
office he filled with honor to the day of his demise. Brother Leatherwood was a
regular messenger from his church to all the associations and religious meetings
to the day of his death. The Baptist Church at Enon desiring to bear testimony
to the worth of our departed Brother and
indurringly to record our
sympathy and the sence
of the great loss that the church has
substained in the death of Brother Leatherwood we have
unaminously adopted the
that in the death of Brother Leatherwood we feel the church has lost a useful
and efficient Officer and member, the neighborhood a good and honorable citizen,
his children a pious and exempliary
Father and his wife a devoted and kind husband.
that in the death of our departed Brother we feel that our
ireparable loss is his eternal
gain and would console his family and friends by bringing to their minds that
blessed hope of blessed imortatlity
beyond this veil of tears and that while we the surviving relatives and friends
are deploring the los of our departed Brother and friend that our hearts are
comfrted in believing he is gone to receive that reward prepared and promised to
all the faithful followers of Jesus.
that we the members of Enon Church desire to bear part in the sympathizing with
the bereaved widow and the children of the deceased feeling that we as a church
are bereaved of our most efficient member while they are doubly bereaved, yet
our Heavenly Father in his wisdom has seen good to call our Brother from the
troubles of this world, we feel that it is our duty to be resigned to His holy
will, and we would commend each one to live prepared to meet our departed
Brother in the time of ultimate glory where sickness, sorrow, pain and death are
feared and felt no more.
that the foregoing preamble and resolutions be made a matter of church records
that a copy of the same be furnished the widow of the deceased and that one be
sent to the Tennessee Baptist with the request that they be published. Also one
to Spartanburg District, South Carolina for publication.
words are the misspellings in my copy--whether they were the mistakes of the
transcriber or original, I don't know.
Leatherwood was the husband of Rebecca Delilah Woodruff, daughter of Josiah and
Margaret McCravy Woodruff, and the father of Alexander Marion (my
great-great-grandfather), Cary, James, Calvin C., Elizabeth, Rebecca Jane, John,
and Nancy. He is buried at Old Enon Cemetery at Claytown, Winston Co., MS.