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Subject: Re: [BRE] Leatherman, Daniel
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 14:13:44 EDT
In a message dated 8/20/2005 9:35:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> What does it mean that he was the Bishop of Seven Churches? Was he a
> riding preacher going from church to church or did he oversee the pastors of
> those seven churches? How many of those churches in Maryland did he have a
> part in their starting or founding?
> One email in the archives stated that he came over with his father Hans
> Devalt Leatherman on the ship "James Goodwill" on Sept. 27, 1727. Where was
> ship coming from? Was he part of the community of Brethren with Alexander
> in Holland? Was the ship carrying a group of Brethren from Europe fleeing
> religious persecution and looking for a better life in America? Was his
> also a German Baptist?
> And some emails in the archives refer to an Elder Daniel Leatherman. Am I
> correct to assume that this is the same Leatherman or was there another
> clergyman with the same name?
> Bill Johnson
I am not even 50% caught up on the research already done but I know a little.
And anyone, PLEASE correct anything I say that is wrong.
Elder Daniel Leatherman was the founder/creator of 7 churches in Maryland.
Elders are not curcuit riders in that sense, although they certainly did visit
the churches in their care. Daniel came down from PA to Frederick Co MD. He
lived in the area of Pipe Creek where there was a church, and Beaver Dam where
there was a church-- these were within a short distance of each other.
Elder Daniel Leatherman set up churches in other places too. He was involved
in the Washington PA church.
There is a Leatherman family website that gives the history, but I cannot
find the link today.
There are also write-ups in many COB histories. As well, the Brethren
Library at Elgin, ILL would have a lot of info on him.
How/what time frame does your line come into the Leatherman line? I'm not as
far as I know a descendant, but am interested in the Leathermans. If you
connect through Tombaugh, there is info on some Leathermans in the Tombaugh
history (available online also).
Give a holler if we can help more. There are many knowledgeable historians
on this list.