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From: John McLeod <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Leatherman, Daniel
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 21:04:40 -0600
I too am a descendent of German Baptist ancestors. Mine came from a church
in Maryland that does not appear in Morgan Edwards list. Morgan tells us
that there were 7 Tunker churches in Maryland in 1770, but he lists only
5. So was mine at Broad Run one of Daniel Leatherman's 7, or not ?? Is a
puzzlement. Although I am not aware of any genealogical connection the
Leatherman family, I may very well have a close social connection since it
was only 10 miles from Sand Hill, where Daniel lived for many years, to
See further comments imbedded in your text.
At 09:31 AM 8/20/05 -0400, wrote:
>I am a descendent of German Baptist ancestors including Mosers, Custers,
>Longeneckers, Macks, and Leathermans. I am a descendent of Daniel
>minister in Maryland who died in 1798 married to Catherine.
>I am new so I was searching the archives for him and found some good
>information, but I had some questions.
>What does it mean that he was the Bishop of Seven Churches? Was he a circuit
>riding preacher going from church to church or did he oversee the pastors of
>those seven churches?
Did the Tunkers actually use such an hierarchical title as Bishop?? The
only place that I have ever seen it in old text is in Morgan Edwards
report. He was English and may have been extending English usage where it
did not belong.
> How many of those churches in Maryland did he have a
>part in their starting or founding?
Even if he was not there, did he ordain the Ministers who were??
>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
>ship coming from?
Where the ship was coming from is not relevant. They almost all came from
Rotterdam. The passengers had to get to the seaport first. One has to
infer where they cam from by looking at the pattern of surnames. I am not
familiar with this shipload.
> Was he part of the community of Brethren with Alexander Mack
>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?
I am running on the theory that "Bishop" was Morgan Edwards understanding
of "District Presiding Elder."
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