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John B Leatherwood/Verlin/Mack/Sebron - Civil War
Posted by: Mary (ID *****6784) Date: November 10, 2010 at 18:17:15
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I haven't worked on this family for a few years (it's actually one of my husband's lines). Questions regarding the family of John B Leatherwood (1809 - 1861), married to Margaret McNabb.

According to three different researchers, it is my understanding that son's Verlin, Mack, William and Sebron (my husband's line)spent time in prison camp during the Civil War with Verlin and Mack dying in 1861 of Typhoid, along with the father, John, who had gone to take care of them. One researcher assumed that it was Camp Douglas that they were sent to. This camp was in Chicago and there is a website showing plaques with the names (of those they had) of the Confederates. Only one Leatherwood appears, and it is not one of them. From the dates and that Verlin, Mack and Sebron appear to have been in the same unit, I'm assuming they were all captured at the same time. William served later and states (according to another researcher) that he "surrendered" and spent time in the prison at Johnson Island, Ohio.

I can't find any verification of what camp Verlin, Mack, and Sebron were in. According to one researcher, Verlin and Mack and John are buried in Virginia (one reference made to Hot Springs, Bath Co., Virginia). I've searched transcriptions of cemeteries in Bath Co ( but see no reference to the Leatherwoods.

Questions: does anyone know which camp the three brothers were in, and does anyone know where the two brothers and their father are buried?

By the way, Sebron settled in Douglas Co, Oregon and is buried there with his wife, Naoma Adeline.



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