History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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JACOB Y. LEATHERMAN, who for thirty years has been well known as an auctioneer of Bucks county, was born in Bedminster township, on the 14th of December, 1853.  At least three generations of the family had previously been represented in this county for Jacob LEATHERMAN, the grandfather, was born in Bedminster township, at which time his father was carrying on agricultural pursuits there.  He was reared to the work of the farm and throughout his entire life carried on farm labor.  For his second wife he chose Miss Mollie Landis.

            Henry L. LEATHERMAN, a son of that marriage, was born in Bedminster township in 1823, and became a miller and farmer, following both pursuits throughout his entire business career.  He was a member of the Old Mennonite church, and a man whose business integrity stood as an unquestioned fact in his life.  He married Miss Elizabeth YODER, and they became the parents of five children: Magdalena, the wife of Frank L. WISMER; Jacob Y.; Annie, who married Henry K. GROSS; Sallie, the wife of Joseph B. OVERHOLDT; and Henry Y.

            At the usual age Jacob Y. LEATHERMAN entered the public schools and mastering the branches therein taught gained a good practical knowledge to assist him in the performance of life's duties.  He was twenty-two years of age when he began farming on his own account in Bedminster township, an occupation which he has since followed.  He has also been auctioneer for the past thirty years, has cried many sales and is one of the best known men in Bucks county.  His many excellent traits of character have made him popular, and a congenial and kindly nature has endeared him to many friends.  He holds membership in the Deep Run Memmonite church.  Jacob Y. LEATHERMAN was married to Miss Sarah GAYMAN, daughter of Abraham GAYMAN, and they had two children, but one died in infancy.  The Surviving daughter is Elizabeth, the wife of Allen RUSH.

Test taken from page 361 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed October 2003 by Joan Lollis of Merrillville, IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published October 2003 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/