William Monroe Leatherwood
Born: July 21, 1867
Died: January 24, 1891
Married: Malinda Norton Yarbrough
[1868 – unknown (m. 1887)]
Children: William and Malinda had one child, Lena Leola Leatherwood Jackson (1890–1928)
William M is buried to the left of his grandparents, William P. and Martha Hill.
I dug out the spot where the headstone was, laid in the
gravel and leveled the base.
Leatherwood's headstone had a broken corner and needed the base leveled.
I epoxied the corner to the headstone and while that cured, mixed the mortar for the base.
I dry set the headstone in the base to ensure it was
level. Then I poured the mortar and used the clamps
and boards to hold everything together while
it dried. It sat for three days before I removed
Once the mortar was set, I infilled the cracks along the back of the headstone.
The Atlanta Constitution, August 14, 1983
An ad in the August 14, 1983 issue of The Atlanta Constitution announced a Leatherwood family reunion.
William Benjamin Leatherwood and Naomi Hill Leatherwood were William Monroe's parents.
Williams' parents, William Benjamin Leatherwood and Naomi C. Hill Leatherwood, and William Benjamin's twin brother, Francis Marion Leatherwood, are buried at Mt Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Snellville, Georgia.
In their Vanishing Georgia Collection, the Georgia Archives has a photograph of the Leatherwood family in Carroll County in 1897. William Benjamin and Naomi Leatherwood are seen in the photo.