Mattie America Stewart Leatherwood (1865-1939)

My Great Grandmother.
My Great Grandmother

Mattie America Stewart Leatherwood was born 1865 in Kentucky to Dr. A. Lafayette Stewart and Francis Gillum. She married James Franklin Leatherwood the Fall of 1900 in Washita County, Oklahoma. They lived in a dugout on Little Elk Creek on the homestead that James claimed in the Oklahoma Land Run. This is where her two children were born: daughter, Willie F., 1901 and son, Jessie Burrell, 1902 (my grandfather). Widowed at the age of about 50, Mattie managed to keep the farm by leasing it until she and her children could manage on their own. The land remained in our family until 1998. I am proud to be great granddaughter of Mattie America Stewart Leatherwood


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