The Saterfiels

Genealogy of the Saterfiels of West Monroe, LA
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3 Generations of Neatherlins - James, William, Sr*.
and James (L)eatherlin, Jr.
*(probable immigrant from Holland abt 1802)

James Neatherlin
(paternal 3great-grandfather of Lillian Arrant Saterfiel)

b. abt 1785 in Georgia
m. Elizabeth Nettles (1788 - after 1860) 20 Apr 1809 in Amite Co., Miss.
d. 1830/40

Son of
William Neatherlin, Sr.
(abt. 1725 - 1790/93)
Rachel Fenner
(b. abt 1726 in Holland, probably)

James and Elizabeth had the following children:

F ii Rachel NEATHERLIN was born in 1812 in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi. She died about 1865 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. 
F iii Dicie Lena NEATHERLIN Born 18 Jun 1815 in Louisiana. She died on 4 Oct 1889 in West Monroe, Louisiana  She married A. John Landrum 19 Jun 1834 in Ouachita Parish, LA
F iv Mary NEATHERLIN was born in 1820 in Louisiana.  Mary married 1 S. W. GROCE on 23 May 1846 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. 
M v James NEATHERLIN was born in 1823 in Louisiana. He died before 1880 in Louisiana.
Additional Notes about James Neatherlin and Elizabeth

Elizabeth Nettles is the daughter of Isham NETTLES Sr. and Anna SIMMONS. Elizabeth was born in 1788 in South Carolina. She died after 1860 in Rookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi. 

James was a religious man. Much of the information about him was obtained from church minute books. He, like his father, was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church before transferring by experience to Zion Hill Baptist Church, both located in Amite County, Mississippi.

In 1820 he was living in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. James and Elizabeth were charter members of the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church of Christ, formed on August 17, 1839. [In the 1940's it became a full-time church and is know as the Mount Vernon Baptish Church today.]

In the 1830's they moved to Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
1830 Federal Census for Ouachita Parish, Louisiana the following entry is on Page 4, Sheet 179, Line 16:
James Neatherland
2 males 0-5 years old
1 male 5-10 years old
1 male 15-20 years old
1 male 40-50 years old
1 female 0-5 years old
1 female 5-10 years old
1 female 10-15 years old
1 female 15-20 years old
1 female 40-50 years old
1 female slave 36-55 years old No estate records have been located, however, it is assumed that he died before 1840 when Elizabeth became listed as Head of Household in the 1840 Federal Census. According to the census, they had eight children.

1850 Federal Census for Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, Ward 10, page 251 (501). Enumerated on October 10, 1850.
Line Dwelling Family Name Age Sex Value Occupation Born #11 #12
13 211 218 John Landrum 42 male 2080 farmer North Carolina
14 211 218 Dieacey? Landrum 30 female Louisiana X
19 211 218 Elizabeth [Nettles] Neatherlin 60 female South Carolina

Additional Sources  
William Neatherlin, Sr.
(paternal 4great-grandfather of Lillian Arrant Saterfiel)

b. abt 1776 in Tennessee or Richmond County, Georgia
m. Rachel Fenner (b. abt 1780 in TN)
d. Sep 1815 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.
He was buried in probably, Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite Co., MS

Son of
James F. Leatherlin, Jr (not misspelled)
(1725 - 1790/93)
Mary Tinsley
(b. abt 1726 in Holland probably)

William and Rachel had the following children:

M iv William NEATHERLIN Jr.
M vii Lewis Solomon NEATHERLIN
M viii John Patrick NEATHERLIN
M xi Son NEATHERLIN was born in Sep 1815

Additional Notes about William Neatherlin and Rachel Fenner

William was employed as as a tanner, saddlemaker and shoemaker.

William's family moved from Georgia to Mississippi Territory in 1802.

William Leatherlin/Neatherlin, moved west to Mississippi/Louisiana and later continued west settling primarily in Texas, New Mexico and California.

Rachel was the daughter of William FENNER and Rachel AUSTIN

Rachel was baptized on July 3, 1813 Ebenezer Baptist Church. On October 28, 1815, Rachel received a letter of dismissal from the church when she moved to the Fair River area of Lincoln County, Mississippi to live with son Levi.

"History of New Mexico, Volume 2," April 1997, Roswell New Mexico Library, "Neatherlin Family Genealogy 180" by JA Neatherlin, June 1973.

In 1802 William Neatherlin and his wife Rachel Fenner emigrated from Holland, port of entry unknown [based on the date Soloman Neatherlin came to America]. In 1802 the Napoleonic War stopped for a regrouping of the forces - the war resumed the following year.
Grant #111, listed Grassroots of America, Ref. American State Papers #2:245
In January 1804, William Neatherlin was awarded a land grant by Settlement on the waters of Beaver Creek. He sold 100 acres of land for 20 pounds sterling to Thomas Walker in Richmond County, Georgia.

On July 4, 1807, William received a grant of 160 acres in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

From September 4, 1813, William served as church treasurer from until his death in September 1815.

Family story: Legend has it that the family came from Holland but no confirming data has been found. A believable story circulates that the name was originally Leatherlin and he was a bondservant from England. He worked and attended church in MA and when his time was up, he changed his name and moved away. This is a matter of record, what is not yet proven is that he was our ancestor.

Another family legend is that Lewis Soloman and his brother John are not the natural children of William and Rachel but are nephews or friends raised by them.

There is controversy over the correct spelling of the family name. The family Bible of Sarah Elizabeth Neatherlin Vickers spells it as Neatherlin, as does her sister, Mary Jane Neatherlin Vickers. It is also known that their brother, James Mabry Neatherlin, decided on their own to change the name to Netherland.

Additional Sources  
James F. Leatherlin, Jr
(paternal 5great-grandfather of Lillian Arrant Saterfiel

Infomation on this and the preceding generation (JFL, Jr. and Sr.) is not well established.

b. abt. 1725
m. Mary Tinsley (b. abt. 1726) in Richmond Co., GA
d. Abt 1790/93

Son of
James F. Neatherlin/Leatherlin, Sr.

Children of James F Leatherlin, Jr. and Mary Tinsley

M i William NEATHERLIN Sr.
M ii James F. LEATHERLIN III was born in Richmond County, Georgia . He died on 5 Nov 1844
Additional Notes about James F. Leatherlin, Jr.

Note: Some believe two brothers emigated from Holland. The brothers drifted apart and the spelling of the name changed over time.

James married Mary TINSLEY daughter of William TINSLEY and Nancy (TINSLEY) on 23 Apr 1893 ??? in Richmond County Georgia . Mary was born about 1726 in Holland, probably.

Additional Notes about James F. Leatherlin, Sr

. . .was born about 1700.

Note, one source stated: James Sr. and his wife Mary Tinsley (Tinley) lived in Holland during the 1700s. After a dispute with his family, James Sr. changed his last name to Leatherlin. After James Sr.'s death, the children changed their name back to Neatherlin.

He had the following children:

F ii Prudence LEATHERLIN was born about 1726 in St. Paul's Parish, Richmond County, Georgia. 

Additional Sources