Hi, My files do not include the NC Leatherwoods. My bunch are from SC. I did do some detective work for you. In the 1900 Clay Cty. NC census there is an Annie Leatherwood in the Shadrick Leatherwood household. At that time there is only one Leatherwood family in that county. In looking at the 1870 and 1880 census it would seem that Shadrick Jefferson Leatherwood is the son of Samuel Leatherwood b, 1817,who is the son of Samuel Leatherwood b.1784, NC. There is also another Leatherwood family in Clay county in 1880. William b. 1810 and Elizabeth b. 1816. Wm. is possibly a brother to Samuel. Prior to 1870 the family is found in Cherokee Cty. NC in earlier census. It would seem that they removed from Cherokee to Clay cty between 1860-1870. I hope all of this might help you.