On a cursory search I found a Leathe and a J W McCREERY. Just sepculation on my part, thought possibly the family could have came up from the south.
Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 ew Name: Jessie E McCreery Death Location: Simpson Residence Location: Simpson Name: Jessie E McCreery Mother: Lethe McCreery Father: J W McCreery .
1880 Census Name: Lethe Mc Creary Spouse: Jno. Birth: abt 1855 - Kentucky Residence: 1880 - Pilot Knob, Simpson, Kentucky
========== Nancy Brown Home in 1880: Ezbon, Jewell, Kansas Age: 56 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824 Birthplace: Ohio Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Father's birthplace: South Carolina Mother's birthplace: South Carolina Occupation: Keeping House Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Female Household Members: Name Age Nancy Brown 56 Mary E. Brown 23 Angie Brown 20