Thomas Leachman was born in North Carolina, but his family moved to Henderson County, KY in 1818 and then to Henderson County, TN about 1820. His father, Thomas, died soon after they arrived. He joined the Methodist church in 1831 was license to exhort at the age of fifteen. In 1833 he joined the Methodist conference as a preacher. When he married at age eighteen the Conference "discontinued" him. In 1836 thomas Joyner encouraged him to join the conference again. His wife died in 1837 and he remarried on October of that year, Charlotte Jones, and again the conference "dropped" him. He return home to work on the farm and study law. However, in 1839 he was readmitted to the Tennessee Conference.
Thomas married Charlotte JONES on 6 Oct 1837 in Gibson County, TN. Charlotte was born on 19 Jul 1821 in Maury, TN and died on 30 Jul 1904 in Macon, Fayette Co., TN at age 83.
The child from this marriage was:
2 i. Thomas Jones BOSWELL (born on 13 Jan 1860 in Macon, Fayette Co., TN - died on 1 Apr 1951 in Oakland, TN)
5. Charlotte JONES was born on 19 Jul 1821 in Maury, TN and died on 30 Jul 1904 in Macon, Fayette Co., TN at age 83.
Charlotte married Thomas Leachmam BOSWELL on 6 Oct 1837 in Gibson County, TN. Thomas was born on 9 May 1816 in Orange County, NC and died on 12 Apr 1898 in Macon, Fayette Co., TN at age 81.