Person:Leander Painter (1)

Leander P. Painter
  1. Nora May Painter
  2. Corda Ella Painter1876 - 1975
  3. Cora Lee Painter1878 - 1972
  4. Olive Ann Painter1881 - 1979
  1. Elmina Painter - 1874
  2. Cynthia Carolyn Painter1869 - 1951
  3. Mary Gertrude PainterAbt 1874 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Leander P. Painter
Gender Male
Birth[4] Feb 1847 Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia
Census[16] 1850 Living in Gilmer Co., Georgia with father at age 2
Census[17][18][19] 1860 Living in Gilmer Co., Georgia
Death[5][6] 19 Oct 1885 Tolar, Hood County, TexasCause: "quick consumption" now called tuberculosis
Other[7][8][9] Buried at the Old Rock Church Cemetary near Tolar, TX.
Other[10][11][12] Lived at Post Oak Grove then moved to Bluff Dale.
Other[13][14][15] Was the preacher at the Old Rock Church.

Floyd and Arlene Gyger have Leander died on Oct. 18, 1885 and that he was in the civil war as a young boy. In the notes his nickname was Bud and in A Little History of Gilmer County he is called Bud.

Gail has they stayed in Georgia with his family until after the 1860 census. He is gone by the 1870 census.

There is a Leander E. Painter in the Civil War Service Records as having served in Company D, Unit - 45 Virginia Infantry, inducted as a private and discharged as a sergeant

In 1885 may have been living in Erath Co., TX according to Judge Henry Davis's papers

Name appears as Leandra

Appears on the tax rolls of Hood County in 1877, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1882, and 1883.

1880 Census of Hood County, Texas 134-138 Painter, Leander 32 M Farmer GA  ?  ? Farmer

              Lee                        25   F    Keeping house    TN  TN  TN    Keeping House
              Cintha                    11  F                                 TX  GA  TN     At Home
              Mary                       6    F                                TX  GA  TN
              Corda                     3    F                                 TX  GA  TN
              Cora                       1    F                                 TX  GA  TN
    (living next to Albert Tidwell and Starling Tidwell)

Rural communities, too small to commad the services of a full-time preacher, relied for spiritual guidance on circuit riders. Depending on the section of the country, riders could have as many as a dozen appointments on their circuits, but four to six was more usual. A preacher with six appointments could generally manage, with some hard riding, to squeeze three sermons into a day, thus meeting with each congregation every two weeks. Like the postman of yore, neither rain, nor sleet, nor dead of night could stop the dedicated circuit rider from making his appointed rounds. Bachelor riders frequently had no fixed home, but ate and slept a week at a time in the homes of his widely scattered flock. Nor was he an idle guest. During the week, when not otherwise engaged with funerals, marriages, and visits to the sick, he helped with chores aaround the house and in the fields.

  1. Nina M. Bowman at
  2. Gail McLain.
  3. Corda Painter Gyger's death certificate.
  4. Gail McLain.
  5. Dates from headstone.
  6. Floyd and Arlene Gyger's notes.
  7. Gail McLain.
  8. Painter.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  9. Tidwell.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  10. Floyd and Arlene Gyger's notes.
  11. Painter.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  12. Tidwell.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  13. Gail McLain.
  14. Painter.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  15. Tidwell.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  16. 1850 Census of Gilmer County Georgia.
  17. 1860 Census of Gilmer County, Georgia
    p. 13.
  18. Painter.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  19. Tidwell.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999