Leonard, Silas White. (Louisville, Kentucky, 1814--1870 near Centralia, Illinois). Disciples of Christ. Adopted at parents' death by a Captain White, a Baptist, in Ohio. Taught vocal music and preached primitive gospel. Published The Christian Psalmist with H.D. Fillmore, 1848, first hymnal having music in use among Churches of Christ, figure faced notes. Moved from Jeffersonville, Indiana to farm in Centralia, Illinois, 1856. Continued preaching, published a new Psalmist with both kinds of notes. See History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois, 1819-1914 (1915) by N.S. Haynes.
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