- Born: 25 Dec 1828, North Carolina
- Marriage: Amanda Rucker on 18 Sep 1856 in Rutherford County, NC
- Died: 29 Sep 1885, McDowell Co., North Carolina at age 56
The 1860 Federal Census for North Carolina, McDowell Co., Marin P.O., page 201 records Jonathan (31-Farmer) and Amanda (24) Ledbetter with children Flora (4) and Marion (1). Also in the household are Nancy (13) and Caledonia (4) Wilkerson. Next door neighbors include Andrew (33) and Malinda (24) Ledbetter with son Columbus (1) and on the other side, Nancy Ledbetter (59), Jonathan's mother, and her children Jane (23), A. B. (22), and Tempa (21).
Johnathan married Amanda Rucker, daughter of William Rucker and Lavina, on 18 Sep 1856 in Rutherford County, NC. (Amanda Rucker was born circa 1834 in North Carolina and died after 1880 in McDowell Co., North Carolina.)