Joseph Leonard1

b. 1 November 1730
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
Mother*Mary Packard1 b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Birth*1 November 1730Joseph Leonard was born on 1 November 1730 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leonard, 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), Person# 79, Joseph Leonard, pages 82-83. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.

Joseph Leonard1,2

Father*Isaac Leonard1,2 b. c 1650, d. bt 10 Dec 1717 - 9 Mar 1719/20
Mother*Deliverance Ames1,2 b. 6 Dec 1653
Birth*Joseph Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.1,2
Marriage19 November 1712He married Hannah Jennings, daughter of Richard Jennings and Mary Bassett, on 19 November 1712 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,5,6
Land Transfer*5 April 1717 On 5 April 1717, and acknowledged on 10 December 1717, Isaac Leonard gave his son Joseph Leonard his homestead in Bridgewater, on the condition that Isaac have lifetime use.1
Land Records*1720 Joseph Leonard purchased the homestead in Bridgewater of his brother Benjamin Leonard in 1720.7
Land Records*1725 In 1725 Joseph Leonard of Bridgewater purchased rights from Mary Bailey. Joseph was identified as the "son of Isaac Leonard, deceased" and Mary was likely his sister-in-law Mary (Bailey) Leonard, widow of his older brother Isaac, or one of her Bailey relatives.4,8
Land Records*20 March 1728Joseph Leonard of Bridgewater, the record adding a "Jr." to his name, sold to Zachariah Whitman on 20 March 1728 "my homestead where I dwell" in Bridgewater, and Joseph's wife Hannah released her right of dower.4
Land Records*8 April 1728 On 8 April 1728 Joseph Leonard of Bridgewater bought land in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, bounded on the south by land of his brother Isaac Leonard.4
Occupation*Joseph identified himself as a cooper when he purchased land in Pomfret.4
Land Trade*1732/33Joseph's brother Isaac was in Pomfret in 1732/33 when he traded land with a Joseph Leonard who is suspected by this researcher of having been either Isaac's brother Joseph Leonard or Joseph's son Joseph Leonard.9
Land Records9 January 1732/33 On 9 January 1732/33 Joseph Leonard of Pomfret sold to his nephew Isaac Leonard Jr. of Pomfret "the farm whereon I now live" bounded by land of "my brother Isaac Leonard". The deed was witnessed by Isaac Leonard, Joseph's brother who was also Isaac Jr.'s father and neighbor.4
OccupationNo longer a cooper, he was identified as a husbandman in Pomfret when he sold his farm.4
Religion*after 1734 After 1734 Isaac Leonard, Joseph Leonard and Hannah (Jennings) Leonard were admitted to the Second Church, Pomfret.10
Land Records5 April 1736 On 5 April 1736, acknowledged the following day, Joseph Leonard of Pomfret sold land in Pomfret.4
Relocation*No further records for Joseph or Hannah (Jennings) Leonard or their family were found in Connecticut and it is believed they relocated.4
(Son-in-Law) Will1751The will of his father-in-law Richard Jennings, signed in Bridgewater, dated 27 April 1739, and proved in 1751, named his daughter Hannah and identified her as the wife of Joseph Leonard.4

Family

Hannah Jennings
Children1.Joseph Leonard4 b. Mar 1713
2.Hannah Leonard4 b. Mar 1713
3.Moses Leonard4 b. 22 Mar 1714
4.Seth Leonard4 b. 6 Oct 1715
5.Timothy Leonard4 b. 6 Jul 1718
6.Rebecca Leonard4 b. Sep 1721
7.Mehetable Leonard4 b. 5 Sep 1724
8.Thankful Leonard4 b. May 1726
9.Ebenezer Leonard4 b. 20 May 1728
10.Bette Leonard4 b. 15 Sep 1730

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #5., Isaac Leonard (Solomon), pages 44-45. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 241. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 68, Joseph Leonard, pages 65-66.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leonard, pages 244-248 notes the marriage between Hannah Jennings and a different Joseph Leonard, this Joseph's 1st cousin. The Chilton Mayflower source provides proof of the marriage between this Joseph Leonard and Hannah Jennings. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  6. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38 and following Mitchell's lead notes the marriage between Hannah Jennings and a different Joseph Leonard, this Joseph's 1st cousin. The Chilton Mayflower source provides proof of the marriage between this Joseph Leonard and Hannah Jennings.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 69, Benjamin Leonard, pages 66-67.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Bailey, pages 107-108.
  9. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, identifying the Joseph in the trade as only "a Joseph Leonard". This researcher has taken the liberty of suggesting Joseph and Isaac Leonard were brothers or that Joseph was the son of Isaac's brother Joseph.
  10. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64.

Joseph Leonard1

b. circa 1649, d. 18 October 1692
Father*James Leonard1 b. c 1620, d. b 1691
Mother*Mary Jane Martin1
Birth*circa 1649Joseph Leonard was born circa 1649, as calculated from his noted age at death.2,3
Marriage*15 December 1679He married Mary Blake of Milton on 15 December 1679 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,4
Death*18 October 1692He died on 17 or 18 October 1692 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), in his 44th year.2,3

Family

Mary Blake
Children1.Mary Leonard5,6 b. 2 Oct 1680, d. 3 Jun 1685
2.Experience Leonard5,7 b. 18 Mar 1681/82
3.Joseph Leonard5,8 b. 28 Jan 1683/84, d. 6 Apr 1705
4.Mehitabel Leonard5,6 b. 22 Aug 1685
5.Edward Leonard5,9 b. 2 Nov 1688
6.William Leonard+10,5 b. 26 Mar 1690
7.Silence Leonard5

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 17, noting his death "in 38th year."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 126, death in 44th year. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 293.
  5. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 256.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 251.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 254.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 250.
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 259.

Joseph Leonard1

b. 28 January 1683/84, d. 6 April 1705
Father*Joseph Leonard2,3 b. c 1649, d. 18 Oct 1692
Mother*Mary Blake3,2
Birth*28 January 1683/84Joseph Leonard was born on 28 January 1683/84 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.4,5
Death*6 April 1705He died unmarried on 6 April 1705 in Taunton at age 21.6,7

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 254. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 254, year recorded as 1683.
  5. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 19, noting year as 1683/84.
  6. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 19, at age 21.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 126, at age 21.

Joseph Leonard1

b. 22 January 1692/93
Father*Benjamin Leonard3,2
Mother*Sarah Thresher2,3
Birth*22 January 1692/93Joseph Leonard was born on 22 January 1692/93 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 254. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.

Joseph Leonard1

b. March 1713
Father*Joseph Leonard1
Mother*Hannah Jennings1
Birth*March 1713Joseph Leonard was born in March 1713 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Relationship Note*Joseph and his sister Hannah were twins.1
(Nephew) Land Trade1732/33Joseph's uncle Isaac Leonard was in Pomfret in 1732/33 when he traded land with a Joseph Leonard who is suspected by this researcher of having been either Isaac's brother Joseph Leonard or Joseph's son Joseph Leonard.3

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 68, Joseph Leonard, pages 65-66. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 213, his surname spelled "Lenard" and "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, identifying the Joseph in the trade as only "a Joseph Leonard". This researcher has taken the liberty of suggesting Joseph and Isaac Leonard were brothers or that Joseph was the son of Isaac's brother Joseph.

Josiah Leonard1

d. between 6 February 1743 and 21 May 1745
Father*John Leonard1 b. c 1645, d. b 21 Nov 1699
Mother*Sarah ______1 d. b 6 Mar 1709
Birth*Josiah Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2,3
Marriage*2 November 1699He married first Marjoram Washburn, daughter of Phillip Washburn and Elizabeth Irish, on 2 November 1699 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,3
(Son) Estate30 August 1701 According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the division of his father's estate, his brother John was to receive the eldest son's share and his mother Sarah her widow's thirds. Josiah and his other siblings each received a share of the remaining. On 30 August 1701 the widow Sarah and her sons John, Joseph and Josiah signed receipts. Unfortunately, the digitized version of his probate file contained no documents outlining the division of his estate or any receipts.5,6
Land Records*8 April 1708Josiah Leonard purchased land from his brother Josiah Leonard of Bridgewater on 8 April 1708.7
(Husband) Deathbefore 21 November 1717Josiah became a widower when Marjoram Leonard died sometime before 21 November 1717, the date he married his second wife.4,3
Marriage*21 November 1717He married second Abigail Washburn, daughter of John Washburn and Rebeckah Lapham, on 21 November 1717 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,3
Occupation*In land records Josiah was described as a yeoman.3
Land Records*30 January 1723 On 30 January 1723, Josiah Leonard, Joseph Leonard and Enoch Leonard, all of Bridgewater, sold their rights to a cedar swamp to Thomas Ames.5
Land Records*12 July 1727 On 12 July 1727 Josiah Leonard of Bridgewater, yeoman, gave land in Bridgewater to his son John Leonard of Bridgewater.3
(Husband) Deathbefore 6 February 1743Josiah became a widower for the second time when Abigail (Washburn) Leonard died before 6 February 1743.4
Will*6 February 1743Josiah Leonard of Bridgewater wrote a will dated 6 February 1743 naming his eldest son John Leonard, other sons Josiah Leonard, Ezekiel Leonard, Samuel Leonard and Nathan Leonard and daughters Elizabeth Washburn, Mary Herrington and Margene Pratt.3
Death*between 6 February 1743 and 21 May 1745He died between 6 February 1743 and 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater.4
Will21 May 1745His will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.3

Family 1

Marjoram Washburn d. b 21 Nov 1717
Children1.John Leonard4,3 b. s 1700
2.Elizabeth Leonard8 b. c 1702, d. 14 Oct 1783
3.Mary Leonard3 b. c 1704, d. 9 Jun 1793
4.Margene Leonard3
5.Josiah Leonard4,3 b. c 1710, d. 25 Dec 1760

Family 2

Abigail Washburn b. 2 Jun 1688, d. b 6 Feb 1743
Children1.Ezekiel Leonard4 b. s 1718
2.Samuel Leonard4 b. s 1720
3.Nathan Leonard+4 b. s 1722

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 45, Thomas Washburn, pages 104-105. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 58, Josiah Leonard, pages 58-59. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five), Person No. 227, Abigail Washburn, pages 247-248.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22.
  6. [S1184] Probate Court. Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915, viewed online at www.familysearch.org. Probate estate files of Plymouth County located at Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston. The files are arranged by number then alphabetical by surname. This collection is being published as images become available and is not available on microfilm; FHL digitized version of Probate# 12627 for John Leonard; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57.
  8. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five), Person No. 279, James Washburn, page 283.

Josiah Leonard1,2

b. circa 1710, d. 25 December 1760
Father*Josiah Leonard1,2 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
Mother*Marjoram Washburn1,2 d. b 21 Nov 1717
Birth*circa 1710Josiah Leonard was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), circa 1710.3,4
Marriage*24 January 1739/40He married Jemima Washburn on 24 January 1739/40 in Bridgewater.5,6,7
Occupation*He was a tanner (leather maker) in Bridgewater.8
(Son) Will6 February 1743Josiah's father wrote a will dated 6 February 1743 naming his eldest son John Leonard, other sons Josiah Leonard, Ezekiel Leonard, Samuel Leonard and Nathan Leonard and daughters Elizabeth Washburn, Mary Herrington and Margene Pratt. Son Josiah was named executor.2
(Occupation Clue) CLUE? IdentityJosiah Leonard and Enoch Leonard were first cousins and in related occupations in Bridgewater. Josiah was a leather maker and Enoch a shoemaker. As we work to identify the origins of our "Brick Wall" William Leonard, it's possible that his occupation may provide a clue. William, like Enoch, was a shoemaker in Bridgewater, and later in life in Taunton, as was his son James. Josiah and Enoch were both grandsons of John Leonard and great grandsons of Solomon Leonard, both of Bridgewater.

During the same period, however, the occupations among the Taunton Leonards often dealt with iron ore, iron making, iron working and iron refining.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
(Son) Will21 May 1745His father's will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.2
Death*25 December 1760He died on 25 December 1760 in the 51st year of his age16
Burial* and was buried in the Old Grave Yard, Bridgewater.16

Family

Jemima Washburn d. 3 Jul 1784

Citations

  1. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 227, Abigail Washburn, pages 247-248. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 58, Josiah Leonard, pages 58-59. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five), Person No. 227, Abigail Washburn, pages 247-248, noting his birth year as "say about 1702."
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 58, Josiah Leonard, pages 58-59, noting his birth year as circa 1710 based upon his age at death.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume 2, page 243. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Washburn, pages 322-333. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  7. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 235-238.
  8. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 551543, Probate# 12639, Josiah Leonard will, Book 16, pages 47-48. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  9. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Film# 465438, Book 37, pages 460-461, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  10. [S1124] John Bolton, Probate (1723 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2216, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1723 Bridgewater).
  11. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Book 36, pages 192A-192B, saved and printed from www.familysearch.org, image 449, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  12. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57.
  13. [S1189] Brad's Port Leonard Genealogy website, online at www.bradsport.com. Hereinafter cited as Brad's Leonard Genealogy.
  14. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851). Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  15. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, ironmaster. In four volumes: Volume 1, 1st-5th generations, Volume 2, 6th generation, Volume 3, 7th generation, Volume 4, 8th generation. James Leonard was born in England and came to America about 1660 settling in Massachusetts where he was an ironworker. He may have worked at the iron works at Jamestown before it was destroyed. He married twice and had 4 children. Information on many of his descendants to the 8th generation is included in these volumes. Descendants live throughout the United States especially in New England. Includes index; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster.
  16. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Illustrated with Plans and Views, downloaded from Google Books, (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882), page 94. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.

Lydia Leonard1

Marriage*1712She married Joseph Pratt in 1712.1

Family

Joseph Pratt b. c 1688, d. 1753
Children1.Joseph Pratt1
2.Lydia Pratt1
3.Jonathan Pratt+1 b. 1720
4.Job Pratt1
5.Susanna Pratt1
6.Hannah Pratt1
7.Tabitha Pratt+1 b. c 1727, d. 15 Mar 1789
8.Charity Pratt1
9.Deliverance Pratt1
10.Abigail Pratt1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Lydia Leonard1

b. 10 March 1679
Father*James Leonard Jr.2 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Lydia Gulliver2 b. c 1659, d. 24 Jul 1705
Birth*10 March 1679Lydia Leonard was born on 10 March 1679.1
Marriage*26 October 1698She married William Britton on 26 October 1698 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 18. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17-18.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 294. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Lydia Leonard1

b. 22 September 1708
Father*Samuel Leonard1,2 b. c 1683, d. 11 May 1718
Mother*Lydia Cooke1 b. 27 Apr 1672
Birth*22 September 1708Lydia Leonard was born on 22 September 1708 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut,1
Baptism7 November 1708 and was baptized on 7 November 1708 at the First Congregational Church, Preston.2
Research Notes* The Mayflower source stated Lydia's birth date as "22 Sept. 170- ". Based upon the proximity of baptisms to births of the Leonard's other children, it is this researcher's opinion that her birth year was probably 1708.1,2,3
(Sister) Guardianship30 August 1729Lydia's younger brother, Samuel Leonard of Preston, a minor son of Samuel Leonard, deceased, chose his father-in-law, meaning step-father, Nicholas Williams, to be his guardian on 30 August 1729. No guardianships were found for the other children.1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 53, Samuel Leonard, pages 54-55. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1186] Preston, CT, First Congregational Church Records, 1698-1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, image# 12, page 139, their surname spelled "Leonardson". Hereinafter cited as Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898.
  3. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Santa Barbara, California).

Lydia Leonard1

Father*William Leonard2 b. c 1688
Mother*Anne Barney2 b. 23 Nov 1693
Birth*Lydia Leonard was born.2
Marriage*6 November 1755She married William Dean on 6 November 1755 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1

Family

William Dean

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, page 294. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1196] Malloy M. Miller, "The Daniel Lincolns in Taunton, Massachusetts in the Mid-Eighteenth Century", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 124, pages 198-201 (July 1970). Hereinafter cited as "Daniel Lincolns in Taunton."

Lydia Leonard1

b. 17 September 1718
Father*Benjamin Leonard1 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749
Mother*Hannah Phillips1 b. c 1698, d. 15 Feb 1733
Birth*17 September 1718Lydia Leonard was born on 17 September 1718 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and her birth was recorded in Dighton, Bristol County.1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 69, Benjamin Leonard, pages 66-67. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Margaret Leonard1

b. circa 1696
Father*Uriah Leonard2 b. 10 Jul 1662
Mother*Elizabeth Caswell2 b. 10 Jan 1664
Birth*circa 1696Margaret Leonard was probably born in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), circa 1696.1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.

Margene Leonard1

Father*Josiah Leonard1 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
Mother*Marjoram Washburn1 d. b 21 Nov 1717
Birth*Margene Leonard was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage17 June 1729She married Nathaniel Pratt on 17 June 1729 in Hopkinton, Middlesex County.2,1
(Daughter) Will6 February 1743Margene's father wrote a will dated 6 February 1743 naming his eldest son John Leonard, other sons Josiah Leonard, Ezekiel Leonard, Samuel Leonard and Nathan Leonard and daughters Elizabeth Washburn, Mary Herrington and Margene Pratt. Son Josiah was named executor.1
(Daughter) Will21 May 1745Her father's will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 58, Josiah Leonard, pages 58-59. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 227, Abigail Washburn, pages 247-248. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).

Martha Leonard1

b. circa 1685, d. 1761
Father*Solomon Leonard1,2 b. a 1650, d. 14 May 1686
Mother*Mary ______2,3
Birth*circa 1685Martha Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), circa 1685.4,5,6
Marriage*9 November 1709She married first Nathan Perkins, son of David Perkins and Elizabeth Brown, on 9 November 1709 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,7,5
(Wife) Deathbefore 4 June 1723Martha became a widow when Nathan Perkins died before 4 June 1723.5
Marriage*15 May 1728She married Isaac Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Elizabeth Fobes, on 15 May 1728 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5,8,9
No Issue*Martha and Isaac Hayward had no children together.5
Estate*12 June 1730A division of the estate of Nathan Perkins of Bridgewater deceased was made on 12 June 1730 among Martha Hayward, identified as the wife of Isaac Hayward and former widow of Nathan Perkins, his sons Nathan, Solomon, Timothy and James, and his daughters Martha and Silence.5
(Daughter-in-Law) Will21 January 1735/36The will of David Perkins dated 21 January 1735/36, and proved on 5 October 1736, named grandsons Nathan, Solomon, Timothy and James, "my son Nathan's children", and their sisters Martha and Silence.5
Land Transfer*24 August 1739 On 24 August 1739 Isaac Hayward, husbandman, and his wife Martha (Leonard) Perkins Hayward transferred all rights to lands "our father Solomon Leonard" late of Bridgewater died seized of to Martha's son Solomon Perkins of Bridgewater upon his bond to support and care for his mother Martha.10,5
Death*1761She died in 1761.5

Family 1

Nathan Perkins b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Children1.Nathan Perkins9 b. 24 Aug 1710
2.Solomon Perkins+11 b. 30 Jun 1712
3.Timothy Perkins9 b. 16 Jan 1714/15
4.Martha Perkins5,12 b. 10 Dec 1717
5.James Perkins+11 b. 5 Mar 1720
6.Silence Perkins9 b. May 1723

Family 2

Isaac Hayward b. 16 Oct 1691

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 227-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S278] Multiple editors and compilers, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 1620, volumes 1-23 (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975), Volume 15, page 8. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Families through Five Generations.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 19, Solomon Leonard, page 24. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 227-281, noting that she was "perhaps" the daughter of Solomon Leonard who relocated from Duxbury to Bridgewater. It is more likely, and confirmed by other sources that she was the daughter of Solomon's son Solomon.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 291, her surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 172.
  9. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  10. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 19, Solomon Leonard (or Lennerson), page 24.
  11. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281.
  12. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190, noting her father as her mother's second husband Isaac Hayward.

Martha Leonard1

b. 27 March 1759
Relationship4th cousin of John Bolton
Father*Jonathan Leonard2 b. 29 Jul 1734
Mother*Martha Washburn2 b. 23 Oct 1731
Birth*27 March 1759Martha Leonard was born on 27 March 1759 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Marriage31 December 1786She married Cornelius Pratt, son of Jonathan Pratt and Elizabeth French, probably shortly after 31 December 1786 when their Intention of Marriage was recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).4,1

Family

Cornelius Pratt b. 3 Feb 1748
Child1.Jonathan Pratt2,1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 217. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 305.

Martha Leonard1

Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. c 1672, d. 29 Jan 1749
Mother*Martha Orcutt1 b. 1671, d. 30 Sep 1752
Birth*Martha was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Daughter) ChildrenThe Chilton source stated that the children attributed to Joseph and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard were from the three sources identified below, and that they found no proof for them.1,2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896). Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S1218] Williams Latham, Additions and corrections to Mitchell's History of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), handwritten material, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Mary Leonard1

b. after 1650
Father*Solomon Leonard1 b. c 1610, d. b 1 May 1671
Mother*Sarah Chandler1 b. b 15 Oct 1622, d. b 27 Oct 1675
Birth*after 1650Mary Leonard was born after 1650 in that part of Duxbury later called Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2,1,3
Marriage*24 December 1673She married, as his second wife, John Pollard of Taunton, son of William Pollard and Anne ______, on 24 December 1673 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,2

Family

John Pollard b. 4 Apr 1644
Children1.John Pollard4 b. 20 Mar 1675
2.Mary Pollard4,5 b. 8 Mar 1677
3.Samuel Pollard4,6 b. 16 Jan 1679
4.Joseph Pollard4 b. 1685/86

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 20, Mary Leonard, page 24. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 20, Mary Leonard, pages 24-25.
  5. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 142. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  6. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 149.

Mary Leonard1

b. circa 1680, d. 1 December 1748
Father*Samuel Leonard1 b. c 1643, d. a 30 Nov 1720
Mother*Abigail Wood1 b. c 1645
Birth*circa 1680Mary Leonard was born circa 1680 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.2,1
Marriage*23 December 1700She married first Edward Newton of Marlboro, son of Moses Newton and Johanna Larkin, on 23 December 1700 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
(Wife) Death8 April 1704Mary became a widow while pregnant with her daughter Mary when Edward Newton died on 8 April 1704.2,4
Probate*18 November 1704 On 18 November 1704 widow Mary Newton posted bond as administratrix of the estate of Edward Newton of Marlborough, husbandman.2
(Grantor) Land Records26 March 1706 On 26 March 1706, Mary (Leonard) Newton, along with her siblings Samuel Leonard, Elizabeth (Leonard) Clark and her husband Thomas Clark, and Mercy (Leonard) Adams and her husband Richard Adams sold all their right in the property of their grandfather, John Wood of Plymouth, deceased, to their uncle, Nathaniel Wood.1
Marriage*21 October 1709She married second, as his second wife, David Brigham, son of Thomas Brigham and Mary Rice, on 21 October 1709 in Marlborough.2,5,6
Land Records*16 November 1722 On 16 November 1722 Mary Brigham of Westborough, widow of Edward Newton of Marlborough, and her daughter Mary Newton of Westborough, deeded the daughter's share of her father's estate to her brother, young Edward Newton of Marlborough.2
(Daughter-in-Law) Will3 April 1724The will of Moses Newton of Marlborough dated 3 April 1724 mentioned the "children of my sons David Newton and Edward Newton, deceased."7
Land Records14 November 1742Mary's husband, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, David Brigham gave land to each of their younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to a grandson. Their son Levi Brigham received land in Marlborough; he gave land to his daughter Deborah Brigham; he gave land that had once belonged to his father to his grandson John Brigham, son of their son John Brigham who had received his gift of land earlier; their son Asa Brigham of Marlborough, husbandman, received 70 acres in Shrewsbury; and to their son Silas Brigham of Marlborough, husbandman, he gave land in Marlborough.2
Land Records*27 May 1743Then, lastly, Mary's husband David gave their son Jonas one half of his homestead, including dwellings in Westborough on 27 May 1743.8,9
Fire*Mary and David's house, with much of its contents, was burned during their old age and, after the fire, their son Jonas Brigham supplied them with much of their needs.10
(Wife) Will14 June 1748Mary's husband David Brigham wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough and naming his wife Mary, sons Jonas, John, Silas, Levi and Asa, daughter Deborah Brigham and stepson Edward Newton. Jonas was named Executor and the will was proved on 22 August 1750.10,11
Death*1 December 1748She died on 1 December 1748 in Westborough.2,12,13

Family 1

Edward Newton b. 23 Mar 1676, d. 8 Apr 1704
Children1.Edward Newton2 b. 5 Oct 1701
2.David Newton2 b. 24 Jul 1703, d. 1 Oct 1703
3.Mary Newton2 b. 28 Aug 1704, d. 1728

Family 2

David Brigham b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Children1.Silas Brigham2,14 b. 9 Aug 1710
2.Jemima Brigham2,15 b. 24 Aug 1712, d. b 14 Mar 1737
3.Deborah Brigham2,16 b. 17 Sep 1714
4.Levi Brigham2,17 b. 21 Aug 1716
5.Jonas Brigham2 b. 25 Feb 1718
6.Asa Brigham2 b. 2 Dec 1721

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 15, Samuel Leonard, pages 20-21. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Marriages, Volume 1, page 290, her surname recorded as "Leonardson". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 379.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Marriages, Volume 1, page 229.
  6. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105, noting their marriage date as 21 August 1709. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 66, Hannah Leonard, pages 64-65.
  8. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, noting the date incorrectly as 27 May 1753.
  9. [S1224] Worcester County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds, Worcester County (Mass.) deeds (1722-1866) and index to deeds (1731-1889) --, 1722-1889. Digitized copies of microfilm copies of original records in the Worcester County courthouse, Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Deeds 1744-1746, Volume 19, pages 73-75, image numbers 55-56 of 598; digitized from 408 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County (Mass.) deeds (1722-1866).
  10. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 86-87 and 105.
  11. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.
  12. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Westborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 231.
  13. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 86-87 and 105, reporting her death date as 1 December 1741.
  14. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 45.
  15. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 40.
  16. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 37.
  17. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 41, his given name spelled "Leuy."

Mary Leonard1,2

d. 20 April 1733
Father*Jacob Leonard1,2 b. c 1647, d. bt 9 May 1717 - 19 Dec 1717
Mother*Susanna King1,2 b. 6 May 1659
(Younger Daughter) Will14 December 1716Mary's father, Jacob Leonard, wrote a will dated 14 December 1716 in Bridgewater naming his daughter Mary Leonard and identifying Susanna Leonard, his "current wife", as Mary's mother and the mother of the other six children mentioned in his will.3
Marriage*27 November 1719She married Benjamin Willis, son of Benjamin Willis and Susanna Whitman, on 27 November 1719 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,5,6
Death*20 April 1733She died on 20 April 1733 in Bridgewater.7,4

Family

Benjamin Willis b. 1696, d. 13 Feb 1779
Children1.Benjamin Willis4 b. c 1720, d. 13 Jul 1807
2.Child Willis4 d. 28 Aug 1731
3.Child Willis4 d. 11 May 1733

Citations

  1. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 22-23. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 62, Mary Leonard, page 61.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 345-352. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 409. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 583.

Mary Leonard1

b. 13 January 1666, d. August 1667
Father*Henry Leonard1 b. c 1618
Mother*Mary ______1
Birth*13 January 1666Mary Leonard was born on 13 January 16661
Death*August 1667 and died in August 1667 at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.

Mary Leonard1

b. 2 August 1663
Father*Thomas Leonard1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson1 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*2 August 1663Mary Leonard was born on 2 August 1663.1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.

Mary Leonard1

b. 2 October 1680, d. 3 June 1685
Father*Joseph Leonard2,3 b. c 1649, d. 18 Oct 1692
Mother*Mary Blake3,2
Birth*2 October 1680Mary Leonard was born on 2 October 1680 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony,1
Death*3 June 1685 and died on 3 June 1685 in Taunton at age 4.4,5

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 256. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 19, noting year as 1688.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 127.

Mary Leonard1

b. circa 1704, d. 9 June 1793
Father*Josiah Leonard1 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
Mother*Marjoram Washburn1 d. b 21 Nov 1717
Birth*circa 1704Mary Leonard was born circa 1704, based upon her age at death, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage10 January 1732/33She married Daniel Herrington of Marlborough, son of Daniel Herrington and Elizabeth Warren, on 10 January 1732/33 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.2,3
(Daughter) Will6 February 1743Mary's father wrote a will dated 6 February 1743 naming his eldest son John Leonard, other sons Josiah Leonard, Ezekiel Leonard, Samuel Leonard and Nathan Leonard and daughters Elizabeth Washburn, Mary Herrington and Margene Pratt. Son Josiah was named executor.1
(Daughter) Will21 May 1745Her father's will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.1
Death*9 June 1793She died on 9 June 1793 in Marlborough, Middlesex County.2,4,1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 58, Josiah Leonard, pages 58-59. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 227, Abigail Washburn, pages 247-248. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 244. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 364, her surname recorded as "Harrington". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Mary Leonard1

b. 25 July 1722
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
Mother*Mary Packard1 b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Birth*25 July 1722Mary Leonard was born on 25 July 1722 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death* and died young.1

Citations

  1. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), Person# 79, Joseph Leonard, pages 82-83. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.

Mary Leonard1

b. 2 February 1729
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
Mother*Mary Packard1 b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Birth*2 February 1729Mary Leonard was born on 2 February 1729 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death* and died young.1

Citations

  1. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), Person# 79, Joseph Leonard, pages 82-83. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.

Mehetable Leonard1

b. 5 September 1724
Father*Joseph Leonard1
Mother*Hannah Jennings1
Birth*5 September 1724Mehetable Leonard was born on 5 September 1724 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 68, Joseph Leonard, pages 65-66. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 213, her surname spelled "Lenard" and "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Mehitabel Leonard1

b. 24 October 1691, d. 10 June 1695
Father*James Leonard Jr.2,3 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Lydia Gulliver3,2 b. c 1659, d. 24 Jul 1705
Birth*24 October 1691Mehitabel Leonard was born on 24 October 1691 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3,1
Death*10 June 1695 and died on 10 June 1695 in Taunton at age 3.1,4

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 18. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17-18.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 256. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 127.

Mehitabel Leonard1

b. 22 August 1685
Father*Joseph Leonard2,3 b. c 1649, d. 18 Oct 1692
Mother*Mary Blake3,2
Birth*22 August 1685Mehitabel Leonard was born on 22 August 1685 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 256. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.