Mercy Leonard1

b. 14 October 1723
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*William Leonard1
Mother*Sarah Bolton1 b. 26 Dec 1683
Birth*14 October 1723Mercy Leonard was born on 14 October 1723 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: Volume 2, item# 119; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, 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 I, Births, page 214, her surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Mercy Leonard1

d. 24 December 1749
Father*Samuel Leonard1 b. c 1643, d. a 30 Nov 1720
Mother*Abigail Wood1 b. c 1645
Birth*Mercy Leonard was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.1
Marriage*She married Richard Adams of Preston, son of William Adams and Elizabeth ______.2
(Grantor) Land Records26 March 1706 On 26 March 1706, Mercy (Leonard) Adams and her husband Richard Adams, along with her siblings Samuel Leonard, Mary (Leonard) Newton and Elizabeth (Leonard) Clark and her husband Thomas Clark sold all their right in the property of their grandfather, John Wood of Plymouth, deceased, to their uncle, Nathaniel Wood.1
Religion*January 1709Mercy and Richard Adams renewed the covenant and received the privilege of baptism for their children in January 1709 at the First Congregational Church, Preston.2,3
(Daughter) Religion30 November 1720Mercy and her husband Richard Adams, together with her father Samuel Leonard, and Lydia (Cooke) Leonard, widow of her brother Samuel, were among the founders of the Second Church, Preston, on 30 November 1720.1
(Wife) Death12 April 1749Mercy became a widow when Richard Adams died on 12 April 1749.2
(Wife) Will4 May 1749Her husband's will, dated 19 January 1748/49 and probated on 4 May 1749, named Mercy, their daughters Elizabeth and Abigail and son Richard. Their son Richard and his wife Susanna were named executors.2
Death*24 December 1749She died a few months after her husband on 24 December 1749 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut.4

Family

Richard Adams b. 22 Oct 1678, d. 12 Apr 1749
Children1.Elizabeth Adams2 b. 25 Jul 1705
2.Richard Adams2 b. 3 Jun 1708
3.Abigail Adams2 b. 22 Mar 1717/18

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# 51, Mercy Leonard, page 53.
  3. [S1186] Preston, CT, First Congregational Church Records, 1698-1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, image# 8, page 135. Hereinafter cited as Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 51, Mercy Leonard, page 53, noting the record stated "Marcy wife of Richard Adams."

Mercy Leonard1

b. 1 December 1714
Father*Moses Leonard1 b. c 1677, d. 10 Dec 1775
Mother*Mercy Newton1 b. 16 Feb 1685, d. 1 Dec 1714
Birth*1 December 1714Mercy Leonard was born on 1 December 1714 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).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# 57, Moses Leonard, pages 57-58. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Moses Leonard1

b. circa 1677, d. 10 December 1775
Father*John Leonard1 b. c 1645, d. b 21 Nov 1699
Mother*Sarah ______1 d. b 6 Mar 1709
Birth*circa 1677Moses Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, circa 1677, as calculated from his noted age at death.1,2,3
(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. Moses 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.3,4
Marriage*15 May 1705He married first Mercy Newton, daughter of Moses Newton and Johanna Larkin, on 15 May 1705 in Marlborough.5
Land Records*1708Moses Leonard of Marlborough bought land there in 1708.5
Land Records1709 In 1709 Moses Leonard sold land called "Eagles Nest" in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to Joseph Leonard.5
(Husband) Death1 December 1714Moses became a widower when Mercy (Newton) Leonard died on 1 December 1714.5
Land Records1715Moses received grants of land in Worcester in 1714 and 1715.5
Marriage*8 August 1716He married second, as her second husband, Hannah (Woods) Witherby, daughter of Deacon John Woods and Lydia Rice, on 8 August 1716 in Marlborough.5,6
Land Records*9 May 1717 On 9 May 1717, Moses Leonard of Marlboro purchased from his uncle Jacob Leonard of Bridgewater a purchase right in Worcester.7
Biographical Info*Moses' brother John's share of their father's estate was the homestead in Bridgewater, which was to be held with their mother during her lifetime. After her death, by a deed dated 6 March 1709, John sold it to his brother Moses and went to live with him at Marlborough and probably continued living with him, unmarried, until his death. He was with him in Worcester as late as 25 February 1726.8,3
(Husband) Death17 September 1751Moses became a widower for the second time when Hannah (Woods) Witherby Leonard died on 17 September 1751.5
Residence*Moses was in Worcester from 1717 to at least 1729 when he sold his homestead and moved first to Brookfield, then to Hardwick and about 1735 to Leicester. By 1757 he was in Rutland at the time of his third marriage.5
Marriage*12 November 1757He very probably married third widow Sarah (__?__) Hall shortly after their Intention of Marriage was recorded on 12 November 1757 in Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5,9
Residence*After his marriage to Sarah, Moses spent the remainder of his life in Rutland, Worcester County, living first in that part which became Oakham, and later in the part which became Barre.5
Land Transfer*27 April 1759Moses' son Moses Leonard transferred land in Rutland District, Worcester County, to "my father Moses Leonard late of Rutland Westwing Precinct now living in said District Gentleman". Son Moses and his wife Beulah acknowledged their signatures on 10 September 1760.5
Death*10 December 1775He died on 10 December 1775 at Barre. His gravestone recorded his title as "Lt." and his age as "about 98."5,10

Family 1

Mercy Newton b. 16 Feb 1685, d. 1 Dec 1714
Children1.Moses Leonard5 b. 1 Nov 1706
2.Ezra Leonard5 b. 19 Sep 1711
3.Mercy Leonard5 b. 1 Dec 1714

Family 2

Hannah Woods b. 4 Aug 1677, d. 17 Sep 1751
Children1.Jonas Leonard5 b. 19 Oct 1717
2.Andrew Leonard5 b. 20 Nov 1719

Family 3

Sarah ______

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# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [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.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 57, Moses Leonard, pages 57-58.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Marriages, Volume 1, page 280. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 22-23.
  8. [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), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dudley Marriages, Volume 1, page 178, his surname recorded as "Lenard."
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Barre Deaths, Volume 1, page 253.

Moses Leonard1

b. 1 November 1706
Father*Moses Leonard1 b. c 1677, d. 10 Dec 1775
Mother*Mercy Newton1 b. 16 Feb 1685, d. 1 Dec 1714
Birth*1 November 1706Moses Leonard was born on 1 November 1706 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*He married Beulah ______.1
Land Transfer*27 April 1759Moses Leonard transferred land in Rutland District, Worcester County, to "my father Moses Leonard late of Rutland Westwing Precinct now living in said District Gentleman". Son Moses and his wife Beulah acknowledged their signatures on 10 September 1760.1

Family

Beulah ______

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# 57, Moses Leonard, pages 57-58. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Moses Leonard1

b. 22 March 1714
Father*Joseph Leonard1
Mother*Hannah Jennings1
Birth*22 March 1714Moses Leonard was born on 22 March 1714 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, his surname spelled "Lenard" and "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Nathan Leonard1

b. 22 August 1717
Father*Samuel Leonard1,2 b. c 1683, d. 11 May 1718
Mother*Lydia Cooke1 b. 27 Apr 1672
Birth*22 August 1717Nathan Leonard was born on 22 August 1717 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut,1
Baptism3 October 1717 and was baptized on 3 October 1717 at the First Congregational Church, Preston.2
(Brother) Guardianship30 August 1729Nathan's older 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
(3rd Son) Estate and Land7 January 1741/42A division of the lands of Samuel Leonard, deceased, was made on 7 January 1741/42. "Whereas our Honrd father Mr. Samuel Lennard late of Preston died and left an estate in lands to several of us miners, and there being three of us surviveing"... Ebenezer Leonard and Samuel Leonard deeded their shares to their "loveing" brother Nathan Leonard of Preston. The deed was acknowledged at Norwich, Connecticut, on 18 May 1756.1

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# 16, page 143, their surname spelled "Leonardson". Hereinafter cited as Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898.

Nathan Leonard1

b. say 1722
Father*Josiah Leonard1 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
Mother*Abigail Washburn1 b. 2 Jun 1688, d. b 6 Feb 1743
Birth*say 1722Nathan Leonard was born say 1722, based upon his marriage in 1744, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Son) Will6 February 1743Nathan'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
Marriage*22 November 1744He married Thankful Besse of Wareham on 22 November 1744 in Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1
(Son) Will21 May 1745His father's will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.2

Family

Thankful Besse
Child1.Sarah Leonard4 b. 23 Apr 1756

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. [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 244. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume 1, page 214.

Nathaniel Leonard1

Father*Henry Leonard1 b. c 1618
Mother*Mary ______1
Biographical Info*6 April 1674The Leonard brothers, Samuel, Nathaniel and Thomas contracted with the owners of the Iron works at Rowley Village, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), on 6 April 1674 to carry on the works there.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.

Nathaniel Leonard1

b. 18 March 1685, d. 11 June 1685
Father*James Leonard Jr.2 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Lydia Gulliver2 b. c 1659, d. 24 Jul 1705
Birth*18 March 1685Nathaniel Leonard was born on 18 March 16851
Death*11 June 1685 and died three months later on 11 June 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 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 3, Deaths, page 127. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Penelope Leonard1

b. 4 May 1727, d. 2 June 1727
Father*William Leonard1 b. 26 Mar 1690
Mother*Abigail Wetherell2 b. 28 Mar 1691
Birth*4 May 1727Penelope Leonard was born on 4 May 1727 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Relationship Note*Penelope and Experience Leonard were twins.3,1
Death*2 June 1727She died on 2 June 1727 in Norton.4

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 96. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 272.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 95.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Deaths, Volume 1, page 382.

Phebe Leonard1

b. 17 October 1703
Father*Samuel Leonard1 b. c 1643, d. a 30 Nov 1720
Mother*Deborah ______1 d. bt 21 Mar 1718/19 - 30 Nov 1720
Baptism*17 October 1703Phebe Leonard was baptized on 7 or 17 October 1703 in Preston, Connecticut.1
Marriage*21 January 1729/30She married Isaac Canada, son of Daniel Canaday and Hannah Cooke, on 21 January 1729/30 in Windham, Windham County, Connecticut. Isaac's surname was recorded as "Canada", however may have been "Canaday" or "Kennedy."2
Residence*23 March 1737/38Isaac and Phebe (Leonard) Canada lived with their children in Windham. Isaac Canada of Windham bought land there on 18 December 1717 and owned the covenant there about 1723/24. He was living in Windham during several land transactions, a final sale acknowledged on 23 March 1737/38.2

Family

Isaac Canada b. b 1697, d. b 5 Jul 1754
Children1.Isaac Kennedy2 b. 23 Dec 1732
2.Samuel Kennedy2 b. 10 Apr 1739

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# 55, Phebe Leonard, page 56.

Phebe Leonard1

b. 3 March 1684, d. 15 July 1685
Father*Thomas Leonard1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson1 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*3 March 1684Phebe Leonard was born on 3 March 1684 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony,1,2
Death*15 July 1685 and died on 15 July 1685 in Taunton at age 1.1,3

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 252, her name spelled "Febe". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 124, her name spelled "Febe."

Phebe Leonard1

Father*Philip Leonard1 d. 3 Jul 1708
Mother*Lydia ______1 d. 13 Nov 1707
Marriage6 November 1694She married Samuel Hill on 6 November 1694 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

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, pages 16-17. 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, Duxbury, Marriages, page 273. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Philip Leonard1

d. 3 July 1708
Father*Thomas Leonard1
Birth*Philip Leonard was born in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales.1
(Brother) Relationship NoteFor over 200 years now, researchers are still looking for clues to the relationship between Solomon Leonard of Duxbury and Bridgewater, and the three "other" known Leonard brothers, James Leonard, Henry Leonard and Philip Leonard. Mitchell's Bridgewater History speculated that Philip Leonard of Duxbury "might have been" a brother or son of Solomon Leonard of Duxbury and Bridgewater. Deane's Genealogical Memoir of the family of James Leonard of Taunton noted that the Reverend Dr. Peres Fobes, pastor of the Congregational Church in Raynham, prepared an account in the late 1700s of the Leonard family, particularly of its longevity, promotion to office and involvement with the manufacture of iron, that is in the Massachusetts Historical Collections, Volume III. Fobes wrote that James Leonard had "three" brothers; but, in his genealogical tree of the Leonard family, he reported on only two, Henry and Philip. He went on to speculate that, if there was a fourth brother in their family, perhaps he may not have immigrated to America, or if he came to New England, he may have been Solomon Leonard of Duxbury in 1637 and then of Bridgewater, or John Leonard of Springfield in 1639, or Rice Leonard of Rehoboth in 1644. Fobes stated he knew of no others of a proper age.2,3
Occupation*1668He was probably the Philip Leonard who was a nailer in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, in 1668.1,4
Marriage*before 1678He married Lydia ______ before 1678.4
(Husband) Death13 November 1707Philip became a widower when Lydia (__?__) Leonard died in 13 November 1707.4,5
Death*3 July 1708He died on 3 July 1708 in Duxbury.4,5,1

Family

Lydia ______ d. 13 Nov 1707
Child1.Phebe Leonard1

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, pages 16-17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [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.
  3. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, page 1 and Genealogy, page 17.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461, noting Marshfield and Duxbury. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Duxbury, Deaths, page 391. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Prudence Leonard1

b. 24 January 1669/70
Father*James Leonard Jr.1 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Hannah ______1 d. 25 Feb 1674
Birth*24 January 1669/70Prudence Leonard was born on 24 January 1669/70, probably at Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*10 December 1690She married Samuel Lewis of Barnstable on 10 December 1690.1,3

Family

Samuel Lewis

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 257. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1143] Copied from original records by Mr. David Hamblen, "First Settlers of Barnstable", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volumes 2 and 3 (1848 and 1849): Volume 3, July 1849, page 271. Hereinafter cited as "First Settlers of Barnstable."

Rebecca Leonard1

Father*James Leonard1 b. c 1620, d. b 1691
Mother*Mary Jane Martin1
Marriage*2 September 1678She married Isaac Chapman of Barnstable on 2 September 1678.1

Family

Isaac Chapman

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.

Rebecca Leonard1

b. September 1721
Father*Joseph Leonard1
Mother*Hannah Jennings1
Birth*September 1721Rebecca Leonard was born in September 1721 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.

Samuel Leonard1

b. 14 January 1717/18
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*William Leonard1
Mother*Sarah Bolton1 b. 26 Dec 1683
Birth*14 January 1717/18Samuel Leonard was born on 14 January 1717/18 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: Volume 2, item# 119; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, 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 I, Births, page 214, his surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Samuel Leonard1

d. before 1817
(Previous Owner) Land Transfer28 May 1816Seth Bolton Jr. and his wife Anna Bolton both of Raynham, in the County of Bristol, signed a deed agreement on 28 May 1816 to sell Anna's right to the real estate of her deceased father, Samuel Leonard, late of Taunton. For the sum of $20 paid by Jedediah Wilbore Jr. and Charles Wilbore, both of Taunton, Anna gave up all rights to her one undivided seventh part of the Leonard Farm, commonly called the Owen Farm, with all her rights to all other lands owned by her father, subject only to the Dower of Samuel's widow. The deed was recorded on 28 May 1816.1
Death*before 1817He died before 1817.1

Family

Child1.Anna Leonard1 b. 14 Aug 1777

Citations

  1. [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. volume 100, pages 78-79; on microfilm volume 100-101 for 1816-1817, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

Samuel Leonard1

b. circa 1643, d. after 30 November 1720
Father*Solomon Leonard2,1 b. c 1610, d. b 1 May 1671
Mother*Sarah Chandler2,1 b. b 15 Oct 1622, d. b 27 Oct 1675
Birth*circa 1643Samuel Leonard was born circa 1643 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2,3,1
(Eldest Son) Land Grant3 October 1665On 1 May 1671, Samuel Leonard of Bridgewater confirmed that his deceased father, Solomon Leonard, had given 50 acres of land in Plymouth Colony to "my brother John Leonard". It is, believed that this represented their mother Sarah's one third share of the 150 acres that had been granted on 3 October 1665 to the three daughters of Roger Chandler who, before his death, had been granted the original purchase rights.2
Probate*27 October 1675Samuel did not post bond as Administrator of the estate of his father Solomon Leonard, deceased, until 27 October 1675. The probate records do not mention the widow of Solomon Leonard, which implies that Sarah Chandler had already died by that date.2
Estate* According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the disposition of his father's estate, Samuel was identified as his eldest son and John as his second son, with an equal division among the "rest of the children". Unfortunately, the digitized version of the probate file was not legible.4,5
Marriage*before 7 March 1675/76He married first Abigail Wood of Plymouth, daughter of John Wood and Sarah Masterson, before 7 March 1675/76.6,3
Land Records*10 May 1677 On 10 May 1677 Samuel deeded land to his brother Isaac Leonard. Their brothers John, Jacob and Solomon were mentioned in the deed.2
Land Transfer*10 January 1688 On 10 January 1688, acknowledged on 30 Jan 1687/88, Samuel Leonard of Bridgewater and his wife Abigail (Wood) Leonard, sold land in Bridgewater to David Perkins of Beverly.6
Relocation*1692Abigail and Samuel Leonard went to Worcester, Middlesex County, where they was living in 1692.6
Indian Attack*1695Abigail and Samuel Leonard's son Samuel, while living with his family in Worcester, age 12, was kidnapped by Indians in the fall of 1695. He was still with the Indians in 1697 when they captured Hannah Dustin of Haverhill. Samuel and Hannah subsequently escaped to Haverhill and he rejoined his family in Connecticut.7
(Husband) DeathSamuel became a widower when Abigail (Wood) Leonard died, probably in Worcester.6
Relocation*1697Driven out by Indians in 1697, Samuel moved with his family to Preston, Connecticut, where in November 1698 he was among the twelve founders of the First Church.6
Marriage*He married second Deborah ______.6
Land Records*1718 In 1718, Samuel "Lenard" of Preston sold to Thomas Clark of Norwich, husband of his daughter Elizabeth, his rights to "all ye commons and unlaid out lands in Preston, Connecticut."6
Land Records*21 March 1718/19Samuel Leonard of Preston sold 140 acres of land in Worcester on 21 March 1718/19, his wife Deborah releasing her dower right.6
(Husband) Deathbetween 21 March 1718/19 and 30 November 1720Samuel became a widower for the second time when Deborah (__?__) Leonard died between 21 March 1718/19 and 30 November 1720.6
Religion*30 November 1720Samuel, together with his daughter Mercy and her husband Richard Adams, and Lydia (Cooke) Leonard, widow of his son Samuel, were among the founders of the Second Church, Preston, on 30 November 1720.6
Death*after 30 November 1720He died after 30 November 1720 in Preston, Connecticut.6
Research Notes* No Connecticut probate or later land records for Samuel Leonard were found.6

Family 1

Abigail Wood b. c 1645
Children1.Mercy Leonard+6 d. 24 Dec 1749
2.Mary Leonard+6 b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
3.Elizabeth Leonard+6
4.Samuel Leonard+6 b. c 1683, d. 11 May 1718

Family 2

Deborah ______ d. bt 21 Mar 1718/19 - 30 Nov 1720
Child1.Phebe Leonard+6 b. 17 Oct 1703

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# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [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), #2., Samuel Leonard (Solomon), pages 34-36. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9, citing Plymouth County Probate# 12697 for Solomon Leonardson.
  5. [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# 12697 for Solomon Leonardson; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915.
  6. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 15, Samuel Leonard, pages 20-21.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 53, Samuel Leonard, pages 54-55.

Samuel Leonard1

b. circa 1683, d. 11 May 1718
Father*Samuel Leonard1 b. c 1643, d. a 30 Nov 1720
Mother*Abigail Wood1 b. c 1645
Birth*circa 1683Samuel Leonard was born circa 1683 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.1
(Son) Indian Attack1695While living with his family in Worcester, Samuel Leonard, age 12, was kidnapped by Indians in the fall of 1695. He was still with the Indians in 1697 when they captured Hannah Dustin of Haverhill. Samuel and Hannah subsequently escaped to Haverhill and he rejoined his family in Connecticut.2
Land Records*between 1705 and 1718Samuel Leonardson Jr., spelled "Lenerson" traded land over the years between 1705 and 1718 while living in Preston.2
Marriage*circa 1706He married Lydia Cooke of Norwich, Connecticut, daughter of Richard Cooke, circa 1706.2
Land Records*26 March 1706 On 26 March 1706Samuel Leonard and his siblings Mary (Leonard) Newton, Elizabeth (Leonard) Clark and her husband Thomas Clark, and Mercy (Leonard) Adams and her husband Richard Adams, sold to their uncle, Nathaniel Wood, all their right in the property of their grandfather, John Wood of Plymouth, deceased.1
Land Records*4 December 1716Samuel and his wife Lydia (Cooke) Leonard acknowledged receipt of her share of the estate of her father Richard Cooke of Norwich on 4 December 1716.2
Death*11 May 1718He died on 11 May 1718 in Preston, Connecticut.2
(Deceased) Guardianship30 August 1729Samuel 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.2
Estate and Land*7 January 1741/42A division of the lands of Samuel Leonard, deceased, was made on 7 January 1741/42. "Whereas our Honrd father Mr. Samuel Lennard late of Preston died and left an estate in lands to several of us miners, and there being three of us surviveing"... Ebenezer Leonard and Samuel Leonard deeded their shares to their "loveing" brother Nathan Leonard of Preston. The deed was acknowledged at Norwich, Connecticut, on 18 May 1756.2

Family

Lydia Cooke b. 27 Apr 1672
Children1.Lydia Leonard2,3 b. 22 Sep 1708
2.Ebenezer Leonard2,4 b. 7 Mar 1709/10
3.Samuel Leonard2,5 b. 18 May 1712
4.Jane Leonard2 b. 5 Nov 1714
5.Nathan Leonard2,6 b. 22 Aug 1717

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# 53, Samuel Leonard, pages 54-55.
  3. [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.
  4. [S1186] Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, image# 13, page 140, their surname spelled "Leonardson."
  5. [S1186] Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, image# 14, page 141, their surname spelled "Leonardson."
  6. [S1186] Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, image# 16, page 143, their surname spelled "Leonardson."

Samuel Leonard1

b. 17 May 1702, d. 24 December 1747
Father*Samuel Leonard2 b. 1 Feb 1673/74, d. 13 Apr 1745
Mother*Katherine Deane3
Birth*17 May 1702Samuel Leonard was born on 17 May 1702 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*16 February 1726/27He married Abigail Shaw, daughter of Benjamin Shaw and Hannah Bicknell, on 16 February 1726/27 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were both from Taunton at the time, and were married in Raynham by Seth Williams, Esq.4,5
Death*24 December 1747He died on 24 December 1747 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 45.1

Family

Abigail Shaw b. 1707, d. 26 Feb 1793
Child1.Bethiah Leonard+1,4,6 b. 20 Apr 1739, d. bt 1769 - 1770

Citations

  1. [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: pages 56 and 99; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster.
  2. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster: pages 24 and 57; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10.
  3. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster: Person number 15, page 24; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10.
  4. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 16, citing page 21. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.
  5. [S1141] Margaret Harris Stover, compiler, Vital Records of Raynham, Massachusetts (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), page 10. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Raynham.
  6. [S1141] Margaret Harris Stover, Vital Records of Raynham, page 17.

Samuel Leonard1,2

b. 1 February 1673/74, d. 13 April 1745
Father*Thomas Leonard3 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson3 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*1 February 1673/74Samuel Leonard was born on 1 February 1673/74 in Raynham, Plymouth Colony.2,4
Marriage*17 April 1701He married Katherine Deane, daughter of Thomas Deane, on 17 April 1701 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5,2,6
Death*13 April 1745He died "a little after sunset" on Saturday 13 April 1745 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 71 years, 2 months and 12 days.1,7,2,8

Family

Katherine Deane
Child1.Samuel Leonard+9 b. 17 May 1702, d. 24 Dec 1747

Citations

  1. [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: Person number 15, pages 24 and 57; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster.
  2. [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.
  3. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster: Person number 2, pages 14 and 16-24; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10.
  4. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster: Person number 15, pages 24 and 57, noting year of birth as 1672/73; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 298. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster: Person number 15, page 24; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10.
  7. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 24, citing page 41. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.
  8. [S1141] Margaret Harris Stover, compiler, Vital Records of Raynham, Massachusetts (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Raynham.
  9. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster: pages 24 and 57; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10.

Samuel Leonard1

Father*Henry Leonard1 b. c 1618
Mother*Mary ______1
Biographical Info*6 April 1674The Leonard brothers, Samuel, Nathaniel and Thomas contracted with the owners of the Iron works at Rowley Village, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), on 6 April 1674 to carry on the works there.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.

Samuel Leonard1

b. 18 May 1712
Father*Samuel Leonard1,2 b. c 1683, d. 11 May 1718
Mother*Lydia Cooke1 b. 27 Apr 1672
Birth*18 May 1712Samuel Leonard was born on 18 May 1712 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut,1
Baptism22 June 1712 and was baptized on 22 June 1712 at the First Congregational Church, Preston.2
Guardianship*30 August 1729Samuel Leonard of Preston, minor son of Samuel Leonard, deceased, chose his father-in-law, meaning step-father, Nicholas Williams, to be his guardian. No guardianships were found for the other children.1
(2nd Son) Estate and Land7 January 1741/42A division of the lands of Samuel Leonard, deceased, was made on 7 January 1741/42. "Whereas our Honrd father Mr. Samuel Lennard late of Preston died and left an estate in lands to several of us miners, and there being three of us surviveing"... Ebenezer Leonard and Samuel Leonard deeded their shares to their "loveing" brother Nathan Leonard of Preston. The deed was acknowledged at Norwich, Connecticut, on 18 May 1756.1

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# 14, page 141, their surname spelled "Leonardson". Hereinafter cited as Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898.

Samuel Leonard1

Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*James Leonard1 b. 8 Oct 1716, d. 1787
Mother*Jemima Hayford1
Marriage*He married Anne Wetherell, daughter of Job Wetherell and Jane Persho.1

Family

Anne Wetherell b. 13 Dec 1749

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Samuel Leonard1,2

b. say 1720
Father*Josiah Leonard1 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
Mother*Abigail Washburn1 b. 2 Jun 1688, d. b 6 Feb 1743
Birth*say 1720Samuel Leonard was born say 1720, based upon his marriage in 1748, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Son) Will6 February 1743Samuel'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
(Son) Will21 May 1745His father's will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.2
Marriage*7 July 1748He married Lydia Besse of Wareham on 7 July 1748 in Wareham, Plymouth County.3

Family

Lydia Besse

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. [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 245. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Sarah Leonard1

b. 23 February 1713/14
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*William Leonard1
Mother*Sarah Bolton1 b. 26 Dec 1683
Birth*23 February 1713/14Sarah Leonard was born on 23 February 1713/14 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1
(Bride-Doubtful) Marriage20 December 1743It is believed the Chesebrough source incorrectly stated that Sarah married Isaac Pool on 20 December 1743 in Bridgewater, and that it was actually Sarah Leonard, the daughter of Joseph Leonard and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard who married Isaac Pool on that date.4,5,6

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: Volume 2, item# 119; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, 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 I, Births, page 214, her surname spelled "Lennard". 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 245.
  5. [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.
  6. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, date noted as 10 December 1743, and stating, possibly incorrectly, the bride as Sarah Leonard, daughter of William and Sarah (Bolton) Leonard.

Sarah Leonard1

b. before 1681
Father*John Leonard1 b. c 1645, d. b 21 Nov 1699
Mother*Sarah ______1 d. b 6 Mar 1709
Birth*before 1681Sarah Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, before 1681.1,2,3,4,5
(Daughter) Estate30 August 1701 According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the division of her father's estate, her brother John was to receive the eldest son's share and her mother her widow's thirds. Sarah and her other siblings each received a share of the remaining, Sarah's after she reached the age of 18. 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.3,6

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# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [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), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38, stating a marriage to Thomas Washburn on 28 July 1708; however, it was her mother, the widow Sarah Leonard who married Thomas Washburn on that date. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  5. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html, stated that the Sarah who married Thomas Washburn on 28 July 1708 "must have been the widow of John Leonard, not his daughter", although with no further explanation. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.
  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.