Sarah Leonard1

b. 15 October 1723
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
Mother*Mary Packard1 b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Birth*15 October 1723Sarah Leonard was born on 15 October 1723 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage20 December 1743She married Isaac Pool on 20 December 1743 in Bridgewater.3,2,4

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.
  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 245. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [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, date noted as 10 December 1743, and stating, possibly incorrectly, the bride as Sarah Leonard, daughter of William and Sarah (Bolton) Leonard. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Sarah Leonard1,2

b. 11 June 1699
Father*Jacob Leonard1,2 b. c 1647, d. bt 9 May 1717 - 19 Dec 1717
Mother*Susanna King1,2 b. 6 May 1659
Birth*11 June 1699Sarah Leonard was born on 11 June 1699 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
(Younger Daughter) Will14 December 1716Sarah's father, Jacob Leonard, wrote a will dated 14 December 1716 in Bridgewater naming his daughter Sarah Leonard and identifying Susanna Leonard, his "current wife", as Sarah's mother and the mother of the other six children mentioned in his will.4
Marriage*27 February 1720/21She married William Orcutt, son of Andrew Orcutt and Frances Ward, on 27 February 1720/21 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5,3
Residence*1743By at least 1743 Sarah and William Orcutt were living in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut.3

Family

William Orcutt b. 13 Aug 1695
Children1.Jacob Orcutt3 b. 2 May 1723, d. 1745
2.William Orcutt3 b. 25 Apr 1725
3.Susanna Orcutt3 b. 29 Sep 1727, d. 26 Jun 1744
4.Solomon Orcutt3 b. 4 May 1730
5.Simeon Orcutt3 b. 2 Aug 1732
6.Lemuel Orcutt3 b. 26 Aug 1735
7.Moses Orcutt3 b. 10 Dec 1737
8.Sarah Orcutt3 b. 7 Nov 1740
9.Jane Orcutt3 b. 26 Jul 1743

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# 64, Sarah Leonard, pages 62-63.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.
  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 II, page 270, his surname spelled "Orcut" and hers as "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Sarah Leonard1

b. 26 June 1663
Father*Henry Leonard1 b. c 1618
Mother*Mary ______1
Birth*26 June 1663Sarah Leonard was born on 26 June 1663 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).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.

Sarah Leonard1

b. 6 September 1688
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*6 September 1688Sarah Leonard was born on 6 September 1688 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,1
Marriage*5 April 1711She married Henry Hodges on 5 April 1711 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4

Family

Henry Hodges b. 13 Jul 1687

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 258. 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 298.

Sarah Leonard1

b. 21 May 1680
Father*Benjamin Leonard3,2
Mother*Sarah Thresher2,3
Birth*21 May 1680Sarah Leonard was born on 21 May 1680 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.3,1
Marriage*She married ______ Eddy.1

Family

______ Eddy

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 258. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Sarah Leonard1

b. 23 April 1756
Father*Nathan Leonard1 b. s 1722
Mother*Thankful Besse1
Birth*23 April 1756Sarah Leonard was born on 23 April 1756 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [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 1, page 214. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Sarah Leonard1

b. circa 1752, d. 21 October 1834
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*William Leonard2 b. 26 Jan 1709/10
Mother*Ruth Hoar2
Birth*circa 1752Sarah Leonard was born circa 1752, as calculated from her reported age at death.2,3
Marriage*3 May 1774She married Nathaniel Field, son of Zebulon Field and Patience Wetherell, on 3 May 1774 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4
(Wife) Death8 January 1820Sarah became a widow when Nathaniel Field died on 8 January 1820.3,2
Death*21 October 1834She died on 21 October 1834 in Taunton in her 82nd year.3

Family

Nathaniel Field b. 3 Jan 1751, d. 8 Jan 1820

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, Volume 1, pages 354-355.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Deaths, Volume 3, page 82. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, page 181.

Sarah Leonard1

Father-Probable*Benjamin Leonard b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749;

Sarah was identified by the Mayflower Chilton source as the "probable" daughter of Benjamin Leonard and Mary Cudworth, noting marriages for Ephraim, Sarah, Dorothea and Hannah found at Morristown, New Jersey between 1763 and 17611
Mother-Probable*Mary Cudworth1 b. 14 Nov 1702, d. 5 Nov 1778
Birth*Sarah Leonard was born.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).

Seth Leonard1,2

Relationship Note* Although the Chesebrough source stated that a Seth Leonard was the youngest child of William Leonard and Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, no evidence or supporting documentation regarding his parentage has been found. Chesebrough provided no date or place of his birth, Mitchell's Early Bridgewater History did not include a Seth among the couple's children and, while the births of all their other children were recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater, and the family lived there until about 1740, a son Seth was not listed for William and Sarah. Additionally, a Seth's birth to William and Sarah Leonard was not recorded anywhere in Plymouth or Bristol Counties and, finally, recent DNA evidence reported by the Brad's Port website appears "to indicate that Seth was not a child of William and Sarah."1,3,2

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. [S1189] Brad's Port Leonard Genealogy website, online at www.bradsport.com. Hereinafter cited as Brad's Leonard Genealogy.
  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), Leonard, pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Seth Leonard1

b. 1 March 1727
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
Mother*Mary Packard1 b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Birth*1 March 1727Seth Leonard was born on 1 March 1727 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.

Seth Leonard1

b. 28 April 1682, d. 2 November 1682
Father*Thomas Leonard1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson1 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*28 April 1682Seth Leonard was born on 28 April 1682 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony,1,2
Death*2 November 1682 and died on 2 November 1682 in Taunton at 6 months of age.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 258. 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 129.

Seth Leonard1

b. 3 April 1686
Father*James Leonard Jr.2,3 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Lydia Gulliver3 b. c 1659, d. 24 Jul 1705
Birth*3 April 1686Seth Leonard was born on 3 April 1686 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).4,1

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 1, Births, page 258. 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 258, noting the original date year of 1685 was incorrect, as his older brother Nathaniel was born on 18 March 1685.

Seth Leonard1

b. circa 1692
Father*Uriah Leonard2 b. 10 Jul 1662
Mother*Elizabeth Caswell2 b. 10 Jan 1664
Birth*circa 1692Seth Leonard was probably born in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), circa 1692.1

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.

Seth Leonard1

b. 6 October 1715
Father*Joseph Leonard1
Mother*Hannah Jennings1
Birth*6 October 1715Seth Leonard was born on 6 October 1715 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.

Silas Leonard1

b. 4 March 1720/21
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*4 March 1720/21Silas Leonard was born on 4 March 1720/21 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.

Silence Leonard1

Father*Joseph Leonard2 b. c 1649, d. 18 Oct 1692
Mother*Mary Blake2

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.

Simeon Leonard1

b. 24 November 1737
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
Mother*Mary Packard1 b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Birth*24 November 1737Simeon Leonard was born on 24 November 1737 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.

Solomon Leonard1

b. circa 1610, d. before 1 May 1671
Birth*circa 1610Solomon Leonard was born circa 1610 probably in Monmouthshire, Wales.2
Name-SpellingsThe LEONARD surname was sometimes written as LEONARDSON, LENNERSON or LENNER, but the family themselves always wrote their name as LEONARD.3
Residence*1637Solomon Leonard was first recorded in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, in 1637, and in May 1638 was "promised lands on Duxburrow side, (in part of those due to him for his service)." The Chilton Mayflower source explained that this was probably the usual recompense to a servant, and further surmised that since normal service was seven years, Solomon probably arrived in Plymouth around 1631.2
Land Grant*February 1638/39 In February 1638/39 he received a grant of 25 acres in Duxbury.2
Marriage*circa 1640He married Sarah Chandler, daughter of Roger Chandler and Isabella Chilton, circa 1640 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). The Bridgewater History source noted he left a widow "Mary" at his death in "1686". This statement is believed to be incorrect on both counts. Later research by the editors of "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations" has confirmed to our satisfaction that "Sarah Chandler" was Solomon Leonard's widow when he died before "1671". Additionally, we learn from the same source that Solomon's son, Solomon, was the Solomon who died in 1686 leaving a wife Mary.4,5,1
Relationship Note*For 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.3,6
Residence*1643Sarah and Solomon Leonard were still living in Duxbury in 1643 when Solomon appeared on a list of men able to bear arms.2
Land Grant1645 In 1645 Solomon received a share of land in what later became Bridgewater and moved there with his family soon after 1649.2
(Original Proprietor) Land Grant1656Solomon Leonard was among the fifty-four Duxbury men listed in 1645 as original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). Two others, Reverend James Keith and Samuel Edson, were added to the group later, and when the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation. Solomon Leonard was one of the first proprietors to bring his family from Duxbury and settle in Bridgewater.

The area known as the Bridgewaters was originally inhabited by Wampanoag who called it Saughtuchquett (Satucket). In 1642 when the township of Marshfield was separated from Duxbury and became its own distinct entity, Duxbury petitioned the court for additional land “to the westward” in compensation.

The General Court granted their petition in 1645 and six trustees, Captain Myles Standish, John Alden, George Soule, Constant Southworth, John Rogers, and William Brett were appointed to divide the land. The action by the General Court was primarily an authority to purchase land, and Captain Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southworth were appointed to make the purchase. The deed was signed on 23 Mar 1649.

The Bridgewater lands were divided among the inhabitants “by an agreement among themselves”. Unfortunately, there is no record to tell us how the town proceeded to agree to their division, or how, by whom, or when it was determined what residence or other circumstance should entitle anyone to a share. To view the complete list of Bridgewater's Original Proprietors, click on the PDF icon; the photo icons lead to four early maps of the Bridgewater settlement.7,8,9,10,11
Residence1658/59Sarah and Solomon Leonard were still living with their family in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in 1658/59.2
(Husband) 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
Death*before 1 May 1671He died before 1 May 1671 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.12,2
Probate*27 October 1675Solomon's son Samuel did not post bond as Administrator of the estate of his father, 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 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.13,14

Family

Sarah Chandler b. b 15 Oct 1622, d. b 27 Oct 1675
Children1.Samuel Leonard+2,3 b. c 1643, d. a 30 Nov 1720
2.John Leonard+2,3 b. c 1645, d. b 21 Nov 1699
3.Jacob Leonard+2,15 b. c 1647, d. bt 9 May 1717 - 19 Dec 1717
4.Isaac Leonard+16,17,3 b. c 1650, d. bt 10 Dec 1717 - 9 Mar 1719/20
5.Solomon Leonard+3 b. a 1650, d. 14 May 1686
6.Mary Leonard+3 b. a 1650

Citations

  1. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html. 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.
  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. [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.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9 and noting that Mitchell's Bridgewater History "confounds son Solomon with Solomon."
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248, noted he left a widow "Mary" at his death in "1686". This statement is believed to be incorrect on both counts. Later research by the editors of "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations" has confirmed to our satisfaction that "Sarah Chandler" was Solomon Leonard's widow when he died before "1671". Additionally, we learn from the same source that Solomon's son, Solomon, was the Solomon who died in 1686 leaving a wife Mary.
  6. [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), page 1 and Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  7. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  8. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  9. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  10. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  11. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.
  12. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248, with incorrect year stated as 1686.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.
  16. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24.
  17. [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.

Solomon Leonard1

b. after 1650, d. 14 May 1686
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 1650Solomon Leonard was born after 1650 in that part of Duxbury later called Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.2,3,1
Marriage*He married Mary ______.4
(Brother) Land Records10 May 1677Brothers John Leonard, Jacob Leonard and Solomon Leonard were also mentioned in the deed dated 10 May 1677 when their eldest brother Samuel Leonard deeded land to another brother Isaac Leonard.3
Death*14 May 1686He died on 14 May 1686 in Bridgewater.2
Inventory*15 June 1686The Inventory of the estate of Solomon Lenerson of Bridgewater was taken on 21 May 1686 and sworn to be true by his widow Mary Lenerson on 15 June 1686.5
(Father) Land Transfer24 August 1739 On 24 August 1739 Solomon's daughter Martha (Leonard) Perkins Hayward and her husband Isaac Hayward, husbandman, 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.5,6

Family

Mary ______
Child1.Martha Leonard+7,4 b. c 1685, d. 1761

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# 19, Solomon 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. [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.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 19, Solomon Leonard (or Lennerson), page 24.
  6. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68.
  7. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 227-281.

Solomon Leonard1,2

b. circa 1693, d. 29 May 1761
Father*Jacob Leonard3,1,2 b. c 1647, d. bt 9 May 1717 - 19 Dec 1717
Mother*Susanna King2,1 b. 6 May 1659
Birth*circa 1693Solomon Leonard was born circa 1693 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), his year of birth calculated from his reported age at death.3,4
(Son) Will14 December 1716Solomon's father, Jacob Leonard, wrote a will dated 14 December 1716 in Bridgewater naming his son Solomon Leonard and identifying Susanna Leonard, his "current wife", as Solomon's mother and the mother of the other six children mentioned in his will.5
Administration*21 December 1728Solomon was appointed Administrator of the estate of his brother Jacob Leonard on 21 December 1728 (sic) in Bridgewater, Plymouth County. No other probate papers were found.1
Marriage*circa 1731He married Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of David Perkins and Martha Howard, circa 1731.3,6,4
Land Records*1737/38 In 1737/38 Solomon Leonard purchased from his first cousin Enoch Leonard "my farm or homestead on which I now live" together with all rights to lands in Bridgewater."7,8
(Son-in-Law) Estate11 October 1738In a settlement of the estate of David Perkins, the widow's thirds were set off to Mrs. Martha Perkins and one-tenth of the remainder went to daughter Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, wife of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater on 11 October 1738.4
Death*29 May 1761He died as Captain Solomon Leonard on 29 May 1761 in Bridgewater in his 69th year.3,9,4
Estate*3 August 1761Solomon's son Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater was appointed Administrator of his estate on 3 August 1761. The inventory, which included household goods received by the deceased's daughter Elizabeth Hooper, was taken by Benjamin Willis Jr., John Washburn and Jonathan Cary.4
Estate and Land*11 December 1761Solomon's wife Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard and their surviving children were his heirs. The deceased's eldest daughter Elizabeth Hooper and her husband Hezekiah Hooper of Bridgewater, blacksmith, and his second daughter Susanna Leonard and her husband Samuel Whitman also of Bridgewater sold to their brother Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, all rights to the homestead which Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, gentleman, deceased, died seized of, reserving to the widow, their mother, her dower. The deceased's widow, Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, in exchange for the dower set off to her, yielded any rights to the remainder on 11 December 1761. And then on 9 May 1765, their youngest daughter Experience Leonard who was still unmarried, sold to her brother Solomon Leonard all her rights to their deceased father's land, except for her mother's widow's thirds. The deed was acknowledged on 30 October 1765.4

Family

Elizabeth Perkins b. 29 Mar 1707, d. 19 Apr 1781
Children1.Experience Leonard4 b. 15 Nov 1732
2.Solomon Leonard4 b. 27 Mar 1733
3.Elizabeth Leonard+3 b. 25 Jul 1737, d. 4 Nov 1799
4.Susanna Leonard4 b. 1740
5.Experience Leonard+10,3 b. 22 Oct 1743, d. 24 Oct 1818

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# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 22-23. 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), #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43. 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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57.
  8. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL Film# 558829, Book 42, pages 164C and 164D, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  9. [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, Deaths, page 521. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  10. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Alden, pages 83-88.

Solomon Leonard1

b. 27 March 1733
Father*Solomon Leonard1 b. c 1693, d. 29 May 1761
Mother*Elizabeth Perkins1 b. 29 Mar 1707, d. 19 Apr 1781
Birth*27 March 1733Solomon Leonard was born on 27 March 1733 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage5 October 1756He married Joanna Washburn, daughter of Captain Joseph Washburn and Deliverance Orcutt, on 5 October 1756 in Bridgewater.3,4
Estate*3 August 1761Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater was appointed Administrator of his father's estate on 3 August 1761 Elizabeth Hooper, was taken by Benjamin Willis Jr., John Washburn and Jonathan Cary.1
Estate and Land*11 December 1761Solomon, his mother and siblings were his father's heirs and shortly after his father's death, Solomon purchased most of his father's land from his sisters. His eldest sister Elizabeth Hooper and her husband Hezekiah Hooper of Bridgewater, blacksmith, and his second sister Susanna Leonard and her husband Samuel Whitman also of Bridgewater sold to their brother Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, all rights to the homestead which Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, gentleman, deceased, died seized of, reserving to the widow, their mother, her dower. Solomon's mother, Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, in exchange for the dower set off to her, yielded any rights to the remainder on 11 December 1761. And then on 9 May 1765, his youngest sister Experience Leonard who was still unmarried, sold to her brother Solomon Leonard all her rights to their deceased father's land, except for her mother's widow's thirds. The deed was acknowledged on 30 October 1765.1

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# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62. 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), Volume I, Births, page 213, their surname spelled "Lenard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  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), Washburn, pages 322-333. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 241.

Stephen Leonard1

b. 14 December 1680
Father*James Leonard Jr.2 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Lydia Gulliver2 b. c 1659, d. 24 Jul 1705
Birth*14 December 1680Stephen Leonard was born on 14 December 1680 in Taunton, 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 1, Births, page 258. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Susanna Leonard1,2

b. 27 December 1683, d. 19 November 1764
Father*Jacob Leonard1,3,2 b. c 1647, d. bt 9 May 1717 - 19 Dec 1717
Mother*Susanna King1,3,2 b. 6 May 1659
Birth*27 December 1683Susanna Leonard was born on 27 December 1683 in Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3,2
Marriage*22 March 1714She married Ebenezer Hill, son of Ebenezer Hill and Ruth Bailey, on 22 March 1714 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,5,2
(Elder Daughter) Will14 December 1716Susanna's father, Jacob Leonard, wrote a will dated 14 December 1716 in Bridgewater leaving land in Worcester to his daughter Susanna Hill and identifying Susanna Leonard, his "current wife", as Susanna's mother and the mother of the other six children mentioned in his will.6
(Wife) Death6 July 1760Susanna became a widow when Ebenezer Hill died on 6 July 1760.7,4
Estate*6 April 1761In a division of her husband's estate dated 6 April 1761, their youngest son Eleazer Hill of Bridgewater was to pay his brothers Ebenezer Hill, Jacob Hill and Israel Hill.4
Death*19 November 1764She died on 19 November 1764 in Bridgewater at age 80.4,8,2

Family

Ebenezer Hill b. 9 Nov 1686, d. 6 Jul 1760
Children1.Ebenezer Hill4,9 b. 9 Mar 1715, d. 8 Mar 1768
2.Jacob Hill4,9 b. 19 Nov 1717
3.Israel Hill4,9 b. 17 Aug 1719
4.Moses Hill4,10 b. 1 Feb 1722, d. 15 Dec 1737
5.Hezekiah Hill4,9 b. 4 Mar 1727, d. 13 Dec 1745
6.Eleazer Hill4,11 b. 15 Jun 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# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 22-23. 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), #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Weymouth Births, Volume 1, page 166, her surname spelled "Lenorson". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 61, Susanna Leonard, page 61.
  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), Volume II, Marriages, page 180. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  6. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 489.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 490.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 157.
  10. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 158.
  11. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 157, his given name recorded as "Eliezer."

Susanna Leonard1

b. 1740
Father*Solomon Leonard1 b. c 1693, d. 29 May 1761
Mother*Elizabeth Perkins1 b. 29 Mar 1707, d. 19 Apr 1781
Birth*1740Susanna Leonard was born in 1740 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*29 September 1761She married Samuel Whitman, son of Zachariah Whitman and Eleanor Bennett, on 29 September 1761 in Bridgewater.2,3
(2nd Daughter) Estate and Land11 December 1761Susanna, her mother and siblings were his father's heirs and shortly after her father's death, her brother Solomon purchased most of their father's land from his sisters. His eldest sister Elizabeth Hooper and her husband Hezekiah Hooper of Bridgewater, blacksmith, and his second sister Susanna Leonard and her husband Samuel Whitman also of Bridgewater sold to their brother Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, all rights to the homestead which Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, gentleman, deceased, died seized of, reserving to the widow, their mother, her dower. Solomon's mother, Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, in exchange for the dower set off to her, yielded any rights to the remainder on 11 December 1761. And then on 9 May 1765, their youngest sister Experience Leonard who was still unmarried, sold to her brother Solomon Leonard all her rights to their deceased father's land, except for her mother's widow's thirds. The deed was acknowledged on 30 October 1765.1

Family

Samuel Whitman b. 23 Jul 1734

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# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  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), Whitman, pages 335-343. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of 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.

Susanna Leonard1

Father-Possible*Benjamin Leonard b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749;

She was identified by the Mayflower Chilton source as the "possible" daughter of Benjamin Leonard and Mary Cudworth, noting marriages for Ephraim, Sarah, Dorothea and Hannah found at Morristown, New Jersey between 1763 and 17611
Mother-Possible*Mary Cudworth b. 14 Nov 1702, d. 5 Nov 1778;

She was identified by the Mayflower Chilton source as the "possible" daughter of Benjamin Leonard and Mary Cudworth, noting marriages for Ephraim, Sarah, Dorothea and Hannah found at Morristown, New Jersey between 1763 and 17611
Birth*Susanna Leonard was born.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).

Thankful Leonard1

b. May 1726
Father*Joseph Leonard1
Mother*Hannah Jennings1
Birth*May 1726Thankful Leonard was born in May 1726 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.

Theodora Leonard1

b. 19 January 1722/23
Father*William Leonard1 b. 26 Mar 1690
Mother*Abigail Wetherell2 b. 28 Mar 1691
Birth*19 January 1722/23Theodora Leonard was born on 19 January 1722/23 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 96, her name recorded as "Theodore". 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.

Thomas Leonard1

b. 3 August 1641, d. 24 November 1713
Father*James Leonard1 b. c 1620, d. b 1691
Mother*Mary Jane Martin1
Birth*3 August 1641Thomas Leonard was born on 3 August 1641 in Kinver, Staffordshire, England,1,2
Baptism8 August 1641 and was baptized on 8 August 1641.1
Marriage*21 August 1662He married Mary Watson on 21 August 1662 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony.3,1,2
Death*24 November 1713He died on 24 November 1713 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 72.4,2

Family

Mary Watson b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Children1.Mary Leonard2 b. 2 Aug 1663
2.Thomas Leonard2 b. 22 Jan 1665/66
3.John Leonard2 b. 18 May 1668
4.George Leonard2 b. 18 Apr 1671, d. 5 Sep 1716
5.Samuel Leonard+1 b. 1 Feb 1673/74, d. 13 Apr 1745
6.Elkanah Leonard2 b. 15 May 1677, d. 29 Dec 1714
7.James Leonard2 b. 17 Dec 1679, d. 8 May 1680
8.Daughter Leonard2,5 b. 10 Apr 1681
9.Seth Leonard2 b. 28 Apr 1682, d. 2 Nov 1682
10.Phebe Leonard2 b. 3 Mar 1684, d. 15 Jul 1685
11.Elizabeth Leonard6 b. 15 Jul 1686

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 2, pages 14 and 16-24; 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. [S1025] Plymouth MA: Vital Records to 1850, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 663, his surname spelled "Learned". Hereinafter cited as Plymouth MA: Vital Records to 1850.
  4. [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.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 130. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17-18.

Thomas Leonard1

Biographical Info* He did not immigrate to America with his sons.1

Family

Children1.Henry Leonard+1 b. c 1618
2.James Leonard+1 b. c 1620, d. b 1691
3.Philip Leonard+2 d. 3 Jul 1708

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 16. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 16-17.

Thomas Leonard1

Father*Henry Leonard1 b. c 1618
Mother*Mary ______1
(Brother) Biographical Info6 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.