James Leonard1

b. circa 1690
Father*Uriah Leonard2 b. 10 Jul 1662
Mother*Elizabeth Caswell2 b. 10 Jan 1664
Birth*circa 1690James Leonard was probably born in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), circa 1690.1

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.

James Leonard1

Marriage*He married Wealthy Field, daughter of Zebulon Field and Patience Wetherell.1

Family

Wealthy Field b. c 1757, d. 10 Jan 1829

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.

James 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*25 October 1770He married Eunice Smith on 25 October 1770 in Taunton, Bristol County.2,3

Family

Eunice Smith

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. [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.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, pages 292 and 439. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

James Leonard Jr.1

b. circa 1643, d. 1 November 1726
Father*James Leonard1 b. c 1620, d. b 1691
Mother*Mary Jane Martin1
Birth*circa 1643James Leonard Jr. was born circa 1643, as calculated from his noted age at death.1
Marriage*He married first Hannah ______.1
(Husband) Death25 February 1674James became a widower when Hannah (__?__) Leonard died on 25 February 1674.1,2
Marriage*29 October 1675He married second Lydia Gulliver of Milton, daughter of Anthony Gulliver, on 29 October 1675.1
(Husband) Death24 July 1705James became a widower for the second time when Lydia (Gulliver) Leonard died on 24 July 1705.1
Marriage*29 August 1706He married third Rebecca Williams on 29 August 1706 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Death*1 November 1726He died on 1 November 1726 in Taunton in his 84th year. At his death he was identified as Captain James Leonard and was buried in the plot next to his second wife Lydia who had died in 1705.1,4

Family 1

Hannah ______ d. 25 Feb 1674
Children1.Eunice Leonard5 b. 25 Nov 1668
2.Prudence Leonard6 b. 24 Jan 1669/70
3.Hannah Leonard5 b. 2 Oct 1671
4.James Leonard5 b. 1 Feb 1672, d. 30 Dec 1674

Family 2

Lydia Gulliver b. c 1659, d. 24 Jul 1705
Children1.James Leonard5 b. 11 May 1677, d. 16 Jan 1764
2.Lydia Leonard5 b. 10 Mar 1679
3.Stephen Leonard5 b. 14 Dec 1680
4.Abigail Leonard5 b. 30 Jan 1682, d. b 4 Mar 1725/26
5.Nathaniel Leonard5 b. 18 Mar 1685, d. 11 Jun 1685
6.Seth Leonard5,7 b. 3 Apr 1686
7.Sarah Leonard5,7 b. 6 Sep 1688
8.Mehitabel Leonard5,8 b. 24 Oct 1691, d. 10 Jun 1695
9.Elizabeth Leonard5,9 b. 19 Apr 1694, d. 9 Oct 1750

Family 3

Rebecca Williams b. c 1663, d. 3 Apr 1738
Child1.Ebenezer Leonard5,10 b. 28 Aug 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 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 3, Deaths, page 125. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 292.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 126.
  5. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17-18.
  6. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 18.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 258.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 256.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 251.
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 250.

Jane Leonard1

b. 5 November 1714
Father*Samuel Leonard1 b. c 1683, d. 11 May 1718
Mother*Lydia Cooke1 b. 27 Apr 1672
Birth*5 November 1714Jane Leonard was born on 5 November 1714 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut.1
(Sister) Guardianship30 August 1729Jane'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

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).

Jemima Leonard1

b. 8 May 1717
Father*Benjamin Leonard1 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749
Mother*Hannah Phillips1 b. c 1698, d. 15 Feb 1733
Birth*8 May 1717Jemima Leonard was born on 8 May 1717 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and her birth was recorded in Dighton, Bristol County.1

Citations

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

Jerusha Leonard1

b. 25 June 1689
Father*Benjamin Leonard2,3
Mother*Sarah Thresher3,2
Birth*25 June 1689Jerusha Leonard was born on 25 June 1689 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,1

Citations

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

John Leonard1

b. 25 November 1711
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*25 November 1711John Leonard was born on 25 November 1711 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 213, his surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

John Leonard1,2

b. circa 1645, d. before 21 November 1699
Father*Solomon Leonard3,2 b. c 1610, d. b 1 May 1671
Mother*Sarah Chandler3,2 b. b 15 Oct 1622, d. b 27 Oct 1675
Birth*circa 1645John Leonard was born circa 1645 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,2
(2nd 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.3
Marriage*circa 1670He married Sarah ______ circa 1670.4,5,6,7,8
(Husband) Relationship NoteJohn's wife's maiden name has not been identified, however we do know that she was not the daughter of Roger Chandler as claimed in the Leonard Memorial source. John was actually the son of Sarah Chandler and Solomon Leonard, and a grandson of Roger Chandler, so it was John's mother, and not his wife, who was Roger's daughter.1,8
(2nd Son) Estate According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the disposition of his father's estate, John was identified as his second son and his brother Samuel as his eldest son, with an equal division among the "rest of the children". Unfortunately, the digitized version of the probate file was not legible.9,10
(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
Land Records*18 December 1689 On 18 December 1689, John Leonard of Bridgewater sold 100 acres in Taunton to Abiah Whitman. The deed was recorded on 24 February 1695.1
Land Grant*12 July 1692 On 12 July 1692, 10 acres of meadow at Cranberry Meadow in Taunton North Purchase was laid out to John Leonard of Bridgewater in rights of a court grant to the three daughters of Roger Chandler deceased.1
Death*before 21 November 1699He died intestate before 21 November 1699 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,11
Inventory*21 November 1699The inventory on his estate was filed with the court in Plymouth County on 21 November 1699.11
Probate*23 January 1699/0The estate of John Leonard, late of Bridgewater, was officially opened for probate in Plymouth County on 23 January 1699/0. His widow, Sarah Leonard, and their son Joseph Leonard were appointed administrators of his estate.1
Estate*30 August 1701 According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the division of his estate, his widow Sarah was to receive her thirds and son John, the eldest son's share. Other shares were allocated to sons Joseph, Enoch, Moses and Josiah and to his daughter Sarah when 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.1,12
Research Notes* No Plymouth County Probate or land records were found to reveal anything further regarding either the mother or the daughter Sarah.1

Family

Sarah ______ d. b 6 Mar 1709
Children1.John Leonard2
2.Joseph Leonard+ b. c 1672, d. 29 Jan 1749;

The Chilton Mayflower source stated that another Mayflower Families book, cited as MF 2:55 and believed by this researcher to have been replaced by two updated volumes, reported that Joseph was the son of Jacob Leonard. The Chilton source noted that Joseph was not mentioned in Jacob's will and that it is much more likely he was the son of Jacob's brother John Leonard2,13
3.Enoch Leonard+14 d. bt 16 Sep 1757 - 19 Oct 1757
4.Moses Leonard+2 b. c 1677, d. 10 Dec 1775
5.Josiah Leonard+2 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
6.Sarah Leonard2 b. b 1681

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# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22. 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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22; provides no surname for Sarah, John's wife, and further states she was not a daughter of Roger Chandler as claimed in the Leonard Memorial source.
  5. [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; noted no maiden name for Sarah. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  6. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461; stating her surname was not "Chandler". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  7. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10; notes maiden name, likely incorrectly, as "Chandler". Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  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, identifying Sarah, John's wife, as supposed to have been one of the three sisters or daughters of Roger Chandler. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five), Person No. 45, Thomas Washburn, pages 104-105.
  12. [S1184] Probate Court. Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915: FHL digitized version of Probate# 12627 for John Leonard.
  13. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60.
  14. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10.

John Leonard1

Father*John Leonard1 b. c 1645, d. b 21 Nov 1699
Mother*Sarah ______1 d. b 6 Mar 1709
Birth*John Leonard was born probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony. He received the eldest son's share of his father's estate.2,1,3
(Eldest Son) Estate30 August 1701 According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the division of his father's estate, John was to receive the eldest son's share and his mother Sarah her widow's thirds. Other shares were allocated to his brothers Joseph, Enoch, Moses and Josiah and to his sister Sarah when 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.4,5
Biographical Info*John's share of his father's estate was the homestead in Bridgewater, which was to be held with his mother during her lifetime. After her death, by a deed dated 6 March 1709, John sold it to his brother Moses Leonard 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 1726.6,4

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, pages 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), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38, stating that Mitchell's Bridgewater History had "confounded" this John Leonard with his nephew John, eldest son of his brother Josiah. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [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).
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  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# 12627 for John Leonard; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915.
  6. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38.

John Leonard1

b. 18 May 1668
Father*Thomas Leonard1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson1 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*18 May 1668John Leonard was born on 18 May 1668.1
Marriage*He married Mary King, daughter of Philip King.1

Family

Mary King

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.

John Leonard1,2

b. say 1700
Father*Josiah Leonard1,2 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
Mother*Marjoram Washburn1,2 d. b 21 Nov 1717
Birth*say 1700John Leonard was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), say 1700.1,2
Land Records*12 July 1727 On 12 July 1727 John Leonard of Bridgewater received land in Bridgewater from his father Josiah Leonard, yeoman, of Bridgewater.2
(Eldest Son) Will6 February 1743John'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
(Eldest Son) Will21 May 1745His father's will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.2

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).

Jonas Leonard1

b. 19 October 1717
Father*Moses Leonard1 b. c 1677, d. 10 Dec 1775
Mother*Hannah Woods1 b. 4 Aug 1677, d. 17 Sep 1751
Birth*19 October 1717Jonas Leonard was born on 19 October 1717 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).

Jonathan Leonard1

b. 10 April 1726
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*10 April 1726Jonathan Leonard was born on 10 April 1726 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 213, his surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jonathan Leonard1

b. 29 July 1734
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
Mother*Mary Packard1 b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Birth*29 July 1734Jonathan Leonard was born on 29 July 1734 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Relationship Note*Jonathan and David Leonard were twins.4
Marriage*25 April 1758He married Martha Washburn, daughter of Benjamin Washburn and Martha Kingman, on 25 April 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5

Family

Martha Washburn b. 23 Oct 1731
Child1.Martha Leonard+1 b. 27 Mar 1759

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. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Pratt, pages 288-292.
  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), Person# 79, Joseph Leonard, pages 82-83. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, 244-248.
  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 243. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jonathan Leonard1

b. circa 1694
Father*Uriah Leonard2 b. 10 Jul 1662
Mother*Elizabeth Caswell2 b. 10 Jan 1664
Birth*circa 1694Jonathan Leonard was probably born in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), circa 1694.1

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.

Joseph Leonard1,2

b. 1696, d. 27 April 1786
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. c 1672, d. 29 Jan 1749
Mother*Martha Orcutt1 b. 1671, d. 30 Sep 1752
Birth*1696Joseph was born, as calculated from his recorded age at death, in 1696, probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4,5
(Son) ChildrenThe Chilton source stated that the children attributed to Joseph and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard were from the three sources identified below, and that they found no proof for them.6,7,8,9
Marriage14 September 1721He married Mary Packard, daughter of Nathaniel Packard and ______ Kingman, on 14 September 1721 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).10,11
Death*27 April 1786He died on 27 April 1786 in Bridgewater at age 89 years and 6 months4
Burial* and was buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater. His gravestone recorded his date of death as April 28, 1786 and noted he died in his 90th year.5

Family

Mary Packard b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Children1.Mary Leonard12 b. 25 Jul 1722
2.Sarah Leonard13 b. 15 Oct 1723
3.Dan Leonard13 b. 29 Jul 1725
4.Seth Leonard13 b. 1 Mar 1727
5.Mary Leonard12 b. 2 Feb 1729
6.Joseph Leonard13 b. 1 Nov 1730
7.Benjamin Leonard12 b. 21 Oct 1732
8.Jonathan Leonard+14 b. 29 Jul 1734
9.David Leonard13 b. 29 Jul 1734
10.Simeon Leonard13 b. 24 Nov 1737

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), #20., Joseph Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 62-63. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  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, descendancy stated as Joseph, John, Solomon. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, 244-248, birth date reported as March 1713, which would have made him 8 years old at his marriage and 17 years younger than his wife.
  4. [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 519 referencing P.R.106: citing a private record; copied from a record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus and his grandson, Joseph A. Backus, and now in the possession of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. The record by Joseph A. Backus is of deaths in Titicut, a parish which included parts of Bridgewater and Middleborough. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 519 referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  6. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  7. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  9. [S1218] Williams Latham, Additions and corrections to Mitchell's History of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), handwritten material, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  10. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Pratt, pages 288-292.
  11. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 279.
  12. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Person# 79, Joseph Leonard, pages 82-83.
  13. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, 244-248.
  14. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248.

Joseph Leonard1,2

b. circa 1672, d. 29 January 1749
Father*John Leonard b. c 1645, d. b 21 Nov 1699;

The Chilton Mayflower source stated that another Mayflower Families book, cited as MF 2:55 and believed by this researcher to have been replaced by two updated volumes, reported that Joseph was the son of Jacob Leonard. The Chilton source noted that Joseph was not mentioned in Jacob's will and that it is much more likely he was the son of Jacob's brother John Leonard1,2
Mother*Sarah ______1,2 d. b 6 Mar 1709
Birth*circa 1672Joseph Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, circa 1672.1,3,4,2
Marriagecirca 1695He married Martha Orcutt, daughter of William Orcutt and Martha Lane, circa 1695 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,5,6
Children*The Chilton source stated that the children attributed to Joseph and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard were from the three sources identified below, and that they found no proof for them.2,7,8,9
(Son) Probate23 January 1699/0The estate of Joseph's father John Leonard, late of Bridgewater, was officially opened for probate in Plymouth County on 23 January 1699/0. Joseph and his mother, Sarah Leonard, were appointed administrators of his estate.4
(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. Joseph 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.4,10
Land Records1709 In 1709 Joseph Leonard purchased land called "Eagles Nest" in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, from Moses Leonard.11
Land Records*30 January 1723 On 30 January 1723, Josiah Leonard, Joseph Leonard and Enoch Leonard, all of Bridgewater, sold their rights to a cedar swamp to Thomas Ames.4
Court Action*March 1722/23Court documents of Plymouth County during the March 1722/23 term show the presentment of Martha (Orcutt) Leonard, wife of Joseph Leonard of Bridgewater, who was absent from worship. "Excuse being made by her husband of her often being troubled with Convulsion fits, etc." Her case was continued to the June term.12,13
Death*29 January 1749He died on 29 January 1749 in Bridgewater.5,14,15
(Deceased) Court Action1749After Joseph's death, his widow Martha Leonard sued Jonathan Chandler "That instantly without delay he render to said Martha her reasonable Dower." Martha was represented by Daniel Johnson Esq. of Bridgewater. Plaintiff demanded a messuage and 7 acres in Bridgewater, of which her husband was seized "during the Coverture and whereof she hath nothing (as She Saith) and the said Martha Leonard Complains that the said Jonathan Chandler hath Deforced her thereof and then and there to Shew Cause why to the said Martha Leonard her reasonable Dower as aforesaid he doth not render etc." Defendant pleaded in abatement that (1) the writ identified Joseph Leonard as "Yeoman", when he never had "the Estate to make him so", that (2) the writ did not list plaintiff's "Addition... Neither of Town or County, which is absolutely Necessary and without which She cannot be rightly known", and that (3) the writ listed defendant Jonathan Chandler as a "Yeoman, which is Wrong, for he is a Bloomer." The defendant was overruled and then pleaded that he did set off her dower to her. The Jury verdict was for the plaintiff and included her dower, 10s in damages, and costs, taxed at £2.11s.5d. The defendant appealed, with Daniel Johnson Esq. of Bridgewater and James Hovey of Plymouth as sureties. No further record.16
Probate* No Plymouth County probate for Joseph Leonard or land records to his children were found by the Mayflower source researchers.2

Family

Martha Orcutt b. 1671, d. 30 Sep 1752
Children1.Joseph Leonard+5 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
2.Ephraim Leonard17 b. b 1700
3.Martha Leonard2

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# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [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).
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22.
  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), #20., Joseph Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 62-63. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  6. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  7. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  9. [S1218] Williams Latham, Additions and corrections to Mitchell's History of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), handwritten material, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  10. [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.
  11. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 57, Moses Leonard, pages 57-58.
  12. [S669] Plymouth Court Records, 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 2, page 30. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS.
  13. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60, although stating it was Martha's excuse was that her husband Joseph was "often troubled with convulsion fits."
  14. [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 517, his surname spelled "Lenard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  15. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43.
  16. [S669] Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 7, page 165.
  17. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #80., Ephraim Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 83-84.

Joseph Leonard1

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

Citations

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

Joseph Leonard1,2

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Joseph Leonard1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Joseph Leonard1

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

Citations

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

Joseph Leonard1

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

Citations

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

Joseph Leonard1

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

Citations

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

Josiah Leonard1

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

Family 1

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

Family 2

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

Citations

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

Josiah Leonard1,2

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

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

Family

Jemima Washburn d. 3 Jul 1784

Citations

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

Lydia Leonard1

Marriage*1712She married Joseph Pratt in 1712.1

Family

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

Citations

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

Lydia Leonard1

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

Citations

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

Lydia Leonard1

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

Citations

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

Lydia Leonard1

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

Family

William Dean

Citations

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