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.

Thomas Leonard1

b. 22 January 1665/66
Father*Thomas Leonard1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson1 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*22 January 1665/66Thomas Leonard was born on 22 January 1665/66.1
Marriage*He married Joanna ______.1

Family

Joanna ______

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.

Thomas Leonard1

Father-Probable*Isaac Leonard2
Mother-Probable*Mary Bailey2
(Resident) Residence1731Isaac Leonard Sr., Isaac Leonard Jr., David Leonard and Thomas Leonard were listed as inhabitants of Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1731.1
(Son) Research Notes The Mayflower Chilton source reported finding no further records in Connecticut for Isaac Leonard or sons David Leonard and Thomas Leonard.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# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, noting that listed as inhabitants of Pomfret, Connecticut in 1731 were Isaac Leonard Sr. and Jr., David Leonard and Thomas Leonard.

Timothy Leonard1

b. 6 July 1718
Father*Joseph Leonard1
Mother*Hannah Jennings1
Birth*6 July 1718Timothy Leonard was born on 6 July 1718 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.

Uriah Leonard1

b. 10 July 1662
Father*James Leonard1 b. c 1620, d. b 1691
Mother*Margaret ______1,2 d. c 1701
Birth*10 July 1662Uriah Leonard was born on 10 July 1662 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,3
Marriage*1 June 1685He married Elizabeth Caswell, daughter of Thomas Caswell, on 1 June 1685 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,4,5,6,7
(Husband) Estate10 July 1722Uriah and his wife Elizabeth (Caswell) Leonard signed as heirs of Elizabeth's father, Thomas Caswell, on 10 July 1722 in acknowledgement of the distribution of his estate.7

Family

Elizabeth Caswell b. 10 Jan 1664
Children1.Uriah Leonard3,8 b. 10 Apr 1686
2.William Leonard+8 b. c 1688
3.James Leonard8 b. c 1690
4.Seth Leonard8 b. c 1692
5.Jonathan Leonard8 b. c 1694
6.Margaret Leonard8 b. c 1696

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. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461, noting Taunton, and most dates questionable. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 259. 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 299.
  5. [S1201] Lee Douglas Van Antwerp, original compiler, revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 9, Francis Eaton (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996), Volume 9, page 12, references. Hereinafter cited as Francis Eaton of the Mayflower (Five).
  6. [S632] Probate records 1687-1916; index, 1687-1926 (Bristol County, Massachusetts), Microfilm of originals at the Probate Registry, Taunton, Massachusetts on 199 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 461882, Thomas Caswell will and inventory, Volume 1, pages 196-197. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County Probate records 1687-1916; index, 1687-1926.
  7. [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. FHL Film# 415803, Thomas Caswell distributions per will, Volume 14, pages 316-317, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  8. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.

Uriah Leonard1

b. 10 April 1686
Father*Uriah Leonard2,3 b. 10 Jul 1662
Mother*Elizabeth Caswell3,2 b. 10 Jan 1664
Birth*10 April 1686Uriah Leonard was born on 10 April 1686 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).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 259. 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.

William Leonard1

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Isaac Leonard2 b. c 1650, d. bt 10 Dec 1717 - 9 Mar 1719/20
Mother*Deliverance Ames2 b. 6 Dec 1653
Birth*William's parentage is not yet known, and neither is the date nor the place of his birth. Researchers have been struggling for years with this mystery. Although there were multiple Leonards who arrived in New England between 1630 and 1690, we have focused our initial problem solving attention on the two lines of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater and James Leonard of Taunton.

Many books, articles and at least one excellent website have addressed the multiple Leonard families of New England, and some the puzzle of William's origins. We've reviewed all we've identified, and found most to be helpful, although we have also been able to identify and prove errors in most of them. Brad's Port Leonard Genealogy website has been especially helpful and is, we believe, the most current in its analysis and resulting progress towards solving William's identity.3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Research Opinion*Considering all the "coincidences" which connect William's activities with the Bridgewater Leonards (especially if, as this researcher believes, coincidence is truly "the messenger of truth") it is suggested at this point in our research that William Leonard of Bridgewater was a descendant of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater. Solomon's 4th son Isaac Leonard (c1650-c1717) and his wife Deliverance Ames are the strongest and sadly, through a process of elimination, the only candidates currently being considered as William's parents.2,10
Marriage*10 February 1708/9William married Sarah Bolton of Bridgewater, daughter of John Bolton and Sarah Chesebrough. They may have been the William Leonard and Sarah Bolton who were married by Justice Thomas Mumford on 10 February 1708/9 in Kings Towne (now North Kingstown), Washington County, Rhode Island.11,1
Occupation*He was a cordwainer (shoemaker.)12,13,14
(Son-in-Law) Estate and Land5 April 1723The personal estate of William's father-in-law, John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, after the payment of debts and charges, was divided by agreement between Sarah, his widow, and their children.

A special committee of five good and sufficient freeholders, Josiah Edson Esq., Nathaniel Hayward, Joseph Edson, Nathaniel Brett and John Field, was appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow to determine a fair distribution of real estate that John Bolton died seized of in the County of Plymouth. The committee's task was completed on 5 April 1723 and included setting off the widow Sarah Bolton's Dower or Thirds of housing and lands, and also setting off an equitable portion or share of land for each of the couple's ten children, John Bolton Jr., Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth Bolton, Nicholas Bolton, Mary Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.

William Leonard and his wife Sarah (Bolton) Leonard had received land from her deceased father before his death. So, in order for the court to insure a fair distribution of land to the deceased's children, the committee was directed to appraise the Leonard lands. On 9 July 1722, the committee reported to the court that they had appraised the lands as directed, and determined them to be by estimation three acres and 3/4, valued at seven pounds, ten shillings. William Leonard reported that in 1716 he had made 8 pairs of shoes for his honored father-in-law which paid for one small piece of land at the west end of his house. The price of his work was 16 shillings which paid for the piece of land. The committee also took an account of sundry things with Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, the deceased's eldest daughter, who acknowledged to have received an estimated value of £5, 3s out of her father's estate during his lifetime.

As determined her fair distribution, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard received the portion or share defined by the committee as Lot# 9. It was bounded south-westerly by her brother Nathaniel's Lot# 8 in the upper lands and lying also in length across the 50 acres being 15 rods and 12 feet wide in the middle and joining to the land which had been given to them by her father before his death. The addition of the land previously given to Sarah and William Leonard made the ninth share equal to all of the others.12,13
Land Transfer*13 March 1728William Leonard and Sarah (Bolton) Leonard of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, signed a deed agreement on 13 March 1728 to sell their right or interest in and title to several tracts or parcels of land in Dorchester, Suffolk County, which came to them by the death of Sarah's sister Mary Bolton, to Sarah's brother John Bolton, also of Bridgewater, yeoman, for the sum of 20 shillings. The deed was recorded on 13 March 1728, and stated that although the tracts had not yet been subdivided, a one-tenth part or share, what they were selling, would belong to them when Mary's estate was settled.15
(Father-Doubtful) 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."1,16,5
Land Records*23 November 1729William Leonard of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, cordwainer, purchased land in Bridgewater from Ephraim Leonard of Bridgewater, dealer, for the sum of £38, 10s on 23 November 1729. The purchase was described as a certain house and about one acre of land about the house lying and being in Bridgewater, it being part of the homestead of Enoch Leonard and bounded as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones, from there running south southwest 12 rods to a stake being the proper corner bound of Enoch Leonard's homestead and from there northwest 15 rods and a half to a stake and heap of stones, and from there running north northeast 12 rods to a stake and heap of stones and from there to the bounds first mentioned. Related separately to the principals by marriage, Michael May and Thomas Perkins witnessed the deed on 27 April 1730, and it was recorded on 4 November 1732.17
(Brother-in-Law) Land Transfer16 February 1730The surviving siblings of John Bolton Jr., all residing in Bridgewater and consisting of Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton and Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and Abigail Bolton and their husbands, William Leonard and Michael May, children and heirs of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, signed a deed agreement on 16 February 1730, registered on 13 March 1743, stating that their honored father, had in his lifetime, sold to their brother John Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, yeoman, for a valuable consideration, a small parcel of land containing by estimation one acre and a half which lay adjoining to their brother's land where he then lived in Bridgewater. The land was described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones which was on bounds of his own land, then running northerly about 5 rods to a red oak tree marked on two sides and running still on the low range 6 rods and a half further to a stake and a heap of stones. From there running easterly about 20 rods (by a double red oak and a single red oak) to a rock by the side of the river, then bounded by the river upstream to John Bolton Jr.'s land. Then by his land to the bounds first mentioned. The deed then stated that, because their honored father did not give a deed to their brother, they separately and together, released all claim to the tract or parcel of land to their brother.18
(1st Son-in-Law) Estate and Land25 September 1730William's sister-in-law, Mary Bolton, had died intestate and the settlement and distribution of her real estate was completed on 25 September 1730. Mary's estate was divided into ten equal shares and distributed between her mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and brothers and sisters, John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.

A special committee of five freeholders consisting of Joseph Alden, whose land bordered the deceased's, and Joseph Edson, Eleazer Carver, Daniel Hudson and Jonathan Sprague had earlier been appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow on 15 June 1730 to inventory Mary's land and to determine, in their best judgment, an equitable division of her real estate, which they estimated to be 6 acres. Their recommendation, submitted to the court on 10 August 1730 and approved on 21 August 1730, distributed the lands into ten equal shares or lots.

William's wife, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, received the lot described by the committee as the sixth share which contained about 3/4 of an acre of land. It was on the south side and joining to the lot distributed to her brother Joseph. It began at the south-east corner at a stake and heap of stones and from there ranged north 56 degrees west 10 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged north 71 degrees west 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods and 1/2 to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 78 degrees east 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by an apple tree which was the north-west corner of her mother's share that contained the Bolton house, and from there ranged south 56 degrees east 7 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and from there bounding by the highway 4 rods to the bounds first mentioned at the south-east corner of her lot.19,20
(1st Brother-in-Law) Land Records22 February 1730/31 On 22 February 1730/31, William Leonard and his wife Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Michael May and his wife Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton and Joseph Bolton, all of Bridgewater, sold to Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater, for the sum of £40, the land in Bridgewater they had, a few months earlier, received as heirs in the distribution of their deceased sister Mary Bolton's estate. Josiah Edson and Sarah Edson witnessed the signatures of the Boltons and their husbands on 22 February 1730/31 and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 18 May 1761. It described the property as four tenths part of their sister Mary's real estate, being the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh shares as described, with the details of quantity and bounds, in the earlier settlement document for the division of Mary Bolton's estate on file with the Judge of Probate.21
Land Records*10 November 1732William Leonard of Bridgewater, cordwainer, signed a deed agreement on 10 November 1732 to sell land in Bridgewater to Richard Davenport, also of Bridgewater, a yeoman, for the sum of £40. The property was described as a certain house and about one acre of land around it in Bridgewater, it being a part of the homestead of Enoch Leonard. The boundaries of the sale were described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones, then running south south west 12 rods to a stake and stones being the proper corner bounds of the said Enoch Leonard homestead, and from there north west 15 rods and a half to a stake and a heap of stones, and from there running north north west 12 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there to the bounds first mentioned. The deed was witnessed by William's brother-in-law Michael May and Ephraim Leonard, whose relationship to William, if any, has not been determined, on 10 November 1732, confirmed by William Leonard on 21 February 1732/33 and recorded in Plymouth County on 24 October 1734.22
CLUE? Identity*Were William and Enoch brothers? As we search for William's parents, it's of interest to note that William Leonard and Enoch Leonard both sold land in Bridgewater to their neighbor Richard Davenport about the same time. William's property consisted of a house and one acre of land located on Enoch's homestead and Enoch's property was his larger 50 acre homestead. Both deeds were recorded on 24 October 1734. Additionally, within the next few years, both William and Enoch moved away from Bridgewater with their families, although to different locations.22,23
Land Records23 February 1739William Leonard of Norton, cordwainer, made a 20-year lease agreement with Zebulon Field, a Taunton husbandman, and his wife Anne Field on 23 February 1739 for a certain parcel of land meadow and upland lying on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton. More specifically, it was located southerly and east from the land of Ephraim Wetherell, south from Edward Adams's land, west from Abiel Williams's land and northly from Zebulon and Anne Field's fence, where it then stood, on the way to Joseph White's house. The lease agreement stated that William Leonard, or any of the others mentioned, shall not make use of, or remove, or cause it to be sold, in any way whatsoever, any hay straws, dung, stones or timber growing or lying on the land. The agreement also instructed William to let no timber or wood lie or rot useless on the land and gave William the free liberty to break and subdue the land with free liberty to use any timber and stone as necessary for building a house, barn and fence upon the land. The indenture of lease was to be in effect for 20 years, and become void on 23 February 1759. The agreement was witnessed by John Gibson and Abraham White and recorded in Bristol County on 14 January 1746/47.24
Land Records*13 July 1739William Leonard, cordwainer, late of Norton and then a resident of Taunton, purchased land in Taunton, Bristol County, on 13 July 1739 from Zebulon Field, a yeoman, and his wife Anne Field for the sum of £10. The deed was recorded 7 August 1739 and described the property as one certain tract of land in Taunton situated on the east side of the trodden road from the dwelling house of John Gibson, toward Jeremiah Wetherell's, and on the southerly side of the way called Williams Way, laid out from Zebulon and Anne Field's dwelling house toward Norton and bounded to begin at a corner stake standing 3 rods from Ebenezer Lincoln's northerly line and 4 rods from the said trodden highway and to run easterly from the beginning stake 20 rods to another corner stake, then northerly 8 rods to a stake for a corner, then westerly 20 rods to another corner stake, then southerly 8 rods to the corner first mentioned.25
Relocation*23 March 1744 By 23 March 1744, Sarah and William Leonard had relocated to Taunton, Bristol County.26,27
Estate and Land*23 March 1743/44William Leonard and his wife Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, of Taunton, Bristol County, signed a deed agreement on 23 March 1743/44 to sell all the right, title and interest Sarah had as an heir, or any other means whatsoever, to any part or parcel of her father John Bolton's lands which he died seized of in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, or any other place, and also to sell all the right and title that Sarah had or might have as an heir to any part or parcel of the moveable estate that her mother, the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton of Bridgewater, died seized of, to Sarah's brother John Bolton of Bridgewater for the sum of 50 shillings. The deed was recorded on 24 March 1743/44.28
CLUE? Identity*It's possible that William Leonard's occupation may provide another clue to his origins. William was a shoemaker in Bridgewater, and then later in life in Taunton, as was his son James. First cousins Josiah Leonard and Enoch Leonard were in related occupations in Bridgewater. Both were grandsons of John Leonard and great grandsons of Solomon Leonard, both of Bridgewater. Enoch, like William, was a shoemaker, and Josiah a leather maker.

During the same period, however, the occupations among the Taunton Leonards often dealt with iron ore, iron making, iron working and iron refining.29,14,12,30,31,5,4,6
Land Records*3 December 1750 On 3 December 1750, almost eleven years after making a 20-year lease agreement with Zebulon Field and his first wife Anne Field for land on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton, William Leonard, cordwainer of Taunton, and his wife Sarah Leonard, sub-leased the same property to their son James Leonard 4th "so called", also a cordwainer of Taunton. The sub-lease restated the original lease's expiration date of 23 February 1759 and described the property as a certain parcel of land meadow upland lying on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton and southerly and east from the land of Ephraim Wetherell, then south from Edward Adams's and west of the land of Abiel Williams, then northerly exclusive from his meadow fence where it then stood and that had been Joseph Williams'. The deed instructed that neither James Leonard nor any of the neighbors mentioned were to make use of any timber growing or lying on the land by cutting or carting it off the land in any shape or form whatsoever nor cause it to be done and included similar instructions regarding dung and stones. The deed further instructed that no timber or wood was to be cast upon the land to die or rest useless. James was, however, to have free liberty to timber and stone for fencing and building a house or barn upon the land, except that the house where William lived was to be left for his use with full liberty to pass to and from his house to cut fire wood for his own use during the time of the lease. The indenture stated that if William were to move out before the expiration of the lease agreement, then James was to improve the house. The agreement was recorded in Bristol County on 13 December 1750.14

Family

Sarah Bolton b. 26 Dec 1683
Children1.William Leonard+1 b. 26 Jan 1709/10
2.John Leonard1 b. 25 Nov 1711
3.Sarah Leonard1 b. 23 Feb 1713/14
4.James Leonard+1 b. 8 Oct 1716, d. 1787
5.Samuel Leonard1 b. 14 Jan 1717/18
6.Silas Leonard1 b. 4 Mar 1720/21
7.Mercy Leonard1 b. 14 Oct 1723
8.Jonathan Leonard1 b. 10 Apr 1726

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. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  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). Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  4. [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.
  5. [S1189] Brad's Port Leonard Genealogy website, online at www.bradsport.com. Hereinafter cited as Brad's Leonard Genealogy.
  6. [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.
  7. [S1179] Fanny Leonard Koster, Annals of the Leonard Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979, 1980. Salt Lake City, Utah: microreproduction of original published in New York by C.H. Koster, 1911). Hereinafter cited as Leonard Family Annals.
  8. [S1176] Caroline Leonard Goodenough, Memoirs of the Leonard, Thompson, and Haskell families : with their collateral families of Alden, Andrews, Bell, Bourne, Brooks, Brown, Bryant, Chipman, Cooke, Crossman, Goodell, Goodenough, Gorham, Hall, Hathaway, Hicks, Hinkley, Hodges, Howland, Jenny, Kingsley, Lincoln, Merrick, Otis, Packard, Paine, Pearl, Phillips, Price, Smith, Sturtevant, Swift, Thomas, Wadsworth, White, Wood and many others. Microreproduction of original published by the author c1928. Includes index; FHL Film# 1016920, Item 10, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Leonard, Thompson, and Haskell families.
  9. [S1188] William Law Learned, compiler, in part from the papers of the late Joseph Gay Eaton Larned, The Learned Family (Learned, Larned, Learnard, Larnard and Lerned): being the descendants of William Learned who was of Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1632, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1882). Hereinafter cited as Learned Family.
  10. [S1229] Jacqueline Winspear, Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, Kindle Edition downloaded from Amazon at www.amazon.com. (New York, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006). Hereinafter cited as Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries).
  11. [S194] James N. Arnold, Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a family register for the people, in 21 volumes. Most volumes digitized and online in Library Catalog at familysearch.org; Indexes included in most volumes. Contents: volume 1. Kent County, Volume 2. Providence County (Providence, Cranston, Johnston, North Providence, Glocester, Burrillville), Volume 3. Providence County (Glocester, Burrillville, Scituate, Foster, Cumberland, Smithfield), Volume 4. Newport County, Volume 5. Washington County, Volume 6. Bristol County, Volume 7. Friends and ministers, Volume 8. Episcopal and Congregational, Volume 9. Seekonk, Pawtucket and Newman Congregational Church, Volume 10. Town and church, Volume 11. Church records, Volume 12. Revolutionary rolls and newspapers, including Providence Journal, deaths A-R, Volume 13. Deaths, Providence Journal, S-Z, Providence Gazette, A-J, 1762-1830, Volume 14. Providence Gazette, deaths K-Z, marriages, A-C, 1762-1825, Volume 15. Providence Gazette, marriages D-Z; United States Chronicle, deaths A-Z, Volume 16. United States Chronicle marriages; American Journal, Impartial Observer, Providence Journal, marriages and deaths; Providence Semiweekly Journal, marriages, Volume 17. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, marriages A-R, Volume 18. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, marriages S-Z, deaths A-M, Volume 19. Providence Phenix, Providence Patriot, Columbian Phenix, deaths N-Z; Rhode Island American, marriages A-G, Volume 20. Rhode Island American, marriages H-Z, deaths A-B, Volume 21. Rhode Island. (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical, 1891-1912), Volume 5, page 31; William's surname was transcribed as "Learnard" and Sarah's as "Bottom". Hereinafter cited as Rhode Island Vital Records 1636-1850 (Arnold).
  12. [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).
  13. [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# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2216; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 322-324; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 643-649. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  14. [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).
  15. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134b, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  16. [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.
  17. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 27, page 152B.
  18. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134c.
  19. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, 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 Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  20. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790.
  21. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 559116, Book 46, pages 261-262.
  22. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66B-67A.
  23. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66A-66B.
  24. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), Film# 465437, Book 34, pages 478-479.
  25. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), Film# 465433, Book 26, page 285.
  26. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, pages 134c and 135a.
  27. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, pages 182a and 182b.
  28. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, page 182a.
  29. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 551543, Probate# 12639, Josiah Leonard will, Book 16, pages 47-48.
  30. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Book 36, pages 192A-192B, saved and printed from www.familysearch.org, image 449.
  31. [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# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

William Leonard1

b. 26 January 1709/10
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*26 January 1709/10William Leonard was born on 26 January 1709/10 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1
MarriageHe married Ruth Hoar.4

Family

Ruth Hoar
Child1.Sarah Leonard4 b. c 1752, d. 21 Oct 1834

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.
  4. [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 354-355. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.

William Leonard1

b. 26 March 1690
Father*Joseph Leonard2,3 b. c 1649, d. 18 Oct 1692
Mother*Mary Blake3,2
Birth*26 March 1690William Leonard was born on 26 March 1690 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2,1
Marriage*1 April 1718He married Abigail Wetherell, daughter of John Wetherell Sr. and Susannah Newland, on 1 April 1718 in Norton.4

Family

Abigail Wetherell b. 28 Mar 1691
Children1.Abigail Leonard5 b. 19 Feb 1717
2.Experience Leonard6 b. 1719
3.David Leonard5 b. 10 Apr 1720
4.Theodora Leonard7 b. 19 Jan 1722/23
5.Penelope Leonard8 b. 4 May 1727, d. 2 Jun 1727
6.Experience Leonard6 b. 4 May 1727

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 259. 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.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 272.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 94.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 95.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 96, her name recorded as "Theodore."
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 96.

William Leonard1

b. circa 1688
Father*Uriah Leonard2 b. 10 Jul 1662
Mother*Elizabeth Caswell2 b. 10 Jan 1664
Birth*circa 1688William Leonard was probably born in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), circa 1688.1
Marriage*He married Anne Barney, daughter of John Barney and Mary Throope.3,4

Family

Anne Barney b. 23 Nov 1693
Children1.Jacob Leonard4 b. 1716
2.Hannah Leonard+5
3.Lydia 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 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. [S1197] William Frederick Adams, Barney: Barney 1634 and Hosmer 1635, viewed and downloaded from www.familysearch.org, a digitized copy of a microreproduction of the original. (Springfield, Massachusetts: W.F. Adams, 1912), pages 33-40. Hereinafter cited as Barney 1634 and Hosmer 1635.
  4. [S1179] Fanny Leonard Koster, Annals of the Leonard Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979, 1980. Salt Lake City, Utah: microreproduction of original published in New York by C.H. Koster, 1911), page 3. Hereinafter cited as Leonard Family Annals.
  5. [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."

William Leonard1

b. 17 December 1724
Father*Benjamin Leonard1 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749
Mother*Hannah Phillips1 b. c 1698, d. 15 Feb 1733
Birth*17 December 1724William Leonard was born on 17 December 1724 in Dighton, Bristol 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# 69, Benjamin Leonard, pages 66-67. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr.1,2,3,4

b. 9 July 1865, d. 31 January 1962
Joseph A. LeTarte, Sr.
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Cyprien Tarte b. c 1828
Mother*Emérence Drolet b. 1828, d. 8 Jul 1883
Birth*9 July 1865Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. was born on 9 July 1865 in Roxton Falls, Shefford County, Québec Province, Canada. The Tarte Family Reunion Notes gave his date of birth as 09 Jul 1864, however all other sources, including his baptismal record, indicated it as 09 Jul 1865.
Baptism10 July 1865Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. was baptized on 10 July 1865 in Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Roxton, Roxton Falls, Shefford County, Québec Province, Canada.5,6
Baptism Name10 July 1865His baptism name was Joseph Arthur Tarte.
Immigration*Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. immigrated with his parents to Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
Employment*circa 1879Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. was a Messenger Boy for R.H. White Department Store circa 1879 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Naturalization*1890Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. was naturalized in 1890, according to the 1920 census.
Residence*1890According to the City Directory, Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. lived, 1890, at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. His occupation was a listed as Salesman and two addresses are noted; 187 Union and Mt. Pleasant House.7
Note After his marriage to Belle Hinds, family stories told to their children and grandchildren about his earlier life included that he had worked as a Boxer, a Shakespearean Actor and a Diamond Salesman "on the road". While some or all of the stories may have been true, it was likely they were short experiences and had occurred in his very early years. From City Directories in Woonsocket, New Bedford and Middletown, as well as articles from Middletown newspapers, Joseph seemed to have settled, well before his first marriage, into the Dry Goods Merchandising business which did include his traveling as a salesman.
Marriage*26 September 1905He married Isabella Hinds, daughter of James Hinds and Jane Reilly, on 26 September 1905 in Middletown, Orange County, New York.
Census 1910*22 April 1910Belle and Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. appeared on the 1910 census taken on 22 April 1910 in 97 Howard Avenue, Utica City, Oneida County, New York. They lived in an apartment or multi-family house that they rented. The census recorded that they had been married for three years and that this was the first marriage for each; Joseph's age was reported as 40 (he was 45) and Belle's age was 21. Their son Joseph Jr. was 2 years old and Dorothy was five months.8
Occupation*Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. was a Manager in a Dry Goods store.
Census 1920*3 January 1920Belle and Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. appeared on the 1920 census taken on 3 January 1920 in 23 East Main Street, Norwich, Chenango County, New York. They lived with their three children in a home they rented; Joseph Jr. was 11, Dorothy 10 and Warren 4.9
OccupationJoseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. was a Retail Merchant of Dry Goods which likely meant that he owned his store in 1920.
Census 1930*2 April 1930 Joseph and Belle LeTarte were enumerated twice on the 1930 census, the first one taken on 02 Apr 1930 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Both census households included the entire family. Joseph Jr. was 21, Dorothy B. 20 and Warren A. was 15 and everyone in the family worked outside the home.

The 02 Apr 1930 enumeration was taken at 2 Federal Street, Akron, which was probably the hotel that Joseph Sr. managed. His age was recorded as 63 and he reported his age at his first marriage to have been 26 which was his age when he married Helen Monell in 1891. Belle's age was 42 and her age at her first marriage was reported as 19.

The second enumeration of the LeTarte family took place on 08 Apr 1930 in the home they rented at 119 Beck Avenue in Akron. They paid $65 per month in rent and owned a radio. Mary Carroll, age 53 and the family's Housekeeper, was enumerated in the household which was a single family home. This second enumeration reported Joseph Sr.'s age as 62 and his age at his first marriage as 38; Belle's age was 42 and her age at her first marriage was 19.10,11
OccupationJoseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. was a Manager of a Hotel.
Occupationbetween 1932 and 1960It is believed by his grandsons that Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. owned a Ladies Retail Store between 1932 and 1960 in Ossining, Westchester County, New York.
(Husband) Death27 July 1959Joseph became a widower when Belle (Hinds) LeTarte died on 27 July 1959.1
Death*31 January 1962He died on 31 January 1962 in Ossining, Westchester County, New York, at age 96.
Burial*Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. was buried in Dale Cemetery, Ossining, Westchester County, New York.

Family

Isabella Hinds b. 21 Oct 1887, d. 27 Jul 1959

Citations

  1. [S24] Florence Black, History of the Family of James and Margaret Black and Relatives, November 1987. Hereinafter cited as James & Margaret Black Family.
  2. [S26] Letter from Bruce LeTarte Brown (NY) to the Tarte Family Reunion in Augusta ME, 31 Jul 1982; LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters.
  3. [S30] Interview with Kye LeTarte Brown Acheson, by PJB, before 1970. LHB Notebook - Document Copies.
  4. [S239] Interview with Peter J. Brown (Summerlin, Nevada), by LHB, on multiple dates. Peter Joseph Brown (Summerlin, Nevada). No hardcopy notes; interview information was entered directly into TMG.
  5. [S32] Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Roxton, Registres Paroissiaux, 1850-1876; Index, 1850-1939. Microfilm of the originals. Includes baptisms, marriages and burials: Computer File# _0329.JPG. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980. Film numbers 1294759 and 1294760, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Roxton Falls, Quebec Baptisms.
  6. [S128] Michel Laliberté, compiler, Baptêmes et sépultures de St-Jean-Baptiste de Roxton Falls (comté de Shefford), 1850-1876 (Montreal, Canada: Arbe généalogique, 2002), page 128. Hereinafter cited as Baptêmes de Roxton Falls 1850-1876.
  7. [S163] New Bedford MA City Directories 1887, 1889-90, online at Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as New Bedford Directories 1887, 1889-90.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph A. LeTarte, 15th Ward, Utica City, Oneida County, New York; series T624; roll 1053; Page 287B; Enumeration District: 162; Line 28
    LHB Census Notebook Reference number: NB NY-1910-Item#. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  9. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph A. LeTarte, Norwich Ward 4, Chenango County, New York; series T625_1094; Page 2A; Enumeration District: 127; Image: 171
    LHB Census Notebook Reference number: NB NY-1920-Item#. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  10. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household (at the hotel on Federal Street) of Joseph A. LeTarte, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; roll: 1875; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 35; Image: 421.0
    LHB Census Notebook Reference number: NB NY-1930-Item#. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  11. [S91] 1930 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household (at the home on Beck Avenue) of Joseph A. LeTarte, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; roll: 1880; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 3691.0
    LHB Census Notebook Reference number: NB NY-1930-Item#.

John Leverett1

d. 3 May 1724
Marriage*The name of John's first wife is not known.1
Occupation*He was the President of Harvard College in Boston.1
Death7 June 1720John became a widower when his first wife died on 7 June 1720.1
Marriage*5 April 1722He married second, as her second wife, Sarah (Crisp) Harris, daughter of Richard Crisp and Sarah ______, on 5 April 1722 in Boston1,2
Death*3 May 1724 and died suddenly on 3 May 1724 in Boston.1,2

Family

Sarah Crisp b. 15 Sep 1672, d. 24 Apr 1744

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Abraham Lewis1

Father*Ralph Lewis1 d. c 1710
Mother*Mary ______1 d. c 1704
Birth*Abraham Lewis was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
(Son) ResidenceAfter his father purchased land adjoining Haverford in Upper Darby, Chester County, the family established their residence there.2
Marriage*He married Mary Morgan, daughter of Anthony Morgan, in Chester County.3

Family

Mary Morgan

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 104. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 102-105.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Ralph Lewis, page 635. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

David Lewis1

b. 6 May 1689
Father*Ralph Lewis1 d. c 1710
Mother*Mary ______1 d. c 1704
Birth*6 May 1689David Lewis was born on 6 May 1689 at Haverford, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,1
(Son) ResidenceAfter his father purchased land adjoining Haverford in Upper Darby, Chester County, the family established their residence there.3

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 104. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1427] John Pitts Launey, Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In three volumes, with indexes in each. Contents of Volume 1: Chester Monthly Meeting, Chester, Penn., births and deaths, marriage certificates, minutes 1681-1801, acknowledgments and disownments; St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Chester, Penn., membership roster, births, baptisms, deaths, and burials, marriages. (Authors: John Pitts Launey and F. Edward Wright.) Contents of Volume 2: Concord Monthly Meeting marriage certificates, births and deaths, marriages out 1757-1800, minutes 1684-1800, annotations and addendum 1801-1828; Forks of Brandywine Presbyterian Church marriages and baptisms [West Brandywine Township, Chester County]; Brandywine Baptist Church baptisms, deaths, marriages, minutes; Middletown Graveyard sexton's journal. (Authors: Henry C. Peden Jr. and John Pitts Launey.) Contents of Volume 3: Radnor-Haverford-Merion Monthly Meeting, Welsh births, Pennsylvania births, burials, marriage certificates, certificates from Wales, minutes 1684-1800, meeting for suffering; St. David's Protestant Episcopal Church births and baptisms; Darby Monthly Meeting births, deaths, early wills, marriage certificates, certificates of removal, minutes 1684-1800. (Author: John Pitts Launey). (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1997), Volume 3, page 19, the date written as "6th da, 3rd mo. 1689" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March. Hereinafter cited as Early Church Records of Delaware County.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 102-105.

David Lewis1

Father*John Lewis1
Marriage*1768He married Ann Beeson, daughter of Benjamin Beeson and Elizabeth Hunter, in 1768.1
Religion*30 January 1768Ann was disowned by the Society of Friends on 30 January 1768 at a New Garden Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, for marrying out of unity.1

Family

Ann Beeson b. 30 May 1749, d. 7 Dec 1812

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Evan Lewis1

Father*Ralph Lewis1 d. c 1710
Mother*Mary ______1 d. c 1704
Birth*Evan Lewis was probably born at Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales.1
(Son) Religion10 September 1683Evan's family were Quakers, and in preparation for their immigration to America, his father received a certificate of transfer from the Society of Friends at Treverig, Glamorganshire, Wales, for himself, his wife Mary and his children.2
(Son) Immigration1684The family arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684, settling first in the north-eastern part of the township of Haverford, Chester County.2
(Son) ResidenceAfter his father purchased land adjoining Haverford in Upper Darby, Chester County, the family established their residence there.2

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 104. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 102-105.

Isaac Lewis1,2

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*22 June 1849He married Rachel Ross, daughter of John Ross and Phoebe Heaton, on 22 June 1849.1,2

Family

Rachel Ross b. 24 Dec 1832, d. 23 Jan 1903

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 154-155. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 470-471. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

John Lewis1

Family

Child1.David Lewis1

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Judith Lewis1,2

b. 6 July 1693, d. 2 February 1787
Birth*6 July 1693Judith Lewis was born on 6 July 1693 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*She married, as his second wife, Ebenezer Dean, son of John Dean and Sarah ______.1,3
(Wife) Death30 October 1766Judith became a widow when Ebenezer Dean died on 30 October 1766.3,5
Death*2 February 1787She died on 2 February 1787 at age 93.3

Family

Ebenezer Dean b. 17 May 1681, d. 30 Oct 1766

Citations

  1. [S621] Edward Franklin Everett, Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham, Mass, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: privately printed, 1902), Fourth Generation, pages 41-42. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 37. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Not published: typed manuscript, 1957), Second Generation, Ebenezer Dean, pages 19-22. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 25.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 103.

Lydia Lewis1

d. 1763
Father*Ralph Lewis1 d. c 1710
Mother*Mary ______1 d. c 1704
Birth*Lydia Lewis was probably born at Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales.1
(Daughter) Religion10 September 1683Lydia's family were Quakers, and in preparation for their immigration to America, her father received a certificate of transfer from the Society of Friends at Treverig, Glamorganshire, Wales, for himself, his wife Mary and his children.2
(Daughter) Immigration1684The family arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684, settling first in the north-eastern part of the township of Haverford, Chester County.2
(Daughter) ResidenceAfter her father purchased land adjoining Haverford in Upper Darby, Chester County, the family established their residence there.2
Marriage*31 May 1704She married Joseph Sharpless, son of John Sharpless and Jane Moore, on 31 May 1704 in Chester County.3,4
Residence*Lydia and Joseph Sharpless settled first in Nether Providence, Chester County, and then later in Middletown. About 1737 they relocated to West Caln, also in Chester County, with their younger children and remained there seven years.1
(Wife) Death1757Lydia became a widow when Joseph Sharpless died in 1757.1
Death*1763She died in 1763.1

Family

Joseph Sharpless b. 28 Nov 1678, d. 1757

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 102-105. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "3, 31, 1704" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  4. [S1429] George Smith M.D., History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the territory included within its limits to the present time, downloaded from the Delaware County, Pennsylvania Website, Genealogy Resources at http://www.delawarecountyhistory.com/genresources_home.html. Contains a notice of the geology of the county, catalogues of its minerals, plants, quadrupeds and birds. Written under the direction and appointment of the Delaware County Institute of Science. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry B. Ashmead, 1862), Lewis, Ralph, page 478. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 1862, Smith.