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).

Ella A. Lesher1,2

b. 1 October 1863, d. 7 July 1940
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*James B. Lesher2 b. 17 Feb 1836, d. 5 Jul 1905
Mother*Catherine Yerkes2 b. 17 May 1839, d. 10 Sep 1908
Birth*1 October 1863Ella A. Lesher was born on 1 October 1863 in Huntington Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2,3
Name VariationHer full name was Ella Ann Lesher.4
(Daughter) Census US 187018 August 1870Ella Ann was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 August 1870 in the household of her parents in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was 6 years old and attending school.4
Marriage*24 November 1885She married George J. Heaton, son of William Heaton Jr. and Joannah Dean, on 24 November 1885 in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. George was 23 years of age and a farmer in Southampton, Bucks County, and Ella was 22 years of age and a resident of Moreland, Montgomery County.1,2
Census US 1910*27 April 1910Ella A. and George J. Heaton were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 27 April 1910 on Second Street Pike, Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. George was 47 years of age and a general farmer, and Ella was 46 years of age. They owned their farm with a mortgage, had been married for 24 years, and Ella had given birth to two children, both of whom were enumerated with their parents in 1910. Ernest A. was 22 years old and worked as a bookkeeper for a lumber company, and Carmen G. was 19 years old and worked as a laborer on his father's farm. Also enumerated in the Heaton household in 1910 was a Black family of servants. George Vaughn was 30 years of age and worked as a farm laborer, and his wife Metta was 28 years of age and worked as a cook. The couple had three small children, Dorothy, Eleanor and Robert, ages 4, 2, and 1, respectively. Edward Vaughn was 19 years old and worked as a farm laborer.5
Census US 1930*7 April 1930Ella A. and George J. Heaton were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 7 April 1930 at 62 Byberry Road, Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. George was 67 years of age and was employed as a house painter, and Ella was 66 years of age. They owned their home which was valued at $14,000, and did not own a radio set. On the 1940 census, their son, Ernest, would be enumerated with his wife in, and owned, this same house.6
Census US 1940*8 April 1940Ella A. and George J. Heaton were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 8 April 1940 in 28 East Fornace Street, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is unclear why they were identified as "father" and "mother", and between the census taker's errors and Ancestry's transcriptions, much of the census page may be incorrect. George and Ella were living in the same house occupied by their son, George Carmen, and his family in 1930, and Ella would die in the house in July of 1940. On the census that year, George and Ella were both recorded as 77 years of age.7
Death*7 July 1940She died of heart disease on 7 July 1940 in her home at 28 East Fornace Street, Norristown, Montgomery County, at age 763
Burial*10 July 1940 and was buried on 10 July 1940 in William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia.3

Family

George J. Heaton b. 29 Sep 1862, d. 2 Oct 1945
Children1.Ernest A. Heaton+8 b. 21 Nov 1887, d. 28 Jan 1958
2.George Carmen Heaton+8 b. 26 Aug 1890, d. 12 Mar 1969

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 18, pages 654-655. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 24 November 1885 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, of George Heaton, age 23, farmer, of Southampton Township, Bucks County, son of William and Joannah Heaton, and Ella A. Lesher, age 22, lady, of Moreland Township, Montgomery County, daughter of James and Catherine Lesher, referencing Film# 000926609. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  3. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Ella Ann Heaton, certificate# 67976, age 76, housewife, married to George Heaton, born on 1 October 1863 in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, died of heart disease on 7 July 1940 in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, parents James B Lesher and Catherine Yerkes, informant Ernest Heaton, burial on 10 July 1940 in William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James B. and Catherine Lesher, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1377; Page: 636A; Family History Library Film: 552876. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George and Ella A. Heaton, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1378; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0107; FHL microfilm: 1375391. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  6. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George and Ella A. Heaton, Hatboro, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0043; FHL microfilm: 2341815. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George and Ella A. Heaton, Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03582; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 46-148. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 655.

Hannah Maag Lesher1

Marriage*She married William Colladay Yerkes, son of Jonathan Yerkes and Juliana Colladay.1

Family

William Colladay Yerkes b. 6 Oct 1823

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #227. Jonathan Yerkes, page 76. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.

James B. Lesher1,2

b. 17 February 1836, d. 5 July 1905
Birth*17 February 1836James B. Lesher was born on 17 February 1836 in Pennsylvania.3,4
Marriage*24 November 1860He married Catherine Yerkes, daughter of Amos Yerkes and Anne Wynkoop, on 24 November 1860 in Presbyterian Church, Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2
Census US 1870*18 August 1870Catherine and James B. Lesher were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 18 August 1870 in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. James was 34 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $1,200, and Catherine was 31 years of age and keeping house. Their daughter, Ella Ann, was 6 years old and attending school. Also enumerated in the Lesher household in 1870 were Snyder Clayton, age 12 and attending school, and Joseph Allen, who was 22 years old and working as a farm laborer.4
Death*5 July 1905He died on 5 July 1905 at age 693
Burial* and was buried in William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.3

Family

Catherine Yerkes b. 17 May 1839, d. 10 Sep 1908
Child1.Ella A. Lesher+1 b. 1 Oct 1863, d. 7 Jul 1940

Citations

  1. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 24 November 1885 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, of George Heaton, age 23, farmer, of Southampton Township, Bucks County, son of William and Joannah Heaton, and Ella A. Lesher, age 22, lady, of Moreland Township, Montgomery County, daughter of James and Catherine Lesher, referencing Film# 000926609. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  2. [S1756] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James B. Lesher and Catherine Yerkes on 24 November 1860 in the Presbyterian Church, Abington, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907, citing VAULT BX 9211.P49001 P71 v.1. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James B. Lesher, Memorial# 27232357. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James B. and Catherine Lesher, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1377; Page: 636A; Family History Library Film: 552876. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Mary Elizabeth Lesher1

Marriage*She married Harrison Yerkes, son of Daniel Yerkes and Esther Lykens.1

Family

Harrison Yerkes b. 13 Oct 1813, d. 7 Apr 1890

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #63. Daniel Yerkes, page 43. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.

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 US 1910*22 April 1910Belle and Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. were enumerated 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 US 1920*3 January 1920Belle and Joseph Arthur LeTarte Sr. were enumerated 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 US 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 microreproduction 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.

Anna Lewis1

Father*Zachariah Lewis1 d. 1810
Mother*Sarah ______1
Marriage*She married a man whose surname was Thompson.1
(Daughter) Will4 June 1809Anna's father prepared his will dated 4 June 1809, naming his wife, Sarah, his son, Thomas Lewis, and his daughters, Rachel Heaton, Sarah Kelly, Fanny Scout, Anna Thompson and Rebecca Roberts. He appointed his son Thomas and son-in-law, James Scout, his Executors. To the children of his daughter Anna Thompson, he bequeathed £100.1

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Bucks, Abstracts of Wills, 1685-1825, image# 561 of 713, abstract#2007, referencing page 209, Zachariah Lewis of Warrington Township, yeoman, will dated 4 June 1809 and proved on 31 May 1811. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.

Anna Lewis1

Marriage*She married Hiram Yerkes, son of Daniel Yerkes and Esther Lykens.1

Family

Hiram Yerkes b. 11 Feb 1810, d. 19 Nov 1893

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #63. Daniel Yerkes, page 43. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.

Barbara E. Lewis1

b. 20 January 1845, d. 31 January 1910
Father*Fielding Jefferson Lewis2 b. 5 May 1803, d. 27 Aug 1858
Mother*Mary E. Laughlin1 b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
Birth*20 January 1845Barbara E. Lewis was born on 20 January 1845 in Marion County, Illinois.1,3
Name VariationShe was called Barbary.3
Marriage*15 July 1860She married William Wesley Kissner, son of Jesse Kissner and Martha Barbee, on 15 July 1860 in Clinton County, Illinois.3,4
(Wife) Death10 January 1888Barbara became a widow when William Wesley Kissner died on 10 January 1888 at age 48.3,4
Death*31 January 1910She died on 31 January 1910 in Marion County at age 651,3
Burial* and was buried in Row 7, Grave 12 of Lewis Cemetery, Patoka, Marion County.3

Family

William Wesley Kissner b. 21 Jun 1839, d. 10 Jan 1888
Children1.William W. Kissner3 b. 21 Jul 1861, d. 6 Aug 1887
2.George W. Kissner3 b. 18 Feb 1863, d. 8 Jan 1864
3.Charles S. Kissner3 b. 6 Jan 1866, d. 12 Sep 1885
4.Jesse T. Kissner3 b. 28 Dec 1867, d. 19 Jul 1877
5.Richard David Kissner+3 b. 25 Aug 1869, d. 11 Mar 1946
6.Cora B. Kissner3,5 b. 6 Apr 1874, d. 12 Jun 1946
7.Mary Arminta Kissner+3,6 b. 1879, d. 1952

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, Memorial# 19684068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Memorial# 19684037.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Barbara E. (Lewis) Kissner, Memorial# 19697472.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Wesley Kissner, Memorial# 19712976.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cora B. (Kissner) Morgan, Memorial# 180755776.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Arminta (Kissner) Williams, Memorial# 94001219.

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 microreproduction 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 microreproduction 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.

Fielding Jefferson Lewis1

b. 5 May 1803, d. 27 August 1858
Birth*5 May 1803Fielding Jefferson Lewis was born on 5 May 1803 in Kentucky.1,2
Marriage*21 February 1830He married Mary E. Laughlin, daughter of Alexander Laughlin and Barbara Kinder, on 21 February 1830 in Madison County, Illinois.3,1,2
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Fielding was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of his mother-in-law, Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, his name appearing several times on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.4
(Husband) Estate Distribution6 April 1833Fielding's wife was a daughter, and one of several heirs, of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, and Fielding received $90.50, the remainder of his wife's heir's share, on 6 April 1833 from the administrators of his mother-in-law's estate. The shares of the two older sons, John and Valentine Heaton, were paid by the estate administrators directly to them, the shares of the four married daughters were paid to each of their husbands, and the shares of the two minor children were paid to their half-brother, Valentine Heaton, as their guardian. On 13 February 1846 Rebecca Gillham, daughter of the deceased, provided a written statement to the probate court stating that she was one of the several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that, to her knowledge, the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of her estate the sum of $105.50 each, by themselves or through their guardian.5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Death*27 August 1858He died on 27 August 1858 in Marion County, Illinois, at age 551,2
Burial* and was buried in Row 7, grave 8 in Lewis Cemetery, Patoka, Marion County.2

Family

Mary E. Laughlin b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
Children1.Sarah J. Lewis+2,13 b. 30 Jan 1831, d. 30 May 1854
2.Martha M. Lewis2,14 b. 19 Jan 1833, d. 3 Sep 1854
3.George Washington Lewis+15,2 b. 27 Apr 1835, d. 22 Nov 1864
4.William H. Lewis2 b. 1842, d. 29 Jul 1864
5.Barbara E. Lewis+2 b. 20 Jan 1845, d. 31 Jan 1910
6.Richard T. Lewis+2 b. 4 Jul 1847, d. 28 Sep 1877
7.James Lewis2,1 b. 1850
8.Mary Louisa Lewis+2 b. 7 Sep 1852, d. 25 Mar 1882
9.Susan G. Lewis1,2 b. 1855

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, Memorial# 19684068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Memorial# 19684037.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Fielding J. Lewis and Mary Laughlin on 21 February 1830 in Madison County, Illinois, citing FHL Film# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  5. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 532, 13 Feb 1846, written statement of Rebecca Gillham that she was one of several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that to her knowledge the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of said estate the sum of $105.50 each by themselves or through their guardians.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 578-579, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $55.50 to heir William Gillham.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 580-581, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Isaac Gillham.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 582-583, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $40.50 to heir Thomas G. Lofton.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 590-591, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Valentine Heaton.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 592-593, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $93.50 to heir John Heaton.
  11. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 594-595, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $211.00 to Valentine Heaton as guardian of Sarah and James Laughlin, minor heirs to Barbara Laughlin.
  12. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 412, 6 Apr 1833, Misfiled, a payment of $90.50 to Fielding Lewis from the administrators of the estate of Barbara Laughlin.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah J. (Lewis) Ptomey, Memorial# 19697350.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha M. (Lewis) Wickersham, Memorial# 19687675.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Washington Lewis, Memorial# 19902308.

Frances Lewis1,2

Father*Zachariah Lewis1 d. 1810
Mother*Sarah ______1
Name VariationShe was called Fanny.1
Marriage*1 June 1788She married James Scout on 1 June 1788 in the Neshaminy Presbyterian Church of Warminster, Hartsville, Bucks County.2
(Daughter) Will4 June 1809Fanny's father prepared his will dated 4 June 1809, naming his wife, Sarah, his son, Thomas Lewis, and his daughters, Rachel Heaton, Sarah Kelly, Fanny Scout, Anna Thompson and Rebecca Roberts. He appointed his son Thomas and son-in-law, James Scout, his Executors. To the children of his daughter Fanny Scout, he bequeathed £100.1

Family

James Scout

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Bucks, Abstracts of Wills, 1685-1825, image# 561 of 713, abstract#2007, referencing page 209, Zachariah Lewis of Warrington Township, yeoman, will dated 4 June 1809 and proved on 31 May 1811. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [S1756] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Hartsville, Bucks County, Neshaminy Presbyterian Church of Warminster, Baptisms, Births, Marriages, 1788-1912, marriage of James Scout of Warminster and Frances Lewis of Warrington on 1 June 1788. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970.

George Washington Lewis1

b. 27 April 1835, d. 22 November 1864
Father*Fielding Jefferson Lewis2,3 b. 5 May 1803, d. 27 Aug 1858
Mother*Mary E. Laughlin1,2 b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
Birth*27 April 1835George Washington Lewis was born on 27 April 1835 in Marion County, Illinois.1,2
Marriage*14 May 1857He married Mary LuElla Tabor, daughter of Martin Tabor and Mary Weaver, on 14 May 1857 in Marion County.2,4,5
Civil War (U.S.)*George served in the Civil War as a Private in Company F of the 111th Illinois Infantry formed at Patoka. He was captured and held at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.2
Death*22 November 1864 After being released from Andersonville Prison, he died of disease on 22 November 1864 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, at age 29.1,2
Burial*He was buried in Section G, Site 8433 of Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga.2

Family

Mary LuElla Tabor b. 4 Jul 1838, d. 23 Aug 1867
Children1.James Madison Lewis4 b. 13 Mar 1858, d. 11 Apr 1940
2.George Washington Lewis4 b. 29 Apr 1859, d. 3 Jun 1933
3.William Harrison Lewis4,6 b. 29 Jan 1862, d. 1 Dec 1940

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, Memorial# 19684068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Washington Lewis, Memorial# 19902308.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Memorial# 19684037.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary LuElla (Tabor) Lewis, Memorial# 19713014.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George W. Lewis and Mary E. Tabor on 14 May 1857 in Marion County, citing FHL Film Number: 001010515. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Harrison Lewis, Memorial# 19902096.

George Washington Lewis1

b. 29 April 1859, d. 3 June 1933
Father*George Washington Lewis1 b. 27 Apr 1835, d. 22 Nov 1864
Mother*Mary LuElla Tabor1 b. 4 Jul 1838, d. 23 Aug 1867
Birth*29 April 1859George Washington Lewis was born on 29 April 1859 in Marion County, Illinois.1,2
Name VariationHe was called Wash.2
Marriage*17 March 1881He married Minerva Lucille Jolliff, daughter of Abner Wilson Jolliff and Louiza Parmelia Kinyon, on 17 March 1881 in Marion County.2,3
Children*Wash and Lucy had 8 children together.3,2
(Husband) Death11 February 1916George became a widower when Minerva Lucille (Jolliff) Lewis died on 11 February 1916 at age 53.2,3
Death*3 June 1933He died on 3 June 1933 in Patoka at age 741,2
Burial* and was buried in Lewis Cemetery, Patoka.2

Family

Minerva Lucille Jolliff b. 25 Jul 1862, d. 11 Feb 1916

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary LuElla (Tabor) Lewis, Memorial# 19713014. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Washington “Uncle Wash” Lewis, Memorial# 19713044.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Minerva Lucille (Jolliff) Lewis, Memorial# 19713059.

Helen Lewis1

b. 1895, d. 1971
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*1895Helen Lewis was born in 1895 in Brighton, East Sussex County, England.1,2
Marriage*She married Irwin W. Heaton, son of Rollin Bell Heaton and Marie White.1,3
Census US 1940*31 May 1940Helen and Irwin W. Heaton were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 31 May 1940 on east side the road north of Conway Road, Orange County, Florida. Irwin was 46 years of age and owned and operated his own business which was a bulb farm. Helen was 44 years of age and worked as a laborer on the farm, which they owned, and was valued at $3,000. Their four children were enumerated with their parents in 1940. Helen was 22 years old, had completed four years of high school, and worked as a practical nurse in private homes; Roland was 20 years old and had completed two years of high school; Dean was 17 years old and had completed his first year of high school; and Harvey was 9 years old and had completed the 2nd grade of elementary school. The three youngest children were still attending school in 1940.4
Death*1971She died in 1971 at about age 761
Burial* and was buried in Section M, Lot 835, in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, Orange County, Florida.1

Family

Irwin W. Heaton b. 2 Apr 1894, d. 14 Oct 1985
Children1.Helen M. Heaton4 b. 1918
2.Roland T. Heaton4 b. 1920
3.Dean Lewis Heaton2 b. 1923
4.Harvey L. Heaton4 b. 4 May 1931, d. 15 Jan 1981

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Helen (Lewis) Heaton, Memorial# 132766344. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 22 May 1946 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania of Dean Lewis Heaton, age 23, born in San Luis Obispo, California, reporting no occupation, residing in Orlando, Florida, son of Irvin W. Heaton, born in Salem, Ohio, mechanic, and Helen Lewis Heaton, born in Brighton, England, housewife, both residing in Orlando, Florida, and Betty Jane Weibley, age 24, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, no occupation, residing in Steelton, Pennsylvania, daughter of Luther M. Weibley, born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, bar clerk, and Hazel Rife, born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, housewife, both residing in Steelton, Pennsylvania, referencing Film# 000021225. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Irvin W Heaton, Memorial# 132766229.
  4. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Irvin W. and Helen L. Heaton, Orange, Florida; Roll: m-t0627-00604; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 48-34. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.

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.

Isaac Lewis1

b. 1 August 1751, d. 1831
Birth*1 August 1751Isaac Lewis was born on 1 August 1751.1
Marriage*He married Mary Jones.2
Death*1831He died in 1831 at about age 801
Burial* and was buried in Hilltown Baptist Churchyard, Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Mary Jones
Child1.Rachel Lewis+1,3 d. 10 May 1848

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Lewis, Memorial# 55334654. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Jones) Lewis, Memorial# 55334653.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Lewis) Jones, Memorial# 55334660.

James Lewis1

b. 1850
Father*Fielding Jefferson Lewis2,1 b. 5 May 1803, d. 27 Aug 1858
Mother*Mary E. Laughlin1 b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
Birth*1850James Lewis was born about 1850 in Illinois.1,3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, Memorial# 19684068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Memorial# 19684037.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Fielding Lewis, his name transcribed as "Felin", District 11, Marion, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 48B; Image: 623. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

James Madison Lewis1

b. 13 March 1858, d. 11 April 1940
Father*George Washington Lewis1 b. 27 Apr 1835, d. 22 Nov 1864
Mother*Mary LuElla Tabor1 b. 4 Jul 1838, d. 23 Aug 1867
Birth*13 March 1858James Madison Lewis was born on 13 March 1858 in Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.1,2
Marriage*6 March 1884He married Martha Lavinia Smith, daughter of Nathan Smith Jr. and Sarah Jane Cole, on 6 March 1884 in Clinton County, Illinois.2,3
Children*James and Martha had 6 children together.3
(Husband) Death28 April 1936James became a widower when Martha Lavinia (Smith) Lewis died on 28 April 1936 at age 68.2,3
Death*11 April 1940He died on 11 April 1940 in Clinton County, Illinois, at age 821,2
Burial* and was buried in Lot 66, Range 25, Grave 3 of Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County.2

Family

Martha Lavinia Smith b. 20 Jul 1867, d. 28 Apr 1936

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary LuElla (Tabor) Lewis, Memorial# 19713014. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Madison Lewis, Memorial# 54196379.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Lavina (Smith) Lewis, Memorial# 54196487.

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.