Enoch Leonard1

b. 25 December 1707
Father*Enoch Leonard1 d. bt 16 Sep 1757 - 19 Oct 1757
Mother*Elizabeth Hooper1 b. 8 Jul 1689
Birth*25 December 1707Enoch Leonard was born on 25 December 1707 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*He married Abigail Perkins of Hampton, New Hampshire, daughter of Humphrey Perkins and Martha Moulton.3
Occupation*He was a cordwainer (shoemaker) in Bridgewater.4,5
Land Records*17 April 1744Enoch Leonard, cordwainer of Bridgewater and his wife Abigail signed a deed agreement on 17 April 1744 to sell land in Bridgewater to Silvanus Blossom, also of Bridgewater and a cordwainer, for the sum of £97. The property was described as a certain piece of land in Bridgewater's South Precinct, being about 20 acres of their homestead. It was bounded as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones, the southerly corner of Richard Davenport's land, from there running southerly about 75 poles to a stake and heap of stones to the highway, then running easterly about 42 poles to the corner post and a heap of stones, then running northerly about 53 poles by Seth Hayward's land to a red oak tree marked on two sides, and from there about 45 poles in a straight line to the bounds first mentioned. The deed further stated that Enoch had received the property as an "absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple" and had the full power and lawful authority to sell it. Silas Willis, William Lunt, Daniel Snell and Zachariah Whiten signed as witnesses and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 30 June 1744.6,4
(Occupation Clue) CLUE? IdentityJosiah Leonard and Enoch Leonard were first cousins and in related occupations in Bridgewater. Enoch was a shoemaker and Josiah a leather maker. As we work to identify the origins of our "Brick Wall" William Leonard, it's possible that his occupation may provide a clue. William, like Enoch, was a shoemaker in Bridgewater, and later in life in Taunton, as was his son James. Enoch and Josiah were both grandsons of John Leonard and great grandsons of Solomon Leonard, both of Bridgewater.

During the same period, however, the occupations among the Taunton Leonards often dealt with iron ore, iron making, iron working and iron refining.7,8,9,5,4,10,11,12

Family

Abigail Perkins b. 7 Dec 1712

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  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, his surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  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), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  5. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Book 36, pages 192A-192B, saved and printed from www.familysearch.org, image 449, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  6. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL film# 558826, Book 36, pages 192A-192B, Image# 449 viewed and downloaded from familysearch.org.
  7. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 551543, Probate# 12639, Josiah Leonard will, Book 16, pages 47-48. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  8. [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).
  9. [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).
  10. [S1189] Brad's Port Leonard Genealogy website, online at www.bradsport.com. Hereinafter cited as Brad's Leonard Genealogy.
  11. [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.
  12. [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.

Ephraim Leonard1

b. before 1700
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. c 1672, d. 29 Jan 1749
Mother*Martha Orcutt1 b. 1671, d. 30 Sep 1752
Birth*before 1700Ephraim was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), before 1700.1
(Son) ChildrenThe Chilton source stated that the children attributed to Joseph and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard were from the three sources identified below, and that they found no proof for them.2,3,4,5
Marriage*16 September 1720He married Martha Perkins of Hampton, New Hampshire, daughter of Humphrey Perkins and Martha Moulton, on 16 September 1720.1,6,7
Occupation*He was a merchant, or as identified in the land deeds of the time, a "Dealer" in Bridgewater. His store was reported to have been located on Central Street about where the Post Office was situated in 1886.1
Land Records*23 November 1729Ephraim Leonard of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, dealer, sold land in Bridgewater to William Leonard of Bridgewater, cordwainer, 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 1732.8
(Nephew) Land Records2 June 1731Ephraim witnessed the signature of his uncle Enoch Leonard on 2 June 1731 when Enoch sold land in Bridgewater to Richard Davenport. The second witness was Edmond Hobart.9
(Witness to Deed) Land Records10 November 1732Ephraim Leonard witnessed the signature of William Leonard, whose relationship to Ephraim, if any, has not been determined, on 10 November 1732 when William sold land in Bridgewater to Richard Davenport. The second witness was William's brother-in-law Michael May.10
(Grantee) Land Records8 December 1734 On 8 December 1734 Ephraim Leonard purchased, from Samuel Washburn Jr. and his wife Abigail of Bridgewater, their homestead "where we now dwell" in Bridgewater and a cedar swamp "which my father Samuel Washburn died seized of."11

Family

Martha Perkins b. 7 Dec 1712

Citations

  1. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #80., Ephraim Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 83-84. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  4. [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). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  5. [S1218] Williams Latham, Additions and corrections to Mitchell's History of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), handwritten material, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  6. [S1183] Asa W. Brown, "Perkins Family of Hampton, N.H.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 12, pages 79-83, (January 1858). Hereinafter cited as "Perkins Family of Hampton, N.H."
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57.
  8. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558823, Book 27, page 152B, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  9. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66A-66B.
  10. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66B-67A.
  11. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 60, Abigail Leonard, page 60.

Ephraim Leonard1

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

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

Esther Leonard1

Marriage*She married Stephen Williams.1

Family

Stephen Williams
Child1.Stephen Williams1 b. 8 Apr 1777, d. 12 Aug 1844

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Eunice Leonard1

b. 25 November 1668
Father*James Leonard Jr.2 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Hannah __?__2 d. 25 Feb 1674
Birth*25 November 1668Eunice Leonard was born on 25 November 1668 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3
Marriage*18 February 1685/86She married Richard Burt, son of Richard Burt, on 18 February 1685/86 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).4,5

Family

Richard Burt b. 21 Jun 1663

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 259, her name indexed as "Urias", referencing "Unis" and "Eunice". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 18, noting year as 1695/96.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 81, her name spelled "Unice."

Experience Leonard1

b. 22 October 1743, d. 24 October 1818
Father*Solomon Leonard3,2 b. c 1693, d. 29 May 1761
Mother*Elizabeth Perkins2,3 b. 29 Mar 1707, d. 19 Apr 1781
Birth*22 October 1743Experience Leonard was born on 22 October 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4,5
(3rd Daughter) Estate and Land11 December 1761Experience, 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 1765.6
Marriage*21 November 1765She married Oliver Alden, son of Seth Alden and Mehitable Carver, on 21 November 1765 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).7,3,2
Death*24 October 1818She died on 24 October 1818 in Bridgewater at age 75 years and 2 days.8

Family

Oliver Alden b. 6 Aug 1740, d. 29 Sep 1825
Children1.Caleb Alden1 b. 14 Nov 1766, d. 22 Apr 1845
2.Experience Alden+9 b. 25 Feb 1780

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Alden, pages 83-88.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 215. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [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, noting her date of birth as 15 Nov 1742, the same date and 10 years after her sister Experience had been born. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  6. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 21.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 424.
  9. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 893. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Experience Leonard1,2

Father*Jacob Leonard1,2 b. c 1647, d. bt 9 May 1717 - 19 Dec 1717
Mother*Susanna King1,2 b. 6 May 1659
(Younger Daughter) Will14 December 1716Experience's father, Jacob Leonard, wrote a will dated 14 December 1716 in Bridgewater naming his daughter Experience Leonard and identifying Susanna Leonard, his "current wife", as Experience's mother and the mother of the other six children mentioned in his will.3
Living*14 December 1716Experience was living on 14 December 1716 when she was named in her father's will.2

Citations

  1. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 22-23. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.

Experience Leonard1

b. 18 March 1681/82
Father*Joseph Leonard2,3 b. c 1649, d. 18 Oct 1692
Mother*Mary Blake3,2
Birth*18 March 1681/82Experience Leonard was born on 18 March 1681/82 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,3
Marriage*31 December 1700She married Samuel Hodges on 31 December 1700 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4

Family

Samuel Hodges b. 20 May 1678

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 251. 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 290.

Experience Leonard1

b. 1719
Father*William Leonard1 b. 26 Mar 1690
Mother*Abigail Wetherell2 b. 28 Mar 1691
Birth*1719Experience Leonard was probably born in 1718 or 1719 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Her birth date in Norton was recorded as "Oct. 28, 1719 [sic, see Daved]". Her brother David was born on 10 April 1720, and the transcriber determined it was unlikely that he would have been born less than six months after Experience.1
Death*Her death record appears in the Norton vital records as "Jan. 6, 17[worn]" . She died in Norton, probably as a young child.3

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 95. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 272.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Deaths, Volume 1, page 381.

Experience Leonard1

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

Citations

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

Experience Leonard1

b. 15 November 1732
Father*Solomon Leonard1 b. c 1693, d. 29 May 1761
Mother*Elizabeth Perkins1 b. 29 Mar 1707, d. 19 Apr 1781
Birth*15 November 1732Experience Leonard was born on 15 November 1732 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Death* and died young.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.

Ezekiel Leonard1,2

b. say 1718
Father*Josiah Leonard1 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
Mother-Probable*Abigail Washburn1 b. 2 Jun 1688, d. b 6 Feb 1743
Birth*say 1718Ezekiel Leonard was born say 1718, if a son of Abigail, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Son) Will6 February 1743Ezekiel's father wrote a will dated 6 February 1743 naming his eldest son John Leonard, other sons Josiah Leonard, Ezekiel Leonard, Samuel Leonard and Nathan Leonard and daughters Elizabeth Washburn, Mary Herrington and Margene Pratt. Son Josiah was named executor.2
(Son) Will21 May 1745His father's will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.2

Citations

  1. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 227, Abigail Washburn, pages 247-248. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 58, Josiah Leonard, pages 58-59. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Ezra Leonard1

b. 19 September 1711
Father*Moses Leonard1 b. c 1677, d. 10 Dec 1775
Mother*Mercy Newton1 b. 16 Feb 1685, d. 1 Dec 1714
Birth*19 September 1711Ezra Leonard was born on 19 September 1711 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 57, Moses Leonard, pages 57-58. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

George Leonard1

b. 18 April 1671, d. 5 September 1716
Father*Thomas Leonard1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson1 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*18 April 1671George Leonard was born on 18 April 1671 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,2
Marriage*4 July 1695He married Anna Tisdale, daughter of John Tisdale Jr. and Hannah Rogers, on 4 July 1695 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4
Death*5 September 1716He died on 5 September 1716 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 45. His record, identifying him as Major George Leonard, stated he died in his 46th year.1,5

Family

Anna Tisdale b. 27 Jan 1672

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 252, his name indexed as "Goarg" and the year in quotes as "1670-1". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 480.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton, Deaths, page 381.

Hannah Leonard1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*21 March 1687She married Eleazer Fisher, son of Cornelius Fisher and Leah Heaton, on 21 March 1687.1

Family

Eleazer Fisher b. 8 Jul 1663

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 1, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Hannah Leonard1,2

b. 15 March 1679/80, d. 22 April 1753
Father*Isaac Leonard1,2 b. c 1650, d. bt 10 Dec 1717 - 9 Mar 1719/20
Mother*Deliverance Ames1,2 b. 6 Dec 1653
Birth*15 March 1679/80Hannah Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, on 15 March 1679/80.1,2
Marriage*11 March 1697She married first David Newton, son of Moses Newton and Johanna Larkin, on 11 March 1697 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Wife) Death4 April 1702Hannah became a widow when David Newton died on 4 April 1702.4
Will*26 May 1702The will of David Newton dated 3 April 1702 in Marlborough, and sworn to on 26 May 1702, named his wife Hannah, three "small daughters" Hannah, Lydia and Thankful, and his father Moses Newton Sr. as overseer.3
Marriage*between 1702 and 1708She married second Nathaniel Manley, son of William Manley and Rebecca __?__, between 1702 and 1708.3
(Daughter-in-Law) Will3 April 1724The will of Moses Newton of Marlborough dated 3 April 1724 mentioned the "children of my sons David Newton and Edward Newton, deceased."3
Land Records*1727/28Hannah and Nathaniel Manley were living in Easton, Bristol County, when Nathaniel next sold land in 1726 and 1727/28. Both Nathaniel and his wife Hannah acknowledged the deeds on 5 May 1738.3
(Wife) Death21 April 1753Hannah became a widow for the second time when Nathaniel Manley died on 21 April 1753.3
Death*22 April 1753She died just one day after her husband on 22 April 1753 in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 73.3
Research Notes*The Mayflower Chilton source reported finding no probate records in Bristol County for Nathaniel Manley or Hannah Manley.3

Family 1

David Newton b. 12 Mar 1671/72, d. 4 Apr 1702
Children1.Hannah Newton3 b. 15 Dec 1697
2.Lydia Newton3 b. 27 Sep 1699
3.Thankful Newton3 b. 30 Oct 1701

Family 2

Nathaniel Manley b. 27 May 1684, d. 21 Apr 1753
Children1.Ichabod Manley3 b. 26 Dec 1709
2.Hannah Manley3 b. 10 Jun 1711
3.Rebecca Manley3 b. 29 May 1714
4.Elizabeth Manley3 b. 11 Mar 1716
5.Mary Manley3 b. 7 Jul 1720, d. 25 Dec 1739

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #5., Isaac Leonard (Solomon), pages 44-45. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 66, Hannah Leonard, pages 64-65.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 379. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hannah Leonard1

Father*James Leonard1 b. c 1620, d. b 1691
Mother*Mary Jane Martin1
Marriage*24 January 1677/78She married Isaac Deane on 24 January 1677/78 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,2

Family

Isaac Deane

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 291. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hannah Leonard1

b. 2 October 1671
Father*James Leonard Jr.2 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Hannah __?__2 d. 25 Feb 1674
Birth*2 October 1671Hannah Leonard was born on 2 October 1671 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*13 December 1686She married John Crane on 13 December 1686 in Taunton, Bristol County.1,3

Family

John Crane

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 18. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17-18.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 291. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hannah Leonard1

b. 8 November 1685, d. 8 November 1691
Father*Benjamin Leonard2,3
Mother*Sarah Thresher3,2
Birth*8 November 1685Hannah Leonard was born on 8 November 1685 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony),3,1
Death*8 November 1691 and died on 8 November 1691 in Taunton at age 6.1,4

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 252. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 125.

Hannah Leonard1

b. 8 December 1691
Father*Benjamin Leonard2,3
Mother*Sarah Thresher3,2
Birth*8 December 1691Hannah Leonard was born on 8 December 1691 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 252. 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.

Hannah Leonard1

Father*William Leonard1 b. c 1688
Mother*Anne Barney1 b. 23 Nov 1693
Birth*Hannah Leonard was born.1
Marriage*12 April 1750She married Daniel Lincoln Jr., son of Daniel Lincoln and Susannah __?__, on 12 April 1750 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Daniel Lincoln Jr. b. c 1720
Child1.Abiathar Lincoln1 b. 4 Jun 1759

Citations

  1. [S1196] Malloy M. Miller, "The Daniel Lincolns in Taunton, Massachusetts in the Mid-Eighteenth Century", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 124, pages 198-201, (July 1970). Hereinafter cited as "Daniel Lincolns in Taunton."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, page 291. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hannah Leonard1

b. March 1713
Father*Joseph Leonard1
Mother*Hannah Jennings1
Birth*March 1713Hannah Leonard was born in March 1713 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Relationship Note*Hannah and her brother Joseph were twins.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# 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.

Hannah Leonard1

b. 25 September 1720
Father*Benjamin Leonard1 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749
Mother*Hannah Phillips1 b. c 1698, d. 15 Feb 1733
Birth*25 September 1720Hannah Leonard was born on 25 September 1720 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).

Hannah Leonard1

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

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

Henry Leonard1

b. circa 1618
Father*Thomas Leonard1
Birth*circa 1618Henry Leonard was born circa 1618, as calculated from his reported age of 37 in 1655 in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales.1
(Brother) Relationship NoteFor over 200 years now, researchers are still looking for clues to the relationship between Solomon Leonard of Duxbury and Bridgewater, and the three "other" known Leonard brothers, James Leonard, Henry Leonard and Philip Leonard. Mitchell's Bridgewater History speculated that Philip Leonard of Duxbury "might have been" a brother or son of Solomon Leonard of Duxbury and Bridgewater. Deane's Genealogical Memoir of the family of James Leonard of Taunton noted that the Reverend Dr. Peres Fobes, pastor of the Congregational Church in Raynham, prepared an account in the late 1700s of the Leonard family, particularly of its longevity, promotion to office and involvement with the manufacture of iron, that is in the Massachusetts Historical Collections, Volume III. Fobes wrote that James Leonard had "three" brothers; but, in his genealogical tree of the Leonard family, he reported on only two, Henry and Philip. He went on to speculate that, if there was a fourth brother in their family, perhaps he may not have immigrated to America, or if he came to New England, he may have been Solomon Leonard of Duxbury in 1637 and then of Bridgewater, or John Leonard of Springfield in 1639, or Rice Leonard of Rehoboth in 1644. Fobes stated he knew of no others of a proper age.2,3
Marriage*before 1645He married Mary __?__ before 1645.1,4
Biographical Info*1652 In 1652, brothers James Leonard and Henry Leonard settled at Taunton where they erected the first forge in Plymouth Colony. Before deciding upon Taunton, Henry was at Lynn in 1642 and James was there in 1651. They were both of Braintree in 1652, and probably earlier, before arriving in Taunton in 1652.1
Relocation*Henry did not remain long at Taunton, and was of Hammersmith (Lynn) in 1655, a freeman of Lynn in 1668 and of Rowley Village in 1674. After that he went to Monmouth County, New Jersey.1,4

Family

Mary __?__
Children1.Samuel Leonard5
2.Nathaniel Leonard5
3.Thomas Leonard5
4.Henry Leonard5 b. 14 Jun 1656, d. Sep 1657
5.Sarah Leonard5 b. 26 Jun 1663
6.Mary Leonard5 b. 13 Jan 1666, d. Aug 1667

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. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, page 1 and Genealogy, page 17.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461, noting Lynn, Topsfield, Boxford, and Monmouth County, New Jersey. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 17.

Henry Leonard1

b. 14 June 1656, d. September 1657
Father*Henry Leonard1 b. c 1618
Mother*Mary __?__1
Birth*14 June 1656Henry Leonard was born on 14 June 1656 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Death*September 1657 and died in September 1657 at age 1.1

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.

Henry Leonard1

b. 8 November 1695
Father*Benjamin Leonard2,3
Mother*Sarah Thresher3,2
Birth*8 November 1695Henry Leonard was born on 8 November 1695 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 253. 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.

Huldah Leonard1

b. 11 June 1738
Father*Benjamin Leonard1 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749
Mother*Mary Cudworth1 b. 14 Nov 1702, d. 5 Nov 1778
Baptism*11 June 1738Huldah Leonard was baptized on 11 June 1738 in Berkley, 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).

Isaac Leonard1,2

b. circa 1650, d. between 10 December 1717 and 9 March 1719/20
Father*Solomon Leonard1,2,3 b. c 1610, d. b 1 May 1671
Mother*Sarah Chandler1,2 b. b 15 Oct 1622, d. b 27 Oct 1675
Birth*circa 1650Isaac Leonard was born circa 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,4,1
Marriage*circa 1675He married Deliverance Ames, daughter of William Ames and Hannah __?__, circa 1675 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.5,6
King Philip's War*1675 In 1675 Isaac took part in the Narragansett Expedition during King Philip's War, and in 1733 his son Isaac Leonard of Bridgewater claimed a grant for his father's service.1
Land Records*10 May 1677 On 10 May 1677 Samuel deeded land to his brother Isaac Leonard. Their brothers John, Jacob and Solomon were mentioned in the deed.4
(Father-Possible) Research OpinionConsidering all the "coincidences" which connect Bridgewater William Leonard'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.7,8
Land Records*Isaac Leonard of Bridgewater and his wife Deliverance sold land with dwelling and barn in Bridgewater to Samuel Chandler, also of Bridgewater. Their transaction was dated 29 February 1705/6, but likely should have been dated either 28 February or 01 March of that year.1
Residence*27 March 1717Isaac owned land in Mendon and Worcester and was of Bridgewater when he transferred Worcester land, his wife Deliverance consenting, on 27 March 1717. On 5 April 1717, their son Benjamin Leonard attested he saw Isaac sign the deed which was recorded on 10 December 1717.1
Land Transfer*5 April 1717 On 5 April 1717, and acknowledged on 10 December 1717, Isaac Leonard gave his son Joseph Leonard his homestead in Bridgewater, on the condition that Isaac have lifetime use.1
Death*between 10 December 1717 and 9 March 1719/20He died between 10 December 1717 and 9 March 1719/20 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Research Notes* No Plymouth County probate or land records were found to connect Deliverance as their probable daughter.1

Family

Deliverance Ames b. 6 Dec 1653
Children1.Isaac Leonard+1,2
2.William Leonard+7
3.Hannah Leonard+1,2 b. 15 Mar 1679/80, d. 22 Apr 1753
4.Deliverance Leonard d. b 1703;

The Chilton source positioned Deliverance as the probable daughter of Isaac Leonard and his wife Deliverance. The source noted, however, that no Plymouth County probate or land records were found to connect them1,2
5.Joseph Leonard+1,2
6.Benjamin Leonard+1,2 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #5., Isaac Leonard (Solomon), pages 44-45. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24, stating possibly the daughter of William and Hannah Ames born Braintree 12 mo. 6th 1653.
  6. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461, noting date before 1680 in Bridgewater. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  7. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  8. [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).

Isaac Leonard1,2

Father*Isaac Leonard1,2 b. c 1650, d. bt 10 Dec 1717 - 9 Mar 1719/20
Mother*Deliverance Ames1,2 b. 6 Dec 1653
Birth*Isaac Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.1,2
Marriage*16 April 1701He married, as her second husband, Mary Randall "of North Purchase", daughter of Guido Bailey and Elizabeth __?__, on 16 April 1701 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,5
Land Records*1702Isaac Leonard Jr. of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, bought land in Taunton "North Purchase", Bristol County in 1702 although it is unclear when they moved there.6
Land Records*1716 In 1716 Isaac Leonard of Taunton received rights in iron ore from his brother-in-law Nathaniel Manley, also of Taunton.7
Land Records1720He was living in North Purchase, Taunton, in 1713 and in 1720 when he bought land there and was of Norton "east precinct" in 1722/23 when he purchased land in Easton, Bristol County.6
Land RecordsMarch 1725/26Isaac Leonard of Easton and his wife Mary sold their home lot with dwelling in Easton in March 1725/26 and moved to Pomfret, Connecticut.6
Land Records*9 September 1727Isaac Leonard of Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, sold two tracts in Easton on 9 September 1727 and Isaac "late of Easton now of Pomfret CT" sold his share in an iron mine in Easton on 4 January 1729, the deed acknowledged on 19 March 1730/31.6
(Brother) Land Records8 April 1728 On 8 April 1728Isaac's brother, Joseph Leonard of Bridgewater, bought land bounded on the south by Isaac's land in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut.8
Residence*1731Isaac Leonard Sr., Isaac Leonard Jr., David Leonard and Thomas Leonard were listed as inhabitants of Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1731.6
Land Grant*1733 In 1733 Isaac Leonard of Bridgewater claimed a grant for his father's participation in the Narragansett Expedition of 1675 during King Philip's War.1
Land Trade*1732/33Isaac was in Pomfret in 1732/33 when he traded land with a Joseph Leonard who is suspected by this researcher of having been either Isaac's brother Joseph Leonard or Joseph's son Joseph Leonard.9
(Neighbor) Land Records9 January 1732/33Isaac, whose land had bounded his brother Joseph's land, became a neighbor with his son Isaac Jr. when, on 9 January 1732/33 Joseph Leonard of Pomfret sold to Isaac Leonard Jr. of Pomfret "the farm whereon I now live" bounded by land of "my brother Isaac Leonard". The deed was witnessed by Isaac Leonard, Joseph's brother who was also Isaac Jr.'s father and neighbor.8
Religion*after 1734 After 1734 Isaac Leonard, Joseph Leonard and Hannah (Jennings) Leonard were admitted to the Second Church, Pomfret.6
Land Records2 February 1736/37In a deed signed on 2 February 1736/37 Isaac Leonard, "late of Pomfret" was now resident in Worcester shire in York government" when he sold his holdings in Pomfret.10
Research Notes* The Mayflower Chilton source reported finding no further records in Connecticut for Isaac Leonard or sons David Leonard and Thomas Leonard.6

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #5., Isaac Leonard (Solomon), pages 44-45. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, indicating her maiden name as "Gurney", although with some uncertainty.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 315. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Bailey, pages 107-108. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  6. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 66, Hannah Leonard, pages 64-65.
  8. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 68, Joseph Leonard, pages 65-66.
  9. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, identifying the Joseph in the trade as only "a Joseph Leonard". This researcher has taken the liberty of suggesting Joseph and Isaac Leonard were brothers or that Joseph was the son of Isaac's brother Joseph.
  10. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, noting that "Worcester shire in York government" has not been surely located though Westchester, New York has been suggested.
  11. [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.