Leonard

 

My Leonard ancestors

"The name "Leonard" is a very ancient one and is a surname which was derived fron the Christian given name, "Leo" and carries the basic idea of lion-hearted. It is strange that those of the family who attained the honor of knighthood chose the head of a tiger, rather than of a lion, for use on their crest."  Source: "Memorial : Genealogical, Historical, & Biographical, of Solomon Leonard" (1896) by Manning Leonard

GENERATION 1
01. Samuel Leonard was born abt. 1580 in Pontypool, Monmouth, England and died about 1630.  Manning Leonard's book states that Samuel, a dissenter, migrated to Leyden, Holland (The temporary home of the Pilgrims who came to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620) from the environs of the town of Bristol in Monmouthshire, England. It is possible that Samuel came to America with his son, Solomon, but if he did, he died shortly afterwards.
GENERATION 2
02. Solomon Leonard, son of Samuel was Born in about 1610 in England.  He came to Massachusetts around 1630 or 1631 from Monmouthshire, England.  His father is believed to be Samuel Leonard who came over with him.  Solomon married Sarah Chandler, daughter of Roger Chandler and Isabella Chilton, daughter of James Chilton who was one of the original Mayflower passengers.   Solomon was one of the founders of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  His death date is unknown.

1 Solomon Leonard ( - 1686 in Bridgewater, MA)
       Married Mary Lenerson (1655-1686)
            1. Martha Leonard (1685 in Bridgewater, MA - 1761 in Bridgewater, MA)
               
Married Nathan Perkins (1685-1723)
            
        1. Martha Perkins (1717-1803)          
2 Samuel Leonard (See Below)
GENERATION 3

03. Samuel Leonard, son of Solomon and Sarah was born abt. 1643 in Duxbury, MA.  He owned land at Worchester, Mass. and moved to Conn. about 1695. He was an original member of the Preston, Conn. church in 1720.  He married Abigail Wood, daughter of John Atwood and Sarah Masterson.  Samuel died after November 30, 1720  died near Pachaug, CT.

1 Mary Leonard (1674 in Plymouth, PA)
       Married (1) Edward Newton (1676-1704) on Dec 23, 1700 in Marlborough, MA
            1. Edward Newton II (Oct 5, 1701 in MA - Aft Oct 18, 1765 in MA)
               
Married Elizabeth Allen (1698-) on Nov 1, 1723
            
        1. Ezekial Newton (Oct 13, 1725 in MA - )
                     2. Samuel Newton (Nov 5, 1727 - Sep 28, 1756) Married Sarah Douglas (aft. 1725 - )
                     3. Mary Newton (Oct 26, 1729 - ) Married Daniel Perry
                     4. Martha Newton (May 29, 1732 - )
                     5. Esther Newton (Sep 8, 1734 - ) Married John Britton on Apr 14, 1762
                     6. Edward Newton III (Jan 13, 1736/7 - Feb 28, 1819) Married Sarah Winch on Feb 7, 1760
            2. David Newton (Jul 24, 1703 - Oct 1, 1703)
           
3. Mary Newton (Aug 28, 1704 - 1728)
       Married (2) David Brigham (1678-) on Oct 21, 1709 in Marlborough, MA
            1. Silas Brigham (Aug 9, 1710 - )
            2. Jemima Brigham (Aug 24, 1712 - )
            3. Deborah Brigham (Sep 17, 1714 - )
            4. Levi Brigham (Aug 21, 1716 - )
            5. Jonas Brigham (Feb 25, 1717/8 in Westborough, MA - Sep 25, 1789 in Westborough, MA)
                Married Persis Baker (1726-1784) on Jan 16, 1745/6 in Westborough, MA - 13 children
            6. Asa Brigham (Dec 2, 1721 - Nov 6, 1777)

                Married Mary Newton (1725-1795)
2 Elizabeth Leonard (See Below)
3 Mercy Leonard (See Below)
4 Samuel Leonard II (1683-)
GENERATION 4

04a. Mercy Leonard, eldest daughter of Samuel and Abigail was born abt 1673 in Plymouth, MA.  She married Richard Adams, son of James Adams and Priscilla Ramsell in 1704.  Mercy died in 1704.  I descend from their son Richard Adams who married Susanna Preston. 

04b. Elizabeth Leonard, youngest daughter of Samuel and Abigail was born in 1683 in Bridgewater, MA.  She married Thomas Clark, son of John Clark and Mary Burnham on July 10, 1703. 

I descend from their son Thomas Clark who married Sarah Woodward. 

 

Migration pattern of my Leonard family
England -- Massachusetts

 

Surnames that married into my Leonard family

ADAMS

ATWOOD

CHANDLER

CLARK

 

Leonard information on the internet
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Leonard family Genforum
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Leonard mailing list archive

 

Books

1

Mem.: gen., hist., & biogr. of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury & Bridgewater, Mass. & some of his desc., by Manning Leonard. 454p. (1896).   Higgenson books should have it.

2

Click HERE for some other books that are discussed in the Genforum.

 

My Descent From The Leonard Line

Generation Father Mother
14 Samuel Leonard (1580-1630)  
13 Solomon Leonard (1610-1671) Sarah Chandler (1622-1658)
12 Samuel Leonard (1643-1720) Abigail Wood (1565-1698)
11 Thomas Clark (1674-) Elizabeth Leonard (1683-1746)
10 Thomas Clark (1708-) Sarah Woodward (1717-1750)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

This page was last updated on  09/25/16

Return to my main page