Fourth Generation

51. Parthenia LEONARD30 was born in Probably Shrewsbury twp., Monmouth Co., NJ. Her name - as 'Parthenia' - from handnotes in Oliver B. Leonard collection (and presumably by him), NJ Hist Soc Lib - and from O.B. Leonard, 'The Leonard Family in New Jersey' [subtitled 'From the Monmouth Inquirer nov. 8 and 15, 1883' but a reprint, possibly from The Jerseyman?], p. 3-4, also in Oliver B. Leonard collection, NJ Hist Soc Lib. In both places she is called "Parthenia Cook". NB that in a summary of "another note by a relative" passed to me by cousin Barnard Cook Taylor (rec'd Jan 1982), "Abiel Cook moved [from Southampton, L.I.] to New Jersey / m. Mary Leonard of Navesink and settled in Upper Freehold. Navesink is next to Middletown." (It's implied that this is Abiel Cook who "d. 1740", "not the same" as Abiel Cook who "settled in Southampton L.I. in 1640" [NOR the Abiel who I say m Parthenia Leonard]; their son is "Abiel Cook Jr." who is "b. Nov 15, 1723 d. Jan 24, 1797".)(I.e. no conflict - the Abiel who m Mary Leonard [if this is true] is fa of the Abiel who m. Parthenia.)

IN FACT - is it possible that this gives us a clue on the prob of whether there are 2 Abiel Cooks ca 1700 - & may give us the name of the w of one of them.

I note that Henry & Thomas Leonard are witnesses to will of Edward (2) Taylor of Colt's Neck; Edward gets land from Capt Samuel Leonard 12 Jun 1707; and has land with Henry Leonard Ex'r on 7 Dec 1709; Mrs Abiel Cook has a niece Deborah Leonard who is Abiel Cook (4)'s 1st cousin. Abiel Cook (3)'s w. is prob a da. of Henry Sr or Samuel Leonard Sr. Henry Leonard (whom I call 'Sr'), will of 1739, has some land adjoining that of Edward (2) Taylor deceased. MORE in notes on these. If a da. of Henry Leonard Sr, then she is a sister of Catherine Morford who m Edward (2) Taylor (for Henry Sr m. Lydia Morford, sister of Thomas Morford [this would be Thomas Morford Jr]); i.e. Abiel Cook (3) would be a bro-in-law of Edward (2) Taylor.

But - later note [25 Aug 02]: Per Mark S Miller, ped. FamilyTreeMaker (downloaded online), citing as compiler Enid Eleanor Adams in Geneal. Mag. of N.J., no. 210 (Sep 1983), gives Sarah Morford who m. Henry Leonard as da. of Thomas, & sis. of Catherine, Morford.

I note further (from COOK, GH) that the will proved 14 June 1745 of Samuel [A] Cook who m. Elizabeth Boggs is witnessed by Samuel & Henry Leonard (as well as Joseph Throckmorton), Shrewsbury.
Above per Barbara Tomko.

Parthenia LEONARD and Abiel COOK were married on 15 November 1723. Abiel COOK was born in 1705 in Suffolk, Livingston Co., NJ. He died in April 1740 at the age of 35 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ.