104. Capt. Nathaniel LEONARD was born on 10 December 1748 in NJ. Born 1746? He died on 13 October 1823 at the age of 74 in Henry, Henry Co., IN. He was buried in near New Lisbon, Henry Co., IN. That Nathaniel is the son of this Samuel and Mary is a guess, based on county of residence. Linkage to Stephen Leonard through his mother could account for Zephaniahs in this line.
He was a captain in the Revolutionary Army in NJ. He was adjutant wagon master and forage master. He was entitled to a pension of $480 per annum. Esther died on 7 Jan 1846. Esther Leonard of Indiana was the widow of Nathaniel. The pension was payable to Zephaniah Leonard, Mary Curry, formerly Mary Leonard, James Leonard, Nathaniel Leonard, Elizabeth Cooper, formerly Elizabeth Leonard, Esther Harden, wife of William D. Harden, formerly Esther Leonard, John Leonard, and Nancy, widow of John Widows, formerly Nancy Leonard, all of whom were alive in May 1848 when application was made.
He apparently lived in Somerset County, NJ, in the 1780's. He applied to BLM for a bounty grant of land issued 11 Jun 1789 (#1272).
DAR # 421119. Pension file no. W-24513.
This Nathaniel Leonard tends to get mixed up with a Thomas Leonard who was a sergeant in the Revolutionary War and also married an Esther Heath. Both Esthers applied for Rev. War pensions, supported by their (different) sons, which were granted. Thomas Leonard lived in Beaver Falls, PA.
The Sylvan Leonard branch claimed descendancy from this Thomas Leonard. The name, Nathaniel, was crossed out in Frank Bonner Leonard's application for SAR membership.
Capt. Nathaniel LEONARD and Esther HEATH were married on 14 August 1779 in Southampton, Bucks Co., PA?. Certificate in Nathaniel's Rev. War pension file gives date and place of marriage (hard to read). Esther HEATH44, daughter of John HEATH and Ann LEWIS, was born on 18 April 1766 in Somerset Co., NJ. She died on 7 January 1846 at the age of 79 in Henry Co., IN. Note: There appear to be two Esther Heaths, one b. 1760 who married Nathaniel and another b. 1766 who married Thomas. Doublecheck!
Capt. Nathaniel LEONARD and Esther HEATH had the following children: