420. Joseph LEONARD was born on 21 July 1818 in Fayette Co., IN. He died on 8 July 1907 at the age of 88 in Jackson twp, Orange (or Greene) Co., IN. He was one of the pioneers of Greene Co., IN. When he emigrated to Indiana, he walked all the way, carrying his belongings tied up in a handkerchief, following a wagon across the mountains. He left the wagon and his friend at what is now Indianapolis, walking from there to Sprinville in a single day, arriving at his destination by moonlight.
Joseph LEONARD and Sophronia LYON were married on 27 August 1840 in Springville, IN. They had 7 children, 3 of whom predeceased them. Sophronia LYON died in 3–March 1888 in Owensburg, Orange Co.,IN.
Joseph LEONARD and Sophronia LYON had the following children:
|Leander Paul LEONARD.|
|Nancy A. LEONARD was born in 1844 in Greene Co., IN. She died on 11 August 1868 at the age of 24 in Jackson twp., Greene Co., IN.|
|Mary Catherine LEONARD.|
|Mary C. LEONARD was born in 1849 in Jackson twp., Greene Co., IN. She died after 1850 at the age of 1.|
|Dr. R. J. LEONARD was born in 1851. He died on 19 December 1915 at the age of 64.|
|Thomas J. LEONARD was born in 1854 in Jackson twp., Greene Co., IN. He died after 1915 at the age of 61. He was a school teacher.|