Descendants of Henry Leonard 1618 - 1678, Ironworker, of Massachusetts and New Jersey
Descendants of Henry test in Haplogroup J2, virtually indistinguishable from descendants of James.
This descendancy is compiled from notes left by Elisha Clark Leonard 1819-1894, Bill Barton’s research (a descendant of Henry), Oliver B.Leonard 1839-1917, Sally Toomey, several living descendants, and a great variety of other sources for specific branches.
Two major sources of confusion in researching this family are that descendants of James Leonard (thru his grandson, Stephen) and Solomon Leonard (thru his grandson Benjamin) also inhabited Morris County, New Jersey,where many descendants of Henry also lived. The branches of Henry’s descendants who went to North Carolina are sometimes confused with the descendants of Joseph S. Leonard, b. bef. 1730 in Ireland, and those of Valentine Leonard 1718-1781, both of which include large families.
Created 25 November 2013 with RootsMagic Genealogy Software