6. Benjamin LEONARD29 was born in 1650 in Braintree or Lynn, MA. He died in 1725 at the age of 75 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. Benjamin was 13 or 14 when his mother died. He became errand boy for his older brothers. He spend many hours hunting and trapping game in the surrounding forests, perhaps with King Philip at Fowling Pond. He was eventually put to work in the ironworks and learned the bloomery trade. He worked at the Raynham works until his father died. He owned a share in the new hearth at Whittington, where he and his son Benjamin worked in later years. ECL says that his wife, Sarah Thrasher, according to tradition was an incessant scold.
Benjamin LEONARD and Sarah THRASHER were married on 15 January 1679 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA.30 Sarah THRASHER, daughter of Christopher THRASHER and KATHERINE, was born in 1658 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. She died in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA.
Benjamin LEONARD and Sarah THRASHER had the following children: