Fifth Generation

547. Deacon David LEONARD was born about 1738 in Hanover twp., Morris Co., NJ. He died on 16 January 1805 at the age of 67 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ. David Leonard appears on the Hanover Township, Morris Co., NJ census/tax list from 1783 to 1814. He was a property owner in 1752. Two David Leonards appear on the May 1776 Poll List, one in Hanover twp. and one in Mendham twp.

He was the administrator of his father, Paul Leonard's, estate in 1787. David and brother Paul each had 77 acres in Morris Co., NJ in 1809. Nephew John witnessed David's will in 1805 in Morris Co., NJ.

ECL does not mention David, but has a note, "there may have been other children." David Leonard Sr.'s partition to heirs dtd 23 Apr 1821 refers to his will dtd 16 Jan 1805, children: William, David Jr., John, Stephen, Mary Leonard Kinney, Sarah Leonard Freeman, Patty Leonard Fitzgerald, Theodora Leonard Ward, Hannah Leonard Guy. Abigail Leonard. (Heirs to Estates, Morris Co., p. 233). These cannot be accounted for in this genealogy. The partition involved Lot 4, located on the road from John Roberts' place to Turkey. Lot 5 was at the intersection of the road to Chatham with the road to Bottle Hill (now Madison). Source: Abstracts of Partitions and Divisions of Morris Co. Esates filed at Morristown, NJ 1785-1907, abstracted by Virginia Alleman Brown, 1984.

David's will mentions only wife Sarah.

Did he marry one of the Goble daughters? Two of them, Mary and Sarah, daughters of Stephen or Daniel Goble, married Leonards in Morris County around 1750. Daniel Goble's will mentions a Sary Leonard. A Goble descendant has the Leonard y-dna haplogroup and pattern. An adoption?

There was another David Leonard who married Phebe Ward. Was this David his son? Some family trees have this David Leonard married to Mary Hall. His will, division of lands, and other records don't support this.

Deacon David LEONARD and Sarah GOBEL OR GOBLE were married about 1758 in Morris County, NJ. Sarah GOBEL OR GOBLE, daughter of Daniel or Stephen GOBEL, was born in 1737 in Morris Co., NJ. Daniel Goble 1698-1750 (wife: Rhonda Doud 1700-1750) had a daughter, Sarah, b. 1730. Stephen had a daughter, Sarah, b. 1737. Daniel had a daughter, Mary, b. 1737, d.1791. No husband is listed for either. An undocumented source states Sarah Goble, dau. of Daniel, married a Leonard. Robert Goble had a son Simeon who had a dau. Sarah b. 1747 m. William Charlot. All descend from Daniel Goble 1669-1730 and Sarah Houghton 1672-1734 and Daniel Goble 1641-1676 of Charleston and Boston, MA.

Stephen Goble was b. 1735 Morristown, m. 1753 Rhonda Corey, d. 1800 Westmoreland, PA. Had 7 children between 1754 and 1771, one Mary b. 1764. She may have m. Elias Darby Conger in 1783 and they had 15 children. She d. 1804 Green, Adams Co., OH. Stephen had no dau. Sarah.

Deacon David LEONARD and Sarah GOBEL OR GOBLE had the following children:



David LEONARD Jr..



William LEONARD was born (date unknown).






Stephen G. LEONARD.












Theodora "Dora" LEONARD.






Abigail LEONARD was born in Morris Co., NJ.

Deacon David LEONARD and Betsey BRANT were married in 1781. Betsey BRANT, daughter of Solomon BRANT, was born (date unknown).

Deacon David LEONARD and Betsey BRANT had the following children: