Eighth Generation

3936. Emma Belle LEONARD was born on 16 January 1850 in Hagerstown, Wayne Co., IN. She died in 1935 at the age of 85 in Huntington, Huntington Co., IN. DAR # 33293. She traced her ancestry back through Sylvan Leonard and Mariah Louisa Taylor, Thomas Leonard and Anna Rathbone, Thomas Leonard and Esther Heath. The latter Thomas enlisted in 1776 and served several short tours under different commands. He was in the Battle of Monmouth. He was born in Hunterdon Co., NJ and died in Beaver County, PA.

Emma Belle LEONARD and Edwin B. AYRES were married on 23 April 1868 in Huntington Co., IN. Edwin B. AYRES was born in 1850 in Huntington Co., IN. He died in 1932 at the age of 82 in Huntington Co., IN. He was a Civil War veteran, having served in the 47th Regular Indiana Infantry.

They had three daughters: Lula, Eva, and Kate.

In 1870, the family was living in Liberty, Highland Co. OH.