Sixth Generation

1388. Nehemiah LEONARD264,1498 was born on 17 August 1788 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.782 He died on 25 October 1869 at the age of 81 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.1171 He was a merchant in New Bedford. He was first in business in Middleborough, later Rochester. He bought the forge at Handy's Mills in Rochester, and taking his oldest brother George into co-partnership, carried on the forge for some four or five years. He sold out to his brother, George, who remained in Rochester the rest of his life. Nehemiah went to New Bedford and commenced business on Orange Street. In four or five years he became a director of the Merchants Bank and agent for several whale ships. He went into the manufacture of oil and candlemaking. He erected a candle works at Leonard's wharf (Rotches Landing).

His birth also listed in the Rochester VR's.

Nehemiah LEONARD and Hannah Tinkham CLARK were married on 24 February 1814 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.71 Hannah Tinkham CLARK, daughter of Elisha CLARK and Harriet TINKHAM, was born on 20 October 1792 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.333 She died on 14 October 1875 at the age of 82 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA.333

Nehemiah LEONARD and Hannah Tinkham CLARK had the following children:



Horatio LEONARD.



Elisha Clark LEONARD.



Nehemiah Allen LEONARD.



Lucy Nelson LEONARD.



Samuel Nelson LEONARD1499 was born on 4 January 1829 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA. He died on 6 January 1897 at the age of 68 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA. He never married.