621. Archippus LEONARD745,753 was born on 4 December 1758 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.71 He died on 13 January 1834 at the age of 75 in Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA.754 He was a Revolutionary War soldier and pensioner. In the 1790 Census, he shows as a family of 4 in Middleborough (child missing? probably a son? or a brother living with them?). He doesn't show in the 1800 Census for Middleborough. According to Weston, History of the Town of Middleborough, 1906, p. 396, he lived on Everett Street in the section of town known as Purchade and worked at the furnace of Judge Oliver at Muttock. ECL refers to him as Archillus.
He applied for a Revolutionary War pension 18 April 1818 at Plymouth Co., MA. He had a son age 17 at the time.
Archippus LEONARD and Asenath COBB were married on 6 January 1780 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.755 Asenath COBB, daughter of James COBB and Susanna TINKHAM, was born on 14 January 1768 in Plympton, Plymouth Co., MA. She died on 12 January 1848 at the age of 79 in Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA.754 She applied for a widow's pension 1 Nov 1836 at Middleborough. In 1843 she moved to Freetown.
Archippus LEONARD and Asenath COBB had the following children:
|Susan LEONARD756 was born on 25 October 1780 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.|
|Seth Cobb LEONARD757,758 was born on 28 January 1787 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.71 He was captain of a schooner which sailed from Wareham to Stonington, CT, in the War of 1812. "Upon his arrival he was informed that the place was threatened by a British man-of-war, which arrived the next morning opposite the town. The inhabitants were wholly unprepared for defense, and most of them had fled into the country. Captain Leonard, a man of great courage, determined to defend the town, and finding a seven-pound cannon with sufficient ammunition, had it placed at a point which would bear upon the ship. The few remaining women brought their dresses for wadding. The man-of-war was too far off to have its shell effective, and owing to the shallowness of the harbor, was unable to come to the wharf, so the commander proceeded to land men in boats. Captain Leonard and his crew fired with such precision, as the boats approached, that several were destroyed and the others retreated to the vessel. The man-of-war soon after sailed away." Weston, History of the Town of Middleborough, 1906, p. 396. Was he killed at Wareham?|
He may have been the Seth C. Leonard of Rochester who married Anna Perry Ellis October 21,1840 (NEHGS 1968 p. 259).
|Joseph LEONARD759 was born on 26 February 1794 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA. ECL: Know nothing further about him.|
|Sullivan LEONARD760 was born on 27 July 1796 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA. ECL: Know nothing further about him.|
|Bradford LEONARD761 was born on 6 June 1802. ECL: He died unmarried.|