2446. William Boardman LEONARD1350,2319 was born on 19 June 1820 in Owego, Tioga Co., NY. He died on 1 July 1893 at the age of 73. He was buried in All Saints Memorial Church, Navesink, Monmouth Co, NJ. He attended the public schools of Owego and Owego Academy. At the age of 16, he went to Trumansburg, NY, to live with an uncle, Herman Camp, and was employed as a clerk in his store. He later went to New York City as a salesman and afterward formed a partnership with Benjamin Pomeroy in the wholesale dry goods business. Upon dissolution of this firm, he became a partner in the firm of Hulburt, Sweetser, & Co., and yet later founded the banking house of Leonard, Sheldon, Foster & Co. at 10 Wall Street, where he was the senior partner. He lived in Brooklyn, NY. He was one of the first board of trustees in charge of building the first Brooklyn Bridge. He was a Democrat and was chairman of the electoral college in the Garfield-Hancock campaign. He twice refused the mayoralty of Brooklyn. He was musical. He was President of the Apollos Club. He had a summer home at Oswego, NY.
William Boardman LEONARD and Louisa Damon BUCKLEY were married on 6 July 1847. Louisa Damon BUCKLEY, daughter of Andrew BUCKLEY and Sally D., was born in 1821 in Southport, Fairfield Co., CT. She died in 1900 at the age of 79 in Brooklyn, NY.
William Boardman LEONARD and Louisa Damon BUCKLEY had the following children: