2783. Curtis N. LEONARD2626 was born on 26 June 1833 in Norton, MA or Fall River, MA. He died on 2 June 1877 at the age of 43. In the 1850 and 1860 Censuses, he was living with his parents in Norton and employed as a carpenter. He was a carpenter and was killed in a railroad accident.
There is much confusion about the children of this marriage. "A son" was born 13 Dec 1867 of Curtis N. and Lydia. A Curtis N. married 8 Nov 1888 Edith C. Wadsworth. A Freeman Joseph was born 12 Nov 1875, m. 20 Sep 1909 Katherine Byron. There is another Curtis b. 16 May 1877 and a Lillian Reed b. 25 Mar 1880. There was a Curtis F., son of Curtis N. and Lydia B. "There was a guardianship petition by Howard N. Leonard for Freeman, Curtis, and Lillian Reed Leonard, Lydia E.C. Leonard and William Reed, Sureties. Can Lillian R. be adoped? Note: born out of wedlock."
Curtis N. LEONARD and Lydia Burbank BRYANT were married on 1 July 1854. Lydia Burbank BRYANT, daughter of Erin BRYANT and Eleanor , was born on 24 May 1837 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. In the 1880 Census, Lydia (Liddia) was living in Fall River, MA, with children Howard, 16, Mabel, 14, Freeman, 4, and Curtis, 3. Howard was a farm laborer, and Mabel was working in a cotton mill. The two of them were apparently supporting the family. Howard later applied to be guardian of his younger brothers and sister.
Will of Hathaway Leonard, Norton, 1871, 1/48th part to Lydia B. C. Leonard, widow of Curtis N. Leonard of Fall River.
Curtis N. LEONARD and Lydia Burbank BRYANT had the following children: