Seventh Generation

2335. James Madison LEONARD2256,2258,2259 was born on 7 July 1808 in Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY. In the 1850 Census, James was living in Mentz, Cayuga County, with wife Mary B., 28, born abt. 1822, and two children: Sarah, 16 (b. abt. 1834) and Charles, 12 (b. abt. 1838). All were born in New York. James was a farmer. In the 1860 Census, James M. Leonard was living with wife Mary B. in Port Byron, Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY, with no children. James was a laborer.

James Madison LEONARD and Philena CLARK were married on 1 June 1842 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY. Philena CLARK was born on 1 February 1820.

James Madison LEONARD and Catherine DONALDSON were married on 27 March 1833 in NY. Catherine DONALDSON, daughter of Thomas DONALDSON? and Elizabeth? , was born on 23 September 1810. She died on 3 January 1841 at the age of 30 in Aurelius, Cayuga Co., NY.

James Madison LEONARD and Catherine DONALDSON had the following children:



Sarah Ann LEONARD2256,2260 was born on 11 February 1834 in Aurelius, Cayuga Co., NY.



Charles Augustus LEONARD2256,2261 was born on 4 February 1838 in Aurelius, Cayuga Co., NY. He died after 1880 at the age of 42. In the 1860 Census, he and his sister, Catherine, were living with his uncle, Stephen, in Mentz.

He enlisted 17 Sept 1861 in the 75th NY Infantry, Company C, appointed corporal the same day, promosted to 1st Sgt. 21 Apr 1865, commissioned 2nd Lt. 13 Jul 1865, effective 18 Jun 1865, promoted to 1st Lt. 25 Sep 1865. Description: gray eyes, brown hair, 5'11", dark complexion.

In the 1880 Census, he was living in Harford, Cortland County, NY with wife Eveline, 39 (b. 1841, NY), and daughter Cora, 15 (b. 1865, NY). He was a blacksmith.



Catherine LEONARD2256,2262 was born on 27 July 1840 in Aurelius, Cayuga Co., NY. She died on 31 December 1863 at the age of 23. She died unmarried.