Descendants of John Leonard 1615-1676 of Springfield, Massachusetts
In any event, a direct male descendant of John Leonard has tested in Haplogroup J2 matching descendants of James and Henry. Until more documentary evidence is found, it appears John was related to James and Henry, probably as a cousin.
John joined the group from Boston moving to the Connecticut River Valley in the late 1630’s and eventually settled in Springfield, MA, by 1640. His descendants mostly remained in the Springfield area until the westward movement to New York in the years following the Revolutionary War.
Descendants of John are listed through 9 generations,stopping there to avoid listing living people. Most branches of John’s descendants have not been researched beyond 7 generations, so there’s a lot of work to be done yet.
The basic source of information on John Leonard’s descendants is the work of John Adams Vinton in “The Giles Memorial,” 1864, pp.291-310.
Created 25 November 2013 with RootsMagic Genealogy Software