Descendants of Solomon Leonard 1615 of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Solomon Leonard’s direct male descendants who have been tested are in Haplogroup I2b. This differentiates them from the Iron Leonards, who are in Haplogroup J2, and the bulk of English and Irish Leonards, who are in Haplogroup R1b.
James Leonard’s and Solomon Leonard’s descendants lived inclose proximity in eastern MA. As a result, there were quite a few intermarriages, and some Leonards can claim descendancy from both James and Solomon.
The basic source of information about Solomon’s descendants comes from Manning Leonard’s book, “Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637 of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and Some of His Descendants,” 1896. This has been substantial added to by Allen Vaughan, a descendant, who has tracked Solomon’s grandson, Benjamin, to Mendham, Morris County, NJ and that branch further to western Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Solomon’s descendants spread toward the New London area of Connecticut (as did some of James’) and the Worcester area of Massachusetts,later colonizing Worthington, Massachusetts. Where confusion enters the picture is with the removal of some from eastern Connecticut to Dutchess County, New York. Records for tracking them are sparse, and as a consequence the trail dead-ends in that area.
This listing of descendants stops at the 9th generation to avoid showing living people.
Created 26 November 2013 with RootsMagic Genealogy Software