Fifth Generation

220. Phebe LEONARD155 was born on 22 August 1723 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA.158 She died on 28 February 1749 at the age of 25 in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ.158 She was buried in Hilltop Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mendham, Morris Co., NJ.

Phebe LEONARD and Rev. Eliab BYRAM were married on 3 December 1741 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA.158 Rev. Eliab BYRAM159, son of Ebenezer BYRAM and Abigail ALDEN, was born on 4 December 1718 in East Bridgewater, MA.158 He died on 16 March 1754 at the age of 35 in Amwell twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.158 He died on 4 April 1754 at the age of 35 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA. He was from Mendham, NJ. They settled in Hopewell, NJ.

From "The Life of Eliab Byram:" "Rev. Eliab Byram was sent from the East Bridgewater Parish to Harvard and was graduated with the Class of 1740, having studied Diviinity, and was admitted to the Gospel Ministry. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church of New York and early gave promise of an able and fervent Preacher; he commenced his ministry in North Middlebury, MA. He made a journey to the Middle States in 1743 and settled in Mendham, NJ where he lived most of the time for about 8 years. About the time Eliab graduated from Harvard University, the noted evangelist, George Whitfield, came from Boston and its vicinity and held revival services. Eliab had heard Whitfield preach and was deeply impressed and interested by spirituality of his discourses and made an effort to get the Church at Bridgewater to invite Whitfield to preach for them. Eliab was stopped by the Rev. Angier, who with his mother utterly discountenanced Mr. Whitfield. Ebenezer Byram opened his barn for the desired meetings. This was called the "New Light" movement by the opposition, and there was much opposition and and feeling engendered. This is claimed to have been the reason that led Ebenezer Byram, Sr., and most, if not all, of his children and their families and with relations by marriage and others to emigrate to New Jersey in ca. June 1744."

Phebe LEONARD and Rev. Eliab BYRAM had the following children:



Eliab BYRAM Jr.158 was born on 31 July 1743 in Plymouth, MA. He went to sea and was never heard from again.



Martha BYRAM158 was born in 1746 in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ. She died in 1813 at the age of 67 in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ. She married Ben Chamberlain, b. 1746, Mendham, Morris Co., NJ.



Perkins BYRAM158 was born in 1748 in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ. He died on 20 January 1771 at the age of 23 in Morristown, NJ. Perkins Byram, b. 1748 in Mendham, married 8 Mar 1769 in Morristown Hannah Raynor. He died 20 Jan 1771 in Morristown. They had one child, Eliab Byram, b. 1769.