256. William LEONARD31,173 was born in 1760 in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ. He died in 1848 at the age of 88 in Beallsville, Washington Co., PA.171,173 He was buried in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, PA. They lived on a farm near Pigeon Creek. His brother lived close by. After the death of Jemima, William lived with his son, Benjamin, and with his daughter, Mrs. Sara Craven in Beallsville. He died at the home of his daughter, Sarah.
According to Harriet Leonard Fishburn, he was an amiable, mild-tempered Christian gentleman, beloved by all who knew him. He was a devout churchman and was an elder in the Presbyterian Church for over 40 years. "Grandfather Leonard was a dignified, dressy man. He wore knee breeches, beautiful stockings, and garters with silver knee-buckles." "My father was at his bedside when his father died, and he said, "Benjamin, goodbye. I am about to cross cold Jordan but I am not afraid.""
Jemima BURT174, daughter of Jotham BURT and Mary HAYWOOD, was born on 23 February 1768 in Morristown, Morris Co., NJ.171 She was born on 23 February 1768. She died about 1850 at the age of 82 in Fayette Co., PA. According to her (great?) granddaughter, Harriet Leonard Fishburn, she died from the effects of burns.
William LEONARD and Jemima BURT had the following children: