342. Bartlett LEONARD91,191 was born on 17 May 1788 in Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA. He died on 9 June 1875 at the age of 87 in Williamsfield, Ashtabula Co., OH. He moved with his father from Worthington, MA, in 1815, traveling by means of teams all the way, and settled in Williamsfield, Ashtabula Co., OH, at a time when his nearest neighbor was a mile and a quarter distant and when the country was so new that it is related that on one occasion when he was absent from home his wife was obliged to go out in the middle of the night to drive away a bear who was trying to steal a pig from the pigpen. Salt had to be carted from Syracuse, NY, by team, and the first barrel he and his father bought cost fifteen dollars. He built the first framed house in the township. He was a farmer and served as town treasurer for a number of years.
Bartlett LEONARD and Hannah CHAPMAN were married on 9 May 1815 in Hinsdale, Hampshire Co., MA. Hannah CHAPMAN91, daughter of Daniel CHAPMAN and Lucy TALCOTT, was born in November 1787 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. She was born on 17 November 1787 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. She died on 28 November 1848 at the age of 61 in Williamsfield, Ashtabula Co., OH. Hannah died on 28 November 1848 at the age of 61. Mrs. Bartlett Leonard (Hannah Chapman), from Berkshire Mass., 1815, was a woman of lofty character and much culture, having taught school for several years in Mass. She had also studied medicine and was a regular physician, going far and near on her errands of mercy. But these things
did not unfit her for the more ordinary duties of home. Her industry , prudence and economy made her a royal helpmeet.
Her father being a man of property, she brought with her an unusual supply of fine furniture and clothing, but the silks and muslins were all laid away as inappropriate, and she wore home-made linsey-woolsey like her neighbors. She went back to Mass. six times, the first with a neighbor and his wife in winter, leaving 2 children, 3 and 4 years of age, in the care of her husband and his sister Olive Leonard. Being disappointed in returning as she went, she was almost wild with anxiety about her family, Miss Olive having become Mrs. Reuben Phelps in the meantime. At last she heard of the Adamses, who were coming here, but they were 12 in number, heavily loaded, and could not take her in . She told them she would walk if they would carry her baggage. One of the Adams' girls volunteered to take turns walking. She started with delight, but at Meadville,Pa., a thaw came and the family waited for more snow. Mrs. Leonard then pursued her way on foot and alone 25 miles. Arriving at Croytown, she found the Chenango bridge gone, but nothing daunted, walked the "stringers" which were under water, ankle deep, and arrived home at last with joy in her heart that is better imagined than described, after walking more than half of seven hundred miles !
Her daughter, Charlotte ( Mrs. John Barnes), is at present a remarkably preserved great-grandmother, to whom we are all indebted for this scetch. She is still able to fashion in the latest styles many garments for her children and grandchildren. She weaves rugs and carpets of much beauty and raises more flowers than her neighbors. Among other plants she has over 30 rare chrysanthemums.
Olive Leonard married Reuben Phelps and spent the remainder of her life on a farm at the center. Her home was a regular stop on the underground railroad, and many are the "brothers-in-black" she has helped on their way to freedom. She was in peril of forfeiting her property if discovered, but with her right was might, and she never wavered from the path of duty.
Bartlett LEONARD and Hannah CHAPMAN had the following children:
Elizabeth WOODRUFF died in June 1859. She was born in Elba, NY.
Bartlett LEONARD and Amelia BEATTY were married on 7 May 1868. Amelia BEATTY died in 1872.