147. Nathan LEONARD45 was born on 25 September 1743 in Hardwick, Worcester Co., MA. He died on 10 October 1813 at the age of 70 in Marcellus (now Sennett), Cayuga Co., NY. He was buried in Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY. He was a cordwainer and captain of militia. He was a minuteman in the summons on 19 April 1775 and in 1778 a captain in Col Nathaniel Wade's regiment. He resided in Hardwick, MA, until after 1777 and subsequently in Shaftsbury, VT, from which place he removed in February 1797 to Marcellus (now Sennett), Cayuga Co., NY (also called Brutus, NY). He moved his family and household effects with oxen and sleighs; the weather being very severe and the roads merely wood roads for the last 50 miles, they suffered considerably from cold and exposure. He built a log house in which he kept a country tavern, afterwards building a frame house for the same purpose. He had much difficulty with defective titles to his lands. He died in Brutus, NY (name changed). DAR Patriot Index.
His large family is listed in NYS DAR Bible VI:145-6. According to Frank Dougherty, " The Settlers of the Beekman Patent VIII," p. 63, Nathan was the son of Benjamin Leonard who died April 12, 1783. This is in direct contradiction with Manning Leonard's work.
Nathan LEONARD and Amittai CUTLER were married on 26 November 1766. Amittai CUTLER, daughter of David CUTLER and Mary TIDD, was born on 15 July 1748. She died on 26 October 1840 at the age of 92. She was buried in Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY.
Nathan LEONARD and Amittai CUTLER had the following children: