Seventh Generation

1444. John Butler LEONARD519,520 was born on 29 November 1829 in Morris Co., NJ.336 He died on 17 October 1910 at the age of 80 in Lyons, Rice Co., KS. He was buried in Lyons Cemetery, Rice Co., KS. He began his studies in New Jersey, later moving to Tuscarawas County, OH, then moved to Knox Co., OH. He must have left NJ for OH aft. 1850, but bef. 1854.

He was a harness maker in 1870 Census, living in Jelloway, Brown twp., Knox Co., OH.

He came west in March 1878 and in 1879 was in Rice County, KS.

In the 1880 Census, he was living with his family in Atlanta, Rice Co., KS. He bought a farm on section 21, Wilson township. He was living with his son Eldridge in the 1910 Census.

He was John W. Leonard, according to Ohio marriage records and also grave stone of his daughter, E. Annie. He was not John Butler Leonard. Middle name Wyck?

One Internet source had the parents of a John Butler Leonard of Morris Co., b. 1829, as Joseph Thompson Leonard, born 12 Apr 1788, d. 6 Nov 1873, wife Sarah Garaband, b. 4 Feb 1799, d. 14 Mar 1855, but there was no corroborating information.

A Joseph Leonard was living in Mendham, Morris Co., NJ, in the 1830 Census. His family included one male under 5, one male 5-10, one male 40-50, one female 5-10, one female 30-40, and one female 50-60. That Joseph Leonard was no longer listed in Morris Co. in the 1840 Census. The only Joseph Leonard in the 1840 New Jersey Census was living in Middletown, Monmouth Co. The 1830 Census does not list family members by name. The 1800, 1810, and 1820 Censuses for NJ are missing.

There was a Joseph T. Leonard living in Hanover, Morris Co., NJ, in the September 1817 tax list.

In the 1850 Census, there was a Joseph Leonard, 74, (b. abt. 1776), a farmer, wife Sarah 59 (b. abt. 1791), son John 18 (b. abt. 1832), a blacksmith, living in Morris, Morris County, NJ, next door to Samuel Leonard, 22, a farmer, and his wife Mary E. Not quite a match.

John Butler LEONARD and Mary Dartough SUYDAM were married on 13 April 1854 in Coshocton Co., OH. Mary Dartough SUYDAM333, daughter of Abraham SUYDAM and Catherine SPIRLING, was born on 13 April 1829 in New Commerce, OH.336 She died on 6 February 1892 at the age of 62 in Lyons, Rice Co., KS. She was buried in Lyons Cemetery, Rice Co., KS. Was her middle name Van Lew?

John Butler LEONARD and Mary Dartough SUYDAM had the following children:



Columbus Delano LEONARD.






Lilly Florence LEONARD.



Elizabeth Ann LEONARD was born on 4 May 1864 in Jelloway, Knox Co., OH. She died on 29 August 1882 at the age of 18 in Lyons, Rice Co., KS. She was buried in Lyons Cemetery, Rice Co., KS.



Eldridge Suydam LEONARD.



Mary Alice LEONARD was born in October 1869 in Jelloway, Knox Co., OH.521 She died in 1889 at the age of 20 in Wilson, Rice Co., KS.