Seventh Generation

1557. David S. LEONARD was born on 12 March 1816 in Washington Co., PA. He died in 1884 at the age of 68 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa. The couple began domestic life in Franklin County, OH, remaining there until the spring of 1842. They then moved to section 25, Flint River township, Des Moines Co., IA. He was elected a Director of the Burlington and Northwestern Railroad, being chosen Vice President of the company in 1878. His primary business was orchards and nursery.

He was killed by a horse and buggy runaway 12 February 1884, as reported by nephew Nathan Leonard, 1908.

His 200 acre farm with all the old trees was bought in 1905 and became the famous Deems first horseless farm (International Harvester).

David S. LEONARD and Mary S. DUSTIN were married on 2 March 1841 in Franklin Co., OH. Mary S. DUSTIN, daughter of Nathan DUSTIN and Ann CARPENTER, was born on 24 August 1821 in Delaware Co., OH. She was a descendant of the family of Hannah Dustin of Haverill, MA, stolen by Indians in 1695, escaped with Samuel Leonard, grandson of Solomon.

David S. LEONARD and Mary S. DUSTIN had the following children:



Howard Dustin LEONARD was born on 14 January 1842 in Franklin Co., OH. He died on 18 March 1862 at the age of 20 in Hospital, Mound City, IL. He was a Civil War soldier, dying March 18, 1862 at a US Army Hospital in Cairo, IL, of a disease caused by exposure during the battle of For Donaldson, Tennessee. He served in Company K, 14 Iowa Infantry.



David Hale LEONARD was born after 1842. He died about 1852 at the age of 10 in Des Moines Co., IA.



Anna Elizabeth LEONARD.



Charles Sumner LEONARD was born in December 1852 in Des Moines Co., IA. He died in 1861 at the age of 9 in Des Moines Co., IA.



Lilly LEONARD was born on 16 May 1868. She died in 1870 at the age of 2. She died in infancy.