Sixth Generation

521. Rev. Lewis Elder LEONARD was born on 4 October 1785 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA. He was born on 4 October 1785 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA. He died on 26 November 1856 at the age of 71 in Cazenovia, NY.262 He was descended from Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater. He lived in New Bedford, MA, and Cazenovia, NY. He held a Doctor of Divinity degree. He was living in Cazenovia at the time of the 1850 Census. He was a Baptist minister. Living in the household were Lewis, age 65, Lois, age 55, Betsy Leonard, age 80 (b. 1770), and Edwin M. Who was Betsy? There were no Betsy's in Lewis' line nor in Lois' line. The likely Betsy in Betsy's line was Betsy Bryant, born March 24, 1770, abandoned wife of the Nathaniel who took off for Canada. This is verified by the report of Betsey Leonard's death in the Middleboro Gazette of 3/13/1858:2.

Lewis and Betsey Leonard were living in the household of Henry Weed, 43, a hatter from CT. Their daughter, Elizabeth, had married Weed. The Weeds had two children, Susan E., 13, and Lewis L., 7. Lewis and Betsey Leonard's son, Edwin M, 28, a machinist, was also living with the extended family. By the 1860 Census, the Weeds and their children were living alone.

Lewis Leonard is shown as marrying both Lois Leonard and Betsy Leonard. This appears to be correct: he married Lois after Betsy died. He apparently went back to New Bedford to marry Lois, and his mother-in-law from his earlier marriage to Betsy continued to live with them. Betsy and Lois were from very different branches of the Leonard family -- one has to go back to the original James to find a common ancestor.

Rev. Lewis Elder LEONARD and Lois LEONARD were married on 7 May 1849 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA. Lois LEONARD263, daughter of George LEONARD and Mary ALLEN, was born on 20 June 1795 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.264 She died on 20 July 1869 at the age of 74 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.265 She was buried in 1869 Central Cemetery, Pine Ave., Grave #7-8, Middleboro, MA. Alternative birth date: 26 June 1795 (on gravestone).

Rev. Lewis Elder LEONARD and Betsey LEONARD were married on 12 October 1812 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.266 Betsey LEONARD267,268,269, daughter of Nathaniel LEONARD and Betsey BRYANT, was born on 11 June 1788 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co, MA.145 She was born on 11 June 1788. She died in October 1847 at the age of 59 in Cazenovia, NY.270

Rev. Lewis Elder LEONARD and Betsey LEONARD had the following children:



Elizabeth Parker LEONARD.



Lewis Franklin LEONARD was born on 1 April 1816. He died on 16 December 1875 at the age of 59. He married twice, but left no children (Solomon Leonard Genealogy).



Edwin Mitchell LEONARD was born in November 1822 in NY. He died on 14 June 1856 at the age of 33. He was a machinist living with his father and stepmother (and grandmother?) in the 1850 Census. He married, but had no children (SolomonLeonard Genealogy).

Rev. Lewis Elder LEONARD and Abby W. DAVIS were married after 26 February 1839 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA. Abby W. DAVIS was born in New Bedford.

Rev. Lewis Elder LEONARD and Abby W. DAVIS had the following children:



Flora P. LEONARD was born about 1839.