2. Samuel LEONARD Jr.4 was born about 1643 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA. He died after 30 November 1720 at the age of 77 in Griswold or Preston, CT. Also known as Samuel Leonardson. Manning Leonard: "He was intimate with the family of John Leonard of Springfield who were relatives."
When he sold his house in Worcester to John Beman, one of the witnesses to the deed was Rachel Leonard, believed to be a daughter of John Leonard or of Rice Leonard of Rehoboth who was probably visiting or living with his family at this time.
He settled in Preston, now Griswold, CT. He was one of the founders of the North Church of Preston, now the First Congregational Church of Griswold 30 Nov 1720. He was a church member from 16 Nov 1698.
Samuel LEONARD Jr. and Abigail WOOD were married before 1676. Abigail WOOD, daughter of John WOOD and SARAH, was born about 1645 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. She died in Worcester, Worcester Co., MA. Also referred to as Atwood.
Samuel LEONARD Jr. and Abigail WOOD had the following children:
DEBORAH died before 1720 in Griswold or Preston, CT. Manning Leonard speculates on p. 35 of the Solomon Leonard Genealogy that she was possibly the youngest daughter of John Leonard of Springfield. "He was intimate with the family of John Leonard of Springfield who were relatives; the youngest duaghter, Deborah, has never been traced, perhaps this was she. It is believed that they had a daughter Abigail, though no record or birth or baptism has been found. The church records give the baptism of a daughter Phebe 17 October 1703." Current info is that Deborah married Gabriel Luff of Long Island.
Samuel LEONARD Jr. and DEBORAH had the following children: