Leonard, Benjamin Sr.

Leonard, Benjamin Sr.

Male 1732 - 1813  (81 years)

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  • Name Leonard, Benjamin  [1
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 21 Oct 1732  Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Nov 1813  Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Snow Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I66094  Sackett
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Family Renough/Reneffe, Mary,   b. 14 Feb 1731, Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1807, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1760  [1
    Children 
    +1. Leonard, Benjamin Jr.,   b. 3 Jun 1761, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 
    Family ID F26337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Oct 1732 - Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Leonard, Benjamin Jr. - 3 Jun 1761 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1813 - Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Snow Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 27 May 2021.
      Memorial ID 61720265
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61720265

      Benjamin Leonard Sr.
      Birth 21 Oct 1732
      Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Death 22 Nov 1813 (aged 81)
      Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
      Burial
      Snow Cemetery
      Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA

      Beloved son of Joseph Leonard and Mary(Packard dau of Nathaniel and Lydia Kingman) Leonard.

      Born in Bridgewater Mass.

      First married Keturaha Brigg(s) IN 1756 . EAST BRIDGEWATER MASS. MARRIAGES pge. 175.
      Keturah then died AUG 17, 1757,from complications on the birth of their first child.
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      Benjamin Leonard had to;take out a license to bury her.
      "PLYMOUTH S.LICENSE IS HEREBY GRANTED TO BENJAMIN LEONARD(AND ALL CONCERNED) TO BURY HIS DEC. WIFE TO MORROW (ALTHO' THE LORD'S DAY)LEAST THE CORPS OF DEC. PROVE TO OFFENSIVE, BY REASON OF THE HOT SEASON. Aug. 20 1757. GRANTED BY JOSIAH EDSON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE"


      To this marriage they had one child Katuraha Leonard who was born on August 08,1757, she married William Bishop son of Edward Bishop of Providence county Rhode Island and Mother Unknown nee Bishop on January 13, 1778 in Gloucester, Providence county Rhode Island.(gs film #2188721 ref id #p112).ALSO LISTED UNDER KETURAHA LEONARDS' MARRIAGE BANNS are her parents,grandparents,great-granparents,and great-great grandparents to Solomon LEONARD.BRIDGEWATER MASS.MARRIAGES PG. 243.

      He then married Mary Reneffe/Renough on Feb,2, 1760.There are two differnt enteries of this marriage second date is Sept. 08, 1759.

      Benajamin then moved to Ashford Ct. November 1767 where he purchased 100 acres of land belonging to Joseph Leonard.(his grandfather); in a deed dated May 16 1767. Witnessed by Zephanniah Leonard and Abaigail Leonard.

      His beloved wife Mary died Dec, 16, 1807 and is buried with him.


      Benjamin and Keturah had one daughter;
      Keturaha b.Aug 8,1757 d.May 30 1836.
      mar. William Bishop of Gloucester R.I.
      They had 11 children!!

      Benjamin and Mary Reneffe had;

      1. Benjamin b.1761(bap.Aug. 8, 1765)

      2. Dr.Recompense b.Aug 31. 1771 d May 1846(famous)

      A Genealogical History of the Jennings families in England and America PG. 568-574
      ref;The Leonard Genealogy by Manning Leonard.
      pg. 79
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      Updated January 13, 2018
      WILL OF BENJAMIN LEONARD
      NAMING THIS THIRD WIFE POLLY AKA MOLLY NEE BOSWORTH LEONARD AS CO-ADMINISTRATOR WITH AN UNREADABLE BOSWORTH.
      IN SAID WILL DATED DEC 07,1813 BENJAMIN LEONARD NAMES RECOMPENSE HIS SON, BENJAMIN HIS SON AND KETURAH NEE LEONARD BISHOP TO INHERIT LAND AND $$$$
      THIS WILL WAS NOT FINALIZED UNTIL JULY 1816. THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS ALONE WAS ESTIMATED AT $ 2071.79 THAT WAS A SMALL FORTUNE AT THAT TIME. THEY HIRED TWO SURVEYORS TO MARK OFF THE LAND ON SAID FARM IN CONNECTICUT.
      THE COST OF DIGGING OUR BENJAMIN LEONARDS GRAVE WAS 9 SHILLINGS.
      IN 1814 POLLY LEONARD STILL HAD THE LAND WHILE THE ESTATE WAS BEING PROBATED AS SHE PAID $1.OO FOR TAX ON ALL THE LAND SHE LIVED ON

      Researched by Ted Smith


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