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Martha Leonard

Female 1695 -


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Martha Leonard was born on 23 Oct 1695 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (daughter of Benjamin Leonard and Sarah Scott).

    Martha married Joseph Ashley in Feb 1716 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Joseph (son of Joseph Ashley and Mary Parsons) was born on 27 Jul 1686 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 12 May 1720 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Martha Ashley was born on 23 Apr 1717 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jun 1766 in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts; was buried in Adams Cemetery, Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Benjamin Leonard was born on 5 Sep 1654 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (son of John Leonard and Sarah Heald); died on 21 Dec 1724 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Benjamin married Sarah Scott on 9 Feb 1679 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of John Scott and Sarah Bliss) died on 2 Dec 1751 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah Scott (daughter of John Scott and Sarah Bliss); died on 2 Dec 1751 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. Martha Leonard was born on 23 Oct 1695 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Leonard was born about 1615; died in 20 Feb 1676 - 24 Feb 1676 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Killed by Indians during King Philip's War.

    "The English origin of John Leonard has not been ascertained, and if related to James Leonard of Taunton, Mass., nothing has been found to indicate it." [Hale, House and Related Families]

    From a Wikitree page about John Leonard:

    "He was an early settler of the town of Springfield, MA [...] He was chosen surveyor, 26 March 1640, to see that the highways were cleared and kept in repair. He was one of the town appraisers in 1645 [...]

    "He was killed by Indians in Springfield 21 February 1675/766 during King Philip's War. 'He was killed by an Indian arrow while crossing the Agawam River to go to the assistance of relatives.'

    "He was living in Springfield in 1636. He is not mentioned in The Great Migration Begins. He had 15 children. He is the progenitor of the Springfield Leonard line. No relationship is known to the James Leonard line, although they apparently communicated and knew each other. The Springfield Leonard line is followed in the Giles Memorial Genealogical Memoirs by John Adams Vinton (Boston: Dutton, 1864), pp. 280-316. The early generations are also covered in thorough fashion by Donald Lines Jacobus in Hale, House, and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley."

    John married Sarah Heald on 12 Sep 1640 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Sarah died on 23 Nov 1711 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Sarah Heald died on 23 Nov 1711 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Possibly named Sarah Heath.

    "[Sarah Heald's] origin is likewise unknown, and since no Heald family was early settled at Springfield, she may have been brought there as a relative or as an indentured servant. It should be noted that in the next generation Gershom Hale or Heald, son of John Heald of Concord, settled in Springfield, and Sarah may have been Gershom's aunt and sister of John." [Hale, House and Related Families]

    Children:
    1. Sarah Leonard was born on 13 Dec 1645 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 20 Mar 1676 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
    2. 2. Benjamin Leonard was born on 5 Sep 1654 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 21 Dec 1724 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  John Scott died on 2 Jan 1690 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    John married Sarah Bliss on 20 Jul 1659 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins) was born about 1638; died on 27 Sep 1705 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Sarah Bliss was born about 1638 (daughter of Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins); died on 27 Sep 1705 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Sarah Scott died on 2 Dec 1751 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Thomas Bliss was born about 1590; died before 14 Feb 1651 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1649

    Notes:

    First appears in Hartford around 1639. Not to be confused with the Thomas Bliss of Braintree and Rehoboth. His name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford.

    From Michel L. Call and Gary Boyd Roberts, "Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library Acquired by NEHGS," 1985:

    "According to [Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library] projections, the largest family in America today is the posterity of Robert White (b. ca. 1560) & Bridget Allgar, with a Mormon posterity of 430,000 and an American posterity of 29 million. The next five families are Edward Griswold and Margaret, Joseph Loomis and Mary White (daughter of Robert and Bridget above), Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, and Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins, each with a Mormon posterity of 270,000 and an American posterity of 18 million."

    Thomas married Margaret Hulins on 18 Oct 1621 in St. Nicholas, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England. Margaret (daughter of John Hulins and Margaret) was born about 1600 in of Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England; died on 28 Aug 1684 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 15.  Margaret Hulins was born about 1600 in of Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (daughter of John Hulins and Margaret); died on 28 Aug 1684 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1595, of Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

    Children:
    1. Mary Bliss was born about 1628 in Gloucestershire, England; died on 29 Jan 1712 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
    2. 7. Sarah Bliss was born about 1638; died on 27 Sep 1705 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.