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Martha Leonard

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Generation: 1

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

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

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

Generation: 2

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

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


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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Leonard was born Abt 1615; died 20 Feb 1676 - 24 Feb 1676, 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 12 Sep 1640, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Sarah died 23 Nov 1711, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah Heald died 23 Nov 1711, 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]

    Notes:

    Married:
    AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society,2001-2010).

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

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

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


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


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Thomas Bliss was born Abt 1590; died Bef 14 Feb 1651, 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.

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


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

    Other Events:

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

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