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John Leonard

Male Abt 1615 - 1676  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name John Leonard  [1
    Born Abt 1615  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1676 - 24 Feb 1676  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I3026  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2015 

    Family Sarah Heald,   d. 23 Nov 1711, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Sep 1640  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Leonard,   b. 13 Dec 1645, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1676, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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."

  • Sources 
    1. [S700] "John Keep of Longmeadow," by John Keep and Bob Warner.

    2. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.

    3. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952., year only.

    4. [S140] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online database at americanancestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010.