In memory of Charles Russell Leonard, my Paternal 3rd Great-Grandfather on the LEONARD branch.


  • 1855 New York State Census, Genoa, Cayuga, New York

  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Locke, Cayuga, New York

  • 1875 New York State Census Locke, Cayuga, New York

  • 1880 U.S. Federal Census Locke, Cayuga, New York

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Charles Russell Leonard

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1830 Dec 23

Union Springs, Cayuga, New York


1854 or earlier




1908 Nov 23

Groton, Tompkins, New York

Groton Rural Cemetery (Lot 62, Sec. N)

Groton, Tompkins, NY


Charles Russell Leonard was born on the 25th of November, 1830, in Union Springs, Cayuga County, New York. He was the son of Russel and Sophronia Leonard. His father went missing in 1833, when Charles was under three years old. He married Mary Polly Brown before 1854. She was the daughter of Eugene Edwin Brown and Lydia King. Charles and Mary had several children including: Joseph, Susan, Louise Jane, Frances Jennie, Sarah, Lewis, Arthur, Lydia and Irving. Charles died on the 23rd of November, 1908, at his home in Groton, Tompkins County, New York. He is buried in Groton Rural Cemetery in Lot 62, Section N.


Charles Russell Leonard & Mary Polly Brown were the parents of my ancestor,

Other known children:

  • Joseph Russell Leonard b. 1854

  • Susan Leonard b. 1857

  • Charles Leonard b. 1859

  • Sarah G. Leonard b. 1861

  • Frances Leonard b. 1862

  • Lewis Leonard b. 1869

  • Lydia Leonard b. 1873

  • Arthur Leonard b. 1874

  • Irving Eugene Leonard (1880-1950)

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Charles Russell Leonard:

DNA Notes:

Confirmed match with Corey Foote on Ancestry, descendant of Charles R Leonard and/or Mary Polly Brown.

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