In memory of Sophronia Burrill, my Paternal 4th Great-Grandmother on the LEONARD branch.


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Sophronia Burrill

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1815 (est.)

New York


1830 or earlier

New York (probably)



1883 Dec 3

Moravia, Cayuga, New York

Union Springs, Cayuga, New York


Sophronia was the wife of Russell Leonard. Family tradition gives her last name as Burrill, although no evidence is given. Russell left in November of 1833 to buy land in Michigan Territory and never returned. Sophronia placed a missing persons ad in the paper in May of 1834. Sophronia remarried to Thomas Knapp and had several children before her death which occurred on the 3rd of December, 1883, at Moravia. She was 69 years old and was said to have been buried in Union Springs. 


Sophronia Burrill & Russell Leonard were the parents of my ancestor,

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Sophronia Burrill:

DNA Notes:

Match with ellsc and Tamara Smith on Ancestry, descendants of Sophronia Burrill and Thomas Knapp.

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