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In memory of Albert Jay Leonard, my Paternal Great-Grandfather on the LEONARD branch.


  • Land Records [Link]
  • Birth records at Wellsboro courthouse [Link]
  • Albert Leonard obituary [Link]
  • Albert Leonard burial certificate [Link]
  • World War I draft registration [Link]
  • Robert J. Leonard birth certificate [Link]
  • New York State Marriage Index, 1922, Cert #37480
  • Tioga County Births Book 1 pg 55 No 39 [Link]
  • 1900 U.S. Federal Census Lodi, Seneca, New York

  • 1905 New York State Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1910 U.S. Federal Census Moravia, Cayuga, New York

  • 1930 U.S. Federal Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1940 U.S. Federal Census Moravia, Cayuga, New York

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Albert Jay Leonard

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1895 Dec 15

Osceola, Tioga, Pennsylvania


1922 July 12

Willet, Cortland, New York



1957 Oct 10

Galen, New York

Rose Cemetery (Grave 8, Lot 673)

Rose, Wayne, New York


Albert Jay Leonard was born on December 15, 1895, in Osceola, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He was the fourth child of Lewis Leonard and Cora Sherman. When he was just two years old, in 1897, his father died from Typhoid Fever in Pennsylvania. When the census was taken three years later, in 1900, he was living in Lodi, Seneca County, New York. In 1910 he lived in Moravia, Cayuga County, New York. He was 5' 9" and had brown eyes. He married Rose Ellen Hollenbeck, daughter of Jasper Hollenbeck and Mary E. McGinnis, on July 12, 1922, at the old Hollenbeck homestead in Willet, now Leonard Road. They had one son, Robert, born in 1924 and were separated by 1925. In 1930, Albert was living in Venice with Valentine C. Mathieu. With Valentine he had another son, Richard Leonard. Albert died at the age of 61, on October 10, 1957, from a heart attack ("coronary occlusion"). He rests with Valentine at Rose Cemetery in Rose, New York. According to Richard's wife, Betty (Washburn) Leonard, Albert claimed his hair turned white overnight when his mother died. She died in 1914, when Albert was about 19 years old. Is that possible?


Albert Jay Leonard & Rose Ellen Hollenbeck were the parents of my ancestor,

With Rose Hollenbeck:

With Valentine Matthieu:

  • Richard Leonard

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Albert Jay Leonard:

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