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

Bibliography:

  • 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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Birth:

1830 Nov 23 or 25

Union Springs, Cayuga, New York

Marriage:

1854 or earlier

[Unknown]

Death:

Burial:

1908 Nov 23

Groton, Tompkins, New York

Groton Rural Cemetery (Lot 62, Sec. N)

Groton, Tompkins, New York

Biography

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. His funeral took place two days later and was announced in the Groton Journal. He is buried in Groton Rural Cemetery in Lot 62, Section N.

Children

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

  1. Joseph Russell Leonard b. April 6, 1854 in Cayuga County, New York
  2. Susan L. Leonard b. June 5, 1856 in Cayuga County, New York
  3. Charles L. Leonard b. Aug. 10, 1858 in Genoa, New York
  4. Sarah G. Leonard b. Nov. 30, 1860 in Tompkins County, New York
  5. Frances Jennie Leonard b. July 12, 1863* in Tompkins County, New York
  6. William H. Leonard b. July 24, 1866 in Tompkins County, New York
  7. Lewis F. Leonard b. Oct. 4, 1869 in Tompkins County, New York
  8. Maude M. Leonard b. Sept. 7, 1871 in Tompkins County, New York
  9. Lydia Leonard b. June 13, 1873 in Cayuga County, New York
  10. Arthur Leonard b. May 23, 1877 in Cayuga County, New York
  11. Irving Eugene Leonard b. April 18, 1880 in Cayuga County, New York
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DNA Notes:

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

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

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