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Ron Leonard (#47138647)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Ron Leonard ~ Carroll County Artist

Born April 12, 1941 in High Point, North Carolina to Edd "Harmon" Leonard, son of Walter C. "Clint" Leonard and Sarah "Cynthia" Jones, and "Lannie" Mozelle Combs, daughter of Jessee Alexander "Alex" Combs and "Evoline" Hawks. His family moved back to the lil' community known as Cana in Carroll County, Virginia 1942."I'm as country as a ham biscuit he says!"

He operates, Leonard "The Brush" Signs in Cana and also does pen and ink drawings of Carroll County buildings, etc. which he calls the "Carroll County Collection". His interest in preserving the history for future generations with drawings of certain buildings, homes, subjects and people that made the county what it is today is important to him. With no formal training or art school, he gives all credit to "his God given talent, hard knocks school and Mr. Pete Webster".

Gardening and Genealogy are his two hobbies, if he's not in the garden, you most likely will find him pecking on the computer with his "one finger", researching family records or restoring old photographs of family members. Collecting old pictures and history of the "Hillsville Courthouse Tragedy 1912" is one of his main projects, finding the original grave marker of Floyd and Claud Allen, meeting the only living descendant of Floyd Allen recently are among his many highlights.
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David Hall
Grace Leonard Hall
Good morning Mr. Leonard,
my name is David Hall. I am looking into the genealogy of the Hall and Leonard line.
My father is David Waymoth Hall.
My grand parents are Jesse David Hall and Grace Ethel Leonard Hall.
Her parents was Thomas Walker Leonard and Sara King.
I am looking for family that can tell about the family and who they are. I have been piecing all of it together.
When my father passed away, I was out of reach of the Hall/Leonard family. I am trying to put the family history together for my children so they will know.
It is a honor to meet you. would love to come up to your shop and see your work.

David Hall
roush6669@gmail.com
336.325.5870 cell
Added by David Hall on Apr 12, 2016 8:09 AM
Michael Garnett McGrady
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Ron, I'm a Find A Grave contributor and also follow you on Carroll County Memories. I tried to add you to my Find A Grave friends/contacts in my email contact,but could not get the system to accept it. I used
leonard_thebrush@comcast.net which I thought it was. I have several entries, mostly family, on Find A Grave, and have run across your name when I'm in the Cana area. Would you please send me your email address to mikemcgrady35@yahoo.com. Thanks, Mike
Added by Michael Garnett McGrady on Mar 31, 2015 5:03 PM
deegraver
RE: Jeremiah Allen
can you add photos now?
please try again.
Added by deegraver on Mar 22, 2015 9:04 AM
deegraver
RE: Jeremiah Allen
when a memorial is Sponsered, you are supposed to be able to add more than 5 photos.
I guess you will have to write to Findagrave and include the memorial #.
Findagrave @edit.com
Added by deegraver on Mar 21, 2015 2:27 PM
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Jeremiah Allen
thanks for sponsoring his memorial
Added by deegraver on Mar 21, 2015 11:08 AM
Brinda Bollinger
RE: Elizabeth
Hi,
I am so sorry I am just now getting back with you. It's been awhile since I have put anything on find a grave, so I am not sure if anything has changed . But thank you for the info.

Have a blessed day,
Brinda
Added by Brinda Bollinger on Jul 06, 2013 12:40 PM
Brinda Bollinger
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jones
Hi,
On Elizabeth "Betty" Stockner Jones' page where you have listed the children, I was wondering if you maybe put the dates in by accident backwards for Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jones? You have her born 1866 & died 1836... I have her born about 1866 that I had found in the 1880 census. Just wondering if she died in 1936 & by accident you put 1836?
Have a great afternoon,

Brinda
Added by Brinda Bollinger on Mar 24, 2013 12:21 PM
Victoria Taylor-True
Christina Stockner Bailiff
Hi Ron
I see you added photos to Christina Stockner Bailiff 69405697 memorial .
Rd the txt on the photo , you put Elk Valley Baptist Church Cemetery , it should be Old Elk Valley Baptist Church Cemetery .

Seems there are two with that name and the one refered to as OLD has a bio and description of location on Find A Grave . Thought you might like to know so as to add OLD to the name on the photo .

Thanks
Vickie
See ya on FB -
Carroll County, VA (Reminise&Photo's)
Added by Victoria Taylor-True on Sep 07, 2012 2:40 AM
sharon parkstone
Allen
hi Ron.im a desendent of the allens.and heard about court house tragedy.my grandmother Betty Allen would tell me stories about it and other stuff to.just had a book that was made about the Allens sent to me a couple months ago.

there are some of us relatives left.i plan on visiting family(not sure who is left in west VA)this summer.i would like to met you too.

my grandma betty allen just died a year ago,she was 85.

if you ever like to get a hold of me my number is 302-598-3124.
my name is sharon

ps,my granda betty allen middle name was jane,my daughter amanda middle name is jane also,after her great grandma betty,i see that was a common name in the allen family :)
Added by sharon parkstone on Jun 17, 2012 2:22 PM
sharon parkstone
Allen
hi Ron.im a desendent of the allens.and heard about court house tragedy.my grandmother Betty Allen would tell me stories about it and other stuff to.just had a book that was made about the Allens sent to me a couple months ago.

there are some of us relatives left.i plan on visiting family(not sure who is left in west VA)this summer.i would like to met you too.

my grandma betty allen just died a year ago,she was 85.

if you ever like to get a hold of me my number is 302-598-3124.
my name is sharon

ps,my granda betty allen middle name was jane,my daughter amanda middle name is jane also,after her great grandma betty,i see that was a common name in the allen family :)
Added by sharon parkstone on Jun 17, 2012 2:22 PM
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