Eleanor <I>Leonard</I> Cude

Eleanor Leonard Cude

Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 28 Oct 1860 (aged 64)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 15901890 · View Source
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Eleanor was the daughter of John Leonard. She is not the daughter of John and Abigail (Moody) Leonard. Abigail would have been about 53 years old at the time of Eleanor's birth. John and Abigail (Moody) did have a daughter Eleanor but she was born several years earlier (March 10, 1780)and she married Thomas Starbuck in 1804. It is possible this Eleanor may have been the granddaughter of John and Abigail (Moody) Leonard.

Eleanor was a Quaker. She was disowned for marrying Timothy Cude contrary to discipline.

Eleanor married Nathan Dicks prior to 1815 (Birth of first child Achilles September 3, 1815). They were the parents of nine children: Achilles W., Alfred M., Cornelius T., Elizabeth, Esther, Rachel, Mary L., Lydia, and Nathan. Nathan died in 1833. A John Leonard became the guardian of Eleanor's minor children at that time. By 1844, guardianship of the remaining minor children had passed to the elder son Cornelius. The oldest two sons, Achilles and Alfred, had migrated to Illinois. By 1846, guardianship of the remainding minor child, Lydia, was held by Charles S. Leonard.

Eleanor married second Timothy Cude on February 4, 1840 in Guilford Co., North Carolina. They had a daughter Martitia.

Her will leaves all her remaining possessions to her daughters. There is no mention of her sons.

Will of Elenor Cude, November Term 1860, Guilford County, Will Book D, p. 71

Know all men by these presents that I Elenor Cude of the County of Guilford and State of North Carolina make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form...

First: It is my will and desire that all my just debts to be paid out of my estate.

Second: I give to my daughter Martitia Weatherly my mare and all my stock of cattle, hogs, and sheep that I own and all my household and kitchen furniture and loom and all belonging thereto in any way, one waggon and harness, one spinning wheel and reel, one clock and all the other property that I possess except my wearing clothes.

Third: It is my will and desire that my wearing clothes be equally divided between my four daughters, Elizabeth Story, Esther Ross, Mary Hanner, and Martitia Weatherly, share and share alike. I appoint James W. Weatherly Executor. In witness whereof I the said Elenor Cude hath hereunto set her hand and seal this 7th day of December 1857. Signed, sealed, and acknowledged in presence of A. S. Ross, Alex Hanner

Elenor Cude

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Gravesite Details Age 64 years, 9 months. Wife of Timothy Cude.



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 15901890
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Leonard Cude (28 Jan 1796–28 Oct 1860), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15901890, citing Centre Friends Meeting Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Becky Dean (contributor 46814906) .