Civil War: Co. A, 4th Rhode Island infantry,
and Co. G, 7th Rhode Island Infantry
George Abraham Leonard was born in 1832 in Bristol, Rhode Island to Abraham Bryant Leonard and Abigail Diman Munro. He was a blacksmith by trade. George married Emily J. Thomas July 22, 1851 at Providence. Emily was the daughter of Samuel A. and Mary Thomas, and was born in 1834 at Providence, Rhode Island. George was a resident at Providence, RI, when he enlisted as a private on September 6, 1861 and was mustered into Company A, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. Private Leonard re-enlisted on January 5, 1864. He was transferred to Company G, 7th Rhode Island Infantry, on February 1, 1865. Private Leonard was mustered out at Alexandria, Virginia, on July 13, 1865. After the war he returned to Rhode Island.
Children (born Providence, RI):
- Henry (1852-?; working as farm laborer in Seekonk on the farm of Edwin and Mary Sylvester in the 1870 Census)
- John H. (1854-Jul. 22, 1924, RI; m. Almira W. Worthington [1843, Pawtucket, RI] at Seekonk, MA, on Mar. 28, 1872 , Seekonk, MA)
Note: Emily apparently divorced George and married (2) John E. Stearns (Sterns) on January 12, 1869. (This information shared by: David Wilson)
Co. A., 4th R.I. Vols.