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 John H. Leonard

John H. Leonard

Death 1905 (aged 73–74)
Burial Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 40-C
Memorial ID 78230851 · View Source
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LEONARD - BOWERS gravestone.

John H. Leonard 1831-1905
Susan W. Leonard
Mary H. Alden
1869 -

2 markers: "JHL" and "SWL"

BOWERS side of the stone:
Herbert J. Bowers 1858-1933
Jennie A. Bowers 1868-1922
Benjamin T. Darling 1833-1919
Rebecca J. Darling 1843-1909

3 Markers: "Jennie" "Mother" & "Father"
from, civil war records:

Name: John H. Leonard
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Massachusetts
Regiment Name: 1 Massachusetts Cavalry
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment,
Massachusetts Cavalry Company: I
Rank In: Fifth Sergeant
Rank In Expanded: Fifth Sergeant
Rank Out: Corporal



CO. I 1 Massachusetts Cavalry.

4 new Companies, "I," "K," "L," "M," organized December 5. 1863, to January 14, 1864.
3rd Battalion.--(Cos. "I," "K," "L" and "M.") Duty in District of Beaufort, S.C., until August, 1862. Action at Pocotaligo, S.C., May 22, 1862 (Detachment). Patrol and guard duty and picketing Broad River. Expedition to St. John's Bluff, Fla., September 30-October 13, 1862. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23. Pocotaligo Bridge October 21. Caston and Frampton's Plantation October 22. Attached to 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South. A Detachment of Company "I" at Folly Island, S.C., until July, 1863, and Morris Island, S.C., to August, 1863. Balance of Company "I" on outpost duty at Hilton Head, S.C., June to August, 1863. Permanently detached from 1st Cavalry by S. C. 346, War Department, August 4, 1863, and designated Independent Battalion, Massachusetts Cavalry.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 93 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 140 Enlisted men by disease. Total 239.
1806 Oct. 30 Birth Record Rochester, MA. "EZRA E. WASHBURN born in Bridgewater or Taunton." [Recorded at same time as his daughter's birth in 1833.]

1831 April 22 Birth Record Stoughton, MA. JOHN HIRAM LEONARD born [Source: Masonic Registration].

1833 March 4 Birth Record Rochester, MA. SARAH ALLEN WASHBURN [LEONARD] born to EZRA E. & ROSAMOND WASHBURN.

1853 Dec. 23 Marriage Record for Rochester, MA. JOHN H.[HIRAM] LEONARD age 23, born in Stoughton, MA, painter; parents: HIRAM & HANNAH LEONARD. Bride is SARAH A. WASHBURN age 21, born in Rochester, MA ; parents: EZRA & ROSEMOND WASHBURN. [The town of Rochester, MA is near New Bedford, MA, and the Cape.]

1860 Nov. 29 Marriage Record Greenfield, NH. REBECCA JANE LEWIS age 17, parents: JAMES LEWIS & SABRA M.[MORSE] LEWIS. Groom is BENJAMIN DARLING born in Antrim, NH, age 26, parents: LUTHER DARLING & LYDIA DARLING.

1869 Oct. 30 Birth Record Hudson, MA. MARY H. LEONARD born to parents: printer JOHN H. [HIRAM] LEONARD & SARAH A. WASHBURN.

1870 U.S. Census - Hudson, Massachusetts. JOHN H.[HIRAM] LEONARD age 40 working for a painter. First Wife SARAH A. [WASHBURN] LEONARD age 37. Four children: FRANK H. LEONARD age 14, JOSEPH H. LEONARD 13, AUGUSTINE H. LEONARD 2, and MARY H. LEONARD [ALDEN] age 8 months.

1870 U.S. Census - Peterborough, New Hampshire. BENJAMIN T. DARLING age 36, a miller. Wife REBECCA J. DARLING age 27. Children: JAMES L. DARLING age 3, JENNEY K. DARLING age 1. There is a "House keeper" 61 year old Lydia Darling living with them also. All born in New Hampshire.

1871 Nov. 27 Death Record Hudson, MA. SARAH A. WASHBURN LEONARD age 38 & 9 months & 23 days, born in Mattapoisett, MA. Parents: E.E. WASHBURN (born in Bridgewater, MA) & ROSAMOND WASHBURN (born in Mattapoisett, MA). Cause of death: "Consumption."

1872 July 10 Marriage Record Hudson, MA. 2nd marriage for JOHN H.[HIRAM] LEONARD age 37, born in Stoughton, MA, painter; parents: HIRAM LEONARD & HANNAH DRAKE. 1st marriage for Bride is SUSIE W. HAPGOOD age 26 born in Harvard, MA, parents: JONA T. HAPGOOD & DOROTHY MOSEMAN.

1880 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA, 150 Central Street. JOHN H. LEONARD age 48,a house painter. 2nd Wife SUSAN [HAPGOOD]LEONARD age 35. They are living with the Charles Jackson family, a young couple ages 19 and 21 and their 2 young sons.

1885 Oct. 28 Marriage Record Fitchburg, MA. JENNIE R. DARLING age 17, born in Peterborough, NH; parents: BENJAMIN P. DARLING & REBECCA J. DARLING. Groom is HERBERT J. BOWERS age 29, born in Groton, MA, Conductor F.R.R. [Fitchburg Rail Road?]; parents: JOEL O. BOWERS & CHARLOTTE A. BOWERS.

1900 U.S. Census - Fitchburg, MA, 44 Laurel St. BENJAMIN P. DARLING age 67, a teamster, born in Feb. 1837 in New Hampshire. REBECCA J. DARLING age 57 born in NH May 1843. They've been married 40 years, and had 4 children, all living. Also living there is daughter MAY L. DARLING age 19 born Sept. 1880. Plus there is a boarder age 45 Mary Lewis.

1900 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA, 70 Howland St. JOHN H. LEONARD, age 69, born in Mass. in April 1831, house painter. Wife SUSAN W. [HAPGOOD] LEONARD age 54, born in Mass. in December 1845. Married 27 years. Says that Susan had "0" children, even though listed next is Daughter MARY H. [LEONARD] ALDEN age 30 born Mass. in October 1869, working in a shoe shop. Mary is listed as "S" for single, even though her last name is different now.

1900 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA, 207 Lincoln Street. HERBERT J. BOWERS age 43 born Sept. 1856, a railroad conductor. Wife is JENNIE R.[DARLING] BOWERS, age 31, born July 1868, married 14 years, no children. Living with them is his sister, Lucy A. Bowers age 50 born May 1850.

1905 January 19 Death Record Marlborough, MA, 70 Howland Street. JOHN HIRAM LEONARD age 73 & 8 months & 22 days, born in Stoughton, MA, retired printer. Parents: HIRAM LEONARD (born in Sharon, MA) & HANNAH DRAKE (born in Stoughton, MA). Cause of death: "Cerebral Embolism, Valvular Disease of Heart."

1909 Oct. 28 Death Record Marlborough, MA, 210 Lincoln Street. REBECCA J. [JANE LEWIS] DARLING age 66 & 5 months & 22 days, born in Greenfield, NH, parents: JAMES LEWIS & "SAYBREY"[SABRA] MORSE. Cause of death: Acute Nephritis. The Informant was "Mrs. H. Bowers", that is her married daughter JENNIE R.DARLING BOWERS.

1910 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA Lincoln Street. BENJAMIN T. DARLING age 76, widower. Daughter May L. Darling age 29, single, a bookkeeper in a dry goods.

1910 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA, at 70 Howland Street. SUSAN W.[HAPGOOD] LEONARD age 64, widowed, has had 2 children and both are living. MARY H. [LEONARD] ALDEN age 40, appears to be a "D" divorced, is the "Stepdaughter" to Susan. Mary is working in a shoe shop.

1920 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA 70 Howland Street. SUSAN W.[HAPGOOD] LEONARD age 74 widowed. Stepdaughter MARY H. [LEONARD] ALDEN age 50, "S" single, working in a shoe shop.

1920 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA 207 Lincoln Street. HERBERT J. BOWERS age 63 born in Mass., and wife JENNIE [DARLING] BOWERS age 51 born in New Hampshire. They own their house. Herbert is a train conductor.

1930 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA 70 Howland Street. SUSAN W. [HAPGOOD] LEONARD age 84 widow, owns the house worth $1200. Stepdaugher MARY H.LEONARD ALDEN now age 60, "S" single, not working.

1930 U.S. Census - Marlborough, MA 207 Lincoln Street, HERBERT BOWERS is a widower, owns his house valued at $5000, living with his widowed sister 69 year old Emma Brown.

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  • Added: 11 Oct 2011
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