Truman Leonard (1784 - 1826)

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Birthplace: Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Chatham, Ohio, United States
Occupation: farmer, soldier
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About Truman Leonard

Truman Leonard was born in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, on March 23, 1784 and was the eldest son of Ezra Leonard and Hannah Marsh. Truman married on June 1, 1811 to Roxanna Allis, who was born in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, on September 15, 1786. She was the daughter of Lemuel Allis and Rebecca (Davis) Allis. After their marriage, Truman and Roxanna resided in Pittsfield, Massachusetts for a short time and then moved to Middlesex (afterwards called Pottertown), Ontario County, N.Y. In 1835 they moved to Chatham, Medina County, Ohio, where Mr. Leonard bought a large farm and reclaimed it from the wilderness.

Truman and Roxanna had eleven children, namely Emeline, Ebenezer, Ezra, Dorcas, Lavinia, Truman, Roxanna, Franklin, Harriet, Louisa and Sarah.

Truman Leonard was twice drafted into the War of 1812. The first time he provided a substitute, but after the second draft he himself went in and was engaged in the campaign in northern New York. This campaign was likely in the Niagara region, which was a war zone for three years. It was said that those bloody battles determined the future of Canada.

Truman Leonard died on February 24, 1846 in Chatham, Ohio at the age of 59 years and is buried in the Chatham Township Cemetery. His wife also died in Chatham on September 12 of the same year and is buried there.

The estate of Truman Leonard was probated in Medina County, Ohio. His son, Ezra Leonard, and Wm Packard were appointed as the Administrators in March 1846. The Sureties were Samuel Allis (related on his wife’s family) and Ebenezer Leonard, the oldest son.

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Truman Leonard's Timeline

1784
March 23, 1784
Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts
1811
June 1, 1811
Age 27
1812
1812
- present
Age 27
War of 1812
1820
1820
Age 35
1826
February 24, 1826
Age 41
Chatham, Ohio, United States
1846
February, 1846
Age 41
Chatham, Ohio, United States
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