Esther Leonard (Austin)

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Esther Leonard (Austin)

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: May 31, 1756 (47)
West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ensign Anthony Austin and Abigail Austin
Wife of Abel Leonard
Mother of Elijah Leonard; Abigail Flower; Esther Leonard; Abel Leonard; Esther Ely and 5 others
Sister of Anthony Austin; Abigail Smith; Caleb Austin; Joshua Austin; Caleb Austin and 5 others

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About Esther Leonard (Austin)

Please see also "The Early Leonards: Traces of Their Lives in New England In The 17., 18. and 19.Century" by Roxana B. Nogosky 2006. For further reading on the descendants of his son Elijah see "The Leonard Family Letters Excerpts 1884 - 1904 transcribed by Roxana and John Nogosky from the Biber manuscripts and archives of University of Zurich.

Esther Austin (5 May 1709 Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut - 31 May 1756 West Springfield, Hampden, Mass).

Her father was Anthony Austin, Ensign II (7 Dec 1668 Rowley, Essex, Mass - 9 Jan 1733 Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut) son of Captain Anthony Austin I (1636 – 1708) and Esther Huggins (1643 – 1698).

Her mother was Abigail Holcomb (Holcombe) (12 May 1681 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut - 13 Jun 1756 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut) daughter of Sargent Benajah (sic) Thomas Holcomb (1644 – 1736) and Sarah Eno (1649 – 1732).

On 11 Dec 1730 in Springfield, Hampden, Mass Esther Austin married Abel Leonard (27 Jul 1700 West Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 2 Mar 1779 West Springfield, Hampden, Mass) son of Benjamin Leonard (10 Sep 1654 Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 21 DEC 1724 Springfield, Hampden, Mass) and Sarah Scott (19 Oct 1663 Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 2 Dec 1751 Springfield, Hampden, Mass). Children of Abel Leonard and Esther Austin:

1) Abel Leonard(4 Dec 1731 - Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 11 Aug 1747 in Springfield, Hampden, Mass). No wife nor children.

2) Esther Leonard (4 Dec 1731 Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 4 Jun 1732 in Springfield, Hampden, Mass). Died young

3) Elijah Leonard (14 Apr 1733 West Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 1803 West Springfield, Hampden, Mass) married Anna Adams (1734 – 1831), Children: Roger Leonard (1760 – 1823), Augustus Leonard (1761 –), Elijah Leonard II (1766 – 1805) and Rebekah Leonard (1867 –). His son Elijah Leonard II (1766 – 1805) married (Abigail Hayden (1774 – 1820).

4) Esther Leonard (30 Mar 1735 West Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 14 Feb 1804 in West Springfield, Hampden, Mass Find A Grave Memorial# 58537905) married Nathaniell Ely (1737 – 1823) children: Sarah Ely (1760 – 1791), Cotton Ely (1762 – 1821(, Heman Ely (1764 –), Julia Ely (1767 – 1802) and Calvin Ely (1770 – 1775).

5) Abigail Leonard (8 Jun 1737 Springfield, Hampden, Mass - about 1804 Massachusetts) married Ozias Flower (1731 – 1801) children: Frederick Flower (unknown), Belinda Flower (1761 – 1844), Abigail Flower (1765 – 1808), Rebecca Flower (1767 –), Josiah Flower (1771 –), Cynthia Flower (1773 – 1826) and Horace Flower (1775 – 1841).

6) Jerusha Leonard (18 Oct 1739 Springfield, Hampden, Mass - unknwon).

7) Deborah Leonard (12 Jun 1742 Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 1776) married Joseph Merrick, Jr (1739 – 1826) children: Gad Merrick (1763 – 1803), Perez Merrick (1766 – 1832), Joseph Merrick (1769 – 1799) and Quartus Merrick (1773 – 1860)

8) Lois Leonard (13 Mar 1745 Springfield, Hampden, Mass - unknow).

9) Austin Leonard (4 Mar 1749 Springfield, Hampden, Mass - 1826 in Springfield, Bradford, Pennsylvania Find A Grave Memorial# 90469113) married Nancy Upham (1750 –) children: Theodore Leonard (1775 – 1860), Austin Leonard (1776 – 1823), Asaph Leonard (1780 –), Abel Leonard (1781 – 1852) and Deborah Leonard (1784 –).

10) Priscilla Leonard (4 May 1756 West Springfield, Hampden, Mass - unknown) married ___ white.

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Esther Leonard (Austin)'s Timeline

1709
May 5, 1709
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut
1731
December 4, 1731
Age 22
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
December 4, 1731
Age 22
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1733
April 14, 1733
Age 23
West Springfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
1735
March 30, 1735
Age 25
West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1737
June 8, 1737
Age 28
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1739
October 18, 1739
Age 30
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1742
December 1742
Age 33
West Springfield, Hampden, MA, USA
1745
March 13, 1745
Age 35
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1749
1749
Age 39
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States