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Seth Leonard

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (present USA)
Death: June 1, 1771 (85)
Providence, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. James Leonard, Jr.; Capt. James Leonard, Jr.; Lydia Leonard and Lydia Gulliver
Husband of Dorcas Leonard
Father of Rebecca Leonard; Nicholas Leonard; Tabitha Britton; Edmund Leonard; Ebenezer Leonard and 1 other
Brother of James Leonard, III; Lydia Alden Britton; Stephen Leonard; Abigail Deane; Nathaniel Leonard and 5 others
Half brother of Eunice Burt; Prudence Lewis; Hannah Crane and Ebenezer Leonard

Managed by: David P Himes
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About Seth Leonard

Seth, son of James and Lydia (Gulliver) Leonard. About 1755 Seth Leonard, in company with others, established iron works on Two-Mile river about half a mile above the first Taunton iron works, established by his grandfather and others about one hundred years earlier. Sept. 10, 1761, he sold his homestead, with dwelling house, saw mill and grist mill in Raynham, to his son Edmund. During the latter part of his life he was insane and under the guardianship of Robert Brettun. He died in Providence, R. I., in 1770.

Seth Leonard and Dorcas White married on December 17, 1712, in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Their children were all born in the part of Taunton which became Raynham:

  1. Rebecca Leonard, born in 1714, died July 21, 1738.
  2. Nicholas Leonard, married, Nov. 1, 1743, Hannah Stimson, of Taunton, and moved away.
  3. Edmund Leonard, b. 1722, died Dec. 31, 1803, aged 81 years.
  4. Ebenezer Leonard, b. May 21, 1724; died May 15, 1725.
  5. Probably others, names not found.

Source: The Nicholas White family : 1643-1900 by Thomas Jackson Lothrop 1902.

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Seth Leonard's Timeline

April 3, 1686
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (present USA)
Age 27
Taunton, MA, USA
Age 28
Raynham, Mass.
Age 31
Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 35
Raynham, MA, USA
May 21, 1724
Age 38
Taunton, MA, USA
Age 38
June 1, 1771
Age 85
Providence, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (present USA)