Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Sandra Boudrou]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
A British soldier by the surname of Leonard was at the siege of Louisburg, and on the return of the troops to New England went to Taunton, Bristol county, in 1740. Having received a grant of land in Nova Scotia from the Crown for services in the expedition against the French, he settled upon it in 1755.
(I) Thomas Leonard, son of this British soldier, born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, married Christine MacNab, an immigrant from Scotland.
(II) William, son of Thomas and Christine (MacNab) Leonard, was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1783. He was a shoemaker all his life.
He married Mary Smith; children:
Thomas (q. v.)
William Leonard, the father, died in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1848.
(III) Thomas (2), son of William and Mary (Smith) Leonard, was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, where he learned the trade of joiner and worked at his trade up to 1844, when he removed to Bath, Maine. He was a member of the Church of England, and at Bath united with Grace Episcopal Church, and at the time of his death was the oldest member of the parish.
He married, in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Katherine, daughter of William Davis; children:
Charles E., a resident of California.
Fred C., who made his home in Bath, Maine.
(IV) E. Randall, son of Thomas and Katherine (Davis) Leonard, was born in Bath, Maine, attended the public schools of that city and at the age of seventeen began his active business life as a clerk in a drug-store. In 1894 he established a drug-store which he carried on with very profitable results. He was a Republican in politics, and was elected a member of the school board of Bath, and was elected from the seventh ward of the city a member of the board of aldermen. He was a member of Solar Lodge, F. A. M., of Bath. He is also a member of Lincoln Lodge, No. 10, I. O. O. F. He was brought up in Grace Episcopal Church.
He married, May 17, 1899, Mary F., daughter of John W. and Elizabeth (Shaw) Merrill, of Freeport, Maine; child, Katherine Elizabeth. As his wife was a member of the Congregational church, he after his marriage attended with her the Winter Street Congregational Church, of Bath.