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From: marta burns <>
Subject: Leonard - Jennings -Van Ort -Hatfield
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 23:22:23 -0500
Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County by Gresham and
Wiley, 1889, p357
Edmund Leonard, a farmer of Menallen township, is a son of William
Leonard and Mary Van Ort Leonard, and was born near Bentleyville,
Somerset township, Washington county, Penna, June 8, 1825.
Caleb Leonard, great grandfather, was a native of England and died at
103 years of age. He came from New Jersey to Washington county, where his
son Daniel Leonard married Miss Lucretia, a daughter of Dr Jennings. They
reared a family of several children. One of their sons, William Leonard,
father of Edmund Leonard, was born in 1803, and was a farmer and a
Methodist. His wife was a daughter of Richard Van Ort. They had nine
Edmund Leonard was educated in the limited schools of that day. His
first business was in saddle and harness making which he followed for
fifteen years then relinquished it for his present occupation of farming.
March 1, 1849, he was married to Miss Sarah, daughter of William
Hatfield, an associate judge of Fayette county from 1861 to 1865. The
have nine children: William H Leonard (dead), Howard M Leonard, born July
13, 1854, carpenter; Hickman W Leonard, born January 22, 1857, at
Pittsburgh; Ewing A Leonard, February 10, 1860, Pittsburgh grocer; Mary E
Leonard, March 26, 1862; William J Leonard, June 4, 1863, oil driller;
George McClard Leonard, August 13, 1864, carpenter; James T Leonard,
December 9, 1866; Jennie G Leonard, June 22, 1871.
Edmund Leonard is a pronounced democrat and has held various township
offices. He has been a member of Uniontown Baptist church since 1846, and
several years ago was elected deacon. He began life as a poor boy, but by
prudence and frugality has become a man of some means. He is an earnest
man and engages in any enterprise with a determination to win.
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