Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
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BREED. This surname originated in Holland and its ancient form of spelling was Brede. The town of Brede, in the county of Sussex, was founded by Hollanders who settled in England at the beginning of the twelfth century. In England the name is variously spelled: Breed, Bread, Breeds, and Brede. The first of the name in America wrote his name Bread, but the family shortly afterward adopted the present spelling--Breed. The principal thoroughfare in Leyden, Holland, is called Brede Street, and London has a Bread Street. The Breeds in America have been positive, determined, persevering and thrifty. It is a well-known fact that Bunker Hill Monument is not located directly on Bunker Hill, but stand upon an eminence in the immediate vicinity called Breed's Hill, which was named for this family. the misnaming of the battle of Bunker Hill is a pertinent illustration of the inaccuracies of history; the Duke of Wellington once remarked that he could not recognized one of his principal battles by descriptions he had read.

(I) The immigrant ancestor of Charles Webster Breed, of Malone, New York, was Allen Breed, whose birth took place at Westonning, England, in 1601, and who came to the Massachusetts Bay colony with governor Winthrope in 1630, settling in Lynn. A family tradition asserts that prior to his immigration he was wholesale grocer in Liverpool. In the division of town lands in 1638, he received two hundred acres and resided in that part of Lynn which is still known as "Breed's End." In 1640 he, with several other inhabitants of Lynn, went to Long Island, new York, and settled the town of Southampton, but he subsequently returned to Lynn, and at the town meeting held December 30, 1661, he was chosen with others to examine a land claim made by one Dr. Salmon, a soldier in the Peguot Wars. He was subsequently honored by being elected to a seat in the pulpit. His death occurred in Lynn, March 17, 1692. The maiden name of his first wife, whom he married in England, is unknown. March 26, 1656, he married, (second) Elizabeth, daughter of William Knight, of Lynn. Children: 1. Allen, see below. 2. Timothy, born in England in 1628. 3. Joseph, born in Lynn in 1632. 4. John, born in Lynn in 1634; died June 28, 1678.

(II) Allen (2) Breed, son of Allen (1) Breed, was born in England in 1626, and accompanied his parents to America when four years old., He resided in Lynn and married Mary ----------, who died November 30, 1671. Children: 1. Joseph, born February 12, 1658, died November 3, 1713. 2. Allen, born August 30, 1660. 3. John, January 18, 1663, died 1701. 4. Mary, August 24, 1665. 5. Elizabeth, November 1, 1667. 6. Samuel, September 25, 1669.

(III) Allen (3), second son of Allen (2) and Mary Breed, was born in Lynn, August 30, 1660. He married, May 22, 1684, Elizabeth Ballard. Children: 1. Nathaniel, born August 24, 1685. 2. Elizabeth, January 24, 1687. 3. John, October 10, 1689. 4. Mary, March 21, 1692. 4. Rebecca, January 26, 1694. 6. Hepzibah, June 19, 1697. 7. Josiah, January 29, 1701.

(IV) John, third child of Allen (3) and Elizabeth (Ballard) Breed, was born in Lynn, October 10, 1689; died April 17, 1774. He married, January 2, 1717, Lydia Gott, born in Wenham, Massachusetts, in April, 1699; died in August, 1789. Children: 1. Allen, October 26, 1718. 2. John, September 13, 1720. 3. Nathaniel, July 22, 1728. 4. Josiah, December 16, 1731. 5. Deliverance, October 17, 1736.

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(V) Dr. Nathaniel Breed, third child of John and Lydia (Gott) Bred, was born July 22, 1728. He entered the medical profession and was practicing at Eastham, Massachusetts, in 1657, but in 1660 moved to Sudbury, Massachusetts, whence he removed to Packersfield, (now Nelson, New Hampshire), in 1768. He was probably the first permanent settler there and located in the northerly part of the town. He erected one of the first saw-mills in that locality, and from him Breed's Pond derives its name. His daughter, Abigail, was the first person baptized in Nelson, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Stephen Farrar, of New Ispwich. In April, 1775, he was surgeon of Lieutenant Brown's company, which marched from Nelson on the Lexington alarm, and later became surgeon's mate in Colonel Reed's regiment. The Christian name of his wife was Anne, and his children were: 1. Nathaniel, born July 22, 1753. 2. Deliverance, May 6, 1755. 3. Abigail, May, 1756, died young. 4. John, October 15, 1757. 5. Thomas K., April 10, 1761. 6. Abigail, June 16, 1769. 7. Annie, January 30, 1773.

(VI) Nathaniel (2), eldest child of Dr. Nathaniel (1) and Anne Breed, was born July 22, 1753. He probably resided in Nelson. The baptismal name of his wife was Thankful. Children: 1. Nathaniel born January 26, 1777. 2. Lydia, August 2, 1778. 3. Martha, March 5, 1780. 4. Rufus, April 25, 1784. 5. Thankful, May 22, 1786. 6. Cyrus, March 25, 1780. Nathaniel (2) Breed had a second wife, Elizabeth; children: 7. Paul Whitcomb, born December 8, 1793. 8. Rebecca, December 22, 1796. 9. Silas, September 16, 1800.

(VII) Nathaniel (3), eldest child of Nathaniel (2) Breed, was born January 26, 1777. He was a blacksmith by trade, resided for many years in Nelson, New Hampshire, and died in Alstead, New Hampshire, October 10, 1837. He married, December 17, 1799, Nancy Whitney, born in Nelson, April 22, 1777; died March 23, 1859. Children: 1. Nathaniel. 2. Josiah. 3. Nancy, died September 24, 1856. 4. Henry, born December 10, 1804; died March , 1837. 5. Elmira, born March 29, 1808; died May 18, 1864. 6. Whitney, April 27, 1810. 7. Gilman, October 10, 1813, died February 5, 1880. 8. Mary Ann, August 23, 1816; died October 23, 1857. 9. Maria, born July 7, 1823.

Nancy (Whitney) Breed was the seventh daughter of Josiah and Anna (Scollay) Whitney, and was a descendent of John Whitney, the first of the name in New England. This surname derives its origin from the ancient parish of Whitney in the western confines of Herfordshire, on the border of Wales, which was allotted by William the conqueror to one of his Norman followers, and the latter's son and heir adopted it. John Whitney, immigrant, who was a presumably a descendent of the original Norman proprietor, was born in England in 1589, arrived in the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1635, settling in Watertown, and his death occurred June, 1673. The Christian name of his first wife, whom he married in England, was Elinor, born in 1599; died in Watertown, May 11, 1659, and on September 29, of the latter year, he married (second) Judith Clement. Children: 1. Mary. 2. John. 3. Richard. 4. Nathaniel. 5. Thomas. 6. Jonathan. 7. Joshua. 8. Caleb. 9. Benjamin.

Richard, son of John Whitney, was born in England, in 1626; accompanied his parents to New England and resided in Watertown. In 1650 he married Martha Elder, and his children were: 1. Sarah. 2. Moses. 3. Johannah. 4. Deborah. 5. Rebecca. 6. Richard. 7. Elisha. 8. Ebenezer.

Richard (2), son of Richard (1) and Martha (Elder) Whitney, was born in Watertown, January 13, 1660; settled in Stow, Massachusetts, and died there in December, 1723. He married Elizabeth Sawtelle, February 3, 1668. Children: 1. Richard. 2. Jonathan. 3. Joshua. 4. Hannah. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Sarah. 7. Ruhamah. 8. Hepzibah.

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Richard (3), son of Richard (2) and Elizabeth (Sawtelle) Whitney, was born in Stow in 1694; died there in April, 1775. He married (first) Hannah Whitcomb, and (second) Mrs. Hannah Ayers. The latter was born in 1704, died September, 1775. Children: 1. Richard. 2. Mary. 3. Dorothy. 4. Daniel. 5. Hannah. 6. Elizabeth. 7. Josiah. 8. Sarah.

General Josiah, son of Richard (3) Whitney, was born in Stow. October 12, 1731. He settled in Harvard, Massachusetts, but later removed to Ashby, Massachusetts. As a colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War he rendered valuable service in the cause of national independence, was especially active in recruiting re-enforcements which assisted in no small measure in securing the decisive victory at Bennington, and in 1783 he was appointed a brigadier-general. Was a delegate to the convention which ratified the Federal Constitution and was otherwise prominent in public affairs. September 9, 1751, he married (first) Sarah Farr, born January 19, 1734; died in Harvard, April 21, 1773; in 1774, he married (second) Sarah E. Dwelley, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, who died in Whitingham, Vermont, February 18, 1817. His children were: 1. Josiah. 2. Elizabeth. 3. Stephen. 4. Sarah. 5. Oliver. 6. Artemas Ward. 7. Dwelley. 8. Susanna. 9. Lemuel. 10. Daniel. 11. John Hancock. 12. Moses Gill, and five infants who died unnamed.

Josiah (2), son of General Josiah (1) Whitney, was born in Harvard, February 25, 1753. He was in the Lexington alarm, April 19. 1775, and subsequently participated in the siege of Boston. He settled in Nelson, New Hampshire, January 10, 1776, he was married in Harvard to Anna Scollay, born April 18, 1756; died in Nelson, March 8, 1824. Their children were: 1. Nancy. 2. Sally. 3. Lois. 4. Stephen. 5. Lucy. 6. Josiah. 7. James. 8. Lydia. 9. Scollay. 10. Betsey.

Nancy, daughter of Josiah (2) and Anna (Scollay) Whitney, married Nathaniel Breed as previously stated. (Stephen Whitney, son of Josiah and Anna (Scollay) Whitney, settled in Deerfield, Massachusetts, where he engaged in mercantile business. He married, Mary A. Burgess, and their son, James s. Whitney, became a general in the Massachusetts militia and was appointed collector of customs at Boston. He married Laurinda Collins and was the father of the Hon. William Collins Whitney, who served as Secretary of the Navy during President Cleveland's first administration.)

(VIII) Gilman, fourth son and seventh child of Nathaniel (3) and Nancy (Whitney) Breed, was born in Nelson, October 10, 1813. In early life he learned the tanner's trade, which he followed for some time in connection with farming, and he later engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes at Lempster, New Hampshire, in company with Judge Alvah Smith, building up an extensive business. He afterward acquired an interest in the Acworth Boot and Shoe Company and became its manager. Early in 1857 he located in Plattsburg, New York, and with A.M. and Ph. D., Moore established the first of Moore, Breed & Company, which engaged extensively in the production of footwear. For several years this concern maintained a contract with the state of New York for the labor of convicts in the Dannemora State Prison. In politics he was originally a Whig and later a Republican. He was a deacon of the Congregational Church. December 20, 1838, he married Abigail Zerviah Webster, born in Alstead, New Hampshire, March 24, 1812' died March 15, 1886. Children: 1. Henry Kimball, born 1886; died December 21, 1843. 2. Charles Webster. 3. Martha Irene, born January 24, 1846; died March 22, 1860. 4. Nancy Ellen, born August 27, 1851; died May 5, 1859. 5. George Newton, December 7, 1858; died April 7, 1869.

(IX) Charles Webster, youngest son and only surviving child of Gilman and Abigail Z. (Webster) Breed, was born in New

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Hampshire, May 19, 1844. His studies in the common schools were supplemented with a course at the Plattsburg Academy, and on October 13, 1861, when but seventeen years old, he enlisted as a private in Company A, Ninety-sixth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, for service in the Civil War. Through rapid promotion he succeeded to the command of his company early in 1862, and in 1863 was recommended for the rank of major, but on account of his youth, and the impaired state of his health, resulting from hard service and the responsibilities of his command during the Peninsular Campaign, he was compelled to resign his captain's commission and return to his home. Entering a drug store in Malone, New York, as a clerk, he acquired a good knowledge of that line of trade, and later he engaged in business on his own account in that town, building up an extensive wholesale and retail trade, which he conducted successfully until 1905. During the past forty years Mr. Breed has been a leading spirit in the promotion of nearly every movement instituted for the benefit and improvement of his adopted town. He was one of the organizers and for many years president of the Malone Water Works, which was transferred to the city in 1906; was one of the organizers of the Hope Hose Company and for many years chief of the fire department, and while serving in that capacity he introduced the system now in vogue. He also organized the Malone and Park Street Sewer company, serving as its president for a number of years; was formerly a trustee of Franklin Academy and is president of the academic board; was also a trustee of the Northern New York Deaf Mute Institute; and is at the present time a director of the People's Bank. In politics he is a Republican.

October 6, 1868, Mr. Breed married Everetta Eliza, born in Malone, December 14, 1848, daughter of William Constable and Eliza Ann ( Greeno) McVickar, of New York City. The McVickars, Archibald, John and Nathaniel, who were of the gentry in Ireland, became prominent importers in New York city, in the latter half of the eighteenth century. John McVickar was a director of the Bank of New York, a share-holder in the famous Tontine Coffee-House and a vestryman of Trinity Church. He married Ann, daughter of John Moore, a first cousin of Bishop Moore and a sister of Lady Dongan. Among his children was James, who married Everetta, daughter of William Constable, and was the granddaughter of Rev. William Neilson McVickar, D.D., rector of Trinity Church, Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Breed have had four sons: 1. William Constable, mentioned below, and Lynden Ryder, who died in infancy 2. Harry Gilman, born January 27, 1878; died March 2, 1885. 3. James McVickar, born May 15, 1880; graduated from Franklin Academy, also from Amherst College, taking a four years' course in three years and one-half, and from the New York Law School. He is now a member of the firm of Breed, Abbott & Morgan. 4. Whitney Allyn, born February 23, 1887, died September 30, 1888.

(VII) William Constable, eldest son of Charles W. and Everetta E, (McVickar) Breed, was born June 24, 1871, in Malone, New York, where he attended the public schools in early youth. He graduated from Franklin Academy in 1889, and from Amherst College with the degree of A. B. in 1893. He was one of the honor men of his class, and one of the Commencement speakers. He was the winner of the Hyde prize, and one of the Hyde prize debaters. He was business manager of the Amherst Student, a weekly paper issued by the college students, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and of Psi Upsilon. After leaving college he entered the New York Law School, receiving the degree of LL. B. in 1985, and was admitted to the bar the same year. He immediately began practice in New York, and from 1903 to 1907 was associated with Hobbs & Gifford, of New

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York City. In 1907 he became counsel of the receivers of the Murray Hill Bank, and in March, 1898, he organized the firm of Breed & Abbott, his partner being Mr. Henry H. Abbott, a nephew of Charles F. Andrews, for many years chief justice of the court of appeals of this state. Later Mr. George W. Morgan, who was assistant district attorney during Jerome's fist term, joined the firm, which is now known as Breed, Abbott & Morgan, and which has offices in the Mutual Life Building, New York City. Mr. Breed was counsel for the receivers of the New York Building & Loan Association, and has given much attention to cases involving banks and corporations. He is among the most industrious members of the New York bar, and his success is the result of capacity coupled with diligent application. His example may well be followed by other young men who are ambitious to succeed. In the great competition of the metropolis only the tireless worker may hope to rise above obstacles and achieve distinguished success. Mr. Breed is a director of the Irving National Exchange Bank, a member of the Union League, and Republican Clubs, of the Lotus and Church clubs, the Psi Upsilon and Knollwood County Clubs, the Merchants' Association of New York, and the Downtown Association. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, and an active and earnest Republican, and served as a member of the city committee of the Citizens' Union in the campaign of 1908. He married, September 9, 1897, Emma Wise Ryder, born in Vincennes, Indiana, daughter of Edwin and Mary (Wise) Ryder, the former a native of Indiana, of English descent, and the latter a descendent of one of the leading Virginia families. Mr. and Mrs. Breed have two sons, William Constable (2), born February 13, 1904 and one born May 19, 1910.

LEONARD. The significance of the name Leonard, Lennard, Leonhard, is Lion-hearted. The name has been well represented in Springfield, Massachusetts, since 1636, and identified with the important events of that city; after the Revolution. Many of them removed into new York, Ohio and other states. Two brothers, James and Henry, who had connections with the famous ironworks at Taunton in an early day, came from Pontypool, Monmouthshire, South Wales, long celebrated for its iron works; they first settled at Braintree, where the "Company of Undertakers" of London owned the iron works. The saying became common in New England that where they were iron works there would be found a Leonard. It was believed that James and Henry Leonard above mentioned were relatives of John Leonard, ancestor of the family here described.

(I) John Leonard was living in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1636, and was an early settler; he was killed by the Indians early in 1676. He held the office of constable in Springfield. On the second division of land in that town he was given the lot on which stood Uncle Jerry's (Warriner) hotel, which was eight rods in width, running east from the river onto Armory Hill. He married, November 12, 1640, Mary Heath, who after his death married February 21, 1677, Benjamin Parsons, and (third) in 1690 Peter Tilton; she died in Springfield, November 23, 1711. John Leonard's children were: 1. John, born August 25, 1641, died April 22, 1658. 2. Joseph, born March 1, 1642, died March 20, 1642-3. 3. Joseph. 4. Sarah, born December 13, 1745. 5. Mary, September 14, 1647. 6. Martha, April 15, 1649. 7. Lydia, October 4, 1650. 8. John, September 10, 1652. 9. Benjamin, September 5, 1654. 10. Abel, July 22, 1656. 11. Josiah, March 2, 1658. 12. Hannah, February 19, 1659-60. 13. Rebecca, May 26, 1661. 14. Deborah, October 15, 1663. 15. Rachel, November 8, 1665.

(II) Joseph, third son of John and Mary (Heath) Leonard, was born May 20, 1644, at Springfield, Massachusetts, and died in 1716. He spent his entire life in Spring-

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field. By his first wife, Mary, he had four children; he married (second) March 29, 1683, Elizabeth Livermore, who died July 6, 1689, and he married (third), March 1, 1692-3, Rebecca Dumbleton, who died February 16, 1693-4. By his first marriage his children were: 1. Mary, born in February, 1674, died in 1676. 2. Samuel, born May 16, 1677. 3. John, September 12, 1679 died October 12, 1679. 4. Joseph. By his second marriage he had: 5. Mercy, born November 6, 1683, died November 13, 1683. 6. Elizur, March 15, 1685, died March 30, 1688. 7. Mehitabel, September 5, 1686, died July 8, 1689. 8. Elizabeth, January 14, 1689. By his third marriage. Joseph, Leonard had but one child, 9. Ebenezer, born January 16, 1693-4.

(III) Joseph (2), third son of Joseph (1) and Mary Leonard, was born January 1, 1680-81, and lived in Springfield, where he died November 19, 1737. He married, in 1704, Sarah Beckwith, who died February 28, 1773, aged eighty-nine, and their children were: 1. Joseph, born July, 1705. 2. Sarah, August 10, 1707. 3. Elizabeth, March 19, 1709. 4. Moses. 5. Deborah, November 18, 1713. 6. Infant, born and died in 1716. 7. Penelope, October 29, 1717. 8. Mary, January 27, 1719. 9. Dinah, March 14, 1722, died in 1736. 10. Lucy, March 15, 1724. 11. Phinehas, March 24, 1729. 12, Stephen, December 4, 1731. 13. Noah, January 4, 1735.

(IV) Moses, second son of Joseph (2) and Sarah (Beckwith) Leonard, was born November 5, 1711, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and died February 5, 1788. He married, March 5, 1744, Constance Dewey, of Westfield, who died December 16, 1799, aged eighty-four years. Their children were: 1. Constance, born July 22, 1746. 2. Moses, July 2, 1749, died in 1757. 3. Phinehas, mentioned below. 4. Mary, July 13, 1754. 5. Huldah, May 8, 1756. 6. Moses, August 27, 1758.

(V) Phinehas, second son of Moss and Constance (Dewey) Leonard, was born August 19, 1751, in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he died November 6, 1847, at the venerable age of ninety-six years. He was a soldier in the Revolution, for which service he afterwards received a pension. He lived in the western part of Springfield, and married (first), in 1782, Sybil, daughter of Reuben and Miriam (Day) Leonard, and (second) Content Wheeler. By his first marriage his children were: 1. Stephen. 2. Lucinda, born August 10, 1785. 3. Chauncey. 4. Phinehas removed to Lowville, New York, 5. Reuben, who died in Montreal. By his second marriage he had two children, 6. Harvey, who died young, and 7. Dwight.

(VI) Stephen, oldest son of Phinehas and Sybil (Leonard) Leonard, was born October 29, 1783, at West Springfield, Massachusetts, and died in Lowville, New York, March 13, 1869. In 1802, Mr. Leonard removed to Skaneateles, New York, and six months later to Manlius, where he remained two or three years and then located at Lowville, same state, which was his home until his death. He early identified himself with the progress and development of the town, and became one of its most highly respected and influential citizens. He embarked in business in partnership with James H. Leonard, a relative, which business firm continued nearly a quarter of a century. In 1809 Mr. Leonard received the appointment of postmaster at Lowville, under the administration of President Madison, and held his office until President Polk took his office, in 1845, a period of thirty-six years. He was a friend of education, and in 1808, in company with twenty-four other citizens of Lowville, applied to the Regents of the State University of New York, for the academy which was afterwards located at Lowville. He served as trustee of this institution nearly forty years, and always gave the enterprise his heartiest support. He contributed liberally to tall good causes, and was a true friend to the poor and distressed. He was a member of the Presbyterian Society of Lowville, from the beginning, in 1820, being one of the

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trustees, which post he held many years; he was one of the earnest supporters of the society, and a regular attendant at its services. He was identified with many movements for education and charity, and his memory has been blessed by hundreds. He was a public-spirited citizen, and took great pride in the growth and achievement of his adopted town.

Mr. Leonard married, December 11, 1806, Jane, daughter of General Walter Martin, founder and first proprietor to reside in Martinsburg, Lewis County, New York; born in Salem, New York, February 16, 1788, she came with her parents to Lewis County, in March, 1802. They settled in a wilderness, and there had to endure the hardships common to frontier life. Mrs. Leonard died May 4, 1871, in Lowville, New York, two years after her husband passed away. Their children were: 1. Jane Anne, born September 4, 1807, died July 22, 1810. 2. Christina, August 14, 1809, Died August 22, 1812. 3. Martin, September 28, 1811, died August 14, 1814. 4. Alexander, December 25, 1813, died December 22, 1819. 5. Jane Maria, July 10, 1816, married Francis B. Morse. 6. Cornelia, December 20, 1819. 7. Elizabeth, December 209, 1821, married Reverend L. W. Norton. 8. John, April 8, 1824. 9. & 10. Charles P. and George C., twins, August 22, 1826. 11. Lewis, March 30, 1832, died August 27, 1853. At the beginning of the War of the Rebellion, George C. Leonard enlisted in Company B, Ninety-fourth New York Volunteers, and lost his life in service, dying at Ely's Ford, on the Rapidan River, in Virginia, December 1,m 1863; besides the important battle of Gettysburg, he took part in several other important engagement, among them Bull Run, Cedar Mountain and Rappahannock.

(VII) Charles Pinkney, son of Stephen and Jane (Martin) Leonard, was born August 22, 1826, in Lowville, New York, and died there June 6, 1904. He received his education in the public schools and the academy at Lowville, and after leaving school engaged in mercantile business and milling. Like his father, he became one of the leading merchants of Lowville, and was interested in many business enterprises. He was actively interested in all public affairs and all movements in the cause of progress, and was identified with the development of the resources of the community. He became interested in lumber in 1875, and also became a manufacturer of chairs. Mr. Leonard in 1879 became one of the founders of the Black River National Bank, of Lowville, of which institution he was president at the time of his death. He as president of the Lowville & Beaver River Railroad Company, and for twenty-nine years held the office of president of the Lowville Rural Cemetery Association. Mr. Leonard at the time of his death had served continuously since 1879 as trustee of the Lowville Academy; he was chairman of the board of trustees of the Presbyterian Church, having been a member of the board some thirty-five years. He was president of the first board of water commissioners of the village of Lowville, and at the time of his death held the office of vice-president. He was one of the promoters of the Adirondack Waterworks system. He took a personal interest in the educational work of his city, and served twenty years as a sole trustee of District Number 2. Under his supervision and management, the corps of teachers increased in number from two to twelve, and the small, old-fashioned building gave place to one of the more pretentious size and furnishing, now known as the State Street School. Mr. Leonard also encouraged progress in agricultural matters, and owned several farms in Lewis County, which have modern buildings and implements. In politics he was always a Republican, and he served several years as town assessor. He was very energetic and industrious, and looked after his business interest in an able manner, which secured his

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financial success. He stood well with his fellow-citizens, and his loss was genuinely mourned.

Charles P. Leonard married (first) January 11, 1849, Sarah Tyler, of Lowville, by whom he has two children: 1. Charlotte Jane, born September 6, 1851, died October 5, 1866, and 2. Sarah Elizabeth, born August 28, 1863, died 1900. Mrs. Leonard died May 27, 1863, and he married (second) November 11, 1869, Mrs. Elizabeth Glasgow Pelton, of Lowville, who had one son, Charles E. Pelton; they had one son, Stephen, born December 26, 1874, died in infancy. Mrs. Leonard died February 19, 1901, and Mr. Leonard married (third) January 28, 1902, Mrs. Josephine (Rittis) Herring, born in Lowville, daughter of John L. and Mary (Williams) Rittis.

 

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