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Biography: John Leonard born 1782





John Leonard was born in North Carolina around 1782. He married Mary (last name unknown) in North Carolina and they moved with their family to Dale County, Alabama by 1840, then by 1850 they were in Coffee county, Alabama. It is not known how many children they had but at least two sons came to Alabama with them, Alexander and Thomas Alfred.


Alexander Leonard (b. 1811) married Elizabeth and they resided in Coffee County in 1850. They had seven known children:


  1. Stark Sterling Leonard (b. 1836) married Elizabeth Caroline Blacksher
  2. Mary A. Leonard (b. 1838)
  3. William Leonard ( b. 1842);
  4. Artissia Matilda Leonard(b. 1845);
  5. Julia J. Leonard(b. 1847);
  6. Anzia Amanda Leonard(b. 1849);
  7. Menervera M.Leonard(b. 1859)


John and Mary’s other son, Thomas Alfred, Sr. (b. 1817) married Alice Lucinda Weaver and they had the following children:

  1. Jonathan Leonard ( b. 1845-d. 1862)
  2. William G. Leonard ( b. 1846- d. 1916)
  3. James Henry Leonard (b. 1849- d. 1916) married Nancy E. Harrison
  4. Martha Minerva Leonard (b. 1851) married 1890 Daniel Regan Savage
  5. John Thomas Leonard ( b. 1856 – d. 1901) married Savannah Loretta Thomasson
  6. Hosea Harrison Leonard, SR. (b. 1856- d. 1933) married 1885 Josephine Minerva Hogg
  7. Stark Sterling Leonard (b. 1858- d. 1972) married Katie Melissa Miller
  8. Jane Leonard ( b. 1863 – d. 1976)
  9. Charlie B. Leonard ( b. 1865)




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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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