Birth 05 Oct 1754 Mendham Twp, Morris Co., NJ  Gender Male Died 07 Nov 1847 Homeville, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA [3, 4] Person ID I526 Leonard Last Modified 22 Oct 2009
Father William B. LEONARD, b. 17 Dec 1724, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts , d. Mar 1805, Pleasant Twp, Knox Co., Ohio Mother Mary LOTT, b. 1726, Northampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 1800, Bet, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA Married 1745 Mendham, Morris County, NJ Family ID F00084 Group Sheet
Family 1 Elizabeth HOGE, b. 08 Jul 1757, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 07 Nov 1816, Homeville, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA Married 02 Aug 1779 Quaker Reds, Frederick County, Virginia, USA  Children 1. Isaac LEONARD, b. 11 Dec 1797, Jefferson Tp, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 13 Feb 1859, Denmark, Morrow, Ohio, USA 2. Sarah LEONARD, b. 1792, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 12 Aug 1849, Cardington, Marion, Ohio, USA 3. Lot LEONARD, b. 01 Jan 1796, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 26 Dec 1865, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA 4. William LEONARD, b. 1784, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 1814, Green, Pennsylvania, USA 5. John LEONARD, b. 15 Sep 1792, Morris, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 19 Jan 1839, Marion, Ohio, USA 6. George LEONARD, b. 08 Jul 1800, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 17 Apr 1881, Eden, Delaware County, Ohio, USA 7. Nancy LEONARD, b. 12 Sep 1785, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 10 Jun 1852, Kilbourne, Brown Twp, Delaware Co., Ohio 8. Leah LEONARD, b. 05 May 1788, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 01 Dec 1861, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA 9. Elizabeth LEONARD, b. 1781, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA 10. Mary LEONARD, b. 16 Aug 1787, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA Family ID F00252 Group Sheet
Family 2 Francis WILLIS, b. Abt 1794 Married 13 May 1821 Greene County, Pennsylvania Children 1. Malinda LEONARD, b. 29 Sep 1827, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 14 Jun 1900, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA 2. Sarah L LEONARD, b. 1788, Beallsville, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 11 Sep 1876, Beallsville, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA Family ID F00253 Group Sheet
His (William's) grandfather, LOT LEONARD, was born in New Jersey, and in early life came to Greene county, Penn., where he was married to a Miss HOGE, who bore him children as follows: William, John, Lot, Isaac, George, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Leah. Mr. LEONARD was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, and a Federalist in politics. He preached Presbyterianism, Methodism and Quakerism, but finally became a Freethinker, and preached his own new doctrine until he died, at the age of ninety-two years.
Text taken from page 970 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed March 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
From Annie Harless' "Descendants of William Leonard":
Notes for LOT (REV.) LEONARD:
Leonard Cemetery, located near Crayne Schoolhouse in a field by an old mine building, Jefferson Twp. Greene Co. PA
Lot Leonard Will; Washington Co. PA (Left in Original Context)
I Lot Leonard of Washington County State of Pennsylvania do make and publish this my last will and testament.., I direct that my body be decently intered in the manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life and as to such wordly estate as it hath please God to intrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows. First I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible. I also direct that my beloved wife shall pay to my several children as follows. Twenty-five cents to each and every one of them namely Lot, Isaac, George Nancy Leea (?), Sarah and Malinda Leonard. I direct that the balance of my personal property,,,shall remain the absolute property of my beloved wife if she be living at the time of my decease. But if she should not survive me then the same shall be given absolutely to my daughter Malinda as heirs to hold forever...I set my hand and seal this 4th day of June in the year of our Lord 1847 in the presence of J.C. Hawkins and Archibald Filson (sic)
...On the 8th day of December 1847 before me William Workman Register for the Probate of Wills...came James C. Hawkins and Archibald Filson.
Lot helped all his children to obtain homes that may be why he left them only twenty five cents.
1776-A Time to Remember-1976 Pp. 67-70
Compiled by Dorothy T. Hennen-History Committee Chairman
A Project of the Pennsylvania Bicentennial Commission and the Greene County Bicentennial Committee
LOT LEONARD FACED DIFFICULTIES
There is no question that Lot Leonard had served his country gallantly, however, technicalities prevented him from being pensioned under the regular provisions set by the various Acts of Congress. Therefore, A Special Act of Congress, Bill H.R. 452, passed 3-21-1836 made it possible for this man to receive his just rewards for his Revolutionary service.
In Greene County, Pennsylvania, in open court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, on the 16th day of September 1834, Rev. Lot Leonard, aged seventy-nine years on November next, resident of Greene County, duly sworn gave the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided for by the Act of 7 June 1832.
"That about the first of June 1775 he went out to guard the coast about the commencement of the war for two months as a volunteer militia man under Captain Condit in Menham Township, Morris County, State of New Jersey being about twenty years of age and was stationed for most of the time on Trimble's Point between Elizabethtown and Amboy-after his time expired again served for two months in same manner-
"That shortly after this he emigrated with his fathers family to the Western part of Pennsylvania Greene County where he has resided ever since and still resides and shortly afterwards in the summer of 1777 about the first of July he went out as a volunteer under Captain William Herod against the Indians and marched to the Flats of Grave Creek and along the Ohio River-they were called Scouts or Indian spies. They had no Colonel or general officers with them but Colonel McCleary and Col. McFarland commanded in that part of the country and occasionally after serving about four months in this way as a private an election was held by the company for officers and this applicant was elected Captain and was accordingly sworn in and commissioned at Phillips Fort (where the court martial and other military business was done and meetings held) as a Captain of Indian Spies and Rangers-having recruited and supplied his company they marched to a place called Jarrets Fort on Big Whiteley Creek in Greene County where they made their headquarters where they collected their supplies and when they fell back when presd. By superior numbers-that he continued to command and serve at this place from the first of June to the first of October in the year 1778. The enemy retired and hostilities were not resumed until about the middle of May 1779. He again raised his company of spies and rangers and established their headquarters at Ross' Fort on Ruffs Creek about six miles from where Waynesburg is now situate in Greene County-from this place (where the neighboring people were forted) he marched with his men in different directions toward the Ohio River-scouting, watching, pursuing the enemy-many people were murdered in every direction around and when intelligence was brought of these depredations this deponent who continued in command as Captain pursued the enemy until danger in that quarter disappeared.. He was then employed in guarding the settlers and contending with the enemy for five months this season until the middle of October. The next spring, the latter part of May the enemy re-appeared and the people again forted at Ross' Fort and he again called out his men and took command as before-they pursued the enemy who had murdered many families on the headwaters of Whiteley Creek and on Dunkard and thence to the head of Fish Creek which empties into the Ohio River about twenty miles below the town of Wheeling in Virginia. Whilst pursuing the Indians on Fish Creek this season (1780) on a steep hill he in passing rapidly over a rocky place fell and split the cap of his knee so that he was unable to walk and was carried to the fort on the horse that carried their provisions and was unable to pursue any further service until nearly a year afterward-were out about four and a half months.
In the month of June (about the first corn hoeing) he again was called by danger and alarm to the field being still in command as Captain his service was again required-his company was again collected and reorganized and were part of the summer stationed at Bell's Fort higher of Ruffs Creek-they were also employed at guarding the people at various other forts-Jackson's Fort-Kline's Fort on Muddy Creek-retired later than usual in November he thinks early in the month-making more than four months-In the spring of 1783 he was stationed with his company at Seals' Fort about 4 miles from Jefferson-that this same spring and until some time in October-they were in the fort and the surrounding country protecting the settlers against hostile incursions of the enemy. His service this season as Captain was not less than five months-making his service as Captain in the years 1777-8-9-1780-1782 and 83 twenty-two months and a half. After this he continued to serve occasionally. If he were to enumerate all the times he served in the forts and the fields he feels confident it would exceed three years. His commission and documentary evidence was all destroyed shortly after the war but he thinks he can find surviving witnesses who know of his services as Captain in the Revolutionary War."
In answer to the interrogations he stated: 1. that he was born in Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey 2. That he has no record of his age-his father having taken it to Ohio 3. That he was living when called into service in Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey and since the war he has lived where he now resides in Jefferson Township, Greene Co., PA 4. That he went into service as a volunteer.
On the same day Barnet Whitlatch and Thomas HOGE, both of Greene County, certified that they were well acquainted with Rev. Lot Leonard and believe him to be seventy-eight years of age and he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood to have been a soldier and Captain in the Revolutionary War and they concur in that opinion-This was signed Barnet Whitlatch Jr. and Thomas HOGE.
Thomas HOGE, the same day, stated that he was present when the said Leonard was elected and Appointed Captain of a Company of Indian Spies and Rangers in the year 1777 on Ruffs Creek and that he knew him to be in the service from that time to the end of the war every summer except when he was lame-that he lived the whole time in the near neighborhood and often forted in the same fort viz; Bell-Ross-and Seals Forts.
On the 13th day of February 1835 Silas Crayne appeared and stated the same as Thomas HOGE, except that due to old age he could not give dates-appeared before Robert Boyd, Justice of the Peace.
On 25 February 1836 Andrew Stewart and A. Buchanan sustained their belief of the foregoing statements-This was sent to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States Congress, pleading for relief for this most deserving man. This man was granted pension by certificate issued 20 July 1836, in the amount of $40.00 per annum, with arrearages from 3-4-1831.
Lot Leonard died 12-7-1847 and his widow, Frances Leonard, made application for a widow's pension. She stated that she was married to Lot Leonard 5-13-1821 by Thomas Burson, Esquire; her name before marriage was Frances Willis. Her request was rejected because his pension was granted by special bill and did not make provisions for her by this granting. Witnesses appearing were John Freeman, Associate Judge; Thomas Burson, who performed the marriage of Lot and Frances Leonard; and David and Melinda Bowser.
Lot Leonard is buried in the family cemetery in Jefferson Township where one large marker bears the inscriptions for Lot Leonard Jr. and his wife and son; also it bears the following, "Beneath this monument lies the bodies of Lot and Elizabeth Leonard. The former died November 07, 1847, aged 93 years and 23 days. The latter died November 7, 1816, aged 59 years and 4 mos. L.L. was born near Elizabethtown, New Jersey was raised as a member of the Presbyterian Church, reformed in early life to the doctrine of universal salvation/ He possessed strong poetical qualifications---Elizabeth wife of L.L. was born in Bucks County, PA was raised in the society of friends."
Lot Leonard was the son of William Leonard, who also had sons Amos and Benjamin, among other children. Lot was twice married; the first wife was Elizabeth HOGE and as we have shown, the second wife was Frances Willis. The children of Lot and Elizabeth were William, John, George, Leah Fitz Randolph, Nancy, Lot Jr. and Isaac. Lot and Frances had one daughter who married David Bowser.
(This article was left in the exact context that it was written; Portions of this article also appeared in the OBSERVER-REPORTER, WASHINGTON, PA on Wednesday, July 28, 1976 page B9 under the title; Lot Leonard's Role In The Revolutionary War)
Also listed in the; U.S. House of Representatives Private Claims, Vol. 2 on journal page 406
Lot and his family are listed in The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families by Howard L. Leckey.
He is also listed in Pioneer History of Greene County by L.K. Evans.
More about LOT (REV.) LEONARD:
Burial: Old Leonard Burial Ground Greene Co. PA
Census: 1810, Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA
Military service: June 01, 1775, Capt. Revolutionary War, Volunteer Militia under Captain Zenis Condict, summer 1777 under Captain Herod, sworn in at Philip's Fort, PA Captain of Indian spies and Rangers.
Occupation: Minister, Presbyterian affiliation
Pension: September 16, 1834, at age 79, Lot filed for pension, received $40.00 per annum
Tax List: Bet. 1786 - 1788, Cumberland Twp. Washington Co. PA
Will: December 08, 1847, Probated, Washington Co. PA
More about ELIZABETH HOGE:
Burial: Old Leonard Burial Ground Greene Co. PA
More about LOT LEONARD and ELIZABETH HOGE:
Marriage: August 02, 1779, Quaker Reds, Frederick Co. VA
More about LOT LEONARD and FRANCES WILLIS:
Marriage: May 13, 1821, Greene Co. PA
- [S00043] Annals of the LEONARD-HUTCHINSON Families, Jennie LEONARD HUTCHINSON, (Name: Self-published 1949;).
- [S00120] Descendants of William LEONARD (1724-abt 1806) by Anna Harless, Anna Harless, (Name: Self-published;), p3.
LOT (REV.)11 LEONARD (WILLIAM10, BENJAMIN9, ISAAC8, SOLOMON (JOHN SOLOMON)7, SAMUEL6, SAMUEL (LENNARD)5, JOHN (LENNARD)4, JOHN3 LENNARD, JOHN (ESQ.)2, GEORGE LEONARD/1) was born October 05, 1754 in Mendham Twp, Morris Co. NJ, and died November 07, 1847 in Homeville, Jefferson Twp. Greene Co. PA. He married (1) ELIZABETH HOGE August 02, 1779 in Quaker Reds, Frederick Co. VA, daughter of GEORGE HOGE and ELIZABETH BLACKLEDGE. She was born July 08, 1757 in Bucks Co. PA, and died November 07, 1816 in Homeville, Greene Co. PA. He married (2) FRANCES WILLIS May 13, 1821 in Greene Co. PA. She was born Abt. 1794.
- [S00120] Descendants of William LEONARD (1724-abt 1806) by Anna Harless, Anna Harless, (Name: Self-published;).
- [S00280] One World Tree (sm), Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;).
Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.
- [S00043] Annals of the LEONARD-HUTCHINSON Families, Jennie LEONARD HUTCHINSON, (Name: Self-published 1949;).
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