Lucretia Jennings Leonard headstone
Beallsville Cemetery, Washington County, PA.
|Owner/Source||G. Allen Vaughn|
|Place||Washington County, PA.|
|Dimensions||356 x 473|
|Linked to||Lucretia JENNINGS (Burial)|
Notes: Earliest generations of Leonards (Caleb Sr., Caleb Jr., Daniel & Lucretia) are buried in Beallsville Cemetery.
Photos & plot maps @ http://www.beallsvillecemetery.org
Beallsville Cemetery Association
32 Chestnut St, Beallsville, PA 15313
From a posting on the Beallsville Cemetery Web site:
Beallsville Cemetery website
Re: Beallsville Cemetery website
Lynne Henry (View posts) Posted: 8 Sep 2006 2:44PM GMT
Surnames: Mitchell, Leonard, Burt, Biles, Watson, Lynn
This information about Leonard burials was copied by someone from a file at the Cornerstone Genealogy Society, Waynesburg, PA. No author is identified, and I don't remember who sent it to me:
Caleb Leonard Sr. died March 18, 1814 and his will of Oct. 18, 1807 is in the records of the Register of Wills in Washington.
Caleb Leonard Jr.'s tombstone in Beallsville cemetery read: "Caleb Leonard, Died July 17, 1845, 95 years of age. His son William's stone read "William Leonard, Died December 11, 1848."
William Leonard (1724-ab. 1805), brother of Caleb Sr., moved to Ohio and is buried in Knox County.
Lot Leonard Sr. (ab. Nov. 1755-Nov. 7, 1847), son of William, is buried with both first and second wives "in the family burial ground on the farm on the South Branch of Ten-Mile Creek, about 4 miles from the village of Jefferson, in Greene County." His son Lot Jr., his wife (first Elizabeth Hoge who died Nov. 7, 1816; or second Frances Willis?) and one of his sons were buried in the same plot, on which he erected a monument for his father.
Both Caleb Leonard Sr. and Jr. were in the Revolutionary war. They both entered service 1779 and were discharged in 1783.
Jennie Leonard Hutchinson reported:
From PA Archives 5th Series, Vol. 2, p. 196 - Return of Fourth Class - Capt. James Craven's Company, Fifth Battalion, Washington Co. Militia Fourth Class - Caleb Leonard - Aug. 7, 1782.
Vol. 2, p. 210 - Return of 6th, 7th, and 8th classes of Capt. Craven's Company, 5th Battalion of Wash. Co. militia, May 22, 1782 - Silas Leonard.
Class Roll of Capt. Craven's company: Lieut. Isaac Leonard; 4th Class Caleb Leonard, 7th Class Zenas Burt, 8th Class Silas Leonard.
The original Leonard homestead, erected by Caleb Sr., was about one mile from Bentleyville, and later became the Ellsworth Coal company. "Several" family
members were buried in the family graveyard there.
From the Uniontown Library: Jennie Leonard born Menallen Twp, Fayette Co, Pa, June 22, 1871. Married Harmer D. Hutchinson. Here is a quote from Jennie Leonard Hutchinson, written in August 1932:
"Caleb Leonard Jr. and his youngest brother are buried in the cemetery at Bealllsville, Pa....a very pretty cemetery and Caleb's and William's are the very first graves on the right of the gate as you go in. Caleb's stone was standing in fine shape until about a year ago, when someone backed his car into it and crushed it. It was of sandstone and we found it in the dump pile of rubbish. I was sorry to have the stone destroyed. We placed a Revolutionary marker on the grave. The inscription on the gravestone was as follows: In memory of CALEB LEONARD, who Depd. this Life July 17, 1845, Aged 95 years.
"Further over to the right you will find the graves of Daniel and Lucretia (Jennings) Leonard, my great-grandparents."
If anyone wishes further information on family trees, I will be glad to post whatever I have.
Lynne Mitchell Henry
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