Danniel Leonard

2 April 1740–
Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Danniel

When Danniel Leonard was born on 2 April 1740, in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ezekial Washburn Leonard, was 38 and his mother, Joannah Hudson, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Ezekial Washburn Leonard
1702–1757
Joannah Hudson
1704–1810
Ezekiel Leonard
1732–1833
Ezekiel Leonard
1734–1734
Joannah Leonard
1735–
Susana Leonard
1737–
Danniel Leonard
1740–
Josiah Leonard
1742–
Sarah Leonard
1745–
John Leonard
1746–1820
Sollomon Leonard
1749–
Solomon Leonard
1753–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 36

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 41

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English and French (Léonard): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses.2 Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .3 Americanized form of Italian Leonardo or cognate forms in other European languages.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Danniel Lennard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Danniel Lennard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Danniel Lennard, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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