Robert Leonard

14 February 1777–4 August 1844 (Age 67)
Sharpsburg, Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Leonard was born on 14 February 1777, in Sharpsburg, Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, Thomas Leonard, was 24 and his mother, Hannah James, was 24. He married Rachel Dunlap before 1811, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 4 August 1844, in Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Leonard
1777–1844
Rachel Dunlap
1784–1870
Marriage: before 1811
Thomas Dunlap Leonard
1810–1888
Jane Riley Leonard
1819–1898
William Roden Leonard
1822–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1811
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1781

Age 4

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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 (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Leonard - Government record: Land record or deed
  • Thomas Dunlap Leonard, wife Maridian

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