Bradford Leonard

2 February 1811–17 November 1871 (Age 60)
Wareham, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Bradford

When Bradford Leonard was born on 2 February 1811, in Wareham, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Josiah Leonard, was 38 and his mother, Content Anthony, was 35. He married Anne Elizabeth Janes on 8 October 1838, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 17 November 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bradford Leonard
1811–1871
Anne Elizabeth Janes
1812–1870
Marriage: 8 October 1838
George Bradford Leonard
1842–1899
John Taylor Leonard
1849–1924

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1838Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English; French (Léonard); Walloon (mainly Léonard): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of ancient Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A Christian 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Leonardo , Polish, Slovenian, etc. Lenart or Lenard , and probably also their derivatives. Compare Larned , Learned , and Yenor .Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .German: variant of Leonhard , cognate with 1 above.

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

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    Sources (49)

    • Bradford Leonard, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Leonard Blind in entry for P M E M Leonard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Bradford Leonard, "United States Census, 1860"

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