Levi Berry Leonard Sr

Male1 December 1807–7 June 1874

Brief Life History of Levi Berry

Levi Berry Leonard Sr was born on 1 December 1807, in Royal Oak, Talbot, Maryland, United States as the son of Anna Berry. He married Mary Teresa "Terecy" Creighton on 3 November 1834, in Meekins Neck, Dorchester, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in District 4, Dorchester, Maryland, United States in 1840. He died on 7 June 1874, in Dorchester, Maryland, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Old Mills Place Cemetery, Taylors Island, Dorchester, Maryland, United States.

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Levi Berry Leonard Sr
Mary Teresa "Terecy" Creighton
Marriage: 3 November 1834
Sarah Ann Leonard
Olivia E. Leonard
John Thomas Leonard
Mary Elizabeth Leonard
Susan Jane Leonard
William Henry Leonard
Levi B. Leonard Jr.
Maria Melvina Leonard
James Creighton Leonard
Ivy Lake Leonard
Amelia Ella Leonard

Sources (11)

  • Levi B Leonard, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Levi Leonard, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Levi Berry Leonard, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1834Meekins Neck, Dorchester, Maryland, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries 1812: Talbot, Maryland, United States

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 18

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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