Capt Henry Leland

11 April 1729–24 April 1797 (Age 68)
Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Henry

When Capt Henry Leland was born on 11 April 1729, in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ensign Henry Leland, was 50 and his mother, Mary Morse, was 44. He married Kezia Bullard on 5 January 1752, in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 24 April 1797, in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Capt Henry Leland
Kezia Bullard
Marriage: 5 January 1752
Mary Leland
Jeremiah Leland
Keziah Leland
Henry Leland Jr.
Miriam Leland
James Leland
Benjamin Leland
Jonas Leland

Spouse and Children

5 January 1752
Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 47

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

Age 47

"""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 52

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

Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McClellan or McLelland .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Lealand, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Henry Lealand, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Henry Lealand, "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783"

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