Thomas came to New England with his father and mother, he was known as the Tubal-Cain of New England , because he worked for his father at the forge and started so many other forges. He was a probate Judge , a field officer, town clerk, deacon of the Church. He is buried in the Neck O Land Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol County , MA
Death Place Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Burial Place Neck O Land Cemetery
Burial Location Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Memorial ID 17539346
Father James Leonard, 1620-1691, of Wales
Mother Margaret Martin, of Wales
Spouse Mary Watson Leonard, 1642-1723
Sister Rebeckah Rebecca Leonard Chapman, 1657-1736
Half-Sibling James Leonard, 1643-1726
Half-Sibling Hannah Leonard Deane
Mary Leonard Tisdale, 1663–1727
George Leonard, 1671–1716
Samuel Leonard, 1673–1745
Elkanah Leonard, 1677–1714
A Biographical Sketch of Elkanah Watson...with a Brief Genealogy of the Watson Family
"George Watson was one of the prominent early settlers of Plymouth. There is a tradition that his father was Robert and his mother Elizabeth, who came with him and two other sons, the oldest named Robert and the youngest Thomas, to Plymouth about the year 1632. We have met with no documentary evidence to confirm this tradition; but the fact that there was, in 1638, a widow Elizabeth
Watson, at Plymouth, who assigned over her servant to Thomas Watson, lends plausibility to it. Dr. Stiles in his History of Ancient Windsor gives another tradition that a family of seven brothers came to New England and settled in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He gives several generations of the descendants of Robert, of Windsor, who m. Mary Rockwell Dec. 10, 1646; and items relative to others of the name.
"George Watson was a resident of the town of Plymouth in 1633,
and a freeman of the colony in 1637. In 1635, he purchased a dwelling of Dea. Richard Masterson, and became a householder. He married Phebe daughter of Robert Hicks, who was a passenger in the Fortune in 1621; and whose wife Margaret and daughter, Phebe, "with the rest of the family, followed in the Ann, in the summer of 1623.
"Mr. Watson was one of the most respectable and useful members of the early settlement at Plymouth, holding various offices of trust, and faithfully performing his public duties, while his prudence enabled him to become quite independent, owning large tracts of land. He reared up a family of four children,—three having died in infancy, —from whom have sprung many of the most useful and prominent men of the colony and state down to the present period. A silver bowl, of which a wood cut is here given, was brought, by him, to this country; and has been carefully preserved and handed down in the branch of the family to which it now belongs for more than two centuries and a quarter. It bears Mr. Watson's initials, "G.W." on its base..."
"...Mr Watson died Jan. 31, 1689, in his 87th year. His wife, Phebe, died May 22, 1663..."
"... (3) Mary, b. ab. 1641, having d. Dec. 1, 1723, a. 81, m. Aug. 21, 1662, Thomas Leonard of Taunton; ch.: Mary, Thomas, Jabe, George, Samuel, Elkanah, James, unnamed daughter, Seth, Phebe, and Elizazbeth. For dates and
descendants, see Register, 411- and 407-13."
Deane, W. M. R. A Biographical Sketch of Elkanah Watson...with a Brief Genealogy of the Watson, reprinted by the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Albany, New York, 1864, pages 12-13. See: https://bit.ly/2GPIwos.
Massachusetts Vital and Town Records, Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). See: https://ancstry.me/2v4rAov.
Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2018. See: https://ancstry.me/2Hed3vt.
New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Marriage Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. See: https://ancstry.me/2GNQ1w1.
New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Death Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. See: https://ancstry.me/2GN2Oi8.
↑ Find A Grave: Memorial #17539346, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 April 2018), memorial page for Maj Thomas Leonard (3 Aug 1641–24 Nov 1713), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17539346, citing Neck O Land Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Cindi Caltrider (contributor 46772842).
Leonard-8925 and Leonard-353 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profiles, Leonard-8925 was created days ago. Same names, exact birth dates and locations, same spouse, and exact same death dates and locations. A merge has already been requested for both duplicate spouse Mary Watson Leonard profiles as well. Please approve merge. Thanks
Leonard-3706 and Leonard-353 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth and death dates and death location, same daughter Phoebe. Birth in England is more likely since he came to New England with his parent. Leonard-3706 has no sources.
Leonard-3541 and Leonard-353 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse Mary Watson. Leonard-353 has no additional identifying information (dates, locations, relationships). Privacy should be open since > 200 years old. Thanks so much.