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Leonard Smith (abt. 1744 - 1821)

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Leonard "Leander" Smith
Born about in Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Research Notes

Leonard is FEMALE. The name may or may not be mis-transcribed but her gravestone says "Leonard Smith". The Find A Grave record refers to 'Leonard Smith Lord' with spouse Thomas Lord. A note says "Leonard as written on stone, Leander as written in cemetery records'.


Leonard Smith was born in 1744, the daughter of Ephraim Smith and Mary (Scott) Smith.

She married Thomas Lord in 1760. [1]

"Leonard Smith, widow of Capt. Thomas Lord, died 1821 age 77". [2] and is buried in Athol, Massachusetts. [3]

NSDAR Citation:

Name: Leonard Smith
Gender: Female
Age: 77
Birth Date: 1744
First Marriage Date: 1760
Death Date: 1821
Spouse: Thomas Lord
Child: Jotham Lord [4]


  1. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2017), Thomas Lord and Leonard Smith, 06 Nov 1760; citing Marriage, Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 2,230,843.
  2. Vital records of Athol, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 Athol (Mass.); F.P.Rice, Worcester, 1910. (page: 208)
  3. Find A Grave: Memorial #48568589 Retrieved 8 Feb 2018.
  4. Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 159 : 1920

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On 9 Feb 2018 at 16:47 GMT Kim Williams wrote:

Leonard was indeed female. Please don't correct gender as it will probably turn up as a Suggestion to correct.

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