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1988. Nathaniel James LEONARD was born on 1 Aug 1823 in Grenville, near Prescott, Ontario, Canada. He died on 15 Oct 1906 in Enterprise, Ontario, Canada. He was buried in Cataraqui United Church graveyard, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He settled in the Kingston area in 1837 and after working for a few yearsas a laborer, went into business at Westbrook making carriages. For 50years this was his main concern, but by the time he retired he also owneda store and a sawmill in the town. He was leader of the Methodist churchchoir. His obituary said that "though old in years, the late Mr. Leonardwas young in appearance and actions was always fond of the society ofyoung people and preserved his health and strength until about a monthbefore his demise, when he gradually faded away."

Another obit, Napanee Beaver, Friday, 19 Oct 1906: "Deceased was born inthe county of Grenville, August 1, 1823, and for over fifty years carriedon the business of carriage making at Westbrook. He recently made hishome with his daughter, and until a few months ago enjoyed excellenthealth. Mr. Leonard was a well read man and took a keen interest in theaffairs of church and country, and was respected for his integrity andhonesty. Although long past the Psalmist's three score and tenallotment, his hair had not turned grey nor was his physical forceabated. He seemed to retain his youth and its associations to an unusualdegree, and was beloved, especially by the young. He was the last of afamily of eight children, all of whom attained the age of seventy yearsand over. His wife died eight years ago, in her seventy-fifth year, theyhaving enjoyed married life for over fifty-four years..."

Listed in Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ont.: Leonard,N., 83, b. Canada,d. Camden East, 14 Oct 1906, clergy unlisted, buried elsewhere. Deathrecord says he died of senile decay.

1851-52 Census, Ernestown Twp., Lennox and Addington Co., ON - rebuilt byRuss Waller: Leonard, Nathaniel J., 29, male, married, b. Canada West,Episcopal-Methodist, carriagemaker, residence 2.5 W, location Conc 4 Lot31, Odessa; Elizabeth (nee Wright), 29, female, married, b. CW,Episcopal-Methodist; Benjamin, 7 male, single, b. CW, Catherine M., 4female, single, b. CW, Raymond A., 1, male, single, b. CW (also in thehousehold: S. Snider, 55, female, married, b. CW, Episcopal-Methodist)

1861 Census Kingston Twp., Frontenac Co., ON - bebuilt by Russ Waller:Leonard, Nathaniel, 37, male, married, b. CW, Primitive-Methodist,carriage maker, documents '71, land Conc 32, Div 3; Elizabeth, 37,female, married, b. CW, PM, Samuel, 15, male, single, b. CW, PM, Mary,12, female, single, b. CW, PM, Ellener, 10, female, single, b. CW, PM,Charlotte, 7 female, single, b. CW, PM.

Children don't match. Why? Census taker error?

Nathaniel James LEONARD and Elizabeth Eleanor WRIGHT were married on 7 Jan 1845. Elizabeth Eleanor WRIGHT was born on 12 Feb 1823 in Canada. She died on 24 May 1898 in Westbrook, Ontario, Canada. See Death Registrations, MS 935, Reel 87, Item 5844, Kingston twp. Shedied of pneumonia of 2 weeks duration. She was 75. She was residing onlot 3, 3rd concession, Kingston twp. Nathaniel James LEONARD and Elizabeth Eleanor WRIGHT had the following children:



Daniel Wright LEONARD.



Catherine Matilda LEONARD.



Dr. (MD) Raymond Alonzo LEONARD.



Charlotte Eleanor LEONARD.



Annie Jane LEONARD.



Elizabeth Josephine LEONARD.