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
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: