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Ancestors of Mary Lou Bennett

      102. Jobe Holden
Children of Jobe Holden are:
  51 i.   Unknown Holden, married Unknown Stanaland
  ii.   Sarah Holden, born Bef. 1828660; married Benjamin Gause Bef. May 1843660; born Bef. 1822660.

      112. Samuel Leonard, Jr., born Abt. 1742 in Cape May Co., N.J.661; died 1810 in Brunswick Co., N.C.662,663,664. He was the son of 224. Samuel Leonard, Sr. and 225. Joan Williams. He married 113. Uphany.

      113. Uphany, born Bef. 1755665; died Aft. 1810.

Notes for Samuel Leonard, Jr.:
In the work "Roster of Soldiers from N.C. in the American Revolution" (publication data missing) was found on p. 213 a listing of Comptroller's Vouchers for the Wilmington District:
            Leonard, Henry            No.4708
            ,James            No.3904
            ,James            No.3917
            ,Samuel            No.4644
The tax lists for Brunswick county 1784 report the following: (from "N.C. Taxpayers 1679-1790", Vol.I & II, Ratcliff, 1987.)      Leonard,      Samuel

The U.S. census return for the year 1790 for Brunswick county, Wilmington District:
      Leonard,      Henry      p.180      1 m >16, 1 m < 16, 3 females
            Abner      p.182      none?
            Samuel      p.189      2 m > 16, 1 m < 16, 2 females            2 slaves
            Elinor      p.189      3 m > 16, 1 m < 16, 5 females            10 slaves

The U.S. Census return for the year 1800 (enumerated May, 1801) shows only 4 households with the surname Leonard. They are all on pages 14 and 14B; Samuel, Henry, Henry and Thomas (w/15 slaves).
Abstract of the will of Samuel on file at the N.C. State Archives:

      "In the name of God amen I Samuel Leonard of Brunswick County in the State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first that I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Uphany Leonard and my two youngest children namely Rebecca and Daniel all the perishable part of my estate and after the death of my said wife the same to be equally divided between my said two children and in case of the death of either of them, then to the survivor. Secondly I give and bequeath unto my said son Daniel the piece of land whereon I now live containing 20 acres and which I purchased from Charles Gause. Lastly I do hereby appoint Samuel Leonard Jun. and Thomas Leonard Execrs of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th July, 1807. Signed sealed and acknowledged before us - Miles Potter, Isaac Cason. Sam Leonard "\

      This will (of Saml Leonard, deceased) was proved in Brunswick County court Jan.term, 1810 and recorded in Book A, page 38 & 39.
Extracts from "Brunswick Co., N.C., County Court Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Book I 1782-1786, 1789-1801"; Thompson, 1992 (Found at Dallas, Tex., P.L., 2/21/1996):
Book I :
Page 11 - 17 Mar., 1783 - Jurymen - Saml Leonard, John Robinson,et al
Book II :
Page 4 - 10 April, 1792 - Miss Rebecca Ann Leonard came into court and chose her Uncle Samuel       Leonard as guardian, also Thomas and Jacob, the same choice made, which was approved by       the court and entered into bond with John Robison and Edw Sullivan as securities in the sum       of 300 lb currency. Wm Gause, Esq. appointed guardian to Esther Leonard and Wm Espy Lord       for Jane, and Elizabeth Leonard; Wm Gause entered into bond with Chas Gause and Edw       Sullivan as securities in the sum of 300 lbs and Wm E. Lord with Chas Gause and Edw             Sullivan entered into like bond for the sum of 300 lbs.
Page 11 - 11 July, 1792 - Saml Leonard Jr. appointed constable for district from Woods Creek to Town       Creek.
Page 26 - 15 Jan., 1793 - Saml Leonard, Sr. as guardian to Thos Leonard, Rebecca Ann Leonard, and       Jacob Leonard. Wm Gause as guardian to Esther Leonard, Wm Espy Lord as guardian to Jane       and Elizabeth Leonard. Prayed a division of the estate of Jacob Leonard, deceased -- - - -.
Page 42 - 9 July, 1793 - Saml Leonard, Sr. appointed road overseer.
Page 48 - Oct., 1793 - Deed from Saml Leonard to Berry Gause proved by Benj Mills, Esq.
Page 51 - Oct., 1793 - Saml Leonard guardian to Thos and Jacob Leonard, sons of the Jacob Leonard       [asks court permission to sell land for debts payment]. - - Ordered that said Saml have leave to       sell the lands that were of the said Jacob Leonard, deceased, situate on Bell Swamp, also the       piece purchased from Wm Mills the plantation whereon Jacob Leonard lived, and the tract       designated by the name of Green Hill - - - .
Page 62 - 14 April, 1794 - Deed from Saml Leonard to Levy Swain 100 acres
Page 72 - 16 July, 1794 - Jurors appointed; Saml Leonard, Sr. (excused on page 73).
Page 90 - 13 April, 1795 - Deed from Henry Leonard, Sr. to Stephen Daniell 30 acres on Little Shallott       proved by Saml Leonard, Jr.
Page 99 - 14 April, 1795 - Saml Leonard guardian of Jacob Leonard [demands against estate, asks to       sell land] at or near the Brown Marsh, also a piece on the Northwest known by the name of       Fanny Brogore, both bought by the late Jacob Leonard of the heirs of Wm Rice.
Page 117 - 12 Oct., 1795 - Jurors; Saml Leonard
Page 121 - 11 Jan., 1796 - Grand Jury; Saml Leonard, foreman.
Page 126 - 12 Jan., 1796 - Ordered that Saml Leonard, Sr. furnish one hand to work on the creek from       the mouth of Parrishes Creek to Evans Field and at the same time appoint Saml Leonard, Sr.       overseer of said Creek.
Page 135 - Thomas Leonard elected Sheriff / Saml Leonard security.
Page 144 - 11 July, 1796 - Saml Leonard, Jr. constable, fined Nisi i.c. for non-attendance at the term.
      Jurors - Saml Leonard

Children of Samuel Leonard and Uphany are:
  56 i.   George Leonard, born Abt. 1780 in Brunswick Co., N.C.; died Bet. 1820 - 1830 in Brunswick Co., N.C; married Anne Abt. 1801.
  ii.   Daniel Leonard, born Abt. 1795 in Brunswick Co., N.C.666; died Aft. 1840; married Elizabeth Skipper July 28, 1817 in Brunswick Co., N.C.667; born Abt. 1790 in N.C.668; died Aft. 1850.
  Notes for Daniel Leonard:
Extracts from the land deed records Brunswick county, N.C. transcribed and photocopied on a personal visit to Bolivia, N.C. in Aug., 1981:

1. Deed No. J-308, 20 Dec., 1827. John Skipper, Sr. to Daniel Leonard. In consideration of the love and affection unto Daniel and Elizabeth his wife, part of the Green Hill survey on the Westside of Lewis Br., and running to and with the road that leads from the ford of Lewis Br., and the lands he now has possession of, and a Negro girl, Hesse. (w) Miles Potter.

2. Deed No. L-427, 4 Sept., 1829. Samuel Burg to Daniel Leonard. $750 for 241 acres. On the Southside of Town Creek and 50 acres on the Northside of Town Creek more fully described in a deed from David Galloway to Ross 22 Aug., 1820 and reg. in Book J, page 34. (w) B.R.Lock, W.W. Rourk.

3. Deed No. M-151, 10 Jan, 1839. Uriah Sullivan to Daniel Leonard. $150 for 250 acres. Lying on or near Nixon's Mill Br., Nixon's line, Simpson's line. (w) Samuel Leonard, John Leonard.

  iii.   Samuel Leonard III, born Abt. 1771669
  Notes for Samuel Leonard III:
After the death of his Grandfather Samuel, his father is known as Senior and this Samuel becomes Junior in the records. This Samuel has appearence in the court records of the 1790's and is named by his father to be executor of his will in 1807. No evidence of him after this. .

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