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He was born in 1821, and his wife in 1823. They were married in their native country and started for America on their wedding day. They reared a family of eleven children, six sons and five daughters, nine of whom are now living, as follows: Elijah P. is a harness-maker, of Morris, Minn.; Charles Herbert lives at Northville, Minn.; Clara J., the wife of our subject; Amy, wife of Charles Featherston, of Red Wing, Minn.; David W., a harnessmaker of Red Wing; Phoebe, wife of Frank Sherpy, of Northfield, Minn.; Fred J., of Marshall, Minn., is a liveryman; Froom T. is a book-keeper for a lumber-man in River Falls, Wis.; Clemmie, wife of David Richardson, of Northfield, Minn., who is a furniture dealer. Mr. Watson was a second time married, and has reared a family by his last wife. Mrs. Leavitt was born Nov. 27, 1847, in Sarnia, Canada, near Lake St. Clair, and was married in Red Wing, Nov. 26, 1868. She and her husband, having no children of their own, have taken to their home and hearts two children, whom they are providing for as if they were their very own; the girl, Emmeline A., born Nov. 30. 1872, has been under their loving care for twelve years. The boy, Albert, they took in infancy; he was born Dec. 10, 1885.
   Our subject and his wife are noble-minded, whole-souled people, whose generosity and kindness are unexceeded, and they are powers for much good in this community. They are both active, working members of the Christian Church at Lincoln, of which he has been a Deacon for some time, and both while living in Hall County and here, Sunday-school Superintendent. Mr. Leavitt is a stanch temperance man, and is prominently identified with the Prohibition party of Lancaster County.

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Letter/label/spacer or doddle N. LEONARD, who is prominently identified with the farming and stock-growing interests of Lancaster County, is proprietor of one of the finest estates in the county, which is pleasantly located on section 20, Oak Precinct. A native of Delaware County, Ohio, he was born Nov. 15, 1838, to Joseph and Nancy (Longwell) Leonard, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Kentucky. The paternal ancestors were from Holland, but the mother was of Scotch descent. Both branches of the family settled in America prior to the Revolutionary War.
   The father of our subject was extensively engaged in agricultural pursuits, being one of the prominent stock-growers of Delaware County, Ohio. He was a man of solid worth, possessing the true Christian character, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He died in September, 1867, aged sixty years, lamented in the community where for so many years he had been an honored citizen, His wife, the mother of our subject, had died in October, 1848.
   The early life of I. N. Leonard was passed in the manner usual to farmers' sons, attending school as opportunity afforded, and assisting his father in the farm work and cattle business. He had scarcely attained manhood when the war broke out. He had. been watching with intense and intelligent interest the course of public events, that culminated in that terrible struggle, and soon enrolled his name with the other brave defenders of his country. In the tragic years which followed he engaged in many a hard-fought battle and gained an honorable record for heroism and valor. Enlisting in Company B, 9th Indiana Infantry, as a private, Aug. 14, 1861, he served faithfully until after the close of the war, receiving his discharge from the army Sept. 28, 1865. His efficiency in field and camp soon brought him to the notice of his superior officers, and he received deserved promotion to the rank of First Lieutenant. On the 4th of July, 1864, he was severely wounded by a musket ball, while taking an active part in the engagement near Marietta, in Georgia.
   Mr. Leonard was mustered into service at Camp Colfax, August 27, and was rushed to the front in West Virginia, where he took part in the battle of Greenbrier, October 3. On January 13 following he was at Buffalo Mountain; later he was transferred with his regiment to the Army of the Ohio, under Buell. At Nashville they marched across Tennessee, and on the second day took part in the battle of Shiloh. Mr. Leonard was at Corinth and in the famous retreat to Louisville, Ky., taking part in the battles of Perryville and Danville. He fought


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