Preston Jerome Leonard
(1850-1925)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Julia Ann McCrary

Preston Jerome Leonard 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 9 May 1850, , Davidson, NC, USA 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Julia Ann McCrary on 21 Apr 1870 in , Davidson, NC, USA 1
  • Died: 8 Mar 1925, Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA at age 74 5 6 7 9 10
  • Buried: 10 Mar 1925, Welcome: Center United Methodist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 5 6 7

   Another name for Preston was Bud Leonard.9 10

   FamilySearch ID: KLGL-1CH.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Cause of Death: heart disease, 8 Mar 1925, Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 7

2. Occupation: farmer on 8 Mar 1925 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 7

3. Obituary: Greensboro Record: obituary of Preston Leonard on 12 Mar 1925 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 9 LEXINGTON, March 12 -- Preston J. Leonard, better known to hundreds of friends as "Bud," died at his home on the Lexington and Winston-Salem highway, near the old Ebenezer school, at 10:30 Sunday night, after a critical illness of several days which came as a climax to gradually declining strength due to the weight of years that had been evident to his family and friends for several months.

4. Obituary: News and Observer: P. J. Leonard Dead, Leaves 14 Children on 12 Mar 1925 in Raleigh, Wake, NC. 10 LEXINGTON, March 11 -- Preston J. Leonard, better known to hundreds of friends as "Bud," died at his home on the Lexington and Winston-Salem highway, near the old Ebenezer school, at 10:30 Sunday night, after a critical illness of several days which came as a climax to gradually declining strength due to the weight of years that had been evident to his family and friends for several months.
The deceased was about 75 years old and was one of the county's best known citizens, with his kin in Davidson and adjoining counties numbering in the hundreds. He had fourteen living children, twelve of them married, and the two youngest sons at home. All live in Davidson county but three, who reside in Rowan. There are fifty-two grandchildren, it is said, with fifteen great grandchildren.


Preston married Julia Ann McCrary on 21 Apr 1870 in , Davidson, NC, USA.1 (Julia Ann McCrary was born on 16 May 1851,11 12 died on 2 Aug 1891 in , , NC 11 12 and was buried in Trading Ford: Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rowan County, NC, USA 11 12.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXTW-5TM Preston Leonard and Julia A Mccrary, 1870.

2 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPHZ-1HV Annie Leonard Beeker, 09 Jul 1951; citing Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, v 16A cn 16165, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,926,898.

3 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFS6-PZ2 Albert E Beeker and Jennie Leonard, 1893.

4 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Death Certificates, 1909-1976 (North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), Certificate 12323. Jennie Leonard Beeker. Father P. J. Leonard. Mother Julia McCrary. Informant Mr. A. E. Beeker.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14587627.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14587627.

7 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3F6-6QZ Preston Jurogers Leonard, 08 Mar 1925; citing Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, reference 12, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,893,459.

8 The Heritage of Davidson County 1982 (Lexington, North Carolina : Genealogical Society of Davidson County, c1982, 794 p. ISBN 0894591827), Albert Erastus and Jennie Lou Beeker 154.

9 Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC), 12 Mar 1925, page 16. Obituary of Preston Leonard.

10 The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), 12 Mar 1925, page 13. Obituary of Preston J. Leonard.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53438175.

12 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53438175.



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