Saturday, February 6, 2016
52 GRAVESTONES IN 52 WEEKS 3: REV. GEORGE LEONARD OF MARSHFIELD, MA.
REV. GEORGE LEONARD,
REV. ELIJAH LEONARD.
Born in Marshfield May 26, 1801.
Harvard University 1823.
Ordained vat Marshfield 1836.
Pastor of Second Congregational
Society for 25 years.
Died July 9, 1881.
A faithful and beloved minister.
A preacher direct and sincere in speech.
An affectionate husband, a kind father.
An honored and trusted citizen.
His memory will be a legacy of honor
and inspiration to the community.
"Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord."
Died Nov.21, 1884.
Aged 78 years.
"Her children shall arise up and call
Charlotte's full name is Charlotte Emmeline (Washburn) Leonard. It turns out she is a distant cousin
through my Edson, Fobes, and Packard family lines. I didn't know we were related until just now as
I wrote this blog entry.
Despite the great esteem Rev. George Leonard was held in at the time of his death in 1881, when I
visited the Marshfield Hills Cemetery in 2011, the Leonard family plot was overrun by weeds and
I'll have to go back to the cemetery this summer to see what condition the plot is in now.