Biography of John D. Leonard
McKean County, PA Biographies





JOHN D. LEONARD (deceased), born in Springfield, Bradford Co., Penn., February 3, 1816. died July 14, 1888. He was one of the first settlers of Kane. and, with the exception of 'Squire Hall, was, at the time of his death, the oldest citizen of the borough. He was one of the pioneer merchants, and for twenty one years was postmaster, holding the position until February 22, 1886. Mr. Leonard retired from active business life some time before his death. He married Susan M. Smith, who survives him, and is one of the respected citizens of Kane. Mrs. Leonard is the daughter of Nicholas B. Smith, and was born in Alba, Bradford Co., Penn. When she was eight years of age her mother died, and her father afterward moved to Columbia township, same county, where he passed the last years of his life. His family consisted of six children: Perussa, Lydia, Huldah, Edward C., Susan M. and Mary A.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.

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