Leonard Towner

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Leonard Towner, son of Ezra Towner and Jane Westbrook, was born at Pennsylvania, 2 May 1804.1,2,3,4,5,6 He died at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, 25 August 1887,7,1,8,9 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., Illinois.1

Leonard married Julia Dewey, daughter of Justin Dewey and Desire Miller, say 1825.10

Leonard came from New Jersey to Ohio and from there to Ophir in 1833 where he married and settled to have 14 children. He was on the Building Committee and one of the first Trustees of the Methodist Church there.10

Family

Julia Dewey b. 5 Nov 1806, d. 19 Jul 1883
Children
  • Ezra Towner11 b. Feb 1826
  • Jane Eliza Towner+8 b. 31 May 1827, d. 22 Jan 1905
  • Nathaniel Towner8 b. 18 Aug 1828, d. 4 Jul 1898
  • Lorenzo Towner12 b. 13 May 1830, d. 6 Oct 1858
  • Caroline Matilda Towner13 b. 30 Oct 1832, d. 17 Jun 1888
  • Hiram Towner12 b. 18 Apr 1835, d. Jul 1903
  • Ellanor Towner12 b. 5 Jan 1837, d. aft. 1910
  • Justin D. Towner12 b. 25 Sep 1839, d. bef. 1910
  • Daniel M. Towner12 b. 13 Mar 1841, d. aft. 1910
  • John H. Towner12 b. 12 Dec 1842, d. 10 Sep 1893
  • Phebe C. Towner12 b. 23 Nov 1844, d. aft. 1910
  • James F. Towner11 b. 20 May 1847, d. aft. 1910
  • Mary E. Towner11 b. 18 Dec 1849, d. aft. 1910
  • Horace E. Towner11 b. 4 Dec 1854, d. aft. 1910

Citations

  1. [S1417] Janet Winkler, Russell Winkler and David Fever, Evergreen Cemetery: Woodford County: El Paso, Illinois (n.p.: Peoria County Genealogical Society, 1993), 23, further cited as Winkler, Winkler, and Fever, Evergreen Cemetery.
  2. [S1418] Bill Pennington and Teresa Pennington, Certificates of Death for Wichita, Kansas 1887-1899 (Wichita, Kansas: Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society, n.d.), 3, further cited as Pennington and Pennington, Wichita Death Certificates. aged 83 years, 3 months.
  3. [S457] United States Census for 1850 [Seventh Census of the United States], Meriden Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 283, dwelling 1573, family 1625, Leonard Towner household, age 57[sic], born in Pennsylvania, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M432, 1009 rolls, roll #115.
  4. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Ophir Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 729/108, dwelling 95, family 96, Leonard Towner household, age 57, born in Canada, a farmer with $8000 real estate, $1300 personal estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #197.
  5. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], 1st Ward of the City of Mendota, LaSalle County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 389/19, dwelling 154, family 151, Leonard Towner household, age 66, born in New York, a retired farmer with $7000 real estate, $300 personal estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #244.
  6. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 233, sheet 493A, dwelling 48, family 48, George Tobias household, age 76, born in New York, a retired farmer, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #262.
  7. [S1418] Pennington and Pennington, Wichita Death Certificates, 3.
  8. [S13] James W. Towner, A Genealogy of the Towner Family: the Descendants of Richard Towner, who came from Sussex County, Eng., to Guilford, Conn., before 1685 (Los Angeles, California: Times-Mirror Printing & Binding House, 1910), 180, further cited as Towner, Towner Family.
  9. [S460] US Census for 1880, El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 233, sheet 493A, dwelling 48, family 48, George Tobias hshld.
  10. [S103] U. J. Hoffman, History of La Salle County, Illinois Together with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Prominent and Leading Citizens and Illustrious Dead (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1906), further cited as Hoffman, La Salle Co. History.
  11. [S458] US Census for 1860, Ophir Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 729/108, dwelling 95, family 96, Leonard Towner hshld.
  12. [S457] US Census for 1850, Meriden Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 283, dwelling 1573, family 1625, Leonard Towner hshld.
  13. [S457] US Census for 1850, Meriden Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 283, dwelling 1572, family 1624, Justin Dewey hshld.