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.1,10

Leonard married Julia Dewey, daughter of Justin Dewey and Desire Miller, say 1825.11

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.11

Family

Julia Dewey b. 5 Nov 1806, d. 19 Jul 1883
Children
  • Ezra Towner12 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 Towner13 b. 13 May 1830, d. 6 Oct 1858
  • Caroline Matilda Towner14 b. 30 Oct 1832, d. 17 Jun 1888
  • Hiram Towner13 b. 18 Apr 1835, d. Jul 1903
  • Ellanor Towner13 b. 5 Jan 1837, d. aft. 1910
  • Justin D. Towner13 b. 25 Sep 1839, d. bef. 1910
  • Daniel M. Towner13 b. 13 Mar 1841, d. aft. 1910
  • John H. Towner13 b. 12 Dec 1842, d. 10 Sep 1893
  • Phebe C. Towner13 b. 23 Nov 1844, d. aft. 1910
  • James F. Towner12 b. 20 May 1847, d. aft. 1910
  • Mary E. Towner12 b. 18 Dec 1849, d. aft. 1910
  • Horace E. Towner12 b. 4 Dec 1854, d. aft. 1910
This person was last edited on8 Jan 2020

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] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Meriden Township, LaSalle Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet 283, dwelling 1573, family 1625, Leonard Towner household, age 57[sic], born in Pennsylvania; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, , 1009 rolls, roll #115.
  4. [S458] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Ophir Township, LaSalle Co., 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; original data: NARA micropublication M653, Eighth Census of the United States, , 1438 rolls, roll #197.
  5. [S459] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), 1st Ward of the City of Mendota, LaSalle Co., 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; original data: NARA micropublication M593, Ninth Census of the United States, , 1748 rolls, roll #244.
  6. [S460] Ancestry.com, 1880 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), El Paso, Woodford Co., 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; original data: NARA micropublication T9, Tenth Census of the United States, , 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] 1880 United States Census, El Paso, Woodford Co., Illinois, POP. SCH., ED 233, SHEET 493A, DWELLING 48, FAMILY 48, George Tobias HSHLD.
  10. [S1546] Amy Robbins-Tjaden, Find A Grave memorial #34506458, added 6 Mar 2009, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed Jan 2020, further cited as Find A Grave.
  11. [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.
  12. [S458] 1860 United States Census, Ophir Township, LaSalle Co., Illinois, POP. SCH., SHEET 729/108, DWELLING 95, FAMILY 96, Leonard Towner HSHLD.
  13. [S457] 1850 United States Census, Meriden Township, LaSalle Co., Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 283, dwelling 1573, family 1625, Leonard Towner hshld.
  14. [S457] 1850 United States Census, Meriden Township, LaSalle Co., Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 283, dwelling 1572, family 1624, Justin Dewey hshld.