Was born in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, October 30, 1849. At the age of twelve years our subject was left an orphan; his mother having died in 1850, and his father in 1861. Young Leonard grew to manhood on .a farm and has been following the occupation of farming ever since. In 1868 he left the place of his birth and came to Daviess County, where he has made his home ever since. December 21, 1870, Mr. Leonard was married to Miss Mary Hill, daughter of William P. Hill, one of the most prominent farmers of Daviess County.

As a result of his industry, Mr. Leonard owns one of the finest farms in the County. He deals largely in cattle and ranks among the substantial farmers.