Hi John and others who have posted to this thread.
Regarding the proposal that Leonard was son of Michel Garant and Pelagie Bousquet.
Patricia Thomas gives Leonard's dob as 28 Jul 1833. If that is correct, it eliminates Leonard as a son of Michel and Pelagie.
My Garand/Garant data base holds that Michel and Pelagie did have a son, Leon, who was born 17 Nov 1830 at Varennes in Vercheres county. HOWEVER, they also had a son Norbert Albert born 25 Jan 1833 in Varennes. Unless the 28 Jul 1833 date for Leonard is in error, you will have to look for him in another family.