I am hoping someone can help.I have been working with my father trying to track his direct line.I have worked on ancestry.com and a few other sites and I seem to have hit a brick wall.Here is what I have so far and any help would be greatly appreciated.
My GG Grandfather is Columbus Berk (Burkle) Leonard 1834-?Also went by CB-he was born in Washington County, TN,fought in the Civil War in the 63rd TN Regiment and married Mary Beard. He survived the war and filed a request for a pension in late 1800's.
Ancestry.com has his father listed as Joseph Leonard, born 1805 virginia died 1863 (during a battle in the civil war). He fought in the 63rd Virginia Regiment and lived several decades in Abingdon VA ( per the census records).
Several family trees in ancestry.com shoe Joseph Leonard as his fathers name (GGGG Grandfather) with 1770 Ireland as a birthdate.
Does anyone know if this is accurate?Is this 1770 Joseph related to Frederick (Frederic) Leonard 1758-18? fought in the revolutionary war per ancestry.com.
I ask because on the census Frederick's children all lived next door or close to my line of Leonards AND several of Frederick's children and my GGG Grandad and several of his sons all joined the 63rd VA Regiment on the same day.
Sorry this request is so long but I was very excited to find this site and hope someone out there holds the key.
In October I am planning a trip to Abingdon with my father to research in person.