I'm an American-born Leonard that descends from Mathew John Leonard from Portraine Ireland in County Dublin.Mathew John Leonard immigrated to Portland Maine in 1881.
I've learned that he came from a very large family, most of whom stayed behind in Portraine and Donabate, and that there are likely many cousins of mine out there still in Ireland.
Mathew John's parents were Mathew Leonard & Anna O'Brien.In addition to Mathew John, they had many other children, Annie Leonard-Quinlan, Ellen Leonard-Smart, Elizabeth Leonard-Devine, Patsy Leonard-Liversage, Mary, Alice, Francis, John, and Patrick.As of 1948, it appears that only Francis and Patrick were still alive.
Mathew Leonard's parents were Patrick Leonard & Elizabeth Hoarish.
I would love to learn more about my extended Leonard family, and of course would love to get in contact with any distant cousins in Ireland!