December 8, 2012

Leonidas Punchard Descendants

Leonidas Hill Punchard was born circa 1838 in Mississippi.  On December 3, 1863, he married Mary J. Osborn (b.1848) in Green County, Alabama.  Leonidas later married Elizabeth Squyres on November 13, 1873 in Catahoula Parish.  No children were born to this marriage.  His third marriage was to Narcissus Caroline Piety on November 11, 1877.  Narcissus was born in 1848 in Louisiana.

When Leonidas came to Sicily Island, he acquired land on Black Bayou near Leland and farmed there.  He died on November 30, 1902 and was buried in the Natchez Cemetery, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi.  (Editor's Note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Karen Bink at FindAGrave.com)


 

There is no record of death or burial location for Mary J. Osborn Punchard or Elizabeth Squyres Punchard at this time.  Narcissus Piety Punchard died on January 15, 1921.  Her burial location is unknown at this time. 


Record of death for Narcissus Piety Punchard:



The following twin sons were born to the marriage of Leonidas Hill Punchard and Mary J. Osborn Punchard:

James O. was born on April 10, 1869 and died in Washington State on May 26, 1947.

William H. was born on April 10, 1869 and died on October 1, 1907 in Catahoula Parish.  He married Ida Mae Blaney in 1900.  William and Ida, following in his father's footsteps, also became farmers.  Five children were born to William and Ida and the four who reached adulthood all of them farmed the land for a livelihood.  (Reference:  Our Island Heritage, Vol. 3, 1978, compiled by Sophie Haley and Mickie Smith)  After William's death on October 1, 1907, Ida remarried to Martin Squyres.  She died on September 19, 1953.  Both are buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.




















Children born to William H. and Ida Blaney Punchard:

George W. Felcer, 1901-1950 (m. Mary Edna "Mae" Powers). Both are buried in the New Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.  (Editor's Note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Karen Klemm Pinckard at FindAGrave.com)


William "Bill", 1903-1955 (m. Trissie Dampier).  Both are buried in the New Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.  (Editor's Note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Karen Klemm Pinckard at FindAGrave.com)


James Leon "Lee", 1904-1968 (m. Myrtis Coleman).  Lee is buried in the New Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.  (Editor's Note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Karen Klemm Pinckard at FindAGrave.com)



Ada, 1905-1987 (m. John Hiram Coleman).  Both are buried in the Heard Cemetery in Manifest.  (Editor's Note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Karen Klemm Pinckard at FindAGrave.com)















Johny B., 1907-1908.  He is buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.


The following children were born to Leonidas Punchard and Narcissus Piety Punchard:

Annie Adelot, 1878-1971 (m. Thomas Columbus McKay)

Children born to Annie and Thomas McKay:
Alvin Walton "Doc", 1901-1983; buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery.

Eva Mabel, 1903-1996 (m. Hobert Sims Mount); buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Sicily Island(Editor's note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Karen Klemm Pinckard at FindAGrave.com)
 Mattie Lee, 1905-? (m. Dennis Folds)
William David, 1907-1999 (m. Carlynn Carlyon); both are buried in Henderson James Cemetery, Hot Wells, Rapides, Louisiana.  (Editor's note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of William Foley at FindAGrave.com)
Mary Grace "Mae", 1909-1994 (m. Joseph Clarmon Cruse); buried in Catahoula Baptist Cemetery, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.  (Editor's note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Karen Klemm Pinckard at FindAGrave.com)
Jessie Lucille, 1911-1993 (m. Morehouse)
Margaret "Maggie" Almeda, 1917-?  (m. Ralph Leabow)
Thomas Colen, 1914-1940; buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.

Archibald M., 1882-1936

Elsie I., 1889-? 

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