Leonard, George (2)
Leonard, George (2), a Baptist minister, was born in Ratynham, Bristol Co., Mass., Aug. 17, 1802; entered Brown University in September, 1820; graduated in 1824; and after being for some time a subordinate instructor in the Columbia College at Washington, went to the Newton Theological Institution to study theology. In August, 1826, he was ordained pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Salem, Mass., and while there filled also the office of secretary of the Salem Bible Translation and Foreign Mission Society; but his health compelled him to resign that position in 1829. Having somewhat recovered, he became pastor of the Church in Portland, Me., in October, 1830. Here he labored faithfully and successfully until his death, Aug. 11. 1831. He wrote a Dissertuation on the Duty of Churches in reverence to Temperance (published in the Christian Watchman, 1829). The year after his death (1832), a small volume containing twelve of his Sermones, together with the sermon delivered on the occasion of his death by tha Rev. Dr. Babcock, was published under the direction of his widow. — Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6:729.