Photographs of Various Leonardi (Leonardy)

by the Editors Estelle Leonardi, daughter of George Nicholas Leonardi and Ignatia Cecilia Rogero.

Raphael Bartolome Canova

by: editors Raphael Bartolome Canova: His granddaughter, our beloved Iva Canova, married Bernard (Ben) Halsema at that is why we have some information featured on him: Iva Canova’s family seemed to have a history of living just outside St Augustine in Green Cove Springs where she was born. Today that is Clay County. Iva… Continue reading Raphael Bartolome Canova

Thomas T Russell

Flora (Florinda) Russell Leonardi, Celestino Julian Leonardi’s wife: Her father was Thomas T. Russell who was: the owner of one of the St Augustine Newspapers, the St Augustine Superintendent of Schools, a State Congressman and later a State Senator.He married two Minorcan women and was the father of 11 children.

Roque Santos Bartolome Leonardi

by the Editors Roque Santos Bartolome Leonardi, grandson of Roque Leonardi and Aqueda Coll, and son of Juan Leonardi and Catalina Maria Rogero. Florida’s Territorial Lighthouses 1824-1845 by Thomas W. Taylor pages 142ff states that Roque was Keeper from 1831 until after the first lighthouse was dismantled. Roque supervised the dismantling of the Lighthouse and… Continue reading Roque Santos Bartolome Leonardi

Roque Pelligrino Leonardi

Roque Leonardi survived much as he left his native Italy, married in Menorca, worked nine years on the Turnbull Plantation in New Smyrna, Florida, and worked his own property and wine store for 13 years. He finally died an ignominious death when he drown in 1801.He must have been a man of great strength and… Continue reading Roque Pelligrino Leonardi

Philip Martin Leonardi

Philip was a respected Confederate Officer in the Civil War. Later he was a well known, respected, and relatively wealthy businessman / cattleman. He fathered ten children and has many descendents living today (2004). If you have additional photos or information you would like to submit, please contact us. –DGH

Joseph Antonio Leonardi

Joseph Leonardy Civil War Pension Pension says Joseph Leonardy the First. This would be Joseph Antonio Leonardy. In 1861 he lived in Sanderson and enlisted in the Third Infantry, Company B, “Saint Augustine Blues” 24 May 1861 and was appointed 4th Sgt * May 1862. He was wounded at Perryville 8 Oct 1862 and was… Continue reading Joseph Antonio Leonardi

John Daniel Leonardi

John Daniel Leonardi never married. He lived all of his life in St Augustine, FL except for the time he spent in the military serving in both the Confederate Army and The US Army. He was awarded for distinguished service.

Jane Leonardi

Civil War Pension Application Application Submitted by Jane leonardi on behalf of her husband Robert Canning. Pension Application A00495:Surname: CANNINGGiven Names: RobertService Unit: 7th Regt InfReference:Wife’s Name: Jane LeonardApplication County & Year: Hillsborough Co 1897

Colorinda Leonardi

Did Roque Leonardi Come To America With A Sister?by Doug Halsema The Italians in Colonial Florida, Roselli, B. Drew Press; FL, 1949?. Bruno Roselli seems to have asked a question that no one has followed up on. Did Roque Leonardi come to New Smyrna, Florida with a sister, and are there documents concerning this woman… Continue reading Colorinda Leonardi