A native of Pennsylvania, Archibald Franklin Leonard (1816-1876) moved to Missouri in the 1830's where he married Mary Ann Foster (1822-1904) in 1839. In 1845, along with many of their neighbors, the Leonards migrated to Texas. Leonard was awarded land in the Peters colony and settled near present day Grapevine. Much of Grapevine's business and residential areas are sited on land once owned by him.
The project to erect this Texas historical marker was a sanctioned Texas Sesquicentennial project of the City of Haltom City, Birdville Independent Shcool District, Smithfield Junior High School and the L.A.M.P. class at Smithfield Junior High School. Birdville Independent School District's L.A.M.P. (Learning Activities for Mental Proficiency) classes are designed to give academically talented students eperiences in thinking and problem solving skills.
|Jennifer Arms||Shannon Arnold||Marcy Baw|
|Jennifer Branam||Tamara Darnold||David Freeman|
|Heather Hutchison||Brad Ince||Jennifer Johnson|
|Chad Kelly||Kelly Kopf||John Kurtin|
|Jennifer Long||David McBroom||Jason O'Pry|
|Nicole Pachla||Jason Pape||Matthew Peterson|
|Lenn Phegley||Chris Plumbley||Alison Rainey|
|Shannon Richey||Robby Smith||Mark Wolfe|
Mike Patterson and Trudie Byers
Letter to members of the L.A.M.P. Class dated May 1, 1986:
Our family wishes to express our appreciation to you and to your teachers, Mike Patterson and Trudie Byers. You have not only preserved history through your efforts in obtaining a Texas Historical Marker commemorating the life of A. F. Leonard, but also made history by a demonstration of excellence in education.
We thank all of you for making the Texas Sesquicentennial especially meaningful for all of us.
Mr. & Mrs. George T. Crowley, Jr.
|Civil War Letter from William Leonard|
|Crowley Heritage Page|
|Lonesome Dove Baptist Church|