Leonard P. Rounds, 1843-
From American Series of Popular Biographies. Massachusetts Edition. This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Graves & Steinbarger, 1891.
LEONARD P. ROUNDS, real estate and insurance agent, Dorchester, was born in Conway, N.H., July 25, 1843, son of Maxey Benjamin and Hannah N. (Page) Rounds. He is descended on the paternal side from an early Colonial preacher, who, it is said, had three brothers settled as ministers in different parts of the country. His grandfather, George Rounds, who was a resident of Conway, reared a large family. His father, Maxey Benjamin Rounds, was a lifelong resident of Conway, of which town he was a well-known farmer and business man, carrying on a general store under the firm name of Rounds & Sons. He died in 1847, aged thirty-four years. He married Hannah N., daughter of Meshach Weare Page, who was a representative of an old Granite State family. Mrs. Hannah N. Rounds married for her second husband Thomas Robbins, of Conway. The children of this union are: Hattie, wife of Alexander Hartford; William and Henry, both of Conway; Nellie, who married Dean Bullard, of Fryeburg, Me., and died leaving two children; Emma, who married Charles Nash, of Maine (who died leaving one daughter, Mildred), and after his death married George Bassett; Lydia, who is the wife of Arthur McCartney, and has one child; and Hannah, wife of John Andrew, of Conway, and mother of three children--Annie, Arthur, and Harold. Mr. And Mrs. Robbins are still living, aged respectively ninety-two and eighty years.
Leonard P. Rounds was educated in his native town. He was reared to the occupation of a farmer, which he followed until enlisting in Company A, Eleventh Maine Regiment, at the breaking out of the Civil War. After the completion of his three years' service he re-enlisted in Company E, Fourteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, and, joining the regiment in Savannah, Ga., was in Augusta at the time Jefferson Davis was captured. He was mustered out July 18, 1865. Learning the carpenter's trade in Portland, Me., he followed it in Cambridge, Mass., for some years, and was in business for himself. He next carried on business as a contractor for a year, and later was for six years janitor of an apartment hotel at Upham's Corner, Dorchester. In 1892 he established his present real estate and insurance agency in the same district, and has succeeded in building up an extensive business.
Mr. Rounds is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, Golden Rule Alliance, Temple of Honor, and the Grand Army of the Republic (Post No. 15). He is also connected with the Boston Fusiliers, and was formerly a member of the Boston Tiger Veterans and other military organizations.
On June 2, 1872, Mr. Rounds was joined in marriage with Miss Ella J. Greenwood, who was born in Athol Centre, Mass., daughter of William and Happie (Hale) Greenwood, of Phillipston, N.H. He has one daughter, Minnie E., who married Frank Cobb, of Wakefield, Mass., and has one child, Effie Cobb.
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