Leonard was born to Martin Adsit and Rhoda Haight on September 4, 1783, in Spencertown, Columbia County, New York, as the second of eleven children. (From the secondary source: Descendants of John Adsit of Lyme Connecticut, by Newman Ward Adsit, privately published about 1959. A digitized copy of this book can be found at FamilySearch.org.)
The only census I have found him in is the 1810 U.S. Census. In 1790 and 1800, he would have been just a tick mark in his father's household; he was dead before the 1820 census.
|1810 U.S. Federal Census. Hillsdale, Columbia, New York; Roll: 31; Page: 666; Line: 20.|
I previously shared my analysis of this census record at James Adsit's Parents in New York State, where I also shared an abstract of Leonard's probate record.
With the addition of lots of probate records at Ancestry.com, I found the probate record for Leonard Adsit.
Unfortunately, the specific inventory is not available, which might tell me what Leonard did for a living.
Note that the Adsit genealogy has an incorrect death date for Leonard of September 10, 1817, which disagrees with the death date on his gravestone, and wouldn't be possible based on the probate record shown above.
According to the Adsit genealogy, Leonard married Frances (Fanny) Davenport on November 11, 1804. They had six children:
Albert G. Adsit (1805-1884)
Arunah Metcalf Adsit (1807-1870)
James Monroe Adsit (1809-1894)
Alma Malvina Adsit (1811-1843)
Martin Noah Adsit (1812-1903)
Charles D. Adsit (1814-1816), who died about a month before his father.
A couple of years later, Fanny married Orlando Davis, and had three sons with him. I wrote about Fanny's life at Matrilineal Monday ~ Fanny Davenport (1785-1871).
Leonard and his youngest son are buried at Sherburne East Hill Cemetery. See his FindAGrave memorial here. The inscription on his stone says:
In memory of
Leanord Adsit [sic] who D. Sept. 10
1816 a. 33 Y.
Fair and blooming yesterday
Now a lonesom corps I lie
See how beauty faids away
O prepare prepare to die.
More information about my Adsit line can be found at Surname Saturday ~ Adsit of Lyme, Connecticut.
I descend from Leonard Adsit as follows:
James Monroe Adsit
Charles Chapin Adsit
Charles McAlpin Pyle, Jr.