Person: Mary Louise Leonard

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Roubidoux & Leonard
  • ID: 2369
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Knw 09-04-1830
    Location of Birth: Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Date of Death: Knw 02-28-1894
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Mary Louisa Roubidoux was born on the reserve of her grandmother Josette Beaubien, near Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was the sister of Eecipoonkwia (John Baptiste Roubidoux), who would become chief of the Miami Nation in Kansas. It appears that her family moved north and settled in Michigan for a period of time prior to the removal of the Myaamia from Indiana. This move was possibly caused by the death of her father Joseph Roubidoux in 1842. While there, in 1851, she married Moses Leonard. In the 1860s, Mary and Moses rejoined their relatives in Kansas, where she and her children were allotted land. Their daughter Mary Bridget Leonard married David Geboe and received her own allotment. One of the eldest allottees, Mary Louisa died just a few years after the allotment process was completed.

  • Mary Louisa Roubidoux


September 4, 1830

Fort Wayne, Indiana

1869 Allotment

March 3, 1859

March 3 1859 (11 Stat. 430): SEC 11. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where, by the terms of any Indian treaty in Kansas Territory, said Indians are entitled to separate selections of land, and to a patent therefore, under guards, restrictions, or conditions for their benefit, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to cause patents therefor to issue to such Indian or Indians, and their heirs, upon such conditions and limitation, and under such guards or restrictions as ma...

1889 Allotment

March 2, 1889

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...


February 28, 1894