JAMES A LEAVITT 18th NH Inf, Co D ; Res: Effingham, NH; Age: 22; Rank: Pvt; Enl: 09/20/64; Must In: 09/21/64; Must Out on 06/10/65
JAMES ALBERT LEAVITT was born 5 Sept 1843 in Dorchester, MA, the son of Isaac L and Eunice N (Leach) Leavitt. He died 20 Apr 1890 in Boston, MA (at Mass Gen Hosp), and was originally buried in Freedom, NH. His body was moved in 1912 to Eaton Center Cemetery [NH vr].
He married DELIA SMITH, the daughter of Nelson and Sallie (Sawyer) Smith. She was born on 24 May 1846 in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA and died on 25 Sep 1875 in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA [MA vr]. She was buried in Freedom, NH, and moved with her husband to Eaton Center in 1912.
Following the death of his father in 1850 (Isaac L died on 4 May, according to the Boston Evening Transcript, dated 5/6/50), he first lived with his step-mother, but later removed to Effingham, NH. He lived with his uncle John C Leavitt, and had enlisted from there in 1864. After the war, he returned to the Boston area. The city street directories listed "produce" as his occupation, while other records say salesman and provision dealer.
He and Delia had two children: i. WINFIELD ISAAC LEAVITT was born on 1 May 1867 in Effingham, Carroll, NH and died on 30 Apr 1928 in Conway, Carroll, NH. ii.GRACE ALDENA LEAVITT was born on 16 May 1873 in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA [MA birth rec] and died on 28 Aug 1937 in Rochester, Strafford, NH [NH death rec]. She was married to JAMES L WORMWOOD in 1898.
NOTES: In the LEAVITT Descendants of Thomas Leavitt, the Immigrant, 1616-1696, and Isabella Bland genealogy, he was erroneously listed as a son of James A Leavitt, pg 121. His father, Isaac L, is listed on pg 85, under Lydia and her husband James Leavitt, who is from another Leavitt family (and can be found in the book Descendants of John Leavitt the Immigrant Through his son, Samuel, on pg 115). Neither book extended out the family of Isaac L Leavitt, both volumes only showing him with (2nd) wife Harriet.
Additional source info: 1855 State Census: Dorchester - liv with step-mother Harriet and brother Isaac L. 1860 Effingham, NH census: James A, age 18, b. "NH", living with John C Leavitt, his uncle 1870 Charlestown, MA