JAMES A LEAVITT 5thMEInf, Band ; Res: Portland, ME; Age: 38; Rank: Musician; Enl: 06/24/61; Must In: 06/24/61; Must outon 08/7/62
JAMES AUGUSTUS LEAVITT was born on 26 May 1822 in Effingham, NH [NH vr], the son of Jeremiah and Martha (Chadbourne) Leavitt. He died in Portland, Maine on 4 July 1902, aged 80, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland [ME death rec].
He married circa 1846 (intents filed in Portland on 11 July 1846) to MARY H SWETT, the daughter of Jonathan and Mary L Swett. She was born abt June 1824 in Hiram, Maine, and died in Deering (now part of Portland), Maine on 25 Oct 1896 [ME vr]. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
Their children, as listed in the Descendants of Thomas Leavitt genealogy, pg 122: i. ALICE JANE LEAVITT, b. 7 Jul 1849; d. 12 Nov 1909 Portland. Marr. EDWARD B WINSLOW ii. JULIA HYDE LEAVITT, b. 29 Apr 1851 in Portland [ME birth rec] iii. WILLIS HERBERT LEAVITT, b. 24 May 1854 in Portland [ME vr]; Marr 27 Sept 1878 to ANNIE C P WINSLOW. She was the daughter of Edward C Winslow, born 1857 in Deering. She died in Portland on 16 Feb 1884 from consumption.. Living in Standish, ME in 1880. iv. FRED (or FREDERIC) MARSHALL LEAVITT, b. 10 Apr 1858; marr 22 Dc 1897 to LIZZIE A AYER. They lived in Portland, Maine. v. LUELLA B. LEAVITT, b. abt Mar 1861; d. 9 Dec 1861 in Portland, aged 9 months, from whopping cough vi. CARROLL AUGUSTUS LEAVITT, b. 1 Feb 1864 in Portland [ME vr]; d. 25 Jul 1934. Marr MARY S LITCHFIELD and moved to Kansas City.
According to the book LEAVITT Descendants of Thomas Leavitt, the Immigrant 1616-1696, and Isabella Bland (pg 121), his ancestry was: James A (Jeremiah, Jeremiah, John, Moses, Hezron, John).
Additional Sources: 1860-80 censuses: lived in Portland, Cumb, ME 1890 Veteran Schedule: Portland, ME - only name listed, no dates or regiment Civil War Pension Index: James filed on 2 Mar 1891 (app#998,525/cert#839,793)