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Deacon John Leavitt (1608–1691) was a tailor, public officeholder, and founding deacon of Old Ship Church in Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, the only remaining 17th-century Puritan meeting house in America and the oldest church in continuous ecclesiastical use in the United States. Hingham's Leavitt Street is named for the early settler, whose descendants have lived in Hingham for centuries.
- ↑ John Leavitt, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), Vol. 4 (I-L), p. 270.
Birth: by about 1612 [based on date of marriage]
Death: Hingham [Massachusetts] 20 Nov 1691
Marriage: (10 by 1637 ---; (2) Hingham 15 Dec 1646 Sarah --- ["may well have been Sarah Gilman"].
- ↑ Early Settlers, in Lincoln, George; Thomas T. Bouve; Edward T. Bouve; John D. Long; Walter L. Bouve; Francis H. Lincoln; Edmund Hersey; Fearing Burr; Charles W. S Seymour; and Town of Hingham. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts . (Hingham, Massachusetts: The Town, 1893), Vol. 1 p. 202.
"...the names of those who settled or received grants of land here, in the respective years mentioned...
In 1636, John Beal, senior, Anthony Eames, Thomas Hammond, Joseph Hull, Richard Jones, Nicholas Lobdin, Richard Langer, John Leavitt...."
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 FindAGrave: Hingham Center Cemtery, Hingham, MA, in Find A Grave, John Leavitt.
Here lyeth buried ye body of Deacon John Leavitt, aged 83 yrs. Died November ye 20, 1691.
[Note: image is hard to decipher with confidence. The inscription given comes from Source:Noyes, Emily Leavitt. Leavitt, p. 29, and appears to match, to the extent the picture can be deciphered. Age of 83 suggests birth about 1608.]
- ↑ Military History, in Lincoln, George; Thomas T. Bouve; Edward T. Bouve; John D. Long; Walter L. Bouve; Francis H. Lincoln; Edmund Hersey; Fearing Burr; Charles W. S Seymour; and Town of Hingham. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts . (Hingham, Massachusetts: The Town, 1893), Vol. 1 p. 229.
"On Leavitt Street Deacon John Leavitt, tailor, and the father of thirteen children, had the grant of a house lot. He appears, however, to have made his home as far from the centre as he well could, as his residence was in that part of the town known as 'over the Delaware.' He was not only one of the deacons of the church, but a trusted and leading citizen and officer, representing the town for many years in the General Court. His two sons, Josiah the cooper and farmer, and Israel the husbandman, lived on the same street."
- Anderson does not support assignment of any particular parents for John, even though many GEDCOMs offer Family:Percival Levett and Margaret Linkley (1).
- ↑ Parents of John Leavitt Per Emily Noyes
Known & unknown sources re: John Leavitt of Hingham & Levetts in Yorkshire, with analysis