JOHN HENRY LEAVITT was an Irish immigrant, and probably not a descendant of John or Thomas Leavitt of the 1600's, though he is worthy of mention.
A former resident of Newmarket, NH, he moved to Dover, NH and worked as a gate tender for the Boston & Maine Railroad. It was here, on the 13th of December, 1905, that he died from "hiccough", which had afflicted him for 10 days. The contributing cause was "mental excitement" of two weeks, though his obituary gives no clue as to the circumstance which caused this.
John H Leavitt was born in County Kerry, Ireland, and had immigrated here in June 1848. In 1861, he declared his intent to be a citizen of the U.S. [MA Naturalization Recs: US Circ Crt Vol 14, #222]. He had first lived in North Abington, MA, where his three children were born. He afterwards moved to Newmarket, NH.
gravestones and their stories
More than just names and dates engraved on a grave stone, a look into the Leavitt families found in our cemetery photographs.