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Cecilia Kent Leavitt
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1798
Suffield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 9, 1892
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Originally from Suffield, Connecticut, she was the daughter of John Kent and Sarah Smith. She married John Wheeler Leavitt in 1820 who became a prominent New York City businessman. His once successful business collapsed by the 1850s however, and their daughter Cecilia died due to complications from childbirth. They took in this daughter's two children and raised them, one of them the future famous painter Cecilia Beaux. Young Cecilia was very fond of her grandmother, and later cited her as the most important figure in shaping her life. Cecilia painted her grandmother in 1885, shown here. 
 
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 Spouse:
  John Wheeler Leavitt (1790 - 1870)
 
 Children:
  Cecilia Kent Leavitt Beaux (____ - 1855)*
  Eliza Smith Leavitt (1824 - 1906)*
  Fanny Leavitt (1835 - 1852)*
  Emily Austin Leavitt Biddle (1838 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 7, Lot 179
 
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Jan 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64091509
Cecilia <i>Kent</i> Leavitt
Added by: Paul S.
 
Cecilia <i>Kent</i> Leavitt
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