George Leavitt

George Leavitt

Birth
Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Death 23 Jan 1889 (aged 60)
Shiprock, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 16874600 · View Source
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Son of Wier Leavitt and Phoebe Cowles. Married Janet Brinkerhoff August 29, 1852 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah. Married Sarah Angeline Porter March 20, 1857 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Married Nancy Minerva Earl July 11, 1857 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born: 14 Sep 1841 , Green Plains, Hancock, Illinois Died: 2 Mar 1929 , Shiprock, San Juan, New Mexico George moved with his parents and brother and sisters to Wilson County, Illinois , where his father died. So George took upon himself the task of taking care of his mother and her children. They moved to Nauvoo, Illinois . His parents had been baptized while in Canada and had determined to be with the saints. George was baptized while they were in Wilson County . He worked on the temple until the mobs became difficult. He was asked to help obtain the lumber to make the wagons to go west, and then he was asked to help some of the members get to the river where the saints planned to winter. In 1846 , George started west with his mother and sisters. They stayed in Winter Quarters , while George went to St. Joseph to work and get enough money to go on west. They left in the spring of 1847 and arrived safely in the Valley in the fall of 1847 . George built them a home where they could live until he was able to build a nice one, but his mother died before she could live there. In 1850 , George went to California to the gold mines, but returned in the fall. Upon his return he was asked to go to Parawan to help settle the area. After being there a time, he was called to help explore further south. In the spring of 1851 , he returned home and rented a home in Centerville , where he lived a number of years. While living here, he married his wives. He was called to help settle the "Muddy" in Nevada , where they remained two years. While there his second wife Sarah asked for a divorce. They returned to Mendon and eventually moved to Lewiston, Utah . George remained active in the church, holding many positions including that of bishop. He was also active in community work, helping to build several of the buildings. He died of typhoid fever. Children of 1st wife: Joseph Wire , b. 14 Nov 1859 . Charles Colson , b. 7 Oct 1861 . Louise , b. 16 Mar 1863 . William , b. 17 Jul 1866 . Charlott Ann , b. 3 Oct 1867 . Landon , b. 15 Apr 1869 . Orson , b. 23 Feb 1871 . Henry , b. 17 Oct 1874 . Albert , b. 25 May 1878 . Julia , b. 9 Mar 1882 . Children of 2nd wife: Phoebe Ann , b. 13 Jun 1853 . Sarah Jannett , b. 17 Apr 1855 . George , b. 23 Oct 1857 . Jame Brinkerhoff , b. 31 Aug 1859 . Leona , b. 25 Sep 1860 . Hyrum , b. 9 Dec 1863 . Mary Edith , b. 22 Dec 1864 . Levi , b. 25 Apr 1866 . John B. b. 16 Feb 1868 . Lucy B. , b. 14 Apr 1870 . Horton Brinkerhoff , b. 12 May 1872 . Georgiana A. , b. 29 Oct 1873 . Edward , b. 18 Nov 1876 . Wire , b. 18 Jan 1878 . Children of 3rd wife: Nina , b. 25 Nov 1861 . Elva Armina , b. 15 Feb 1864 . Adah Permilia , b. 29 Jul 1865 . Amy Teresa , b. 1 Feb 1868 . written by Steven Nelson



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  • Created by: Alyssa Richelle
  • Added: 1 Dec 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16874600
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Leavitt (29 Aug 1828–23 Jan 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16874600, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Alyssa Richelle (contributor 46872290) .