Friday, November 1, 2013

Mary Ann Leavitt

***Michael John Stewart 3rd great grandmother***

Mary Ann Leavitt is a stumbling block for me (I refuse now to call them brickwalls....)

Mary Ann Leavitt was born about 1811 in England.  

Mary Ann Leavitt married Richard Enoch Stewart on 13 Oct 1840 at Lewiston, Ontario, Canada.

"On the 13th day of October 1840 at the village of Lewiston, Richard Enoch Stewart and Mary Leavitt, both of the township of Niagara, District of Niagara and Province of Upper Canada, were married by me and Rebecca Leavitt and Sarah Bell, both of Lewiston, in the County of Niagara, were present as witnesses at the said marriage."


On the same page we find:

"On the first day of September 1841, at the village of Lewiston, County of Niagara, Henry Leavitt and Elizabeth Wiley, both of the township of Thorold, District of Niagara and Province of Canada, were married by me; and Johnson Parish and Thomas Wiley, also of Thorold, were present as witnesses at the said marriage."

Other researchers indicate she died 21 May 1901 but I notice that Richard is a widower on Apr 10, 1901 during the census.

The children of Richard Enoch Stewart and Mary Ann Leavitt include:


Joseph William Stewart

Daniel Isaac Stewart

Mary Ann Stewart

Rebecca Stewart

Richard Stewart

Genetic Genealogy / DNA testing

The following descendants have tested their DNA for genealogical purposes:

Michael John Stewart (23andMe autosomal DNA)


We would love for more people who are descendants of Richard Enoch Stewart and Mary Ann Leavitt to test there as well so we can identify the segments of DNA that we have inherited from this couple.  

You can read my post  Why take an autosomal DNA Test? or jump right in and Order 23andMe DNA kits for the entire family. Each additional kit is now 20% off.

Sources:

1881 Census of Canada


1891 Census of Canada