Josephine Marie Leavens

1836–1903 (Age 66)
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Josephine Marie

When Josephine Marie Leavens was born on 24 December 1836, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jedediah Leavens Jr, was 33 and her mother, Frances Josephine Hammond, was 24. She died on 25 September 1903, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Jedediah Leavens Jr
Frances Josephine Hammond
Kirk Hammond Leavens
Lucy Leavens
Josephine Marie Leavens
Maria Leavens
Benjamin Leavens
Lucy Griffin Leavens
Francis Jedediah Leavens

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World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 12

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Levens .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Josephine M Leavens, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine M Leavens in household of Jedediah Leavens, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josephine M Levens in household of Frances J Levens, "United States Census, 1880"

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