James Leithead

14 June 1816–31 March 1908 (Age 91)
Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life Summary of James

When James Leithead was born on 14 June 1816, in Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, John Leithead, was 35 and his mother, Jeaney Harvey, was 30. He married Deborah Lamoreaux on 6 May 1835, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 March 1908, in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Leithead
Lucinda Sevella Gardner
Marriage: 7 May 1856
James Gardner Leithead
Ben Lomand Leithead
William Leithead
Helen Lucinda Leithead
Effie Sevella Leithead
Electa Belinda Leithead
Edith Mahala Leithead
Alva Milo Leithead
John Owen Leithead

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 4
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 30
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from a farm at the head of the Water ofLeith, which flows through Edinburgh.

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

    Story Highlight


    Andre Lamoreaux was born about 1660 near the little coastal town of Merchers, Santouge, near Bordeaux, France. Tradition says he was a successful shipbuilder and owner of ships. One dark night, in …

    Sources (23)

    • James Leithead, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mr. James Leithead, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Leithead in entry for Ann Cross Leithead Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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