Josiah Leavitt (1653-1708) grave stone

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    Image taken at Hingham Cemetery, behind the Old Ship Church, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

    Josiah Leavitt was one of the sons of John Leavitt, who emigrated to New England in 1634 and later settled in Hingham. Josiah was born on 4 May 1653 to John and Sarah (Gilman) Leavitt, married Margaret Johnson in 1676, produced 9 children, lived his entire life in Hingham, and died there on 14 Sep 1708.

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    1. Steve Dow 78 months ago | reply

      I walked this entire cemetery back in June, taking at least a hundred pictures of grave stones. This is one that I needed to photograph, but somehow missed! This was on the hill directly facing the back side of the church, correct?

    2. birdgal5 78 months ago | reply

      Yes....it was somewhat hidden, as was the grave of his wife, Margrett, who died June 13th, 1739. I will post her stone in a day or two.

    3. wikify 77 months ago | reply

      Great photo!
      Would you allow me to post this to the Old Ship Church page at wikipedia?
      Many thanks!

    4. birdgal5 77 months ago | reply

      Certainly....as long as I am credited as the photographer.

    5. wikify 77 months ago | reply

      Of course! Many thanks! You take some great photographs. I like the ones at Mount Tam, as well, where I do some hiking. Also, your shots of New England autumn are wonderful.

    6. jasgma [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      This is my 9th Grand Fathers grave stone on my mothers side. Thank You for posting it. Karen Johns California

    7. birdgal5 72 months ago | reply

      Karen, I guess that means we are "cousins," since we both share John Leavitt and Sarah (Gilman) Leavitt as our ancestors! btw....I have also posted Margaret (Johnson) Leavitt's grave stone. Both are located behind the Old Ship Church in Hingham, MA.

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