1. John Leavitt was born about 1608 in England and died 20 November 1691 at Hingham, Massachusetts. He married by 1637 a woman whose name we do not know who was buried at Hingham on 5 July 1646. [She has been often called Mary based on a church admission in Dorchester, but that is a different person.] John married secondly on 16 December 1646, Sarah Gilman, born 19 January 1622/3 at Hingham, England and died 26 May 1700 at Hingham, Massachusetts, daughter of Edward and Mary (Clarke) Gilman. John and his first wife were the parents of: John, Hannah, Samuel, Elizabeth, and Jeremiah. John and Sarah had: Israel, Moses, Josiah, Nehemiah, Sarah, Mary, Hannah, and Abigail. John held many important positions in Hingham and was twice the member of the General Court for Hingham.
2. Sarah Leavitt was born 22 February 1658/9 at Hingham, Massachusetts and died 29 May 1726 at Sudbury, Massachusetts. She married about 1678 at Dorchester, Nehemiah Clapp, born September 1646 at Dorchester and died there in 1684, son of Edward and Susanna (Cockerill) Clapp. Sarah married secondly on 18 September 1685 at Sudbury, Massachusetts, Samuel Howe, born 20 October 1642 at Sudbury and died there 13 April 1713, son of John and Mary (---) Howe. Samuel was previously married to Martha Bent who died at Sudbury 29 August 1680, daughter of John and Martha (---) Bent. John and Martha had seven children: John, Mary, Samuel, Martha, Daniel, David, and Hannah. John and Sarah had six more children: Elisha, Daniel, Nehemiah, Moses, Ebenezer, and Micagah. Samuel was a carpenter and tavernkeeper. He built and owned the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, made famous by the poem of Longfellow. Sarah and Nehemiah had two children: Edward and Submit.
The Leavitts of America (Leavitt Family Association, Woods Cross, UT, 1924).
The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-35 by Robert Charles Anderson (Boston, Mass.: NEHGS, 2005), IV:270-76.
The Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), p. 282.
Ancestry of John Harrington Stevens & His Wife Frances Helen Miller by Mary Lovering Holman and Winifred L. Holman (2 vols. 1948-1952).
Stone-Gregg Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Galen Luther Stone and his wife Carrie Morton Gregg ed. by Alicia Crane William (Baltimore, 1987).
Howe Genealogies: This Volume Contains the Genealogy of John Howe of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts by David Wait Howe (ed. Gilman Bigelow Howe) (NEHGS, Boston/Haverhill, 1929).