Robert came with his parents and brother to America in 1831, and with them settled in Hancock County, Ohio, where he married Elizabeth Redfearn. The 1840 census shows Robert and Elizabeth in Washington Township with their two daughters, living just down the road from Elizabeth's father Francis Redfearn. However, by 1850 they were living in Gratiot, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, now the proud parents of six children. Their three youngest children were born in Wisconsin. Elizabeth Levitt
Robert and his family were founding members of the Apple River, Illinois, Methodist church. The church history reports: Mr. Levitt bought an old log house, which was moved to a point about one half mile north of the Depot, and rebuilt on the west side of the road, now the Gordon Lamont farm. This became the School House and preaching place, and there was regular circuit preaching there until the class was formed down in the village. Robert Levitt
The 1870 census of Apple River shows Robert's daughter Sarah, now married to William Glendenning, living on the next farm, followed by Robert's brothers Richard and John and his cousin Robert, and near the farm of Francis and Ruth Redfearn. Robert was a successful farmer. He purchased some land in Franklin County, Iowa, perhaps intending to move his family there, where his daughter Sarah and William Glendenning were then living. However, this move apparently did not take place.
The Rowe and Levitt families were closely connected. An excellent genealogy, The Francis Redfearn Genealogy, by Louise Redfern Pells (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982) provides details, because of the connections between Redfearn and Rowe family members.
Robert's daughter Harriet Elizabeth married John R. Rowe and moved with him to Iowa and then to South Dakota. His brother Richard's daughter Sarah Jane married John R. Rowe's brother Thomas Hancock Rowe -- cousins marrying brothers. The children of Robert and Elizabeth Levitt