Old Swanland Church Swanland, the Levitt's church

Thomas Levitt's relatively short life was spent in Hull. Born about 1818, he died in 1860, only 42 years old. Like his siblings, he was christened in Rowley, in the same church in which his parents had been married.

According to England census records, he was a laborer -- could an industrial accident have injured or killed him?

He and his wife, Jane, had two sons, Thomas and William. In the year before Thomas' death, his son Thomas emigrated to America. He was then 19 years old. He set up residence in Lafayette County and in 1865 married Fidelia Wollam.

Thomas and Fidelia had one son, Clarence H. Levitt, who became a well-known Lafayette County schoolteacher.

William married his first wife, Mary Jane, in 1860. They had four children before Mary Jane died in 1890. After her death, he came to America with his youngest daughter Eleanor. In Apple River he met and married Sarah Mawer.

William's three older daughters remained in England, but Eleanor stayed in the United States, marrying Carl Beam. By 1916 the Beam family lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan.