James Levens

James Levens (about 1830 – 1884)

Born:
about 1830 in Ireland1,2
Married:
8 October 1855 in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States to Margaret McElhenny4
Died:
1884 in Centralia, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States3
Parents:
Unknown
Spouse:
Margaret McElhenny (2 Jul 1838 – 22 Jun 1918)
Children:
John Levens (1856-    ), Mary Levens (1856-1857), James Levens (1857-1924), Elizabeth Levens (1859-1950), Mary Levens (1862-1935), Alexander Levens (1864-1949), Sophia Levens (1867-1934), Sarah Ann Levens (1869-1949), William Thomas Levens (1877-1956)

Ancestors
James is the Levens brick wall.

Biography
James Levens was born about 1830 in Ireland.1,2 He emigrated from Ireland and arrived in Philadelphia prior to October 1855.3 James Levens and Margaret McElhenny were married on 8 Oct 1855 at Church of the Messiah in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.4
He and his family moved to the coal region of Schuylkill and Columbia counties a few years later. I have not found them yet in the 1860 census, but his son, James, Jr. was baptized in Ashland, Schuylkill County, in 1858.5 James lived in Centralia, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States on 1 Jun 1870 and on 1 Jun 1880.1,2 He was listed as a miner in the 1860 census and as a worker at a coal breaker in the 1870 census.1,2
He died in 1884 in Centralia, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States and was buried in Ashland, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.3

 

Last updated: 21 December 2014

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Citations

  1. 1870 U.S. Census, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Conynham Twp., Centralia, p. 26, dwelling 156, family 195, James Levans; digital images, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1438024 : accessed 1 January 2014).
  2. 1880 U.S. Census, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Conyngham Twp, Centralia Boro., enumeration district (ED) 171, p. 30, dwelling 188, family 268, James Levan; digital images, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683 : accessed 1 January 2014).
  3. Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Genealogy – Family History – Biography: Containing Historical Sketches of Old Families and of Representative and Prominent Citizens Past and Present. In Two Volumes. Volume II. (Chicago: J.H. Beers & Company, 1916), p.1078, https://books.google.com/books?id=mhEVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1078#v=onepage&q&f=false.
    Transcription available here.
  4. Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, Church of the Messiah (Protestant Episcopal) marriages, p.354, image 72, James Levens and Margaret McIlhenny; digital images, Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Historic Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 : accessed 7 December 2014).
  5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Schuylkill, Ashland, North Parish Episcopal Church baptisms, line 429, image 225, James Levens; digital images, Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Historic Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 : accessed 7 December 2014).
Citation for this post:
Conrad, Alexander, "James Levens," Conrad-Todd-Garrison-Carman genealogy, News about dead people, 21 December 2014 (https://www.ctgcgenealogy.com/2014/12/21/james-levens/ : accessed 20 September 2020)
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