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Nicholas Tompkins LEVERETT

Nicholas Tompkins LEVERETT

Male 1840 - 1917  (77 years)

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  • Name Nicholas Tompkins LEVERETT 
    Nickname Newt 
    Relationshipwith John Louis CARR
    Birth 24 APR 1840  Oxford, Talladega, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Rockdale, Randolph, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 3 FEB 1862  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Delta, Clay, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Lamar County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 3 MAY 1917  Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 03 MAY 1917  Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 77 years 
    Burial 04 MAY 1917  Park Lawn Cemetery, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1428  Carr-Scott | Branch - John Leverett (1710-1779) Descendants
    Last Modified 10 SEP 2023 

    Father Ancestors Abraham R. LEVERITT,   b. 18 MAR 1811, Wilkes County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 MAR 1896, Dublin, Erath, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Emily Richardson DOZIER,   b. 16 JUL 1814, Troup County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 AUG 1861, Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 47 years) 
    Marriage 09 OCT 1834  LaGrange, Troup, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Georgia Marriages
      Name: Abram Leveritt
      Spouse: Emily R. Dozier
      Marriage Date: 9 Oct 1834
      County: Troup
      State: Georgia
    Age at Marriage Abraham was 23 years and 7 months old - Emily was 20 years and 3 months old. 
    Family ID F734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Sarah Matilda KENNEDY,   b. 08 MAY 1848, Limestone County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 NOV 1925, 910 North 21st Street, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 29 APR 1866  Cleburne County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records,
      Name: Nicholas Thompk Leverett
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: AL
      Birth Year: 1840
      Spouse Name: Sarah Matilda Kennedy
      Spouse Birth Place: AL
      Spouse Birth Year: 1848
      Marriage Year: 1866
      Marriage State: AL
      Number Pages: 1
    Age at Marriage Nicholas was 26 years old - Sarah was 17 years and 11 months old. 
    Children 
    +1. Cora Blanch LEVERETT,   b. 27 JUN 1868, Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 02 FEB 1919, Slaton, Lubbock, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 50 years)
    +2. George Reeves LEVERETT,   b. 21 FEB 1870, Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 DEC 1934, Portales, Roosevelt, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)
     3. Emyleye LEVERETT,   b. 1872, Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     4. Carrie LEVERETT,   b. 1872, Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
    +5. Malvin Griffin LEVERETT,   b. 22 JUL 1873, Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 OCT 1953, Lamar County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)
    +6. Columbus Andrew LEVERETT,   b. 16 APR 1875, Oxford, Talladega, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 JUL 1954, 300 Maple, Farmersville, Collin, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    +7. Dr. Janadas Leonard LEVERETT,   b. 10 SEP 1877, Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 NOV 1943, Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)
    +8. Eliza Vesta LEVERETT,   b. 23 MAY 1880, Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 08 APR 1960, Slaton, Lubbock, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    Married: 2x9. Ann Luticia Walker LEVERETT,   b. 15 JUL 1883, Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 NOV 1955, St. Mary's Hospital, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
    +10. Mary Lane LEVERETT,   b. 10 OCT 1886, Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 07 FEB 1957, Odessa, Ector, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 9 MAY 2022 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 24 APR 1840 - Oxford, Talladega, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Rockdale, Randolph, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - CSA: Company C, 3rd Georgia Battalion Corporal In a note on the back of a photo of him in a uniform Nicholas wrote that he had enlisted into the US Volunteers on 03 FEB 1862. In the summary of his CSA service submitted to Mamie Yeary for inclusion in her book, "Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray," he wrote that he enlisted as a private in the 3rd Georgia Battalion on 24 April 1862. That was his birthday and he was 22 years old. In the spring of 1863 when the 3rd Georgia Battalion's aggregate casualties (death, wounded and missing) rendered it combat ineffective, he was reassigned as a private to the I Company, 37th Georgia Infantry. In 1899 Texas began granting pensions to indigent Confederate veterans and their widows. Beginning in 1903 the U.S. War Department began to compile records for Confederate soldiers. NARA records contained this description of the process: “The compilation of service records of Confederate soldiers was begun in 1903 under the direction of Brig. Gen. Fred C. Ainsworth, head of the Record and Pension Office of the War Department. Abstracts were made form documents in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records and from documents borrowed by the War Department in an effort to obtain as nearly complete military service records as possible. The abstracts made from the original records were carefully checked to ensure that the abstracts were accurate.” In 1910 an index card record was made of Nicholas' service and entered in what became known as the "Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865." That card (linked to this tree) contained these free-form entries: Index card front Leverett, Nicholas T (or Leverette) Georgia (Alabama) "Capt., in May, 1865" pvt., Co. C, 3rd Ga. Inf. Bn. Feb 3, 1862; "present Dec., 1862"; co. became Co. I, 37th Ga. Inf, Reg., May 6, 1863; wounded (heel and spine) at Chickamauga, GA., Sept. 19, 1863; wounded "at* Index card back: near Ashland, Ala., April 24, 1840 living near Waco, Texas, 1910 enlisted Fulton Co., Ga., *Atlanta" furloughed "home in Ala." Probably in about 1912, Nicholas provided a synopsis of his CSA service record to Miss Mamie Yeary who was compiling Confederate soldier reminiscences for ultimate publication in 1913 of her book "Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865." She made these comments in the forward of her book: "In offering to the public these “Confederate Reminiscences” my only apology is to place in permanent form1 and in the very words of the participants, as far as practicable, the personal experiences of the “men behind the guns,” the “boys in the line,” who by their courage, fortitude and patriotism, carved high up in the temple of fame, the names of our commanders and made them illustrious in the annals of war. "No claim is made to literary merit nor elegance of diction; neither do I give further proof of the correctness of the statements made than that they are the recollections of the men who were in the “thickest of the fray” — Men whose inspiration was fidelity to principle." On page 434 of the book appeared Nicholas' contribution: "NICHOLAS T. LEVERETT, Waco, Texas—Born April 24, 1840, near Ashland, Ala. Enlisted in the Confederate Army April 24, 1862, at Greenville, Tenn., as private in Company A, Third Georgia Battalion of Infantry, Gaines’ Brigade, Bates’ Division, Hardee’s Corps, Army of Tennessee. My first Captain was Meredith Kendrick, and first Colonel, M. A. Stovall. Was only four days in Greenville when we were sent to Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Our battalion was detached and followed E. Kirby Smith into Kentucky, where we remained three weeks. Was wounded in the heel and on the spine at Chickamauga Sept. 19, 1863. Was promoted to Third Corporal and then in May, 1865, was promoted to Captain. Was in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain and the battles around Atlanta. I was at the evacuation of Lexington, Ky., and joined Gen. Bragg at Harrisburg. We then began the retreat back to Tennessee. We were three days without food, rest or sleep. We got back to Murfreesboro from Kentucky on Dec. 29, 1862, and were called into line of battle on the 30th, and fought the famous battle on the 31st. Then, on the 2nd of January, 1863, we started on the long retreat to Atlanta, fighting at many places on the way. My longest and hardest struggle was at Missionary Ridge, which we had to give up after five hours of hard fighting; and then it was continual retreating and fighting to Atlanta, where I received my severe wound and was given a furlough to go to my home in Alabama. After a few months the war closed." On 13 March 1913, on his application for a CSA pension (Texas CSA Pension Form A) Nicholas claimed he "was transferred from the 39th Georgia in 863 to the 22nd Alabama Regiment." No unit muster validates that claim. Although, when he was hospitalized in Thomaston, Georgia in September 1864 he was with wounded men of the 22nd and it is likely that with he took advantage of that association when he was discharged from the hospital and furloughed to his home in Alabama. The hospital discharge roster and his medical furlough document both reflect he was from the 22nd, even while unit muster rolls fail to support said transfer. , After the war Nicholas claimed to have been with the 22nd Alabama Infantry. A unit muster recorded that he was "wounded in the foot slightly" at Chickamauga in 1863. Hospital records do not record the type of wound that he suffered at Atlanta in 1864. Nicholas's claim to have been promoted from corporal to captain is highly implausible since all CSA units were disbanded and regiments were mustered out of service effective 19 April 1865 with the surrender of the CSA by General Lee at Appomattox. Oddly however, the Confederate Officers Card Index of 1861-1865 completed in 1910 does indicate he was a "Capt., in May, 1865" without citing any official source or record. Further, Nicholas has not been found on any unit muster after his discharge from the Thomaston hospital in September 1864. It is reasonable to conclude that he simply traveled home as a corporal and never returned to any unit in the field. - 3 FEB 1862 - Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 29 APR 1866 - Cleburne County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Clay County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Delta, Clay, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Lamar County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Veteran of Civil War Passed Away This Morning N. P. (sic) Levertt (sic), aged 77, died at his home, 1907 South Eighth street, this morning at 10:10. Mr. Levertt had been living in Waco for the past 11 years, during most that time he had been in bad health. For the past four or five weeks he had been confined to bed. Born in Clay county, Alabama, April 24, 1840, he served for four years during the civil war as a member of the 22d Alabama cavalry Reg. moving from Alabama to Texas after the civil war. He married to Miss Sarah Kennedy of Cleburne county, Alabama on April 29, 1866. On April 29, last at their home here, the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Surviving the deceased are beside his wife eight children, four sons and four daughters; Mrs L. G. Bradfield, Mrs. S. M. Rogers, and M. G. Levertt of Slayton; G. R. Levertt, C. A. Levertt, of McKinney; Dr. J. L. Levertt and Mrs. L. E. Lubay, of Paris, and Miss Annie Levertt of Waco. The funeral services will be at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, Rev. W. W. Melton officiating. Interment will be in Park Lawn cemetery. Waco Daily Times-Herald - 3 MAY 1917 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 03 MAY 1917 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 04 MAY 1917 - Park Lawn Cemetery, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 11 Photos

    Documents 33 Documents

    Headstones
    Leverett, Nicholas Tompkins (1840-1917)
    Leverett, Nicholas Tompkins (1840-1917)

    Histories
    Leverett, Nicholas T: 2011 Confederate Veteran
    Leverett, Nicholas T: 2011 Confederate Veteran
    When Nicholas Thompkins Leverett was first added to the family tree I knew only that NT was the great-great-grandfather of my bride, Lana (Scott) Carr and that he was a Confederate veteran. Initially, I was satisfied with that limited knowledge and did not pursue more detail. After writing and posting a story to CarrFamilyTree.com about Lana's father, MSG John Edgar Scott, I sought more information about NT.

    Death Certificate
    Leverett, Nicholas T: 1917 Texas Death Certificate
    Leverett, Nicholas T: 1917 Texas Death Certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S110] Family Tree, Leverett-Elton-Kennedy.FTW.
      Date of Import: 22 Nov 2007

    2. [S350] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, (Yates Publishing), Database online. Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
      Record for Sarah Matilda Kennedy

    3. [S91] Georgia, Marriages 1699-1944, (Hunting For Bears, comp.), https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/115903:7839.

    4. [S350] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, (Yates Publishing), https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/737698:7836.