In Arthur Locke's "Portsmouth and Newcastle Cemetery Inscriptions" book (1907), it shows, buried in North Cemetery:
LEAVITT, Chas W and Mary A, had:
Lizzie A, d. Nov. 15 1859, a. 15m.-10d.
Charlie, d. July 24, 1860.
The gravestone (at right) is no longer readable below Charlie's name, which must be where their parents names are inscribed. These are the only Leavitt names in this cemetery.
During the Civil War, Charles W Leavitt would enlist from Portsmouth on 18 Sept 1862, to serve with the 16th New Hampshire Infantry, a nine-month regiment. He was mustered out on 20 Aug 1863. The following year, it seems that he and Mary had split up, as she is seen in the Portsmouth 1864 street directory living at 27 Washington St, while he was boarding at 9 1/2 Cabot St. Charles would last be seen in the 1865 and '66 tax lists for the city. His parents having moved west (to Oshkosh, Wisconsin) at this time, he shortly followed them. No divorce record has yet been found for Charles and Mary, but both remarried in 1866 (Charles, of OshKosh, married Annie Keenan, in Exeter, NH on 2 Oct; Mary had married John H Dow in July).
MARY ANN RILEY, the daughter of George and Lizzie Riley, was perhaps born in Quebec, Canada about 1842 [age 24 on 1866 marr rec; age 28 in 1870 census]. Her death date is unknown, but took place after the 1870 census. She married first, on 6 Nov 1857 in Portsmouth, NH, to CHARLES W LEAVITT. He was born in Bath or Portland, ME, the son of Daniel C and Martha W (Morton) Leavitt. He died 9 July 1915, and was buried in the Dayton, Ohio National Cemetery. She secondly married, on 29 July 1866 in Newington, NH, to JOHN T H DOW. The son of John T and Martha Ann (Locke or Lake) Dow, he was born in Newington, NH ca 1841, and died in Hampton, NH on 12 Apr 1904.
By her first husb, Charles Leavitt:
i. ELIZA "LIZZIE" ADELAIDE LEAVITT, b. abt Aug 1858; d. 15 Nov 1859 in Portsmouth, NH from whooping cough
ii. CHARLIE LEAVITT, b.unk, maybe after June 1860; d. 24 July 1860, perhaps in Portsmouth
Mary had two children by 2nd husb. John Dow:
i. IDA MAY DOW, b. abt 1868 (age 2 in 1870) in Portsmouth, NH; died 24 Nov 1960 in Hampton, NH. She married, on 25 Dec 1886 in Greenland, NH, to GEORGE H ROGHASKIE. They had two daughters. She had a son in 1885, George W Dow, with George Wescott, but he died at age 2 months.
ii. JOHN TAYLOR DOW, b. 8 Nov 1869 in Portsmouth, NH; d. 25 July 1942 in Portsmouth, NH. He was married to DOROTHY M YEATON, on 14 Sept 1889. They had nine children.