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Thomas LeViness was born in 1753 in Peekskill, NY. He served in the military about 1776 in NY. Thomas enlisted at Peekskill and served one year under Capt. Ezekiel Hyatt in the New York Line. He was living in 1790 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY. The 1790 Census has his surname spelled LAVINUS. There were four females listed that have not been identified. He was living in 1800 in Westchester Co., NY. His surname was spelled LAWINUS in the 1800 Census. There were four unidentified males born between 1790 and 1800 living in the Thomas LeViness household. He was living in 1820 in Greenburgh, Westchester Co., NY. He died 17-18 Nov 1838 in Eastchester, Westchester Co., NY. Eastchester may have been a part of Orange Co., NY at one time. He was buried in St. Pauls Episcopal Churchyard, Mount Vernon, Westchester Co., NY. His stone is toppled over according to the book, LeVINESS FAMILY GENEALOGY dated 1969. The picture of the stone for Thomas LeViness, in the same book, shows a definite space between the "E" and quot;V".
--Revolutionary War Pension Files--
LEVINUS, Thomas, (wife Levina or Lovina), W20430, NY Line, soldier enlisted at Peekskill NY. Soldier applied 5 May 1818 at Madrid in St. Lawrence Co NY aged 65, in 1820 soldier was living at Greensburgh in Westchester Co NY and gave his age as 70. Soldier died 17 or 18 Nov 1838 at East Chester in Westchester Co NY. Soldier had married there to Levina or Lovina Fisher in Apr or May 1775 and she was born 13 Mar 1757. Widow applied 21 Jan 1840 at East Chester NY and in 1850 was living in Westchester Co NY. In 1840 widow's sister Hannah Fisher was of Westchester Co NY aged 72 and in 1840 a David Wilson of West Chester NY was aged 88 and stated he had married a sister of widow (this sister wasn't named). In 1840 a Thomas H. Fisher was of Westchester Co NY relationship unknown.
From: LeVINESS FAMILY GENEALOGY
Thomas enlisted in Captian Hyatt's company in the Revolutionary War. He was living in Yonkers in 1790 and in Greenburgh in 1800. In the book "New York in the Revolution" Volume 1, published by New York State, is found: "Thomas Levinus, enlisted man, Third Regiment, Westchester County Militia" (page 212).
He was married to Levina Fisher in Apr 1775 or May 1775 in Eastchester, Westchester Co., NY. Levina Fisher was born on 13 Mar 1757. The spelling of her name was Lavina or Lovina in some records. She was living on 21 Jan 1840 in Eastchester, Westchester Co., NY. She was living in 1850 in Westchester Co., NY. Thomas LeViness and Levina Fisher had the following children:
i. Nathaniel LeViness was born on 17 Mar 1785. He died on 29 Mar 1875 in Scarsdale, Westchester Co., NY. He was buried in St. James the Less Church, Scarsdale, Westchester Co., NY.
ii. Thomas Fisher LeViness.
iii. Hester LeViness.