Leavinia Kirkland was born on February 17, between 1844 and 1849 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She was the daughter of John Kirkland and Elizabeth Weeks. She married Alfred Kaye, about 1860 They lived in Waterville (Wakefield Parish), Carleton County, New Brunswick.
Some sources have her name as Leavinia Rebecca, but Rebecca Kirkland was married in 1854, so Lavinia and Rebecca are likely two separate people.
1861 Census shows her and Alfred Kaye listed as servants living with Arthur and Margaret McArthur of Wakefield, NB.
↑ Late registration of birth, issued in 1929, gives birth date as February 17, 1849. 1901 Census says February 17, 1847. Other sources (1871 to 1911 censuses) range from 1844 to 1846. An earlier birth year seems more likely as her first child was born in 1861. As well, she had siblings born in 1847 and 1849
1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 Census of Canada
Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946
Ancestry Family Trees
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
New Brunswick, Select Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Leavinia by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Leavinia: