Nelson Leighton Dr.

1815–19 May 1891 (Age 76)
Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Nelson

When Nelson Leighton Dr. was born in 1815, his father, Moses Leighton, was 55 and his mother, Margaret Carll, was 49. He married Susan Owens on 5 May 1842, in Lyons, Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 19 May 1891, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Leighton Dr.
1815–1891
Susan Owens
1817–
Marriage: 5 May 1842
Charles Henry Leighton
1843–1900
Nelson Ewans Leighton
1848–
Andrew Leighton
1854–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1842Lyons, Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 3564;2007: 6495; 2010: 8399)English: habitational name from any of various places called Leighton or Layton. Most, as for example those in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Shropshire, are named with Old English lēac ‘leek’ + tūn ‘settlement’, but Layton in Durham derives from Old English ge-lād ‘road’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The English pronunciation of Leighton is usually /lɛ:tən/ or /leitən/ (also spelled Layton and Leaton ), but it can also be heard as /laitən/ or as /li:tən/ (also spelled Leaton ), and occasionally as /lɛtən/ (spelled Letton ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Layton
    Slayton
    Leaton
    Laughton
    Letton

    Sources (1)

    • Israel Leighton, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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