Nelson Leighton Dr.

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

The Life 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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Nelson Leighton Dr.
Susan Owens
Marriage: 5 May 1842
Charles Henry Leighton
Nelson Ewans Leighton
Andrew Leighton

Spouse and Children

5 May 1842
Lyons, Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States


    Charles Henry Leighton


    Nelson Ewans Leighton


    Andrew Leighton


Parents and Siblings



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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

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, as for example those in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Shropshire, are named with Old English lēac ‘leek’ + tūn ‘settlement’. Compare Layton .

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

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Sources (1)

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

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