Samuel Leighton

Male1756–3 December 1831

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Leighton was born in 1756, in Newington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Hatevil Nutter Leighton, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Trickey, was 44. He married Betty Frost about 1778, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 December 1831, in Perry, Washington, Maine, United States, at the age of 75.

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Samuel Leighton
Betty Frost
Marriage: about 1778
Samuel Leighton
Lydia Leighton
John Leighton
Sally Leighton
Mark Leighton
George Leighton
Alice Leighton
Nancy Leighton

Sources (2)

  • Samuel Leighton, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"
  • Capt. John Frost Family Bible

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1778Maine, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1758: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1790: Washington, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Washington, Maine, United States


    Age 20

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 34

    Historical Boundaries: 1790: Washington, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Washington, Maine, United States

    Name Meaning

    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.

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