Solomon Leighton

Maleabout 1739–9 November 1807

Brief Life History of Solomon

When Solomon Leighton was born about 1739, in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John Leighton, was 42 and his mother, Sarah, was 41. He married Sarah Varney about 1755, in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 November 1807, in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Solomon Leighton
Sarah Varney
Marriage: about 1755
Moses Leighton
Andrew Leighton
Hannah Leighton
John Leighton
Esther Leighton
Daniel Leighton
Pelatiah Leighton
Samuel Leighton
Benjamin Leighton

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  • Solomon Leighton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1755Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (4)


    Age 35

    Historical Boundaries: 1774: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States


    Age 37

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


    Age 52

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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