Solomon Leighton

about 1739–9 November 1807 (Age 68)
Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Leighton was born about 1739, his father, John Leighton, was 41 and his mother, Sarah, was 39. 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 68, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Leighton
1739–1807
Sarah Varney
1735–1795
Marriage: about 1755
Moses Leighton
1760–1850
Andrew Leighton
1761–1835
Hannah Leighton
1763–1857
John Leighton
1766–1856
Esther Leighton
1767–1861
Daniel Leighton
1770–
Pelatiah Leighton
1772–1842
Samuel Leighton
1774–1862
Benjamin Leighton
1776–1844

Spouse and Children

    Male1739–1807Male

    Sarah Varney

    Female1735–1795Female

MARRIAGE
about 1755
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Lydia Leighton

    Female1726–Female

    Jonathan LEIGHTON

    Male1728–1797Male

    Samuel Leighton

    Male1729–1812Male

    Male1730–1811Male

    Male1735–1824Male

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1776

Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 37

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1791

Age 52

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Solomon Leighton, "Find A Grave Index"

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