Joshua Layton

May 1865–1925 (Age 59)
Brush Creek Township, Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Layton was born in May 1865, in Brush Creek Township, Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Bartley Layton, was 40 and his mother, Martha B Layton, was 44. He married Sarah Virginia Crawford on 25 March 1890, in Buck Valley, Union Township, Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Monroe Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Broad Top Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died in 1925, at the age of 60, and was buried in Clearville, Monroe Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joshua Layton
Cora Alice Bequeath
Marriage: 12 August 1894
Walter Elwood Layton
Bessie Pearl Layton
John Emory Layton
Marshall Layton
Myrtle Pleasant Layton
Minnie Mae Layton
Betty Bessie Layton
Roy T Layton
Hazel Edna Layton
Harry Layton

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12 August 1894
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 12

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Lancashire (near Blackpool) and in North Yorkshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘settlement by the watercourse’, from Old English lād ‘watercourse’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter as ‘leek enclosure’ or ‘herb garden’, from lēac ‘leek’ + tūn. Compare Leighton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joshua Layton in household of Bartley Layton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua Laton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joshua Layton in household of Bartley Layton, "United States Census, 1880"

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