When Leland Sexton was born on 21 June 1931, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Lelan O Sexton, was 26 and his mother, Zina Lambert, was 27. He lived in Russell Township, White, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 January 1999, in Marysville, Yuba, California, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sutter, Sutter, California, United States.
English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sextein(e) ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, medieval Latin sacristanus). The sexton was originally the officer of a church in charge of the sacred vessels and vestments, but later came to denote one who looked after the churchyard and dug graves.
English: in northern England a variant of Saxton .
English: possibly a habitational name from Sexton in Ermington (Devon), recorded as Shecoteston in 1329. The placename derives from the family of Richard Sheccoc, recorded at Sexton in 1199, + Middle English toun ‘farmstead, village, settlement’. The origin of Richard Sheccoc's name is uncertain due to confusion between c and t, as seen in the name of one of his descendants, Richard Scheccote, recorded at Sexton in 1333.