Elisha Leighton

1798–1870 (Age 72)
Steuben, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Leighton was born in 1798, in Steuben, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Mark Leighton, was 28 and his mother, Sally Small, was 24. He married Elizabeth Grace Parker on 26 January 1826, in Steuben, Washington, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died about 1870, at the age of 72.

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Elisha Leighton
Elizabeth Grace Parker
Marriage: 26 January 1826
Bethia Cates Leighton
Francis Leighton

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Grace Parker


26 January 1826
Steuben, Washington, Maine, United States


    Bethia Cates Leighton


    Francis Leighton


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 6

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

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