Betsey Dyer Leighton

5 January 1811–28 December 1878 (Age 67)
Steuben, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Betsey Dyer

When Betsey Dyer Leighton was born on 5 January 1811, in Steuben, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, Johnathan Leighton, was 41 and her mother, Hannah Dyer, was 39. She married Oliver Gray Randall on 20 April 1836. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in St. Stephen, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada in 1871. She died on 28 December 1878, in Milltown, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 67.

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Oliver Gray Randall
Betsey Dyer Leighton
Marriage: 20 April 1836
Lydia Maria Randall
Lydia Marie Randall
Mary Leonette Randall
Sophronia S. Randall
Edward Grandville Randall
Ella Frances Randall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1836
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 9
    Maine is the 23rd state.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Sources (1)

    • Betsey Randal in household of Oliver Randal, "Canada Census, 1871"

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