Joseph Layton

22 October 1829–30 January 1873 (Age 43)
Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Layton was born on 22 October 1829, in Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States, his father, John Baptist Layton, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Hagan, was 27. He married Cecelia Layton on 17 February 1852, in Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Saline Township, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 30 January 1873, in Bois Brule Bottoms, Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 43.

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Joseph Layton
Cecelia Layton
Marriage: 17 February 1852
Laurence Joseph Layton
Severinus Layton
Albinus Layton
Rosalina Layton
Mary Eugenia Layton
Eugene Layton
Mary C. Layton
Mary Euphrasia LAYTON
Infant Daughter Layton

Spouse and Children

17 February 1852
Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Baptist Layton


    Elizabeth Hagan




    Hilary Layton


    Mary Anne Layton


    Martha Layton



    Major Thomas Felix Layton


+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 2

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Joseph Layton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Layton in household of John B Layton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Layton, "United States Census, 1870"

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