Jeremiah Myles Layman

16 July 1805–18 January 1876 (Age 70)
York Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jeremiah Myles

When Jeremiah Myles Layman was born on 16 July 1805, in York Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann "John" Jacob Layman, was 35 and his mother, Amy Conrad, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Litsey on 30 September 1827, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pulaski, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 18 January 1876, in Franklin, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hampton Cemetery, Branch, Franklin, Arkansas, United States.

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Jeremiah Myles Layman
Mary Elizabeth Litsey
Marriage: 30 September 1827
Martha Jane Layman McDonald
Kitty Layman
Susanna Layman Wilson
Jacob Layman
James Abner Layman
William Henry Layman
John Ward Layman
Woodford Regan Layman
Artemetia Layman
Zachary Taylor Layman
Winfield Scott Layman
Solomon Cligid Layman
Jacob S. Layman

Spouse and Children

30 September 1827
Grayson, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 5

Grayson county was organized in 1810, out of parts of Ohio and Hardin counties — the 54th formed in the state— and named in honor of Col. Wm. Grayson.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow, pasture, or patch of (fallow) arable land, Middle English leye.2 Americanized spelling of German Lehmann .3 German: variant of Lay 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jeremiah Lemons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jeremiah Layman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jeremiah Layman, "United States Census, 1850"

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