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Re: Leighton/Layton Marriages
Posted by: Charles Leighton (ID *****0692) Date: May 05, 2011 at 21:44:26
In Reply to: Re: Leighton/Layton Marriages by Nanny Dugan of 429

Hi Nanny,
None of the names you mentioned in your posting was familiar to me.
I do have an Isaac N. Leighton. In the 1880 Alleghany county Virginia Census he stated his mother was born in Ireland and his father was born in England.

I chose him as his age is in the range of your

Isaac and his siblings have given his fathers name as James n their marriage documents.

Here is a Genealogy Chart, if it isn't too big to post here.
This is from my Family Tree Maker file.

There are probably a lot of "if's" in this document, maybe you can fill in some of the blanks.

Happy Hunting!

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Descendants of Isaac N. Leighton


Generation No. 1

       1. Isaac N.2 Leighton (James1) was born Abt. 1804 in Nelson Co. Virginia1,2, and died Aft. 1880 in Alleghany Co. Virginia3. He married Sarah Adams 24 Nov 1830 in Botetourt Co. Virginia, daughter of John Adams and Mary Adams(MNUK). She was born Abt. 1806 in Botetourt Co. Virginia4, and died 01 May 1877 in Alleghany Co. Virginia5.

Notes for Isaac N. Leighton:
DATE 1 October 1850.
GRANTEE Leighton, Isaac. grantee.
Location: Alleghany County.
Description: 145 acres on Peter's mountain joining his own land &c.
Source: Land Office Grants No. 103, 1850, p. 758 (Reel 169).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
SUBJECT Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Alleghany County.


1860 Alleghany Co. indicated Real Estate value $3000 and PP value $1220.
No will was located on visit to Covington in Oct. 1997.

1870 Alleghany Co. Census. Isaac age 62 (b:1808)
Roll 1632, Pg 267. Covington TWP Alleghany Co.

1880 Alleghany Co. Census. Boiling Springs Dist., ED 1, Pg. 3; 3 Jun 1880
Isaac Leighton, age 75. Bedridden or otherwise disabled.
Sarah Adams, his wife, was not in the 1880 census, assume she has expired. James E. age 38 and Nancy A. age 44 were in the residence, dwelling 197. This census indicated Isaac's father was born in England and his mother was born in Ireland.

Isaac's name appears in "A Centennial History of Alleghany County" with a wife named Sarah "Carson" This Family group is listed in the book.

Differences noted:
Isaac's wife--- Sarah Adams or _?_ Carson?
William Arthur --- Who is his wife? Nancy or Mary Jane. Nancy shown as wife in Cent. History. Alleg. Marr. by Nelson has wife as Mary Jane
Mattie in Book -- Martha in Marriage record.
America in Book -- Merkian in census record.
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From Louise 4.11.98
Isaac Leighton was witness at Wm. Johnson s will, Mar 1851.

Also, Sale Bill of John Leighton 27 Nov 1835. Purchases were made by Mrs. Leighton and Isaac Leighton. Total amount of sale was $246.92. Will Book #1 Pg. 103,105
This is believed to be the John Leighton that was in the 1830 Alleghany Co. Census. He has not been connected to anyone! Probably some kin to Isaac.

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10 Dec 1875 Isaac purchased a red cow from the Personal Property Sale of Anthony Harmon.
I. N. Leighton appraised property of John Stone on 28 Mar 1863.
Isaac bought items at personal property sale of George Stull, Sr. on 26 Sep 1862.
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Botetourt Co. Marriages
Vol. 1 (Grooms)
Leighton (Pg. 184)
John & Rebecca Adams 1828
John & Elizabeth F. Saunders 1835
Layton (Pg. 181)
Isaac & Sarah Adams 1830
Carson (Pg. 74)
Alexander Carson & Nancy Adams 1821
Mathew Carson & Elizabeth Watson 1826

Another reference has indicated the wife of Isaac and mother of Francis M. was Sarah Carson. I will try to confirm that he was married first to Sarah Adams and then Sarah Carson.


Vol. 2 (Brides)
Leighton
Rebecca & Peter Hipes 1843
Sarah & William Sorrell 1835
Carson, Sarah & Abram Dooley 1831
From the marriage records of Issac's children it appears that he was in Botetourt Co. in:
1830 - Married Sarah Adams
1832 - Francis M. Born. Isaac's w- Sarah
1834 - Martha Born. Isaac's w- Sarah

When Mary Jane was married her mother was listed as Sallie.

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From Louise trip Aug 2000
In the 1866-1870 books at the courthouse, in the index, I found the
following: Abraham Huddleston sues Isaac Leighton for damages concerning
building rail fence along a new public road (Dunlop Area). This was in
Packet 3, File 363.

In Packet 2, Huddleston sues Leighton for destroying fence in 1853.
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More About Isaac N. Leighton:
Occupation: Blacksmith

Notes for Sarah Adams:
This death came from Louise. No husband named in Death notice.
Data, parents, dates and location supports this to be the wife of Isaac N. Leighton
Name in Alleghany Co. Marriages 1822 -1872 has name as Sallie

Marriage Notes for Isaac Leighton and Sarah Adams:
Birth Places of Isaac and Sarah as per James's Death Certificate.
Copy of Marriage Bond on file.
Name by clerk spelled Layton. Isaac signed Leighton.
John Adams and Isaac Leighton were surety on this marriage bond,

Question the child Sarah America that married James Carson. There was no Sarah in the Isaac house hold in the 1850 or 1860 Alleghany Co. Census. No marriage date has been found but if she was born in 1841 she could have left home prior to the 1860 Census.
       
Children of Isaac Leighton and Sarah Adams are:
+       2       i.       Francis M.3 Leighton, born 10 Nov 1832 in Botetourt Co., Virginia; died 23 Mar 1903 in Covington, Alleghany Co. Virginia.
       3       ii.       Martha Leighton, born 30 Dec 1833 in Botetourt Co., Virginia6. She married Tilford J. Bratton 02 Apr 1857 in Covington, Alleghany Co. Virginia7; born 10 Jun 1830 in Covington, Alleghany Co. Virginia.

Notes for Tilford J. Bratton:
Parents were Robert and Hannah Bratton

More About Tilford J. Bratton:
Occupation: Blacksmith

Marriage Notes for Martha Leighton and Tilford Bratton:
Minister: J. Wesley Boteler, M.E. Church, Covington, Virginia

       4       iii.       Nancy A. Leighton, born 1836 in Alleghany Co. Virginia8.

Notes for Nancy A. Leighton:
Virginia Census Index 1870. Age 36 Boiling Springs TWP Alexandria Co.
Roll 1632, Pg. 229. Housekeeper for Elizabeth Lewis. Elizabeth's first husband was John Leighton. (1860 Census Alleghany Co. Pg. 56)
"A Centennial History of Alleghany County" Pg. 132 indicates Nancy Married William Arthur. Conflict with Alleg. Co Marr. by Nelson... See Mary Jane Leighton

+       5       iv.       Daniel B. Leighton II, born 1837 in Alleghany Co., Virginia.
       6       v.       Merakin Leighton, born 1839 in Alleghany Co. Virginia8; died 27 Jun 1862 in Civil War, Gains Mill, Virginia.

Notes for Merakin Leighton:
C

Stonewall Jackson killed by friendly fire May 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
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Charlie, I show the following for Co D.

This company was organized at Lewisburg,(West)Virginia,in June 1861,primarily of men from Alleghany County.The unit was originally assighned as Co G of the 59th Virginia Infantry.It was known as the Alleghany Rifles.
Captains:George Hammond,Adam Given.
Lieutenants:John Boswell,Eugene Cordell,Staunton Field,Henry Grose,Allen Johnson,William Simmons,Francis Smith,Barksdale Warwick.

Regards,

Delivia

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Stonewall Jackson killed by friendly fire May 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

+       7       vi.       James E. Leighton, born 13 Jul 1839 in Alleghany Co., Virginia; died 19 Oct 1915 in Alleghany Co., Virginia.
       8       vii.       Sarah America Leighton, born 1841. She married James Atlas Carson; born 04 Sep 1843 in Alleghany Co. Virginia; died 21 Dec 1916 in Alleghany Co. Virginia.

More About James Atlas Carson:
Burial: Carson Cemetery
Cause of Death (Facts Pg: Cancer of Stomach

       9       viii.       Elizabeth S. Leighton, born 1844 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia8. She married Benjamin Benton Bowyer 10 Oct 1878 in Alleghany Co., Virginia9; born Abt. 1836.
       10       ix.       Mary Jane Leighton, born 1846 in Alleghany Co. , Virginia10. She married William Henry Arthur 19 Jan 1871 in Alleghany Co. , Virginia11; born Abt. 1850 in Illinois12.

Notes for Mary Jane Leighton:
Oath given for Mary by James E. Leighton, her brother.
Census indicates Mary born in 1846 in Alleghany Co.
Marriage doc indicates she was 21 so... b: 1850

Notes for William Henry Arthur:
Lived in Alleghany Co.

Marriage Notes for Mary Leighton and William Arthur:
Age Oath for Mary Jane given by James E. Leighton.

Birth on Marriage record indicates age: 21


Generation No. 2

       2. Francis M.3 Leighton (Isaac N.2, James1) was born 10 Nov 1832 in Botetourt Co., Virginia13, and died 23 Mar 1903 in Covington, Alleghany Co. Virginia14. He married Elizabeth F. Persinger 13 Oct 1859 in Alleghany Co. , Virginia15, daughter of Joseph Persinger and Mary Persinger. She was born 09 Oct 1840 in Alleghany Co. , Virginia15, and died 25 Apr 1892 in Covington, Alleghany Co. Virginia16.

Notes for Francis M. Leighton:
Virginia Census Index 1870, Age 37, M.I. M., Roll 1667, Pg 260
Covington TWP, Alleghany Co.

F. M. Leighton made a purchase at Samuel Brown's Personal Property sale in Jan 1862.
On 13 July 1873 Francis appraised the personal estate of Joseph Sively.
F.M Leighton was a big farmer in the Indian Draft area of Alleghany Co. 1888- 1889

In Poor House records: Bartley Leighton died in Poor Farm on 11/19/1905.

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From Louise Alleghany Notes:
(26/29)
Frances M. Leighton, s/o Isaac and Sarah Carson Leighton, mar. Elizabeth F. Persinger, d/o Joseph & Mary.Children: Jefferson Davis, Isabel Ann, Thomas E.
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As a note of interest in my research I found:
A Francis Layton, age 29, that arrived in Nova Scotia on 7 Mar 1774 on the ship, "Two Friends", from Hull, England. He was a Blacksmith from Yorkshire. His wife was Elizabeth, age 26, and he had a son, Francis, Jr., 18 months.

On the same ship there was a John Layton, 22. He was a Husbandman also from Yorkshire. (Brother??)

There was a Thomas Layton, 32, that migrated to Jamaica in September 1774, from Hull, England, on the ship, "Jamaica Packer". He was a Horse Jockey from Malton (Yorkshire)

(Complete Book of Emigrants 1607 - 1776 by Peter Coldham)

More About Francis M. Leighton:
Burial: Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Rt. 642 Covington, Virginia
Military service: Bet. 1862 - 1863, "Dixie' Artillry Capt. G.B. Cradain

More About Elizabeth F. Persinger:
Burial: Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Rt. 642 Covington, Virginia

Marriage Notes for Francis Leighton and Elizabeth Persinger:
Minister: H.A. Garver at M.E. Church Covington, Virginia
       
Children of Francis Leighton and Elizabeth Persinger are:
       11       i.       Jefferson Davis4 Leighton, born Apr 1860 in Alleghany Co. Virginia17,18; died 1920 in Covington, Virginia19. He married Anna Wyatt20 1886 in Alleghany Co. Virginia; born Apr 1868 in Alleghany Co. Virginia20,21; died 1948 in Covington, Virginia22.

Notes for Jefferson Davis Leighton:
Alleghany Co. Census 1870 is the first record of Jefferson. Here he was listed as Jeff Davis age 9 s/o Francis M. Leighton and Elizabeth Persinger.
In 1880 he was still at the home of his parents and was listed as Jefferson E. age, 17. Have not located him in the 1900 Census. In the 1910 Alleghany Co. Census. ED7, SH 15. Reported 7 children and 4 are living.

More About Jefferson Davis Leighton:
Burial: Cedar Hill, Covington, Virginia

Notes for Anna Wyatt:
1920 Census gives b: as 1870

Marriage Notes for Jefferson Leighton and Anna Wyatt:
All birth data from 1900 Alleghany Co. Census, ED 5 SH23 Covington

       12       ii.       Phillip L. Leighton, born Mar 1866 in Alleghany Co., Virginia23; died 01 Sep 1867 in Alleghany Co., Virginia23.

Notes for Phillip L. Leighton:
From Alleghany Co. death record. (Louise)

More About Phillip L. Leighton:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg: Drowing

       13       iii.       Isabell Ann Leighton, born 186724.
       14       iv.       Thomas E. Leighton, born Apr 1870 in Botetourt Co. Virginia24. He married Annie E. Broughman 04 Jun 1899 in Botetourt Co.25; born Sep 1876 in Botetourt Co. Virginia26.

Notes for Thomas E. Leighton:
This is a good prospect to be the father of the William T. Leighton in Iron Gate and or Tommy Leighton in Covington.

Name was Layton in the 1900 Alleghany Co. Census

Jun 4 1899, Thomas E LEIGHTON to Annie E BROUGHMAN
parents: FM & Elizabeth / James & Mary

More About Thomas E. Leighton:
Occupation: 1900, Teamster

Notes for Annie E. Broughman:
Oxford Cemetery
Broughman, Henry M. 26 Jul 1883- 27 Jul 1970
Broughman, Cora E. 6 Jul 1885- 19 Dec 1970
Broughman, Ralph L. 17 Aug 1915- 12 Sep 1953

       15       v.       Mary Catherine Leighton, born 04 Jun 1875 in Alleghany Co. Virginia27; died 04 Apr 1939 in Alleghany Co. Virginia28. She married Robert Lee Smith 04 Dec 1894 in Alleghany Co. Virginia; born 04 Jun 1871 in Alleghany Co., Virginia.

Notes for Mary Catherine Leighton:
Name on tombstone Mary Leighton Smith.
Have not located husband.

More About Mary Catherine Leighton:
Burial: Apr 1939, Cedar Hill, Covington, Virginia

       16       vi.       Oval F. Leighton, born 187729.
       17       vii.       Joseph I. Leighton, born Mar 1881.
       18       viii.       Sallie D. Leighton, born Jul 1883.


       5. Daniel B.3 Leighton II (Isaac N.2, James1) was born 1837 in Alleghany Co., Virginia30. He married Sarah M. Hook 26 Dec 1862 in Rockbridge Co. Virginia, daughter of Edward Hook and Mary Cox. She was born 1843 in Rockbridge Co. Virginia30.

Notes for Daniel B. Leighton II:
270/274
George W. Hayes; Elizabeth B., wife; Willie A., dau; 
Lucy L., dau; Ida Bell, dau; John D., son; Elizabeth C., dau; 
Daniel B. Layton, boarder.





Ages on 1870 Census differ from 1880.
Daniel -- Age 30 b: 1840
Sarah -- Age 25 b: 1845
Ages in Marriage record indicates Daniel b: 1837 and Sarah b: 1843

1870 -- Were counted in Natural Bridge Dist. Pg. 70 (Sept 1)
one Son Harry!

1/30/97-- Just found this Daniel listed as Daniel B. the father of Anna,
Charles and Mary on the Rockbridge Co. Vital Records film. This is the
first reference to MI of "B" this would fit with the Civil War Record
Daniel B.
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Daniel B. Leighton, Pvt. Company C, 27th Virginia Infantry
Enlisted: March 8, 1862 at Jackson River by Lt. Haynes for 3 years.
Company Muster Roll, March - April dated April 30, 1862 indicates "Present"
Company Muster Roll, May - October dated October 31, 1862 indicates "Absent With Out Leave"
Company Muster Roll, November - December dated Dec. 31, 1862 indicated: Taken prisoner at Winchester May 31, 1862, paroled and went home. Declared a "Deserter" and dropped from the rolls by order of Gen. Paxton.
Company Muster Roll, January - February, dated Feb. 28, 1863 Indicated Daniel returned to Company ---? --- Jan. 63. Taken up on rolls by order of Gen. R. E Lee
Company Muster Roll, March - April Not dated. "Absent" Sick in hospital since Mar 2, 1863.
Company Muster Roll, May - June dated June 30, 1863.
Daniel admitted to Buchanan Hospital. April; 3, 1863 No complaint listed.
Remarks: Returned to Company for duty May 9, 1863
Company Muster Roll, July - August dated August 31, 1863 and all Company Muster Rolls until January - February 1864 indicated "Present."
Prisoner of War record, Fort Delaware indicates, "Captured May 12th 1864 at Spottslvania C. H. Transferred to Fort Delaware on May 21, 1864 arrived at Fort Delaware on May 20, 1864. Prisoner of War record at Fort Delaware, dated May ?,1865, "Rec'd from: S_?_ C.H.".
Oath of Allegiance signed at Fort Delaware, Del. and released on June 15, 1865. A battle occurred on 23 March 1862 at Winchester. Another battle had occurred on 25 May 1862. Assume this is when Daniel was captured..
The 27th Virginia Inf. was at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Unknown if Company C participated or not.
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The 27th Virginia Infantry was organized on May 30, 1861 as the 6th Virginia Infantry but was redesignated the 27th Virginia Infantry the following day. The unit was transferred to Confederate control on July 1, 1861 and served as such until the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Colonel William W. Gordon provided initial leadership for the unit. Other officers of the unit included John W. Carpenter, (lieutenant colonel); John Echols (lieutenant colonel, colonel); James K. Edmondson (lieutenant colonel, colonel); Philip F. Frazer (major); Andrew J. Grigsby (major, lieutenant colonel, colonel); Elisha F. Paxton (major); Daniel M. Shriver (major, lieutenant colonel). The 27th Virginia Infantry, along with the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 33rd Virginia Infantry regiments were organized into a brigade at the outset of the war under the command of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, and won accolades at 1st Manassas, and became the Stonewall Brigade. The 27th Virginia Infantry, although decimated toward the end of the war, remained in this organization until the end of the conflict.

The 27th Virginia participated, in varying degrees, in a long list of engagements:

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More About Daniel B. Leighton II:
Occupation: 1870, Blacksmith
       
Children of Daniel Leighton and Sarah Hook are:
       19       i.       Harry O.4 Leighton, born 186830.
       20       ii.       Charles E. Leighton, born 02 Aug 1870 in Rockbridge Co. Virginia31.
       21       iii.       Anne Bell Leighton, born 27 Jan 1872 in Rockbridge Co. , Virginia32.
       22       iv.       Mary A. Leighton, born 08 Aug 1874 in Rockbridge Co. Virginia33.
       23       v.       William W. Leighton, born 19 Feb 187834.


       7. James E.3 Leighton (Isaac N.2, James1) was born 13 Jul 1839 in Alleghany Co., Virginia35, and died 19 Oct 1915 in Alleghany Co., Virginia35. He married Nancy E. Fridley 26 Sep 1882 in Blue Springs Run Alleghany Co. Virginia. She was born 11 Nov 1849 in Alleghany Co. Virginia36, and died 25 Apr 1910 in Alleghany Co. Virginia36.

Notes for James E. Leighton:
The death certificate of James indicates he was born in Alleghany Co. and was the son of Issac Leighton, born in Alleghany Co. and Sallie Adams born in Botetourt Co.
James was ill two years prior to his death. Dr.Traynham in attencance. Mrs. Joe Huffman, Earlhurst, Va. was the informant of James' death

This James may be the father of George T. b: 20 May 1882 and the husband
of Nancy Ann (MNUK) Rockbridge Co. Vitals.Film 033796 Vol. 2 Pg. 166. Residence listed as Victory Furnace. Occp. Machinist on George's birth record. This is anothr one ! In the Rockbridge Co. Birth record but list palce of birth as Alleghany Co. ??? WHY!

Copy of Death certificate in Leighton file. (Oct. 1997.)
Birth and death dates on tombstone don't match those on death Certificate
Tombstone: d: 20 Oct 1913 at 76 years (b: 1837)
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He was wounded at Fayettsville in 1862
Below is a record obtained from the National Archives.
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J. E. Leighton, Pvt. Company D, 60th Virginia Infantry Alleghany Co.
3rd Reg. of Infantry, Wise Legion
Enlisted: June 26, 1862 at Lewisburg by Captain Carr
Company Muster Roll, for March and April dated April 30, 1862 indicates the above enlistment infromation. No year is indicated on this muster list. Another notation indicated J. E. was last paid Feb. 28, 186_, again no year indicated.
Company Muster Roll, April 30 - Aug. 31 dated August 31, 1862 indicates J.E. was "Absent" Home on sick furlough.
Company Muster Roll, Aug. 31 - Dec. 31 dated Dec. 31, 1862 indicates J. E. "Absent" Sick at hospital.
Company Muster Roll, Jan - Feb dated Feb. 28, 1863 indicated J.E. "Absent" Sick furlough in Alleghany Co. Virginia
Company Muster Roll, Mar. - April dated April 30, 1863 indicated J. E. "Absent" Home on Sick furlough.
Company Muster Roll, May -June dated June 30, 1863 indicated J. E. "Absent" Home on Sick furlough.
Company Muster Roll, July - August dated Aug. 31, 1863 indicates J. E. "Present"
Company Muster Roll, September - October dated October 31, 1863 indicates J. E. "Present" Note on muster list: "Name appears in column "Received Payment" as James E. Leighton. On this muster list is also the first time it gives his enlistment as 1861
Company Muster Rolls from Nov - Dec; Jan - Feb; Feb - Apr; all indicated "Present"
Company Muster Roll, Apr - Oct. dated Oct. 31, 1864 indicated J.E. "Absent" Prisoner of War, Sept. 19, 1964.
Company Muster Roll, Nov - Dec dated December 31, 1864 indicated "Absent" "Prisoner of War"
Prisoner of War Roll, From Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. No date. Indicates J. E. was captured at Winchester, Virginia by General Sheridan's Forces and sent to Point Lookout, Maryland Prison on September 24, 1864.
Prisoner of War Roll, No date indicates J. E. was paroled at Point Lookout, Md. and transferred to Allen's Landing Virginia, March 18, 1865 for exchange.
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It does not show a J. E. LEIGHTON, but there is a JAMES E. LEIGHTON in Co. F enlisted 3/27/62 at Jackson River Depot, present and transfer to Co. D 9/62. Sick 8/62. Present 8/62 until captured at Winchester, 9/19/64. POW Pt. Lookout. Exchanged 3/15/65. Born ca.1843. Applied for a pension in Alleghany County.under the 1900 act.
Credit for these findings go to L. L. Scott for his wonderful book 60th VIRGINIA INFANTRY.

There was some question if this was the same J. E. Leighton whose record I obtained from the National Archives. After getting a copy of his pension application and his wife's pension application from the Virginia State Archives it is apparent that L. L. Scotts report is of the same individual.
The enlistment at the Jackson River Depot or Lewisburg WVA. still remains to be sorted out.

James was married in Blue Spring Run, Virginia.

In his pension application he indicated that his disability was rheumetisum of the left arm that prevented him from performing any labor that a sound man could perform.

More About James E. Leighton:
Burial: 21 Oct 1915, Persinger Memorial Cemetery
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 19 Oct 1915, Chronic Nephertis

Notes for Nancy E. Fridley:
This individual was married to Jared Lockhart. Maiden name or Given name unknown.
Not shown as first spouse until maiden name determined.
Fridley surname came from ?? WHERE??

Alleghany Co. Census 1910 Boiling Springs Dist. ED 1 (Apr - May 1910)
Residence 134 Sweet Springs and Alleghany Station Road
Lockhart, James I. 29 H/H Single Farmer
Leighton, Nancy E. 61 Mother M-2x 27yrs 5 - 4
Leighton, James E. 67 Step Father M-1x 27 Yrs
Ruth E. 25 half sister
Herman 17 Adpt Bro.
Plymale, Edith 6 Adp. Sis.

1910 - 61 = 1849 b: + 20 = 1869 = James b:
1910 - 27 = 1883 m: James E
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Nancy applied for a pension for James service in the Civil War.
She was 80 years old and living in Sweet Chalebeat Springs, Alleghany County, Virginia with her daughter Lizzie Huffman. The application indicated they were married in 1882 in Blue Spring Run in Alleghany Co. Virginia by Rev. J. B. Davis. James died in 1915 from Brights Disease.

More About Nancy E. Fridley:
Burial: 27 Apr 1910, Persinger Memorial Cemetery
Minister: Rev J. B. Davis
       
Child of James Leighton and Nancy Fridley is:
       24       i.       Ruth E.4 Leighton, born 1885 in Alleghany Co. Virginia37. She married (GNUK) Huffman.

Notes for Ruth E. Leighton:
This may be the daughter that Nancy was living with when she applied for a pension.
The name given was Lizzie Huffman.
I have not found a marriage for Ruth E. (Elizabeth?)




Endnotes

1. Alleghany Co. Census 1860.
2. Alleghany Co. Census 1850, (1st District Alleghany Co. July 12, 1850), Line 33.
3. Alleghany Co. Census 1880.
4. 1850 Census Alleghany Co. 1st Dist. p006 L77
5. County Clerk, Alleghany Co. C. H..
6. 1850 Census Alleghany Co. 1st Dist. p006 L77
7. Alleghany Co. Marriages 1822 - 1872, by Nelson Pg. 64
8. 1850 Census Alleghany Co. 1st Dist. p006 L77
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ancestral File, "CD-ROM."
10. 1850 Census Alleghany Co. 1st Dist. p006 L77
11. Alleghany Co. Marriages 1822 - 1872, by Nelson Pg. 288
12. Alleghany Co. Marriages 1822 - 1872, by Nelson
13. 1850 Census Alleghany Co. 1st Dist. p006, Res. 77
14. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
15. Alleghany Co. Marriages 1822 - 1872, by Nelson
16. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
17. Alleghany Co. Census 1880, ED1, SH4, L21.
18. Alleghany Co. Census 1900.
19. Cemetery Records, Cedar Hill.
20. Louise Perkins, Cedar Hill Cemetery.
21. Alleghany Co. Census 1900.
22. Louise Perkins, Cedar Hill Cemetery.
23. County Clerk, Alleghany Co. C. H..
24. Alleghany Co. Census 1880, ED1, SH4, L21.
25. County Clerk, Botetourt Co. Marriages, 1872 - 1928.
26. Alleghany Co. Census 1900.
27. Alleghany Co. Census 1880, ED1, SH4, L21.
28. Louise Perkins, Cedar Hill Cemetery.
29. Alleghany Co. Census 1880, ED1, SH4, L21.
30. 1870 Census Rockbridge Co. Virginia
31. County Clerk, Rockbridge Co. Birth Register Vol. 1 - 2, Book 1, p418.
32. Rockbridge Co.Vital Records 1778 - 1918 FHC Film 0033796
33. 7. Rockbridge Co. Births Film FHC
34. Rockbridge Co.Vital Records 1778 - 1918 FHC Film 0033796
35. Death Certificate, Reg. 9.
36. Louise Perkins, Cedar Hill Cemetery.
37. Alleghany Co. Census 1900.



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