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Subject: Re: James Layton
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Hi thanks for your reply. The James Layton I was asking about died in 1842. His wife's name was Mary Maddock. He was my grandfathers great grandfather, so he goes way back.
They all lived in Missouri. There were many Layton's. I bought the book about the family and there were hundreds that were related. James made history by killing his wife and then her family lynched him. Interesting story.