I believe there are at least three (3) sets of Layton's (possibly more) who came to America.
One is William (1) Layton/Lawton who is in Monmouth Co, NJ in 1667 (?) married to Violet. He's most likely from RI.
One is three brothers came over about 1700-1719 (?), Silas Israel, & John who scattered, one was in NJ & one in PA.
One is a William Layton md to Ursula settled first in Maryland who moved to NJ, PA and so on.
I believe my ancestors came from William (1) above, to his son, John (5), John's son, William (11). I just can't find anything to prove that William existed except for him being listed in the "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Early Settlers of New Jersey and their Descendants" by John E. Stillwell, M. D., New York 1932.
I know my 3X great grandfather was Daniel Layton, age 56, bp. 1794, NY. He married Charlotte "Lotty" in May 1832, Clark Co, IL where his father settled in 1820, Thomas Layton. Thomas Layton was in Newton & Elmina, Tioga Co, NY in 1800, 1810 census. Before NY (1791) Thomas was in Turbut (most likely) Northumberland, PA where a William Layton (Lalton, Latton, Leaton, Leton) paid State Taxes from 1772, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1784, & 1785. William Leton was in the 1790 census of Northumberland with 1 male (16 +) and 5 females. A William & Daniel Layton was listed as Pioneers of Northumberland Co, PA in histories of that county for years 1772-1773.
I do not know if this William Layton in PA is my 5X great grandfather, but it's close to being accurate and matching the son of John (5) with no other info to go on.
If anyone has anything to prove or disprove the above, by all means speak up. I accept all comments.
Thanks, hoping to read of more help on this line.
Lois LAYTON Carmack,email@example.com