Hi Thanks for the info. The French I know in Maryland is Rodney, who has a daughter Monica. Rodney is from the Layton family. I don't think the Frenches mentioned are from the same family. We did have a nun in the family by the name of Mary Marie Layton (Sister Ennucieta) sp She would be the great granddaugher of James Layton.
Sorry i could not be more help.