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James Layton

Posted: 1078353138000
Classification: Query
I am looking for the decendents of James Layton. He is mentioned in the "Crime of the Century" for murdering his wife in 1841 in Perryville MO.

I would especially like to know the name of his children and who his first wife was.

Thanks

Re: James Layton

Kathy Sivils (View posts)
Posted: 1133160924000
Classification: Query
Surnames: LAYTON, FRENCH, HART, KELLY, WATTS, LEE, CISSELL, MADDOCK, and so on!!!
Dear Patricia;
I was reading the archives of the Layton surname mailing list on Rootsweb.com and came across your message about James Layton. I have the info you need because he is my great-great-great grandfather.

so send me an email with what info you need and I will reply back with my family tree!!
Talk soon!
Kathy

Re: James Layton

Posted: 1221590637000
Classification: Query
my great grandfathers name is James Layton, all I know about him is after his wife died, he left his two children with relatives to raise, my grandfather Homer Gilbert Layton and his sister and sad to say I have forgotten her firt name. Is there a chance that your family tree and mine are related?

Re: James Layton

Posted: 1221611882000
Classification: Query
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.

Re: James Layton

Posted: 1226678137000
Classification: Query
Gosh, I just ran into this message after all this time. I would like to talk to you about this. James Layton was also my great-great-great grandfather. Please e-mail me at
MrMrsPat@aol.com I have the book about the family but it is so hard to trace. Thanks for your response.

Re: James Layton

Posted: 1226950713000
Classification: Query
The James Layton that I am a decendent of murdered his wife then was later lynched by her family. Not a pretty story, but unfortunatley it did happen.

Re: James Layton/Layton Book

Posted: 1229227368000
Classification: Query
What is the name of the Layton Book that you are referring to, please? I am a Layton descendant. Does this book discuss an Obediah Layton born in NJ? Thank you for any assistance.

Re: James Layton/Layton Book

Posted: 1229263179000
Classification: Query
The name of the book is "Maryland Catholics on the Frontier" it was written by Timothy O'Rourke. Timothy wrote the book as a college project. It includes four families- Layton, Tucker, Moore and Manning. I do not see Obediah's name in the glossary. The book is huge and the Layton section alone is about 150 pages. Do you know who her parents were? That may help.

Please feel free to write anytime.

Re: James Layton/Layton Book

Posted: 1229378162000
Classification: Query
I am also a layton descendant. I would love to get my hands on that book! Is there anyway to get a copy? I would gladly pay to have the Layton section copied. Please let me know if there is a way to see it.

debbra_walker@ymail.com

Re: James Layton/Layton Book

Posted: 1229411417000
Classification: Query
Surnames: LAYTON
The name of the book we are talking about is the book
"Maryland Catholics on the Frontier" by Timothy J. O'Rourke. I got mine for $150.00 a couple of years ago from his brother who was selling them. I don't know if there are any left, but when I get a chance I will try and look up ypur relative Obadiah Layton from N.J.
Kathryne L.(LAYTON)Sivils
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