North Carolina, USA
His father is purportedly to be William Layton/Laton, a North Carolina Revolutionary War soldier who died in Sampson County, North Carolina in 1824. Family history researchers have never identified the wife of William Layton.
John Layton likely died in Washington County, Georgia, between 1838 (GA Property Tax record) and the 1850 Fed census.
OFFSPRING: Ferribee (Fere) (1805-), Phoebe Phebe (1806-), James (1807-1854), Hilary Hillery (1810-1858), Clarissa (1812-1835), Robert (1814-), William (1818-), Leonard John (1822-1874).
From "John Layton Family," Bessie Elton, 1972:
John Layton was the founder of the Layton families in Washington County, Georgia. He was born in the Mingo Church community of Sampson County, North Carolina.
He and his wife Clarissa (Hartley), migrated to Washington County, Georgia about 1817 and settled on a 200 acre farm bounded by Williamson Swamp [5-10 miles east of present day Sandersville] and B. Hartley land [assume this is Burrell Hartley Sr., re 1820 census showing them next door to each other].
John became a member of the Ohoopee Baptist Church, on November 15, 1824. In Dec 1825, he, his wife, and two oldest daughters, Phoebe and Fere, became members of Sisters Baptist Church and were active members for many years [there is a present day church of that name east of Sandersville]. John Layton, .....(names of other men)...... were among the church leaders 1825-1840.
Clarissa Hartley Layton (1783 - ____)*
James Layton (1807 - 1854)*
Hilery Layton (1810 - 1858)*
Leonard Layton (1822 - 1874)*
Created by: FLDL & Connections
Record added: Oct 25, 2011
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