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Philena Emerson Leighton
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Birth: May 26, 1811
Jefferson
Lincoln County
Maine, USA
Death: Jun., 1852
Addison
Washington County
Maine, USA

Philena was born to Eusebius and Margaret "Polly" Linnen Emerson. Her siblings were Mary Shorey (1800), Susanna (1802), Eusebius (1804), John (1807), Hawley (1809), Joseph David (1814), Margaret E. (1816), Enoch Avery (1818), Ezekiel Harry (1820), Ruth W. (1822) and Aaron Wass (1825).

On September 15, 1830, at the age of 19, she married Curtis M. Leighton in Addison, Maine. According to the 1850 Census, he worked as a sea captain, which would have made Philena a single parent much of the time. Together they had the following nine children:

1. Emeline Leighton (single), 1831 1860
2. Lucy Drisko Leighton (Rogers), 1833 1921
3. Harriet Newell "Hattie" Leighton (Chandler), 1835 1908
4. Arthur Leighton (Donovan & Fontaine), 1837 1909
5. Elvina J Leighton (single), 1839 1914
6. James Curtis Leighton (single), 1841 1863
7. Augusta J Leighton (Look), 1844 1921
8. Edgar Leighton (child?), 1850 1850
9. Ira Boardman Leighton (Tupper), 1852 1914

Philena died young at the age of 41. Curtis followed twelve years later while fighting in the Civil War's "Battle of Wilderness."

2. 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Philena Leighton
Age: 39
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1850: Addison, Washington, Maine
Gender: Female
Family Number: 150
Household Members: Name Age
Curtis M Leighton 43 (sea captain)
Philena Leighton 39
Emeline Leighton 19
Lucy D Leighton 17
Harriet Leighton 15
Arthur Leighton 13
Elvena Leighton 11
James C Leighton 9
Augusta Leighton 6
Edgar Leighton 0
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Addison, Washington, Maine; Roll: M432_272; Page: 155B; Image: 307.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Eusebius Emerson (1774 - 1846)
  Margaret Linnen Emerson (1780 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Curtis Leighton (1807 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur Leighton (1837 - 1909)*
  Elvina J Leighton (1839 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Shorey Emerson Schoppee (1800 - 1877)*
  Susanna Emerson Leighton (1802 - 1885)*
  Eusebius Emerson (1804 - 1850)*
  John Emerson (1806 - 1891)*
  Hawley Emerson (1809 - 1828)*
  Philena Emerson Leighton (1811 - 1852)
  Joseph David Emerson (1814 - 1893)*
  Margaret Emerson McKenzie (1816 - 1878)*
  Enoch Avery Emerson (1818 - 1889)*
  Ezekiel Harry Emerson (1820 - 1912)*
  Ruth Emerson (1822 - 1840)*
  Aaron Wass Emerson (1825 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Observer4wing
Record added: Oct 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78686077
 

 
 
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