Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday's Child ~ Young Stephen Henry Leighton of West Cumberland, Maine

Stephen H.L. tombstone, West Cumberland Church/Universalist Cemetery, West Cumberland (Cumberland County), Maine; photographed by Pamela Schaffner on 29 Aug 2011.

Stephen Henry Leighton was born November 16, 1834, and passed away at 12 1/2 years of age, on May 8, 1847. He was the second of 13 children, and first son, born to Robert and Cynthia (Morse) Leighton of West Cumberland, Maine. As such, he was my 2d great grandfather's brother. He is buried in the "Universalist churchyard,"* commonly referred to as the West Cumberland Church/Univeralist Cemetery on the Gray Road. I have not found out how or why he died.

*Leighton, Perley M. A Leighton genealogy: descendants of Thomas Leighton of Dover, New Hampshire. Compiled by Perley M. Leighton based in part on data collected by Julia Leighton Cornman. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical  Society, 1989.) p. 284.

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