Fifth Generation


24. Aaron Hanscom Leighton82 was born on 7 November 1830 in Westbrook, Maine (Cumberland).35,43,82,83,84,85 He was born in April 1836 in Maine.43 Between 1860 and 1880 he was a farmer in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).83,84,85 Aaron lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1860.83 He lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1870.84 He lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1880.85 Aaron lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1900.43 In 1900 he was a farmer in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).43 He lived as a widower in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1910.129 Aaron died on 25 September 1913 at the age of 82 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82 Source Information: IGI Film Number: 1985601 Dorcas Ellen Cobb and Aaron Hanscom Leighton were married on 22 July 1854 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).35,82,86,130 Source Information: IGI Film Number: 1985458

25. Dorcas Ellen Cobb82 was born on 13 August 1837 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).35,82,83,84,85,131 Leighton genealogy states birth date as 13 Aug 1831. She lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1850.131 She lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1860.83 Dorcas lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1870.84 She lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1880.85 She died on 26 April 1905 at the age of 67 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82 According to oral history from Margurite Decker, from her grandmother Margurite (Leighton) Wildes aka Landberg, Dorcas was buried in a cave in Windham that was used for council meetings by the Abenaki Indians. The elder Margurite, when newly married circa 1925, often took her parents and dropped them off near the cave. They would walk from the road into the woods to the cave to meet with other Indians. This cave is located in Windham Maine. The location of it is still unknown to Margurite the younger. It is believed that the cave is somewhere near the old George Leighton homestead. The cave mouth was closed by the town as an attractive nuisance, some time after 1925.

The "cave" was located in 2002. It is a pile of jumbled rock. An older gentleman by the name of Ken Cole lived in the Windham area most of his life. He played in the cave as a youngster. He said the cave consisted of rocks piled up on one another, where they had fallen into place, forming a cave of sorts. He said an earthquake in 1940 destroyed the cave. The landowners contracted with the town to finish the job, as children were playing around the site, where rocks could easily fall. Dynamite was used to finish the job the earthquake had started. It is looked down upon from Wire's Ledge.

Children were:

i.

Charles H. Leighton82,132 was born on 17 January 1855 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82,83,84,85,129 Age 6 in 1860. Age 23 in 1880. He lived in 1860.83 He lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1870.84 Charles lived with his parents in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1880.85 Living with his parents in 1880. He lived with hsi wife at his widowed father's home in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1910.129

ii.

James E. Leighton82 was born on 8 March 1857 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82 He died before 1870 at the age of 13.133 Not on 1870 census.

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iii.

Lionel E. "Only" Leighton-1917.

iv.

Leona Lizette Leighton82 was born in February 1860 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).83 She lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in June 1860.83 Age 4 months in 1860. She was born on 8 September 1860 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82 Leona died on 14 May 1868 at the age of 8 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82,133 Not on 1870 census. Leighton Genealogy claims birthdate as September 1860, however, Leona is listed on the June 1860 census, as 4 months old.

v.

Fred Leighton82 was born on 22 March 1866 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82 He died on 9 April 1867 at the age of 1 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82,133 Not on 1870 census.

vi.

Frederick W. Leighton82 was born on 20 August 1869 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82,85 Age 8 in 1880. He lived with his parents in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1880.85 He died on 25 January 1907 at the age of 37 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).82

vii.

Frederick Leighton was born in March 1875 in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).43 He lived in Windham, Maine (Cumberland) in 1900.43 In 1900 he was a common laborer in Windham, Maine (Cumberland).43