FOUR BRITISH FORGEMENIMMIGRATED to United States in the midstof the Industrial Revolution leaving behindwith their children and grandchildren trailsof Paper & Stone, A Leighton History inEngland & the United States.THESE FOUR SONS OF Richard and Diana Maybury Leighton of Shropshire,England fashioned theirlives around aspirations, which came underthe direct study of two researchers Hélène Hinson Staley and Robert Allen DeVries.Isaac in 1851, John in 1856, William around 1858 and Thomasabout 1865 traveled from the United Kingdom over the ocean to NorthAmerica. Later their journeys took them to New York, Pennsylvania,New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Michigan and Ohio looking forthe perfect place to work and raise families – to find their fortunesand adventures.Clues they left are like breadcrumbs in the grass. We are like birdsflocking to preserve their experiences herein.THE EXISTENCE OF THE Leighton surname is additionally tracedto the time of William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in1066. Chapter III discusses those Leightons in England’s earliestrecords and sheds light on Beriah Botfield’s compilation StemmataBotevilliana, which was published in 1858 and contains the earliestLeightons, recorded in The Domesday Book.Perhaps you carry the Leighton surname and wish to learn moreof those you share this name with, or perhaps you are a Leightondescendant? Maybe you wish to learn more of how Staley andDeVries opened doors to their ancestors in order to gain furtherunderstanding of how we came to be.
Hélène Andorre Hinson Staley
STALEY IS A 1987 graduate of the School of Journalism – currently known as the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is married with three children and has two cats, two dogs and two fish.
Books written by Staley:
o Shielding Our Innocents
o To Escape Into Dreams, revised edition, vol. 1.
o Appendices of: To Escape Into Dreams, vols. 2-3.
o Dishonest Housekeepers
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