Layton, David

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David Layton was born at Broome, Schoharie Co., NY in June of 1844, the only son of Hiram Layton and Anna Taylor[1] His father was deceased prior to 1850 and the spelling of his name appeared as Leighton on the 1850 census.

Marriage & Children

David never married.

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Medusa[2]
Place of Birth: Broome, Schoharie Co., NY[2]
Date of Birth: June 1844[2]
Names of Parents: Hiram and Ann Layton[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Farmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: $50.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 5 Jan 1863[3]
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York [3]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[4]
Company: Company K[4]
Captured on: 16 June 1864[4]
Captured at: Petersburg, VA[4]
Paroled on: 22 Aug 1864[4]
Paroled at: Aikens Landing, VA[4]
Muster Out Date: 23 June 1865[3]
Muster Out Place: Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD[3]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18.[3]"In Battles of Spotsylvania Cold Harbor Before Petersburgh Taken prisoner at Petersburgh Exchanged Mustered out with Regiment June 1865 (Still living) PO Address Medusa Albany Co N.Y."[2]
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


David died on May 16, 1917 at Grapeville, NY.[5] (New Baltimore)


Additional Research Notes

David lived most of his life after his service in the Coeymans/New Baltimore area. He appeared in the 1892 census there, but was not on the 1890 Veterans Schedule. While there is no evidence to show that he lived in Rensselaerville, there's none to show that he didn't.

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ancestry Military Databases
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
  5. Civil War Pension Records @