Saturday, May 9, 2020

1864/1865 Payments On Behalf of Wife in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Samuel Leighton; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Samuel Leighton, age 24; then serving in Company D of the 11th Regiment; payments made in 1864 and 1865 on behalf of his wife in Robbinston, Maine.  "Mustered in 21 October 1864 at Belfast"

Found on numbered page 29 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Mary Jane Leighton, age 18; wife - presumably Mary Jane (Butler or Butter) Leighton Noddin
FindaGrave memorial for Samuel Leighton (abt 1841-1872), son of Joel Leighton and Elizabeth (Labrae ?) Leighton - with family history information added

US Federal Census of Robbinston, Maine - Samuel Leighton

Maine Marriages, 1771-1907: Intention to marry: Samuel Leighton and Miss Mary Jane Butler [or Butter] of Robbinston, Maine, granted a certificate to marry, dated 6 April 1864 by Robbinston Town Clerk Cyrus Balkam

Maine, State Archives Collections, 1718-1957Samuel Leighton, first enlistment
  • enlisted as a private into Company F, 22nd Infantry, on 10 September 1862 for a period of 9 months
  • born in Robbinston, was living in Robbinston at time of enlistment
  • working as a laborer
  • 5' 3" tall, with light complexion, gray eyes, white hair
  • mustered in at Bangor, Maine, and left service there on 14 August 1863 - honorable discharge
The entry on Samuel's page indicates that he had a second enlistment, where he mustered in at Belfast, Maine, on 21 October 1864.

  • private in Company F of the 22nd Regiment
  • died 15 November 1872
  • stone from Sheldon & Sons, West Rutland, Vermont 

  • date of birth: 1841
  • buried in Picnic Hill Cemetery at Robbinston, Maine - now known as the Brewer Cemetery
  • enlisted 10 September 1862; discharged 14 August 1863
  • Company F, 22nd Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry

Samuel Leighton and Mary Jane (Butler) Leighton had several children in Robbinston, Maine.  After Samuel's death in 1872, Mary Jane married Caleb Noddin and was living in Calais, Maine at the time of the 1880 Census.  She and Caleb had a son Walter Noddin, born about 1878.

The 1891 Census of Dumbarton, New Brunswick lists Caleb and Walter but not Mary Jane or her children with Samuel Leighton.  The record of the 8 October 1895 marriage of Ida Leighton, daughter of Samuel and Mary Jane (Butler) Leighton, indicates that both of her parents were dead by then.

If you have information on the family of Samuel Leighton, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.

Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

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