Have found a Daniel & Peter Layton in Morris twp. 1771 tax list, Morria County, NJ.
Just listing, a Peter & a Samuel Layton were in the Rev War from Morris County, NJ.
In Northumberland County, PA I have found a Daniel Layton there by May 1772 & William Layton there prior to year 1775.
William Layton purchased 400 acres of land adjoining land granted to Charles Connor and on the South side of Sawandie Creek on 1 Jul 1784. William purchased 400 acres adjoining land granted to Charles Conner on 22 Feb 1785.
Found William Layton listed as a taxable inhabitant in Turbut Twp, Northumberland Co, PA in 1787.
Found William LETON (Layton) in the 1790 census of Northumberland Co, PA. He had 1 male above 16 years of age and 5 females listed.
Daniel and William is the only Layton's I found in Northumberland Co, PA 1790 and before.
So, could Daniel Layton be the father of William Layton and William the father of Thomas Layton (born 1765, NJ) who went to NY in 1791 and on to IL in 1820.
There was also a William Layton from PA who was in Rev War, the same as Thomas Layton. He also was in Tioga Co, NY in 1800 & 1810, the same as Thomas Layton. Were they brothers and traveling together? William also ended up in IL but in a different county.
Could this Daniel Layton in Northumberland Co, PA (May 1772) be the same Daniel Layton in Morris Co, NJ and paid taxes in 1771, about a year before he was found in PA?
Please help prove this family! Any suggestions or hints appreciated.