Hi! I was born and raised in the Washington, DC & Maryland area. I've researched my family tree for some time and have the following info to offer. If you can tie your family into this, please contact me.
My father is Harry R Laughton, in Maryland
My grandfather was Harry R Laughton, of Mt Ranier, MD. He was the oldest of 5 boys (Harry, Arthur, Walter, Leroy, and Forrest) and 2 girls (Flora and Fannie)
My great grandfather was Edward Forrest Laughton. He lived in Mt Ranier, MD. Edward was married to Ida Estelle Marsh. Edward a brother Walter Judson Laughton, who lived in NJ. Walter married a Maggie Bornheimer and had 3 kids: John B. Laughton, Catherine Laughton, and Addie Laughton.
My gg grandfather was Lyman Judson Laughton, of Ricnmond, VA, and after the civil war, in NJ. He was a Confederate soldier in the 12th Virginia Infantry along with his brother John Edward Laughton, JR. There were other brothers and sisters in this family, to include Eliza Hercelia Laughton, James Crane Laughton, and Charles P. Laughton.
My ggg grandfather was John Edward Laughton, SR, born in NJ but moved to Richmond, VA after marrying Catherine Roberts. Catherine dies after giving birth to my gg grandad. After a while, John remarried, to a Sarah Ann Cook. All are buried in Shockoe Hill cemetary in Richmond. Only Sarah has a headstone.
My gggg grandad was James Laughton, a merchant sea captain who starts appearing in NYC harbor records about 1791. He was married to Mary Dellzell. They had 4 children; Uzzarella (Nuttman), Eliza (Parkhurst), John Laughton, and Marie.