Hi Gayle, John Leighton was Mary Ann (Leighton) Rollins' brother.He was 9 when he died in 1825.As you know, Mary erected the monument.
Yes, the CD is searchable and includes many updates, photos and interesting facts about the Leightons.You can easily add information about your family, make corrections and print.I had corresponded with Perley many times before his passing.He, Julia Cornman, Ruth Froeberg, and NEHGS made a wonderful contribution to the Leighton genealogy.My thanks to you and your mother for your past contributions as well.Is your mother in Perley's book?
I am also looking for our connection to England.Many years ago I wrote to Sir Michael Leighton, Baronet, resident of Shropshire.He is a noted genealogist and keeper of his Leighton genealogy. He could find no record of our Thomas but said he may have been a cadet somewhere in his family. Ultimately it will probably come down to getting a DNA match with the UK branch.