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  • ID: I3184
  • Name: Joseph Laymon
  • Surname: Laymon
  • Given Name: Joseph
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1730 in , Berks, PA
  • Death: AFT 1820 in , Sevier, TN (probably)
  • _UID: A27BC18E2810D711BC70DDD932E43D793A6A
  • Note:
    ! (Per Jim laymon, 12/2002):
    The DNA project is interesting. Another person was tested who is known to be descended from a Joseph Laymon, and we know who at least one of his children was. The DNA was a match for the rest of us so Steve Laymon believes that Jacob Laymon (b.1778) is also the son of this Joseph Laymon (b. about 1730, d. after 1820). This gives us another generation and I have been trying to update my files with the new information.

    (Per Hardie Hartung )
    ! Note: Joseph and Anna Layman/Lamon family was from Reading,Berks Co.,PA 1759;then to Rockingham ,VA by the Revolutionary War;to Sevier County,TN by 1800. --------------------------------------

    ! From: Earl Laymon <>
    To: Roy Godsey
    December 13, 2002
    Subject: Re: Re Joseph Layman
    What I have on the 2 lines looks like this:
    Descendants of Joseph Layman Joseph 1 Joseph Layman b: abt. 1735 in prob PA. d: Aft. 1812 in prob Sevier Co., TN .. +Anna b: abt. 1737 in prob PA. d: abt. 1805 in prob sevier Co., TN . 2 Elizabeth Layman b: abt. 1763 in Virginia d: 18 May 1858 in Sevier County, Tennessee ..... +Jeremiah Horn Compton b: October 1754 in Brunswick Co., New Jersey m: 1784 in Botetourt Co., Va d: 19 June 1844 in Sevier County, Tennessee . 2 Joseph Layman b: Bet. 1765 - 1770 d: 1842 in Clermont Co., OH . 2 Susannah Layman b: abt. 1769 in Virginia d: 03 November 1840 in Sevier County, Tennessee ..... +Abraham Mullendore b: 1762 in Fredrick Co., MD m: 1787 in Franklin County Virginia d: 02 March 1831 in Sevier County, Tennessee . 2 Hester Layman b: abt. 1770 in prob Pennsylvania d: abt. 1844 in Chickalah, Yell Co., AR. ..... +George Denton b: abt. 1771 in Lost River, Hampshire VA (WV) m: abt. 1790 in prob Jefferson Co., TN. d: abt. 1844 in Chickalah, Yell Co., AR. . 2 Daniel Layman b: 1771 in Virginia d: Aft. 1845 in McMinn Co., TN. ..... +Sarah Jones b: abt. 1773 m: 1797 in Prob. Botetourt Co., VA d: in Tennessee . 2 Ann Layman b: 1772 d: Bef. July 1848 in Sevier Co. ..... +John Jones b: abt. 1749 . 2 Mary Layman b: abt. 1774 d: in Bath Co., KY ..... +Abraham Goodpasture b: abt. 1772 d: in Bath Co., KY . 2 Jacob Layman b: 15 April 1778 in Virginia d: 1858 in Clinton Co., OH ..... +Mary Taylor b: 25 November 1775 m: 22 May 1799 George Descendants of George Layman 1 George Layman b: 14 January 1732/33 in Lancaster Co., PA d: Bet. 1790 - 1798 in prob. Virginia .. +Elizabeth Bleistein b: abt. 1735 in prob Germany m: 17 December 1754 in Host Reformed Church, Tulpehocken Tsp., Berks Co., PA. d: in prob. Virginia . 2 Michael Layman b: 20 September 1755 in Berks Co., PA d: Aft. 1813 in prob Sevier Co. TN. . 2 Jacob Layman b: 20 November 1758 in Berks County, Pennsylvania d: 1841 in Sevier County, Tennessee ..... +Nancy b: abt. 1779 in prob North Carolina, now Sevier Co Tn. m: abt. 1800 in Sevier County, Tennessee d: abt. 1838 in Sevier County, Tennessee . 2 Frederich Layman b: 28 December 1761 in Berks Co, PA . 2 John Layman b: abt. 1769 in Berks Co., PA d: 09 May 1837 in Morgan Co. ..... +Phoebe Morris b: abt. 1771 I am confident that I have not found all og George's children Sincerely; Earl R. Layman 2525 Lakefront Dr. Knoxville, TN 37922 Ph. (865) 690-6836

    ! From: Earl Laymon <>
    To: Roy Godsey
    December 18, 2002
    Subject: Re: Re Joseph Layman

    Your Joseph is the Joseph described at p. 82-85. DNA tests prove that he is not related to Jefferson Co David, who is my gggg uncle. There is no proof that your Joseph was ever in Berks Co., PA. He was pobably born in Virginia. The date and location of his birth and his death have not been acertained. He owned land in Rockingham Co., VA at least as early as 3 May 1774. He is probably the Joseph who is the first Laymon of record in Botetourt Co., VA, when he was conveyed 180 acres on Back Creek by Jas. and Jenny Alcorn on November 9, 1779. Joseph Lemmon was in the future Tennessee by 1788 when he participated in an expedition led by General Joseph Martin against the Cherokee Indians. Joseph was extremely active in Baptist church affairs in Sevier Co., appearing on records of numerous churches as well as in the Holston Baptist Association.
    A Joseph Layman, listed on an 1800 Jefferson Co. tax list with 100 acres of land and 1 white pole (i.e., a white male, age 21 - 50), is probably his son. The younger Joseph was in Kentucky by 1808 when his son Joseph was born. He is on the Montgomery Co., KY 1810 census. As for his children, I think that the list that I recently e-mailed to you is the most accurate and timely information available
    Sincerely; Earl R. Layman 2525 Lakefront Dr. Knoxville, TN 37922 Ph. (865) 690-6836
    ! Source: RootsWeb WorldConnect Project Databases: "Ron Gary Family Tree II", by Ronald Gary (lists eight children); "Orr Family and Allied Families", by William B. Orr, (lists only Susannan as a child); and "Hartung-Ritter Genealogy", by Hardie Hartung, (lists eleven children): "Laymon/Layman/Lemon DNA Project", "Laymon Family Lines - Group 1; and LDS Family Search Family Group Record.(four children); Earl Layman, Dec. 2002 (eight children); and Kenneth W. Houk, GenForum Posting, "LaymanFamily Genealogy Forum", "Re: Layman/Lamon", # 102, April 22, 1999 (lists eleven children); and Gen Forum posting on "Layman Family Genealogy Forum", "Layman Family DNA Sutdy", # 471, Aug. 17, 2002 (has a link to DNA results, Laymon Family Lines - Group I).. Other surname-Layman

    ! ! From: Stephen Laymon
    To: Arnold (?Roy?) Godsey
    Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 9:18 PM
    Subject: Re: Re Laymon/Layman/Lemon DNA Project

    I'll try to give a brief explanation of how I placed the children of Joseph and Anna Laymon. For starters, from the tax lists in Botetourt Co., VA, Joseph, Anna, and children are the only Laymons of any spelling prior to 1787 and they leave in 1786. We then DNA tested descendents of John Laymon (b 1750/51, md 1 Magdelene Humston, md 2 Jane Goodpasture; d Bartholomew Co., 1834); Joseph Laymon (b 1766/70, d Clermont Co., OH 1842); Jacob Laymon (b VA 1778, md Mary Taylor, d Clinton/Highland Co., OH 1854); and Daniel Laymon (b abt 1771, md Sarah Jones, d Abt 1850 in McMinn Co., TN). Descendents of all of these men have identical DNA - and we have found no others yet with this DNA signature - it is apparently of Scandanavian and in over 6000 samples at Oxford Ancestors data base, only this group have shown up with this DNA signature!

    Daniel Laymon wrote a supporting letter for his sister, Elizabeth Laymon Compton's Rev. War pension from her husband Jerrimiah Horn Compton, so that connects Elizabeth. Ann Laymon Jones, another of Elizabeth's sisters also wrote a letter of support for the pension, so we know that she is also a daughter of Joseph and Anna Laymon.

    The connection of Mary Laymon is based on naming patterns and the marriage of the aformentioned John Laymon to Jane Goodpasture - Mary marries Abraham Goodpasture and they name their first son Joseph and their first daughter Anna - these names were not used in the Goodpasture family prior to this marriage.

    The connection of Hester Laymon (md George Denton) is also based on the naming pattern with the first daughter being named Ann, and the first son being named Joseph. Also George Denton is an immediate neighbor to Joseph and Anna, Daniel Laymon, and Ann and John Jones on Flat Creek in northern Sevier Co., TN.

    The connection of Susannah Laymon is based on the fact that Susannah and Abraham Mullendore are next door neighbors to Jacob Laymon aforementioned - they live on the W. fork of Little Pigeon River, south of Sevierville, near where Waldon Creek meets it. The other Jacob Layman, from whom Earl Layman is descended, who lived in the county at the same lived on the East Fork of the Little Pigeon River east of Sevierville. "Our Jacob was a Baptist minister and in his obituary, it says that he started preaching while still in Tennessee, but was ordained after going to Ohio. (Naming pattern doesn't help us with Susannah since the name Joseph or Anna are not used - however they do use the name Hester - Many of the Laymons use the name Hester and ofter Hester Ann is used - it is my guess that Joseph's wife Anna was actually Hester Ann, but I have no proof of this.

    The past few weeks I have been working on the descendents of Abraham Mullendore and Susannah Laymon - I'm curious how you are connected to them.

    If you have any additional question, or would like a more full explanation, just let me know.
    Talk to you soon,

    Steve Laymon

    PS - a bit of trivia - my ancestor John Laymon aforementioned in 1832 sold his last farm in Shelby Co., OH to Jacob Mullendore a cousin of Abraham Mullendore.

    From: Steve Laymon
    October 26, 2006
    Subject: Laymon family history

    I was looking at your family tree posting on Under Joseph Laymon and wife Anna ? you list Isaac Laymon as a child. We have done DNA tests on 2 of Isaacs descendents and they do not match our group.

    I have also found no evidence that Joseph and Anna had children David or Michael - I think that Rusty Houk had them confused with Earl Layman's family.

    Joseph and Anna may have had children William and James - there is an unexplained James in Sevier Co., TN on a petition. Also there is a William in Washington Co., TN who arrives about the same time as my ancestor John Laymon and lives only a couple of miles away. However, we know that at least one other Laymon/Layman/Lemon families are living in Washington Co., TN also. Anyway, I have found no evidence that we can use to tie either Sevier Co., James or Washington Co., William to Joseph and Anna. The one thread is that William and James are the 2 most common names of the first 3 generations of descendents of Joseph and Anna (Michael is never used, David and Isaac are rare names).

    I have made no further progress on the origins of Joseph Laymon and wife Anna - first record is in Augusta (later Rockingham) Co., VA in 1773. My ancestor (eldest son of Joseph) John Laymon's first record is in Frederick's (later Page) Co., VA in 1771 when he and his first wife Magdeline purchase land there. As a result, I'm sure that John wasn't born in 1756 as many sources state - he must have been born in 1750 or 1751.

    Steve Laymon
  • Change Date: 29 Jan 2016 at 20:27:15

    Marriage 1 Anna b: ABT 1732 in , , PA
    • Married: ABT 1750
    1. Has Children John Laymon b: ABT 1750 in , , VA
    2. Has No Children Isaac Laymon b: 1753 in , , VA
    3. Has Children Ann Laymon b: ABT 1755 in , , VA
    4. Has No Children James Laymon b: ABT 1758 in , , VA
    5. Has No Children David Laymon b: ABT 1760 in , , VA
    6. Has No Children Michael Laymon b: ABT 1760 in , , VA
    7. Has Children Elizabeth Laymon b: ABT 1763 in , , VA
    8. Has Children Mary Laymon b: ABT 1764
    9. Has No Children William Laymon b: 1765 in , , VA
    10. Has Children Joseph Laymon b: ABT 1765/1770
    11. Has Children Susannah Laymon b: ABT 1769 in , , VA
    12. Has Children Hester Laymon b: ABT 1770 in , , VA
    13. Has Children Daniel Laymon b: ABT 1771 in , , VA
    14. Has Children Jacob Laymon b: 15 Apr 1778 in , , VA
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