Jesse Calvin Layton

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
September 7, 1876, Page 3
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Died at Porter Springs, Lumpkin county, Ga., July 29th, 1876, JESSE CALVIN LAYTON.  Mr. Layton was born in Spartanburg district, South Carolina the 17th day of Nov. 1838, where he was reared and educated.  His sympathies and impulses were with the land of his birth.  When his State seceded he took up arms in her defense and done good and efficient service, often distinguishing in daring heroism and brave deeds.  After the war was over, like a true man, he accepted the situation and went to work to build up his fortune.

With his young wife he came to Georgia, settling at the old town of Cassville, where he engaged in the general grocery and provision business.  By diligence and strict economy he was able to gradually increase his business and build for himself and family a comfortable home.  He was a safe business man and it was often predicted that he would (if he had lived) in a few years, been one of the most successful merchants of the county.  He was a public spirited man, ever ready to contribute as far as his means would admit, to either charity or public enterprises. He was one of the most affectionate men in his family and would make every sacrifice for their happiness and comfort.  The last year of his life he was deeply concerned about his spiritual condition.  A few months before his death, he united himself with the Baptist Church and professed a hope of the salvation of his soul.  When he saw his dissolution was fast approaching he told his friends that were standing by his bed side that he was prepared and not afraid of death.  In his death the community has sustained a serious loss.

He leaves a wife and four little children with many friends to mourn his death.

May God extend his protecting eyes over his bereaved wife and guard, raise and provide for his helpless little orphans is a wish of a

[Also see obituary for John Calvin Layton. Probably the same person as Jessie Calvin Layton in this article.]


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