Scott (Nicholas Winfield) Leighton
(1849 - 1898)
Scott (Nicholas Winfield) Leighton was active/lived in Maine, Massachusetts. Scott Leighton is known for horse racing, barnyard and landscape scene painting.
Biography Scott (Nicholas Winfield) Leighton
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The following information is by Jack and Mary E. (Leighton) Proebstle, who are writing a Leighton family genealogy:
(NATHANIEL WINFIELD) SCOTT LEIGHTON, descendant of Thomas
Leighton of Dover, N.H. [1604-1672], is the fourth of five children of
Nicholas and Deborah M. (Whitney) Leighton.
Scott was born 28
Aug. 1847, died Waverly MA 8 Jan. 1898, 50y (GS); married Portland 28
Nov. 1870 SADIE L. WYMAN. No ch. (They also had a church wedding 1 Jan.
1871.) His obituary in the New York Times 19 Jan. 1898 called him the
"Landseer of the United States." They are buried in the Universalist
Churchyard, Falmouth, ME.
Scott got his start in horse-trading
at 14, and by the age of 17 had saved enough to set up in Port
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