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Alphonso Green Hill Leighton

Male 1834 - 1899  (65 years)


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  • Name Alphonso Green Hill Leighton 
    Nickname Fonze 
    Born 18 Sep 1834  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    18007697 
    Died 3 Oct 1899  ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Columbia Cemetery 
    Person ID I39606  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 

    Father Daniel R. Leighton,   b. 18 Aug 1799, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1871, Addison, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Abigail Wass Ingersoll,   b. 28 Jan 1805, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1842, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 10 May 1823  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Genetta Allison Worcester,   b. 1848,   d. 1913  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eathiel Worcester Leighton,   b. 1877, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Ronie Diadem Leighton,   b. 24 Nov 1878, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1934, Washington County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Wentworth Aphonso Leighton,   b. 1870, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F11370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1834 - Columbia, ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Columbia Cemetery - - Columbia, ME
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  • Photos 2 Photos

    Headstones 2 Headstones

  • Notes 
    • Residence Columbia ME, 26 years old.

      Civil War Veteran, enlisted on 7/15/1861 at Columbia, ME as a Corporal.
      On 7/15/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. ME 6th Infantry
      He was Mustered Out on 8/15/1864 at Portland, ME
      He was listed as: Wounded 11/7/1863 Rappahannock Station, VA

      He saw action during the Penisular Campaign in Virginia, Antietam, Fredericksburg, the charge at Marye's Heights, Gettysburg, and Funkstown. Fonze Leighton's luck changed on November 7, 1863. The Sixth Maine was about to lead an assault on rebel fortifications at Rappahannock Station, Virginia. As the sun went down, and the charge commenced, Leighton was struck in the neck by gunfire. He would be taken to a large house 2 miles from the battlefield, then transported by ambulance to Warrenton Junction, Virginia the following day.

      From there, he was placed on a train to Armory Square Hospital in Washington, DC. Once there, Leighton's doctors found a mini-ball in his shoulder/back area and removed it. He was discharged for disability and returned to civilian life. The bullet's path had caused damage to his lung and rendered his left arm useless