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Information  provided by William (Bill) Corders, Mary Ruth Gaskin Sanders, Alberta Clark Bourne, Trudy Jane (Cookie) Jones  Mary Lee Prude,  and Shirley Thompson Easley.


The Owens family is an African-American family and one of the early settlers in the old Bethany Community near Aliceville, AL. They came to Pickens Co. AL from South Carolina, probably all came from Kershaw Co. SC. They are a large family with many descendants.


Generation One

The  parents of Wesley Layton was  Patrick Layton and  Miranda Noland Layton, daughter of Temp (or Kemp) Noland.

Generation Two

Parents of Louie Layton was Wesley Layton and Rosie Wilder Layton.  Wesley Layton had a brother named Patrick Layton, Jr.

Generation Three

The children of   Louie Layton and Betty Mae Owens Layton are:

1.  Rose Mae Layton b. Jan. 3, 1926 and died Oct. 12, 2006. Married James (Son) Clark.
2. Wesley Layton b. Jan. 10, 1927 d. April 23, 2005. Buried in Detroit, MI.
3.  Willie B. Layton, b. Aug. 17, 1928 and died May 9, 1995. Buried in Beechwood, Ohio.
4.  Eddie B. Layton, b. July 16, 1930. d. Nov. 11, 2001. Buried in Tuscaloosa, Al. Married Chadie Moore, daughter of John Wesley and Asoline Moore. Their children:
1. Mary Elizabeth Layton Tubbs
2. Bessie Marie Layton Walker
3. Eddie Dean Layton
4. John Earl Layton
5. Asoline Deloris Layton Richey
6. Joe lee Layton
7. Betty Ann Layton

5. (I was asked to delete  information on child #5.)

6.  Mattie Florence Layton, born June 27, 1932 and died Feb. 21, 2011.  Married (1) Charles Odell Thompson and (2) Franklin Miller.
Children  of Mattie Florence Layton and Charles Odell Thompson are:
1. Robert L. Thompson
2. Shirley Thompson Easley

Children of Mattie Florence Layton and Franklin Miller are:
1. Lisa M. Miller, born Dec. 12, 1967
2. Mary Ellen Miller, born Dec. 12, 1967.  Died Dec. 1, 2008.

7. James K. Layton. Lives in Irondale, AL.


Louie Layton had two sisters:
1. Mitte Layton married Jimmy Thomas.  No children.

2.  Mary Layton married a Mr. McNabb.  No children.


1880 United States Federal Census
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Patrick Laden  (Layton)

Home in 1880:

Olney and Bethany, Pickens, Alabama



Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1854



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