Christopher Layton – Namesake of our city

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CHRISTOPHER LAYTON (1821-1898) -Layton City named in his honor – Director Utah Central and Utah Southern Railroad, Served in Utah Territorial Legislature as Davis County Selectman (commissioner) – President and founder Farmers Union Store in Layton – Brought first alfalfa seed and dry farming to Utah – Organizer of Central Canal Co. bringing water from Weber River into Davis County.

WIVES: Mary Matthas, Martha Otterson, Sarah Martin, Sarah Barnes, Isabella Golightly, Caroline Cooper, RoseAnn Hudson, Hanna Maria Septima Sims, Mary Jane Roberts, Elizabeth Hannah Williams – 65 Children – which means there are a whole lot of you descendants out there !!!

Bronze Statue of Christopher Layton on display at Layton Heritage Museum

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