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  • Abia Taylor Lightner, Sr. (1801 - 1867)
    Abia (or Abiah in some texts) Taylor Lightner was the son of Adam Lightner and wife Mary Trout. He was born September 27, 1801 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Jemima Snelling on July 1, 1...
  • Abigail Lightner (1773 - 1849)
  • Alsey Ellen Lightner (1845 - 1938)
  • Christian Lightner (1770 - 1817)
  • Diana Taylor Barrows (1831 - 1917)
    Birth: Apr. 3, 1831Death: Jun. 4, 1917Burial: Masonic Cemetery, Coquille, Coos County, Oregon, USADianna Fardy Lightner born 3 Apr 1831, Lexington, La Fayette Co, Missouri, died 4 Jun 1917 Bandon, Co...

About the Lightner surname

The surname Lightner was originally Leitner or Leutner, and they were from Germany. My first documentation of my family line began with the birth of Wlihelm Leitner in 1655 in Rheinland-Pfalz. He died in 1735, also in Germany. His son Adam Johannes Leitner came to America and settled in Chester (now Lancaster) Pennsylvania, USA. The family is well documented, including doctors, politicians, teachers, and many well known members. The third mayor of Lancaster, PA was Nathaniel Feree Lightner.