CHARLES W. LAYTON, M. D., was born in
McLean County, Ky., June
13, 1839, and is a son of William A. and Anna B. (Porter) Layton,
both of whom were natives of , and of English descent.
William A. Layton was educated and married in that part of Daviess County,
which afterward became McLean County, where he is still engaged in agricultural
pursuits. He has held the office of magistrate in Daviess and McLean Counties
for more than twenty years; he and wife are members of the United Baptist
Church. Dr. Charles W. Layton received a good common school and academic
education in youth, and was employed on his father's farm and at teaching until
he was twenty-two years of age; in the meantime he had commenced the study of
medicine and continued the same alone for several years. During the winter of
1861-62, he attended lectures at the medical department of the University of
Louisville. He then returned to the home farm, where he remained, still
pursuing his medical studies, until the close of the war. During the summer of
1866, he continued his studies under the preceptorship of Dr. G. W. Townes, of
Greenville, Ky., and in the following winter took another course of lectures at
the medical department of the Louisville University. In 1868, he commenced the
practice of his profession at Paradise, Muhlenburgh Co., Ky., where he remained
about one year; he then located at Rockport, Ohio County, where he has since
practiced his profession with excellent success, having secured a large and
lucrative practice. The Doctor is universally regarded by his professional
brethren and others, as one of the leading physicians of the county; he graduated
from the Cincinnati Medical College at Cincinnati, Ohio, with the class of
1872-73. The Doctor was married, August 25, 1870, to Josephine Robertson, of Paradise, Muhlenburgh Co., Daviess County,
Ky. Ky. One son, Charles R., has blessed their union.
The Doctor and wife are members of the United Baptist Church. He is a member of
the K. of H. In politics a Democrat.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: Dr. Layton died 31 March 1900 in Ohio County and he is buried at Rockport Cemetery.